Stacking The Shelves

Stacking The Shelves is all about sharing the books we are adding to our shelves, whether they be physical or digital. This includes physical books bought, digital books downloaded, and those titles received for review.

Review Titles

A pair review titles this week (one a late-April release and the other mid-July, so I'm hoping to have a new e-reader by then), courtesy of  Bookouture and Berkley Publishing Group.

When Sparks Fly by Kristen Zimmer was pitched to me as an absolutely addictive lesbian romance novel...

The room is dark, except for the streetlights coming through the blinds. I can barely see her, but I feel her. She pushes me up against the wall and we kiss harder than we ever have before. I’ve been waiting so long for it to happen, and finally, it’s going to. Then the bedroom door flies open, and someone screams her name…

Britton Walsh has never had a home. After a lifetime in the care system, she doesn't expect she’ll ever find one. But beginning her senior year with new foster parents in a new city, means starting over yet again. Tom and Cate Cahill seem okay. The hitch? Their daughter, Avery.

Beautiful, popular and cool, Avery is everything Britton is not. She’s all Britton could ever ask for in a sister, or even a friend––but having survived without either for so long, Britton knows the way her heart races whenever Avery enters the room can only mean one thing…

But Avery has a secret. Something that is eating away at her and stopping her letting anyone in, least of all Britton. Will Avery’s insistence on punishing herself for a mistake in her past make Britton's last year of high school, and finding a place to call home, impossible? Can two such different people ever find common ground, friendship, or maybe even something more?

An unforgettable new adult lesbian romance for fans of Keeping You a Secret by Julie Anne Peters, Her Name in the Sky by Kelly Quindlen, or Nancy Garden’s classic young adult coming out novel, Annie on My Mind.


The Final Girl Support Group by Grady Hendrix is being call a fast-paced, thrilling horror novel that follows a group of heroines to die for...


A fast-paced, thrilling horror novel that follows a group of heroines to die for, from the brilliant New York Times bestselling author of The Southern Book Club’s Guide to Slaying Vampires.
 
In horror movies, the final girl is the one who’s left standing when the credits roll. The one who fought back, defeated the killer, and avenged her friends. The one who emerges bloodied but victorious. But after the sirens fade and the audience moves on, what happens to her?
 
Lynnette Tarkington is a real-life final girl who survived a massacre twenty-two years ago, and it has defined every day of her life since. And she’s not alone. For more than a decade she’s been meeting with five other actual final girls and their therapist in a support group for those who survived the unthinkable, putting their lives back together, piece by piece. That is until one of the women misses a meeting and Lynnette’s worst fears are realized—someone knows about the group and is determined to take their lives apart again, piece by piece.
 
But the thing about these final girls is that they have each other now, and no matter how bad the odds, how dark the night, how sharp the knife, they will never, ever give up.


New Acquisitions: Paperback Treasures

Not wanting to miss out on my review commitments thanks to a roadkill e-reader, I made a pair of rare hardcover purchases this week to keep me reading, along with a paperback just for me.


FAIRHAVEN RISING is the 22nd book in the Saga of Recluce by L. E. Modesitt, and I'm hearing from some reviewers that there's a definite note of finality to it, suggesting a possible end to the series, especially since Modesitt has said he's "switching gears slightly, and exploring and developing the background for a brand new fantasy series with an entirely different magic system in an entirely new world."

THE QUEEN'S WEAPONS is the latest Black Jewels novel by Anne Bishop, following up on Daemonar Yaslana, son of the Demon Prince, who comes under the tutelage of Witch after defending his sister from an emotional wound.

Finally, SKELETON KEY by Piers Anthony is a book I've been anxiously awaiting, featuring a demonic threat and a transgender host for the Demoness Fornax, set in the fantasy world of Xanth


New Acquisitions: Digital Titles

No digital downloads this week...what with the roadkill e-reader and all.

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