From the Shelf to the Page: This Week in the Ruins

A quiet week in on the page - work has been crazy, and I've been doing more writing than reading - but a busy week on the shelves.

Brief Reviews From The DNF Pile

Waiting On Wednesday with City of Blades by Robert Jackson Bennett

The Eroticism of the Vampire guest post by Elizabeth Donald 

I did, however, post my first review over at The Speculative Herald this week, so check us out and be sure to bookmark the site!


Stacking The Shelves and Mailbox Monday are a pair of weekly memes that are about sharing the books that came your way over the past week, and which you've added to your shelves - whether they be physical or virtual, borrowed or bought, or for pleasure or review.


Dragon Princess by S. Andrew Swann
Failed heists and failed rescues leave a thief trapped in the body of a princess, forcing him to team up with the princess, who is trapped in the body of a dragon, against thugs, slavers, elvish bookies, knights in shining armor, an evil Queen, and dark hordes.

For Review:

Blue Darker Than Black by Mike Jenne
In the second book of the Blue Gemini trilogy, Air Force Majors Scott Ourecky and Drew Carson continue to fly highly classified missions to intercept and destroy suspect Soviet satellites.

Skinner Luce by Patricia Ward
All around us, under most of humanity’s very noses, lurks a dangerous alien race who inhabit human bodies while visiting Earth to indulge their wildest and often violent urges. The circumstances of these brutal visits require the sacrifice of servs.

Gold Throne in Shadow by M.C. Planck
The continuing adventures of Christopher Sinclair, mechanical engineer raised from the dead, promoted to a moderate rank, and turned priest of war.

The Great Bravura by Jill Dearman
An awkward love triangle between magicians in turn-of-the-century New York, supernatural powers, a tragic “Disappearing Box” trick, and accusations of murder.

Dragonborn by Maeghan Friday
Since birth, brother and sister have shared a body, shapeshifting from one form to the other each sunset, promised to a mysterious dragon, who is set to collect on their twentieth birthday.


It's Monday! What Are You Reading? is another weekly meme, this time focused on what books are spending the most time in your hands and in your head, as opposed to what's been added to your shelf.

On the digital front this week, I'm diving back into Crimson Shore by Douglas Preston & Lincoln Child. On the physical front, I've just cracked the spine on The Lightning Stones by Jack Du Brul.

What's topping your shelves this week?


  1. Replies
    1. Sounds like a ton of fun - just couldn't resist!

  2. There are always new and weird and wonderful books to look at on your blog! I'm not familiar with the fantasy genre but I like to look at what you are reading! Enjoy!

  3. Looking forward to your review of Crimson Shore. Dragonborn reminds me of Ladyhawke - remember that movie?

    1. First thing I thought of too. Classic movie.

  4. Skinner Luce looks interesting! I must not be on the list for that particular book though, since I only got The Last Exodus from Skyhorse this week :)

    ~Mogsy @ BiblioSanctum

  5. All of these sound amazing! I'm actually reading Dragonborn myself :) Happy reading!

    Lipstick and Mocha

  6. Great haul, enjoy your books!

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    Leydy @ OUaT

  7. Dragonborn sounds interesting... I'll have to look that up. Enjoy the new books!


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