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

In case you missed it, we had quite a kick-off to the new year . . .

WTF Friday: Oysters and Pearls: Collected Stories by Mitzi Szereto

Fantasy Review: Recluce Tales by L.E. Modesitt Jr.

Horror Review: Little Heaven by Nick Cutter

Fantasy Review: The Heart of What Was Lost by Tad Williams

Coming up this week, a review of The Last Sacrifice by James A. Moore.


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.

One big new ARC added to the shelves this week, and a pair of novellas that intrigued me:

With Blood Upon the Sand by Bradley P. Beaulieu  [February 7, 2017]
the second book in the Song of Shattered Sands epic fantasy trilogy, featuring elite warriors, devastating secrets, covert missions

Zombies in the East End by Roxanne Dent [January 18th, 2017]
a woman with a robotic hand, the woman she secretly loves, and a hospital for prostitutes overrun with the walking dead

Thirteen Hours by Francis Gideon [January 4th, 2017]
a scientist, his wife, and her lover scour the back alleys of London for a body on which to perfect an untested cure for an ongoing zombie crisis

Nothing new for the WTF Friday shelves this week (shocking, I know), but I did make one new purchase:

Pirate by Clive Cussler and Robin Burcell
husband and wife treasure hunters, a secret map, and the search for an historic fortune


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.

Not quite there yet, but I'm slowly catching up with the review pile:

The Dead Seekers by Barb Hendee & J.C. Hendee
an engrossing mix of intrigue, epic fantasy, and horror, where the destinies of two hunters shaped by the shadows of their pasts are about to collide

Blood Fiends' Bane by William Stacey
a mystical weapon waits for a hero . . . but evil stirs . . . in a a thrilling dark fantasy twist on vampire and Norse mythology

Wise Phuul by Daniel Stride
walking corpses, black-market liquor, a gothic monstrosity of an Empire, secret police, and a Necromancer/Library Clerk

What's topping your shelves this week?


  1. Now that sounds like a different zombie book-nice cover! Actually there are lots of great covers on your post! Enjoy your books!

  2. I'm hoping to check out The Dead Seekers this week, too. It sounds like it could be a cool read.

  3. I must catch up with Beaulieu's first book, which I do have a copy of. And I'm loving the sound of Thirteen Hours!

  4. So many awesome books this week. I hope you love all of your books.

  5. I like all your book choices! I love the cover for The Dead Seekers! Fantasy books are so much fun! Have a great week.

  6. Zombies in the east end sounds good. Awes haul.

    Megan @ reading away the days

  7. I still need to read Twelve Kings, so I probably shouldn't have got Beaulieu's ARC. But somehow I can never resist... Here's hoping we enjoy it!

  8. Enjoy your books, and have a great week!
    Diane @ Diane’s Book Blog

  9. I'm so excited for With Blood Upon the Sand! And I'm hoping you're enjoying The Dead Seekers. Nothing deep, but it was fun.

    ~Mogsy @ BiblioSanctum

  10. All of these books sound so interesting, especially the Dead Seekers!

    Here’s my It’s Monday! What are you Reading? Post!

    Ronyell @ Rabbit Ears Book Blog

  11. An interesting mix, Kind of surprised to see a Clive Cussler there too. :-) The zombie books sound like fun reads. I am waiting to see your thoughts on the Dead Seekers.
    Happy Reading!


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