Stacking the Shelves — April 20th, 2019

April 20, 2019

Stacking The Shelves is all about sharing the books you are adding to your shelves, may it be physical or virtual. This means you can include books you buy in physical store or online, books you borrow from friends or the library, review books, gifts, and of course ebooks!

If you want to find out more about Stacking The Shelves, please visit the official launch page!

I miiiiight have gone a little wild with pre-orders and Edelweiss hauls this week…


Physical Review Copies:

  • Nothing this week!


NetGalley/Edelweiss Approvals:

I had a lot of pending requests come through this week. Whoops. o_o

  • All the Better Part of Me — Molly Ringle
    • new adult romance; Sinter is acting abroad when he suddenly realizes his own bisexuality and decides to return home to explore possibilities of a relationship with his gay best friend
  • The Stars May Rise and Fall — Estella Mirai
    • adult romance; an aspiring glam-metal J-rocker’s career is falling apart when he meets/falls for a disabled composer, forbidden romance ensues (marketed as an m/m J-rock Phantom of the Opera retelling)
  • Dear Sweet Pea — Julie Murphy
    • MG contemporary; Sweet Pea is dealing with her parents’ new divorce, being forced to sit beside her ex-best friend, and more (own-voice fat rep!)
  • Serpent & Dove — Shelby Mahurin
    • YA fantasy; a witch x witch hunter romance set in a criminal underworld

  • Made for You — Anyta Sunday
    • new adult romance; age-gap romance between a young man and his little brother’s woodshop teacher
  • How We Became Wicked — Alexander Yates
    • YA horror; mutated insects infect humans with a plague that causes mass violence
  • The First Girl Child — Amy Harmon
    • adult fantasy/romance; when the first girl in 20 years is born to a cursed land, the chieftain’s son is charged with protecting her (I don’t think this is an age gap or anything pedophilic or gross, I think the synopsis is just worded odd)
  • Orpheus Girl — Brynne Rebele-Henry
    • YA contemporary; two teen girls/best friends are caught being intimate and sent to a conversion camp

  • Somebody to Love — Aurelia Fray
    • adult rom-com; a woman mistakes a stranger for her new therapist and asks him to help her find love
  • The Wives — Tarryn Fisher
    • adult thriller; a woman’s husband is also married to two other women, and she finds out one of the other wives is being abused by him, which leads to revealing many of her husband’s violent secrets
  • Unchained Desire — R.C. Alvarez
    • adult paranormal romance; a fallen angel falls for a human woman
  • Drakon’s Knight — N.J. Walters
    • adult fantasy romance; a dragon/human shapeshifter falls in love with a woman he’s been tasked with killing
  • False Bingo: Stories — Jac Jemc
    • adult horror short stories; “the mundane becomes sinister”


Kindle Purchases/Freebies:


  • Halloween Fiend — C.V. Hunt
    • adult horror novella; this was free a few days ago so I grabbed it!


Physical Purchases & Gifts:


  • Pilu of the Woods — Mai K. Nguyen
    • MG fantasy graphic novel; I read an eARC of this months ago and LOVED it so I’m really happy to finally have a finished copy on my shelf!


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Just a horror aficionado/geek girl trying to juggle motherhood, reading, blogging, gaming, and everyday life.

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    1. Interesting haul. The Unicorn Anthology and the Wives stand out to me the most. Should be some interesting reads for sure. Thanks for sharing!

      1. Thank you! 🙂 Sorry for the delayed response, ha. The Wives is one of my most anticipated reads – it just sounds so intriguing and I can’t wait to find the time for it.

    1. What a great haul– tbh I’ve actually never checked out a “Stacking The Shelves” feature before even though I’d heard about it for years!! XD I’d actually just added Julie Murphy’s Dear Sweet Pea to my Goodreads recently! Awesome post!

    1. I love the cover of serpent and Dove! Enjoy reading!

    1. Croquette & Empanada sounds so cute! I can’t wait for it to come out! And I didn’t realize Pilu of the Woods came out already! I have it on hold, but now I’m going to have to check if it’s on its way over to my library each day!

      1. I’m so excited to pick up The Wives. I know it doesn’t come out until December so it’s been so hard holding back from reading it ASAP but I might cave in August!

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