Stacking the Shelves — August 24th, 2019

August 24, 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!


Physical Review Copies:

  • Your Heart is the Sea — Nikita Gill [adult poetry/nonfic]
    • A poetry collection about healing and loving yourself.
  • The Storm Runner — J.C. Cervantes [MG fantasy]
    • A Mayan mythology retelling about a kid who has to go to battle against evil gods to save his dog. I’ve been meaning to read this forever, so I had to say yes when I was offered copies of both this and the sequel to check out!
  • The Fire Keeper — J.C. Cervantes [MG fantasy]


Digital Review Copies:

  • How to Make Friends with the Sea — Tanya Guerrero [MG contemporary]
    • A kid whose family moves a lot is taken to the Philippines despite his overwhelming fear of the ocean, but he begins to overcome his fears when he must be strong for the young orphaned girl his mother brings into their home.
      ✨ own-voice Filipino rep! ✨
  • Girls Save the World in this One — Ash Parsons [YA horror]
    • Shaun of the Dead meets Clueless. And a zombie horror convention. That’s all I needed to know, tbh
  • Betty Bites Back: Stories to Scare the Patriarchy — edited by Mindy McGinnis [adult horror anthology]
    • A collection of feminist horror shorts!
  • Work for It — Talia Hibbert [adult romance]
    • Talia’s first m/m romance! I’m so excited I could cry ?
      ✨ m/m rep, own-voice black rep! ✨
  • Bone Crier’s Moon — Kathryn Purdie [YA fantasy]
    • Bone Criers have the ability to ferry the dead into the underworld, but to do so, they must sacrifice the life of their true love.

  • If These Wings Could Fly — Kyrie McCauley [YA magical realism]
    • I feel like magical realism blurbs are hard to sum up, so just click the GR link lmao.
  • Scared Little Rabbits — A.V. Geiger [YA thriller]
    • A tech-y thriller about a girl who gets framed for another student going missing.
  • Sorry I Ruined Your Childhood — Ben Zaehringer [adult humor/comics]
    • Comics making fun of 80s and 90s childhood loves. Bring on the roasting.
  • Ink in the Blood — Kim Smejkal [YA fantasy]
    • A fantasy world in which tattoo artists are forced by religious overlords to weave dark magic into unwitting clients’ tattoos.


Kindle Purchases/Freebies:

This week brought in so many freebies thanks to a free ebook group I’m in on facebook! Most of these are novellas and are either still free or available on Kindle Unlimited.


Physical Purchases & Gifts:


Library & Kindle Unlimited Borrows:

  • Monster Blood — R.L. Stine [MG horror; digital library loan]
    • Don’t mind me, just continuing my Goosebumps series reread…
  • Pretty Reckless — L.J. Shen [NA romance; kindle unlimited]
    • My first buddy read with Alex! I’ve heard SUCH mixed reviews on this book and author that I’m very intrigued to see what I make of it.
  • Sheets — Brenna Thummler [MG fantasy; library loan]
    • This cute little graphic novel won my TBR Lows vote a couple of weeks ago and I’ve been dying to read it, so I grabbed it from work this week! I think it’s about a little girl and the ghost of a little boy.


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

    1. Personally I am totally in love with LJ Shen! Have you read the Sinners of Saint series? Pretty Reckless are their kids. Loved PR and have just finished Broken Knight…so many mixed opinions and people getting butt hurt over the way the author wrote the book and it not going ‘their way’……I loved it, was perfection….and I wanted to sob!!!

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