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Stacking the Shelves — May 18th, 2019

May 18, 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!

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Physical Review Copies:

  • The Ten Thousand Doors of January — Alix E. Harrow
    • historical fantasy (adult or YA? not sure); a young woman finds a book in which each page leads to another time and world
  • The Whisper Man — Alex North
    • adult thriller; a copycat of a former serial killer begins taking children by whispering at their windows
  • The Missing Season — Gillian French
    • YA mystery; every October, children in town go missing, and the locals blame it on the legend of a monster called the Mumbler
  • Empire of Silence — Christopher Ruocchio
    • adult sci-fi/fantasy; some remember Hadrian as a hero, others remember his as a monster, and he doesn’t want to be remembered at all as he’s forced to enter a war he cares nothing about

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Digital Review Copies:

  • Get a Life, Chloe Brown — Talia Hibbert
    • adult romance; Chloe is a chronically ill computer geek with a very special “to do” list, who’s decided to enlist her tattooed-motorcycling-handyman-hottie-artist acquaintance to help her
  • The Beautiful — Renee Ahdieh
    • YA historical paranormal; in 1872 New Orleans, vampires rule the roost and a serial killer is on the prowl
  • The Water Dancer — Ta-Nehisi Coates
    • adult historical fiction/magical realism; after nearly drowning and being saved by a mysterious unseen power, Hiram Walker runs away from the plantation he’s been bound to and joins an underground war between slaves and slavers
  • Unpregnant — Jenni Hendriks & Ted Caplan
    • YA contemporary; in a state that doesn’t allow legal abortions, Veronica must enlist the help of her former BFF to escape her abusive ex-boyfriend and go to a neighboring state to terminate the pregnancy she never consented to

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Kindle Purchases/Freebies:

  • The Slave — Kate Aaron (kindle freebie)
    • adult fantasy/romance; polyamorous MMM romance between two slaves and their owner’s husband
      • I know, this plot has the potential to be sketchy as hell, but I’ve seen some pretty positive reviews for this whole series and it was free 🤷‍♀️
  • Mister Tender’s Girl — Carter Wilson (kindle sale)
    • adult thriller; teens attempt to sacrifice their classmates for a pop-culture horror icon called Mr. Tender
  • The Last Necromancer — C.J. Archer (kindle freebie)
    • YA paranormal/steampunk; a retired necromancer is captured by the head of a secret organization who needs her skills to control his newly “made” creatures

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Physical Purchases & Gifts:

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Library & Kindle Unlimited Borrows:

  • Our Cats Are More Famous Than Us — Ananth Hirsh (library).
    • nonfic/humor comics; autobiographical webcomics about life with zany kitties!
  • Fake Blood — Whitney Gardner (library)
    • middle grade fantasy graphic novel; A.J. wants to impress his crush, but he feels boring, so he decides to pretend to be a vampire, but learns she’s secretly a slayer!

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  • Reply CJR The Brit May 18, 2019 at 3:31 pm

    Do let me know how The Beautiful is….I really want it!!!

    • Reply Destiny @ Howling Libraries August 7, 2019 at 9:35 pm

      I’m hoping I’ll get to pick it up really soon! I’m in the mood for a good vampire story!

  • Reply the reading chemist May 18, 2019 at 4:56 pm

    Physical copies of The Whisper Man and The Ten Thousand Doors of January pus an eARC of The Beautiful…wow. You’re my hero. I hope you love every second of those!!
    Here’s mine: https://thereadingchemist.com/2019/05/18/stacking-the-shelves-18-may-2019/

  • Reply Sofii @ A Book. A Thought. May 18, 2019 at 7:16 pm

    Oh my God!! super excited for The Beautiful 😍, I already feel like I’m going to love it. I can’t wait to read it 😄😄😄

    • Reply Destiny @ Howling Libraries August 7, 2019 at 9:35 pm

      Yesss, fingers crossed for us both! I am so ready for vampire stories to make a comeback haha

  • Reply Lexxie @ (un)Conventional Bookworms May 19, 2019 at 8:57 am

    Nice haul, Destiny! I quite using KU as I never got to read all the books and thus I felt it wasn’t worth it for me… I might sign up again in the future, though. I’ve seen Get a Life Chloe Brown on many blogs this weekend – I’ll see what people think of it before I check it out myself.
    Have a wonderful week ahead and happy reading.

  • Reply anovelglimpse May 19, 2019 at 11:16 am

    Oh my gosh. How timely is UNpregnant?

  • Reply Malka @ Paper Procrastinators May 19, 2019 at 2:07 pm

    I thought Fake Blood was super cute!

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