Stacking the Shelves – June 20, 2015
Stacking the Shelves is a weekly feature all about sharing your good luck in book acquisitions! So here’s what came my way since my last post!
It’s only been a week since my last post, but WOW!!! What a week for books! I’m playing with my format for my Stacking the Shelves posts, so bear with me as I try to find something I’m happy with. It may change some, I like including more information, but want it a bit cleaner than it is right now. 🙂
Ace Roc totally spoils it’s Ace Roc Stars
Can I just take a moment to talk about how grateful I am from the generosity of the good folks at Ace/Roc? This is a serious box of books (7 in all), most of which are first in series.
The Aeronaut’s Windlass by Jim Butcher
This book is *thick*. For some reason, I wasn’t expecting that, but never the less, I am quite excited to try this. I’ve not read The Dresden Files, and book 1 in a new series sounds way less daunting! Plus, this sounds amazing.
The Terrans by Jean Johnson
I don’t read a lot of science fiction, but typically enjoy it when I do. And Jackie sounds like a female protagonist I’ll enjoy!
The House of Shattered Wings by Aliette de Boda
This one just sounds amazing. Do I need to say more? This was one that was well on my radar before my latest AceRocStars box showed up, and so I was quite excited to see it was included.
Sorcerer to the Crown by Zen Cho
This is another one that was on my radar, and the early feedback I’ve seen on it sounds great. I think I just want to see The Royal Society of Unnatural Philosophers put in their places because of their prejudices mentioned in the blurb.
The Desert and the Blade by S. M. Stirling
I haven’t figured out yet if this one can be read without reading the preceding books. But I do think I have a copy of The Golden Princess. This just sounds like it could be a fun series.
Chapelwood by Cherie Priest
I’ve heard really good things about Maplewood, and I do love a bit of horror. This is another one where I need to find out if I have to read Maplewood first.
Magic Breaks by Ilona Andrews
I hate to say it, but this may be the least likely book in my stack to be read, just because it is the 7th in a series. But, I may try to read the first one as a Backlist Burndown book one of these months.
So many thanks to Ace Roc for sending all of these books my way!! They really, really spoil the AceRocStars team!
From Little, Brown and Company
This was a surprise arrival, and is a book that was not on my radar at all. But looking it up, I am actually quite excited to read it. It’s a YA horror book, that sounds wonderfully creepy! Many thanks to Little, Brown and Company (Back Bay Books) for sending this my way!
The Long Way to a Small Angry Planet by Becky Chambers
We are reading this one for Fantasy Faction Book Club in September. It was self published and has been picked up by Hodder & Stoughton. It sounds really good and I’ve seen some very high ratings for it from people I trust, so looking forward to checking it out!