Stacking the Shelves – December 5, 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!
The past few weeks have been good to me! This is what I have acquired since my last update.
Received for Review
The Shards of Heaven by Michael Livingston (finished Hardcover copy) – Many thanks to Tor for sending a finished copy of this book. It is a great book, and its nice to have a the hardcover for my collection. For those that haven’t read it yet, check out my review, as well as the great interview I had with the author.
Pyr has been amazingly generous this round, they sent the following three books:
The Prison in Antares by Mike Resnick (finished Trade paperback) – This series is new to me, a Science Fiction space opera, something a genre I have been meaning to try more of. But since this is a second in series and I’ve not read the first it might be a little while until I get to it.
Black City Saint by Richard Knaak (arc) – OK, this books sounds like it is composed of several layers of awesome. A gang war in Chicago, a a Gate that was opened by a Dragon, allowing dark Feiriefolk into the city, a woman he loves that he must watch die over and over? Ummm… yes, please! (And the couple reviews I’ve seen of this so far have been positive!)
Nebula Awards Showcase 2015 by Greg Bear (finished Trade paperback) – I have to confess (again), that I am quite neglectful of short stories. I often buy anthologies to then just have them sit. But, I am going to try and change this. There are some authors in this one that I know I enjoy (Ann Leckie and Aliette de Bodard) and some I’ve been meaning to try, like Nalo Hopkinson, so I am hoping to break my bad habit and actually read at least some of the stories featured in this one.
Again, many, many thanks to Pyr for the generosity in sending me these books!
Traitor Baru Cormorant by Seth Dickinson (audiobook for review) – Come the end of the year, there are ALWAYS some books that I regret not reading right away. The Traitor Baru Cormorant is one of those books this year.It may have received some mixed reviews, but reading them I do believe this is a book I will likely love. I won’t know until I read it, so this one is actually next up for my audiobooks. Many thanks to Macmillan Audio for providing me a review copy of the audiobook!
City of Blades by Robert Jackson Bennet (eARC) – I know, all you hipster reviewers have had a copy of this for a while, but I wanted to reduce my NetGalley load before I put in my request. Well, I finally did (or I caved, not sure which). And am thrilled to have a copy on hand now. The first book, City of Stairs, was great, and I am so curious to return and find out what happens next. Many thanks to Broadway Books and NetGalley for the review copy!
Was quite excited to win Tammy’s Spooktacular Giveaway over at Books Bones and Buffy. She had several great choices, but I wound up going with The Bazaar of Bad Dreams. Because…. Stephen King. When I was in high school, his books are about all I would read, so I’m always happy to return. Pictures really don’t do this book justice, it’s a beautiful hardcover. Thanks Tammy!!