Stacking the Shelves – January 30, 2016

January 30, 2016

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 been another couple of great weeks for book additions! I’ve still been trying to restrain myself in my request, but as the new year gets going, so do the irresistible choices for new books!

Received for Review













Dragon Hunters by Marc Turner – This was an unexpected, but welcome arrival from Tor! I enjoyed the first book, and honestly, seemed to get into the story more as I read, so the chance to read the next one is great! Plus, LOOK at that cover!! Many thanks to Tor for sending this my way!


The Fireman by Joe Hill – GAH!! New Joe Hill Book! Must Read, Must Read! Oh, and the concept sounds amazing regardless of author. A bazillion thanks to William Morrow!!

Disappearance at Devil’s Rock by Paul Tremblay – This was an impulse request for me, but it sounds wonderfully creepy and emotional, and honestly, I just couldn’t resist. Thanks again to William Morrow!

Alchemy of Chaos by Marshall Ryan Maresca – I enjoyed the other two books I have read by Maresca (The Thorn of Dentonhill, the first in this series as well as the first book in a companion series, A Murder of Mages, set in the same location/timeframe). I read this one right away, and was not disappointed. My review will go up here on Monday, or you can see it now over at Speculative Herald. Many thanks to DAW for the review copy!


I also received two more novellas from the wonderful and generous people at!

The Emperor’s Railroad by Guy Haley – Zombie plague? Superstitions? A questionable church and a city where people go in but don’t come out? Umm… Yeah. I’m in.

The Jewel and Her Lapidary by Fran Wilde – I am really curious to read another work by Fran Wilde and this one sounds quite intriguing. A novella dubbed “epic fantasy, in miniature”? I’m quite curious!

Many thanks to for sending these my way!



  • Maddalena@spaceandsorcery January 30, 2016 at 5:58 am

    Joe Hill’s name is one I keep seeing mentioned, so I believe I will need to satisfy my curiosity soon.
    Great list and intriguing titles! 🙂
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  • Sara L. January 30, 2016 at 9:02 am

    Nice haul! I don’t think any of these titles are on my TBR list, but the Fran Wilde novella looks interesting.

    I was going to post my STS link here, but it looks like CommentLuv picked it up below. 😉
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    • Lisa (@TenaciousReader) January 30, 2016 at 2:51 pm

      My commentLuv system seems to be broken. It records the links, I can see them in my dashboard, but they are not showing up out here where people can see them! 🙁 And yes, the Fran Wilde one does look really interesting!
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  • Tammy @Books, Bones & Buffy January 30, 2016 at 9:43 am

    I was so excited to get The Fireman too! And I need to go request Disappearance at Devil’s Rock, it sounds so creepy:-)
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  • Bob @ Beauty in Ruins January 30, 2016 at 6:48 pm

    Nice haul! My copy of Dragon Hunters is the white-cover ARC, but I kinda like them that way. 🙂

  • Mogsy @ BiblioSanctum January 30, 2016 at 6:55 pm

    The Fireman The Fireman The Fireman *does a little dance*

    And I’m a good way into Paul Tremblay’s A Head Full of Ghosts at the moment, and I’m pretty hooked. The way it’s looking right now, I may have to consider requesting his upcoming book too!
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  • Lynn January 30, 2016 at 7:15 pm

    I can’t wait to read The Fireman – so awesome!!
    Lynn 😀
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  • DJ (@MyLifeMyBooksMyEscape) January 30, 2016 at 8:59 pm

    I’d really like to check out The Emperor’s Railroad; it does sound good! But I actually didn’t know Fran Wilde had a novella coming out! I did like Sunset Mantle which I called an epic fantasy in novella form, so I think that I may love The Jewel and Her Lapidary too.
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  • Bibliotropic February 1, 2016 at 12:35 am

    I’m really looking forward to picking up Alchemy of Chaos. I read the first book in the series around this time last year, right in the middle of a lot of traveling and moving to a new province, so there’s that nostalgic tingle telling me I have to read this new one in February too!
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