Stacking the Shelves – June 17, 2017

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!

I really need to do these posts more often! While I haven’t been requesting as many books, I did get a number of unsolicited books (which make me happy), and I also haven’t posted in a Stacking the Shelves in about a month, so I have a nice haul to share!

Received for Review


3 Minutes by Roslund and Hellstrom – This was a surprise arrival from Quercus. I’ve not read this series, and looks like this is a book 7, but it does sound like it could be a good read. My thanks to Quercus!

Halls of Law by V. M. Escalda – This book had not been on my radar at all until this surprise ARC showed up. This sounds right up my alley and I’m really looking forward to reading it. Many thanks to DAW!

The Refrigerator Monologues by Cathrynne M. Valente – I had already read  and reviewed an ARC version of this, but was happy to see the finished hardcover show up. Many thanks to Saga Press and Wunderkind PR!

Ash and Quill by Rachel Caine – The first in this series was a serious surprise hit for me. I did have some issues with the second installment, but am overall still really looking forward to this final book in the trilogy!  My thanks to Berkley for the finished hardcover for review!

Fool’s Assassin by Robin Hobb – I was very surprised and excited to get a copy of the newly released paperback version of this book. Seriously, if you have not read Hobb yet, please do! My thanks to Del Rey!


Pyr was, again, wonderful to me, sending several books. A finished copy of Wilders by Brenda Cooper, and ARCs of The Genius Plague by David Walton and The Castle in Cassiopeia by Mike Resnick. Wilders and The Genius Plague are both books that had previously caught my eye, so am hoping to find the time to read them. The Many thanks to Pyr!



The Tethered Mage by Melissa Caruso – I’ve been really looking forward to this one, so was excited to get my hands on a copy. Plus, I know we are not supposed to judge books by their covers, but I do love this one. Many thanks to Orbit!

The Evaporation of Sofi Snow by Mary Weber – This was a bit of an impulse request, but sometimes I love a good story that mixes in technology and this one sounds like it could be quite intriguing. My thanks to Thomas Nelson!

Without a Summer by Mary Robinette Kowal – I’m really enjoying this series, and plan to keep with it. Many thanks to Audible Studios for the audiobook for review!

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8 thoughts on “Stacking the Shelves – June 17, 2017”

  1. Great haul! Then again, your hauls are always enviable. 😉 Hope you enjoy them!

    Funny you showed a Robin Hobb book. I finally read Assassin’s Apprentice recently and LOVED it! And then I was talking about it with a friend who’s read most of the Fitz novels – and she bought Books 2 and 3 of the Farseer Trilogy for me as a gift!

    I have three other new books as well: Firebrand by A.J. Hartley, The Fallen Kingdom by Elizabeth May, and Our Dark Duet by Victoria Schwab.
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  2. Oh, if the third book in the Great Library series is coming out, I must hurry and read nr. 2! The first book was a delightful surprise and I more than look forward to reading more of this story.
    And I’m glad you are still enjoying Kowal’s “Glamourist” series: my go-to books when I wanted something to ease my mind from day-to-day troubles 🙂
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