Stacking the Shelves – May 12, 2019
Stacking the Shelves / May 12, 2019

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 a while since I posted a book haul post. I’ve been requesting very little lately until I get caught up a bit and get back in the swing of things. I’ve been doing better reading this past month, so am more likely to get to some of these unsolicited one. And some of them look quite good! Received for Review I love the Stranger Things show so much, and have enjoyed the other books. This one gives the backstory of Jim Hopper, which sounds pretty cool! Many thanks to Del Rey for the review copy! Pirates? Escaping unwanted marriages? Yes, please! I am planning to make time for this one as it sounds fun and I enjoyed the other books I’ve read by Jensen. My thanks to Tor Teen for sending me a copy for review! Thisn one sounds a bit different, slightly strange and mysterious. I would need to be in the right mood for this one I think, as I don’t always do well with “weird”, this one sound like it…

Audiobook Review: Stolen Songbird by Danielle L. Jensen
4 Stars , Reviews / May 25, 2015

In Stolen Songbird, there is a race of individuals, trolls, that have been cursed to remain confined to their city, Trollus, below the Forsaken Mounts. A witch cast this curse 5 centuries ago, so the humans above rely on rumors and folklore for knowledge of trolls. And lets just say, there is nothing very favorable known or mentioned about either trolls or Trollus. I mean, they are trolls, they live underground, and have been cursed to stay there for 500+ years. The witch likely did the human race a favor. So, imagine the horror when Cécile is abducted, ripped from her current life, to be sold to the trolls. It would be frightening enough to be taken from your current life by force, but then to be taken to a strange underground city, lacking all of the natural beauty and sun and stars of your world, to be sold to these fearsome creatures would be an even worse nightmare. And to top it off, they expect her to marry one, their prince. When little girls dream of growing up to become a princess, it is usually not via marring an underground troll prince. I really enjoyed this one. It is a a sweet…