Stacking the Shelves – February 16, 2019
Stacking the Shelves / February 16, 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! Received for Review   I have some really fun additions this time. About half are second in series and the others are first.  I loved the first in this series quite a bit and am excited to see there is finally another a book. So many thanks to Ace Books! This book wasn’t really on my radar before a copy showed up, but I have to admit it does sound intriguing. I plan to keep my eye out for reviews and to see if I have time to fit it in. Many thanks to Wunderkind and 47 North for the review copy. This book was a bit of an impulse request for me, but it was so much fun. If you missed my review, be sure to check it out! Many thanks to Harper Voyager! This was such a fun package to open!! I loved all of the books I’ve read by Leckie so far so am really looking forward to this one. So many thanks to Orbit books! I really enjoyed the first in…

Review: Marskwoman by Rati Mehrotra
4 Stars , Reviews / January 16, 2018

This debut was such an enjoyable read for me. It had a great balance of world building and character drama and the pace kept things moving. The world in this is definitely interesting. It starts out feeling like a standard fantasy world with magic and swords, etc. But then as you keep reading and details are revealed, you come to realize it also is post-apocalyptic. I’ve seen this in a number of other books, but that certainly did not prevent me from enjoying the reveals in this one at all. There are orders of women called Markswomen, who serve essentially as assassins. They are meant to uphold the law and enforce order, so they are feared as their skills are almost legendary. Plus, as I mentioned before, they are assassins, so its probably natural that the commoners don’t want to buddy up with them and instead keep a respectul (and slightly fearful) distance. One secret to their power is that they are telepathically bonded with a special type of blade, so it becomes a sort of extenstion of themselves. These blades are magical, and provide their owners strength and the ability to do more than just cut or slice. Even at…