Stacking the Shelves – August 11, 2018
Stacking the Shelves / August 11, 2018

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! Received for Review   This book is monstrous in size!! I still have to read the first volume, but it sounds like a really fun series. So many thanks to Saga Press for sending this one my way!   This is another series I am behind on, but am really curious about. My thanks to Pyr for sending me an early copy!   I find that I don’t tend to pick out Science Fiction on my own very often, but I do usually enjoy it. I hope I get a chance to read this one. Thanks to Harper Voyager for the copy!     I was so excited about this package! I really can’t thank the author enough. Not only was it completely unexpected, it was also sent overseas, and signed and came with amazing art cards. Thanks so much to Anna Smith Spark for sending this to me!!!     I love the cover on this one, and am curious about how Estep will…

Stacking the Shelves – May 6, 2018
Stacking the Shelves / May 6, 2018

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! Wow, I went way too long without doing a Stacking the Shelves!! These are all the wonderful additions since last time! Received for Review                                   Both of these books from Harper Voyager look amazing! I’ve wanted to try Feist, and this new series looks like a great chance. And I have started The Poppy War and am so in love with this book so far! So many thanks to Harper Voyager!                               Pyr, as always, was great to me again. I am admittedly a bit horrible about making time to read short fiction but am hoping I get a chance to read some of the stories from the Nebula Awards showcase. And Blood Orbit sounds great! My thanks to Pyr!     I received a couple of interesting looking thrillers from Quercus. One looks to be a fourth in series, so not sure if I…

Stacking the Shelves – March 17, 2018
Stacking the Shelves / March 17, 2018

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! Received for Review   A Veil of Spears by Bradley P. Beaulieu – I have been loving this series, so am really excited to delve into the next one. Many thanks to DAW Books! The Tangled Lands by Paolo Bacigalupi and Tobias S. Buckell – This was a pleasant surprise arrival. I really enjoyed The Water Knife by Bacigalupi and have been curious about this collaboration. Many thanks Saga Press and Wunderkind! The Feed by Nick Clark Windo – I’ve mentioned this one before. It sounds really exciting, maybe because the addiction to online information is so relatable and the thought of losing that is really frightening 🙂 My thanks to William Morrow Sirens by Joseph Knox – This one sounds like a fun thriller with a bit of a body count. Look forward to checking it out. My thanks to Crown Publishing and Blogging for Books. Blood Orbit by K. R. Richardson – This was a surprise arrival and sounds really good. I’m currently…

Stacking the Shelves – May 6, 2017
Stacking the Shelves / May 6, 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 have still been trying to show some restraint with my book request, but always easier said than done! 🙂 Anyway, I am excited about the books I received over the past couple of weeks! Received for Review This one has a great line up authors! Many thanks to Pyr for sending a copy my way! Huge thanks to Ace for this early review copy! I still need to catch up with the first one, but hear it is supposed to be good! Many thanks to Tachyon for sending me the review copy! I have been meaning to read McKillip for a while, and was delighted to be able to get a review copy of this reprint. Plus, look at the gorgeous cover! I am seriously looking forward to this one. Bite was a favorite of mine from last year, and so excited to get another one. Many thanks to Orbit for the review copy. This book sounds quite different from Certain Dark Things, in fact, it sounds closer to the Glamourist Histories books I…

Hot off the Press! New SFF Releases for January 24, 2017
New Releases / January 24, 2017

Curious what new books are releasing? I am highlighting the new releases that caught my eye for this week. Let me know if you see anything new, interesting or any must reads! I am sure I missed some worthy books as well, so please feel free the share!   FANTASY          SCIENCE FICTION           HORROR   FANTASY       SCIENCE FICTION           HORROR     FANTASY            SCIENCE FICTION           HORROR   Department Zero Crilley, Paul 1/24/2017 A Conversation in Blood Paul S. Kemp 1/24/2017 Anno Dracula 1899 & Other Stories Kim Newman 1/24/2017 Dreadnought April Daniels 1/24/2017 Passing Strange Ellen Klages 1/24/2017 The Fifth Petal Brunonia Barry 1/24/2017 The Prometheus Man Reardon, Scott 1/24/2017 The Skill of Our Hands Steven Brust and Skyler White 1/24/2017 The Weight of the World Tom Toner 1/24/2017

2017 New SFF Series and Standalones
Lists / December 12, 2016

Once again, it’s time to look ahead and get excited for what the new year has in store for us. Here’s a list of upcoming releases that I think are worth keeping track of, all either first and series or standalones. I read predominantly Fantasy, particularly epic fantasy, and my list definitely reflects that. This list wound up twice as long as I aimed for, and I know there are still more great books coming out not listed.   Looking forward to something you don’t see on the list? Share it in the comments!   EPIC FANTASY         FANTASY          SCIENCE FICTION           HORROR   EPIC FANTASY       Sins of Empire by Brian McClellan An epic new fantasy series from Brian McClellan, set in the same world as his wildly popular Powder Mage trilogy. The young nation of Fatrasta is a turbulent place – a frontier destination for criminals, fortune-hunters, brave settlers, and sorcerers seeking relics of the past. Only the iron will of the lady chancellor and her secret police holds the capital city of Landfall together against the unrest of a suppressed population and the machinations of powerful empires. The insurrection that threatens Landfall must be…

Hot off the Press! New SFF Releases for November 1, 2016
New Releases / November 1, 2016

Curious what new books are releasing? I am highlighting the new releases that caught my eye for this week. Let me know if you see anything new, interesting or any must reads! I am sure I missed some worthy books as well, so please feel free the share!   FANTASY          URBAN FANTASY           SCIENCE FICTION   FANTASY               URBAN FANTASY       SCIENCE FICTION               FANTASY          URBAN FANTASY           SCIENCE FICTION Binary Storm Christopher Hinz 11/1/2016 Angry Robot Christmas Magic Hartwell, David G. 11/1/2016 Tor Books Congress of Secrets Burgis, Stephanie 11/1/2016 Pyr Den of Wolves Marillier, Juliet 11/1/2016 Roc Dominion Peter McLean 11/1/2016 Angry Robot Illicit Clamp, Cathy 11/1/2016 Tor Books Invisible Planets Liu, Ken 11/1/2016 Tor Books Seriously Shifted Connolly, Tina 11/1/2016 Tor Teen Shadowed Souls Butcher, Jim 11/1/2016 Roc The Burning Isle Panzo, Will 11/1/2016 Ace The Burning Light Beaulieu, Bradley P. 11/1/2016 Tor.com The Lost Child of Lychford Cornell, Paul 11/1/2016 Tor.com The Operative Brandt, Gerald 11/1/2016 DAW Unquiet Land Shinn, Sharon 11/1/2016 Ace Wrath of Betty Steven Erikson 11/1/2016 Tor…

Review: Masks and Shadows by Stephanie Burgis
4 Stars , Reviews / April 4, 2016

Masks and Shadows is a delight of a book full of mystery, music, court politics and romance. Oh, and lets not forget the nefarious shadows and disturbing deaths. This was a quick and wonderful read for me, I read it in about a day and really enjoyed just immersing myself if the world and characters Burgis created. While we get several different POVs in this, I really felt Charlotte was the central character. A young widow, she has decided to visit her younger sister at Eszterháza Palace. This is a wonderful place, or appears to be at a surface glance, where Prince Niko has built his own opera house complete with one of the most renowned conductors of the time. The music and opera were a wonderful feature of this story, giving rich details and wonderful characters and interplay. Maybe I am just a sucker for stories that feature theaters and performers, but regardless, this was very well done. We quickly learn that Charlotte is a person who is always scrambling to please others and abide by the rules. If anyone has expectations of her, she does whatever she can to not let them down, even when their expectations may…