Bookshelf Roundup: 04/03/21: Stacking the Shelves & Recent Reads

Bookshelf Roundup is a feature I do every weekend which fills the role of several blog memes, like Stacking the Shelves where I talk about the new books I’ve added to my library or received for review, as well as It’s Monday! What Are You Reading? where I summarize what I’ve finished reading in the last week and what I’m planning to read soon. Mostly it also serves as a recap post, so sometimes I’ll throw in stuff like reading challenge progress reports, book lists, and other random bookish thoughts or announcements.

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Received for Review

My thanks to the publishers and authors for the following review copies received, and be sure to click the links to their Goodreads pages for more details and full descriptions!

Some exciting new arrivals this week. With thanks to Del Rey for an ARC of Rabbits by Terry Miles, described as a techno-thriller based on a podcast of the same name, where an underground alternate reality game that may or may not exist starts playing with people’s minds. Remember how I said I’d take a look at almost anything with a video game angle?

Also thanks to Minotaur Books for an ARC of The Lost Village by Camilla Sten, which has already been released, so I’m guessing this package might have spent some time in limbo in our postal service system before finally making it to my mailbox, but I’m glad it did! I hope to start it later this week.

Thank you also to the kind folks at Orbit Books for an ARC of For The Wolf by Hannah Whitten, one of seemingly many in the recent trend of new or soon-to-be-released Red Riding Hood inspired fantasy novels. But hey, I’m always up for a fairy tale retelling.

And finally, with thanks to Grand Central Station for Feral Creatures by Kira Jane Buxton, the highly anticipated sequel to the wild and rollickingly hilarious Hollow Kingdom. I got a note with it that said I won this ARC, though I don’t recall seeing or entering any giveaway for the book, but hey, I’m happy to receive it either way, and I’m definitely going to be reading it later this summer closer to release.

Just a couple of listening copies added to the digital pile this week. With thanks to Simon & Schuster Audio for an ALC of Mirrorland by Carole Johnstone, and also Listening Library for the following intriguing, dark reads: The Mary Shelley Club by Goldy Moldavsky and House of Hollow by Krystal Sutherland.

Reviews

Heartbreak Bay by Rachel Caine (4.5 of 5 stars)
The Two-Faced Queen by Nick Martell (4.5 of 5 stars)
Minecraft: The Mountain by Max Brooks (4 of 5 stars)

Roundup Highlights:

What I’ve Been Reading

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Have you heard of or read any of the books featured this week? What caught your eye? Any new discoveries? I hope you found something interesting for a future read! Let me know what you plan on checking out. Until next time, see you next Roundup!:)

20 Comments on “Bookshelf Roundup: 04/03/21: Stacking the Shelves & Recent Reads”

  1. I’m suffering from reader doldrums at the minute – can’t fix my attention on anything. I need something like . . . Gone with the Wind? Something to get really stuck into and lost in. I love thrillers but sometimes they all seem the same. Sigh.

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  2. OOh nice! Super curious for House of Hollow and For the Wolf and The Lost Village have been drawing my eye lately too! Hope you enjoy all the new reads!!

    My StS will be up tomorrow, so stop by then if you can!

    Have a GREAT day!

    Old Follower 🙂

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  3. Ahhh another year another rabbit book. And so many other good ones too! I hope you like them all 😁

    Will you really look at anything with a video game angle? That seems unwise. Have you seen Gamer with Gerard Butler?

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    • I didn’t know of the podcast so I had no idea there were previous Rabbit books. I must look into this, lol. And yes, if a book pitched to me had a video game angle, chances are I would take a look – sometimes to my detriment because there’ve been a few real stinkers. And I think I’ve seen that movie, but I barely remember anything because it was so long ago.

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  4. Congrats on getting Feral Creatures, I have not had very good luck getting a review copy for some reason🤔 I’m very curious about Rabbits too!

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    • If there had been a contact name on the press release I would let you know, but like I said, it was a sheet saying congrats that I’d won the ARC, but I don’t recall entering any giveaway! My guess is that they might have put their reviewers on the same list as their contest winners.

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  5. I enjoyed The Lost Village so I’m curious to read your thougths on it. I don’t read a lot in the mystery/suspense/thriller genres, but I’m slowly adding more to my reading. And I’m curious about Rabbits. I’d never heard of the podcast.

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  6. The Lost Village looks really creepy and I think I want it. The JT Ellison one too, although Mirrorland and Mary Shelley look fabulous too. Good stuff this week!

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