Bookshelf Roundup: 12/04/21: 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.
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!
It’s been another interesting week of books in the mailbox. From the amazing folks at Orbit, I received a finished copy of Discordia by Kristyn Merbeth, the third book of Nova Vita Protocol series. Of course, despite the best laid plans I was unable to get to the second book during Sci-Fi Month so it’ll take me just a tad longer to get to this one, but I’m glad I have the full trilogy now. From the publisher I also received The Liar’s Knot by M.A. Carrick, sequel to The Mast of Mirrors. I quite enjoyed the first book, so I’m looking forward to continuing this series
With thanks to Minotaur Books I also received an ARC of The Resting Place by Camilla Sten. As you might recall, earlier this spring I had a great time with her novel The Lost Village and this one promises to be even creepier! Very excited to dive right in.
And thank you to the Nightfire team for sending along an ARC of Echo by Thomas Olde Heuvelt. I read his book Hex a few years ago and I’ve been wanting to read more by him ever since. I also happen to be a big fan of horror stories set in remote places, so this one sounds right up my alley.
In the digital haul, with thanks to Simon & Schuster Audio for providing me with a listening copy of The Veiled Throne by Ken Liu, book three of The Dandelion Dynasty. Feels like I’ve been waiting for this one forever, I can’t believe it’s finally here! Though, I think I might need a little refresher to remind me where things are at. From the publisher I also received a review copy of Roxy by Neal Shusterman and Jarrod Shusterman, which was a relatively new discovery for me, but after reading this speculative YA thriller’s summary and its themes exploring the opioid crisis and drug addiction, I decided it was definitely worth a look.
What I’ve Been Reading
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!