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.

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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!

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.


Finlay Donovan is Killing It by Ella Cosimano (4.5 of 5 stars)
Cytonic by Brandon Sanderson (3.5 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!

21 Comments on “Bookshelf Roundup: 12/04/21: Stacking the Shelves & Recent Reads”

  1. Oooh nice haul! Those are all new to me ones but I hope you enjoy each and every one of them!

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

    Have a GREAT day!

    Old Follower 🙂


  2. I’m almost done with Discordia. It tries a bunch of different things from the first two that I’d really have enjoyed if they weren’t right at the end of the series, but overall it’s still quite good! I hope you like it 😁

    And I’ve added Echo to my TBR;)


  3. Ooohhhh, The Resting Place! That’s one I’d like to read. Like you, I really enjoyed The Lost Village. And I keep getting more interested in You Sexy Thing. Though I suddenly realize how easily that sentence could be misunderstood if someone didn’t already know about the book. Just one little pause or comma in the wrong spot. 🙂


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