Bookshelf Roundup 02/19/23: 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!

With thanks to Tor Nightfire, I received an ARC of Maeve Fly by C.J. Leede which looks to be a shocking horror read. Judging by that cover, it’s going to be a crazy ride.

Earlier this month I was also thrilled to receive an ARC of The Ferryman by Justin Cronin from the awesome folks at Ballantine Books! It’s been years since I read The Passage, it’ll be so exciting to read this!

Courtesy of Orbit Books I also received the following: The Combat Codes by Alexander Darwin was originally self-published but gained acclaim when it became a finalist in the Self-Published Fantasy Blog-Off. The Lost War by Justin Lee Anderson was the book that won that year, coming out on top out of 300 contestants, and the author now has a four-book deal with the publisher. Can’t wait to read both books.

Thank you also to Head of Zeus and the amazing team at Kaye Publicity, I also received a review copy of Quantum Radio by A.G. Riddle. My feelings were sort of mixed on his last novel, but maybe I’ll fare better with a sci-fi thriller about quantum mechanics!

And finally, big thanks to Saga Press for sending me an ARC of The Splinter in the Sky by Kemi Ashing-Giwa. Looking forward to checking out this space opera in the summer.


The Drift by C.J. Tudor (4 of 5 stars)
The Cradle of Ice by James Rollins (3 of 5 stars)

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!

6 Comments on “Bookshelf Roundup 02/19/23: Stacking the Shelves & Recent Reads”

  1. I may have mentioned this before if you’d previously shown the cover of Maeve Fly, but it immediately brings to mind the works of Junji Ito. Very disturbing and yet I can’t look away and want to know more. 🙂


    • I had to look up Junji Ito, and realized that he’s behind the new Netflix show that my husband has been watching, Japanese Tales of the Macabre. I have to say I agree with your assessment of his art style!


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