Bookshelf Roundup 03/19/23: 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!

Huge thanks to Union Square Co. for a review copy of Going Dark by Melissa de la Cruz, she’s an author I’ve enjoyed in the past and I love the sound of this YA mystery thriller!

Thank you also to Tor Books for an ARC of Ebony Gate by Julia Vee and Ken Bebelle, the first in a new fantasy series described as a “female John Wick story with dragon magic set in contemporary San Francisco’s Chinatown.” It’s become one of my most anticipated releases for this summer.

Also thanks to Orbit Books for the arrival of a couple finished copies, and what great timing! I’m hoping Infinity Gate by M.R. Carey will be my next read, followed by The Foxglove King by Hannah Whitten (or vice versa, depending on my mood).

With thanks to the kind folks at Minotaur Books also came these surprise arrivals, but I’m very excited because Antimatter Blues by Edward Ashton was already on my reading list, as the sequel to Mickey7 which I really enjoyed. There’s also the mystery sci-fi thriller Blind Spots by Thomas Mullen, set in a world where an event seven years ago called The Blinding made everyone go blind in a matter of months. With the use of a technology that simulates vision, people were able to adjust to the new normal, until a killer finds a way to hack into the system to change what people see.

Just one audiobook in the digital review haul today, with thanks to Penguin Audio for the psychological sci-fi thriller The New One by Evie Green which follows a stressed out couple whose troubled teenage daughter ends up in a coma and is not expected to recover. Heartbroken, they agree to be a part of an experimental program which would give them their daughter back, but in the form of an artificial copy and perfect in every way.


Feed Them Silence by Lee Mandelo (3.5 of 5 stars)
Conquer the Kingdom by Jennifer Estep (3.5 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!

10 Comments on “Bookshelf Roundup 03/19/23: Stacking the Shelves & Recent Reads”

  1. Can’t wait to see how you liked Rubicon! I’m debating whether or not to pick up a copy of Infinity Gate, or whether to try to catch up on my spring ARCs which I’m somehow already behind on 😅 Choices, choices…


  2. Blind Spot immediately made me think of the Ghost in the Shell: Standalone Complex tv series. The Laughing Man can hack people’s software so he can never be seen…


  3. I’m very much looking forward to Antimatter Blues. Like you I really enjoyed Mickey7. And I’m curious about Blind Spots. I like the idea but I wonder if the author can convince me what happens would be in any way be plausible.


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