Fresh Loot: 6/29 (I don’t have any shelf space)

We’ll just call this my “Stacking the Shelves” for now, as I’ve never liked the name. Besides, everyone has one of these; I just wish I didn’t enjoy them so much. It’s an oddly embarrassing thing to admit. Anyway, this marks my first of… whatever I end up calling it, which may or may not become a thing. Shooting for biweekly, but we’ll see.

And yeah, at the moment I have no free shelf space. I really have to get on that, but uh… haven’t?

So, credit for “Stacking the Shelves” goes to Tynga’s Reviews, I think. Anyone confirm?

eARCs (via NetGalley)

Old Bones – by Preston & Child (Nora Kelly #1)

Thanks to Grand Central Publishing for this one! I’ve not actually enjoyed many of Preston & Child’s books lately, particularly the Pendergast ones. I mean, they’re okay (the Gideon ones’ are awful, in my opinion), but I really liked all the ones Nora Kelly starred in, so I’m going into this spinoff cautiously optimistic.Thanks to Grand Central Publishing for this one!

The Wolf’s Call – by Anthony Ryan ( #1)

Another where I haven’t enjoyed, well, much after Blood Song. But it was probably my favorite book ever. Tower Lord was good, just not compared to Blood Song. Queen of Fire is best just forgotten. Anyway, I’m hoping that with Vaelin al Sorna back center stage this will be the a worthy successor. I can report that it seems to be written much in the style of Blood Song (at least at first), in 3rd PPOV with Vaelin as the chief narrator, so there’s that. Thanks to Ace Books for the ebook!

ARCs

The Girl the Sea Gave Back – by Adrienne Young (Sky in the Deep)

Thanks to St. Martin’s press and probably Goodreads for this! This was a surprise. I must’ve won it, but I couldn’t remember entering a contest. After reading the blurb I am looking forward to reading it, so hopefully we’ll get to that soon! As far as I can tell, this is set in the same world as Sky in the Deep, but isn’t a direct sequel. Which is fantastic, as I haven’t finished the first yet.

Purchases

Silver in the Wood – by Emily Tesh

I knew I was going to end up buying this. I’m a sucker for anything involving the Green Man, and the sample I read earlier in the week already hooked me. I can’t wait to read this!

Other

The Great Book of Amber – by Roger Zelazny (Chronicles of Amber #1-10)

Totally forgot about this one as my birthday wasn’t anytime recently, but my sister’s present finally got here. It’s been a decade (more?) since I read the first Amber book (Nine Princes in Amber) and can’t remember squat about it. Can’t even recall what I thought of it. But, this’ll give me a second chance at that, eh? This thing’s like a brick, too. A solid 1258 pages—almost a Stormlight’s worth. Probably won’t take it backpacking.

Do y’all have any suggestions or near-future books you’re excited about? Let me know, please!

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