Stacking The Shelves is a weekly event hosted by Tynga’s Reviews that shares the books (both physical and virtual) that you recently purchased, borrowed from a fellow reader or the library, won from a giveaway, or received as gifts. Stacking The Shelves will post on Saturdays as new books are added to my shelves.
I bet I know what some of you might be thinking: “Huh? She bought MORE books?? Especially after that big haul a few weeks ago?!”
I know. (*blushes*) But this new haul is relatively small; and as I’d said in January, my reading priorities for 2016 are newly published books and any novels that will help with my two “market research” projects. With that in mind, here are the latest additions to my (still overstuffed) shelves.
From top to bottom:
Night Study (Study Series, Book #5 / Soulfinder, Book #2) by Maria V. Snyder (Fantasy): Not only am I a fan of Maria’s work in general, but Shadow Study was one of my favorite reads of 2015. So, there was no question of how quickly I’d jump on its sequel Night Study, which picks up moments after Shadow Study ends. The thing is, I’ve already finished it… and I’m still rather conflicted about it.
The Siren by Kiera Cass (YA Paranormal Romance): I’ve heard of Kiera’s Selection series but don’t have plans to read it. (Its “Hunger Games meets Bachelor” vibe doesn’t appeal to me.) However, The Siren is about something very different: siren mythology and ocean creatures! This fits right in with my “market research” project on mermaid novels; and since it just came out in January, I’ll probably read it sometime this month or in March.
Wicked Lovely (Wicked Lovely, Book #1) by Melissa Marr (YA Paranormal Romance): Another “market research” pick, this time for my fairy novel project. I’m borrowing this from my local library since I don’t typically go for paranormal romances… But so far, Wicked Lovely has been a pleasant surprise!
Give In To The Feeling by Sarah Zama (Historical Fantasy / Paranormal Romance): Sarah Zama is one of my writing / blogging friends, so I was very excited to get an “ARC” of this! Give In To The Feeling is a novelette (between a short story and novella in length) set in the Roaring Twenties, which isn’t a historical period I’ve read much fantasy for. Stay tuned for a review in next month’s Recent Reads post and a special interview with Sarah soon! 😉
What books did you recently buy or acquire? Have you read or are planning to read of the books discussed above?