Stacking the Shelves is a new feature by Tynga’s Reviews, which is meant to focus on what books we have recently acquired, if there’s any new titles we’re excited about or basically to maybe help you discover a new book. For those who are familiar with the In My Mailbox feature from a certain notorious site (who shall not be named because I’m not giving her the traffic), and are looking for something to replace it with, then you’re in the right place. We don’t normally do these types of events here on LE, but in light of the drama from last week, we’re taking part in Stacking the Shelves so we can help spread the word.
Sadly, I’m not buying a lot of books right now because I’m trying to get through my review stack. However, there was one book I could not wait to buy when it came out this past week – Grimm Tidings by Shiloh Walker, which is the sixth book in her Grimm Circles series.
Now, a hundred years later, he’s been called to protect someone too much like himself. A woman who could let the chains of her past drag her down unless she learns to let go. A woman who fights like there’s no tomorrow, because she clearly doesn’t want a tomorrow.
Celeste thought her second chance at life would be an opportunity to fix some of her worst mistakes, to set things straight. She couldn’t have been more wrong. She’s trapped by the past and her regrets, and nothing—not even her darkly sexy new trainer, Jacob—has a blade sharp enough to cut her loose.
Chains are Jacob’s specialty, but his help comes with a price. To her, the cost is her heart. To Jacob…something much more.
So that’s the only book I’ve bought this month. However I have received a couple for review that I also want to share: Once Burned by Jeaniene Frost, Gunmetal Magic by Ilona Andrews and Rules of the Game by Shiloh Walker. Wait, I’m lying. I did purchase another book – The Wolf’s Gift by Anne Rice – and I got it signed while at RT.
Speaking of which, I did manage to score a few books from RT. Yes, I know everyone comes home with these massive piles of books, but this year I didn’t. I’m getting rid of my print books in favor of digital, so while I did snag any free books I could, I ended up giving them to Rayna for her bookstore – I figured they could use (and ship) them more than I could. *grin* That doesn’t mean I didn’t bring home some gems:
- Rift by Andrea Cremer (Nightshade) – August 7, 2012
- Underworld by Meg Cabot (Abandon #2)
- Hemlock by Kathleen Peacock
- Something Strange and Deadly by Susan Dennard – July 24, 2012
- Dark Frost by Jennifer Estep (Mythos Academy) – May 29, 2012
- Sexiest Vampire Alive by Kerrelyn Sparks (Love at Stake)
- Kitty Steals the Show by Carrie Vaughn – July 31, 2012
- Angel of Darkness by Cynthia Eden
- Night Betrayed by Joss Ware
- Before the Witches by Karina Cooper
Nicole acquired a couple of great titles this week as well. For review, Chasing Magic by Stacia Kane and Endure by Carrie Jones. She also went out and bought Deadly Descendant by Jenna Black (which Casey just received for review as well).
As a living descendant of Artemis the Huntress, private investigator Nikki Glass knows how to track someone down. But when an Oracle shows up, warning the Descendants about wild dog attacks in Washington, D.C., Nikki is afraid it might be a trap. The Olympians believe the “dogs” are really jackals, controlled by a blood-crazed descendant of the Egyptian death-god Anubis. Whatever. . . . If Nikki hopes to muzzle Dogboy, she’s got to catch him in the act. But when she stakes out a local cemetery, she ends up face-to-snout with a snarling pack of shadow-jackals whose bite is worse than their bark. These hellhounds are deadly—even for an immortal like Nikki. “Dog” spelled backward may be “god,” but that won’t stop Nikki from teaching these old gods some new tricks. Like playing dead.