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Stacking the Shelves is a meme created by Tynga Reviews in which bloggers post photos and information on what books they've purchased/received/borrowed during the week!
After binge-watching Game of Thrones Seasons 1-4, I was on a high fantasy kick. I spent way too many hours on BestFantasyBooks.com & ended up ordering three first books in highly acclaimed series.
1. Half a King by Joe Abercrombie, the first book in a YA high fantasy series (Shattered Sea series) set in a Nordic-inspired empire.
2. Ship of Magic by Robin Hobb. This book topped BestFantasyBook's "Best Romantic Fantasy Books" list, which is one of my favorite sub-genres of fantasy, if not my favorite. (This just means it's high fantasy but with a strong romantic sub plot). Plus, I've never read a Robin Hobb book, although I've heard brilliant things about her writing & characters.
3. The Emperor's Blades by Brian Staveley. This one made all the Best Fantasy Debuts of 2014 lists, and the sequel, The Providence of Fire, which has just been released, has been getting rave reviews. Plus, I believe it's Asian-inspired, if that gorgeous cover is any indication.
Anyway, looking forward to reading all of these books!!! If you've read any, I'd love to hear your thoughts. And if you got any books recently you're excited to read, I'd love to hear about them!