Stacking the Shelves #43!

Posted May 21, 2022 by WendyW in Blogging, Book Blog Meme, bookblogger / 30 Comments

Stacking The Shelves is a meme hosted by Tynga’s Reviews and Reading Reality all about sharing the books you are adding to your shelves, may it be physical or virtual. This means you can include books you buy in physical store or online, books you borrow from friends or the library, review books, gifts, and of course ebooks! And audiobooks. Don’t forget audiobooks!

No NetGalley or Edelwiess this week. I have a lot of ARC’s that I need to catch up on, so I just have a couple of kindle books that I’m looking forward to.


Publication Date: February 13, 2020

Fellow bookblogger Teri Polen’s first book in her The Colony Series. Not my usual genre, but I’ve heard great things about it, and it does sound exciting! And, it’s something different for me.

Synopsis: If genetic engineering could guarantee you and your family perfect health and unparalleled beauty, would you pay top dollar for it? Would you kill for it?

Residents of the Colony would. And do.

Only the Insurgents can stop them.

Seventeen-year-old Asher Solomon is a premier operative with the Insurgents. He and his team have rescued countless hostages, saving them from painful deaths in Colony labs as desirable genetic traits are stripped from their bodies.

He’s also suffered more losses than anyone should have to.

Then Asher gets intel that might give his people the upper hand. The Colony is searching for Subject A36. If the Insurgents determine the subject’s identity first, they might be able to turn the tide of the war.

Asher and his team embark on their riskiest mission ever, and the stakes have never been higher. But even if he survives the physical dangers, the devastating secrets he uncovers might destroy him.

Publication Date: May 19, 2022

The second in the series from the book above. I like that I can read them back to back.

Synopsis: If a megalomaniac threatened your family, would you give up your freedom for them? Would you give up your soul?

Asher Solomon is faced with that choice. And makes the ultimate sacrifice.

Exactly as Director Silas Reeves expected him to.

Unable to live as the Colony’s premier assassin, Ash retreats to a corner of his mind, ceding control of his body to the alter-ego he was engineered to be—Subject A36. As he’s unleashed to battle the Insurgents, the only family he ever knew, the tide of war shifts in Silas’s favor.

Combined with his expansion into new territories, the director is poised to take over the world.

But the Insurgents don’t give up easily. Not on their cause, and not on their people. With the help of a few double agents deep in the Colony, they stand a fighting chance at ending Silas’s reign.

In order to shut down the program, they face almost insurmountable odds. And their most dangerous foe—their former champion turned killing machine, A36.

That’s all I have for this week. Have you read any of these books? What’s on your list to read? Comment below!

30 responses to “Stacking the Shelves #43!

  1. I haven’t read any of these but they look interesting! I didn’t get any ARCS this week either but made up for it with some book shopping! Hope you are having a wonderful week!

  2. Both of these sound really fun. I have to admit that I guessed who Subject A36 was and the second synopsis confirmed it. 😉

  3. I haven’t read either of these books but they both have me intrigued! Have a wonderful week ahead Wendy!

  4. I think you will enjoy’s Teri’s books. They are very fast-paced and I just loved the story – there’s even a little romance ❤️

  5. Nice that you can read them back to back. I have quite a few ARCs I need to catch up on, too. Hope you love these. 🙂

  6. I added more than I had intended this week. Then I got two more in the mail after my post (one I agreed to review and the author sent the second one as well). I guess I will start next week’s post with them, LOL.

  7. It’s always nice when you have multiple books from the same series that you can read back-to-back. I find that so helpful in understanding the flow of the story! I hope you enjoy these thoroughly.

  8. I am impressed by your will power! I have seen reviews of Teri’s books lately and have been tempted. I will watch for your reviews, Wendy.

    • Thank you, Carla! I’ll be up in your country later next month, so I’m trying to keep the number of books to a more manageable level.

  9. Jenny+McClinton

    I saw a review for these this week, they sound great, hope you enjoy 💕