Saturday, January 18, 2014

Stacking the Shelves (38) 1.18.14

Saturday, January 18, 2014 12:18 PM with 16 comments

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Stacking the Shelves is a weekly feature hosted by Tyngas Reviews. This meme allows us to share the books we've recently added to our 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! *Clicking the link of a book's title will take you to Goodreads.


I wish I had something good to share on the job front, but the wait for my teaching certification continues. Whomp, whomp. I could talk more about this, but I'm not going to.

This week on the blog I posted a review for the book The List which is a wonderful YA book that follows eight different girls through a single week of high school. I also posted a review for the movie You're Next which starts off like every other scary movie, but gets more original and fun in the second half.

This week I have all kinds of books to share with you, so without further adieu...Hope you are all having a splendid weekend!

For Review

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Cruel Beauty by Rosamund Hodge
The early reviews I've skimmed have labeled this Beauty and the Beast meets Cupid and Psyche. I've read the first chapter or so and it's interesting so far. 
Uninvited by Sophie Jordan
This one has been billed as The Scarlet Letter meets Minority Report. I read about 25% of The Uninvited and it wasn't really holding my attention so I put it aside for a bit. I do plan on finishing it...hopefully before publication.
Heartbeat by Elizabeth Scott
A girl's mother is being kept alive by machines for the baby inside her. I don't know if I can do this one. I didn't read the synopsis. I was just like, oh look a new Elizabeth Scott book. We'll see.
Anything to Have You by Paige Harbison
From what I can gather from the synopsis a girl sleeps with her best friend's boyfriend when drunk at a party. 
Tales From My Closet by Jennifer Anne Moses
This book follows five girls in high school through the clothing choices. I'm reading this now and it's pretty fun, although a bit young.
Minders by Michelle Jaffe
A girl is accepted into a program where teens live inside the mind of somebody else for 6 weeks, falls in love with her subject, watches him commit a crime, and then has to decide whether or not to turn him in. 
And We Stay by Jennifer Hubbard
After her boyfriend shoots himself in their school library a girl transfers to a boarding school and deals with the aftermath.

What I snagged from the library

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Nameless by Lili St. Crow
A retelling of Snow White. I've heard good things.
The Nightmare Affair by Mindee Arnett
A girl who is a nightmare, meaning she feeds off of people's bad dreams, I guess, tries to solve a murder.

So that's it for me this week. I'm pretty excited about what I added to my shelves. What did you add to your shelves? Link me up!
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16 comments:

  1. Yay for Cruel Beauty! I hope we both love it! Also, I have heard great things about Uninvited so far! Enjoy all your books :)

    Thanks for stopping by!
    Nicole @ The Quiet Concert

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  2. Nice haul of books. Heard really good things about Uninvited. Come visit me as well.

    Grace
    Books of Love
    http://gracebooksoflove.com

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  3. Oh sweet you got Cruel Beauty! I want to read that one.
    My StS

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  4. CRUEL BEAUTY! LOVED IT! And I kind of already want to read it again. I love books that hit me like that. I keep hearing great things about Uninvited, but I've yet to read a single Sophie Jordan book, though I have her dragon series and this one, too. I should probably go ahead and jump on the bandwagon, right?

    Continued good wishes on the job front! And happy reading, as always!

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  5. I LOVED Cruel Beauty!!!! Ignifex! I really really want Minders! Hope you enjoy it! Thanks for stopping by!

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  6. I'm jealous of Cruel Beauty, and I have Heart Beat and And We Stay as well. Enjoy them! My STS

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  7. I really want to read The Nightmare Affair! I haven't heard terribly good things about it, but, gosh, the premise is awesome. I want it. :) Happy reading! My StS!

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  8. Great haul! You've got so many great review books! I really need to hurry up and and read Cruel Beauty, I keep hearing so many wonderful things. Thanks for stopping by my post :)

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  9. I've been wanting Cruel Beauty for ages. I don't even mind what it's about, I just love the cover!

    Have a good week.

    Sarah

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  10. I have seen so many great reviews for Cruel Beauty that it's on my wishlist now. I am reading And We Stay right now and it feels very original, it has a very poetical style that I'm really enjoying.
    Happy reading.

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  11. I liked Cruel Beauty a lot! And I really liked The List.
    Hope you enjoy all (or at least some) of those new books!
    Thanks so much for stopping by! Jen @ YA Romantics

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  12. Heartbeat is uhhhh - mazing!!! Haha, I really liked that one despite my low expectations! Also, I really need to get my hands on Minders, too! I read Mcihelle Jaffe's Rosebush and just loved it way too much to be true!

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  13. I have the first three books and will be reading them soon except for Heartbeat. I think I am going to shelve it as I am reading mixed reviews and I can't do dramatic and depressing in the winter. The Nightmare Affair was good, not spectacular though I think it is a good library book. Best of luck on your teaching certificate! Thanks for stopping by my blog!

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  14. Cruel Beauty and Uninvited...can't wait to read those! Have fun reading! ~Pam

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  15. Awesome haul! I'm really looking forward to reading Cruel Beauty and Minders!

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  16. Great selection of books! I'll be curious what you'll think of them all especially Cruel Beauty. Enjoy!

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