Saturday, May 25, 2013

Stacking the Shelves (7)

Saturday, May 25, 2013 1:00 PM with 22 comments


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.

 E-Book ARCs

Gameboard of the Gods (Age of X, #1) Over You The Engagements The Yonahlossee Riding Camp for Girls: A Novel 

The Shining Girls You Look Different in Real Life Outcast 

The Pirate's Wish (The Assassin's Curse, #2)  Faking It (Losing It, #2)  Antonia Lively Breaks The Silence

Gameboard of the Gods  by Michelle Mead
I never got into Mead's other series (I'm just over vampires for now), but I was excited when I heard she was coming out with a new series rooted in mythology.
Over You by Amy Reed
From the synopsis it sounds likes it will be about a somewhat toxic friendship.
The Engagements by J. Courtney Sullivan
I love this author and was so excited to be approved for her latest book. The novel looks not only at four marriages across a century, but also at the evolution of the engagements ring industry. 
Billed as: "A lush, sexy, evocative debut novel of family secrets and girls'-school rituals, set in the 1930s South." Which sounds pretty cool to me.
The Shining Girls by Lauren Beukes
This book is about a time-traveling serial killer. A TIME-TRAVELING SERIAL KILLER!!! 
I love the premise of this: Documentarians (is that a word? I feel like it is, but spell check disagrees) make a movie of the same 5 children every 5 years.
Outcast by Adrienne Kress
About angels falling out of the sky or something. I'm not sure, but I love that charming cover.
The Pirate's Wish by Cassandra Rose Clarke
Confession time. I have a serious problem where I constantly, constantly, request sequels (or sometimes even the third book) for series I haven't read the first book for. It's a serious problem. I've heard great things about the first book and have it checked out, but need to get on it ASAP.
Faking It by Cora Carmack 
Um, see comment above. I haven't read Losing It yet.  Although, it's my understanding that this isn't really a sequel, per se...
Antonia Lively Breaks the Silence by David Samuel Levinson
About a woman who is trying to find out the truth about her author husband's death.

Books I snagged from the library

The Beautiful and the Cursed Girl, Stolen School Spirits (School Spirits, #1) 

Going Vintage Bittersweet Who Could That Be At This Hour? (All The Wrong Questions, #1)

Um, this is a novel set in a creepy abbey in Paris about gargoyles. Gargoyles. Do you need to know anything more?
Girl, Stolen by April Henry
A man steals a car with a girl inside only to find out that her father is rich and powerful. 
School Spirits by Rachel Hawkins
I've always meant to read the Hex Hall series, but just never had. I understand the world is the same with this new series, but the characters are fresh, so I'm gonna give this one a try.
Going Vintage by Lindsay Leavitt
This may be the most charming cover of all time.
Bittersweet  by Sarah Ockler
I've heard great things about this book, so I'm excited to read it. 
Those who follow my posts may remember from last week that I've recently discovered the wonderful world of playaways. This is one of those. 

So what about you? What books did you add to your shelves this week that you can't wait to dive into? Link me up!

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  1. Oh! I can't wait to see what you think about The Pirate's Wish, I read the first book - The Assassin's Curse and honestly, I was on the fence about how I feel so maybe the second book will make things better! ;) I've heard good things about School Spirits too, I should find a copy for myself too. XD

  2. I am reading The Gameboard of Gods atm and I'm about halfway through and I am LOVING it so much! I haven't read a bad Richelle Mead book so far. She's amazing! I can't wait for Faking It, but I'm going to wait until it's published and not request for the arc. Not much longer to wait anymore ;-) I hope you have fun with all of these lovelies! You sure got yourself an amazing bunch of books this week!!

    Siiri @ Little Pieces of Imagination

  3. Wow -- your library is awesome. I'm waiting for Beautiful and Cursed from mine.
    Enjoy all the books :)

    You can find me here: Jen @ YA Romantics

  4. Wow fantastic book haul! I can't wait to hear your thoughts on Gameboard of the Gods...I've read some mixed reviews, but I love Richelle Mead, so I am hoping it's good. I also want to read The Beautiful and the Cursed. I have a copy of Yonhahlosee and can't wait to read that one. Enjoy all of your books!

  5. Amazing book week for you Natalie, glad you snagged The Beautiful and the Cursed. I really want to read Gameboard of the Gods! Enjoy your books this week :)

  6. I've got eARCs for Gameboard of Gods, Shining girls and Faking it. I have read Losing it and loved it, and Faking it is with more companion novel with different characters, although to better understand them , you should know what happened in book #1. Read it, it's good. ;)
    New books for me this week...

  7. Faking It is soooo good! I loved it, I recommend reading Losing It just cos it was lovely but you don't really need to read it to understand FI. Reading GOTG at the mo, really liking it.

  8. Ah I absolutely loved Outcast! I hope that you enjoy it too. Bittersweet has a cute cover! Hope that you enjoy your reads!

  9. Fab books this week. Hope you enjoy them all! You can see my STS here.
    Tasha @ A Trillian Books xoxo

  10. Great haul! Gameboard of the Gods and The Cursed & the Beautiful look really good and I can't wait to read them. Enjoy and thanks for stopping by my blog.

  11. This is such a crazy good haul! I wants The Beautiful and the Cursed so bad!

  12. I just finished School Spirits and loved it. You really must read the Hex Hall series--it's so fun! Outcast does have a very cute cover and I really enjoyed the author's other book, Friday Society, so I'll have to check that one out. Nice haul!

  13. Ooh you got amazing books! I've been wanting to read Going Vintage and You Look Different in Real Life! I hope you enjoy all of them ;)

    Here's my STS

  14. OMG, a time travelling serial killer. Scary, creepy and I have to get my hands on this!
    That cover of Outcast is amazing, it makes me what to read it.
    Great haul, happy reading :)
    BookishTrish @ Between the Lines

  15. Thanks for stopping by my STS! I am so excited to read Faking It! I loved Losing It and I think this will be a fun read too. Enjoy!

  16. Man! Your library has some updated reads! I can't wait to check out Going Vintage, Beautiful and Cursed, and School Spirits! I also have Faking it, which I'm super excited to read! And I personally enjoyed Gameboard of the Gods. I know it's not everyone's cup of tea, but I hope you'll like it!

    My STS

    Jessica@Lovin' Los Libros

  17. Cool haul. Hope you enjoy them :)


  18. I've heard so many great things about Outcast and Gameboard of the Gods, so I'm excited to see what you think of those. Also, I really enjoyed Bittersweet, though The Pirate's Wish was an unfortunate miss for me. I hope it works out for you, though! :)

  19. I'm interested in Gameboard of the Gods...I hated Vampire Academy, but have really enjoyed Bloodlines, so I think I want to give GotG a chance.

    Nice haul! Enjoy your books!

  20. Ack...get on Losing It and The Assassin's Curse! The first books are great, but SO ARE THE SEQUELS/COMPANIONS. :) Also, I just read The Beautiful and the Cursed -- mostly because of GARGOYLES, too -- and I really, really liked it. And such a gorgeous cover! :D Enjoy all your new reads!

  21. Great haul! I have Gameboard of the Gods but still need to read it. School spirits looks wonderful. Some other books here on my TBR list as well.. :) Happy Reading!
    Here are my newest additions from last week.


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