Friday, 7 June 2013

Stacking The Shelves #1

Welcome to my first Stacking The Shelves!  Previously I participated in In My Mailbox but decided it was time for a change.  Stacking the Shelves is hosted by Tynga Reviews and is a meme to share those books, both print and e-book, that have been added to your shelves in the last week/s.

It's been a couple of week's and that means I have had two trips to go crazy at the library along with a book for review this week.

For Review (via HarlequinTeen):

Wasn't expecting to get a print copy of this book so it was an awesome surprise to find this in my mailbox this week and be able to add it to my shelf.  So very very excited.  I absolutely adore the cover of this book so loving having a print copy to read.  I also pre-ordered a copy of this a while ago, so will probably be hosting a giveaway for that copy once I receive it :-)  By the time this post goes to air, I will most likely have finished reading it hehe.

Ink (Paper Gods #1) by Amanda Sun

I looked down at the paper, still touching the tip of my shoe. I reached for it, flipping the page over to look.

Scrawls of ink outlined a drawing of a girl lying on a bench.

A sick feeling started to twist in my stomach, like motion sickness.

And then the girl in the drawing turned her head, and her inky eyes glared straight into mine.

On the heels of a family tragedy, the last thing Katie Greene wants to do is move halfway across the world. Stuck with her aunt in Shizuoka, Japan, Katie feels lost. Alone. She doesn’t know the language, she can barely hold a pair of chopsticks, and she can’t seem to get the hang of taking her shoes off whenever she enters a building.

Then there’s gorgeous but aloof Tomohiro, star of the school’s kendo team. How did he really get the scar on his arm? Katie isn’t prepared for the answer. But when she sees the things he draws start moving, there’s no denying the truth: Tomo has a connection to the ancient gods of Japan, and being near Katie is causing his abilities to spiral out of control. If the wrong people notice, they'll both be targets.

Katie never wanted to move to Japan—now she may not make it out of the country alive.

For Review (via Netgalley):

Hindsight by Sarah Belle

The universe has sent Juliette a sign. She wishes it had been an email instead...

Juliette’s career is on fire, her marriage and family are in melt-down, and a red-hot goddess wants her husband. But those are the least of her worries when she wakes up on her lounge room floor in the year 1961.

Without any of her modern conveniences — nanny, housekeeper, surgically attached mobile phone, designer wardrobe, and intravenous lattes — Juliette is just over fifty years out of her comfort zone. But as she takes on the role of a 1961 housewife, with gritted liberated teeth, she discovers an unexpected truth: slower doesn’t mean boring, at home doesn’t mean dull, and priorities don’t mean sacrifices.

As she finds unexpected friendships, a resuscitated love life, tragedy and triumph, Juliette begins to wonder if she really wants to return home after all.

Free E-Novellas from Harlequin & HarlequinTeen Australia

Both these Novellas are prequels to books I am greatly looking forward to reading, in fact have already started reading Ink By Amanda Sun and I cannot wait to get my hands on The returned By Jason Mott 

Shadow (Paper Gods #0.5) by Amanda Sun

Meet two teens whose worlds are about to change forever in this paranormal Young Adult novella, a prequel to Ink by debut author Amanda Sun…

Katie Greene’s worst nightmare comes true when her mother dies, and she’s devastated to learn that she will have to leave the only home she’s ever known. Desperate to find where she belongs, she must decide if she has what it takes to start a new life across the ocean.

For Yuu Tomohiro, every day is a nightmare. He struggles to control his strange ability, and keeps everyone at a distance so they won’t get hurt—even his girlfriend, Myu. At night, a shadow haunts his dreams, and a mysterious woman torments him with omens of death and destruction. But these haunting premonitions are only the beginning…

The First (The Returned #0.5) by Jason Mott
Goodreads | Harlequin

In Jason Mott's haunting and unforgettable debut novel, The Returned, an impossible miracle is occurring all across the globe. Read how it all begins in this short story, The First.

It's been just over a year since Edmund Blithe died, and just over a month since his fiancée, Emily, stopped wearing her engagement ring. Emily has finally begun to move on… Until Edmund mysteriously and inexplicably returns, sending the world—and Emily—into a tailspin.

Edmund is only just the beginning. Around the world, people's loved ones are returning from beyond, seeking only to reenter the lives they left behind. As the world dives deep into uncertainty, Emily and Edmund are determined to find their way back to one another…even if it means risking everything.

The reappearances continue in The Sparrow, and look for The Returned from Harlequin MIRA, a moving tale of a family given a second chance at life and a world where nothing—not even death—is certain.

Free E-Novels From IBooks (Australian):

Couldn't pass up these awesome free books during the week.  All three are book one in a series I love so really it was a no brainer 

My Soul To Take (Soul Screamers #1) by Rachel Vincent

She doesn’t see dead people, but...

She senses when someone near her is about to die. And when that happens, a force beyond her control compels her to scream bloody murder. Literally.

Kaylee just wants to enjoy having caught the attention of the hottest guy in school. But a normal date is hard to come by when Nash seems to know more about her need to scream than she does. And when classmates start dropping dead for no apparent reason, only Kaylee knows who’ll be next...

Touch of Power (Healer #1) by Maria V Snyder

Laying hands upon the injured and dying, Avry of Kazan assumes their wounds and diseases into herself. But rather than being honored for her skills, she is hunted. Healers like Avry are accused of spreading the plague that has decimated the Territories, leaving the survivors in a state of chaos.

Stressed and tired from hiding, Avry is abducted by a band of rogues who, shockingly, value her gift above the golden bounty offered for her capture. Their leader, an enigmatic captor-protector with powers of his own, is unequivocal in his demands: Avry must heal a plague-stricken prince—leader of a campaign against her people. As they traverse the daunting Nine Mountains, beset by mercenaries and magical dangers, Avry must decide who is worth healing and what is worth dying for. Because the price of peace may well be her life....

The Goddess Test (The Goddess Test #1) by Aimee Carter

Every girl who had taken the test has died.
Now it's Kate's turn.
It's always been just Kate and her mom - and her mother is dying. Her last wish? To move back to her childhood home. So Kate's going to start at a new school with no friends, no other family and the fear that her mother won't live past the fall.
Then she meets Henry. Dark. Tortured. And mesmerizing. He claims to be Hades, god of the Underworld - and if she accepts his bargain, he'll keep her mother alive while Kate tries to pass seven tests.
Kate is sure he's crazy - until she sees him bring a girl back from the dead. Now saving her mother seems crazily possible. If she succeeds, she'll become Henry's future bride and a goddess.
If she fails...


Between The Lives by Jessica Shirvington

Written in Red by Anne Bishop

The Raven Boys by Maggie Stiefvater
Goodreads | Book Depository

The Evolution of Mara Dyer by Michelle Hodkin

The Madness Underneath by Maureen Johnson

In one of my armchairBEA posts last week, I mentioned that I didn't get the ting with zombies and posed the question "Why are Zombies so awesome?".  One of the comments mentioned that I needed to read Carrie Ryan to really understand.  So here I go :-)

The Forest of Hands & Teeth by Carrie Ryan

The Dark & Hollow Places by Carrie Ryan

So what did you add to your shelves this week?


  1. Awesome books! I ddn't know about the prequel to Ink, and since I am reading Ink right now, I decided I needed to grab it and it was free through Barnes and Noble, as were the Jason Mott books.

    Lisa @ Just Another Rabid Reader

  2. Awesome haul! You got so many awesome books! I got INK for review as well and can't wait to read it. I loved My Soul to Take and The Forest of Hands and Teeth. Hope you enjoy all of your lovely books.

    Ange @ Moonlight Reader

  3. The forest of hands and teeth I want to read so bad! Great haul:)

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  4. Great group of books. Hope you enjoy them all

  5. I keep trying to get to Maria Snyder and Aimee Carter but other books keep getting in the way. Happy reading!

    Tsuki’s STS

  6. Nice! Lots of books! I can't wait to read Ink. And I've had The Evolution for a long time, but I haven't read it yet! I should lol. Great haul!

    Thanks for visiting my blog!

    Alyssa @ The Eater of Books!

  7. Nice haul. You got a fabulous collection of books. I hope you love all your new books. Come visit me as well.


  8. We just posted a review of Ink earlier this week! :)
    I really need to get the second Mara Dyer book - I loved the first book in the series.

  9. I want to read so many of these books :) You had a great haul :) Have a great weekend.
    -Scott Reads It

  10. Fantastic haul! I loved INK. Such an awesome read. Def. read The Forest of Hands and Teeth, The Dead Tossed Waves, and The Dark and Hollow Places. They got me and Gabby into the whole zombie thing. Thanks for sharing and happy reading!

    Our STS

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  11. I've heard really great things about The Goddess Test, though I have yet to start it. Same with Ink! I hope you enjoy everything. :)

    Krystianna @ Downright Dystopian

  12. Ooh, I love the cover for Touch of Power. Ink is on my TBR list. Happy reading!
    Here are my newest additions.

  13. Great library grabs. I got Ink a while back but haven't read it yet. Happy reading.

  14. I also have Ink to review. Can't wait! Thanks for stopping by my blog :)

    Sugar & Snark's STS

  15. I love the cover of Ink and the drawings inside it; it's so beautiful!
    Hindsight looks good, -adds it to my TBR pile-, and The Evolution of Mara Dyer is sooo good! ;D
    Enjoy all your books & thanks for stopping by my STS! (:

  16. The raven boys and Mara Dyer are AMAZING! So are The forest of hands and teeth, I couldn't finish The goddess test, but I hope you enjoy it!
    Happy reading! and thanks for stopping by my STS!

    Lis @ The reader lines

  17. Cool haul! I really like your choices. Maggie Steifvater seems to be very popular and I have yet to read her. I really want to read Ink though. What do you think about ARCycling to Canada when you're done, LOL.

    Check out my STS post!
    - Nova @ Musings of a Blogder

  18. So many wonderful books! I hope you enjoy them all :) I really liked Ink and the, Healer & Soul Screamer series.

    Happy reading!

    Sharon – Obsession with Books

  19. wow so many books are on my TBR list, dying to get my hands on them! I'd love a paper copy of Ink, I've heard the artwork is amazing. Hope you enjoy it!