Saturday, 22 June 2013

Stacking the Shelves #3

Welcome to  Stacking The Shelves!  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.

Not a bad week book wise. Scored some awesome e-novels from netgalley to read & review as well as a couple of good series for the library. Not been bell though for the second half of the week so all has been a little quiet on the blog front. Hope to get back into it this week.

For Review (via Netgalley):

So excited to get this to review.  Another title I saw at Harlequin Summit this year and just had to read.

The Returned (The Returned #1) by Jason Mott 

"Jacob was time out of sync, time more perfect than it had been. He was life the way it was supposed to be all those years ago. That's what all the Returned were." Harold and Lucille Hargrave's lives have been both joyful and sorrowful in the decades since their only son, Jacob, died tragically at his eighth birthday party in 1966. In their old age they've settled comfortably into life without him, their wounds tempered through the grace of time…. Until one day Jacob mysteriously appears on their doorstep—flesh and blood, their sweet, precocious child, still eight years old.

All over the world people's loved ones are returning from beyond. No one knows how or why this is happening, whether it's a miracle or a sign of the end. Not even Harold and Lucille can agree on whether the boy is real or a wondrous imitation, but one thing they know for sure: he's their son. As chaos erupts around the globe, the newly reunited Hargrave family finds itself at the center of a community on the brink of collapse, forced to navigate a mysterious new reality and a conflict that threatens to unravel the very meaning of what it is to be human.

With spare, elegant prose and searing emotional depth, award-winning poet Jason Mott explores timeless questions of faith and morality, love and responsibility. A spellbinding and stunning debut, The Returned is an unforgettable story that marks the arrival of an important new voice in contemporary fiction.

Banish by Nicola Marsh

Alyssa has one week to destroy her enemy, save her spirit... and save her soul. 

After her ex-boyfriend commits suicide and her mum’s alcoholism sparks yet another psychotic episode, seventeen-year-old Alyssa Wood flees her small hometown of Broadwater and heads to New York City to stay with her bohemian aunt — a Wicca High Priestess.

Alyssa revels in the anonymity of a big city and her new life. Her grades climb, she has a new best friend, and a new guy: the sexy geek Ronan — a saxophone player who prefers jazz to pop.

But her newfound peace is soon shattered when she sees a dead body in one of Ronan’s music clips — and she’s the only one who can see it. Worse still, Alyssa recognises the body that has been murdered a week forward!

Alyssa doesn’t believe in the supernatural...despite her family’s Wicca background. So how will she overcome evil when it’s closer than she thinks?

Time After Time (Time Between Us #2) by Tamara Ireland Stone

Calling Anna and Bennett’s romance long distance is an understatement: she’s from 1995 Chicago and he’s a time traveler from 2012 San Francisco. The two of them never should have met, but they did. They fell in love, even though they knew they shouldn't. And they found a way to stay together, against all odds.

It’s not a perfect arrangement, though, with Bennett unable to stay in the past for more than brief visits, skipping out on big chunks of his present in order to be with Anna in hers. They each are confident that they’ll find a way to make things work...until Bennett witnesses a single event he never should have seen (and certainly never expected to). Will the decisions he makes from that point on cement a future he doesn't want?

Told from Bennett’s point of view, Time After Time will satisfy readers looking for a fresh, exciting, and beautifully-written love story, both those who are eager to find out what’s next for Time Between Us's Anna and Bennett and those discovering their story for the first time.


Cinder (Lunar Chronicles #1) by Marissa Meyer 

Goodreads | Book Depository

Scarlet (Lunar Chronicles #2) by Marissa Meyer 

Between the Lines (Between the Lines #1) by Tammara Webber

Goodreads | Book Depository

Where You Are (Between the Lines #2) by Tammara Webber 

Goodreads | Book Depository

Good For You (Between the Lines #3) by Tammara Webber 

So what did you add to your shelves this week?


  1. I've heard such great things about Cinder & Scarlet. I haven't read them yet, but I'm definitely looking forward to them.

  2. Amazing haul this week! I want the Tammara Webber books!Banish sounds interesting! Enjoy all that you got his week! Thanks for sharing and happy reading!

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  3. Awesome haul! I can't wait for Time After Time because Time Between Us is one of my favorite books. Thanks for sharing. :)
    Krystianna @ Downright Dystopian

  4. I still have to read Time Between Us before the sequel comes out! It looks fantastic! I hope you enjoy all you got :)

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  5. You added some nice ones. I saw those at NetGalley but managed to resist. I am trying to read down my review stack. I loved Cinder and Scarlet and hope you do too. Come and see what I got at Ms. Martin Teaches Media and Inside of a Dog. Happy reading!