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Saturday, 6 September 2014

Stacking The Shelves #18


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.

It's been a while since I posted a stacking the shelves.  Between a crazy, busy RL and back to back blog tours on the blog, I just haven't had the time to sit down and show of all the amazing books I have been getting lately.  So I this post today will feature the books I have received this week plus one or two that have been received since the last post that I am particularly excited about :-)


Ebooks For Review (via Netgalley)
So excited about this one. Been hearing things about it for a while so I think I had literally requested it within minutes of it appearing on netgalley. Was even more excited when I was approved :-)



Talon (The Talon Saga #1) by Julie Kagawa


Long ago, dragons were hunted to near extinction by the Order of St. George, a legendary society of dragon slayers. Hiding in human form and growing their numbers in secret, the dragons of Talon have become strong and cunning, and they're positioned to take over the world with humans none the wiser.

Ember and Dante Hill are the only sister and brother known to dragonkind. Trained to infiltrate society, Ember wants to live the teen experience and enjoy a summer of freedom before taking her destined place in Talon. But destiny is a matter of perspective, and a rogue dragon will soon challenge everything Ember has been taught. As Ember struggles to accept her future, she and her brother are hunted by the Order of St. George.

Soldier Garret Xavier Sebastian has a mission to seek and destroy all dragons, and Talon's newest recruits in particular. But he cannot kill unless he is certain he has found his prey: and nothing is certain about Ember Hill. Faced with Ember's bravery, confidence and all-too-human desires, Garret begins to question everything that the Order has ingrained in him: and what he might be willing to give up to find the truth about dragons.



This one I just received this afternoon and it sounds really good!


Black Ice by Becca Fitzpatrick


Sometimes danger is hard to see... until it’s too late. 

Britt Pfeiffer has trained to backpack the Teton Range, but she isn't prepared when her ex-boyfriend, who still haunts her every thought, wants to join her. Before Britt can explore her feelings for Calvin, an unexpected blizzard forces her to seek shelter in a remote cabin, accepting the hospitality of its two very handsome occupants—but these men are fugitives, and they take her hostage. 

In exchange for her life, Britt agrees to guide the men off the mountain. As they set off, Britt knows she must stay alive long enough for Calvin to find her. The task is made even more complicated when Britt finds chilling evidence of a series of murders that have taken place there... and in uncovering this, she may become the killer’s next target. 

But nothing is as it seems in the mountains, and everyone is keeping secrets, including Mason, one of her kidnappers. His kindness is confusing Britt. Is he an enemy? Or an ally? 

BLACK ICE is New York Times bestselling author Becca Fitzpatrick’s riveting romantic thriller set against the treacherous backdrop of the mountains of Wyoming. Falling in love should never be this dangerous…




The iron Trial (Magisterium #1) by Holly Black & Cassandra Clare


From NEW YORK TIMES bestselling authors Holly Black and Cassandra Clare comes a riveting new series that defies what you think you know about the world of magic.

From two bestselling superstars, a dazzling and magical middle-grade collaboration centering on the students of the Magisterium, an academy for those with a propensity toward magic. In this first book, a new student comes to the Magisterium against his will -- is it because he is destined to be a powerful magician, or is the truth more twisted than that? It's a journey that will thrill you, surprise you, and make you wonder about the clear-cut distinction usually made between good and evil.



Purchased:

I bought the below gorgeous book in celebration of the series based on it that start last month.  I started reading this series back in 2003/2004 and most recently read book 7 back in 2010.  This is the 20th anniversary edition of book 1 and it is absolutely gorgeous.  I had been eyeing it off for months and the start of the series seemed the perfect excuse to finally purchase it.  Though I do think there will not be much actual reading of this copy being done LOL! That is what the paperback and e-copies are for :-)






Outlander(Outlander #1) by Diana Gabaldon


The year is 1945. Claire Randall, a former combat nurse, is back from the war and reunited with her husband on a second honeymoon--when she walks through a standing stone in one of the ancient stone circles that dot the British Isles. Suddenly she is a Sassenach--an "outlander"--in a Scotland torn by war and raiding Highland clans in the year of Our Lord...1743.

Hurled back in time by forces she cannot understand, Claire is catapulted into intrigues and dangers that may threaten her life...and shatter her heart. For here she meets James Fraser, a gallant young Scots warrior, and becomes a woman torn between fidelity and desire...and between two vastly different men in two irreconcilable lives.



Yup you guess it, I have also indulged in the e-copies of this series as my original paperbacks are currently packed away and i decided i wanted to start the series again and refresh my memory as I make my way back slowly to the latest book.



Cross Stitch(Outlander #1) by Diana Gabaldon
Goodreads | Book Depository | Amazon

Dragonfly in Amber(Outlander #2) by Diana Gabaldon
Goodreads | Book Depository | Amazon

Voyager (Outlander #3) by Diana Gabaldon
Goodreads | Book Depository | Amazon



Last but not least, I picked these two up from the post office this morning. Both are books I have been greatly looking forward to.

Fool's Assassin (The Fitz & The Fool#1) by Robin Hobb
Goodreads | Book Depository | Amazon
'Fantasy as it ought to be written' GEORGE R.R. MARTINTom Badgerlock has been living peaceably in the manor house at Withywoods with his beloved wife Molly these many years, the estate a reward to his family for loyal service to the crown.
But behind the facade of respectable middle-age lies a turbulent and violent past. For Tom Badgerlock is actually FitzChivalry Farseer, bastard scion of the Farseer line, convicted user of Beast-magic, and assassin. A man who has risked much for his king and lost more…
On a shelf in his den sits a triptych carved in memory stone of a man, a wolf and a fool. Once, these three were inseparable friends: Fitz, Nighteyes and the Fool. But one is long dead, and one long-missing.
Then one Winterfest night a messenger arrives to seek out Fitz, but mysteriously disappears, leaving nothing but a blood-trail. What was the message? Who was the sender? And what has happened to the messenger?
Suddenly Fitz's violent old life erupts into the peace of his new world, and nothing and no one is safe.


Demon Child (Celestial Battle #2) by Kylie Chan

Goodreads | Book Depository | Amazon
From NEW YORK TIMES bestselling authors Holly Black and Cassandra Clare comes a riveting new series that defies what you think you know about the world of magic.
From two bestselling superstars, a dazzling and magical middle-grade collaboration centering on the students of the Magisterium, an academy for those with a propensity toward magic. In this first book, a new student comes to the Magisterium against his will -- is it because he is destined to be a powerful magician, or is the truth more twisted than that? It's a journey that will thrill you, surprise you, and make you wonder about the clear-cut distinction usually made between good and evil.


So what did you add to your shelves this week?





1 comment:

  1. Yay for Talon and Black Ice. I have heard excellent things about Talon. Also very good things about Black Ice. Outlander is an excellent read.

    Grace @ Books of Love

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