Saturday, 7 March 2015

Stacking The Shelves #26

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.

I have done stacking the shelves for a couple of weeks as RL has gotten a liuttle hectic lately also it may be a biut quoeter on the blog for a week or two as I am moving house next week and am not sure how long I will be without internet not to mention packing and moving etc.

That being said, i have gotten some nice titles in the last couple of weeks so am preparing this post a little earlier and then scheduling it while I can.

Review - E-ARCs (Netgalley)

I loved Jennifer Estep's Gwen Frost series so i am looking forward to this new series :-)

Cold Burn of Magic (Black Blade #1) by Jennifer Estep

There Be Monsters Here. . .

It's not as great as you'd think, living in a tourist town that's known as "the most magical place in America." Same boring high school, just twice as many monsters under the bridges and rival Families killing each other for power.

I try to keep out of it. I've got my mom's bloodiron sword and my slightly illegal home in the basement of the municipal library. And a couple of Talents I try to keep quiet, including very light fingers and a way with a lock pick.

But then some nasty characters bring their Family feud into my friend's pawn shop, and I have to make a call--get involved, or watch a cute guy die because I didn't. I guess I made the wrong choice, because now I'm stuck putting everything on the line for Devon Sinclair. My mom was murdered because of the Families, and it looks like I'm going to end up just like her. . .

I haven't heard of this author previously but the books looks good so I requested it and was approved :-)

City of Fae  by Pippa DaCosta
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From the moment Alina touches London's hottest fae superstar, breaking one of the laws founded to protect all of her kind, her fate – and the fae – close in.

Below ground, the fae High Queen plots to claim the city as her own and places her pawns, ready for the battle to come. A battle she cannot lose, but for one small problem – Alina. There are four ancient keepers powerful enough to keep the queen in her prison. Three are dead. One remains … And to fight back, Alina risks sacrificing everything she has come to love.

This New Adult urban fantasy is packed with action and suspense and will have you yearning for more forbidden fae romance.

WON - Print book - with thanks from Hachette Books


I won the next book in a twitter competition run by Hachette Books Australia.  IT's look sgood and I cannot wait to read :-)

Runaway by Peter May

In 1965, five teenage friends fled Glasgow for London to pursue their dream of musical stardom. Yet before year's end three returned, and returned damaged. In 2015, a brutal murder forces those three men, now in their sixties, to journey back to London and finally confront the dark truth they have run from for five decades.

Runaway is a crime novel covering fifty years of friendships solidified and severed, dreams shared and shattered and passions lit and extinguished; set against the backdrop of two unique and contrasting cities at two unique and contrasting periods of recent history.



Purchased - Print Books

This pre-order arrived this week.  So excited to read this! And the cover is so very pretty :-)

Book two of the dazzling Winner's Trilogy is a fight to the death as Kestrel risks betrayal of country for love.

The engagement of Lady Kestrel to Valoria’s crown prince means one celebration after another. But to Kestrel it means living in a cage of her own making. As the wedding approaches, she aches to tell Arin the truth about her engagement…if she could only trust him. Yet can she even trust herself? For—unknown to Arin—Kestrel is becoming a skilled practitioner of deceit: an anonymous spy passing information to Herran, and close to uncovering a shocking secret.

As Arin enlists dangerous allies in the struggle to keep his country’s freedom, he can’t fight the suspicion that Kestrel knows more than she shows. In the end, it might not be a dagger in the dark that cuts him open, but the truth. And when that happens, Kestrel and Arin learn just how much their crimes will cost them.

 check out the good reads link
Purchase: Booktopia  | Book Depository

Purchased - E-Book/Audio Book

The E-book at work experiment is going nicely so I bought the whisper sync audio for the next book in the series as I already had the e-book.  It's been great to listen whilst I work :-)

Crown of Midnight (Throne of Glass #2) by Sarah J Maas
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"A line that should never be crossed is about to be breached.

It puts this entire castle in jeopardy—and the life of your friend."

From the throne of glass rules a king with a fist of iron and a soul as black as pitch. Assassin Celaena Sardothien won a brutal contest to become his Champion. Yet Celaena is far from loyal to the crown. She hides her secret vigilantly; she knows that the man she serves is bent on evil.

Keeping up the deadly charade becomes increasingly difficult when Celaena realizes she is not the only one seeking justice. As she tries to untangle the mysteries buried deep within the glass castle, her closest relationships suffer. It seems no one is above questioning her allegiances—not the Crown Prince Dorian; not Chaol, the Captain of the Guard; not even her best friend, Nehemia, a foreign princess with a rebel heart.

Then one terrible night, the secrets they have all been keeping lead to an unspeakable tragedy. As Celaena's world shatters, she will be forced to give up the very thing most precious to her and decide once and for all where her true loyalties lie...and whom she is ultimately willing to fight for.

So what did you add to your shelves this week?


  1. I bought the Winner's Crime as well this week! I still haven't started it because I want to finish my current read first, so that I can give all my attention to TWC. I got a bad feeling though that it's going to break my heart, big time! City of Fae also sounds like a good read, I hope it meets your expectations. Enjoy your books and have a nice weekend! :)

  2. Great haul! I absolutely loved Cold Burn of Magic! I hope you do too :)

    Happy Reading!

  3. Awesome stack of books. I'm looking forward to Jennifer Estep's new series. I loved her Mythos Academy. Hoping that I get approved for the Pippa Costa series as well.

    Grace @ Books of Love

  4. I am hoping to get the Winner's Crime soon! I have only heard good things about it, so I am realllly excited. :D City of Fae has such a pretty cover. I hope you enjoy all your books.

    My Stacking the Shelves

  5. I want to read so bad The winner's crime! Great list :)

    Here's my StS: SofiaLovesReading

  6. Great haul! Cold Burn of Magic sounds really good. I really need to check out the Winner's Curse series! Have a great week.
    Krystianna @ Downright Dystopian

  7. City of Fae and Cold Burn of Magic both caught my attention, but they all sound good. Enjoy your reading time :)

    My STS

  8. Love the cover for City of Fae. I might have to look into getting that one at a later time. The Winner's Curse is on my TBR and in the meanwhile I hope you love the second book here. I hope you enjoy all these. Happy Reading!
    Here are my newest additions.