Friday, 1 May 2015

Stacking The Shelves #28

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.

So yet another two weeks has gone by since my last stacking the shelves as the our newly minted NBN internet worked brilliantly for a whole week and a half till suddenly the great deluge in Sydney last week, we lost connection again.

Assuming it had something to do with the rain, we finally had the workmen out to inspect the line only to discover that our dogs had gotten in under the house and chewed through the optic fibre cable :O_O

Still its fixed now and we are in the process of dog proofing the cables so heres hoping there are no more problems. In the mean time a number of awesome titles have headed my way in the last fortnight and I can't wait to star reading them.

Review - E-ARCs (Harper Teen via Edelweiss)

Got a couple of interesting looking titles from Edelweiss this week that are due out in September in two very different genres.  Am looking forward to reading them.

Ash and Bramble  by Sarah Prineas

When the glass slipper just doesn’t fit…

The tale of Cinderella has been retold countless times. But what you know is not the true story.

Pin has no recollection of who she is or how she got to the Godmother’s fortress. She only knows that she is a Seamstress, working day in and out to make ball gowns fit for fairy tales. But she longs to forsake her backbreaking servitude and dares to escape with the brave young Shoemaker.

Pin isn’t free for long before she’s captured again and forced to live the new life the Godmother chooses for her—a fairy tale story, complete with a charming prince—instead of finding her own happily ever after.

Sarah Prineas’s bold fairy tale retelling is a dark and captivating world where swords are more fitting than slippers, young shoemakers are just as striking as princes, and a heroine is more than ready to rescue herself before the clock strikes midnight.

What We Saw by Aaron Hartzler

Kate Weston can piece together most of the bash at John Doone’s house: shots with Stacey Stallard, Ben Cody taking her keys and getting her home early—the feeling that maybe he’s becoming more than just the guy she’s known since they were kids.

But when a picture of Stacey passed out over Deacon Mills’s shoulder appears online the next morning, Kate suspects she doesn’t have all the details. When Stacey levels charges against four of Kate’s classmates, the whole town erupts into controversy. Facts that can’t be ignored begin to surface, and every answer Kate finds leads back to the same question: Where was Ben when a terrible crime was committed?

This story—inspired by real events—from debut novelist Aaron Hartzler takes an unflinching look at silence as a form of complicity. It’s a book about the high stakes of speaking up, and the razor thin line between guilt and innocence that so often gets blurred, one hundred and forty characters at a time.

Review - E-ARCs (Harlequin Teen Australia via Netgalley)

Nowhere But Her (Thunder Road #1) by Katie McGarry

An unforgettable new series from acclaimed author Katie McGarry about taking risks, opening your heart and ending up in a place you never imagined possible.
Seventeen-year-old Emily likes her life the way it is: doting parents, good friends, good school in a safe neighborhood. Sure, she's curious about her biological father—the one who chose life in a motorcycle club, the Reign of Terror, over being a parent—but that doesn't mean she wants to be a part of his world. But when a reluctant visit turns to an extended summer vacation among relatives she never knew she had, one thing becomes clear: nothing is what it seems. Not the club, not her secret-keeping father and not Oz, a guy with suck-me-in blue eyes who can help her understand them both.

Oz wants one thing: to join the Reign of Terror. They're the good guys. They protect people. They're…family. And while Emily—the gorgeous and sheltered daughter of the club's most respected member—is in town, he's gonna prove it to her. So when her father asks him to keep her safe from a rival club with a score to settle, Oz knows it's his shot at his dream. What he doesn't count on is that Emily just might turn that dream upside down.

No one wants them to be together. But sometimes the right person is the one you least expect, and the road you fear the most is the one that leads you home.

Purchased - Print Books

This past month has seen a few book purchases arrive at my door

Confess by Colleen Hoover

From #1 New York Times bestselling author Colleen Hoover, a new novel about risking everything for love—and finding your heart somewhere between the truth and lies.

Auburn Reed has her entire life mapped out. Her goals are in sight and there’s no room for mistakes. But when she walks into a Dallas art studio in search of a job, she doesn’t expect to find a deep attraction to the enigmatic artist who works there, Owen Gentry.

For once, Auburn takes a risk and puts her heart in control, only to discover Owen is keeping major secrets from coming out. The magnitude of his past threatens to destroy everything important to Auburn, and the only way to get her life back on track is to cut Owen out of it.

The last thing Owen wants is to lose Auburn, but he can’t seem to convince her that truth is sometimes as subjective as art. All he would have to do to save their relationship is confess. But in this case, the confession could be much more destructive than the actual sin…

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Purchased - E-Book

I borrowed the first book in this series and read it last Saturday.  I couldn't put it down and the ending shocked me so much that I had to have book 2 straight away.  I have to say though  that this one has held my attention as completely so far

After we Collided(After #2) by Anna Todd

Book Two of the After series—now newly revised and expanded, Anna Todd’s After fan-fiction racked up 1 billion reads online and captivated readers across the globe. Experience the Internet’s most talked-about book for yourself!

Tessa has everything to lose. Hardin has nothing to lose…except her. AFTER WE COLLIDED…Life will never be the same.

After a tumultuous beginning to their relationship, Tessa and Hardin were on the path to making things work. Tessa knew Hardin could be cruel, but when a bombshell revelation is dropped about the origins of their relationship—and Hardin’s mysterious past—Tessa is beside herself.

Hardin will always be…Hardin. But is he really the deep, thoughtful guy Tessa fell madly in love with despite his angry exterior—or has he been a stranger all along? She wishes she could walk away. It’s just not that easy. Not with the memory of passionate nights spent in his arms. His electric touch. His hungry kisses.

Still, Tessa’s not sure she can endure one more broken promise. She put so much on hold for Hardin—school, friends, her mom, a relationship with a guy who really loved her, and now possibly even a promising new career. She needs to move forward with her life.

Hardin knows he made a mistake, possibly the biggest one of his life. He’s not going down without a fight. But can he change?Will he change…for love?

Library Books :

Only a modest library haul this week as I am still making my way through the last mammoth haul.  Though managed to find some titles I have been waiting to read for a while on top of a couple awesome new titles of which apparently i am the first person to borrow it since it came in :-)

Rebel belle (Rebelle Belle #1) 
by Rachel Hawkins

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Infinity (Chronicles of Nick #1) by Sherrilyn Kenyon

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Sister Assassin (Mind Games #1) by Kiersten White

Goodreads Book Depository | Amazon | Booktopia

Sinner (The Wolves of Mercy Falls #4) by Maggie Stiefvater

Goodreads Book Depository  | Amazon | Booktopia

Blood Magick (The Cousins O'Dwyer Trilogy #3) by Nora Roberts
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So what did you add to your shelves this week?


  1. I've had very mixed feelings about Colleen Hoover's books so I tend to hesitate to pick them up. Happy reading!

    Tsuki’s STS

  2. Looks like it was a fantastic week. enjoy your new books.

    Grace @ Books of Love

  3. Ooh I'm curious about What We Saw, it looks like it'll be heartbreaking! Great haul!
    -Jon from Bookish Antics

  4. All great looking stuff! I loved Rebel Belle...such a fun book!

  5. NOWHERE BUT HERE! Lucky, I want to read it so bad! Also, CONFESS is awesome! My STS: