Friday, 21 August 2015

Stacking The Shelves #32

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 its been forever since I last did a stacking the Shelves and I even drafted a monster stacking the shelves post about a month ago which I never quite finished but rather than try and finish that one with all the books of the last few months.

I have decided to start fresh and just feature the books that arrived in the last week or 2 instead because they really haven't been too shabby!

Also fell into a bit of a book slump throughout July so didn't do as much reading as I hoped but I have received some awesome ARCs over the last few weeks.months so I have a mountain of good reading ahead of me.

With a little luck, I hope to post my reviews of Legacy of Kings by Eleanor Herman and Me, Earl and the Dying Girl by Jesse Andrews in the coming week and If I am really good Insidious by Dawn Metcalf and Risk by Fleur Ferris also.

What are you reading this week?

Print-Arcs ( Huge Thanks to Allen and Unwin, Bloomsbury Sydney and  HarlequinTeen Aust)

This arrived just a couple of days ago and looks like a really good read.  This is next up on myreading schedule after Legacy of Kings

Me, Earl and the Dying Girl by Jesse Andrews

Greg Gaines is the last master of high school espionage, able to disappear at will into any social environment. He has only one friend, Earl, and together they spend their time making movies, their own incomprehensible versions of Coppola and Herzog cult classics.
Until Greg’s mother forces him to rekindle his childhood friendship with Rachel.
Rachel has been diagnosed with leukemia—-cue extreme adolescent awkwardness—-but a parental mandate has been issued and must be obeyed. When Rachel stops treatment, Greg and Earl decide the thing to do is to make a film for her, which turns into the Worst Film Ever Made and becomes a turning point in each of their lives.
And all at once Greg must abandon invisibility and stand in the spotlight.

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Purchase: Amazon | 
Allen andUnwin  | Book Depository

Excited to receive this as it sounds so good and even though its an ARC, it is still pretty gorgeous with open out covers and all sort of information regarding the book, the series and the author I have just started reading it and am definitely enjoying it so far.  Hoping to finish and get the review out sometime next week :-)

Legacy of Kings (Blood of Gods and Royals #1) by Eleanor Herman

Imagine a time when the gods turn a blind eye to the agony of men, when the last of the hellions roam the plains and evil stirs beyond the edges of the map. A time when cities burn, and in their ashes, empires rise.
Alexander, Macedonia’s sixteen-year-old heir, is on the brink of discovering his fated role in conquering the known world but finds himself drawn to newcomer Katerina, who must navigate the dark secrets of court life while hiding her own mission: kill the Queen. But Kat’s first love, Jacob, will go to unthinkable lengths to win her, even if it means competing for her heart with Hephaestion, a murderer sheltered by the prince. And far across the sea, Zofia, a Persian princess and Alexander’s unmet fiancée, wants to alter her destiny by seeking the famed and deadly Spirit Eaters.
Weaving fantasy with the salacious and fascinating details of real history, New York Times bestselling author Eleanor Herman reimagines the greatest emperor the world has ever known: Alexander the Great, in the first book of the Blood of Gods and Royals series.

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Amazon | 
HarlequinTeen Aust  | Book Depository

These arrived this morning in preparation for a blog tour I am involved in to celebrate the paperback release of The Mime Order in Australia during the week of the 7th September. This is an awesome series and you can check out my review of the Mime Order here

The Bone Season (The Bone Season #1) by Samantha Shannon

The year is 2059. Nineteen-year-old Paige Mahoney is working in the criminal underworld of Scion London, based at Seven Dials, employed by a man named Jaxon Hall. Her job: to scout for information by breaking into people's minds. For Paige is a dreamwalker, a clairvoyant and, in the world of Scion, she commits treason simply by breathing.
It is raining the day her life changes for ever. Attacked, drugged and kidnapped, Paige is transported to Oxford – a city kept secret for two hundred years, controlled by a powerful, otherworldly race. Paige is assigned to Warden, a Rephaite with mysterious motives. He is her master. Her trainer. Her natural enemy. But if Paige wants to regain her freedom she must allow herself to be nurtured in this prison where she is meant to die.
The Bone Season introduces a compelling heroine and also introduces an extraordinary young writer, with huge ambition and a teeming imagination. Samantha Shannon has created a bold new reality in this riveting debut.

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Purchase: Amazon | 
Bloomsbury Sydney  | Book Depository

The Mime Order (The Bone Season #2) by Samantha Shannon

Paige Mahoney has escaped the brutal prison camp of Sheol I, but her problems have only just begun: many of the survivors are missing and she is the most wanted person in London...
As Scion turns its all-seeing eye on the dreamwalker, the mime-lords and mime-queens of the city's gangs are invited to a rare meeting of the Unnatural Assembly. Jaxon Hall and his Seven Seals prepare to take centre stage, but there are bitter fault lines running through the clairvoyant community and dark secrets around every corner. Then the Rephaim begin crawling out from the shadows. But where is Warden? Paige must keep moving, from Seven Dials to Grub Street to the secret catacombs of Camden, until the fate of the underworld can be decided.

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Purchase: Amazon | 
Bloomsbury Sydney  | Book Depository

E-Arcs (HarperTeen via Edelweiss)

Incredibly excited to see this pop up on Edelweiss this week.  I am completely and utterly dying to read it and the minute it down loaded to my kindle, I wanted to drop everything and read it... despite the fact I was still at work.

As much as I want to read it right now this very second, I am being good and reading the review books due in September first however I am not sure how much longer I can wait so I will probably try and squeeze it in somewhere in the next couple of weeks

Ten Thousand Skies Above You (Firebird #2) by Claudia Gray

Ever since she used the Firebird, her parents' invention, to cross into alternate dimensions, Marguerite has caught the attention of enemies who will do anything to force her into helping them dominate the multiverse—even hurting the people she loves. She resists until her boyfriend, Paul, is attacked and his consciousness scattered across multiple dimensions.

Marguerite has no choice but to search for each splinter of Paul’s soul. The hunt sends her racing through a war-torn San Francisco, the criminal underworld of New York City, and a glittering Paris where another Marguerite hides a shocking secret. Each world brings Marguerite one step closer to rescuing Paul. But with each trial she faces, she begins to question the destiny she thought they shared.

The second book in the Firebird trilogy, Ten Thousand Skies Above You features Claudia Gray’s lush, romantic language and smart, exciting action, and will have readers clamouring for the next book.

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Purchase: Amazon | 
Booktopia  | Book Depository

E-Arcs (HarlequinTeen Aust & Entangled Teen via Netgalley)

Three more titles I am extremely excited to read and review

The Summer Marked (The Winter People #2) by Rebekah Purdy

The sequel to the chilling Winter People returns to the world of Faerie, and is a romantic and enchanting follow-up.
Salome left humankind behind to be with her boyfriend, Gareth, in the Kingdom of Summer. But now forces of darkness are rising. Her happily-ever-after is coming apart, and the Kingdom is on the brink of war.

Newly-single Kadie Byers is on her way home for Thanksgiving, imagining a visit filled with hot chocolate, a hot guy for a little rebound action, and some girl time with her bestie, Salome. Except she receives a message from Salome with two important words: PLEASE HURRY.
When Kadie rushes to help Salome, she’s ripped from the human world and pulled into the kingdoms of Faerie, where she's shocked to learn that Salome's monsters are real, and that she's now at the mercy of one extremely vengeful Winter Queen...

Now both Salome and Kadie must find a way to survive the deadly chaos...or lose themselves to Winter's deadly, icy grasp.

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Purchase: Amazon | 
Booktopia  | Book Depository

Insidious (The Twixt #3) by Dawn Metcalf

True evil is rarely obvious. It is quiet, patient.


Awaiting the perfect moment to strike.

Joy Malone finally knows who she is, where she comes from and how to live in two worlds at once. And now she can introduce her family and friends to her mysterious boyfriend, Indelible Ink. But when Ink's twin sister, Invisible Inq, calls in a favour, Joy must accept a dangerous mission to find a forgotten door between worlds—a door hiding a secret that some will kill to keep.

Unseen enemies, treasonous magic and an unthinkable betrayal threaten both the Twixt and human worlds as Joy races to expose an ancient conspiracy and unleash the unalterable truth—some secrets cannot remain secret forever.

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Purchase: Amazon | 
HarlequinTeen Aust  | Book Depository

Ten Things Sloane Hates About Tru (Creative Hearts #1) by Tera Lyn Childs

When life gives you a blank canvas, make art.
Sloane Whitaker hates everything about moving to Texas. She hates leaving behind her friends and half her family in New York, starting over senior year at Austin’s NextGen Academy, and having to say she lives in Texas. Most of all, she hates that it’s all her fault. If she wants to earn her way back to the Big Apple, she has to prove she can still be the perfect daughter.
Which means no vandalism art, no trouble at school, and absolutely no Tru Dorsey, her serial screw-up neighbor, who loves nothing more than pushing her buttons.
But from the moment he vaults onto the roof outside her bedroom, there is something about him that makes her want to break every rule. Suddenly it’ s not the ten things she hates about Tru that are at the top of her list. It’s the ten reasons she doesn’t want to be without him.

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Extremely excited this week to receive a signed copy of Every Last Breath By Jennifer Armentrout.  I organised this through Good Choice Reading   and was surprised by how quickly it arrived

Every Last Breath (The Dark Elements #3) by Jennifer L Armentrout 
Every choice has consequences—but seventeen-year-old Layla faces tougher choices than most. Light or darkness. Wickedly sexy demon prince Roth, or Zayne, the gorgeous, protective Warden she never thought could be hers. Hardest of all, Layla has to decide which side of herself to trust.
Layla has a new problem, too. A Lilin—the deadliest of demons—has been unleashed, wreaking havoc on those around her…including her best friend. To keep Sam from a fate much, much worse than death, Layla must strike a deal with the enemy while saving her city—and her race—from destruction.
Torn between two worlds and two different boys, Layla has no certainties, least of all survival, especially when an old bargain comes back to haunt them all. But sometimes, when secrets are everywhere and the truth seems unknowable, you have to listen to your heart, pick a side—and then fight like hell…

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Purchase: Amazon | Booktopia  | Book Depository

I have been salivating over this particular box set for a while now so its wonderful to finally own it...

Harry Potter: The Complete Series (Harry Potter #1-7) by J. K. Rowling
The perfect gift for collectors and new readers alike, we now present a breathtaking special edition boxed set of J. K. Rowling's seven bestselling Harry Potter books! The box itself is beautifully designed with new artwork by Kazu Kibuishi, and the books create a gorgeous, magical vista when the spines are lined up together. The Harry Potter series has been hailed as "one for the ages" by Stephen King and "a spellbinding saga" by USA Today. Now is your chance to give this set to a reader who is ready to embark on the series that has changed so many young readers' lives.

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Purchase: Amazon | Bookworld  | Book Depository

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Another box set I finally own and just in time for Percy Jackson's birthday this week :-)

Percy Jackson & The Olympians Box Set (Percy jackson & The Olympians  #1-5) by Rick Riordan
5 Book Paperback Boxed Set (new covers w/poster)

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Purchase: Amazon | Booktopia  | Book Depository

I have been hearing a lot about this series lately so decided I wanted to see what all the fuss is about .  Besides the covers are gorgeous!!!! Definitely at least a partial cover buy :-)

The Kiss of Deception (The Remnant Chronicles #1) by Mary E Pearson
A princess must find her place in a reborn world.
She flees on her wedding day.
She steals ancient documents from the Chancellor's secret collection.
She is pursued by bounty hunters sent by her own father.
She is Princess Lia, seventeen, First Daughter of the House of Morrighan.
The Kingdom of Morrighan is steeped in tradition and the stories of a bygone world, but some traditions Lia can't abide. Like having to marry someone she's never met to secure a political alliance.
Fed up and ready for a new life, Lia flees to a distant village on the morning of her wedding. She settles in among the common folk, intrigued when two mysterious and handsome strangers arrive—and unaware that one is the jilted prince and the other an assassin sent to kill her. Deceptions swirl and Lia finds herself on the brink of unlocking perilous secrets—secrets that may unravel her world—even as she feels herself falling in love.
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Purchase:   Booktopia  | Book Depository

The Heart of Betrayal (The Remnant Chronicles #1) by Mary E Pearson
Intrigue abounds in this hotly anticipated sequel to The Kiss of Deception!
Held captive in the barbarian kingdom of Venda, Lia and Rafe have little chance of escape. Desperate to save her life, Lia's erstwhile assassin, Kaden, has told the Vendan Komizar that she has the gift, and the Komizar's interest in Lia is greater than anyone could have foreseen.
Meanwhile, nothing is straightforward: there's Rafe, who lied to Lia, but has sacrificed his freedom to protect her; Kaden, who meant to assassinate her but has now saved her life; and the Vendans, whom Lia always believed to be barbarians. Now that she lives amongst them, however, she realizes that may be far from the truth. Wrestling with her upbringing, her gift, and her sense of self, Lia must make powerful choices that will affect her country... and her own destiny.

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Purchase:  Booktopia  | Book Depository

Very excited about Chloe neil's new series so when I heard the first book had been released in Australia, I had to get it.

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The Veil (Devil's Isle #1) by Chloe Neill
Seven years ago, the Veil that separates humanity from what lies beyond was torn apart, and New Orleans was engulfed in a supernatural war. Now, those with paranormal powers have been confined in a walled community that humans call the District. Those who live there call it Devil's Isle.

Claire Connolly is a good girl with a dangerous secret: she’s a Sensitive, a human endowed with magic that seeped through the Veil. Claire knows that revealing her skills would mean being confined to Devil’s Isle. Unfortunately, hiding her power has left her untrained and unfocused. Liam Quinn knows from experience that magic makes monsters of the weak, and he has no time for a Sensitive with no control of her own strength. But when he sees Claire using her powers to save a human under attack—in full view of the French Quarter—Liam decides to bring her to Devil’s Isle and the teacher she needs, even though getting her out of his way isn’t the same as keeping her out of his head. But when the Veil threatens to shatter completely, Claire and Liam must work together to stop it, or else New Orleans will burn. 

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Purchase: Galaxy Bookshop  | Book Depository

So what did you add to your shelves this week?


  1. The Veil was very good. I also got Ten Thousand Skies above you. Just couldn't resist getting it.

    Grace @ Books of Love

  2. Wow! That is an impressive haul. I hope that you enjoy them all. :-)
    My haul

  3. This is my first time taking part in Stacking The Shelves! Hi :)

    Insidious sounds interesting, I'll have to have to a look at the first two in the series.

  4. I'm so jealous. I loved Every last breaths and I hope you enjoyed it too. I really want to buy the Harry Potter collection and the Percy Jackson & The Olympians Box Set. Happy reading :)

    Sofia @ SofiaLovesReading

  5. I really liked The Veil and have a non-spoiler review on my blog. It's a great set-up for the start of a new series. Love your blog and enjoy stopping by. Hope you enjoy all your new books.