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Saturday, 5 September 2015

Stacking The Shelves #33


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.

Its been awesome both for receiving and for reading these last couple of  weeks  Firstly I got some awesome books for review from Bloomsbury,Allen and Unwin and Harper Collins YA ( see below).

Secondly I managed to read and review some awesome titles this week: Me and Earl and the Dying Girl by Jesse Andrews ( review here), Ink and Bone by Rachel Caine (review here) , Legacy of Kings (review to be posted on Sunday/Monday) and especially exciting for me, Queen of Shadows (Throne of Glass #4) by Sarah J Maas ( see my review here).  I am now reading Lair of Dreams by Libba Bray and expect to post that review on Tuesday/Wednesday, if not sooner.  After Lair of dreams, I plan to read Indidious and then The Summer Marked.

What are you reading this week?





Print-Arcs ( Many Many Thanks to Allen and Unwin, Bloomsbury Sydney and HarperCollins YA )

This fortnight was particularly exciting because I was lucky enough to be sent review ARCs/copies, of two books I have been waiting (not so patiently) for and dying to read.  I wouldn't be surprised if my squees of excitement were heard in the next suburb when I realised I had received these titless with the other awesome titles that accompanied it.  I have already read and reviewed a number of these titles as mentioned above  and now I am on to the next title, Lair of Dreams.





Queen of Shadows (Throne of Glass #4) by Sarah J Maas

Everyone Celaena Sardothien loves has been taken from her. But she's at last returned to the empire—for vengeance, to rescue her once-glorious kingdom, and to confront the shadows of her past . . .

She will fight for her cousin, a warrior prepared to die just to see her again. She will fight for her friend, a young man trapped in an unspeakable prison. And she will fight for her people, enslaved to a brutal king and awaiting their lost queen's triumphant return.

Celaena’s epic journey has captured the hearts and imaginations of millions across the globe. This fourth volume will hold readers rapt as Celaena’s story builds to a passionate, agonizing crescendo that might just shatter her world.

 check out the good reads link


Purchase: Bloomsbury Aust | Amazon | Booktopia  | Book Depository





Ink and Bone (The Great Library #1) by Rachel Caine

In an exhilarating new series, New York Times bestselling author Rachel Caine rewrites history, creating a dangerous world where the Great Library of Alexandria has survived the test of time.…
Ruthless and supremely powerful, the Great Library is now a presence in every major city, governing the flow of knowledge to the masses. Alchemy allows the Library to deliver the content of the greatest works of history instantly—but the personal ownership of books is expressly forbidden.Jess Brightwell believes in the value of the Library, but the majority of his knowledge comes from illegal books obtained by his family, who are involved in the thriving black market. Jess has been sent to be his family’s spy, but his loyalties are tested in the final months of his training to enter the Library’s service.When he inadvertently commits heresy by creating a device that could change the world, Jess discovers that those who control the Great Library believe that knowledge is more valuable than any human life—and soon both heretics and books will burn.…. check out the good reads linkPurchase: Bookworld | Amazon | Booktopia  | Book Depository


Lair of Dreams (The Diviners #2) by Libba Bray


After a supernatural showdown with a serial killer, Evie O'Neill has outed herself as a Diviner. Now that the world knows of her ability to 'read' objects, and therefore the past, she has become a media darling, earning the title 'America's Sweetheart Seer'. There's just one downside - a sham engagement to the irritatingly handsome Sam Lloyd.
But not everyone is so accepting of the Diviners' abilities… and across town, a mysterious sleeping sickness is spreading through Chinatown, leaving dead dreamers in its wake.
Can the Diviners descend into the slumberland and catch a killer?
 check out the good reads link
Purchase: Amazon | Allen andUnwin  | Book Depository









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.


 check out the good reads link

Purchase: Amazon | 
Booktopia  | Book Depository

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.


Won

On the 1st September,  @bloomsburypublishing , @sonias_liberry & @dymocks_sydney organised a launch party for the much anticipated Queen of Shadows by Sarah J Maas. It was a fun evening with people dressing up as their favourite character from the series and there were trivia questions about the series with books for prizes and a life sized Celaena Sardothien! I managed to win two books and purchased a third. It was a great celebration for the newest book in the Throne of Glass series and thank you to all who organised :-)



The Wolf Wilder by Katherine Rundell

Feodora and her mother live in the snowbound woods of Russia, in a house full of food and fireplaces. Ten minutes away, in a ruined chapel, lives a pack of wolves. Feodora's mother is a wolf wilder, and Feo is a wolf wilder in training. A wolf wilder is the opposite of an animal tamer: it is a person who teaches tamed animals to fend for themselves, and to fight and to run, and to be wary of humans.

When the murderous hostility of the Russian Army threatens her very existence, Feo is left with no option but to go on the run. What follows is a story of revolution and adventure, about standing up for the things you love and fighting back. And, of course, wolves.

 check out the good reads link


Purchase: Bloomsbury Aust | Amazon | Booktopia  | Book Depository





These Broken Stars(Starbound #1) by Amie Kaufman & Meagan Spooner


Luxury spaceliner Icarus suddenly plummets from hyperspace into the nearest planet. Lilac LaRoux and Tarver Merendsen survive -- alone. Lilac is the daughter of the richest man in the universe. Tarver comes from nothing, a cynical war hero. Both journey across the eerie deserted terrain for help. Everything changes when they uncover the truth.

The Starbound Trilogy: Three worlds. Three love stories. One enemy.

 check out the good reads linkPurchase:  Amazon | Dymocks  | Book Depository



This Shattered World (Starbound #1) by Amie Kaufman & Meagan Spooner



The second installment in the epic Starbound trilogy introduces a new pair of star-crossed lovers on two sides of a bloody war.

Jubilee Chase and Flynn Cormac should never have met.

Lee is captain of the forces sent to Avon to crush the terraformed planet's rebellious colonists, but she has her own reasons for hating the insurgents.

Rebellion is in Flynn's blood. Terraforming corporations make their fortune by recruiting colonists to make the inhospitable planets livable, with the promise of a better life for their children. But they never fulfilled their promise on Avon, and decades later, Flynn is leading the rebellion.

Desperate for any advantage in a bloody and unrelentingly war, Flynn does the only thing that makes sense when he and Lee cross paths: he returns to base with her as prisoner. But as his fellow rebels prepare to execute this tough-talking girl with nerves of steel, Flynn makes another choice that will change him forever. He and Lee escape the rebel base together, caught between two sides of a senseless war.

 check out the good reads link
Purchase: Amazon | DymocksBook Depository

Purchased



This last fortnight was a combination of pre-orders, bookmail and book shop purchases, all of which are (in my opinion) awesome titles.  Two I have already read and reviewed (see above) as I had previously received ARCs but its nice to have my own finished copy also :-) 






Worlds divide, magic slays, and love lies in the second book of Josephine Angelini’s The Worldwalker Trilogy.

"You think I’m a monster, but my choices, as ruthless as they seem, are justified."

Lily is back in her own universe, and she's ready to start a new life with Rowan by her side. True, she almost died in the Pyre that fueled their escape from New Salem, and must hide her magic for the safety of everyone she cares about, but compared to fighting the Woven, the monstrous creatures inhabiting the alternate Salem, life is looking pretty good.

Unfortunately, Lillian, ruthless ruler of the 13 Cities, is not willing to let Lily go that easily. If she can’t persuade Lily to return to her world, she will force her to come back by doing away with the ones she loves.

Picking up right where Trial By Fire left off, Firewalker is another sexy, fast-paced, heartbreaking thrill ride from internationally bestselling author Josephine Angelini!



 check out the good reads link
Publication Date: 1 September, 2015
Pre-Order: Booktopia  | Book Depository | Galaxy Bookshop



Oceans of Fire (Drake Sisters #3) by Christine Feehan


Called “the reigning queen of paranormal romance” by Publishers Weekly, New York Times bestselling author Christine Feehan offers an imaginative blend of sensual romance, fast-paced adventure and the paranormal that has thrilled countless readers. Now, she tells the story of Abigail Drake, of the magical Drake sisters — seven elementally gifted sisters, and their prophecy of love…

As the third daughter in a magical bloodline, Abigail Drake was born with a mystical affinity for water, and possessed a particularly strong bond with dolphins. She spent her entire life studying them, learning from them, and swimming among them in the waters off her hometown of Sea Haven …

Until the day Abby witnessed a cold-blooded murder on shore, and found herself fleeing for her life — right into the arms of Aleksandr Volstov. He’s an Interpol agent on the trail of stolen Russian antiquities, a relentless man who gets what he goes after — and the man who broke Abby’s heart. But he isn’t going to let the only woman he ever loved be placed in harm’s way — or slip away from his embrace…

 check out the good reads link

Purchase: Amazon | Galaxy Bookshop  | Book Depository




I now finally have my own gorgeous hard copy version of A Thousand Pieces of You.  I loved this book so much and the cover is so gorgeous that i just had to get my self a hard copy version and I have already pre-ordered a hard copy of the second book, Ten Thousand Skies above us , due out in November

Ten Thousand Skies Above You (Firebird #1) by Claudia Gray

Every Day meets Cloud Atlas in this heart-racing, space- and time-bending, epic new trilogy from New York Times bestselling author Claudia Gray.

Marguerite Caine’s physicist parents are known for their radical scientific achievements. Their most astonishing invention: the Firebird, which allows users to jump into parallel universes, some vastly altered from our own. But when Marguerite’s father is murdered, the killer—her parent’s handsome and enigmatic assistant Paul—escapes into another dimension before the law can touch him.

Marguerite can’t let the man who destroyed her family go free, and she races after Paul through different universes, where their lives entangle in increasingly familiar ways. With each encounter she begins to question Paul’s guilt—and her own heart. Soon she discovers the truth behind her father’s death is more sinister than she ever could have imagined.

A Thousand Pieces of You explores a reality where we witness the countless other lives we might lead in an amazingly intricate multiverse, and ask whether, amid infinite possibilities, one love can endure.


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


Everyone I know who has read this last title has absolutely raved about it so I decided I wanted to see what all the excitement was about. Also it is another completely gorgeous cover!

The Wrath and the Dawn (The Wrath and the Dawn #1) by Renee Ahdieh

One Life to One Dawn.

In a land ruled by a murderous boy-king, each dawn brings heartache to a new family. Khalid, the eighteen-year-old Caliph of Khorasan, is a monster. Each night he takes a new bride only to have a silk cord wrapped around her throat come morning. When sixteen-year-old Shahrzad's dearest friend falls victim to Khalid, Shahrzad vows vengeance and volunteers to be his next bride. Shahrzad is determined not only to stay alive, but to end the caliph's reign of terror once and for all.

Night after night, Shahrzad beguiles Khalid, weaving stories that enchant, ensuring her survival, though she knows each dawn could be her last. But something she never expected begins to happen: Khalid is nothing like what she'd imagined him to be. This monster is a boy with a tormented heart. Incredibly, Shahrzad finds herself falling in love. How is this possible? It's an unforgivable betrayal. Still, Shahrzad has come to understand all is not as it seems in this palace of marble and stone. She resolves to uncover whatever secrets lurk and, despite her love, be ready to take Khalid's life as retribution for the many lives he's stolen. Can their love survive this world of stories and secrets?

Inspired by A Thousand and One Nights, The Wrath and the Dawn is a sumptuous and enthralling read from beginning to end.

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





So what did you add to your shelves this week?

8 comments:

  1. Good Reading, I'm waiting for my Queen of Shadows which hope will be delivered next week.

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  2. What a fabulous haul! I also received Queen of Shadows and I've starting to read it! My haul

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  3. I also got Queen of Shadows this week. Ink and Bone was very good as well. I hope you love all your new books this week.

    Grace @ Books of Love

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  4. You got some good ones! Queen of Shadows night sounded like a fun event. Would love to see something like that in my town.

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  5. Looks like you've got some great books there. I feel like I've seen Queen of Shadows and Firewalker everywhere, I really need to start the Throne of Glass series and the World Walker Trilogy. Happy Reading!

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  6. I love Rachel Caine's books. Ink & Bones is one I too look forward to read. the Throne of Glass series is still one I need to get my hands on. I hope you enjoy all these. Happy Reading!
    Here are my newest additions.

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  7. Great haul! I read Throne of Glass for the first time a few weeks ago and loved it. I can't wait to continue on with the series.
    Krystianna @ Downright Dystopian

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