Stacking the Shelves #47

Good afternoon, how has everyone’s week been? Hope you’ve all had a really good week with books! I received one ARC only this week and Kristy had a good week of purchases!

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In Mel’s Mailbox this week:

All Our Yesterdays - Cristen Terrill

I received this book for review as an ARC from Bloomsbury - thank you very much! It’s due out for release August 1st. I am loving the US cover more than the Aussie one, but the story itself is meant to be really good!

Em is locked in a bare, cold cell with no comforts. Finn is in the cell next door. The Doctor is keeping them there until they tell him what he wants to know. Trouble is, what he wants to know hasn’t happened yet.

Em and Finn have a shared past, but no future unless they can find a way out. The present is torture - being kept apart, overhearing each other’s anguish as the Doctor relentlessly seeks answers. There’s no way back from here, to what they used to be, the world they used to know. Then Em finds a note in her cell which changes everything. It’s from her future self and contains some simple but very clear instructions. Em must travel back in time to avert a tragedy that’s about to unfold. Worse, she has to pursue and kill the boy she loves to change the future.



In Kristy’s Mailbox this week:

Delirium (Delirium #1) - Lauren Oliver

Ninety-five days, and then I’ll be safe. I wonder whether the procedure will hurt. I want to get it over with. It’s hard to be patient. It’s hard not to be afraid while I’m still uncured, though so far the deliria hasn’t touched me yet. Still, I worry. They say that in the old days, love drove people to madness. The deadliest of all deadly things: It kills you both when you have it and when you don’t.




Pandemonium (Delirium #2) - Lauren Oliver

I’m pushing aside
the memory of my nightmare,
pushing aside thoughts of Alex,
pushing aside thoughts of Hana
and my old school,
like Raven taught me to do.
The old life is dead.
But the old Lena is dead too.
I buried her.
I left her beyond a fence,
behind a wall of smoke and flame.

Lauren Oliver delivers an electrifying follow-up to her acclaimed New York Times bestseller, Delirium. This riveting, brilliant novel crackles with the fire of fierce defiance, forbidden romance, and the sparks of a revolution about to ignite.


Earthbound (Earthboard #1) - Aprilynne Pike

Tavia Michaels is the sole survivor of the plane crash that killed her parents. When she starts to see strange visions of a boy she’s never spoken with in real life, she begins to suspect that there’s much about her past that she isn’t being told.

Tavia immediately searches for answers, desperate to determine why she feels so drawn to a boy she hardly knows. But when Tavia discovers that the aunt and uncle who took her in after her parents’ death may have actually been responsible for the plane crash that killed them-and that she may have been the true intended victim-she flees for the safety of Camden, Maine, where the boy she sees in her visions instructs her to go.

Now, Tavia is on the run with no one to trust. No one, that is, except for her best friend and longtime crush, Benson.

Tavia feels torn between the boy who mysteriously comes to her at night and the boy who has been by her side every step of the way. But what Tavia doesn’t know is that the world is literally falling apart and that to save it she will have to unite with the boy in her visions. Only problem? To do so would mean rejecting Benson’s love. And that’s the one thing Tavia Michaels swore she’d never do.


The Darkest Minds (The Darkest Minds #1) - Alexandra Bracken

When Ruby woke up on her tenth birthday, something about her had changed. Something frightening enough to make her parents lock her in the garage and call the police. Something that got her sent to Thurmond, a government ′rehabilitation camp′. Ruby might have survived the mysterious disease that killed most of America′s children, but she and the others had emerged with something far worse: frightening abilities they could not control.

Now sixteen, Ruby is one of the dangerous ones.

When the truth comes out, Ruby barely escapes Thurmond with her life. Now on the run, she is desperate to find East River, the only safe haven left for kids like her, and she joins a group of other runaways who have escaped their own camps. Liam, their brave leader, is falling for Ruby, but she can′t risk getting close. Not after what happened to her parents.

When they arrive at East River, nothing is as it seems, least of all Liam. But there are also other forces at work, people who will stop at nothing to use Ruby in their fight against the government.

Ruby will be faced with a terrible choice - and one that may mean giving up her only chance at having a life worth living.


Lexicon - Max Barry

At an exclusive school somewhere outside of Arlington, Virginia, students aren’t taught history, geography, or mathematics—they are taught to persuade. Students learn to use language to manipulate minds, wielding words as weapons. The very best graduate as poets,” and enter a nameless organization of unknown purpose.

Whip-smart runaway Emily Ruff is making a living from three-card Monte on the streets of San Francisco when she attracts the attention of the organization’s recruiters. Drawn in to their strange world, which is populated by people named Brontë and Eliot, she learns their key rule: That every person can be classified by personality type, his mind segmented and ultimately unlocked by the skilful application of words. For this reason, she must never allow another person to truly know her, lest she herself be coerced. Adapting quickly, Emily becomes the school’s most talented prodigy, until she makes a catastrophic mistake: She falls in love.

Meanwhile, a seemingly innocent man named Wil Parke is brutally ambushed by two men in an airport bathroom. They claim he is the key to a secret war he knows nothing about, that he is an outlier,” immune to segmentation. Attempting to stay one step ahead of the organization and its mind-bending poets, Wil and his captors seek salvation in the toxically decimated town of Broken Hill, Australia, which, if ancient stories are true, sits above an ancient glyph of frightening power.


Belladonna (Secrets of the Eternal Rose #2) - Fiona Paul

Cassandra Caravello is trying to forget Falco, the wild artist who ran off with her heart, as she grows closer to her strong, steady fiancé, Luca. But Luca seems to have his own secrets. When he′s arrested by soldiers in the middle of the night, Cass′s life is once again thrown into chaos. She must save Luca, and that means finding the Book of the Eternal Rose — the only evidence that will prove he is innocent.

So begins her journey to Florence, a city haunted by whispers of corruption, secret soirees and clandestine meetings of the Order of the Eternal Rose. And home to Falco, who′s working for the Order′s eerily stunning leader, the Belladonna herself.

Can Cass trust her heart to lead her to the truth this time?

Nothing is as it seems in this seductive thriller, where the truth may be the deadliest poison of all..



That is all from us this week, what did you receive in your mailboxes? Let me know - leave your links in the comments section below!


What do you think?

  • Hazel says:

    I want a copy of All Our Yesterdays tooooo! :(( Envy you, Mel! To Kristy, I am so excited for you to read Delirium! You are gonna love it!

  • I’ve already heard great things about All our yesterdays! Very excited to read this one :) I also can’t wait to read The darkest minds. Enjoy! :D

  • Sofia says:

    All Our Yesterdays is so amazing! I really loved it, I hope you do. :) And Delirium trilogy is one of my favourites. Great haul!

    • Kristy says:

      Hi Sofia.
      I am really looking forward to the Delirium trilogy. It has been on my list for a long time :)
      And I hope Melissa enjoys All Our Yesterdays as well - it sounds great!

  • Ooo, those Fiona Paul books look really interesting. I think I’m going to request them from the library.

    Anyway, enjoy your goodies and happy reading :)

    • Kristy says:

      I agree Quinn, the Secrets of the Eternal Rose series sounds very interesting. I know Melissa loved Venom, and is currently reading Belladonna - so keep an eye out for her review which will be coming soon :)

  • All Our Yesterdays is so good, we actually posted a review today! I really want to read Earthbound, I hope it’s as good as it sounds. And Delirium and The Darkest Minds are two of my favorites. Have fun reading!

    • Kristy says:

      I have high hopes for Earthbound as well Pam. I am glad you enjoyed Delirium and The Darkest Minds - I am really looking forward to reading these :)

  • Kat Morrisey says:

    I’ve heard great things about the Lauren Oliver books but haven’t had a chance to read them yet. (So many books, so little time!) Enjoy your books and have a great weekend!

    • Kristy says:

      Hi Kat - I completely understand, that is why I haven’t read the Delirium series yet - but they were always on my list of ones to read. I hope you had a great weekend also :)

  • Great haul! Love that cover for Belladona. Enjoy all you got this week! Thanks for sharing and happy reading!

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  • Looks like a great haul this week! I loved Delirium, I hope that you enjoy it too!

  • Ohhh, the Delirium books. Those were good. I got Belladonna too, but it’s interesting how different the covers are. Happy reading! :)

    • Kristy says:

      I hope you enjoy Belladonna! Melissa is currently reading that one, and I want to get to that series soon. Look out for Melissa’s review coming soon :)

  • Am I allowed to like all these books? A few of them are on my to read list and the rest might end up there. I will have to look into them some more. Thanks for sharing! Happy Reading!
    Here are my newest additions

    • Kristy says:

      Hi Jay.
      Of course you can like all these books - nothing like adding more to your reading list :)
      It looks like you got a great haul this week as well - happy reading!

  • All our yesterdays looks really good. I have Delirium in my TBR mountain…Hoping to get to it soon. Happy reading!
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  • We have 2 in common :D
    I loved Delirium series, I positively inhaled them all! :)
    Enjoy all the new reads!

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  • Kelly L. says:

    All Our Yesterdays is SO good. You’ll definitely enjoy that one!
    I’m curious about The Darkest Minds. I have that on my shelf, but haven’t read it yet. There are tons of mixed reviews out there for the book though.
    Happy reading! (:

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