Stacking the Shelves #48

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Good evening everyone, I hope you’ve all had a really good week! I had a pretty quiet week with books this week but I did receive an ARC from Netgalley, and I know Kristy received a few ARC’s this week so let’s get on with it shall we?

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In Mel’s Mailbox this week:

Countdown - Michelle Rowen

I received this book for review as an ARC from Netgalley, and I am really excited about this one, the storyline sounds like a goodie!

3 seconds left to live. Once the countdown starts, it cannot be stopped.

2 pawns thrown into a brutal underground reality game.

Kira Jordan survived her family’s murder and months on plague-devastated city streets with hard-won savvy and a low-level psi ability. She figures she can handle anything. Until she wakes up in a barren room, chained next to the notorious Rogan Ellis.

1 reason Kira will never, ever trust Rogan. Even though both their lives depend on it.

Their every move is controlled and televised for a vicious exclusive audience. And as Kira’s psi skill unexpectedly grows and Rogan’s secrets prove evermore deadly, Kira’s only chance of survival is to risk trusting him as much as her instincts. Even if that means running head-on into the one trap she can’t escape.



In Kristy’s Mailbox this week:

The Beautiful And The Damned - Jessica Verday

I received this book for review as an ARC from Edelweiss. I am really looking forward to this spin-off of The Hollow series (which I really enjoyed). I have also been waiting for Jessica Verday to release something since the withdrawal from the infamous ‘Wicked Pretty Things: 13 Dark Faerie Romances’ anthology (the anthology was later cancelled by the publisher). I hold a lot of respect for Jessica making a stand (and the other authors who also pulled out of this anthology in support of Jessica and her beliefs).

Cyn and Avian are far from a perfect match. She’s a witch who casts spells on men so she can steal their cars. He spends his time being judge, jury, and executioner to the truly evil in the supernatural realm.

When the blackouts Cyn’s been having ever since her time in Sleepy Hollow start escalating, she finds herself unable to remember where she’s been or what she’s been doing. Frightened, she seeks guidance at a local church, and it’s there she meets Avian.

The unlikely pair soon discovers that her blackouts are a side effect of what she truly is—an Echo—a conduit for souls of the dead. The only way to prevent Cyn from losing complete control is to return to Sleepy Hollow and vanquish the source of her power—but she may not survive the process. And if she does? She won’t ever be the same…


White Space (Dark Passages #1) - Ilsa J. Bick

I also got this ARC from Edelweiss. A book about a girl who jumps between the lines of book - I can’t wait to read this one!

Ilsa Bick’s WHITE SPACE, pitched as The Matrix meets Inkheart, about a seventeen-year-old girl who jumps between the lines of books and into the white space where realities are created and destroyed – but who may herself be nothing more than a character written into being from an alternative universe, to Greg Ferguson at Egmont, in a two-book deal, by Jennifer Laughran at Andrea Brown Literary Agency (NA)



The Shadow Prince (Into the Dark #1) - Bree Despain

This ARC came from Edelweiss as well.

Haden Lord, the disgraced prince of the Underrealm, has been sent to the mortal world to entice a girl into returning with him to the land of the dead. Posing as a student at Olympus Hills High—a haven for children of the rich and famous—Haden must single out the one girl rumored to be able to restore immortality to his race.

Daphne Raines has dreams much bigger than her tiny southern Utah town, so when her rock star dad suddenly reappears, offering her full tuition to Olympus Hills High’s prestigious music program, she sees an opportunity to catch the break she needs to make it as a singer. But upon moving into her estranged father’s mansion in California, and attending her glamorous new school, Daphne soon realizes she isn’t the only student in Olympus who doesn’t quite belong.

Haden and Daphne—destined for each other—know nothing of the true stakes their fated courtship entails. As war between the gods brews, the teenagers’ lives collide. But Daphne won’t be wooed easily and when it seems their prophesied link could happen, Haden realizes something he never intended—he’s fallen in love. Now to save themselves, Haden and Daphne must rewrite their destinies. But as their destinies change, so do the fates of both their worlds.


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!


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16 Responses to “Stacking the Shelves #48”

  1. Krystianna says:

    Great haul! I’m so excited for Countdown. It sounds so great! I hope you enjoy everything.

  2. Wow, all of those sound so good! I had not heard of White Space, but I just got Ashes so hopefully I will like this author. Have fun reading!

  3. I haven’t heard of these but I hope you enjoy them.

    Happy reading!

    Tsuki’s STS

  4. I didn’t get any books this week (on a requesting & buying ban), but last week I also got White Space and The Shadow Prince. I wish the release date wasn’t so far away so I could read them sooner!

    I also really want to read Countdown. It’ll be interesting to see what you and others think of it.

    • Kristy says:

      Hi Bec
      Sometimes a ban is a good thing - allows you to catch up a little bit :)
      I hope you enjoy White Space and The Shadow Prince! Whenever you get around to reading them!

  5. Katie says:

    Countdown and Into the Dark sound really interesting. Thanks for sharing! Hope you enjoy.

  6. Jillyn says:

    I hadn’t heard of most of these books, but I hope that you enjoy them!

    My STS.

  7. Nice! Countdown and Into the Dark both sound really good.Happy Reading!
    Here are my newest additions.

  8. I got the White Space too! *high five* it sounds super cool and different from all the ya books. Hopefully we both end up liking it.

    Leigh, LBS ★

    • Kristy says:

      Hi Leigh!
      *high five* I hope we both enjoy White Space as well.
      I enjoyed Ilsa J. Bick’s Drowning Instinct, so I have high hopes for this one too :)

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