Stacking the Shelves #55

How’s everyone doing this week? Fairly quiet week for Kristy and I, but I received some ARC’s that I am excited to share with you all!

Stacking the Shelves is bought to you by Tynga from Tynga’s Reviews. Stacking The Shelves is all about sharing the books you are adding to your shelves, may it be physical or virtual. This means you can include books you buy in physical store or online, books you borrow from friends or the library, review books, gifts and of course ebooks!


In Mel’s mailbox this week:

Crash Into You (Pushing The Limits #3) - Katie McGarry

Thank you so much to Harlequin Teen Australia for this book - I’ve really enjoyed the other two books in the Pushing The Limits series so I am hoping this one is just as good!

The girl with straight As, designer clothes and the perfect life-that’s who people expect Rachel Young to be. So the private-school junior keeps secrets from her wealthy parents and overbearing brothers…and she’s just added two more to the list. One involves racing strangers down dark country roads in her Mustang GT. The other? Seventeen-year-old Isaiah Walker-a guy she has no business even talking to. But when the foster kid with the tattoos and intense gray eyes comes to her rescue, she can’t get him out of her mind.

Isaiah has secrets, too. About where he lives, and how he really feels about Rachel. The last thing he needs is to get tangled up with a rich girl who wants to slum it on the south side for kicks-no matter how angelic she might look.

But when their shared love of street racing puts both their lives in jeopardy, they have six weeks to come up with a way out. Six weeks to discover just how far they’ll go to save each other.


Pawn (The Blackcoat Rebellion #1) - Aimee Carter

Thank you again to Harlequin Teen Australia - this book sounds amazing, I can’t wait to read this!


For Kitty Doe, it seems like an easy choice. She can either spend her life as a III in misery, looked down upon by the higher ranks and forced to leave the people she loves, or she can become a VII and join the most powerful family in the country.

If she says yes, Kitty will be Masked—surgically transformed into Lila Hart, the Prime Minister’s niece, who died under mysterious circumstances. As a member of the Hart family, she will be famous. She will be adored. And for the first time, she will matter.

There’s only one catch. She must also stop the rebellion that Lila secretly fostered, the same one that got her killed …and one Kitty believes in. Faced with threats, conspiracies and a life that’s not her own, she must decide which path to choose—and learn how to become more than a pawn in a twisted game she’s only beginning to understand.


Sea of Shadows (Age of Legends #1) - Kelley Armstrong

Thank you to Harper Teen for this book. Horror-Fantasy - sounds VERY exciting!!!!

They hear the spirits. They must obey.

In the Forest of the Dead, where the empire’s worst criminals are exiled, twin sisters Moria and Ashyn are charged with a dangerous task. For they are the Keeper and the Seeker, and each year they must quiet the enraged souls of the damned.

Only this year, the souls will not be quieted.

Ambushed and separated by an ancient evil, the sisters’ journey to find each other sends them far from the only home they’ve ever known. Accompanied by a stubborn imperial guard and a dashing condemned thief, the girls cross a once-empty wasteland, now filled with reawakened monsters of legend, as they travel to warn the emperor. But a terrible secret awaits them at court-one that will alter the balance of their world forever.


Pheonix Island - John Dixon

Thank you to Gallery Books for this copy.

The story that inspired CBS TV’s Intelligence. Phoenix Island was supposed to be a boot camp for troubled children. But as one boy learns, the secrets of this jungle are as vast as they are deadly.

When sixteen-year-old boxing champ Carl Freeman jumps in to defend a helpless stranger, he winds up in real trouble—a two-year sentence at an isolated boot camp for orphans. Carl is determined to tough it out, earn a clean record, and get on with his life. Then kids start to die.

Realizing Phoenix Island is actually a Spartan-style mercenary organization turning “throwaway kids” into super-soldier killers, Carl risks everything to save his friends and stop a madman bent on global destruction.


In Kristy’s Mailbox this week:

The Sound - Sarah Alderson

When aspiring music journalist Ren Kingston takes a job nannying for a wealthy family on the exclusive island of Nantucket, playground for Boston’s elite, she’s hoping for a low-key summer reading books and blogging about bands. Boys are firmly off the agenda.

What she doesn’t count on is falling in with a bunch of party-loving private school kids who are hiding some dark secrets, falling (possibly) in love with the local bad boy, and falling out with a dangerous serial killer…

The gripping new stand-alone novel from the author of Hunting Lila. Out August 2013


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?

  • Nara says:

    OMG Crash Into You is so good! I think I still like Dare You To better, but it’s definitely still amazing :D
    And The Sound seems really good! I liked Hunting Lila, so I hope that this one is just as good :)
    Happy reading!

    • Melissa says:

      Oh I can’t wait to read it!! I LOVED Dare To You (As well as Pushing The Limits), but I also know that since each book has different main characters, they are all very different “feels” in the books. So I am pumped to see what Crash Into You is like!

      You had an awesome haul this week too Nara! Happy reading! x
      Melissa recently posted…Stacking the Shelves #55My Profile

  • I like the sound of Phoenix Island..sounds like the film No Escape except with kids…nice! Another one for wishlist!

  • Mandy says:

    Awesome haul! I still haven’t read Pushing the Limits. I know it’s shocking. I have the hardcover and actully put it in my reading pile for the next week or two. I hope you enjoy all your books. Looking forward to your review of Pawn. My StS

  • Oh you are so lucky with Kelley Armstong’s book. I love her work so much. Happy reading!

    Tsuki’s STS

  • Nice. I see that Crash Into You and Pawn certainly are very popular choices this week. Come check out my stack of books this week.


  • Bree says:

    Wow, fantastic haul! I’ve got every one of Mel’s new books on my TBR, I’m hoping to get review copies of a couple of them! I hope you enjoy them all!

    Here’s my STS this week!

    Bree :)
    Coffee Bean Bookshelf

  • I’ve seen Pawn around on quite a few blogs this week. I hope you enjoy it and the rest of your books!

  • Jillyn says:

    Great haul this week, I cannot WAIT to read Crash into You. Enjoy ‘em! :)

    New Twitter follower. My STS

  • Awesome haul, Melissa! Everytime I log onto NetGalley, I always think about whether I should request Pawn or not… Maybe I’ll wait a little while and see if others are liking it or not. I also requested Crash Into You because DYT is amazing! Hope you enjoy all your books!


  • A nice haul! I received Sea of Shadows, Crash into You and Pawn as well :) The Sounds sounds amazing.

    Happy reading.

    Sharon – Obsession with Books

  • Jay says:

    Nice Haul! Pawn is on my wishlist and I hear great things about Crash into You. Happy Reading!

    Here are my newest additions .

  • Like the look of The Sound. I also just got Crash Into You and Pawn and am very excited to read both!

    My book haul!

  • Leave a Reply

    Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

    CommentLuv badge