Stacking the Shelves #59

Evening everyone! I hope you were all spoilt for books this week!!! Kristy and I had a good week once again - but technically this is two weeks worth since Kristy got 1 book last week and I had nothing, so I thought it best to save up our post for now!

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In Mel’s mailbox this week:

Allegiant (Divergent #3) - Veronica Roth

I pre ordered this from The Book Depository and it arrived this week!! :D

One choice will define you.

What if your whole world was a lie?
What if a single revelation—like a single choice—changed everything?
What if love and loyalty made you do things you never expected?

The faction-based society that Tris Prior once believed in is shattered—fractured by violence and power struggles and scarred by loss and betrayal. So when offered a chance to explore the world past the limits she’s known, Tris is ready. Perhaps beyond the fence, she and Tobias will find a simple new life together, free from complicated lies, tangled loyalties, and painful memories.

But Tris’s new reality is even more alarming than the one she left behind. Old discoveries are quickly rendered meaningless. Explosive new truths change the hearts of those she loves. And once again, Tris must battle to comprehend the complexities of human nature—and of herself—while facing impossible choices about courage, allegiance, sacrifice, and love.


Horizon (The Soul Seekers #4) - Alyson Noel

Thank you so much to Pan MacMillan Australia for this copy. I haven’t read any of the books in this series unfortunately so it’ll be on my TBR pile once I can read the others!

Fate has bound them together—and torn them apart. Now Daire and Dace face one final fight that will seal their destiny forever.

Daire Santos is the last of the Soul Seekers, and the only thing standing between the Richters and the destruction of everyone she loves. With her grandmother gone and Cade back in Enchantment, Daire must finally step into her destiny and lead the fight against the Richters. But what if that means sacrificing the person she loves most?

Bound to the Richters by blood, Dace struggles against the darkness growing inside him that threatens to claim Daire too. Though Daire refuses to give up on him, the choice may not be hers. An epic battle is on the horizon and the end of the world looms near. With such insurmountable odds stacked against them, is their love really enough to conquer all?


In both Mel & Kristy’s mailbox this week:

The Trap (The Hunt #3) - Andrew Fukuda

Thank you to Simon & Schuster Australia for this copy. This is meant to be a great series, but again I haven’t read any of the books in this series although I do want to.

The thrilling finale to Fukuda’s vampire trilogy.

After barely escaping the Mission alive, Gene and Sissy face an impossible task: staying alive long enough to stop an entire world bent on their destruction. Bound on a train heading into the unknown with the surviving Mission girls, Gene, Sissy, David, and Epap must stick together and use everything they have to protect each other and their only hope: the cure that will turn the blood-thirsty creatures around them into humans again. Now that they know how to reverse the virus, Gene and Sissy have one final chance to save those they love and create a better life for themselves. But as they struggle to get there, Gene’s mission sets him on a crash course with Ashley June, his first love . . . and his deadliest enemy.


Red Hill - Jamie McGuire

Thank you to Simon & Schuster Australia for this book. We haven’t read any Jamie McGuire books, but we are looking forward to reading Red Hill.

When the world ends, can love survive?

For Scarlet, raising her two daughters alone makes fighting for tomorrow an everyday battle. Nathan has a wife, but can’t remember what it’s like to be in love; only his young daughter Zoe makes coming home worthwhile. Miranda’s biggest concern is whether her new VW Bug is big enough to carry her sister and their boyfriends on a weekend escape from college finals.

When reports of a widespread, deadly “outbreak” begin to surface, these ordinary people face extraordinary circumstances and suddenly their fates are intertwined. Recognizing they can’t outrun the danger, Scarlet, Nathan, and Miranda desperately seek shelter at the same secluded ranch, Red Hill. Emotions run high while old and new relationships are tested in the face of a terrifying enemy—an enemy who no longer remembers what it’s like to be human.

Set against the backdrop of a brilliantly realized apocalyptic world, love somehow finds a way to survive. But what happens when the one you’d die for becomes the one who could destroy you?


In Kristy’s mailbox this week:

Angelfall (Penryn & The End of Days #1) - Susan Ee

I have been planning on getting this one for a while, and I finally ordered it.

It’s been six weeks since angels of the apocalypse descended to demolish the modern world. Street gangs rule the day while fear and superstition rule the night. When warrior angels fly away with a helpless little girl, her seventeen-year-old sister Penryn will do anything to get her back.

Anything, including making a deal with an enemy angel.

Raffe is a warrior who lies broken and wingless on the street. After eons of fighting his own battles, he finds himself being rescued from a desperate situation by a half-starved teenage girl.

Traveling through a dark and twisted Northern California, they have only each other to rely on for survival. Together, they journey toward the angels’ stronghold in San Francisco where she’ll risk everything to rescue her sister and he’ll put himself at the mercy of his greatest enemies for the chance to be made whole again.


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

I re-purchased this one as I got rid of my copy when I heard that the Australian editions were getting a new cover (to match the sequel). However, that cover is only coming out in ebook :(

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.


The Naturals - Jennifer Lynn Barnes

Thank you to Pan Macmillan Australia for this proof copy. I really like Jennifer Lynn Barnes, so I am really looking forward to this one.

Seventeen-year-old Cassie is a natural at reading people. Piecing together the tiniest details, she can tell you who you are and what you want. But it’s not a skill that she’s ever taken seriously. That is, until the FBI come knocking: they’ve begun a classified program that uses exceptional teenagers to crack infamous cold cases, and they need Cassie.

What Cassie doesn’t realize is that there’s more at risk than a few unsolved homicides— especially when she’s sent to live with a group of teens whose gifts are as unusual as her own.

Sarcastic, privileged Michael has a knack for reading emotions, which he uses to get inside Cassie’s head—and under her skin. Brooding Dean shares Cassie’s gift for profiling, but keeps her at arm’s length.

Soon, it becomes clear that no one in the Naturals program is what they seem. And when a new killer strikes, danger looms closer than Cassie could ever have imagined. Caught in a lethal game of cat and mouse with a killer, the Naturals are going to have to use all of their gifts just to survive.


The Killing Woods - Lucy Christopher

I received this thanks to Scholastic. I haven’t read any Lucy Christopher books yet, and I think this will be a good one to start with.

Emily’s dad is accused of murdering a teenage girl. Emily is sure he is innocent, but what happened that night in the woods behind their house where she used to play as a child? Determined to find out, she seeks out Damon Hillary the enigmatic boyfriend of the murdered girl. He also knows these woods. Maybe they could help each other. But he’s got secrets of his own about games that are played in the dark.


Forevermore - Cindy Miles

I also received this from Scholastic. I am rather interested in this one, due to the fact it is set in Scottish castle.

On a misty cliffside, mystery and romance await. . . .

Ivy Calhoun’s life has been turned upside down. Her new stepdad has uprooted Ivy and her mom, bringing them to live in an actual castle in the misty Scottish countryside. There are stone-faced servants and shadowy corridors, and the ancient walls seem full of secrets. Ivy is at once frightened and intrigued.

Especially when she meets Logan, a gorgeous, elusive ghost who has haunted the castle grounds for decades. Ivy is immediately drawn to him . . . but Logan is not the only spirit around. Something dark and deadly is afoot, and soon Ivy finds herself in mortal danger.

Is Logan exactly what he seems? Could his mysterious past be tied to Ivy’s present? And can Ivy stop herself from falling in love with him?


Tape - Steven Camden

I got this ARC from HarperCollins Australia. It doesn’t hit shelves until February 2014, but I can’t wait to read this one (and it has an awesome cover - I hope the final copies have the same cover)

Record a voice and it lasts forever…

In 1993, Ryan records a diary on an old tape. He talks about his mother’s death, about his dreams, about his love for a new girl at school who doesn’t even know he exists.

In 2013, Ameliah moves in with her grandmother after her parents die. There, she finds a tape in the spare room. A tape with a boy’s voice on it – a voice she can’t quite hear, but which seems to be speaking to her.

Ryan and Ameliah are connected by more than just a tape.

This is their story



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?

  • Ooh you’ve got some brilliant books this week. I’m currently reading Allegiant. I hope you enjoy all that you’ve got!

  • Awesome haul! I haven’t heard of Tape before, but will definitely be adding it to my list. It sounds like a quirky John Green type novel.

  • Lots of really nice looking books on your lists today! Some of those will surely make their way to my TBR as well :)

    Here’s my StS post

    Lexxie @ (un)Conventional Bookviews

  • Jake says:

    Received READ IT AND WEEP from Book Nerd Review Crew Penguin Books. Received based on agreeing to read & give honest review.

  • All fantastic books girls! I’ve got Killing Woods too and am curious to see what you girls think of it. I hope you enjoy Angelfall too, that book is brilliant and scary.

    I got Red hill as well and all I can say about Allegiant is that I hope you enjoy it…

    Here’s my STS this week.

    • Kristy says:

      Hi Jeann. I’m really looking forward to Killing Woods, and Red Hill - but I have to admit that Angelfall has been on my list for awhile, and I am really excited to read it.
      You got a great haul as well - happy reading (I know I loved some of those).

  • Tape looks REALLY intriguing. I wonder what it’s about. I also can’t wait to read Allegiant! I’ll be diving into Insurgent next week. I hope I end up liking the ending of Allegiant cause I heard it was ‘mehhhh’.

    • Kristy says:

      Hi Leigh - I am very excited to read Tape (although it doesn’t come out until 2014). Happy reading for Allegiant - there is certainly a lot mixed opinions about it :)

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