Stacking the Shelves #61

Hello everyone! Kristy and I had a good week once again, and we hope that you were all spoilt for books this week too!!!

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:

The Killing Woods - Lucy Christopher

Thanks so much to Scholastic Books Australia for this copy!

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.



The Dream Thieves (The Raven Cycle #2) - Maggie Steifvater

Thanks so much to Scholastic Books Australia for this copy!

Now that the ley lines around Cabeswater have been woken, nothing for Ronan, Gansey, Blue, and Adam will be the same.

Ronan, for one, is falling more and more deeply into his dreams, and his dreams are intruding more and more into waking life.

Meanwhile, some very sinister people are looking for some of the same pieces of the Cabeswater puzzle that Gansey is after…


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

Thanks so much to Harlequin Teen Australia for this copy!!

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


Captivate - Vanessa Garden

Thanks so much to Harlequin Teen Australia for this copy!

In a glittering underwater world, nothing is as it seems…

For the past twelve months since her parents’ death, seventeen-year-old Miranda Sun has harboured a dark secret — a secret that has strained the close relationship she once shared with her older sister, Lauren. In an effort to repair this broken bond, Miranda’s grandparents whisk the siblings away on a secluded beach holiday. Except before Miranda gets a chance to confess her life-changing secret, she’s dragged underwater by a mysterious stranger while taking a midnight swim.

Awakening days later, Miranda discovers that she’s being held captive in a glittering underwater city by an arrogant young man named Marko…the King of this underwater civilisation.

Nineteen-year-old Marko intends to marry Miranda in order to keep his crown from falling into the sinister clutches of his half-brother, Damir. There’s only one problem. Miranda is desperate to return home to right things with her sister and she wants nothing to do with Marko. Trying to secure her freedom, Miranda quickly forms an alliance with Robbie — Marko’s personal guard. However, she soon discovers that even underwater, people are hiding dangerous secrets..


Confessions: The Private School Murders (Confessions #2) - James Patterson

I bought this copy since I liked the first one so much!!

Wealthy young women are being murdered, and the police aren’t looking for answers in the right places. Enter Tandy Angel. Her first case was the mystery of her parents’ deaths. Now she’s working to exonerate her brother of his girlfriend’s homicide. And danger just got closer.One of the recent victims was a student at Tandy’s own elite school. She has a hunch it may be the work of a serial killer… and Tandy perfectly fits the profile of the killer’s targets. Can she untangle the mysteries in time? Or will she be the next victim? James Patterson keeps the confessions coming as Tandy delves deeper into her own tumultuous history and the skeletons in the Angel family closet.


Paper Towns - John Green

I bought this copy - I really like the minimal style covers. It matches my copy of Looking for Alaska and An Abundance of Katherines.

Quentin Jacobsen - Q to his friends - is eighteen and has always loved the beautiful and edgy Margo Roth Spiegelman. Nine years ago they discovered a dead body together but now, at their Central Florida high school, Q’s a nerd while Margo is uber-cool.

One night before graduating, Q is basking in the predictable boringness of his life when Margo persuades him to join her in some midnight mayhem and vengeance… and then vanishes. While her family shrugs off this latest disappearance, Q follows Margo’s string of elaborate clues - including an unnerving poem about death.

Q’s friends, Radar, Ben and Lacey help with the search, and a post for a website turns up: Margo will be in a certain location for the next 24 hours only. They drive through the night, racing against the clock. Is Q ready for what he might find?


In Kristy’s mailbox this week:

Just One Day (Just One Day #1) - Gayle Forman

I purchased Just One Day, as it is one that I really want to read, and they copy that I have is signed (as the lovely Melissa got this for me earlier this year) - and I just can’t bringing myself to read the singed copy.

When sheltered American good girl Allyson “LuLu” Healey first meets laid-back Dutch actor Willem De Ruiter at an underground performance of Twelfth Night in England, there’s an undeniable spark. After just one day together, that spark bursts into a flame, or so it seems to Allyson, until the following morning, when she wakes up after a whirlwind day in Paris to discover that Willem has left. Over the next year, Allyson embarks on a journey to come to terms with the narrow confines of her life, and through Shakespeare, travel, and a quest for her almost-true-love, to break free of those confines.


The Hunt (The Hunt #1) - Andrew Fukuda

I purchased The Hunt as I was provided with The Trap (The Hunt #3).

Against all odds, 17-year-old Gene has survived in a world where humans have been eaten to near extinction by the general population. The only remaining humans, or hepers as they are known, are housed in domes on the savannah and studied at the nearby Heper Institute. Every decade there is a government sponsored hunt. When Gene is selected to be one of the combatants he must learn the art of the hunt but also elude his fellow competitors whose suspicions about his true nature are growing.


Pawn (The Blackcoat Rebellion #1) - Aimee Carter

Thank you to Harlequin Teen for sending me this copy! I can’t wait to read it - and I will be reading it very soon!


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.


Archangel’s Legion - Nalini Singh

My pre-order of this also arrived this week.

Angels are falling from the sky in New York, struck down by a vicious, unknown force.

Vampires are dying impossibly of disease.

Guild hunter Elena Deveraux and the Archangel Raphael must discover the source of the wave of death before it engulfs their city and their people, leaving New York a ruin and Raphael’s Tower under siege by enemy archangels.

Yet even as they fight desperately to save the city, an even darker force is stirring, its chill eyes trained on New York…and on Raphael. Rivers of crimson and nightmares given flesh, the world will never again be the same…



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?

  • Cait D says:

    Ohh, I really want to read Paper Towns! And Pawn was a really epic book. Just a tad creepy. ;) Great hauls! I’m looking forward to reviews on some of these!

  • Jan says:

    Would you recommend the Nalini Singh series then? I just wasn’t sure whether to give it a shot and I’ve read pretty mixed reviews.

  • Wattle says:

    It looks like you’ve both got some great books this week :) I’m curious to hear your thoughts on Pawn, I’ve heard nothing but good things so far!

  • Lots of great books. I loved Pawn, hopefully you do too! Have never seen Captivate before but it sounds interesting and I love the cover. I hope you enjoy all your reads. My STS.

  • Great haul this week girls! I got Pawn and Crash Into You as well and really enjoyed Pawn. Hope you enjoy The Raven Boys, I am yet to read it but it’s on my shelf.

    Jeann @ Happy Indulgence

    • Melissa says:

      I’ve not heard one person say they haven’t really liked Pawn! It sounds like an epic read. Maybe Kristy and I will both have to read this and discuss it! The Raven Boys was amazing, I am looking forward to The Dream Thieves.
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  • Yay! You guys got so many great books. I’m looking forward to reading Just One Day and Crash Into You! For Stiefvater’s Raven Cycle books, I really didn’t like them, but most people did so I hope you do too. I thought it was just confusing. Happy reading!

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