Stacking the Shelves #62

Hello everyone! I hope you all had a wonderful week! Kristy and I had a fantastic week once again, we’ve been extremely lucky!

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:

Roald Dahl Phizz-whizzing Collection

I bought this one for myself from the work book club. It has some classics from my childhood including Charlie & The Chocolate Factory, The Witches, The Twits, James & The Giant Peach, Fantastic Mr Fox and Matilda. I am really looking forward to reliving some of my childhood memories with these books! One of those things I’ll get around to reading then I have a bit of time, but looks amazing on the bookshelf in the interim!




Scott Pilgrim’s Precious Little Boxset - Bryan Lee O’Malley

This is one I bought for myself from The Book Depository. I loved the movie and I love my comics, so I’ve been wanting this set for some time! I got books 1-6.

Looking for the perfect entry point into the world of Scott Pilgrim? Well, this is it, buddy! All six volumes of Bryan Lee O’Malley’s epic tale of a slacker’s quest to win the heart of the girl of his dreams by defeating her seven evil ex-boyfriends! All together in a beautiful new slipcase! It also includes an exclusive poster featuring an all-new full color piece by Bryan Lee O’Malley!


The Taking (The Taking #1) - Kimberley Derting

Thanks so much to Harper Teen for this copy!

When sixteen-year-old Kyra Agnew wakes up behind a Dumpster at the Gas ’n’ Sip, she has no memory of how she got there. With a terrible headache and a major case of déjà vu, she heads home only to discover that five years have passed . . . yet she hasn’t aged a day.

Everything else about Kyra’s old life is different. Her parents are divorced, her boyfriend, Austin, is in college and dating her best friend, and her dad has changed from an uptight neat-freak to a drunken conspiracy theorist who blames her five-year disappearance on little green men.

Confused and lost, Kyra isn’t sure how to move forward unless she uncovers the truth. With Austin gone, she turns to Tyler, Austin’s annoying kid brother, who is now seventeen and who she has a sudden undeniable attraction to. As Tyler and Kyra retrace her steps from the fateful night of her disappearance, they discover strange phenomena that no one can explain, and they begin to wonder if Kyra’s father is not as crazy as he seems. There are others like her who have been taken . . . and returned. Kyra races to find an explanation and reclaim the life she once had, but what if the life she wants back is not her own?


Prisoner of Night and Fog (Prisoner of Night and Fog #1) - Anne Blankman

Thanks so much to Harper Collins for this copy, this looks amazing.

In 1930s Munich, danger lurks behind dark corners, and secrets are buried deep within the city. But Gretchen Müller, who grew up in the National Socialist Party under the wing of her “uncle” Dolf, has been shielded from that side of society ever since her father traded his life for Dolf’s, and Gretchen is his favorite, his pet.

Uncle Dolf is none other than Adolf Hitler.

And Gretchen follows his every command.

Until she meets a fearless and handsome young Jewish reporter named Daniel Cohen. Gretchen should despise Daniel, yet she can’t stop herself from listening to his story: that her father, the adored Nazi martyr, was actually murdered by an unknown comrade. She also can’t help the fierce attraction brewing between them, despite everything she’s been taught to believe about Jews.

As Gretchen investigates the very people she’s always considered friends, she must decide where her loyalties lie. Will she choose the safety of her former life as a Nazi darling, or will she dare to dig up the truth—even if it could get her and Daniel killed?


In Kristy’s mailbox this week:

Fractured Fables - Jim Valentino & Kristen Koerner Simon

I don’t own many graphic novels, but I had to get this one as this one contains a story written by Laini Taylor and illustrated by Jim Di Bartolo. And plus, I do like twisted fairytale retellings! (don’t be fooled, I purchased this solely for Laini and Jim).

Fractured Fables takes familiar fairy tales and nursery rhymes and turns them on their ear!

Like NO fairy tale book you’ve ever read before!



Me Since You - Laura Weiss

I got this one via Edelweiss :)

Sixteen-year-old Rowan is still reeling from her father’s suicide four months ago, after he failed to stop a man from leaping off an overpass to his death. The only witness is Eli, a teenaged boy wrapped deep in mourning for his own father, killed in action in Afghanistan. When Rowan and Eli meet, they recognize kindred spirits, and begin to navigate grief and its aftermath together.

Rowan can’t understand how her father could choose to leave her, and acts out, pushing away friends and taking risks with her safety. Rowan’s mother, wracked with her own guilt and sorrow over failing to save her husband, stops going to work and collects stray cats for comfort. Grief, fractured and unpredictable, rules their lives now. Rowan is lost—and sinking. But Eli represents a lifeline for Rowan, and as they struggle to make sense of what’s gone and what is left behind, they begin to fall in love. Me Since You is Laura Wiess at her finest—a beautiful, gripping and painfully honest examination of adolescence.


This Song Will Save Your Life - Leila Sales

Thank you to Macmillan Australia for this book. If I had to pick a second favourite thing to books, it would be music - so I am really looking forward to this one!

Making friends has never been Elise Dembowski’s strong suit. All throughout her life, she’s been the butt of every joke and the outsider in every conversation. When a final attempt at popularity fails, Elise nearly gives up. Then she stumbles upon a warehouse party where she meets Vicky, a girl in a band who accepts her; Char, a cute, yet mysterious disc jockey; Pippa, a carefree spirit from England; and most importantly, a love for DJing.



The Winter Witch - Paula Brackston

Thank you to Murdock Books for this one!

In her small Welsh town, there is no one quite like Morgana. She has never spoken, and her silence as well as the magic she can’t quite control make her a mystery. Concerned for her safety, her mother quickly arranges a marriage with Cai Bevan, the widower from the far hills who knows nothing of the rumours that swirl around her. After their wedding, Morgana is heartbroken at leaving, but she soon falls in love with Cai’s farm and the rugged mountains that surround it, while slowly Cai himself begins to win her heart. It’s not long, however, before her strangeness begins to be remarked upon in her new village. A dark force is at work there—a person who will stop at nothing to turn the townspeople against Morgana, even at the expense of those closest to her. Forced to defend her home, her love, and herself from all comers, Morgana must learn to harness her power, or she will lose everything.


A Game Of Thrones (A Song of Ice & Fire #1) - George R.R. Martin

Long ago, in a time forgotten, a preternatural event threw the seasons out of balance. In a land where summers can last decades and winters a lifetime, trouble is brewing. The cold is returning, and in the frozen wastes to the north of Winterfell, sinister and supernatural forces are massing beyond the kingdom’s protective Wall. At the center of the conflict lie the Starks of Winterfell, a family as harsh and unyielding as the land they were born to. Sweeping from a land of brutal cold to a distant summertime kingdom of epicurean plenty, here is a tale of lords and ladies, soldiers and sorcerers, assassins and bastards, who come together in a time of grim omens.

Here an enigmatic band of warriors bear swords of no human metal; a tribe of fierce wildlings carry men off into madness; a cruel young dragon prince barters his sister to win back his throne; and a determined woman undertakes the most treacherous of journeys. Amid plots and counterplots, tragedy and betrayal, victory and terror, the fate of the Starks, their allies, and their enemies hangs perilously in the balance, as each endeavors to win that deadliest of conflicts: the game of thrones.



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?

  • I love the boxed sets! A lovely looking group of books this week. I really like the look of The Taking. Will be adding it to my to-read list for sure.

  • Incredible haul. I didn’t know Kimberly Derting had a new series coming out. I really enjoyed The Pledge and Body Finder series. Can’t wait to read your review.

  • You’ve got some amazing books. I really love the box sets. They’re so pretty! I hope you enjoy everything that you’ve got this week.

  • This Song Will Save Your Life is amazing! The Taking also sounds great. I hope you enjoy all your books :)

  • The Taking…I’m so jealous! It sounds so good and I loved The Pledge and Essence. The Game of Thrones…I’ve had this on my kindle for forever and I love the TV show, but I still haven’t read it yet. Great haul and have fun reading!

  • Oooh The Winter Witch sounds and looks really good! I always see This Song Will Save Your Life in other blogs so that book must be good. Hope you like them all. :)

  • Wow what a great haul this week, I remember reading ?Roald Dahl when I was young and loving them. Love boxed sets, they are so pretty! Enjoy all of your reads.

    Here’s my STS this week.

  • Great haul! Have been seeing This Song Will Save Your Life so much lately, may have to buy myself a copy. I also got The Taking recently, very excited to read that one. I hope you enjoy all your reads. My STS.

  • Ellie says:

    I’ve been wanting to read Taking for so long, I Hope you enjoy all of them! :)

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