Stacking the Shelves #66

Hello everyone! It’s almost Christmas time! I hope you all have had a really good week. I had a quiet week this week because I am so poor after Christmas shopping. haha But I did get a couple of books. Kristy also had a really good week!

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:

Prince of Shadows - Rachel Caine

I received this one on Edelweiss - a standalone retelling of Benviolio’s story from Romeo and Juliet, this sounds amazing!

A standalone built around the character of Benvolio, from Romeo and Juliet. The novel will be told from the point of view of Benvolio, who is Romeo’s cousin and, in Shakespeare’s play, attempts to get the lovelorn Montague interested in other girls after it’s discovered that Juliet is a member of the clan his family despises: the Capulets. Caine’s novel, her agent said, explores a scenario in which Romeo and Juliet are not the only couple to fall into dire romantic straits and is “a tale of intrigue, betrayal, hatred, and tragedy,” about “lovers lost, and lovers found.”


Fracture Me (Shatter Me #2.5) - Tahereh Mafi

I have an ecopy of this one! I don’t normally do novellas, but I do enjoy Tahereh Mafi’s novellas a whole lot.

In this electrifying sixty-page companion novella to the New York Times bestselling Shatter Me series, discover the fate of the Omega Point rebels as they go up against The Reestablishment. Set during and soon after the final moments of Unravel Me, Fracture Me is told from Adam’s perspective.

As Omega Point prepares to launch an all-out assault on The Reestablishment soldiers stationed in Sector 45, Adam’s focus couldn’t be further from the upcoming battle. He’s reeling from his breakup with Juliette, scared for his best friend’s life, and as concerned as ever for his brother James’s safety. And just as Adam begins to wonder if this life is really for him, the alarms sound. It’s time for war.

On the battlefield, it seems like the odds are in their favor—but taking down Warner, Adam’s newly discovered half brother, won’t be that easy. The Reestablishment can’t tolerate a rebellion, and they’ll do anything to crush the resistance . . . including killing everyone Adam has ever cared about.


In Kristy’s mailbox this week:

Dare You To (Pushing The Limits #2) - Katie McGarry

This is one of the books I brought from Harlequin Australia during their online sale (I brought lots, but only two for myself)

If anyone knew the truth about Beth Risk’s home life, they’d send her mother to jail and seventeen-year-old Beth who knows where. So she protects her mom at all costs - Until the day her uncle swoops in and forces Beth to choose between her mom’s freedom and her own happiness. That’s how Beth finds herself living with an aunt who doesn’t want her and going to a school that doesn’t understand her. At all. Except for the one guy who shouldn’t get her…but does.

Ryan Stone is the town golden boy, a popular baseball star jock-with secrets he can’t tell anyone. Not even the friends he shares everything with, including the constant dares to do crazy things. The craziest? Asking out the Skater girl who couldn’t be less interested in him! But what begins as a dare becomes an intense attraction.

Suddenly, the boy with the flawless image risks his dreams-and his life-for the girl he loves, and the girl who won’t let anyone get too close is daring herself to want it all…


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

This was the other book I brought for myself from Harlequin Australia. Now I have all 3 in this series.

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.


The Prey (The Hunt #2) - Andrew Fukuda

I purchased They Prey as I brought The Hunt after I was given Trap. Confusing huh? Well, I have all 3 now!

For Gene and the remaining humans—or hepers—death is just a heartbeat away. On the run and hunted by society, they must find a way to survive in The Vast… and avoid the hungry predators tracking them in the dark. But they’re not the only things following Gene. He’s haunted by the girl he left behind and his burgeoning feelings for Sissy, the human girl at his side.

When they discover a refuge of exiled humans living high in the mountains, Gene and his friends think they’re finally safe. Led by a group of intensely secretive elders, the civilisation begins to raise more questions than answers. A strict code of behaviour is the rule, harsh punishments are meted out, young men are nowhere to be found—and Gene begins to wonder if the world they’ve entered is just as evil as the one they left behind. As life at the refuge grows more perilous, he and Sissy only grow closer. In an increasingly violent world, all they have is each other… if they can only stay alive.


Paper Valentine - Brenna Yovanoff

I have wanted to get this book for sometime, and I just happened to stumble across it in store, and it just jumped in my hands.

The city of Ludlow is gripped by the hottest July on record. The asphalt is melting, the birds are dying, petty crime is on the rise, and someone in Hannah Wagnor’s peaceful suburban community is killing girls.

For Hannah, the summer is a complicated one. Her best friend Lillian died six months ago, and Hannah just wants her life to go back to normal. But how can things be normal when Lillian’s ghost is haunting her bedroom, pushing her to investigate the mysterious string of murders? Hannah’s just trying to understand why her friend self-destructed, and where she fits now that Lillian isn’t there to save her a place among the social elite. And she must stop thinking about Finny Boone, the big, enigmatic delinquent whose main hobbies seem to include petty larceny and surprising acts of kindness.

With the entire city in a panic, Hannah soon finds herself drawn into a world of ghost girls and horrifying secrets. She realises that only by confronting the Valentine Killer will she be able move on with her life - and it’s up to her to put together the pieces before he strikes again.


Everbound (Everneath #2) - Brodi Ashton

This one also jumped in my hands in the bookstore… which is good considering I already have Everneath :)

Nikki Beckett could only watch as her boyfriend, Jack, sacrificed himself to save her, taking her place in the Tunnels of the Everneath for eternity — a debt that should’ve been hers. She’s living a borrowed life, and she doesn’t know what to do with the guilt. And every night Jack appears in her dreams, lost and confused and wasting away.

Desperate for answers, Nikki turns to Cole, the immortal bad boy who wants to make her his queen — and the one person least likely to help. But his heart has been touched by everything about Nikki, and he agrees to assist her in the only way he can: by taking her to the Everneath himself.

Nikki and Cole descend into the Everneath, only to discover that their journey will be more difficult than they’d anticipated — and more deadly. But Nikki vows to stop at nothing to save Jack — even if it means making an incredible sacrifice of her own.

In this enthralling sequel to Everneath, Brodi Ashton tests the bonds of destiny and explores the lengths we’ll go to for the ones we love.


Something Like Normal - Trish Doller

Thanks to Bloomsbury for this book!

When Travis returns home from a stint in Afghanistan, his parents are splitting up, his brother’s stolen his girlfriend and his car, and he’s haunted by nightmares of his best friend’s death. It’s not until Travis runs into Harper, a girl he’s had a rocky relationship with since middle school, that life actually starts looking up. And as he and Harper see more of each other, he begins to pick his way through the minefield of family problems and post-traumatic stress to the possibility of a life that might resemble normal again. Travis’s dry sense of humor, and incredible sense of honor, make him an irresistible and eminently lovable hero.


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?

  • kimberlyfaye says:

    So many fantastic books this week! I love Katie McGarry’s books, and Everbound and Something Like Normal. I got Fracture Me this week too, I just haven’t had a chance to read it yet.

    My StS.

  • Nice haul. You got a lot of different types of books, from Contemp to Paranormal. Everbound was very good and Dare You To was one of my favorite contempories.


    • Kristy says:

      Hi Grace. Yes, we tend to get a mixture of books here at Book Nerd Reviews! Variety is the spice of life :) I cannot wait to start both of these series - I have heard great things about them both.

  • You got so many great books! Totally dying for Prince of Shadows. I need to have that one in my life! Yay for the Katie McGarry books. I adore her writing! Enjoy all that you got this week! Thanks for sharing and happy holidays!
    What we got this week!

    Chapter by Chapter

  • So many awesome books! Crash Into You and Dare You To are both amazing. Everbound was also even better than Everneath. I hope you enjoy all your books :)

  • Oooo, I love Katie McGarry’s books! Honestly, my favorite is and most likely always will be Pushing the Limits, but I liked Dare You To. I didn’t love Crash Into You, but I didn’t hate it either. I just wasn’t as impressed as I was with the first two. I have Evertrue! I let a bloggy friend borrow it - hopefully, she loves it!

    Anyway, enjoy all of your books! Happy early holidays!

    Check out my STS post!

  • Cait D says:

    Ohh! Fantastic haul! I’m just starting the Shatter Me series. I’ve heard people say the first book is a bit weird, but the rest are awesome. So I’m pretty excited. :)
    My StS!

  • Weee! I also got Prince of Shadows weeks and weeks ago. And YES to Dare You to and Crash Into You. I am a die hard fan of the Pushing the Limits series. Whew!

    Happy reading and merry Christmas!

    Charlotte Thoughts and Pens

  • I think Prince of Shadows looks AWESOME. I mean, a story just for Benvolio? Count me in.
    And I bought Dare You To, not knowing that it was a sequel. Yay for me, haha.
    I really, really want to read Paper Valentine, and have not seen it anywhere, so I can understand it jumping into your hands!
    I read Something Like Normal at the beginning of this month, and loved it. I hope you like it as much as I did :D

    • Kristy says:

      I hope you enjoy Prince of Shadows when you get it Chiara :)
      And I can’t say for sure, as I haven’t read them, but I think the Katie McGarry books can be read seperately - kind of like the Anna and the French Kiss series. But please check with a more reliable source before going ahead and reading Dare You To :)
      I must admit I hadn’t seen Paper Valentine in store before… It just must have been my lucky day. And I have heard great things about Something Like Normal, I am excited to read it!

  • Fracture Me AND Everbound. you’re lucky! :) Enjoy your reads this week.

    Take a look at what’s in my mailbox this week.

  • Great haul.

    I have the two Katie McGarry books on my wish list after enjoying Pushing The Limits, along with Paper Valentine on my wish list.

    Please check out my haul for this week at

    Enjoy your reads.

    • Kristy says:

      I must admit that I haven’t read Pushing the Limits yet, but the way I look at it is that now I have all 3 to enjoy at once :) I hope you enjoy the last 2 in this series, Paper Valentine (and the books in your hauls).

  • Cool haul. Enjoy your new additions :)

    Happy Holidays!

    My Stack

  • Ellie says:

    Those look amazing, I still have to read Crash Into Me but I Hope you enjoy these & Happy Holidays!

    Check out my STS this week!

  • Krystianna says:

    Awesome haul! The Prey is even better than The Hunt. I’m actually just about to start The Trap. :b I hope you enjoy all of your books and happy holidays!
    Krystianna @ Downright Dystopian

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