Stacking the Shelves #73

Good evening! I hope you’ve all had a great week in reading! 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:

Marie Antoinette: Serial Killer - Katie Alender

Thank you to Scholastic Australia for this review copy! I love Katie Alender and this cover is to die for!

Colette Iselin is excited to go to Paris on a class trip. She’ll get to soak up the beauty and culture, and maybe even learn something about her family’s French roots.

But a series of gruesome murders are taking place across the city, putting everyone on edge. And as she tours museums and palaces, Colette keeps seeing a strange vision: a pale woman in a ball gown and powdered wig, who looks suspiciously like Marie Antoinette.

Colette knows her popular, status-obsessed friends won’t believe her, so she seeks out the help of a charming French boy. Together, they uncover a shocking secret involving a dark, hidden history. When Colette realizes she herself may hold the key to the mystery, her own life is suddenly in danger . . .

Acclaimed author Katie Alender brings heart-stopping suspense to this story of revenge, betrayal, intrigue — and one killer queen.


In Kristy’s mailbox this week:

Tigers On The Beach - Doug MacLeod

Have you heard the one about the guy who lost a grandfather, but found a girlfriend? It’s funny. It’s also kind of sad. And some of the bits that are sad are also kind of funny (but only if you laugh at that sort of thing).

Adam thinks Samantha could be the one for him. But first he has to sort out his parents’ crumbling marriage, stop getting into embarrassing situations involving public nudity, find out what’s making his gran so angry, stop his little brother doing something really, really dangerous and work out what’s so funny about two tigers on a beach. It can’t be that hard, can it?


Ignite Me (Shatter Me #3) - Tahereh Mafi

Thank you to Allen & Unwin for this book!

The heart-stopping conclusion to the New York Times bestselling Shatter Me series, which Ransom Riggs, bestselling author of Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children, called “a thrilling, high-stakes saga of self-discovery and forbidden love”

Juliette now knows she may be the only one who can stop the Reestablishment. But to take them down, she’ll need the help of the one person she never thought she could trust: Warner. And as they work together, Juliette will discover that everything she thought she knew-about Warner, her abilities, and even Adam-was wrong.


Vampire Academy: The Official Illustrated Movie Companion - Brandon T. Snider & Richelle Mead

Vampire Academy: The Official Illustrated Movie Companion takes fans behind the scenes of the film adaptation of this Young Adult phenomenon.

Vampire Academy is the bestselling series of novels by author Richelle Mead. Mead is currently working on the fifth novel in her Vampire Academy spinoff series, Bloodlines.

Vampire Academy: The Official Illustrated Movie Companiontakes Vampire Academy fans behind the scenes of the recently released film adaptation starring Zoey Deutch and Lucy Fry.

Although written by Brandon T. Snider, the Illustrated Movie Companion features an introduction by series author Richelle Mead, as well as numerous interviews with Mead throughout the compendium.

Snider is the author of numerous companion guides, including DC Comics Ultimate Character Guide and The Dark Knight Rises: The Secret Files Scrapbook.


In both of our mailboxes this week:

The Cracks In The Kingdom - Jaclyn Moriaty

Thank you to Pan Macmillan for this copy!

The second in Jaclyn Moriarty’s brilliant, acclaimed fantasy trilogy, THE COLORS OF MADELEINE!

Princess Ko’s been bluffing about the mysterious absence of her father, desperately trying to keep the government running on her own. But if she can’t get him back in a matter of weeks, the consequence may be a devastating war. So under the guise of a publicity stunt she gathers a group of teens — each with a special ability — from across the kingdom to crack the unsolvable case of the missing royals of Cello.

Chief among these is farm-boy heartthrob Elliot Baranski, more determined than ever to find his own father. And with the royal family trapped in the World with no memory of their former lives, Elliot’s value to the Alliance is clear: He’s the only one with a connection to the World, through his forbidden communications with Madeleine.

Through notes, letters, and late nights, Elliot and Madeleine must find a way to travel across worlds and bring missing loved ones home. The stakes are high, and the writing by turns hilarious and suspenseful, as only Jaclyn Moriarty can be.


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?

  • Kelly says:

    Nice haul this week. I got cracks in the Kingdom this week too, but having trouble finding a paperback copy of book one. Had a search at the shops today. Have you read it yet? Ignite Me is one of the next to read on my list. Just about to check out your review.
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  • Marie Antoinette Serial Killer looks pretty kick ass! I also have that but haven’t read it. I still need to read Ignite Me too.

  • Lovely books this week Mel, looks like I got much of the same as well this week! How good does Cracks in the Kingdom sound?

    Here’s my STS this week.

  • I LOVE Marie Antoinette! I just finished it yesterday and, seriously, it’s awesome. (A lot of people told me it was dodgy before I started, and I was really worried and thought I’d hate it. But LUUURVE!!!) I also have The Cracks in the Kingdom and Ignite Me :) They look fantastic. My StS!

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