Stacking the Shelves #77

Good evening! I hope you’ve all had a fantastic week out there! Here’s this weeks Stacking The Shelves where Kristy and I share what we received, bought and borrowed last 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:

Cress (The Lunar Chronicles #3) - Marissa Meyer

I bought this copy - I love this series so much - I’ve been really wanting to finish it!

In this third book in the Lunar Chronicles, Cinder and Captain Thorne are fugitives on the run, now with Scarlet and Wolf in tow. Together, they’re plotting to overthrow Queen Levana and her army.

Their best hope lies with Cress, a girl imprisoned on a satellite since childhood who’s only ever had her netscreens as company. All that screen time has made Cress an excellent hacker. Unfortunately, she’s just received orders from Levana to track down Cinder and her handsome accomplice.

When a daring rescue of Cress goes awry, the group is separated. Cress finally has her freedom, but it comes at a high price. Meanwhile, Queen Levana will let nothing prevent her marriage to Emperor Kai. Cress, Scarlet, and Cinder may not have signed up to save the world, but they may be the only hope the world has.


Split Second (Pivot Point #2) - Kasie West

I bought this copy also. I REALLY enjoyed Pivot Point (from memory I read it all in one sitting at the library), and so I needed this the moment I saw it.

Life can change in a split second.

Addie hardly recognizes her life since her parents divorced. Her boyfriend used her. Her best friend betrayed her. She can’t believe this is the future she chose. On top of that, her ability is acting up. She’s always been able to Search the future when presented with a choice. Now she can manipulate and slow down time, too . . . but not without a price.

When Addie’s dad invites her to spend her winter break with him, she jumps at the chance to escape into the Norm world of Dallas, Texas. There she meets the handsome and achingly familiar Trevor. He’s a virtual stranger to her, so why does her heart do a funny flip every time she sees him? But after witnessing secrets that were supposed to stay hidden, Trevor quickly seems more suspicious of Addie than interested in her. And she has an inexplicable desire to change that.

Meanwhile, her best friend, Laila, has a secret of her own: she can restore Addie’s memories . . . once she learns how. But there are powerful people who don’t want to see this happen. Desperate, Laila tries to manipulate Connor, a brooding bad boy from school—but he seems to be the only boy in the Compound immune to her charms. And the only one who can help her.

As Addie and Laila frantically attempt to retrieve the lost memories, Addie must piece together a world she thought she knew before she loses the love she nearly forgot . . . and a future that could change everything.


In Kristy’s mailbox:

Dreams of Gods and Monsters (Daughter of Smoke and Bone #3) - Laini Taylor

I don’t know why, but for some reason the release date for DoGaM was moved forward in Australia… so naturally I purchased this paperback copy as soon as I possibly could! Besides being an amazing book, it is soooooo pretty (much prettier in real life).

By way of a staggering deception, Karou has taken control of the chimaera rebellion and is intent on steering its course away from dead-end vengeance. The future rests on her, if there can even be a future for the chimaera in war-ravaged Eretz.

Common enemy, common cause.

When Jael’s brutal seraph army trespasses into the human world, the unthinkable becomes essential, and Karou and Akiva must ally their enemy armies against the threat. It is a twisted version of their long-ago dream, and they begin to hope that it might forge a way forward for their people.

And, perhaps, for themselves. Toward a new way of living, and maybe even love.

But there are bigger threats than Jael in the offing. A vicious queen is hunting Akiva, and, in the skies of Eretz … something is happening. Massive stains are spreading like bruises from horizon to horizon; the great winged stormhunters are gathering as if summoned, ceaselessly circling, and a deep sense of wrong pervades the world.

What power can bruise the sky?

From the streets of Rome to the caves of the Kirin and beyond, humans, chimaera and seraphim will fight, strive, love, and die in an epic theater that transcends good and evil, right and wrong, friend and enemy.

At the very barriers of space and time, what do gods and monsters dream of? And does anything else matter?

That is all from us this week, what did you receive in your mailboxes? Let us know - leave your links in the comments section below!

What do you think?

  • I bought Dreams of Gods and Monsters too. I wasn’t expecting it to be out but saw it in a store and freaked out a little.

    Mel - I hope you like Cress as much as I did! Now it’s a long wait till book #4!

    • Kristy says:

      I can understand why you freaked out Kate - I would have nearly squealed if I had of seen it in a store with no prior warning! I hope you enjoy it!

  • I hope you enjoy your new books. I don’t know what happened to the first post I made.

    My STS

    • Kristy says:

      Your first comment didn’t post? Well, that’s not good enough! Thanks for taking the time to re-comment. And happy reading for your book haul!

  • Great books for you this week! Have to love Cress! I hope you enjoy your new books!!
    Brittany @ Spare Time Book blog
    My STS:

  • JennRenee says:

    i loved Cress. My favorite of the series yet! Enjoy

    • Kristy says:

      Thanks for stopping by JennRenee. I hope Melissa enjoys Cress as much as you did - I am sure she will post her thoughts on it when she has finished :)

  • nice haul. A little jealous of dream of gods and monsters.


  • I haven’t read any of these but happy reading!

    Tsuki’s STS

  • Now I’m wondering if they moved up the release for DoGaM here in the States as well… I smell a Barnes and Noble trip next week :D I’ve heard it’s a fantastic series ending from everyone I talk to, so now I just have to finish Days of Blood and Starlight.

    • Kristy says:

      Hi Kayla. I haven’t heard about them bringing the date forward in the US, but then again, I hadn’t heard about it for Australia either. The first I knew about it was when it started popping up in stores (and yes, I had to rush out and buy it, even though I have read it). Yes, you must finish Days of Blood and Starlight, and hopefully B&N will have it in when you go shopping! Let me know what you think when you are finished :)

  • I bought The Dreams of Gods and Monsters as well, cannot wait! And yes Cress is going to be the best thing ever. Great picks this week!

    Here’s my STS this week.

  • Kelly says:

    I haven’t read any of these either, have tried the first one in the Luna Chronicles and Smoke & Bone though. I’m probably one of a very small few who really disliked Cinder, I actually couldn’t stand it. What’s wrong with me? *sobs uncontrollably* I just couldn’t shake that she came across as a high tech Pinocchio, which probably makes no sense. No doubt I’ll probably give it another go and finish book one one day, Enjoy your reads ladies.

  • Kaitlin says:

    Great books! I want to read all of them despite the fact that the only series I’ve started is The Lunar Chronicles. I hope they go as well for you girls as you hope they do. :)

    Kristy, I see you’re reading The Assassin’s Blade! I finished reading Throne of Glass yesterday and have my eye on the novellas. It seems like they would definitely be worth reading. :)

    • Kristy says:

      Hi Kaitlin. I have already finished The Assassin’s Blade, and my review has been posted. They are definitely worth the read, I really enjoyed them, and they add so much to the series! I hope you enjoy them!

  • Lizzy says:

    Cress was sooooo good! I’m going to be so upset when the series is over…unless she releases about 1000 new books haha. Happy reading :)

    My StS

  • I REALLY need to start reading Daughter of Smoke and Bone, I’ve had the ARC forever. I have six physical books on top of it to read though and some eBooks. I’ll get to it by the end of the year at least!

    ★ Under The Mountain is Un-Stacking Her Shelves ★

    • Kristy says:

      Oh Vickie, you really need to do yourself a favour and bring Daughter of Smoke and Bone close to the top of your TBR pile! I hope you enjoy it when you do get around to reading it. And happy reading for all the books between now and then :)

  • Kimberly says:

    Oooh I hope you enjoy Split Second! I read both Pivot Point and Split Second in one sitting! :)

  • Leydy says:

    I adore your blog design! BTW enjoy your new haul!

  • Leydy says:

    I adore your blog design. Enjoy your new haul!

    OUT’s STS

    Leydy from OUAT & RCE

  • CRESS. *fangirls wildly* I HOPE YOU LOVE IT SO MUCH. I’m still smiling to myself when I think of all the good bits. I finally convinced my sister to read it too (gosh, why is she so slow) and now we fangirl about it together. I’m SO dying for Winter! Buuut also a little sad because it means it’s all coming to an end. *sniff*
    My StS!

    • Kristy says:

      I must confess, I haven’t read the Cinder series yet :( But it is on my wishlist! Maybe I should wait until the last book?
      Thanks for sharing your STS link Cait! Happy reading (you have a lot of good books to choose from there)

  • Kirsty-Marie says:

    I confess, I haven’t started any of those series yet. I know, I know. :( I do own Cinder though, that’s something I guess, haha.

    Here’s mine

    Kirsty @ StudioReads

    • Kristy says:

      Hi Kirsty-Marie! I haven’t read the Cinder series yet either - I really want to as I keep hearing such great things, but so many books, so little time :) Happy reading for your haul, and thanks for sharing your link!

  • Nice haul. I own Pivot Point but haven’t got to it yet, but I’m hoping to do that soon. I am also really behind on the Pivot Point series! I hope you enjoy all of your books :) My STS.

  • Laura says:

    I can’t tell you how many time I have seen the Daughter of Smoke and Bone series but I keep reading mixed reviews so I haven’t picked it up yet. I’ll have to take another look.
    Following via bloglovin

    • Kristy says:

      Hi Laura. Well, I can only tell you what I think of Daughter of Smoke and Bone, as I tell absolutely everyone who talks books with me - I loved it! If you do pick it up, I hope you enjoy it as half as much as I did :)
      Happy reading for your haul!

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