Stacking the Shelves #90

Hi everyone! We hope that everyone has had a great week! Stacking the Shelves is what we have added to our bookshelves in past week. Melissa hasn’t added anything to her shelves this week, so this week it will only be what new books I have added to my ever-growing TBR pile :)

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 Kristy’s mailbox:

Reluctantly Charmed by Ellie O’Neill

Thank you to Simon & Schuster Australia for this book!

Kate McDaid is listing her new-year’s resolutions hoping to kick-start her rather stagnant love life and career when she gets some very strange news. To her surprise, she is the sole benefactor of a great great-great-great aunt and self-proclaimed witch also called Kate McDaid, who died over 130 years ago. As if that isn’t strange enough, the will instructs that, in order to receive the inheritance, Kate must publish seven letters, one by one, week by week.

Burning with curiosity, Kate agrees and opens the first letter – and finds that it’s a passionate plea to reconnect with the long-forgotten fairies of Irish folklore. Almost instantaneously, Kate’s life is turned upside down. Her romantic life takes a surprising turn and she is catapulted into the public eye.

As events become stranger and stranger – and she discovers things about herself she’s never known before – Kate must decide whether she can fulfil her great-aunt’s final, devastating request … and whether she can face the consequences if she doesn’t.

Witty, enchanting and utterly addictive, Reluctantly Charmed is about what happens when life in the fast lane collides with the legacy of family, love and its possibilities … and a little bit of magic.


Falling into Place by Amy Zhang

Thanks to Bookworld for a copy of Falling Into Place! You also have a chance to win a copy of this book here, thanks to Bookworld - but be quick, the giveaway ends today!

On the day Liz Emerson tries to die, they had reviewed Newton’s laws of motion in physics class. Then, after school, she put them into practice by running her Mercedes off the road.

Why? Why did Liz Emerson decide that the world would be better off without her? Why did she give up? Vividly told by an unexpected and surprising narrator, this heartbreaking and nonlinear novel pieces together the short and devastating life of Meridian High’s most popular junior girl. Mass, acceleration, momentum, force—Liz didn’t understand it in physics, and even as her Mercedes hurtles toward the tree, she doesn’t understand it now. How do we impact one another? How do our actions reverberate? What does it mean to be a friend? To love someone? To be a daughter? Or a mother? Is life truly more than cause and effect? Amy Zhang’s haunting and universal story will appeal to fans of Lauren Oliver, Gayle Forman, and Jay Asher.


Crash (Twinmaker #2) by Sean Williams

I received this thanks to Allen & Unwin :) For our international followers, this book is also known as ‘Crashland’

The Matrix meets the Uglies series in this science fiction thriller, the second in the Twinmaker trilogy by Sean Williams.

Where is Q?

Clair and Jesse have barely been reunited when the world is plunged into its biggest crisis since the Water Wars. The d-mat network is broken. The world has ground to a halt. People are trapped, injured, dying. It’s the end of the world as Clair knows it—and it’s partly her fault.

“The girl who killed d-mat” is enlisted to track down her missing friend Q—the rogue AI who repeatedly saved Clair’s life. Q is the key to fixing the system, but she isn’t responding to calls for help, and even if she did…can she be trusted?

Targeted by dupes, abandoned by her friends, caught in a web of lies that strike at the very essence of who she is, Clair finds powerful allies in RADICAL, secretive activists who are the polar opposite of anti-d-mat terrorist group WHOLE. However, if she helps them find Q, will she be inadvertently trapping her friend in a life of servitude—or worse, sending her to an early death by erasure?

Caught between pro- and anti-d-mat philosophies, in a world on the brink of all-out war, Clair must decide where she stands—and who she stands with, at the end.


My True Love Gave to Me: Twelve Holiday Stories by Stephanie Perkins

My pre-order arrived! I am so happy. It is so pretty! I got the UK cover, and it has pink edged pages, has gold foil, and it even has a ribbon bookmark. It is a beautiful book! (I posted pics here)

On the first day of Christmas, my true love gave to me …This beautiful collection features twelve gorgeously romantic stories set during the festive period, by some of the most talented and exciting YA authors writing today. The stories are filled with the magic of first love and the magic of the holidays.



Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them (Hogwarts Library) by J.K. Rowling

I purchased this as part of the Scholastic book sale. I purchased a bit in this sale, but sadly it was mostly for other people.

A copy of Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them resides on almost every wizarding household in the country. Now, for a limited period only, Muggles too have the chance to discover where the Quintaped lives, what the Puffskein eats, and why it is best not to leave milk out for a Knarl.

Proceeds from the sale of this book will go to improving and saving the lives of children around the world, which means that the dollars and Galleons you exchange for it will do magic beyond the powers of any wizard. If you feel that this is insufficient reason to part with your money, I can only hope most sincerely that passing wizards feel more charitable if they ever see you being attacked by a Manticore.

-Albus Dumbledore


A Thousand Pieces of You (Firebird, #1) by Claudia Gray

Thank you HarperCollins Australia for a copy of this book! How pretty is this cover?

Every Day meets Cloud Atlas in this heart-racing, space- and time-bending, epic new trilogy from New York Times bestselling author Claudia Gray.

Marguerite Caine’s physicist parents are known for their radical scientific achievements. Their most astonishing invention: the Firebird, which allows users to jump into parallel universes, some vastly altered from our own. But when Marguerite’s father is murdered, the killer—her parent’s handsome and enigmatic assistant Paul—escapes into another dimension before the law can touch him.

Marguerite can’t let the man who destroyed her family go free, and she races after Paul through different universes, where their lives entangle in increasingly familiar ways. With each encounter she begins to question Paul’s guilt—and her own heart. Soon she discovers the truth behind her father’s death is more sinister than she ever could have imagined.

A Thousand Pieces of You explores a reality where we witness the countless other lives we might lead in an amazingly intricate multiverse, and ask whether, amid infinite possibilities, one love can endure.

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?

  • Love the new redesign Kristy, it’s really clean and crisp! Really great books this week, I enjoyed Falling into Place and oh my gosh, that My True Love Gave to me Preorder looks freaking divine. Have a lovely week ahead hun!
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  • Kelly says:

    That Stephanie Perkins book is gorgeous! I need to buy a copy just to frolic through the house with. Potentially showing it off to all the neighbours even. Although I’m not sure my neighbours actually know how to read *strokes imaginary beard*

    I’ve actually got that Hogwarts one in a box set. I haven’t read mine, or Harry Potter even for that matter, but it doesn’t stop me buying them. I’ll munch on them all one day.

    See, nothing to be scared about.

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    • Kristy says:

      Oh, My True Love Gave To Me is stunning!!! I am in love with it! And yes, buy a copy and frolic away!

      You haven’t read Harry Potter? *gasp* Do it!

  • What a great book haul, there are a few on this list I want to read. I got Reluctantly Charmed and am excited to read it. I also want to read Falling into place, a thousand pieces of you and My True Love Gave To me. I love anthologies and this sounds like a good one. Thanks for sharing.
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