Stacking the Shelves #78

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January 23, 2016 by ceresbooksworld

Stacking the Shelves

 

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! It was created by Tynga’s review.

If you want to find out more about Stacking The Shelves, please visit the official launch page!

 

Bought in Hardcover and signed

 

Passenger by Alexandra Bracken

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passage, n.
i. A brief section of music composed of a series of notes and flourishes.
ii. A journey by water; a voyage.
iii. The transition from one place to another, across space and time.

In one devastating night, violin prodigy Etta Spencer loses everything she knows and loves. Thrust into an unfamiliar world by a stranger with a dangerous agenda, Etta is certain of only one thing: she has traveled not just miles but years from home. And she’s inherited a legacy she knows nothing about from a family whose existence she’s never heard of. Until now.

Nicholas Carter is content with his life at sea, free from the Ironwoods—a powerful family in the colonies—and the servitude he’s known at their hands. But with the arrival of an unusual passenger on his ship comes the insistent pull of the past that he can’t escape and the family that won’t let him go so easily. Now the Ironwoods are searching for a stolen object of untold value, one they believe only Etta, Nicholas’ passenger, can find. In order to protect her, he must ensure she brings it back to them— whether she wants to or not.

Together, Etta and Nicholas embark on a perilous journey across centuries and continents, piecing together clues left behind by the traveler who will do anything to keep the object out of the Ironwoods’ grasp. But as they get closer to the truth of their search, and the deadly game the Ironwoods are play­ing, treacherous forces threaten to sep­arate Etta not only from Nicholas but from her path home . . . forever

 

Bought in French version

 

Près de moi by Courtney Cole

près de moi

 

La vie de Pax Tate se résume à trois choses : l’alcool, la drogue, les femmes. Ces addictions, certes dévastatrices, sont pour lui un refuge lui permettant d’oublier qu’il a non seulement perdu sa mère à l’âge de sept ans, mais qu’il n’est également aux yeux de son père qu’une intarissable source de déception. Une nuit, alors qu’il fait une overdose, il est miraculeusement sauvé par Mila Hill, une jeune photographe. Sa vie bascule alors, et de cette rencontre accidentelle naît bientôt une amitié, puis une passion sans limites. Or, pour mériter l’amour de Mila, Pax devra affronter ses plus sombres démons…

 

 

 

 

So this week I received my first Owlcrate and I was so happy with it and the book was :

Worlds of Ink and Shadow by Lena Coakley

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Charlotte, Branwell, Emily, and Anne. The Brontë siblings have always been close. After all, nothing can unite four siblings quite like life in an isolated parsonage on the moors. Their vivid imaginations lend them escape from their strict, spartan upbringing, actually transporting them into their created worlds: the glittering Verdopolis and the romantic and melancholy Gondal. But at what price? As Branwell begins to slip into madness and the sisters feel their real lives slipping away, they must weigh the cost of their powerful imaginations, even as their characters—the brooding Rogue and dashing Duke of Zamorna—refuse to let them go.

This richly conceived, haunting fantasy draws on the early writings of this most famous literary family to explore the deathless bonds between sisters and brothers, between writers and their creations

 

 

 

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Gift Ebook

In This Life by Christine Brae

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Lovers don’t finally meet somewhere,
They’re in each other all along.
RUMI

It starts out so simply. Anna runs away to Thailand, drags her best friend Dante with her and spends a few weeks away, taking on other people’s problems while getting away from her own. She meets the enigmatic Jude Grayson, and for as long as it’s clear to both of them that it ends when they leave, she thinks she’s got the perfect fling planned out.

Or does she?

Anna returns home to find that her life is no longer the way it once was, and that she can’t stop thinking about him. She learns through tragedy that nothing she’s ever believed in has turned out to be true. The worst part? The people she loved were keeping a secret from her. And that no matter what she does, no matter how hard she fights against it, every path she takes keeps leading her back to Jude.

This is a story about love, found in a faraway place by two very unlikely people. It is also a story about friendship and loyalty and fighting for what you have despite the illogical mystery of fate. With the struggle between morality and guilt, faith and acceptance, there comes a learning that even the best-laid plans are powerless against the alignment of the universe.

From the beaches of Thailand to the streets of New York, three friends, Anna, Dante, and Jude will learn the hard way that once providence steps in, there is nothing in the world that can change what is truly meant to be.

 

And you what have you got this week ?

 

 

 

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3 thoughts on “Stacking the Shelves #78

  1. I hope you enjoy Passenger! Nice haul!

  2. YAY! You got your Passenger! And the awesome OwlCrate box! I want to sign up for one of those subscriptions – such lovely goodies! I hope you enjoy everything, Carine. 🙂

    Have a fantastic weekend!

    Alyssa @ The Eater of Books!

  3. vvb says:

    I like your goodies this week. Happy reading.

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