Stacking the Shelves #80

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February 6, 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

A corner of white by Jaclyn Moriarty

A corner of White

The first in a rousing, funny, genre-busting trilogy from bestseller Jaclyn Moriarty!

This is a tale of missing persons. Madeleine and her mother have run away from their former life, under mysterious circumstances, and settled in a rainy corner of Cambridge (in our world).

Elliot, on the other hand, is in search of his father, who disappeared on the night his uncle was found dead. The talk in the town of Bonfire (in the Kingdom of Cello) is that Elliot’s dad may have killed his brother and run away with the Physics teacher. But Elliot refuses to believe it. And he is determined to find both his dad and the truth.

As Madeleine and Elliot move closer to unraveling their mysteries, they begin to exchange messages across worlds — through an accidental gap that hasn’t appeared in centuries. But even greater mysteries are unfolding on both sides of the gap: dangerous weather phenomena called “color storms;” a strange fascination with Isaac Newton; the myth of the “Butterfly Child,” whose appearance could end the droughts of Cello; and some unexpected kisses…

 

Sword and Verse by Kathy MacMillan

sword and verse

Raisa was only a child when she was kidnapped and enslaved in Qilara. Forced to serve in the palace of the King, she’s endured hunger, abuse, and the harrowing fear of discovery. Everyone knows that Raisa is Arnath, but not that she is a Learned One, a part of an Arnath group educated in higher order symbols. In Qilara, this language is so fiercely protected that only the King, the Prince, and Tutors are allowed to know it. So when the current Tutor-in-training is executed for sharing the guarded language with slaves and Raisa is chosen to replace her, Raisa knows that, although she may have a privileged position among slaves, any slipup could mean death.

That would be challenging enough, but training alongside Prince Mati could be her real undoing. And when a romance blossoms between them, she’s suddenly filled with a dangerous hope for something she never before thought possible: more. Then she’s approached by the Resistance—an underground army of slaves—to help liberate the Arnath people. Joining the Resistance could mean freeing her people…but she’d also be aiding in the war against her beloved, an honorable man she knows wants to help the slaves.

Working against the one she loves—and a palace full of deadly political renegades—has some heady consequences. As Raisa struggles with what’s right, she unwittingly uncovers a secret that the Qilarites have long since buried…one that, unlocked, could bring the current world order to its knees.

And Raisa is the one holding the key.

 

Bought in french

Jeu d’indulgence by Jennifer L Armentrout

jeu d'indulgence

À 21 ans, Calla, ex-reine des concours de beauté, porte les cicatrices d’une tragédie qu’elle préfère taire… De profondes blessures qu’elle sait dissimuler mieux que personne, notamment à son cercle d’amis le plus proche. Or, lorsqu’elle apprend que sa mère s’est volatilisée avec ses économies, le vernis menace de s’écailler. De retour dans sa ville natale, la jeune femme a la surprise de découvrir un certain Jax derrière le bar que tient habituellement sa mère. Dès lors, ce dernier s’impliquera corps et âme dans la quête de Calla. Reste à savoir s’il sera capable de la percer à jour…

 

 

 

Won (thanks to Rachel Clarke @fiktshun)

Curio by Evangeline Denmark

Curio

Grey Haward has always detested the Chemists, the magicians-come-scientists who rule her small western town. But she has always followed the rules, taking the potion the Chemists ration out that helps the town’s people survive. A potion that Grey suspects she—like her grandfather and father—may not actually need.

By working at her grandfather’s repair shop, sorting the small gears and dusting the curio cabinet inside, Grey has tried to stay unnoticed—or as unnoticed as a tall, strong girl can in a town of diminutive, underdeveloped citizens. Then her best friend, Whit, is caught by the Chemists’ enforcers after trying to protect Grey one night, and after seeing the extent of his punishment, suddenly taking risks seems the only decision she can make.

But with the risk comes the reality that the Chemists know her family’s secret, and the Chemists soon decide to use her for their own purposes. Panicked, Grey retreats to the only safe place she knows—her grandfather’s shop. There, however, a larger secret confronts her when her touch unlocks the old curio cabinet in the corner and reveals a world where porcelain and clockwork people are real. There, she could find the key that may save Whit’s life and also end the Chemists’ dark rule forever.

 

Ebook for review (thanks Sky Pony Press)

Tone Deaf by Olivia Rivers

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His world is music. Her world is silent.

Ali Collins was a child prodigy destined to become one of the greatest musicians of the twenty-first century—until she was diagnosed with a life-changing brain tumor. Now, at seventeen, Ali lives in a soundless world where she gets by with American Sign Language and lip-reading. She’s a constant disappointment to her father, a retired cop fighting his own demons, and the bruises are getting harder to hide.

When Ali accidentally wins a backstage tour with the chart-topping band Tone Deaf, she’s swept back into the world of music. Jace Beckett, the nineteen-year-old lead singer of the band, has a reputation. He’s a jerk and a player, and Ali wants nothing to do with him. But there’s more to Jace than the tabloids let on. When Jace notices Ali’s bruises and offers to help her escape to New York, Ali can’t turn down the chance at freedom and a fresh start. Soon she’s traveling cross-country, hidden away in Jace’s RV as the band finishes their nationwide tour. With the help of Jace, Ali sets out to reboot her life and rediscover the music she once loved.

 

And you what have you got ?

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12 thoughts on “Stacking the Shelves #80

  1. I hope you enjoy all of these! I’m really looking forward to Sword and Verse. 😀 Congrats on your win!

    My StS!

  2. Sword and Verse looks like a great one! 😀

    My STS!

    Happy Reading!

  3. Colletta says:

    These look really interesting! Enjoy 🙂 I hope you can stop by:

    http://collettaskitchensink.blogspot.com/2016/02/stacking-shelves-2616.html

    Colletta

  4. I hope you love all of your new books this week. They look amazing. Great stack.

    Grace @ Books of Love

  5. Just got my copy of Sword and Verse in the mail today. Can’t wait to crack it open. Happy reading!

  6. I think I want each and every one of these books! A Corner of White looks really intriguing. Have fun reading!

  7. Melliane says:

    Pleins de livres sympas ! Je te souhaite de très bonnes lectures !

  8. Sofia T. says:

    I don’t know these books but I hope you enjoy them! Happy reading 🙂

    Sofia @ SofiaLovesReading

  9. I read the first book you featured, a looooooong time ago, and I personally didn’t enjoy it. It wasn’t for me, that sort of thing. However, I LOVED Sword and Verse, as you know. 😉 You’ll let me know how Curio is! I hope you enjoy all of your new books!

    Have a fabulous week, Carine. 🙂

    Check out my STS post!

  10. I like the cover to Sword and Verse. I hope you enjoy all your books! Here’s ours: Bibliojunkies Happy reading! ~ Bel

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