Stacking The Shelves #87

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April 2, 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!

It’s been two weeks because the last one I was not home and sick.

 

Bought in paperback

The power by Jennifer L Armentrout

the power

With any great change, there is always strife, and the Covenant University has become the frontline between pure-bloods who want the Breed Order reinstated and the half-bloods who want the right to control their own destinies.

Fate has other plans.

The violence is escalating and war between the races seems inevitable, and it couldn’t come at a worse time. Hyperion may be out of commission, but Josie and Seth know they have only earned a reprieve.  Seth must get Josie fully prepared, which means controlling her newfound abilities, and they need to find the other demigods before the Titans do.

But the gods are sensing a greater threat. 

Only one thing is more dangerous than a bunch of starved Titans, and that’s an out-of-control Apollyon. The aether in Josie is drawing Seth in deeper, and when lust mixes with love and gives way to power, he knows being close to her is not only dangerous to her, but to everyone around them, but letting her go requires a level of selflessness that just isn’t Seth’s style.

The paths taken in the past are becoming the roads of the future.

Just as chaos breaks out, familiar faces from the past return, complicating the already strained bond between Josie and Seth, and when the danger from the Titans erupts with devastating consequences, the dark allure of power calls to Seth again, but this time Josie might not be able to pull him back.

 And when the struggle between power and love becomes the deadliest battleground, there may be no salvation.

Les aventures improbables de Julie Dumont de Cassandra O’Donnell

Julie dumont

Il y a des filles qui n’ont pas de bol. Celles qui ont tiré les mauvaises cartes dès le début. Celles-là, on n’a ni envie de les engueuler ni de leur tirer dessus. Puis il y a celles qui prennent les mauvaises décisions quoi qu’il arrive. Bref, les filles à emmerdes, celles qu’on a envie de gifler ou d’étrangler. J’appartiens clairement à la deuxième catégorie.
Oh, je ne m’en glorifie pas. C’est un état de fait. J’attire les catastrophes. Quoique je dise ou quoique je fasse, il y a toujours un couac. Celui du jour est sans nul doute de m’être portée au secours d’un type qu’une bande de fous furieux venait de balancer nonchalamment dans un fossé. Parce qu’une chose est sûre : si j’avais su dans quoi je mettais les pieds en ramassant ce porte-poisse, j’aurais tourné les talons (des Jimmy Choo) et poursuivi ma route sans me retourner. Mais la curiosité est un vilain défaut et, dans le petit bourg de province normand où j’ai grandi, les secrets, les drames et les bagarres prolifèrent aussi vite que l’herpès et les cancans finissent toujours par rattraper les coupables…

Bought in ebook

Asking for it by Louise O’Neill

asking for it

It’s the beginning of the summer in a small town in Ireland. Emma O’Donovan is eighteen years old, beautiful, happy, confident. One night, there’s a party. Everyone is there. All eyes are on Emma.

The next morning, she wakes on the front porch of her house. She can’t remember what happened, she doesn’t know how she got there. She doesn’t know why she’s in pain. But everyone else does.

Photographs taken at the party show, in explicit detail, what happened to Emma that night. But sometimes people don’t want to believe what is right in front of them, especially when the truth concerns the town’s heroes…

The way I used to be by Amber Smith

the way I used to be

Eden was always good at being good. Starting high school didn’t change who she was. But the night her brother’s best friend rapes her, Eden’s world capsizes.

What was once simple, is now complex. What Eden once loved—who she once loved—she now hates. What she thought she knew to be true, is now lies. Nothing makes sense anymore, and she knows she’s supposed to tell someone what happened but she can’t. So she buries it instead. And she buries the way she used to be.

Told in four parts—freshman, sophomore, junior, and senior year.

Ebook from Netgalley

Ink and Bone by Rachel Caine

Ink and bone

In an exhilarating new series, New York Times bestselling author Rachel Caine rewrites history, creating a dangerous world where the Great Library of Alexandria has survived the test of time.…

Ruthless and supremely powerful, the Great Library is now a presence in every major city, governing the flow of knowledge to the masses. Alchemy allows the Library to deliver the content of the greatest works of history instantly—but the personal ownership of books is expressly forbidden.

Jess Brightwell believes in the value of the Library, but the majority of his knowledge comes from illegal books obtained by his family, who are involved in the thriving black market. Jess has been sent to be his family’s spy, but his loyalties are tested in the final months of his training to enter the Library’s service.

When his friend inadvertently commits heresy by creating a device that could change the world, Jess discovers that those who control the Great Library believe that knowledge is more valuable than any human life—and soon both heretics and books will burn…

Won

Summer of Sloane by Erin L. Schneider (Thanks to Erin)

summer of sloane

Warm Hawaiian sun. Lazy beach days. Flirty texts with her boyfriend back in Seattle.

These are the things seventeen-year-old Sloane McIntyre pictured when she imagined the summer she’d be spending at her mom’s home in Hawaii with her twin brother, Penn. Instead, after learning an unthinkable secret about her boyfriend, Tyler, and best friend, Mick, all she has is a fractured hand and a completely shattered heart.

Once she arrives in Honolulu, though, Sloane hopes that Hawaii might just be the escape she needs. With beach bonfires, old friends, exotic food, and the wonders of a waterproof cast, there’s no reason Sloane shouldn’t enjoy her summer. And when she meets Finn McAllister, the handsome son of a hotel magnate who doesn’t always play by the rules, she knows he’s the perfect distraction from everything that’s so wrong back home.

But it turns out a measly ocean isn’t nearly enough to stop all the emails, texts, and voicemails from her ex-boyfriend and ex-best friend, desperate to explain away their betrayal. And as her casual connection with Finn grows deeper, Sloane’s carefree summer might not be as easy to find as she’d hoped. Weighing years of history with Mick and Tyler against their deception, and the delicate possibility of new love, Sloane must decide when to forgive, and when to live for herself.

Sword Art Online by Reki Kawahara (Thanks Alicia and Ofelbe)

SAO

Un “game over” entraînera une mort réelle. Kirito a accepté cette certitude depuis qu’il a décidé de combattre en “solo” à l’intérieur de l’Aincrad, cette gigantesque forteresse volante qui sert d’univers au plus redoutable jeu en ligne connu sous le nom de Sword Art Online. Comme lui, des milliers de joueurs connectés, pris au piège dans ce monde virtuel où le moindre faux pas peut être fatal, luttent pour regagner leur liberté. Kirito veut conquérir seul les cent étages qui le mèneront au combat final, mais c’est sans compter sur l’obstination d’Asuna une habile épéiste avec qui il va devoir s’allier. Démarre alors une course effrénée pour survivre dans un monde où l’art de l’épée fait loi.

Gift (thanks Olivia and Macmillan)

The Winner’s curse by Marie Rutkoski

the winners curse

Winning what you want may cost you everything you love.

As a general’s daughter in a vast empire that revels in war and enslaves those it conquers, seventeen-year-old Kestrel has two choices: she can join the military or get married. But Kestrel has other intentions. One day, she is startled to find a kindred spirit in a young slave up for auction.

Arin’s eyes seem to defy everything and everyone. Following her instinct, Kestrel buys him—with unexpected consequences. It’s not long before she has to hide her growing love for Arin. But he, too, has a secret, and Kestrel quickly learns that the price she paid for a fellow human is much higher than she ever could have imagined.

Set in a richly imagined new world, The Winner’s Curse by Marie Rutkoski is a story of deadly games where everything is at stake, and the gamble is whether you will keep your head or lose your heart.

Received in my Owlcrate

The Serpent King by Jeff Zentner

the serpent king

Dill has had to wrestle with vipers his whole life—at home, as the only son of a Pentecostal minister who urges him to handle poisonous rattlesnakes, and at school, where he faces down bullies who target him for his father’s extreme faith and very public fall from grace.

He and his fellow outcast friends must try to make it through their senior year of high school without letting the small-town culture destroy their creative spirits and sense of self. Graduation will lead to new beginnings for Lydia, whose edgy fashion blog is her ticket out of their rural Tennessee town. And Travis is content where he is thanks to his obsession with an epic book series and the fangirl turning his reality into real-life fantasy.

Their diverging paths could mean the end of their friendship. But not before Dill confronts his dark legacy to attempt to find a way into the light of a future worth living.

Received from Flammarion 

Le clan perdu de Cassandra O’Donnell

sombreterre

Orphelin, Victor n’est pas un garçon comme les autres. Il parle avec les fantômes et voit des choses que personne d’autre ne perçoit. Quand la jolie et captivante Alina fait irruption dans sa classe avec son horrible monstre invisible sur son épaule, le monde de Victor est bouleversé.
Qui est-elle ? D’où lui viennent ses étranges et terribles pouvoirs ? Et surtout, pourquoi a-t-il l’impression de la connaître et qu’un lien ancien et magique les relie l’un à l’autre ?

 

 

 

And you what have you got ?

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6 thoughts on “Stacking The Shelves #87

  1. Aditi says:

    OMG OMG OMG OMG OMG *Hyperventilates* you have SUCH an awesome haul! Asking For It is pretty much one of my FAVOURITE books of all time, and it has me SO excited that you’re going to read it too. I hope you love the Winner’s Trilogy, and you enjoy The Serpent King (I’ve been dying to read it, but soon hopefully)

    Have the best possible weekend!

  2. What a great book haul! I really want to read Summer of Sloane, and Ink and Bone seems like just the kind of book I like. Asking For It and The Way Used To Be also sound good, but they might be too emotional for me. I hope you enjoy all your new books.

  3. ChrissiReads says:

    Asking For It is SO good! I hope you enjoy it. 🙂

  4. I hope you love all of your new books. You got some wonderful reading ahead of you.

    Grace @ Books of Love

  5. Candid Cover says:

    So many new titles! I hope that you enjoy The Winner’s Curse and Summer of Sloane!! ❤

  6. This is a great haul! I hope you enjoy reading your new books!! 🙂

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