Stacking the Shelves #134

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April 8, 2017 by ceresbooksworld

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.

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Review
The Crown’s fate by evelyn Skie

Perfect for fans of Shadow and Bone and Red QueenThe Crown’s Fate is the thrilling sequel to the New York Times bestselling The Crown’s Game, an atmospheric historical fantasy set in Imperial Russia.

Russia is on the brink of great change. Pasha’s coronation approaches, and Vika is now the Imperial Enchanter, but the role she once coveted may be more difficult—and dangerous—than she ever expected.

Pasha is grappling with his own problems—his legitimacy is in doubt, the girl he loves loathes him, and he believes his best friend is dead. When a challenger to the throne emerges—and with the magic in Russia growing rapidly—Pasha must do whatever it takes to keep his position and protect his kingdom.

For Nikolai, the ending of the Crown’s Game stung deeply. Although he just managed to escape death, Nikolai remains alone, a shadow hidden in a not-quite-real world of his own creation. But when he’s given a second chance at life—tied to a dark price—Nikolai must decide just how far he’s willing to go to return to the world.

With revolution on the rise, dangerous new magic rearing up, and a tsardom up for the taking, Vika, Nikolai, and Pasha must fight—or face the destruction of not only their world but also themselves.

How to disappear by Sharon Huss Roat

Vicky Decker has perfected the art of hiding in plain sight, quietly navigating the halls of her high school undetected except by her best (and only) friend, Jenna. But when Jenna moves away, Vicky’s isolation becomes unbearable.

So she decides to invent a social life by Photoshopping herself into other people’s pictures, posting them on Instagram under the screen name Vicurious. Instantly, she begins to get followers, so she adds herself to more photos from all over the world with all types of people. And as Vicurious’s online followers multiply, Vicky realizes she can make a whole life for herself without ever leaving her bedroom. But the more followers she finds online, the clearer it becomes that there are a lot of people out there who feel like her— #alone and #ignored in real life.

To help them, and herself, Vicky must find the courage to face her fear of being “seen,” because only then can she stop living vicariously and truly bring the magic of Vicurious to life.

In this beautiful and illuminating narrative, Sharon Huss Roat shines a light on our love of social media and how sometimes being the person you think you want to be isn’t as great as being the person you truly are.

The Secret history of us by Jessi Kirby

Gorgeously written and emotionally charged, The Secret History of Us explores the difficult journey of a teenage girl who must piece her life together after losing her memory in a near-fatal accident.

When Olivia awakes in a hospital bed following a car accident that almost took her life, she can’t remember the details about how she got there. She figures the fog is just a symptom of being in a week-long coma, but as time goes on, she realizes she’s lost more than just the last several days of her life—she’s lost her memory of the last four years. Gone is any recollection of starting or graduating high school; the prom; or her steady boyfriend Matt. Trying to figure out who she is feels impossible when everyone keeps telling her who she was.

As Liv tries to block out what her family and friends say about who she used to be, the one person she hasn’t heard enough from is Walker, the guy who saved her the night her car was knocked off that bridge into the bay below. Walker is the hardened boy who’s been keeping his distance—and the only person Olivia inexplicably feels herself with. With her feelings growing for Walker, tensions rising with Matt, and secrets she can’t help but feel are being kept from her, Olivia must find her place in a life she doesn’t remember living.

Dividing Eden by Joelle Charbonneau

From the author of the New York Times bestselling Testing trilogy comes a sweeping new fantasy series, perfect for fans of Victoria Aveyard and Sarah J. Maas.

Twins Carys and Andreus were never destined to rule Eden. With their older brother next in line to inherit the throne, the future of the kingdom was secure.

But appearances—and rivals—can be deceiving. When Eden’s king and crown prince are killed by assassins, Eden desperately needs a monarch, but the line of succession is no longer clear. With a ruling council scheming to gain power, Carys and Andreus are faced with only one option—to take part in a Trial of Succession that will determine which one of them is worthy of ruling the kingdom.

As sister and brother, Carys and Andreus have always kept each other safe—from their secrets, from the court, and from the monsters lurking in the mountains beyond the kingdom’s wall. But the Trial of Succession will test the bonds of trust and family.

With their country and their hearts divided, Carys and Andreus will discover exactly what each will do to win the crown. How long before suspicion takes hold and the thirst for power leads to the ultimate betrayal?

Chronique
A la place du Coeur Saison 2 d’Arnaud Cathrine

Cette saison est celle de l’éprouvant retour de Caumes à la vie. Il est raconté par son cousin, Niels, depuis la côte Atlantique : tout un été à tenter de sortir Caumes de sa torpeur muette et rageuse. Puis c’est Esther qui prend la parole : elle dont Caumes s’est peu à peu éloigné ; elle dont l’amour ne lâche pas ; elle qui, faute de pouvoir tourner la page, s’est persuadée qu’un après était possible dans ses bras. Mais ces jeunes adultes sont aussi les enfants de novembre, les enfants du Bataclan, du Carillon, du Petit Cambodge. La vie n’a pas fini d’être mise à l’épreuve. La vie n’a pas fini d’être à réinventer.

 

Le chant du cœur d’Amy Harmon

She said I was like a song. Her favorite song. A song isn’t something you can see. It’s something you feel, something you move to, something that disappears after the last note is played.

I won my first fight when I was eleven years old, and I’ve been throwing punches ever since. Fighting is the purest, truest, most elemental thing there is. Some people describe heaven as a sea of unending white. Where choirs sing and loved ones await. But for me, heaven was something else. It sounded like the bell at the beginning of a round, it tasted like adrenaline, it burned like sweat in my eyes and fire in my belly. It looked like the blur of screaming crowds and an opponent who wanted my blood.

For me, heaven was the octagon.

Until I met Millie, and heaven became something different. I became something different. I knew I loved her when I watched her stand perfectly still in the middle of a crowded room, people swarming, buzzing, slipping around her, her straight dancer’s posture unyielding, her chin high, her hands loose at her sides. No one seemed to see her at all, except for the few who squeezed past her, tossing exasperated looks at her unsmiling face. When they realized she wasn’t normal, they hurried away. Why was it that no one saw her, yet she was the first thing I saw?

If heaven was the octagon, then she was my angel at the center of it all, the girl with the power to take me down and lift me up again. The girl I wanted to fight for, the girl I wanted to claim. The girl who taught me that sometimes the biggest heroes go unsung and the most important battles are the ones we don’t think we can win.

Paperback
The Winner’s Crime by Marie Rutkoski

Following your heart can be a crime

A royal wedding is what most girls dream about. It means one celebration after another: balls, fireworks, and revelry until dawn. But to Kestrel it means living in a cage of her own making. As the wedding approaches, she aches to tell Arin the truth about her engagement: that she agreed to marry the crown prince in exchange for Arin’s freedom. But can Kestrel trust Arin? Can she even trust herself? For Kestrel is becoming very good at deception. She’s working as a spy in the court. If caught, she’ll be exposed as a traitor to her country. Yet she can’t help searching for a way to change her ruthless world . . . and she is close to uncovering a shocking secret. This dazzling follow-up to The Winner’s Curse reveals the high price of dangerous lies and untrustworthy alliances. The truth will come out, and when it does, Kestrel and Arin will learn just how much their crimes will cost them.

History is all you left me by Adam Silvera

When Griffin’s first love and ex-boyfriend, Theo, dies in a drowning accident, his universe implodes. Even though Theo had moved to California for college and started seeing Jackson, Griffin never doubted Theo would come back to him when the time was right. But now, the future he’s been imagining for himself has gone far off course.

To make things worse, the only person who truly understands his heartache is Jackson. But no matter how much they open up to each other, Griffin’s downward spiral continues. He’s losing himself in his obsessive compulsions and destructive choices, and the secrets he’s been keeping are tearing him apart.

If Griffin is ever to rebuild his future, he must first confront his history, every last heartbreaking piece in the puzzle of his life.

VF
Les Flammes du Destin de Sarah Raughley

« Je m’appelle Maia Finley, j’ai seize ans et je suis la nouvelle Effigie. » Depuis quelques jours, Maia se répète ces mots en boucle, sans oser les prononcer à voix haute. Car à la minute où le monde l’apprendra, sa vie basculera. Elle deviendra une véritable célébrité, ses fans boiront la moindre de ses paroles… et son espérance de vie chutera drastiquement.

C’est que les Effigies, ces jeunes femmes dotées chacune d’un pouvoir unique lié aux quatre éléments, ne sont pas là par hasard : elles doivent protéger l’humanité des Spectres – des créatures de cauchemar – mélange de chair pourrissante et de ténèbres, qui la terrorisent depuis maintenant près d’une centaine d’années. À la mort de chaque Effigie, ses capacités, ainsi que la somme de ses souvenirs, se transmettent à son héritière choisie au hasard quelque part sur la planète.

Alors, quand Manhattan subit une attaque sans précédent, Maia n’a d’autre choix que de descendre dans l’arène. Elle qui idolâtre les Effigies, comme autrefois sa sœur jumelle morte dans un incendie, va cependant tomber de haut : les trois jeunes filles ne veulent plus entendre parler les unes des autres. Pourtant le danger se rapproche, car un homme énigmatique, Saul, semble capable à la surprise générale de contrôler les Spectres. Maia se retrouve aspirée dans une spirale infernale, au moment même où le feu qui couve en elle menace de la consumer tout entière !

Ebook
The Pink Panthers d’Audrey Dumont

Pour ne pas souffrir, il suffit de fuir… Mais Harper le peut-elle encore ?

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Harper est frondeuse, déterminée. Jouant de ses charmes et de sa sexualité, elle n’a peur de rien ni de personne. Elle travaille au Pink Panthers, un bar branché de Sacramento, rendu incontournable par ses barmaids. Avec elle, les règles sont claires : pas d’attachement, pas d’obligations, que du fun.

Mais ça, c’était avant l’inconnu aux yeux de braise…

Elle refuse de le laisser entrer ailleurs que dans son lit, d’apprendre à le connaître hors des nuits torrides. Du sexe, et rien d’autre ! Mais le jeu risque de se compliquer pour Harper car lui n’a qu’un objectif : changer les règles…

Wild Love 1 de Chloe Wilkox

Ils s’attirent autant qu’ils se détestent !

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Casey Lewitt est l’une des plus grandes stars de Hollywood. Enfant terrible aux mille frasques, il se sort de toutes les situations d’un sourire charmeur.
Mais après le scandale de trop, il a désespérément besoin de redorer son image.
Alors il est envoyé contre son gré à Hawaï pour une mission humanitaire : pas d’alcool, pas de drogue et pas de fête. L’enfer !
Et le pire, c’est Alana. Aussi fière que coincée, la jolie bénévole le fusille du regard à chaque instant.
Elle rêve autant de l’embrasser que de le gifler, et leurs affrontements sont électriques.
Tous les coups sont permis !

The Firework exploded by Tara Sivec

Sam and Noel’s whirlwind Christmas romance shot through Valentine’s Day and is exploding on the Fourth of July!

“You should get married on the 4th,” they said. “It will be so romantic,” they said.

Did you know that during a pyrotechnic display, a single firework travels 481 feet per second and can take out a small village? Did you know it can also singe the ball hair off of any man standing within a mile radius of said-pyrotechnic display (and singed ball hair smells a lot like a sh*t-filled baby diaper that’s been lit on fire), and it can make a vintage wedding dress go up in flames like a barn full of dry hay?

Yeah, me either…

The bunny is coming by Tara Sivec

Sam and Noel have had more than their share of mishaps since they met, and are starting to wonder if they might be jinxed around the holidays. But what could possibly go wrong during a beautiful celebration like Easter, when spring is in the air, eggs need to be colored, baskets have to be filled, and cute little bunny decorations need a home?

With this family – EVERYTHING.

Join Sam, Noel, Reggie, Bev, Scheva, Alex and everyone’s favorite Aunt Bobbie as the Holiday family hops into Easter in their usual, crazy fashion!

 

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