Monday, December 24, 2012

Stacking the Shelves #17

Stacking The Shelves is a hosted by Tynga's Reviews. Come join the fun and share all the book you received this week. 

I haven't  posted a stacking the shelves for a while, I have a lot to share. 

For Review: 

Going VintageGoing Vintage by Lindsey Leavitt


When Mallory discovers that her boyfriend, Jeremy, is cheating on her with an online girlfriend, she swears off boys. She also swears off modern technology. Inspired by a list of goals her grandmother made in 1962, Mallory decides to "go vintage" and return to a simpler time (when boyfriends couldn't cheat on you online). She sets out to complete grandma's list: run for pep club secretary, host a dinner party, sew a homecoming dress, find a steady, do something dangerous. But the list is trickier than it looks. And obviously finding a steady is out . . . no matter how good Oliver (Jeremy's cousin) smells. But with the help of her sister, she'll get it done. Somehow. Lindsey Leavitt perfectly pairs heartfelt family moments, laugh-out-loud humor, and a little bit of romance in this delightful contemporary novel.

The Murmurings
The Murmurings by Carly Anne West 


Everyone thinks Sophie’s sister, Nell, went crazy. After all, she heard strange voices that drove her to commit suicide. But Sophie doesn’t believe that Nell would take her own life, and she’s convinced that Nell’s doctor knows more than he’s letting on.

As Sophie starts to piece together Nell’s last days, every lead ends in a web of lies. And the deeper Sophie digs, the more danger she’s in—because now she’s hearing the same haunting whispers. Sophie’s starting to think she’s going crazy too. Or worse, that maybe she’s not…

Pretty Girl-13Pretty Girl- 13 by Liz Coley

Reminiscent of the Elizabeth Smart case, Pretty Girl-13 is a disturbing and powerful psychological mystery about a girl who must piece together the story of her kidnapping and captivity.

Angie Chapman was thirteen years old when she ventured into the woods alone on a Girl Scouts camping trip. Now she's returned home…only to find that it's three years later and she's sixteen-or at least that's what everyone tells her.

What happened to the past three years of her life? 
Angie doesn't know.

But there are people who do-people who could tell Angie every detail of her forgotten time, if only they weren't locked inside her mind. With a tremendous amount of courage, Angie embarks on a journey to discover the fragments of her personality, otherwise known as her "alters." As she unearths more and more about her past, she discovers a terrifying secret and must decide: When you remember things you wish you could forget, do you destroy the parts of yourself that are responsible?

Liz Coley's alarming and fascinating psychological mystery is a disturbing-and ultimately empowering-page-turner about accepting our whole selves, and the healing power of courage, hope, and love.

Nobody But UsNobody But Us by Kristin Halbrook

Bonnie and Clyde meets IF I STAY in this addictively heart-wrenching story of two desperate teenagers on the run from their pasts.

They’re young. They’re in love. They’re on the run.

Zoe wants to save Will as much as Will wants to save Zoe. When Will turns eighteen, they decide to run away together. But they never expected their escape to be so fraught with danger....

When the whole world is after you, sometimes it seems like you can’t run fast enough.

Nobody But Us, told in alternating perspectives from Will and Zoe, is an unflinching novel, in turns heartbreaking and hopeful, about survival, choices, and love...and how having love doesn’t always mean that you get a happy ending. Described as “beautiful, heartbreaking, and exhilarating” by Kody Keplinger, author of The DUFF, Nobody But Us will prove irresistible to fans of Nina Lacour, Jenny Han, and Sara Zarr.

Period 8The LoopThe Rules (Project Paper Doll, #1)Fractured Soul (Fractured Light, #2)The Darkness Dwellers (Kiki Strike, #3)WastelandLinkedStarglass15 Days Without a Head
JinxMind Games (Mind Games, #1)Revolution 19

Period 8 by Chris Crutcher- Goodreads
The Loop by Sandy Lawson- Goodreads 
The Rules by Stacey Kade - Goodreads

Fractured Soul by Rachel McClellan - Goodreads
The Darkness Dwellers by Kirsten Miller - Goodreads
Wasteland by Susan Kim and Laurence Klavan - Goodreads
Linked by Imogen Howson- Goodreads
Starglass by Phoebe North - Goodreads
15 Days Without a Head by Dave Cousins - Goodreads
Jinx by Sage Blackwood - Goodreads
Mind Games by Kiersten White - Goodreads
Revolution 19 by Gregg Rosenblum - Goodreads

Audio Bought:

Easy     Easy by Tammara Webber 


A girl who believes trust can be misplaced, promises are made to be broken, and loyalty is an illusion. A boy who believes truth is relative, lies can mask unbearable pain, and guilt is eternal. Will what they find in each other validate their conclusions, or disprove them all?

When Jacqueline follows her longtime boyfriend to the college of his choice, the last thing she expects is a breakup two months into sophomore year. After two weeks in shock, she wakes up to her new reality: she's single, attending a state university instead of a music conservatory, ignored by her former circle of friends, and failing a class for the first time in her life.

Leaving a party alone, Jacqueline is assaulted by her ex's frat brother. Rescued by a stranger who seems to be in the right place at the right time, she wants nothing more than to forget the attack and that night--but her savior, Lucas, sits on the back row of her econ class, sketching in a notebook and staring at her. Her friends nominate him to be the perfect rebound.

When her attacker turns stalker, Jacqueline has a choice: crumple in defeat or learn to fight back. Lucas remains protective, but he's hiding secrets of his own. Suddenly appearances are everything, and knowing who to trust is anything but easy.

Flat-Out LoveFlat-Out Love by Jessica Park


Something is seriously off in the Watkins home. And Julie Seagle, college freshman, small-town Ohio transplant, and the newest resident of this Boston house, is determined to get to the bottom of it.

When Julie's off-campus housing falls through, her mother's old college roommate, Erin Watkins, invites her to move in. The parents, Erin and Roger, are welcoming, but emotionally distant and academically driven to eccentric extremes. The middle child, Matt, is an MIT tech geek with a sweet side ... and the social skills of a spool of USB cable. The youngest, Celeste, is a frighteningly bright but freakishly fastidious 13-year-old who hauls around a life-sized cardboard cutout of her oldest brother almost everywhere she goes.

And there's that oldest brother, Finn: funny, gorgeous, smart, sensitive, almost emotionally available. Geographically? Definitely unavailable. That's because Finn is traveling the world and surfacing only for random Facebook chats, e-mails, and status updates. Before long, through late-night exchanges of disembodied text, he begins to stir something tender and silly and maybe even a little bit sexy in Julie's suddenly lonesome soul.

To Julie, the emotionally scrambled members of the Watkins family add up to something that ... well ... doesn't quite add up. Not until she forces a buried secret to the surface, eliciting a dramatic confrontation that threatens to tear the fragile Watkins family apart, does she get her answer.

Audio Library:

Variant (Variant, #1)An Abundance of KatherinesShade (Shade, #1)

Variant by Robinson Wells - Goodreads
Abundance of Katherines by John Green - Goodreads
Shade by Jeri Smith-Ready - Goodreads

books bought or received as gifts:

Lovely, Dark and Deep
     Lovely Dark and Deep by Amy McNamara 


Since the night of the crash, Wren Wells has been running away. Though she lived through the accident that killed her boyfriend Patrick, the girl she used to be didn’t survive. Instead of heading off to college as planned, Wren retreats to her father’s studio in the far-north woods of Maine. Somewhere she can be alone.

Then she meets Cal Owen. Dealing with his own troubles, Cal’s hiding out too. When the chemistry between them threatens to pull Wren from her hard-won isolation, Wren has to choose: risk opening her broken heart to the world again, or join the ghosts who haunt her.

North Pole High: A Rebel Without a ClausThe Scarlet Dagger (The Red Sector Chronicles, #1)

North Pole High by Candace Jane Kringle - Goodreads
The Scarlet Dagger by Krystle Jones - Goodreads 


  1. Super jealous you got Period 8, Mind Games, Revolution 19, AND Pretty Girl 13! So many amazing titles! Can't wait to see what you think of them all!

    Nikki H @ Take Me Away...

  2. Oh my goodness, Jenn! So many awesome books for review! The Rules sounds so freaking awesome. EASY! I still need to read it like no other! Lovely, Dark and Deep sounds absolutely beautiful. Lovely haul this week! Happy reading and happy holidays :)

  3. Amazing group of books. I just finished Revolution 19. I sooo want Easy too... Enjoy.

    Happy Holidays
    Jenea @ Books Live Forever


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