Sunday, January 13, 2013

Stacking the Shelves #18

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

I have received quite a few books since my last stacking shelves. 

For Review:

         Golden by Jessi Kirby


Seventeen-year-old Parker Frost may be a distant relative of Robert Frost, but she has never taken the road less traveled. Valedictorian and quintessential good girl, she’s about to graduate high school without ever having kissed her crush or broken the rules. So when fate drops a mystery in her lap—one that might be the key to uncovering the truth behind a town tragedy, she decides to take a chance.

Strands of Bronze and Gold
Strands of Bronze and Gold by Jane Nickerson


When seventeen-year-old Sophia Petheram’s beloved father dies, she receives an unexpected letter. An invitation—on fine ivory paper, in bold black handwriting—from the mysterious Monsieur Bernard de Cressac, her godfather. With no money and fewer options, Sophie accepts, leaving her humble childhood home for the astonishingly lavish Wyndriven Abbey, in the heart of Mississippi.

Sophie has always longed for a comfortable life, and she finds herself both attracted to and shocked by the charm and easy manners of her overgenerous guardian. But as she begins to piece together the mystery of his past, it’s as if, thread by thread, a silken net is tightening around her. And as she gathers stories and catches whispers of his former wives—all with hair as red as her own—in the forgotten corners of the abbey, Sophie knows she’s trapped in the passion and danger of de Cressac’s intoxicating world.

Glowing strands of romance, mystery, and suspense are woven into this breathtaking debut—a thrilling retelling of the “Bluebeard” fairy tale.

The Sweetest DarkThe Sweetest Dark by Shana Abe

Lora Jones has always known that she’s different. On the outside, she appears to be an ordinary sixteen-year-old girl. Yet Lora’s been keeping a heartful of secrets: She hears songs that no one else can hear, dreams vividly of smoke and flight, and lives with a mysterious voice inside her that insists she’s far more than what she seems.

England, 1915. Raised in an orphanage in a rough corner of London, Lora quickly learns to hide her unique abilities and avoid attention. Then, much to her surprise, she is selected as the new charity student at Iverson, an elite boarding school on England’s southern coast. Iverson’s eerie, gothic castle is like nothing Lora has ever seen. And the two boys she meets there will open her eyes and forever change her destiny.

Jesse is the school’s groundskeeper—a beautiful boy who recognizes Lora for who and what she truly is. Armand is a darkly handsome and arrogant aristocrat who harbors a few closely guarded secrets of his own. Both hold the answers to her past. One is the key to her future. And both will aim to win her heart. As danger descends upon Iverson, Lora must harness the powers she’s only just begun to understand, or else lose everything she dearly loves.

 Gifted by my loving family and friends for Christmas

Falling Kingdoms (Falling Kingdoms, #1)Falling Kingdoms by Morgan Rhodes

Dancing with someone is an act of trust. Elegant and intimate; you're close enough to kiss, close enough to feel your partner's heartbeat. But for Vanessa, dance is deadly – and she must be very careful who she trusts . . .

Vanessa Adler attends an elite ballet school – the same one her older sister, Margaret, attended before she disappeared. Vanessa feels she can never live up to her sister's shining reputation. But Vanessa, with her glorious red hair and fair skin, has a kind of power when she dances – she loses herself in the music, breathes different air, and the world around her turns to flames . . .

Soon she attracts the attention of three men: gorgeous Zep, mysterious Josh, and the great, enigmatic choreographer Josef Zhalkovsky. When Josef asks Vanessa to dance the lead in the Firebird, she has little idea of the danger that lies ahead – and the burning forces about to be unleashed

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

Mallory's life is falling apart. Her boyfriend was stabbed. He bled to death in her kitchen. Mallory was the one who stabbed him. But she can't remember what happened that night. She only remembers the fear ...When Mallory's parents send her away to a boarding school, she thinks she can escape the gossip and the threats. But someone, or something, has followed her. There's the hand that touches her shoulder when she's drifting off to sleep. A voice whispering her name. And everyone knows what happened. So when a pupil is found dead, Mallory's name is on their lips. Her past can be forgotten but it's never gone. Can Mallory live with that?

Breathe (Breathe, #1)Breathe by Sarah Crossan


Inhale. Exhale. Breathe. Breathe. Breathe . . . The world is dead. The survivors live under the protection of Breathe, the corporation that found a way to manufacture oxygen-rich air.

Alina has been stealing for a long time. She's a little jittery, but not terrified. All she knows is that she's never been caught before. If she's careful, it'll be easy. If she's careful.

Quinn should be worried about Alina and a bit afraid for himself, too, but even though this is dangerous, it's also the most interesting thing to happen to him in ages. It isn't every day that the girl of your dreams asks you to rescue her.

Bea wants to tell him that none of this is fair; they'd planned a trip together, the two of them, and she'd hoped he'd discover her out here, not another girl.

And as they walk into the Outlands with two days' worth of oxygen in their tanks, everything they believe will be shattered. Will they be able to make it back? Will they want to?

SacredSacred by Elana K. Arnold


Growing up on Catalina Island, off the California coast, Scarlett Wenderoth has led a fairly isolated life. After her brother dies, her isolation deepens as she withdraws into herself, shutting out her friends and boyfriend. Her parents, shattered by their own sorrow, fail to notice Scarlett's pain and sudden alarming thinness. Scarlett finds pleasure only on her horse, escaping to the heart of the island on long, solitary rides. One day, as she races around a bend, Scarlett is startled by a boy who raises his hand in warning and says one word: "Stop."

The boy—intense, beautiful—is Will Cohen, a newcomer to the island. For reasons he can't or won't explain, he's drawn to Scarlett and feels compelled to keep her safe. To keep her from wasting away. His meddling irritates Scarlett, though she can't deny her attraction to him. As their relationship blossoms into love, Scarlett's body slowly awakens at Will's touch. But just when her grief begins to ebb, she makes a startling discovery about Will, a discovery he's been grappling with himself. A discovery that threatens to force them apart. And if it does, Scarlett fears she will unravel all over again.

others in the mix too:


Burn for Burn (Burn for Burn, #1)A Killing Frost (Tomorrow, #3)Darkness, Be My Friend (Tomorrow, # 4)SplinteredIndigo Awakening (The Hunted, #1)The Breakaway (The Breakaway, #1)

Burn for Burn by Jenny Han and SiobhanVivian: Goodreads
A Killing Frost by John Marsden: Goodreads
Darkness be My Friend by John Marsden: Goodreads
Splintered by A.G. Howard:  Goodreads
Indigo Awakening by Jordan Dane: Goodreads
The Breakaway by Michelle Davidson Argyle: Goodreads


Twice ShyFrom AshesObsidian (Lux, #1)Callum & Harper (Sleepless, #1)

Twice Shy by Patrick Freivald : Goodreads
From Ashes by Molly McAdams : Goodreads
Obsidian by Jennifer L. Armentrout : Goodreads
Callum & Harper by Fisher Amelie: Goodreads
Night School by Mari Mancusi: Goodreads

More Gifted:

Stranger and Stranger (Emily the Strange Novels, #2)Deadly Cool (Deadly Cool, #1)While He Was AwayStorm (Elemental, #1)Saving JuneThe Last Dragonslayer (The Last Dragonslayer, #1)Sword Play (The Seer, #4)

Stranger and Stranger by Rob Reger: Goodreads
Deadly Cool by Gemma Halliday : Goodreads
While He Was Away by Karen Schreck: Goodreads
Storm by Brigid Kemmerer : Goodreads
Saving June by Hannah Harrington: Goodreads
The Last Dragonslayer by Jasper Fforde : Goodreads
Sword Play by Linda Joy Singleton: Goodreads


  1. What a haul!!! I'm super excited to get my hands on Golden...I just love that cover! And Splintered...I've been trying to get to that one for awhile, but now that I know the audio is available, I may have to pick that up. Except that I'm behind on reviewing my audiobooks and promised myself I wouldn't start a new one until I got caught up. :( Hope you enjoy all your new reads!

  2. You are crazy stacking your shelves. Better get reading ;) you have a lot of goodies.


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