Saturday, October 5, 2013

Stacking the Shelves #52

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


Afterparty by Ann Redisch Stampler


Emma is tired of being good. Always the dutiful daughter to an overprotective father, she is the antithesis of her mother -- whose name her dad won't even say out loud. That's why meeting Siobhan is the best thing that ever happened to her...and the most dangerous. Because Siobhan is fun and alluring and experienced and lives on the edge. In other words, she's everything Emma is not.

And it may be more than Emma can handle.

Because as intoxicating as her secret life may be, when Emma begins to make her own decisions, Siobhan starts to unravel. It's more than just Dylan, the boy who comes between them. Their high-stakes pacts are spinning out of control. Elaborate lies become second nature. Loyalties and boundaries are blurred. And it all comes to a head at the infamous Afterparty, where debauchery rages and an intense, inescapable confrontation ends in a plummet from the rooftop...

This explosive, sexy, and harrowing follow-up to Ann Redisch Stampler's spectacular teen debut, Where It Began, reveals how those who know us best can hurt us most.

Going Rogue

Going Rogue (Also Known As #2)  by Robin Benway


Being permanently based in a local New York City high school as an undercover operative has its moments, good and bad, for 16-year-old safecracker Maggie Silver. Pros: More quality time with her former mark-turned-boyfriend Jesse Oliver and insanely cool best friend, Roux. Getting to spend quality time with her semi-retired and international spy honorary uncle, Angelo. Cons: High school and the accompanying cliques, bad lunches, and frustratingly simple locker combinations. But when Maggie's parents are falsely accused of stealing priceless gold coins, Maggie uses her safecracking skills to try and clear their names. Too bad it only serves to put her and everyone she loves in danger. Maggie and her "new team" flee to Paris where they must come up with a plan to defeat their former allies.

Year of Mistaken Discoveries
Year of Mistaken Discoveries by Eileen Cook 


Friendship is a bond stronger than secrets in this novel from the author of The Almost Truth and Unraveling Isobel.

As first graders, Avery and Nora bonded over a special trait they shared—they were both adopted.

Years later, Avery is smart, popular, and on the cheerleading squad, while Nora spends her time on the fringes of school society, wearing black, reading esoteric poetry, and listening to obscure music. They never interact...until the night Nora approaches Avery at a party, saying it’s urgent. She tells Avery that she thought she found her birth mom—but it turned out to be a cruel lie. Avery feels for Nora, but returns to her friends at the party.

Then Avery learns that Nora overdosed on pills. Left to cope with Nora’s loss and questioning her own actions, Avery decides to honor her friend by launching a search for her own birth mother. Aided by Brody, a friend of Nora’s who is also looking for a way to respect Nora’s legacy, Avery embarks on an emotional quest. But what she’s really seeking might go far deeper than just genetics…

Phoenix Island

Phoenix Island by John Dixon


The story that inspired CBS TV’s Intelligence. Phoenix Island was supposed to be a boot camp for troubled children. But as one boy learns, the secrets of this jungle are as vast as they are deadly.

When sixteen-year-old boxing champ Carl Freeman jumps in to defend a helpless stranger, he winds up in real trouble—a two-year sentence at an isolated boot camp for orphans. Carl is determined to tough it out, earn a clean record, and get on with his life. Then kids start to die.

Realizing Phoenix Island is actually a Spartan-style mercenary organization turning “throwaway kids” into super-soldier killers, Carl risks everything to save his friends and stop a madman bent on global destruction.

Bought On Audio :

Man Made BoyBlackout
The Clockwork Scarab (Stoker & Holmes, #1)Perfect Ruin (Internment Chronicles, #1)Marie Antoinette, Serial Killer
All the Truth That's In MeCountdown


  1. Lovely haul. I like to see what people get every week. Come check out my haul as well.

    Books of Love

  2. OOoh nice! These are all new to me except for The Clockwork Scarab which I read and LOVED! Hope you enjoy listening to it and your other reads! (Reading the physical copies too!)

    My STS will be up tomorrow, so be sure to stop by then!

    Have a GREAT weekend!

    Old Follower :)

  3. I'm hoping to read Man Made Boy in the next couple of weeks.

  4. I read and really enjoyed All The Truth That's In Me a few weeks ago, so hope you enjoy. Was very tempted by Afterparty and Year of Mistaken Discoveries but didn't get them in the end. Hope you enjoy them all!

  5. They all sound interesting. I need to read Also Known As.

    Happy reading :)

  6. Nice haul! I've heard great things about After Party; hope you enjoy! :)
    My STS

  7. Sweet haul. I am really looking forward to Afterparty, it sounds so good. Happy reading.

  8. I love the cover of Afterparty, I'll have to check it out. I hope you like Marie Antoinette, Serial Killer more than I did. It wasn't to my taste. Happy reading and have a great week!

    My STS

  9. Plenty of good stuff! After Party looks like a good one too. Here's ours if you'd like to see it: BiblioJunkies Happy Reading!


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