Saturday, April 5, 2014

Stacking the Shelves #73

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

For Review:

The Lonely
The Lonely by Ainslie Hogarth

A darkly humorous and imaginative story

After she discovers The Terrible Thing, Easter Deetz goes looking for her sister, Julia, but ends up pinned under a giant boulder with her legs crushed into tomato paste. Bored, disappointed, and thoroughly dismembered, Easter slowly bleeds to death in The Woods with only sinister squirrels to keep her company. As The Something Coming draws closer, memories of Easter's family surface like hallucinations: a mumbling father who lives alone in the basement; a terrifying grandmother who sits in her enclosed porch all day; an overly loving mother who plays dead in the bathtub on Sunday nights.

As the story of her life unspools, Easter realizes she's being stalked, making it very difficult for her to bleed to death in peace. Will The Something Coming save her? Or will it do her in entirely?

Words and Their Meanings
Words and their Meanings by Kate Bassett

Anna O’Mally doesn’t believe in the five stages of grief. Her way of dealing with death equates to daily bouts of coffin yoga and fake-tattooing Patti Smith quotes onto her arms. Once a talented writer, Anna no longer believes words matter, until shocking discoveries– in the form of origami cranes– force her to redefine family and love.

As Anna goes in search of the truth, she discovers that while every story, every human being, has a last line, it might still be possible to find the words for a new beginning.

The Swap
The Swap by Megan Shull 

ELLIE spent the summer before seventh grade getting dropped by her best friend since forever. JACK spent it training in “The Cage” with his tough-as-nails brothers and hard-to-please dad. By the time middle school starts, they’re both ready for a change. And just as Jack’s thinking girls have it so easy, Ellie’s wishing she could be anyone but herself.
Then, BAM! They swap lives—and bodies!
Now Jack’s fending off mean girls at sleepover parties while Ellie’s reigning as the Prince of Thatcher Middle School. As their crazy weekend races on—and their feelings for each other grow—Ellie and Jack begin to realize that maybe the best way to learn how to be yourself is to spend a little time being someone else.


Dorothy Must Die (Dorothy Must Die, #1)Don't Touch by Rachel M. Wilson

I didn't ask for any of this. I didn't ask to be some kind of hero.
But when your whole life gets swept up by a tornado—taking you with it—you have no choice but to go along, you know?

Sure, I've read the books. I've seen the movies. I know the song about the rainbow and the happy little blue birds. But I never expected Oz to look like this. To be a place where Good Witches can't be trusted, Wicked Witches may just be the good guys, and winged monkeys can be executed for acts of rebellion. There's still the yellow brick road, though—but even that's crumbling.

What happened?
Dorothy. They say she found a way to come back to Oz. They say she seized power and the power went to her head. And now no one is safe.

My name is Amy Gumm—and I'm the other girl from Kansas.
I've been recruited by the Revolutionary Order of the Wicked.
I've been trained to fight.
And I have a mission:
Remove the Tin Woodman's heart.
Steal the Scarecrow's brain.
Take the Lion's courage.
Then and only then—Dorothy must die!

Dear Killer
Dear Killer by Katherine Ewell

Rule One—Nothing is right, nothing is wrong.
Rule Two—Be careful.
Rule Three—Fight using your legs whenever possible, because they’re the strongest part of your body. Your arms are the weakest.
Rule Four—Hit to kill. The first blow should be the last, if at all possible.
Rule Five—The letters are the law.

Kit takes her role as London’s notorious “Perfect Killer” seriously. The letters and cash that come to her via a secret mailbox are not a game; choosing who to kill is not an impulse decision. Every letter she receives begins with “Dear Killer,” and every time Kit murders, she leaves a letter with the dead body. Her moral nihilism and thus her murders are a way of life—the only way of life she has ever known.

But when a letter appears in the mailbox that will have the power to topple Kit’s convictions as perfectly as she commits her murders, she must make a decision: follow the only rules she has ever known, or challenge Rule One, and go from there.

Katherine Ewell’s Dear Killer is a sinister psychological thriller that explores the thin line between good and evil, and the messiness of that inevitable moment when life contradicts everything you believe.


Send Me a SignWhere the Rock Splits the Sky


  1. Nice!! These are new to me! Except for Dorothy Must Die of course! I got that this week and read it right away! Totally awesome! Hope you enjoy it too!

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

    Have a GREAT day!

    Old Follower :)

  2. Great haul, Dorothy Must Die sounds great. I hope you enjoy them :) My STS

  3. I need to read Dorthy Must Die. Great haul!

    OUT's STS

    Leydy from OUAT & RCE

  4. I was debating whether I wanted to download a copy of Words and their Meanings, but I decided against it eventually because I'm drowning in school work.
    Dorothy Must Die has been receiving some fabulous reviews and I'm curious to see if I will like it as well.
    Enjoy your books! :)

    Nick - My Haul

  5. Dear Killer! LOVED it. I'm still waiting on my copy of Dorothy Must Die (I hate Amazon right now) :( Happy reading!

    Here's mine

    Kirsty @ StudioReads

  6. The Swap sounds adorable, and I loved Send Me a Sign! Thinking of getting a couple of those audiobooks, too! :) Oh, and I don't know if I told you, but I followed your advice and got my Austin Public Library card when I was down there for Spring Break, and now I'm listening to ALL THE BOOKS. :) Thanks for that!

  7. Never heard of the Lonely, the cover is cool. But I can't decide if that sounds interesting, or just creepy! Great haul!
    Check out my STS.

  8. Great books for you this week! I have seen Dorothy Must Die on a lot of blogs today. I am going to have to look into it! I hope you enjoy your new books!
    My STS:
    Brittany @ Spare Time Book blog

  9. Where The Rock Splits The Sky is REALLY good, in my not-so humble opinion. I really want to get a hardback copy, I only have a paperback at the moment.

    I'm Stacking My Shelves with books you might not have heard of...

  10. Great haul! I can't wait to read Dorothy Must Die, that book looks AMAZING! I hope you enjoy your books :) My STS.


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