Saturday, March 2, 2013

Stacking the Shelves #24

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:

That Time I Joined the Circus
      The Time I Joined the Circus by J.J. Howard


A music-obsessed, slightly snarky New York City girl, Lexi is on her own. After making a huge mistake—and facing a terrible tragedy— Lexi has no choice but to track down her long-absent mother. Rumor has it that Lexi’s mom is somewhere in Florida with a traveling circus.

When Lexi arrives at her new, three-ring reality, her mom isn’t there…but her destiny might be. Surrounded by tigers, elephants, and trapeze artists, Lexi finds some surprising friends and an even more surprising chance at true love. She even lucks into a spot as the circus’s fortune teller, reading tarot cards and making predictions.

But then Lexi’s ex-best friend from home shows up, and suddenly it’s Lexi’s own future that’s thrown into question…

With humor, wisdom, and a dazzlingly fresh voice, this debut reminds us of the magic of circus tents, city lights, first kisses, last heartaches, and the importance of an excellent playlist.

Thorn Abbey
  Thorn Abbey by Nancy Ohlin


Nothing is as it seems in this darkly romantic tale of infatuation and possession, inspired by Daphne du Maurier’sRebecca.Becca was the perfect girlfriend: smart, gorgeous, and loved by everyone at New England’s premier boarding school, Thorn Abbey. But Becca’s dead. And her boyfriend, Max, can’t get over his loss.

Then Tess transfers to Thorn Abbey. She’s shy, insecure, and ordinary—everything that Becca wasn’t. And despite her roommate’s warnings, she falls for brooding Max.

Now Max finally has a reason to move on. Except it won’t be easy. Because Becca may be gone, but she’s not quite ready to let him go…

Maid of SecretsMaid of Secrets by Jennifer McGowan

Seventeen-year-old Meg Fellowes is a wry, resourceful thief forced to join an elite group of female spies in Queen Elizabeth’s Court. There she must solve a murder, save the Crown, and resist the one thing that will become her greatest freedom–and her deadliest peril. 

For Meg and her fellow spies are not alone in their pursuit of the murderer who stalks Windsor Castle.

A young, mysterious Spanish courtier, Count Rafe de Martine, appears at every turn in the dark and scandal-filled corridors of the Queen’s summer palace. And though secrets and danger are Meg’s stock-in-trade, she’s never bargained on falling in love…

The Madman's Daughter (The Madman's Daughter, #1)The Madman's Daughter by Megan Shepherd


In the darkest places, even love is deadly.

Sixteen-year-old Juliet Moreau has built a life for herself in London—working as a maid, attending church on Sundays, and trying not to think about the scandal that ruined her life. After all, no one ever proved the rumors about her father's gruesome experiments. But when she learns he is alive and continuing his work on a remote tropical island, she is determined to find out if the accusations are true.

Accompanied by her father's handsome young assistant, Montgomery, and an enigmatic castaway, Edward—both of whom she is deeply drawn to—Juliet travels to the island, only to discover the depths of her father's madness: He has experimented on animals so that they resemble, speak, and behave as humans. And worse, one of the creatures has turned violent and is killing the island's inhabitants. Torn between horror and scientific curiosity, Juliet knows she must end her father's dangerous experiments and escape her jungle prison before it's too late. Yet as the island falls into chaos, she discovers the extent of her father's genius—and madness—in her own blood.

Inspired by H. G. Wells's classic The Island of Dr. Moreau, The Madman's Daughter is a dark and breathless Gothic thriller about the secrets we'll do anything to know and the truths we'll go to any lengths to protect.

Also Known As
Also Known As by Robin Benway

Being a 16-year-old safecracker and active-duty daughter of international spies has its moments, good and bad. Pros: Seeing the world one crime-solving adventure at a time. Having parents with super cool jobs. Cons: Never staying in one place long enough to have friends or a boyfriend. But for Maggie Silver, the biggest perk of all has been avoiding high school and the accompanying cliques, bad lunches, and frustratingly simple locker combinations.

Then Maggie and her parents are sent to New York for her first solo assignment, and all of that changes. She'll need to attend a private school, avoid the temptation to hack the school's security system, and befriend one aggravatingly cute Jesse Oliver to gain the essential information she needs to crack the case . . . all while trying not to blow her cover.


  1. OOh nice reads! Have heard of a few of these but haven't read any. Hope you enjoy them all!

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

    Have a GREAT weekend!

    Old Follower :)

  2. I have Thorn Abbey too. Looks like a good one. And I can't wait to read Madman's Daughter! I've heard so many good things about that one. I'll look forward to your thoughts. My STS

  3. Added Thorn Abbey to my TBR list, it sounds lovely!!

    Have fun reading! :)

    Read Into Hiding

  4. Interesting haul. I have seen a few of these around. Hope you like all these new books.


  5. I loved Madman's Daughter and am dying to read Thorn Abbey and Also Known As. I hope you enjoy all of your new reads.

    Here's my haul

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  6. Oh my gosh, Also Known As is so much fun! I loved that book. I'm going to pick up my own copy at a signing tomorrow. I cannot wait! I've also heard great things about The Madman's Daughter.

    Enjoy your goodies. Happy reading :)

  7. Added Thorn Abbey and The Time I Joined the Circus to my TBR, thanks for sharing, they all sound amazing though!
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  8. I got THAT TIME I JOINED THE CIRCUS a few weeks ago - and still haven't read it! Well, that book, and a ton of others books I requested and was approved on NetGalley and Edelweiss. YIKES! Need to read more. Have fun reading your books! :)

    My STS Post!

  9. Fantastic books this week. The Time I Joined the Circus looks like a fun read, will add it to my watch list. I love the cover of Maid of Secrets. Happy reading this week.

    Katie ~ My Mailbox

  10. These all look great, I have them all on my TBR pile. Great haul!
    Happy reading!

    My haul

  11. You got some great reads this week! There are quite a few I would like to read!

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    Jessica@Lovin' Los Libros


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