Saturday, March 9, 2013

Stacking The Shelves #25

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:

Zenn Scarlett
Zenn Scarlett by Christian Schoon


Zenn Scarlett is a bright, determined, occasionally a-little-too-smart-for-her-own-good 17-year-old girl training hard to become an exoveterinarian. That means she’s specializing in the treatment of exotic alien life forms, mostly large and generally dangerous. Her novice year of training at the Ciscan Cloister Exovet Clinic on Mars will find her working with alien patients from whalehounds the size of a hay barn to a baby Kiran Sunkiller, a colossal floating creature that will grow up to carry a whole sky-city on its back.

But after a series of inexplicable animal escapes from the school and other near-disasters, the Cloister is in real danger of being shut down by a group of alien-hating officials. If that happens, Zenn knows only too well the grim fate awaiting the creatures she loves.

Now, she must unravel the baffling events plaguing her school, before someone is hurt or killed, before everything she cares about is ripped away from her and her family forever. To solve this mystery – and live to tell about it – Zenn will have to put her new exovet skills to work in ways she never imagined, and in the process learn just how powerful compassion and empathy can be.

The Last AcademyThe Last Academy by Anne Applegate 


Curtis Sittenfeld's PREP meets THE SIXTH SENSE in this spine-tingling, unforgettable debut.

Camden Fisher arrives at boarding school haunted by a falling-out with her best friend back home. But the manicured grounds of Lethe Academy are like nothing Cam has ever known. There are gorgeous, preppy boys wielding tennis rackets, and circles of girls with secrets to spare. Only . . . something is not quite right. One of Cam's new friends mysteriously disappears, but the teachers don't seem too concerned. Cam wakes up to strangers in her room, who then melt into the night. She is suddenly plagued by odd memories, and senses there might be something dark and terrible brewing. But what? The answer will leave Cam--and readers--stunned and breathless, in this thrilling debut novel.


The Edge of Never (The Edge of Never, #1)The Edge of Never by J.A. Redmerksi

Sometimes life takes you off course . . .


Twenty-year-old Camryn Bennett thought she knew exactly where her life was going. But after a wild night at the hottest club in downtown Raleigh, North Carolina, she shocks everyone-including herself-when she decides to leave the only life she's ever known and set out on her own. Grabbing her purse and her cell phone, Camryn boards a Greyhound bus ready to find herself. Instead, she finds Andrew Parrish.

Sexy and exciting, Andrew lives life like there is no tomorrow. He persuades Camryn to do things she never thought she would and shows her how to give in to her deepest, most forbidden desires. Soon he becomes the center of her daring new life, pulling love and lust and emotion out of her in ways she never imagined possible. But there is more to Andrew than Camryn realizes. Will his secret push them inseparably together-or destroy them forever?


Otherkin (Otherkin, #1)Otherkin by Nina Berry 

I thought I knew myself. Then I met Caleb.

Dez is a good girl who does as she’s told and tries not to be noticed.
Then she rescues a boy from a cage, and he tells her secrets about herself.
Now inside her burns a darkness that will transform her.

Everything is about to change -- and neither Caleb, nor the Otherkin, nor those who hunt them are prepared for what Dez will unleash.

WonderWonder by R.J. Palacio


I won't describe what I look like. Whatever you're thinking, it's probably worse.

August (Auggie) Pullman was born with a facial deformity that prevented him from going to a mainstream school—until now. He's about to start 5th grade at Beecher Prep, and if you've ever been the new kid then you know how hard that can be. The thing is Auggie's just an ordinary kid, with an extraordinary face. But can he convince his new classmates that he's just like them, despite appearances?

R. J. Palacio has written a spare, warm, uplifting story that will have readers laughing one minute and wiping away tears the next. With wonderfully realistic family interactions (flawed, but loving), lively school scenes, and short chapters, Wonder is accessible to readers of all levels..

Warm Bodies (Warm Bodies, #1)
Warm Bodies by Isaac Marion

'R' is a zombie. He has no name, no memories and no pulse, but he has dreams. He is a little different from his fellow Dead.

Amongst the ruins of an abandoned city, R meets a girl. Her name is Julie and she is the opposite of everything he knows - warm and bright and very much alive, she is a blast of colour in a dreary grey landscape. For reasons he can't understand, R chooses to save Julie instead of eating her, and a tense yet strangely tender relationship begins.

This has never happened before. It breaks the rules and defies logic, but R is no longer content with life in the grave. He wants to breathe again, he wants to live, and Julie wants to help him. But their grim, rotting world won't be changed without a fight...

Eleanor & Park
Eleanor & Park by Rainbow Rowell

It's 1986 and two star-crossed teens are smart enough to know that first love almost never lasts, but brave and desperate enough to try. When Eleanor meets Park, you'll remember your own first love--and just how hard it pulled you under.

 A cross between the iconic '80s movie Sixteen Candles and the classic coming-of-age novel Looking for Alaska, Eleanor & Park is a brilliantly written young adult novel.

Other Books Received: 

StungStarters (Starters and Enders, #1)The Tragedy PaperScarlet (Lunar Chronicles, #2)The Sweet Revenge of Celia DoorBecause It Is My Blood (Birthright, #2)Shades of Earth (Across the Universe, #3)Rage Within (Dark Inside, #2)

Stung by Bethany Wiggins for review - Goodreads
Starters by Lissa Price on audio - Goodreads
The Tragedy Paper by Elizabeth LaBan - on audio- Goodreads
Scarlet by Marissa Meyer -  Goodreads
The Sweet Revenge of Celia Door by Karen Finneyfrock - Goodreads
Because It Is My Blood by Gabrielle Zevin - Goodreads
Shades of Earth by Beth Revis- Goodreads
Rage Within by Jeyn Roberts- Goodreads


  1. Oh man. So many great YA books. I got Last Academy as well this week. So many great books, not enough time.


  2. Oh wow! What a haul!! So many books for review that's just crazy! I feel lucky when I get even one review book that I had been dying to read!

    Happy Reading!

    Here's my STS

    Have a GREAT day!

    Old Follower :)

  3. Fantastic week. So many fantastic books, I don't know where to start. I have Starter and love the cover, but haven't had a chance to read it yet. Loved All These Things I've Done and need to grab Because It Is My Blood, can't wait to read your thoughts. The Last Academy looks good, will have to check it out. Thanks for sharing and happy reading.

    Katie ~ My Mailbox

  4. So many good ones! Wonder is a "must read" and I can't wait to read Eleanor & Park. My STS

    1. I am listening to Eleanor and park right now and it is so amazing!!!!

  5. Jenn, you always get such awesome books. LIKE, ERRR WEEK. WONDER sounds like an absolutely breathtaking read, I really need to read it. I read Stung this week and it was pretty good, decent. Warm Bodies is another book that I still have to read. Happy reading, Jenn!

  6. Great stack... I reading such great things about Eleanor & Park, I have it too. I should really get reading it. Warm Bodies was fantastic. Hope you enjoy your books.

    Jenea @ Books Live Forever

  7. I keep trying to talk myself into Eleanor & Park. Everyone loved it...I guess I'm afraid I'll be the one who doesn't. Oh, and Starters! I really liked that one! Great haul. Hope you enjoy all your new reads!


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