Saturday, April 6, 2013

Stacking the Shelves #32

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

I had the most wonderful day and before I get into my showing my goodies, I want to talk about my wonderful day and the greatest family and friends. Tomorrow is my birthday and it was celebrated today (without my knowledge it was going to happen).
To start my day, my wonderful hubby brought me starbucks and we went and ran some errands and picked up one of my presents.... beautiful diamond and pearl earrings. (they were a free gift from Helzberg Diamonds). Once at home, I started to get ready for a date with one of my closest friends. She told me to some what dress up and she took me to Krave, a wine bistro. Best fries ever. Little known secret... she was getting out of the house for a reason. My very sweet, wonderful, beautiful, 20 year daughter threw me a surprise party. I was so shocked. I almost turned around and walked away, unsure I was at the right house. My mind couldn't wrap around what was happening. It was so much fun... food, presents, red velvet cupcakes, and NERTS (if you have never played nerts, look it up. Its a blast! ) 
After everyone left I went and spent my gift cards, Barnes and Noble and Half Price Books. I also received a Starbucks card, but it was too late for coffee. Anyways.... I also got some books from hubby. Here is my stash from my birthday!

Arcadia Awakens (Arkadien, #1)Arcadia Awakens by Kai Meyer


To New Yorker Rosa Alcantara, the exotic world of Sicily, with its network of Mafia families and its reputation for murder and intrigue, is just that—exotic, and wholly unknown. But when tragedy strikes, she must travel there, to her family’s ancestral home, where her sister and aunt have built their lives and where centuries of family secrets await her. Once there, Rosa wastes no time falling head over heels for Alessandro Carnevare, the son of a Sicilian Mafia family, whose handsome looks and savage grace both intrigue and unsettle her. But their families are sworn enemies, and her aunt and sister believe Alessandro is only using Rosa to infiltrate the Alcantara clan. And when Rosa encounters a tiger one night—a tiger with very familiar eyes—she can no longer deny that neither the Carnevares nor the Alcantaras are what they seem.Ancient myths brought to life in the Sicilian countryside, dangerous beasts roaming the hills, and a long history of familial bloodlust prove to Rosa that she can’t trust anyone—not even her own family. Torn between loyalty to her aunt and love for her family’s mortal enemy, Rosa must make the hardest decision of her life: stay in Sicily with her new love . . . or run as far and as fast as she can.

This Journal Belongs to RatchetThis Journal Belongs to Ratchet by Nancy J. Cavanaugh


A debut middle grade novel about a girl named Ratchet and her quest to make a friend, save a park, and find her own definition of normal. Ratchet tells her story through the assignments in her homeschool journal.

The Liar Society (The Liar Society, #1)
The Liar Society by Lisa Roecker  and Laura Roecker

Kate Lowry didn't think dead best friends could send e-mails. But when she gets an e-mail from Grace, she’s not so sure.

Sent: Sun 9/14 11:59 PM
Subject: (no subject)

I'm here…
sort of. 
Find Cameron.
He knows.
I shouldn't be writing.
Don't tell.
They'll hurt you.

Now Kate has no choice but to prove once and for all...

Rapunzel Untangled
Rapunzel Untangled by Cindy C. Bennett

Rapunzel is not your average teenager. 

For one thing, she has a serious illness that keeps her inside the mysterious Gothel Mansion. And for another, her hair is 15 feet long. Not to mention that she’s also the key to ultimately saving the world from certain destruction. But then she meets a boy named Fane, who changes all she has ever known, and she decides to risk everything familiar to find out who she really is. 

Filled with romance, adventure, and mystery, Rapunzel Untangled is one story you won’t want to put down. Discover the true meaning of love and friendship in this modern twist to the classic fairytale.

Slated (Slated, #1)Slated by Teri Terry 


Kyla’s memory has been erased,
her personality wiped blank,
her memories lost for ever.

She’s been Slated.

The government claims she was a terrorist, and that they are giving her a second chance - as long as she plays by their rules. But echoes of the past whisper in Kyla’s mind. Someone is lying to her, and nothing is as it seems. Who can she trust in her search for the truth?

Unspoken (The Lynburn Legacy, #1)Unspoken by Sarah Rees Brennan

Kami Glass loves someone she’s never met . . . a boy she’s talked to in her head ever since she was born. She wasn’t silent about her imaginary friend during her childhood, and is thus a bit of an outsider in her sleepy English town of Sorry-in-the-Vale. Still, Kami hasn’t suffered too much from not fitting in. She has a best friend, runs the school newspaper, and is only occasionally caught talking to herself. Her life is in order, just the way she likes it, despite the voice in her head.

But all that changes when the Lynburns return.

The Lynburn family has owned the spectacular and sinister manor that overlooks Sorry-in-the-Vale for centuries. The mysterious twin sisters who abandoned their ancestral home a generation ago are back, along with their teenage sons, Jared and Ash, one of whom is eerily familiar to Kami. Kami is not one to shy away from the unknown—in fact, she’s determined to find answers for all the questions Sorry-in-the-Vale is suddenly posing. Who is responsible for the bloody deeds in the depths of the woods? What is her own mother hiding? And now that her imaginary friend has become a real boy, does she still love him? Does she hate him? Can she trust him?

The Lost GirlThe Lost Girl by Sangu Mandanna

Eva's life is not her own. She is a creation, an abomination--an echo. She was made by the Weavers as a copy of someone else, expected to replace a girl named Amarra, her "other," if she ever died. Eva spends every day studying that girl from far away, learning what Amarra does, what she eats, what it's like to kiss her boyfriend, Ray. So when Amarra is killed in a car crash, Eva should be ready.

But sixteen years of studying never prepared her for this.

Now she must abandon everything and everyone she's ever known--the guardians who raised her, the boy she's forbidden to love--to move to India and convince the world that Amarra is still alive.

What Eva finds is a grief-stricken family; parents unsure how to handle this echo they thought they wanted; and Ray, who knew every detail, every contour of Amarra. And when Eva is unexpectedly dealt a fatal blow that will change her existence forever, she is forced to choose: Stay and live out her years as a copy or leave and risk it all for the freedom to be an original. To be Eva.

From debut novelist Sangu Mandanna comes the dazzling story of a girl who was always told what she had to be--until she found the strength to decide for herself.

and some more... 

Night World, No. 1 (Night World, #1-3)Darkest Mercy (Wicked Lovely, #5)

Ones I received for Review and Blog Tours:

The Pirate's Wish (The Assassin's Curse, #2)Gadget Girl: The Art of Being InvisibleWhy My Love Life Sucks
The Forgotten OnesTempest Revealed (Tempest, #3)

      So what did you get?


  1. Wow you got some great friends and family and happy birthday!! You also got some good books there, I've seen The Forgotten Ones on a couple of blogs now and I have to say that the cover is GORGEOUS!

    My STS post

  2. You got a lot of books. But that should be normal on a birthday :D
    I hope you enjoy reading all of them. They are looking really great.

    Happy reading.

  3. Niiice! I put a request in for Tempest Revealed as I am dying to read it! Hoping I get an approval soon!!

    I've have the Night World companions on my TBR pile for years now! I think they were the first books to set into my TBR pile when Borders was closing!

    Seeing lots of Dancing with the Devil! I loved that series by Keri! Read it so long ago back when it was still available and before this reprint! Hope you enjoy all your new reads!

    Here's my STS

    Have a GREAT day!

    Old Follower :)

  4. Happy Birthday! Sound like a truly special one. Hope you enjoy all your books and the rest of your weekend. Thanks for stopping by!

  5. Hope you had a Happy Birthday! I have really been wanting to read Unspoken, I definitely need to change that. Enjoy your haul!

    Kristin @ Young Adult Book Haven

  6. Very nice. Been hearing good things about Tracy Deebs mermaid books. Come check out my STS post as well.


  7. I also received 'The Forgotten Ones.' Hope you enjoy all these books :)

  8. Wow awesome haul! I'm totally jealous about Tempest Revealed. Love those books. And I hope you enjoy Unspoken. It was a fun read for me.

  9. You haven't read Unspoken yet? OMG, that was one of my favorites last year! You must make it a priority! Also, yay for The Pirate's Wish...I can't wait to get to that one! And happy belated birthday! Sounds like you had a really nice time! :D


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