Saturday, July 6, 2013

Stacking the Shelves #45

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


Heartbeat by Elizabeth Scott


Life. Death. And...Love?

Emma would give anything to talk to her mother one last time. Tell her about her slipping grades, her anger with her stepfather, and the boy with the bad reputation who might be the only one Emma can be herself with.

But Emma can't tell her mother anything. Because her mother is brain-dead and being kept alive by machines for the baby growing inside her.

Meeting bad-boy Caleb Harrison wouldn't have interested Old Emma. But New Emma-the one who exists in a fog of grief, who no longer cares about school, whose only social outlet is her best friend Olivia-New Emma is startled by the connection she and Caleb forge. Feeling her own heart beat again wakes Emma from the grief that has grayed her existence. Is there hope for life after death-and maybe, for love?

Tandem (Many-Worlds, #1)Tandem by Anna Jarzab


Everything repeats.
You. Your best friend. Every person you know.
Many worlds. Many lives--infinite possibilities.
Welcome to the multiverse.

Sixteen-year-old Sasha Lawson has only ever known one small, ordinary life. When she was young, she loved her grandfather's stories of parallel worlds inhabited by girls who looked like her but led totally different lives. Sasha never believed such worlds were real--until now, when she finds herself thrust into one against her will.

To prevent imminent war, Sasha must slip into the life of an alternate version of herself, a princess who has vanished on the eve of her arranged marriage. If Sasha succeeds in fooling everyone, she will be returned home; if she fails, she'll be trapped in another girl's life forever. As time runs out, Sasha finds herself torn between two worlds, two lives, and two young men vying for her love--one who knows her secret, and one who thinks she's someone she's not.

The first book in the Many-Worlds Trilogy, Tandem is a riveting saga of love and betrayal set in parallel universes in which nothing--and no one--is what it seems.

AquiferAquifer by Jonathan Friesen


Only He Can Bring What They Needed to Survive.

In 2250, water is scarce, and those who control it control everything. And they’ll do anything to maintain their power – deceiving, dividing families, banning love ... even killing those who oppose them. But above all, they seek to control knowledge and communication – ensuring the truth that will bring their downfall will never be known. But one person verges on discovering it all. Sixteen-year-old Paki becomes the Deliverer, the only one allowed to contact the people called ‘Water Rats,’ who mine the essential water deep underground and bring it to the ‘Toppers’ who desperately need it above. But when he meets a Water Rat who captures his heart and leads him to secrets – secrets about a vast conspiracy, and about himself – the net around him tightens. Paki and those around him must uncover and share the truth needed to overthrow tyranny – even as they fight for their lives.

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The Friday SocietyThe Friday Society by Adrienne Kress


An action-packed tale of gowns, guys, guns –and the heroines who use them all

Set in turn of the century London, The Friday Society follows the stories of three very intelligent and talented young women, all of whom are assistants to powerful men: Cora, lab assistant; Michiko, Japanese fight assistant; and Nellie, magician's assistant. The three young women's lives become inexorably intertwined after a chance meeting at a ball that ends with the discovery of a murdered mystery man.

It's up to these three, in their own charming but bold way, to solve the murder–and the crimes they believe may be connected to it–without calling too much attention to themselves.

Set in the past but with a modern irreverent flare, this Steampunk whodunit introduces three unforgettable and very ladylike–well, relatively ladylike–heroines poised for more dangerous adventures.

In the After (In the After #1)In the After by Demitria Lunetta


They hear the most silent of footsteps.
They are faster than anything you've ever seen.
And They won't stop chasing you...until you are dead.

Amy is watching TV when it happens, when the world is attacked by Them. These vile creatures are rapidly devouring mankind. Most of the population is overtaken, but Amy manages to escape—and even rescue “Baby,” a toddler left behind in the chaos. Marooned in Amy’s house, the girls do everything they can to survive—and avoid Them at all costs.

After years of hiding, they are miraculously rescued and taken to New Hope, a colony of survivors living in a former government research compound. While at first the colony seems like a dream with plenty of food, safety, and shelter, New Hope slowly reveals that it is far from ideal. And Amy soon realizes that unless things change, she’ll lose Baby—and much more.

Rebellious, courageous, and tender, this unforgettable duo will have you on the edge of your seat as you tear through the pulse-pounding narrow escapes and horrifying twists of fate in this thrilling debut from author Demitria Lunetta.

The Pirate's Wish (The Assassin's Curse, #2)The Pirate's Wish by Cassandra Rose Clarke


After setting out to break the curse that binds them together, the pirate Ananna and the assassin Naji find themselves stranded on an enchanted island in the north with nothing but a sword, their wits, and the secret to breaking the curse: complete three impossible tasks. With the help of their friend Marjani and a rather unusual ally, Ananna and Naji make their way south again, seeking what seems to be beyond their reach.

Unfortunately, Naji has enemies from the shadowy world known as the Mists, and Ananna must still face the repercussions of going up against the Pirate Confederation. Together, Naji and Ananna must break the curse, escape their enemies — and come to terms with their growing romantic attraction.

NERDS: National Espionage, Rescue, and Defense Society (NERDS, #1)Nerds by Michael Buckley 


Michael Buckley is at his comic best in this madcap new series sure to appeal to kids looking for a quick, exciting read.

Combining all the excitement of international espionage and all the awkwardness of elementary school, NERDS, featuring a group of unpopular students who run a spy network from inside their school, hits the mark. With the help of cutting-edge science, their nerdy qualities are enhanced and transformed into incredible abilities! They battle the Hyena, a former junior beauty pageant contestant turned assassin, and an array of James Bond–style villains, each with an evil plan more diabolical and more ridiculous than the last.

The Eyre Affair (Thursday Next #1)

The Eyre Affair by Jasper Fforde


Welcome to a surreal version of Great Britain, circa 1985, where time travel is routine, cloning is a reality (dodos are the resurrected pet of choice), and literature is taken very, very seriously. England is a virtual police state where an aunt can get lost (literally) in a Wordsworth poem, militant Baconians heckle performances of Hamlet, and forging Byronic verse is a punishable offense. All this is business as usual for Thursday Next, renowned Special Operative in literary detection, until someone begins kidnapping characters from works of literature. When Jane Eyre is plucked from the pages of Brontë's novel, Thursday must track down the villain and enter the novel herself to avert a heinous act of literary homicide.


  1. Yay I got The Pirate's Wish too! Can't wait to read Heartbeat, Tandem, and In The After! Awesome book haul!

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    Nicole @ The Quiet Concert

  2. Oh Heartbeat and The Pirates's Wish both sound good! This doesn't sound like a slow week to me, just lots of reading!

  3. Tandem looks so good! Enjoy your reads!
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  4. I loved the Pirate's Wish. And it's really awesome because the author is writing another duology set in the same world :D :D Happy reading!
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  5. you got a lot of awesome books this week--i'm very curious about in the after. i thought of getting it but am waiting for more reviews to come in to see what the general consensus is. thanks for stopping by our sts post.

    -michelle @ Michelle & Leslie's Book Picks

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  6. This is a great haul Jenn, I can't wait to read Tandem or Heartbeat, I hope you enjoy all your reads! :)

  7. The Friday Society is really good! And Tandem is on my maybe-to-read list. All the other books you got are sort of new to me/sequels to books I haven't read. I hope you enjoy them :)

  8. OOh nice haul! Most of these are new to me but I hope you enjoy them all!

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  9. Looks like you got lots of great stuff this week. I am looking forward to reading Tandem, the idea of parallel universes is pretty interesting. I have not read The Eyre Affair but have read The Last Dragonslayer by Jasper Fforde which was very good.

  10. Such a nice assortment of books! I really liked The Pirate's Wish and have The Friday Society on my TBR mountain and Tandem on my wishlist. Come and see what I got at Ms. Martin Teaches Media and Inside of a Dog. I had huge weeks. Happy reading!

  11. Almost all of these are on my list. Well, not Eyre Affair. I couldn't get through that one. Haven't seen Nerds before. Hope you enjoy them all!

  12. Tandem! Ah, so jealous! I've been wanting that one for awhile! How cute does that Kress book look?! Definitely going to have to check that one out! I read In The After last week and it was pretty good. Happy reading!

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  13. This has got to be the 10th time I've seen Tandem on somebody's haul this week... and I'm no less jealous! Cannot wait to get into that one. I hadn't heard of Aquifer before but it sounds really interesting - and terrifying, I might add. Great reads - hope you love them all. ; )

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  14. Great stack of books :D! I just added The Eyre Affair to my TBR pile. Hope you enjoy these books :).

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  15. Tandem seem very popular this week - it looks really interesting! And the cover is so beautiful :)

  16. The Friday Society was amazing! Tandem also sounds great. Enjoy all your books :)

  17. I hadn't heard of a lot of these before! They look great, though. Hope you enjoy them! Thanks for stopping by! :)

  18. I can't wait for Tandem! It sounds so amazing. :) I have a copy of Aquifer too and I'm super excited to read it.

  19. In the After was really good. Definitely creepy, and I hope you're OK with blood! I'm looking forward to Tandem and Heartbeat, too.

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    Stephanie @ Read, Rinse, Repeat

  20. Great haul! I LOVED The Pirate's Wish, and I'm SOO excited to get to Tandem.


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