Stacking the Shelves is all about sharing the books you recently acquired, be it a physical or virtual copy, a book borrow from the library or purchased. This is a weekly meme that is hosted by Tynga's Reviews, so be sure to check there on Saturdays and see what everyone else has added to their shelves!
Here is the rest of my Saturday, January 25th haul and the start of my verrrry big Sunday, January 26th finds.
The Other Typist / Suzanne Rindell / May 7, 2013
I am super excited about this book! It has been on my to-read list since I first heard about it and I was lucky enough to get a really nice signed hardcover copy. It sound like a really interesting story, set in 1923, of a one woman’s decent into obsession of another woman and the lifestyle that she has been shown.
Outcasts / Jill Williamson / January 7, 2014
When I picked this book up I didn’t realize that it was part two in a three book series. I am still intrigued by the story that follows three brothers and will definitely be on the lookout for the first book so I can get reading!
Savage Girl / Jean Zimmerman / March 6, 2014
This story sounds amazing. A young woman who was, reportedly, raised by wolves is adopted by a wealthy New York family in 1875. Her immersion into high society is plagued by secrets and murder. What I find most interesting is that the story is narrated by the son of the family that adopted the woman, who also happens to be in love with her. Oh, and he is telling the story from jail where he is taking the fall for “his Savage Girl.”
The Scar Boys / Len Vlahos / January 21, 2014
A young man gives us an account of his life as he writes his admissions essay for the colleges that he is trying to get into. He has gone through some hard times, being disfigured at a young age due to bullying and made friends and started a band to get through the struggles that came after.
Tremor / Patrick Carman / February 25, 2014
I have been meaning to read Pulse for a while now and I am hoping that having the sequel will push me to grab it from the library soon!
White Space / Isla Bick / February 11, 2014
The blurb from the back of the ARC reads, “…the first in a new YA series in the mind-bending tradition of The Matrix and Inception: where realities are fluid and nightmares live in a lost world between the lines.” Now, I don’t really know how to explain the rest of it, but it sounds very interesting from what I have been reading.
This marks the beginning of my Sunday, January 26th haul!
The Angel of Losses / Stephanie Feldman / July 29, 2014
The death of her grandfather sends Marjorie on an adventure to uncover the secrets hidden in his past and the dangers that lurk there with them. I am looking forward to exploring the Jewish folktales that are interwoven in this story.
Ask Me / Kimberly Pauley / April 8, 2014
The premise of this book sounds very interesting, but I am worried that it will not live up to its potential. As an oracle, Aria Moore has the power to gain answers to any question a person asks of her. When a classmate goes missing she may be the only one who has the ability to find out what happened, even if the truth puts her in danger of becoming the next victim.
Bittersweet / Miranda Beverly-Whittemore / May 13, 2014
I don’t really know what to make of this one, I just read the first chapter and I think I will enjoy it, but who knows. It is about a scholarship student at a prestigious East Coast college who gets enmeshed in the life of her roommate’s family, who happen to be very wealthy. Upon learning some damning secrets about the family she must choose whether or not to hold in what she knows and continue living a lavish life or to tell and lose everything.
The Body in the Woods / April Henry / June 17, 2014
Three teens become friends after joining a Search and Rescue team. Their relationship strengths when in the course of looking for an autistic man lost in the woods they uncover a dead girl’s body. This takes them on an adventure to figure out what happened and who the killer is, hopefully before one of them gets hurt.
Burn Out / Kristi Helvig / April 8, 2014
I think I am going to like this one. It is about a girl who has been living in an underground shelter by herself after losing her family when the sun turns “red giant” and damages the earth. Her one purpose in life now is to protect the bio-energetic weapons her father created. Her will is tested when old friends and the government show up to take the weapons she must make a choice on who she can trust, not only with her life but a with her father’s weapons as well.
Feel free to leave some comments and let me know if any sound interesting to you or if you have any questions about any of the books. I can't wait to see some of your shelves!!