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!
This STS continues my ALA haul from Jan. 26th. All title link to Goodreads.
The Here and Now / Ann Brashares / April 8, 2014
Seventeen—year—old Prenna James is an immigrant. Not of a place, but of a time. She and the others have traveled back in time to escape a mosquito-borne illness that has mutated and caused a pandemic. Prenna must follow a strict set of rule: never reveal where they are from, never interfere with history, and never be intimate with anyone outside their community. She has been content to follow all of these rules until she meets Ethan Jarves. I am so excited for this story. The premise sounds amazing and I really want to find out why they have to keep everything in their community. It seems like this is a standalone, which is refreshing in a series bogged world, and a relatively short one at that, at 256 pages. I think it is going to be a fast, exciting read!
Hexed / Michelle Krys / June 10, 2014
This is something I have not been hearing a lot about, but it seems like it will be interesting. Indigo Blackwood’s life is turned upside down when a mysterious stranger shows up in her town after a few unfortunate things happen surrounding Indigo. He comes baring news that if she does not retrieve her old family Bible every witch on the planet will die. Bad news, especially when the stranger claims she is one of those witches.
I Become Shadow / Joe Shine / June 10, 2014
The summary seems a bit confusing or things just aren't being explained in a way that my brain finds cohesive. It seems interesting though, following a young girl that was abducted at the age of fourteen and by a mysterious agency to train to be a guardian of a future leader. Now age eighteen her assignment is almost kidnapped in broad daylight causing her to get into contact with one of the only people she can trust, fellow child abductee, Junie.
Into the Still Blue / Veronica Rossi / January 28, 2014
So excited for this! If I am being honest, I have not read the first two books in this series yet, but I have been hearing great things about it. I haven’t really looked into what this one is about because I do not want to spoil myself on the other two, but I borrowed the other two from the library this week and can’t wait to start!
Killer Instinct / S.E. Green / May 6, 2014
Lane is an average teenage girl, with one exception. Her obsession with serial killers, people that she understands because she thinks she may be on herself. She uses her dark impulses to track criminals and deliver justice when the law fails. Lane gets involved in a case about a young preschool teacher that has been dismembered and is actually contacted by the killer directly. Dark secrets about her family start to surface and she must find out who the killer is before she or someone she loves becomes the next victim. I am really looking forward to getting inside her head and seeing what makes her tick.
The Last Forever / Deb Caletti / April 1, 2014
Tessa has recently lost her mother and her father thinks the best thing for them to do is to take a road trip that ends in a tiny coastal town where she meets a boy. Not just any boy, but someone who seems to understand the attachment to her mother’s favorite plant, which has started to wither. He might be just the thing she needs to help her through this hard time in her life. This seems like it will be a nice, sweet story about healing after a great loss.
Liv, Forever / Amy Talkington / March 11, 2014
I am really interested in this one, it seems to be getting a lot of good reviews. Liv Bloom is the new girl at Whickham Hall, there on an art scholarship and she gets mixed up in things she shouldn’t and ends up being murdered. As a ghost she learns that she was a victim of a dark conspiracy that spans 150 years and now must find the truth about it all with help from the only boy that can see her. This just sounds like a dark, haunting read and I can’t wait to start it.
*There is also a pretty awesome book trailer that can be found here.
The Lost Sisterhood / Anne Fortier / March 11, 2014
I am super excited about this. I can’t even really tell you what it is about; just that it includes a young scholar searching for clues to prove the Amazon warrior women actually existed. Throw in some Greek mythology and it’s a real doozy of a story spanning from England to North Africa to Greece and the ruins of ancient Troy and through different time periods. In a nutshell, awesome.
The Lure / Lynne Ewing / February 11, 2014
This is about a fifteen-year-old girl who joins a really exclusive and infamous gang in Washington, DC. Her home life is rough and as a way to survive she agrees to go through a violent initiation to be a part of the crew. She then finds herself in even more dangerous situations as the head of the gang convinces Blaise to be his “lure”. A lure is someone that is used as a way to bait and track down rival gang members to exact any revenge that needs to be had. I am interested in seeing how this comes out. I read the Daughters of the Moon series by Ewing and really like one of the main characters who had been affiliated with a gang, so it will be interesting to read a full-fledged novel about it all.
Mafia Girl / Deborah Blumenthal / March 1, 2014
For some reason I really like Mafia/Mob stories, they just hold my attention. This one I am very intrigued by because the main character is the daughter of the boss, who happens to fall in love with a police officer. Big no no. I feel like I have not read many of these types of stories where it is a female that is the child, so it should be interesting.
Feel free to leave a comment and let me know if any sound interesting to you if you have read any of them. I can't wait to see some of your shelves!!