Sunday, June 17, 2012

Stacking the Shelves #6

Stacking the Shelves is a weekly meme hosted by  Tynga's Reviews! This meme showcases the books received, bought, or checked out from the library over the course of the past week.   




Since I was in Cherokee, NC, last week doing fieldwork for my research project, I am doing my Stacking the Shelves for the past two weeks. Click read more to see what I've been stacking my shelves with!






ARCs for review:
Spark
By: Brigid Kemmerer
Release Date: 08/28/12
A big thank you to Kensington!
Be sure to check back closer to the release date for my review!


Synopsis from goodreads.com:
Gabriel Merrick plays with fire. Literally.

Sometimes he can even control it. And sometimes he can’t. Like the fire that killed his parents.

Gabriel has always had his brothers to rely on, especially his twin, Nick. But when an arsonist starts wreaking havoc on their town, all the signs point to Gabriel. Only he’s not doing it.

More than Gabriel’s pride is at stake -- this could cost him his family, maybe his life. And no one seems to hear him. Except a shy sophomore named Layne, a brainiac who dresses in turtlenecks and jeans and keeps him totally off balance. Layne understands family problems, and she understands secrets. She has a few of her own.

Gabriel can’t let her guess about his brothers, about his abilities, about the danger that’s right at his heels. But there are some risks he can’t help taking.

The fuse is lit…



Burn Mark
By: Laura Powell
Release Date: 06/19/12
A big thank you to Bloomsbury!
Be sure to check back on July 17 for my review! The Bloomsbury Burn Mark blog tour stops at Fall Into Books on that day!


Synopsis from goodreads.com:
Glory is from a family of witches and lives beyond the law. She is desperate to develop her powers and become a witch herself. Lucas is the son of the Chief Prosecutor for the Inquisition—the witches’ mortal enemy—and his privileged life is very different to the forbidden world that he lives alongside.

And then on the same day, it hits them both. Glory and Lucas develop the Fae—the mark of the witch. In one fell stroke, their lives are inextricably bound together, whether they like it or not . . .

E-Galleys for review:
The Asylum Interviews: Bronx
By: Jocelynn Drake
Release Date: 07/03/12
A big thank you to Harper Voyager!


Synopsis from goodreads.com:
In Low Town, where humans walk and work side-by-side with elves, vampires, ogres, and all manner of creature, it's understandable that people occasionally need a little help in their lives. Whether is love, work, or ... other, tattoo artists are there to try to help turn the odds into your favor. When Gage's friend Parker needs help with his love life, tattoo artists Gage and Bronx are only too happy to help. But the incubus ends up getting more than he bargained for with his new tattoo, and his friends are forced to scramble to fix the mess they've created before someone gets hurt.

Shadow Rising
By: Kendra Leigh Castle
Release Date: 07/31/12
A big thank you to Grand Central Publishing!


Synopsis from goodreads.com:
Ancient Secrets, Dark Passions...

As one of the Grigori, a noble vampire dynasty shrouded in mystery, Ariane has spent her life hidden away in the desert. Like all of her kind, she is a watcher, fated to observe, forbidden to act. Yet when her best friend, Sammael, vanishes, she defies all rules and flees her safe haven to bring him home.

A shape-shifting assassin for the House of Shadows, Damien Tremaine is hired to locate Sammael. His hunt for the wayward Grigori leads him to Ariane, the rogue vamp who stands between him and his bounty. Damien never lets emotion interfere with his work, but a single touch from the sexy, beguiling vampire shatters his self-control. Drawn together by their common goal, what begins as an alliance of necessity soon becomes one of desire. But when the secret at the dark heart of the Grigori comes to light, Damien and Ariane must make a choice that could bind them eternally...or tear them—and everything they care about—apart.

What's Left of Me
By: Kat Zhang
Release Date: 9/18/12
A big thank you to Harper Teen!


Synopsis from goodreads.com:
Eva and Addie started out the same way as everyone else—two souls woven together in one body, taking turns controlling their movements as they learned how to walk, how to sing, how to dance. But as they grew, so did the worried whispers. Why aren’t they settling? Why isn’t one of them fading? The doctors ran tests, the neighbors shied away, and their parents begged for more time. Finally Addie was pronounced healthy and Eva was declared gone. Except, she wasn’t…

For the past three years, Eva has clung to the remnants of her life. Only Addie knows she’s still there, trapped inside their body. Then one day, they discover there may be a way for Eva to move again. The risks are unimaginable–hybrids are considered a threat to society, so if they are caught, Addie and Eva will be locked away with the others. And yet…for a chance to smile, to twirl, to speak, Eva will do anything.

The Other Normals
By: Ned Vizzini
Release Date: 9/25/12
A big thank you to Balzar + Bray!


Synopsis from goodreads.com:
Given the chance, fifteen-year-old Peregrine “Perry” Eckert would dedicate every waking moment to Creatures & Caverns, an epic role-playing game rich with magical creatures, spell casting, and deadly weapons. The world of C&C is where he feels most comfortable in his own skin, so when his parents ship him off to summer camp Perry is sure he’s in for the worst summer of his life.

Everything changes, however, when Perry gets to camp and stumbles into the World of the Other Normals. Perry’s new otherworldly friends need his help to save their princess and prevent mass violence. As they embark on their quest together, Perry realizes that his nerdy childhood has uniquely prepared him to be a great warrior in this world, and maybe even a hero.
Bestselling author Ned Vizzini delivers a compulsively readable and wildly original story about the winding and often hilarious path to manhood.

The Dead Girls Detective Agency
By: Suzy Cox
Release Date: 09/18/12
A big thank you to HarperTeen!


Synopsis from goodreads.com:
When Charlotte comes to after being pushed onto the subway tracks, she is informed by a group of teenage girls that she is dead…they all are. Meet the Dead Girls Detective Agency. With the support of these dynamic girls—including fashionable Lorna, who can’t wait to find out if the devil actually wears Prada, and nerdy Nancy, who insists on staying in limbo to help out other girls—Charlotte follows leads and tracks down clues to solve her own murder. With plenty of juicy mysteries and some pretty cute guys, readers are sure to fall in love with this fun and suspenseful page-turner! 

Fans of Meg Cabot, Sara Shepard, and Ally Carter will delight in this exciting new paperback original.

Freaks Like Us
By: Susan Vaught
Release Date: 09/04/12
A big thank you to Bloomsbury!


Synopsis from goodreads.com:
When Jason Milwaukee’s best friend, Sunshine, disappears from the face of the earth, the whole town, including Jason, starts searching for her. But the insistent voices in Jason’s head won’t let him get to the heart of the mystery—he’s schizophrenic, and the voices make it hard to know what is real and what is not. As the chase becomes more panicked, Jason’s meds start wearing off, and he is looking more and more guilty. But of what, exactly? Both brilliantly witty and intensely honest, this poignant novel draws upon the author’s many years as an adolescent psychologist, but it’s Vaught’s powerful voice and expertly crafted mystery that will keep the pages turning.

Books Purchased:
Ruby Red
By: Kerstin Gier
Check out my review of Ruby Red here!


Synopsis from goodreads.com:
Gwyneth Shepherd’s sophisticated, beautiful cousin Charlotte has been prepared her entire life for traveling through time. But unexpectedly, it is Gwyneth, who in the middle of class takes a sudden spin to a different era!

Gwyneth must now unearth the mystery of why her mother would lie about her birth date to ward off suspicion about her ability, brush up on her history, and work with Gideon—the time traveler from a similarly gifted family that passes the gene through its male line, and whose presence becomes, in time, less insufferable and more essential. Together, Gwyneth and Gideon journey through time to discover who, in the eighteenth century and in contemporary London, they can trust.

E-Books Purchased:
Elemental
By: Brigid Kemmerer
Check out my review of Elemental here!



Synopsis from goodreads.com:
Earth, Fire, Air, Water – they are more than you dream.

As an air Elemental, 17-year-old Emily Morgan doesn’t have much power. That’s okay—she knows what happens to kids who do.

Like Michael Merrick. He’s an earth Elemental, one with enough power to level cities. Which makes him sexy. Dangerous. And completely off limits. At least according to Emily’s family.

But her summer job puts her in close contact with Michael, and neither of them can help the attraction they feel. When forces of nature like theirs collide, one misstep could get someone killed. Because Emily’s family doesn’t just want her to stay away from him.

They want him dead.

Storm
By: Brigid Kemmerer
Check out my review of Storm here!


Synopsis from goodreads.com:
Earth, Fire, Air, Water – they have more power than you dream.

Ever since her ex-boyfriend spread those lies about her, Becca Chandler is suddenly getting all the guys—all the ones she doesn't want. Then she saves Chris Merrick from a beating in the school parking lot. Chris is different. Way different: he can control water—just like his brothers can control fire, wind, and earth. They’re powerful. Dangerous. Marked for death.

And now that she knows the truth, so is Becca.

Secrets are hard to keep when your life’s at stake. When Hunter, the mysterious new kid around school, turns up with a talent for being in the wrong place at the right time, Becca thinks she can trust him. But then Hunter goes head-to-head with Chris, and Becca wonders who’s hiding the most dangerous truth of all.

The storm is coming . . .

Checked out from the library:
Sweet Evil
By: Wendy Higgins
Check out my review of Sweet Evil here!
Synopsis from goodreads.com:
Embrace the Forbidden

What if there were teens whose lives literally depended on being bad influences?

This is the reality for sons and daughters of fallen angels.

Tenderhearted Southern girl Anna Whitt was born with the sixth sense to see and feel emotions of other people. She’s aware of a struggle within herself, an inexplicable pull toward danger, but Anna, the ultimate good girl, has always had the advantage of her angel side to balance the darkness within. It isn’t until she turns sixteen and meets the alluring Kaidan Rowe that she discovers her terrifying heritage and her willpower is put to the test. He’s the boy your daddy warned you about. If only someone had warned Anna.

Forced to face her destiny, will Anna embrace her halo or her horns?

The Iron Daughter
By: Julie Kagawa
Check out my review of The Iron Daughter here


Synopsis from goodreads.com:
Half Summer faery princess, half human, Meghan has never fit in anywhere. Deserted by the Winter prince she thought loved her, she is prisoner to the Winter faery queen. As war looms between Summer and Winter, Meghan knows that the real danger comes from the Iron fey—ironbound faeries that only she and her absent prince have seen. But no one believes her.
Worse, Meghan's own fey powers have been cut off. She's stuck in Faery with only her wits for help. Trusting anyone would be foolish. Trusting a seeming traitor could be deadly. But even as she grows a backbone of iron, Meghan can't help but hear the whispers of longing in her all-too-human heart.
The Iron Queen
By: Julie Kagawa



Synopsis from goodreads.com:
My name is Meghan Chase.
I thought it was over. That my time with the fey, the impossible choices I had to make, the sacrifices of those I loved, was behind me. But a storm is approaching, an army of Iron fey that will drag me back, kicking and screaming. Drag me away from the banished prince who's sworn to stand by my side. Drag me into the core of conflict so powerful, I'm not sure anyone can survive it.
This time, there will be no turning back.
The Iron Knight
By: Julie Kagawa



Synopsis from goodreads.com:
Ash, former prince of the Winter Court, gave up everything. His title, his home, even his vow of loyalty. All for a girl… and all for nothing.

Unless he can earn a soul.


To cold, emotionless faery prince Ash, love was a weakness for mortals and fools. His own love had died a horrible death, killing any gentler feelings the Winter prince might have had. Or so he thought.

Then Meghan Chase—a half human, half fey slip of a girl— smashed through his barricades, binding him to her irrevocably with his oath to be her knight. And when all of Faery nearly fell to the Iron fey, she severed their bond to save his life. Meghan is now the Iron Queen, ruler of a realm where no Winter or Summer fey can survive.

With the (unwelcome) company of his archrival, Summer Court prankster Puck, and the infuriating cait sith Grimalkin, Ash begins a journey he is bound to see through to its end— a quest to find a way to honor his solemn vow to stand by Meghan’s side.

To survive in the Iron realm, Ash must have a soul and a mortal body. But the tests he must face to earn these things are impossible. At least, no one has ever passed to tell the tale.

And then Ash learns something that changes everything. A truth that turns reality upside down, challenges his darkest beliefs and shows him that, sometimes, it takes more than courage to make the ultimate sacrifice.



Swag: 
A big thanks to Kensington for sending me book marks along with the Spark ARC! 


Joey loves tassels. 


Apparently I can't have this one back.

10 comments:

  1. Very nice haul. Good selection of books.

    Grace

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  2. So much books, yay for you! I so want What's Left of Me! And I liked the Iron King! So need to continue with that series!
    Here's my haul-http://wwwthebookshelves.blogspot.com/2012/06/new-to-shelves-1.html

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  3. Love that cat!! You have so many books that want. What's left of me and Burn Mark. Let me know if they are good. Thanks for sharing and happy reading

    -TheUnseelieNerd

    http://bookwhales.blogspot.com/2012/06/stacking-shelves-4.html

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  4. One word: EPIC. So many great books. Also liked the Iron King. AH! can't believe you got Spark!

    My stacking the Shelves

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  5. Great set! Love Iron Fey! I can't wait to read the Kat Zhang book. It sounds great.
    My BEA Bookish Recap

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  6. Omg, Every time i passed 2 books, i had another comment to make! ;D So i have a looot of comments about your great haul this week! :D

    First, I'm soooo happy you're gonna read Storm!!! :D

    Second, The Iron Fey series is AMAZING!

    Third, Ruby Red you will love! :D

    Fourth, I really want Sweet Evil, and am hoping to read your review!

    And finally Fifth, I haven't heard of The Dead Girls Detective Agency before this, but it's definitely on my TBR list now :)

    That's some great swag you got there as well!

    Thanks for sharing, and i hope you enjoy and find time to read all those amazing-sauce books.

    My Book Haul

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  7. Wow you got a lot of great stuff. And an adorable kitty that looks like my Rascal. We are cat twins. I hope you enjoy all those awesome books!

    -MirandaMy Stacking the Shelves

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  8. Awesome haul this week! Looks like you got some great books!

    Happy Reading,
    Dani
    http://paulettespapers.com/?p=2142

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  9. Wow, you got a lot of Great books. I love your cat!!! He poses in every pic, not all cats can do that :D

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