Saturday, July 19, 2014

Stacking the Shelves #36

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 past week. 

For Review:
The Jewel
By: Amy Ewing
A big thank you to Harper Collins and Edelweiss!
Release Date: 9/2/14
The Jewel means wealth. The Jewel means beauty. The Jewel means royalty. But for girls like Violet, the Jewel means servitude. Not just any kind of servitude. Violet, born and raised in the Marsh, has been trained as a surrogate for the royalty—because in the Jewel the only thing more important than opulence is offspring.

Purchased at the surrogacy auction by the Duchess of the Lake and greeted with a slap to the face, Violet (now known only as #197) quickly learns of the brutal truths that lie beneath the Jewel’s glittering facade: the cruelty, backstabbing, and hidden violence that have become the royal way of life.

Violet must accept the ugly realities of her existence... and try to stay alive. But then a forbidden romance erupts between Violet and a handsome gentleman hired as a companion to the Duchess’s petulant niece. Though his presence makes life in the Jewel a bit brighter, the consequences of their illicit relationship will cost them both more than they bargained for.

By: Anna Carey
A big thank you to Harper Collins and Edelweiss!
Release Date: 9/16/14
This twisty, breathless cat-and-mouse thrill ride, told in the second person, follows a girl with amnesia in present-day Los Angeles who is being pursued by mysterious and terrifying assailants.

A girl wakes up on the train tracks, a subway car barreling down on her. With only minutes to react, she hunches down and the train speeds over her. She doesn’t remember her name, where she is, or how she got there. She has a tattoo on the inside of her right wrist of a blackbird inside a box, letters and numbers printed just below: FNV02198. There is only one thing she knows for sure: people are trying to kill her. 

On the run for her life, she tries to untangle who she is and what happened to the girl she used to be. Nothing and no one are what they appear to be. But the truth is more disturbing than she ever imagined. 

The Maze Runner series meets Code Name Verity, Blackbird is relentless and action-packed, filled with surprising twists.

From the Library:
By: Erin Bowman
The Heists were only the beginning.

Gray Weathersby escaped from the primitive town of Claysoot expecting to find answers, but what he discovered shook him to the core: A ruthless dictator with absolute power. An army of young soldiers blinded by lies. And a growing rebellion determined to fight back.

Now Gray has joined a team of rebels on a harsh, icy journey in search of allies who can help them set things right. But in a world built on lies, Gray must constantly question whether any ally—or enemy—is truly what they seem…


  1. Ohh you have such great books! I'm dying to read all of these, Jewel is the biggest one I am excited for right now. Hope you enjoy your books!

    Amber @ The Book Bratz
    My Stacking the Shelves

  2. The Jewel has SUCH a beautiful cover!! I'm kind of sad that it's got a different (and worse) cover for my country, but hey, it's the book that counts, right? ;) XD Blackbird also looks awesome!
    My Stacking the Shelves!

  3. I'm excited to read The Jewel! That cover is so pretty. I wanted to download Blackbirds but I heard it's written in the 2nd person POV! I'm not sure how well I can adjust to that.
    Enjoy your lovely reads this week! :)

    Nick - My Haul

  4. Ahh, I got The Jewel this week. I read Blackbird the other day and though it took me a lot longer to get into it because of the 2nd person, than I thought it would've, but really good and quite intense. :) Happy reading!

    Here's mine

    Kirsty @ StudioReads

  5. Ahh you've got The Jewel, am curious what you'll think of that one :D

    My new pretties :)


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