Saturday, October 5, 2013

Stacking the Shelves 26

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  Stacking the Shelves is a weekly meme hosted by Tynga's Reviews, every Weekend. This is to share books I have acquired from various sources.  Physical books & ebooks both are welcome. If its something being sent to me by mail, I will not mention it until I actually receive it. 
I behaved this week!  Only got 4 books this week and all for review. 
Here they are:
Sea of Shadows (Age of Legends, #1)In the Forest of the Dead, where the empire’s worst criminals are exiled, twin sisters Moria and Ashyn are charged with a dangerous task. For they are the Keeper and the Seeker, and each year they must quiet the enraged souls of the damned.

Only this year, the souls will not be quieted.

Ambushed and separated by an ancient evil, the sisters’ journey to find each other sends them far from the only home they’ve ever known. Accompanied by a stubborn imperial guard and a dashing condemned thief, the girls cross a once-empty wasteland, now filled with reawakened monsters of legend, as they travel to warn the emperor. But a terrible secret awaits them at court—one that will alter the balance of their world forever.








Welcome to the Amazing Automated Inn, home of twelve-year-old inventor Wally Kennewickett, his genius scientist parents, and his dashing dog, Noodles. From the lightning harvester on the roof to the labs full of experiments in the dungeon, the inn is a wonderful place for a curious boy and his loyal dog to live. That is, until President Theodore Roosevelt himself calls the elder Kennewicketts away, leaving Wally and Noodles to face the evil mesmers, horrible hypnotists bent on controlling the minds of powerful people. It seems the inn is their first stop on the way to world domination . . . and only an ingenious boy, a staff of automatons, and a brave dachshund stand in their way!










When promising young psychiatrist James Richards is offered the job opportunity of a lifetime by the charismatic Dr. Hugh Maitland, he is thrilled. Setting off to take up his post at Wyldehope Hall in deepest Suffolk, Richardson doesn’t look back. One of his tasks is to manage Maitland’s most controversial project—a pioneering therapy in which extremely disturbed patients are kept asleep for months. If this radically and potentially dangerous procedure is successful, it could mean professional glory for both doctors.

As Richardson settles into his new life, he begins to sense something uncanny about the sleeping patients—six women, forsaken by society. Why is Maitland unwilling to discuss their past lives? Why is the trainee nurse so on edge when she spends nights alone with them? And what can it mean when all the sleepers start dreaming at the same time? In this atmospheric reinvention of the ghost story, Richardson finds himself questioning everything he knows about the human mind, as he attempts to uncover the shocking secrets of the Sleep Room . . .
 
In 2065, the Lilliput Project created Lina - the first six-inch-tall winged girl - as the solution to a worldwide energy and food crisis. Isolated in a compound amidst the forests of Denmark, Lina has grown up aware of only one purpose: learn how to survive in a world filled with hawks, bumblebees, and loneliness. However, on the eve of her sixteenth birthday, she discovers that she’s not the only teenager her size. Six 'Toms' were created shortly after Lina, and now her creators need to prove to the world that tiny people are the next logical step in human evolution. In other words, they need to prove that reproduction is possible.

Um. No thanks. Lina's already fallen in love with a boy she met online named Jack. Only he has no idea that thumbelina1847 could literally fit inside his heart.

When her creators threaten to hurt Jack unless she chooses a husband from among the ‘Toms’, Lina agrees to star in a reality TV series. Once the episodes begin to air, the secret of her size is out. Cut off from any contact with the outside world, Lina assumes Jack is no longer interested. After all, what guy would want to date a girl he can’t even kiss?

Slowly, very slowly, she befriends the six young men who see her as their only ticket to happiness. Perhaps she can make just one guy’s dream of love and companionship come true. But her creators have a few more twists in store for her that she never thought possible.

She’s not the only one playing to the cameras.



Any of these sound interesting?  
What did you get?

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30 comments:

  1. You are much more strong willed than I am. I went a little overboard on the requesting. BUT, I haven't signed up for a single blog tour for the next two months so hopefully I can dedicate my time to reading my NG/EW books. Those poor things have been put on the backburner because I just can't resist physical copies.

    ANYWAY--sorry for rambling :) --I got SEA OF SHADOWS too and can't wait to start it. Doesn't it sound awesome?!

    Hope you enjoy your new books!

    My STS post

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    1. This was a very good week for me. My most common line I here on STS posts is "Wow, that is a lot of books!" if I were smart, more weeks would be like this.

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  2. AHH! I am so dying for Sea of Shadows!! Requested that as well, but Edelweiss takes forever to respond to me and then it is usually a no. :(

    Happy Reading!

    My STS will be up tomorrow, so be sure to stop by!

    Have a GREAT weekend!

    Old Follower :)

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    1. Yea, I get a lot of no responses ever on Edelweiss. Hence why I prefer Netgalley.

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  3. All of these look TERRIFIC!! All of them are new to me, too. I'm especially interested in "Sea of Shadows", which has a nifty cover and plot! I also like "The Mesmer Menace", which has such a cute cover! I think the plot will also be very enjoyable. "The Sleep Room" sounds very intriguing, if a bit on the creepy side. As for "Damselfly", it, too, looks very intriguing. It certainly is a new twist on the eugenics type of dystopian angle!

    Thanks for contributing to my TBR pile!!! : )

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    1. Many months later and I still need to read Sea of Shadoes. The Mesmer Menace was alright but heavily geared to young readers as a chapter book. I am amazed at your taking the time to comment to each book. THANK YOU!!

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  4. Well, Sea of Shadows looks interesting! I've never heard of the other but I hope you enjoy reading your new books!

    Chel @ The Procrastinator's Corner

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  5. Enjoy your books! I love your diverse selection this week. :]

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    1. I still need to read it after all this time...Shame on me!

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  7. I've been seeing Sea of Shadows a lot this week. I'll have to check it out. Happy reading!
    My STS

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    1. It was a popular title for Sept/Oct 2013! Thanks!

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  8. I really want to read Sea Of Shadows! Enjoy :)
    -Scott Reads It!

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  9. I'm really curious about the kelley book, happy reading!

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    1. I have been wanting to read a Kelley Armstrong book for awhile now.

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  10. Aren't Middle Grade books the cutest thing evah? <3 Hahaha. I haven't heard about all of these books but please enjoy all of them, Jay!

    New bloglovin follower. Thanks for stopping by Thoughts and Pens.

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    1. Yea, Middle grades do seem to get the better covers these days. Just cause I am an adult doesn't mean I don't like cutesy things :P

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  11. Thanks for visiting my blog! I hope to get Odium read next, after my netgalley read. There is a prequel story to Odium in an anthology called Fusion which was free on Smashwords last time I looked.

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    1. I tell you, every time I visit your STS posts I end up in trouble, addings books to my lists and/or shelves :)

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  12. I'm really getting into Kelley Armstrong's books and can't wait to read Sea of Shadows!

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    1. I still haven't read her books yet! So sad. I have 2 of them even!

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  13. I love Kelley Armstrong's books - definitely adding that one to my TBR list! Damselfly also looks interesting :) Thanks for stopping by!

    Zareena @ Books and Books

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    1. Damselfly just sounded too cute to resist :)

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  14. Sea of shadows and Damselfly are both on my TBR. Damselfly sounds so good though!! I haven't heard of a book similar so I am excited to get to that one!

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    1. Yea, that one sounded so neat, I couldn't resist getting it.

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