Saturday, January 25, 2014

Stacking the Shelves 31

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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.

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U is for Undertow (Kinsey Millhone, #21) It's April, 1988, a month before Kinsey Millhone's thirty-eighth birthday, and she's alone in her office doing paperwork when a young man arrives unannounced. He has a preppy air about him and looks as if he'd be carded if he tried to buy booze, but Michael Sutton is twenty-seven, an unemployed college dropout. Twenty-one years earlier, a four-year-old girl disappeared. A recent reference to her kidnapping has triggered a flood of memories. Sutton now believes he stumbled on her lonely burial when he was six years old. He wants Kinsey's help in locating the child's remains and finding the men who killed her. It's a long shot but he's willing to pay cash up front, and Kinsey agrees to give him one day. As her investigation unfolds, she discovers Michael Sutton has an uneasy relationship with the truth. In essence, he's the boy who cried wolf. Is his current story true or simply one more in a long line of fabrications?

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"When her father is killed in a coup, 15-year-old Laila flees from the war-torn middle east to a life of exile and anonymity in the U.S. Gradually she adjusts to a new school, new friends, and a new culture, but while Laila sees opportunity in her new life, her mother is focused on the past. She's conspiring with CIA operatives and rebel factions to regain the throne their family lost. Laila can't bear to stand still as an international crisis takes shape around her, but how can one girl stop a conflict that spans generations?"

 

 

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  "In Cornerstone, Valencia Roth died to protect her daughter. In Jaded Stone, she'll live for her.

Twenty years before the events of Cornerstone, Valencia Roth is the Crown Princess of Sheas, as lonely as she is privileged. She wants for nothing, except a clear path toward peace for her land. She’s always known personal happiness might not be in The Three’s plan for her. As the future ruler of Sheas, and a Cornerstone, her life belongs to her people.
But when Valencia meets the charming Reid Hendel, she dares to believe love could be within her reach. That is, if they can both survive long enough for it to blossom. A new threat prowls the land, and she’s their primary target. Armed with stubborn pride and all the resources of Sheas, she fears nothing—until her brother leads her intended directly into the fray and at least one of them doesn’t return.
Burdened with grief, Valencia must carve her own path forward. From the forge of chaos, a new era will be born."

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Crimson Spell, Tome 3 
 
 "Prince Vald continues his journey with the sorcerer Halvi, seeking a means to break the curse that causes him to transform into a demon at night. But enemies looking to take the power of Vald’s cursed sword for themselves bewitch Halvi in an attempt to make him fight the young prince! Forced to the brink, Halvi makes a crucial choice."




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Happy Marriage?!, Vol. 5"Chiwa Takanashi has married a total stranger—company president Hokuto Mamiya—to get her father out of debt.

Rather than having her husband continue to support her feckless father, Chiwa accepts a job at Shinjo Sakuraba’s startup without telling Hokuto. Will Chiwa and Hokuto’s newfound wedded bliss last now that she’s working alongside her crush from college?"




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Deadman Wonderland Volume 2 (Deadman Wonderland, #2) 

"While on the hunt for the Red Man, Ganta is thrown into a battle exhibition called the Carnival of Corpses, in which he is matched up against the powerful Senji. The battle is intense, but even if Ganta wins, is he prepared for the consequences?"

 

 

 

 

 

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The Cusanus Game"Biologist Domenica Ligrina fears her planet is dying. She might be right.

An atomic disaster in Germany has contaminated Northern Europe with radioactivity. Economic and political calamities are destroying the whole planet. Human DNA is mutating, plant species are going extinct, and scientists are feverishly working on possible solutions. It becomes increasingly apparent that the key to future salvation lies in the past. In 2052 a secret research facility in the Vatican is recruiting scientists for a mission to restore the flora of the irradiated territories. The institute claims to have time travel. When Domenica’s sometime-lover tells her that he knows her future but that she must decide her own fate, she enlists despite his ambiguous warning.

The Middle Ages hold Domenica spellbound. She immerses herself in the mysteries, puzzles, and peculiarities of a culture foreign to her, though she risks changing the past with effects far more disastrous than radiation poisoning. Perhaps there is more than one Domenica, and more than one catastrophe."

 

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Once Upon a Prince"Once Upon a Prince, the first novel in the Royal Wedding series by bestselling author Rachel Hauck, treats you to a modern-day fairy tale.

Susanna Truitt never dreamed of a great romance or being treated like a princess---just to marry the man she has loved for twelve years. But life isn’t going according to plan. When her high-school-sweetheart-turned-Marine-officer breaks up instead of proposing, Susanna scrambles to rebuild her life.

The last thing Prince Nathaniel expects to find on his American holiday to St. Simon’s Island is the queen of his heart. A prince has duties, and his family’s tense political situation has chosen his bride for him. When Prince Nathaniel comes to Susanna’s aid under the fabled Lover’s Oak, he is blindsided by love.

Their lives are worlds apart. He’s a royal prince. She’s a ordinary girl. But everything changes when Susanna receives an invitation to Nathaniel’s coronation.

It’s the ultimate choice. His kingdom or her heart? God’s will or their own"

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Vampire Knight, Vol. 14  

"The Vampire Hunter Society has imprisoned Aido in order to interrogate him about Kaname’s connection to Sara Shirabuki. Meanwhile, Yuki wants a fresh start with Kaname, but circumstances arise that may force them apart."

 



 

 

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Have you read any of these?  

Do any look interesting and if so, which?


Also please help me decide which book I should read next by voting on the poll in the right hand column. Last chance before I set up a new poll!  A couple I have already started but I will surely be starting at least 1 more this week so get those votes in!  The sooner I read it the sooner my review can be shared :)

15 comments:

  1. I haven't read any of these but now I feel like I need to go read Cornerstone so I can read Jaded Stone!

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    1. Kelly Walker's books sound so amazing! I want to read the whole series!

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  2. OOoh nice! These are all new to me! So Susan's up to U now huh! Cool! Have seen those around for a long time! Only 5 more to go! ;) Happy Reading!

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

    Have a GREAT day!

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    1. She is up to U! I read several of the books years ago and when I saw this one, I figured it might be time soon to pick the series back up. Thanks for stopping by!

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  3. Nice haul - I haven't read a Sue Grafton novel in agest . . . probably half an alphabet ago. LOL

    Here's my STS

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    1. Haha! Same here. I read up through M before and stopped when I heard the series wasn't done. I look forward to getting back into them again.

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  4. The Tyrants Daughter looks fabulous! I really want to read that one. :) My StS!

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  5. I haven't read any of these, but I hope you like them :) My STS

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  6. Happy Reading! If you'd like, you can stop by my STS......

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  7. Great haul. I love the cover for Once Upon A Prince, it looks so good. I hope you enjoy your books :) My STS.

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    1. Great blend of creams and ivory shades. Just wish her face wasn't half cut off! Thanks for stopping by!

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  8. Ahhh I love vampire knight! :) The Tyrants Daughter also sounds interesting!

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