Saturday, February 15, 2014

Stacking the Shelves 33

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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The Wizard of Oz: The First Five Novels Oz, the Great Wizard! The very name of L. Frank Baum's magical character conjures a world where diminutive munchkins live and work, wicked witches run riot, and the mighty Oz himself rules over an Emerald City reached by a yellow brick road. The Wizard of Oz: The First Five Novels is your passport to this marvelous realm and wonders that have enchanted readers young and old for more than a century. Lavishly illustrated by W. W. Denslow and John R. Neill, this volume includes:

  • The Wonderful Wizard of Oz
  • The Marvelous Land of Oz
  • Ozma of Oz
  • Dorothy and the Wizard in Oz
  • The Road to Oz
Vigil Annie


Annie Crawford is an ex-cop living a double life. After her fiancé is murdered and she is left for dead, she’s desperate and seeking vengeance. She turns to a vigilante agency headed by a man with his own secrets. Annie must work for them as they investigate the murder and help her find the answers she needs.
Now working on the wrong side of the law, Annie’s life has one purpose: justice. Justice for her fiancé and for the city she lives in. But as Annie’s strength grows, the agency struggles to control her, putting everyone involved at risk. And the deeper Annie sinks into this new life the more she fears she may never return.


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  For Review

Honor Among Thieves (Star Wars: Empire and Rebellion, #2) When the Empire threatens the galaxy’s new hope, will Han, Luke, and Leia become its last chance?

When the mission is to extract a high-level rebel spy from the very heart of the Empire, Leia Organa knows the best man for the job is Han Solo—something the princess and the smuggler can finally agree on. After all, for a guy who broke into an Imperial cell block and helped destroy the Death Star, the assignment sounds simple enough.

But when Han locates the brash rebel agent, Scarlet Hark, she’s determined to stay behind enemy lines. A pirate plans to sell a cache of stolen secrets that the Empire would destroy entire worlds to protect—including the planet where Leia is currently meeting with rebel sympathizers. Scarlet wants to track down the thief and steal the bounty herself, and Han has no choice but to go along if he’s to keep everyone involved from getting themselves killed. From teeming city streets to a lethal jungle to a trap-filled alien temple, Han, Chewbacca, Leia, and their daring new comrade confront one ambush, double cross, and firestorm after another as they try to keep crucial intel out of Imperial hands.

But even with the crack support of Luke Skywalker’s X-Wing squadron, the Alliance heroes may be hopelessly outgunned in their final battle for the highest of stakes: the power to liberate the galaxy from tyranny or ensure the Empire’s reign of darkness forever.


Night of the Hunter (Companions Codex, #1; Legend of Drizzt, #25)  R.A. Salvatore’s New York Times best-selling saga continues as dark elf Drizzt Do’Urden returns to Gauntlgrym with old friends by his side once again, as they seek to rescue Bruenor’s loyal shield dwarf-turned-vampire. But not only do Drizzt and his allies face a perilous journey through the Underdark and the dangers of the undead that lie within, but they must cross through a colony of drow, who would like nothing better than to see Drizzt Do’Urden dead. 




Grim Inspired by classic fairy tales, but with a dark and sinister twist, Grim contains short stories from some of the best voices in young adult literature today:
Ellen Hopkins                                    Amanda Hocking
Julie Kagawa                                        
Claudia Gray
Rachel Hawkins                               Kimberly Derting
Myra McEntire                                     Malinda Lo
Sarah Rees-Brennan                          Jackson Pearce
Christine Johnson                         Jeri Smith Ready
Shaun David Hutchinson                Saundra Mitchell
Sonia Gensler                           Tessa Gratton
Jon Skrovan


The Immortal Crown (Age of X, #2)Gameboard of the Gods introduced religious investigator Justin March and Mae Koskinen, the beautiful supersoldier assigned to protect him. Together they have been charged with investigating reports of the supernatural and the return of the gods, both inside the Republic of United North America and out. With this highly classified knowledge comes a shocking revelation: Not only are the gods vying for human control, but the elect—special humans marked by the divine—are turning against one another in bloody fashion.

Their mission takes a new twist when they are assigned to a diplomatic delegation headed by Lucian Darling, Justin’s old friend and rival, going into Arcadia, the RUNA’s dangerous neighboring country. Here, in a society where women are commodities and religion is intertwined with government, Justin discovers powerful forces at work, even as he struggles to come to terms with his own reluctantly acquired deity.

Meanwhile, Mae—grudgingly posing as Justin’s concubine—has a secret mission of her own: finding the illegitimate niece her family smuggled away years ago. But with Justin and Mae resisting the resurgence of the gods in Arcadia, a reporter’s connection with someone close to Justin back home threatens to expose their mission—and with it the divine forces the government is determined to keep secret.


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  Ebook Nab

Place Your BettsAs the daughter of the town slut, she clawed her way up from the bars of Bourbon Street to the Country Music Hall of Fame. She’s America’s sweetheart, darling of the media, and a multi-platinum star. But she has a secret. At the age of sixteen, she had a baby and gave him up for adoption because her boyfriend wasn't ready for fatherhood. Now she finds out that her precious baby boy has been living with his father from day one.

Gabe Swanson is a Texas cattle baron riches-to-rags story. As the only son of the town's most prominent family, it was a huge blow when his father lost the family fortune in a ponzi scheme. Now, Gabe is land rich and cash poor. But he has his son and family is all that matters.

When Betts moves back to the small town that shunned her, all hell breaks loose. She wants her son. Can Betts and Gabe leave their past in the rear view mirror so they can be a family?



  1. Eep! You got The Immortal Crown?! Love Richelle Mead! Think Edelweiss already denied me that one. They keep denying all my requests these days. Starting to wonder why I bother.

    But awesome haul! I looooooved Grim! I love fairy tale retellings really since I love the fairy tales themselves! There were quite a few surprising tales in this one! Some that were true retellings in the modern world and others that seemed like a fresh new fairy tale with that still fairy tale esque setting!

    Hope you enjoy all your new reads!

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

    Have a GREAT day!

    Old Follower :)

    1. I was so excited ti get The Immortal Crown. I agree Richelle Mead is wonderful! Edelweiss is a real hit/miss. Most requests there are ignored for me too.
      I have been getting into the retellings so Grim looks fun.

      Thanks so much for stopping by and leaving such a meaningful comment. :)

  2. Wow the Immortal Crown looks awesome, even though I didn't really enjoy the first book and decided not to continue, maybe I'll check it out. I heard Grim was really good!

    Here's my STS this week.

    1. Both are ones I am excited to read. Thanks for stopping by!

  3. Han Solo and Drizzt, eh? Nice! :)

    Here are my new additions.

    1. Han Solo-anytime :)
      and R.A. Salvatore is always a must read!

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    1. I look forward to the stories is has to share :)

  5. Great haul. I've seen Grimm a lot recently, it looks really great and really want to read it myself! I hope you enjoy all of your books :) My STS.

    1. It is a popular one this month :) Hope we all enjoy it.

  6. For how many times I have seen the wizard of oz, I have never read the book...maybe I should do that...


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