Saturday, March 1, 2014

Stacking the Shelves 35

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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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Shadow Hand (Tales of Goldstone Wood, #6) "She will take your own two hands
to save your ancient, sorrowing lands.


By her father's wish, Lady Daylily is betrothed to the Prince of Southlands. Not the prince she loves, handsome and dispossessed Lionheart, but his cousin, the awkward and foolish Prince Foxbrush. Unable to bear the future she sees as her wedding day dawns, Daylily flees into the dangerous Wilderlands, her only desire to vanish from living memory.

But Foxbrush, determined to rescue his betrothed, pursues Daylily into a new world of magic and peril, a world where vicious Faerie beasts hold sway, a world invaded by a lethal fey parasite . . . .

A world that is hauntingly familiar.
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Otomen, Vol. 18"Asuka Masamune is a guy who loves girly things—sewing, knitting, making cute stuffed animals and reading shojo comics. But in a world where boys are expected to act manly, Asuka must hide his beloved hobbies and play the part of a masculine jock instead. Can Asuka ever show his true self to anyone, much less to Ryo Miyakozuka, the girl that he’s falling for?

For the sake of his mom, Asuka turns away from his friends and Ryo… But the unimaginable happens when Asuka’s friends stage an intervention at his graduation! With everything on the line, how will things end for our beloved otomen?!"


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Ranma 1/2 (2-in-1 Edition), Vol. 2: Includes vols. 3 & 4"One day, teenaged martial artist Ranma Saotome went on a training mission with his father and ended up taking a dive into some cursed springs at a legendary training ground in China. Now, every time he’s splashed with cold water, he changes into a girl. His father, Genma, changes into a panda! What’s a half-guy, half-girl to do?

Contains volumes 3 and 4!
Being a martial artist, Ranma just can’t resist the call to combat and takes on one opponent after another: Ryoga, a lone-wolf fighter with no sense of direction; Shampoo, a Chinese Amazon who has pledged to kill him; and finally Shampoo’s suitor Mousse, a martial arts master of hidden weapons. Is there such a thing as TOO much fighting spirit?"

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Shanghai Sparrow"Shanghai Sparrow is a Far Eastern steampunk tale of espionage, distant empires and thrilling exploits, with a dynamic heroine.

The British Empire is at war, both within and without.

Eveline Duchen was once a country child, living a life of privilege, touched by the magic that still clings to the woods and fields of Victorian England. Now she is a street urchin in a London where brutal poverty and glittering new inventions exist side by side, living as a thief and con-artist under the wing of the formidable Ma Pether.


Caught in an act of deception, Eveline is faced with Mr Holmforth, a gentleman in the service of Her Majesty’s Government, who offers her a stark choice. Transportation, or an education – and utter commitment to Her Majesty’s Service - at Madam Cairngrim’s school for female spies. The school’s regime is harsh. Eveline has already learned harder lessons. She plans to take advantage of everything they can teach her, then go her own way.

But in the fury of the Opium Wars, the British Empire is about to make a devil’s bargain. Eveline’s choices will change the future of her world, and reveal the truth about the death of her sister Charlotte.

Shanghai Sparrow is set in an alternative England and China. It contains Formidable Devices, Fay, Etheric Science, Espionage, Opium, Murder and Bartitsu and may not be suitable for those of a delicate disposition."

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The Sentinel (The Sundering, #5)"Stubbornly clinging to his family’s worship of a long-forgotten god, Kleef Kenric soon discovers that his god has blessed him with divine gifts, making him one of a new group of Chosen cropping up around the Realms. This divine gift makes him an excellent ally—and a target for those who wish corral his powers.
After battling his way out Marsember, a city besieged on all sides in the wake of the Sundering, he becomes swept up in the mission of a group of odd allies—a warrior noblewoman, an accomplished thief, and a mysterious short pudgy man exuding a faint odor of decay. With the forces of Shade tracking their every step, they travel to the Underdark to thwart the rise of the goddess of Death, but before long Kleef learns that his allies hide dangerous secrets—secrets that could destroy not only Kleef but the very fabric of the Forgotten Realms."

 

 

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Amazon Ebooks (some FREE)
 

Ever Since Eve (The Keeping Secrets Series, #1) "Eve Triopolous is unemployed with a disabled father to support. When she spots an ad for a surrogate mother, she impulsively responds. But it's the longing on the faces of Derek and Kelly Lang that puts her signature on the bottom line.

Then tragedy strikes, leaving Derek a widower and Eve with a task she didn't expect: prove that she is the best mommy for the precious life growing beneath her heart, and convince Derek that he's the love of her life."



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Dead on Demand"A career man, Edwin Murphy has always put more effort into his work than his family. Everything changes for Edwin when his wife files for divorce. On the brink of losing his home, his job and his little girl, Edwin orchestrates an intricate plan to eliminate his wife and regain his former lifestyle.

The police are baffled when bodies begin to appear all over London with no apparent connection between them. Inspector David Morton must think outside the box as he investigates the deadly web of deceit behind the murders"

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The Tilian Virus (The Pandemic Sequence) (Volume 1)"The virus spread quicker than anyone could have imagined. Within days, over half the world's population became infected. Now a small band of survivors, led by high school teacher Mike Allard, must learn to live in a world ravaged by the deadly victims of the Tilian Virus.

Weaving together two separate time frames, The Tilian Virus is a tale of humankind's most dire hour. Faced with imminent elimination, humanity's last glimmers struggle to break through the darkness of a pandemic the world has never before experienced."

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13 (Tallent & Lowery, #1)"In 1902, in a dark room on the fifth floor of Carnegie Hall, thirteen people came together to continue a tradition that had been set in stone thousands of years before.

In 2012, Leah Tallent is Head of Research at the New York Public Library. Stoic and stable, brilliant and cynical, she has forever enjoyed her existence among the book stacks. But even with her unparalleled intellect, there was no way to know that on the historic steps between America's famous lions, she would become involved with a crazy man on a fanatical quest.

Gareth Lowery has spent his life searching for the ultimate artifact that he is certain exists. His life's pursuit has been to retrieve twelve keys hidden by men whose job it was to protect the single biggest secret ever kept. To find the keys he must enlist the help of an unwilling guide who, unfortunately, knows much more than he bargained for.

From the first page to the last word, this fantastic duo become immersed in a whirlwind treasure hunt with historical and passionate repercussions. From the strange and eerie Winchester House to the blustery darkness of Loch Ness, Gareth and Leah will quickly learn that the theory of duality is correct: For every bad there is a good and, for Heaven, there most assuredly exists...Hell."

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Murder In The Library (Book 3 Dekker Cozy Mystery Series)  

"A man is found murdered in the locked library in his home. Surveillance cameras show that no one other than the deceased entered the library. The deceased left a clue for the police, only they cannot figure out what the clue means."

 

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Forbidden The Stars (The Interstellar Age, # 1) "At the end of the 21st century, a catastrophic accident in the asteroid belt has left two surveyors dead. There is no trace of their young son, Alex Manez, or of the asteroid itself.

On the outer edge of the solar system, the first manned mission to Pluto, led by the youngest female astronaut in NASA history, has led to an historic discovery: there is a marker left there by an alien race for humankind to find. We are not alone!

While studying the alien marker, it begins to react and, four hours later, the missing asteroid appears in a Plutonian orbit, along with young Alex Manez, who has developed some alarming side-effects from his exposure to the kinetic element they call Kinemet.

From the depths of a criminal empire based on Luna, an expatriate seizes the opportunity to wrest control of outer space, and takes swift action.

The secret to faster-than-light speed is up for grabs, and the race for interstellar space begins!"

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The Keeper: A Short Story Prequel to Forbidden  "In the Russian wasteland, a man named Talus bears a secret so terrible that it will cost him no less than his life to share it... a secret so terrible that he must share it in order to find those who will help him protect the knowledge that will one day save humanity. He has chosen two brothers, both hermit monks, to join him in his quest. But time is short... and no man is ready to receive the news that Talus must now share with them both: That they are both already dead."

 

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Identity (Eyes Wide Open, #1)"Who am I?
My name is Christy Snow. I'm seventeen and I'm about to die.

I'm buried in a coffin under tons of concrete. No one knows where I am. My heart sounds like a monster with clobber feet, running straight toward me. I'm lying on my back, soaked with sweat from the hair on my head to the soles of my feet. My hands and feet won't stop shaking.


Some will say that I m not really here. Some will say I'm delusional. Some will say that I don t even exist. But who are they? I'm the one buried in a grave.

My name is Christy Snow. I'm seventeen. I'm about to die.

So who are you?

Humming with intensity and blindsided twists, Eyes Wide Open is raw adrenaline from the first page to the last pure escapism packed with inescapable truth. Not all is as it seems. Or is it? Strap yourself in for the ride of your life. Literally."

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Water Walker - Episode 1 (Water Walker #1) ""My name is Alice Ringwald, but the man who kidnapped me says that's a lie."

Thirteen-year-old orphan Alice Ringwald has no memory beyond six months ago. The only life she knows is the new one she's creating one day at a time with the loving couple that recently adopted her and gave her new hope. That hope, however, is shattered one night when she is abducted by a strange man. In a frantic FBI man hunt, the kidnapper vanished with Alice.

So begins Water Walker, a modern-day parable that examines the staggering power of forgiveness, and reminds us that it's possible to live free of the hurt that keeps our souls in chains."

 

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Swaps/Trades/Used Buys

 

Kekkaishi, Vol. 01 (Kekkaishi, #1) "By night, junior high student Yoshimori Sumimura is a "kekkaishi" - a demon-hunter who specializes in creating magical barriers around his prey. By day, Yoshimori's got some other demons to battle: an addiction to sweets and a seriously crotchety grandfather! Yoshimori's pretty 16-year-old neighbour and childhood friend, Tokine Yukimura, is also a kekkaishi, but their families are feuding over who is the true practitioner of the art. Yoshimori couldn't care less about catching demons...until he realizes that his apathetic attitude is taking a toll on his friendship with Tokine. Just as he decides to take matters into his own hands, a couple of amphibious demons and the pesky ghost of a pastry-chef show up to complicate matters!"

 

Kekkaishi, Vol. 02 (Kekkaishi, #2)"A family legacy, an inherited magical power, an attractive girl next door, and fighting against monsters all come together in this humorous coming-of-age shonen manga."
 

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His Instant Heir  "Cari Chandler can't forget Declan Montrose. Their baby is a living reminder. The baby she hasn't told him about. The no-commitment billionaire-and her family's sworn enemy-walked out of her life the morning after. But now he's back...with a vengeance!

Taking over her company is the last step to victory in their families' long feud. But Cari's more than collateral damage to Dec. He wants-needs-to seduce her again and again. Until he finds out she's hidden something more precious than her company. His son. And Dec intends to claim him...no matter the cost."

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Star Wars:  The New Essential Chronology  "At last, it's the ultimate history of the spectacular Star Wars saga, expanded, lavishly illustrated, and in full color for the first time.

With the completion of Episodes I, II, and III, the epic story that's captivated millions can now be told in its entirety, from the dramatic adventures of the Knights of the Old Republic and the deadly Clone Wars to the birth of the Empire, from the destruction of the Death Star, to the birth of the New Jedi Order.

Beautifully illustrated by Mark Chiarello, Tommy Lee Edwards, and John Van Fleet, Star Wars: The New Essential Chronology offers the comprehensive and official chronicle of that extraordinary galaxy so far, far away. Herein you'll find


• the climactic events from all epochs of Star Wars-those explosive turning points in the shaping of the galaxy
• a gripping account of the controversial Clone Wars-the treachery that fueled them and their terrifying aftermath
• profiles of key players in the history of the Star Wars galaxy, along with all the most popular heroes and infamous villains
• a full-color, carefully rendered and detailed map of the galaxy

Follow Anakin Solo's perilous journey as he wrestles with the dark side; behold the black soul of each Dark Lord of the Sith, from Darth Sidious to Darth Vader; experience the fiery space battles that decided the fate of entire planets; and witness the ferocious invasion by the seemingly invincible Yuuzhon Vong.

The training of Obi-Wan Kenobi, the invasion of Naboo, the capture of Princess Leia, the Battle of Yavin, the lightsaber death duel between Organa Solo and Beldorion the Hutt-all of the key events are captured andpreserved for all time in this drama-filled Stars Wars chronicle."

 

So have you read any of these or did any catch your attention?  What did you get?

 

Also, March 6 begins my 1 year blogversary so be sure to keep a lookout for some great fun and giveaways over the next month.  

41 comments:

  1. Wow! That's a lot of books! These are all new to me! Hope you enjoy each and every one of these!

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

    Have a GREAT day!

    Old Follower :)

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  2. Nice haul! I've thought about grabbing Shanghai Sparrow.

    Here's my new additions

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    1. Yea, I failed to resist there. Thanks for stopping by!

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  3. That's a lot of gorgeous and interesting books you got there! Shadowhand's cover looks stunning :) Enjoy reading them all and thanks for passing by my blog!

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    1. I was very surprised to get Shadowhand. It was an unexpected mail arrival. :) Thanks for the return stop.

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  4. many new books to me but some sounds really interesting. Enjoy and happy reading!

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  5. These are new to me but I hope you love them all.

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  6. WOW, what a huge haul! I am not familiar with any of your books, but I hope you'll enjoy all of them :)

    Thanks for stopping by earlier.

    Lexxie @ (un)Conventional Bookviews

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  7. Nice big book haul you got this week, well done! I hope you will enjoy them. Thanks for visiting my blog!

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    1. Thanks! I have to be careful though on getting too many books which is hard to do.

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  8. Thanks for stopping by my STS! Great haul of books, enjoy!

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  9. Great haul! A lot of these are new to me. I hope you enjoy them all and thanks for stopping by my haul :)

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  10. Who doesn't love some free books--nice! And Identity? That looks WICKED creepy/cool/inTENSE, I'll have to check it out:) Aaaaand Happy Early Blogiversary, congrats!

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    1. I really like Ted Dekker. He sets up a good suspense while still keeping things clean. :) Thanks for stopping by!

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  11. I got stuck on Murder in the Library -- it's not about me when people don't return books, is it?! Haha. I hope you enjoy your books!

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    1. Hehe. Yes I nabbed that one mainly because of the title.

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  12. A great assortment of books. I haven't read any of these, but Shadow Hand sounds like something I would enjoy. Happy reading! :)

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    1. Shadow Hand was such a treat to get in the mail. Thanks for stopping by.

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  13. I'm not familiar with these title, but you definitely have varied taste and that's awesome. Enjoy them! My STS

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    1. I do have various tastes in my reading. That is very true. :)

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  14. I'm unfamiliar with most of these, but Shadow Hand looks really good, and I love the cover! Hope you enjoy them all, and thanks so much for visiting Books, Bones & Buffy!

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    1. It does have a lovely cover, doesn't it? Thanks for the return visit!

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  15. I have The Forbidden Stars but have not read it yet. You got a nice stack of books. Hope you enjoy your reading.

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    1. Always like a good sci-fi and Thanks!

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  16. Great haul this week! I hope you enjoy them all. Thank you for stopping by my STS!

    Mary

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  17. Nice haul. I haven't heard of any of these books before. I hope you enjoy them. Thank you for stopping by my StS!
    Followed you on Bloglovin'

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    1. Thanks for the return stop and follow :)

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  18. Shadow Hand is gorgeous! Hope you enjoy all of your books.

    Thanks for visiting my blog!

    Alyssa @ The Eater of Books!

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  19. Great haul! I've actually never heard about any of these books, but I hope you enjoy them. :)

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  20. I've seen some of them around, but most of them are new to me. They look pretty awesome though, especially Identity, hope you enjoy them! :)

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    1. Ted Dekker is good with the suspense! Identity looks like he is upping the stakes for his books. I look forward to it.

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  21. I really really want to read otomen! I'm so jealous your already on the 18th book! ...I didn't even realize there was 18 books!! O.o

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