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.
Keeping it short this week Lots going on this week, prepping for a yard sale this weekend, plus I keep getting called in extra for work. Good on the $$ but terrible when you already have a lot on your plate. So sadly, my blog and reading has had to take some cuts to compensate the balance. Hopefully this next week will be more fulfilling!
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"Identical twins. Identical DNA. Identical suspects. It's Pretty Little Liars meets Revenge in this edge-of-your-seat thriller with a shocking twist.
they were little, Lexi and her identical twin, Ava, made up a third
sister, Alicia. If something broke? Alicia did it. Cookies got eaten?
Alicia's guilty. Alicia was always to blame for everything. The game is
all grown up now that the girls are seniors. They use Alicia as their
cover to go out with boys who are hot but not exactly dating material.
Boys they'd never, ever be with in real life.
Now one of the guys
Alicia went out with has turned up dead, and Lexi wants to stop the
game for good. As coincidences start piling up, Ava insists that if they
follow the rules for being Alicia, everything will be fine. But when
another boy is killed, the DNA evidence and surveillance photos point to
only one suspect: Alicia. The girl who doesn't exist. As she runs from
the cops, Lexi has to find the truth before another boy is murdered.
Because either Ava is a killer…or Alicia is real."
"R.A. Salvatore’s New
York Times best-selling tale of the dark elf Drizzt Do'Urden continues
immediately on the heels of Rise of the King, with an expanding war and
greater danger to the finally-reunited Companions of the Hall.
war rages across the Forgotten Realms world in the third book of the
Companions Codex, the latest series in R.A. Salvatore’s New York Times
best-selling saga of dark elf Drizzt Do'Urden.
In the evolving
world of the Forgotten Realms setting, the Sundering has given way to
months of cloud-cloaked darkness, and war rages under that oppressive
sky. The orcs have broken a hard-fought treaty that's held, however
tentatively, for a hundred years, and the time to settle old scores has
devolved into an all-out brawl for control of the ancient realms of the
"Possession. Power. Passion. New York Times
bestselling novelist M. J. Rose creates her most provocative and
magical spellbinder yet in this gothic novel set against the lavish
spectacle of 1890s Belle Époque Paris.
Sandrine Salome flees New
York for her grandmother’s Paris mansion to escape her dangerous
husband, but what she finds there is even more menacing. The house,
famous for its lavish art collection and elegant salons, is mysteriously
closed up. Although her grandmother insists it’s dangerous for Sandrine
to visit, she defies her and meets Julien Duplessi, a mesmerizing young
architect. Together they explore the hidden night world of Paris, the
forbidden occult underground and Sandrine’s deepest desires.
the bohemians and the demi-monde, Sandrine discovers her erotic nature
as a lover and painter. Then darker influences threaten—her cold and
cruel husband is tracking her down and something sinister is taking
hold, changing Sandrine, altering her. She’s become possessed by La Lune: A witch, a legend, and a sixteenth-century courtesan, who opens up her life to a darkness that may become a gift or a curse.
This is Sandrine’s “wild night of the soul,” her odyssey in the magnificent city of Paris, of art, love, and witchery."
"I am the perfect weapon.
I kill with a single touch.
is blessed. The Gods have chosen her to marry a prince, and rule the
kingdom. But the favour of the Gods has it's price. A deadly poison
infuses her skin. Those who anger the queen must die under Twylla's
Only Lief, an outspoken new guard, can see past Twylla's chilling role to the girls she truly is.
Yet in a court as dangerous and the queen's, some truths should not be told..."
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"Space is a brutal home.
hundred years ago, the Earth died, and the last humans fled. Beaten.
Broken in more ways than one. Their descendants carry the Legacy
Code—mangled genes that force them to abort half their unborn children.
Era and Dritan Corinth get placements on the safest ship in the fleet
and win a chance to have a child, they feel lucky. Until the day Era's
supposed to find out if her baby has the Defect, and the ship suffers a
An investigation uncovers new threats. Dangerous secrets. Lies. Treason.
begins to question everything she’s been taught about the fleet, their
search for a new Earth, and the Defect. But the answers she seeks were
never meant to be found...
Legacy Code is a suspenseful,
dark post-apocalyptic read that has earned five star reviews from fans
of books like Hunger Games, Divergent, and Red Rising, and has been
compared favorably to Wool, 1984, and the new Battlestar Galactica."
"I never asked them to make me this way.
corporation that gave me superimmunity called me Protected. But then
the truth came out, and I lost my freedom. I’m a genetic experiment gone
the Corporate Coalition hunts me and those like me, and I’ve stayed
hidden off-grid for eight years. But I can’t hide forever.
Something else is happening, something worse than every mistake made before.
And if I have to fight to survive…I’ll fight ‘til I die.
The Corporate Coalition will never take me alive.
Prequel to the bestselling Legacy Code series."
"This THREE NOVEL DIGITAL BOX SET - The Courtlight Series Book 1-3 (Sworn To Raise, Sworn To Transfer, Sworn To Conflict) - is over 800 pages (230,000 words).
Sworn To Raise
Ciardis has grown up in poverty, a cleaner in a small vale on the
outskirts of the empire. But beneath her empire's seemingly idyllic
surface lies a hidden secret. Whispers of an inept crown Prince are
growing ever louder--intensified by the five year anniversary of the
Amidst scandalous whispers, Ciardis finds
herself chosen to train for the Companions Guild. She leaves her home
and sets off on a personal journey to become a Court Companion. A
position she'd never thought possible for a lowly servant to obtain, she
must prove that she has the skills to attract a Patron.
must master those skills quickly. If the legends are true, only Ciardis
can harness the power to raise a Prince in an Imperial Court sworn to
bring him down.
Sworn To Transfer
companion trainee Ciardis Weathervane has won the friendship of the
royal heir and saved his claim to the throne. Yet her interference in
the inheritance rights leaves more harm done than good. The Ameles
Forest lies unprotected and it's inhabitants are dying.
begin to die in gruesome deaths, the Emperor dispatches the royal heir
to the forests with the solution to the kith concerns.
enemies closing ranks in Sandrin, Ciardis can little afford to leave the
city's nest of vipers to take on a new task. But she's given no choice
when her loyalty to the crown and courts are called into question.
keep the Companions' Guild happy and the favor of the Imperial Court,
Ciardis will be tested in frightening new ways, especially when she's
faced with an obstacle that could risk the lives of her friends and the
family she never thought she had.
Sworn To Conflict
Weathervane fought for the living dead and won. But worse than taking
on a mass murderer, was her discovery that she had been deceived by her
friends. Now she needs to not only fight a war in the North and survive,
but also decide where she stands in the midst of competing sides.
threat to all she holds dear lies in the North and her heart is not the
only thing she might lose. A massive army awaits in the mountain pass,
surging closer to the gates of the southern lands. Nothing the Algardis
army has done so far has dissuaded their march forward and Ciardis finds
out that her powers to enhance are needed now more than ever.
she faces her greatest fears on the battlefields and her heart is torn
between her love of Sebastian and loyalty to her family, Ciardis must
choose her fate carefully. For in her path, lies the destiny of the
"Beneath the light of a
full moon, the Nightbloods and Seers are dancing. They are dancing as
they await another Awakening, a dream that defines every witch’s
It doesn’t matter that the coven is cheering and
anticipating her turn into womanhood, because Calli doesn’t want any of
it. She doesn’t want to see the face of the hired hand Isaiah, nor does
she desire the pursuits of a very determined Nightblood as she runs from
a future with the Ordinary help. She knows that regardless of whether
she taps into forbidden magic or not, an Awakening is rumored to hold
ultimate power over the Seer who dreams it.
While the other
Seers her age are given to their parties, their enchantments, and the
lust of Nightblood suitors, Calli must choose how she'll endure the
worst of her visions. There may be a way to survive her sleep, but she's
not sure she can defeat the truth that will find her when she’s wide
Does real love even stand a chance against the darkest of magic?"
"In the future, only one rule will matter:
Don’t. Ever. Peek.
Ari Alexander just broke that rule and saw the last person she expected
hovering above her bed — arrogant Jackson Locke, the most popular boy
in her school. She expects instant execution or some kind of freak alien
punishment, but instead, Jackson issues a challenge: help him, or
everyone on Earth will die.
Ari knows she should report him, but
everything about Jackson makes her question what she’s been taught about
his kind. And against her instincts, she’s falling for him. But Ari
isn’t just any girl, and Jackson wants more than her attention. She’s a
military legacy who’s been trained by her father and exposed to war
strategies and societal information no one can know — especially an
alien spy, like Jackson. Giving Jackson the information he needs will
betray her father and her country, but keeping silent will start a war."
dystopian Manhattan, society is divided into six zones, with each one
representing a citizen’s benefit to society: Stalwart (strength), Astute
(intelligence), Collusive (greed), Radiant (beauty), Quixotic (no life
direction), and the Altruistic (willingness to help others). On a
citizen’s sixteenth birthday, a computer suggests a new zone for them
based on their inherent benefit to society. When Kalenna Slater is
sorted out of her home zone Quixotic and into Altruistic, she thinks
things can’t get worse. Life looks dismal until she meets Gavin, a boy
also just sorted into Altruistic who becomes the light needed on her
During sorting she receives a device known as ‘The
Band’. It’s a large watch-like device that never comes off, and it
measures a citizen’s karma on a scale from one to one hundred. If a
citizen does good, they gain points. If a citizen does bad, including
breaking laws, they lose points. When your number reaches zero, the
band acts as judge, jury, and executioner, and you are injected with
toxins that kill you within minutes.
After sorting, recruits are
taken to a three month long mandatory school named HQ. It’s at HQ she
meets new friends from different zones, and finally begins to feel at
ease. Everything goes well until a rare trip home makes her discover
that her father, who has been missing for a decade, may have taken part
in a terrible program that stands to shake the fabric of society."
"Sentenced to death, Eilidh ran—away from faerie lands, to the streets of Perth, Scotland. Just as she has grown accustomed to exile, local police discover a mutilated body outside the abandoned church where she lives. Recognising the murder as the work of one of her own kind, Eilidh must choose: flee, or learn to tap into the forbidden magic that cost her everything."
So did any of these catch your eye? Have you read any of them and if so what did you think of them? What did you get recently?
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