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.
So I have a busy month in April for Review titles! Work keeps picking up which is financially good but free time is minimal so right now. Hopefully it won't be too bad once we get some new staff to take on some of the pressure off.
Top it off with my allergies are worse than just allergies and my energy level is practically nonexistent.
On a plus, last week's yard sale was a success and brought in a
pretty penny. Sadly I learned that trying to read on slow times does not
work. The minute to book came out my mother-in-law or neighor comes out
and decides to get chatty. However if I sat there staring into space I
got peace and quiet. Go figure!
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"Thirteen-year-old Daine has always had a knack with animals, but it's not until she's forced to leave home that she realizes it's more than a knack -- it's magic. With this wild magic, not only can Daine speak to animals, but also she can make them obey her. Daine takes a job handling horses for the Queen's Riders, where she meets the master mage Numair and becomes his student.Under Numair's guidance, Daine explores the scope of her magic. But she begins to sense other beings too: immortals. These bloodthirsty monsters have been imprisoned in the Divine Realms for the past four hundred years, but now someone has broken the barrier. It's up to Daine and her friends to defend their world from an immortal attack."
"Urus Noellor--a boy
born deaf who is about to be publicly branded as a burden, incapable of
being the warrior his people demand--stands upon a rooftop, poised to
throw himself over the edge. His failed attempt at suicide unlocks
within him a long-dormant form of magic thought to have died out
thousands of years before, a power that may be the key to saving the
world from an equally ancient enemy.
Urus and his
companions--Goodwyn, the greatest warrior in Kest, and Cailix, a
mysterious orphan--must find a way to stop a powerful group of sorcerers
from destroying the five long-hidden vertices that ward the world
against threats from beyond, while fighting off threats from within.
They soon learn that the scope of the coming danger may be more dire
than any of them could have imagined. As the battle for the vertices
spreads to the neighboring realms, Goodwyn must face the realities of
war and death; Cailix discovers a devastating truth that could change
everything; and Urus discovers his uncanny gifts and courage as he peels
away clues to his true identity. But even as Urus gains the power he
has always craved, he experiences it all in profound, lonely silence."
has a complicated life. There’s no doubt her overachieving parents love
her, but they are wrapped up in their own worlds for so much of the
time it leaves her feeling like she’s alone.
Like a lot of
teenagers, Ashley dreams of other worlds, but unlike a lot of teenagers
her world is about to collapse as rifts to an ancient Fae Kingdom begin
to open all around her. With the arrival of of a supernatural hit-squad
intent on killing her, and an unexpected inheritance, Ashley’s London is
about to become a magical and mysterious warzone where the prize is
Ashley has to find out the secrets of her own
life before she is killed. Balancing ancient prophecies, schoolwork and
the love of her life is difficult to say the least! Take part of the
wonderful world of Moonlands."
"“She’s here. I feel her.”
“The one who’s mine.”
the dismay of her family, Kris Edwards postpones college, despite a
full-ride scholarship, and moves to the beach. She has a crazy feeling
there’s something she has to find to figure out her life, and it’s at
She’s pretty sure that something isn’t Jericho, the
too-hot surfer with amazing blue eyes. He’s way out of her league. And
is that an actual electric spark that happens every time she touches
him? She doesn’t have time for him—not with two jobs, a boozer neighbor,
and her best friend’s stalker on the scene. Not to mention the weird
black mist over the water or outside her workplace that no one seems to
notice but her.
But there’s more to Jericho than Kris realizes,
and she can’t blow him off so easily. He’s in tune with the magic of the
tides, and only he knows of the evil that’s washed ashore and is coming
for her. The closer Kris gets to him the more danger she’s in. But he
can’t let her be—he’s been waiting years for her.
With Jericho by her side, Kris might find what she’s looking for. Or she might lose everything."
"Two hundred and fifty
oil workers mysteriously vanish from the offshore Aeschylus drilling
platform without a trace. Production stops. Communications cease. The
Valley Oil Corporation finds itself on the brink of disaster and
prepares to send an investigative team deep into the south Atlantic.
McCreedy, daughter of the late U.S. Vice President, is whisked into a
secret board meeting shortly after inheriting a windfall of Valley Oil
stock. Her father not only left her his fortune, however, but an
envelope containing covert satellite images of The Aeschylus. Believing
the images are linked to the developing crisis, she volunteers to join
Upon arrival, they discover the platform is overgrown
with a massive, tentacle-like fungus, and the missing workers are
nowhere to be found. Kate delves deeper into the mystery, discovering a
nearby island, an abandoned military base, and a secret dating back some
eighty years. It's not long before she must make a choice: assist in a
corporate cover-up, or destroy her family legacy with the truth."
"A NEW ROGUE AND THIEF EPIC FANTASY SERIES BEGINS
an outcast rogue, must break a curse put on his fate, or die on his
next birthday. As the day approaches, nightmares from the spirit world
stalk him and tear at his sanity; sorcery eats at his soul.
survive, he’ll need more than his usual tricks. He’ll need help—and a
lot of it—but on the kingdom’s lawless frontier, his only allies are
other outcasts. One of these outcasts is Caris, a mysterious,
horse-whispering runaway, intent upon becoming the Queen’s first female
knight. The other is Sir Willard—ex-immortal, ex-champion, now addicted
to pain-killing herbs and banished from the court.
With their help, Harric might keep his curse at bay. But for how long?
both companions bring perils and secrets of their own: Caris bears the
scars of a troubled past that still hunts her; Willard is at war with
the Old Ones, an order of insane immortal knights who once enslaved the
kingdom. The Old Ones have returned to murder Willard and seize the
throne from his queen. Willard is both on the run from them, and on one
final, desperate quest to save her.
Together, Harric and his companions must overcome fanatical armies, murderous sorcerers, and powerful supernatural foes.
Harric must face the temptation of a forbidden magic that could break
his curse, but cost him the only woman he’s ever loved."
"Serena knows a few
simple things. She will always be owned by a warlock. She will never
have freedom. She will always do what her warlock wishes, regardless of
how inane, frivolous, or cruel it is. And if she doesn’t follow the
rules, she will be tarnished. Spelled to be bald, inked, and barren for
the rest of her life—worth less than the shadow she casts.
her ownership is won by a barbarian from another country. With the
uncertainty that comes from belonging to a new warlock, Serena questions
if being tarnished is really worse than being owned by a barbarian, and
tempts fate by breaking the rules. When he looks the other way instead
of punishing her, she discovers a new world. The more she ventures into
the forbidden, the more she learns of love and a freedom just out of
reach. Serena longs for both. But in a society where women are only ever
property, hoping for more could be deadly."
"College senior Leigh
Swanson knew her friends’ vacation to Montreal would become a
drug-and-booze-filled road trip. Yet despite her best judgment, she gave
into her roommate’s pleas and hopped aboard the Canada-bound van.
It will soon prove to be the biggest mistake of her life.
the road, Leigh and her friends meet Sam Tucker, a mysterious
hitchhiker who is willing to exchange directions for a ride. Sam takes
the gang on a shortcut—a detour through a dark Vermont forest. A deadly
Among the many horrors that await Leigh and her friends
is a fatal fungal disease, a grisly infection that has already claimed a
number of victims. There is a cure—but Leigh is about to discover that
sometimes, the only thing worse than sickness is:
"First in a new fantasy series from the author of the Novels of the Half-Light City.
in a court ruled by tradition and intrigue, a young witch must come to
terms with newfound power and desire—and a choice between loyalty and
The royal witches of Anglion have bowed to
tradition for centuries. If a woman of royal blood manifests powers, she
is immediately bound by rites of marriage. She will serve her lord by
practicing the tamer magics of the earth—ensuring good harvests and
predicting the weather. Any magic more dangerous is forbidden.
Lady Sophia Kendall, thirty-second in line to the throne, is only days
away from finding out if she will be blessed—or perhaps cursed—with
magic. When a vicious attack by Anglion’s ancient enemies leaves the
kingdom in chaos, Sophia is forced to flee the court. Her protector by
happenstance is Lieutenant Cameron Mackenzie, a member of the royal
guard, raised all his life to be fiercely loyal to the Crown.
Then Sophia’s powers manifest stronger than she ever imagined they
would, and Cameron and she are inextricably linked in the process. As a
witch unbound by marriage rites, Sophia is not only a threat to the
established order of her country, but is also a weapon for those who
seek to destroy it. Faced with old secrets and new truths, she must
decide if she will fight for her country or succumb to the delicious
temptation of power.…"
"A year after one of
their identical twin daughters, Lydia, dies in an accident, Angus and
Sarah Moorcraft move to the tiny Scottish island Angus inherited from
his grandmother, hoping to put together the pieces of their shattered
But when their surviving daughter, Kirstie, claims they
have mistaken her identity—that she, in fact, is Lydia—their world comes
crashing down once again.
As winter encroaches, Angus is forced
to travel away from the island for work, Sarah is feeling isolated, and
Kirstie (or is it Lydia?) is growing more disturbed. When a violent
storm leaves Sarah and her daughter stranded, Sarah finds herself
tortured by the past—what really happened on that fateful day one of her
"When Jane Ryan discovers
she's pregnant with twin girls, she faces a heart wrenching decision.
On her own and unable to afford to care for both babies, she sees no
choice but to keep one and give up the other for adoption. But fourteen
years later, Jane's decision comes full circle.
everything." It's one of the first things Isabel, the twin Jane gave up,
says when they unexpectedly meet. Without warning, she and her adoptive
mother have moved to the town where Jane and her daughter, Harper,
live. But are they really family? In the throes of a willful
adolescence, Harper is as sullen as Isabel is eager to please. Still,
the sisters appear to bond quickly--until unsettling things begin to
happen. Disturbing pranks, questionable accidents, strange ailments. Are
the girls allies, or enemies? Is Harper acting out, or is Isabel not
all she seems? Soon, Jane is convinced there is something darker at work
than sibling rivalry. But who is to blame, and is this only the
In a novel that is both suspenseful and deeply
emotional, Rosalind Noonan explores the complex challenges of
motherhood, and of truly knowing what lies in another's heart--even
those we love best."
"WHAT HAPPENS WHEN YOUR PRAYERS ARE ANSWERED?
A young girl wakes cold and alone on the side of a mountain, with no
memory of how she got there - and no idea that she died four years' ago.
When she arrives back home, her family are both thrilled and terrified.
How can such a miracle be real?
Simon: A troubled young man
comes back to find his fiancée is betrothed to another man. Jealous and
angry, he cannot forgive that she has moved on with her life.
An enigmatic boy refusing to speak, possessed with a strange intensity
that gives no clues as to his intentions. He's lost. Equally as lost as
the emotionally vulnerable Julie to whom Victor gives a reason for
Serge: Tormented and driven by a hunger so overpowering that not even death could keep him from his desires . . ."
"Simon Watson, a young
librarian on the verge of losing his job, lives alone on the Long Island
Sound in his family home, a house perched on the edge of a bluff that
is slowly crumbling toward the sea. His parents are long dead, his
mother having drowned in the water his house overlooks. His younger
sister, Enola, works for a traveling carnival reading tarot cards and
On a day in late June, Simon receives a mysterious
package from an antiquarian bookseller. The book tells the story of Amos
and Evangeline, doomed lovers who lived and worked in a traveling
circus more than two hundred years ago. The paper crackles with age as
Simon turns the yellowed pages filled with notes, sketches, and
whimsical flourishes, and his best friend and fellow librarian, Alice,
looks on in increasing alarm. Why does his grandmother's name, Verona
Bonn, appear in this book? Why do so many women in his family drown on
July 24? Could there possibly be some kind of curse on his family, and
could Enola, who has suddenly turned up at home for the first time in
six years, risk the same fate in just a few weeks? In order to save
her--and perhaps himself--Simon must try urgently to decode his family
history while moving on from the past."
"For readers of Cassandra Clare's City of Bones and Leigh Bardugo's Shadow and Bone, The Girl at Midnight is the story of a modern girl caught in an ancient war.
the streets of New York City live the Avicen, an ancient race of people
with feathers for hair and magic running through their veins. Age-old
enchantments keep them hidden from humans. All but one. Echo is a
runaway pickpocket who survives by selling stolen treasures on the black
market, and the Avicen are the only family she's ever known.
is clever and daring, and at times she can be brash, but above all else
she's fiercely loyal. So when a centuries-old war crests on the borders
of her home, she decides it's time to act.
Legend has it that
there is a way to end the conflict once and for all: find the Firebird, a
mythical entity believed to possess power the likes of which the world
has never seen. It will be no easy task, but if life as a thief has
taught Echo anything, it's how to hunt down what she wants . . . and how
to take it.
But some jobs aren't as straightforward as they seem. And this one might just set the world on fire."
"Anise Yamamoto has been told that if she ever removes the rose choker
given to her by her father, a terrible punishment will befall her.
Unfortunately she loses that choker when a bat-like being falls from the
sky and hits her. Anise is granted four cards representing four knights
whom she can summon with a kiss. But now that she has these gorgeous
men at her beck and call, what exactly is her quest?!
been kidnapped, and the seal placed on the Demon Lord is breaking!
Anise must make a True Contract with her knights in order to save Seiran
and stop the Demon Lord from entering this world. But is Anise ready to
accept the terms of this new contract with her knights?"
As Chitoge gets more and more acclimated to her new life in Japan, she finds herself spending more time with Raku and her newfound friends, most of whom have a crush on Raku as well! But now that it's Valentine's Day, will Chitoge and friends find the nerve to give Raku their homemade chocolates?!
"Welcome to the world of Little Battlers eXperience! In the near future, a boy named Van Yamano owns Achilles, a miniaturized robot made of a new super-strong industrial cardboard. But Achilles is no ordinary LBX. Hidden inside him is secret data that Van must keep out of the hands of evil at all costs!"
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"Just when John Weston thinks he’s got it all together, he learns he’s really just buried his head in the sand.
Weston has been using his past behaviour as a weapon against himself.
He’s not wanted to fall back into old habits and ways that nearly
destroyed him. That’s why he’s kept to himself for the past two
years.Little by little, things happen that begin to make him see what
he’s really done—wall himself off in such a way that he no longer knows
how to be around people outside of his job and his family.
man will come along and rattle John’s self-imposed cage, and start John
on a journey of self-discovery and acceptance he didn’t even know he
needed. John will have to take risks instead of hide away, and learn
that making mistakes doesn’t mean he’s a lost cause. It simply means
he’s a man who can feel more than he’d ever thought he could."
"When Gabriel Staley
rescues a magnificent black wolf, he has no idea that destiny has just
turned up the heat and brought him his mate, sexy shapeshifter Mika
Gabriel Staley was used to being an outcast in the
small town of Shasta, Texas. More concerned with rescuing stray dogs
from a cruel death at the hands of the local Sheriff, Gabe focuses on
making a difference and standing up for what he believes is right. Mika
Blackwell, a shape shifter who was banned from his pack, is new to the
outcast status, and not adjusting very well.
When Gabe heads out
to rescue an injured wolf, he has no idea that his life is about to be
eternally altered. As Mika watches the man approach him, he feels the
universe tilt and realises that, while he may have lost his pack, he's
just found what every shifter longs for - his destined mate.
Gabriel and Mika must find their way and fight for their love—from
confronting Mika's former pack leader to stopping someone who tries to
kill Gabe's best friend, Todd. When Todd's attacker comes after Gabe,
Mika is determined to protect his mate at all costs."
"On a lonely stretch of deserted Texas highway, Will Longmire breaks down. But he’s not alone.
In the dead of night, Innis Blake hits someone, or something, with her car. The figure shouldn’t be getting up. But it is.
An unstoppable force now stalks Will and Innis. And before the night is over, both strangers will know the face of Cruelty.
Forgiveness is only a few miles down the road, but safety is nowhere in sight."
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"For Sasha Miller, the world of professional ice skating brought glory, fame and a refuge from the wounds of her tragic past. But it also brought shame when she lost her childhood friend and partner, Lon, to a mysterious drug scandal that left innocent people dead. Sasha went on to Olympic fame, her graceful skating and dazzling smile hiding a heavy heart. But that was years ago - and now Lon is back, promising her he's changed for good. So why is there a trail of dead bodies left in the wake of the ice show's tour - a scene that eerily echoes the nightmare Sasha has tried to forget...?"
"Riley has crossed the bridge into the afterlife—a place called Here, where time is always Now. She has picked up life where she left off when she was alive, living with her parents and dog in a nice house in a nice neighborhood. When she’s summoned before The Council, she learns that the afterlife isn’t just an eternity of leisure. She’s been assigned a job, Soul Catcher, and a teacher, Bodhi, a possibly cute, seemingly nerdy boy who’s definitely hiding something. They return to earth together for Riley’s first assignment, a Radiant Boy who’s been haunting a castle in England for centuries. Many Soul Catchers have tried to get him to cross the bridge and failed. But all of that was before he met Riley . . ."
"Written by nutritionist and renowned author Cherie Calbom, this text shows readers how to make scrumptious smoothies that will make them feel great. It includes charts that analyse calorie, fat, protein, and vitamin content of the smoothies."
"When sixteen-year-old Zoey Redbird is “Marked” by a vampyre tracker and begins to undergo the “Change” into an actual vampyre, she has to leave her family and move into the House of Night, a boarding school in Tulsa, Oklahoma, for other fledgling vampyres like her. It’s tough to begin a new life away from her parents and friends, and on top of that, Zoey finds she is no average fledgling. She has been singled out by the vampyre Goddess, Nyx. Although Zoey has awesome new powers, it’s hard to fit in when everyone knows she's special. As she tries to make new friends and maybe find a hot boyfriend (or two), she comes up against all kinds of evil, from the perfect-looking, super-popular girl with not-so-faultless plans, to the mysterious deaths happening at the House of Night and all over Tulsa. Things at the House of Night are not always what they seem. Can Zoey find the courage deep within herself to discover the truth and embrace her destiny?"
Have you read any of these or do any sound interesting? What should I prioritize of these? What new books do you have?
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