Sunday, September 30, 2012

Stacking MY Shelves ~ 9/30/12

Stacking the Shelves is hosted by Tynga's Reviews.  Make sure to checkout her post with links to all the other participates.

Again this week, I didn't buy any books but still have a lot stacking my shelves!

Part of the tour for this one.  Received an eBook from the author - thank you.

Derailed by Alyssa Rose Ivy

From Goodreads:

When you're lost, sometimes the only place you can go is home.

Broken over the death of her fiancé, Molly leaves law school to return to her childhood home in North Carolina. Expecting to lay low until she can figure out what else to do with her life, she finds herself in the arms of her high school sweetheart, the boy who represents everything from the past she tried to leave behind.

Looking for an escape, she instead finds a way back to the girl she almost forgot existed and a future she never dreamed possible

The very generous and talented Heather Self, sent me not one but two signed copies of her fabulous book, THE ONE.  One for me and one for my classroom. PLUS a ton of swag!!! YAY- Thanks Heather.

Here's all the great things she sent.

Here's the copy now sitting on my shelf in my classroom.

The One by Heather Self

From Goodreads:

Stranded on Earth two thousand years they’ve waited for the arrival of the One: some to save her, others to kill her. With her birth, the ancient prophecy could at last be fulfilled and the doorway between the worlds would open. Those who know the prophecy believe this event occurred almost eighteen years ago, and now, they’ll stop at nothing to find her.

Seventeen-year-old Eveline has lived her entire life on the move and she hates it. She knows her parents believe she’s the One, and they’ve done whatever it takes to stay one step ahead of those who want her dead. But Eveline isn’t fully convinced that her parents’ beliefs match her own. What she does believe is that Leadville, Colorado may be the chance she’s been waiting for. The chance to be somewhere safe. The chance for her to make friends and have fun. The chance to finally date a guy. The chance to be a normal girl, at least as normal as possible for someone not human.

Got this one from the Publisher to review - thank you Entangled Publishing.
All the Broken Pieces by Cindi Madsen

From Goodreads:

What if your life wasn’t your own?

Liv comes out of a coma with no memory of her past and two distinct, warring voices inside her head. Nothing, not even her reflection, seems familiar. As she stumbles through her junior year, the voices get louder, insisting she please the popular group while simultaneously despising them. But when Liv starts hanging around with Spencer, whose own mysterious past also has him on the fringe, life feels complete for the first time in, well, as long as she can remember.

Liv knows the details of the car accident that put her in the coma, but as the voices invade her dreams, and her dreams start feeling like memories, she and Spencer seek out answers. Yet the deeper they dig, the less things make sense. Can Liv rebuild the pieces of her broken past, when it means questioning not just who she is, but what she is?
This one is an updated trade copy that I received from the author for review.  Thank you.

Something New by Malena Lott

In this modern retelling of the Princess and the Pauper, three generations of women live together in a loft in an urban district as they redefine love and happiness and the meaning of "having it all." 
Matriarch Maeve, 85, is losing her mind to Alzheimer's and after she receives a note that the musical, The Princess and the Pauper, is being revived, she believes she's 25 again, when she starred in the show. Suddenly, she's a stage diva again and can't stop talking about her co-star, Canty, someone her daughter and grand-daughters had never heard of.
Bess, Maeve's only daughter, is dealing with her divorce at the same time she's planning her 25 year-old daughter's wedding. To make things worse, they are starring in a reality TV show, Luxe Weddings, but no one knows the Apples aren't as wealthy as everyone believes. Her oldest daughter, Kelly, 35, has a secret of her own: she's pregnant by a donor, but is afraid to tell her family due to their position in the community. Just when she's given up men, Kelly meets Edgar, the producer of The Princess and the Pauper, who hires her to plan the launch and wants to include Maeve in the show. Meanwhile, the youngest Apple, curvy shoe-addict, Gwen, struggles with her weight and keeping up with the other brides-to-be on the reality show, when the stage bug - and love bug - hit her at the worst possible time.
With humor and heart, Something New delves deep into our inner lives where secrets, passion and identity yearn for the spotlight.

The wonderful Autumn from The Autumn Review won this book, but already had a copy. SO, see gave it to me.  Thank you girl!

Poughkeepsie by Debra Anastasia

From Goodreads:

He counts her smiles every day and night at the train station. And morning and evening, the beautiful commuter acknowledges him—just like she does everyone else on the platform. But Blake Hartt is not like the others . . . he’s homeless. Memories of a broken childhood have robbed him of peace and twisted delusions into his soul. He stays secluded from the sun, sure the world would run from him in the harsh light of day.

Each day, Livia McHugh smiles politely and acknowledges her fellow commuters as she waits for the train to the city. She dismisses this kindness as nothing special, just like her. She’s the same as a million other girls—certainly no one to be cherished. But special or not, she smiles every day, never imagining that someone would rely on the simple gesture as if it were air to breathe.

When the moment comes that Livia must do more than smile, without hesitation she steps into the fray to defend the homeless man. And she's surprised to discover an inexplicable connection with her new friend. After danger subsides, their smiles become conversation. Their words usher in a friendship, which awakens something in each of them. But it’s not long before their bond must prove its strength. Entanglements from the past challenge both their love and their lives.

Blake’s heart beats for Livia’s, even if her hands have to keep its rhythm. Love is patient. Love is kind. Love never fails. Love never fails, right?

In an interwoven tale of unlikely loves and relationships forged by fire, Debra Anastasia takes readers into the darkest corners of human existence, only to show them the radiant power of pure adoration and true sacrifice. Complicated families and confused souls find their way to light in this novel, which manages to be racy, profane, funny, and reverent all at once.
Thank you to Spencer Hill Press for this one.

Touch of Death By Kelly Hashway

From Goodreads:

Jodi Marshall isn’t sure how she went from normal teenager to walking disaster. One minute she’s in her junior year of high school, spending time with her amazing boyfriend and her best friend. The next she’s being stalked by some guy no one seems to know.

After the stranger, Alex, reveals himself, Jodi learns he’s not a normal teenager and neither is she. With a kiss that kills and a touch that brings the dead back to life, Jodi discovers she’s part of a branch of necromancers born under the 13th sign of the zodiac, Ophiuchus. A branch of necromancers that are descendents of Medusa. A branch of necromancers with poisoned blood writhing in their veins.

Jodi’s deadly to the living and even more deadly to the deceased. She has to leave her old, normal life behind before she hurts the people she loves. As if that isn’t difficult enough, Jodi discovers she’s the chosen one who has to save the rest of her kind from perishing at the hands of Hades. If she can’t figure out how to control her power, history will repeat itself, and her race will become extinct.
Received this one from the author - thank you.

Flukes by  Nichole Chase

From Goodreads:

Meena has a secret guarded closely by her family—a secret as dangerous as the sea, and buried just as deep. When court appointed community service workers are assigned to Flukes, the family-owned animal sanctuary, everyone is on high alert. It doesn’t help that Meena finds herself attracted to sexy-as-sin Blake Weathering, one of the new workers. If he wasn’t so distracting, she might be able to land Flukes a much-needed cruise line contract.

Blake Weathering, the first in his family to attend public school, has developed a tough image. Unfortunately it lands him in trouble. Now banned from his high school graduation ceremony, getting his diploma is dependent upon a community service gig cleaning fish crap. No diploma, no trust fund fortune—and no way to escape his overbearing father. The last thing he needs is the distraction of a mysterious girl with teal eyes who pulls at his heart strings.

When Blake discovers Meena’s secret, they are both thrown into a desperate search for information about her past. Two worlds pull them in opposite directions, and they will have to fight to hold onto all that really matters.

Well there ya go! That's what's stacking my shelves this week.  What's up with yours?

Leave me a comment.


  1. Wow!! I don't know any of these books. But the covers are pretty :) :P I hope you'll like them all Valerie! ;) :) Enjoy!

  2. Wow! So many new books for my TBR- The One sounds so good!
    I'm taking part in a blog tour for Derailed too- I'm excited to read it!
    My Shelves!

  3. So excited for Touch of Death!! I hugged it for a minute when it came in the mail. All the Broken Pieces too!! (Well, I didn't hug my nook, but I am excited to read it) Autumn is the best isn't she? I am dying to get to Poughkeepsie. It sounds so good. (I won it on Andrea's blog a little while back)

  4. ooh awesome books! All the broken pieces sounds amazing and I really want to check out Derailed!

    hope you enjoy them all

    - Juhina @ Maji Bookshelf

  5. Ooh pretties! I've been seeing derailed everywhere, and really want to read it.

    My STS

  6. Awesome books, Val! I'm so excited for All the Broken Pieces. I loved Poughkeepsie so much, I'm curious to see what you think. Touch of Death is gorgeous.
    Happy Reading!

  7. I want to read ALL of these books! ("The One" is fantastic! I think I need to buy a hard copy of that. It looks awesome on your shelf!;)

  8. All The Broken Pieces looks good, I somewhat heard about the other books... I hope you enjoy your new reads!!!

    This Week At The Club-

  9. It looks like you got a lot of good books. I loved Poughkeepsie by Debra Anastasia.

    Happy Reading
    Sunday Wrap-up

  10. Oooh The One sounds so good and plus I love the cover! Hope you enjoy all your books!

    MY Haul:

  11. The One!!! yeyyyyyyyy Enjoy it!! And soo cool!! I didn't know you had a shelf in your class!!!!
    Plus, VA and Girl in the Steel Corset?
    EXCELLENT choices to have there!
    Touch of Death and ATBrokenPieces...
    I shall get those!!!


  12. All the Broken pieces looks great! I can't wait to read Derailed too. Did Debra send you Poughkeepsie yet? Hope you love it!!! Flukes was great! Can't wait to see what you think!

  13. Some very good reads in there! I LOVE seeing the book inn your classroom! Get those kids reading! :)