Sunday, July 28, 2013

Stacking MY Shelves ~ 7/28/13

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

For review:

Take Me Now by Faith Sullivan
(From the author - thank you)

How do you survive the internship from hell?

Don't fall in love.

Ivy thought being a reporter-in-training at the Independent Gazette would be her dream summer job. Little did she know, interviewing Eric, a landscaper with a heart of gold, would derail her plans. It turns out Ivy's boss, Lauren, has been eying his chiseled physique for quite some time.

But at twenty-four, Eric already has a tragic past, one that he is still reeling from. Even though his ordeal turned him into some sort of local celebrity, it's been a while since he's shared his bed with anyone. When he comes to Ivy's rescue out of the blue, it's not long before the two of them start seeing each other behind Lauren's back. When they get caught, Ivy's journey toward a college degree is jeopardized and her relationship with Eric is severely put to the test.

Career versus love? In the end, a shocking turn of events provides Ivy with a revelation she never saw coming.

Six Months later by Natalie D. Richards
(From the publisher - thank you)

Chloe didn't think about it much when she nodded off in study hall on that sleepy summer day. But when she wakes up, snow is on the ground and she can't remember the last six months of her life. Before, she'd been a mediocre student. Now, she's on track for valedictorian and being recruited by Ivy League schools. Before, she never had a chance with super jock Blake. Now he's her boyfriend. Before, she and Maggie were inseparable. Now her best friend won't speak to her.

What happened to her?
And why can't she remember?

Broken by CJ Lyons
(From the publisher through netgalley - thank you)

New York Times bestselling author CJ Lyons makes her YA debut with a fast-paced thriller sure to keep readers guessing to the very last page

The only thing fifteen-year-old Scarlet Killian has ever wanted is a chance at a normal life. Diagnosed with a rare and untreatable heart condition, she has never taken the school bus. Or giggled with friends during lunch. Or spied on a crush out of the corner of her eye. So when her parents offer her three days to prove she can survive high school, Scarlet knows her time is now... or never. Scarlet can feel her heart beating out of control with every slammed locker and every sideways glance in the hallway. But this high school is far from normal. And finding out the truth might just kill Scarlet before her heart does.

Near & Far (Lost & Found, #2) by Nicole Williams
From the author - thank you

There’s optimistic. And there’s Jesse Walker.

If he wasn’t so charming, his sunny disposition and incessant grin would get annoying. Fast.

Falling in love with the girl who had at first seemed immune to it, was the best thing to happen to Jesse since the Walkers adopted him into their family when he was five. But loving the girl who has her fair share of secrets is about as easy as that same girl loving the boy who seems to have none.

As Jesse’s life continues at the ranch, and Rowen begins making her mark in the Seattle art community, they begin to wonder where the middle ground is. Or if there even is one.

As push comes to shove and choices aren’t only needing to be made, but forced to be made, Jesse and Rowen have to face what their lives might look like without the other.

Can two people with such tragic pasts and different presents, go on to expect a promising future? Whatever the answer, they’ll need a lot more than love to make it.

Origin (Lux, #4) by Jennifer L Armentrout
From the publisher - thank you

Daemon will do anything to get Katy back.

After the successful but disastrous raid on Mount Weather, he’s facing the impossible. Katy is gone. Taken. Everything becomes about finding her. Taking out anyone who stands in his way? Done. Burning down the whole world to save her? Gladly. Exposing his alien race to the world? With pleasure.

All Katy can do is survive.

Surrounded by enemies, the only way she can come out of this is to adapt. After all, there are sides of Daedalus that don’t seem entirely crazy, but the group’s goals are frightening and the truths they speak even more disturbing. Who are the real bad guys? Daedalus? Mankind? Or the Luxen?

Together, they can face anything.

But the most dangerous foe has been there all along, and when the truths are exposed and the lies come crumbling down, which side will Daemon and Katy be standing on?

And will they even be together?

Yep! I'm pretty much going nuts over that last one! What about you? Leave me a comment.


  1. Wow, great haul! I love the cover of Broken! So pretty. And I've heard lotsa great things about Origin. Enjoy ^_^

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  2. Your books are looking really great. Especially Origin. I really should read that serie.
    Hope you enjoy reading your new books.

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  3. some fab looking books this week. Hope you enjoy

  4. Oooh you have Origin! I can't wait to hear your thoughts on it!

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  5. I'm dying to read Origin! Excited for your review! Great bool haul!

  6. I finished Origin last night and holy alien babies you will love it. And ahhh near and Far! Happy reading!

  7. Great book haul! I loved Near and Far, and am excited about Six Months Later. Enjoy, Pal!

  8. Oh, Take Me Now looks great! As do the other books you got this week! Awesomeness!

    ORIGIN!!!!!!!!!!! OMGOMGOMGOMGOMG! You lucky little duck! AHHHHHHHH! You HAVE to let me know how it is, girl. You seriously MUST!

    Fabulous haul, girl! LIVE <3

    Just a Booklover

  9. Great week for you Pal! LOVED Near & Far!

  10. So excited for you to get Origin. Have you read it yet? Please tell me it doesn't end in a cliffhanger where I am pulling my hair out :)

  11. Wow! All those books sounds incredible! So jealous of Origin. I can't wait to read it. Enjoy!!
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