Sunday, November 4, 2012

Stacking MY Shelves ~ 11/4/12

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

I got a package in the mail this week from the YA Sisterhood.  Won it for being Daemon's advocate. YAY!  Here's my spoils.

ARC Breathe by Sarah Crossan 

From Goodreads:

Inhale. Exhale.
Breathe . . .
The world is dead.
The survivors live under the protection of Breathe, the corporation that found a way to manufacture oxygen-rich air.

has been stealing for a long time. She's a little jittery, but not terrified. All she knows is that she's never been caught before. If she's careful, it'll be easy. If she's careful.

should be worried about Alina and a bit afraid for himself, too, but even though this is dangerous, it's also the most interesting thing to happen to him in ages. It isn't every day that the girl of your dreams asks you to rescue her.

wants to tell him that none of this is fair; they'd planned a trip together, the two of them, and she'd hoped he'd discover her out here, not another girl.

And as they walk into the Outlands with two days' worth of oxygen in their tanks, everything they believe will be shattered. Will they be able to make it back? Will they want to?

Falling For You by Lisa Schroeder

From Goodreads:

Rae's always dreamed of dating a guy like Nathan. He’s nothing like her abusive stepfather—in other words, he’s sweet. But the closer they get, the more Nathan wants of her time, of her love, of her...and the less she wants to give.

As Rae’s affection for Nathan turns to fear, she leans on her friend Leo for support. With Leo, she feels lighter, happier. And possessive Nathan becomes jealous.

Then a tragedy lands Rae in the ICU. Now, hovering between life and death, Rae must find the light amid the darkness…and the strength to fight for life and the love she deserves.

The Moon Dwellers by David Estes

From Goodreads:

In a desperate attempt to escape destruction decades earlier, humankind was forced underground, into the depths of the earth, creating a new society called the Tri-Realms.

After her parents and sister are abducted by the Enforcers, seventeen-year-old Adele, a member of the middle-class moon dwellers, is unjustly sentenced to life in prison for her parents' crimes of treason.

Against all odds, Adele must escape from the Pen and find her family, while being hunted by a deranged, killing machine named Rivet, who works for the President. She is helped by two other inmates, Tawni and Cole, each of whom have dark secrets that are better left undiscovered. Other than her friends, the only thing she has going for her is a wicked roundhouse kick and two fists that have been well-trained for combat by her father.

At the other end of the social spectrum is Tristan, the son of the President and a sun dweller. His mother is gone. He hates his father. Backed by only his servant and best friend, Roc, he leaves his lavish lifestyle in the Sun Realm, seeking to make something good out of his troubled life.

When a war breaks out within the Tri-Realms, Tristan is thrust into the middle of a conflict that seems to mysteriously follow Adele as she seeks to find her family and uncover her parents true past.

In their world, someone must die.

 I also got a bunch of cool swag!

For review this week, I got this!

Dizzy by Nyrae Dawn & Jolene Perry

From Goodreads:

Dylan doesn’t do relationships. He and his older brother watched their dad go through hell and back, so they made a pact years ago—no girl would come between the Gibson boys. But his brother sells out. He's getting married anyway. To the sister of a chick Dylan met at a party, who's probably the angriest girl he's ever met. Unfortunately, she happens to be hot, too.

Ziah’s life is upside down—her safe boyfriend turns out to be not-so-safe, and now her sister is getting married before college is over to the older brother of a spoiled, party boy who drives her crazy. And also makes her heart beat too fast.

There’s no denying the attraction, but there's also no denying how much they irritate each other. When they’re thrown together as forced wedding planners, they find an ally in each other--neither wants this wedding to happen.

But instead of putting a stop to the crazy nuptials they find themselves at fittings and cake testing. And maybe even…a few dates?
Dizzy is a novel about what happens when two people who are determined not to fall in love, maybe do anyway. Maybe.

I bought these two: 

Yes, I know I have the ARC but I NEEDED the finished copy too!!!  Now to get it signed!

Deity by Jennifer L Armentrout

From Goodreads:

"History is on repeat, and things didn't go so well the last time. "

Alexandria isn't sure she's going to make it to her eighteenth birthday--to her Awakening. A long-forgotten, fanatical order is out to kill her, and if the Council ever discovers what she did in the Catskills, she's a goner... and so is Aiden.

If that's not freaky enough, whenever Alex and Seth spend time "training"--which really is just Seth's code word for some up-close and personal one-on-one time--she ends up with another mark of the Apollyon, which brings her one step closer to Awakening ahead of schedule. Awesome.

But as her birthday draws near, her entire world shatters with a startling revelation and she's caught between love and Fate. One will do anything to protect her. One has been lying to her since the beginning. Once the gods have revealed themselves, unleashing their wrath, lives will be irrevocably changed... and destroyed.

Those left standing will discover if love is truly greater than Fate...

Fate by Elizabeth Reyes

From Goodreads:

When Rose tagged along with her big sister to a baby shower the last thing she expected was to meet a guy. But this wasn’t just any guy. This was the exciting, sexy as sin, way out of her league black sheep of his family--Vincent Moreno. Even more surprising, this heart-stopping bad boy seemed interested in her.

Fate always had a way of interfering in Vince’s best-laid plans. His forced attendance to his annoyingly perfect cousin’s baby shower was no different. He was sure to be bored out of his skull, but instead, he met sweet little Rosie Zendejas.

What begins as a unlikely friendship between two very different teens turns into one of the most intense and passionate relationships that neither ever saw coming. But just like it had so many times in Vince’s troubled past, Fate steps in once again, threatening to take away the one thing he can’t seem to even breathe without now—Rose.

Mature YA - New YA

Fate is a Moreno Brothers spinoff series.

That's my week in books.  What about you?  Anything stack your shelves this week?? 


  1. Ahhh I am really excited to read Breathe and YAY for Deity! I'm still waiting to get my hands on that one! Happy reading!

    My IMM

    Teresa @ Readers Live A Thousand Lives

  2. Breathe is on my wishlist as well! :) I'm really looking forward to reading that one. I hope you enjoy it!

  3. Heard Breathe is really good. And I'd read anything by Nyrae Dawn so Dizzy is already on my TBR list lol. Deity - can't freaking wait to read it. Need my Aiden dose fixed already!! And Fate - let's just say that Elizabeth Reyes knows how to create an enjoyable romance novel and I really want to explore Vince and Rose's journey :)

    Happy reading, Val!

    Siiri @ Little Pieces of Imagination

  4. Fantastic week hon!! I'm totally the same way with books. I have the ARC of Deity, but I also have it pre-ordered from TBD (I ordered it before I knew she was doing a signing near me.) and now I will be getting another at the signing I am going to on Tuesday! *fan girl squeal* Breathe was really good. I hope you enjoy it!!

  5. Wow Vale awesome haul!! Heard great thing about Breathe and I want to read it too!! :) :) And Deity <3 <3 <3 And the swag looks amazing!!

  6. Dizzy looks kind of cute! I've never seen it before! also I really want to pick up Breathe! and I need to pick up the second book of half-blood soon!!

    great book haul!

    - Juhina @ Maji Bookshelf

  7. So many great books! I loved Breathe. Dizzy and Fated look good, too. Enjoy!

  8. Great books this week Breathe looks soo good!

  9. You got some awesome books this week! I've been wanting Breathe and Falling for You! I haven't read any of the Covenant books yet, but I'm currently waiting (impatiently) for them to come in the mail. I cannot wait to read them! And Fate looks so goood.

    Great haul, Val!

    Just a Booklover

  10. Yay Deity!!! All the other books you received this week sound great too :)

    Happy reading and thanks for stopping by my blog!!

  11. What a great haul!! Deity - Just added it to my TBR list.

    Thanks for stopping by :)

    Marilyn @ Marilyn's Mystery Blog

  12. Dizzy looks good and Falling For You looks great! Fate was good. Can't wait to see what you think.

  13. Deity Team Seth.....that's all I'm saying

  14. Loved Breathe and hope you do too.
    Happy reading and have a great week!
    Brandi from Blkosiner’s Book Blog

  15. Great book haul this week Valerie. I really like the sound of Dizzy, I hadn't heard of it before. I really enjoyed Jolene's Knee Deep so I think I'll be checking this one out.