Sunday, January 13, 2013

Stacking MY Shelves ~ 1/13/13

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

Won one, bought a few and a few to review....

Won this one from The Book Loving Mom Amy! 

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If You Believe by Natalie Damschroder

Three years ago, Amber Benedict fell in love with Kale Riker and pledged to wait for him to return from military service. Even though she rarely hears from him, she’s steadfast in her belief: he’s coming home to her, and soon. Then the government tells Kale’s family that he’s missing in action, and the Rikers have given him up for dead. Now the entire town is set on convincing Amber to let go of a dead man and move on.

Amber is certain Kale is still alive and on his way home, but can she hold out against an entire town pushing her to give up on love?

Bought these..

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Through the Ever Night by Veronica Rossi

It's been months since Aria last saw Perry. Months since Perry was named Blood Lord of the Tides, and Aria was charged with an impossible mission. Now, finally, they are about to be reunited. But their reunion is far from perfect. The Tides don't take kindly to Aria, a former Dweller. And with the worsening Aether storms threatening the tribe's precarious existence, Aria begins to fear that leaving Perry behind might be the only way to save them both.

Threatened by false friends, hidden enemies, and powerful temptations, Aria and Perry wonder, Can their love survive through the ever night?

In this second book in her spellbinding Under the Never Sky trilogy, Veronica Rossi combines fantasy and dystopian elements to create a captivating love story as perilous as it is unforgettable.

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Souled by Diana Murdock

Love. Power. Control.

The lure of having it all is strong, and when 17-year-old Seth is given the opportunity, how can he say no? And why should he? With nothing to lose and everything to gain, Seth is an easy target for the evil that invades his soul.

But love is a powerful force, and despite everything, Dani knows that the boy she fell in love with is hiding somewhere behind the darkness in his eyes, and she’s not about to give up so easily.

Time is running out and instead of having control, Seth is quickly losing it. Dani must rely the truth in her heart to pull the dark force out of Seth. But will the power of love and faith be enough to conquer evil? Or is it too late for both of them?

One boy.
One girl.
One 1500-year-old soul determined to come between them... permanently.

This one is from a bid I made on the Words For Hope auction in support of Sandy Hook Elementary.   

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 The Star Child by Stephanie Keyes

The world is about to be cloaked in darkness. Only one can stop the night. Kellen St. James has spent his entire life being overlooked as an unwanted, ordinary, slightly geeky kid. That is until a beautiful girl, one who has haunted his dreams for the past eleven years of his life, shows up spinning tales of a prophecy. Not just any old prophecy either, but one in which Kellen plays a key role. Suddenly, Kellen finds himself on the run through a Celtic underworld of faeries and demons, angels and gods, not to mention a really ticked off pack of hellhounds, all in order to save the world from darkness. But will they make it in time?

In addition to the book, I received an 8 by 10 poster of the cover.

These are for review....

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The Wanderer by Robyn Carr - Thank you Harleqin

From Robyn Carr, #1 New York Times bestselling author of the popular Virgin River novels, comes Thunder Point-the highly anticipated new series that will make you laugh, make you sigh, and make you fall in love with a small town filled with people you'll never forget. Nestled on the Oregon coast is a small town of rocky beaches and rugged charm. Locals love the land's unspoiled beauty. Developers see it as a potential gold mine. When newcomer Hank Cooper learns he's been left an old friend's entire beachfront property, he finds himself with a community's destiny in his hands.

Cooper has never been a man to settle in one place, and Thunder Point was supposed to be just another quick stop. But Cooper finds himself getting involved with the town. And with Sarah Dupre, a woman as complicated as she is beautiful.

With the whole town watching for his next move, Cooper has to choose between his old life and a place full of new possibilities. A place that just might be home.

Apollyon by Jennifer L Armentrout - Thank you Spencer Hill Press

Fate isn’t something to mess with… and now, neither is Alex.

Alex has always feared two things: losing herself in the Awakening and being placed on the Elixir. But love has always been stronger than Fate, and Aiden St. Delphi is willing to make war on the gods—and Alex herself—to bring her back.

The gods have killed thousands and could destroy entire cities in their quest to stop Seth from taking Alex’s power and becoming the all-powerful God Killer. But breaking Alex’s connection to Seth isn’t the only problem. There are a few pesky little loopholes in the whole “an Apollyon can’t be killed” theory, and the only person who might know how to stop the destruction has been dead for centuries.

Finding their way past the barriers that guard the Underworld, searching for one soul among countless millions, and then somehow returning will be hard enough. Alex might be able to keep Seth from becoming the God Killer… or she might become the God Killer herself.

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Lennon's Jinx by Chris Myers - for an upcoming tour

Sometimes, we don’t get to choose who we fall for.

Lennon spends most of his time raising his little sister Currie while trying to skate through his senior year of high school. He prefers groupies with no-strings attached but finds himself strangely attracted to Jinx, the straight-A student in his choir. Lennon’s curiosity overrules his good sense as he tries to peel away the layers to discover the reason for Jinx’s skittishness.

Jinx conceals the black truth about herself from her friends. She won’t admit to them that she screwed up big time, losing her first love and what she once held most precious.

When Lennon’s band holds auditions to replace their keyboard player, Jinx comes to tryout and almost leaves after seeing Lennon. Despite the fact she despises him, she joins the band to nurture her love of music that will hopefully ease the guilt gnawing away at her.

Like the rest of his band mates, Jinx soon witnesses Lennon battling his infamous father for the custody of Currie. While confronting his pent-up anger at his dad, Lennon exposes vulnerabilities he had no intention of letting any girl ever see, especially Jinx. Their reckless pasts may bring them together or further complicate their already messy lives

That's my week! What's stacking your shelves this week???  Leave me a comment.


  1. I've been wanting to start the Covenant series. Souled looks really good. I may have to check it out.

  2. Ooohhh... I'm curious about The Star Child. Awesome haul! :D

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  3. EEEEEPP I'm so so jealous of your Apollyon copy! I hope it's as amazing as I think it is :D
    Through the Ever Night is fantastic, I loved it even more than Under the Never Sky.
    Awesome haul, Val!

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  4. Erin just gave me her Apollyon review to post. She LOVED it! I think I have a few of Damshroeder's books. Enjoy your books Pal!

  5. I hope you enjoy If You Believe in Me. I thought it was a great book. Short too so you can read it quick. Ahhhhh Apollyon!! I am still somehow holding off. I don't think that will last much longer lol!! I still need to read UTND. I really should read at least that before I meet Veronica Rossi in Feb at the Dark Days event. Awesome haul babe!!

  6. These all look awesome. If You Believe looks really sweet. And YAY, Apollyon - me too!

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  7. THROUGH THE EVER NIGHT! I just reviewed it a few days ago (if you want to check it out it's )

    I let out the biggest, audible gasp when I saw Apollyon. I am so jelly right now! Deity was one of my 2 favourite books of 2012 and that ending + Elixir just had me craving more Aiden. Cannot wait for your review!!!

  8. Some interesting titles you've got there. I didn't really like UtNS, but that's prolly bc I'm getting tired of dystopians, lol. And YES for Apollyon! I JUST finished it last night and LOVED it, as always! Dying for Sentinel!

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  9. Through the Ever Night!! I'm jealous!! I've got to get my hands on that book soon!!

    Great Haul!!

    Happy Reading!
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  10. I can't wait to read Through the Ever Night!!! I'm also excited for Lennon's Jinx. Happy Reading!

  11. I'm starting the Covenant series sounds amazing. Looks like your shelves are stacked with some intriguing books - Have fun reading them. Can't wait for the reviews