Sunday, January 27, 2013

Stacking MY Shelves ~ 1/27/13

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

Been kinda of a crazy week for books!  Here's ALL of them.


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Everbound by Brodi Ashton

Nikki Beckett could only watch as her boyfriend, Jack, sacrificed himself to save her, taking her place in the Tunnels of the Everneath for eternity — a debt that should’ve been hers. She’s living a borrowed life, and she doesn’t know what to do with the guilt. And every night Jack appears in her dreams, lost and confused and wasting away.

Desperate for answers, Nikki turns to Cole, the immortal bad boy who wants to make her his queen — and the one person least likely to help. But his heart has been touched by everything about Nikki, and he agrees to assist her in the only way he can: by taking her to the Everneath himself.

Nikki and Cole descend into the Everneath, only to discover that their journey will be more difficult than they’d anticipated — and more deadly. But Nikki vows to stop at nothing to save Jack — even if it means making an incredible sacrifice of her own.

In this enthralling sequel to Everneath, Brodi Ashton tests the bonds of destiny and explores the lengths we’ll go to for the ones we love

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Through the Ever Night (audio) by Veronica Rossi
Narrated by Michael Goldstrom

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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Boundless by Cynthia Hand

The past few years have held more surprises than part-angel Clara Gardner could ever have anticipated. Yet from the dizzying highs of first love, to the agonizing low of losing someone close to her, the one thing she can no longer deny is that she was never meant to live a normal life.

Since discovering the special role she plays among the other angel-bloods, Clara has been determined to protect Tucker Avery from the evil that follows her . . . even if it means breaking both their hearts. Leaving town seems like the best option, so she’s headed back to California - and so is Christian Prescott, the irresistible boy from the vision that started her on this journey in the first place.

As Clara makes her way in a world that is frighteningly new, she discovers that the fallen angel who attacked her is watching her every move. And he’s not the only one. . . . With the battle against the Black Wings looming, Clara knows she must finally fulfil her destiny. But it won’t come without sacrifices and betrayal.

In the riveting finale of the Unearthly series, Clara must decide her fate once and for all.

Oh I know it's not a book, but I spend some money I received for my birthday on these fun book items! 

That's a totally cool obsidian necklace and super fun bookmark from the wonderful Hebel Designs based on the fabulous 
Lux series by Jennifer L Armentrout. 

The bookmark says "Hey Kitten, want a cookie?"

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The Collector by Victoria Scott

From the publisher - thank you.

He makes good girls...bad.

Dante Walker is flippin’ awesome, and he knows it. His good looks, killer charm, and stellar confidence has made him one of hell’s best—a soul collector. His job is simple, weed through humanity and label those round rears with a big, red good or bad stamp. Old Saint Nick gets the good guys, and he gets the fun ones. Bag-and-tag.

Sealing souls is nothing personal. Dante’s an equal opportunity collector and doesn’t want it any other way. But he’ll have to adjust, because Boss Man has given him a new assignment:

Collect Charlie Cooper’s soul within 10 days.

Dante doesn’t know why Boss Man wants Charlie, nor does he care. This assignment means only one thing to him, and that’s a permanent ticket out of hell. But after Dante meets the quirky, Nerd Alert chick he’s come to collect—he realizes this assignment will test his abilities as a collector, and uncover emotions deeply buried

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Ethan (Brightest Kind of Darkness, # 0.5) by P.T. Michelle

From the author - thank you

Ethan Harris never thought monsters and darkness would consume his daily thoughts, but every night the same visions repeat in his dreams. He’s careful to project a semblance of normalcy, keeping the suffocating darkness locked inside. As much as he wishes he could focus on girls, sports, and cars like other seventeen-year-olds; nothing distracts him from his own demons or shines through.

Until Nara Collins crosses his path. The blonde fascinates and intrigues him, giving him a measure of peace he’s never felt before.

When Ethan discovers there’s more to Nara than she allows others to see, that she might have a unique secret of her own, suddenly his world comes into focus.

Note: Ethan is a novella PREQUEL to Brightest Kind of Darkness. This story will give some of Ethan’s background and lead up until the day he tells Nara there’s a bomb in the school.

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If You Stay by Courtney Cole (signed paperback)

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24-year old Pax Tate is an asshole.

He’s a tattooed, rock-hard bad-boy with a bad attitude to match.

But he’s got his reasons.

His mother died when Pax was seven, leaving a hole in his heart filled with guilt although he doesn’t understand why. What he does know is that he and his dad are left alone and with more issues than they can count.

As Pax grew up, he tried to be the kid his father always wanted; the perfect golden boy, but it didn’t work. His dad couldn’t overcome his grief long enough to notice and Pax couldn’t keep up the impossible perfect façade.
So he slipped far, far from it.

Now, he uses drugs and women to cope with the ugliness, the black void that he doesn’t want to deal with. If he pretends that the emptiness isn’t there, then it isn’t, right?

And it’s never more apparent than when he meets Mila.
Sweet, beautiful Mila Hill is the fresh air to his hardened frown, the beauty to his ugly heart. He doesn’t know how to not hurt her, but he quickly realizes that he’s got to figure it out because he needs her to breathe.

When memories of his mother’s death resurface from where he’s repressed them for so long, Mila is there to catch him when the guilt starts making sense. Mila is the one…the one who can save him from his broken troubled heart; from his issues, from the emptiness.

But only if he can stop being an asshole long enough to allow it.

He knows that. And he’s working on it.

But is that enough to make her stay?

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Fuse (Pure, #2) by Julianna Baggott

From the publisher - thank you

When the world ended, those who dwelled within the Dome were safe. Inside their glass world the Pures live on unscarred, while those outside—the Wretches—struggle to survive amidst the smoke and ash.

Believing his mother was living among the Wretches, Partridge escaped from the Dome to find her. Determined to regain control over his son, Willux, the leader of the Pures, unleashes a violent new attack on the Wretches. It’s up to Pressia Belze, a young woman with her own mysterious past, to decode a set of cryptic clues from the past to set the Wretches free.

An epic quest that sweeps readers into a world of beautiful brutality, Fuse continues the story of two people fighting to save their futures—and change the fate of the world.

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Out in Blue by Sarah Gilman

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In a violent world where fallen archangels are hunted for their valuable plumage, Wren knows one thing for certain: the human woman who saved him from a poacher attack will die if she stays with him. The demon responsible for his parents’ gruesome deaths two decades ago pines for the chance to rip apart any woman who stands under Wren’s wing.

Wren doesn’t expect Ginger to stay by his side once she discovers his ability to drain life with a mere touch, yet she lingers. When an unusual talent of her own reveals the location of Wren’s father, Wren’s isolated world implodes. With the help of the demon protectors he’s sworn never to trust again, Wren risks everything to rescue his father, confront the demon who stalks his and Ginger’s every step, and claim his eternity with the most courageous woman he’s ever known.

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The Dark (a Kin Series Novella) by Heather Self 

From the author - thank you.

Mary Anne Moore doesn't know what she is. She can’t explain why she has lived so long.

Or why she never gets sick.

Or why the dreams she has come true.

She has hidden herself as a lowly servant to the households of Dublin's English elite for decades, until the night that changes her life. Now her sole purpose is the child she never expected to have. She will do anything in her power to keep the black-eyed monsters from discovering him and turning him into one of them.

For Kieran Moore, the dark is an ever-present parasite, waiting to devour his humanity. His mother’s love and the girl in his dreams has kept it at bay for years, but the more time that passes—the longer he has to wait for her—the more it grows. When tragedy strikes, it is all he can do to keep from being consumed by the darkness that infects him. He must continue to hold on to the hope of peace her presence will bring him, because it’s not just his fate on the line, but that of the entire world

Gift for my classroom

The wonderful Andrea, from Bookish Babe, send me an ARC of Under the Never Sky for my classroom shelf.  Thank you so much, girl!  

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Think that's it! I feel so overwhelmed with all the books I have to read after a week like this.  Seems like a GOOD problem to have though!!

What about you?  What's stacking your shelves this week?


  1. OMG, Val. I read Through the Ever Night today...loved it. So much! I hope your students love Under the Never Sky! I'm excited about If I Stay, too.

    Enjoy the books. I look forward to your reviews.

    1. Oh yeah, I'm super excited about Fuse and Ethan too!

  2. Oh, so many pretty books! Need to get EVERBOUND, THROUGH THE EVER NIGHT and BOUNDLESS as soon as possible, because I need to know how these series continue. The other books look very awesome, too, so I hope you're going to enjoy every single one of them! :)

    Fictional Distraction

  3. Awesome that you're giving Under the Never Sky to your class. It's a fantastic book. I'm waiting for Through the Ever Night to come in at the library.

  4. Awesome, Awesome!!! I really can't wait to get to Through the Ever Nigh! And Ethan and The Collector!! WOW!!! So much awesomeness! Great week for you!

    Magen Corrie

  5. I seriously need to read the first in the series of the first three books you got those ones have such pretty covers! I hope you enjoy everything you got this week :)

    My IMM

  6. Oh man you seriously got so many awesome books this week. I don't even know where to start with you. You got some amazing ones indeed. Come check out my STS as well


  7. Yay for Everbound, I cannot wait until my copy finally gets here!
    Great stack, enjoy them all :)

  8. Wow, lots of great books - I'm so excited for Boundless!

    Happy reading!

    My STS

  9. I love Hebel Design! I bought the Obsidian necklace too! :)

    And FUSE - omg. So pretty.

  10. We do have a lot of the same things this week!! I love the Obsidian necklace and bookmark from Hebel Design!! OMG SO jealous of everyone that got The Collector. I so want it!! I liked Ethan, and can't wait to read Fuse! Great haul!!

  11. I got Ethan too! I forgot to put it on this week though. Looking forward to it. I like that series. Enjoy Pal!

  12. Awesome haul! I have most of those books on my TBR, too, and I can't wait to read them. If You Stay is new to me and sounds like my kind of book. Thanks for sharing. :)

    Raina @ The LUV'NV
    (New follower)

  13. Loving your shelf additions!!! I have most of the books on your post on my TBR list. As soon as I get caught up on my ever growing list of book reviews I am definitely bumping The Collector and If You Stay up the list! Have a great week!