Sunday, January 20, 2013

Stacking MY Shevles ~ 1/20/13

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

My birthday books came in the mail this week and a few other things!

Birthday Books 

Um...what I spend my birthday gift card on.

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My Life Next Door by Huntley Fitzpatrick

A gorgeous debut about family, friendship, first romance, and how to be true to one person you love without betraying another

“One thing my mother never knew, and would disapprove of most of all, was that I watched the Garretts. All the time.”

The Garretts are everything the Reeds are not. Loud, numerous, messy, affectionate. And every day from her balcony perch, seventeen-year-old Samantha Reed wishes she was one of them . . . until one summer evening, Jase Garrett climbs her terrace and changes everything. As the two fall fiercely in love, Jase's family makes Samantha one of their own. Then in an instant, the bottom drops out of her world and she is suddenly faced with an impossible decision. Which perfect family will save her? Or is it time she saved herself?

A dreamy summer read, full of characters who stay with you long after the story is over.

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The Lost Prince By Julie Kagawa (In paperback)

Don’t look at Them. Never let Them know you can see Them.

That is Ethan Chase’s unbreakable rule. Until the fey he avoids at all costs—including his reputation—begin to disappear, and Ethan is attacked. Now he must change the rules to protect his family. To save a girl he never thought he’d dare to fall for.

Ethan thought he had protected himself from his older sister’s world—the land of Faery. His previous time in the Iron Realm left him with nothing but fear and disgust for the world Meghan Chase has made her home, a land of myth and talking cats, of magic and seductive enemies. But when destiny comes for Ethan, there is no escape from a danger long, long forgotten.

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Altered by Jennifer Rush

When you can’t trust yourself, who can you believe?

Everything about Anna’s life is a secret. Her father works for the Branch at the helm of its latest project: monitoring and administering treatments to the four genetically altered boys in the lab below their farmhouse. There’s Nick, Cas, Trev . . . and Sam, who’s stolen Anna’s heart. When the Branch decides it’s time to take the boys, Sam stages an escape, killing the agents sent to retrieve them.

Anna is torn between following Sam or staying behind in the safety of her everyday life. But her father pushes her to flee, making Sam promise to keep her away from the Branch, at all costs. There’s just one problem. Sam and the boys don’t remember anything before living in the lab—not even their true identities.

Now on the run, Anna soon discovers that she and Sam are connected in more ways than either of them expected. And if they’re both going to survive, they must piece together the clues of their past before the Branch catches up to them and steals it all away.



Other book I bought - shhhh

Could NOT resist this one after reading a certain bloggers swoon this week!

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Rocked Under by Cora Hawkes

Falling in love isn't always easy or pleasant. The intense and angst-filled story of Emma and Scott is a painful, gut-wrenching and exhausting portrayal of how hard it can be to let go...

Nineteen year-old Emma Harrington’s number one rule is; Never give your heart away to a man, no matter what. That lesson was learned early on in her life and she will never forget it.

Starting over in the USA, Emma starts college with her cousin, Ashley. She is finally free to do and live how she wants and no man will ever rule her decisions or emotions again.

That is until Scott Mason walks on stage…

Intense, bad boy Scott is the lead singer in a local and popular rock band. Ladies man and Ashley’s longtime friend, Emma is instantly drawn to him, even though he is everything she hates and needs to stay away from in a guy. He treats females like he does a cigarette; light it, use it, and lose it.

For her cousin’s sake, she makes an effort to get along with Scott. She soon discovers that there is more to Scott which makes him even more dangerous in her eyes. Underneath the façade of friendship; jealousy, obsession, fear and insecurities, fester and battle it out as she fights her attraction and history from repeating itself.

One thing she knows for sure is that if she breaks her rule, it may destroy her.

Warning: Contains mature content. Recommended age 17+



Other half of my Words for Hope bid (to benefit Sandy Hook elementary)

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Anew by Chelsea Fine

Two years ago, Scarlet awoke in the forest alone, afraid, and unable to remember anything. Lost and confused, her life was a mystery...until she met a boy with a familiar voice.

Gabriel Archer has a voice from her past, and Scarlet's determined to remember why. She immerses herself in his life only to discover he has a brother he's kept hidden from her: Tristan Archer.

Upon meeting Tristan, Scarlet's world becomes even more muddled. While she's instinctively drawn to Gabriel, she's impossibly drawn to Tristan--and confused out of her mind. As she tries to piece together her history Scarlet realizes her past...might just be the death of her.

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Luck of the Draw (Shamrock Falls # 2) by Kelley Vitollo

Rowan McKinley isn’t looking for one wild night while vacationing in Vegas, but she gets it anyway when she meets professional poker player—and professional ladies’ man—Breck Wilder. Breck’s easygoing charm and lighthearted banter draw in the reserved Rowan, and though she’s always dreamed of the kind of forever love her best friends Sidney and Kade share, she’ll settle for one night with the charismatic player.

After their crazy one-night stand, Breck never expected to see the mysterious redhead again. So when he shows up at a Shamrock Falls B&B looking to get away for a few weeks and Rowan answers the door, he’s floored. Breck’s rolling-stone lifestyle and ill-fated history with women means he’s not interested in anything long-term. But the longer he stays at the B&B, the more he considers dropping the poker face and putting all his cards on the table…for Rowan.

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Focus (The Crescent Chronicles #2) by Alyssa Rose Ivy

Freshman year of college is hard even when you're not tied to the future king of a supernatural society.

Allie dives into college head first with Hailey as her roommate and the city of New Orleans as her backyard. As things within The Society heat up, Allie realizes that whether she’s with Levi or not, she's in far too deep to turn back.

So much to read so little time!!!  What aobut your this week?  Anything stacking your shelves? Leave me a comment.



  1. Great haul, Val! I bought MLND months ago and still haven't read. LotD is really good, you'll adore it. I'm looking forward to Focus, and reeeeaaallly need to take a closer look at Rocked Under.

    Enjoy, sweets!

  2. I LOVED My Life Next Door and really hope you do too! Also loved Focus!!!! I still need to read The Lost Prince.

  3. you picked right and got my life next door and altered! My life next door was awesome and i LOVED altered!! hope you enjoy the rest of your books!

    - Juhina @ Maji Bookshelf

  4. I so want to read The False Prince. I got Taken by Erin Bowman, Black City by Elizabeth Richards, and Obsidian Mirror by Catherine Fisher.

  5. I just loved MY Life Next Door! It was sooo good!! I haven't read anything by Julie Kagawa, but I feel like I should. I've heard good things about her. I also just got Altered, super excited about starting it!!! :D Rocked Under sounds smexy :)

    Great books!!

    Magen Corrie
    ~Corrie the Book Crazed Girl

  6. I LOVED My Life Next Door!! I just got invited for the blog tour for Rocked Under! Happy Reading

  7. I loved that Rocked Under review too! I'll be on the tour in late Feb. Can't wait to read it. :)

  8. Nice haul! I enjoyed the lost prince :)

  9. I love your birthday choices! I always spend my birthday money on books too! Books make me swoon :) I had to add Rocked Under to my TBR list after reading this description! Have a great week and I know Happy Belated Birthday!

  10. Rocked Under!!!
    It looks so... GOOD -winkwink-
    I shall get it!!!
    THE LOST PRINCE!! Get out *_* I want that book!!
    ^_^ I love Julie Kagawa's Iron Fey series!!
    Happy Reading!!

    Happy reading!!
    Here's my STS if you'd like to drop by :D


  11. I got a copy of The Lost Prince awhile ago but I can't read it because i haven't finished The Iron Fey Series yet! I hope you enjoy everything :)

    My IMM

  12. Awesome haul babe!! I still need to read The Lost Prince!! I pre-ordered the book and had it for review from NG, but I fell behind and never got to it. I totally suck!! So many great books this week Val!! Enjoy!

  13. Thanks for the great recommendations. I have added these all to my list of must be read books. Now I can happily wait my time out until "Stelladaur: Finding Tir Na Nog" by S. L. Whyte- a three book fiction/thriller series that I am dying to read! Heading to the library now to see if I can find them.