Sunday, February 17, 2013

Stacking MY Shelves ~ 2/17/13

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

For review

I got this cool package in the mail from Harper Collins.  THIS is what was in it!

 I have definitely wanted to read this one! So excited about getting it.

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Crash by Nicole Willams

Jude Ryder and Lucy Larson are this generation's Romeo and Juliet: Explosive. Sizzling. Tragic.

A steamy summer encounter with bad boy Jude means trouble for Lucy. Her sights are set on becoming a ballerina, and she won't let anything get in her way . . . except Jude.

He's got a rap sheet, dangerous mood swings, and a name that's been sighed, shouted, and cursed by who knows how many girls.

Jude's a cancer, the kind of guy who's fated to ruin the lives of girls like Lucy—and he tells her so.

But as rumors run rampant and reputations are destroyed, Lucy's not listening to Jude's warning. Is tragedy waiting in the wings? This racy romance is hot, hot, hot!

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The Cirque by Ryann Kerekes 

(For an upcoming tour)

A good girl trying to find herself.
A troubled boy running from his past.
The seductive allure of the cirque.
One summer that will change them both forever …

Eighteen-year-old ballerina Ariel is determined to experience life outside the dance studio. She auditions for the cirque on a whim, and though ballet training didn’t prepare her for dodging knives, she refuses to flinch and wins the spot of target girl alongside Gabriel, the mysterious knife-thrower. There’s something unmistakably dangerous yet tempting about Gabriel’s crystal blue eyes and tattoos. She’s determined to solve the mystery of his past after learning he’s on the run from the law. Especially since the distraction is just what she needs to avoid admitting to her parents she was dismissed from her ballet contract.

The more she learns about Gabriel, the scars on his body, the foster homes he grew up in, and his fascination with knives, she knows she should run the other way, but that boy’s like crack, oh so bad for you, yet addicting as hell. When he’s arrested and forced to deal with his past, she has to choose between putting her own life back together and dealing with her parents, or taking a chance on Gabriel, as no one else has.

The Cirque is a contemporary young adult romance.

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The Wanderer (Thunder Point, #1) by Robyn Carr 

(From the publisher - thank you)

 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.


Won this during the recent blog tour from the author - thank you.

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Veer (Clayton Falls, #2) by Alyssa Rose Ivy

Only when you let go can you learn to live.

Between the death of her mother and pushing through law school without her best friend, it's been a tough year for Becca. Needing a break from Boston, she moves to a tiny coastal North Carolina town for a relaxing summer. After bumping heads repeatedly with a local cop, she realizes her summer will be anything but quiet.

Three years after a career ending injury ruins his chance to play Major League Baseball, Gavin has a distrust of northerners and lately girls in general. He wants nothing to do with a girl who is only in town for the summer.

When the two give in to their impossible attraction, they realize that they may just have found the key to freeing themselves from the ghosts of their pasts.


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Clash (Crash, #2) by Nicole Williams

Their Romeo-and-Juliet-level passion is the only thing Jude and Lucy agree on. That, and fighting all the time . . .

Also not helping? Lucy's raging jealousy of the cheerleader who's wormed her way into Jude's life.

While trying to hang on to her quintessential bad boy and also training to be the top ballet dancer in her class, Lucy knows something's going to give . . . soon.

How can she live without the boy she loves? How can she live with herself if she gives up on her dreams? If Lucy doesn't make the right choice, she could lose everything

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Tight Knit by Allie Brennan 

Talia Gregory relies on her Nan for everything, especially helping her calm the anxiety that controls her life. But Nan gets sick, and it couldn’t be worse timing. Talia’s panic attacks are getting worse, her boyfriend is a jerk, her best friend is distant, her parents are more absent than usual and she’s stuck planning the Cozy Christmas Charity Drive for her knitting group in place of Nan. If that’s not panic inducing enough, enter Lachlan.

Lachlan McCreedy doesn’t rely on anyone. Not after what he’s been through. It’s him and Gram, nothing else matters but keeping his past buried, and his secrets hidden. So when Gram forces him to help with her Christmas sale, Talia is the last thing he expected, and trusting her with his secrets comes as a shock to both of them. But when he unexpectedly falls for her, the question becomes can he trust her with his heart?


That's my stack this week.  What about you?  Leave me a comment.


  1. Wohoo! I won Veer, too. Crash was so good, I hope you enjoy it. That package is so adorable:) I cannot wait to read Clash. Happy reading and have a great Sunday, Valerie!

    Siiri @ Little Pieces of Imagination

  2. OMG I love the packaging for Crash!! That's awesome!! I liked it. I wasn't a huge fan of Jude, but I am hoping he will get better for me in the next book. I liked Veer too!! The Cirque sounds really good!! Awesome haul Val!!

  3. Is that a wedding invitation? Awesome.

  4. I've been meaning to read Nicole Williams for so long there's great hype surrounding her books! Awesome haul!!

    Giselle @ Xpresso Reads

  5. A wonderful haul! I really like the sound of The Circue and Tight Knit so they are going on my wish list.

    Have a great week Val & happy reading! :-)

  6. Great haul!
    I just finished Crash two days ago and I loved it. Hope you enjoy it, too!

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  7. Nice bunch of books, Val! I'm getting The Wanderer, too. I can't wait to read Veer and Tight Knit. Hope you enjoy everything!

  8. YAY for Crash and Clash!! I adore those books!!

  9. Ooooh nice books, I really want to read Crash!!!

    I hope you enjoy it, looking forward to your review.

  10. Great books! Thanks for visiting and happy reading!

  11. I just loved How Harper did that! It was so pretty I didn't want to take it apart. Enjoy!

  12. I hope you enjoy everything you got this week! Theres so many pretty covers!

    My IMM