Sunday, June 9, 2013

Stacking MY Shelves ~ 6/9/13

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

So I was at BEA and brought home 54 pounds of books! How do I know? Because my luggage was weighted on the way there and the way back.  Here's the haul!

Here's a different view...

Besides all that, I received a book yesterday from an author I met at BEA but when I got to her in the line, she was out of books.  Never asked her, but it showed up yesterday!

 Then I have some non-BEA things to share with you too.

For review

(From the publisher - thank you)

Perfect for fans of Sarah Dessen, Jenny Han, and Susane Colasanti, Angie Stanton's swoon-worthy romance--about an ordinary girl and a young rock star--will keep readers on the edge of their seats . . . and leave them wanting more.

In an instant, Libby's life went from picture-perfect to a nightmare. After surviving a terrible car accident, Libby is abandoned by her father and left with her controlling aunt. A new town, a new school, no friends--Libby is utterly alone. But then she meets Peter.

The lead singer in a rock band with his brothers, Peter hates that his parents overly manage his life. Constantly surrounded by family, Peter just wants to get away. And when he meets Libby, he's finally found the one person who just wants to be with him, not the rock star.

But while Peter battles his family's growing interference in both his music and personal life, Libby struggles with her aunt, who turns nastier each day. And even though Libby and Peter desperately want to be together, their drastically different lives threaten to keep them apart forever.

(From the publisher - thank you)

"You have to kill him." Imprisoned in the heart of a secret military base, Em has nothing except the voice of the boy in the cell next door and the list of instructions she finds taped inside the drain.

Only Em can complete the final instruction. She’s tried everything to prevent the creation of a time machine that will tear the world apart. She holds the proof: a list she has never seen before, written in her own hand. Each failed attempt in the past has led her to the same terrible present—imprisoned and tortured by a sadistic man called the doctor while war rages outside.

Marina has loved her best friend James since the day he moved next door when they were children. A gorgeous, introverted science prodigy from one of America’s most famous families, James finally seems to be seeing Marina in a new way, too. But on one disastrous night, James’s life crumbles apart, and with it, Marina’s hopes for their future. Now someone is trying to kill him. Marina will protect James, no matter what. Even if it means opening her eyes to a truth so terrible that she may not survive it. At least not as the girl she once was.

All Our Yesterdays is a wrenching, brilliantly plotted story of fierce love, unthinkable sacrifice, and the infinite implications of our every choice.

(From the author - thank you)
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*mature new adult romance*
**explict scenes and language**

I don’t care what my cousin says; I am not the queen of impossible relationships. I mean, just because my last boyfriend tried to kill me and left a bit of a scar on my neck, then forced me to move across the country and legally change my name to Reese Randall to escape him, does not mean—

Oh, who am I kidding? For a freshman in college, I have to have the worst dating track record ever.

It’s no wonder love is the last thing on my mind when Mason Lowe enters my life. But the chemistry between us is like bam! Our connection defies logic. And he’s just so freaking hot. Being around him makes me feel more alive than I’ve ever felt before. I even like bickering with him. He could be my soul mate...except for one teeny tiny glitch.

Bought (Had pre-ordered and they came this week)

In this sequel to OF POSEIDON, Emma has just learned that her mother is a long-lost Poseidon princess, and now struggles with an identity crisis: As a Half-Breed, she’s a freak in the human world and an abomination in the Syrena realm below. Syrena law states that all Half- Breeds should be put to death.

As if that’s not bad enough, her mother’s reappearance among the Syrena turns the two kingdoms—Poseidon and Triton—against one another. Which leaves Emma with a decision to make: Should she comply with Galen’s request to keep herself safe and just hope for the best? Or should she risk it all and reveal herself—and her Gift—to save a people she’s never known?


Mackenzie “Max” Miller has a problem. Her parents have arrived in town for a surprise visit, and if they see her dyed hair, tattoos, and piercings, they just might disown her. Even worse, they’re expecting to meet a nice, wholesome boyfriend, not a guy named Mace who has a neck tattoo and plays in a band. All her lies are about to come crashing down around her, but then she meets Cade.

Cade moved to Philadelphia to act and to leave his problems behind in Texas. So far though, he’s kept the problems and had very little opportunity to take the stage. When Max approaches him in a coffee shop with a crazy request to pretend to be her boyfriend, he agrees to play the part. But when Cade plays the role a little too well, they’re forced to keep the ruse going. And the more they fake the relationship, the more real it begins to feel.


Ryan lowers his lips to my ear. "Dance with me, Beth."

"No." I whisper the reply. I hate him and I hate myself for wanting him to touch me again....

"I dare you..."

If anyone knew the truth about Beth Risk's home life, they'd send her mother to jail and seventeen-year-old Beth who knows where. So she protects her mom at all costs. Until the day her uncle swoops in and forces Beth to choose between her mom's freedom and her own happiness. That's how Beth finds herself living with an aunt who doesn't want her and going to a school that doesn't understand her. At all. Except for the one guy who shouldn't get her, but does....

Ryan Stone is the town golden boy, a popular baseball star jock-with secrets he can't tell anyone. Not even the friends he shares everything with, including the constant dares to do crazy things. The craziest? Asking out the Skater girl who couldn't be less interested in him.

But what begins as a dare becomes an intense attraction neither Ryan nor Beth expected. Suddenly, the boy with the flawless image risks his dreams-and his life-for the girl he loves, and the girl who won't let anyone get too close is daring herself to want it all...

Attended a book signing at the Tattered Cover in Highland Hill, here in Colorado.  Got all these books signed.  Expect to see them on some upcoming giveaways I have planned to celebrate my recent passing of 5000 followers! YAY!

Won from Bookish Babe

Thanks PAL! 

Was a pretty crazy week for me for books!  I really am STUCK in books, peeps.  You should see my office! Gonna take me all summer to organized with all of them.

What about you?  How was your week for books?  Leave me a comment.


  1. 54 pounds of books?! That's insane, but incredible awesome!! My week of books wasn't quite as incredible as yours, but it was still pretty great!!

    My STS

  2. Oh my! Where should I start? Frigid I need that book cause it sounds really amazing. Then you have Crown of Midnight and I'm dying to read that sequel. I see many books that I wish to have! Amazing haul!!

    Tanja @ Ja čitam, a ti?

  3. OMG so jealous and 5000 followers?? WOW! Congratulations Valerie

  4. What a fabulous haul!!! I noticed the other day that you were over 5000 followers and danced around for you. That's so exciting!! So glad that you got to go to BEA and experience it.

  5. No one ever said lugging around physical copies of books was easy but DANG! I still need to read several books you got like Unremembered, Rock and A Hard Place, Divergent.

  6. wow! so many books! what a haul. I am very eager to read Crown of Midnight. I love the cover of These Broken Stars.

    My SS

  7. BEA was awesome. So sorry I didn't get to see you in person. I did my BEA haul last week. Great haul. The Christine Terrill book looks awesome. Come visit me as well.

  8. So many great books this week! I can't wait for all of them! I hope you enjoy everything :)

    My IMM

  9. Wow~ Loads of books! I see many that I would love to get my hands on. Did you buy all those or do the authors give them to you? I have never been to a book event- am hoping to make it to see Jennifer Armentrout at the Baltimore Book festival and was wondering what to expect!

  10. Wow I'm kind of jealous! So many books!!! :-)

  11. Wow Val, that is a fabulous haul!! I am excited for so many of those books so I can't wait for your reviews.

    Happy Reading!!

  12. What a fabulous haul! I see you got a copy of Tangled! I need the print, it's awesome. I'm happy the books made it to you. Enjoy!

    1. Giving my print copy away with my review tomorrow!

  13. What an amazing haul!!! I can see how you're going to be stuck in books for a while!!!

    Lindy@ A Bookish Escape

  14. HOLY HAUL! You won a book lottery Pal! Enjoy it all!