Saturday, 7 July 2012

Stacking the Shelves #7

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From now on I'll be posting my Stacking the Shelves posts on Saturdays! This meme is hosted by Tynga at Tynga's Reviews. :)


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*Blurbs from Goodreads and Amazon 

For Review:Thank you to Penguin, Netgalley and Edelweiss
1. Pushing the Limits - Katie McGarry
Pushing the Limits"I won't tell anyone, Echo. I promise." Noah tucked a curl behind my ear. It had been so long since someone touched me like he did. Why did it have to be Noah Hutchins? His dark brown eyes shifted to my covered arms. "You didn't do that-did you? It was done to you?" No one ever asked that question. They stared. They whispered. They laughed. But they never asked.   

"An edgy romance that pulls you in and never lets go. I was hooked!"-Gena Showalter,  New York Times bestselling author of the Intertwined series  

So wrong for each other...and yet so right.

No one knows what happened the night Echo Emerson went from popular girl with jock boyfriend to gossiped-about outsider with "freaky" scars on her arms. Even Echo can't remember the whole truth of that horrible night. All she knows is that she wants everything to go back to normal. But when Noah Hutchins, the smoking-hot, girl-using loner in the black leather jacket, explodes into her life with his tough attitude and surprising understanding, Echo's world shifts in ways she could never have imagined. They should have nothing in common. And with the secrets they both keep, being together is pretty much impossible.  Yet the crazy attraction between them refuses to go away. And Echo has to ask herself just how far they can push the limits and what she'll risk for the one guy who might teach her how to love again.

2. New Firsts - Diane Gallagher 
Front Cover Claudia and Monica are brand new freshmen at Pine Creek High, and they are finding that relationships sometimes change as you grow up--will high school pull them apart or will they remain best friends?







3. The Templeton Twins Have An Idea - Ellis Weiner 
The Templeton Twins Have an IdeaSuppose there were 12-year-old twins, a boy and girl named John and Abigail Templeton. Let's say John was pragmatic and played the drums, and Abigail was theoretical and solved cryptic crosswords. Now suppose their father was a brilliant, if sometimes confused, inventor. And suppose that another set of twins-adults-named Dean D. Dean and Dan D. Dean, kidnapped the Templeton twins and their ridiculous dog in order to get their father to turn over one of his genius (sort of) inventions. Yes, I said kidnapped. Wouldn't it be fun to read about that? Oh please. It would so. Luckily for you, this is just the first in a series perfect for boys and girls who are smart, clever, and funny (just like the twins), and enjoy reading adventurous stories (who doesn't? ).

4. Confessions of an Angry Girl - Louise Rozett
Confessions of an Angry Girl Rose Zarelli, self-proclaimed word geek and angry girl, has some CONFESSIONS to make... 

#1: I'm livid all the time. Why? My dad died. My mom barely talks. My brother abandoned us. I think I'm allowed to be irate, don't you?

#2: I make people furious regularly. Want an example? I kissed Jamie Forta, a badass guy who "might" be dating a cheerleader. She is now enraged and out for blood. Mine.

#3: High school might as well be Mars. My best friend has been replaced by an alien, and I see red all the time. (Mars is red and "seeing red" means being angry-get it?)

Here are some other vocab words that describe my life: Inadequate. Insufferable. Intolerable.

(Don't know what they mean? Look them up yourself.) (Sorry. That was rude.)



5. Goddess Interrupted - Aimee Carter
Goddess Interrupted (Goddess Test, #2)KATE WINTERS HAS WON IMMORTALITY.

BUT IF SHE WANTS A LIFE WITH HENRY IN THE UNDERWORLD, SHE'LL HAVE TO FIGHT FOR IT.

Becoming immortal wasn't supposed to be the easy part. Though Kate is about to be crowned Queen of the Underworld, she's as isolated as ever. And despite her growing love for Henry, ruler of the Underworld, he's becoming ever more distant and secretive. Then, in the midst of Kate's coronation, Henry is abducted by the only being powerful enough to kill him: the King of the Titans. 

As the other gods prepare for a war that could end them all, it is up to Kate to save Henry from the depths of Tartarus. But in order to navigate the endless caverns of the Underworld, Kate must enlist the help of the one person who is the greatest threat to her future. Henry's first wife, Persephone.


6. Goddess Legacy - Aimee Carter
The Goddess Legacy (Goddess Test, #2.5)  For millennia we've caught only glimpses of the lives and loves of the gods and goddesses on Olympus. Now Aime e Carter pulls back the curtain on how they became the powerful, petty, loving and dangerous immortals that Kate Winters knows.

Calliope/Hera represented constancy and yet had a husband who never matched her faithfulness....

Ava/Aphrodite was the goddess of love and yet commitment was a totally different deal....

Persephone was urged to marry one man, yet longed for another....

James/Hermes loved to make trouble for others-but never knew true loss before....

Henry/Hades's solitary existence had grown too wearisome to continue. But meeting Kate Winters gave him a new hope....

Five original novellas of love, loss and longing and the will to survive throughout the ages.

7. Jenny Q, Stitched Up - Pauline McLynn
 Right, here's how things are...My mother is pregnant. I shizz you not. My mum will be going around with a bump for all to see that she's still, well, shagging. Oh god I can't bear it - talk about a stitch-up. Then there's Stevie Lee Bolton - every time I see him I'm like a stunned goldfish and just stand there with my mouth opening and closing. So between my untakebackably embarrassing family and a certain Stevie Lee, how will I be ready for Teen Factor X - not even my friends know about my dodgy yodelings and secret obsession with becoming a star...Funny, frank and surprisingly talented with a pair of knitting needles, meet Jenny Q in the hilarious new series from "Father Ted" and "Shameless" star Pauline McLynn. 

I got some REALLY nice books, what did you get this week? :)

23 comments:

  1. Yay I'm so glad you got stuff from NetGalley and Edelweiss! :) Pushing the Limits was an AMAZING book and The Goddess Legacy and Goddess Interrupted were also really good! :)

    Check out my Stacking the Shelves!

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    1. I know me too! :) Thanks for commenting! I checked out your post, awesome haul!

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  2. OMG you won't want to know how envious I am of your haul! ;) I've just finished The Goddess Test and I'm looking forward to get my hands on the next of its series, hope you'll enjoy your week with such many awesome books!!

    I'm now a proud new follower of your blog, do drop by mine @ bookaworld.wordpress.com too!

    -Alicia
    bookaworld.wordpress.com

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  3. Pushing the Limits is great! I hope you enjoy it!

    Letterbox Love!

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  4. I started Pushing the Limits last night, and so far I'm enjoying it.


    http://gizmosreviews.blogspot.com/2012/07/stacking-shelves-11.html

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  5. Great haul! I still have to read The Goddess Test, but I already want to read the rest of the series! Happy Reading :)

    My StS

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  6. Ooh I haven't read any of those yet, but want to read Goddess Interrupted. Hope you enjoy all your books :-)

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    1. Thank you! :) I've heard good things about it, you should read it! :)

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  7. I love The Goddess Test!! Enjoy reading!
    Check out my STS:
    http://jonababez.wordpress.com/2012/07/07/stacking-the-shelves-6-plus-a-birthday-giveaway/

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  8. I'm super excited to start Pushing The Limits and Confessions of an Angry Girl. You got some pretty sweet reads this week :) Enjoy the books you got this week :) Happy reading!

    MaryAnn @ Chapter by Chapter
    This week's haul!

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  9. I need to hurry and read The Goddess Legacy :)
    I have been wanting to check out Pushing The Limits also.
    Great haul!

    Janina
    My Haul :)

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    1. Thanks! You should read them, heard great things about them! :)

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  10. I have the first of the Goddess books on my shelf, I have been meaning to read it just haven't gotten to it yet.

    Happy Reading!

    My STS

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  11. Wow, great books! Pushing the Limits and Confessions of an Angry Girl are both AMAZING! I only just finished Confessions of an Angry Girl like.. 2 days ago. I adored it though! I hope you do too. :)

    My Stacking the Shelves

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    1. Thanks, I'm super happy with my haul this week! :) I'm glad to hear such great reviews on Pushing the Limits and Confessions of an angry girl! :)

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  12. Great books! I'm reading Pushing the Limits now and I LOVE it!! I havent heard much about the other books tho! Enjoy!

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    1. I'm glad you enjoying Pushing the Limits, I can't wait to read it! :)

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  13. Amazing haul! I really love the cover for Templeton Twins. I don't think I have come across that book before! And Pushing the Limits is a really moving read. I hope you like it. :)

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  14. Great haul! I read The Goddess Test a while ago and really enjoyed it but have still to get my hands on the rest of the series! Pushing The Limits also looks good - I've heard such good things about it so I can't wait to hear what you think! Enjoy all your books and happy reading! :D

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  15. Nice list of books this week. Pushing the Limits has been on my radar for a while now. I hope you like it.
    Book Sniffers Anonymous

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  16. Pushing the Limits really looks to be a good read for this year! I can't wait to get to it!
    Great stack this week, enjoy them all :)

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