Sunday, 26 August 2012

Stacking the Shelves #14


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I went to the library this week and got some wish list books *happy dance* and a couple of galleys :) Leave me a link and I'll stop by! :)

Library books:
1. Lucky - Rachel Vail
Lucky (Avery Sisters Trilogy, #1)
It's all good . . . and lucky Phoebe Avery plans to celebrate by throwing an end-of-the-year bash with her four closest friends. Everything will be perfect—from the guest list to the fashion photographer to the engraved invitations. The only thing left to do is find the perfect dress . . . until Phoebe goes from having it all to hiding all she's lost.
Phoebe's older sisters warn her to keep the family's crisis totally secret. Unfortunately, her alpha-girl best friend looks increasingly suspicious, and Phoebe's crush starts sending seriously mixed signals. Phoebe tries hard to keep smiling, but when her mother is humiliated in Neiman Marcus while buying Phoebe that perfect dress and her father decides to cancel her party, she panics. How far will she go to keep up her image as a lucky girl?
2. Tommy Sullivan Is A Freak - Meg Cabot
Tommy Sullivan is a Freak
Liar, liar.Katie Ellison is not a liar.It's just that telling the truth is so . . . tricky. She knows she shouldn't be making out with a drama club hottie behind her football- player boyfriend's back. She should probably admit that she can't stand eating quahogs (clams), especially since she's running for Quahog Princess in her hometown's annual Quahog Festival. And it would be a relief to finally tell someone what really happened the night Tommy Sullivan is a freak was spray-painted on the new wall outside the junior high school gymnasium-in neon orange, which still hasn't been sandblasted off. After all, everyone knows that's what drove Tommy out of town four years ago. But now Tommy Sullivan has come back. Katie is sure he's out for revenge, and she'll do anything to hang on to her perfect (if slightly dishonest) existence. Even if it means telling more lies than ever. Even if, now that Tommy's around, she's actually-no lie- having the time of her life.
3. Need - Carrie Jones
Need (Need, #1)
Zara White suspects there's a freaky guy semi-stalking her. She's also obsessed with phobias. And it's true, she hasn't exactly been herself since her stepfather died. But exiling her to shivery Maine to live with her grandmother? That seems a bit extreme. The move is supposed to help her stay sane...but Zara's pretty sure her mom just can't deal with her right now.
She couldn't be more wrong. Turns out the semi-stalker is not a figment of Zara's overactive imagination. In fact, he's still following her, leaving behind an eerie trail of gold dust. There's something not right - not human - in this sleepy Maine town, and all signs point to Zara.
In this creepy, compelling breakout novel, Carrie Jones delivers romance, suspense, and a creature you never thought you'd have to fear.
4. Lula does the Hula - Planning on buying the first one this week! :)
Aloha! I'm Talullah Bird - or Tatty, or Lu. But mostly people call me Lula. So, my big news is...I've finally been kissed. Eeeee! I have an actual, factual boyfriend! At least, I thought I did. But things with the perfect boy aren't going to plan - thanks to his journo gal pal, Evil Jazz. And that's not all. Hoooo no. In a few days I've got to dance the hula in public, put a stop to some seriously serious criminal activity, win a race, and stop Dad from shaming me totally with his weirdiness. Frikkly frik! Where is my normal life? Huh? Where? Please, someone, tell me I'm not jinxed forever...Laugh-out-loud funny and gorgeously romantic, Lula Does the Hula is the perfect summer read.
5. Wicked Lovely - Melissa Marr
Wicked Lovely (Wicked Lovely, #1)
Rule #3: Don't stare at invisible faeries.Aislinn has always seen faeries. Powerful and dangerous, they walk hidden in the mortal world. Aislinn fears their cruelty - especially if they learn of her Sight - and wishes she were as blind to their presence as other teens.Rule #2: Don't speak to invisible faeries.Now faeries are stalking her. One of them, Keenan, who is equal parts terrifying and alluring, is trying to talk to her, asking questions Aislinn is afraid to answer.Rule #1: Don't ever attract their attention.But it's too late. Keenan is the Summer King, who has sought his queen for nine centuries. Without her, summer itself will perish. He is determined that Aislinn will become the Summer Queen at any cost — regardless of her plans or desires. Suddenly none of the rules that have kept Aislinn safe are working anymore, and everything is on the line: her freedom; her best friend, Seth; her life; everything.Faery intrigue, mortal love, and the clash of ancient rules and modern expectations swirl together in Melissa Marr's stunning twnety-first-century faery tale.
6. 13 Little Blue Envelopes - Maureen Johnson
13 Little Blue Envelopes (Little Blue Envelope, #1)
From the acclaimed author of "The Key to the Golden Firebird." When Ginny receives 13 little blue envelopes with instructions to buy a plane ticket to London, she's soon on an adventure that will change her in more ways than one.
7. Nobody's Girl - Sarra Manning
Nobody's Girl
Bea thinks she's the most boring seventeen-year-old in the world. She's not pretty or popular or funny, unlike her mother who had Bea when she was 17. The only glamorous thing about Bea is the French father who left before she was born and lives in Paris. She yearns for la vie Parisienne every moment of her dull existence. So when Ruby Davies, the leader of her school's most elite clique picks Bea as her new best friend and asks her to go on holiday with them, she's wary but delighted. If nothing else it's two weeks away from her over-protective mother . But when the gang arrive in Spain, Bea is crushed to realise that Ruby and her posse have simply been using her. Bea wreaks vengeance on her so-called friends, and plans to decamp to Paris to find her father. But when she falls asleep on the train and wakes up in Bilbao, she meets a group of American students who are backpacking around Europe and bonds with them straight away, especially the gorgeous Toph, who helps heal Bea's hurting heart. And though Bea has a shock in store when they finally get to Paris, the 'City of Lovers ' really works it magic on Bea and Toph, who spend a week wandering the sun-dappled streets of Paris, talking, holding hands and falling in love. When it comes time to go home to confront her Mum about her mysterious father, the new version of Bea is determined that she 'll never go back to her old, boring way of life - she's no longer Nobody's Girl; she belongs to herself and to Toph...But with an ocean between them, will he wait for her?
For Review:
1. Girl Unmoored - Jennier Gooch Hummer
Girl Unmoored
Apron Bramhall has come unmoored. It’s 1985 and her mom has passed away, her evil stepmother is pregnant, and her best friend has traded her in for a newer model. Fortunately, she’s about to be saved by Jesus. Not that Jesus—the actor who plays him in Jesus Christ, Superstar. Apron is desperate to avoid the look-alike Mike (no one should look that much like Jesus unless they can perform a miracle or two), but suddenly he’s everywhere. Until one day, she’s stuck in church with him—of all places. And then something happens; Apron’s broken teenage heart blinks on for the first time since she’s been adrift. 
Mike and his grumpy boyfriend, Chad, offer her a summer job in their flower store and Apron’s world seems to calm. But when she uncovers Chad’s secret, coming of age becomes almost too much bear. She’s forced to see things the adults around her fail to—like what love really means and who is paying too much for it.
2. The Secret Underground - Natalie Bahm
The Secret Underground
 Twelve-year-old Ally is the only witness to a bank robbery in her small town. Unable to block out the memory of the robbers, a notorious gang known as the Gauze Men, Ally joins her little brother and a bunch of neighborhood boys digging a hole in her backyard.
Only the hole isn't just a hole - it's a massive set of tunnels snaking beneath the neighborhood and heading for an abandoned steel mill. Ally is old enough to know the danger, but she reasons spending time with sixth-grade heartthrob Paul is more fun than sitting at home with her worries. And dangerous it is - none of the kids' parents realize the tunnels exist, but the Gauze Men might.
100% of proceeds from this book will be donated to help a baby boy named Jayden, and contribute toward his family's massive medical expenses. Jayden suffers from a combination of congenital problems including Hirschsprung's disease.
3. Petronella & The Trogot - Cheryl Bentley
Petronella & The Trogot
Petronella moves to a cottage in a seemingly ideal village. But she soon comes into contact with its weird inhabitants, a tree-monster that appears in her garden, gets spooky night-time visits from a hooded horseman, and finds a boy-ghost in her house. How do creepy ghosts and scary monsters fit in with the invasion of spirits all over Fort Willow?



13 comments:

  1. Hey i'm a new follower :D !
    Wow you got so many books !
    I love Mellisa Marr's series <3. I loved Wicked Lovely and I can't wait to read her new book now Carnival of souls.
    I also really like Maureen Johnson's books !
    Happy reading :).

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  2. Wicked Lovely is really good, I have that book at home :) I also have 13 little blue envelopes which I haven't read yet but im really looking forward to it! And Nobody's Girl is really good - I <3 Sarra Manning!!!

    Happy reading all those wonderful books!

    Catherine :) xxx

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  3. Awesome books this week, Kyra! Lucky and Wicked Lovely look amazing, and are on my Wishlist. I hope you enjoy everything you've got, you're library must be fantastic!!!

    Thanks for stopping by my Showcase Sunday. Happy reading! :) xxx

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  4. Wow, great books! Wicked Lovely is also on my wishlist - it looks amazing! I really like the sound of a few of these... Hope you enjoy! :D

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  5. Awesome books! I have loved discussing them on Twitter with you, hehe! :D Sorry about you not liking the MC on Lucky and Tommy. Need and 13 Blue Envelopes look amazing, they have been on my wishlist since forever! Enjoy your book, and I'm looking forward to reading your reviews, Kyra! :)
    My SS:
    http://www.bookhi.blogspot.co.uk/2012/08/showcase-sunday-6-zoe-went-crazy-edition.html

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  6. Wow that's a lot of books. I hope you enjoy them all. I never finished Lula but I think I needed book 1 first.

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  7. New follower. Some of these books are brand new to me. Great haul of books. Come visit me too.

    Grace

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  8. The Need series looks so good! And I've been meaning to read the 13 Envelope series for a while, too. Great haul!

    Giselle
    Xpresso Reads

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  9. I have actually read several of these-love the Meg Cabot-it's very summery and it's obviously her book. No one else writes like Cabot!

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  10. I am a new follower. I have not heard of most of those books.
    Hope you enjoy them.
    Stacking the Shelves

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  11. I read Lula does the Hula and I didn't like it.
    lula is just too hyper! lol. :)

    Enjoy the books you got!

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  12. So many awesome books, and so little time. (sigh) Have fun reading, Kyra! I have Girl Unmoored on my iPad. Maybe I'll hurry and read it so if you get a chance to review it soon we can compare notes. :)

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