Sunday, 16 September 2012

Stacking the Shelves #17

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I got two review books this week and I bought about seven, so I'll be showing you them in my post today! :) Don't forget to leave our link :D

For Review:
1. Kiss Date Love Hate - Luisa Plaja
(Thank you so much to the wonderful author for giving me her book to review! It looks utterly fantastic and has been on my wish list for awhile! *grins*)
Kiss, Date, Love, Hate
What if you could change your friends' lives and loves through the settings of a computer game...?Lex Murphy's group of friends have all dated, hated, ignored and lusted after each other for the last few years. If only there was a way of matching people perfectly to avoid all the unrequited love, dumping and drama! Then Lex's friend George is given a mysterious Sims-like game by his software-testing dad which involves building character profiles in the categories of Life, Looks and Love. Lex and George populate the game with avatars for all their mates, making a few 'wishful thinking' adjustments to the settings - and find that the next day these tinkerings have come true! But how long can this new calm, loved-up atmosphere continue?
2. Ever - Jessa Russo
(Thank you to Netgalley and Curiosity Quills Press)
Seventeen-year-old Ever’s love life has been on hold for the past two years. She’s secretly in love with her best friend Frankie, and he’s completely oblivious.
Of course, it doesn't help that he’s dead, and waking up to his ghost every day has made moving on nearly impossible.
Frustrated and desperate for something real, Ever finds herself falling for her hot new neighbor Toby. His relaxed confidence is irresistible, and not just Ever knows it. But falling for Toby comes with a price that throws Ever’s life into a whirlwind of chaos and drama. More than hearts are on the line, and more than Ever will suffer.
Some girls lose their hearts to love.
Some girls lose their minds.
Ever Van Ruysdael could lose her soul.

3. Timeriders - Alex Scarrow
TimeRiders (TimeRiders, #1)
Liam O’Connor should have died at sea in 1912.Maddy Carter should have died on a plane in 2010.Sal Vikram should have died in a fire in 2026.
Yet moments before death, someone mysteriously appeared and said, ‘Take my hand ...’
But Liam, Maddy and Sal aren’t rescued. They are recruited by an agency that no one knows exists, with only one purpose—to fix broken history. Because time travel is here, and there are those who would go back in time and change the past. That’s why the TimeRiders exist: to protect us. To stop time travel from destroying the world...
4. The Way of the Warrior (Young Samurai #1) - Chris Bradford
The Way of the Warrior (Young Samurai, #1)
Jack Fletcher is shipwrecked off the coast of Japan, his beloved father and the crew lie slaughtered by ninja pirates. Rescued by a legendary master swordsman and brought under his wing, Jack begins the grueling physical and psychological training needed to become a samurai. Life at Samurai school is fraught with difficulty for Jack who is bullied and treated as an outcast. With his friend the remarkable, beautiful Akiko at his side and all the courage he can muster, Jack has to prove himself. Will he be able to face deadly rivals and challenges that will test him to his very limits?

5. The Way of the Sword (Young Samurai #2) - Chris Bradford
The Way of the Sword (Young Samurai, #2)
JAPAN 1612.One year of training in samurai school and Jack is in real trouble…He’s struggling to prepare for the Circle of Three, an ancient ritual that tests courage, skill and spirit to the limit. At the same time, Jack is caught in a running battle with fellow student Kazuki and his gang.But these are the least of Jack’s problems. He knows his deadly rival – the ninja Dragon Eye – could strike at any moment. Jack possesses the very thing he will kill for. Can Jack master the Way of the Sword in time to survive a fight to the death?

6. The Way of the Dragon (Young Samurai #3) - Chris Bradford
The Way of the Dragon (Young Samurai, #3)
Critics and fans alike can't get enough of the heroism, friendship and adventure in this fast-paced series full of ancient dangers and treasures untold. Hailed as having "some of the most exciting fight sequences imaginable on paper," readers will be "studying for their belts in between episodes." In this final volume, Japan is threatened with war and Jack Fletcher is facing his greatest battle yet. Samurai are taking sides and as the blood begins to flow, Jack's warrior training is put to the ultimate test. His survival--and that of his friends--depends upon him mastering the Two Heavens, the secret sword technique of the legendary samurai Masamoto Takeshi. But first Jack must recover his father's prize possession from the deadly ninja Dragon Eye. Can Jack defeat his ruthless enemy? Or will the ninja complete his mission to kill the young English samurai?

7. The Ring of Earth (Young Samurai #4) - Chris Bradford 
The Ring of Earth (Young Samurai, #4)
JACK FLETCHER IS ON THE RUNWith no sensei to guide him, he has just his wits and his swords against many new and unknown enemies, as he journeys along the treacherous road to the port of Nagasaki and perhaps home...But the Shogun’s samurai are hot on his trail. Barely escaping their clutches, Jack runs headlong into a trap. Kidnapped by ninja and led to their village deep in the mountains, Jack has no means of escape.The only question is who will kill him first – the ninja or samurai?

8. The Ring of Water (Young Samurai #5) - Chris Bradford
The Ring of Water (Young Samurai, #5)
JACK FLETCHER IS LEFT FOR DEAD....Autumn, 1614. Bruised and battered, Jack Fletcher wakes up in a roadside inn wrapped only in a dirty kimono. He has lost everything, including his memory of what happened.Determined to discover the truth, Jack goes on a quest to retrieve his belongings - his precious swords, his friend Akiko's black pearl and most important of all, his father’s prize possession.Relying on his samurai and ninja training, Jack realises The Ring of Water is the key to his survival.But with only a washed up Ronin - a masterless samurai - for help, what will Jack manage to find? What will he lose? And what will he have to sacrifice?


  1. Great collection this week! I really enjoyed Kiss, Date, Love, Hate - so I hope you do too! I never usually like any chick-lit books but that one was an exception! ;)

  2. I have yet to read any Luisa Plaja books but I really want to! :)
    I've read Time Riders - that was really good, the whole concept of it was very interesting.
    I haven't read any of the Young Samurai books but the author came to visit our school before and that was fun!

    Happy reading this week :)
    Catherine x

  3. I loved Kiss, Date, Love, Hate and really want to read Starcrossed!

    Happy reading! <3

  4. So many samurais! Haha. Fun! Although I wasn't impressed by Starcrossed, I still hope you enjoy it :D

    Happy reading!

  5. Kiss Date Love Hate is so good! I was so impressed!
    Happy reading!

  6. Ahhh starcrossed looks so awesome! I've been wanting to read it for a while but it's just one of those books that escapes your grasp grr! I've seen ever around a few times, I'll have to check it out! Nice haul!

    Shae @ Understanding Shae's Story

  7. Great books you got this week! Ever has such a pretty cover! Looking forward to your review off the book. Enjoy!

    J'adore Happy Endings

  8. Ooh, great books! Yay for Kiss, Date, Love Hate! That is one of my favourite books :D
    I need to read Starcrossed, that series looks fantastic.
    I need to read the Time Riders series too, and the Young Samurai series look epic - ninjas in books are awesome! I hope they become more popular ;)
    Happy reading, Kyra! x

  9. I heard great things about some but they are new for me for the others, happy reading!

    here is mine

  10. Nice selections. That Samurai series sound like something the boys in my HS media center would enjoy. I'll have to add them to my next order. My new books posts are at Inside of a Dog and Ms. Martin Teaches Media. Happy reading.

  11. Happy Reading with all those books! :)
    Just to let you know I have nominated you for the one lovely blog award :)

    My post can me found HERE

    :) xxx

  12. Awesome haul! I've also gotten Ever by Jessa Russo. It's really good.

    Here's my SS:

  13. You got Ever!!! o.O I'm jelous ;) Timeriders also sounds awesome, I hadn't heard of it before!
    I've seen the Young Samurai books at the store but haven't checked them out, even though I love stories set in Japan.
    Yeah, book buying bans suck :( But I read that your pile is currently 700 books high! Oh my God o.O I'd don't know whether the thought of so many unread books delights or depresses me (how will I ever read them all etc). Enjoy digging in, though :) Thanks for stopping by my post!

  14. Congrats on all the books. I've only ever heard or Starcrossed. Happy Reading!!! 8)

  15. Starcrossed has been on my shelf for quite a while now. I should really get to it before the end of the year! I hope you enjoy! I'm a new follower. :)

  16. Thanks for stopping by my STS! I got Ever too, the description sounded really interesting!

  17. Great stack of books! These look really good! I hope you love them all, especially Starcrossed :)

    Thanks for stopping by my STS!

  18. Great books! Happy reading!

    Thanks for stopping by my STS =)

  19. Great haul this week! Kiss Date Love Hate sounds interesting! I'll have to check it out. I have Starcrossed sitting on my shelf STILL waiting to be read. I really want to get to it soon.

    I hope you enjoy every single title! Thanks for sharing and happy reading! Thanks for stopping by :)

    MaryAnn @ Chapter by Chapter
    Our STS this week

  20. Oh, Starcrossed! My copy is collecting dust on my shelves :s, I really should start reading it soon. I've heard great things about it!
    Happy reading and thanks for stopping by!

  21. Kiss Date Love Hate is a wonderful book, I really hope you enjoy it :)

  22. Starcrossed sounds amazing! I've been wanting to read it for a while :) Great haul!

  23. Hm, I'm curious about Starcrossed, since I've seen very mixed reviews. Great books you got this week! Thank you for stopping by my blog and for following, I'm following you back :)
    Happy reading!

  24. Hi Kyra!! What a great haul! I have Starcrossed sitting on my shelf for a while now. I hope it's better than what people have been saying. I love mythology! Thank you for stopping by!

  25. Kiss, date, love, hate has a cute cover! Ever seems interesting and I love the cover as well. It looks like a movie poster. I'm sold on Timeriders, I love time travel stories. The Samurai series looks good too, though it's not my type.

  26. Hi Kyra! it's Emily! Timeriders looks really good I have it at home and it's on my reading list next!your blog looks amazing
    Em X

  27. Looks like you got some great stuff! Ever looks amazing! Happy reading! :D

    Thanks for stopping by my StS last week! Followed you back. :)


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