Sunday, 23 September 2012

Stacking the Shelves #18



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Okay, I am officially on a book buying ban *sobs*,  I walked into a book store today and this self-control that I needed O_O They had The Selection, Liesl and Po, Pandemodioum, Fallen, Torment, Passion, Rapture, THE FAULT IN OUR STARS (My dad will not let me get any more books as he says I have too many, pfft!), Seraphina, The Duff, I could probably go on the whole day! Anyway, I didn't buy anything but, I did go to a HUGE, FANTASTIC library and below is all that I got! So I'm superdidooperdi happy about all of these! :D I also used my mom's card as I've taken out the 7 books I'm only allowed at a time out on my card already   >.< 

Library:
1. Whisper My Name - Jane Eagland (I was going to buy this at the book shop!)
Whisper My Name
Since she was twelve, Meriel Garland has lived with her grandfather in London, exiled from her beloved India following the death of her mother. Now sixteen, Meriel chafes against the strict regime of tests and study that her grandfather imposes on her. Escaping, she discovers a world outside her narrow existence - one that promises admiration for her acting skills, social success and the excitement of seances. But what should have been a game turns serious as the young medium Sophie Casson passes on a message from Meriel's dead mother - and Meriel begins to suspect she might not be alone in the world after all. In searching for the truth about her past, Meriel uncovers a sinister scheme - and soon it's hard to know who she can really trust.
2. Waves - Sharon Dogar (I was going to buy this book LAST YEAR and then they sold out, so when they had it at my local library and I just had to get it!:D)
Waves
Charley almost died in the waves last summer.Now she’s in a coma, neither dead nor alive.On returning to the beach, her younger brother Hal finds it hard to shake off her presence. Thoughts of Charley begin crowding his mind, revealing strange places and violent emotions—thoughts that Hal comes to realise are not entirely his own. As Hal digs deeper into the mystery of her accident, he discovers the truth of what happened.
Veined with thrilling mystery and tinged with the super-sensory, Wavesis a compelling coming-of-age story about first love and tragic loss.
3. Magic Under Glass - Jaclyn Dolamore (EEEP, will explain why I'm so excited about this one when I review it!)
Magic Under Glass
Nimira is a music-hall performer forced to dance for pennies to an audience of leering drunks. When wealthy sorcerer Hollin Parry hires her to do a special act - singing accompaniment to an exquisite piano-playing automaton, Nimira believes it is the start of a new life. In Parry's world, however, buried secrets stir. Unsettling below-stairs rumours abound about ghosts, a mad woman roaming the halls, and of Parry's involvement in a gang of ruthless sorcerers who torture fairies for sport. When Nimira discovers the spirit of a dashing young fairy gentleman is trapped inside the automaton's stiff limbs, waiting for someone to break the curse and set him free, the two fall in love. But it is a love set against a dreadful race against time to save the entire fairy realm, which is in mortal peril.
4. Maximum Ride: The Angel Experiment - James Patterson (My good friend, Georgia, mentioned this series to me, so I took the first book out and I hope that I will enjoy it!:D)
The Angel Experiment (Maximum Ride, #1)
In James Patterson's blockbuster series, fourteen-year-old Maximum Ride, better known as Max, knows what it's like to soar above the world. She and all the members of the "flock"--Fang, Iggy, Nudge, Gasman and Angel--are just like ordinary kids--only they have wings and can fly. It may seem like a dream come true to some, but their lives can morph into a living nightmare at any time...like when Angel, the youngest member of the flock, is kidnapped and taken back to the "School" where she and the others were experimented on by a crew of wack jobs. Her friends brave a journey to blazing hot Death Valley, CA, to save Angel, but soon enough, they find themselves in yet another nightmare--this one involving fighting off the half-human, half-wolf "Erasers" in New York City. Whether in the treetops of Central Park or in the bowels of the Manhattan subway system, Max and her adopted family take the ride of their lives. Along the way Max discovers from her old friend and father-figure Jeb--now her betrayed and greatest enemy--that her purpose is save the world--but can she?

5. The Clockwork Angel - Cassandra Clare (EEEEEPPP! They also had the City of Bones 
available yesterday...but it was charged out today. I missed it. By one day O_O
Clockwork Angel (The Infernal Devices, #1)
Magic is dangerous—but love is more dangerous still.When sixteen-year-old Tessa Gray crosses the ocean to find her brother, her destination is England, the time is the reign of Queen Victoria, and something terrifying is waiting for her in London's Downworld, where vampires, warlocks and other supernatural folk stalk the gaslit streets. Only the Shadowhunters, warriors dedicated to ridding the world of demons, keep order amidst the chaos. Kidnapped by the mysterious Dark Sisters, members of a secret organization called The Pandemonium Club, Tessa soon learns that she herself is a Downworlder with a rare ability: the power to transform, at will, into another person. What’s more, the Magister, the shadowy figure who runs the Club, will stop at nothing to claim Tessa's power for his own.
Friendless and hunted, Tessa takes refuge with the Shadowhunters of the London Institute, who swear to find her brother if she will use her power to help them. She soon finds herself fascinated by—and torn between—two best friends: James, whose fragile beauty hides a deadly secret, and blue-eyed Will, whose caustic wit and volatile moods keep everyone in his life at arm's length . . . everyone, that is, but Tessa. As their search draws them deep into the heart of an arcane plot that threatens to destroy the Shadowhunters, Tessa realizes that she may need to choose between saving her brother and helping her new friends save the world. . . . and that love may be the most dangerous magic of all
6. Matched - Ally Condie (I actually ordered this in from another library and it still hasn't arrived...after two months!! So I took it out today! YAY!)
Matched (Matched, #1)
Cassia has always trusted the Society to make the right choices for her: what to read, what to watch, what to believe. So when Xander's face appears on-screen at her Matching ceremony, Cassia knows with complete certainty that he is her ideal mate... until she sees Ky Markham's face flash for an instant before the screen fades to black.
The Society tells her it's a glitch, a rare malfunction, and that she should focus on the happy life she's destined to lead with Xander. But Cassia can't stop thinking about Ky, and as they slowly fall in love, Cassia begins to doubt the Society's infallibility and is faced with an impossible choice: between Xander and Ky, between the only life she's known and a path that no one else has dared to follow.
7. The Sky Is Everywhere - Jandy Nelson (EEEEEEEEPPPPP!)
The Sky is Everywhere
Seventeen-year-old Lennie Walker, bookworm and band geek, plays second clarinet and spends her time tucked safely and happily in the shadow of her fiery older sister, Bailey. But when Bailey dies abruptly, Lennie is catapulted to center stage of her own life—and, despite her nonexistent history with boys, suddenly finds herself struggling to balance two. Toby was Bailey's boyfriend; his grief mirrors Lennie's own. Joe is the new boy in town, a transplant from Paris whose nearly magical grin is matched only by his musical talent. For Lennie, they're the sun and the moon; one boy takes her out of her sorrow, the other comforts her in it. But just like their celestial counterparts, they can't collide without the whole wide world exploding.
This remarkable debut is perfect for fans of Sarah Dessen, Deb Caletti, and Francesca Lia Block. Just as much a celebration of love as it is a portrait of loss, Lennie's struggle to sort her own melody out of the noise around her is always honest, often hilarious, and ultimately unforgettable.
8. Sweethearts - Sarah Zarr (Triple EEEPPP! WISH LIST BOOK! :D)
Sweethearts
As children, Jennifer Harris and Cameron Quick were both social outcasts. They were also one another's only friend. So when Cameron disappears without warning, Jennifer thinks she's lost the only person who will ever understand her. Now in high school, Jennifer has been transformed. Known as Jenna, she's popular, happy, and dating, everything "Jennifer" couldn't be---but she still can't shake the memory of her long-lost friend. 
When Cameron suddenly reappears, they are both confronted with memories of their shared past and the drastically different paths their lives have taken.
From the National Book Award nominated author of Story of a Girl, Sweethearts is a story about the power of memory, the bond of friendship, and the quiet resilience of our childhood hearts.
9. I am Number Four - Pittacus Lore
I Am Number Four (Lorien Legacies, #1)
Nine of us came here. We look like you. We talk like you. We live among you. But we are not you. We can do things you dream of doing. We have powers you dream of having. We are stronger and faster than anything you have ever seen. We are the superheroes you worship in movies and comic books--but we are real.
Our plan was to grow, and train, and become strong, and become one, and fight them. But they found us and started hunting us first. Now all of us are running. Spending our lives in shadows, in places where no one would look, blending in. we have lived among you without you knowing.
But "they" know.
They caught Number One in Malaysia.Number Two in England.And Number Three in Kenya.They killed them all.
I am Number Four.I am next.
10. The Power of Six - Pittacus Lore
The Power of Six
We are the last defence.I've seen him on the news. Followed the stories about what happened in Ohio. John Smith, out there, on the run. To the world, he's a mystery. But to me . . . he's one of us.Nine of us came here, but sometimes I wonder if time has changed us—if we all still believe in our mission. How can I know? There are six of us left. We're hiding, blending in, avoiding contact with one another . . . but our Legacies are developing, and soon we'll be equipped to fight. Is John Number Four, and is his appearance the sign I've been waiting for? And what about Number Five and Six? Could one of them be the raven-haired girl with the stormy eyes from my dreams? The girl with powers that are beyond anything I could ever imagine? The girl who may be strong enough to bring the six of us together?They caught Number One in Malaysia.Number Two in England.And Number Three in Kenya.They tried to catch Number Four in Ohio—and failed.I am Number Seven. One of six still alive.And I'm ready to fight.
 
Every single one of those books were on my wish list so YAY! :D What did you lovely people get this week? :D

25 comments:

  1. Wow, awesome books, Kyra!!! I especially like the look of Magic Under Glass, because the blurb and cover are so sweet and intriguing!

    By the way, about your comment on my Showcase Sunday, YES we should definitely do a read-along of The Iron King together!!! Let me know when you're planning on starting it and I'll start too. :D xxx

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  2. I've read Matched, but haven't read the end! Something always stops me!
    I'm going to read Clockwork Angel soon, too!<3

    HAPPY READING!

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  3. Massive haul. I really enjoyed Maximum Ride. I love Fang and Max.

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  4. LOTS of goodies this week!! Some are new to me. Sweethearts I've never heard of, but that sounds awesome! I'll be adding that to my TBR list for sure! Hope you enjoy your books this week!!

    Lisa @ Lost in Literature
    My Stacking the Shelves
    And check out my NEW design! :)

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  5. You had an awesome library visit. Whisper My Name sounds amazing. I really liked Magic Under Glass when I read it. Matched was pretty good. I still have the sequel on my stack unread though. My new book posts are at Ms. Martin Teaches Media and Inside of a Dog. Stop by if you get a chance. Happy reading!

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  6. Fab books, Kyra! :D
    Clockwork Angel is AMAZING, I can't wait to hear what you think :) I have yet to read CC's other books though... >.<
    The Sky is Everywhere and Matched are fab too. :)
    I really want to read Waves, I keep seeing it! Happy reading! :D xx

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  7. You got awesome books at your library! :) Especially Magic Under Glass! I heard great things about it. Happy reading to you!

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  8. Great list-I am so backed up on review books but I'm hoping to make good use of my library come December! The only book I got this week was Hidden by Sophie Jordan which ended up being about what I expected.

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  9. OMG AWESOME BOOKS KYRA! i have read the Maximum ride series and I enjoyed them so I hope you do too. :) I actually have Waves And Whisper My Name waiting for me to read and review on my bookshelf so tell me what you think of them AND OMG UR DAD IS SO CRUEL! lOL but you do have loads of books..I've seen your book shelf and I AM SO JEALOUS! xx

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  10. AHHHH Sweethearts is so friggin' good! And I almost didn't recognize those Jaclyn Dolamore books! All kinds of pretty covers. Enjoy your awesome books!

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  11. Thanks for stopping by my STS! Your books look awesome, I really want to get into the Infernal Devices series. Enjoy!

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  12. Great book haul! I have read Clockwork Angel, Matched and I reviewed the Sky is Everywhere a couple of weeks ago.. They are all amazing! I need to start the Maximum Ride series.. apparently it is really good! :)

    Happy Reading :)

    My Showcase Sunday :)



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  13. Those are freaking awesome books! Clockwork Angel was PHENOMENAL. Maximum Ride looks freaking cool! Sounds cool too! The Sky is Everywhere, I Am Number Four and Sweethearts are on the top of my TBR list. Awesome haul! :D

    Fara @ Tumbling In Books

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  14. You got a great selection of books! I always love seeing people with eclectic reading tastes. I have a few of these on my TBR/wish list. I really need to start reading Cassandra Clare's books. Happy reading! :-)

    My Stacking the Shelves: http://sweetmarie-83.blogspot.ca/2012/09/stacking-shelves-september-23rd.html

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  15. Awesome haul you got there! Magic under Glass sounds amazing, I've added it to my TBR list :) And I love Clockwork Angel! I've been meaning to check out Matched for forever but haven't gotten around to it... and I think I have one of those small sample-chapter-booklets for The Sky is Everywhere lying around somewhere, I remember being intrigued by the description :) Great books! And I commiserate with your standing in the bookstore experience! I put myself on a buying-ban until I've finished my current load...
    Thanks for stopping by my post earlier! :)

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  16. What an amazing bunch of books you have there! Hurrah, I hope you love them all :)

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  17. Awesome haul! I totally wish I could go to the library now I totally can't at ALL since I never read them anyways >.< But I hope you enjoy them I LOVED The Clockwork Angel hardcore! :D

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  18. Yay fantastic haul this week! I definitely want to start the James Patterson series. I just need more hours! lol Yay for Clockwork Angel and I An Number Four! Thanks for sharing. I hope you enjoy everything you got this week. Happy reading!

    MaryAnn @ Chapter by Chapter
    Our STS this week

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  19. Awesome haul! You got some wonderful books. I can't wait to read I am Number Four and The Power of Six. Clockwork Angel is one of my favourite novels and the next one is even better. Hope you enjoy all of your books.

    Ange @ Moonlight Reader

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  20. Wow, so many great books. I want to read Matched and the Infernal Devices series one day.

    Thanks for stopping by.

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  21. Wow, so many books from your library!

    I've been wanting to read some Sara Zarr, so I'll be interested to see what you think.
    I've, well, attempted to read Waves, but really didn't like it. However, I know people that love that book!
    The Sky is Everywhere is simply beautiful, really lovely and Matched is also a good choice! Hope you enjoy!

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  22. Oh, the book buying ban, such a horror! I'm currently on one too and I just want to buy even more books. Amazon should shut down for a while!
    But you've got some awesome books from the library!

    Happy reading and thanks for stopping by!

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  23. Wow, great haul! Whisper my Name sounds like the type of novel I would enjoy so I will be looking into that. Great blog and nice background. I'm a new follower!
    Alex @ Possession of Books

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  24. I really like the cover of Magic under Glass. Hope you enjoy all your reads! Thanks for stopping by my STS:)

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  25. I have to say that The Maximum Ride series is pretty amazing. I was honestly disappointed with a few of the books, but overall it was an amazing series. I really hope you will enjoy the first book. And everything else you got.

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