Saturday, 20 October 2012

Stacking the Shelves #21


I got a huuuugggee haul this week and I'm really excited to read them all! Leave me a link and I'll stop by!

For review:
1. Confessions of a Murder Suspect - James Patterson
Confessions of a Murder Suspect
James Patterson returns to the genre that made him famous with a thrilling teen detective series about the mysterious and magnificently wealthy Angel family . . . and the dark secrets they're keeping from one another.
On the night Malcolm and Maud Angel are murdered, Tandy Angel knows just three things: 1) She was the last person to see her parents alive. 2) The police have no suspects besides Tandy and her three siblings. 3) She can't trust anyone--maybe not even herself. Having grown up under Malcolm and Maud's intense perfectionist demands, no child comes away undamaged. Tandy decides that she will have to clear the family name, but digging deeper into her powerful parents' affairs is a dangerous-and revealing-game. Who knows what the Angels are truly capable of?
Won: 
2. Shadow and Bone - Leigh Bardugo
Shadow and Bone (The Grisha, #1)
Surrounded by enemies, the once-great nation of Ravka has been torn in two by the Shadow Fold, a swath of near impenetrable darkness crawling with monsters who feast on human flesh. Now its fate may rest on the shoulders of one lonely refugee.
Alina Starkov has never been good at anything. But when her regiment is attacked on the Fold and her best friend is brutally injured, Alina reveals a dormant power that saves his life—a power that could be the key to setting her war-ravaged country free. Wrenched from everything she knows, Alina is whisked away to the royal court to be trained as a member of the Grisha, the magical elite led by the mysterious Darkling.
Yet nothing in this lavish world is what it seems. With darkness looming and an entire kingdom depending on her untamed power, Alina will have to confront the secrets of the Grisha…and the secrets of her heart. Thank you to Enna at Squeaky Books!
 
Library:
2. Fallen - Lauren Kate
Fallen (Fallen, #1)
There’s something achingly familiar about Daniel Grigori.Mysterious and aloof, he captures Luce Price’s attention from the moment she sees him on her first day at the Sword & Cross boarding school in sultry Savannah. He’s the one bright spot in a place where cell phones are forbidden, the other students are all screw-ups, and security cameras watch every move.
Even Daniel wants nothing to do with Luce – he goes out of his way to make that very clear. But she can’t let it go. Drawn to him like a moth to a flame, Luce has to find out what Daniel is so desperate to keep secret...even if it kills her.
Dangerously exciting and darkly romantic, FALLEN is a page-turning thriller and the ultimate love story.

3. The Invention of Hugo Cabret - Brian Selznick
The Invention of Hugo Cabret
ORPHAN, CLOCK KEEPER, AND THIEF, Hugo lives in the walls of a busy Paris train station, where his survival depends on secrets and anonymity. But when his world suddenly interlocks with an eccentric, bookish girl and a bitter old man who runs a toy booth in the station, Hugo's undercover life, and his most precious secret, are put in jeopardy. A cryptic drawing, a treasured notebook, a stolen key, a mechanical man, and a hidden message from Hugo's dead father form the backbone of this intricate, tender, and spellbinding mystery.

4.What Happened To Goodbye? - Sarah Dessen
What Happened To Goodbye
Another town. Another school. Another Mclean. Ever since her parents' bitter divorce, Mclean and her father have been fleeing their unhappy past. And Mclean's become a pro at reinventing herself with each move. But in Lakeview, Mclean finds herself putting down roots and making friends—in part, thanks to Dave, the most real person Mclean's ever met. Dave just may be falling in love with her, but can he see the person she really is? Does Mclean herself know?

5. Dreamland - Sarah Dessen
Dreamland
Wake up, CaitlinEver since she started going out with Rogerson Biscoe, Caitlin seems to have fallen into a semiconscious dreamland where nothing is quite real. Rogerson is different from anyone Caitlin has ever known. He's magnetic. He's compelling. He's dangerous. Being with him makes Caitlin forget about everything else--her missing sister, her withdrawn mother, her lackluster life. But what happens when being with Rogerson becomes a larger problem than being without him?

6. Crossed - Ally Condie
Crossed (Matched, #2)
In search of a future that may not exist and faced with the decision of who to share it with, Cassia journeys to the Outer Provinces in pursuit of Ky — taken by the Society to his certain death — only to find that he has escaped, leaving a series of clues in his wake. 
Cassia’s quest leads her to question much of what she holds dear, even as she finds glimmers of a different life across the border. But as Cassia nears resolve and certainty about her future with Ky, an invitation for rebellion, an unexpected betrayal, and a surprise visit from Xander — who may hold the key to the uprising and, still, to Cassia’s heart — change the game once again. Nothing is as expected on the edge of Society, where crosses and double crosses make the path more twisted than ever.

7. The Declaration - Gemma Malley
The Declaration (The Declaration, #1)
Anna Covey is a ‘Surplus’. She should not have been born. In a society in which ageing is no longer feared, and death is no longer an inevitability, children are an abomination.
Like all Surpluses, Anna is living in a Surplus Hall and learning how to make amends for the selfish act her parents committed in having her. She is quietly accepting of her fate until, one day, a new inmate arrives. Anna’s life is thrown into chaos. But is she brave enough to believe this mysterious boy?
A tense and utterly compelling story about a society behind a wall, and the way in which two young people seize the chance to break free.




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All of my library books :D My grandma says I need to go to a psychologist because I take out too many books, you might laugh, but she wasn't joking O_O

14 comments:

  1. Wow! So many books...
    Congratulations on your win! "Shadow and Bone" looks great.
    I didn't like "What happened to Goodbye". It's not bad just not as good as other Sarah Dessen books.
    Enjoy your books!
    Looking forward to your reviews! :)

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  2. Wow! You got a lot of books. You can never have too many books from the library. Lol. It's free. Free is always good.:) My STS: http://booksarefabulous.blogspot.com/2012/10/stacking-shelves.html

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  3. Great titles here. I really should read Shadow and Bone before the end of the year. I hope you enjoy! :)

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  4. Awesome books! Confessions of a Murder Suspect looks super good. Happy reading.

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  5. Thanks for stopping by my STS! I really liked Fallen and Crossed, but didn't enjoy the sequels as much as the first book. I heard Shadow and Bone is supposed to be incredible. Enjoy! New follower by the way =)

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  6. Love the cover for Confessions of a Murder Suspect. So want it, but waiting for it to come out in Paperback.

    Grace

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  7. So many awesome books! Crossed and The Declaration are great, I hope you enjoy them. I need to read the Fallen series and more Sarah Dessen books, I've only read one! :O I haven't read a James Patterson book before, but I keep meaning to. Which one do you recommend?? Happy reading! And let's go and see a psychologist together, we might have too-many-books-out-of-the-library syndrome ;) x

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  8. I LOVED The Invention of Hugo Cabret! I finished it in an hour, then reread it immediately. Have you seen the movie?
    Btw I got The Declaration from the library too, after I posted my StS post. Enjoy your books!
    Here is my StS.

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  9. Great haul! Shadow and Bone is awesome!

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  10. Great books this week! Shadow and Bone is so good and I recently bought Confessions of a Murder Suspect and I can't wait to read it! Happy reading :) Check out my STS:

    Crystal @ Elegantly Bound Books

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  11. Great books. I really liked Shadow & Bone - hope you do too!

    Our Media Mail post is at Book Sake. –Jessica

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  12. great stash. I have Confessions of a Murder Suspect on audio. Can't wait to read it. new follower. love your look. my shelves http://jennreneeread.blogspot.com/2012/10/stacking-shelves-11.html

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  13. Man! I really need to read Shadow and Bone! I've heard fabulous things. I hope you enjoy all of these awesome reads!

    Tara @ Hobbitsies

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  14. So many, it's nice to see someone use the library so much!
    Sarah Dessen is a firm favourite of mine, for like all my teen years. Dreamland is very different to her other stuff, so emotional! Have you read anything by her before?
    Crossed, I thought, was better than Matched but I didn't like Matched that much. Those that liked Matched, I know didn't like Crossed and so on.
    And The Declaration! One series not many people know about. Enjoy!

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