Sunday, 4 November 2012

Stacking the Shelves #23


I got quite a good haul this week! My lovely parents treated me to some books hehe ;;) And I'm super happy about all of them!

For review: 
1. Throne of Glass - Sara J. Maas
Throne of Glass (Throne of Glass, #1)
Meet Celaena Sardothien.Beautiful. Deadly. Destined for greatness.
In the dark, filthy salt mines of Endovier, an eighteen-year-old girl is serving a life sentence. She is a trained assassin, the best of her kind, but she made a fatal mistake: she got caught.
Young Captain Westfall offers her a deal: her freedom in return for one huge sacrifice. Celaena must represent the prince in a to-the-death tournament—fighting the most gifted thieves and assassins in the land. Live or die, Celaena will be free. Win or lose, she is about to discover her true destiny. But will her assassin’s heart be melted?
Bought: Ebooks
2. Catching Jordan - Miranda Kenneally
Catching Jordan (Catching Jordan, #1)
 ONE OF THE BOYS
What girl doesn't want to be surrounded by gorgeous jocks day in and day out? Jordan Woods isn't just surrounded by hot guys, though-she leads them as the captain and quarterback of her high school football team. They all see her as one of the guys and that's just fine. As long as she gets her athletic scholarship to a powerhouse university.
But everything she's ever worked for is threatened when Ty Greeen moves to her school. Not only is he an amazing QB, but he's also amazingly hot. And for the first time, Jordan's feeling vulnerable. Can she keep her head in the game while her heart's on the line?

3. Shiver - Maggie Stiefvater
Shiver (The Wolves of Mercy Falls, #1)
For years, Grace has watched the wolves in the woods behind her house. One yellow-eyed wolf--her wolf--is a chilling presence she can't seem to live without. Meanwhile, Sam has lived two lives: In winter, the frozen woods, the protection of the pack, and the silent company of a fearless girl. In summer, a few precious months of being human . . . until the cold makes him shift back again. Now, Grace meets a yellow-eyed boy whose familiarity takes her breath away. It's her wolf. It has to be. But as winter nears, Sam must fight to stay human--or risk losing himself, and Grace, forever.

4. The Raven Boys - Maggie Stiefvater
The Raven Boys (Raven Cycle, #1)
It is freezing in the churchyard, even before the dead arrive.
Every year, Blue Sargent stands next to her clairvoyant mother as the soon-to-be dead walk past. Blue herself never sees them—not until this year, when a boy emerges from the dark and speaks directly to her.
His name is Gansey, and Blue soon discovers that he is a rich student at Aglionby, the local private school. Blue has a policy of staying away from Aglionby boys. Known as Raven Boys, they can only mean trouble.
But Blue is drawn to Gansey, in a way she can’t entirely explain. He has it all—family money, good looks, devoted friends—but he’s looking for much more than that. He is on a quest that has encompassed three other Raven Boys: Adam, the scholarship student who resents all the privilege around him; Ronan, the fierce soul who ranges from anger to despair; and Noah, the taciturn watcher of the four, who notices many things but says very little.
For as long as she can remember, Blue has been warned that she will cause her true love to die. She never thought this would be a problem. But now, as her life becomes caught up in the strange and sinister world of the Raven Boys, she’s not so sure anymore.
5. Rua - Miranda Kavi

Rua (Rua, Book 1)A girl with an unknown destiny. 
A boy from a hidden world. 
When Celeste starts at a new school in a small, Kansas town, she hears whispering voices, has vivid nightmares, and swarms of blackbirds follow her every move. She is oddly drawn to aloof Rylan, the other new student who has his own secrets. 
The exact moment she turns seventeen, she wakes to a bedroom full of strange creatures, purple light emanating from her hands, and Rylan breaking in through her bedroom window.
He knows what she is . . .

Won: Thank you to YA Novelties
I was super excited when I won this giveaway as I've been dying to get my hands on a copy of this book!
6. 52 Reasons to Hate my Father - Jessica Brody
52 Reasons to Hate My Father
Being America’s favorite heiress is a dirty job, but someone’s gotta do it. 
Lexington Larrabee has never to work a day in her life. After all, she’s the heiress to the multi-billion-dollar Larrabee Media empire. And heiresses are not supposed to work. But then again, they’re not supposed to crash brand new Mercedes convertibles into convenience stores on Sunset Blvd either.
Which is why, on Lexi’s eighteen birthday, her ever-absent, tycoon father decides to take a more proactive approach to her wayward life. Every week for the next year, she will have to take on a different low-wage job if she ever wants to receive her beloved trust fund. But if there’s anything worse than working as a maid, a dishwasher, and a fast-food restaurant employee, it’s dealing with Luke, the arrogant, albeit moderately attractive, college intern her father has assigned to keep tabs on her.
In a hilarious “comedy of heiress” about family, forgiveness, good intentions, and best of all, second chances, Lexi learns that love can be unconditional, money can be immaterial, and, regardless of age, everyone needs a little saving. And although she might have 52 reasons to hate her father, she only needs one reason to love him.

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12 comments:

  1. i got catching jordan too this week! yay for awesome books. happy reading :)

    our book haul

    -michelle

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  2. Omg I badly want to read 52 reasons to hate my father! I read shiver and loved it and I just borrowed Throne of glass from the library. Great books :D

    Happy readingxxxx

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  3. Wow! You got some great books this week! So jealous that you got Throne of Glass, I've sooooo need to read this book! Its had some brilliant reviews! :D I can't wait to see what you think! :-) Shiver is a brilliant book! I absolutely loved it, I think you will really like it! Though in all honesty I haven't read the rest of the series yet! :/ The Raven Boys is another book I have got and yet to read. Its horrible having so many to books read to read. You and I both know what that's like! Haha!Rua looks so good, I haven't actually heard of this book!:)
    I hope you enjoy all your books! I haven't got a showcase today :/. I'm going to a biggy next week! Sorry I haven't been around to comment much! I will from now on though! :-)

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  4. Your books this week are so awesome!! First, I loved loved LOVED Throne of Glass! Seriously.. so amazing. It was everything I hoped it would be. And I've been dying to read Catching Jordan and 50 Reasons! Super jealous!

    My Stacking the Shelves - My First Physical ARCs Edition

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  5. Great haul! First off..I'm loving your new profile icon! Shiver and Rua look amazing and congrats on winning a competition! xx

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  6. Wow loads of good books for you this week! Hope you enjoy Shiver, the Mercy Falls series is pretty good (Sam is so sweet <3)! I have Throne Of Glass at home too, can't wait to start that because loads of people have loved it!

    Happy reading :D
    Catherine xxx

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  7. Awesome books! Throne of Glass is amazing, but beware of the slow start, that put me off it for a while :P I am dying to read Shiver, The Raven Boys, and Catching Jordan too. Congrats on winning 52 Reasons, that book looks so good - and I love the trailer;) Enjoy<3

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  8. Awesome haul! The only one I was unfamiliar with was Rua, which has an absolutely gorgeous cover!

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  9. Nice haul.

    I currently have Throne of Glass on my Kindle Wish List. Don't know when I'll be able to get it, but I've heard plenty of good views on it.

    Enjoy your haul.

    Please check out my latest haul at http://resolution-corner.blogspot.co.uk/2012/11/showcase-sunday-is-meme-hosted-by-vicky.html

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  10. Just stopping by to say thank you for signing up for the 2013 Standalone Reading Challenge - best of luck to you! Congratulations on passing 200 followers.

    Britta

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  11. Great set of books. I am still trying to get to Throne of Glass. My haul http://jennreneeread.blogspot.com/2012/11/stacking-shelves-13_4.html

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  12. Hey,
    I read Shiver and really liked it, but Linger and Forever were quite dissapointing. The other books sound interesting. Did you read Choker by Elizabeth Woods?

    C
    http://theveggiepolyglotographer.blogspot.fr/

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