Sunday, 11 November 2012

Stacking the Shelves #24

I didn't really get much this week. All the books I received are review copies and I am really looking forward to reading all of them!

For review:
1. ParaNorman - Emily Cody Kimmel
ParaNorman: A Novel
In a quaint New England town with a history of witches and pilgrims, misunderstood eleven-year-old Norman Babcock can see and talk to ghosts. No one believes him, of course-everyone just thinks he's weird (including his parents). But when a folktale of a witch who cursed her accusers turns out to be true, it's up to Norman to save the town from pilgrim zombies! In addition to the zombies, he'll have to take on a very angry witch, an annoying sidekick, his boy-crazy teenage sister, and dozens of moronic grown-ups who get in his way. This young ghoul whisperer finds his paranormal talents pushed to their otherworldly limits in this hilarious and spooky adventure!

2. Loving Summer - Kailin Gow
Loving Summer (Loving Summer, #1)
Summer has always looked forward to spending her summers at her Aunt's beach house with the Donovans. To her, summers at Aunt Sookie's beach house was magical, especially getting to spend time with the Donovans - her best friend Rachel and Rachel's brothers Nathaniel, and Drew. Here at Aunt Sookie's beach house, they can be anyone and anything they dreamed. For Summer, she had always wished to become as pretty as Rachel and for her brothers to think of her as more than Rachel's friend. For Nat and Drew, summers at Aunt Sookie's beach house meant fun and escape, a place where they go to with their mom and sister for the summer, away from city life. They never thought this summer would be different. They never thought things would change as much as they did...and it all began with them falling for and loving Summer.

3. Trading Faces - Ann Herrick
Trading FacesWhat if you went to sleep plain and woke up beautiful--or vice versa?
An "Ugly Betty" and a Popular Beauty wind up trading faces—and lives—and the situation is not what either one expected.
When 15-year-old Darcy Doane wakes up as Cybil Sheffield, she is thrilled. Cybil is everything Darcy has ever wanted to be. Pretty. Popular. Only… all the attention isn’t exactly what Darcy expected. Especially when her own brother, Joey, is crushing on her. Gross. But then there's Devon, the real Cybil's boyfriend .... 
Cybil is shocked when she looks in the mirror and sees a face she totally doesn’t recognize. She thought not always being the center of attention might be a good thing, but being invisible is hardly bearable. Even her boyfriend, Devon, looks right through her! How can she survive when the only people (except a family of strangers) who even know she's alive are three dipsticks she can't remember ever seeing before? And why hasn't she ever noticed her new "brother," Joey, before?
With the school play, potential boyfriends and an A-List party coming up, Darcy and Cybil have a lot to work out. There’s a learning curve for both of them, especially after they are caught fighting at school and forced by the principal to help her at a Return-to-Work project for displaced women.
Trouble is, how do they get their own lives back? And who ends up with what guy?

4. Renegade - J.A. Souders
Renegade (The Elysium Chronicles, #1)
Since the age of three, sixteen-year-old Evelyn Winters has been trained to be Daughter of the People in the underwater utopia known as Elysium. Selected from hundreds of children for her ideal genes, all her life she’s thought that everything was perfect; her world. Her people. The Law.
But when Gavin Hunter, a Surface Dweller, accidentally stumbles into their secluded little world, she’s forced to come to a startling realization: everything she knows is a lie. 
Her memories have been altered. 
Her mind and body aren’t under her own control. 
And the person she knows as Mother is a monster.
Together with Gavin she plans her escape, only to learn that her own mind is a ticking time bomb... and Mother has one last secret that will destroy them all.



10 comments:

  1. What a nice variety of books. I hope you enjoy all of them. If you have a chance, check out my new books posts at Ms. Martin Teaches Media and Inside of a Dog. Happy reading!

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  2. I so want Renegade. Great haul of books. Come visit me too.

    Grace

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  3. Love the sound of Trading Faces-I'm a sucker for body-swapping and I love the additional element of them helping displaced women, a serious element to counterbalance the body-switching.

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  4. Renegade sounds like a must read. Great haul!

    Here's mine!

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  5. I want to read Renegade. Can't wait to see your review.

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  6. I so want to read Renegade. It has been on my TBR list for a while now. Hope you enjoy all your books.

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  7. I got Renegade too!! I already read it and it was fabulous. :) I hope you like it as much as I did!

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  8. Oooooo, I got Renegade! Isn't it a gorgeous cover! I love it! I can't wait to read it! Loving Summer looks beautiful, the cover and I love the story line of it. I can't wait to see what you think. Paranorman, looks so good. You better let me know what its like! :-)

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  9. Yay Renegade! Just finished that one and it was soooo good. I hope you enjoy it too! Kailin Gow's books are great! Thanks for sharing and happy reading :)

    MaryAnn
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