Saturday, 17 November 2012

Stacking the Shelves #25

I'm super excited to read these fabulous books! The authors are really nice, I'm sure their books will be just as lovely! 
For review:
1. Goddess Inheritance - Aimee Carter
The Goddess Inheritance (Goddess Test, #3)
Love or life.
Henry or their child.The end of her family or the end of the world.Kate must choose.
During nine months of captivity, Kate Winters has survived a jealous goddess, a vengeful Titan and a pregnancy she never asked for. Now the Queen of the Gods wants her unborn child, and Kate can't stop her--until Cronus offers a deal.
In exchange for her loyalty and devotion, the King of the Titans will spare humanity and let Kate keep her child. Yet even if Kate agrees, he'll destroy Henry, her mother and the rest of the council. And if she refuses, Cronus will tear the world apart until every last god and mortal is dead.
With the fate of everyone she loves resting on her shoulders, Kate must do the impossible: find a way to defeat the most powerful being in existence, even if it costs her everything.
Even if it costs her eternity.
2. A Shimmer of Angels - Lisa M Basso
A Shimmer of Angels (Angel Sight, #1)
Sixteen-year-old Rayna sees angels, and has the medication and weekly therapy sessions to prove it. Now, in remission, Rayna starts fresh at a new school, lands a new job, and desperately tries for normalcy. She ignores signs that she may be slipping into the world she has tried so hard to climb out of. But these days, it’s more than just hallucinations that keep Rayna up at night. Students are dying, and she may be the only one who can stop it. Can she keep her job, her sanity, and her friends from dying at the hands of angels she can't admit to seeing?
3. First Frost - Liz DeJesus
First Frost
 Fairytales aren’t real…yeah…that’s exactly what Bianca thought. She was wrong.
For generations, the Frost family has run the Museum of Magical and Rare Artifacts, handing down guardianship from mother to daughter, always keeping their secrets to “family only.”
Gathered within museum’s walls is a collection dedicated to the Grimm fairy tales and to the rare items the family has acquired: Cinderella’s glass slipper, Snow White’s poisoned apple, the evil queen’s magic mirror, Sleeping Beauty’s enchanted spinning wheel…
Seventeen-year-old Bianca Frost wants none of it, dreaming instead of a career in art or photography or…well, anything except working in the family’s museum. She knows the items in the glass display cases are fakes because, of course, magic doesn’t really exist.
She’s about to find out how wrong she is

4. Luminaire - Ciye Cho (EEP! Loved Florence, can't wait to read this!)
Luminaire (Florence Waverley, #2) Being the only human in a world of merfolk... isn't easy. Florence Waverley chose to stay in Niemela, but things have gone awry. Secrets have risen and the prince she cares about has pulled away. All the while, dark dreams warn her of a tragedy that only she can stop. But in order to save the merman she loves, Florence will have to enter the Life Path tournament: a brutal test of fear and madness.

The tournament is a rite of passage--a maze where young mermaids and mermen battle to find their purpose. It is also a place where Florence will face grave danger: mermaids with evil magic, tunnels filled with sea fire, and guardians who wish to use her as a pawn in their secret plans. But will Florence be strong enough to survive the tournament... or will she perish inside it?

Everything hangs in the balance: her life, her world, and her love.




5. Bright Star - Nickie Anderson
Bright Star
It's bad enough that Sadira Pascal's father doesn't make it home to celebrate her fifteenth birthday. He might be a busy hovership engineer pulling overtime on a new design, but he's always been home for the important things. It's worse when she discovers her father decided to ride on the maiden voyage of his newest ship, the CAS Bright Star, without even telling her. But things really fall apart during Sadira's field trip with her class to observe the hovership launch. Instead of a successful flight, she watches the Bright Star fall out of the sky. 
The Central government confirms her father's death, leaving Sadira to pick up the pieces of her former life. While she struggles with her loss, Private Baruj Haddad tries to convince her that her father and the rest of the Bright Star crew are still alive. At first, Sadira doesn't believe there's any hope. But then she stumbles across a message that makes her think maybe, just maybe, her father is still alive. As she digs deeper into the Bright Star's crash, Sadira uncovers secrets about her father's work, secrets that put her and everyone she loves in danger.
6. Grape Bubblegum - Beth Bowland
Grape Bubblegum
 When hair dye goes wrong, falsies escape during pep rallies, and friends turn to the dark side, Beatrice's 8th-grade year can only be saved by grape bubblegum kisses.
13-year-old Beatrice Peppercorn’s heart’s desires are to finish her final year in middle school, win the heart of her cutie pie crush and take home the trophy for the spelling competition. Simple, right? Not when Beatrice’s arch nemesis gets in her way and a new kid arrives—turning her world upside d
own.

18 comments:

  1. Great books! I feel like I've been let into a secret by knowing which books earlier than everyone else;) lol. I want to read the Goddess series so badly - lucky you getting the whole trilogy in less than a week! :D Luminaire looks good and I adore the cover of First Frost. Enjoy! :) xx

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  2. Wow! Looks like you've picked up some interesting reads.
    First Frost - I just finished reading that at the request of the author and will be posting my review on Tuesday.

    New Follower :)

    My STS @ Marilyn's Mystery Blog

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  3. Great books, Kyra! I need to read the Goddess series! I've been meaning to for ages now!

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  4. Those all look like great books! I hope you enjoy reading them! Thanks for stopping by!

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  5. Yay Goddess Inheritance!! Also, how cool that you got Liminaire! I have Florence but haven't read it yet. It sounds awesome though and I keep hearing great things about it. :)

    Thanks for stopping by my blog!

    Ashley @ Book Nook

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  6. Great books! They're all so beautiful! I really need to read the Goddess series soon:) Thanks for sharing & for stopping by my StS earlier :)

    Micheline @ Lunar Rainbows

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    1. Oups, forgot to mention: new follower via GFC

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  7. Ooooooooooo. Great books. I haven't read The Goddess series but it looks really good. Too many books and you know what that's like! :D I also too received Shimmer of Angels the cover is absolutely gorgeous. I have heard of Bright Star and I've been unsure on whether to request it or not. :/ I haven't seen the Florence Waverley series though, I may need to check that out! Happy Reading! :D xxx

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  8. Thanks for stopping by my STS! OMG you got the Goddess Inheritance!!! I am beyond jealous, I love the series! I got Shimmer of Angels this week too, looks good! Enjoy!

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  9. I really enjoyed Godess series, and hope you do too.
    Happy reading,
    Brandi from Blkosiner’s Book Blog

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  10. Great books! I love the Goddess Test series and I also got book #3, can't wait to read it! Luminaire looks so pretty, I haven't seen this series before.

    Thanks for stopping by!

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  11. Great haul! I really want to read the Goddess Test series but I haven;t got around to it yet. Happy reading!

    Thanks for stopping by my STS, new follower. :)

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  12. You got some really good reads this week! I have yet to read the Goddess Test series but I am looking forward to them! Hope you enjoy all your new books! :)

    Thanks for stopping by My StS post! 

    ~ Maida @ Literary Love Affair

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  13. THE GODDESS INHERITANCE. THAT IS ALL.

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  14. I love all the covers you have here! I hope you enjoy them all!

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  15. LOVE LOVE LOVE Shimmer of Angels. That cover is so gorgeous! I can't wait until the last book comes out, since it's also one of my favourite covers.
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    Giselle @ Book Nerd Canada
    Stacking the Shelves Book Haul

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