Sunday, 25 November 2012

Stacking the Shelves #26 - The Book-Buying Spree edition






I went on a BOOK-BUYING SPREE! Books are really expensive where I live, but they had this book sale and I got some pretty good books for a great price!

For review:
1. Persephone - Kaitlin Bevis
Persephone
There are worse things than death, worse people too
The “talk” was bad enough, but how many teens get told that they’re a goddess? When her mom tells her, Persephone is sure her mother has lost her mind. It isn’t until Boreas, the god of winter, tries to abduct her that she realizes her mother was telling the truth. Hades rescues her, and in order to safely bring Persephone to the Underworld he marks her as his bride. But Boreas will stop at nothing to get Persephone. Despite her growing feelings for Hades, Persephone wants to return to the living realm. Persephone must find a way to defeat Boreas and reclaim her life.
2. The Psychology of Twilight
The Psychology of Twilight
You’ve read the books. You’ve seen the films. Now get inside the heads of your favorite Twilight characters (just like Edward can!) in The Psychology of Twilight.
Explore the minds and motives of Bella, Edward, Jacob, and more with a deeper look at the series that’s captured the hearts—and psyches—of millions. Find out:
� How Edward and Jacob match up in an evolutionary psychology smackdown for Bella’s—and our—affection� Whether Bella’s motorcycle-riding and cliff diving in New Moon are suicidal—or her salvation� Why vampires and werewolves aren’t so different after all (at least psychologically)� The emotional appeal of love stories like Bella and Edward’s� Why being a part of Twilight fandom is good for your psychological health
Snuggle up on the closest chaise, and get ready to revisit the Twilight Saga—with some professional help.
Bought:
3. Angelfire - Courtney Moulton
Angelfire (Angelfire, #1)First there are nightmares.Every night Ellie is haunted by terrifying dreams of monstrous creatures that are hunting her, killing her.
Then come the memories.When Ellie meets Will, she feels on the verge of remembering something just beyond her grasp. His attention is intense and romantic, and Ellie feels like her soul has known him for centuries. On her seventeenth birthday, on a dark street at midnight, Will awakens Ellie's power, and she knows that she can fight the creatures that stalk her in the grim darkness. Only Will holds the key to Ellie's memories, whole lifetimes of them, and when she looks at him, she can no longer pretend anything was just a dream.
Now she must hunt.Ellie has power that no one can match, and her role is to hunt and kill the reapers that prey on human souls. But in order to survive the dangerous and ancient battle of the angels and the Fallen, she must also hunt for the secrets of her past lives and truths that may be too frightening to remember.
4. Sweet Venom - Tera Lynn Childs
Sweet Venom (Medusa Girls #1)Grace just moved to San Francisco and is excited to start over at a new school. The change is full of fresh possibilities, but it’s also a tiny bit scary. It gets scarier when a minotaur walks in the door. And even more shocking when a girl who looks just like her shows up to fight the monster.
Gretchen is tired of monsters pulling her out into the wee hours, especially on a school night, but what can she do? Sending the minotaur back to his bleak home is just another notch on her combat belt. She never expected to run into this girl who could be her double, though.
Greer has her life pretty well put together, thank you very much. But that all tilts sideways when two girls who look eerily like her appear on her doorstep and claim they're triplets, supernatural descendants of some hideous creature from Greek myth, destined to spend their lives hunting monsters.
These three teenage descendants of Medusa, the once-beautiful gorgon maligned by myth, must reunite and embrace their fates in this unique paranormal world where monsters lurk in plain sight.
5. My Name is Rose - Sally Grindley
My Name Is RoseGrace just moved to San Francisco and is excited to start over at a new school. The change is full of fresh possibilities, but it’s also a tiny bit scary. It gets scarier when a minotaur walks in the door. And even more shocking when a girl who looks just like her shows up to fight the monster.
Gretchen is tired of monsters pulling her out into the wee hours, especially on a school night, but what can she do? Sending the minotaur back to his bleak home is just another notch on her combat belt. She never expected to run into this girl who could be her double, though.
Greer has her life pretty well put together, thank you very much. But that all tilts sideways when two girls who look eerily like her appear on her doorstep and claim they're triplets, supernatural descendants of some hideous creature from Greek myth, destined to spend their lives hunting monsters.
These three teenage descendants of Medusa, the once-beautiful gorgon maligned by myth, must reunite and embrace their fates in this unique paranormal world where monsters lurk in plain sight.
6. Fairest - Gail Carson Levine
Fairest (Enchanted, #3)In the kingdom of Ayortha, who is the fairest of them all? Certainly not Aza. She is thoroughly convinced that she is ugly. What she may lack in looks, though, she makes up for with a kind heart, and with something no one else has-a magical voice. Her vocal talents captivate all who hear them, and in Ontio Castle they attract the attention of a handsome prince - and a dangerous new queen. In this masterful novel filled with humour, adventure, romance, and song, Newbery Honor author Gail Carson Levine invites you to join Aza as she discovers how exquisite she truly is.
7. The Time-Traveling Fashionista On Board the Titanic
The Time-Traveling Fashionista On Board the TitanicWhat if a beautiful vintage dress could take you back in time?
Louise Lambert has always dreamed of movie starlets and exquisite gowns and longs for the day when she can fill the closet of her normal suburban home with stylish treasures. But when she receives a mysterious invitation to a vintage fashion sale in the mail, her once painfully average life is magically transformed into a time-travel adventure. 
Suddenly onboard a luxurious cruise ship a hundred years ago, Louise relishes the glamorous life of this opulent era and slips into a life of secrets, drama, and decadence. . . .
Dreamy and imaginative, The Time-Traveling Fashionista features thirty full-color fashion illustrations to show gorgeous dresses and styles throughout history.

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8 comments:

  1. That Twilight book seems interesting! lol
    I haven't read any of the books above, but I've heard the Persephone is great :)
    Happy reading.

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  2. Sweet Venom looks fantastic *o* Gimme?


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    Lauren @ Northern Plunder

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  3. Great haul-I enjoyed The Time Traveling Fashionista a ton. It was such a cute MG book and the pictures were amazing. Happy reading :)

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  4. Oh, I really need to check out The Time Travelling Fashionista! I love the concept of illustrations of dresses interspersed in the story. Enjoy all your books!

    Here's my Stacking the Shelves :)

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  5. I enjoyed Angelfire it was one of my favorites last year. I also have an ebook copy of Sweet Venom, hopefully I can get to it soon. It looks pretty good! Happy Reading =D

    My Stack

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  6. Awesome books this week! I just read The Time-Traveling Fashionista and I thought it was really cute! Happy reading :)

    Crystal @ Elegantly Bound Books

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  7. I've wanted to read Angelfire for the longest time. I guess I should hurry up because the last book is coming out soon!

    Krystianna @ Downright Dystopian

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