Saturday, 1 December 2012

Stacking the Shelves #27 - EPIC Edition!

Guys...Everything I got this week, is on my wish list and exactly what I've been wanting. So excited for Wake, Third Wheel...and the rest! XD

For review:
1. Clockwork Angel - Cassandra Clare
Clockwork Angel (The Infernal Devices, #1)
Magic is dangerous—but love is more dangerous still.
When sixteen-year-old Tessa Gray crosses the ocean to find her brother, her destination is England, the time is the reign of Queen Victoria, and something terrifying is waiting for her in London's Downworld, where vampires, warlocks and other supernatural folk stalk the gaslit streets. Only the Shadowhunters, warriors dedicated to ridding the world of demons, keep order amidst the chaos.
Kidnapped by the mysterious Dark Sisters, members of a secret organization called The Pandemonium Club, Tessa soon learns that she herself is a Downworlder with a rare ability: the power to transform, at will, into another person. What’s more, the Magister, the shadowy figure who runs the Club, will stop at nothing to claim Tessa's power for his own.
Friendless and hunted, Tessa takes refuge with the Shadowhunters of the London Institute, who swear to find her brother if she will use her power to help them. She soon finds herself fascinated by—and torn between—two best friends: James, whose fragile beauty hides a deadly secret, and blue-eyed Will, whose caustic wit and volatile moods keep everyone in his life at arm's length . . . everyone, that is, but Tessa. As their search draws them deep into the heart of an arcane plot that threatens to destroy the Shadowhunters, Tessa realizes that she may need to choose between saving her brother and helping her new friends save the world. . . . and that love may be the most dangerous magic of all.

2. Wake - Amanda Hocking
Wake (Watersong, #1)
Fall under the spell of Wake—the first book in an achingly beautiful new series by celebrated author Amanda Hocking—and lose yourself to the Watersong.
Gorgeous. Fearless. Dangerous. They're the kind of girls you envy; the kind of girls you want to hate. Strangers in town for the summer, Penn, Lexi and Thea have caught everyone's attention—but it’s Gemma who’s attracted theirs. She’s the one they’ve chosen to be part of their group.
Gemma seems to have it all—she’s carefree, pretty, and falling in love with Alex, the boy next door. He’s always been just a friend, but this summer they’ve taken their relationship to the next level, and now there’s no going back. Then one night, Gemma’s ordinary life changes forever. She’s taking a late night swim under the stars when she finds Penn, Lexi and Thea partying on the cove. They invite her to join them, and the next morning she wakes up on the beach feeling groggy and sick, knowing something is different.
Suddenly Gemma is stronger, faster, and more beautiful than ever. But her new powers come with a terrifying price. And as she uncovers the truth, she’s is forced to choose between staying with those she loves—or entering a new world brimming with dark hungers and unimaginable secrets.


3. The Third Wheel -  Jeff Kinney

The Third Wheel (Diary of a Wimpy Kid, #7)
Love is in the air—but what does that mean for Greg Heffley?
A Valentine’s Day dance at Greg’s middle school has turned his world upside down. As Greg scrambles to find a date, he’s worried he’ll be left out in the cold on the big night. His best friend, Rowley, doesn’t have any prospects either, but that’s a small consolation.
An unexpected twist gives Greg a partner for the dance and leaves Rowley the odd man out. But a lot can happen in one night, and in the end, you never know who’s going to be lucky in love.

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4. The Fault in the Stars - John Green
The Fault in Our Stars
Diagnosed with Stage IV thyroid cancer at 13, Hazel was prepared to die until, at 14, a medical miracle shrunk the tumours in her lungs... for now. 
Two years post-miracle, sixteen-year-old Hazel is post-everything else, too; post-high school, post-friends and post-normalcy. And even though she could live for a long time (whatever that means), Hazel lives tethered to an oxygen tank, the tumours tenuously kept at bay with a constant chemical assault. 
Enter Augustus Waters. A match made at cancer kid support group, Augustus is gorgeous, in remission, and shockingly to her, interested in Hazel. Being with Augustus is both an unexpected destination and a long-needed journey, pushing Hazel to re-examine how sickness and health, life and death, will define her and the legacy that everyone leaves behind.


5. Stealing Parker - Miranda Kenneally 
Stealing Parker (Hundred Oaks, #2)
Red-hot author Miranda Kenneally hits one out of the park in this return to Catching Jordan's Hundred Oaks High.
Parker Shelton pretty much has the perfect life. She’s on her way to becoming valedictorian at Hundred Oaks High, she’s made the all-star softball team, and she has plenty of friends. Then her mother’s scandal rocks their small town and suddenly no one will talk to her.
Now Parker wants a new life.
So she quits softball. Drops twenty pounds. And she figures why kiss one guy when she can kiss three? Or four. Why limit herself to high school boys when the majorly cute new baseball coach seems especially flirty?
But how far is too far before she loses herself completely?


6. Shatter Me - Tahereh Mafi


Shatter Me (Shatter Me, #1)
Juliette hasn’t touched anyone in exactly 264 days.
The last time she did, it was an accident, but The Reestablishment locked her up for murder. No one knows why Juliette’s touch is fatal. As long as she doesn’t hurt anyone else, no one really cares. The world is too busy crumbling to pieces to pay attention to a 17-year-old girl. Diseases are destroying the population, food is hard to find, birds don’t fly anymore, and the clouds are the wrong color.
The Reestablishment said their way was the only way to fix things, so they threw Juliette in a cell. Now so many people are dead that the survivors are whispering war– and The Reestablishment has changed its mind. Maybe Juliette is more than a tortured soul stuffed into a poisonous body. Maybe she’s exactly what they need right now.
Juliette has to make a choice: Be a weapon. Or be a warrior.

7. Destroy Me - Tahereh Mafi
Destroy Me (Shatter Me, #1.5)
Perfect for the fans of Shatter Me who are desperately awaiting the release of Unravel Me, this novella-length digital original will bridge the gap between these two novels from the perspective of the villain we all love to hate, Warner, the ruthless leader of Sector 45.
In Tahereh Mafi’s Shatter Me, Juliette escaped from The Reestablishment by seducing Warner—and then putting a bullet in his shoulder. But as she’ll learn in Destroy Me, Warner is not that easy to get rid of. . .
Back at the base and recovering from his near-fatal wound, Warner must do everything in his power to keep his soldiers in check and suppress any mention of a rebellion in the sector. Still as obsessed with Juliette as ever, his first priority is to find her, bring her back, and dispose of Adam and Kenji, the two traitors who helped her escape. But when Warner’s father, The Supreme Commander of The Reestablishment, arrives to correct his son’s mistakes, it’s clear that he has much different plans for Juliette. Plans Warner simply cannot allow.
Set after Shatter Me and before its forthcoming sequel, Unravel Me,Destroy Me is a novella told from the perspective of Warner, the ruthless leader of Sector 45.

8. Waterfall - Lisa Bergren
Waterfall (River of Time, #1)
What do you do when your knight in shining armor lives, literally, in a different world?
Most American teenagers want a vacation in Italy, but the Betarrini sisters have spent every summer of their lives among the romantic hills with their archaelogist parents. Stuck among the rubble of the medieval castles in rural Tuscany, on yet another hot, dusty archaeological site, Gabi and Lia are bored out of their minds...until Gabi places her hand atop a handprint in an ancient tomb and finds herself in fourteenth-century Italy. And worse yet, in the middle of a fierce battle between knights of two opposing forces.
Suddenly Gabi's summer in Italy is much, much more interesting.

9. Lola and the Boy Next Door - Stephanie Perkins
Lola and the Boy Next Door
Budding designer Lola Nolan doesn’t believe in fashion . . . she believes in costume. The more expressive the outfit—more sparkly, more fun, more wild—the better. But even though Lola’s style is outrageous, she’s a devoted daughter and friend with some big plans for the future. And everything is pretty perfect (right down to her hot rocker boyfriend) until the dreaded Bell twins, Calliope and Cricket, return to the neighborhood.
When Cricket—a gifted inventor—steps out from his twin sister’s shadow and back into Lola’s life, she must finally reconcile a lifetime of feelings for the boy next door.


12 comments:

  1. Amazing books! :D Clockwork Angel and The Fault in Our Stars are two of my favourite books - I hope you enjoy them just as much! I really want to read Wake, Shatter Me, Destroy Me and Lola and the Boy Next Door :) Happy reading, Kyra! :D xx

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  2. Wow! When did you have another book buying spree? You really do have some epic reads here! Like I said in my comment on Clockwork Angel, I can't wait for you read Clockwork Prince.... I'm bursting here to tell you! Ahhhh! :D I'm so glad you enjoyed it! :D Wake sounds like a brilliant book. I need to read The Fault in our Stars, Stealing Parker, Shatter Me and Destroy Me and Lola and the Boy Next Door. I have heard so many brilliant reviews about them! I have Shatter Me and Destroy Me, but I need to get around to it! :-) I seem to be the only one that hasn't read Anna and the French Kiss! Haha! Too many Books! Lol! Brilliant Haul.

    Happy Reading Kyra! Xxx

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  3. I really loved Lola and the Boy Next Door! I hope you do too! :D

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  4. Great new books!! I just bought Catching Jordan this week! I keep hearing great things about it. If you bought Stealing Parker then you must have liked Catching Jordan! ;) And I ADORED Shatter Me! I hope you do too!

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  5. Awesome haul! Clockwork Angel is just amazing; The Infernal Devices is my favorite YA series. I also loved Lola and the Boy Next Door- such a fun, cute read. Enjoy all of your books, and thanks for stopping by!

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  6. Oh, I really want to read Clockwork Angel :D

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  7. Epic haul indeed! Clockwork Angel, The Fault in Our Stars, Shatter Me and Lola are all such great reads and I hope you enjoy them as much as I did!

    Happy reading and thanks for stopping by:)

    jenn | Stacking the Shelves

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  8. I have been really wanting to read Wake and The Fault In Our Stars they both look really good! You got some really great stuff this week ^^

    My STS

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  9. OMG I JUST READ THE FAULT IN OUR STARS A FEW DAYS AGO AND IT. IS. THE. BEST. BOOK. EVER!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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    Was that a little over the top? Sorry o_0

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    But seriously. It is amazing! ;)

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  10. Great haul! I really enjoyed Lola and the Boy Next Door, and I've been hearing really good things about Shatter Me. Happy reading :)

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  11. Oh wow, that's quite a few books. Ah, I could not recommend The Fault in Our Stars enough - an incredible book.

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  12. Hello :)

    I'm a new follower to your blog... I like reading book reviews (they always help me decide whether or not I actually want to read a certain book.)

    By the way, random note: but I love Diary of a Wimpy kid!

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