Friday, 4 January 2013

Stacking the Shelves - Library Edition :D #30


I went to the library! I told myself I mustn't go, as I will take books out and I have tons of books I REALLY need to read SOON. But alas I took a few books out...
I'm also so happy because one of my best friends is starting to get into reading more, so she came to the library with me and I helped her choose books. Well, not exactly helped, I just took books off the shelves that I had read that were good and shoved them into her arms :D Hehehe! And I pointed out some ones I recognized from the blogosphere, and now she's reading one of my favourite books, Life As We Knew It and she said its fantastic! So yay!
Here are the books I got this week!

Kindle:
1. Obsidian - Jennifer. L. Armentrout
Obsidian (Lux, #1)Starting over sucks.
When we moved to West Virginia right before my senior year, I'd pretty much resigned myself to thick accents, dodgy internet access, and a whole lot of boring.... until I spotted my hot neighbor, with his looming height and eerie green eyes. Things were looking up.
And then he opened his mouth.
Daemon is infuriating. Arrogant. Stab-worthy. We do not get along. At all. But when a stranger attacks me and Daemon literally freezes time with a wave of his hand, well, something...unexpected happens. 
The hot alien living next door marks me.
You heard me. Alien. Turns out Daemon and his sister have a galaxy of enemies wanting to steal their abilities, and Daemon's touch has me lit up like the Vegas Strip. The only way I'm getting out of this alive is by sticking close to Daemon until my alien mojo fades. 
If I don't kill him first, that is.


Library:
2. The Summer I Turned Pretty - Jenny Han
The Summer I Turned Pretty (Summer, #1)
Belly measures her life in summers. Everything good, everything magical happens between the months of June and August. Winters are simply a time to count the weeks until the next summer, a place away from the beach house, away from Susannah, and most importantly, away from Jeremiah and Conrad. They are the boys that Belly has known since her very first summer--they have been her brother figures, her crushes, and everything in between. But one summer, one terrible and wonderful summer, the more everything changes, the more it all ends up just the way it should have been all along.

3. It's Not Summer Without You - Jenny Han
It's Not Summer Without You (Summer, #2)
Can summer be truly summer without Cousins Beach?It used to be that Belly counted the days until summer, until she was back at Cousins Beach with Conrad and Jeremiah. But not this year. Not after Susannah got sick again and Conrad stopped caring. Everything that was right and good has fallen apart, leaving Belly wishing summer would never come.
But when Jeremiah calls saying Conrad has disappeared, Belly knows what she must do to make things right again. And it can only happen back at the beach house, the three of them together, the way things used to be. If this summer really and truly is the last summer, it should end the way it started--at Cousins Beach

4. The Declaration - Gemma Malley
The Declaration (The Declaration, #1)
It's the year 2140 and Longevity drugs have all but eradicated old age. A never-aging society can't sustain population growth… which means Anna should never have been born. Nor should any of the children she lives with at Grange Hall. The facility is full of boys and girls whose parents chose to have kids--called surpluses--despite a law forbidding them from doing so. These children are raised as servants, and brought up to believe they must atone for their very existence. Then one day a boy named Peter appears at the Hall, bringing with him news of the world outside, a place where people are starting to say that Longevity is bad, and that maybe people shouldn't live forever. Peter begs Anna to escape with him, but Anna's not sure who to trust: the strange new boy whose version of life sounds like a dangerous fairy tale, or the familiar walls of Grange Hall and the head mistress who has controlled her every waking thought?   Chilling, poignant, and endlessly though-provoking, The Declaration is a powerful debut that will have readers agonizing over Anna's fate until the very last page.

5. The Boyfriend List - E. Lockhart
The Boyfriend List
15 Guys, 11 Shrink Appointments, 4 Ceramic Frogs and Me, Ruby Oliver.
Ruby Oliver is 15 and has a shrink. She knows it's unusual, but give her a break—she's had a rough 10 days. In the past 10 days she:
* lost her boyfriend (#13 on the list)* lost her best friend (Kim)* lost all her other friends (Nora, Cricket)* did something suspicious with a boy (#10)* did something advanced with a boy (#15)* had an argument with a boy (#14)* drank her first beer (someone handed it to her)* got caught by her mom (ag!)* had a panic attack (scary)* lost a lacrosse game (she's the goalie)* failed a math test (she'll make it up)* hurt Meghan's feelings (even though they aren't really friends)* became a social outcast (no one to sit with at lunch)* and had graffiti written about her in the girls' bathroom (who knows what was in the boys'!?!).But don't worry—Ruby lives to tell the tale. And make more lists.

6. The Knife of Never Letting Go - Patrick Ness
The Knife of Never Letting Go (Chaos Walking, #1)
Prentisstown isn't like other towns. Everyone can hear everyone else's thoughts in an overwhelming, never-ending stream of Noise. Just a month away from the birthday that will make him a man, Todd and his dog, Manchee -- whose thoughts Todd can hear too, whether he wants to or not -- stumble upon an area of complete silence. They find that in a town where privacy is impossible, something terrible has been hidden -- a secret so awful that Todd and Manchee must run for their lives.
But how do you escape when your pursuers can hear your every thought?

7. Tiger's Curse - Colleen Houck
Tiger's Curse (The Tiger Saga, #1)
Passion. Fate. Loyalty.
Would you risk it all to change your destiny?
The last thing Kelsey Hayes thought she’d be doing this summer was trying to break a 300-year-old Indian curse. With a mysterious white tiger named Ren. Halfway around the world. But that’s exactly what happened. Face-to-face with dark forces, spellbinding magic, and mystical worlds where nothing is what it seems, Kelsey risks everything to piece together an ancient prophecy that could break the curse forever.
Tiger’s Curse is the exciting first volume in an epic fantasy-romance that will leave you breathless and yearning for more.

8. Kidnap in the Caribbean - Lauren St John
Kidnap in the Caribbean (Laura Marlin Mysteries, #2)
Laura cannot contain her excitement when she wins a trip to the Caribbean for herself and her uncle, Calvin Redfern, especially when her best friend, Tariq, and her three-legged husky, Skye, accidentally find themselves on board too. But when they dock at Antigua, they discover that Calvin Redfern has vanished, and Laura and Tariq are about to be kidnapped by the fearsome Straight A gang. Dramatic escapes, an erupting volcano and a race against time to stop the deadly undercover 'Marine Concern' make Laura's second adventure every bit as exciting as the first. *Description from www.Amazon.com*




9 comments:

  1. Great books! :D I love libraries!
    The Declaration is great, I read that in a day. :)
    I have Obsidian on my TBR pile and it looks amazing. Must get through my review pile before reading it though >.<
    I'm dying to read the Summer trilogy, The Boyfriend List and The Knife of Never Letting Go!
    Happy reading :D xxx

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  2. Ahhhh Obsidian is one of my new favourites so enjoy it :D

    Remember to give me a shout when you're starting Summer and I'll join you ;)
    Hope your friend likes the books too!

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  3. Obsidian is a beautiful story as well as Tiger's curse but the summer I turned Pretty is not to my liking :P but great haul and thanks for stopping by :)

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  4. Some amazing books here! I haven't read any SL Armentrout though I've seen Obsidian around a lot and I haven't read The Summer I Turned Pretty but I really should.

    Tiger's Curse is absolutely amazing though I couldn't get into The Knife of Never Letting go!

    New follower :)

    My Haul

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  5. Great books! Your library seems well-stocked. I work in a library but have so many books on my TBR stack that I just avert my eyes when going by displays. My new books posts are at Ms. Martin Teaches Media (YA) and Inside of a Dog (Adult). Please stop by if you get a chance. Happy reading!

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  6. i have heard many good revies for Obsidian, i hope you enjoy it very much.

    Check out my Weeks Haul

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  7. Sweet haul this week! Yay Obsidian! Love the Lux series.I really want to check out the Jenny Han books. Love the titles and the covers. Happy reading!

    MaryAnn | Chapter by Chapter

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  8. WOOT WOOT for Obsidian! I, erm, haven't heard of the rest of them, but I HAVE read Obsidian. And, like most of the book blogging community, I loved it. I am a HUGE library supporter! I feel like we book bloggers place too much emphasis on getting the next available ARC, when sometimes, we need to go back to go old-fashioned waiting and checking books out from the library. Anyway. Hope you wnjoy your books!!!

    New GFC follower :)

    My Stacking the Shelves

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  9. I hear great things about The Summer I turned pretty! Enjoy :)

    Thanks for stopping by my post!

    Sugar & Snark

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