Saturday, 9 March 2013

Stacking the Shelves #39


Hi Bookaholics! This week I thought I wasn't going to get a big haul, but then, to my immense surprise, I actually ended up with quite a few books! A BIG thank you to Netgalley and Amazon, for their awesome freebies! :P

For review:
1. The Immortal Rules - Julie Kagawa
I'm super excited for this! I don't generally read vampire books, so..I hope there isn't too much gore in it...please tell me there's not a lot of gore in it? O_O I'm glad I got this though, as I was going to buy it so that I would know what happened in it because I had the second book to read and review. So, I was really lucky! :D
The Immortal Rules (Blood of Eden, #1)
To survive in a ruined world, she must embrace the darkness…
Allison Sekemoto survives in the Fringe, the outermost circle of a walled-in city. By day, she and her crew scavenge for food. By night, any one of them could be eaten. Some days, all that drives Allie is her hatred ofthem—the vampires who keep humans as blood cattle. Until the night Allie herself dies and becomes one of the monsters.
Forced to flee her city, Allie must pass for human as she joins a ragged group of pilgrims seeking a legend—a place that might have a cure for the disease that killed off most of civilization and created the rabids, the bloodthirsty creatures who threaten human and vampire alike. And soon Allie will have to decide what and who is worth dying for…again.
Enter Julie Kagawa's dark and twisted world as an unforgettable journey begins.

2. The Eternity Cure - Julie Kagawa
When I requested this I actually thought it was the sequel to The Lost Prince,, then I realised it was the second in the Blood of Eden series, as it said, Blood of Eden on it (I can be pretty stupid sometimes :P) and so then I was about to buy The Immortal Rules on my kindle, but then I realised Netgalley had The Immortal Rules so I requested it and I got it! So I will be reading and reviewing this very soon!
The Eternity Cure (Blood of Eden, #2)
Allison Sekemoto has vowed to rescue her creator, Kanin, who is being held hostage and tortured by the psychotic vampire Sarren. The call of blood leads her back to the beginning—New Covington and the Fringe, and a vampire prince who wants her dead yet may become her wary ally.
Even as Allie faces shocking revelations and heartbreak like she’s never known, a new strain of the Red Lung virus that decimated humanity is rising to threaten human and vampire alike. 




3. A Corner of White - Jaclyn Moriarty
I read one of Jaclyn's books a few years back and I found it unusual, but not in a bad way, I think it was called The Murder of Bindy Mackenzie? Not sure...Anywhoo, I have also bought two of her books this year and they're waiting on my TBR pile. A Corner of White looks really cute and I'm looking forward to reading it! :D
A Corner of White (The Colours of Madeleine #1)
The first in a rousing, funny, genre-busting trilogy from bestseller Jaclyn Moriarty!
This is a tale of missing persons. Madeleine and her mother have run away from their former life, under mysterious circumstances, and settled in a rainy corner of Cambridge (in our world).
Elliot, on the other hand, is in search of his father, who disappeared on the night his uncle was found dead. The talk in the town of Bonfire (in the Kingdom of Cello) is that Elliot's dad may have killed his brother and run away with the Physics teacher. But Elliot refuses to believe it. And he is determined to find both his dad and the truth.
As Madeleine and Elliot move closer to unraveling their mysteries, they begin to exchange messages across worlds -- through an accidental gap that hasn't appeared in centuries. But even greater mysteries are unfolding on both sides of the gap: dangerous weather phenomena called "color storms;" a strange fascination with Isaac Newton; the myth of the "Butterfly Child," whose appearance could end the droughts of Cello; and some unexpected kisses...
4. The Persnickety Princess - Falcon Storm
I received this for blog tour, and my review will be up on March 19th, so look out for that! :P
The Persnickety Princess
 High up in the tallest tower of the purplest castle in the Kingdom by the Sea, Princess Lavender awaits rescue. Desperate as she may be, only the most dashing, well-dressed, properly mannered prince will do. Oh, and he must stand exactly four and three-quarters inches taller than her. A princess has got to have standards, after all.
When, finally, one such prince comes to her castle--not to rescue her, but her younger sister--Lavender refuses to be ignored. Instead of waiting for the next suitor to come along, she devises a plan to put herself in danger, thus forcing the upstart prince to forget her sister and rescue her instead.
Well accustomed to getting her way, there is only one thing, unfortunately, that this princess can't control--her luck. When her plans go awry, putting her in very real danger, will she allow the prince to rescue her as he sees fit? Will he even want to try?
And will anyone be able to find a way to rescue Lavender from her persnickety ways once and for all? Find out in this comedic tale of princes, dragons, and dreams that just may come true.
5. As The Sun Sets - Stephanie Fowers
As the Sun Sets
 Will it be happily ever after or the end?
Daphne’s sister and stepsister are in big BIG trouble!
1. It’s the third and final day2. Rumpelstiltskin plans to suck their powers dry3. The queen wants them dead4. The wolves switched sides5. The world is about to end6. And did they seriously expect to keep this all from Daphne?
Oh yeah, A LOT of trouble! Daphne Starr pricks her finger on a spindle and it awakens the power that was always within her. That’s a big time no no! Now Rumpelstiltskin and some evil queen are after her. Even more annoying, the biggest player at Omak High is a shapeshifter and he goes beast on her, dragging her into a beanstalk and getting them stuck in a time-warp. He won’t stop asking her to marry him to get to her powers. I mean, give up already! Sure, it’s cool when she scores matching boots with the weirdo cat, and some cute faery guy accidentally tags along for the ride, but…
Enough is enough already!
Halley and Bridgette had better get her out of this—especially since she only has until the battery runs out of her cell phone before she loses…to a beast.
Bought:
1. The Jerk Magnet - Melody Carlson
I've been wanting this book for quite awhile, and when I went on Amazon this morning I saw that it was FREE. So if you want to but it, go get it quickly, while it's FREEEE :D
The Jerk Magnet (Life at Kingston High, #1)
When Chelsea Martin's future stepmother helps her transform from gawky and geeky into the hottest girl at her new school, Chelsea is pretty sure it's the best thing that ever happened to her. But her hot new look has a downside. She's attracting lots of guys who all have one thing in common: they're jerks. And stealing the attention of all the guys in school doesn't endear her to the girls either.
Chelsea finally finds a true friend in Janelle Parker, and a non-jerk, Nicholas, catches her eye. Janelle keeps telling her to be herself, but Nicholas is the only guy around who doesn't give her a second look. Can Chelsea and Janelle come up with a plan to get his attention? Or will Chelsea's new image ruin everything?
2. Perfectly Dateless - Kristin Billerbeck
Perfectly Dateless (Universally Misunderstood, #1)
Daisy Crispin has 196 days to find the right date for the prom. There's only one problem--her parents won't let her date or even talk to a guy on the phone. Oh, and she's totally invisible at school, has to wear lame homemade clothes, and has no social skills. Okay, so maybe there's more than one problem. Can she talk her parents into letting her go to the prom? Or will they succeed at their obvious attempt to completely ruin her life? 

14 comments:

  1. Perfectly Dateles sounds fun, I got it on my Kindle this week.

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  2. rachelcotterill9 March 2013 at 12:18

    Oooh thank you for flagging up that the Eternity Cure is available. *runs off to request*

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  3. I'm happy to see that you received both The Immortal Rules and The Eternity Cure! I'm am so waiting to read that book. Might need to bump it up! Enjoy your reading!

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  4. These all look cute! Lots to enjoy! Have fun x

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  5. I MUST read a Julie Kagawa book! SOON! :P
    Jaclyn Moriarty is a great writer, I have heard awesome things about her books :) Happy reading, Kyra!

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  6. Can't wait to start my copies of The Immortal Rules and The Eternity Curse!

    Happy reading! :)

    My Haul

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  7. I really like the jerk magnet, it sounds so fun. I'm gonna buy it now. Thanks for topping by My StS

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  8. Very nice! I really liked Immortal Rules- and it was not gory at all. (I don't think- I read it awhile ago) and I really want to get Eternity Cure! Happy reading!

    New GFC Follower

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    Jessica@Lovin' Los Libros

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  9. Awesome book haul for you this week! I have the Immortal Rules but still haven't picked it up, but if it's as good as everyone says I'm sure I'll be rushing to pick up The Eternity Cure when it comes out. I heard it was really dark which peaks my interest! I hope you enjoy all your books and thanks so much for stopping by my post :)

    Lauren @ Lose Time Reading

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  10. The Julie Kagawa books are fantastic! Enjoy!
    Thanks for stopping by my post :)

    Sugar & Snark

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  11. Thanks for stopping by my STS! The Immortal Rules is supposed to be so good, I can't wait to read it! Thanks for the heads up about the Amazon freebie, heading over there now =)

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  12. YAYAY! EEEPP! I LOVE JACLYN MORIARTY SO, SO MUCH! She is literally one of my favourite authors EVER but I STILL HAVEN'T GOT MY HANDS ON A CORNER OF WHITE!!! I MUST DO NOW *runs away* Happy reading, Kyra!

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  13. I haven't read anything by Julie Kagawa. I keep hearing how wonderful her books are. I should look into that.


    Happy reading :)

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  14. Megan@The Book Babe11 March 2013 at 15:36

    I haven't read any Julie Kagawa books, so I really don't know. o.O A Corner of White looks so cute, and Persnickety Princess's cover makes me LOL! The last three look adorable-- I love books that look like chick books, LOL! Fabulous haul, darling! ;)

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