Stacking the Shelves #3

Stacking the Shelves #3

Since it is June, and it's the beginning of a new month, I went on a book shopping spree! What have you got so far this month?
* Blurbs from Goodreads

For Review:

1. Melly, Fatty and Me - Edyth Bulbring 
 (Kindly provided by Penguin South Africa, Thank you!)
Melly, Fatty and meApril-May February’s New Year’s Resolutions:
Not get expelled from Trinity College
Get along with Mrs Ho – even though she’s moving into Chez Matchbox
Help Fluffy snare a cash-rich soccer tourist
Avoid Sebastian (if possible)
Not talk to Mom
April-May February’s New Year’s Wish list:
A laptop and the Interweb
That Melly gets to breathe like a normal person (in this lifetime)
To bump into Sebastian (if possible)
A decent cellphone – one that wasn’t built before the Ark
That Mom will stop calling
April-May February’s New Year’s Hit list:
The annoying boy-troll Sam Ho
The new bursary kid – aka Fatty
Tiffney, Britney, Courtney and Stephney a nd all the rest of the mean-girl gang
Dr Gainsborough – the school’s shrink

2. Time Twisters, Cape of Slaves - Sam Roth
(Kindly provided by Penguin South Africa, Thank you!)
There’s a column of green particles twisting down in the dark. For a moment I forget my desperate situation and that my family life sucks. A thin stream of green dust hovers in the air and then, as if I’m attracting it in some way, it changes direction and moves towards me. As it touches my bare arms, it glows brighter for a second and then sinks into my skin. I jump off the window sill and go to the mirror. I look just the same – a twelve-year-old girl, with pale skin, a dark ponytail and a skew nose. I frown, seeing my forehead crunch up. Am I the same old Sarah?’
But Sarah isn’t the same, and when she is transported back to the time of witch-hunts through a library book picture, she is lucky to come back alive. Knowing she needs to meet other time twisters like herself, she finds cool dude, Toby, and science geek, Bones. Together they decide to risk their lives to rescue a missing girl, last seen in front of a painting at the Cape of Slaves Exhibition. It is an adventure that will leave them all changed forever. Will they find her in the past? Will they be sold as slaves? And will the portal in the painting stay open long enough for them to get back to the present?

3. Florence - Ciye Cho (Ebook) 
FlorenceSeventeen-year-old Florence Waverley is out of her depth. Literally. Kidnapped and taken below the waves to the mer world of Niemela, she is the ultimate gift for merman Prince Kiren: a human familiar tied to his side. But nothing is what it seems amid the beauty and danger of a dark ocean.

Every Niemelan has a role to play, from the mermaids who weave towers out of kelp to the warriors who fight sea monsters. But in trying to survive, Florence will end up in the middle of a war between the mer and the Darkness. A conflict that will push her between two brothers: Kiren, the charmer inexplicably drawn to both her and the monsters; and Rolan, the loner who has been pushing her away since the day they met. But in order to take a stand--and find out where she belongs--Florence will have to risk it all: her life, her heart... and her very soul

4.  Victoria and the Rogue - Meg Cabot
Victoria And The Rogue
The tall, flaxen-haired lord brought colour to Victoria's cheeks - not to mention a flutter to her pulse. He was so handsome. What girl would not blush? And he was flirting with her
Lady Victoria Arbuthnot has always done exactly what she wants. So she's delighted when she bags drop-dead-gorgeous Lord Malfrey before she's even got off the boat from India. But then a dashing young sea captain starts spreading stories about her man. Could it be that Vicky's happy-ever-after with Lord M. might not be so happy after all?

5. Nicola and the Viscount - Meg Cabot
Nicola And The Viscount
Nicola could feel Lord Sebastian's heart beating. It was the most delightful feeling in the world. Surely it meant that The God liked her. More than simply liked her - loved her even. It had to It just had to
Miss Nicola Sparks has fallen in love, big time. The object of her dreams is the fabulously rich Lord Sebastian, he of the ice-blue eyes, golden hair and full-on mastery of teh dance floor. To Nicky, Lord S. is a god. But are gods always quite as perfect as they are meant to be?

6. How to be Popular - Meg Cabot
How to Be Popular: When You're a Social Reject Like Me, Steph L.!
Steph Landry's been a high school pariah - and the butt of every joke imaginable - ever since she spilt her red Super Big Gulp all over It Girl Lauren Moffat's white D&G mini-skirt.
But now Steph's got a secret weapon - an ancient book, HOW TO BE POPULAR, which her soon-to-be step-grandmother once used to break in to her A-crowd. All Steph has to do is follow the instructions in The Book and wait for the partying to begin, but as Steph's about to discover, it's easy to become popular - it's less easy staying that way . . .
7. Who Loves Lucy - Moya Sayer-Jones
who loves lucy?Great Expectation #1: My parents are sane and normal and will behave that way. (Wrong) 
Great Expectation #2: My own room + enough wardrobe space = personal happiness. (Wrong) 
Great Expectation #3: My life can be just like a Hollywood movie. (Wrong Wrong Wrong!)
 Hi, my name is Lucy Flowers and I'd like to thank you for picking up this book. I don't necessarily expect you to take it home, though. Sure, I hope you do. But I don't expect it. I mean, after everything I've been through this year, I'd be crazy to start expecting stuff all over again, wouldn't I? Expectations are what caused all the trouble in the first place. Along with my big sister, Jaynie. And her stupid friend, Kylie. And my super-cool parents, who turn out to be not so cool after all. And my best friend Sam, who suddenly goes all weird on me. And, of course, there is this guy . . . (who would have expected that?) Meet Lucy Flowers - smart, lovable and very funny. Who loves Lucy? You will!

8. The Wright 3 - Blue Balliett
The Wright 3Spring semester at the Lab School in Hyde Park finds Petra and Calder drawn into another mystery when unexplainable accidents and ghostly happenings throw a spotlight on Frank Lloyd Wright's Robie House, and it's up to the two junior sleuths to piece together the clues. Stir in the return of Calder's friend Tommy (which creates a tense triangle), H.G. Wells's The Invisible Man, 3D pentominoes, and the hunt for a coded message left behind by Wright, and the kids become tangled in a dangerous web in which life and art intermingle with death, deception, and surprise.

9. Marshmallow Magic and the Wild Rose Rouge - 
    Karen McCombie
Marshmallow Magic And The Wild Rose RougeEverything about Lemmie Ferguson's life is bright and shiny and sunny - her special way of looking at the world means she sees it in vivid, rainbow-hued technicolour. Lemmie's eighteen-year-old sister, the spontaneous, sparkly Rose Rouge, calls it marshmallow magic...But there's a dark spot in Lemmie's life, and with the return of her primary-school rival, Sian, even the old marshmallow magic doesn't seem to be working. Lemmie needs her special sister more than ever, but can she count on Rose when she needs her the most?

10. Rescuing Sprite - Mark R. Levin 
Rescuing Sprite: A Dog Lover's Story of Joy and AnguishNationally syndicated broadcaster Levin shares the story of the incredible bond between his family and a Spaniel mix adopted from a shelter. "Rescuing Sprite" is a stunningly intimate look at the love between a family and a dog.

11. Ida B - Katherine Hannigan
Ida B. . . and Her Plans to Maximize Fun, Avoid Disaster, and (Possibly) Save the WorldIn this acclaimed, award-winning national bestseller, readers are introduced to Ida B, a fourth grader like no other, who's living a life like no other, with a voice like no other, and a family like no other. How does Ida B cope when outside forces attempt to derail her, her family, and her future?

12. Dewey - Vicki Myron
Dewey the Library Cat: A True StoryIn the tradition of Marley: A Dog Like No Other, this is the story of a cat who was more than a pet, and the amazing effect he had on the people around him. Abandoned in a library book drop slot in the dead of winter, this remarkable kitten miraculously endured the coldest night of the year. Dewey Readmore Books, as he became known, quickly embraced his home inside Spencer's public library, charming the struggling small town's library-goers, young and old. As word of Dewey's winning tail, or rather his tale, spread, the library cat gained worldwide fame as a symbol of hope and proof positive that one small cat could change a town, one reader at a time.
10. Something Secret - Gwyneth Rees 
Something SecretLaura thinks she knows her mom, especially as it’s been just the two of them since Dad left. But then Mom brings home a boyfriend and, even worse, starts acting very strangely—she’s obviously keeping something from Laura, but what? As Laura digs deeper, she begins to suspect the secret might be even more terrible than she first thought.

11.  She's So Dead to Us - Kierann Scott 
She's So Dead to Us (He's So/She's So, #1)Ally Ryan would rather be in Maryland. She would rather be anywhere, in fact, than Orchard Hill, site of her downfall. Well, not hers exactly—but when your father’s hedge fund goes south and all your friends lose their trust funds, things don’t look so sunny for you. Her mother moved her to Maryland to flee the shame, but now they’re moving back. Back to the country-club, new-car-every-year, my-family-came-over-on-the-Mayflower lifestyle that Ally has outgrown. One bright spot, however, is gorgeous, intense Jake Graydon. But it won’t be easy for the two of them to be together—not if his friends (her former friends) have anything to say about it. Is Ally ready to get thrown back into the drama of the life she left behind?
12. Reaching for Sun - Tracie Vaugn Zimmer

Reaching for SunJosie Wyatt knows what it means to be different. Her family's small farmhouse seems to shrink each time another mansion grows up behind it. She lives with her career-obsessed mom and opinionated Gran, but has never known her father. Then there's her cerebral palsy: even if Josie wants to forget that she was born with a disability, her mom can't seem to let it go. Yet when a strange new boy--Jordan--moves into one of the houses nearby, he seems oblivious to all the things that make Josie different. Before long, Josie finds herself reaching out for something she's never really known: a friend… and possibly more. Interlinked free verse poems tell the beautiful, heartfelt story of a girl, a family farm reduced to a garden, and a year of unforgettable growth

13. Darkest Powers, The Awakening - Kelley Armstrong
The Awakening (Darkest Powers, #2)If you had met me a few weeks ago, you probably would have described me as an average teenage girl—someone normal. Now my life has changed forever and I’m as far away from normal as it gets. I’m a living science experiment—not only can I see ghosts, but I can raise the dead without even trying. Trust me, that is not a power you want to have. Ever. I’m running for my life with three of my supernatural friends and we have to find someone who can help us gain our freedom back before the Edison Group finds us first. Or die trying.(

14. A Girl Named Summer - Julie Garwood

Julie Garwood's tales always sparkle with the magic that comes from falling in love. Now her talent shines brighter than ever in an unforgettable tale about young love meant especially for younger readers.

A Girl Named SummerSummer never meant to lie. She just wanted to keep the most perfect guy she ever met interested in her. She had been surprised when David began hanging out with her every day...and dizzy with happiness when he kissed her. David seemed to like her unconventional Irish family, even her eccentric Grandpa. Everything was going great -- until Ann entered the picture. She collected boys like trophies. How could Summer compete with someone like that?
Before she knew it, Summer was boasting to David about her passion for long-distance running. She never dreamed he'd enter them in a six-mile race. Summer dreaded the moment when he would discover the truth: she couldn't run six blocks. And the flirtatious Ann was already working on David. Then Summer's Grandpa came up with a plan that was just crazy enough to save the day....

15. Princess of the Midnight Ball 2, Princess of Glass - 
      Jessica Day George 
Princess of Glass (Princess #2) Hoping to escape the troubles in her kingdom, Princess Poppy reluctantly agrees to take part in a royal exchange program, whereby young princes and princesses travel to each other's countries in the name of better political alliances--and potential marriages. It's got the makings of a fairy tale--until a hapless servant named Eleanor is tricked by a vengeful fairy godmother into competing with Poppy for the eligible prince. Ballgowns, cinders, and enchanted glass slippers fly in this romantic and action-packed happily-ever-after quest from an author with a flair for embroidering tales in her own delightful way.

What did YOU get this week? :)