Friday, July 19, 2013

Stacking the Shelves # 66

Stacking The Shelves is all about sharing the books we received over the course of the past week. As always, this is a fun way to share what books are coming out, and in no way should be considered bragging in any shape or form. 

Thank you SO much for visiting my blog and checking out the books I received over the past week! I hope you find something to add to your ever growing TBR Pile!

Received via NetGalley, or Edelweiss July 15, thru July 19, 2013
Expected publication: October 14th 2013 by Pocket Star

Asylum is a thrilling and creepy photo-novel perfect for fans of the New York Times bestseller Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children.

For sixteen-year-old Dan Crawford, New Hampshire College Prep is more than a summer program—it's a lifeline. An outcast at his high school, Dan is excited to finally make some friends in his last summer before college. But when he arrives at the program, Dan learns that his dorm for the summer used to be a sanatorium, more commonly known as an asylum. And not just any asylum—a last resort for the criminally insane.

As Dan and his new friends, Abby and Jordan, explore the hidden recesses of their creepy summer home, they soon discover it's no coincidence that the three of them ended up here. Because the asylum holds the key to a terrifying past. And there are some secrets that refuse to stay buried.

Featuring found photos of unsettling history and real abandoned asylums and filled with chilling mystery and page-turning suspense, Madeleine Roux's teen debut, Asylum, is a horror story that treads the line between genius and insanity.

Expected Publication: August 20, 2013 by Harper Children's

Before: Reena Montero has loved Sawyer LeGrande for as long as she can remember: as natural as breathing, as endless as time. But he’s never seemed to notice that Reena even exists…until one day, impossibly, he does. Reena and Sawyer fall in messy, complicated love. But then Sawyer disappears from their humid Florida town without a word, leaving a devastated—and pregnant—Reena behind.

After: Almost three years have passed, and there’s a new love in Reena’s life: her daughter, Hannah. Reena’s gotten used to being without Sawyer, and she’s finally getting the hang of this strange, unexpected life. But just as swiftly and suddenly as he disappeared, Sawyer turns up again. Reena doesn’t want anything to do with him, though she’d be lying if she said Sawyer’s being back wasn’t stirring something in her. After everything that’s happened, can Reena really let herself love Sawyer LeGrande again?

In this breathtaking debut, Katie Cotugno weaves together the story of one couple falling in love—twice.

Expected Publication: October 1, 2013 by Balzer + Bray

Rule One—Nothing is right, nothing is wrong.
Rule Two—Be careful.
Rule Three—Fight using your legs whenever possible, because they’re the strongest part of your body. Your arms are the weakest.
Rule Four—Hit to kill. The first blow should be the last, if at all possible.
Rule Five—The letters are the law.

Kit takes her role as London’s notorious “Perfect Killer” seriously. The letters and cash that come to her via a secret mailbox are not a game; choosing who to kill is not an impulse decision. Every letter she receives begins with “Dear Killer,” and every time Kit murders, she leaves a letter with the dead body. Her moral nihilism and thus her murders are a way of life—the only way of life she has ever known.

But when a letter appears in the mailbox that will have the power to topple Kit’s convictions as perfectly as she commits her murders, she must make a decision: follow the only rules she has ever known, or challenge Rule One, and go from there.

Katherine’s Ewell’s Dear Killer is a sinister psychological thriller that explores the thin line between good and evil, and the messiness of that inevitable moment when life contradicts everything you believe.

Expected Publication: April 1, 2014 by Katherine Tegen Books

Determined to destroy the Echelon she despises, Rosalind Fairchild is on seemingly easy mission. Get in. Uncover the secrets of her brother's disappearance. And get out.

In order to infiltrate the Nighthawks and find their leader, Sir Jasper Lynch, Rosalind will pose as their secretary. But she doesn't count on Lynch being such a dangerously charismatic man, challenging her at every turn, forcing her to re-evaluate everything she knows about the enemy.

He could be her most dangerous nemesis—or the ally she never dreamed existed.

Expected Publication: October 1, 2013 by Sourebooks Casablanca

Received directly from Author as part of future blog stop :)
Fated to Hunt…

As the local hunter, and a ward of the Sentry, a secret organization dedicated to eradicating the forces of evil, Jacquelyn has been protecting the small town of McCall, Idaho for the past five years. The hours are horrible, the pay is nonexistent, she has to work with her jealous ex-boyfriend – and forget about quitting. She’s in for life.

Destined to See…

When a rugged drifter comes through town, Jacquelyn immediately knows what he is – an Empath who can read emotions and sense what others are thinking – even though it’s clear the handsome stranger has no idea what, or how powerful, he is…

A Town in Peril…

When people in McCall start turning up dead, viciously ripped to shreds as if by a wild animal, Jacquelyn knows better. Furies are loose in Idaho and hell-bent on exacting revenge. But against whom? And for what purpose? Jacquelyn has until the full moon to stop the Furies’ killing spree and save the people of McCall, figure out how to work with her ex – oh, and there’s a handsome stranger in town who’s in desperate need of some schooling.

Expected Publication: September 3, 2013 by NYLA

Received directly from publisher :)
Forever is worth the fight.

Maryah erased all memory of her past lives, but she couldn’t erase her soul mate Nathan, or his undying love. Now, Maryah and Nathan have a second chance at a future together, but first Maryah must remember the person she used to be and embrace her supernatural gifts—more than one kindrily member’s life depends on it.

Maryah’s power is Harmony’s best hope of finding her kidnapped soul mate, Gregory. But Harmony isn’t big on asking anyone for help, and she’s tired of waiting, so she’s taking matters into her own hands. Heaven help anyone who stands in her way.

Published: May 31, 2013 by Starry Sky Publishing

Please check out my review!

Received directly from publisher :)
In one world, they’re ordinary university students. In another world, they are a company of heroes in a place of magic and myth called Anfractus……

The Cree called the area Oscana, "pile of bones," a fertile hunting ground where game abounded. The white settlers changed that to Wascana. And centuries later, it became Wascana Park, a wooded retreat in the midst of the urban sprawl of Regina.

For a select few, who stay in the park until midnight, the land reverts into a magical kingdom, populated by heroes and monsters. They become warriors, bards, archers, gladiators. In the city called Anfractus, they live out a real-life role playing game.

All harmless fun—until they find themselves in the middle of an assassination plot which threatens to upset the balance of everything.  Politics are changing, and old borders are about to disappear.  The magic of Anfractus is bleeding into the real world—an incursion far more dangerous than the students suspect. Only they know what is happening—and only they can stop it..

Expected Publication: July 30, 2013 by ACE

Borrowed from Library
Cammie Morgan is a student at the Gallagher Academy for Exceptional Young Women, a fairly typical all-girls school-that is, if every school taught advanced martial arts in PE and the latest in chemical warfare in science, and students received extra credit for breaking CIA codes in computer class. The Gallagher Academy might claim to be a school for geniuses but it's really a school for spies. Even though Cammie is fluent in fourteen languages and capable of killing a man in seven different ways, she has no idea what to do when she meets an ordinary boy who thinks she's an ordinary girl. Sure, she can tap his phone, hack into his computer, or track him through town with the skill of a real "pavement artist"-but can she maneuver a relationship with someone who can never know the truth about her? 

Cammie Morgan may be an elite spy-in-training, but in her sophomore year, she's on her most dangerous mission-falling in love.

Released: May 1, 2006 by Disney Hyperion

Sixteen-year-old Kyra, a highly-skilled potions master, is the only one who knows her kingdom is on the verge of destruction—which means she’s the only one who can save it. Faced with no other choice, Kyra decides to do what she does best: poison the kingdom’s future ruler, who also happens to be her former best friend.

But, for the first time ever, her poisoned dart . . . misses.

Now a fugitive instead of a hero, Kyra is caught in a game of hide-and-seek with the king’s army and her potioner ex-boyfriend, Hal. At least she’s not alone. She’s armed with her vital potions, a too-cute pig, and Fred, the charming adventurer she can’t stop thinking about. Kyra is determined to get herself a second chance (at murder), but will she be able to find and defeat the princess before Hal and the army find her?

Kyra is not your typical murderer, and she’s certainly no damsel-in-distress—she’s the lovable and quick-witted hero of this romantic novel that has all the right ingredients to make teen girls swoon.

Released: March 12, 2013 by Disney Hyperion



22 comments:

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  2. :P Typed a typo and it bothered me! So I had to redo my comment!

    OOh nice reads! Most of these are new to me but I hope you enjoy them! My Lady Quicksilver looks intriguing! Love the cover! It's very kickass like in a steampunk kind of way!

    Hope you enjoy your reads!

    My STS will be up on Sunday, so be sure to stop by then!

    Have a GREAT weekend!

    Old Follower :)

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  3. I always get book envy with your Stacking the Shelves posts!

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  4. Shelley,

    Awesome haul this week. you got some great books. Come visit me as well.

    Grace

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  5. What a great haul this week. I love the look of Asylum. Happy Reading :-)

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  6. You've got some crazy looking books up there. I hope you love them all.

    Tsuki's STS

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  7. You've picked up a nice variety of books, that's for sure. I've read I'd Tell You I Love You, and I thought it was really cute and so much fun. And I'm kind of curious about How to Love. Still undecided if it is a book for me, though. I've been meaning to read Poison for ages, though! I really need to find time for that one.

    Enjoy all your goodies and happy reading :)

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  8. Great haul! Poison was good, but sort of MG/YA. Love the cover for My Lady Quicksilver! Enjoy your goodies!

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  9. I want to read Poison - awesome list!

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  10. I need to see if I can get His Lordship Possessed. Here is mine: Stacking the Shelves

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  11. Dear Killer, looks and sounds amazing! I think that that is one of the ones that I'm most excited about!
    My STS

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  12. I really liked "I'd tell You I Love You...", hope you do too! and thanks for highlighting "How to Love", I'm adding it to my to-read list :)

    My STS post

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  13. Great haul. Happy reading :)

    new follower via twitter & blog

    http://www.itchingforbooks.com/2013/07/stacking-shelves-47.html

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  14. *squee* I really want to read Asylum! It sounds amazing and I have Dear Killer on preorder!

    My haul
    Lauren

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  15. I can't wait to read Ayslum! It looks super creepy! I really enjoyed Poison =) Great week!

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  16. I so want to read Ally Carter's books, they sound so intriguing! And that Asylum book loos super creepy I will be adding that to my TBR pile!

    - Gayatri @ Notorious Writer.

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  17. What a great assortment of books! I really liked Poison and I'd Tell You I Love You But Then I'd Have to Kill You. I am also eager to read Pile of Bones. Please come see what I added to my stacks at Ms. Martin Teaches Media and Inside of a Dog. Happy reading!

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  18. Asylum and Dear Killer! WANT!! Thanks for stopping by our STS! Happy reading!

    MaryAnn
    Chapter by Chapter

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  19. Nice haul! I really like the Gallagher Girls series by Ally Carter - it just keeps getting better. As for Poison, I've only heard good things about it. Happy reading! :)

    Emz @ Icy Cold Reads

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  20. There's some up there I don't know. Gonna have to check them out. Enjoy.

    Valerie
    StuckinBooks.com

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  21. Ahhh! You got Dear Killer?! HOW AWESOME. I hope it's amazing, because I requested it too. lol Happy reading!

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  22. I have that Ally Carter book! :) Still need to read it though...
    Asylum looks really good! Happy Reading!
    Here are my newest additions.

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