Friday, October 17, 2014

*Stacking the Shelves* Featuring The Winner's Crime by Marie Rutkoski

Stacking The Shelves is all about sharing the books you are adding to your shelves, may it be physical or virtual. This means you can include books you buy in physical store or online, books you borrow from friends or the library, review books, gifts and of course ebooks!

Stacking the Shelves for the weeks of October 12 - October 18, 2014

Welcome back!  
Kind of a short week, but that is totally fine! I have found pleasure in reading once again, and am close to catching up. Thankfully, both November and December are extremely slow months!

Received via Edelweiss (Thanks Soho Teen!)

Sydney’s deadly Razorhurst neighborhood, 1932. Gloriana Nelson and Mr. Davidson, two ruthless mob bosses, have reached a fragile peace—one maintained by “razor men.” Kelpie, orphaned and living on the street, is blessed and cursed with the ability to see Razorhurst’s many ghosts, and she sees the cracks already forming in their truce. Then Kelpie meets Dymphna Campbell.

Dymphna is a legendary beauty and prized moll of Gloriana Nelson. She’s earned the nickname “Angel of Death” for the trail of beaus who have died trying to protect her from Mr. Davidson’s assassins. Unbeknownst to Kelpie, Dymphna can see ghosts, too, and as Gloriana’s hold crumbles one burly henchman at a time, the girls will need one another more than ever.

As loyalties shift and betrayal threatens at every turn, Dymphna is determined to not only survive, but to rise to the top with Kelpie at her side.

Expected Publication: March 3, 2015 by Soho Teen (US)

Received via NetGalley (Thanks Farrar, Straus and Giroux (BYR!)

Book two of the dazzling Winner's Trilogy is a fight to the death as Kestrel risks betrayal of country for love.

The engagement of Lady Kestrel to Valoria’s crown prince means one celebration after another. But to Kestrel it means living in a cage of her own making. As the wedding approaches, she aches to tell Arin the truth about her engagement…if she could only trust him. Yet can she even trust herself? For—unknown to Arin—Kestrel is becoming a skilled practitioner of deceit: an anonymous spy passing information to Herran, and close to uncovering a shocking secret.

As Arin enlists dangerous allies in the struggle to keep his country’s freedom, he can’t fight the suspicion that Kestrel knows more than she shows. In the end, it might not be a dagger in the dark that cuts him open, but the truth. And when that happens, Kestrel and Arin learn just how much their crimes will cost them.

Expected Publication: March 3, 2015 by Farrar, Straus and Girous (BYR)

Received via NetGalley (Thanks Pocket Star!)

Ex-archaeology grad student turned international antiquities thief, Alix—better known now as Owl—has one rule. No supernatural jobs. Ever. Until she crosses paths with Mr. Kurosawa, a red dragon who owns and runs the Japanese Circus Casino in Las Vegas. He insists Owl retrieve an artifact stolen three thousand years ago, and makes her an offer she can’t refuse: he’ll get rid of a pack of vampires that want her dead. A dragon is about the only entity on the planet that can deliver on Owl’s vampire problem – and let’s face it, dragons are known to eat the odd thief.

Owl retraces the steps of Mr. Kurosawa’s ancient thief from Japan to Bali with the help of her best friend, Nadya, and an attractive mercenary. As it turns out though, finding the scroll is the least of her worries. When she figures out one of Mr. Kurosawa’s trusted advisors is orchestrating a plan to use a weapon powerful enough to wipe out a city, things go to hell in a hand basket fast…and Owl has to pick sides.

Expected Publication: January 13, 2015 by Simon & Schuster Canada (Pocket Star)

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Don’t miss the breathtaking short story that connects the first two novels in the Starbound trilogy, These Broken Stars and This Shattered World

Tarver still has nightmares about the night, six months before the Icarus crash, when he rescued a group of civilian researchers being held hostage by brutal mercenaries. Now Tarver and Lilac must reconcile his memories of that fateful night with the truth that they uncovered on a mysterious planet after the Icarus crashed. 

Includes a bonus preview chapter from This Shattered World!

Published: October 7, 2014 by Disney-Hyperion

 A paranormal romance series. 
An epic journey. 
If the Seventine are released, will anyone survive?

Abigail Swish might not love her life, living in gang-ridden New York in 2035 and training to fight and survive with Compound 23. But she is grateful for a few things, especially her no-filter-between-brain-and-mouth best friend Lucy and her escape each night into a dream world far different from her own. 

In fact, sometimes she lives for the fleeting moments she spends at night with the man who fuels every romantic fantasy she’s ever had. But each morning reality returns. She could just cry. But she won’t of course; tears don’t change a damn thing.

Then without any warning, a month before her eighteenth birthday, everything does change. A guardian finds her. He explains, in a strangely familiar accent, that she was stashed on Earth for safekeeping and has been lost to her family ever since. And it is time to return home. To the First World; a land of unimagined beauty. 

Abigail and Lucy find themselves escaping New York, ending up on another planet and traversing through an unforgiving wilderness. Yeah, because that sort of thing just happens every day. Luckily an unexpected saviour arrives; the man from her dream-world. Brace is six-and-a-half feet of gorgeous perfectness, wrapped in an arrogance like no other. Unable to trust his assistance, and unsure which of her instincts to follow - kiss him or punch him in the mouth - Abigail eventually accepts his help to find her family. 

And what a family. Enter Josian, her father; larger than life and apparently not even human. He is Walker, a planet-less race revered as gods, causing mischief and mayhem through-out this star-system. Unfortunately, there is no time for a cosy reunion, since no one explained that by returning to First World her half-Walker genetics would act as a catalyst setting forth a chain of events which could spell disaster for not only her existence but that of all worlds.

First World is book one in the Walker Saga, a seven-book paranormal fantasy series.

Published: July 10, 2013 via Createspace


  1. OOoh nice! Seeing a lot of buzz over The Winner's Crime lately! Yay for getting a copy! Haven't read this series but do hope you enjoy or enjoyed? this one! ;)

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  2. Oooh you are so lucky to get The Winner's Crime. I want that book as well. I hope you love it as well.

    Grace @ Books of Love

  3. The Winner's Crime has got such a gorgeous cover! I hope you enjoy your new books!

  4. Oh I'll have the Rutkoski too but I didn't know it was on Netgalley, but I know they mailed me a copy, I just have to wait now. I have many to read like you. Happy reading!

  5. The cover for The Winner's Crime is gorgeous! I hope you enjoy all you got :)

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  6. Enjoy all of your lovely new books!! :) I'm so interested to read Razorhurst!

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  8. Looking at your books I feel how my TBR pile is growing. Not that I'm complaining but... when I'm gonna read them all I dunno. Happy reading! :)

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  9. THE WINNERS CRIME. It deserves the caps and just AHHHH, I can't wait to get my hands on it. ;) Happy reading!

    Here's mine

    Kirsty @ StudioReads

  10. Oh man, I'm dying to get my hands on The Winner's Crime. Was not sure it'd be possible to top that first fabulous cover but I think I like this one even more!! Happy Reading!

  11. *sighs* This Night So Dark... I haven't read it yet, but it's waiting patiently on my kindle.
    I hope you'll love all your new books, Shelley!

    Lexxie @ (un)Conventional Bookviews