Stacking the Shelves is a new meme by Tyngas Reviews that let's bloggers share their new books and swag, whether they are physical or virtual. I'll include books I've been sent, emailed, purchased, won and for review.
This week is a typical week for me, a bunch of new books to add to my to-be-read shelf, some reviews, some ebooks and even some paperbacks. I just never have enough time, my to-be-read shelf keeps growing before I can clear it off, however I can't help adding to it.
Xor: The Shape of Darkness
Moshe Sipper - Published : March 24th 2012 Goodreads & Amazon - Fantasy Young Adult
Fire ( Elements of The Undead #1) - William Esmont - Published: May 6th 2011 - Horror Zombies - Goodreads & Amazon
Black Diamond Death (Sloane Monroe #1) -Cheryl Bradshaw - Published: March 9th 2011
Mystery Thriller - Goodread & Amazon
Sinnerman (Sloane Monroe #2) - Cheryl Bradshaw
Published: September 27th 2011 - Mystery Thriller Goodread & Amazon
Ghostland (Ghostland World #1) - Jory Strong - Published: April 7th 2009 - Paranormal Romance - Goodreads & Amazon
Hunted by the Others (H&W Investigations #1) - Jess Haines - Published May 1st 2010 -Urban Fantasy/ Paranormal - Goodreads & Amazon
The Selection (The Selection #1) - Kiera Cass - Published April 24th 2012 - Young Adult / Dystopia - Goodreads & Amazon
White Tiger ( Dark Heavens #1) - Kylie Chan - Published July 24th 2006 - Young Adult/ Urban Fantasy - Goodreads & Amazon
Legend (Legend #1) - Marie Lu - Published: November 29th 2011 - Young Adult/ Dystopia - Goodreads & Amazon
Enchanted, Inc. (Enchanted, Inc. #1) - Shanna Swendson - Published: May 31st 2005 - Chick Lit/ Paranormal - Goodreads & Amazon
When your best friend is just a tiny bit psychotic, you should never actually believe him when he says, "Trust me. This is gonna be awesome."
Of course, you probably wouldn't believe a voodoo doll could work either. Or that it could cause someone's leg to blow clean off with one quick prick. But I've seen it. It can happen.
And when there's suddenly a doll of YOU floating around other there-a doll that could be snatched by a Rottweiler and torn to shreds, or a gang of thugs read to torch it, or any random family of cannibals (really, do you need the danger here spelled out for you?) -well, you know that's just gonna be a really bad day....
I received this book for a honest review. The book is written from Tyler Churchills perspective of what happened. Tyler is your typical teenager, he studies hard, has a smart girlfriend Kelley, and a very interesting friend Adam. It all starts when his history teacher gives him a F without even checking to see if he got the answers right because he claimed the kid behind Tyler cheated off him and it was Tyler's fault. So of course Tyler is upset who wouldn't be when you are accused of cheating and you didn't cheat. So Adam sets out to get revenge against Mr. Click the mean history teacher. After a week
Adam gives Tyler a voodoo doll of Mr. Click and tell's him to poke him while they are in class. It's only going to hurt his leg.... Unfortunately it wasn't that simple instead Mr. Click's leg shoots off as if sawed off by a chainsaw, blood is everywhere and thus starts the bad day.
Tyler enlists the help of his girlfriend Kelley to deal with Adam who has clearly gone off the deep end upon the death of Mr. Click when the boys accidentally bent the neck of the doll. After tracking down Adam, they learn that he's gotten another voodoo doll this time of Tyler in hopes of trying to get Tyler to not tell the police that Adam made a voodoo doll. The trio embarks on a journey to return the voodoo doll of Tyler to the jewelry story where it was created. However it's not a smooth trip instead it turns into a whirlwind adventure full of blood, horror, car thieves, killers, taxi drivers, crazy cannibals and more. This story keeps you on the edge of your seat it's a non-stop adventure.
I love the way that the characters are written, you almost feel like your with them, because the story sucks you in so completely. There is so much going on in the story and the author does a great job of giving as much detail with out feeling overloaded so you can almost see the people and scenes at least I did. I found myself giggling through most of the book, my hubby found annoying as he was trying to watch a game last night, and I'd have to tell him why I was giggling. I enjoyed reading the book a lot, it was much better then I expected it to be. I think anyone who's into horror with a twist of humor would enjoy this book.
Don't forget to check out the posts for the tour, and enter to win your copy here.
It's the nature of book blogging to focus mainly on new releases, but there are thousands of great books out there that haven't seen the "New Releases" shelf in years. We hope to be able to bring attention to some older titles that may or not be at the top of the current bestseller list, but still deserve a spot in your To-Be-Read pile.
You don't have to be a book blogger to participate! You can put up a Throwback Thursday post on your non-bookish blog; or if you don't have a blog at all you can use the comments to tell us about a book your remember fondly.
Here's how it works:
1. Pick any book released more then 5 years ago. Adult, YA, Children's: doesn't matter. Any great book will do.
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Dragonflight (Dragonriders of Pern #1) Anne McCaffrey Publication April 27th 1979 Goodreads & Amazon
How can one girl save an entire world?
To the nobles who live in Benden Weyr, Lessa is nothing but a ragged kitchen girl. For most of her life she has survived by serving those who betrayed her father and took over his lands. Now the time has come for Lessa to shed her disguise-and take back her stolen birthright.
But everything changes when she meets a queen dragon. The bond they share will be deep and last forever. It will protect them when, for the first time in centuries, Lessa's world is threatened by Thread, an evil substance that falls like rain and destroys everything it touches. Dragons and their Riders once protected the planet from Thread, but there are very few of them left these days. Now brave Lessa must risk her life, and the life of her beloved dragon, to save her beautiful world....
I've actually read this series many times over, the first time was because my dad had thought it might be something I would enjoy. He was right it inspired me to read more of her books. The first book is about Lessa the daughter of the prior ruler of Ruatha Hold, before Fax moved in, took over and she was forced into hiding. On the birth of the new queen dragon, then men of Benden set out on a search for candidates for the new queen egg. The story is set on a planet that became our home after earth was destroyed, unfortunately this planet has a enemy we can't fight so the dragons are created to fight the threat of Thread. It's a exciting adventure of a girl who goes into a woman and saves the planet. It was my first sci fi/fantasy book I read and to this day the series holds a place in my heart. Just looking at the cover makes me want to read the series all over, and I think I may just start, sneaking them in my TBR pile.
Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly event, hosted by Jill at Breaking the Spine, that spotlights upcoming releases we're eagerly anticipating.
This is my first week doing "Waiting on Wednesday" but I've lurked at it for weeks debating if I wanted to do it since thinking out books I want to read that I can't makes me crazy. I lack patience and it drives my husband crazy.
Hidden By Sophie Jordan Book Three in the Firelight Series Other Books in the series Firelight & Vanish Publication: September 11th 2012
Why I'm waiting? I've always been a sucker for a dragon story since I was a little girl dragons, unicorns, faeries have all held a special place so I had to take the chance on this series. I feel like this book has been teasing me since I read through the first two in a weekend. I've been seeing this cover everywhere over the last few months taunting me. The covers sucked me in right away, the first two are beautifully written. I just want to know what happens, how it ends, and if they all get the happy ever after they deserve.
Jacinda was supposed to bond with Cassian, the "prince" of their pride. But she resisted long before she fell in love with Will-a human and, worse, a hunter. When she ran away with Will, it ended in disaster, with Cassian's sister, Miram, captured. Weighed down by guilt, Jacinda knows she must rescue her to set things right. Yet to do so she will have to venture deep into the heart of enemy territory.
The only way Jacinda can reach Miram is by posing as a prisoner herself, though once she assumes that disguise, things quickly spiral out of her control. As she learns more about her captors, she realizes that even if Will and Cassian can carry out their part of the plan, there's no guarantee they'll all make it out alive. But what Jacinda never could have foreseen is that escaping would be only the beginning....
Loyalties are tested and sacrifices made in the explosive conclusion to Sophie Jordan's Firelight Trilogy.
Tossed into a world of magic she'd only ever read about in books, Valerie Williams goes from teenage drama queen to tooth faerie almost overnight. Struggling to maintain her social status in a high school where designer clothes and having the right boyfriend makes the person, she finds that what's on the outside doesn't always determine what's on the inside.
Having a hard time adjusting to the maturity she's been forced into, Valerie finds love and mistakes that could cost her everything. To make matters worse, she discovers that her employer, Enamel Wear Inc. is hiding a secret that may just leav her future hanging in the balance.
I have the pleasure of receiving a copy from an honest review. The story introduces us to Valerie Williams, a junior in high school, a cheerleader, and who happens to be dating the best looking guy in school the quarterback for the football team. She's like your typical stereotype popular girl who only cares about looking perfect, dating the perfect guy, having the perfect friends, and having the newest clothes. She plans to marry her high school boyfriend, and spend the rest of her life not working and shopping. She's so into herself she doesn't really pay attention to everyone else but expects them to pay attention to her.
Everything changes when her parents make her get a job working at her mom's work. Since Valerie has spent so much time on herself she has no idea what her mother does for a job. She drives with her mom that night, arriving at a old run down building, upon entering the elevator her mother takes her into a world she thought was only fantasy. She learns that she's a faerie with one day wings, and her new job is a tooth faerie. She's partnered up with Rick Mandrake the second hottest guy in school if he wasn't into goth. After a few mishaps her first night Valerie knows her life will never be the same.
Through out the story we watch Valerie go from the selfish once popular girl to the unpopular girl you can't help falling in love with. She looses her boyfriend when he learns that she's a faerie it's just to much for him to deal with but thankfully Rick is there to pick up the pieces. Throughout the story I watch as Valerie grow as a character I rooted for even felt sad for her when it didn't always go the way I wanted it too. I couldn't put it down, it sucked me in right away. I love the character development they are so well written you feel like you know them. I had so many emotions when I read the book, I had moments where I laughed, cheered, was even sad, and I had some angry moments where I wanted to scream at Valerie but in the end I love it. It was a beautifully written story I would recommend to anyone who loves paranormal books.
Welcome to It's Monday! is a weekly event hosted by Sheila at Bookjourney to share with others what you've read the past week and are planning to read the next.
This week I'm kinda behind on my reading, so I've not read as much as I wanted. So I'm making myself do better with the new week. I did read three books which isn't so bad but they were kinda short but good ones.
Don't Call me Angel by Alicia Wright Brewster Review
An Apple A Day Keeps Murder Away by Janet McNulty Review
Frogs, Snails, And A Lot of Wails by Janet McNulty Review
So this week I'm going for super ambitious in my reading. I have lots of free time so I should be able to get through my growing TBR pile this week is the plan.
Currently I'm reading Faerie Tales: The Misfortune of a Teenage Socialite By Brandi Salazar. I'm only a few chapters in but already it's already sucked me into the story. I should have the review up today or tomorrow pending how things go in the real world. Synopsis
Tossed into a world of Magic she'd only ever read about in books, Valerie Williams goes from teenage drama queen to tooth faerie almost overnight. Struggling to maintain her social status in a high school where designer clothes and having the right boyfriend make the person, she finds that what's on the outside doesn't always determine what's on the inside.
Having a hard time adjusting to the maturity she's been forced into, Valerie finds love and makes mistakes that could cost her everything. To make matters worse, she discovers that her employer, Enamel Wear Inc. is hiding a secret that may just leave her future hanging in the balance.
Up next I'm going to read A Bad Day for Voodoo by Jeff Strand for the blog tour I'm doing. I also have a giveaway for your own copy of this book here. This one has been teasing me because I want to read it just haven't gotten to it on my priority TBR list as I call it. Synopsis
When your best friend is just a tiny bit psychotic, you should never actually believe him when he says, "Trust me." This is gonna be awesome."
Of course, you probably wouldn't believe a voodoo doll couldn't work either. Or that is cause someone's leg to blow clean off with one quick prick. But I've seen it. It can happen.
And when there's suddenly a doll of you floating around out there--a doll that could be snatched by a Rottweiler and torn to shreds, or a gang of thugs ready to torch it, or any random family of cannibals (really, do you need the danger here spelled out for you?)-well, you know that's just gonna be a really bad day....
After that I've got Generation Dead by Daniel Waters. I've been dying to try this series for months, the real teaser was looking at it on my shelf taunting me as it has for the last few weeks. I love the cover on this one. Synopsis
Phoebe Kendall is just your typical goth girl with a crush. He's strong and silent...and dead.
All over the country, a strange phenomenon is occurring. Some teenagers who die aren't staying dead. But when they come back to life, they are no longer the same. Feared and misunderstood, they are doing their best to blend into a society that doesn't want them.
The administration at Oakvale High attempts to be more welcoming of the "differently biotic." But the students don't want to take classes or eat in the cafeteria next to someone who isn't breathing. And there are no laws that exist to protect the "living impaired" from the people who want them to disappear-for good.
When Phoebe falls for Tommy Williams, the leader of the dead kids, no one can believe it; not her best friend, Margi, and especially not her neighbor, Adam, the star of the football team. Adam has feelings for Phoebe that run much deeper then just friendship; he would do anything for her. But what if protecting Tommy is the one thing that would make her happy?
Then last but not least I want to read Moon Dance by J.R. Rain this one has been on my TBR list for so long and now that the new one is out I feel like I should catch up. I did start listening to it via kindle when I drove to pick up my hubby at the airport so I had my interest peaked but I hate to listen because I miss stuff so I want to start it over this week and read the whole book. It sounds super good. Synopsis
Mother, wife, private investigator...vampire. Six years ago federal agent Samantha Moon was the perfect wife and mother, your typical soccer mom with the minivan and suburban home. Then the unthinkable happens, an attack that changes her life forever. And forever is a very long time for a vampire.
Now the world at large thinks Samantha has developed a rare skin disease, a disease which forces her to quit her day job and stay out of the light of the sun. Now working the night shift as a private investigator, Samantha is hired by Kingsley Fulcrum to investigate the murder attempt on his life, a horrific scene captured on TV and see around the world. But as the case unfolds, Samantha discovers Kingsley isn't exactly what he appears to be; afters all, there is a reason why he survived five shots to the head.
Well that's the plan for the week try to get all 4 in if I can get a few more in that would be awesome but at least the 4 hopefully more. What are your plans for the week?
When I think of my favorite romances a long list comes to mind. I've always been a huge romance fan and tend to lean more toward it when I pick out books. So I spent a few days mulling over the list to pick a few select ones to offer. I had a hard time making up my mind, and I know everyone is different so I wanted to offer a selection that everyone could pick from. Don't forget to check out my other giveaways.
What you can win here: Your choice of one of the prize packs.
My best friend and I read these together when they first came out, since then I read them off and on but since thy are a pair you get both.
When my grandmother passed away I was given all her books which happened to be a large collection of romance novels, I later learned that her favorite was Betty Neels, and I happen to have them all. So I picked three of Betty Neels books off of The Book Depository.