Saturday, January 5, 2013

Stacking the Shelves

Stacking the Shelves is a meme posted every Saturday on Tynga's Reviews. It's a blog post about the books you received the previous week. I will be doing my Stacking the Shelves Post every Saturday, too.

Guys, I can't tell you how excited I am for these books. They all sound fantastic. Read the synopsis's or lick on the titles to add them on Goodreads. Also, don't forget to comment with the books you got this week or leave your link, so I can check out your posts.

Mara Dyer once believed she could run from her past.

She can’t.

She used to think her problems were all in her head.

They aren’t.

She couldn’t imagine that after everything she’s been through, the boy she loves would still be keeping secrets.

She’s wrong.

In this gripping sequel to The Unbecoming of Mara Dyer, the truth evolves and choices prove deadly. What will become of Mara Dyer next?


Gwen’s life has been a rollercoaster since she discovered she was the Ruby, the final member of the secret time-traveling Circle of Twelve. In between searching through history for the other time-travelers and asking for a bit of their blood (gross!), she’s been trying to figure out what all the mysteries and prophecies surrounding the Circle really mean.
At least Gwen has plenty of help. Her best friend Lesley follows every lead diligently on the Internet. James the ghost teaches Gwen how to fit in at an eighteenth century party. And Xemerius, the gargoyle demon who has been following Gwen since he caught her kissing Gideon in a church, offers advice on everything. Oh, yes. And of course there is Gideon, the Diamond. One minute he’s very warm indeed; the next he’s freezing cold. Gwen’s not sure what’s going on there, but she’s pretty much destined to find out.

She won’t rest until she’s sent every walking corpse back to its grave. Forever.

Had anyone told Alice Bell that her entire life would change course between one heartbeat and the next, she would have laughed. From blissful to tragic, innocent to ruined? Please. But that’s all it took. One heartbeat. A blink, a breath, a second, and everything she knew and loved was gone.

Her father was right. The monsters are real….

To avenge her family, Ali must learn to fight the undead. To survive, she must learn to trust the baddest of the bad boys, Cole Holland. But Cole has secrets of his own, and if Ali isn’t careful, those secrets might just prove to be more dangerous than the zombies….
I wish I could go back and do a thousand things differently.
I'd tell my sister no.
I'd never beg my mother to talk to my dad.
I'd zip my lips and swallow those hateful words.
Or, barring all of that, I'd hug my sister, my mom and my dad one last time.
I'd tell them I love them.
I wish... Yeah, I wish.

Dark myths, medieval secrets, intrigue, and romance populate the pages of the first-ever teen series from #1 bestselling author of The Other Boleyn Girl.Italy, 1453. Seventeen-year-old Luca Vero is brilliant, gorgeous—and accused of heresy. Cast out of his religious order for using the new science to question old superstitious beliefs, Luca is recruited into a secret sect: The Order of the Dragon, commissioned by Pope Nicholas V to investigate evil and danger in its many forms, and strange occurrences across Europe, in this year—the end of days.

     Isolde is a seventeen-year-old girl shut up in a nunnery so she can’t inherit any of her father’s estate. As the nuns walk in their sleep and see strange visions, Isolde is accused of witchcraft—and Luca is sent to investigate her, but finds himself plotting her escape.

     Despite their vows, despite themselves, love grows between Luca and Isolde as they travel across Europe with their faithful companions, Freize and Ishraq. The four young people encounter werewolves, alchemists, witches, and death-dancers as they head toward a real-life historical figure who holds the boundaries of Christendom and the secrets of the Order of the Dragon.

     The first in a series, this epic and richly detailed drama is grounded in historical communities and their mythic beliefs. It includes a medieval map of Europe that will track their journey; and the interior will include relevant decorative elements as well as an interior line illustration. And look for a QR code that links to a note from the author with additional, detailed information about the setting and the history that informed the writing. With Philippa Gregory’s trademark touch, this novel deftly brings the past—and its salacious scandals—vividly and disturbingly to life.


Lillia has never had any problems dealing with boys who like her. Not until this summer, when one went too far. No way will she let the same thing happen to her little sister.

Kat is tired of the rumours, the insults, the cruel jokes. It all goes back to one person– her ex-best friend– and she's ready to make her pay.

Four years ago, Mary left Jar Island because of a boy. But she's not the same girl anymore. And she's ready to prove it to him.

Three very different girls who want the same thing: sweet, sweet revenge. And they won't stop until they each had a taste.

Violet Eden is Grigori - part angel, part human. Her destiny is to protect humans from the vengence of exiled angels.
Knowing who to trust is key but, when Grigori reinforcements arrive, it becomes clear everyone is hiding something. Even Lincoln. The only thing Violet does know: Phoenix's hold over her is more dangerous than ever.
The race to find the one thing that could tilt the balance of power brings them all to the sacred mountains of Jordan, where Violet's power will be pushed to the extreme. And the ultimate betrayal exposed.

Enticed is the second compelling book in The Violet Eden Chapters

The vivacious Jacky Faber returns in the tenth tale in L. A. Meyer’s Bloody Jack Adventures, a rip-roaring young-adult series applauded for its alluring combination of adventure, romance, history, and humor. Once again under the thumb of British Intelligence, Jacky is sent to Spain to spy for the Crown during the early days of the nineteenth-century Peninsular War. She finds herself in the company of guerilla freedom fighters, poses for the famous artist Goya, runs with the bulls, is kidnapped by the Spanish Inquisition, and travels with a caravan of gypsies...all while hoping to one day reunite with her beloved Jaimy Fletcher.

Velvet is an orphan. She struggles to make ends meet by working in a steam, laundry, where the work is back-breaking and exhausting. So when she attracts the attention of the glamorous clairvoyant Madame Savoya, she cannot believe her good fortune.

Raised to the status of lady's maid, Velvet is given elegant clothes to wear and is brought to live in a grand house in London. But the longer she works for Madame Savoya, the more she discovers about the mysterious world of a spiritual medium. Velvet soon realises that her employer is not quite what she
seems and that this knowledge could put her very life in danger.

Eliza Gowan's past has come back to hunt her. Since her mother's mysterious disappearance, Eliza has enjoyed a quiet life under the care of her aunt in the sleepy town of Port Rune. But the moment magnetic Ren Alden appears in her high school classroom, Eliza is thrust into the exciting world of magic and the path of danger. Menaced by an otherworldly enemy, Eliza embarks on a quest to solve the mysteries of her past and end the hunt for good.
Manipulating the List (Immortal Companion, #1)

 Manipulating the List by K. B. LeverKatherine Elizabeth Sheppard is only one heart-pounding step ahead of the Collector. A friendship of sixteen years suddenly transformed into a game of manipulation after her name appears on the Collector's list. Responding to little more than the primitive instinct for survival at any cost, she becomes a cold-blooded killer at the age of twenty-two. But her assistance in mortality can't stop there, she must continue to assist in the death of others in order to bypass her own fate.


  1. Love all your books, a few I'm not familiar with, but mostly your sidebar that just made me go make some hot chocolate!

    1. :) I'm excited for all of them. Hehe that's good :) Hot chocolate is always a good thing! You deserve it!

  2. Alice in Zombieland's cover looks fantastic! I'm actually requesting Burn for Burn now in NetGalley :) Congrats on the haul, and happy reading! :)

    Stacking the Shelves @ Divergent Gryffindor

    1. Yeah, I just finished reading it and loved it. I'll review it tomorrow. Oooh, exciting! I started it and just need to find time to finish it. Thanks! Happy reading to you too.

  3. The Evolution of Mara Dyer, Alice in Zombieland, and Sapphire Blue are all AMAZING!!! I hope you love them as much as I did!

    My StS

    1. The Evolution of Mara Dyer was super creepy but in a good way :D! I am looking forward to Alice in Zombieland!! Happy Reading!!

      My StS

  4. Alice in Zombieland is really good. I was surprised with all the humor in the book.

    Enjoy all your goodies. Happy reading :)

    1. Yeah, I just finished it and absolutely loved it. Me too... I kinda thought the mood was going to be more somber because Ali's family died. But I guess life goes on.

  5. Oooh Alice in Zombieland! I'm so jealous! I can't wait to get my hands on that one! I <3 Gena Showalter!

    Happy Reading!!!!


  6. I love your blend of fantasy and contemporary and all of the things. Especially Sapphire Blue!

  7. I've heard such great things about Mara Dyer. And while I haven't read Changeling, I have read most of Philappa Greggory's adult novels, so I'm sure in time I'll read that one as well.

  8. I've been meaning to read The Evolution of Mara Dyer because The Unbecoming was so good. So many books, so little time.

    Lindsay | Me on Books

  9. Nice bunch of books this week! I've been meaning to get to Ruby Red sometime soon! Burn for Burn looks like a good new series! Enjoy! :D

  10. Thanks for stopping by my STS! I am soooo jealous of your books this week! I'm especially excited to read Changeling, Burn for Burn and Alice in Zombieland.

  11. So many great books! I just read the Evolution of Mara Dyer and Burn for Burn and I LOVED the Mara Dyer series and I thought Burn for Burn was very good!

    Thanks for stopping by my Stacking the Shelves post!
    Happy reading!

    -Lexi, the Literature Lion

  12. I can't wait to read Entice and Alice and Zombieland!!! Great Haul. I'm a new follower:) Thanks for stopping by my STS!!

  13. The Evolution of Mara Dyer & Alice in Zombieland are both amazing, awesome reads! :D
    I enjoyed Burn for Burn too. I have the Embrace series (where Entice is the second book in the series) sitting on my shelf so far and never read it yet because, well, there are just so many books to be read!
    Thanks for stopping by my STS, I followed back (lovely blog by the way ;D), & happy reading! (:


    Alice in Zombieland DOES NOT WANT ME. I tried to get it maybe a billion times before the release date, whether it be an ARC or a pre order of it, but IT NEVER WORKED. Harlequin ignored my requests, I never won any giveaways, and nobody ever offered to trade it, so I came to the conclusion:

    Alice in Zombieland DOES NOT WANT ME TO READ IT.

    Besides, then one of my trusted bloggy friends told me it was "meh" so I kind of dropped it. But I AM STILL SO BITTER ABOUT THAT. SERIOUSLY.

    That's my spiel. Sorry for spazzing on you ;P

    BTW—The Evolution of Mara Dyer was CREEPY.


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