Sunday, March 2, 2014

Stacking the Shelves #38

Stacking the Shelves is a meme hosted by Tynga's Review

From the Library:

Fugitive X by Gregg Rosenblum
A war between humans and robots is on the horizon, and only one side will survive.

Siblings Nick, Kevin, and Cass are struggling to survive in a world where deadly, sophisticated robots have turned on their creators and enslaved mankind. Fugitives from one of the bot-controlled Cities, the siblings venture into the woods, but when they are attacked by bot foot soldiers, the siblings are separated . . . . and for the first time, they are on their own.

The True Adventures of Nicolo Zen by Nicholas Christopher
Nicolo Zen is all alonr in 1700s Venice, save for his clarinet, which a mysterious magician had enchanted, allowing its first player to perform expertly. Soon Nicolo is a famous virtuoso, wealthy beyond his dreams, but he can't stop wondering if he earned the success himself - or what might happen if the spell were removed. And throughout it all, he continues to think about the girl he met in Venice, what she might be doing and if she's safe from harm.

Bought:

Half Bad by Sally Green
In modern-day England, witches live alongside humans: White witches, who are good; Black witches, who are evil; and fifteen-year-old Nathan, who is both. Nathan's father is the world's most powerful and cruel Black witch, and his mother is dead. He is hunted from all sides. Trapped in a cage, beaten and handcuffed, Nathan must escape before his sixteenth birthday, at which point he will receive three gifts from his father and come into his own as a witch - or else he will die. But how can Nathan find his father when his every action is tracked, when there is no one safe to trust - not even family, not even the girl he loves?

A Death-Struck Year by Makiia Lucier
For Cleo Berry, the people dying of the Spanish Influenza in cities like New York and Philadelphia may as well be in another country -that's how far away they feel from the safety of Portland, Oregon. And then cases start being reported in the Pacific Northwest. Schools, churches, and theaters shut down. The entire city is thrust into survival mode - and into a panic. Headstrong and foolish, seventeen-year-old Cleo is determined to ride out the pandemic in the comfort of her own home, rather than in her quarantined boarding school dorms. But when the Red Cross pleads for volunteers, she can't ignore the call. As Cleo struggles to navigate the world around her, she is surprised by how much she finds herself caring about near-strangers. Strangers like Edmund, a handsome medical student and war vet. Strangers who could be gone tomorrow. And as the bodies begin to pile up, Cleo can't help but wonder: when will her own luck run out?

The Haven by Carol Lynch Williams
For the teens at The Haven, the outside world, just beyond the towering stone wall that surrounds the premises, is a dangerous unknown. It has always been this way, ever since the hospital was established in the year 2020. But The Haven is more than just a hospital; it is their home. It is all they know. Everything is strictly monitored: education, exercise, food, and rest. The rules must be followed to keep the children healthy, to help control the Disease that has cast them as Terminals, the Disease that claims limbs and lungs - and memories.

But Shiloh is different; she remembers everything. Gideon is different, too. He dreams of a cure, of rebellion against the status quo. What if everything they've been told is a lie? What if The Haven is not the safe place it claims to be? And what will happen if Shiloh starts asking dangerous questions?

The Finisher by David Baldacci
Vega Jane has never left the village of Wormwood. But this isn't unusual - nobody has ever left the village of Wormwood. At least not until Quentin Herms vanishes into the unknown.

Vega knows Quentin didn't just leave - he was chased. And he's left behind a very dangerous trail of clues that only she can decode.

The Quag is a dark forest filled with terrifying beasts and bloodthirsty Outliers. But just as deadly are the threats that exist within the walls of Wormwood. It is a place built on lies, where influential people are willing to kill to keep their secrets. Vega is determined to uncover the truth - but to closer she gets, the more she risks her life.

ARCs:

Thief's War by Hilari Bell
Knights errant aren't supposed to let the bad guy escape. But Sir Michael and his squire Fisk were up to their necks in mayhem (as usual) and Fisk's old mentor, Jack Bannister, quietly slithered away. Now Michael has tracked Jack to the notorious city of Tallowsport - and it turns out Jack wasn't exaggerating when he said that the crime boss he works for runs the town. With the judicars and the sheriff working for the bad guys, a lone knight errant aided only by his trusty squire and a pack of ragtag orphans shouldn't stand a chance. But the thing that really gets in Michael's way is that Fisk refuses to see his old teacher hang.


This Week, On The Reading Hedgehog..........

February 24, 2014 - Monday
February 25, 2014 - Tuesday
February 26, 2014 - Wednesday
February 27, 2014 - Thursday
February 28, 2014 - Friday
March 1, 2014 - Saturday

Next Week, On The Reading Hedgehog............

March 3, 2014 - Monday
ARC Review: The Winner's Curse - Marie Rutkoski
March 4, 2014 - Tuesday
Top Ten Tuesday #33: Top 10 Reasons I Love Being A Blogger/Reader
March 5, 2014 - Wednesday
Waiting on Wednesday #37 + WWW Wednesday #7
March 6, 2014 - Thursday
Review: Spellcaster - Claudia Gray
March 7, 2014 - Friday
ARC Review: Steadfast - Claudia Gray
March 8, 2014 - Saturday
Weekend Recommendations #34

8 comments:

  1. I'm going to start Half Bad this week; I had an ARC of it but now it's not really an ARC at all, whoops. I hope you enjoy all your books; I especially like the cover of The True Adventures of Nicolo Zen, very lovely and mysterious..

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    1. I'm hoping to get to HALF BAD at the end of this month/the beginning of April. *cross fingers* Oh, I know - NICOLO ZEN looks awesome! :)

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  2. I love the sound of Half Bad and so want to read it, the premise for it sounds AMAZING!

    Thea @ Gizzimomo's Book Shelf

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    1. I've heard nothing but good things about it. :)

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  3. I've heard Half Bad is super good, I really should get myself a copy! So many great books that you got this week. I really hope you enjoy all of your new books, here's my STS: http://unearthlyreviews.blogspot.com/2014/03/stacking-shelves-9book-swag-giveaway.html Happy Reading! :)

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  4. I really enjoyed The Haven (CLW is an amazing author) and I'm reading Half Bad at the moment. Happy reading! :)

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  5. i've been seeing half blood a lot and every time i do i want to get it myself. fantastic haul! happy reading :)

    hope you can stop by my StS Post.

    -michelle @ Michelle & Leslie's Book Picks

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  6. Half Bad sounds pretty good. Enjoy your new lovelies! My STS

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