Sunday, March 16, 2014

Stacking the Shelves #40

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The Winner's Curse by Marie Rutkoski
As a general's daughter in a vast empire that revels in war and enslaves those it conquers, seventeen-year-old Kestrel has two choices: she can join the military or get married. But Kestrel has other intentions.

One day, she is startled to find a kindred spirit in a young slave up for auction. Arin's eyes seem to defy everything and everyone. Following her instinct, Kestrel buys him - with unexpected consequences. It's not long before she has to hide her growing love for Arin. But he, too, has a secret, and Kestrel quickly learns that the price she paid for a fellow human is much higher than she ever could have imagined.

Liv, Forever by Amy Talkington
When Liv Bloom lands an art scholarship at Wickham Hall, it's her ticket out of the foster system. Liv isn't sure what to make of the school's weird traditions and rituals, but she couldn't be happier. For the first time ever, she has her own studio and her own supply of paint. Everything she could want.

Then she meets Malcolm Astor, a legacy student, a fellow artist, and the one person who's ever been able to melt her defenses. Liv's only friend at Wickham, fellow scholarship kid Gabe Nichols, warns her not to get involved, but life is finally going Liv's way, and all she wants to do is enjoy the ride.

But Liv's bliss is doomed. Weeks after arriving, she is viciously murdered, and, in death, she discovers she's the latest victim of a dark conspiracy that has claimed many lives. Cursed with the ability to see the many ghosts on Wickham's campus, Gabe is now Liv's only link to the world of the living. To Malcolm.

Together, Liv, Gabe, and Malcolm fight to expose the terrible truth that haunts the halls of Wickham. But Liv must fight alone to come to grips with the ultimate star-crossed love.

Under the Egg by Laura Marx Fitzgerald
Only two people know about the masterpiece hidden in the Tenpenny home - and one of them is dead.

The other is Theodora Tenpenny. Theo is responsible for tending to the family's two-hundred-year-old town house, caring for a flock of unwieldy chickens, and supporting her fragile mother, all on her grandfather's legacy of $463. So, when Theo discovers a painting in the house that looks like a priceless masterpiece, she should be happy about it. But Theo's late grandfather was a security guard at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, and if the painting is as valuable as she thinks it is, then her grandfather wasn't who she thought he was.

William Shakespeare's the Empire Striketh Back by Ian Doescher
Many a fortnight have passed since the destruction of the Death Star. Young Luke Skywalker and his friends have taken refuge on the ice planet of Hoth, where the evil Darth Vader has hatched a cold-blooded plan to capture them. Only with the help of a little green Jedi Master - and a swaggering rascal named Lando Calrissian - can our heroes escape the Empire's wrath. And only then will Lord Vader learn how sharper than a tauntaun's tooth it is to have a Jedi child.


Shadow and Bone by Leigh Bardugo
Alina Starkov doesn't expect much from life. Orphaned by the Border Wars, the one thing she could rely on was her best friend and fellow refugee, Mal. And lately not even that seems certain. Drafted into the army of their war-torn homeland, they're sent on a dangerous mission into the Fold, a swath of unnatural darkness crawling with monsters who feast on human flesh.

When their convoy is attacked, all seems lost until Alina reveals a dormant power that not even she knew existed. Ripped from everything she knows, she is whisked away to the royal court to be trained as a member of the Grisha, the magical elite led by the mysterious Darkling. He believes she is the answer the people have been waiting for; the one person with the power to destroy the Fold.

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

March 10, 2014 - Monday
March 11, 2014 - Tuesday
March 12, 2014 - Wednesday
March 13, 2014 - Thursday
March 14, 2014 - Friday
March 15, 2014 - Saturday

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

March 17, 2014 - Monday
Review: Ashen Winter - Mike Mullin
March 18, 2014 - Tuesday
Top Ten Tuesday #37: Top 10 Books On My Spring 2014 TBR List
March 19, 2014 - Wednesday
Waiting on Wednesday #40 + WWW Wednesday #10
March 20, 2014 - Thursday
ARC Review: Liv, Forever - Amy Talkington
March 21, 2014 - Friday
Review: Pawn - Aimee Carter
March 22, 2014 - Saturday
Guest Post: Your Library!


  1. I adored both The Winner's Curse and Shadow and Bone. I'm actually really eager to get my hands on the final book in the Shadow and Bone series. I hope you enjoy them as much as I did =)

    Emily @ Falling For YA

    1. I'm really looking forward to reading SHADOW AND BONE. I liked THE WINNER'S CURSE pretty well - I thought it was rather slow at times, though.

  2. Nice haul! I might be slightly (very) jealous that you have The Winner's Curse, I am desperate to get my hands on that one. Pay day needs to hurry up and get here. I hope you enjoy your books :) My STS.

  3. I just loved SHADOW AND BONE so much. I hope you do too. I think I was one of the rare few who didn't like THE WINNER'S CURSE at all :(

    1. I've heard lots of good things about SHADOW AND BONE - I'm not sure what took me so long to notice it. I'm actually still not entirely certain how I felt about THE WINNER'S CURSE. I think it could have been better, but I didn't just hate it.


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