Sunday, March 23, 2014

Stacking the Shelves #41

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


From the Library:

Fangirl by Rainbow Rowell
Cath is a Simon Snow fan. Okay, the whole world is a Simon Snow fan . . .

But for Cath, being a fan is her life - and she's really good at it. She and her twin sister, Wren, ensconced themselves in the Simon Snow series when they were just kids; it's what got them through their mother leaving.

Reading. Rereading. Hanging out in Simon Snow forums, writing Simon Snow fan fiction, dressing up like the characters for every movie premiere.

Cath's sister has mostly grown away from fandom, but Cath can't let go. She doesn't want to.

Now that they're going to college, Wren has told Cath she doesn't want to be roommates. Cath is on her own, completely outside of her comfort zone. She's got a surly roommate with a charming, always-around boyfriend, a fiction-writing professor who thinks fan fiction is the end of the civilized world, a handsome classmate who only want to talk about words . . . And she can't stop worrying about her dad, who's loving and fragile and has never really been alone.

For Cath, the question is: Can she do this? Can she make it without Wren holding her hand? Is she ready to start living her own life? Writing her own stories? And does she even want to move on if it means leaving Simon Snow behind?

Bought:

Seeing Redd by Frank Beddor
Alyss of Wonderland's rule has only just begun, and already those who prefer chaos to peace are threatening to destroy everything worth imagining. Trailed by newly appointed royal bodyguard Homburg Molly, Alyss is doing her best to keep pace with the nonstop demands of being queen while attempting to evade Molly for a few private moments with Dodge.

Alyss' life is a challenging mix of duty, love, and tough decisions, and then a series of phantom sightings set fire to an urban myth of Her Imperial Viciousness' return and have everyone . . . . seeing Redd.

Has Redd somehow freed herself and her chief assassin, The Cat, from the confines of the Heart Crystal? If not, then who has resurrected Redd's brutal foot soldiers the Glass Eyes and set them loose to attack Wonderland on all sides?

ArchEnemy by Frank Beddor
Imagine this . . . The power of Imagination has been lost!

Now it's all about the artillery as AD52s, crystal shooters, spikejack tumblers, and orb cannons are unleashed in a war of weapons and brute force.

As Alyss searches wildly for the solution to the disaster that has engulfed her queendom, Arch declares himself King of Wonderland. The moment is desperate enough for Alyss to travel back to London for answers, where Arch's assassins are threatening Alice Liddell and her family. But after coming to the Liddells' assistance, Alyss discovers herself trapped in a conundrum of evaporating puddles. The shimmering portals that exist to transport her home through the Pool of Tears are disappearing!

What is happening in Wonderland? Deep within the Valley of Mushrooms the Caterpillar Oracles issue this prophecy: "Action shall be taken to ensure the safety of the Heart Crystal. For Everqueen." But who is Everqueen?

Silver by Chris Wooding
Paul is the new kid at Mortingham Boarding Academy, and he has a dark secret.

Caitlyn admires Paul from afar and resents that he only has eyes for Erika.

Erika thinks that she and Caitlyn are best friends, but she's wrong.

Adam is a bully with a major chip on his shoulder.

Mark is outgrowing his old friends but doesn't know how to make new ones.

In a few hours, none of this will matter. Without warning, a horrifying infection will spread across the school grounds, and a group of students with little in common will find themselves barricaded in a classroom, fighting for their lives.

Some will live. Some will die. And then it will get even worse.

Stay Where You Are & Then Leave by John Boyne
As the First World War rages on, Alfie Summerfield has given up hope of seeing his father again. Though his mother maintains that his father is away on a secret mission, Alfie knows he must be dead. But when Alfie learns by chance that his father is in a hospital close by - a hospital treating soldiers with shell chock, whatever that might be - he resolves to rescue his father from this strange, unnerving place.

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

March 17, 2014 - Monday
March 18, 2014 - Tuesday
March 19, 2014 - Wednesday
March 20, 2014 - Thursday
March 21, 2014 - Friday
March 22, 2014 - Saturday

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

March 24, 2014 - Monday
ARC Review: Sea of Shadows - Kelley Armstrong
March 25, 2014 - Tuesday
Top Ten Tuesday #38: Top 10 Things On My Bookish Bucket List
March 26, 2014 - Wednesday
Waiting on Wednesday #41 + WWW Wednesday #11
March 27, 2014 - Thursday
Review: Perfect Ruin
March 28, 2014 - Friday
ARC Review: The Here and Now - Ann Brashares
March 29, 2014 - Saturday
Weekend Recommendations #34

3 comments:

  1. I have heard only good things about Fangirl I hope you enjoy it! I have also been meaning to read Archenemy for ages. It's just sitting on my shelf, I enjoyed the other two books in the series it just keeps getting pushed to the backburner.

    I do hope you enjoy all your new books!

    Emily @ Falling For YA

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    1. As a not very big fan of chick-lit, I am curious to see how I'll respond to a Rainbow Rowell novel. For some reason, FANGIRL has always caught my attention. :) I read THE LOOKING GLASS WARS and SEEING REDD so long ago, but just never got around to reading ARCHENEMY, even though I liked the series.

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  2. Great books for you this week! I hope you enjoy them! I have Fangil on my Kindle but, haven't got to it yet.
    Brittany @ Spare Time Book blog
    My STS: http://sparetimebookblog.blogspot.com/2014/03/stacking-shelves_23.html

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