Sunday, June 15, 2014

Stacking the Shelves #52



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


BOUGHT

The Glass Sentence by S. E. Grove
It is 1891. Almost a century ago, the Great Disruption threw all of the continents into different time periods, from prehistory to the far future. It remade the world. Explorers took their lives into their hands; mapmaking became a fine art, a mixture of science and magic.

Sophia Tims comes from a family of explorers and cartologers. Eight years ago, her parents went on an urgent mission, and never returned. She lives with her brilliant, absentminded uncle Shadrack, the foremost cartologer in Boston, who is teaching her everything he knows. Then Shadrack is kidnapped. And Sophia, who has rarely been outside of Boston, is the only one who can search for him. Her new friend Theo, a refugee from the West, comes along. From the moment the two of them get on the train, their lives are in as much danger as Shadrack's - because he has entrusted Sophia with the most important artifact in his collection.

The Quick by Lauren Owen
1892: James Norbury, a shy would-be poet newly down from Oxford, finds lodging with a charming young aristocrat. Through this new friendship, he is introduced to the drawing-rooms of high society and finds love in an unexpected quarter. Then, suddenly, he vanishes without a trace. Alarmed, his sister, Charlotte, sets out from their crumbling country estate determined to find him. Within the sinister, labyrinthine London that greets her, she uncovers a hidden, supernatural city populated by unforgettable characters: a female rope walker turned vigilant, a street urchin with a deadly secret, and the chilling "Doctor Knife." But the answer to her brother's disappearance ultimately lies within the doors of the exclusive, secretive Aegolius Club, whose predatory members include the most ambitious, and most bloodthirsty, men in England.

Graduation Day by Joelle Charbonneau
With the United Commonwealth teetering on the brink of all-out civil war, this is the moment to lead that the gifted student and Testing survivor Cia Vale has trained for.

Having discovered the brutal truth behind The Testing, she has vowed to end it once and for all. As Cia plunges through layers of deception and danger, she must risk the lives of those she loves most and gamble on the loyalty of her lethal classmates.

The stakes are higher than ever - lives of promise cut short for fulfilled; a future ruled by fear or hope - in this electrifying conclusion to Joelle Charbonneau's epic Testing trilogy.

Ready or not. . . . it's Graduation Day.

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

June 9, 2014 - Monday
June 10, 2014 - Tuesday
June 11, 2014 - Wednesday
June 12, 2014 - Thursday
June 13, 2014 - Friday
June 14, 2014 - Saturday

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

June 16, 2014 - Monday
ARC Review: The Glass Sentence - S. E. Grove
June 17, 2014 - Tuesday
Top Ten Tuesday #49: Top 10 Books On My Summer TBR
Teaser Tuesday #10
June 18, 2014 - Wednesday
Waiting on Wednesday #51 + WWW Wednesday #21
June 19, 2014 - Thursday
Review: The Stolen Herd - K. Madill
June 20, 2014 - Friday
Review: Sky on Fire - Emmy Laybourne
June 21, 2014 - Saturday
Hedgehog Life: June 2014

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