Aug 18, 2012

Stacking the Shelves

Stacking the Shelves is a weekly meme hosted by Tynga's Reviews in which we book addicts share the books we are adding to our overflowing shelves.

I've been on a never-seems-to-end book shopping spree lately, so this post could be miles long.. that, and my bookshelves are beginning to sag with the weight... But I'll narrow it down to my most recent anticipations :)

Isaac Mayfair is hiding a dark secret. And just when Adria Dawson thinks the worst of her life among the werewolf world is over, she learns the secret that can rip her and Isaac’s love apart. Adria must come to terms with what the truth means for her. What it means for her life and how much time she has left to live it. She must choose between two different fates, neither of which can offer life as a certainty.

As if Isaac’s betrayal isn’t enough, Adria learns that there are things out there older and more powerful than werewolves could ever be. An archaic entity known only to few as the Praverian, unlike anything Adria has ever known or heard of.

As Adria struggles with her own fateful dilemmas, she must also try to find out why the Praverian is so interested in her and do everything in her power to stay out of its way.

I loved J.A. Redmerski's first in this series, The Mayfair Moon (see review here), so I'm anxiously awaiting the second to arrive in my mailbox :).

It's been several generations since a genetic experiment gone wrong caused the Reduction, decimating humanity and giving rise to a Luddite nobility who outlawed most technology.

Elliot North has always known her place in this world. Four years ago Elliot refused to run away with her childhood sweetheart, the servant Kai, choosing duty to her family's estate over love. Since then the world has changed: a new class of Post-Reductionists is jumpstarting the wheel of progress, and Elliot's estate is foundering, forcing her to rent land to the mysterious Cloud Fleet, a group of shipbuilders that includes renowned explorer Captain Malakai Wentforth--an almost unrecognizable Kai. And while Elliot wonders if this could be their second chance, Kai seems determined to show Elliot exactly what she gave up when she let him go.

But Elliot soon discovers her old friend carries a secret--one that could change their society . . . or bring it to its knees. And again, she's faced with a choice: cling to what she's been raised to believe, or cast her lot with the only boy she's ever loved, even if she's lost him forever.

Inspired by Jane Austen's "Persuasion", "For Darkness Shows the Stars" is a breathtaking romance about opening your mind to the future and your heart to the one person you know can break it.

This one is a book I probably never would have stumbled across had it not been for Icey Book's Stand Alone Reading Challenge.  I've read some of the best books of the year (IMO) because of this challenge ~ so awesome :).

What's weighing down your shelf?

Happy Reading Everyone :)

~ Keely ~


  1. OMG you got For Darkness shows the stars :p I'm jealous I really want to read that book ! I heard awesome things about it and it's a 2012 favorite book for some of my friends as well.
    And this cover is just stunning <3.
    I hope you'll enjoy reading it :).

    I'm a new follower by the way :).

    And I have an international giveaway going on, on my blog to celebrate my 2 year blogoversary if you are interested ^^

  2. Anonymous8/18/2012

    Happy reading, For Darkness looks awesome.

  3. I've wanted to get my hands on For Darkness Shows Stars for AGES, and I didn't even realize it was a stand alone! That makes it even more awesome. Sometimes I just want a book that DOESN'T go for ten books, you know? Happy reading!

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  4. I have an e-reader, so that helps somewhat. If I didn't have an e-reader, god help my shelves. Nice selection of books. Come visit me too.


  5. For Darkness Show the Stars looks a great book! :)

    Great haul.

    My StS

    Livvy @Nerdy Book Reviews

  6. Great books! I just got The Mayfair Moon and I'm going to start it soon. I love the cover for For Darkness shows the Stars and it sounds really interesting.

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  7. I keep hearing so many AMAZING things about For Darkness Shows the Stars! I'm dying to read it. Hope you love it. :)

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  8. Great haul! I can't wait to read For Darkness Shows the Stars. It sounds SO good.:)

  9. Hi Keely, I have heard really, really good things about For Darkness... I hope you enjoy it :)

  10. The covers look absolutely goooorgeous. That was me doing a horrible online New Jersy accent. New follower!

  11. Anonymous8/19/2012

    I hope you enjoy For Darkness Shows the Stars more than I did!

  12. Great books! I'm really wanting to read For Darkness Shows the Stars! I hope you enjoy them all! Happy reading :)

    MaryAnn @ Chapter by Chapter
    What we got this WEEK!


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