Sep 9, 2012

Stacking the Shelves

Stacking the Shelves is a meme hosted by Tynga's Reviews in which we book lovers share what books we have recently added (virtual or physical) to our overflowing shelves.

Busy week this week!!

Here's my haul:

Jason Tanner’s life has always been different from the ordinary citizen’s. It started when he was an infant and his parents were only teenagers. A computer science prodigy, Lloyd attended MIT but left a pariah in the eyes of the school’s dean—but a computer physics genius in the eyes of his primary investor. Then his theories and ideas created a holographic machine and their world shrunk as contact with the outside world became less and less frequent. A computer prodigy now himself, Jason is about to learn that the world never waits for you if you have the ability to change it: it will come for you.

Detective Bruce Durante has been handed the case of the Comfort Killer, a serial killer so named because he appears to abduct terminally ill patients before returning their corpses to their families in refrigerated coffins. When he picks up the trail, it leads straight to the home of Lloyd Tanner.

Jason has been living life through the world of Lloyd’s invention and wishing he could carry on a relationship with Boston, the beautiful girl next door. When his father is murdered and framed as the Comfort Killer, he is brought back to reality in a hurry. He is forced to destroy all of the planted evidence—and finds he is being targeted as the killer’s new fall guy. But the secrets of his father’s invention run deep and Jason, his brother Isaac,Boston, the Comfort Killer, and Detective Durante hurtle towards one another on a deadly collision course that leaves everyone’s life hanging in the balance.

Starting over sucks.

When we moved to West Virginia right before my senior year, I'd pretty much resigned myself to thick accents, dodgy internet access, and a whole lot of boring.... until I spotted my hot neighbor, with his looming height and eerie green eyes. Things were looking up.

And then he opened his mouth.

Daemon is infuriating. Arrogant. Stab-worthy. We do not get along. At all. But when a stranger attacks me and Daemon literally freezes time with a wave of his hand, well, something...unexpected happens. 

The hot alien living next door marks me.

You heard me. Alien. Turns out Daemon and his sister have a galaxy of enemies wanting to steal their abilities, and Daemon's touch has me lit up like the Vegas Strip. The only way I'm getting out of this alive is by sticking close to Daemon until my alien mojo fades. 

If I don't kill him first, that is.

The “Phantom” was a musical phenomenon that Rebecca had always found enchanting. She had no idea that her life was about to mirror the play that was her obsession. When her high school drama club chooses “Phantom” as their annual production, Rebecca finds herself in the middle of an unlikely love triangle and the target of a sadistic stalker who uses the lines from the play as their calling card.

Rebecca lands the lead role of Christine, the opera diva, and like her character, she is torn between her two co-stars—Tom the surfer and basketball star who plays the lovable hero, and Justyn, the strangely appealing Goth who is more than realistic in the role of the tortured artist.

Almost immediately after casting, strange things start to happen both on and off the stage. Curtains fall. Mirrors are shattered. People are hurt in true phantom style. They all seem like accidents until Rebecca receives notes and phone calls that hint at something more sinister. Is Justyn bringing to life the twisted character of the phantom? Or in real life are the roles of the hero and the villain reversed? Rebecca doesn’t know who to trust, but she knows she’s running out of time as she gets closer and closer to opening night. Only when the mask is stripped away, will the twenty first century phantom finally be revealed.

What are you adding to your pile this week?

Happy Reading Everyone :)

~ Keely ~


  1. Nice collection. I read and enjoyed Obsidian but am not at all a fan of the cover. Come see what I added to my stack. Happy reading!

  2. The only book that I recognize in your haul this week was Obsidian. The other two sound interesting.


  3. Nice haul! :) I hope you like Obsidian! ;)
    Also, if you like Phantom os the Opera you should check Transcend by Christine Fonseca. It's inspired by it, and I've read it, and it's great!! :D

    Happy reading!
    My StS!!

  4. Ooohhh I like Phantom, please read it first so you can sate my curiosity?!

    Happy Sunday!

  5. I'm SUCH a big fan of Obsidian!! I'll admit the cover could've gone better... Come check out My STS

    Happy Reading!

  6. Phantom looks and sounds super great! I loved the musical! :)

  7. I really want to read Obsidian, and Phantom sounds like fun! Thanks for stopping by earlier!

  8. Yeah! I agree with Tammy. I would really like to read Obsidian but haven't managed to get around to it yet. If you would like to see what's currently on my shelf, please visit http://marilynphillips.blogspot.com.au/

  9. Obsidian! Ugh I am so behind on that series. I haven't started it yet. Hope you like this one. I've heard great things about it and the rest of the Lux series.

    Great haul!
    Thanks for stopping by!

  10. Obsidian sounds really interesting. I heard pretty good things about this series. Happy reading! :D


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