Jan 19, 2013

Stacking the Shelves

Stacking the Shelves, hosted by Tynga's Reviews, is a weekly meme in which we showcase the lovely new treasures on our shelves...

I feel like I had quite a haul this week...


The city of Ludlow is gripped by the hottest July on record. The asphalt is melting, the birds are dying, petty crime is on the rise, and someone in Hannah Wagnor’s peaceful suburban community is killing girls.

For Hannah, the summer is a complicated one. Her best friend Lillian died six months ago, and Hannah just wants her life to go back to normal. But how can things be normal when Lillian’s ghost is haunting her bedroom, pushing her to investigate the mysterious string of murders? Hannah’s just trying to understand why her friend self-destructed, and where she fits now that Lillian isn’t there to save her a place among the social elite. And she must stop thinking about Finny Boone, the big, enigmatic delinquent whose main hobbies seem to include petty larceny and surprising acts of kindness.

With the entire city in a panic, Hannah soon finds herself drawn into a world of ghost girls and horrifying secrets. She realizes that only by confronting the Valentine Killer will she be able move on with her life—and it’s up to her to put together the pieces before he strikes again.

Around the world, black handprints are appearing on doorways, scorched there by winged strangers who have crept through a slit in the sky.

In a dark and dusty shop, a devil’s supply of human teeth grown dangerously low.

And in the tangled lanes of Prague, a young art student is about to be caught up in a brutal otherwordly war.

Meet Karou. She fills her sketchbooks with monsters that may or may not be real; she’s prone to disappearing on mysterious "errands"; she speaks many languages not all of them human; and her bright blue hair actually grows out of her head that color. Who is she? That is the question that haunts her, and she’s about to find out.

When one of the strangers—beautiful, haunted Akiva—fixes his fire-colored eyes on her in an alley in Marrakesh, the result is blood and starlight, secrets unveiled, and a star-crossed love whose roots drink deep of a violent past. But will Karou live to regret learning the truth about herself? 

Wake up, Caitlin

Ever since she started going out with Rogerson Biscoe, Caitlin seems to have fallen into a semiconscious dreamland where nothing is quite real. Rogerson is different from anyone Caitlin has ever known. He's magnetic. He's compelling. He's dangerous. Being with him makes Caitlin forget about everything else--her missing sister, her withdrawn mother, her lackluster life. But what happens when being with Rogerson becomes a larger problem than being without him?

courtesy of netgalley 

"I dare you..." 

If anyone knew the truth about Beth Risk's home life, they'd send her mother to jail and seventeen-year-old Beth who knows where. So she protects her mom at all costs. Until the day her uncle swoops in and forces Beth to choose between her mom's freedom and her own happiness. That's how Beth finds herself living with an aunt who doesn't want her and going to a school that doesn't understand her. At all. Except for the one guy who shouldn't get her, but does.... 

Ryan Stone is the town golden boy, a popular baseball star jock-with secrets he can't tell anyone. Not even the friends he shares everything with, including the constant dares to do crazy things. The craziest? Asking out the Skater girl who couldn't be less interested in him. 

But what begins as a dare becomes an intense attraction neither Ryan nor Beth expected. Suddenly, the boy with the flawless image risks his dreams-and his life-for the girl he loves, and the girl who won't let anyone get too close is daring herself to want it all....

Sixteen-year-old Dusty Everhart breaks into houses late at night, but not because she’s a criminal. No, she’s a Nightmare.


Being the only Nightmare at Arkwell Academy, a boarding school for magickind, and living in the shadow of her mother’s infamy, is hard enough. But when Dusty sneaks into Eli Booker’s house, things get a whole lot more complicated. He’s hot, which means sitting on his chest and invading his dreams couldn’t get much more embarrassing. But it does. Eli is dreaming of a murder.

Then Eli’s dream comes true.

Now Dusty has to follow the clues—both within Eli’s dreams and out of them—to stop the killer before more people turn up dead. And before the killer learns what she’s up to and marks her as the next target.

Happy Reading Everyone :)

~ Keely ~


  1. I loved the nightmare affair, I hope it will be the case for you as well. Happy reading!

  2. Yay! So nice books, I cant wiat to read DARE YOU TO. Enjoy! :)

    My StS

  3. Daughter of Smoke and Bone is amazing. I am readin Dare You To soon. Great haul.

  4. I really want to read Paper Valentine! The cover is really nice!
    I received Dare You To last week and loved it so I hope you enjoy it!

    New follower via GFC :)

    My STS: http://queenofcontemporary.blogspot.co.uk/2013/01/stacking-shelves-8.html

  5. Thanks for stopping by my STS! Awesome book week for you! Both Paper Valentine and Daughter of Smoke and Bone are in my TBR piles. Enjoy!

  6. I received Dare you to, also and can't wait to start it, soon!! I need to pick up Paper Valentine, it looks good! Enjoy!

    My Stack

  7. Ooh, I have Daughter of Smoke and Bone, as well as it's sequel, but I haven't gotten around reading them just yet. I heard they're both fantastic though! You've got yourself a great haul. Hope you enjoy them!

    -Alyana @ Read, Breathe, Read (YA)

  8. Daughter of Smoke and Bone is a good read. Can't wait for Brenna Yovanoff's new book to come out - so lucky you have it. :) And yay, you have The Nightmare Affair too. Enjoy!

    In Our Mailbox #1+Stacking the Shelves #13

  9. Oh I'm SO jealous you got Dare You To! I loved her first book! I hope you enjoy all you got :)

    Here's my STS!

  10. I've been wanting a copy of Paper Valentine FOREVER. It looks amazing, I really need to get a copy soon. Great haul!

    Anna @ Literary Exploration
    My StS

  11. Can't wait for Dare you To. Hope you love it.
    Happy reading,
    Brandi @ Blkosiner’s Book Blog

  12. OMG Dare You To! I want so baddddd! I hope it's awesome :) I still need to get a copy of Daughter of Smoke & Bone! Enjoy all that you got! Thanks for sharing and happy reading :)

    MaryAnn | Chapter by Chapter
    Our STS

  13. Awesome books! I'm looking forward to Paper Valentine. I still need to read Daughter of Smoke & Bone and Pushing the Limits.
    Enjoy all your new books. Happy reading!

    Thanks for stopping by my STS post

    Sabina @ Delirious About Books

  14. Great haul! Dreamland was the first book I read by Sarah Dessen and I really didn't enjoy it! The main character got on my nerves and I was frustrated by what happened in the story, hopefully you'll enjoy it more though! :)

    Here is my book haul post: http://blogofabookaholic.blogspot.com/2013/01/stacking-shelves-32.html

  15. Fabulous books this week. I can't wait to read Dare You To and The Nightmare Affair. Happy reading!

    Here’s my Stacking The Shelves!

  16. I'm officially jealous of your shelves this week. What an amazing selection of books! Hope you have a great time reading them, can't wait to hear what your thoughts are on them!

  17. I'm sure Dare You To is going to be great! I just read that it was better than Pushing the Limits, so I'm excited about it. Enjoy your haul!

    -Jenna @ Fans of Fiction
    My StS


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