In The Stacks (11)

What I added to my stacks (and stacks and stacks) this week. I am linking up with Stacking The Shelves by Tynga’s Reviews.

Netgalley

 

Fangirl by Rainbow Rowell

Fangirl by Rainbow Rowell

A coming-of-age tale of fan fiction, family and first love.

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 wants 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?

Or will she just go on living inside somebody else’s fiction?

I can tell just by looking at this cover, I am going to love this book.

Far Far Away by Tom McNeal

Far Far Away by Tom McNeal

It says quite a lot about Jeremy Johnson Johnson that the strangest thing about him isn’t even the fact his mother and father both had the same last name. Jeremy once admitted he’s able to hear voices, and the townspeople of Never Better have treated him like an outsider since. After his mother left, his father became a recluse, and it’s been up to Jeremy to support the family. But it hasn’t been up to Jeremy alone. The truth is, Jeremy can hear voices. Or, specifically, one voice: the voice of the ghost of Jacob Grimm, one half of the infamous writing duo, The Brothers Grimm. Jacob watches over Jeremy, protecting him from an unknown dark evil whispered about in the space between this world and the next. But when the provocative local girl Ginger Boultinghouse takes an interest in Jeremy (and his unique abilities), a grim chain of events is put into motion. And as anyone familiar with the Grimm Brothers know, not all fairy tales have happy endings. . .

Love that the cover is creepy. I love my fairy tale updates to be on the creepy side.

Kindle

 

Let The Sky Fall (Let The Sky Fall #1) by Shannon Messenger

Let The Sky Fall by Shannon Messenger

Seventeen-year-old Vane Weston has no idea how he survived the category five tornado that killed his parents. And he has no idea if the beautiful, dark-haired girl who’s swept through his dreams every night since the storm is real. But he hopes she is.

Seventeen-year-old Audra is a sylph, an air elemental. She walks on the wind, can translate its alluring songs, and can even coax it into a weapon with a simple string of commands. She’s also a guardian—Vane’s guardian—and has sworn an oath to protect Vane at all costs. Even if it means sacrificing her own life.

When a hasty mistake reveals their location to the enemy who murdered both of their families, Audra’s forced to help Vane remember who he is. He has a power to claim—the secret language of the West Wind, which only he can understand. But unlocking his heritage will also unlock the memory Audra needs him to forget. And their greatest danger is not the warriors coming to destroy them—but the forbidden romance that’s grown between them.

Love the idea of having power over the winds. Throw in a forbidden romance and a kindle deal, I couldn’t say no.

The Luxe (Luxe #1) by Anna Godbersen

The Luxe by Anna Godbersen

Pretty girls in pretty dresses, partying until dawn.
Irresistible boys with mischievous smiles and dangerous intentions.
White lies, dark secrets, and scandalous hookups.
This is Manhattan, 1899. Beautiful sisters Elizabeth and Diana Holland rule Manhattan’s social scene. Or so it appears. When the girls discover their status among New York City’s elite is far from secure, suddenly everyone–from the backstabbing socialite Penelope Hayes, to the debonair bachelor Henry Schoonmaker, to the spiteful maid Lina Broud–threatens Elizabeth’s and Diana’s golden future.

With the fate of the Hollands resting on her shoulders, Elizabeth must choose between family duty and true love. But when her carriage overturns near the East River, the girl whose glittering life lit up the city’s gossip pages is swallowed by the rough current. As all of New York grieves, some begin to wonder whether life at the top proved too much for this ethereal beauty, or if, perhaps, someone wanted to see Manhattan’s most celebrated daughter disappear…

In a world of luxury and deception, where appearance matters above everything and breaking the social code means running the risk of being ostracized forever, five teenagers lead dangerously scandalous lives. This thrilling trip to the age of innocence is anything but innocent.

Sometimes you need an indulgent read and I think The Luxe should fit the bill.

What did you add to your stacks this week?

Comments

  1. The two Netgalley books look interesting; I hope they’ll be good.
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  2. I got Far Far Away a while ago. I really have to read it soon before the book expires lol. And, lucky you got Fangirl! It looks like such a cute and light read. Hmm I’ve heard mixed things about Let The Sky Fall. I heard that there were too much foreshadowing going on that the part that’s supposed to be “shocking” was predictable. I also heard that there was isnta-love. I still hope you enjoy it (:
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    Leigh
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    • No not insta-love! Hate that. Oh well, I got it as kindle deal so even if I don’t love it, it was only $1.99.

  3. Nice haul. Fangirl sounds really good. I’ve heard pretty good things about Let the Sky Fall too. Enjoy.

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  4. Ahhh, I really like the cover from Fangirl! It doesn’t sound like a book I would pick up normally, but I’m willing to give it a shot 😀 Happy reading!
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    • The cover is so cute! I read so many serious books that sometimes a lighter, fun read is really needed.

  5. Fangirl sounds like such a cute read! I really love the colors in the cover as well. 🙂 I hope you enjoy your amazing books this week!

    Krystianna @ Downright Dystopian
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    • Thanks!

      The cover is really pretty. It has the same feel as Eleanor & Park. I love when an author has covers that are cohesive.

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