In The Stacks (15)

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

Another slow week for me! I am doing well getting through quite a few books. Now, I just need to sit down and write down the reviews that are circling around my head.

Netgalley

Never Fade by Alexandra Bracken

Never Fade (Darkest Minds #2) by Alexandra Bracken

Ruby never asked for the abilities that almost cost her her life. Now she must call upon them on a daily basis, leading dangerous missions to bring down a corrupt government and breaking into the minds of her enemies. Other kids in the Children’s League call Ruby “Leader”, but she knows what she really is: a monster.

When Ruby is entrusted with an explosive secret, she must embark on her most dangerous mission yet: leaving the Children’s League behind. Crucial information about the disease that killed most of America’s children—and turned Ruby and the others who lived into feared and hated outcasts—has survived every attempt to destroy it. But the truth is only saved in one place: a flashdrive in the hands of Liam Stewart, the boy Ruby once believed was her future—and who now wouldn’t recognize her.

As Ruby sets out across a desperate, lawless country to find Liam—and answers about the catastrophe that has ripped both her life and America apart—she is torn between old friends and the promise she made to serve the League. Ruby will do anything to protect the people she loves. But what if winning the war means losing herself?

When I saw the approval email, I couldn’t believe it. The Darkest Minds is an amazing book and I cannot wait to see where the story goes. I can just tell by the summary, that it is going to be awesome.  

Purchased

Where It Began by Ann Redisch Stampler

Where It Began by Ann Redisch Stampler

A teen’s world comes crashing down in this compulsively readable YA debut that’s as literary as it is commercial.Gabby Gardiner wakes up in a hospital bed looking like a cautionary ad for drunk driving—and without a single memory of the accident that landed her there. But what she can recall, in frank and sardonic detail, is the year leading up to the crash.

As Gabby describes her transformation from Invisible Girl to Trendy Girl Who Dates Billy Nash (aka Most Desirable Boy Ever), she is left wondering: Why is Billy suddenly distancing himself from her? What do her classmates know that Gabby does not? Who exactly was in the car that night? And why has Gabby been left to take the fall?

As she peels back the layers of her life, Gabby begins to realize that her climb up the status ladder has been as intoxicating as it has been morally complex…and that nothing about her life is what she has imagined it to be.

Lately, introspective contemporary books are really appealing to me. Not sure if it is because I have a lot going on in my life or maybe it’s the summery weather. Just enjoying reading books about people facing their problems.

Under The Never Sky by Veronica Rossi

Under The Never Sky (Under The Never Sky #1) by Veronica Rossi

Since she’d been on the outside, she’d survived an Aether storm, she’d had a knife held to her throat, and she’d seen men murdered.

This was worse.

Exiled from her home, the enclosed city of Reverie, Aria knows her chances of surviving in the outer wasteland—known as The Death Shop—are slim. If the cannibals don’t get her, the violent energy storms will. Then Aria meets an Outsider named Perry. He’s wild—a savage—and her only hope of staying alive.

A hunter for his tribe in a merciless landscape, Perry views Aria as sheltered and fragile—everything he would expect from a Dweller. But he needs Aria’s help too; she alone holds the key to his redemption. Opposites in nearly every way, Aria and Perry must come together to survive. Their unlikely alliance forges a bond that will determine the fate of all who live under the never sky.

I originally read this as a library book but know I will want to reread, so needed to purchase it. Love the whole series and cannot wait for book three.

Legend by Marie Lu

Legend (Legend #1) by Marie Lu

What was once the western United States is now home to the Republic, a nation perpetually at war with its neighbors. Born into an elite family in one of the Republic’s wealthiest districts, fifteen-year-old June is a prodigy being groomed for success in the Republic’s highest military circles. Born into the slums, fifteen-year-old Day is the country’s most wanted criminal. But his motives may not be as malicious as they seem.

From very different worlds, June and Day have no reason to cross paths—until the day June’s brother, Metias, is murdered and Day becomes the prime suspect. Caught in the ultimate game of cat and mouse, Day is in a race for his family’s survival, while June seeks to avenge Metias’s death. But in a shocking turn of events, the two uncover the truth of what has really brought them together, and the sinister lengths their country will go to keep its secrets.

Another book I read as a library book, I know this will be a reread for me. Love everything about Legend and am dying for book three.

 

What did you add to your stacks this week?

 

All summaries and cover images from goodreads.

Comments

  1. I’m so jealous you got Never Fade!!! I adored book one and was so sad when I got rejected on Netgalley. Enjoy!!

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    • Aww, I guess I got lucky. 🙂 It’s so hard not to drop the current review book I’m reading to start reading it.

  2. Awesome haul this week. Very excited for Never Fade. Enjoy all that you got! Thanks for sharing and happy reading.

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  3. Nice haul. The cover for Never Fade is awesome looking. Come visit me as well.

    Grace
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  4. I like the covers for Never Fade and Legend. Happy reading!
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  5. Legend is so good 😀 And I definitely need to read Under the never sky soon. Enjoy your books!
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  6. Yeaaaah! How did you get approve on netgalley? I thought Disney didn’t take blogger requests? Congrats on that, though! I was lucky enough to get Never Fade at BEA and I can’t wait to read it!

    Under the Never Sky & Legend are favorites of mine so happy reading with those!

    Here’s my haul

    • Not sure but looking back on past Netgalley approvals, I have had good luck with Disney. Not sure because this blog certainly does not have amazing stats. Guess I’m just lucky? 🙂

      So awesome that you went to BEA! Not sure what I would do with so many amazing books.

  7. Under the Never Sky sounds and looks really good. Enjoy your new books 🙂
    Here are my newest additions from this week.
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    • Thanks!
      Under The Never Sky is amazing! Pretty much loved everything about it which is why I had to buy my own physical copy.

  8. Ooo, I got Never Fade about a month from Disney – a print ARC. I always get rejected for eARCs from NetGalley, ONLY by Disney. Which is really inconvenient, because eARCs are easier to manage than print ARCs. But whatever. I’ll just go after their print ARCs. They have sent me any ARCs I request! And OMG Under the Never Sky is amazing! And Legend is pretty good too 😀

    Have a fantastic week!

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    • Under The Never Sky is amazing! Really love the both books in that series.

      That’s strange about getting rejected on Netgalley for Disney eARCs but I really can barely rap my head around why anyone receives anything (minus people who have huge blogs with thousands of readers.)

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