In The Stacks (19)

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


The Son Of Neptune by Rick Riordan

The Son Of Neptune (The Heroes Of Olympus #2) by Rick Riordan)

Seven half-bloods shall answer the call,
To storm or fire the world must fall.
An oath to keep with a final breath,
And foes bear arms to the Doors of Death.

Percy is confused. When he awoke from his long sleep, he didn’t know much more than his name. His brain fuzz is lingering, even after the wolf Lupa told him he is a demigod and trained him to fight with the pen/sword in his pocket. Somehow Percy manages to make it to a camp for half-bloods, despite the fact that he has to keep killing monsters along the way. But the camp doesn’t ring any bells with him. The only thing he can recall from his past is another name: Annabeth

Hazel is supposed to be dead. When she lived before, she didn’t do a very good job of it. Sure, she was an obedient daughter, even when her mother was possessed by greed. But that was the problem — when the Voice took over her mother and commanded Hazel to use her “gift” for an evil purpose, Hazel couldn’t say no. Now because of her mistake, the future of the world is at risk. Hazel wished she could ride away from it all on the stallion that appears in her dreams.

Frank is a klutz. His grandmother says he is descended from heroes and can be anything he wants to be, but he doesn’t see it. He doesn’t even know who his father is. He keeps hoping Apollo will claim him, because the only thing he is good at is archery — although not good enough to win camp war games. His bulky physique makes him feel like an ox, especially infront of Hazel, his closest friend at camp. He trusts her completely — enough to share the secret he holds close to his heart.
Beginning at the “other” camp for half-bloods and extending as far as the land beyond the gods, this breathtaking second installment of the Heroes of Olympus series introduces new demigods, revives fearsome monsters, and features other remarkable creatures, all destined to play a part in the Prophesy of Seven.


Star Cursed by Jessica Spotswood

Star Cursed (Born Wicked #2) by Jessica Spotswood

With the Brotherhood persecuting witches like never before, a divided Sisterhood desperately needs Cate to come into her Prophesied powers. And after Cate’s friend Sachi is arrested for using magic, a war-thirsty Sister offers to help her find answers—if Cate is willing to endanger everyone she loves.

Cate doesn’t want to be a weapon, and she doesn’t want to involve her friends and Finn in the Sisterhood’s schemes. But when Maura and Tess join the Sisterhood, Maura makes it clear that she’ll do whatever it takes to lead the witches to victory. Even if it means sacrifices. Even if it means overthrowing Cate. Even if it means all-out war.

In the highly anticipated sequel to Born Wicked, the Cahill Witch Chronicles continue Cate, Maura and Tess’s quest to find love, protect family, and explore their magic against all odds in an alternate history of New England.


Shadow Kiss by Richelle Mead

Shadow Kiss (Vampire Academy #3) by Richelle Mead

It’s springtime at St. Vladimir’s Academy, and Rose Hathaway is this close to graduation. Since making her first Strigoi kills, Rose hasn’t been feeling quite right. She’s having dark thoughts, behaving erratically, and worst of all… might be seeing ghosts.

As Rose questions her sanity, new complications arise. Lissa has begun experimenting with her magic once more, their enemy Victor Dashkov might be set free, and Rose’s forbidden relationship with Dimitri is starting to heat up again. But when a deadly threat no one saw coming changes their entire world, Rose must put her own life on the line – and choose between the two people she loves most.


Article 5 by Kristen Simmons

Article 5 (Article 5 #1) by Kristen Simmons

New York, Los Angeles, and Washington, D.C., have been abandoned.

The Bill of Rights has been revoked, and replaced with the Moral Statutes.

There are no more police—instead, there are soldiers. There are no more fines for bad behavior—instead, there are arrests, trials, and maybe worse. People who get arrested usually don’t come back.

Seventeen-year-old Ember Miller is old enough to remember that things weren’t always this way. Living with her rebellious single mother, it’s hard for her to forget that people weren’t always arrested for reading the wrong books or staying out after dark. It’s hard to forget that life in the United States used to be different.

Ember has perfected the art of keeping a low profile. She knows how to get the things she needs, like food stamps and hand-me-down clothes, and how to pass the random home inspections by the military. Her life is as close to peaceful as circumstances allow.

That is, until her mother is arrested for noncompliance with Article 5 of the Moral Statutes. And one of the arresting officers is none other than Chase Jennings—the only boy Ember has ever loved.

What did you add to your stacks this week?

All summaries and cover images from goodreads.


  1. Shadow Kiss is very good and Star Cursed sounds interesting. Enjoy!
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    • I have waited for Star Cursed since reading Born Wicked last year. It is such an interesting story and Jessica Spotswood is very talented.

  2. I should be reading The Son of Neptune by now but it’s been slow going with my current to-read list, books I need to review, etc. And I’ll be starting the Vampire Diaries series as soon as possible, too. 🙂
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    • I have loved every Rick Riordan book I have ever read. Plus, this one has Percy Jackson in it which I am really looking forward to.

  3. Nice. Shadow Kiss is awesome. I love the Vampire Academy series hardcore. Come visit me as well.
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    • I am so behind the curve on the Vampire Academy books but it is taking a lot of self-control not to binge on all the books at once. It is a testament to how entertaining they are because I am really kind of over vampires at this point.

  4. I’ve read both Shadow Kiss and Article 5 and I really enjoyed them! So many people got Star Cursed this week.. and I’m kinda ashamed to admit this but I’ve never read a book by Rick Riordan *hides* I need to get to that asap 😛
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  5. I love the Heroes of Olympus series – enjoy!

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  6. Nice haul. The only one I have read is Shadow Kiss but the others (or at least the first books in each series) are on my wishlist. Please come see what I added to my stacks at Ms. Martin Teaches Media and Inside of a Dog. Happy reading!

  7. I hope you are enjoying the Vampire Academy series. I know I did. Happy Reading!
    Here are mt newest additions
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