In The Stacks (2)

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


Seraphina (Seraphina #1) by Rachel Hartman

Seraphina by Rachel Hartman

Four decades of peace have done little to ease the mistrust between humans and dragons in the kingdom of Goredd. Folding themselves into human shape, dragons attend court as ambassadors, and lend their rational, mathematical minds to universities as scholars and teachers. As the treaty’s anniversary draws near, however, tensions are high.

Seraphina Dombegh has reason to fear both sides. An unusually gifted musician, she joins the court just as a member of the royal family is murdered—in suspiciously draconian fashion. Seraphina is drawn into the investigation, partnering with the captain of the Queen’s Guard, the dangerously perceptive Prince Lucian Kiggs. While they begin to uncover hints of a sinister plot to destroy the peace, Seraphina struggles to protect her own secret, the secret behind her musical gift, one so terrible that its discovery could mean her very life.

I love dragons! Plus, Seraphina was on tons of best of 2012 lists.

Requiem (Delirium #3) by Lauren Oliver

Requiem by Lauren Oliver

They have tried to squeeze us out, to stamp us into the past.

But we are still here.

And there are more of us every day.

Now an active member of the resistance, Lena has been transformed. The nascent rebellion that was under way in Pandemonium has ignited into an all-out revolution in Requiem, and Lena is at the center of the fight.

After rescuing Julian from a death sentence, Lena and her friends fled to the Wilds. But the Wilds are no longer a safe haven—pockets of rebellion have opened throughout the country, and the government cannot deny the existence of Invalids. Regulators now infiltrate the borderlands to stamp out the rebels, and as Lena navigates the increasingly dangerous terrain, her best friend, Hana, lives a safe, loveless life in Portland as the fiancée of the young mayor.

Maybe we are driven crazy by our feelings.

Maybe love is a disease, and we would be better off without it.

But we have chosen a different road.

And in the end, that is the point of escaping the cure: We are free to choose.

We are even free to choose the wrong thing.

Requiem is told from both Lena’s and Hana’s points of view. The two girls live side by side in a world that divides them until, at last, their stories converge.

I am scared to read this one! I need Requiem to be amazing and answer all of my questions. This will probably be my next read, so I can put myself out of the misery of avoiding the reviews and hoping it lives up to my expectations.

Eleanor & Park by Rainbow Rowell

Eleanor & Park by Rainbow RowellTWO MISFITS. ONE EXTRAORDINARY LOVE. It’s 1986 and two star-crossed teens are smart enough to know that first love almost never lasts, but brave and desperate enough to try. When Eleanor meets Park, you’ll remember your own first love–and just how hard it pulled you under. A cross between the iconic ’80s movie Sixteen Candles and the classic coming-of-age novel Looking for Alaska, Eleanor & Park is a brilliantly written young adult novel.

As soon as I spotted this cover, I knew this book had to be mine! I also really love books that take place in the 80’s.

What books did you get this week?

 All cover images and summaries from goodreads.


  1. Ahhh Eleanor & Park is probably the most adorable book I’ve ever read. I loved it! I hope you enjoy all you got 🙂

    Here’s my STS!
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  2. Chyna Ngie says:

    I’m not a fan of Lauren Oliver’s sadly 🙁

    My haul:

    WIn a signed copy of Unravel me and Warner T-shirts (INT)

  3. Not going to lie, think I have readers PTSD from Requiem but it is an amazing book, Read Raven after it, not before if possible just to break your heart even more…in a good way…not really…okay I’ll stop torturing you now! 😉 Enjoy xxx
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  4. I picked up Eleanor and Park this week, too! And I really, really need to read Seraphina. I’ve heard such amazing things about it.

    Enjoy your goodies. Happy reading 🙂
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    • Plus dragons! I think you might have to try to make a book with dragons in it not awesome.

      It looks like so many people found Eleanor and Park as irresistible as I did. Hope you enjoy it!

  5. Eleanor & Park looks really cute! I’ll definitely have to add this to my TBR pile! I’ve also seen Seraphina around and I love the sounds of it!

    Enjoy your new books!

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  6. Great haul! I have to start on Delirium series soon and I hope to get Seraphina as well, looks amazing. Eleanor and Park look awesome too!

    Happy reading!
    My haul.
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  7. Seraphina sounds riveting! I’ve been meaning to get my hands on it for a while now but I feel like I’m just going to wait until it comes out in paperback to buy a copy. happy reading!
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    • I do that all the time. Great way to save some money for the hardcovers that you have to have right now. 🙂

  8. I am afraid to read Requiem, I am afraid of what is going to happen. I’ve heard good things about Eleanor and Park

    • I think the fear of Requiem is pretty typical. It can be so heartbreaking when the last book of a series is a disappointment.

  9. I got Requiem last week! I haven’t got to it yet sadly. My list of books to read is just huge! I hope you enjoy them!
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  10. You’ve got three great books, though I’ve only read one of them. I’ve only heard good things about Requiem and Eleanor & Park. Seraphina is a good read, and Hartman does some interesting things with her dragons but I can’t say I was blown away by it. Hope you enjoy all three books.
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    • They all can’t be winners! I find it so interesting when people are not blown away by a book that has a ton of hype surrounding it. Was it the story? The pacing?

  11. I’m so, so eager to read Eleanor and Park! I’ve heard endlessly brilliant things about it. Happy reading!
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  12. Seraphina and Eleanor & Park are both so amazing. Just a warning that Seraphina’s fairly slow-paced, but it’s beautiful. I’ve not read Requiem (or Pandemonium for that matter) yet. Actually, I’m debating stopping after Pandemonium, because the degree that people are upset about Requiem really worries me. But I know it has worked for some, so I hope you’re one of those!
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    • Thanks! I really want to love Requiem because the Delirium series is one of my favorites. It’s just so hard when an author spikes the ball on the third book. Either way, I am literally unable to avoid finishing a series, so I will be reading the book good or bad.

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