In The Stacks (22)

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 The Sunday Post by Kimba at the Caffeinated Book Review.

This Week On All The Stacks

Next Week On All The Stacks

  • I am really going to finish my review of The Thinking Woman’s Guide To Real Magic by Emily Croy Barker.
  • Review of Forever (The Wolves Of Mercy Falls #3) by Maggie Stiefvater which I just finished and have lots of feelings about.

For Review

Freakboy by Kristin Elizabth Clark

Freakboy by Kristin Elizabeth Clark

From the outside, Brendan Chase seems to have it pretty easy. He’s a star wrestler, a video game aficionado, and a loving boyfriend to his seemingly perfect match, Vanessa. But on the inside, Brendan struggles to understand why his body feels so wrong—why he sometimes fantasizes having long hair, soft skin, and gentle curves. Is there even a name for guys like him? Guys who sometimes want to be girls? Or is Brendan just a freak?

The Universe Versus Alex Woods by Gavin Extence

The Universe Versus Alex Woods by Gavin Extence

A rare meteorite struck Alex Woods when he was ten years old, leaving scars and marking him for an extraordinary future. The son of a fortune teller, bookish, and an easy target for bullies, Alex hasn’t had the easiest childhood.

But when he meets curmudgeonly widower Mr. Peterson, he finds an unlikely friend. Someone who teaches him that that you only get one shot at life. That you have to make it count.

So when, aged seventeen, Alex is stopped at customs with 113 grams of marijuana, an urn full of ashes on the front seat, and an entire nation in uproar, he’s fairly sure he’s done the right thing …

These Broken Stars by Amie Kaufman and Meagan Spooner

These Broken Stars (Starbound #1) by Amie Kaufman & Meagan Spooner

It’s a night like any other on board the Icarus. Then, catastrophe strikes: the massive luxury spaceliner is yanked out of hyperspace and plummets into the nearest planet. Lilac LaRoux and Tarver Merendsen survive. And they seem to be alone.

Lilac is the daughter of the richest man in the universe. Tarver comes from nothing, a young war hero who learned long ago that girls like Lilac are more trouble than they’re worth. But with only each other to rely on,

Lilac and Tarver must work together, making a tortuous journey across the eerie, deserted terrain to seek help.

Then, against all odds, Lilac and Tarver find a strange blessing in the tragedy that has thrown them into each other’s arms. Without the hope of a future together in their own world, they begin to wonder—would they be better off staying here forever?

Everything changes when they uncover the truth behind the chilling whispers that haunt their every step. Lilac and Tarver may find a way off this planet. But they won’t be the same people who landed on it.

That’s it for this week, I have so many books on my Shelf Of Shame, that book buying is on hiatus. I need to read the books I already own.


Cover images and summaries from goodreads.



  1. I also got These Broken Stars this week. I think Freak Boy sounds like a really interesting read. I hope that you enjoy it. I loved The Universe Versus Alex Woods. I hope you like it too. Happy Reading 🙂
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    • So glad to hear that you enjoyed The Universe Versus Alex Woods. I am really into coming-of-age stories lately and this one has a lot of promise.

  2. I am once again heartbroken after seeing These Broken Stars. NG disapproved my request for it. Oh well, if the reviews are good then I’ll just have to purchase it.

    Have fun reading.

    Thoughts and Pens

  3. These Broken Stars has a gorgeous cover. Everytime I see it I can’t stop staring at it. Plus, I’ve heard great things about it so far.
    Freak Boy also sounds like an intense read.
    Great books this week! 🙂

    I hope you enjoy them all.
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    • The cover really is a standout. It is pretty enough that if it’s as good as I’m hoping, will be purchasing a copy when it comes out.

  4. these all look really interesting. it’s the first time i’ve come across Freak Boy. Enjoy your haul and best of luck tackling that shelf of shame 🙂
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  5. I’m dying to read These Broken Stars! I wish I could read it too, so you better enjoy it!! 🙂 Great haul!
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  6. I really want to read These Broken Stars as well. I hope you like it along with all your other goodies! Happy reading. New Bloglovin’ follower too, don’t know why I didn’t follow earlier.
    Laura @ Music Plus Books
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  7. I really want to read These Broken Stars–have fun reading!
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  8. These Broken Stars sounds so promising, the reviews have been so good. Can’t wait to read it.
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  9. I’ve seen “These Broken Stars” everywhere but I didn’t pick it up. Happy reading!

    Tsuki’s STS
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  10. The cover for Freak Boy is amazing, just wonderful. I still love the cover for These Broken Stars; did you see that NG has a new download file for it? Apparently there was a problem with the first one.

    • So glad you said that! I did notice the problem with the original file and would have forgotten to go back and download it again.

      I agree, the cover for Freak Boy is really great. I don’t read a ton of issues books but this really stood out to me.

  11. I have NOT heard of Freak Boy or Alex Woods – they both sound great!! And I’m glad I saw that there’s a new download of These Broken Stars… I’ll have to go get it 😉 Thanks for finding me!! I’m following you back!!!
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  12. I got These Broken Stars last week. Looking forward to starting it, but since it doesn’t release until December, I need to read some other ones first. Happy reading!

    Sandy @ Somewhere Only We Know
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  13. Nice haul! I’m really looking forward to These Broken Stars and Freak Boy. I love how you set up your Sunday Post—”I’m really going to finish my review on …” That’s so me. LOL. I hope you enjoy your new reads and have a great week.
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    • Yeah, life gets in the way of blogging sadly! Plus, the review is not going to be a positive one. I don’t have a problem with that, but try to take more care in writing those types of reviews.

  14. Nice! I would love to get Freak Boy. Happy reading.
    Jenea @ Books Live Forever recently posted..The Sunday Post #63My Profile

    • I am very much looking forward to reading it and the review writing is much easier when a book has a lot of meat to it.

  15. Freak Boy sounds really good. I hope you enjoy your books!

    My STS.
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  16. These Broken Stars looks great, I also have that one. I liked the Mercy Falls books and am curious about your feelings. Have a great week!

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  17. Seems like everybody has These Broken Stars, so I can’t wait to see what everyone thinks! Happy Reading!
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  18. I’m really hoping to work These Broken Stars into my schedule. Have a great week!
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  19. These Broke Stars looks soooo good! Enjoy all your books and thanks for stopping by my blog 🙂

    Sugar & Snark

  20. Hi Dina, Thanks so much for stopping by my blog! You received a couple of interesting books for review. I will try to remember to stop by for your review of Forever. I know what you mean about that book, I didn’t hate it like a lot of people but the end was so open, I hope that someday Maggie will return to this series, I so loved it!
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    • I really enjoyed Forever but agree that the ending was kind of open ended. That can be better than a terrible ending but still frustrating. 🙂

  21. These Broken Star is one I got to read too. Hope we both like it. Happy Reading!
    Here are my newest additions.
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