In The Stacks (4)

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.


Zenn Scarlett by Christian Schoon

Zenn Scarlett by Christian Schoon

When you’re studying to be exoveterinarian specializing in exotic, alien life forms, school… is a different kind of animal.

Zenn Scarlett is a resourceful, determined 17-year-old girl working hard to make it through her novice year of exovet training. That means she’s learning to care for alien creatures that are mostly large, generally dangerous and profoundly fascinating. Zenn’s all-important end-of-term tests at the Ciscan Cloister Exovet Clinic on Mars are coming up, and, she’s feeling confident of acing the exams. But when a series of inexplicable animal escapes and other disturbing events hit the school, Zenn finds herself being blamed for the problems. As if this isn’t enough to deal with, her absent father has abruptly stopped communicating with her; Liam Tucker, a local towner boy, is acting unusually, annoyingly friendly; and, strangest of all: Zenn is worried she’s started sharing the thoughts of the creatures around her. Which is impossible, of course. Nonetheless, she can’t deny what she’s feeling.

Now, with the help of Liam and Hamish, an eight-foot sentient insectoid also training at the clinic, Zenn must learn what’s happened to her father, solve the mystery of who, if anyone, is sabotaging the cloister, and determine if she’s actually sensing the consciousness of her alien patients… or just losing her mind. All without failing her novice year….

I love animals, aliens, and science fiction. Cannot wait to dig into this book.

Some Quiet Place by Kelsey Sutton

Some Quiet Place by Kelsey Sutton

I can’t weep. I can’t fear. I’ve grown talented at pretending.

Elizabeth Caldwell doesn’t feel emotions . . . she sees them. Longing, Shame, and Courage materialize around her classmates. Fury and Resentment appear in her dysfunctional home. They’ve all given up on Elizabeth because she doesn’t succumb to their touch. All, that is, save one—Fear. He’s intrigued by her, as desperate to understand the accident that changed Elizabeth’s life as she is herself.

Elizabeth and Fear both sense that the key to her past is hidden in the dream paintings she hides in the family barn. But a shadowy menace has begun to stalk her, and try as she might, Elizabeth can barely avoid the brutality of her life long enough to uncover the truth about herself. When it matters most, will she be able to rely on Fear to save her?

A hidden past and a character that doesn’t feel emotions, so interesting. I need to know more! Plus the cover is just so beautiful.

The Eternity Cure (Blood Of Eden #2) by Julie Kagawa

The Eternity Cure by Julie Kagawa

Allison Sekemoto has vowed to rescue her creator, Kanin, who is being held hostage and tortured by the psychotic vampire Sarren. The call of blood leads her back to the beginning—New Covington and the Fringe, and a vampire prince who wants her dead yet may become her wary ally.

Even as Allie faces shocking revelations and heartbreak like she’s never known, a new strain of the Red Lung virus that decimated humanity is rising to threaten human and vampire alike.

I finished The Immortal Rules recently and just loved it. I need to know what happens next and cannot wait to start this one.

Out Of This Place by Emma Cameron

Out Of This Place by Emma Cameron

A powerful novel in verse captures the voices of three teens as they struggle against hardscrabble realities — and move toward their dreams.

Luke spends his days hanging out at the beach, working shifts at the local supermarket, and trying to stay out of trouble at school. His mate Bongo gets wasted, blocking out memories of the little brother that social services took away from his addict mom and avoiding the stepdad who hits him. And Casey, the girl they both love, longs to get away from her strict, controlling father and start anew in a place where she can be free. But even after they each find a way to move on and lead very different lives, can they outrun their family stories — and will they ever be able to come together again? Set in Australia and narrated in alternating points of view, here is an affecting look at the evolving lives of three friends from talented new author Emma Cameron.

I love books that tell a story that stretches into the future. Plus, I can’t remember the last book I read that took place in Australia.


Code Name Verity by Elizabeth Wein

Code Name Verity by Elizabeth Wein

I have two weeks. You’ll shoot me at the end no matter what I do.

That’s what you do to enemy agents. It’s what we do to enemy agents. But I look at all the dark and twisted roads ahead and cooperation is the easy way out. Possibly the only way out for a girl caught red-handed doing dirty work like mine — and I will do anything, anything, to avoid SS-Hauptsturmführer von Linden interrogating me again.

He has said that I can have as much paper as I need. All I have to do is cough up everything I can remember about the British War Effort. And I’m going to. But the story of how I came to be here starts with my friend Maddie. She is the pilot who flew me into France — an Allied Invasion of Two.

We are a sensational team.

I have heard nothing but amazing things about this book. I expect it to knock my socks off.

Dragonswood by Janet Lee Carey

Dragonswood by Janet Lee Carey

On Wilde Island, there is no peace between dragons, fairies, and humans.

Wilde Island is in an uproar over the recent death of its king. As the uneasy pact between dragons, fairies, and humans begins to fray, the royal witch hunter with a hidden agenda begins a vengeful quest to burn girls suspected of witchcraft before a new king is crowned.

Strong-willed Tess, a blacksmith’s daughter from a tiny hamlet, wants more for herself than a husband and a house to keep. But in times like these wanting more can be dangerous. Accused of witchery, Tess and her two friends are forced to flee the violent witch hunter. As their pursuer draws ever closer they find shelter with a huntsman in the outskirts of the forbidden Dragonswood sanctuary. But staying with the mysterious huntsman poses risks of its own: Tess does not know how to handle the attraction she feels for him—or resist the elusive call that draws her deeper onto the heart of Dragonswood.

The cover caught my eye at the library. Then I picked it up and there was talk about dragons on the back cover. That is usually enough to get me to take a book home.


The Middlesteins by Jami Attenberg

The Middlesteins by Jami Attenberg

For more than thirty years, Edie and Richard Middlestein shared a solid family life together in the suburbs of Chicago. But now things are splintering apart, for one reason, it seems: Edie’s enormous girth. She’s obsessed with food–thinking about it, eating it–and if she doesn’t stop, she won’t have much longer to live.

When Richard abandons his wife, it is up to the next generation to take control. Robin, their schoolteacher daughter, is determined that her father pay for leaving Edie. Benny, an easy-going, pot-smoking family man, just wants to smooth things over. And Rachelle– a whippet thin perfectionist– is intent on saving her mother-in-law’s life, but this task proves even bigger than planning her twin children’s spectacular b’nai mitzvah party. Through it all, they wonder: do Edie’s devastating choices rest on her shoulders alone, or are others at fault, too?

With pitch-perfect prose, huge compassion, and sly humor, Jami Attenberg has given us an epic story of marriage, family, and obsession. The Middlesteins explores the hopes and heartbreaks of new and old love, the yearnings of Midwestern America, and our devastating, fascinating preoccupation with food.

This ones sounds so interesting and the reviews are really solid.

What books did you add to your stacks this week?


  1. Wow, a great selection of books this week. I really love the cover of Some Quiet PLace. I’ve wanted to read The Eternity Cure for a while now too. I hope you enjoy your books!
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    • Thanks!

      I have really high hopes for The Eternity Cure. Hopefully it will be as good as The Immortal Rules.

  2. Ooooh… Code Name Verity. One of my all time favorites 🙂 If your a crier… prepare yourself, lol. I hope you enjoy all your books!! I adore your layout, it’s so cute and I love the color scheme 🙂

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    • Thanks so much!

      I am a crier and am so glad you let me know it is a tearjerker. Will keep me from reading it at work where I’d rather not be sobbing when I’m answering phones.

  3. Zenn Scarlett and Some Quiet Place sound so interesting. I’m pretty stoked to dig into them. I’m just hearing about Out Of This Place for the first time… it sounds like something I could dig. Also, I’ve been seeing Code Name Verity all over the place. I really, really want to read it. I feel like I’m the only one who hasn’t yet. Haha. Enjoy your books! (:
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    • I feel like that about Code Name Verity too! I have almost purchased it like five times but knew when I saw it at the library, that it was time to read it.

  4. I had Some Quiet Place on my Stacking the Shelves last week. I’m meant to be on a Netgalley ban until I caught up with reviews but I just couldn’t help myself as I’ve been wanting to read this for ages!

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  5. First off, I LOVE the font of this text box! I have heard so many great things about Code Name Verity… really need to get reading that one soon! I love the cover of Some Quiet Place… but didn’t realize how kinda creepy it actually is until I looked closer!

    Thanks so much for stopping by 🙂

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  6. I’m excited for The Eternity Cure!!! Hope you enjoy!
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  7. The Eternity Cure is going to be great! I know it! So excited for that one! I will keep my eye out for the review!
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  8. Zenn Scarlett looks so good, and I still need to read Code Name Verity! 🙂 My ‘In My Mailbox’ Post:

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  9. Dragonswood has a gorgeous cover! 🙂 Great haul!

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  10. Some Quiet Place looks really interesting. I have to look into that one. I own a copy of Dragonwood but still haven’t gotten to it. I have to be in just the right mood to read high fantasy.

    Anyway, enjoy all your goodies. Happy reading 🙂
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    • I know what you mean about being in the right mood for high fantasy. The world building and the characters I love but you have to be ready to take it all in. Especially a LOTR or George R.R. Martin type tome.

  11. They all sound fab! Lots to add to my TBR! Enjoy x
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