In The Stacks

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.

Purchased

The Way We Fall (Fallen World #1) by Megan Crewe

The Way We Fall by Megan Crewe

It starts with an itch you just can’t shake. Then comes a fever and a tickle in your throat. A few days later, you’ll be blabbing your secrets and chatting with strangers like they’re old friends. Three more, and the paranoid hallucinations kick in.

And then you’re dead.

When sixteen-year-old Kaelyn lets her best friend leave for school without saying goodbye, she never dreams that she might not see him again. But then a strange virus begins to sweep through her small island community, infecting young and old alike. As the dead pile up, the government quarantines the island: no one can leave, and no one can come back.

Those still healthy must fight for the island’s dwindling supplies, or lose all chance of survival. As everything familiar comes crashing down, Kaelyn joins forces with a former rival and discovers a new love in the midst of heartbreak. When the virus starts to rob her of friends and family, she clings to the belief that there must be a way to save the people she holds dearest.

Because how will she go on if there isn’t?

Book number two (The Lives We Lost) recently came out it sounded interesting. I am really on a dystopian kick right now and cannot seem to stay away from books published by Hyperion.

Obsidian (Lux #1) by Jennifer L. Armentrout

Obsidian by Jennifer L. Armentrout

Starting over sucks.

When we moved to West Virginia right before my senior year, I’d pretty much resigned myself to thick accents, dodgy internet access, and a whole lot of boring…. until I spotted my hot neighbor, with his looming height and eerie green eyes. Things were looking up.

And then he opened his mouth.

Daemon is infuriating. Arrogant. Stab-worthy. We do not get along. At all. But when a stranger attacks me and Daemon literally freezes time with a wave of his hand, well, something…unexpected happens.
The hot alien living next door marks me.

You heard me. Alien. Turns out Daemon and his sister have a galaxy of enemies wanting to steal their abilities, and Daemon’s touch has me lit up like the Vegas Strip. The only way I’m getting out of this alive is by sticking close to Daemon until my alien mojo fades.

If I don’t kill him first, that is.

I give up. I may be the last person on the planet who has not read this series. Fine, you win but it better live up to the hype.

The Archived (The Archived #1) by Victoria Schwab

The Archived by Victoria Schwab

Imagine a place where the dead rest on shelves like books.
Each body has a story to tell, a life seen in pictures that only Librarians can read. The dead are called Histories, and the vast realm in which they rest is the Archive.

Da first brought Mackenzie Bishop here four years ago, when she was twelve years old, frightened but determined to prove herself. Now Da is dead, and Mac has grown into what he once was, a ruthless Keeper, tasked with stopping often—violent Histories from waking up and getting out. Because of her job, she lies to the people she loves, and she knows fear for what it is: a useful tool for staying alive.

Being a Keeper isn’t just dangerous—it’s a constant reminder of those Mac has lost. Da’s death was hard enough, but now her little brother is gone too. Mac starts to wonder about the boundary between living and dying, sleeping and waking. In the Archive, the dead must never be disturbed. And yet, someone is deliberately altering Histories, erasing essential chapters. Unless Mac can piece together what remains, the Archive itself might crumble and fall.

In this haunting, richly imagined novel, Victoria Schwab reveals the thin lines between past and present, love and pain, trust and deceit, unbearable loss and hard-won redemption.

I wanted to pick-up The Archived ever since I read an exert from Netgalley. Plus, I seem to love everything published by Hyperion (maybe they can just start sending me all of their new releases, I will pay.)

Tiger Lily by Jodi Lynn Anderson

Tiger Lily by Jodi Lynn Anderson

Before Peter Pan belonged to Wendy, he belonged to the girl with the crow feather in her hair. . . .

Fifteen-year-old Tiger Lily doesn’t believe in love stories or happy endings. Then she meets the alluring teenage Peter Pan in the forbidden woods of Neverland and immediately falls under his spell.

Peter is unlike anyone she’s ever known. Impetuous and brave, he both scares and enthralls her. As the leader of the Lost Boys, the most fearsome of Neverland’s inhabitants, Peter is an unthinkable match for Tiger Lily. Soon, she is risking everything—her family, her future—to be with him. When she is faced with marriage to a terrible man in her own tribe, she must choose between the life she’s always known and running away to an uncertain future with Peter.

With enemies threatening to tear them apart, the lovers seem doomed. But it’s the arrival of Wendy Darling, an English girl who’s everything Tiger Lily is not, that leads Tiger Lily to discover that the most dangerous enemies can live inside even the most loyal and loving heart.

From the New York Times bestselling author of Peaches comes a magical and bewitching story of the romance between a fearless heroine and the boy who wouldn’t grow up.

The story sounds amazing plus I love the cover so very much.

Kindle

The Anne Stories by Lucy Maud Montgomery

The Ann Stories by Lucy Maud Montgomery

The Premier “Anne of Green Gables” Collection

As the father of four daughters who LOVE the Anne books, I set out to create the ultimate Kindle edition of these timeless books. I wanted a perfectly-formatted, easy-to-use Kindle release at a price that couldn’t be beat. And here is the result!
This exciting collection has these great features:
–The complete text of eight great books featuring Anne Shirley
–Three additional novels from Lucy Maud Montgomery
–Links to download the unabridged audiobooks of all 11 titles for FREE!
–The ability to easily jump to any book using the Kindle “go to” feature
–An individual, active table of contents for each book so you can go to any chapter
–Clean formatting, giving you full control over fonts and font sizes
–Did I mention an unbeatable price?
All included titles, along with their publication date, are listed below.
–Anne of Green Gables (1908)
–Anne of Avonlea (1909)
–Anne of the Island (1915)
–Anne’s House of Dreams (1917)
–Rainbow Valley (1919)
–Rilla of Ingleside (1921)
–Chronicles of Avonlea (1912)
–Further Chronicles of Avonlea (1920)
–The Story Girl (1911)
–The Golden Road (Sequel to The Story Girl, 1913)
–Kilmeny of the Orchard (1910)

Unfortunately, there are two “Anne” books which were published later and can’t yet be included in this Kindle collection because of copyright restrictions. These are “Anne of Windy Poplars” (1936) and “Anne of Ingleside” (1939).

Love all of these book and to them on my kindle for $.99, could not say no.

Wintergirls by Laurie Halse Anderson

Wintergirls by Laurie Halse Anderson

“Dead girl walking,” the boys say in the halls.
“Tell us your secret,” the girls whisper, one toilet to another.
I am that girl.
I am the space between my thighs, daylight shining through.
I am the bones they want, wired on a porcelain frame.

Lia and Cassie are best friends, wintergirls frozen in matchstick bodies, competitors in a deadly contest to see who can be the skinniest. But what comes after size zero and size double-zero? When Cassie succumbs to the demons within, Lia feels she is being haunted by her friend’s restless spirit.

In her most emotionally wrenching, lyrically written book since the multiple-award-winning Speak, Laurie Halse Anderson explores Lia’s descent into the powerful vortex of anorexia, and her painful path toward recovery.

Speak is one of my favorite books of all time. I know I will love Wintergirls.

Angelfall (Penryn & The End Of Days #1) by Susan Ee

Angelfall by Susan Ee

It’s been six weeks since angels of the apocalypse descended to demolish the modern world. Street gangs rule the day while fear and superstition rule the night. When warrior angels fly away with a helpless little girl, her seventeen-year-old sister Penryn will do anything to get her back.

Anything, including making a deal with an enemy angel.

Raffe is a warrior who lies broken and wingless on the street. After eons of fighting his own battles, he finds himself being rescued from a desperate situation by a half-starved teenage girl.

Traveling through a dark and twisted Northern California, they have only each other to rely on for survival. Together, they journey toward the angels’ stronghold in San Francisco where she’ll risk everything to rescue her sister and he’ll put himself at the mercy of his greatest enemies for the chance to be made whole again.

I have not read a ton of angel books and for $.99, I will try just about anything.

I Hunt Killers (Jasper Dent #1) by Barry Lyga

I Hunt Killers by Barry Lyga

What if the world’s worst serial killer…was your dad?

Jasper “Jazz” Dent is a likable teenager. A charmer, one might say.

But he’s also the son of the world’s most infamous serial killer, and for Dear Old Dad, Take Your Son to Work Day was year-round. Jazz has witnessed crime scenes the way cops wish they could—from the criminal’s point of view.

And now bodies are piling up in Lobo’s Nod.

In an effort to clear his name, Jazz joins the police in a hunt for a new serial killer. But Jazz has a secret—could he be more like his father than anyone knows?

 

I really don’t read enough thrillers but really do enjoy them. Hoping to break that streak with I Hunt Killers.

What did you add to your stack this week?

 

Comments

  1. I haven’t read Obsidian, either, though it’s been sitting on my bookshelf for months. Same goes for Angelfall. I’ve heard that The Archived is really good; I hope you enjoy it, along with the rest of your books!
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    • Thanks!

      I am reticent to start any new series right now but I have heard such great things about the Lux series, that I just had to pick-up the first book.

  2. Wow! Some fantastic books as usual. I particularly like the look of The Way We Fall. That looks fabulous. I hope you enjoy all that you’ve picked up this week.
    Chrissi recently posted..Stacking The Shelves #9My Profile

  3. I Hunt Killers sounds so good! I enjoyed Obsidian and I’m curious to see what will happen in the next book.

    Happy reading! 🙂
    My Haul
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  4. I’ve read WIntergirls and thought it was really graphic and so honest. I don’t know, it really was worth the read.

    I haven’t heard much about the first book (The way we fall), but it sounds very interesting. I’m going to look it up. 🙂

    Enjoy the books you got.
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  5. Very nice! I LOVED Obsidian. And I really want to read The Archived!

    My STS

    Jessica@Lovin’ Los Libros
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    • I read a preview of The Archived a few months ago and really enjoyed it. Really looking forward to reading it plus the reviews have been very positive.

  6. So many great books! LOVE Obsidian! Also, Tiger Lily has such a pretty cover!

    Check out my SP & STS.

    Sandy @ Somewhere Only We Know
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  7. Ooh, I loved Tiger Lily! The Archived is very good too. 🙂 I hope you enjoy!

  8. I’ve heard some great things about “Obsidian”! Need to check it out soon! 🙂

    And OMG I really need to read Tiger Lily!!!! 🙂

    Here’s my IMM:
    http://romancebookie.blogspot.com/2013/03/imm-17-arc-edition.html

  9. I really want to read Tiger Lily and The Archived. I’ve heard people saying they’re worth the read. I loved Wintergirls. jfkjbk;pn (:

  10. Obsidian has been recommended to me no less than 9 billion times, and I still have yet to read it.

    And totally agree with you on the cover of Tiger Lily! I bought it right after it came out but haven’t gotten to it. Oops!

    Enjoy your books!

    Care to check out my IMM/StS?
    Hope to chat with you soon!
    -Danie

  11. Ooo, I’m excited to hear what you think of Obsidian. I really like the series. It’s a lot of fun, but there was a killer cliffhanger ending at the end of Opal, which is driving me crazy. Also, just a heads up, Daemon is such an ASS in Obsidian. After you read it, I recommend reading some of the scenes from the book in his POV on JLA’s website. It made me like him more.

    Anyway, enjoy ALL your goodies. Happy reading 🙂
    Quinn @ Quinn’s Book Nook recently posted..In My Mailbox #54 / Stacking the Shelves #13My Profile

    • I’ll keep that in mind. Sometimes it helps to know if you power through, it pays off in the end. Plus, it takes a lot for me to put down a book. I feel odd if I don’t finish.

  12. Great batch of books for you this week!! I LOVED Obsidian. Jennifer Armentrout is an amazing writer. I hope you enjoy your new books!
    Brittany @ Spare Time Book blog
    My WW: http://sparetimebookblog.blogspot.com/2013/03/in-my-mailbox-20.html
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    • The more comments I read about Obsidian, the more it creeps up my TBR list. I really do hope it lives up to the hype!

  13. Tiger Lily *sigh* This book is unbelievable beautiful. It’s heartbreaking and so well-written. I absolutely love it. I read a lot of fairytales and retellings, but this has to be one of my favorite so far! Happy reading 🙂
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    • So glad to hear this! I adore fairytale retellings and have heard nothing but wonderful things about Tiger Lily. Plus, a book with a cover that pretty has just got to be good.

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