Stacking the Shelves #12

Stacking the Shelves is hosted by Tynga’s Reviews. It’s a chance to show what books you’ve added to your library in the past 7 days. These can be bought books, borrowed, review copies, any which way they come to you.
I’ve linked mine to Goodreads.

Bought:

The Summer I Turned Pretty by Jenny Han

Belly measures her life in summers. Everything good, everything magical happens between the months of June and August. Winters are simply a time to count the weeks until the next summer, a place away from the beach house, away from Susannah, and most importantly, away from Jeremiah and Conrad. They are the boys that Belly has known since her very first summer — they have been her brother figures, her crushes, and everything in between. But one summer, one wonderful and terrible summer, the more everything changes, the more it all ends up just the way it should have been all along.

Devilish by Mareen Johnson

Wickedly funny high school satire – what would you give to be popular? Ally and Jane may not be that popular but they’re good friends…that is until they each get allocated a freshman, a ‘little’ to show the ropes to at school. Cracks begin to show as Ally changes into a whole different person, literally overnight. She’s dressed better, making new friends, and ditching Jane more and more. But Ally’s transformation has its price. And it’s up to Jane to save her former BF from a ponytail-wearing, cupcake-nibbling devil in disguise!

For review:

Insignia by S.J. Kincaid

More than anything, Tom Raines wants to be important, though his shadowy life is anything but that. For years, Tom’s drifted from casino to casino with his unlucky gambler of a dad, gaming for their survival. Keeping a roof over their heads depends on a careful combination of skill, luck, con artistry, and staying invisible.

Then one day, Tom stops being invisible. Someone’s been watching his virtual-reality prowess, and he’s offered the incredible—a place at the Pentagonal Spire, an elite military academy. There, Tom’s instincts for combat will be put to the test, and if he passes, he’ll become a member of the Intrasolar Forces, helping to lead his country to victory in World War Three. Finally, he’ll be someone important: a superhuman war machine with the tech skills that every virtual-reality warrior dreams of. Life at the Spire holds everything that Tom’s always wanted—friends, the possibility of a girlfriend, and a life where his every action matters—but what will it cost him?

The Domino Effect by Andrew Cotto

is the story of Danny Rorro, a charismatic kid from Queens poisoned by the past. A series of painful defeats have left him scarred and isolated from his neighborhood, his parents, and, most significantly, the benevolent ways of his childhood when he was known as “Domino.” With great insight, imagery and wit, Danny recalls his past in Queens and his coming-of-age at Hamden Academy. This fast-paced and powerful story is rich with conflict, humor, tenderness and music – just like life, especially when coming-of-age.

68 thoughts on “Stacking the Shelves #12

  1. Hey you got great books this week :). I haven’t read any of them except for The Summer I turned pretty. I read it last year it’s a cute summer read I hope you’ll like it !
    Happy reading !

  2. All of those books look really good! I seriously haven’t heard of them, but now I’m going to have to add them to my TBR list, especially THE SUMMER I TURNED PRETTY! I absolutely loved the cover!

    Great haul!

    -Marybeth P.

  3. I know the Summer I turned Pretty is supposed to be really great! And Insignia has had some good reviews. I hope you enjoy them all 🙂 Happy reading!

  4. Nice haul! The summer I turned pretty is on my wish list. I would love to hear what you thought about it! Thanks for stopping by my blog.

  5. The Summer I Turned Pretty was an alright summer read, but lots of people love it! I’ve never heard of Devilish & it sounds like a fun read. Insignia is a book I’ve been waiting to get my hands on!! Also, The Domino Effect sounds like an interesting read!
    Thanks for commenting on my blog!! 😀 (sorry it took so long to comment back)

  6. Great haul! All of these are on my TBR! 🙂 And I really like that cover of the Summer I Turned Pretty (I have the one with models on a beach). Thanks for stopping by Cardigans, Coffee and Bookmarks! Sorry for taking so long to comment back!

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