Stacking the Shelves #13

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.

For review:

Counting Backwards by Laura Lascarso

When troubled Taylor Truwell is caught with a stolen car and lands in court for resisting arrest, her father convinces the judge of an alternative to punishment: treatment in a juvenile psychiatric correctional facility. Sunny Meadows is anything but the easy way out, and Taylor has to fight hard just to hold on to her sanity as she battles her parents, her therapist, and vicious fellow patients. But even as Taylor struggles to hold on to her stubborn former self, she finds herself relenting as she lets in two unlikely friends-Margo, a former child star and arsonist, and AJ, a mysterious boy who doesn’t speak.

There was a mix up at the publisher’s so I ended up with a second review copy. I have found a good home for that one BUT there is another up for grabs.
If you’d like to win your own copy of Counting Backwards just leave a comment here


Something Strange and Deadly by Susan Dennard

The year is 1876, and there’s something strange and deadly loose in Philadelphia…
Eleanor Fitt has a lot to worry about. Her brother has gone missing, her family has fallen on hard times, and her mother is determined to marry her off to any rich young man who walks by. But this is nothing compared to what she’s just read in the newspaper— The Dead are rising in Philadelphia.
And then, in a frightening attack, a zombie delivers a letter to Eleanor…from her brother.
Whoever is controlling the Dead army has taken her brother as well. If Eleanor is going to find him, she’ll have to venture into the lab of the notorious Spirit-Hunters, who protect the city from supernatural forces. But as Eleanor spends more time with the Spirit-Hunters, including their maddeningly stubborn yet handsome inventor, Daniel, the situation becomes dire. And now, not only is her reputation on the line, but her very life may hang in the balance.

Beauty Queens by Libba Bray

The fifty contestants in the Miss Teen Dream pageant thought this was going to be a fun trip to the beach, where they could parade in their state-appropriate costumes and compete in front of the cameras. But sadly, their airplane had another idea, crashing on a desert island and leaving the survivors stranded with little food, little water, and practically no eyeliner.
What’s a beauty queen to do? Continue to practice for the talent portion of the program – or wrestle snakes to the ground? Get a perfect tan – or learn to run wild? And what should happen when the sexy pirates show up?
Welcome to the heart of non-exfoliated darkness. Your tour guide? None other than Libba Bray, the hilarious, sensational, Printz Award-winning author of A Great and Terrible Beauty and Going Bovine. The result is a novel that will make you laugh, make you think, and make you never see beauty the same way again

When the Sea is Rising Red by Cat Hellisen

After seventeen-year-old Felicita’s dearest friend, Ilven, kills herself to escape an arranged marriage, Felicita chooses freedom over privilege. She fakes her own death and leaves her sheltered life as one of Pelimburg’s magical elite behind. Living in the slums, scrubbing dishes for a living, she falls for charismatic Dash while also becoming fascinated with vampire Jannik. Then something shocking washes up on the beach: Ilven’s death has called out of the sea a dangerous, wild magic. Felicita must decide whether her loyalties lie with the family she abandoned . . . or with those who would twist this dark power to destroy Pelimburg’s caste system, and the whole city along with it.

I also got a little carried away in my local library:

Birthmarked by Caragh O’Brien

Prized by Caragh O’Brien

He’s After Me by Chris Higgins

Scarlet by A. C. Gaughen

Fated by Sarah Alderson

Midwinterblood by Marcus Sedgwick


Happy reading! 🙂

78 thoughts on “Stacking the Shelves #13

  1. I loved Birthmarked, Fated and Scarlet and I also can’t wait to read When the Sea is Rising Red. I do have it on my kindle 🙂

    My Haul
    Also check out my giveaway, it’s pretty awesome and international! Here

  2. Really? :p Wow i’m even more excited to start reading Kinnikin of the rock then 😀 !
    OOOOOH you got Scarlet 😀 ! I LOVED this book so much !!!! I think it’s my favorite 2012 debut novel (with Throne of Glass). The writing is beautiful I loved the heroine <3.
    Thanks for stopping by my blog !

    1. Yes & when it comes to Fantasy she’s the only one I ask for recommendations. Scarlet was one of her favs so I guess I’m in for a treat.

  3. Those are COOL covers for Birthmarked and Prized!! I bought Beauty Queens last summer on my Kobo and STILL haven’t gotten around to it.. I’m pretty sure I’ll like it too! lol.. The hardcover of Something Strange and Deadly is SO pretty.. so shiny 🙂

    Thanks for stopping by and happy reading!

    Michele | Stacking the Shelves

    1. They are pretty cool covers aren’t they?
      I bought Beauty Queens because I had such a horrible day at work and it just seems like the perfect cure.

  4. I so want to read Scarlet. That sounds like an awesome book. A retelling of Robin Hood? Uh…yes please 🙂 I read Something Strange & Deadly and just thought it was okay, but I hope you like it! Great haul!!

  5. Great haul! I can’t wait to read Something Strange and Deadly. Beauty Queens was absolutely amazing. It’s seriously one of those books that I could read repeatedly and enjoy it more every time. 🙂 I hope you enjoy your books!

  6. Great books!! Counting Backwards sounds like a really good read. I have Something Strange and Deadly, but have yet to read it. I’ve heard AMAZING things about it though! Ahh!! I LOVE Libba Bray! When the Sea is Rising Red looks really interesting. And, I’ve heard some postive things about Scarlet. Might have to check it out! And, I know!! I always get WAYYY too many books at my library!
    Thanks for stopping by & commenting!

  7. Super jealous of the books you got this week. Something Strange and Deadly, When the Sea is Rising Red, Beauty Queens, and Counting Backwards – I want to read them all. Happy reading!

    Thanks for visiting my haul.

  8. Awesome haul this week. I had to do a double take on Counting Backwards. The cover freaks me a bit. Have a great week of reading and thanks for stopping by my STS! =)

    ugghhh somethings up when I post – I hope this goes through… =(

  9. My friend loved Somethinf Strange and Deadly so I’ve been very curious about it, hope hear of what you’ll think of it 😉 Awesome haul you have this week, I’m now saving up for a splurge sometime soon… /cackles/ Haha, don’t mind me, enjoy reading 🙂

    I’m now a proud new follower of your blog, do drop by mine @ too!


  10. Hey Luna, thanks so much for dropping by our blog 🙂

    The first 4 books you listed are all books I want to read, they all sound great. And I love the covers of Birthmarked and Prized!

  11. So many pretty books! I’ve heard so many awesome things about Libba Bray yet I haven’t read any of her books. I’d love to know your thoughts on Beauty Queens. I love the covers for the Caragh O’Brien books and I’ve been wanting to read Scarlet. Happy reading! 🙂

  12. Great Haul! I really want to read Something Strange and Deadly, I own a copy of it but I just haven’t had time to read it yet.

    Hope you enjoy your books! Also, thanks for stopping by my blog! 🙂

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