Stacking the Shelves #16

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.
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Stormdancer by Jay Kristoff

Griffins are supposed to be extinct. So when Yukiko and her warrior father Masaru are sent to capture one for the Shogun, they fear that their lives are over. Everyone knows what happens to those who fail him, no matter how hopeless the task.
But the mission proves far less impossible, and far more deadly, than anyone expects – and soon Yukiko finds herself stranded: a young woman alone in her country’s last wilderness, with only a furious, crippled griffin for company. But trapped together in the forest, Yukiko and Buruu soon discover a friendship that neither of them expected.

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The Native Star by M K Hobson

The year is 1876. In the small Sierra Nevada settlement of Lost Pine, the town witch, Emily Edwards, is being run out of business by an influx of mail-order patent magics. Attempting to solve her problem with a love spell, Emily only makes things worse. But before she can undo the damage, an enchanted artifact falls into her possession—and suddenly Emily must flee for her life, pursued by evil warlocks who want the object for themselves.

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Pizza, Love and Other Stuff That Made Me Famous by Kathryn Williams

Sixteen-year-old Sophie Nicolaides was practically raised in the kitchen of her family’s Italian-Greek restaurant, Taverna Ristorante. When her best friend, Alex, tries to convince her to audition for a new reality show, Teen Test Kitchen, Sophie is reluctant. But the prize includes a full scholarship to one of America’s finest culinary schools and a summer in Napa, California, not to mention fame

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Radiate by Marley Gibson

Hayley Matthews is determined to be the best cheerleader she can. She works hard and pushes herself 110% all the time.
Then Hayley finds a lump on her leg. The diagnosis is cancer. The prognosis is unclear. She could lose her leg. Or maybe her life.
At first Haley is scared, terrified. In an instant, everything she’s worked for seems out of reach. But Haley is strong. She’s going to fight this disease. She will not let it take her life or her dreams.

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For review:

The Power of Six by Pittacus Lore

We are the last defence.
I’ve seen him on the news. Followed the stories about what happened in Ohio. John Smith, out there, on the run. To the world, he’s a mystery. But to me . . . he’s one of us. 

The Rise of Nine by Pittacus Lore

It all began with nine. Nine aliens who left their home planet of Lorien when it fell under attack by the evil Mogadorians—who scattered on Earth and went into hiding. They look like ordinary teenagers, but they have extraordinary skills. The Mogadorians killed Number One, Number Two, and Number Three. They tried to kill Number Four … and failed.

I got a copy of I am Number Four as well, but I already have my own so I’ll find a good home for the spare. 😉

 

22 thoughts on “Stacking the Shelves #16

    1. I really loved Stormdancer, finished it yesterday.
      Susan Dennard recommended The Native Star, I’d never even heard of it before then so I’m looking forward to seeing how that turns out. 🙂

  1. I was trying to get through Stormdancer before my e-galley expired, but I was having a hard time getting into it. So I’ve requested it from my library instead, and will try to get it read then. Hope you have better luck with it!

    My StS post 🙂

  2. Yay, Stormdancer! I loved it! The first ~70 pages were tough for me because I thought they were slow and too descriptive.. but once the action got started, it was epic!!

    Also I think Pizza, Love, and Other Stuff That Made Me Famous sounds super cute! I hope you enjoy it. 🙂

    My Stacking the Shelves

  3. Ooh you got Radiate! I really loved that one it’s such a touching story and it’s the author’s own experience! Hope you love it! Great haul!

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