Saturday, August 2, 2014

Stacking the Shelves (#18)


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Night Film by Marisha Pessl

Everybody has a Cordova story. Cult horror director Stanislas Cordova hasn't been seen in public since 1977. To his fans he is an engima. To journalist Scott McGrath he is the enemy. To Ashley he was a father.

On a damp October night the body of young, beautiful Ashley Cordova is found in an abandoned warehouse in lower Manhattan. Her suicide appears to be the latest tragedy to hit a severely cursed dynasty.

For McGrath, another death connected to the legendary director seems more than a coincidence. Driven by revenge, curiosity and a need for the truth, he finds himself pulled into a hypnotic, disorientating world, where almost everyone seems afraid.
The last time McGrath got close to exposing Cordova, he lost his marriage and his career. This time he could lost his grip on reality.

ONCE WE FACE OUR DEEPEST FEARS, WHAT LIES ON THE OTHER SIDE?

Crash by Nicole Williams

Southpointe High is the last place Lucy wanted to wind up her senior year of school. Right up until she stumbles into Jude Ryder, a guy whose name has become its own verb, and synonymous with trouble. He's got a rap sheet that runs longer than a senior thesis, has had his name sighed, shouted, and cursed by more women than Lucy dares to ask, and lives at the local boys home where disturbed seems to be the status quo for the residents. Lucy had a stable at best, quirky at worst, upbringing. She lives for wearing the satin down on her ballet shoes, has her sights set on Juilliard, and has been careful to keep trouble out of her life. Up until now. 

Jude's everything she needs to stay away from if she wants to separate her past from her future. Staying away, she's about to find out, is the only thing she's incapable of. 

For Lucy Larson and Jude Ryder, love's about to become the thing that tears them apart.

The Queen of the Tearling by Erika Johansen 

On her nineteenth birthday, Princess Kelsea Raleigh Glynn, raised in exile, sets out on a perilous journey back to the castle of her birth to ascend her rightful throne. Plain and serious, a girl who loves books and learning, Kelsea bears little resemblance to her mother, the vain and frivolous Queen Elyssa. But though she may be inexperienced and sheltered, Kelsea is not defenseless: Around her neck hangs the Tearling sapphire, a jewel of immense magical power; and accompanying her is the Queen’s Guard, a cadre of brave knights led by the enigmatic and dedicated Lazarus. Kelsea will need them all to survive a cabal of enemies who will use every weapon—from crimson-caped assassins to the darkest blood magic—to prevent her from wearing the crown.

Despite her royal blood, Kelsea feels like nothing so much as an insecure girl, a child called upon to lead a people and a kingdom about which she knows almost nothing. But what she discovers in the capital will change everything, confronting her with horrors she never imagined. An act of singular daring will throw Kelsea’s kingdom into tumult, unleashing the vengeance of the tyrannical ruler of neighboring Mortmesne: the Red Queen, a sorceress possessed of the darkest magic. Now Kelsea will begin to discover whom among the servants, aristocracy, and her own guard she can trust.

But the quest to save her kingdom and meet her destiny has only just begun—a wondrous journey of self-discovery and a trial by fire that will make her a legend…if she can survive.

The Queen of the Tearling introduces readers to a world as fully imagined and terrifying as that of The Hunger Games, with characters as vivid and intriguing as those of The Game of Thrones, and a wholly original heroine. Combining thrilling action and twisting plot turns, it is a magnificent debut from the talented Erika Johansen.

Making Faces by Amy Harmon

Ambrose Young was beautiful. He was tall and muscular, with hair that touched his shoulders and eyes that burned right through you. The kind of beautiful that graced the covers of romance novels, and Fern Taylor would know. She'd been reading them since she was thirteen. But maybe because he was so beautiful he was never someone Fern thought she could have...until he wasn't beautiful anymore.
Making Faces is the story of a small town where five young men go off to war, and only one comes back. It is the story of loss. Collective loss, individual loss, loss of beauty, loss of life, loss of identity. It is the tale of one girl's love for a broken boy, and a wounded warrior's love for an unremarkable girl. This is a story of friendship that overcomes heartache, heroism that defies the common definitions, and a modern tale of Beauty and the Beast, where we discover that there is a little beauty and a little beast in all of us.

12 comments:

  1. I've had Crash on my shelf for a while but not managed to read it yet, sounds good though. Enjoy :)

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    1. Yeah, it really does sound quite interesting. I just hope that it isn't overly cliche.
      Thanks for stopping by! :)

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  2. Ooh, Night Film has definitely intrigued me. I've got Queen of the Tearling, too -- I hear such good things. Enjoy!

    My StS.

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    1. Night Film sounds so interesting. It just is quite a big book and I always get kind of intimidated by those.
      I've heard mixed things about The Queen of the Tearling, but I guess I need to check it out myself to make the final judgement.
      Thanks for stopping by :)

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  3. Making Faces is a new one for me, but Beauty and the Beast....now I need to have it too :D

    My new pretties :)

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    1. Haha, the premise for that book really does sound awesome!
      Thanks for stopping by :)

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  4. I've heard nothing but good things about Night Film. I need to snag a copy of that myself now that it is out in PB. Great haul and happy reading! :)

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    1. I love the little details inside that book! Just makes the need for me to read it more intense.
      Thanks for stopping by :)

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  5. I'm halfway through The Queen of the Tearling! It's moving pretty slow for me, but I do like it. Crash is a nice book, but I don't remember much about it. Enjoy your new books!

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    1. Yeah, I've heard that TQOTT can be quite slow at parts. I hope to get it soon so I can see what all the buzz is about. Crash seems like a book I'll be able to read quite quickly, so I'm just saving it for a time I need something quick to read.
      Thanks for stopping by :)

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  6. Lovely haul! I've read Nicole William's Lost & Found series and really enjoyed it, heard a lot of good things about Crash, hope you enjoy it! and The Queen of the Tearling sounds really interesting too!
    Hope you have an awesome week, Milka!

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