Saturday, May 16, 2015

Stacking the Shelves (#27)


"Stacking The Shelves is all about sharing the books you are adding to your shelves, may it be physical or virtual. This means you can include books you buy in physical store or online, books you borrow from friends or the library, review books, gifts and of course ebooks!"

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For Review (to be reviewed @WinterHaven Books)
Hello, Goodbye, and Everything in Between by Jennifer E. Smith (from NetGalley, expected publication date Sept 1, 2015)

On the night before they leave for college, Clare and Aidan only have one thing left to do: figure out whether they should stay together or break up. Over the course of twelve hours, they'll retrace the steps of their relationship, trying to find something in their past that might help them decide what their future should be. The night will lead them to friends and family, familiar landmarks and unexpected places, hard truths and surprising revelations. But as the clock winds down and morning approaches, so does their inevitable goodbye. The question is, will it be goodbye for now or goodbye forever?

This new must-read novel from Jennifer E. Smith, author of The Statistical Probability of Love at First Sight, explores the difficult choices that must be made when life and love lead in different directions.
  

Purchases 

An Ember in the Ashes by Sabaa Tahir

AN EMBER IN THE ASHES is a thought-provoking, heart-wrenching and pulse-pounding read. Set in a rich, high-fantasy world with echoes of ancient Rome, it tells the story of a slave fighting for her family and a young soldier fighting for his freedom.

Laia is a slave. Elias is a soldier. Neither is free.

Under the Martial Empire, defiance is met with death. Those who do not vow their blood and bodies to the Emperor risk the execution of their loved ones and the destruction of all they hold dear.

It is in this brutal world, inspired by ancient Rome, that Laia lives with her grandparents and older brother. The family ekes out an existence in the Empire’s impoverished backstreets. They do not challenge the Empire. They’ve seen what happens to those who do.

But when Laia’s brother is arrested for treason, Laia is forced to make a decision. In exchange for help from rebels who promise to rescue her brother, she will risk her life to spy for them from within the Empire’s greatest military academy.

There, Laia meets Elias, the school’s finest soldier—and secretly, its most unwilling. Elias wants only to be free of the tyranny he’s being trained to enforce. He and Laia will soon realize that their destinies are intertwined—and that their choices will change the fate of the Empire itself.
 

Confess by Colleen Hoover

From #1 New York Times bestselling author Colleen Hoover, a new novel about risking everything for love—and finding your heart somewhere between the truth and lies.

Auburn Reed has her entire life mapped out. Her goals are in sight and there’s no room for mistakes. But when she walks into a Dallas art studio in search of a job, she doesn’t expect to find a deep attraction to the enigmatic artist who works there, Owen Gentry.

For once, Auburn takes a risk and puts her heart in control, only to discover Owen is keeping major secrets from coming out. The magnitude of his past threatens to destroy everything important to Auburn, and the only way to get her life back on track is to cut Owen out of it.

The last thing Owen wants is to lose Auburn, but he can’t seem to convince her that truth is sometimes as subjective as art. All he would have to do to save their relationship is confess. But in this case, the confession could be much more destructive than the actual sin…
What did you add to your shelves this week?

8 comments:

  1. AHHH AN EMBER IN THE ASHES!!! *flails irrationally* I'm seeing that popping up everywhere these days and it just makes me want to try it soooo much. x) Plus I basically only see good things about it and that's exciting. ^-^ My Stacking the Shelves!

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    1. Seeing AN EMBER IN THE ASHES everywhere just kind of made me figure that I need it! If I understood right, it also seems to be a standalone, which is great since I really don't want to start new series right now :)

      Thanks for stopping by Cait!

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  2. I have heard many good things about Confess...I have read one book by this author, Ugly Love.

    Enjoy! And I haven't yet completed my Stacking the Shelves post...it will be on Rainy Days and Mondays: http://bluemondaysnomore.wordpress.com/

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    1. Ugly Love is such a great book! Colleen Hoover books have always worked for me, so my expectations for Confess are pretty high :)

      Thanks for stopping by Laurel-Rain!

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  3. Great haul this week! I've been hearing really great things about An Ember in the Ashes so I will definitely be looking forward to your review. Confess sounds so good!
    Krystianna @ Downright Dystopian

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    1. An Ember in the Ashes is really making waves right now. Can't wait to read it :)

      Thanks for stopping by Krystianna :)

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  4. I loved An Ember in the Ashes, hope you do as well!
    Check out my STS

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  5. An Ember in the Ashes is on my TBR. I hope we both love it. I hope you enjoy all these. Happy Reading!
    Here are my newest additions.

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