Saturday, September 5, 2015

Stacking the Shelves (#33)


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It has been quite a while since I last posted a stacking the shelves post. After coming home from Edinburgh, I tried not to buy any books because I knew that I had a big move ahead. Now I am done with that move, but it looks like my book shelves are PRETTY full, so I've stuck to ebooks for now. 

This week, I will share some eARCs that have landed to my hands since my last StS post. Most of these will be reviewed at WinterHaven Books but there are also a couple of titles here you can expect to see reviewed here at ReadReadRead in the future.


The Anatomical Shape of a Heart (Night Owls in UK) by Jenn Bennett (REVIEW TO COME @READREADREAD)

Artist Beatrix Adams knows exactly how she's spending the summer before her senior year. Determined to follow in Leonardo da Vinci’s footsteps, she's ready to tackle the one thing that will give her an advantage in a museum-sponsored scholarship contest: drawing actual cadavers. But when she tries to sneak her way into the hospital’s Willed Body program and misses the last metro train home, she meets a boy who turns her summer plans upside down.

Jack is charming, wildly attractive . . . and possibly one of San Francisco’s most notorious graffiti artists. On midnight buses and city rooftops, Beatrix begins to see who Jack really is—and tries to uncover what he’s hiding that leaves him so wounded. But will these secrets come back to haunt him? Or will the skeletons in Beatrix’s own family’s closet tear them apart?

This is Where it Ends by Marieke Nijkamp

10:00 a.m.
The principal of Opportunity, Alabama's high school finishes her speech, welcoming the entire student body to a new semester and encouraging them to excel and achieve.

10:02 a.m.
The students get up to leave the auditorium for their next class.

10:03
The auditorium doors won't open.

10:05
Someone starts shooting.

Told over the span of 54 harrowing minutes from four different perspectives, terror reigns as one student's calculated revenge turns into the ultimate game of survival.

The Great Hunt by Wendy Higgins

 Kill the beast. Win the girl.

A strange beast stirs fear in the kingdom of Lochlanach, terrorizing towns with its brutality and hunger. In an act of desperation, a proclamation is sent to all of Eurona—kill the creature and win the ultimate prize: the daughter of King Lochson’s hand in marriage.

Princess Aerity understands her duty to the kingdom though it pains her to imagine marrying a stranger. It would be foolish to set her sights on any particular man in the great hunt, but when a brooding local hunter, Paxton Seabolt, catches her attention, there’s no denying the unspoken lure between them…or his mysterious resentment.

Paxton is not keen on marriage. Nor does he care much for spoiled royals and their arcane laws. He’s determined to keep his focus on the task at hand—ridding the kingdom of the beast and protecting his family—yet Princess Aerity continues to challenge his notions with her unpredictability and charm. But as past secrets collide with present desires, dire choices threaten everything Paxton holds dear.

Inspired by the Grimm Brothers’ tale, “The Singing Bone,” New York Times bestselling author Wendy Higgins delivers a dark fantasy filled with rugged hunters, romantic tension, outlawed magic, and a princess willing to risk all to save her people.

A Study in Charlotte by Brittany Cavallaro 

The last thing sixteen-year-old Jamie Watson–writer and great-great-grandson of the John Watson–wants is a rugby scholarship to Sherringford, a Connecticut prep school just an hour away from his estranged father. But that’s not the only complication: Sherringford is also home to Charlotte Holmes, the famous detective’s enigmatic, fiercely independent great-great-granddaughter, who’s inherited not just his genius but also his vices, volatile temperament, and expertly hidden vulnerability. Charlotte has been the object of his fascination for as long as he can remember–but from the moment they meet, there’s a tense energy between them, and they seem more destined to be rivals than anything else.

Then a Sherringford student dies under suspicious circumstances ripped straight from the most terrifying of the Holmes stories, and Jamie and Charlotte become the prime suspects. Convinced they’re being framed, they must race against the police to conduct their own investigation. As danger mounts, it becomes clear that nowhere is safe and the only people they can trust are each other.

Equal parts tender, thrilling, and hilarious, A Study in Charlotte is the first in a trilogy brimming with wit and edge-of-the-seat suspense.

What did you add to your shelves/ereaders this week?

12 comments:

  1. A Study in Charlotte looks really good and interesting. I hope you love all of your new books this week.

    Grace @ Books of Love

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    1. I love the cover of A Study in Charlotte - SO PRETTY! :)
      Thanks for stopping by Grace :)

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  2. The cover and premise for A Study in Charlotte sound really good. Adding that to my tbr pile ;-)

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    1. It really does! Can't wait to read it sooner to its publication date.
      Thanks for stopping by :)

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  3. I also got A Study in Charlotte and The Anatomical Shape of a Heart. This is Where it Ends looks so good! Enjoy them all!

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    1. THE ANATOMICAL SHAPE OF A HEART was SO AMAZING!
      This is Where it Ends was also a really special read - I've done some research about the mediation of school shootings which made me book even more interesting for me.
      Thanks for stopping by Grace!

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  4. Awesome haul! I can't wait for A Study in Charlotte. It sounds very good and I adore the cover. Have an awesome week! :)
    Krystianna @ Downright Dystopian

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    1. Thanks Krystianna! :)
      The cover is amazing and I can't wait to see whether the drawings on it somehow link to the story itself.

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  5. The Great Hunt sounds intriguing! I hope you enjoy all these. Happy Reading!
    Here are my newest additions.

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  6. This is Where it Ends intrigues me a lot!! I requested it on NetGalley, but I don't think I got accepted.. sad I know hahaha

    Great picks!♥

    Jumana @ Books by Jay

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  7. This is Where it Ends intrigues me a lot!! I requested it on NetGalley, but I don't think I got accepted.. sad I know hahaha

    Great picks!♥

    Jumana @ Books by Jay

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  8. I've been seeing all these books so much this month on Goodreads and NetGalley. I hope you enjoy them all :)

    Sofia @ SofiaLovesReading

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