Saturday, October 18, 2014

Stacking the Shelves [23]

I am joining in on Stacking The Shelves, a weekly meme hosted over at Tynga's Reviews. It is an easy way to share what books you picked up that week, and to see what other people have picked up to read themselves.

How to Participate?
  • Create your own Stacking The Shelves post. You can use my official graphic or your own, but please link back to Tynga’s Reviews so more people can join the fun!
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  • I am posting Stacking The Shelves on Saturdays, but feel free to post yours any day that fits you.
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THIS WEEK: 

I am so sorry about my absence and lack of posts this week; things have been a little bit crazy. We actually spent a couple of nights staying over with our parents because one day my husband needed to take his mom somewhere important, and the next day my grandma came into town from Iowa and it had been a long time since we had seen her. And then Friday the Superintendent came for a visit at the school, so it was a very stressful week. It's nice to finally breath and finally have some time to post again, since I did add some books to my shelves this week! Last Sunday Half Price Books still had their education sale going on, so I could get an extra 20% off everything. Needless to say, I just had to pick up a few things. Here is what I bought:

Alice in Zombieland by Gena Showalter

Had anyone told Alice Bell that her entire life would change course between one heartbeat and the next, she would have laughed. From blissful to tragic, innocent to ruined? Please. But that’s all it took. One heartbeat. A blink, a breath, a second, and everything she knew and loved was gone.

Her father was right. The monsters are real….

To avenge her family, Ali must learn to fight the undead. To survive, she must learn to trust the baddest of the bad boys, Cole Holland. But Cole has secrets of his own, and if Ali isn’t careful, those secrets might just prove to be more dangerous than the zombies….


I wish I could go back and do a thousand things differently.

I'd tell my sister no.
I'd never beg my mother to talk to my dad.
I'd zip my lips and swallow those hateful words.
Or, barring all of that, I'd hug my sister, my mom and my dad one last time.
I'd tell them I love them.
I wish... Yeah, I wish.

 Steelheart by Brandon Sanderson

Ten years ago, Calamity came. It was a burst in the sky that gave ordinary men and women extraordinary powers. The awed public started calling them Epics. But Epics are no friend of man. With incredible gifts came the desire to rule. And to rule man you must crush his wills.

Nobody fights the Epics...nobody but the Reckoners. A shadowy group of ordinary humans, they spend their lives studying Epics, finding their weaknesses, and then assassinating them.

And David wants in. He wants Steelheart - the Epic who is said to be invincible. The Epic who killed David's father. For years, like the Reckoners, David's been studying, and planning - and he has something they need. Not an object, but an experience.

He's seen Steelheart bleed. And he wants revenge.

 Conversion by Katherine Howe

It’s senior year at St. Joan’s Academy, and school is a pressure cooker. College applications, the battle for valedictorian, deciphering boys’ texts: Through it all, Colleen Rowley and her friends are expected to keep it together. Until they can’t.

First it’s the school’s queen bee, Clara Rutherford, who suddenly falls into uncontrollable tics in the middle of class. Her mystery illness quickly spreads to her closest clique of friends, then more students and symptoms follow: seizures, hair loss, violent coughing fits. St. Joan’s buzzes with rumor; rumor blossoms into full-blown panic.

Soon the media descends on Danvers, Massachusetts, as everyone scrambles to find something, or someone, to blame. Pollution? Stress? Or are the girls faking? Only Colleen—who’s been reading The Crucible for extra credit—comes to realize what nobody else has: Danvers was once Salem Village, where another group of girls suffered from a similarly bizarre epidemic three centuries ago . . .

Inspired by true events—from seventeenth-century colonial life to the halls of a modern-day high school—Conversion casts a spell. With her signature wit and passion, New York Times bestselling author Katherine Howe delivers an exciting and suspenseful novel, a chilling mystery that raises the question, what’s really happening to the girls at St. Joan’s?

 Afterworlds by Scott Westerfeld 

Darcy Patel has put college and everything else on hold to publish her teen novel, Afterworlds. Arriving in New York with no apartment or friends she wonders whether she's made the right decision until she falls in with a crowd of other seasoned and fledgling writers who take her under their wings…

Told in alternating chapters is Darcy's novel, a suspenseful thriller about Lizzie, a teen who slips into the 'Afterworld' to survive a terrorist attack. But the Afterworld is a place between the living and the dead and as Lizzie drifts between our world and that of the Afterworld, she discovers that many unsolved - and terrifying - stories need to be reconciled. And when a new threat resurfaces, Lizzie learns her special gifts may not be enough to protect those she loves and cares about most.

What did you add to your shelves?

8 comments:

  1. I read Afterworlds and I really enjoyed it! I hope you do too!

    Looking forward to seeing what you think about it!
    Happy reading!
    Kristen @OCA

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  2. OOoh nice! LOVED Alice in Zombieland and the entire trilogy! I read those all as ARCs but still have my keeper copies! Especially enjoy the Alice in Zombieland paperback as I was quoted from my review of Twisted! Always an awesome feeling seeing my blog name in print! Happy Reading!

    My STS will be up tomorrow, so be sure to stop by then!

    Have a GREAT day!

    Old Follower :)

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  3. First off, your blog is gorgeous! I love your header :) On to your haul, I also got a copy of Conversion by Katherine Howe! I can't wait to read it! Steelheart is AWESOME and I hope you love it as much as I did! I hope you enjoy all you got :)

    Here's my STS!

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  4. I've got an e-book of Alice in Zombieland and an ARC of Afterworlds that I need to read. Great haul this week!
    Check out my STS

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  5. Looking at your books I feel how my TBR pile is growing. Not that I'm complaining but... when I'm gonna read them all I dunno. Happy reading! :)

    My STS:http://readingadd.blogspot.ro/2014/10/stacking-shelves-13.html

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  6. Sounds like a crazy week! I really enjoyed Afterworlds, I preferred the publishing side of things to the paranormal side of the book, but still, for a long book I flew through it. :) Happy reading!

    Here's mine

    Kirsty @ StudioReads

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  7. I really enjoyed the first two and need to read the second two on your list!
    Missie @ A Flurry of Ponderings

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