Saturday, March 28, 2015

Stacking the Shelves [44]

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.

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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:

Happy weekend, friends! Things have been so crazy at work with a couple of days of testing, and more standardized testing coming next week, so it's nice to have a couple of days off! I went and saw Insurgent last night, and will probably do a post soon about my thoughts on the movie (I'm thinking I may need to see it a second time again first, though...). At the mall I go to with a friend to see movies, they have a Barnes and Noble, so I stepped in there and picked up a couple of books. I also got a couple from Target this week, as well as a couple in the mail to review for blog tours, so let's get to it!

Purchased:

The Scorpio Races by Maggie Stiefvater
It happens at the start of every November: the Scorpio Races. Riders attempt to keep hold of their water horses long enough to make it to the finish line. Some riders live. Others die.

At age nineteen, Sean Kendrick is the returning champion. He is a young man of few words, and if he has any fears, he keeps them buried deep, where no one else can see them.

Puck Connolly is different. She never meant to ride in the Scorpio Races. But fate hasn’t given her much of a chance. So she enters the competition — the first girl ever to do so. She is in no way prepared for what is going to happen.

 Finding Mr. Brightside by Jay Clark
Abram and Juliette know each other. They’ve lived down the street from each other their whole lives. But they don’t really know each other—at least, not until Juliette’s mom and Abram’s dad have a torrid affair that culminates in a deadly car crash. Sharing the same subdivision is uncomfortable, to say the least. They don’t speak.

Fast-forward to the neighborhood pharmacy, a few months later. Abram decides to say hello. Then he decides to invite her to Taco Bell. To her surprise as well as his, she agrees. And the real love story begins.

 The Distance Between Lost and Found by Kathryn Holmes
Ever since the night of the incident with Luke Willis, the preacher’s son, sophomore Hallelujah Calhoun has been silent. When the rumors swirled around school, she was silent. When her parents grounded her, she was silent. When her friends abandoned her … silent.

Now, six months later, on a youth group retreat in the Smoky Mountains, Hallie still can’t find a voice to answer the taunting. Shame and embarrassment haunt her, while Luke keeps coming up with new ways to humiliate her. Not even meeting Rachel, an outgoing newcomer who isn’t aware of her past, can pull Hallie out of her shell. Being on the defensive for so long has left her raw, and she doesn’t know who to trust.

On a group hike, the incessant bullying pushes Hallie to her limit. When Hallie, Rachel, and Hallie’s former friend Jonah get separated from the rest of the group, the situation quickly turns dire. Stranded in the wilderness, the three have no choice but to band together.

With past betrayals and harrowing obstacles in their way, Hallie fears they’ll never reach safety. Could speaking up about the night that changed everything close the distance between being lost and found? Or has she traveled too far to come back?

 Vanishing Girls by Lauren Oliver
Dara and Nick used to be inseparable, but that was before the accident that left Dara's beautiful face scarred and the two sisters totally estranged. When Dara vanishes on her birthday, Nick thinks Dara is just playing around. But another girl, nine-year-old Madeline Snow, has vanished, too, and Nick becomes increasingly convinced that the two disappearances are linked. Now Nick has to find her sister, before it's too late.

In this edgy and compelling novel, Lauren Oliver creates a world of intrigue, loss, and suspicion as two sisters search to find themselves, and each other.

 Seeker by Arwen Elys Dayton
Quin Kincaid has been put through years of brutal training for what she thinks is the noble purpose of becoming a revered ‘Seeker’.

Only when it’s too late does she discover she will be using her new-found knowledge and training to become an assassin. Quin's new role will take her around the globe, from a remote estate in Scotland to a bustling, futuristic Hong Kong where the past she thought she had escaped will finally catch up with her.

For Review:

 Lucky Strike by Bobbie Pyron
A rich, southern voice tells the unforgettable story of two vulnerable outsiders, the lightning strike that turns their world upside down and the true meaning of lucky.

Nate Harlow has never had a lucky day in his life. He's never won a prize, he's never been picked first, he's never even won a coin toss. His best friend, Genesis Beam (aka Gen), believes in science and logic, and she doesn't think for one second that there's such a thing as luck, good or bad. But only an extremely unlucky person could be struck by lightning on his birthday... and that person is Nate Harlow. By some miracle, though, Nate survives, and the strike seems to have changed his luck. Suddenly, Nate's grandpa is the busiest fisherman in their small, beachside town. And Nate finds himself the center of attention, the most popular kid at school, the one who hits a game-winning home run! This lucky streak can't last forever, though, and as a hurricane draws close to the shores of Paradise Beach, Nate and Gen may need more than just good luck to save their friendship and their town: They need a miracle.

 Forever Julia by Jodi Carmichael
16-year-old Julia falls for a wealthy and controlling boy who leads her to betray her best friend and sacrifice her integrity. Because love and infatuation can turn dark. Fast.  Ultimately, she alone must decide what lines cannot be crossed. Forever Julia is full of romance, heart-break, and dangerous secrets.



10 comments:

  1. I recently got The Distance Between Lost and Found from the library and plan to read it soon. I really love the cover. I hope you enjoy your new books :)

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  2. OOOh nice! I bought The Scorpio Races last year! Still need to read it too! LOL! Hope you enjoy your new additions!

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

    Have a GREAT day!

    Old Follower :)

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  3. I really want to read The Scorpio Races and Vanishing Girls. I've heard pretty good things about both of them, and can't wait to hear your thoughts! I just followed you on bloglovin' and goodreads :)
    -Monica @ Tomes Project

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  4. I'm not familiar with any of the books on your haul but I hope you enjoy them! Happy reading!

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  5. Finding Mr Brightside and Vanishing Girls are high on my "NEEDTOGETMYHANDSON" list! I need.

    I didn't really care for The Scorpio Races but I can't wait to see what you think!

    New follower :)

    Call by the blog and check out My haul

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  6. WOW! What a wonderful haul you got this week Tiffany - there are so many great books here! I've heard nothing but glowing reviews for The Distance Between Lost and Found and Vanishing Girls, so I'm looking forward to seeing what you think of them. :D Thanks for sharing and, as always, wonderful recap! Happy reading! xx

    ~ Zoe @ Stories on Stage

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  7. Great haul! I've wanted to read Vanishing Girls since it came out but I still haven't bought a copy. It sounds so amazing! The Scorpio Races is one that I've had on my shelf for so long but I still haven't read it. I hope you enjoy everything!
    Krystianna @ Downright Dystopian

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  8. The Distance Between Lost and Found has been on my TBR! I'm excited to see what you think of it! I received an arc of Seeker at NYCC but I dnf'd it. It just didn't like it :(

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  9. Lot's of good looking books this week. I loved finding mr. brightside :)

    I hope you enjoy :) Happy Reading!

    Here's my Weekly Wrap Up

    Michelle @ Book Briefs

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  10. Are you paying over $5 per pack of cigarettes? I buy high quality cigs over at Duty Free Depot and I'm saving over 60% from cigs.

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