Saturday, March 2, 2013

Stacking The Shelves #6

This is a weekly book meme/blog hop hosted by Jennifer, Lili, Stephanie, and Tynga @ Tynga's Reviews!   As the title implies, this is all about sharing the books you're adding to your shelves, be they physical or virtual.  For the complete rules and to sign up, just click on the link above. 

This week's haul! 

Books Bought

Pegasus and the Flame
Kate O'Hearn
Trade Paperback, 352 pages
Hodder Children's Books
February 3, 2011
Fantasy, Mythology, Young Adult Fiction
Comments:  I have always loved horses, especially mythological ones!  This wonderful story mixes fantasy with reality, as a winged stallion suddenly
lands on a New York City rooftop in the middle of a storm.  Sounds fascinating!!
Besides, how could I possibly resist that GORGEOUS cover?  I featured it in one of my "Shelf Candy Saturday" posts

Christina Diaz Gonzalez
Hardcover, 304 pages
Alfred A. Knopf, October 9, 2012
Historical Fiction, Suspense, YA
 Comments:  This novel sure sounds exciting!  Written by Miami native Gonzalez, it tells the tale of
Ani, a young girl who meets a boy, Mathias, and they gradually get involved in espionage.
This is not my usual type of read, but
I'm really intrigued!

(Lunar Chronicles #1)
Marissa Meyer
Hardcover, 307 pages
Feiwel & Friends, January 3, 2012
Romance, Science Fiction, Young Adult Fiction
Comments:  This SF retelling of the classic Cinderella story is sure to be very interesting! I love science fiction, and like the idea of a cyborg Cinderella.  Cyborgs are considered second-class citizens in this future society.  I'm looking forward to reading about how Cinder and her prince hook up! 
(Lunar Chronicles #2)
Marissa Meyer
Hardcover, 452 pages
Feiwel & Friends, February 5, 2013
Romance, Science Fiction,
Young Adult Fiction
 Comments:  This exciting sequel to Cinder introduces Scarlet and Wolf,
in a retelling of the classic, "Little Red Riding Hood". Cinder is still part of the story, and the plot thickens...
I've heard so many great things
about this series!  I'm very happy to have acquired the first two volumes!!

(Dark Dynasties #3)
Kendra Leigh Castle
Mass Market Paperback, 322 pages
Forever, July 31, 2012
Paranormal Romance, Urban Fantasy
 Comments:  I have read (and reviewed)
the first two books in this series, and they are truly FABULOUS!  If you love well-drawn, realistic characters, and great world-building, you can't go wrong with these books.  The vamps and shapeshifters are exciting, lovable, and fascinating in the extreme!  I can hardly wait to sink my teeth into this one!

Jennifer E. Smith
Hardcover, 236 pages
Poppy/Little Brown, January 2, 2012
Contemporary Romance,
Young Adult Fiction
 Comments:  This sounds like such a sweet, tender story... Some people
might say it's cheesy, but not me! I think it's wonderful how two young people meet in an airport and instantly fall in love! What can I say...I'm a hopeless
romantic, and very proud of it, too! 

Books Received for Review

(The Demi-Monde Saga #2)
Rod Rees
Trade Paperback, 432 pages
William Morrow Paperbacks
February 19, 2013
Dystopian Fiction, Satire, Science Fiction


I received an ARC of this novel, from the publisher,
through TLC Tours.I'm currently reading the first one in
this series, which is titled The Demi-Monde
The sequel also takes place in a
computer-generated world, complete with racial prejudice,
sexism, and other societal dysfunctions.
The plot of this one, I'm sure, will be
as devilishly complex, and just as full of satire,
as the first one! 
The characters are incredible, with my favorites being
Ella Thomas and Vanka Maykov.

So what do you think of my haul?
What interesting books
did you stack your
shelves with this week?


  1. Maria,

    you got a nice haul this week. Some of your books are new to me.


  2. SCARLET!!! Jealous, because I really want to read it! ;) Enjoy all your fab reads, Maria!

  3. I've heard such great things about Cinder and Scarlet. I haven't read them yet, but I'm definitely dying to.

  4. Hi, Grace!

    I'm glad you like my haul! By the way, since you love paranormal romance & urban fantasy, I highly recommend "Shadow Rising"!! Believe me, you'll really enjoy it!!

    I'll be checking out your haul. Thanks for commenting!! : )

  5. Cinder and Scarlet! I want those two books! Envy :D

  6. Hey, Kara!

    Yeah, I've been SO curious about this series! But I didn't want to get "Scarlet" first, because of course I wanted to start from the beginning, so I got BOTH of them! I'm guessing, from your comment, that you've already read "Cinder".

    I know I'll enjoy all of these books! Thanks for the comment!! :)

  7. Hi, Shoshanah!

    Yeah, I've heard great things about these books, too! Can't wait to dive into them!!

    Thanks for the comment!! :)

  8. Hi, Anne!

    Wow, people really LIKE "Cinder" and "Scarlet"!! I'm all excited about reading these two books!! Hope you can get them yourself soon!

    Thanks for the comment!! :)

  9. Great book haul! I have yet to read Cinder and The Statistical Prob. Of Love At First that's a long title haha. But I've heard great things about both. Happy Reading!

  10. Hi, May!

    Oh, I can't wait to read both of these!! Glad you like my haul! Thanks for commenting!! :)

  11. Pegasus and the Flame has a great cover and an interesting premise.

    Nice haul, enjoy your books!

  12. Hi, Bea!

    When I saw that GORGEOUS cover, I just KNEW I had to buy that book!!
    Horses are a lifelong passion of mine! And yes, the premise does look interesting!

    Thanks for commenting!! :)

  13. Let us know how Cinder and Scarlet are! I've been wanting to read this series for awhile now. I've heard so many good things about them.

  14. I am glad to see Scarlet in your haul because I can't wait to read it! I'm looking forward to your review to see what you think of it!

    Suz Reads

  15. I am looking forward to reading Cinder very soon it looks totally awesome and I keep hearing so many great things about it.

    Kristin @ Young Adult Book Haven

  16. The Demi-Monde and The Shadow Wars sounds very interesting! I haven't heard of the series before! Will you be doing a review? I'm curious to know what you think :)

  17. Cinder and Scarlet!You definitely have to read those! and review! Haha! I haven't read them yet, but really want to! Heard they are really good!(:

  18. You got so many great books. I'm currently reading Scarlet and loving it!

  19. Pegasus and the Flame has a great premise. When you get to it I would love to hear your thoughts on it.

    I smiled at the ideas of a cyborg Cinderella. Also very interesting how they shortened the name :)

  20. Some of the books above are pretty cool:)!

  21. Such a great haul, congrats! Scarlet was great :) Hope you enjoy! Happy Reading!

  22. What a great haul you've got this week!

  23. SCARLET!! Omg I'm so jealous!!

  24. Awesome haul!!! I LOVE getting new books

  25. Awesome haul!!! I LOVE getting new books


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