Saturday, 16 May 2015

Stacking the Shelves (#20)

It's Saturday and so it's time for Stacking the Shelves!
Here is my haul from this week:

❄ NetGalley 

The Witch Hunter 
by Virginia Boecker

Description from Goodreads

The magic and suspense of Graceling meet the political intrigue and unrest of Game of Thrones in this riveting fantasy debut.

Your greatest enemy isn't what you fight, but what you fear.

Elizabeth Grey is one of the king's best witch hunters, devoted to rooting out witchcraft and doling out justice. But when she's accused of being a witch herself, Elizabeth is arrested and sentenced to burn at the stake.

Salvation comes from a man she thought was her enemy. Nicholas Perevil, the most powerful and dangerous wizard in the kingdom, offers her a deal: he will save her from execution if she can break the deadly curse that's been laid upon him.

But Nicholas and his followers know nothing of Elizabeth's witch hunting past--if they find out, the stake will be the least of her worries. And as she's thrust into the magical world of witches, ghosts, pirates, and one all-too-handsome healer, Elizabeth is forced to redefine her ideas of right and wrong, of friends and enemies, and of love and hate.

Virginia Boecker weaves a riveting tale of magic, betrayal, and sacrifice in this unforgettable fantasy debut.

The Stars Never Rise 
by Rachel Vincent 

Description from Goodreads

Sixteen-year-old Nina Kane should be worrying about her immortal soul, but she's too busy trying to actually survive. Her town's population has been decimated by soul-consuming demons, and souls are in short supply. Watching over her younger sister, Mellie, and scraping together food and money are all that matters. The two of them are a family. They gave up on their deadbeat mom a long time ago.

When Nina discovers that Mellie is keeping a secret that threatens their very existence, she'll do anything to protect her. Because in New Temperance, sins are prosecuted as crimes by the brutal Church and its army of black-robed exorcists. And Mellie's sin has put her in serious trouble.

To keep them both alive, Nina will need to trust Finn, a fugitive with deep green eyes who has already saved her life once and who might just be an exorcist. But what kind of exorcist wears a hoodie?

Wanted by the Church and hunted by dark forces, Nina knows she can't survive on her own. She needs Finn and his group of rogue friends just as much as they need her.

Because You'll Never Meet Me 
by Leah Thomas

Description From Goodreads

In a stunning literary debut, two boys on opposite ends of the world begin an unlikely friendship that will change their lives forever.

Ollie and Moritz are best friends, but they can never meet. Ollie is allergic to electricity. Contact with it causes debilitating seizures. Moritz’s weak heart is kept pumping by an electronic pacemaker. If they ever did meet, Ollie would seize. But Moritz would die without his pacemaker. Both hermits from society, the boys develop a fierce bond through letters that become a lifeline during dark times—as Ollie loses his only friend, Liz, to the normalcy of high school and Moritz deals with a bully set on destroying him.

A story of impossible friendship and hope under strange circumstances, this debut is powerful, dark and humorous in equal measure. These extraordinary voices bring readers into the hearts and minds of two special boys who, like many teens, are just waiting for their moment to shine.

❄ Edelweiss 

by Meg Haston 

Description from Goodreads

Seventeen-year-old Stevie is trapped. In her life. In her body. And now in an eating-disorder treatment center on the dusty outskirts of the New Mexico desert.

Life in the center is regimented and intrusive, a nightmare come true. Nurses and therapists watch Stevie at mealtime, accompany her to the bathroom, and challenge her to eat the foods she’s worked so hard to avoid.

Her dad has signed her up for sixty days of treatment. But what no one knows is that Stevie doesn't plan to stay that long. There are only twenty-seven days until the anniversary of her brother Josh’s death—the death she caused. And if Stevie gets her way, there are only twenty-seven days until she too will end her life.

In this emotionally haunting and beautifully written young adult debut, Meg Haston delves into the devastating impact of trauma and loss, while posing the question: Why are some consumed by their illness while others embark on a path toward recovery?

I've already finished reading The Witch Hunter and The Star Never Rise, but I've left the contemporary ones for next week. I'm really excited about Paperweight since I think I've read only one eating disorder novel before, and since the matter is very important and very tragic, it will be interesting to see how the author had decided to tackle this issue. 


  1. Omg, these all look EPIC. I've heard Witch Hunter is really really good, which excites me because I want it so ad. And omg, Paperweight looks heartbreaking. I love that cover though. :')
    My Stacking the Shelves!

    1. Paperweight initially attracted me because of the cover's prettiness! :) Thanks for stopping by!

  2. Seen Witch Hunter around quit a bit. Might have to pick it up on my next trip to my book store. Great Haul and hope you have a great time reading them.

    My STS

    Jason @GeekBoyOnThePage

    1. The Witch Hunter wasn't my cup of tea, but I think quite many will still enjoy it. :) Thanks for stopping by!

  3. Witch Hunter sounds so good. I hope you love all your books.

    Grace @ Books of Love

    1. I still have two of these unread, so hopefully I'll get to them sooner rather than later. :) Thanks for stopping by!

  4. Great haul! I can't wait for Because You'll Never Meet Me. It's one of my most anticipated reads for this year! Happy reading. :)
    Krystianna @ Downright Dystopian

    1. I'm really excited about Because You'll Never Meet!! It sounds like it's going to break my wimpy heart :)

  5. Some nice looking titles there. I am a huge Rachel Vincent fan so i am really keen to have a look at the Stars never rise and i have been seeing the Witch Hunter around and am quite intrigued by it so cannot wait to see what you think.

    Thanks so much for visiting my blog and have a great week :-)

    Happy Reading!

    1. I really enjoyed The Stars Never Rise, even though I had a couple of issues with it. But it was a really thrilling and surprisingly surprising too :) I hope you get a chance to read it as well!

  6. Paperweight sounds really good and I'd like to read it though I suspect it'll be emotionally intense. Enjoy your haul :) Here's ours: BiblioJunkies Happy reading! ~ Bel

    1. Paperweight will probably be a bit difficult to read, exactly because of the emotional roller coaster ride it's about to offer. But it can also be a good thing as it will make you care about the issue :) Thanks for stopping by!

  7. The Stars Never Rise sounds interesting. I hope you enjoy all these. Happy Reading!
    Here are my newest additions.

    1. It was a quite fun to read :) Thanks for stopping by!


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