Saturday, 23 May 2015

Stacking the Shelves (#21)



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

❄ Edelweiss 


by Mindy McGinnis

Description from Goodreads


Grace Mae knows madness.

She keeps it locked away, along with her voice, trapped deep inside a brilliant mind that cannot forget horrific family secrets. Those secrets, along with the bulge in her belly, land her in a Boston insane asylum.

When her voice returns in a burst of violence, Grace is banished to the dark cellars, where her mind is discovered by a visiting doctor who dabbles in the new study of criminal psychology. With her keen eyes and sharp memory, Grace will make the perfect assistant at crime scenes. Escaping from Boston to the safety of an ethical Ohio asylum, Grace finds friendship and hope, hints of a life she should have had. But gruesome nights bring Grace and the doctor into the circle of a killer who stalks young women. Grace, continuing to operate under the cloak of madness, must hunt a murderer while she confronts the demons in her own past.

In this beautifully twisted historical thriller, Mindy McGinnis, acclaimed author of Not a Drop to Drink and In a Handful of Dust, explores the fine line between sanity and insanity, good and evil—and the madness that exists in all of us.



by Patrick Ness

Description from Goodreads


What if you weren’t the Chosen One?

What if you’re not the one who’s so often the hero in YA fiction; who’s supposed to fight the zombies, or the soul-eating ghosts, or whatever this new thing is, with the blue lights and the death? What if you were like Mikey? Who just wants to graduate and go to prom and maybe finally work up the courage to ask Henna out before someone goes and blows up the high school. Again. Because sometimes there are problems bigger than this week’s end of the world and sometimes you just have to find the extraordinary in your ordinary life. Even if your best friend might just be the God of mountain lions...




by Robert L. Anderson

Description From Goodreads

Odea Donahue has been able to travel through people’s dreams since she was six years old. Her mother taught her the three rules of walking: Never interfere. Never be seen. Never walk the same person’s dream more than once. Dea has never questioned her mother, not about the rules, not about the clocks or the mirrors, not about moving from place to place to be one step ahead of the unseen monsters that Dea’s mother is certain are right behind them.

Then a mysterious new boy, Connor, comes to town and Dea finally starts to feel normal. As Connor breaks down the walls that she’s had up for so long, he gets closer to learning her secret. For the first time she wonders if that’s so bad. But when Dea breaks the rules, the boundary between worlds begins to deteriorate. How can she know what’s real and what’s not?




Mirrored
by Alex Flinn

Description from Goodreads


In #1 New York Times bestselling author Alex Flinn's modern and mysterious retelling of Snow White, beauty is in the eye of the beholder and true love doesn't necessarily mean Prince Charming.

Celine's life is the stuff fairy tales are made of. She's beautiful, talented, and brave. Unfortunately, her tale comes complete with a wicked stepmother! When Violet steps into Celine's life, everything changes and weird things begin to happen to her—bizarre accidents, strange illnesses, and rabid animal attacks. Celine doesn't feel safe anywhere. It's almost as if some hateful witch is out to get her.

And there is. Violet has been waiting all her life to have Celine's father to herself. Getting rid of his gorgeous daughter is child's play for a witch as powerful as she is. Happy-ever-after isn't enough for Violet. She wants to be the fairest of them all, and Celine is in the way . . . but not for long.

Forced to take refuge with her friend Goose and his family, Celine gives up everything she loves and goes deep undercover. But will it be enough to fool Violet, or will Celine's fate be decided by a reflection in a magic mirror? And where do you find Prince Charming in Miami anyway?

Mirrored is a modern retelling of Snow White—told from the points of view of Violet, Celine, and Goose—with all the magic and mystery readers will love.



by Sarah Prineas

Description from Goodreads


When the glass slipper just doesn’t fit…

The tale of Cinderella has been retold countless times. But what you know is not the true story.

Pin has no recollection of who she is or how she got to the Godmother’s fortress. She only knows that she is a Seamstress, working day in and out to make ball gowns fit for fairy tales. But she longs to forsake her backbreaking servitude and dares to escape with the brave young Shoemaker.

Pin isn’t free for long before she’s captured again and forced to live the new life the Godmother chooses for her—a fairy tale story, complete with a charming prince—instead of finding her own happily ever after.

Sarah Prineas’s bold fairy tale retelling is a dark and captivating world where swords are more fitting than slippers, young shoemakers are just as striking as princes, and a heroine is more than ready to rescue herself before the clock strikes midnight.



Oh boy, I have a lot of reading ahead of me! But I don't mind at all since all of these sounds so amazing!! I'm dying a little because I'm so happy of these ARCs - especially The Rest of Us Just Live Here. Can't wait to read these! 



32 comments:

  1. I love it when I get a haul full of books that get me really excited! I hope you enjoy your books!

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    1. Tell me about it! My hands are itching to start reading these, but I have a couple on hold before these ones :)

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  2. Your haul is amazing this week, Sofia! I want all those books, too ;) I hope you'll enjoy them all.
    Have a wonderful weekend and happy reading.

    Lexxie @ (un)Conventional Bookviews

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    1. Thanks! I really hope that I'll enjoy them too, and you get a chance to read some of them (if not all, of course!) as well :)

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  3. Madness So Discreet sounds so amazing, I really hope it is and that you love it!

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    1. YES! That's actually one of the most anticipated books this year on my own personal list :) Thanks for coming by!

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  4. These all look so tempting....I've never read anything by Patrick Ness, but The Rest of Us Just Live Here has piqued my interest.

    Here are MY WEEKLY UPDATES

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    1. Patrick Ness is a literary God :) You should read something by him and see if you like his writing!

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  5. Harper Teen always has some amazing titles. I love their books and hope you love all your new books.

    Grace @ Books of Love

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    1. Yeah, I agree that Harper Teen has published some great books and hopefully the ones they publish this year are going to be as good :)

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  6. You've got a great haul this week! I am so excited to read A Madness Underneath, especially since I ordered her other two books. I really hope we both really enjoy it. I hope you enjoy all of your books :) Here's my haul if you want to check it out!

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    1. Oh that's cool! Madness So Discreet will be my first book written by her, and I'm really excited and to be honest, have quite high expectations! :)

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  7. Nice haul this week. I have not heard of any of these book but after reading the descriptions all of them popped out at me. I am really into the fairy tales like stories and I like it when character have special abilities. Call it the superhero in me. I may have to check out all of them. Thanks for putting them on my radar. You have a new GFC follower...

    My STS
    Carolyn @GeekGirlOnThePage

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    1. Most of these aren't published until September so that's might be why they haven't been talked about so much :) I also have an affinity for special abilities and fantasy in general, soul sister ! Thanks for the follow Carolyn :)

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  8. I'll have to agree...Madness So Discreet looks great! I need to check that one out. Great haul! Happy Reading!

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    1. Good!! :) Nice to spread knowledge about it :)

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  9. Great haul! I'm really excited for Dreamland so I will definitely be looking forward to your review. A Madness So Discreet sounds really good too. Happy reading! :)
    Krystianna @ Downright Dystopian

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    1. Thanks! Those two are actually what I'm perhaps most looking forward to along with Ness's book :) Thanks for stopping by!

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  10. I really want to read Mirrored and A Madness So Discreet. Great haul and enjoy your books!

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    1. Thanks! I'm really looking forward to reading and reviewing them - ah, I love book blogging!

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  11. Ooh A Madness so Discreet and Mirrored. What a lovely haul, happy reading :D

    Maura @ Monsterofbooks.blogspot.com

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    1. Thank you! I really need to start reading them soon :)

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  12. Ooo, Mirrored! And Patrick Ness! I can't wait for these!!!
    Enjoy :)

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    1. Yay! :) Good to know I'm not the only one super excited for those! Thanks for stopping by! :)

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  13. Need to get my hands on a copy of Mirrored!
    Enjoy your books :)

    Sugar & Snark

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    1. It sounds really cool, doesn't it? :) Thanks for stopping by!

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  14. This is a great haul! A Madness So Discreet looks amazing, I hadn't heard of it before. And I really want to read The Rest Of Us Just Live Here! Hope you enjoy them all :)

    My STS: https://thebookbrief.wordpress.com/2015/05/23/stacking-the-shelves-13/

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    1. Thanks, I'm looking so looking forward to read all of these :)

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  15. What an amazing haul! I have A Madness So Discreet and Ash & Bramble too! I have been on the fence about Dreamland, but I NEED The Rest of Us Just Live Here but... I need a physical copy. Like, so desperately that I am not even bothering requesting it on EW ;) Hope you love all of these!!

    Shannon @ It Starts At Midnight

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    1. Haha, I'll probably want to extend my Patrick Ness collection by one physical copy too if I end up liking the novel. :) He is such a talented writer and definitely deserves space on everyone's bookshelf!

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You can't see me, but I'm totally doing my happy dance as I read your comment!