Friday, 12 June 2015

Stacking the Shelves (#24)


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

❄ Edelweiss 

by Mackenzi Lee

In 1818 Geneva, men built with clockwork parts live hidden away from society, cared for only by illegal mechanics called Shadow Boys. Two years ago, Shadow Boy Alasdair Finch’s life shattered to bits.

His brother, Oliver—dead.
His sweetheart, Mary—gone.
His chance to break free of Geneva—lost.

Heart-broken and desperate, Alasdair does the unthinkable: He brings Oliver back from the dead.

But putting back together a broken life is more difficult than mending bones and adding clockwork pieces. Oliver returns more monster than man, and Alasdair’s horror further damages the already troubled relationship.

Then comes the publication of Frankenstein and the city intensifies its search for Shadow Boys, aiming to discover the real life doctor and his monster. Alasdair finds refuge with his idol, the brilliant Dr. Geisler, who may offer him a way to escape the dangerous present and his guilt-ridden past, but at a horrible price only Oliver can pay…
 



by Julie Murphy

Self-proclaimed fat girl Willowdean Dickson (dubbed “Dumplin’” by her former beauty queen mom) has always been at home in her own skin. Her thoughts on having the ultimate bikini body? Put a bikini on your body. With her all-American beauty best friend, Ellen, by her side, things have always worked . . . until Will takes a job at Harpy’s, the local fast-food joint. There she meets Private School Bo, a hot former jock. Will isn’t surprised to find herself attracted to Bo. But she is surprised when he seems to like her back.

Instead of finding new heights of self-assurance in her relationship with Bo, Will starts to doubt herself. So she sets out to take back her confidence by doing the most horrifying thing she can imagine: entering the Miss Clover City beauty pageant—along with several other unlikely candidates—to show the world that she deserves to be up there as much as any twiggy girl does. Along the way, she’ll shock the hell out of Clover City—and maybe herself most of all.

With starry Texas nights, red candy suckers, Dolly Parton songs, and a wildly unforgettable heroine— Dumplin’ is guaranteed to steal your heart.



Walk on Earth a Stranger (The Gold Seer trilogy #1)
by Rae Carson

The first book in a new trilogy from acclaimed New York Times bestselling author Rae Carson. A young woman with the magical ability to sense the presence of gold must flee her home, taking her on a sweeping and dangerous journey across Gold Rush–era America.

Lee Westfall has a secret. She can sense the presence of gold in the world around her. Veins deep beneath the earth, pebbles in the river, nuggets dug up from the forest floor. The buzz of gold means warmth and life and home—until everything is ripped away by a man who wants to control her. Left with nothing, Lee disguises herself as a boy and takes to the trail across the country. Gold was discovered in California, and where else could such a magical girl find herself, find safety? Rae Carson, author of the acclaimed Girl of Fire and Thorns trilogy, dazzles with this new fantasy that subverts both our own history and familiar fantasy tropes.

Walk on Earth a Stranger, the first book in this new trilogy, introduces—as only Rae Carson can—a strong heroine, a perilous road, a fantastical twist, and a slow-burning romance. Includes a map and author’s note on historical research.
 

14 comments:

  1. Wow they all look great! Happy Reading! :)

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  2. Dumplin' seems to be absolutely everywhere I go! Happy Reading

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    1. It seems to be a pretty hyped up book, glad to get a go at it :)

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  3. Dumplin seems to be a book that everybody is getting. I hope that you love all your new books this week.

    Grace @ Books of Love

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    1. Thanks, I really hope so too since I've have quite high expectations :)

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  4. I haven't heard of any of these but happy reading!

    Tsuki’s STS

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  5. Dumplin' looks like a fascinating read. Enjoy your books...here are MY WEEKLY UPDATES

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    1. It does, doesn't it! Let's hope it's as good as it sounds :)

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  6. Great haul! I've been looking forward to Dumplin for the longest time. Sadly, whenever I request Harper on Edelweiss I'm denied. :/ Enjoy your books!
    Krystianna @ Downright Dystopian

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    1. Oh, that sucks! :/ Maybe you could email them and ask what they are specifically looking for? And thanks, I will most definitely enjoy them!

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  7. This Monstrous Thing looks AMAZING! I also love the premise of Walk on Earth a Stranger - as well as the cover. Definitely adding these to my TBR pile!

    Enjoy your new books! :)

    Kyra @ Blog of a Bookaholic
    My STS Post!

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    1. Thanks! Good to spread the love of these babies :)

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