Saturday, 7 November 2015

Stacking the Shelves (#25)

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

❄ Edelweiss 

by Kathy McMillan 

Description from Goodreads

Raisa was just a child when she was sold to work as a slave in the kingdom of Qilara. Despite her young age, her father was teaching her to read and write, grooming her to take his place as a Learned One. In Qilara, the Arnathim, like Raisa, are the lowest class, and literacy is a capital offense. What’s more, only the king, prince, tutor, and tutor-in-training are allowed to learn the very highest order language, the language of the gods. So when the tutor-in-training is executed for teaching slaves this sacred language, and Raisa is selected to replace her, Raisa knows any slipup on her part could mean death.

Keeping her secret is hard enough, but the romance that’s been growing between her and Prince Mati isn’t helping matters. Then Raisa is approached by the Resistance—an underground army of slave rebels—to help liberate Arnath slaves. She wants to free her people, but that would mean aiding a war against Mati. As Raisa struggles with what to do, she discovers a secret that the Qilarites have been hiding for centuries—one that, if uncovered, could bring the kingdom to its knees.

by Sarah Ahiers

Description from Goodreads

In the kingdom of Lovero, nine rival Families of assassins lawfully kill people for a price. As a highly skilled member of one of these powerful clans, seventeen-year-old Lea Saldana has always trusted in the strength of her Family. Until she awakens to find them murdered and her home in flames. The Da Vias, the Saldanas’ biggest enemy, must be responsible—and Lea should have seen it coming. But her secret relationship with the Da Vias’ son, Val, has clouded her otherwise killer instinct—and given the Da Vias more reason than ever to take her Family down.

Racked with guilt and shattered over Val’s probable betrayal, Lea sets out to even the score, with her heart set on retaliation and only one thought clear in her mind: make the Da Vias pay.

With shades of The Godfather and Romeo and Juliet, this richly imagined fantasy from debut author Sarah Ahiers is a story of love, lies, and the ultimate vengeance.

by Heidi Heilig 

Description from Goodreads

Heidi Heilig’s debut teen fantasy sweeps from modern-day New York City to nineteenth-century Hawaii to places of myth and legend. Sixteen-year-old Nix has sailed across the globe and through centuries aboard her time-traveling father’s ship. But when he gambles with her very existence, it all may be about to end. The Girl from Everywhere, the first of two books, will dazzle readers of Sabaa Tahir, Rae Carson, and Rachel Hartman.

Nix’s life began in Honolulu in 1868. Since then she has traveled to mythic Scandinavia, a land from the tales of One Thousand and One Nights, modern-day New York City, and many more places both real and imagined. As long as he has a map, Nix’s father can sail his ship, The Temptation, to any place, any time. But now he’s uncovered the one map he’s always sought—1868 Honolulu, before Nix’s mother died in childbirth. Nix’s life—her entire existence—is at stake. No one knows what will happen if her father changes the past. It could erase Nix’s future, her dreams, her adventures . . . her connection with the charming Persian thief, Kash, who’s been part of their crew for two years. If Nix helps her father reunite with the love of his life, it will cost her her own.

In The Girl from Everywhere, Heidi Heilig blends fantasy, history, and a modern sensibility with witty, fast-paced dialogue, breathless adventure, and enchanting romance.

Flamecaster (Shattered Realms #1)
by Cinda Williams Chima

Description from Goodreads

The first in a thrilling new four-book fantasy series from New York Times bestselling author Cinda Williams Chima, set in the same world as her beloved Seven Realms series, a generation later

Adrian sul’Han, known as Ash, is a trained healer with a powerful gift of magic—and a thirst for revenge. Ash is forced into hiding after a series of murders throws the queendom into chaos. Now Ash is closer than he’s ever been to killing the man responsible, the cruel king of Arden. As a healer, can Ash use his powers not to save a life but to take it? 

Abandoned at birth, Jenna Bandelow was told that the mysterious magemark on the back of her neck would make her a target. But when the King’s Guard launches a relentless search for a girl with a mark like hers, Jenna assumes that it has more to do with her role as a saboteur than any birth-based curse. Though Jenna doesn’t know why she’s being hunted, she knows that she can’t get caught.

Eventually, Ash’s and Jenna’s paths will collide in Arden. Thrown together by chance and joined by their hatred of the king, they will come to rescue each other in ways they cannot yet imagine.

Set in the world of the acclaimed Seven Realms series a generation later, this is a thrilling story of dark magic, chilling threats, and two unforgettable characters walking a knife-sharp line between life and death. 

So excited for all of these! I'm currently reading Sword and Verse and I feel like it's getting better and better with each chapter. I'm about half way done with it, and I'm just so afraid that it all will end in heartbreak! But really do enjoy it, and I just can't wait to get to the other books. Especially Flamecaster - I'm a huge fan of the Seven Realms series by Williams Chima! 


  1. Ooh The Girl from Everywhere sounds good, I'm going to look out for that one! Hope you enjoy reading all your new books :) I've just followed you via Bloglovin' so I can keep up with your book posts and reviews.

    Here's my weekly wrap up & stacking the shelves post:

    1. The Girl from Everywhere immediately caught my eye, and I'm so happy to start reading it! :) Thanks for the follow, and stopping by!! :)

  2. The Girl from Everywhere looks really, really good!

    Enjoy your books!
    Kyra @ Blog of a Bookaholic
    My Book Haul!

    1. It does, doesn't it! So excited :) Thanks for stopping by!

  3. Yay for Harper Teen titles. Edelweiss is awesome.

    Grace @ Books of Love

    1. Edelweiss is life, I don't know what I would do without it :) Thanks for stopping by!

  4. The Girl From Everywhere looks really good! I hope you enjoy all your books and have an amazing weekend :)

    Novel Ink's STS

    1. Thank you! :) And thanks for making the time to stop by :)

  5. Never seen Flamecaster before! Love the cover.
    Enjoy your books :)

    Sugar & Snark - Latest haul

  6. Fabulous, fabulous haul! These are all books that I absolutely must read! Sword and Verse is just so gorgeous, and I want to consume it immediately! Same for The Girl From Everywhere- actually, a friend just read it and said it was so good that she wants to re-read it right now! That is high praise, no? Hope you enjoy them all!!
    Shannon @ It Starts At Midnight

  7. You have some great books here, because they not just look good but they also sound amazing. Now imagine my TBR growing even more :)) I need a second life just for reading all the books I want. Can't wait to see what you think of them!

    Happy reading!

    My STS:


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