Stacking The Shelves is a weekly meme hosted by Tynga’s Reviews.
It’s all about sharing the books we’ve picked up for the week, whether they are bought, borrowed, gifted, galleys, physical or virtual.
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In the year 2050, a secret government study nicknamed Operation Source Code injects eight volunteers with a retrovirus. The goal? To abate the energy crisis by reprogramming human DNA to power personal electronic devices. The experiment works but with disastrous consequences.
Seventeen years later, Lydia Troyer is far from concerned with the energy crisis. Growing up in the isolated community of Hemlock Hollow, life hasn’t changed much since 1698 when her Amish ancestors came to America. She milks her cow by hand, bakes fresh bread every morning, and hopes to be courted by Jeremiah, the boy who’s been her best friend since she could walk.
But when Lydia’s father has a stroke and is taken to the outside world for medical treatment, Lydia and Jeremiah leave home to visit him. An ordinary light switch thrusts Lydia into a new world where energy is a coveted commodity and her own personal history makes her the most sought-after weapon on the planet.
Yes, the cover is pretty, but that’s NOT what made me want this book. It’s about an Amish girl. Check it, yo. I just needed it so badly.
Centuries ago, all was lost in the Last Battle when the Norse gods and goddesses went to war. The elves, the giants, and the gods and goddesses themselves were all destroyed, leaving the Valkyrie Mist one of the only survivors.
Or so she thought.
When a snowy winter descends upon modern-day San Francisco in June, Mist’s quiet existence starts to feel all too familiar. In quick succession, Mist is attacked by a frost giant in a public park and runs into an elf disguised as a homeless person on the streets…and then the man Mist believed was her mortal boyfriend reveals himself to be the trickster god, Loki, alive and well after all these years.
Loki has big plans for the modern world, and he’s been hanging around Mist for access to a staff that once belonged to the great god Odin. Mist is certain of one thing: Loki must be stopped if there is to be any hope for Earth. But the fight is even bigger than she knows….
Because Loki wasn’t the only god to survive.
Gorgeous cover – check! Interesting premise – check! FAVOURITE PUBLISHER – CHECK! Seriously, Tor have a VERY good history with me. All of my favourite series I read before I was a blogger came from Tor!
Alyssa has one week to destroy her enemy, save her spirit… and save her soul.
After her ex-boyfriend commits suicide and her mum’s alcoholism sparks yet another psychotic episode, seventeen-year-old Alyssa Wood flees her small hometown of Broadwater and heads to New York City to stay with her bohemian aunt — a Wicca High Priestess.
Alyssa revels in the anonymity of a big city and her new life. Her grades climb, she has a new best friend, and a new guy: the sexy geek Ronan — a saxophone player who prefers jazz to pop.
But her newfound peace is soon shattered when she sees a dead body in one of Ronan’s music clips — and she’s the only one who can see it. Worse still, Alyssa recognises the body that has been murdered a week forward!
Alyssa doesn’t believe in the supernatural…despite her family’s Wicca background. So how will she overcome evil when it’s closer than she thinks?
I was smitten with the cover and the seriously awesome sounding blurb. Marsh appears to be a very experienced adult romance writer so I’m really keen to see how this YA plays out!
The main character, Jolán Vajnbirg, is developing into another being. She has a calling from the sky world. A battle is on the horizon.
While working on her studies at the Churchill Military Academy in Kinsburgh, England, Jolán Vajnbirg’s final year at the academy develops into a year of competition, aristocratic love, reincarnated spirits, and a calling from the sky world to help protect earth from the Order of the Hunters.
Jolán Vajnbirg is an often reserved, yet occasionally outspoken young woman living in Kinsburgh, England. She has a relatively easy life living in her quiet England town. She has a full-ride swimming scholarship to the Churchill Military Academy. She has a strong mind, she has an athletic body, and she has a loving family and caring friends. Even though her family has a modest income, Jolán makes the best of her situation and excels at anything she puts her focus towards.
As Jolán embarks upon her final year at the Churchill Military Academy, her life takes an unexpected turn. She has a quaint encounter with Colemund, the Prince of Gallia Belgica, and the two are literally a universal match created centuries ago. As Jolán begins the last year of her studies, she experiences many changes.
The sky world is steadily preparing Jolán for her future fate. Jolán will need her friends to help her battle the Order of the Hunters. The hunters have upset the sky world.
I am trying to get into more self-published books, so I thought I’d give this one a go.
18 thoughts on “Stacking The Shelves (41)”
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I received an ARC for Grounded, too! I love the look of it 😀
All the other books you mentioned sound awesome, as well. 🙂
That’s so cool! I hope you enjoy it!
Grounded looks so good 😀 Hope that you enjoy it! 🙂
Thanks very much!
Grace Fonseca (@princessgrace10)
Grounded looks so pretty. I like the look of the book. Come visit me as well.
It is a gorgeous cover, you’re totally right!
Kim @ Divergent Gryffindor
WOW! I havent heard of these books yet, but the covers are all so awesome! Hope you enjoy reading! 😀
You sound impressed though! Thanks!
I would probably be curious about Grounded just from the cover. But hearing that the main character is Amish, only makes me want to read it more.
I felt the EXACT same way!
Awesome haul! This is actually the first that I’ve heard of both of these. I hope you enjoy. 🙂
Krystianna @ Downright Dystopian
Thank you so much Krystianna!
Jennifer @ Some Like It Paranormal
Lots of these are new to me! Grounded has a great cover! Enjoy!
Grounded’s cover is gorgeous, yes!
Eveline @ Eveline's Books
Haven’t heard of these books, but they sound great! Nice haul:)
My StS: http://evelinesbooks.blogspot.nl/2013/06/stacking-shelves-3.html
Thank you very much!
Jamie (Jay Riv)
The Hunters and the Queen has an Amazing cover! Ground and Mist also look cool and I may have to look into for reading! Enjoy all your new books!
Here are my newest additions.
Thanks very much!
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