Stacking The Shelves (50)

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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.
Share your shelves and remember to visit Tynga’s Reviews where it all started to find more great books!


Wishful Thinking (Wish, #2)

If you could wish for a different life, would you? What if that life changed everything you thought was real?

Adopted as a baby, Hazel Hayes has always been alone. She’s never belonged anywhere–and has always yearned to know the truth about where she comes from. So when she receives three stunning, enchanted dresses–each with the power to grant one wish–Hazel wishes to know her mother. Transported to a time and place she couldn’t have imagined, Hazel finds herself living an alternate life–a life with the mother she never knew.

Over the course of one amazing, miraculous summer, Hazel finds her home, falls in love, and forms an unexpected friendship. But will her search to uncover her past forever alter her future?

In the heart-pounding, luminous sequel to WISH, Alexandra Bullen asks the question: If you could wish for a new life . . . would you?

The Book Depository was having some kind of a ‘LOL these books suck no one wants them take them cheap’ sale, so I bought this. It was one of the less suckier-looking books and one of the few available in Young Adult.


Kissing Shakespeare

Miranda has Shakespeare in her blood: she hopes one day to become a Shakespearean actor like her famous parents. At least, she does until her disastrous performance in her school’s staging of The Taming of the Shrew. Humiliated, Miranda skips the opening-night party. All she wants to do is hide.

Fellow cast member, Stephen Langford, has other plans for Miranda. When he steps out of the backstage shadows and asks if she’d like to meetShakespeare, Miranda thinks he’s a total nutcase. But before she can object, Stephen whisks her back to 16th century England—the world Stephen’s really from. He wants Miranda to use her acting talents and modern-day charms on the young Will Shakespeare. Without her help, Stephen claims, the world will lost its greatest playwright.

Miranda isn’t convinced she’s the girl for the job. Why would Shakespeare care about her? And just who is this infuriating time traveler, Stephen Langford? Reluctantly, she agrees to help, knowing that it’s her only chance of getting back to the present and her “real” life. What Miranda doesn’t bargain for is finding true love . . . with no acting required.

I am taking a pretty big risk with this because basically none of my friends like it, but it was part f the above mentioned sale (WHICH SHOULD TELL YOU SOMETHING) and also I do my own thing so I’m gonna read the shit out of this and make up my own mind. Also, SHAKESPEARE.



About Nemo

A lover of kittens and all things sparkly, Nemo has a degree in English Literature and specialises in reviewing contemporary, paranormal, mystery/thriller, historical, sci-fi and fantasy Young Adult fiction. She is especially drawn to novels about princesses, strong female friendships, magical powers, and assassins.

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5 thoughts on “Stacking The Shelves (50)

  1. Paula Williams

    I picked up Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children this week. I know, I know I’m late on this one but it never seemed to draw me when in hardback. I found it sitting on the 10% shelf at B&N with a 15% coupon in hand. I’ve only read a couple of chapters but it is promising so far, even with the large back story up front. I appreciate the photos and wonder if, in this visual world, it might be a somethign to consider in other books and genres to provide pics. Is it more costly to print because of it? Are there any opinions about that?

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