Stacking The Shelves (52)

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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!

It was my birthday last week! These are gifts I got too late to put in last week’s post.


Thumped (Bumped, #2)

Thumped, the sequel to Bumped, manages to be satiric, scary, and romantic at the same time. It continues the story of separated-at-birth twins, Melody and Harmony, girls as engaging as McCafferty’s Jessica Darling. These sisters are the most popular teen girls on the planet. To their fans, they seem to be living ideal lives. Harmony is married to Ram and living in Goodside, the religious community that once meant everything to her. Melody has the genetically flawless Jondoe as her coupling partner, which means money and status—and a bright future.

But both girls are hiding secrets. And they are each pining for the only guys they can’t have…. The biggest risk of all could be to finally tell the truth.

I recall reading Bumped a few years ago and it was so good I couldn’t wait for the sequel… but there was always another book to buy instead. Now I have it!



Varen Nethers is trapped in a perilous dream world — a treacherous and desolate realm where the terrifying stories of Edgar Allan Poe come to life. Isobel Lanley, plagued by strange visions and haunted by the nightmares of Varen’s creation, is the only one who can save him.
Isobel knows that her only hope lies within a Baltimore cemetery. There, in the early morning hours of Edgar Allan Poe’s birthday, a mysterious stranger known as the “Poe Toaster” will make his annual homage at the legendary poet’s grave.
Only the Poe Tosater holds the key to the way between worlds. But even greater dangers lie ahead for Isobel. An ancient evil, draped in veils of white, is watching, challenging her for Varen’s affections. When Isobel finally finds Varen, he is no longer the quiet and brooding boy who once captivated her, but a dark force, powerful and malevolent.

The first book in this series was equal parts creepy and exciting. I’m so stoked to have the second book now.


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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20 thoughts on “Stacking The Shelves (52)

  1. Book Blather

    I read the first book in Kelly’s series, but I haven’t gotten around to the second yet. You’ll have to let me know a few good spoilers when you’re done! That’d get me reading! 🙂

    1. Nemo

      Enshadowed is part of a very Gothic and Poe-inspired YA trilogy, so if that kind of thing if for you, you might enjoy it! It can be a little spooky.

    1. Nemo

      That’s OK, Bumped isn’t for everyone! I just found it really funny and scary at the same time, what with it being a satire and all.

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