Stacking The Shelves (59)

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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!


Never Fade (The Darkest Minds, #2)

Ruby never asked for the abilities that almost cost her her life. Now she must call upon them on a daily basis, leading dangerous missions to bring down a corrupt government and breaking into the minds of her enemies. Other kids in the Children’s League call Ruby “Leader”, but she knows what she really is: a monster.

When Ruby is entrusted with an explosive secret, she must embark on her most dangerous mission yet: leaving the Children’s League behind. Crucial information about the disease that killed most of America’s children—and turned Ruby and the others who lived into feared and hated outcasts—has survived every attempt to destroy it. But the truth is only saved in one place: a flashdrive in the hands of Liam Stewart, the boy Ruby once believed was her future—and who now wouldn’t recognize her.

As Ruby sets out across a desperate, lawless country to find Liam—and answers about the catastrophe that has ripped both her life and America apart—she is torn between old friends and the promise she made to serve the League. Ruby will do anything to protect the people she loves. But what if winning the war means losing herself?

I loved the first book in this series, The Darkest Minds, with its slow burning romance, its epic world building, wonderful characterisation, and terrifying conclusion. I wish I owned the first book in the cover to match this one: it has a very gritty, urban feel. I’m so glad to pick this book up.


Silver Brumby Echoing (Silver Brumby Series, #9-13)

THE SILVER BRUMBY CENTENARY EDITION and SILVER BRUMBY KINGDOM contain the first eight titles in the Silver Brumby series. This third volume contains the final five titles:


SILVER BRUMBY ECHOING completes the much-loved Silver Brumby series. The first Silver Brumby book was published in 1958 and cemented Elyne Mitchell’s reputation as one of Australia’s best-loved children’s authors. Countless numbers of children have enjoyed the story of Thowra, the silver stallion who was king of the brumbies, and now a new generation of horse-lovers will be able to either discover or re-read these treasured classics that also includes Elyne Mitchell’s final story WILD ECHOES RINGING .

I have this thing for this book series, this all encompassing love. It’s not just nostalgia, although I did read the first few books as a child – it’s far, far stronger than that. I didn’t realise these final books were being re-released as part of the centenary and when I saw this book in my library’s catalogue, I nearly fell off my chair. I said to my husband, “I need this book like a fat kid needs cake,” but even then I don’t think he realised how important this edition is to me. Basically, no one ever is allowed to touch these books ever because if they get messed up I will cut a bitch. I love me some wild Snowy Mountain brumbies.



Ink (Ink, #1)

She doesn’t know why bad feels so good…

What seems like out of nowhere, Hope Zigler’s life has transformed: the normal Georgia life of an aspiring singer and student is now turned upside down when she moves away with her dad to Cherry California, and California is truly bizarre. Her heart tells her she can adjust, while her head begs for her old life back.
Suddenly she’s a misfit in a town of rich snobs and cruel teens. After almost being killed at a rock concert, she’s dying to find out more about the guy who saved her…is he trouble? Is Hope in over her head?

Slade Andrews, the tattooed bad boy and lead singer of the Evil Kings of Ink, is haunted by his past. When Hope moves to town, Slade is strangely drawn to her and determined to prove he is not the guy the town paints him to be.

In a town full of lies, one secret could change everything.

Not suitable for eighteen and under.

Freebies trawl! Not sure if I’ll review this one.


Bounty Hunter

What do you do when your magic makes you a target? Run. Fight. Die.

14-year-old Kai Koson had nothing to do with the apocalypse, thank you very much. He was just a baby the day a coven of blood witches ripped a hole in the universe and the demons fell screaming from the sky. Earth and its magic perished. Witchkind was hunted and annihilated.

Now, because he was born a witch, Kai must spend his life running and fighting for survival. Even his own uncle seems determined to abandon him.

With nothing left to lose, Kai runs away and joins a team of galactic bounty hunters. But instead of providing an escape, it sets Kai on a path that will destroy everything he believes about himself and the apocalypse, transforming him into the most wanted teenager in the galaxy.

SJ Hollis gave this away on Smashwords a few weekends ago. We may be friends on Goodreads.

Between the Land and the Sea (Marina's Tales, #1)

Marina is a privileged girl who’s had an unusual upbringing. Traveling the world with her scientist father, doted on by her wealthy and glamorous neighbor Evie, Marina’s life seems perfect.

Everything changes in the summer of her sixteenth year when she is sent to live with her Aunt Abby and Cousin Cruz in the lovely seaside town of Aptos, California.

Only a few weeks after arriving, sixteen year-old Marina has nearly drowned twice, enchanted the hottest guy in high school, and discovered a supernatural creature. If she can manage to survive some increasingly dangerous encounters with unpredictable mermaids, she might be able to unlock the mystery of her past and appease the mysterious forces that want something from her…

And maybe even find true love along the way.

Now, I know Derrolyn and I are friends on Goodreads, but she doesn’t know I stalk her or that I nicked her book when it was a free download. it may still be free – I don’t check these things. But Derrolyn is a complete sweetheart.

Become (Desolation #1)

Sixteen-year old Desolation Black wants nothing more than to stay in Hell where it’s cold and lonely and totally predictable. Instead, she’s sent back to Earth where she must face the evil she despises and the good she always feared.

When Desi is forced to embrace her inner demon, she assumes her choice has been made—that she has no hope of being anything other than what her father, Lucifer, has created her to be. What she doesn’t count on, is finding a reason to change—something she’s never had before—a friend.

Freebie on Amazon – check it out!


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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6 thoughts on “Stacking The Shelves (59)

    1. Nemo

      I loved The Darkest Minds – but I did find the middle section a bit of a slog. The ending was amazing! I hope you like it, too!

  1. alexia561

    Nice haul! I have Darkest Minds in my TBR stack, but haven’t gotten around to reading it yet. Need to remedy that, as I don’t want to fall behind now that book #2 is out! Thanks for the heads up, and happy reading!

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