Stacking The Shelves (70)

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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.
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For Review

Grim

Inspired by classic fairy tales, but with a dark and sinister twist, Grim contains short stories from some of the best voices in young adult literature today:

Ellen Hopkins, Amanda Hocking, Julie Kagawa, Claudia Gray, Rachel Hawkins, Kimberly Derting, Myra McEntire, Malinda Lo, Sarah Rees-Brennan, Jackson Pearce, Christine Johnson, Jeri Smith Ready, Shaun David Hutchinson, Saundra Mitchell, Sonia Gensler, Tessa Gratton, Jon Skrovan,

Sometimes it’s good to dive into a short story collection: they’re must less taxing and time consuming, and can be read in bite-sized chunks. Looking forward to this!

Anything to Have You

Nothing should come between best friends, not even boys. ESPECIALLY not boys.

Natalie and Brooke have had each other’s backs forever. Natalie is the quiet one, college bound and happy to stay home and watch old movies. Brooke is the movie—the life of every party, the girl everyone wants to be.

Then it happens—one crazy night that Natalie can’t remember and Brooke’s boyfriend, Aiden, can’t forget. Suddenly there’s a question mark in Natalie and Brooke’s friendship that tests everything they thought they knew about each other and has both girls discovering what true friendship really means.

This has gotten quite a few low ratings on Goodreads already, and I’m hoping that with my own personal experience in high school I might be able to bring a different angle to this story. I loved Harbison’s New Girl and I have Here Lies Bridget to read one day.

Purchased

Princess of the Midnight Ball (Princess #1)

A tale of twelve princesses doomed to dance until dawn… 

Galen is a young soldier returning from war; Rose is one of twelve princesses condemned to dance each night for the King Under Stone. Together Galen and Rose will search for a way to break the curse that forces the princesses to dance at the midnight balls. All they need is one invisibility cloak, a black wool chain knit with enchanted silver needles, and that most critical ingredient of all—true love—to conquer their foes in the dark halls below. But malevolent forces are working against them above ground as well, and as cruel as the King Under Stone has seemed, his wrath is mere irritation compared to the evil that awaits Galen and Rose in the brighter world above.

I LOVE princess books. Love them. I’ve been keeping my eye out for this trilogy, and when it appeared in my local bookshop I snapped it up.

Princess of Glass (Princess #2)

Hoping to escape the troubles in her kingdom, Princess Poppy reluctantly agrees to take part in a royal exchange program, whereby young princes and princesses travel to each other’s countries in the name of better political alliances–and potential marriages. It’s got the makings of a fairy tale–until a hapless servant named Eleanor is tricked by a vengeful fairy godmother into competing with Poppy for the eligible prince. Ballgowns, cinders, and enchanted glass slippers fly in this romantic and action-packed happily-ever-after quest from an author with a flair for embroidering tales in her own delightful way.

Princess of the Silver Woods (Princess, #3)

When Petunia, the youngest of King Gregor’s twelve dancing daughters, is invited to visit an elderly friend in the neighboring country of Westfalin, she welcomes the change of scenery. But in order to reach Westfalin, Petunia must pass through a forest where strange two-legged wolves are rumored to exist. Wolves intent on redistributing the wealth of the noble citizens who have entered their territory. But the bandit-wolves prove more rakishly handsome than truly dangerous, and it’s not until Petunia reaches her destination that she realizes the kindly grandmother she has been summoned to visit is really an enemy bent on restoring an age-old curse. The stories of Red Riding Hood and Robin Hood get a twist as Petunia and her many sisters take on bandits, grannies, and the new King Under Stone to end their family curse once and for all.

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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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38 thoughts on “Stacking The Shelves (70)

  1. Cait

    Ooh! I’m totally jealous of Grim. XD Hehe…it looks really great! I hope you like it. And those are really nice covers on the others. Are they all fairy tale rewrites?! That’s so fabulous! I love fairy tales! My StS!

  2. Miranda @ Tempest Books

    Hmm I’ve never heard of those Jessica Day George princess retellings, but I love the sound of them! I’ve been interested in reading more from that genre lately and, obviously, princesses are awesome! 🙂

    1. Nemo

      I rarely read them as well because I’m picky about the authors I read, but I’d love to start reading more short stories.

  3. Reviews from a Bookworm

    Wow, great haul! I love the covers for those Jessica Day George books, they are gorgeous – I’d never heard of her before but that series looks amazing. I have to admit to adding to those low ratings, but hopefully you’ll fare better with Anything To Have You. I hope you enjoy all of your books 🙂 My STS.

    1. Nemo

      I think I understand why people are not liking Anything to Have You but I REALLY like ‘mean girl’ books so I hope I enjoy it more than other seem to be!

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