Stacking the Shelves (105)

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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!

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For Review:

The Disreputable History of Frankie Landau-Banks

Frankie Landau-Banks at age 14: Debate Club. Her father’s ‘bunny rabbit’. A mildly geeky girl attending a highly competitive boarding school.

Frankie Landau-Banks at age 15: A knockout figure. A sharp tongue. A chip on her shoulder.

And a gorgeous new senior boyfriend: the supremely goofy, word-obsessed Matthew Livingston.

Frankie Landau-Banks: No longer the kind of girl to take ‘no’ for an answer. Especially when ‘no’ means she’s excluded from her boyfriend’s all-male secret society. Not when her ex-boyfriend shows up in the strangest of places. Not when she knows she’s smarter than any of them. When she knows Matthew’s lying to her. And when there are so many, many pranks to be done.

Frankie Landau-Banks at age 16: Possibly a criminal mastermind.

This is the story of how she got that way.

I did it! I FINALLY wrote to a publisher and asked if I could receive a book for review! It was only AFTER I’d sent off my request that I realised this book was actually originally published in 2008, well before We Were Liars (which I also have)! MY BAD. But THANK YOU Allen & Unwin for sending me this book.


Alina Chase has spent her entire life in confinement. With the science of soul-printing now a reality, she is ‘protected’ for her own safety – and the safety of others – because her soul has done terrible things … or so she’s told. When Alina finally breaks out of prison, helped by a group of people with unclear motives, she begins to uncover clues left by her past life that only she can decipher. And she may not be as innocent as she once believed. Can Alina change her future, or is she fated to repeat her past and face the consequences?

Thanks to Bloomsbury UK & ANZ for contributing to my book-requesting habit – this one was on Netgalley and sounded really good!


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 (105)

  1. Bekka

    It’s so nerve-wracking emailing publishers (even in my fourth year of blogging) so congrats for dipping your toes in! I absolutely adore that cover of Frankie Landau Banks. I haven’t read those books yet, but I have read We Were Liars and the first Ruby Oliver book. I kept hemming and hawing over requesting Soul Print but ultimately didn’t. I really hope you enjoy it, though! I really loved the author’s last book, Hysteria.

    Merry Christmas!!

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    1. Nemo

      I think I’d quite like We Were Liars and Ruby Oliver, just because I liked Lockhart’s narration and skill in Frankie so much. I’m eager to get stuck into them.

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