Stacking the Shelves (170) Shameful Edition

Stacking The Shelves is a weekly meme hosted by Tynga’s Reviews and Reading Reality.
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!


The Queens of Fennbirn (Three Dark Crowns #0.5)

Uncover the sisters’ origins, dive deep into the catastrophic reign of the Oracle Queen, and reveal layers of Fennbirn’s past, hidden until now.

The Young Queens

Get a glimpse of triplet queens Mirabella, Arsinoe, and Katharine during a short period of time when they protected and loved one another. From birth until their claiming ceremonies, this is the story of the three sisters’ lives…before they were at stake.

The Oracle Queen

Everyone knows the legend of Elsabet, the Oracle Queen. The one who went mad. The one who orchestrated a senseless, horrific slaying of three entire houses. But what really happened? Discover the true story behind the queen who could foresee the future…just not her own downfall.

I actually think maybe I wasn’t the biggest fan of these books, but I remember enjoying them. I think I got over excited when I saw this book in one of my local bookshops and kinda bought it without thinking, much like…

One Dark Throne (Three Dark Crowns, #2)

The battle for the crown has begun, but which of the three sisters will prevail?

With the unforgettable events of the Quickening behind them and the Ascension Year underway, all bets are off. Katharine, once the weak and feeble sister, is stronger than ever before. Arsinoe, after discovering the truth about her powers, must figure out how to make her secret talent work in her favor without anyone finding out. And Mirabella, the elemental sister once thought to be the certain Queen Crowned, faces attacks like never before—ones that put those around her in danger she can’t seem to prevent.

Fennbirn’s deadliest queens must confront the one thing standing in their way of the crown: each other.

I’ve already read this, and I only gave it 3 stars… why did I buy this? But still, I kind of really want to own the series because I think I might even want to re-read them at some point? I can’t even. Bookshops are dangerous.

The Traitor's Kiss (Traitor's Trilogy #1)

An obstinate girl who will not be married. >A soldier desperate to prove himself. A kingdom on the brink of war.

With a sharp tongue and an unruly temper, Sage Fowler is not what they’d call a lady–which is perfectly fine with her. Deemed unfit for marriage, Sage is apprenticed to a matchmaker and tasked with wrangling other young ladies to be married off for political alliances. She spies on the girls–and on the soldiers escorting them.

As the girls’ military escort senses a political uprising, Sage is recruited by a handsome soldier to infiltrate the enemy ranks. The more she discovers as a spy, the less certain she becomes about whom to trust–and Sage becomes caught in a dangerous balancing act that will determine the fate of her kingdom.

And then my husband found a new bookshop… yes that’s right, NOT ME, HIM, HE FOUND A NEW BOOKSHOP and I didn’t even know it existed, and I felt bad, and then I wanted to buy a book to make up for not even knowing about this one, and then it was underground so I couldn’t check Goodreads to see my friends’ reviews of this book, and then I kind of apologised when I bought it by saying to the sales assistant, “I love trashy YA, this sounds perfect for me…”

Like what even is wrong with me? Why am I making excuses? YA IS BRILLIANT and beautiful and wonderful and causes all of these feelings. I’m not ashamed to be a YA reader. That was just a bad day, I think.

Have you read any of these books? Do you sometimes find yourself making excuses for your reading preferences? Let me know in the comments below.



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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