Stacking the Shelves (187)

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!


For Review

Thanks to Pan Macmillan Australia for sending me this book to take part in the blog tour in February!

Fierce Fragile Hearts

Fierce Fragile Hearts (Beautiful Broken Things #2) by Sara Barnard

Fierce Fragile Hearts is the stunning companion novel to Sara Barnard’s YA bestseller Beautiful Broken Things. It is about leaving the past behind, the friends who form your future, and learning to find love, in all its forms.

Two years after a downward spiral took her as low as you can possibly go, Suzanne is starting again. Again. She’s back in Brighton, the only place she felt she belonged, back with her best friends Caddy and Rosie. But they’re about to leave for university. When your friends have been your light in the darkness, what happens when you’re the one left behind?

I would do questionable things for a Sara Barnard book, but luckily I don’t have to, because Pan Macmillan were kind enough to invite me to take part in the blog tour and send me this book.

Received

I received this book in the YA Chronicles November 2018 subscription box (delivered late Dec 2018).

The Rift

The Rift by Rachael Craw

When the Rift opens, death follows.

For generations, the Rangers of Black Water Island have guarded the Old Herd against horrors released by the Rift. Cal West, an apprentice Ranger with a rare scar and even rarer gifts, fights daily to prove he belongs within their ranks. After nine years away, Meg Archer returns to her childhood home only to find the Island is facing a new threat that not even the Rangers are prepared for. Meg and Cal can’t ignore their attraction, but can they face their darkest fears to save the Island from disaster?

Purchased

The Curses

The Curses (The Graces #2) by Laure Eve

Summer Grace has had enough of secrets. They’ve been tearing her family apart for generations, and one in particular caused the death of her best friend, Wolf. But now Wolf is back. Supposedly returned from having run away – though Summer knows that’s not what happened. He was resurrected, brought back to life by her ex-best friend – an ex-best friend who is now swearing revenge on her family.

And her family won’t believe that whatever this thing is, it’s not Wolf. He’s dangerous, and Summer is desperate – so desperate that she might just be forced to turn to the one friend she never thought she’d turn to again. Because something is stirring – something so powerful that even the Graces will fear it.

I want to drop everything and read this, even though I have responsibilities and books for review.

The Smoke Thieves (The Smoke Thieves, #1)

The Smoke Thieves by Sally Green

A princess, a traitor, a hunter and a thief. Four teenagers with the fate of the world in their hands. Four nations destined for conflict.

In Brigant, Princess Catherine prepares for a loveless political marriage arranged by her brutal and ambitious father. In Calidor, downtrodden servant March seeks revenge on the prince who betrayed his people. In Pitoria, feckless Edyon steals cheap baubles for cheaper thrills as he drifts from town to town. And in the barren northern territories, thirteen-year-old Tash is running for her life as she plays bait for the gruff demon hunter Gravell.

As alliances shift and shatter, and old certainties are overturned, our four heroes find their past lives transformed and their futures inextricably linked by the unpredictable tides of magic and war. Who will rise and who will fall? And who will claim the ultimate prize?

I was in a bookshop and I decided NOT to buy this book, but then I couldn’t stop thinking about it so when I found myself back over in the same bookshop and needing to spend some reward dollars, I got it because I was in the mood for a rag tag group of diverse adventurers and whatever else this book wants to throw at me.


What books did you get this week? Have you read any of these and what did you think? Share the love in the comments below!

Nemo
Nemo

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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