Stacking the Shelves (218)

Stacking The Shelves is a weekly meme created by Tynga’s Reviews and hosted by 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.
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Borrowed

Between the Lines (Between the Lines, #1)

Between the Line by Jodi Picoult and Samantha van Leer

Delilah is a bit of a loner who prefers spending her time in the school library with her head in a book—one book in particular. Between the Lines may be a fairy tale, but it feels real. Prince Oliver is brave, adventurous, and loving. He really speaks to Delilah.
And then one day Oliver actually speaks to her. Turns out, Oliver is more than a one-dimensional storybook prince. He’s a restless teen who feels trapped by his literary existence and hates that his entire life is predetermined. He’s sure there’s more for him out there in the real world, and Delilah might just be his key to freedom.
A romantic and charming story, this companion novel to Off the Page will make every reader believe in the fantastical power of fairy tales.

After the intensity of another YA Thriller I wanted something sweet and romantic. However I have also DNF’d this already so watch out for my review to come!

 

 

This Heart of Mine

This Heart of Mine by CC Hunter

A new heart saved her life—but will it help her find out what really happened to its donor?

Seventeen-year-old Leah MacKenzie is heartless. An artificial heart in a backpack is keeping her alive. However, this route only offers her a few years. And with her rare blood type, a transplant isn’t likely. Living like you are dying isn’t all it’s cracked up to be. But when a heart becomes available, she’s given a second chance at life. Except Leah discovers who the donor was — a boy from her school — and they’re saying he killed himself. Plagued with dreams since the transplant, she realizes she may hold the clues to what really happened.

Matt refuses to believe his twin killed himself. When Leah seeks him out, he learns they are both having similar dreams and he’s certain it means something. While unraveling the secrets of his brother’s final moments, Leah and Matt find each other, and a love they are terrified to lose. But life and even new hearts don’t come with guarantees. Who knew living took more courage than dying?

I’m not sure how Thriller-y this YA book is, but I want to read it anyway.

Purchased

Marvel 1602

Marvel 1602 by Neil Gaiman

In Marvel 1602, award-winning writer Neil Gaiman presents a unique vision of the Marvel Universe set four hundred years in the past. Classic Marvel icons such as the X-Men, Spider-Man, the Fantastic Four and Daredevil appear in this intriguing world of 17th-century science and sorcery, instantly familiar to readers, yet subtly different in this new time. Marvel 1602 combines classic Marvel action and adventure with the historically accurate setting of Queen Elizabeth I’s reign to create a unique series unlike any other published by Marvel Comics.

Collecting Marvel 1602 #1-8 – penciled by Andy Kubert and digitally painted by Richard Isanove, with covers by Scott McKowen.

I’m not a graphic novel reader at all really, but I was watching a re-run of The Big Bang Theory and Neil Gaiman guest starred in one episode where he mentioned her wrote an alternative-timeline of Marvel superheroes where they emerged in the 1600s, which, in case you don’t know, was also the time of Shakespeare which, if you didn’t know, was the subject of most of my tertiary education, so I’m very drawn to that era. I mean, I don’t even really care what the plot is, I’m just really into this concept. Also, the majority of my Marvel superhero knowledge comes from the films and TV shows and a geeky husband who can answer pretty much any superhero question I ever think of, so I also like the fact that this brings together a number of more well-known Marvel superheroes in one compendium.

Heart on Fire (Kingmaker Chronicles, #3)

Heart on Fire (Kingmaker Chronicles #3) by Amanda Bouchet

Who is Catalia Fisa?
With the help of pivotal figures from her past, Cat begins to understand the root of her exceptional magic, her fated union with Griffin Sinta, and Griffin’s role in shaping her destiny.

Only Cat holds the key to unlocking her own power, and that means finally accepting herself, her past, and her future in order to protect her loved ones, confront her murderous mother, and taking a final, terrifying step–reuniting all three realms and taking her place as the Queen of Thalyria.

What doesn’t kill her will only make her stronger…we hope.

I knew I eventually wanted to purchase this book (third in the trilogy) since I so thoroughly enjoyed the shenanigans and chemistry in the first one, but it wasn’t an urgent purchase since I haven’t had the time to read Book #2 yet. However, I saw that this was less than $10 AUS on The Book Depository when I was purchasing the above graphic novel and before I knew it, it was in my cart and then I had paid for it and whaddaya know? I might have to re-read Book #1 before I go on to finish the other two. That sounds like a really good time for me, because hot barbarians lol.

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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