Stacking the Shelves (243)

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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Purchased

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Claimed by Cipher (Grabbed #5) by Lolita Lopez

After spending all of her life working in the mines, Brook jumps at the chance to earn a one-way ticket to the colonies. All she has to do is provide some maps and plant some explosives to help the sky warriors rescue one of their operatives.

Easy enough, right?

But what should have been a simple mission spirals into a fight for her life when she discovers a stolen stash of nerve gas in the mine.

Engineering specialist Cipher long ago accepted that he would never have a mate. He refuses to participate in the Grabs, and instead, he dedicates his life to his work. He’s all but given up on the idea of love and a family of his own.

Until the night he meets the asset who can help them retrieve Terror.

The moment he meets Brook, Cipher knows he’ll never be able to leave her behind on the mountain. The petite, brilliant beauty ensnares him with one shy smile and awakens his protective instincts when she goes missing.

Brook is the one he has been waiting for his entire life—and he’ll risk everything to claim her as his mate.

This is NOT YA. Very very NOT YA.

But I still love this series.

I was surprised to find this had been published when I was hanging out on Twitter, which I very rarely do. The 4th book in the series was only published in January, so I’m hoping this means Lo is back in the swing of things after her much needed time away.

Borrowed

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Ruin of Stars (Mask of Shadows #2) by Linsey Miller

The thrilling conclusion to the Mask of Shadows duology that weaves a tale of magic, shadows, and most importantly, revenge.

As one of the Queen’s elite assassins, Sal finally has the power, prestige, and permission to hunt down the lords who killed their family. But Sal still has to figure out who the culprits are. They must enlist the help of some old friends and enemies while ignoring a growing distaste for the queen and that the charming Elise is being held prisoner by her father.

But there’s something terribly wrong in the north. Talk of the return of shadows, missing children, and magic abounds. As Sal takes out the people responsible for their ruined homeland, Sal learns secrets and truths that can’t be forgotten.

I just finished Mask of Shadows on audio and was thrilled to find its sequel in my local library.

Although I wasn’t totally in love with Mask of Shadows, the ending was very good and I feel like there is going to be actual magic in this book, maybe? But also I’m quite keen to follow Sal’s further adventures.

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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