Stacking The Shelves (1)

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Stacking The Shelves (hosted by Tynga's Reviews) is all about the books I am adding to my shelves each week, sharing with you my excitement for the newest titles and maybe have you discover a new book in the process!

So, since I have never done this before and I am coming back from a long hiatus, I figured I should just catch everyone up on the paperbacks and hardcovers I've gotten as well as the eBooks I've received or bought. Sadly I have way too many eBooks to even cover in one post and I definitely don't want it to seem like I am bragging (seeing as my eBook totals tend to make me break out in a nervous sweat). In this post I will cover my books I have bought/received via the mail or bookstore since my disappearance, which isn't as many as you would think, and a few of the eBooks I have gotten since my return. I am not trying to leave anything out because it is quite the opposite and I adore all of the titles/authors/blog tour companies that have submitted books to me but my list of books is ever growing and ever daunting.

Paperbacks and Hardcovers

Okay, so in this edition, I am only going to include the books that are currently in my hands at the moment seeing as I have a bunch cycling through the USPS system.

Some of these I won through giveaways and others I have been given/or received through various avenues. I can't even express how excited I am to get to read all of these amazing books! I would like to thank a few specifically GoodReads, LibraryThing, Shar Lee, Little Library Muse, and My Little Pocketbooks for these books!

The first book in the picture is Minders by Michele Jaffe (who is currently hosting a giveaway of GoodReads for this book!) and I am serious in love with the cover. Here's the first line from the synopsis:
A high concept, cinematic read with a surprising twist, Minders asks the question: who is really watching whom?
The second book in the picture is Baygirl by Heather Smith, something I have had on my hands for a little bit (epic fail) and haven't reviewed it yet! Here's the first line from the synopsis:
Growing up in a picturesque Newfoundland fishing village "should" be idyllic for sixteen-year-old Kit Ryan, but living with an alcoholic father makes Kit's day-to-day life unpredictable and almost intolerable.
The third book in the picture is Westward to Strange by Ray Litt, a book that I honestly didn't even realize I would get a hard copy of but am thrilled to have nevertheless. Here's the first line from the synopsis:
When Lula meets Morgan, the peculiar boy swimming in the cove, her dream life quickly spirals into dangerous waters.
The fourth book in the picture is Save The Enemy by Arin Greenwood, which I have two copies of and I am planning to do a giveaway with my review. Here's the first line from the synopsis:
Everything has been downhill since Zoey Trask's mother was murdered in a random mugging.
The fifth book in the picture is Everything Breaks by Vicki Grove and I am pretty much dying to see how everything works out in the end of the book! Here's the first two lines from the synopsis:
Tucker was supposed to be the designated driver. But there was something about the beauty of that last true summer night, that made him want to feel out-of-control just once.
The sixth book in the picture is Independent Study by Joelle Charbonneau, a book that I can't even describe how thrilled I am to have. Here's the first line from the synopsis:
Cia is a freshman at the University in Tosu City with her hometown sweetheart, Tomas - and though the government has tried to erase her memory of the brutal horrors of The Testing, Cia remembers.
The seventh book in the picture is The Well's End by Seth Fishman and there is something about the cover that is equal parts intense and awesome. Here's the first three lines from the synopsis:
A deadly virus and an impossible discovery unite in one enthralling can't miss read... Sixteen-year-old Mia Kish has always been afraid of the dark. After all she's baby Mia, the one who fell down a well.
The eighth book in the picture is Scan by S.E. Fine and Walter Jury, a book that I knew I needed to read from the moment I read the synopsis. Here's the first two lines from the synopsis:
Tate and his father don't exactly get along. As Tate sees it, his father has unreasonably high expectations for Tate to be the best - at everything. 
The ninth book in the picture is Ashes to Ashes by Melissa Walker, which is my mom's favorite cover out of the bunch. Here's the synopsis:
If I Stay meets the movie Ghost in this first book in a teen duology about a teenage-girl-turned-ghost who must cling to the echoes of her former life to save the people she left behind.
The tenth book in the picture is Avalon by Mindee Arnett, a book I have heard about from various blogs and I am pretty excited that I have my hands on it! Here's the synopsis:
A ragtag group of teenage mercenaries who crew the spaceship Avalon stumble upon a conspiracy that could threaten the entire galazy in this fascinating and fast-paced sci-fi adventure from author Mindee Arnett.
The eleventh book in the picture is All that Glows by Ryan Grauden - all I have to say is that is has such a pretty cover and synopsis. Here's the first two lines from the synopsis:
Emrys - a fiery, red-headed Fae - always embraced her life in the Highlands, far from the city's draining technology, until she's sent to London to rejoin the Faery Guard. But this isn't any normal assignment - she's sent to guard Prince Richard: Britain's notorious, partying bad boy and soon-to-be King.
The twelfth book in the picture is Elusion by Claudia Gabel and Cheryl Klam. I feel like it should be obvious that I am excited to read all of the books and love pretty much all of the covers, including this one! Here's the first line from the synopsis:
Soon, Elusion will change the world and life as we know it. 

These are the final three that I was unable to fit into the picture above!

Countdown by Michelle Rowen was received via a giveaway on . Here's the first lines from the synopsis:
3 seconds to live. Once the countdown stars, it cannot be stopped. 2 pawns thrown into a brutal underground reality game.
Siege and Storm by Leigh Bardugo was bought at my favorite bookstore while I was in Denver called The Tattered Cover. Here's the first lines from the synopsis:
Darkness never dies. Hunted across the True Sea, haunted by the lives she took on the Fold, Alina must try to make a life with Mal in an unfamiliar land.
Fortress of Mist by Sigmund Brouwer was given to me via the publisher for review. Here's the first lines from the synopsis:
Following Thomas' conquest of Magnus, the young ruler must now lead his people into a new era - one which is sure to reveal dark forces at work behind the evil undercurrent that controlled Thomas' kingdom for so long.


Rather than overwhelm you will twenty images, here is some of the titles (linked to GoodReads when available) listed below that I have in eBook form. Some of which I have won, requested, been offered, or bought and I honestly cannot name how many people have helped me in my pursuit of reviewing in this format so thanks to the authors, publishers, and blogs that supplies some of these titles!

The Road to You by Marilyn Brant - Here's the first line from the synopsis:
Sometimes the only road to the one you've never taken.
The Star Child, The Fallen Stars, and The Star Catcher by Stephanie Keyes - Here's the first lines from the synopsis for the first book:
The world is about to be cloaked in darkness. Only one can stop the night.
The Forgotten Ones by Laura Howard - Here's the first lines from the synopsis:
Allison O'Malley's plan is to go to grad school so she can get a good job and take care of her schizophrenic mother. She has carefully closed herself off from everything else, including a relationship with Ethan, who she's been in love with for as long as she can remember. What is definitely not part of the plan is the return of her long-lost father, who claims he can bring Allison's mother back from the dark place her mind has gone.
Sunshine and Sun Poisoned by Nikki Rae - Here's the first line from the synopsis from the first book:
18 year old Sophie Jean is pretty good at acting normal. Sure, she's not exactly happy, but happiness is nothing compared to being like everyone else.
Breathing Ghosts by Laekan Kemp - Here's the first line from the synopsis:
She is a winding cosmos, bleeding and bursting into night. She is a dream. She is dead.

Well, that's all I have time to list. What's your book haul?

About the author

Bailee is the type of person you would expect to find with her nose buried in a book or a notebook and a pencil in hand. She loves reading and she loves reviewing the books she reads. This is certainly becoming a passion of hers.

1 comment :

  1. You've got some fantastic books and there are a lot of pretty covers. *o* I've heard awesome things about The Forgotten Ones, it's been on my wishlist for a while. I'm still waiting for my books to arrive.