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Stacking the Shelves (5) July 14, 2012

Posted by thehypermonkey in Book talk.
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Stacking the Shelves is a weekly meme hosted byTyngaReviews.com and is a book haul post to show off everything you purchased or received for review.

Sisters Red by Jackson Pearce

The Chaperone by Laura Moriarty

Blood Singers by Tamara Rose Blodgett

Eve of Destruction by C.E. Stalbaum

Obsidian by Jennifer L. Armentrout

The Girl of Fire and Thorns by Rae Carson

The Forsaken by Lisa M. Stasse

Until Next Time by Amy Lignor

Welcome to the Monkey House by Kurt Vonnegut

Witchblood by Emma Mills

It’s another week and another Stacking the Shelves! This week’s been pretty good to me. Let’s start with Sisters Red. It’s a rewrite of the fairy tale Red Riding Hood. I love fairy tale rewrites so I knew I had to get this one.

The Chaperone was a Kindle Daily Deal and is a historical novel about a teenager before she hits it big as a Hollywood star and her unwanted chaperone. They hit the big city New York and it’s all about what they find there and how it changes them.

I had to get Blood Singers. It’s by Tamara Rose Blodgett. She’s one of my favorite Indie authors! So while it’s not one of my favorite subject matters (it’s a vampire series), I still have to read it.

Eve of Destruction was a free fantasy book that merges magic with the industrial age. One girl and her allies must fight to keep magic alive and untwist a political conspiracy.  It looks like a fun adventure.

Obsidian is the first book in the Lux series. It’s got a hot alien romance. The second book, Onyx, is due out on August 14, 2012.

The Girl of Fire and Thorns is YA fantasy book. It’s got princesses and kings and a secret marriage. It looks fun!

I’ve already started reading The Forsaken. I pre-ordered it awhile ago and it was just released this month. It’s a YA dystopian science fiction. So far I’m really enjoying it.

Until Next Time is an angel book. I love angel books. This one looks good and the reviews say it’s one of the better ones. I’ll have to see for myself.

The Kurt Vonnegut book, Welcome to the Monkey House was Friday’s Kindle Daily Deal. It’s a collection of short stories. It has “Harrison Bergeron” which is considered Vonnegut’s best short story. I’m not normally a huge fan of short stories but these should be very good.

Finally, Witchblood is another free book. The cover definitely didn’t sell me, it was the premise. Even then if it weren’t for the price I might not have gotten it. It’s another vampire book and while it’s different it’s still a vampire book. And as far as vampire books go I’m very picky. The market has gotten so flooded with them, so many of them are mediocre that I have to be discerning. Truth be told, I got a bit tired of them.

So that’s my haul for the week! I’m looking forward to reading these!

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