Stacking the Shelves (10) August 18, 2012Posted by thehypermonkey in Book talk.
Tags: book talk, books, reading, stacking the shelves
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.
The Unnaturalists by Tiffany Trent
Song of the Fairy Queen by Valerie Douglas
The Black Isle by Sandi Tan
Shadows by Jennifer L. Armentrout (A Lux Novella)
Onyx by Jennifer L. Armentrout (A Lux Novel)
Uglies by Scott Westerfeld
Full Blooded by Amanda Carlson
This week’s Stacking the Shelves isn’t as abundant as usual but it’s full of good stuff! Let’s get started!
The Unnaturalists is a young adult book about a young girl who catalogs Unnaturals and a boy who is a refinery slave. They get caught up in a web full of “deception and intrigue”. I’m reading it right now and so far so good!
Song of the Fairy Queen was a free book and I fell in love with the cover. It’s toted as a classic fantasy tale. It has a castle under siege and a fairy queen! What more could you ask for ? The Black Isle was on sale and it’s a ghost story with an immigrant girl from China. Since I’m half Chinese I was particularly interested in this one.
I’ve been wanted to get Shadows and Onyx for awhile and since I already have Obsidian the first Lux novel, I decided to get the other two. It’s a young adult alien love story. At first I thought it sounded corny, but the more reviews I read the more I thought this really sounded cool. So I thought I’d take the plunge.
The Uglies is something I’ve been wanting to read for a long time and it was on sale. It’s been much touted and raved about. It’s a dystopian science fiction novel that has everyone in society have an operation to become beautiful. Like mass cosmetic surgery. It sounds intriguing. Especially since in this day and age everyone is so preoccupied with superficial beauty you wonder where it’s going to lead us.
Full Blooded is an ARC I received from the publicist of the author in anticipation of an interview I’ll be doing with Amanda Carlson. I’ve already read the book and I can tell you it rocked. It’s coming out on Septemember 11th and I feel especially privileged to have been able to read it before the release date.
That wraps up this week’s Stacking the Shelves! Hopefully I’ll be back on Monday with What are you reading! Last week I didn’t have internet so I had to skip it. Have a great weekend!