Saturday, September 8, 2012

In Manhattan: Stacking the Shelves (15)

Hello! Welcome to In Manhattan, a weekly recap of everything that's been going on in the blog. I've combined it with Stacking the Shelves, a weekly meme hosted by Tygna's Reviews.

This week has been EXTREMELY slow. With adjustment to school I barely have time to read, and there is no way that things will get better later on.

Hopefully once things settle down, I will be able to start updating more.

ARCs:
Guardian by Heather Burch sequel to Halflings

Release Date: October 9th, 2012
Publisher: Zondervan





Vigilance. The mission to safeguard Nikki Youngblood depends on the fragile alliance of two half-angel, half-human guardians, both struggling with intense feelings for the girl who has been assigned to their care. Mace, steadfast and deeply in love, wants to protect Nikki at all costs, while Raven's loyalty to Nikki finds him advocating for her independence and battling his own darker inclinations. At the same time, Nikki finds it harder and harder to choose between the two heavenly beings she may never have. Dangers intensify, and tensions between Mace and Raven flare as the purpose of their mission becomes clear. Can their defenses hold up to master manipulator Damon Vessler and the powerful secret he holds regarding Nikki's heritage? Can anyone protect Nikki from her true purpose and destiny?

 Broken by A.E. Rought

Release Date: January 8th, 2013
Publisher: Strange Chemistry 

Imagine a modern spin on Mary Shelley's Frankenstein where a young couple's undying love and the grief of a father pushed beyond sanity could spell the destruction of them all.

A string of suspicious deaths near a small Michigan town ends with a fall that claims the life of Emma Gentry's boyfriend, Daniel. Emma is broken, a hollow shell mechanically moving through her days. She and Daniel had been made for each other, complete only when they were together. Now she restlessly wanders the town in the late Fall gloom, haunting the cemetery and its white-marbled tombs, feeling Daniel everywhere, his spectre in the moonlight and the fog.

When she encounters newcomer Alex Franks, only son of a renowned widowed surgeon, she's intrigued despite herself. He's an enigma, melting into shadows, preferring to keep to himself. But he is as drawn to her as she is to him. He is strangely... familiar. From the way he knows how to open her locker when it sticks, to the nickname she shared only with Daniel, even his hazel eyes with brown flecks are just like Daniel's.

The closer they become, though, the more something inside her screams there's something very wrong with Alex Franks. And when Emma stumbles across a grotesque and terrifying menagerie of mangled but living animals within the walls of the Franks' estate, creatures she surely knows must have died from their injuries, she knows

Bought:
From the Book Depository 

  Feed by Mira Grant 

I'm not a big zombie fan, but I took this from Xpresso Reads and decided to take a chance. 





The year was 2014. We had cured cancer. We had beaten the common cold. But in doing so we created something new, something terrible that no one could stop. The infection spread, virus blocks taking over bodies and minds with one, unstoppable command: FEED. Now, twenty years after the Rising, bloggers Georgia and Shaun Mason are on the trail of the biggest story of their lives - the dark conspiracy behind the infected. The truth will get out, even if it kills them.

 Isle of Night by Veronica Wolff






When Annelise meets dark and seductive Ronan, he promises her a new life-if she has the courage to chance the unknown. Now, she's whisked away to a mysterious island and pitted against other female recruits to become a Watcher-girls who are partnered with vampires and assist them in their missions. To survive and become a Watcher, Annelise has to beat out every other girl, but she's determined to do so, because to fail doesn't mean dishonor-it means death


Bittersweet by Sarah Ockler




Once upon a time, Hudson knew exactly what her future looked like. Then a betrayal changed her life, and knocked her dreams to the ground. Now she’s a girl who doesn’t believe in second chances... a girl who stays under the radar by baking cupcakes at her mom’s diner and obsessing over what might have been.

So when things start looking up and she has another shot at her dreams, Hudson is equal parts hopeful and terrified. Of course, this is also the moment a cute, sweet guy walks into her life... and starts serving up some seriously mixed signals. She’s got a lot on her plate, and for a girl who’s been burned before, risking it all is easier said than done.

It’s time for Hudson to ask herself what she really wants, and how much she’s willing to sacrifice to get it. Because in a place where opportunities are fleeting, she knows this chance may very well be her last...

7 comments:

Crystal said...

Feed is definitely on my to read list! Awesome book week =)

Melliane said...

I really want to read Feed, I heard great things about it. Happy reading!

here is mine

Melissas Eclectic Bookshelf said...

Broken looks really good and Feed is on my wishlist! I'm not big on Zombies either but so many recommend it! Hope you love it!

My Added to the Bookshelf post!

♥ Melissa @ Melissa's Eclectic Bookshelf

booktasty said...

I'd like to read some Sarah Ockler because I've heard some good things about her books :) I hope you enjoy your new reads :)

Elle said...

Nice haul! :)
Happy reading!
My StS!!

Angela said...

Bittersweet sounds like a great read. Suddenly I'm hungry for a cupcake :)

Giselle said...

YOU BOUGHT FEED!? SO EXCITED! I'm almost done book 2 and i'm freaking dying of anticipation this series is changing my life!! :D

You gotta give it a little bit though the first half can feel a bit hefty being mostly about the political debate, but after that and book 2 are Soooo worth it!!