Sunday, November 25, 2012

In Manhattan: Stacking the Shelves

Stacking the Shelves is a weekly meme hosted by Tynga's Reviews

I hope that everyone had a wonderful Thanksgiving! I know I did. It's always nice getting together with family and friends (in my case friends) and just forgetting the world for a day and enjoying good food!

Again, a little slow week. Just be aware that today is the last day to enter for Emily Colin's The Memory Thief giveaway. One copy will be given out, and please remember to do one of the two: Either tweet about the giveaway (there's a tweet function right now on Rafflecopter) or Like my Facebook page in order to count the vote. The freebe can be used as many times and will count as long as you have done as aforementioned.

I have tons of goodies from Netgalley. Some are really old and I've already reviewed and others I just got approved for. Honestly, I need to slow down considering just how long my pile is getting. I think for the rest of the year I will do my best to stop request until I have reviewed everything on there. It's getting harder to keep track, especially after the change that was made.

ARC/For Review/Netgalley:

Release Date: January 31st, 2013
Publisher: HarelquinTeen

Get hooked on a girl named Fred...

HE said: Fred Oday is a girl? Why is a girl taking my best friends spot on the boy's varsity golf team?

SHE said: Can I seriously do this? Can I join the boys' team? Everyone will hate me - especially Ryan Berenger.

HE said: Coach expects me to partner with Fred on the green? That is crazy bad. Fred's got to go - especially now that I can't get her out of my head. So not happening.

SHE said: Ryan can be nice, when he's not being a jerk. Like the time he carried my golf bag. But the girl from the rez and the spoiled rich boy from the suburbs? So not happening.

Release Date: May 8th, 2012
Publisher: Thomas Nelson

Everyone gets the Mark. It gives all the benefits of citizenship. Yet if getting the Mark is such a good thing, then why does it feel so wrong?

Set in a future North America that is struggling to recover after famine and global war, "Swipe" follows the lives of three kids caught in the middle of a conflict they didn't even know existed. United under a charismatic leader, every citizen of the American Union is required to get the Mark on their 13th birthday in order to gain the benefits of citizenship.

The Mark is a tattoo that must be swiped by special scanners for everything from employment to transportation to shopping. It's almost Logan Langly's 13th birthday and he knows he should be excited about getting the Mark, but he hasn't been able to shake the feeling he's being watched. Not since his sister went to get her Mark five years ago . . . and never came back.

When Logan and his friends discover the truth behind the Mark, will they ever be able to go back to being normal teenagers? Find out in the first book of this exciting series that is "Left Behind" meets "Matched" for middle-grade reader

Release Date: January 1st, 2013
Publisher: Random House

Damien Stark could have his way with any woman. He was sexy, confident, and commanding: Anything he wanted, he got. And what he wanted was me.

Our attraction was unmistakable, almost beyond control, but as much as I ached to be his, I feared the pressures of his demands. Submitting to Damien meant I had to bare the darkest truth about my past—and risk breaking us apart.

But Damien was haunted, too. And as our passion came to obsess us both, his secrets threatened to destroy him—and us—forever.

Release Date: January 29th, 2013
Publisher: Harlequin

Dawn of Eden by Julie Kagawa

Before The Immortal Rules, there was the Red Lung, a relentless virus determined to take out all in its path. For Kylie, the miracle of her survival is also her burden—as a doctor at one of the clinics for the infected, she is forced to witness endless suffering. What’s worse, strange things are happening to the remains of the dead, and by the time she befriends Ben Archer, she’s beginning to wonder if a global pandemic is the least of her problems...

Thistle & Thorne by Ann Aguirre

After a catastrophic spill turns the country into a vast chemical wasteland, those who could afford it retreated to fortresses, self-contained communities run by powerful corporations. But for Mari Thistle, life on the outside—in the Red Zone—is a constant struggle. To protect her family, Mari teams up with the mysterious Thorne Goodman. Together, they’ll face an evil plot in both the underworld of the Red Zone and the society inside the fortresses that could destroy those on the outside... for good.

Sun Storm by Karen Duvall

Sarah Daggot has been chasing storms since she was a child. But after the biggest solar flares in history nearly destroy the planet, she becomes a Kinetic, endowed by her exposure to extreme radiation with the power to sense coming storms—in the cosmos and beyond. And she’s not the only one. Sarah believes the Kinetics are destined to join forces and halt the final onslaught of the sun. She’ll vow to keep trying to convince the one missing link in their chain of defense, the enigmatic Ian Matthews, up until the world end

Release Date: September 5th, 2012
Publisher: Bantom

A deliciously potent tale of one woman’s quest for self-discovery.

Rowan Cassidy likes to be in charge—especially in her personal life. As a mistress at Club PrivĂ©, the most exclusive bondage/S & M club on the West Coast, Rowan can live out her dominant fantasies safely, and with complete control—until the night Christian Thorne walks in. Self-confident and sophisticated, he’s a natural dominant if Rowan’s ever seen one. Yet she can’t stop thinking about him and imagining his touch.

Christian has returned home, hoping to break free from his dissatisfaction and malaise—and discovers the cure in Rowan. He’s dying to get his skilled hands on her and watch her surrender, to unlock the mystery of her that captivates him. Determined to be her master, he makes Rowan a daring proposition: give herself over to him for thirty days.

Rowan finds Christian’s offer terrifying—and impossible to resist. But abandoning herself to Christian’s power might be more than she can handle. . . . Or it might be the realization of her true nature and the dark garden within her. There will be only one way to find out. And once the game has begun, there’s no turning back

Thank you to all publishers who let me read some of these! Most are actually already read, I'm just surprised that I have yet to review them!

I absolutely loved the movie Percy Jackson & The Olympians: The Lightning Thief and have been meaning to read the book series, especially now that the author has a spinoff. One of my suitemates owned the first two, which I was able to snag from her:

On the Nook:

Covet by Melissa Darnell
Hallowed by Cynthia Hand

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Jennifer Messerschmidt said...

Hooked looks like a great romance. I love the Percy Jackson series. Enjoy!
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Melissas Eclectic Bookshelf said...

Great books! I've been curious about Swipe but I heard that it was really young Middle Grade so I've been hesitant about it.... Hope you enjoy everything!

Thanks for stopping by my Added to the Bookshelf post!

♥ Melissa @ Melissa's Eclectic Bookshelf

Eden said...

Ohmygosh, cannot tell you how jealous I am of Hooked; it's been on my want list ever since I figured out it was a romance with golf and a Native American protag. Fingers crossed it's really good! :D

Here's my Stacking the Shelves :)

Emily @ Falling For YA said...

I have been wanting to read Til The World Ends, especially the Julie Kagawa The Immortal Rules story. Hooked also looks like a good romance ^^

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juliababyjen said...

I didn't know there was a short story coming out from Julie Kagawa on the Blood of Eden series! I will have to read it! Percy Jackson series is amazing, hope you love it!

Crystal Grant said...

Til the World Ends sounds really interesting! I didn't know that those authors participated in an anthology. I hope you love your books :)

Crystal @ Elegantly Bound Books

Krystianna said...

Swipe sounds super amazing! I can't wait for it to finally come out. I love the whole idea. :)

Krystianna @ Downright Dystopian

Kate said...

Awesome haul, enjoy : )

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Jenni @ Alluring Reads said...

Hooked looks really good! So cool that it's about golf, you don't see that often and I really want Til the World Ends, I love the cover! I hope you enjoy all the new goodies!

Anonymous said...

Hooked is one I can't wait to get my hands on.

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WinterHaven said...

Swipe is so good! I hope you enjoy all your books =)