Sunday, 24 April 2016

Weekly Wrap Up and Stacking the Shelves #17

Weekly Wrap Up...

This week I have finished 4 books. While this is really really good for me, they haven't been very long. The first book I have finished is the 2nd book in the Elementals series by Michelle Madow, The Blood of the Hydra. Which I enjoyed much more then the first one. You can read my full review here. The second book of the week was The Passenger by Lisa Lutz, which was a fantastic thriller. Find my review here. Book 3 was the absolutely stunning The Girl of Ink and Stars by Kiran Millwood Hargrave, a book that's beautiful inside and out. The last book of the week was Hello, Goodbye, and Everything in Between by Jennifer E. Smith. This book was YA at its finest. Super cute. All in all its been a really good book week. I have enjoyed everything I have read. Wish I could manage 4 books ever single week.


Stacking the Shelves...

I have added 3 books to my shelf this week. The first one I have received via Bookbridr, thank you very much. The books is called Second Lives and is the second book in the Timebomb series. Silly me didn't see that its the second book because I didn't look at the cover and I didn't notice in the blurb. Will now need the first book too.
The second new book on my shelf is Gifted - The Heyven Series by J.A. George, I have been approached by the author and have downloaded it free on amazon. It looks and sounds amazing.
The third book was a treat from me to me. Been wanting this one for some time and I am so happy its now on my shelf. The Shadow Queen by C.J. Redwine.


The adventure continues: time is in flux, and only Jana, Dora and Kaz can fix it. But can they trust each other?
It began when three people from three different moments in history discovered that they could travel through time when they clasped hands. But the mysteries surrounding them have only deepened.

There are risks to tampering with established events... timelines become snarled, histories become tangled... and one false move could destroy time itself!

Jana, Kaz and Dora have escaped from their mysterious enemy, Quil, wounded and scared. Taking refuge in a place outside of time, they devise a plan to change the past, altering Quil's life so that she never meets them.
From the streets of Beirut in 2010 to the domed cities of Mars in 2155 and beyond, the three teenagers fight for their future, and that of all humanity, by trying to rewrite the history of the person who has sworn to destroy them.

What could be more complicated - and important - than trying to save the world? As their feelings for each other grow stronger, though, Jana, Kaz and Dora find themselves at the centre of a different kind of battle. And when it comes to matters of the heart, there can be no real victory.


There is no chosen one in this story.

Avery Gray was just in the wrong place at the wrong time and happened to make a decision that altered her future forever. It happens to all of us every day.

Avery is a size twelve university student with a penchant for dry humour, and she’s as normal as they come. Up until now, the biggest choice she’s had to make was glasses or contacts? At the moment, it’s stay and save, or leave and be saved.

Allow me to explain. One rainy afternoon, Avery had to make a choice: go through the alleyway or around it. Two possible options. One would have had her future continue on as planned, the other would ensure that her future never remained the same again. She unknowingly went with the latter.

But change is not always bad. Avery meets Theodore-James Connors, an enigmatic young man who takes her to Hayven, a city separated from the rest of the world, where only gifters – ordinary people with extra-ordinary gifts – can go. She soon finds herself in a close-knit group of friends she’d never have imagined herself in. Friends who are diverse in every possible way, from their ethnic backgrounds, to their personalities, from their gifts, to their life stories. Friends who make her laugh, who make her cry, who make her think and who make her…her.

However, change is not always good. The beautiful, golden city of Hayven has its dark side – Cliders. Gifters turned rogue, aka, Cliders are determined to aid fallen Clider, Madrina, return to rule Hayven. They will stop at nothing to make that happen, including harming those Ava has grown to love.

Again, Ava is faced with a choice: spend her days finding a way to inhibit Madrina’s return, or walk away. After all, she isn’t the chosen one. Yet, there exists a third option – rig the future itself and make it work for her.


Lorelai Diederich, crown princess and fugitive at large, has one mission: kill the wicked queen who took both the Ravenspire throne and the life of her father. To do that, Lorelai needs to use the one weapon she and Queen Irina have in common—magic. She’ll have to be stronger, faster, and more powerful than Irina, the most dangerous sorceress Ravenspire has ever seen.

In the neighboring kingdom of Eldr, when Prince Kol’s father and older brother are killed by an invading army of magic-wielding ogres, the second-born prince is suddenly given the responsibility of saving his kingdom. To do that, Kol needs magic—and the only way to get it is to make a deal with the queen of Ravenspire, promise to become her personal huntsman…and bring her Lorelai’s heart.

But Lorelai is nothing like Kol expected—beautiful, fierce, and unstoppable—and despite dark magic, Lorelai is drawn in by the passionate and troubled king. Fighting to stay one step ahead of the dragon huntsman—who she likes far more than she should—Lorelai does everything in her power to ruin the wicked queen. But Irina isn’t going down without a fight, and her final move may cost the princess the one thing she still has left to lose

1 comment:

  1. Awesome haul of books. I hope that you love all of your new books. They look fabulous.

    Grace @ Books of Love