Saturday, June 6, 2015

Stacking the Shelves - 6.6.15

Stacking the Shelves
hosted by Tynga's Reviews (details)

Stacking The Shelves is all about sharing the books you are adding to your shelves, may it be physical or virtual. This means you can include books you buy in physical store or online, books you borrow from friends or the library, review books, gifts and of course ebooks!


For Review:

by Catherine Ryan Hyde
-Animal, Illness, Women's Fiction
courtesy of BookSparks Summer Reading Challenge 2015
Amazon | Goodreads

They might’ve been a family.

Virginia finally had the chance to explore a relationship with Aaron when he asked her on a date. She had been waiting, hoping that the widower and his young son, Buddy, would welcome her into their lives. But a terrible tragedy strikes on the night of their first kiss, crushing their hopes for a future together.

Nineteen years later, Virginia is engaged, though she has not forgotten Aaron or Buddy. When her dog goes missing and it comes to light that her fiancĂ© set him loose, a distraught Virginia breaks off the engagement and is alone once again. A shy young man has found the missing pet, and although he’s bonded with the animal, he answers his conscience and returns the dog. Before long, Virginia and the young man discover a connection from their pasts that will help them let go of painful memories and change their lives forever.

=====> I received an extra ARC copy. If you would be interested in getting it. Let me know and I will send it your way (US only).

by Maria Kostaki
-Women's Fiction
courtesy of BookSparks Summer Reading Challenge 2015
Amazon | Goodreads

A Sporting Murder
by Lesley A. Diehl
-cozy mystery
courtesy of book tour by Tribute Books Tour
Thanks !
Amazon | Goodreads


Cat and Jemima J
by Jane Green
-ebook, short story, women's fiction
courtesy of BookSparks Summer Reading Challenge 2015
Amazon | Goodreads | GET yours here while it lasts


Winner's Crime
by Marie Rutkoski
-Fantasy, YA
Amazon | Goodreads

Following your heart can be a crime

A royal wedding is what most girls dream about. It means one celebration after another: balls, fireworks, and revelry until dawn. But to Kestrel it means living in a cage of her own making. As the wedding approaches, she aches to tell Arin the truth about her engagement: that she agreed to marry the crown prince in exchange for Arin's freedom. But can Kestrel trust Arin? Can she even trust herself? For Kestrel is becoming very good at deception. She's working as a spy in the court. If caught, she'll be exposed as a traitor to her country. Yet she can't help searching for a way to change her ruthless world . . . and she is close to uncovering a shocking secret.

This dazzling follow-up to The Winner's Curse reveals the high price of dangerous lies and untrustworthy alliances. The truth will come out, and when it does, Kestrel and Arin will learn just how much their crimes will cost them.

=====> Listening to the audio version.

AND binge watching:

Parasyte: The Maxim
Japanese animation tv series, season one
-horror, sci-fi
Amazon | imdb

The 17-year-old Izumi Shinichi lives with his mother and father in a quiet neighborhood in Tokyo. One night, worm-like aliens called Parasytes invade Earth, taking over the brains of human hosts by entering through their ears or noses. One Parasyte attempts to crawl into Shinichi's ear while he sleeps, but fails since he is wearing headphones, and enters his body by burrowing into his arm instead, taking over his right hand and is named Migi. Because Shinichi was able to prevent Migi from traveling further up into his brain, both beings retain their separate intellect and personality. As the duo encounter other Parasytes, they capitalize on their strange situation and gradually form a strong bond, working together to survive. This gives them an edge in battling other Parasytes, who frequently attack the pair upon realization that Shinichi's human brain is still intact. Shinichi feels compelled to fight other Parasytes, who devour humans as food, while enlisting Migi's help.

=====> got drawn into this anime series from by my daughter

Based on manga series:

volume 1
by Hitoshi Iwaaki
-Japanese, Horror, Sci-fi, Manga
Amazon | Goodreads | wiki


BookSparks Tour
June 10 to July 1, 2015
details here

I am looking forward to when this tour hits San Francisco!

Here are the authors coming to town:

- Leanna Lehman— Vote For Remi

- Laura Nicole Diamond— Shelter Us

- Donna Stoneham— The Thriver’s Edge

- Hollye Dexter— Fire Season

- Constance Hanstedt— Don’t Leave Yet

Check out the details to see who will be in your neighborhood.


* comment and TELL me what you have acquired for your shelves recently

* per usual, check out the sidebar for my current giveaways offers


  1. I have THE WINNER’S CRIME as well, but I still need to read THE WINNER’S CURSE, so hopefully I’ll get my hands on a copy soon. Looks like you got a ton of great books :D Happy reading!

  2. I've got The Winner's Crime from a friend and I'm so excited to be reading it soon <3

    My Stacking the Shelves + Montly Recap here.

    - Nova @ Out of Time

  3. Great haul this week! I really want to check out The Winner's Curse and the Winner's Crime. They sound really good and like something I'd enjoy.
    Krystianna @ Downright Dystopian

  4. Jane Green is always worth a read even if it is just a short story. What a good looking set of books you have this week.


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