Saturday, April 27, 2013

Stacking the Shelves (April 27)

Stacking the Shelves is a meme hosted by Tynga at Tynga's Reviews! It's a way to highlight the books that everyone got throughout the week.

Purchased



Etiquette and Espionage by Gail Carriger

It's one thing to learn to curtsy properly. It's quite another to learn to curtsy and throw a knife at the same time. Welcome to finishing school.


Fourteen-year-old Sophronia is the bane of her mother's existence. Sophronia is more interested in dismantling clocks and climbing trees than proper etiquette at tea--and god forbid anyone see her atrocious curtsy. Mrs. Temminnick is desperate for her daughter to become a proper lady. She enrolls Sophronia in Mademoiselle Geraldine's Finishing Academy for Young Ladies of Quality.

But little do Sophronia or her mother know that this is a school where ingenious young girls learn to finish, all right--but it's a different kind of finishing. Mademoiselle Geraldine's certainly trains young ladies in the finer arts of dance, dress, and etiquette, but also in the other kinds of finishing: the fine arts of death, diversion, deceit, espionage, and the modern weaponries. Sophronia and her friends are going to have a rousing first year at school.

Published by Little, Brown Books for Young Readers


Impostor (Slide 2) by Jill Hathaway

What if a killer took control of you?


Vee Bell’s gift (or curse) of “sliding”—slipping into the mind of another person and experiencing life, briefly, through his or her eyes—has been somewhat under control since she unwillingly witnessed the horrific deaths of her classmates six months ago.

But just as things are getting back to normal, Vee has a very bizarre experience: she loses consciousness and finds herself in a deserted area, at the edge of a cliff, with the broken body of the boy who took advantage of her on the rocks below.

As Vee finds herself in stranger and stranger situations with no memory of getting there, she begins to suspect that someone she knows has the ability to slide—and that this “slider” is using Vee to exact revenge on his or her enemies.

Published by Balzer + Bray


The cover model reminds me of Zenon from Disney Channel for some reason



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The Heiresses by Allison Rushby

When three teenage girls, Thalia, Erato and Clio, are summoned to the excitement of fast-paced London--a frivolous, heady city full of bright young things--by Hestia, an aunt they never knew they had, they are shocked to learn they are triplets and the rightful heiresses to their deceased mother's fortune. All they need to do is find a way to claim the fortune from their greedy half-brother, Charles. But with the odds stacked against them, coming together as sisters may be harder than they think.


Published by St. Martin's Griffin

Release Date: May 7, 2013






Nantucket Blue by Leila Howland

For Cricket Thompson, a summer like this one will change everything. A summer spent on Nantucket with her best friend, Jules Clayton, and the indomitable Clayton family. A summer when she’ll make the almost unattainable Jay Logan hers. A summer to surpass all dreams.


Some of this turns out to be true. Some of it doesn’t. 

When Jules and her family suffer a devastating tragedy that forces the girls apart, Jules becomes a stranger whom Cricket wonders whether she ever really knew. And instead of lying on the beach working on her caramel-colored tan, Cricket is making beds and cleaning bathrooms to support herself in paradise for the summer.

But it’s the things Cricket hadn’t counted on--most of all, falling hard for someone who should be completely off-limits--that turn her dreams into an exhilarating, bittersweet reality.

A beautiful future is within her grasp, and Cricket must find the grace to embrace it. If she does, her life could be the perfect shade of Nantucket blue.

Published by Disney Hyperion

Release Date: May 7, 2013

14 comments:

Stephanie Verhaegen said...

Look like great books! I love how the first 3 covers are all purple-ish. =D

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lunaslittlelibrary said...

LOVED Etiquette and Espionage, it's so much fun and Imposter is good too. Happy reading.

Divergent Gryffindor said...

I got Etiquette & Espionage lying on my shelf. I should really pick it up and read :) Enjoy your reads, and have a great weekend :)
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Munira @ The Book Eater's World said...

You seem to have some pretty nice books:) I've been wanting to read Imposter for long now and finally I hope to have it by the next week..btw I was wondering about the first book, I see some people talking about it, how's it? Have you started reading yet?
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Juju at Tales of Whimsy.com said...

Cool cool cool
Great mix.

Dazzling Mage said...

Looking forwards to your reviews on those- especially Etiquette & Espionage!

Great haul this week. =)

quinnsbooknook said...

I picked up Etiquette and Espionage, too. I cannot wait to dive into it; it looks like so much fun.

And I seriosuly need to try out Jill Hathaway's books.

Anyway, enjoy your goodies, and happy reading :)

krweinert.com said...

I'm looking forward to starting Etiquette and Espionage too. Great haul.

Natalie Bell said...

Great haul! I added the Heiresses this week, too. I also have Nantucket Blue, but haven't gotten to it yet. Happy reading!
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Chyna said...

Awesome haul! I've been dying to read etiquette

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Becca Bee said...

I really enjoyed Slide, so I'd like to get my hands on Impostor at some point. Great haul! Thanks for stopping by my StS!

Akira Villalpando said...

Etiquette & Espionage sounds like so much fun! I hope you enjoy it and I look forward to your review. Happy reading! :D

~Akira @ The Literary Path

The Book Belles said...

The Heiresses sounds amazing, I love the cover :) Etiquette and Espionage was pretty cute, too. Enjoy your books!

Alix @ A Novel Idea said...

I've been hesitant to read Etiquette & Espionage since I've heard so many mixed reviews about it. I'm looking forward to hearing what you think about it! Happy reading! :)

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