Sunday, June 2, 2013

Stacking the Shelves (June 2)

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: 

Transparant by Natalie Whipple

Plenty of teenagers feel invisible. Fiona McClean actually is.

An invisible girl is a priceless weapon. Fiona’s own father has been forcing her to do his dirty work for years—everything from spying on people to stealing cars to breaking into bank vaults.

After sixteen years, Fiona’s had enough. She and her mother flee to a small town, and for the first time in her life, Fiona feels like a normal life is within reach. But Fiona’s father isn’t giving up that easily.

Of course, he should know better than anyone: never underestimate an invisible girl.


Published by HarperTeen
How Zoe Made Her Dreams (Mostly) Come True by Sarah Strohmeyer

From Sarah Strohmeyer, author of Smart Girls Get What They Want, comes this romantic comedy about one girl's summer job from hell. Think The Devil Wears Prada set in Disney World.

When cousins Zoe and Jess land summer internships at the Fairyland Kingdom theme park, they are sure they've hit the jackpot. With perks like hot Abercrombie-like Prince Charmings and a chance to win the coveted $25,000 Dream & Do grant, what more could a girl want?

Once Zoe arrives, however, she's assigned to serve "The Queen"-Fairyland's boss from hell. From spoon-feeding her evil lapdog caviar, to fetching midnight sleeping tonics, Zoe fears she might not have what it takes to survive the summer, much less win the money.

Soon backstabbing interns, a runaway Cinderella, and cutthroat competition make Zoe's job more like a nightmare than a fairy tale. What will happen when Zoe is forced to choose between serving The Queen and saving the prince of her dreams?


Published by Balzer & Bray

Someday, Someday, Maybe by Lauren Graham

Franny Banks is a struggling actress in New York City, with just six months left of the three year deadline she gave herself to succeed. But so far, all she has to show for her efforts is a single line in an ad for ugly Christmas sweaters and a degrading waitressing job. She lives in Brooklyn with two roommates-Jane, her best friend from college, and Dan, a sci-fi writer, who is very definitely not boyfriend material-and is struggling with her feelings for a suspiciously charming guy in her acting class, all while trying to find a hair-product cocktail that actually works. 

Meanwhile, she dreams of doing "important" work, but only ever seems to get auditions for dishwashing liquid and peanut butter commercials. It's hard to tell if she'll run out of time or money first, but either way, failure would mean facing the fact that she has absolutely no skills to make it in the real world. Her father wants her to come home and teach, her agent won't call her back, and her classmate Penelope, who seems supportive, might just turn out to be her toughest competition yet. 

Someday, Someday, Maybe is a funny and charming debut about finding yourself, finding love, and, most difficult of all, finding an acting job.


Published by Ballantine Books

Brownies and Broomsticks by Bailey Cates

Katie Lightfoot's tired of loafing around as the assistant manager of an Ohio bakery. So when her aunt Lucy and uncle Ben open a bakery in Savannah's quaint downtown district and ask Katie to join them, she enthusiastically agrees.

While working at the Honeybee Bakery—named after Lucy's cat—Katie notices that her aunt is adding mysterious herbs to her recipes. Turns out these herbal enhancements aren't just tasty—Aunt Lucy is a witch and her recipes are actually spells!

When a curmudgeonly customer is murdered outside the Honeybee Bakery, Uncle Ben becomes the prime suspect. With the help of handsome journalist Steve Dawes, charming firefighter Declan McCarthy, and a few spells, Katie and Aunt Lucy stir up some toil and trouble to clear Ben's name and find the real killer..


Published by Signet

(Seriously, it has magic, a cat, and baked goods on the cover...how could I say no?)

What did you get this week? 

13 comments:

Maria said...

All these look really good! Happy reading :)

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Jade said...
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Jade said...

All of these look great! I loved Transparent it was a fun, cute read. I also really want to read How Zoe... :)

Enjoy all of your books :)

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readingtothestarsandback said...

Really want to read Transparent! Hope you enjoy all of your books!

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Alexis Neuville said...

I also got Transparent this week! It looks amazing! And How Zoe Made Her Dreams (Mostly) Come True looks super cute! I put it on hold at the library!

Here's my Stacking the Shelves!

Happy reading!

-Lexi, the Literature Lion
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Lark Andrea said...

Nice selection. I loved Transparent and How Zoe Made Her Dreams (Mostly)Come True! Enjoy!

Andrea @ Reading Lark

Emily @ Falling For YA said...

I have Transparent sitting on my shelf right now and am excited to read it! Someday, Someday Maybe also looks like a fun read! Enjoy!

Emily @ Falling For YA

Kelsey said...

Transparent sounds fantastic, I cannot wait to hear your thoughts on it!

Juju at Tales of Whimsy.com said...

O I want Someday.

Joana Vieira said...

Great books you've got there! How Zoe Made Her Dreams (Mostly) Come True is definitely on my TBR pile! I hope you enjoy your new books!

Joana @ Joana In The Sky With Books

Eveline dV said...

Great haul! Happy reading:)

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Tressa S said...

Fun stack! I hope you enjoy them! Thanks for visiting my STS/IMM too!

Tressa @ Tressa's Wishful Endings

Adriana C said...

Enjoy your books!
Thanks for visiting My Stacking the Shelves

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