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.
Secret Letters by Lea Cheier
observant, Dora dreams of escaping her aristocratic country life to
solve mysteries alongside Sherlock Holmes. So when she learns that the
legendary detective might be her biological father, Dora jumps on the
opportunity to travel to London and enlist his help in solving the
mystery of her cousin's ransomed love letters. But Dora arrives in
London to devastating news: Sherlock Holmes is dead. Her dreams dashed,
Dora is left to rely on her wits-and the assistance of an attractive yet
enigmatic young detective-to save her cousin's reputation and help
rescue a kidnapped heiress along the way.
Steeped in Victorian
atmosphere and intrigue, this gripping novel heralds the arrival of a
fresh new voice in young adult literature.
The Unbecoming of Mara Dyer by Michelle Hodkin
Mara Dyer doesn’t think life can get any stranger than waking up in a hospital with no memory of how she got there.
She believes there must be more to the accident she can’t remember that killed her friends and left her mysteriously unharmed.
She doesn’t believe that after everything she’s been through, she can fall in love.
Enchanted by Alethea Kontis
It isn't easy being the
rather overlooked and unhappy youngest sibling to sisters named for the
other six days of the week. Sunday’s only comfort is writing stories,
although what she writes has a terrible tendency to come true.
Sunday meets an enchanted frog who asks about her stories, the two
become friends. Soon that friendship deepens into something magical. One
night Sunday kisses her frog goodbye and leaves, not realizing that her
love has transformed him back into Rumbold, the crown prince of
Arilland—and a man Sunday’s family despises.
The prince returns
to his castle, intent on making Sunday fall in love with him as the man
he is, not the frog he was. But Sunday is not so easy to woo. How can
she feel such a strange, strong attraction for this prince she barely
knows? And what twisted secrets lie hidden in his past - and hers?
The Unseemly Education of Anne Merchant
So many secrets for such
a small island. From the moment Anne Merchant arrives at Cania Christy,
a boarding school for the world’s wealthiest teens, the hushed truths
of this strange, unfamiliar land begin calling to her—sometimes as
lulling drumbeats in the night, sometimes as piercing shrieks.
by one, unanswered questions rise. No one will tell her why a line is
painted across the island or why she is forbidden to cross it. Her every
move—even her performance at the school dance—is graded as part of a
competition to become valedictorian, a title that brings rewards no one
will talk about. And Anne discovers that the parents of her peers
surrender million-dollar possessions to enroll their kids in Cania
Christy, leaving her to wonder what her lowly funeral director father
could have paid to get her in
As a beautiful senior
struggles to help Anne make sense of this cloak-and-dagger world without
breaking the rules that bind him, she must summon the courage to face
the impossible truth—and change it—before she and everyone she loves is
destroyed by it.
From the fabulous Jenn (and Mr. Doxies) at Tale of Two Doxies to celebrate my new job!
Holly's Inbox by Holly Denham
Ever wanted a peek at someone else's emails?
Holly Denham. It's her first day as a receptionist at a City investment
bank and, with no cooperate front-of-house experience, Holly is
struggling to keep up. Add to this her mad friends, dysfunctional family
and gossipy colleagues, and Holly's inbox is a daily source of drama,
laughter, scandal and even romance. But Holly's keeping a secret from
everyone - and the past is about to catch up with her...
When in Doubt Add Butter by Beth Harbison
As far as Gemma is
concerned, her days of dating are over. In fact, it’s her job to cater
other peoples’ dates, and that’s just fine by her. At thirty-seven, she
has her own business, working as a private chef, and her life feels full
and secure. She’s got six steady clients that keep her hands full.
Lex, the fussy but fabulous department store owner who loves Oysters
Rockefeller and 1950s comfort food; Willa, who needs to lose weight
under doctor’s orders but still believes butter makes everything better;
a colorful family who may or may not be part of the Russian mob; an
überwealthy Georgetown family; the picture-perfect Van Houghtens, whose
matriarch is “allergic to everything”; and finally, a man she calls “Mr.
Tuesday,” whom she has never met but who she is strangely drawn to.
Gemma, cooking is predictable. Recipes are certain. Use good
ingredients, follow the directions, and you are assured success. Life,
on the other hand, is full of variables. So when Gemma’s takes an
unexpected turn on a road she always thought was straight and narrow,
she must face her past and move on in ways she never would have
imagined. Because sometimes in life, all you need is a little hope, a
lot of courage, and---oh yes---butter.
So these two books showed up on my doorstep this week, after I had casually mentioned wanting to read them over the weekend. I am a sucker for any books with cupcakes on the cover...yum! So, thanks to my fabulous bestie!