Saturday, March 29, 2014

Stacking the Shelves (March 29)

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.


Veronica Mars: The Thousand Dollar Tan Line by Rob Thomas and Jennifer Graham

From Rob Thomas, the creator of the television series and movie phenomenon Veronica Mars, comes the first book in a thrilling mystery series that picks up where the feature film left off.

Ten years after graduating from high school in Neptune, California, Veronica Mars is back in the land of sun, sand, crime, and corruption. She’s traded in her law degree for her old private investigating license, struggling to keep Mars Investigations afloat on the scant cash earned by catching cheating spouses until she can score her first big case.

Now it’s spring break, and college students descend on Neptune, transforming the beaches and boardwalks into a frenzied, week-long rave. When a girl disappears from a party, Veronica is called in to investigate. But this is no simple missing person’s case; the house the girl vanished from belongs to a man with serious criminal ties, and soon Veronica is plunged into a dangerous underworld of drugs and organized crime. And when a major break in the investigation has a shocking connection to Veronica’s past, the case hits closer to home than she ever imagined.

For Review:

The Shadow Prince (Into the Dark #1) by Bree Despain

Haden Lord, the disgraced prince of the Underrealm, has been sent to the mortal world to entice a girl into returning with him to the land of the dead. Posing as a student at Olympus Hills High—a haven for children of the rich and famous—Haden must single out the one girl rumored to be able to restore immortality to his race.

Daphne Raines has dreams much bigger than her tiny southern Utah town, so when her rock star dad suddenly reappears, offering her full tuition to Olympus Hills High’s prestigious music program, she sees an opportunity to catch the break she needs to make it as a singer. But upon moving into her estranged father’s mansion in California, and attending her glamorous new school, Daphne soon realizes she isn’t the only student in Olympus who doesn’t quite belong.

Haden and Daphne—destined for each other—know nothing of the true stakes their fated courtship entails. As war between the gods brews, the teenagers’ lives collide. But Daphne won’t be wooed easily and when it seems their prophesied link could happen, Haden realizes something he never intended—he’s fallen in love. Now to save themselves, Haden and Daphne must rewrite their destinies. But as their destinies change, so do the fates of both their worlds.

 Published by EgmontUSA

The Body in the Woods by April Henry

In this new series told from multiple perspectives, teen members of a search and rescue team discover a dead body in the woods.

Alexis, Nick, and Ruby have very different backgrounds: Alexis has spent her life covering for her mom’s mental illness, Nick’s bravado hides his fear of not being good enough, and Ruby just wants to pursue her eccentric interests in a world that doesn’t understand her. When the three teens join Portland County Sheriff’s Search and Rescue, they are teamed up to search for a autistic man lost in the woods. What they find instead is a dead body. In a friendship that will be forged in danger, fear, and courage, the three team up to find the girl’s killer—before he can strike one of their own.

This first book in April Henry’s Point Last Seen YA mystery series is full of riveting suspense, putting readers in the middle of harrowing rescues and crime scene investigations.

Published by Henry Holt and Co. 
Release Date: June 17, 2014

The Kiss of Deception by Mary E. Pearson

In a society steeped in tradition, Princess Lia’s life follows a preordained course. As First Daughter, she is expected to have the revered gift of sight—but she doesn’t—and she knows her parents are perpetrating a sham when they arrange her marriage to secure an alliance with a neighboring kingdom—to a prince she has never met.

On the morning of her wedding, Lia flees to a distant village. She settles into a new life, hopeful when two mysterious and handsome strangers arrive—and unaware that one is the jilted prince and the other an assasin sent to kill her. Deception abounds, and Lia finds herself on the brink of unlocking perilous secrets—even as she finds herself falling in love.

Published by Henry Holt and Co.
Release Date: July 15, 2014

I've also apparently never shared a photo of my cat, Zeus (gasp!). He may look cute and cuddly at first, but he may be a zombie...


Unknown said...

The Kiss of Deception is on my TBR list as well. I can't wait to get my hands on it, the book sounds like it could become one of my favourite books ever. :) Happy reading and have a great weekend!

tsukikomew said...

I also picked up the Veronica Mars book. I cannot wait to read it. Happy reading!

Tsuki’s STS

Alexia561 said...

Zeus is adorable! Hope for your sake that he's not really a zombie! *L*

Tales of Whimsy said...

Ok I just tweeted, I'm confused do I listen to the Veronica Mars audiobook 1st or see the movie 1st? The film comes first?

OMG look at your kitty! He is SO cute. And sooooo sassy! I love that pic of him on the blankets. Now that you've shared him with us, I can totally see him laughing at you. In my mind his voice sounds like Salem's on Sabrina the Teenage Witch. (

Anonymous said...

Hahaha, your cat looks great. My bunny always looks like she's got demon eyes when we take photos...

Nice little haul this week, I hope you enjoy them.

My StS.

Unknown said...

I have copies of the last three books for review, but I haven't read them yet.

Thanks for stopping by and happy reading :)

Milka said...

I never watched Veronica Mars, but I keep seeing that book on several STS posts this week and I start thinking I should probably watch it...

The Kiss of Deception sounds and looks amazing!

Have a great weekend and happy reading! :)

maria helena said...

Thanks for the visit. Great book haul this week. I want to read Veronica Mars (loved the movie!) and The Shadow Prince.

Unknown said...

The Body in the Woods looks really interesting! I'll definitely have to check it out :)

Anonymous said...

Ooh, spooky cat eyes! I love it!

I'm SO excited to read The Kiss of Deception! I received an eARC a while back and I plan on getting to it soon!

I hope you enjoy it, and thanks for stopping by my STS @ Addicted Readers! :)

Zoe N. said...

So many great books! Hope you enjoy them all! I'll definitely be on the lookout for your reviews for all of these lovelies! ;)

Thanks for sharing! :D
~ Zoe @ The Infinite To-Read Shelf

Jillyn said...

Good haul this week. Enjoy them all! :) My STS

Dre Wolf said...

So many awesome books! I am a fan of Veronica Mars and I might just pick up that book, really awesome XD

Leydy said...

I love Veronica Mars! Enjoy your haul! BTW you have a new follower and sent a request on GR :)


Leydy from OUAT & RCE

Charnell @ Reviews from a Bookworm said...

Nice haul. I can't wait to read The Kiss of Deception, it looks so good! I hope you enjoy all of your books :) My STS.

Rachel Marie said...

The Kiss of Deception looks really good, hope you enjoy it!

The Bookish Manicurist said...

I can't wait to read the VM novel, it sounds SO good! And Zeus is gorgeous!

Lisa Collins said...

Oh my gosh! Your cats eyes scared the heck out of me because I wasn't expecting it! Hahaha. That's so ridiculous. The other night my cat was in a room and the light from where I was made her eyes glow. That freaked me out too because I didn't know she was there. It was just completely dark and then EYES. Haha. *shakes head*

Unknown said...

I'm hoping to read Veronica Mars soon too, I loved that show!! And I love that picture of your zombie cat haha! :)

Tressa @ Wishful Endings said...

You got some great books this week! I hope you love them all! Thanks for stopping by.

Tressa @ Tressa's Wishful Endings

Danica @ Rainy Tree Reader said...

A Veronica Mars BOOK?! Oh sweet glory, that sounds BEAUTIFUL! And I'm SUPER jealous that you have The Shadow Prince, I want to read it BAD!

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