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Review: The Raven Boys by Maggie Stiefvater


From Goodreads:

“There are only two reasons a non-seer would see a spirit on St. Mark’s Eve,” Neeve said. “Either you’re his true love . . . or you killed him.”

It is freezing in the churchyard, even before the dead arrive.

Every year, Blue Sargent stands next to her clairvoyant mother as the soon-to-be dead walk past. Blue herself never sees them—not until this year, when a boy emerges from the dark and speaks directly to her.

His name is Gansey, and Blue soon discovers that he is a rich student at Aglionby, the local private school. Blue has a policy of staying away from Aglionby boys. Known as Raven Boys, they can only mean trouble.

But Blue is drawn to Gansey, in a way she can’t entirely explain. He has it all—family money, good looks, devoted friends—but he’s looking for much more than that. He is on a quest that has encompassed three other Raven Boys: Adam, the scholarship student who resents all the privilege around him; Ronan, the fierce soul who ranges from anger to despair; and Noah, the taciturn watcher of the four, who notices many things but says very little.

For as long as she can remember, Blue has been warned that she will cause her true love to die. She never thought this would be a problem. But now, as her life becomes caught up in the strange and sinister world of the Raven Boys, she’s not so sure anymore.

From Maggie Stiefvater, the bestselling and acclaimed author of the Shiver trilogy and The Scorpio Races, comes a spellbinding new series where the inevitability of death and the nature of love lead us to a place we’ve never been before.

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Stacking the Shelves 6

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Hello! Welcome to another edition of Stacking the Shelves! It’s been a crazy week for me and I think it’s caused my body to break down a bit:( Nonetheless I’m here and to start things off, here’s what happened on the blog this week…

And now for my book goodies for the week! I was actually able to grab a couple books off this week’s TTT list which I’m excited for…


The Lost Girl by Sangu Mandanna — Such an interesting concept and it’s set in India!
Buy it: Amazon (Kindle) | Book Depository

The Shadow Society by Marie Rutkoski — Honestly, I think the main reason I wanted this was because of the cover:/ But still I think it’ll be a decent read.
Buy it: Amazon (Kindle) | Book Depository

The Broken Lands by Kate Milford — Oh what fun- 19th century New York City:D
Buy it: Amazon (Kindle) | Book Depository

Yup okay that’s all for this week!

What lovelies did you get this week? Leave your link and I’ll find out:)

Waiting on Wednesday: Mind Games by Kiersten White

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I had a bit of trouble coming up with this week’s WoW pick. Sure there’s plenty of books I’m waiting for, but I try to feature ones that are close to being released and most of the ones I want don’t come out until spring! Thankfully, there was at least one book on my TBR list that comes out in a couple of months and from early reviews it looks promising…

mindgamesTitle: Mind Games
Author: Kiersten White
Genres: Young Adult, Dystopian, Science Fiction
Publication Date: February 19, 2013
Pre-Order: Amazon (Kindle) | Book Depository

From Goodreads:
Fia was born with flawless instincts. Her first impulse, her gut feeling, is always exactly right. Her sister, Annie, is blind to the world around her—except when her mind is gripped by strange visions of the future.

Trapped in a school that uses girls with extraordinary powers as tools for corporate espionage, Annie and Fia are forced to choose over and over between using their abilities in twisted, unthinkable ways… or risking each other’s lives by refusing to obey.

In a stunning departure from her New York Times bestselling Paranormalcy trilogy, Kiersten White delivers a slick, edgy, heartstoppingly intense psychological thriller about two sisters determined to protect each other—no matter the cost.

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Review: Black City by Elizabeth Richards


From Goodreads:

A dark and tender post-apocalyptic love story set in the aftermath of a bloody war.

In a city where humans and Darklings are now separated by a high wall and tensions between the two races still simmer after a terrible war, sixteen-year-olds Ash Fisher, a half-blood Darkling, and Natalie Buchanan, a human and the daughter of the Emissary, meet and do the unthinkable—they fall in love. Bonded by a mysterious connection that causes Ash’s long-dormant heart to beat, Ash and Natalie first deny and then struggle to fight their forbidden feelings for each other, knowing if they’re caught, they’ll be executed—but their feelings are too strong.

When Ash and Natalie then find themselves at the center of a deadly conspiracy that threatens to pull the humans and Darklings back into war, they must make hard choices that could result in both their deaths.
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Stacking the Shelves (5)


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Hello everyone and happy December!!!

Here’s a roundup of my week if you missed it…

And so on to my haul this week and as usual we’ll start with my Strand purchases…

Falling Kingdoms (Falling Kingdoms #1) by Morgan Rhodes — AH! How I love it when I find an unofficially released copy of book I want! Buy it: Amazon (Kindle) | Book Depository
publication date: December 11, 2012

The Forsaken (The Forsaken #1) by Lisa M. Stasse — This has been on my TBR pile for awhile and I completely forgot about it until the cover reveal for book 2, The Uprising, earlier this week.
Buy it: Amazon (Kindle) | Book Depository

Renegade (The Elysium Chronicles #1) by J.A. Souders — Woo! I’ve waited so long for this and I’m so happy I found it!
Buy it: Amazon (Kindle) | Book Depository

From NetGalley…


Pantomime by Laura Lam — I only just heard of this a couple of weeks ago as some people had this on their StS, but it seems like a fantastic stand alone read!


And one of my best friends went to the Philippines recently and brought back a souvenir for me and Just a Lil Lost!!

What did you get this week? Leave me your link and I’ll find out:)

Top Ten Tuesday: Most Anticipated 2013 Releases


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My how the year has gone by so quickly! 2013 is just around the corner and there’s plenty of books waiting for us to get our noses in them:) This week’s Top Ten is the Most Anticipated 2013 Releases! I’m happy that there’s so many of my favorite authors/series returning and I’m excited to read some debuts! Here’s my list in publication date order…

1) Splintered by A.G. Howard (January 1)

2) The Archived (The Archived #1) by Victoria Schwab (January 22)

3) The Madman’s Daughter by Megan Shepherd (January 29)

4) Scarlet (Lunar Chronicles #2) by Marissa Meyer (February 5)

5) Unravel Me (Shatter Me #2) by Tahereh Mafi (February 5)

6) Sever (The Chemical Garden #3) by Lauren DeStefano (February 12)

7) Clockwork Princess (The Infernal Devices #3) by Cassandra Clare (March 19)

8) Taken (Taken #1) by Eric Bowman (April 16)

9) Isla and the Happily Ever After by Stephanie Perkins (May 7)

10) Not a Drop to Drink by Mindy McGinnis (September 9)

What’s on your list? Leave your link and I’ll find out:)

Review: The Diviners by Libba Bray


From Goodreads:
Evie O’Neill has been exiled from her boring old hometown and shipped off to the bustling streets of New York City–and she is pos-i-toot-ly thrilled. New York is the city of speakeasies, shopping, and movie palaces! Soon enough, Evie is running with glamorous Ziegfield girls and rakish pickpockets. The only catch is Evie has to live with her Uncle Will, curator of The Museum of American Folklore, Superstition, and the Occult–also known as “The Museum of the Creepy Crawlies.”

When a rash of occult-based murders comes to light, Evie and her uncle are right in the thick of the investigation. And through it all, Evie has a secret: a mysterious power that could help catch the killer–if he doesn’t catch her first.

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