Friday, 27 May 2016

Stacking the Shelves #2


Hosted by Tynga's Reviews. I missed out on last week's Stacking the Shelves so this week I shall be sharing books that I received last week as well as this week. I have only received a few but I can't wait to get stuck into them! 

Physical

Every Exquisite Thing by Matthew Quick

Nanette O'Hare is an unassuming teen who has played the role of dutiful daughter, hardworking student, and star athlete for as long as she can remember. But when a beloved teacher gives her his worn copy of The Bugglegum Reaper--a mysterious, out-of-print cult classic--the rebel within Nanette awakens. 

As she befriends the reclusive author, falls in love with a young troubled poet, and attempts to insert her true self into the world with wild abandon, Nanette learns the hard way that rebellion sometimes comes at a high price.





The Hope Family Calendar by Mike Gayle
Tom Hope is broken. Ever since his wife Laura died he hasn't been the same man, and definitely not the same father. Luckily for Tom his mother-in-law Linda is around to pick up the pieces and look after his two struggling daughters, Evie and Lola.
But Tom getting arrested on the first anniversary of his wife's death is the last straw for Linda.
In a last bid attempt to make Tom reconnect with his daughters she takes drastic action and leaves for Australia. With two fast-maturing daughters Tom has to learn how to accept his responsibilities and navigate the newly dicovered world of single fatherhood - starting immediately.
With only himself to rely on, will Tom fall back into grief or finally step up and be the father his girls need?
Digital
Dear Amy by Helen Callaghan
Margot Lewis is the agony aunt for The Cambridge Examiner. Her advice column, Dear Amy, gets all kinds of letters - but none like the one she's just received: 

'Dear Amy, 
I don't know where I am. I've been kidnapped and am being held prisoner by a strange man. I'm afraid he'll kill me. 
Please help me soon, 
Bethan Avery'

Bethan Avery has been missing for years. This is surely some cruel hoax. But, as more letters arrive, they contain information that was never made public. How is this happening? Answering this question will cost Margot everything . . .

Elemental Secrets by Elle Middaugh
Valerie Moore was a beautiful, headstrong girl with below-average social skills and above-average anxiety (including a flair for over-analyzing). 

With her mother long deceased, and her father recently deployed, she ends up being sent to live with her eccentric aunt in a tiny town nestled in the mountains of Pennsylvania. But, being a Navy brat had made her into a bit of a loner, and making friends certainly wasn’t her strongest suit. As if the life of a typical teen wasn’t hard enough. 

But Valerie soon discovers she’s not a typical teenager. Not by a long shot. 

SECRETS are revealed… 

…About her family, about her newfound friends and relationships, and about her whole world… Things that have been kept from her for her entire life… 
But the biggest secret of all is revealed when Valerie discovers that she has Elemental powers, and a chain of inexplicable and irrevocable events unleashes throughout the little town… 

9 comments:

  1. Very nice. A lot of your books are new to me. I hope you love all of your new books.

    Grace @ Books of Love

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  2. Fun haul! Elemental Secrets especially caught my attention! Happy reading!

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  3. I remember hearing good things about Every Exquisite Thing. Enjoy all your books!

    My Stacking the Shelves

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  4. Great haul! You got some really amazing books this week :)

    Sofia @ SofiaLovesReading

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  5. I haven't heard of these but they sound interesting!

    Enjoy your new books! :)

    Kyra @ Blog of a Bookaholic
    My Book Haul!

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  6. I haven't heard of those books yet but they look interesting :) enjoy! I went all Rick Riordan on my buying this week. Just stopping by to say hi!

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  8. I haven't heard about these books but they sound interesting :) Enjoy!

    http://allthedoodlesnscribbles.blogspot.com

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