Saturday, June 17, 2017

Stacking the Shelves

Stacking the Shelves is a weekly meme hosted by Tynga's Reviews. With this amazing meme, you can check out which books I've gotten this past week.

From Netgalley
Starborn (Worldmaker #1) by Lucy Houndsom
Death and destruction will bar her way. . .

Kyndra's fate holds betrayal and salvation, but the journey starts in her small village. On the day she comes of age, she accidentally disrupts an ancient ceremony, ending centuries of tradition. So when an unnatural storm targets her superstitious community, Kyndra is blamed. She fears for her life until two strangers save her, by wielding powers not seen for an age - powers fuelled by the sun and the moon.

Together, they flee to the hidden citadel of Naris. And here, Kyndra experiences disturbing visions of the past, showing war and one man's terrifying response. She'll learn more in the city's subterranean chambers, amongst fanatics and rebels. But first Kyndra will be brutally tested in a bid to unlock her own magic.

If she survives the ordeal, she'll discover a force greater than she could ever have imagined. But could it create as well as destroy? And can she control it, to right an ancient wrong?

From Raincoast 
Moxie by Jennifer Mathieu
An unlikely teenager starts a feminist revolution at a small-town Texan high school in the new novel from Jennifer Matheiu, author of The Truth About Alice.

MOXIE GIRLS FIGHT BACK!

Vivian Carter is fed up. Fed up with a school administration at her small-town Texas high school that thinks the football team can do no wrong. Fed up with sexist dress codes, hallway harassment, and gross comments from guys during class. But most of all, Viv Carter is fed up with always following the rules.

Viv's mom was a tough-as-nails, punk rock Riot Grrrl in the '90s, and now Viv takes a page from her mother's past and creates a feminist zine that she distributes anonymously to her classmates. She's just blowing off steam, but other girls respond. As Viv forges friendships with other young women across the divides of cliques and popularity rankings, she realizes that what she has started is nothing short of a girl revolution.

Moxie is a book about high school life that will make you wanna riot!

Wild Beauty by Anna-Marie McLemore
Love grows such strange things.

For nearly a century, the Nomeolvides women have tended the grounds of La Pradera, the lush estate gardens that enchant guests from around the world. They’ve also hidden a tragic legacy: if they fall in love too deeply, their lovers vanish. But then, after generations of vanishings, a strange boy appears in the gardens.

The boy is a mystery to Estrella, the Nomeolvides girl who finds him, and to her family, but he’s even more a mystery to himself; he knows nothing more about who he is or where he came from than his first name. As Estrella tries to help Fel piece together his unknown past, La Pradera leads them to secrets as dangerous as they are magical in this stunning exploration of love, loss, and family.
 


Just Friends by Tiffany Pitcock
A new spin on the classic smart-girl-and-bad-boy setup, this witty contemporary romance shows how easily a friendship – even one built on an elaborate lie – can become so much more.

Jenny meets Chance for the very first time when she is assigned as his partner in their Junior Oral Communications class. But after they rescue a doomed assignment with one clever lie, the whole school is suddenly convinced that Little-Miss-Really-Likes-Having-A’s and the most scandalous heartbreaker in school have been best friends forever. It’s amazing how quickly a lie can grow―especially when you really, really want it to be the truth.

With Jenny, Chance can live the normal life he’s always kind of wanted. And with Chance, Jenny can have the exciting teen experiences that TV shows and movies have always promised. Through it all, they hold on to the fact that they are “just friends.” But that might be the biggest lie of all.

Debut author Tiffany Pitcock delivers a spot-on depiction of first love and the high school rumor mill in Just Friends, chosen by readers like you for Macmillan's young adult imprint Swoon Reads.

Traded with Erry
The Sun Is Also a Star by Nicola Yoon
Natasha: I’m a girl who believes in science and facts. Not fate. Not destiny. Or dreams that will never come true. I’m definitely not the kind of girl who meets a cute boy on a crowded New York City street and falls in love with him. Not when my family is twelve hours away from being deported to Jamaica. Falling in love with him won’t be my story.

Daniel: I’ve always been the good son, the good student, living up to my parents’ high expectations. Never the poet. Or the dreamer. But when I see her, I forget about all that. Something about Natasha makes me think that fate has something much more extraordinary in store—for both of us.

The Universe: Every moment in our lives has brought us to this single moment. A million futures lie before us. Which one will come true?

Bought
My Beautiful Struggle by Jordan Bone
One day everything changed for Jordan in a car accident. This is the inspiring true story of how a girl got her life back.

Aged 15, Jordan Bone got into a car with friends. She would never walk again. Paralysed from the chest down, her life was changed forever. Becoming depressed and feeling like life wasn't worth living, these weren't the teenage years that Jordan had envisaged.

However, slowly but surely, she began to get herself out of the darkness. With a little help from the internet, Jordan started to embrace positive thinking and embarked on a personal journey to get her confidence - and her life - back. Eleven years on from the accident, Jordan creates her own beauty tutorials on YouTube and has a range of successful brand partnerships. She has reclaimed her life and her independence and now wants to share her inspirational story with others and is telling it through different aspects of beauty. This isn't a book about looking good on the surface, this is a story of inner strength, believing in yourself and finding motivation when you feel like all hope is gone.

This last one is actually a gift for my mom, but lets be honest... I'm going to read it anyways :)
What did you guys get this week? Let me know in the comments.

16 comments:

  1. I haven't heard of Starborn until now, but it sounds interesting! I hope you like it, Aneta! Moxie sounds downright amazing, as does Just Friends! I hope to get to those soon. Great haul!!

    I hope you have a wonderful week!
    Genni @ Ready, Set, Read!

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    1. Thanks so much Genni :)
      I've just started reading Moxie and I love it already

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  2. Lovely haul of books! I hope you enjoy them, Aneta :) Their covers - especially Wild Beauty - are SO gorgeous.

    Amy @ A Magical World Of Words

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    1. Right? It's definitely one of my favourite covers of this year :)
      Thanks for visiting Amy!

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  3. OOoh nice!!! The covers for Wild Beauty and Starborn are gorgeous!! Hope you enjoy all the new lovelies!

    My STS will be up tomorrow, so stop by then if you can!

    Have a GREAT day!

    Old Follower :)

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    1. Thanks so much Jessica :)
      Starborn definitely has a very unique cover.

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  4. Wild Beauty looks awesome. I hope you love all of your new books.

    Grace @ Books of Love

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    1. Yes! I can't wait to start reading it :)
      Thanks for visiting Grace

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  5. I'm super excited for Moxie and Wild Beauty, I can't wait to hear your thoughts on both of them!
    Megan @ http://wanderingsofabookbird.blogspot.co.uk/

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    1. I'm so excited to read both of them. I truly hope I enjoy them :)
      Thanks for visiting Megan

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  6. I hadn't heard of Starborn until now but it sounds really good! I love the cover for Wild Beauty! So pretty! I hope you love all of your new books and have a great week!

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    1. Thanks so much Julie.
      Glad I could introduce you to Starborn

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  7. Amazing book haul! The cover for Wild Beauty is sooo gorgeous, I cannot wait to read it :) Thanks for sharing!

    Brittany @ Brittany's Book Rambles

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  8. Most of these are new to me. I have The Sun is Also a Star on my shelf but haven't read it yet. I hope you love all of your new books!

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    1. Well I hope we both love it. I probably wont be getting around to it anytime soon.
      Thanks for visiting .

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