Stacking the Shelves & #WeekReview 5/23/15
Stacking the Shelves hosted by Tynga's Reviews is meant for sharing books you are adding to your shelves. They can be physical, virtual and/or ARCs -- anything really that's ending up on your bookshelf for awhile. Or your children's in my case. Both my little people have their own shelves and I do include book purchases for them which is mostly why I even have bought books this week.
Also, check out my little guy's #booksarentdangerous photo on Twitter and then go post your own. A campaign happening across multiple social media platforms where if you post a pic with a book and tag it with #booksarentdangerous you can help First Book, Little Brown and The NOVL get books in underfunded school libraries thanks to Margaret Stohl and Kami Garcia for hosting.
Even in galaxies far, far away #booksarentdangerous! My son recs #TheIronTrial by @hollyblack @cassieclare. @TheNovl pic.twitter.com/h82aA6KLus— Just Me and Myself (@sabriel25) May 22, 2015
Yeah... those are storm troopers and Boba Fett in the background of the photo. Darth Vader was pleased to be included in my boy's photo for the campaign. Also, the boy loves THE IRON TRIAL by Cassie Clare and Holly Black and that's him getting his own copy since we already own a hardcover of the book and he doesn't like sharing books with his mum and sis.
The TOMBQUEST books are for the boy and I will probably not read those. THE IRON TRIAL has already been talked about up above and why it shows up in "bought books" even though we already own a copy of it. THE 13TH REALITY is by James Dashner and my daughter is reading MAZE RUNNER right now since she really liked the movie and wants to be caught up on the books before watching The Scorch Trials. We all want to read Jonathan Stroud's 2nd in the LOCKWOOD & CO. series because he is such an amazing author who we really adore writing-wise and real-life wise.
WHILE YOU WERE GONE by Amy K. Nichols ~ Let me tell you how much I adored the first in this Duplexity duology! Soooooooo much! In fact, I gushed a bit about NOW THAT YOU'RE HERE on Amazon. Too happy that this ARC showed up today when I will have time over the weekend to read it.
Summary: An artist without a cause meets a rebel without a clue.
Eevee is a promising young artist and the governor’s daughter in a city where censorship is everywhere and security is everything. When a fire devastates her exhibition—years in the making—her dreams of attending an elite art institute are dashed. She’s struggling to find inspiration when she meets Danny, a boy from a different world. Literally.
Pretending to Be Erica by Michelle Painchaud ~ Really have not heard any prior buzz on this book until the publicist contacted me in regards to it. It looks really good though and both my daughter and I are looking forward to reading it. On Fangirlish, I should have an exclusive interview with the author, Michelle Painchaud closer to its July 2015 release date.
Summary: Seventeen-year-old Violet’s entire life has revolved around one thing: becoming Erica Silverman, an heiress kidnapped at age five and never seen again. Violet’s father, the best con man in Las Vegas, has a plan, chilling in its very specific precision. Violet shares a blood type with Erica; soon, thanks to surgery and blackmail, she has the same face, body, and DNA. She knows every detail of the Silvermans’ lives, as well as the PTSD she will have to fake around them. And then, when the time is right, she “reappears”—Erica Silverman, brought home by some kind of miracle. But she is also Violet, and she has a job: Stay long enough to steal the Silverman Painting, an Old Master legendary in the Vegas crime world. Walking a razor’s edge, calculating every decision, not sure sometimes who she is or what she is doing it for, Violet is an unforgettable heroine, and Pretending to be Erica is a killer debut.