Stacking the Shelves - Hosted by: Tynga’s Reviews
Description: Stacking The Shelves is all about sharing the books you are adding to your shelves, may it be physical or virtual. This means you can include books you buy in physical store or online, books you borrow from friends or the library, review books, gifts and of course ebooks!
Let me just start by saying that I've had a pretty excellent book week and I am very happy with my finds and purchases :). To start with, I went and bought the second book in the At Somerton series by Leila Rasheed - Diamonds and Deceit...I read the first book Cinders & Sapphires in a day, and I had to know what happened! (...and feed my Downton Abbey withdrawals.) I have already finished this one (again a one day read!), and will be posting a review shortly, but it did not disappoint! Plus look at that cover - gorgeous right?
My other two purchases were The Captive Maiden and Where the Stars Still Shine. I love both of the covers for these two books, and I've had my eye on The Captive Maiden for awhile now. I am a sucker for fairy tale retellings, and this one happens to be a Cinderella retelling. I've also heard great things about the author (Melanie Dickerson), but have not had the chance to try her out yet.
Where the Stars Still Shine was my Kindle deal of the week, it was only $1.99. For that price who can resist a beautiful cover and intriguing premise? I think both sound like excellent reads, so I'm very excited to try them out.
My bookstore finds this week include three new to me authors, one of whom I've seen around on other blogs and have been meaning to try out. My first buy was Something Like Normal by Trish Dollar (who also wrote Where The Stars Still Shine my $1.99 Kindle deal of the week buy). This one looks really good, and I love the topic she's tackling, so I'm really looking forward to this read. I have to say, I'm a bit of a sucker for YA books that try to open up discussion around tough, relevant, real life topics.
My other two choices funnily enough both include the word secret in their titles. Maid of Secrets and Manor of Secrets are both historical drama type reads, I always love a good trip back in time.
Manor of Secrets instantly appealed to me, not only because of the cover - have you looked at this cover? But also because of the time period and the fact that it reminds me of Downton Abbey (have I mentioned that I love that show?).
Maid of Secrets on the other hand, involves a historical setting and a "secret society of protectors" in the court of Queen Elizabeth. Secrets, intrigue, a royal court setting, and espionage? I'm sold! I think it sounds very intriguing and fun, cannot wait to try it out.
How about you - what are your favorite genres or plot features that have you "sold"? Anyone else buy any great new reads this week? Please feel free to comment and share a link to your new reads below.
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