Saturday, March 8, 2014

Stacking the Shelves (March 8)


Stacking the Shelves
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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!

Kindle Buys:

        

Rae of Hope by W.J. May -
How hard do you have to shake the family tree to find the truth about the past? 

Fifteen year-old Rae Kerrigan never really knew her family's history. Her mother and father died when she was young and it is only when she accepts a scholarship to the prestigious Guilder Boarding School in England that a mysterious family secret is revealed.  

Will the sins of the father be the sins of the daughter? 

As Rae struggles with new friends, a new school and a star-struck forbidden love, she must also face the ultimate challenge: receive a tattoo on her sixteenth birthday with specific powers that may bind her to an unspeakable darkness. It's up to Rae to undo the dark evil in her family's past and have a ray of hope for her future. (Amazon)


The Penny Pinchers Club by Sarah Strohmeyer -

Living in suburban New Jersey, Kat has a pretty serious retail habit. Now it looks like her husband Griff is having an affair...and setting up a secret bank account in preparation for a divorce. Suspecting her spending habits may be driving him away, Kat's determined to save her marriage by saving some money. But when her rich ex-fiancé turns up with a tempting bargain, she'll have to decide whether love conquers mall… (Amazon)


Playing the Field by Janette Rallison -

Thirteen-year old McKay is a talented baseball player, but as equally untalented when it comes to algebra. If he doesn't bring his grade up, his parents threaten to make him quit the team.

His best friend Tony thinks the natural solution is for McKay to befriend Serena, a pretty girl in class, who also happens to get straight A's in algebra. Not only will that get McKay the tutor he desperately needs, but it will give Tony the chance to flirt with Serena's two best friends. Unfortunately, if McKay follows Tony's advice on how to "play the game," he might find himself in an even worse spot than when he was merely failing algebra. With a keen sense of wit, and more self-confidence than he gives himself credit for, McKay will keep readers alternately laughing and groaning as he is dragged kicking and screaming into the subtle (and often not so subtle) world of teen dating. (Amazon)


My Kindle grabs for this week consisted of two YA authors and one adult author. Janette Rallison is a great YA Contemporary author, one I have really enjoyed in the past and I was lucky enough to grab this one for $2.99 on Amazon. The other title I grabbed was another Kindle deal, and an author I hadn't heard of before but that was recommended to me based on my reading preferences. It sounds pretty good, and I'm excited to try out someone new. Finally, I grabbed a (new to me) Sarah Strohmeyer read. Ms. Strohmeyer is a writer of contemporary YA and Adult fiction, and a New England writer. I really love her books, both YA and Adult, so I was so psyched to pick up her newest book.


Bookstore Buys:
    

Always Something There to Remind Me by Beth Harbison -
New York Times bestselling author Beth Harbison makes an emotional and literary leap, in a novel where one woman discovers that there is no closure with her first love of two decades ago

Can you ever really know if love is true? And if it is, should you stop at anything to get it?

Two decades ago, Erin Edwards was sure she’d already found the love of her life: Nate Lawson. Her first love. The one with whom she shared everything--dreams of the future, of children, plans for forever. The one she thought she would spend the rest of her life with. Until one terrible night when Erin made a mistake Nate could not forgive and left her to mourn the relationship she could never forget or get over.

Today, Erin is contentedly involved with a phenomenal guy, maneuvering a successful and exciting career, and raising a great daughter all on her own. So why would the name “Nate Lawson” be the first thing to enter her mind when her boyfriend asks her to marry him?

In the wake of the proposal, Erin finds herself coming unraveled over the past, and the love she never forgot. The more she tries to ignore it and move on, the more it haunts her.

Always Something There to Remind Me is a story that will resonate with any woman who has ever thought of that one first love and wondered, “Where is he?” and “What if…?” Filled with Beth Harbison’s trademark nostalgia humor and heart, it will transport you, and inspire you to believe in the power of first love. (Amazon)

Catherine by April Lindner -
A forbidden romance. A modern mystery. Wuthering Heights as you've never seen it before.Catherine is tired of struggling musicians befriending her just so they can get a gig at her Dad's famous Manhattan club, The Underground. Then she meets mysterious Hence, an unbelievably passionate and talented musician on the brink of success. As their relationship grows, both are swept away in a fiery romance. But when their love is tested by a cruel whim of fate, will pride keep them apart?
Chelsea has always believed that her mom died of a sudden illness, until she finds a letter her dad has kept from her for years -- a letter from her mom, Catherine, who didn't die: She disappeared. Driven by unanswered questions, Chelsea sets out to look for her -- starting with the return address on the letter: The Underground.
 Told in two voices, twenty years apart, Catherine interweaves a timeless forbidden romance with a captivating modern mystery. (Amazon)

Pivot Point by Kasie West -
Perfect for fans of Sliding Doors, Kasie West's riveting novel Pivot Point follows a girl with the power to see her potential futures.

Addison Coleman's life is one big "What if?" As a Searcher, a special type of clairvoyant, whenever Addie is faced with a choice, she is able to look into the future and see both outcomes. So when her parents tell her they are getting a divorce and she has to pick who she wants to live with, a Search has never been more important.


In one future Addie is living with her mom in the life she's always known and is being pursued by the most popular guy in school. In the other she is the new girl in school, where she falls for a cute, quiet artist. Then Addie finds herself drawn into a murder investigation, and her fate takes a darker turn. With so much to lose in either future, Addie must decide which reality she's willing to live through . . . and who she's willing to live without. (Amazon)



So excited for my bookstore grabs this week! I managed to grab an author I have heard many good things about but have yet to read myself (Kasie West). I grabbed what sounds like a really intriguing retelling of Wuthering Heights by another new to me YA author - Catherine by April Lindner. And finally I grabbed a new to me Beth Haribson title, that sounded like a very sweet, fun read.


What were your finds this week? 
Please feel free to comment and share a link to your new reads below. 


Jenn
 Tale of Two Doxies




43 comments:

  1. Great haul! =D

    All the books look pretty good. I'd really love to read Pivot Point myself.

    Happy Reading!

    My STS!

    ~Stephanie @ Bookfever

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    1. Thanks, I'm pretty excited about all of them - although a bit worried about my quickly growing TBR pile staring me down :) I keep hearing great things about Pivot Point - hoping to get to it sooner rather than later with the new one out, thanks for stopping by!

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  2. Rae of Hope looks interesting, and I really want to read Pivot Point. It looks amazing! Thanks for stopping by :)

    Elen @ A World of Reviews

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    1. It does, I'm interested to see where Rae of Hope goes and Pivot Point seems to be very popular so I'm feeling good about that one. Thanks for stopping by!

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  3. OOh nice! These are new to me! Hope you enjoy them all!

    My STS will be up tomorrow, so be sure to stop by then!

    Have a GREAT day!

    Old Follower :)

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    1. Thanks! I'm pretty psyched for all of these - thanks for stopping by!

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  4. Catherine looks really great! I might need to break down and buy it, even though it will be *forever* before I can finally get to reading it. :) Pivot Point is also on my list of books to get to reading at some point. :)

    Enjoy your new reads and thanks for dropping by my StS.

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    1. :) Ha - can totally relate to the endless to buy book list, thanks for stopping by!

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  5. Awesome haul, Jenn! I really want Pivot Point as well, but I went totally overboard this week - I need to be very good for the next few weeks ;)

    Thanks for stopping by earlier. Happy reading.

    Lexxie @ (un)Conventional Bookviews

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    1. Ah, can relate - I need to cut back a bit - luckily it's my birthday soon, so hoping I can load up then and be good after. Thanks for visiting!

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  6. I need to read Pivot Point! I am excited for your review!
    Missie @ A Flurry of Ponderings

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    1. I keep hearing it's good, and now there's a second one so I definitely have to catch up - thanks for stopping by!

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  7. Great haul of books! I love the sound of The Penny Pinchers Club, might have to add that to my wishlist. I've read about half of Pivot Point but as I had it from the library I had to return it before I finished :( Catherine is on my wishlist as I loved Lindner's 'Jane', looking forward to hearing what you think of it.

    Enjoy your new books and happy reading :)

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    1. Thanks! I really enjoy Sarah Strohmeyer, so if you haven't had a chance to try her yet I'd definitely recommend her. I didn't realize there was a "Jane" book, I'll have to go find that one right away. Thanks for stopping by!

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  8. I haven't read any of these but happy reading!

    Tsuki’s STS

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  9. These look awesome! I hope you enjoy them all!

    Mary
    My STS

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    1. Thank you and thanks for stopping by!

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  10. You know that I love the cover of Pivot Point, and Always Something There to Remind Me is on my list (and now the song is stuck in my head). Happy reading :)

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    1. Haha - yes and now that I have it you're more than welcome to borrow Pivot Point. Enjoy the song :)

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  11. Ah Pivot Point! Pivot Point is amazing :-) I hope you enjoy all of your new books!

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    1. I keep hearing so many good things about it, I might have to move it up the TBR pile. Thanks for stopping by!

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  12. Some of these look really fun. I hope you enjoy them!

    My StS!

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    1. Thank you and thanks for stopping by!

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  13. Well, I haven't heard of any of these books yet aside from Pivot Point, which I really enjoyed, but I hope that you have fun reading all these goodies! Have a great weekend! :D
    Stacking the Shelves
    Officially Back + Co-Blogger! :D

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  14. Ooh, I've had Pivot Point on my to read list since the dawn of time (perhaps that's a little dramatic), can't wait to see your thoughts on it. I don't tend to read outside of YA too often, but the Penny Pinchers Club sounds really good, might sneak onto Amazon and pick myself up a copy. Thanks for putting it on my radar. Awesome haul.
    Stacking the Shelves

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    1. Lol that's how I feel about Pivot Point too - ha I finally broke and bought it seeing as I keep hearing so many good things :) As to The Penny Pinchers Club - I really enjoy the author Sarah Strohmeyer she writes Chick Lit and YA and so far I've loved all her stuff - hope you get a chance to try her. Thanks for stopping by!

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  15. Catherine and Pivot Point are both amazing! Hope you love all of these :D And thanks for stopping by!

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    1. Oooh yay! Love hearing positive reviews of new buys - thanks for stopping by!

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  16. Both Catherine and Pivot Point have been on my TBR list for a while but I haven't gotten round to reading them yet. Hope you enjoy all your books!

    My StS .
    Zareena @ Books and Books

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    1. Ha TBR lists are amazing like that, waaay to many good books - thanks for stopping by! :)

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  17. I've wanted to read both Jane and Catherine. Hope you enjoy all your books and thanks for visiting Annette's Book Spot!

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    1. I just found out about Jane - I definitely have to check that out since I loved the original. Thanks for visiting!

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  18. One of these days I really want to read a book by Sarah Strohmeyer. Great haul this week!
    Check out my STS.

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    1. She's definitely an author I really enjoy both her Chick Lit and YA books are worth checking out - thanks for stopping by!

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  19. Pivot Point was so, so good - the best of numerous parallel lives stories I read last year. I'm looking forward to Split Second!

    Stephanie @ Inspiring Insomnia

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    1. Great to hear - pretty excited to try it out! Thanks for stopping by :)

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  20. Nice haul. Playing the Field looks like a fun read and I am hoping to get to Pivot Point myself soon, it looks really great. I hope you enjoy all of your books :) My STS.

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    1. Thanks - I've really enjoyed other Janette Rallison reads, thanks for stopping by :)

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  21. Playing the Field is a cute read. It's more for tweens, but I still enjoyed it. I'm reading Pivot Point right now and will then be reading Split Second. Enjoy your books! Thanks for stopping by!

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    1. Glad to hear you enjoyed one - love to hear good things about books in my TBR pile. Thanks for visiting! :)

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  22. Lovely haul! I really wanna read Pivot Point; I've heard nothing but good things about it.

    Thanks for dropping by my STS! :D

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