Monday, February 24, 2014

Better Late than No Update :) Stackin the Shelves

What's new on my shelves?

Books I got in the mail, borrowed from the library/friends or digital book buys....

Okay so I took this weekend off from blogging , which is pretty abnormal from my usual blogging everyday routine. My best friend came down from Virginia so I had to show her a good time.  
So I'm here today just to share with everyone what books I got this weekend. 

My Stacking the Shelves is a little late this week but better late than no update, RIGHT Y'ALL!! lol

From the Library:

By: Alice Hoffman
Published: Feb. 18th 2014

Mesmerizing and illuminating, Alice Hoffman's The Museum of Extraordinary Things is the story of an electric and impassioned love between two vastly different souls in New York during the volatile first decades of the twentieth century.

Coralie Sardie is the daughter of the sinister impresario behind The Museum of Extraordinary Things, a Coney Island boardwalk freak show that thrills the masses. An exceptional swimmer, Coralie appears as the Mermaid in her father's museum, alongside performers like the Wolfman, the Butterfly Girl, and a one-hundred-year-old turtle. One night Coralie stumbles upon a striking young man taking pictures of moonlit trees in the woods off the Hudson River.

The dashing photographer is Eddie Cohen, a Russian immigrant who has run away from his father's Lower East Side Orthodox community and his job as a tailor's apprentice. When Eddie photographs the devastation on the streets of New York following the infamous Triangle Shirtwaist Factory fire, he becomes embroiled in the suspicious mystery behind a young woman's disappearance and ignites the heart of Coralie.

With its colorful crowds of bootleggers, heiresses, thugs, and idealists, New York itself becomes a riveting character as Hoffman weaves her trademark magic, romance, and masterful storytelling to unite Coralie and Eddie in a sizzling, tender, and moving story of young love in tumultuous times. The Museum of Extraordinary Things is Alice Hoffman at her most spellbinding

I saw this book at the book store and found it very intriguing and bizarrely enchanting! I'm really curious about this one, the price of it.... NOT SO MUCH! So I opted to check it out from the Library instead of buying it. We'll see if I like it enough to purchase it in the future~~

 Bought From the Bookstore:

By: Jane Yolen
Published: Nov. 10th, 2011

With her black hair, red lips, and lily-white skin, Summer is as beautiful as her father's garden. And her life in the mountains of West Virginia seems like a fairy tale; her parents sing and dance with her, Cousin Nancy dotes on her, and she is about to get a new baby brother. But when the baby dies soon after he's born, taking Summer's mama with him, Summer's fairy-tale life turns grim. Things get even worse when her father marries a woman who brings poisons and magical mirrors into Summer's world. Stepmama puts up a pretty face, but Summer suspects she's up to no good - and is afraid she's powerless to stop her.

This book was chosen for a challenge on Goodreads. Our group will be reading it soon, which I'm excited about. I've had my eye on it for a while! We'll see....

By: Brandon Sanderson
Published: May 30th, 2006

Elantris was the capital of Arelon: gigantic, beautiful, literally radiant, filled with benevolent beings who used their powerful magical abilities for the benefit of all. Yet each of these demigods was once an ordinary person until touched by the mysterious transforming power of the Shaod. Ten years ago, without warning, the magic failed. Elantrians became wizened, leper-like, powerless creatures, and Elantris itself dark, filthy, and crumbling.

Arelon's new capital, Kae, crouches in the shadow of Elantris. Princess Sarene of Teod arrives for a marriage of state with Crown Prince Raoden, hoping -- based on their correspondence -- to also find love. She finds instead that Raoden has died and she is considered his widow. Both Teod and Arelon are under threat as the last remaining holdouts against the imperial ambitions of the ruthless religious fanatics of Fjordell. So Sarene decides to use her new status to counter the machinations of Hrathen, a Fjordell high priest who has come to Kae to convert Arelon and claim it for his emperor and his god. 

But neither Sarene nor Hrathen suspect the truth about Prince Raoden. Stricken by the same curse that ruined Elantris, Raoden was secretly exiled by his father to the dark city. His struggle to help the wretches trapped there begins a series of events that will bring hope to Arelon, and perhaps reveal the secret of Elantris itself.

I've heard a lot of great things about this author. I've already got one of his other popular books, called Mistborn, so I figured it would hurt to have this one either. Especially when it was on sale for only $2 bucks!

By: Morgan Rhodes
Published: Dec. 3rd, 2013

Love, power, and magic collide with war in the second book of the Falling Kingdoms series

Auranos has fallen and the three kingdoms—Auranos, Limeros, and Paelsia—are now united as one country called Mytica. But still, magic beckons, and with it the chance to rule not just Mytica, but the world...

This is a sequel to Falling Kingdom so I don't want to say to much about this book for those who haven't read the first book yet. (WHICH I HIGHLY RECOMMEND!!!) This series is becoming one of my favorites. For those who LOVE high/epic fantasy, you will truly enjoy these books! I soon as I was done with Falling Kingdoms I went straight to the book store to purchase this one. I couldn't wait to have it in my hands! I am, however, going to wait to read it until it gets closer to book 3's release at the end of this year.

Received in the Mail

The Thief By: Megan Whalen Turner
Throne of Glass By: Sarah Maas
Splintered By: A.G. Howard
The Unbound By: Victoria Schwabb

I'm so excited about this week's book haul! All this wonderful books to fill my already overstuffed bookcase. Weeks like this bring so joy to my heart! So for this next couple of weeks I'm going to have my head in the books. I really want to knock this books out and gets some good reviews up for everyone.
Hopefully some of this books caught your eye and sparks some interest. Why not add some more goodies to those TBR lists :)



  1. I really should read more by Brandon Sanderson, I loved Steelheart!

    Missie @ A Flurry of Ponderings

    1. Everyone who recommended him to me said that I've got to read his Mistborn series!


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