Stack the Shelves Saturday



Stacking the shelves is a meme hosted by Tyngas Reviews. It’s a weekly haul meme designed for book lovers who need to share the enthusiasm for books that have been bought or borrowed that you’re terribly excited about or that you might not get around to review any time soon.A couple of weeks ago I posted a Stack the Shelves Saturday all about Richelle Mead’s Dark Swan series and in it I mentioned not having book 1 and how I was waiting on book 1 to arrive in order to complete the set and begin reading…

Well it’s taken 2 weeks but yesterday…

Storm Born

Storm Born finally arrived! YAY! I have a few other books now lined up for the rest of 2016 but I will be dedicating some time to this series early next year. I can’t wait. I just hope its good now.

Just typical. No love life to speak of for months, then all at once, every horny creature in the Otherworld wants to get in your pants…

Eugenie Markham is a powerful shaman who does a brisk trade banishing spirits and fey who cross into the mortal world. Mercenary, yes, but a girl’s got to eat. Her most recent case, however, is enough to ruin her appetite. Hired to find a teenager who has been taken to the Otherworld, Eugenie comes face to face with a startling prophecy—one that uncovers dark secrets about her past and claims that Eugenie’s first-born will threaten the future of the world as she knows it.

Now Eugenie is a hot target for every ambitious demon and Otherworldy ne’er-do-well, and the ones who don’t want to knock her up want her dead. Eugenie handles a Glock as smoothly as she wields a wand, but she needs some formidable allies for a job like this. She finds them in Dorian, a seductive fairy king with a taste for bondage, and Kiyo, a gorgeous shape-shifter who redefines animal attraction. But with enemies growing bolder and time running out, Eugenie realizes that the greatest danger is yet to come, and it lies in the dark powers that are stirring to life within her…

All I Ever WantedI’m trying to cut back on the number of books I buy now, opting to use the library or read some of the books I already own instead but when I saw Lucy Dillon had written another book I couldn’t resist buying it. I love her writing and the stories always melt my heart. She’s like a softer, cuter version of Jojo Moyes (another author I totally adore). Anyway I’ve added All I Ever Wanted to my collection and I’m not sure when I will get round to reading it but I hope sometime soon.

Nancy is four, nearly five. She talks all the time: in the car, on the way to nursery, to her extrovert older brother, to her collection of bears. But then, one February morning, everything changes. Nancy’s mum and dad split up. Her father Patrick moves away from their Bristol home to Newcastle. And Nancy stops talking.
Eva is forty-four, nearly forty-five. She didn’t expect to be the third wife of a much-loved household name, but eight years ago, she and semi-retired bad boy Michael Quinn fell in love. Eva knew marrying a much older man meant compromises, but it was the love of a lifetime for them both – until Mickey dies suddenly, leaving Eva alone with his gossipy diaries, their two pugs, and a distressing voice in the back of her mind, wondering if perhaps she’s sacrificed more than she meant to.
While Nancy’s parents negotiate their separation, the question of weekend contact is solved when Patrick volunteers his sister Eva’s house. It’s in Longhampton, an hour out of Bristol, with plenty of room for her to get to know a niece and nephew she’s barely met – even if Nancy continues to refuse to speak. Patrick is sure it’s just a phase but his soon-to-be-ex-wife is worried that something more traumatic lies at the heart of their daughter’s selective mutism.
Meanwhile, Eva begins to read through Mickey’s diaries, and with every page she’s forced to confront a view of her marriage that turns everything she believed about her late husband, her self – and her own heart – on its head. The fortnightly presence of two children in her peaceful, grown-up home – one constantly singing and performing, the other wordless and sad – initially drives Eva and the two pugs, Bumble and Bee, to exhaustion, but as spring turns into summer, a trust slowly begins to form between an anxious little girl with a heartbreaking secret, and a woman who has realised too late that what her soul yearns for is the love of a child.

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One comment on “Stack the Shelves Saturday

  1. betwixt-these-pages

    Oooh, great haul this week! I don’t know either of these books, but those covers are super fun! I don’t blame you on cutting back on your book-buying… I really should do that, myself. I have SO MANY to read as it is, and yet I just keep adding more! It’s a serious problem.

    Here’s hoping you enjoy all your recent bookish acquisitions! I posted up my Stacking the Shelves this morning, if you’re interested in checking it out. No pressure or worries if you’re not, though! Either way, happy book-ing to you…and have a great weekend!

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