Saturday, April 30, 2016

Stacking the Shelves (#3) 
Stacking The Shelves is a weekly meme hosted by Tynga's Reviews to showcase the amazing goodies that you procured throughout the week!

Hello everyone! First I want to let you all know that I am currently hosting two separate giveaways. The prizes include a all-in-one copy of The Chronicles of Narnia (US only) and any book from the book depository up to $18 (International).

For a chance to enter either of these amazing giveaways and to see my April Fandom of the Month unboxing click HERE!

This week I got my hands on three gorgeous books! I cannot wait to show you how amazing these look. :)

Title: Crimson Bound
Author: Rosamund Hodge

Crimson Bound "When Rachelle was fifteen she was good—apprenticed to her aunt and in training to protect her village from dark magic. But she was also reckless— straying from the forest path in search of a way to free her world from the threat of eternal darkness. After an illicit meeting goes dreadfully wrong, Rachelle is forced to make a terrible choice that binds her to the very evil she had hoped to defeat.

Three years later, Rachelle has given her life to serving the realm, fighting deadly creatures in an effort to atone. When the king orders her to guard his son Armand—the man she hates most—Rachelle forces Armand to help her find the legendary sword that might save their world. As the two become unexpected allies, they uncover far-reaching conspiracies, hidden magic, and a love that may be their undoing. In a palace built on unbelievable wealth and dangerous secrets, can Rachelle discover the truth and stop the fall of endless night?

Inspired by the classic fairy tale Little Red Riding Hood, Crimson Bound is an exhilarating tale of darkness, love, and redemption."

Title: the Great Hunt
Author: Wendy Higgens

The Great Hunt (Eurona Duology, #1) "When a strange beast terrorizes the kingdom of Lochlanach, fear stirs revolt. In an act of desperation, a proclamation is sent to all of Eurona—kill the creature and win the ultimate prize: the daughter of King Lochson’s hand in marriage.

Princess Aerity knows her duty to the kingdom but cannot bear the idea of marrying a stranger…until a brooding local hunter, Paxton Seabolt, catches her attention. There’s no denying the unspoken lure between them…or his mysterious resentment.

Paxton is not the marrying type. Nor does he care much for spoiled royals and their arcane laws. He’s determined to keep his focus on the task at hand—ridding the kingdom of the beast—but the princess continues to surprise him, and the perilous secrets he’s buried begin to surface."

 Title: Stop Me If You've Heard This One Before
Author: David Yoo

Stop Me If You've Heard This One Before 
"If Albert Kim has learned one thing in his tragic adolescence, it's that God (probably a sadistic teenaged alien) does not want him to succeed at Bern High. By the end of sophomore year, Al is so tired of humiliation that he's chosen to just forget girls and high school society in general, and enjoy the Zen-like detachment that comes from being an intentional loser.

Then he meets Mia Stone, and all the repressed hormones come flooding back. Mia, his co-worker at the Bern Inn, is adorable, popular, and most intimidatingly, the ex- long-term girlfriend of Ivy-bound, muscle-bound king of BHS and world class jerk, Ryan Stackhouse. But -- chalk it up to the magic of Al's inner beauty -- by the end of a summer vacuuming hotel rooms and goofing off together, he and Mia are officially "something."

Albert barely has time to ponder this miracle before the bomb drops: Ryan has been diagnosed with cancer, and he needs Mia's support, i.e. constant companionship. True, he's lost weight and he's getting radiation, but that doesn't make him any less of a jerk. And to Albert, it couldn't be more apparent that Ryan is using his cancer to steal Mia back. With the whole town rallying behind Ryan like he's a fallen hero, and Mia emotionally confused and worried for Ryan, Al's bid for love is not a popular campaign. In fact, it's exactly like driving the wrong way on a five-lane highway."

This last book is definitely not my "normal" type of read-- I tend to stay away from contemporary and gravitate towards fantasy-- but I really wanted to have this one! I think it will be a refreshing change of pace whenever I am ready for a good contemporary novel.

These other two books definitely sound like ones that I will enjoy. They both sound mysterious and romantic and I don't know how to possible choose which one to start with! Help!

Have you read any of these books? What did you add to your collection this week? 


  1. I like the cover for Crimson Ground though it wouldn't be my kind of read. I do enjoy admiring the gorgeous book covers on everyone's blogs though! Hope you enjoy all your new reads!

    1. Thank you! I know that there are a TON of gorgeous covers floating around. :)

  2. Oooooh, great haul this week for you! I haven't read Crimson Bound yet, even though I have read Cruel Beauty. I hope you enjoy all of your reads when you get to them :) Here's my STS post.

    1. I just got Cruel Beauty! I might choose to start with that one. :)

  3. Awesome haul. You got some nice looking books this week. Enjoy them.

    Grace @ Books of Love

  4. The Great Hunt is one that I have been wanting to check out for the longest time. Happy reading!
    Krystianna @ Downright Dystopian

    1. Hopefully you get your hands on it soon-- and LOVE it!

  5. Thank you for including such detailed descriptions of each book. Now I really want to read Crimson Bound, and Stop Me if You've Heard This One Before. Did you get the David Yoo book from Edelweiss? I didn't see it on Netgalley.

    1. You're Welcome!! No, I actually got the David Yoo book from my local library. It is a few years old now. (I was actually surprised that I hadn't heard of it a few years ago.)

  6. Crimson Bound sounds absolutely fantastic and that cover is just gorgeous! I cannot wait to get started on this one!

    1. I agree! I love the spiraling staircase. :)

  7. Nice haul - I did The Great Hunt in audio and it was fantastic. Hope you enjoy.
    Bambi's STS and Recap

    1. I usually don't do too well with audio...but with such an endorsement I might just have to try it out! :) Thanks!