Saturday, 11 August 2012

Stacking the Shelves {1}

Hello everyone, well I've finally decided to join the meme Stacking the Shelves by Tynga's Reviews. I've been meaning to do it for a while now but just not go around to it! I will now do my best to keep you lovely people up to date with the books I receive/buy/borrow. So let's get on with this weeks haul :)

Books Received for Review

Ironskin by Tina Connolly (Ironskin, book1) - recieved from Tor via NetGalley

Jane Eliot wears an iron mask. 
It’s the only way to contain the fey curse that scars her cheek. The Great War is five years gone, but its scattered victims remain—the ironskin. 
When a carefully worded listing appears for a governess to assist with a "delicate situation"—a child born during the Great War—Jane is certain the child is fey-cursed, and that she can help. 
Teaching the unruly Dorie to suppress her curse is hard enough; she certainly didn’t expect to fall for the girl’s father, the enigmatic artist Edward Rochart. But her blossoming crush is stifled by her own scars, and by his parade of women. Ugly women, who enter his closed studio...and come out as beautiful as the fey. 
Jane knows Rochart cannot love her, just as she knows that she must wear iron for the rest of her life. But what if neither of these things is true? Step by step Jane unlocks the secrets of her new life—and discovers just how far she will go to become whole again.

I think this book sounds very interesting, almost Phantom of the Opera ish with the lead character wearing a mask that hides their true self from the one they love. I can't wait to see what happens :)

Forbidden by Jacquelyn Frank (The World of Nightwalkers, book 1) - Received from Ballantine Books via NetGalley

The unexpected happens in an instant. On her way to work, secretary Docia Waverley hurtles into a crashing crossroads, and she quickly begins to suspect that things will never be the same. Then, when a tall, blond, muscular stranger intervenes on her behalf, telling her it is his duty to protect her at all cost, what is just a feeling turns to proof positive. That is, as long as Docia’s savior doesn’t turn out to be a crazed kidnapper. 
When Ram finds Docia, he has no doubt that she is his queen. But as this golden warrior sweeps in to protect her, he feels something more than body heat every time they touch. He is overwhelmed by a searing connection that goes deep into the twin souls inside him. A desire rises in him that is forbidden—this woman is his queen, the mate of his king, his leader, his best friend. And yet Docia is so vulnerable and attractive that she awakens a hunger in Ram that is undeniable, a carnal craving he cannot yield to . . . not without risking the very survival of the Bodywalkers.

Need I explain? It just sounds soooo good :) Can't wait to get started!

Books I've Bought

Between the Lines by Jodi Picoult and Samantha Van Leer
What happens when happily ever after... isn’t?
Delilah is a bit of a loner who prefers spending her time in the school library with her head in a book—one book in particular. Between the Lines may be a fairy tale, but it feels real. Prince Oliver is brave, adventurous, and loving. He really speaks to Delilah.
And then one day Oliver actually speaks to her. Turns out, Oliver is more than a one-dimensional storybook prince. He’s a restless teen who feels trapped by his literary existence and hates that his entire life is predetermined. He’s sure there’s more for him out there in the real world, and Delilah might just be his key to freedom.
Delilah and Oliver work together to attempt to get Oliver out of his book, a challenging task that forces them to examine their perceptions of fate, the world, and their places in it. And as their attraction to each other grows along the way, a romance blossoms that is anything but a fairy tale.

Well, what can I's a beautiful book. I haven't read it yet but this hardback version is just gorgeous (hence why I bought it). It's got beautiful illustrations on the pages in black and white, and then occasionally there is a full page colour illustration that is amazing. Thank you so much to Dani at Pen to Paper for featuring this in her post a couple of weeks ago, it's the reason I looked it up :)

Well that's all for this week, I think I managed to be quite restrained on the buying front ;)
See you next week for another Stacking the Shelves!


Addie R. said...

I got Ironskin a few weeks ago and doesn't it just look and sound AWESOME!? Great haul this week!:)

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Marie Ifmarybooks said...

Hey i'm a new follower :).
I haven't read any of these books but Between the lines sounds AWESOME and I really want to read it. A character that comes into the real world? That's amazing.
I hope you'll enjoy reading all these books. Happy reading !

Kate said...

I got Ironskin to, it looks amazing!!

Great haul!! Have fun reading : )

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Vikki said...

I hope you both enjoy Ironskin, I'm looking forward to reading it, defiantly!!

LibrarySnake said...

Ironskin's cover is so beautiful!

Krystianna (Downright Dystopian) said...

Great haul! I really want to pick up a copy of Between the Lines. Thanks for sharing and I hope you enjoy your books! :)

lunaslittlelibrary said...

Between the Lines looks so great but the hardback is HUGE!!!
I'm trying to wait for the paperback version, trying being the word there.
Happy reading!

Rachel Cotterill said...

The Ironskin concept is fascinating - and the cover is great! Can't wait to hear what you think of it :)

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