Saturday, 19 April 2014

Stacking The Shelves and Weekly Wrap #018

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 stores or online bookshops, books you borrow from friends or the library, review books, gifts and of course eBooks. Hosted by Tyngas Reviews.


●  This week I blogged about blogging etiquette here.
●  Mime over at The Notebook Sisters told us how Disney destroyed her soul.
●  Jeann over at Happy Indulgence shared with us an insight into the world of publishing.
●  Kate at Fictional Thoughts needs help deciding which eReader to buy.
●  Ely has an awesome wrap up of Penguin Teen Australia Live over at A Book so Fathomless.
Laura Plus Books is still hosting her LGBT month. Check it out.
●  and Joy has news for fans of The Fault in our Stars for Aussies, over at Thoughts by J.

Publisher Paperbacks

The super awesome people at Hardie Grant Egmont sent me The Truth About Alice by Jennifer Mathieu. This book sounds raw and incredibly real. Apparently everyone knows Alice slept with two guys at one party. When Healy High star quarterback, dies in a car crash, it was because he was sexting with Alice... Or so the rumours go. With the amount of 'slut shaming' that goes on in so many young adult books today, this one is set to take it to the extreme. Going by the synopsis, this is what happens when rumours spiral out of control, might just be compulsory reading for teens who don't perhaps realise how they can destroy a life.

In the same packed arrived Gone by Michael Grant. This much loved series has has a makeover and I can't wait to get started. 

I was totally stoked to have won a copy of Dead Ends by Erin Lange from Goodreads. Thank you Allen and Unwin.

Purchased Paperbacks

I'm vowing to stop purchasing books for the next three months, especially until I get my reading shelf under control. So the last books I've purchased for the time being...

City of Lost Souls by Cassandra Clare, book five in The Mortal Instruments series. I've read the entire series so far, but needed the paperback to add to my collection while I wait for the final installment. 
Disruption by Jessica Shirvington. This. Is. Cover. Lust. And I've heard the book is pretty great too. Been looking around the shops for a copy for a week weeks and finally nabbed a copy. Hooray.

An Abundance of Katherines by John Green. I haven't actually read this one, but needed it to add to my John Green cartoon cover collection. Now all I need is Will Grayson, Will Grayson.

What are you stacking your shelves with this week?

Evertrue by Brodi Ashton

Contains spoilers for book one and two
Evertrue (Everneath: Book Three)
Written by Brodi Ashton
Published in Australia March 2014
368 Pages
Now that Nikki has rescued Jack, all she wants is to be with him and graduate high school. But Cole tricked Nikki into feeding off him, and she’s begun the process of turning into an Everliving herself... Which means she must feed on a Forfeit soon, or die.

Terrified for her survival, Nikki and Jack begin a desperate attempt to reverse the process using any means possible. Even Cole, who they expected to fight them at every turn, has become an unlikely ally, but how long can it last? Nikki needs to feed on Cole to survive, Cole needs Nikki to gain the throne in the Everneath, Jack needs Nikki because she is everything to him, and together, they must travel back to the Underworld to undo Nikki’s fate and make her mortal once more. But Cole isn’t the only one with plans for Nikki: the Queen has not forgotten Nikki’s treachery, and she wants her destroyed for good. Will Nikki be forced to spend eternity in the Underworld, or does she have what it takes to bring down the Everneath once and for all?

Friday, 18 April 2014

Falling From the Sky by Nikki Godwin

April is LGBT Month at Laura Plus Books
Falling From the Sky 
Written by Nikki Godwin
Published February 21st 2014
217 Pages
Thank you to Nikki Godwin
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All stability in sixteen year old Ridge McCoy’s life crashed and burned in the plane crash that killed his dad. This summer-long basketball camp is his chance to improve his skills and escape his problems back home. But his summer plans take a turn in an unexpected direction when he meets Micah Youngblood, the guy who runs the carousel at the local mall and has a reputation for devouring straight boys’ heterosexuality for breakfast, alongside his chocolate chip pancakes.

Ridge needs a way to avoid the guys at camp, whose only quest for the summer is to drown in beer and hook up with girls. So when Micah offers to explain how the ten unique horses on the carousel are significant to his tribe, Ridge takes him up on it. Still, Ridge can't decide if this is a bad thing or not. All he knows is that he hasn’t felt this alive since his dad fell from the sky, and as the horse adventures come to an end, Ridge finds himself falling as well, for Mica.

Tuesday, 15 April 2014

On My Soapbox: Booknerds Etiquette

I've only been blogging for around fifteen months, but you don't need to have an exorbitant membership count or audience to be entitled to an opinion. To say we're a proud and close knit community is an understatement, but as more and more readers are taking their reviews online to share their opinions, it seems we may be forgetting how to set an example of how we support one another. Over the past few weeks I've seen gripes, complaints and bloggers almost ready to walk away from a blog that they've poured their hearts into, all because as book bloggers, it seems some us are losing our way.