The Unquiet by Mikaela Everett

24331486Publication September 22nd 2015 by Greenwillow Books

Young-Adult, Dystopia, Science-Fiction

eARC provided by the publisher via Edelweiss

My Rating 3 Stars

b009a-dad13-add-to-goodreads-button3For most of her life, Lirael has been training to kill—and replace—a duplicate version of herself on a parallel Earth. She is the perfect sleeper-soldier. But she’s beginning to suspect she is not a good person.

The two Earths are identical in almost every way. Two copies of every city, every building, even every person. But the people from the second Earth know something their duplicates do not—two versions of the same thing cannot exist. They—and their whole planet—are slowly disappearing. Lira has been trained mercilessly since childhood to learn everything she can about her duplicate, to be a ruthless sleeper-assassin who kills that other Lirael and steps seamlessly into her life.

An intricate, literary stand-alone from an astonishing new voice, The Unquiet takes us deep inside the psyche of a strong teenage heroine struggling with what she has been raised to be and who she really is. Fans of eerily futuristic and beautifully crafted stories such as Never Let Me Go, Orphan Black, and Fringe will find themselves haunted by this unsettling debut.

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A Madness So Discreet by Mindy McGinnis

24376529Publication October 6th 2015 by Katherine Tegen Books

Historical-Fiction, Young/Mature-Adult, Mental Illness, Mystery, Murder, Thriller

eARC provided by publisher via Edelweiss

My Rating 4 Stars

b009a-dad13-add-to-goodreads-button3 Grace Mae knows madness.

She keeps it locked away, along with her voice, trapped deep inside a brilliant mind that cannot forget horrific family secrets. Those secrets, along with the bulge in her belly, land her in a Boston insane asylum.

When her voice returns in a burst of violence, Grace is banished to the dark cellars, where her mind is discovered by a visiting doctor who dabbles in the new study of criminal psychology. With her keen eyes and sharp memory, Grace will make the perfect assistant at crime scenes. Escaping from Boston to the safety of an ethical Ohio asylum, Grace finds friendship and hope, hints of a life she should have had. But gruesome nights bring Grace and the doctor into the circle of a killer who stalks young women. Grace, continuing to operate under the cloak of madness, must hunt a murderer while she confronts the demons in her own past.

In this beautifully twisted historical thriller, Mindy McGinnis, acclaimed author of Not a Drop to Drink and In a Handful of Dust, explores the fine line between sanity and insanity, good and evil—and the madness that exists in all of us.

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The Shadow Behind The Stars by Rebecca Hahn

22065512Publication September 1st 2015 by Atheneum Books FYR

Young-Adult, Fantasy,Greek- Mythology, Literary-Fiction?

eARC provided by publisher via Edelweiss

My Rating 2 Stars

b009a-dad13-add-to-goodreads-button3A girl’s dark destiny could cause the unraveling of the world in this spellbinding novel from the author of A Creature of Moonlight, whichKirkus Reviews called “cumulatively stunning” in a starred review.

Heed this warning, mortal: stay far away from the three sister Fates. For if they come to love you, they might bring about the end of the world…

Chloe is the youngest. Hers are the fingers that choose the wool, that shape the thread, that begin it. The sun smiles upon her. Men love her without knowing who she is. She has lived forever and will live forever more. She and her sisters have been on their isolated Greek island for centuries, longer than any mortal can remember. They spin, measure, and slice the countless golden threads of human life. They are the three Fates, and they have stayed separate for good reason: it is dangerous for them to become involved with the humans whose lives they shape.

So when a beautiful girl named Aglaia shows up on their doorstep, Chloe tries to make sure her sisters don’t become attached. But in seeking to protect them, Chloe discovers the dark power of Aglaia’s destiny. As her path unwinds, the three Fates find themselves pulled inextricably along—toward mortal pain, and mortal love, and a fate that could unravel the world.

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Stacking The Shelves #50

stacking the shelves

Stacking The Shelves is a weekly meme, hosted by Tynga’s Reviews, that spotlights the books we are adding to our shelves; whether they be virtual or physical.

*All covers link to Goodreads*

Edelweiss / Netgalley

24903917248927302426328724905359254072752562908925331577I loved Hannah Moskowitz’s Not Otherwise Specified so much that I had to request A History of Glitter and BloodI’m already reading Melancholy and am freaking out! I just picked up where episode one ended, and I must say that I’m scared to see what happens by the end. Serious freak out mode over here!


Kindle Gifts & Freebies

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That will be all this week, unless something shows up in my mailbox after this post goes live. What did you add to your shelves this week? Happy weekend!

Stacking The Shelves #49

stacking the shelves

Stacking The Shelves is a weekly meme, hosted by Tynga’s Reviews, that spotlights the books we are adding to our shelves; whether they be virtual or physical.

I’m back from being absent last week. It’s been crazy around here trying to get my schedule to even out. I don’t have kids, so you can imagine how I’m dealing with the addition of my niece and nephew being with me everyday of the week. Great news! My sister is doing really well and she even has some of her mobility back. She gets discharged next week (if all goes well), and has to do some intense occupational and physical therapy. She even managed to walk about 20 steps unassisted the other day. So, I’m just glad to have her coming back to us. Not many books this week, but I’m sure that’ll change within the next few weeks because my Amazon cart is filled to capacity, just waiting for me to hit that order button. I hope you guys are having a great weekend!

*All of these link to Goodreads*

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DNF Review: The Edge of Forever by Melissa E. Hurst

22009384Publication June 2nd 2015 by Sky Pony Press

Young-Adult, Science-Fiction, Time Travel

eARC provided by Edelweiss

Goodreads In 2013: Sixteen-year-old Alora is having blackouts. Each time she wakes up in a different place with no idea of how she got there. The one thing she is certain of? Someone is following her.

In 2146: Seventeen-year-old Bridger is one of a small number of people born with the ability to travel to the past. While on a routine school time trip, he sees the last person he expected—his dead father. The strangest part is that, according to the Department of Temporal Affairs, his father was never assigned to be in that time. Bridger’s even more stunned when he learns that his by-the-book father was there to break the most important rule of time travel—to prevent someone’s murder.

And that someone is named Alora.

Determined to discover why his father wanted to help a “ghost,” Bridger illegally shifts to 2013 and, along with Alora, races to solve the mystery surrounding her past and her connection to his father before the DTA finds him. If he can stop Alora’s death without altering the timeline, maybe he can save his father too.

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Stacking The Shelves #42

stacking the shelves

Stacking The Shelves is a weekly meme hosted by Tynga’s Reviews, that spotlights the books we are adding to our shelves; whether they be virtual or physical.

I’m having one of those weeks where I wish that I could just fade into the background. I’ve been snapping on any and everyone, everyday, and I wish that I could take it back but I can’t. I’m just so sick of the madness around here. I didn’t link up to Goodreads with these because I’m in a hurry. Hope you all are having a better weekend than I am!

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Stacking The Shelves #41

stacking the shelves

Stacking The Shelves is a weekly meme hosted by Tynga’s Reviews, that spotlights the books we are adding to our shelves; whether they be virtual or physical.

My week has been sort of hectic but I managed to survive. I’ve had 3 migraines this week and my meds are not working. So, I’ve been in hell while at work trying to focus with my head feeling like it was about to split open. Not many books this week but I did get a few.

Netgalley

22886621  Modern Monsters by Kelley York This is YA Contemporary and the cover grabbed me so after reading the synopsis, I was sold.


Edelweiss

24438325  Shetani’s Sister by Robert Beck better known as Iceberg Slim It’s been a while since I’ve read some great street literature. To be honest, not many authors can pull it off so I’ll see how this one goes.


For Review

IMAG0421-1-1  The World Before Us by Aislinn Hunter I’m reading this now and so far, I can’t tell if this will end well for me. I keep putting it down because it’s confusing the hell out of me. Thank you to Hogarth/ Penguin Random House for sending me this book.


Kindle Freebies

24093544  Rippler by Cidney Swanson Over 2,000 mixed ratings on Goodreads and since it was free, I grabbed it. 

20761374  Reasonable Doubt by Whitney Gracia Williams It’s only a novella but I couldn’t resist it. 

Well that’s all for me this week. What books did you add to your shelves?