Stacking The Shelves: 12-28-2013
Stacking The Shelves is a weekly meme hosted by Tynga’s Reviews. It is all about sharing the books we are adding to our shelves, and sharing with you our excitement for our newest titles, and maybe even have you discover a new book in the process! It can be physical or virtual. This means you can include books you buy in physical store or online, books you borrow from friends or the library, review books, gifts and of course ebooks!
Echoes of Balance
(The Ways Trilogy #1)
by Cally Ryanne
Paperback, 224 pages
Published December 17th 2013
by REUTS Publications, LLC
For Chloe Moraine, fighting wild bears– and the occasional vampire– is a better pastime than the tediousness of keeping the universe in balance. But balancing is the family business. It comes with being one of the last in the ancient line of Naimei.
So when the impending return of the Original Demons threatens global harmony, Chloe is obligated to help. Even when that means the dull-as-dirt task of following a human girl who “might be involved, maybe,” instead of the thrilling hunt she craves.
With their powerful magic and ancient Ways, Chloe’s family is unconcerned, certain they’ll quickly fix the imbalance while she’s preoccupied with human high school. But when the Ways start to fail, the threat becomes more serious, and the only person that seems to know anything is a debonair vampire with an offer to help.
If Chloe chooses to trust him, and the darker side of the supernatural he represents, she’ll betray her family and risk losing them, and herself, in the process. But if he’s right, he may just be their only chance to stop the return of the Originals and save the world.
Maybe high school won’t be so boring after all. Add to Goodreads.
The Unseemly Education of Anne Merchant
(The V Trilogy #1)
by Joanna Wiebe
Hardcover, 272 pages
Expected publication: January 14th 2014
by BenBella Books
So many secrets for such a small island. From the moment Anne Merchant arrives at Cania Christy, a boarding school for the world’s wealthiest teens, the hushed truths of this strange, unfamiliar land begin calling to her—sometimes as lulling drumbeats in the night, sometimes as piercing shrieks.
One by one, unanswered questions rise. No one will tell her why a line is painted across the island or why she is forbidden to cross it. Her every move—even her performance at the school dance—is graded as part of a competition to become valedictorian, a title that brings rewards no one will talk about. And Anne discovers that the parents of her peers surrender million-dollar possessions to enroll their kids in Cania Christy, leaving her to wonder what her lowly funeral director father could have paid to get her in and why.
As a beautiful senior struggles to help Anne make sense of this cloak-and-dagger world without breaking the rules that bind him, she must summon the courage to face the impossible truth—and change it—before she and everyone she loves is destroyed by it. Add to Goodreads.
Hi guys. I hope everyone had a wonderful Christmas and Holiday time spent with family and friends! It's been busy around here with all the excitement of this time of year, but I wanted to share with you these two books. Both of these book I'm really excited about. Echoes of Balance and The Unseemly Education of Anne Merchant are both new young adult paranormal books with new authors for me that I can't wait to check out! The covers are gorgeous and I like the sound of the heroines. :)
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