Stacking the Shelves #36

Stacking the Shelves is a weekly meme hosted by Tynga where we share books we’ve bought or received this week. Find out more and join in here!

I’ve fallen into a bit of a trap recently of buying special edition books second-hand on Facebook, and I need to resist buying more! But I am happy with the ones I have snagged recently, including these two in the past couple of weeks.

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Goodreads | Waterstones

Melody McIntyre, stage manager extraordinaire, has a plan for everything. What she doesn’t have? Success with love. Every time she falls for someone during a school performance, both the romance and the show end in catastrophe. So, Mel swears off love until their upcoming production of Les Mis is over.
Of course, Mel didn’t count on Odile Rose, rising star in the acting world, auditioning for the spring performance. And she definitely didn’t expect Odile to be sweet, and funny and care as much about the play’s success as Mel. Which means that Melody McIntyre’s only plan now is trying desperately not to fall in love.

I noticed this gorgeous Litjoy edition that matches my hardcover of With the Fire on High and has a beautiful under dust-jacket hidden pattern. It’s so pretty and sounds really interesting!

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Goodreads | Waterstones

The year is 1926, and Shanghai hums to the tune of debauchery.
A blood feud between two gangs runs the streets red, leaving the city helpless in the grip of chaos. At the heart of it all is eighteen-year-old Juliette Cai, a former flapper who has returned to assume her role as the proud heir of the Scarlet Gang—a network of criminals far above the law. Their only rivals in power are the White Flowers, who have fought the Scarlets for generations. And behind every move is their heir, Roma Montagov, Juliette’s first love…and first betrayal.
But when gangsters on both sides show signs of instability culminating in clawing their own throats out, the people start to whisper. Of a contagion, a madness. Of a monster in the shadows. As the deaths stack up, Juliette and Roma must set their guns—and grudges—aside and work together, for if they can’t stop this mayhem, then there will be no city left for either to rule.

I’ve been hearing so much about this book and when I saw somebody selling the Owlcrate edition still in it’s wrapper, I couldn’t resist. It’s gold underneath the dust-jacket and so beautiful!

What have you bought this week?

-Beth

May your shelves forever overflow with books! ☽

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