Stacking the Shelves #91

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Hi everyone! If you follow me on Instagram you may know that I was in London last weekend to see Harry Potter and the Cursed Child (I promise I will blog about this VERY soon)! I had a really good time and also got to visit a few bookshops, including my new favourite, Foyles Charing Cross. I was so overwhelmed by the wide variety of YA, and so many different editions, I honestly nearly cried (how sad am I).

It was so hard to stop myself from buying ALL of the books, but I managed to pick up just one American edition I’ve been wanting since before it’s release – Emergency Contact. I adore this cover and the floppy US edition also has a gorgeous metallic gold strip down the side! How could I resist?

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For Penny Lee high school was a total nonevent. Her friends were okay, her grades were fine, and while she somehow managed to land a boyfriend, he doesn’t actually know anything about her. When Penny heads to college in Austin, Texas, to learn how to become a writer, it’s seventy-nine miles and a zillion light years away from everything she can’t wait to leave behind.
Sam’s stuck. Literally, figuratively, emotionally, financially. He works at a café and sleeps there too, on a mattress on the floor of an empty storage room upstairs. He knows that this is the god-awful chapter of his life that will serve as inspiration for when he’s a famous movie director but right this second the seventeen bucks in his checking account and his dying laptop are really testing him.
When Sam and Penny cross paths it’s less meet-cute and more a collision of unbearable awkwardness. Still, they swap numbers and stay in touch—via text—and soon become digitally inseparable, sharing their deepest anxieties and secret dreams without the humiliating weirdness of having to see each other.

Have you bought any books this week?

-Beth

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Stacking the Shelves #90

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You might look at this book today and think ‘hang on, didn’t you buy the other copy of this a few weeks ago?!’ Guilty, I did. But I have my reasons for picking up another version!

  1. The special edition is so precious and beautiful, I knew I’d panic about damaging it if I tried to read it.
  2. How beautiful is this cover? As soon as I saw it, I knew I’d like a normal hardback at some point too.
  3. I walked into a supermarket and there it was! Supermarkets are always a great place to buy books cheaply in the UK, and I couldn’t resist.
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All Magnus Bane wanted was a vacation—a lavish trip across Europe with Alec Lightwood, the Shadowhunter who against all odds is finally his boyfriend. But as soon as the pair settles in Paris, an old friend arrives with news about a demon-worshipping cult called the Crimson Hand that is bent on causing chaos around the world. A cult that was apparently founded by Magnus himself. Years ago. As a joke.
Now Magnus and Alec must race across Europe to track down the Crimson Hand and its elusive new leader before the cult can cause any more damage. As if it wasn’t bad enough that their romantic getaway has been sidetracked, demons are now dogging their every step, and it is becoming harder to tell friend from foe. As their quest for answers becomes increasingly dire, Magnus and Alec will have to trust each other more than ever—even if it means revealing the secrets they’ve both been keeping.

Have you bought any books this week?

-Beth

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Stacking the Shelves #89

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I’m in a very Morganville place with my reading at the moment, and I’m on book 9 of this 16 book series! I’ve managed to collect the series almost completely second hand (none were full price, anyway), but I was missing book 14. Now I’ve finally ordered a second hand copy, along with Midnight Alley!

You might be wondering why I need another edition of book 3…but I have my reasons. For some reason, when I ordered this a while ago, they sent me a SMALLER version. That’s right, I have the whole 16 book series in standard paperback, and then a smaller version of the third book. Ugh. I’m just hoping they don’t do it again with this version, as I checked and double checked the ISBN!

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Did you buy any books this week?

-Beth

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Stacking the Shelves #88

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Hi all! Today’s stacking the shelves post includes a book I could not resist but preordering. It’s the limited edition of The Red Scrolls of Magic by Cassandra Clare! I can’t believe I’m actually up to date with Cassandra Clare books and I can read this along with everyone else. Maybe not quite soon as I’m currently in a 16 book series but soonish!

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All Magnus Bane wanted was a vacation—a lavish trip across Europe with Alec Lightwood, the Shadowhunter who against all odds is finally his boyfriend. But as soon as the pair settles in Paris, an old friend arrives with news about a demon-worshipping cult called the Crimson Hand that is bent on causing chaos around the world. A cult that was apparently founded by Magnus himself. Years ago. As a joke.
Now Magnus and Alec must race across Europe to track down the Crimson Hand and its elusive new leader before the cult can cause any more damage. As if it wasn’t bad enough that their romantic getaway has been sidetracked, demons are now dogging their every step, and it is becoming harder to tell friend from foe. As their quest for answers becomes increasingly dire, Magnus and Alec will have to trust each other more than ever—even if it means revealing the secrets they’ve both been keeping.

Have you bought any books this week?

-Beth

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Stacking the Shelves #87

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Hello again all! I’m back again with another Stacking the Shelves post…yes I know I’m buying books again :p I’m definitely trying to keep the buying to a minimum though, as I still want to get through that physical TBR.

I couldn’t not buy The Quiet at the End of the World though, when I knew I’d be meeting Lauren James again! I found a copy in my local bookshop, but I found it was already signed as Lauren actually lives in the same city as me. I took it along to the signing anyway, and she personalised it for me and added some details. I’m so excited to read it!

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How far would you go to save those you love?
Lowrie and Shen are the youngest people on the planet after a virus caused global infertility. Closeted in a pocket of London and doted upon by a small, ageing community, the pair spend their days mudlarking for artefacts from history and looking for treasure in their once-opulent mansion. 
Their idyllic life is torn apart when a secret is uncovered that threatens not only their family but humanity’s entire existence. Lowrie and Shen face an impossible choice: in the quiet at the end of the world, they must decide who to save and who to sacrifice . . . 

Have you bought any books this week?

-Beth

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Stacking the Shelves #86

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Hello readers! I know – I finally bought a book again. After 4 months of being on a book ban, I have now finished 20 books and I’m buying books once again. It was so weird walking into a shop yesterday and actually purchasing books, but I’m so happy!

However, I do think I’m going to be more careful about what I’m buying and how much I spend on books. Being on a ban has made me realise that I don’t need to buy the amount of books I need to, and I can be satisfied with the ones I have waiting for me on my shelf!

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Charlie Spring is in Year 10 at Truham Grammar School for Boys. The past year hasn’t been too great, but at least he’s not being bullied anymore, and he’s sort of got a boyfriend, even if he’s kind of mean and only wants to meet up in secret.
Nick Nelson is in Year 11 and on the school rugby team. He’s heard a little about Charlie – the kid who was outed last year and bullied for a few months – but he’s never had the opportunity to talk to him. That is, until the start of January, in which Nick and Charlie are placed in the same form group and made to sit together.
They quickly become friends, and soon Charlie is falling hard for Nick, even though he doesn’t think he has a chance. But love works in surprising ways, and sometimes good things are waiting just around the corner…

I read the Webcomic (Tumblr here and Tapas here) of Heartstopper after Chloe recommended it to me a while ago and absolutely fell in love. Thank you Chloe! Honestly, this comic for me was one of those things I didn’t expect to fall so hard for. The art style is beautiful, and I knew I needed the physical version, not just because I’m meeting Alice tomorrow with Chloe!

It’s so soft and fluffy and so adorable. I loved it, and I read through this version this afternoon with a smile on my face.

-Beth

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Stacking the Shelves #85

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Hi guys! Sorry I haven’t been around the past few days, I honestly have no excuse apart from getting over my illness but I’m back 🙂

I have another book to talk about today which was a gift from my lovely friend Chloe! She offered me Flame in the Mist, which I gratefully accepted as I absolutely loved The Wrath and the Dawn when I read it years ago! I think it’s going to be a while until I manage to read this, but I’m excited for it.

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The daughter of a prominent samurai, Mariko has long known her place–she may be an accomplished alchemist, whose cunning rivals that of her brother Kenshin, but because she is not a boy, her future has always been out of her hands. At just seventeen years old, Mariko is promised to Minamoto Raiden, the son of the emperor’s favorite consort–a political marriage that will elevate her family’s standing. But en route to the imperial city of Inako, Mariko narrowly escapes a bloody ambush by a dangerous gang of bandits known as the Black Clan, who she learns has been hired to kill her before she reaches the palace.
Dressed as a peasant boy, Mariko sets out to infiltrate the Black Clan and track down those responsible for the target on her back. Once she’s within their ranks, though, Mariko finds for the first time she’s appreciated for her intellect and abilities. She even finds herself falling in love–a love that will force her to question everything she’s ever known about her family, her purpose, and her deepest desires.

-Beth

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