Stacking the Shelves #88

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

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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Stacking the Shelves #84

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

Hi everyone a day late! I’m really not very well at the moment, so unfortunately it’s taking me a while to do things and I’m spending a lot of time reading and playing games. I mean, that’s pretty cool, but not when you’re also being sick.

Enough about that and onto the book! My dear friend Chloe offered me some books recently, and I thought I’d tell you about one this week! I’d been eyeing up this book for a while, so when she offered it to me I jumped at the chance. Thank you Chloe!

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Fourteen-year-old Calum Brooks has big dreams. One day, he’ll escape this boring life and write movies, proper ones, with massive budgets and A-list stars. For now though, he’s stuck coping alone while his dad works away, writing scripts in his head and trying to stay “in” with his gang of mates at school, who don’t like new kids, especially foreign ones. But when his father’s new Polish girlfriend and her son, Sergei, move in, Calum’s is actually sharing a room with “the enemy!” How’s he going to explain that? Yet when Calum is knocked down in a hit and run and breaks both legs, everything changes. Trapped at home, Calum and Sergei slowly start to understand each other, and even work together to investigate a series of local break-ins. But Calum can’t help feeling like Sergei’s hiding something. Is he really trying to help, or cover up his own involvement in the crime? 

Did you buy or receive any books this week?

-Beth

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Stacking the Shelves #83

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Hi everyone! This week I have something so special, a bookish gift. Honestly, they are the best kind of gifts aren’t they? So my lovely friend Dani messaged me a while ago that she had accidentally preordered two copies of A Curse So Dark and Lonely, and asked if I wanted one. Of course I said yes, and she gave it to me yesterday.

I also received a few books from my other also lovely friend Chloe, and I’ll post about them next week! But for now, thank you again Dani and I’m so looking forward to reading this beautiful book.

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It once seemed so easy to Prince Rhen, the heir to Emberfall. Cursed by a powerful enchantress to repeat the autumn of his eighteenth year over and over, he knew he could be saved if a girl fell for him. But that was before he learned that at the end of each autumn, he would turn into a vicious beast hell-bent on destruction. That was before he destroyed his castle, his family, and every last shred of hope.
Nothing has ever been easy for Harper Lacy. With her father long gone, her mother dying, and her brother barely holding their family together while constantly underestimating her because of her cerebral palsy, she learned to be tough enough to survive. But when she tries to save someone else on the streets of Washington, DC, she’s instead somehow sucked into Rhen’s cursed world.

Did you buy or receive any books this week?

-Beth

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Stacking the Shelves #82

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

It’s time for another Stacking the Shelves post with no books! I’m still on my book-buying ban with 7 more books to go, but I’m honestly really happy about the ban. It’s helping me realise I don’t need to buy as many books as I do and it’s helping me save some money! However, I did buy something book-related and very special this week for Valentines Day.

I bought my other half a gorgeous Harry Potter card that has a little pug on, from here.

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And to go alongside? I got him something we both love – Lego!

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We’re slowly collecting Harry Potter Lego, and I thought what would be more perfect than this?

Did you buy any books or bookish goodies this week?

-Beth

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