My first Stacking the Shelves post, huzzah! “What is this ‘Stacking the Shelves’ you speak of?” is what you’re asking, right? Well, it’s a meme hosted by Tynga’s Reviews in which we share books that we’ve added to our shelves via purchase, exchange, etc.
So this week I’ve added to my already stuffed shelves:
Sixteen-year-old Janelle Tenner is used to having a lot of responsibility. She balances working as a lifeguard in San Diego with an intense academic schedule. Janelle’s mother is bipolar, and her dad is a workaholic FBI agent, which means Janelle also has to look out for her younger brother, Jared.
And that was before she died…and is brought back to life by Ben Michaels, a mysterious, alluring loner from her high school. When she discovers a strange clock that seems to be counting down to the earth’s destruction, Janelle learns she has twenty-four days to figure out how to stop the clock and save the planet.
I won this eBook from Stacee over at Too Fond of Books (thank you!!!) and I’m super excited about reading it. It’s on a different vibe from what I’ve been reading lately and I think the change will be nice.
Four months after Ben disappeared through the portal to his home universe, Janelle believes she’ll never see him again. Her world is still devastated, but life is finally starting to resume some kind of normalcy. Until Interverse Agent Taylor Barclay shows up. Somebody from an alternate universe is running a human trafficking ring, kidnapping people and selling them on different Earths—and Ben is the prime suspect. Now his family has been imprisoned and will be executed if Ben doesn’t turn himself over within five days.
And when Janelle learns that someone she cares about—someone from her own world—has become one of the missing, she knows that she has to help Barclay, regardless of the danger. Now Janelle has five days to track down the real culprit. Five days to locate the missing people before they’re lost forever. Five days to reunite with the boy who stole her heart. But as the clues begin to add up, Janelle realizes that she’s in way over her head—and that she may not have known Ben as well as she thought. Can she uncover the truth before everyone she cares about is killed?
So of course I had to pick this up so I can read it once I finish Unraveling, right? Right. Gotta admit, it’s looking like this is going to be one of those things where I curse authors/the publishing world for not releasing all the books in a series at once so I don’t have to WAIT FOREVER TO FIND OUT WHAT HAPPENS.
Trapped on a flood ravaged island full of orphans, natives and wealthy citizens of the prosperous city Lux, a young girl named Geneva finds herself enslaved at an orphanage with no future and a past she can’t remember. That all changes when she meets someone who promises her that there’s more in store for her than she ever could have imagined. Her once dull life rapidly spirals out of control as she starts to acquire new magical powers that may be the key to unlocking an ancient legend along with her true identity. But first she must master these powers, all while trying to keep them secret from her friends and the evil head mistress at the orphanage. Before she knows it, Geneva is in over her head and has inadvertently wrapped her friends into her web of magic and lies and now all of their lives hang in the balance once the head mistress finds out her plan to prove that the legend of Lux may not be a legend at all! Who will Geneva trust and how far will she go to save her friends and find out her true identity?
This little gem was provided to me by the author, Christina Benjamin. The blurb sounds SO. GOOD. If I can make it through my next ARC review at a reasonable time, I’ll probably read this next. Totally excited about helping introduce this author to everyone!
So what books did you stack your shelves with this week?