Saturday, May 17, 2014

Stacking The Shelves Saturday

Stacking the Shelves is a meme hosted by Tynga's Reviews in which book bloggers recount their recent book hauls. 

Happy Saturday, everyone! I've been doing more browsing on Amazon. I've found three new novels that I've downloaded and want to share with you!

Ruth Silver's new novel is a YA fantasy about parallel universes. In addition to a kickass cover, it also has an intriguing synopsis:

Join forces with a parallel universe.  
Dark forces, magical creatures, and the world Lil thought she knew collide when a dream transports her to the strange world of Orenda. Stunned and terrified, Lil comes face to face with her doppelganger, Willow, who possesses the ability to travel between the two worlds. Everything Lil knows logically says that Orenda can’t exist, but a small clue may be proof that it was more than an ordinary dream. With the threat of her sister in danger, Lil crosses dimensions but it may cost her even more than she bargained for.  
A sword wielding girl, the eternal suit, and a parallel universe come together in this action-packed Young Adult fantasy adventure that will keep readers of all ages turning the pages. Orenda is the first novel in the Orenda series.
Can't wait to read this!

Here's a new addition to my fairy tale collection! Jamie Campbell's novella is a retelling of the Cinderella fairy tale from the perspective of one of the ugly step-sisters.

History is told from one person's perspective. Sometimes they don't get it right.

Ugly Stepsister Anna has wrongly been accused of being mean and evil. Now it is time she got the opportunity to tell her side of the story.

With Cinderella so perfect and wonderful, it is no wonder Anna feels ugly in comparison. Dealing with bullies, a grumpy mother and the death of her step-father, Anna is at her wits end.

When the Prince's ball approaches, Anna is told she must find a husband to save the family fortune. Attending with her sisters, the sulky Prince Charming only has eyes for Cinderella.

With the burden of being the only one to unite her step-sister with the Prince, will Anna act as cupid? Or will she protect Cinderella from the arrogant Charming?

A charming twist to the story of Cinderella, told completely from the point of view of the Ugly Step-Sister.

Okay, we've got our fantasy and fairy tale bases covered. What's left? A dark contemporary YA novel, of course.

In just a few months Harp Evans will be officially coming of age and graduating from high school. She will be free from the mother that never wanted her, the house that never felt like home, and the disappointment of the last seventeen years. What she doesn’t know is that her mother has been holding onto a secret that has the potential to derail her dreams and destroy her already faulty sense of self.  
A self-proclaimed recluse, Harp spends most of her time practicing the cello, in the hopes of earning a full scholarship that will grant her freedom, but will also send her away from her best friend Connor Williams, who is becoming more than just a friend. 
As revelations are made, will Harp still feel the same way about leaving everyone that cares about her behind? Or will she continue to pursue the life she’s been dreaming of, for as long as she can remember?

So excited to read this one!!

Find any new reads this week? Let me know what it is in the comment section!


  1. Very nice haul. Orenda has a beautiful cover indeed. New follower via bloglovin. You got some good books. Come check out my stack as well.

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  2. Harp's Song sounds intriguing. I hope you enjoy it. Come see what I got at Ms. Martin Teaches Media. Happy reading!

  3. I've been considering Ruth Silver's Orenda. I just LOVE that cover! Enjoy your books. Can't wait to see your reviews :)