Saturday, April 9, 2016

Stacking the Shelves #135

Stacking The Shelves is hosted by Tynga’s ReviewsIt is all about sharing the books you are adding to your shelves, may it be physical or virtual. This means you can include books you buy in physical store or online, books you borrow from friends or the library, review books, gifts and of course ebooks.

This week I managed to visit the discount bookstore and picked up three books for $2 each.

(The Immortals #1)
Alyson Noel

The first book in Alyson Noël's extraordinary new Immortals series. Enter an enchanting new world, where true love never dies...

After a horrible accident claims the lives of her family, sixteen-year-old Ever Bloom can see people's auras, hear their thoughts, and know someone's entire life story by touching them. Going out of her way to avoid human contact to suppress her abilities, she has been branded a freak at her new high school — but everything changes when she meets Damen Auguste.

Damen is gorgeous, exotic and wealthy. He's the only one who can silence the noise and random energy in her head - wielding a magic so intense, it's as though he can peer straight into her soul. As Ever is drawn deeper into his enticing world of secrets and mystery, she's left with more questions than answers. And she has no idea just who he really is - or what he is. The only thing she knows to be true is that she's falling deeply and helplessly in love with him.

The Fault in Our Stars
John Green

Despite the tumor-shrinking medical miracle that has bought her a few years, Hazel has never been anything but terminal, her final chapter inscribed upon diagnosis. But when a gorgeous plot twist named Augustus Waters suddenly appears at Cancer Kid Support Group, Hazel’s story is about to be completely rewritten.

Insightful, bold, irreverent, and raw, The Fault in Our Stars brilliantly explores the funny, thrilling, and tragic business of being alive and in love.

I have seen the movie of The Fault In Our Stars but I still want to read the book to get the full picture.

Looking for Alaska
John Green

A deeply affecting coming-of-age story, Looking for Alaska traces the journey of Miles Halter, a misfit Florida teenager who leaves the safety of home for a boarding school in Alabama and a chance to explore the "Great Perhaps." Debut novelist and NPR commentator Green perfectly captures the intensity of feeling and despair that defines adolescence in this hip, shocking, and emotionally charged work of fiction.

Miles has a quirky interest in famous people's last words, especially François Rabelais's final statement, "I go to seek a Great Perhaps." Determined not to wait for death to begin a similar quest, Miles convinces his parents to let him leave home. Once settled at Culver Creek Preparatory School, he befriends a couple of equally gifted outcasts: his roommate Chip―commonly known as the Colonel—who has a predilection for memorizing long, alphabetical lists for fun; and the beautiful and unpredictable Alaska, whom Miles comes to adore. 

The kids grow closer as they make their way through a school year filled with contraband, tests, pranks, breakups, and revelations about family and life. But as the story hurtles toward its shattering climax, chapter headings like "forty-six days before" and "the last day" portend a tragic event―one that will change Miles forever and lead him to new conclusions about the value of his cherished "Great Perhaps."

So... what goodies did you add to your shelf this week?
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  1. Nice! Familiar with these reads but never read them. Hope you enjoy them all!

    My STS will be up tomorrow, so stop by then if you can!

    Have a GREAT day!

    Old Follower :)

  2. I remember reading Noel's books! I think I read the first two in that series. I haven't read any John Green before. I hope you enjoy all of your new books!

    Thanks for visiting my blog! Have a wonderful weekend, Marilyn. :)

    Alyssa @ The Eater of Books!

  3. Ohh Evermore! I remember really loving that book, but it has been sooo long now. I hope yo love it too. And The Fault In Our Stars is amazing. Happy reading!

  4. Evermore was good but I didn't like the rest of the books, they were very repetitive. I haven't read anything by John Green yet!

  5. I want to read Looking for Alaska, but I haven't gotten to it yet. And TFIOS, oh, broke my heart. Enjoy!!


  6. Oh, The Fault in our Stars had me sobbing uncontrollably! Still haven't been able to watch the movie.

  7. Great finds, Marilyn! I really liked Evermore and my son loves TFiOS as well as Looking for Alaska. In fact, Looking for Alaska is his favorite John Green book. It's sitting on my bedside table waiting on me to crack it open at my son's request. :D I hope you enjoy all your new goodies!

  8. Wow... awesome haul! I loved the Fault in our Stars movie, I bet the book is a tear jerker too!