Stacking the Shelves #2 - Oct 28, 2012

Stacking the Shelves is a weekly post by Tynga's Reviews showcasing your new books!

Links go to Goodreads.

This week I picked up a few more books... more than I should have, really. But there's no such thing as having too many books, right?

Black Moon by Jessica McQuay
Format: ebook

Goodreads Summary:

"Am I losing my mind?"

Paige couldn't help but question her sanity. What other explanation could there be for her hearing a conversation held barely above a whisper in the back of a classroom full of students? What about coming home to find one of those very classmates lying in wait in the darkness of her home, ready to attack her? 

Confused, frustrated and feeling every ounce of her social ostracism, Paige confides in the one person she's always been able to count on: her mom. But when her mom reveals a deeply rooted, unbelievable family secret, Paige discovers her world is filled with more than she ever imagined possible. A world where fairytales live alongside nightmares and secrets are the glue that binds them together. Suddenly no one is who they seem and Paige is faced with more questions than answers. Can she survive in a world filled with creatures scarier than anything she could imagine and where deceit runs as thick as blood? Or will the truth send her over the edge?

This one I received from the author (thanks Jessica!) in exchange for a review, which will be up hopefully in early November, along with a giveaway! Keep your eye out for that!

Once a Witch by Carolyn MacCullough
Format: paperback

Goodreads Summary:

Tamsin Greene comes from a long line of witches, and she was supposed to be one of the most Talented among them. But Tamsin's magic never showed up. Now seventeen, Tamsin attends boarding school in Manhattan, far from her family. But when a handsome young professor mistakes her for her very Talented sister, Tamsin agrees to find a lost family heirloom for him. The search—and the stranger—will prove to be more sinister than they first appeared, ultimately sending Tamsin on a treasure hunt through time that will unlock the secret of her true identity, unearth the sins of her family, and unleash a power so vengeful that it could destroy them all. This is a spellbinding display of storytelling that will exhilarate, enthrall, and thoroughly enchant.

I spotted this one on the sale rack at my local library for a dollar and couldn't resist picking it up! It's hard to say no when a physical book is that inexpensive!

Wanted (Pretty Little Liars #8) by Sara Shepard
Format: hardcover

Goodreads Summary:

Former best friends Hanna, Aria, Spencer, and Emily, who lost their best friend and leader, Alison, years ago when she disappeared, find themselves in grave danger when they pursue the truth about Alison.

I own the first seven in the series, so when I noticed this one on sale for $6 for the hardcover, I figured it was a good buy!

Possession by Elana Johnson
Format: hardcover

Goodreads Summary:

Vi knows the rule: Girls don't walk with boys, and they never even "think" about kissing them. But no one makes Vi want to break the rules more than Zenn...and since the Thinkers have chosen him as Vi's future match, how much trouble can one kiss cause? The Thinkers may have brainwashed the rest of the population, but Vi is determined to think for herself.But the Thinkers are unusually persuasive, and they're set on convincing Vi to become one of them...starting by brainwashing Zenn. Vi can't leave Zenn in the Thinkers' hands, but she's wary of joining the rebellion, especially since that means teaming up with Jag. Jag is egotistical, charismatic, and dangerous--everything Zenn's not. Vi can't quite trust Jag and can't quite resist him, but she also can't give up on Zenn.

This is a game of control or be controlled. And Vi has no choice but to play.

I've passed by this book countless times in the bookstore and never really thought twice. Then I saw the summary on Goodreads and as a sucker for dystopian novels, I decided I might as well pick it up!

Beautiful Creatures by Kami Garcia and Margaret Stohl
Format: paperback

Goodreads Summary:

There were no surprises in Gatlin County.
We were pretty much the epicenter of the middle of nowhere.

At least, that's what I thought.
Turns out, I couldn't have been more wrong.
There was a curse.
There was a girl.
And in the end, there was a grave.

Lena Duchannes is unlike anyone the small Southern town of Gatlin has ever seen, and she's struggling to conceal her power and a curse that has haunted her family for generations. But even within the overgrown gardens, murky swamps and crumbling graveyards of the forgotten South, a secret cannot stay hidden forever.

Ethan Wate, who has been counting the months until he can escape from Gatlin, is haunted by dreams of a beautiful girl he has never met. When Lena moves into the town's oldest and most infamous plantation, Ethan is inexplicably drawn to her and determined to uncover the connection between them.

In a town with no surprises, one secret could change everything.

I know, I know. I'm waaaaay behind on this one. I've been meaning to get this book since it came out and just never actually picked it up. With the final books coming out this month though, I knew it was about time to get to reading this one!

Beautiful Darkness by Kami Garcia and Margaret Stohl
Format: hardcover

Goodreads Summary:

Ethan Wate used to think of Gatlin, the small Southern town he had always called home, as a place where nothing ever changed. Then he met mysterious newcomer Lena Duchannes, who revealed a secret world that had been hidden in plain sight all along. A Gatlin that harbored ancient secrets beneath its moss-covered oaks and cracked sidewalks. A Gatlin where a curse has marked Lena's family of powerful Supernaturals for generations. A Gatlin where impossible, magical, life-altering events happen.

Sometimes life-ending.

Together they can face anything Gatlin throws at them, but after suffering a tragic loss, Lena starts to pull away, keeping secrets that test their relationship. And now that Ethan's eyes have been opened to the darker side of Gatlin, there's no going back. Haunted by strange visions only he can see, Ethan is pulled deeper into his town's tangled history and finds himself caught up in the dangerous network of underground passageways endlessly crisscrossing the South, where nothing is as it seems.

Yes, I picked up the first two. Figured that if I was going to start, I might as well really start! Plus this one was $6 for the hardcover and that's hard to turn down!

So that's my Stacking the Shelves for the week! What new books did you pick up this week?


  1. Possession is haunting me too! I hope you enjoy it as well as all your other books! :)


    1. Thank you! If/when you read it I'd love to hear your thoughts! :)

  2. Ooh, Once a Witch looks like a great Halloween book too. I hope its as good as it sounds! I can't wait to hear your thoughts on it :)

    1. It does sound great for Halloween! I wish I had found it sooner so I could read it to time it with the spooky holiday! Hopefully I'll get it done relatively soon though :)

  3. Ooh, some new ones, thanks! I've had a few of these on my to-read for a while. Did you know Beautiful Creatures is becoming a movie?? This girl posted the trailer on her blog.


    1. I had heard that it was going to be a movie, but hadn't seen the trailer yet! Thank you for sharing that, it's exciting! :)

  4. Great week! Once a Witch looks awesome. It has such a great cover.

    Sadly I did not like Beautiful Creatures, I do hope you enjoy it though!

    My Stacking the Shelves

    1. Once a Witch does look great. I'm actually thinking that if it's good I will give it away on the blog after I review it! It's light enough for me to ship on my limited funds right now ;)
      That's too bad that you didn't enjoy Beautiful Creatures. I'm really hoping I will, thank you!


I'd love to hear what you think!