Saturday, November 1, 2014

What's New? Stacking the Shelves

StS is a weekly meme hosted by Tynga's Reviews. Hop on over there to ogle what other bloggers got this week.

For review:

The Name of the Blade by Zoe Marriott. 358 p. Candlewick Press, November 11, 2014. 9780763669577.

Publisher synopsis: Ancient Japanese gods and monsters are unleashed on modern-day London in this first book of an epic trilogy from acclaimed fantasy writer Zoë Marriott.
When Mio sneaks the family’s katana — a priceless ancestral sword —from her parents’ attic, she just wants to spice up a costume. But the katana is much more than a dusty antique. Awakening the power within the sword unleashes a terrible, ancient evil onto the streets of unsuspecting London. But it also releases Shinobu, a fearless warrior boy, from the depths of time. He helps to protect Mio — and steals her heart. With creatures straight out of Japanese myths stalking her and her friends, Mio realizes that if she cannot keep the sword safe and learn to control its legendary powers, she will lose not only her own life . . . but the love of a lifetime.


Blue Lily, Lily Blue by Maggie Stiefvater. Raven Cycle #3. Unabridged audiobook on 9 compact discs, 10 hours, 3minutes. Narrated by Will Patton. Scholastic Audiobooks, October 21, 2014. 9780545649070. 

Publisher synopsis: Blue Sargent has found things. For the first time in her life, she has friends she can trust, a group to which she can belong. The Raven Boys have taken her in as one of their own. Their problems have become hers, and her problems have become theirs.
The trick with found things, though, is how easily they can be lost.
Friends can betray.
Mothers can disappear.
Visions can mislead.
Certainties can unravel.
I adore this series. Read the first with my ears and the second with my eyes. I can't wait. 

That's what's new with me, what's new with you? Leave a link to your haul in the comments. Happy reading!


  1. I'm hoping BLLB is good because I have it for review! Great haul!
    -Jon from Bookish Antics!

    1. Ooh! You're so lucky! I look forward to reading your review! Enjoy

  2. I cannot wait to meet Maggie! I hope you enjoy BLLB

    Come and check out OUaT's STS !

  3. Blue Lily, Lily Blue, I still haven't read The Dream Thieves yet, waiting until the series is finished before reading them all properly together. :)

    Here's mine

    Kirsty @ StudioReads