Saturday, March 19, 2016

What's New? Stacking the Shelves

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

For review:

The Geek's Guide to Unrequited Love by Savenaz Tash. 249 p. Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers, June 14, 2016. 97814814531.

Publisher synopsis: John Hughes meets Comic Con in this hilarious, unabashedly romantic, coming-of-age novel about a teenager who is trying to get his best friend to fall in love with him from the author ofThree Day Summer.

Peter Parker and Gwen Stacy...
Archie and Veronica...
Althena and Noth...
...Graham and Roxy?

Graham met his best friend, Roxana, when he moved into her neighborhood eight years ago, and she asked him which Hogwarts house he’d be sorted into. Graham has been in love with her ever since.

But now they’re sixteen, still neighbors, still best friends. And Graham and Roxy share more than ever—moving on from their Harry Potter obsession to a serious love of comic books.
When Graham learns that the creator of their favorite comic, The Chronicles of Althena, is making a rare appearance at this year’s New York Comic Con, he knows he must score tickets. And the event inspires Graham to come up with the perfect plan to tell Roxy how he really feels about her. He’s got three days to woo his best friend at the coolest, kookiest con full of superheroes and supervillains. But no one at a comic book convention is who they appear to be...even Roxy. And Graham is starting to realize fictional love stories are way less complicated than real-life ones.

How It Ends by Catherine Lo. 289 p. Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Books for Young Readers, June 7, 2016. 9780544540064.

Publisher synopsis: There are two sides to every story. 

     It’s friends-at-first-sight for Jessie and Annie, proving the old adage that opposites attract. Shy, anxious Jessie would give anything to have Annie’s beauty and confidence. And Annie thinks Jessie has the perfect life, with her close-knit family and killer grades. They're BFFs . . . until suddenly they're not. Told through alternating points of view, How It Ends is the story of a friendship from first meeting to breakup, set against a tumultuous sophomore year of bullying, boys, and backstabbing. 

     Catherine Lo makes her debut with an honest, nuanced tale about the intricacies of female friendship.

Guile by Constance 376 p. Clarion Books/ Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, March, 2016. 9780544451711

Publisher synopsis: Yonie Watereye lives in the bayou. The water there is full of guile, a power that changes people and objects. Yonie, 16, makes a living investigating objects affected by guile, but in fact it’s her talking cat, LaRue, who has the power to see guile. 

     Yonie becomes aware that someone is sending harmful guile-changed objects to certain people, including herself. Her investigation becomes entwined with her hunt for the secrets of her mother’s past and leads her to discover dangers hidden within her own family. 

     In the suspenseful adventure that follows, Yonie and her furry sidekick face challenges that could end their adventuring forever.
That's what's new with me. What's new with you?


  1. Great haul! I hope you enjoy your books. Have a great week.

    Diane @ Diane's Book Blog

  2. I'd like to read the first two! Enjoy! My STS