Saturday, February 16, 2013

What's New? Stacking the Shelves

Stacking the Shelves is hosted by Tynga of Tynga Reviews. Pop on over there to share your new books and ogle what other bloggers got.

In last week's StS post, I mentioned that a pre-order arrived, but the post got a bit long and I forgot to edit that sentence out. Indeed, I didn't really proofread, since I just reread the post and found a typo.

Leftover and purchased:

Prodigy (Legend #2) by Marie Lu. 374 p. G.P. Putnam's Sons/ Penguin Young Readers Group, January, 2013. 9780399256769. 

Publisher synopsis: The highly anticipated second book in Marie Lu's New York Times bestseller, LEGEND—perfect for fans of THE HUNGER GAMES and DIVERGENT!
June and Day arrive in Vegas just as the unthinkable happens: the Elector Primo dies, and his son Anden takes his place. With the Republic edging closer to chaos, the two join a group of Patriot rebels eager to help Day rescue his brother and offer passage to the Colonies. They have only one request—June and Day must assassinate the new Elector.
It’s their chance to change the nation, to give voice to a people silenced for too long. 
But as June realizes this Elector is nothing like his father, she’s haunted by the choice ahead. What if Anden is a new beginning? What if revolution must be more than loss and vengeance, anger and blood—what if the Patriots are wrong?
I thought that Legend was brilliant and am quite psyched to read this one.

Scarlet (Lunar Chronicles #2) by Marissa Meyer. 454 p. Feiwel & Friends, February, 2013. 9780312642969.
Publisher synopsis: Cinder, the cyborg mechanic, returns in the second thrilling installment of the bestselling Lunar Chronicles. She's trying to break out of prison—even though if she succeeds, she'll be the Commonwealth's most wanted fugitive.
Halfway around the world, Scarlet Benoit's grandmother is missing. It turns out there are many things Scarlet doesn't know about her grandmother or the grave danger she has lived in her whole life. When Scarlet encounters Wolf, a street fighter who may have information as to her grandmother's whereabouts, she is loath to trust this stranger, but is inexplicably drawn to him, and he to her. As Scarlet and Wolf unravel one mystery, they encounter another when they meet Cinder. Now, all of them must stay one step ahead of the vicious Lunar Queen Levana, who will do anything for the handsome Prince Kai to become her husband, her king, her prisoner.  
Scarlet is another highly anticipated sequel for me. I found Cinder absolutely riveting.

Yoko Ono: collector of skies by Nell Beram & Carolyn Boriss-Krimsky. 177 p. Amulet Books, January, 2013. 9781419704444.
Publisher synopsis: This lyrical biography explores the life and art of Yoko Ono, from her childhood haiku to her avant-garde visual art and experimental music. An outcast throughout most of her life, and misunderstood by every group she was supposed to belong to, Yoko always followed her own unique vision to create art that was ahead of its time and would later be celebrated. Her focus remained on being an artist, even when the rest of world saw her only as the wife of John Lennon.
Yoko Ono’s moving story will inspire any young adult who has ever felt like an outsider, or who is developing or questioning ideas about being an artist, to follow their dreams and find beauty in all that surrounds them.
I can't remember where I read about this one. This was an impulse purchase. I don't know that much about her or John Lennon or the Beatles, really, other than a slightly more than passing familiarity with their songs.

For review:
Middle School: My Brother is a Big, Fat Liar (Middle School series #3) by James Patterson and Lisa Papademetriou. 267 p. Little, Brown Books for Young Readers, March 18, 2013. 9780316207546. 
Publisher synopsis: Georgia Khatchadorian plans to excel at Hills Village Middle School in all the places her troublemaking brother failed. She's even bet him that she'll quickly become one of the most popular girls in school. But Rafe left a big mark at HVMS, and no one will give Georgia a chance! Even worse, Rafe has sneakily signed up her band to play at the school dance, and she's terrified to embarrass herself in front of the snooty "Princesses" who run the school and the boy who's caught her eye. Will she be able to overcome her fears and win her bet with Rafe? Find out THE TRUTH about Rafe Khatchadorian's sister in the first Middle School story from the point of view of the hilarious Georgia--a girl who's ready to speak her mind!
This series is a favorite among my fifth graders. I'm reviewing it for SLJ.

I am swimming in books I can't wait to read! And, just in time for break too! I was supposed to have the next week off, but the break was shortened by two days thanks to hurricane Sandy. I am stuck supervising some work at my mom's house all day Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday. But, I will bring a pile of books and, once the work is done, my sibs and I are done and the house can be put on the market, such as it is.
What's new with you? Happy reading!


  1. Very nice haul. I love the cover for Scarlet. Great haul of books.


  2. Wow! What a great haul. I still need to read Cinder and Legend but I hope to get to these two soon.

    Thanks for sharing.

    Here's mine

    ~Danica Page@Taking it One Page at a Time

  3. If you loved Cinder, you will love Scarlet. It's one of the best sequels I've read in a long time . . . or forever! Well, besides HP.

    Anyway, enjoy your goodies. Happy reading :)

  4. Great haul! I really want to read Marie Lu's books!

    Enjoy them!

    Kyra @ Blog of a Bookaholic
    My STS Post