Saturday, February 11, 2017

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:
A package arrived from Little, Brown with my arc requests from the breakfast at Midwinter. Woot! Of course, I want to read the entire list, but I can't be greedy.

The Star Thief by Lindsey Becker. 416 p. Little, Brown Books for Young Readers, April 11, 2017. 9780316348560.

Publisher synopsis: The constellations come to life in this imaginative fantasy adventure debut.

Honorine's life as a maid at the Vidalia mansion is rather dull, dusting treasures from faraway places and daydreaming in front of maps of the world. But everything changes when she catches two brutish sailors ransacking Lord Vidalia's study, and then follows a mysterious girl with wings out into the night....
Suddenly, Honorine is whisked into the middle of a battle between the crew of a spectacular steamship and a band of mythical constellations. The stars in the sky have come to life to defend themselves against those who want to harness their powers. Much to her surprise, Honorine is the crux of it all, the center of an epic clash between magic and science, the old ways and the new. But can this spirited young girl bring both sides of a larger-than-life fight together before they unleash an evil power even older than the stars?

Defy the Stars by Claudia Gray. 512 p. Little, Brown Books for Young Readers, April 4, 2017. 9780316394055.

Publisher synopsis: She's a soldier.
Noemi Vidal is seventeen years old and sworn to protect her planet, Genesis. She's willing to risk anything—including her own life. To their enemies on Earth, she's a rebel.
He's a machine.
Abandoned in space for years, utterly alone, Abel has advanced programming that's begun to evolve. He wants only to protect his creator, and to be free. To the people of Genesis, he's an abomination.
Noemi and Abel are enemies in an interstellar war, forced by chance to work together as they embark on a daring journey through the stars. Their efforts would end the fighting for good, but they're not without sacrifice. The stakes are even higher than either of them first realized, and the more time they spend together, the more they're forced to question everything they'd been taught was true.

Little and Lion by Brandy Colbert. 336 p. Little, Brown Books for Young Readers, August 8, 2017. 9780316349000.

Publisher synopsis: When Suzette comes home to Los Angeles from her boarding school in New England, she isn't sure if she'll ever want to go back. L.A. is where her friends and family are (along with her crush, Emil). And her stepbrother, Lionel, who has been diagnosed with bipolar disorder, needs her emotional support.

But as she settles into her old life, Suzette finds herself falling for someone new...the same girl her brother is in love with. When Lionel's disorder spirals out of control, Suzette is forced to confront her past mistakes and find a way to help her brother before he hurts himself--or worse.

That's what's new with me. What's new with you?


  1. Defy the Stars looks so awesome. I love science fiction! :)

    My STS

  2. I've seen Defy The Stars around a bit! Love the look of it. :-) Enjoy your books!

  3. That's a great set of books. The Star Thief sounds really cute.

  4. It looks like Defy the Stars is very popular this week. I definitely just requested it on NetGalley because of it! Have a good weekend!

    Danica @ Shelves of Spines
    My STS

  5. Ohhh, awesome haul! I saw Defy the Stars on NetGalley but I'm not sure I want to request it. Gray's books have been hit or miss for me - but this new one DOES sound really good. Plus, gorgeous cover. :D I hope you enjoy all of your new books!

    Have a fabulous week. :)

    Check out my STS post!

  6. i am so excited to read Defy The Stars!!! Great post :) !
    Kariny @ kariny's boox frenzy

  7. I have heard Claudia Gray is a great author, hope you enjoy reading all your books!
    My Stacking The Shelves

  8. All of these sound like awesome books, especially the Star Thief!

    Here’s my Stacking the Shelves!

    Ronyell @ Rabbit Ears Book Blog

  9. You have some sparkly ones this week. Enjoy.