Monday, May 14, 2012

Stacking The Shelves #1

Meme hosted and created by Tynga's Reviews

I work in a school library, and one of the best parts of my job is
 collection development.Every month I get to help select new books for
my LMC! As a result I'm always anxiously awaiting the new shipment
 of books. I will be posting a "Stacking the Shelves"post at least once
 a month to showcase the new books that I am most excited to get
 my hands on.  I'll also be sharing books I've gotten through
 other sources such as my public library or my local bookshop.  

I will also use this space to feature the books I am currently reading.
This small sub section of stacking the shelves will be called
"In my Poppy Book Bag"
because the books I'm currently reading are often toted around in my
pretty poppy flower book bag. Since these titles are currently being
read you can expect to see reviews in the following weeks!

Titles are linked to their goodreads listing

 Book List:
* in my poppy book bag featured title

Arcadia Awakens by Kai Meyer,
Belles by Jen Calonita
Cross My Heart by Sasha Gould
Grave Mercy by Robin LaFevers *
Out of Sight Out of Time (Gallagher Girls #5) by Ally Carter *
Partials by Dan Wells
Starers by Lissa Price

In My Poppy Bookbag

Armed and Dangerous: Don't mess with these girls
I swear when I pulled these two titles off the new book cart I didn't intend to have a theme for this post, but it kidna worked out that way.

Out of Sight of of Time (Gallagher Girls #5) by Ally Carter 

The Gallagher Girls Books
This book technical isn't in my book bag any longer.  I finished it on Friday,  so you'll likely see a review of this one shortly. I won't go into details about the plot of this particular book, I'll save that for the review, but if you haven't had a chance to pick up this series it's well worth the read.

Cammie and her friends, Bex, Liz and Macey are just like any other group of teenage girls.  They talk about boys, and fashion and worry about getting good grades on their final exams.  Except for the fact that Cammie and her friends are students at the Gallagher Academy for Exceptional Young Women which is a top secret school for spies.  So when they are talking about boys it's usually the best way to set up surveillance in his house to discover if he likes you.  Fashion is more likely to be the best outfit to wear when gather intelligence, rather than the latest fashions to grace the runway, and it's not English they are worried about passing it's classes like world languages and covert operations.   These books are filled with fun and espionage and are well worth the read, and the latest installment "Out of Sight, Out of Time" does not disappoint.

Grave Mercy (His Fair Assassin #1) by Robin LaFevers 
Grave Mercy (His Fair Assassin, #1)This one was  book I just knew I had to get my hands on. I'm only about 10 pages in at this point but I can already see Ismae is going to be a very strong character! I dare you to read this synopsis below and not be at least a tiny bit interested in picking this one up!

Synopsis from goodreads:
"Seventeen-year-old Ismae escapes from the brutality of an arranged marriage into the sanctuary of the convent of St. Mortain, where the sisters still serve the gods of old. Here she learns that the god of Death Himself has blessed her with dangerous gifts—and a violent destiny. If she chooses to stay at the convent, she will be trained as an assassin and serve as a handmaiden to Death. To claim her new life, she must destroy the lives of others.

Ismae's most important assignment takes her straight into the high court of Brittany—where she finds herself woefully under prepared—not only for the deadly games of intrigue and treason, but for the impossible choices she must make. For how can she deliver Death’s vengeance upon a target who, against her will, has stolen her heart?


  1. Great collection this week. I loved Starters and fellow Bibliojunkies, Shel, loved Out of Sight, Out of Time. I'd like to eventually read Partials.

    Stop by our Peek in the Biblio-Bin if you have a chance.


  2. Hi!
    This is also my first Staking the Shelves! Great books, I really should start My Fair Assassin series: sounds nice and the cover is beautiful!I would love to read Arcadia Awakens by Kai Meyer too!

    Here's mine: Proserpine’s Bookshelves!

  3. Grave Mercy is AWESOME!
    Happy Reading!

  4. New follower. I wasn't crazy about Grave Mercy. Great STS post. Come visit me as well.


  5. Great looking lineup :D Read Grave Mercy, it was a really fun read. Hope you'll enjoy it!

    And I love your place, it's beautiful :)
    My STS

    1. "And I love your place, it's beautiful :)"

      Thank you! I'm glad you like it!!

      I'm about 170 pages into Grave Mercy and I'm really liking it!


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