Saturday, February 21, 2015

Stacking the Shelves - Episode 7, 2015

Stacking the Shelves is an awesome meme hosted by Tynga's Review.

Bloggers share the books they've received, bought, borrowed - and I collect more and more books for my 'must acquire' list.

I showed some restraint this week when it came to buying but not when it came to reviewing....

Note: All blurbs are straight from Goodreads.

 A Dozen Rakes, Rogues and Renegades: Oh My! by Multiple Authors

A Dozen Rakes, Renegades and Rogues, Oh, My! 
~ The First Collection~ 
Join New York Times, USA Today, and Award-Winning Historical Romance Authors and travel across time to the hills of Scotland, Regency England, the Caribbean, and Old West America. 
~Available for a Limited Time~ 

Chelsea's Thoughts: I grabbed this because how could I resist this huge collection for a great price on Valentine's Day?

Altered by Jennifer Rush

When you can’t trust yourself, who can you believe?

Everything about Anna’s life is a secret. Her father works for the Branch at the helm of its latest project: monitoring and administering treatments to the four genetically altered boys in the lab below their farmhouse. There’s Nick, Cas, Trev . . . and Sam, who has stolen Anna’s heart. When the Branch decides it’s time to take the boys, Sam stages an escape, killing the agents sent to retrieve them. 

Anna is torn between following Sam or staying behind in the safety of her everyday life. But her father pushes her to flee, making Sam promise to keep her away from the Branch, at all costs. There’s just one problem. Sam and the boys don’t remember anything before living in the lab—not even their true identities.

Now on the run, Anna soon discovers that she and Sam are connected in more ways than either of them expected. And if they’re both going to survive, they must piece together the clues of their past before the Branch catches up to them and steals it all away.

Chelsea's Thoughts: I saw something about a later book in this series, and debated for a bit before grabbing this so I could start reading it properly.

Now my books for review:

Undertow by Michael Buckley

Sixteen-year-old Lyric Walker’s life is forever changed when she witnesses the arrival of 30,000 Alpha, a five-nation race of ocean-dwelling warriors, on her beach in Coney Island. The world’s initial wonder and awe over the Alpha quickly turns ugly and paranoid and violent, and Lyric’s small town transforms into a military zone with humans on one side and Alpha on the other. When Lyric is recruited to help the crown prince, a boy named Fathom, assimilate, she begins to fall for him. But their love is a dangerous one, and there are forces on both sides working to keep them apart. Only, what if the Alpha are not actually the enemy? What if they are in fact humanity’s only hope of survival? Because the real enemy is coming. And it’s more terrifying than anything the world has ever seen.

Action, suspense, and romance whirlpool dangerously in this cinematic saga, a blend of District 9 and The Outsiders.

Chelsea's Thoughts: The book sounds good, and the cover is... crazy. I couldn't resist it.

That's it! Are you shocked by how few I picked up this week after the last few weeks?  I am!

I read *seven* books this week, so I'm up to forty-seven for the year. I'm up-to-date with all my reviews, and I've got a week of reviews written, so I'm feeling pretty darn good right now!

As always, if you have written a review of any of my 'for review' books, please drop me a link here in comments or email/tweet it at me so I can include your link in my 'don't take my word for it' section of my review post.

That's it for me this week. What's on your list this week?


  1. I keep seeing Undertow everywhere I go this week. Hope you love all your new books.

    Grace @ Books of Love

  2. I haven't heard of any of these but happy reading!

    Tsuki’s STS

  3. Great haul! Undertow seems really good; I have only recently heard about it. Altered is one that I have heard really great things about. I hope you enjoy all your books! :)
    Krystianna @ Downright Dystopian

  4. Undertow sounds good and I have been seeing it on a lot of hauls. Check out my Stacking the Shelves at

  5. Loved Altered, and I got Undertow too! Great haul this week!
    Check out my STS

  6. I have not heard of any of these books, though I have seen Undertow on a few different STS now. I hope that you enjoy your books!

    Tiffany @ Beneath the Jacket Reviews
    My STS

  7. I'm so excited for Undertow, the cover and synopsis is amazing! I hope you enjoy it!
    -Jon from Bookish Antics!