Saturday, November 7, 2015

A Most-Anticipated Book Haul

Stacking the Shelves is hosted by Tynga’s Reviews. I get to show off all the books I’ve gotten recently.

A few of my most-anticipated releases of 2015 came out in September and October, so here is my most-anticipated book haul.

Carry On – Rainbow Rowell

Simon Snow is the worst chosen one who’s ever been chosen. 
That’s what his roommate, Baz, says. And Baz might be evil and a vampire and a complete git, but he’s probably right. 
Half the time, Simon can’t even make his wand work, and the other half, he sets something on fire. His mentor’s avoiding him, his girlfriend broke up with him, and there’s a magic-eating monster running around wearing Simon’s face. Baz would be having a field day with all this, if he were here—it’s their last year at the Watford School of Magicks, and Simon’s infuriating nemesis didn’t even bother to show up. 
Carry On is a ghost story, a love story, a mystery and a melodrama. It has just as much kissing and talking as you’d expect from a Rainbow Rowell story—but far, far more monsters.

A Madness So Discreet – Mindy McGinnis

Grace Mae knows madness. 
She keeps it locked away, along with her voice, trapped deep inside a brilliant mind that cannot forget horrific family secrets. Those secrets, along with the bulge in her belly, land her in a Boston insane asylum. 
When her voice returns in a burst of violence, Grace is banished to the dark cellars, where her mind is discovered by a visiting doctor who dabbles in the new study of criminal psychology. With her keen eyes and sharp memory, Grace will make the perfect assistant at crime scenes. Escaping from Boston to the safety of an ethical Ohio asylum, Grace finds friendship and hope, hints of a life she should have had. But gruesome nights bring Grace and the doctor into the circle of a killer who stalks young women. Grace, continuing to operate under the cloak of madness, must hunt a murderer while she confronts the demons in her own past.

Walk on Earth a Stranger – Rae Carson

Lee Westfall has a strong, loving family. She has a home she loves and a loyal steed. She has a best friend—who might want to be something more. 
She also has a secret. 
Lee can sense gold in the world around her. Veins deep in the earth. Small nuggets in a stream. Even gold dust caught underneath a fingernail. She has kept her family safe and able to buy provisions, even through the harshest winters. But what would someone do to control a girl with that kind of power? A person might murder for it. 
When everything Lee holds dear is ripped away, she flees west to California—where gold has just been discovered. Perhaps this will be the one place a magical girl can be herself. If she survives the journey.

The Orphan Master’s Son – Adam Johnson

Pak Jun Do is the haunted son of a lost mother—a singer “stolen” to Pyongyang—and an influential father who runs a work camp for orphans. Superiors in the state soon recognize the boy’s loyalty and keen instincts. Considering himself “a humble citizen of the greatest nation in the world,” Jun Do rises in the ranks. He becomes a professional kidnapper who must navigate the shifting rules, arbitrary violence, and baffling demands of his Korean overlords in order to stay alive. Driven to the absolute limit of what any human being could endure, he boldly takes on the treacherous role of rival to Kim Jong Il in an attempt to save the woman he loves, Sun Moon, a legendary actress “so pure, she didn’t know what starving people looked like.”


  1. Carry On!! I am on the wait list at the library and can't wait. A Madness So Discreet looks good to. Enjoy them all!!

  2. All your books look fabulous. I love Rainbow Rowell. Rainbow Rowell is amazing.

    Grace @ Books of Love

  3. I'm really keen to read A Madness so Discreet and Carry On, I must add them to my list to buy soon. Hope you enjoy reading all your new books :)

    Here's my weekly wrap up & stacking the shelves post:

  4. what a nice haul!
    I've heard 'Carry on' is so good! :D
    must get it as well :)


  5. A Madness So Discreet looks so good and I want to get that at my library when I go on Monday. Also, Carry On is definitely all over the blogging world and I hope you really enjoy that :)

    Have an amazing weekend :)

    Novel Ink's STS

  6. I can't wait to read the first three of these. Hadn't heard of the last, but I'll have to check it out!

    Nicole @ Feed Your Fiction Addiction

  7. Ohh so many good books! Just a quick question. Are you supposed to read Carry On before or after you read Fangirl?

    Enjoy all your fabulous books and have a great week! :)

    Emz @ Paging Serenity

  8. So many anticipated reads! I’ve never heard of the last one though! So many good books were published in October right?
    Caroline @ Just Another Bookish Blog

  9. Really nice book haul! I am absolutely jealous as I have not read any of these books yet myself! Happy reading :)

    HannahCassie @