Saturday, February 3, 2018

The “Some Favorite Authors” Book Haul


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

These are all books by authors whose work I like and need in my life.




The “Some Favorite Authors” Book Haul










When the Moon was Ours – Anna-Marie McLemore

To everyone who knows them, best friends Miel and Sam are as strange as they are inseparable. Roses grow out of Miel’s wrist, and rumors say that she spilled out of a water tower when she was five. Sam is known for the moons he paints and hangs in the trees, and for how little anyone knows about his life before he and his mother moved to town. But as odd as everyone considers Miel and Sam, even they stay away from the Bonner girls, four beautiful sisters rumored to be witches. Now they want the roses that grow from Miel’s skin, convinced that their scent can make anyone fall in love. And they’re willing to use every secret Miel has fought to protect to make sure she gives them up.









A Man Called Ove – Fredrik Backman

Meet Ove. He's a curmudgeon, the kind of man who points at people he dislikes as if they were burglars caught outside his bedroom window. He has staunch principles, strict routines, and a short fuse. People call him the bitter neighbor from hell, but must Ove be bitter just because he doesn't walk around with a smile plastered to his face all the time? 
Behind the cranky exterior there is a story and a sadness. So when one November morning a chatty young couple with two chatty young daughters move in next door and accidentally flatten Ove's mailbox, it is the lead-in to a comical and heartwarming tale of unkempt cats, unexpected friendship, and the ancient art of backing up a U-Haul. All of which will change one cranky old man and a local residents' association to their very foundations.









Scythe – Neal Shusterman

A world with no hunger, no disease, no war, no misery. Humanity has conquered all those things, and has even conquered death. Now scythes are the only ones who can end life—and they are commanded to do so, in order to keep the size of the population under control. 
Citra and Rowan are chosen to apprentice to a scythe—a role that neither wants. These teens must master the “art” of taking life, knowing that the consequence of failure could mean losing their own.









Saint Death – Marcus Sedgwick

In a shack on the outskirts of the border city of Juarez, a teenage boy is visited by a long-lost friend. 
Arturo scrapes together a living working odd jobs and staying out of sight. His friend Faustino has joined one of the city’s violent drug gangs. Now Faustino is in trouble: he’s stolen money from the narcos to smuggle his girlfriend and her baby into the U.S., and he wants Arturo’s help getting it back before they kill him for what he’s done.









A Conjuring of Light – V.E. Schwab

The precarious equilibrium among four Londons has reached its breaking point. Once brimming with the red vivacity of magic, darkness casts a shadow over the Maresh Empire, leaving a space for another London to rise. 
Kell—once assumed to be the last surviving Antari—begins to waver under the pressure of competing loyalties. And in the wake of tragedy, can Arnes survive? 
Lila Bard, once a commonplace—but never common—thief, has survived and flourished through a series of magical trials. But now she must learn to control the magic, before it bleeds her dry. Meanwhile, the disgraced Captain Alucard Emery of the Night Spire collects his crew, attempting a race against time to acquire the impossible. 
And an ancient enemy returns to claim a crown while a fallen hero tries to save a world in decay.







Have you read any of these? What did you think?









27 comments:

  1. A Man Called Ove is on my TBR - I think I might listen. Enjoy all of these!

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  2. No I haven't read any of them, sorry! I'm gearing up for a lovely weekend of vampires, werewolves and zombies!

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  3. I'm intrigued by Marcus Sedgwick's books. I hope that you love these.

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  4. Saint death sounds so interesting. Have fun with your stack

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  5. Ooh I've got Scythe that Shannon (It Starts at midnight) sent me as apparently Shusterman is the MAN lol. So I have that to read. :)

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  6. The synopsis to 'When The Moon Was Ours'sounds so interesting!

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  7. All of these are new to me. I hope you enjoy your new treasures!

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  8. A Man Called Ove was one of my top ten books last year. The writing is sarcastic and a dry humor that I loved.

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  9. I enjoyed A Man Called Ove...now I am curious about the others. Thanks for sharing, and for visiting my blog.

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  10. Well, I obviously approve of Scythe!! Really, this haul in general is pretty epic! Someday I will read A Conjuring of Light, and I also really need to get to more Marcus Sedgwick, I have liked his stuff a lot too! Hope you love these!!

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  11. I absolutely LOVED a Man Called Ove. That's the only book from your list I've read so far. Hope you enjoy all your new books and have a great weekend. - Katie

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  12. I'm currently enjoying Our Dark Duet by Schwab but I do enjoy her writing so I am sure I'll dive into this series of hers next. Enjoy!

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  13. What a great selection, Aj! I just got my first VE Schwab book this week, and I can't wait to start reading.
    Have a wonderful week ahead and happy reading.
    Lexxie @ (un)Conventional Bookviews

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  14. Great haul! Loved A Conjuring of Light and want to read all the others! Have a wonderful weekend and happy reading!

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  15. I really want to read Scythe, it seems so interesting!

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  16. I've been meaning to get A Man Called Ove. It's had loads of great reviews. There was another Fredrik Backman on NetGalley yesterday, but I can't remember what it was called.

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  17. I read my first McLemore book last year, and I must get all her books. Her writing is gorgeous. I talked a woman at work into reading Illuminae, but I stuck Britt-Marie Was Here in there too, because I think Backman is wonderful. Nice haul.

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  18. I got A Darker Shade of Magic not too long ago. I still haven't read it though. I've heard good things about the series.

    Hope you enjoy your new lovelies. Thanks for visiting Shell's Stories!

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  19. I own A Man Called Ove and have yet to read it. Reading the synopsis, it sort of reminds me of my Grandfather. Hope you enjoy all of your books.

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  20. I really hope to get to read Scythe soon. Also, I am definitely reading the Shades of Magic trilogy this year. I just got the first 2 audiobooks last week :) Hope you enjoy all your books! Happy reading :)

    My STT

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  21. I listened to A Man Called Ove last year and loved it. Scythe and A Conjuring of Light are on my tbr list. I hope you love all of these!

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  22. I really want to read A Man Called Ove - I saw the movie and absolutely loved it!

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  23. Haven't read these, nope, but I've heard a lot about them :) hope you enjoy!

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  24. I've read Scythe and I LOVE it. I really need to get the sequel.

    -Lauren
    www.shootingstarsmag.net

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  25. I see nothing but raves for Backman but I’ve yet to read anything from him. A Man Called Ove seems to be the Backman gateway book so I really need to check my library for that one. Hope you enjoy all of these! :)

    Tanya @ Girl Plus Books

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