Saturday, July 13, 2019

Book Haul: A Little Bit Dystopian



Stacking the Shelves is hosted by Tynga’s Reviews. I get to show off the books I’ve gotten recently. These books may not be dystopian, but they have some end-of-the-world vibes.







A Little Bit Dystopian Book Haul







They Both Die At The End by Adam Silvera




On September 5, a little after midnight, Death-Cast calls Mateo Torrez and Rufus Emeterio to give them some bad news: They’re going to die today.

Mateo and Rufus are total strangers, but, for different reasons, they’re both looking to make a new friend on their End Day. The good news: There’s an app for that. It’s called the Last Friend, and through it, Rufus and Mateo are about to meet up for one last great adventure—to live a lifetime in a single day.
















Dreams Of Gods & Monsters (Daughter of Smoke & Bone #3) by Laini Taylor



Two worlds are poised on the brink of a vicious war. By way of a staggering deception, Karou has taken control of the chimaera's rebellion and is intent on steering its course away from dead-end vengeance. The future rests on her.

When the brutal angel emperor brings his army to the human world, Karou and Akiva are finally reunited—not in love, but in a tentative alliance against their common enemy. It is a twisted version of their long-ago dream, and they begin to hope that it might forge a way forward for their people. And, perhaps, for themselves.

But with even bigger threats on the horizon, are Karou and Akiva strong enough to stand among the gods and monsters?












Black Helicopters by Blythe Woolston



In a remote part of the US, the paranoid survivalist fringe has begun its war. And Valley is a key weapon. She’s wearing the bomb vest and the clock is ticking.

Ever since Mabby died suddenly while picking beans in their garden—with the pock-a-pock of a helicopter overhead—four-year-old Valley knows what her job is: hide in the underground den with her brother, Bo, while Da is working, because Those People will kill them like coyotes. But now, with Da unexpectedly gone and no home to go back to, a teenage Valley (now Valkyrie) and her big brother must bring their message to the outside world—a not-so-smart place where little boys wear their names on their backpacks and young men don’t pat down strangers before offering a lift.












Horrorstör by Grady Hendrix & Michael Rogalski



Something strange is happening at the Orsk furniture superstore in Cleveland, Ohio. Every morning, employees arrive to find broken Kjerring bookshelves, shattered Glans water goblets, and smashed Liripip wardrobes. Sales are down, security cameras reveal nothing, and store managers are panicking.

To unravel the mystery, three employees volunteer to work a nine-hour dusk-till-dawn shift. In the dead of the night, they’ll patrol the empty showroom floor, investigate strange sights and sounds, and encounter horrors that defy the imagination.













Earth To Charlie by Justin Olson 



Convinced his mother has been abducted by aliens, Charlie Dickens spends his nights with an eye out for UFOs, hoping to join her. After all, she said the aliens would come back for him. Charlie will admit that he doesn’t have many reasons to stick around; he doesn’t get along well with his father, he’s constantly bullied at school and at work, and the only friend he has is his 600-pound neighbor Geoffrey, and Geoffrey’s three-legged dog, Tickles.

Then Charlie meets popular, easy-going Seth, who shows him what real friendship is all about. For once, he finds himself looking around at the life he’s built, rather than looking up. But sooner than he expected, Charlie has to make a decision: should he stay or should he go?









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






27 comments:

  1. Can't decide whether naming a character 'Charlie Dickens' is lazy or brilliant! XD

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  2. I haven't read it but I recently bought Horrorstor-it sounds pretty good!

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  3. I love dystopians. Earth to charlie looks pretty good!

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  4. I had mixed feelings about Earth to Charlie, but it was decent. I will be curious to see what you think.

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  5. I haven’t read any, but a few sound interesting. How’s your summer job coming?

    www.thpulpitandthepen.com

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  6. I've been meaning to read the Daughter of Smoke and Bone series for YEARS and have never gotten around to it. I don't know why, because it is right up my alley and everyone seems to love it...

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  7. I enjoyed Daughter of Smoke and Bone. I still need to read the last book!

    My STS post!

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  8. Horrorstor sounds like a lot of fun, almost like a movie!

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  9. I thought Horrorstor was a funny play on horror movies and Ikea. I liked it.

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  10. I really love the whole Daughter of Smoke and Bone trilogy. I'm curious about HORRORSTÖR and I own, but need to read, They Both Die at the End.

    -Lauren
    www.shootingstarsmag.net

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  11. I've got to get back to Daughter of Smoke and Bone. It's been so long since I read the first book, I probably need to reread it before moving on to the sequels. Great haul- hope you love all of these!

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  12. I haven't read any of these yet, but the first two are sitting on my shelf. Black Helicopters sounds really interesting too.

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  13. I really liked They Both Die at the End, and I thought Dreams of Gods and Monsters was a great end to the series!

    Nicole @ Feed Your Fiction Addiction

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  14. I adored Dreams of Gods and Monsters - it's definitely my favorite of the trilogy. Hope you'll enjoy it! :)

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  15. I haven't read any of the books you've mentioned but Earth to Charlie seems quite interesting.

    Happy readings!;)
    Tânia @MyLovelySecret

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  16. They Both Die at the End is one of my favorites!! I really hope you love it.

    Lindsi @ Do You Dog-ear? 💬

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  17. I should crack down and read Horrorstor. I also really love the cover of Earth to Charlie!

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  18. Dreams of Gods and Monsters! I adored that whole series, Laini Taylor is a favourite author of mine, though. And I still need to read that Adam Silvera release, I don't know what my excuse is for not reading.

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  19. I haven't read any of these but always wanted to read Adam Silvera and laini Taylor AJ!

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  20. There are a couple on this list I really want to read. I need to pick up a copy of Horrorstor!

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  21. This is the first I'm seeing Black Helicopters. 🚁

    I was sent a finished review copy of Horrorstor and it sat on my bookshelf forever and I finally traded it on #booksfortrade. I wish I hadn't, now, because I read We Sold Our Souls, and My Best Friends Exorcism and I loved Souls and really liked Exorcism. I'll keep an eye out for what you think. 👍✨

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  22. Horrorstor has got me intrigued and I like the sound of Black Helicopters too.
    My recent dystopian find is Terry Tyler's Project Renova series which were scarily real reads!

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  23. They Both Die At The End is amazinggggg you'll love it!! x

    Grace Louise || www.gracelouiseofficial.blogspot.co.uk/

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  24. They Both Die At The End has such an interesting concept! I’m going to have to add that one to my TBR. And even though I own a couple of her books, I still haven’t read anything by Laini Taylor, but I really need to!

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  25. I've had Dreams of Gods and Monsters on my shelf since it came out but still haven't read it lol I also have They Both Die in the End on my Kindle.

    Happy reading!

    Karen @ For What It's Worth

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  26. I have Daughter of Smoke & Bone on my tbr and I'm hoping I love it as much as my fellow co-bloggers *fingers crossed*. Have fun reading!
    Jen @ Star-Crossed Book Blog

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  27. I haven't read any of these yet, but I do hope to read the Daughter of Smoke and Bone series someday.

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