Stacking the Shelves, #5


Stacking the Shelves is a weekly meme hosted by Tynga where bloggers share their enthusiasm for the books they bought or received during the previous week.


 Constantine: The Hellblazer Vol. 1: Going Down by Ming Doyle, Riley Rossmo (Illustrations) Constantine: The Hellblazer Vol. 1: Going Down by Ming Doyle, Illustrations by Riley Rossmo. Release date: 16 Feb 2016. Picked up because of: It’s Constantine(!) and I’ve been meaning to read more graphic novels (aka, couldn’t resist)

Plot:The dark adventures of DC’s foremost occult detective continue in an all-new series as he investigates the cruelest case he’s ever come across–his own dark history! Writer Ming Doyle (THE KITCHEN, Quantum and Woody) relaunches John Constantine’s solo series with more horrifying roots than ever before.

Collects issues #1-6 of the new CONSTANTINE: THE HELLBLAZER series.”Wax by Gina Damico

Wax by Gina Damico. Genre: YA. Release Date: 2 Aug 2016. Picked up because of: the Plot

Plot: “Paraffin, Vermont, is known the world over as home to the Grosholtz Candle Factory. But behind the sunny retail space bursting with overwhelming scents and homemade fudge, seventeen-year-old Poppy Palladino discovers something dark and unsettling: a back room filled with dozens of startlingly life-like wax sculptures, crafted by one very strange old lady. Poppy hightails it home, only to be shocked when one of the figures—a teenage boy who doesn’t seem to know what he is—jumps naked and screaming out of the trunk of her car. She tries to return him to the candle factory, but before she can, a fire destroys the mysterious workshop—and the old woman is nowhere to be seen.

With the help of the wax boy, who answers to the name Dud, Poppy resolves to find out who was behind the fire. But in the course of her investigation, she discovers that things in Paraffin aren’t always as they seem, that the Grosholtz Candle Factory isn’t as pure as its reputation—and that some of the townspeople she’s known her entire life may not be as human as they once were. In fact, they’re starting to look a little . . . waxy. Can Poppy and Dud extinguish the evil that’s taking hold of their town before it’s too late?”


Just Fall by Nina SadowskyJust Fall by Nina Sadowsky. Genre: Mystery. Release Date: 23 Feb 2016 (or 22 Mar 2106?). Picked up because of: the plot; recommended for those who enjoyed Gone Girl.

Plot: “Balanced on the razor edge of moral ambiguity, this sexy and seductive debut novel asks: How can you find out that the person you love is a killer…and continue to love him anyway? Perfect for fans of Karen Rose, Sandra Brown, and Erica Spindler.

On the night of her wedding to Rob, Ellie’s perfect world suddenly collapses. Her suave, charming, sophisticated husband is not the man she believed him to be. Could he really be a killer?

Ellie is rapidly swept into a lethal vortex of betrayal, lies, and uncertainty: Who is the man she married, really?

And how far will she go to protect him?

From Manhattan to the Caribbean, Rob and Ellie struggle to escape the grip of Rob’s former life – a life his employers are determined to ensnare him in for good.

When faced with a terrible choice—to become a murderess herself to save the man she loves, or to let him die—Ellie’s decision propels her into a whiplash-paced adventure, filled with cinematic twists and a startling sense of unease.”

Everything else

Fifty Shades of Grey by E L James

Fifty Shades of Grey by E.L. James. Genre: New Adult, Romance. Release Date: 25 May 2011 Picked up because of: It meets a few of my 2016 reading challenges; want to see what the hype/hate is about

Plot: “When literature student Anastasia Steele goes to interview young entrepreneur Christian Grey, she encounters a man who is beautiful, brilliant, and intimidating. The unworldly, innocent Ana is startled to realize she wants this man and, despite his enigmatic reserve, finds she is desperate to get close to him. Unable to resist Ana’s quiet beauty, wit, and independent spirit, Grey admits he wants her, too—but on his own terms.

Shocked yet thrilled by Grey’s singular erotic tastes, Ana hesitates. For all the trappings of success—his multinational businesses, his vast wealth, his loving family—Grey is a man tormented by demons and consumed by the need to control. When the couple embarks on a daring, passionately physical affair, Ana discovers Christian Grey’s secrets and explores her own dark desires.”

Touch by Claire NorthTouch by Claire North. Genre: SciFi/Adult Fantasy. Release Date: 24 Feb 2015. Picked up because of: It piqued my interest after reading Bridget’s contribution on this week’s Top Ten Tuesday over at The Broke and The Bookish.

Plot:Kepler had never meant to die this way — viciously beaten to death by a stinking vagrant in a dark back alley. But when reaching out to the murderer for salvation in those last dying moments, a sudden switch takes place.

Now Kepler is looking out through the eyes of the killer himself, staring down at a broken and ruined body lying in the dirt of the alley.

Instead of dying, Kepler has gained the ability to roam from one body to another, to jump into another person’s skin and see through their eyes, live their life — be it for a few minutes, a few months or a lifetime.

Kepler means these host bodies no harm — and even comes to cherish them intimately like lovers. But when one host, Josephine Cebula, is brutally assassinated, Kepler embarks on a mission to seek the truth — and avenge Josephine’s death.”

I can’t wait to see what you guys are reading!


7 thoughts on “Stacking the Shelves, #5

    • Oh my goodness, that’s a huge leap! I’m definitely intrigued. I ended up liking Twilight despite all of the hate. I feel like some of the hate from popular books is well deserved, but a lot of it is an overreaction. (I think it’s human nature to love to hate?) Happy reading!


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