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Stacking The Shelves #14

Saturday, July 23, 2016



is hosted by Tynga´s Reviews and is all about sharing the books you are adding to your shelves, may it be physical or virtual. This means you can include books you buy in physical store or online, books you borrow from friends or the library, review books, gifts and of course ebooks!




I haven´t even read the first book, but for some reasons I got hocked by The Conspiracy of Us´ cover and when the price was right, I bought them both. The second part arrived, a couple of days ago, and I am really eager to get to read them.
The giveaway, I won during a book launch party in June, has finally arrived and I am very happy to have it now for real in my hands. The author has put quite some effort in wrapping everything up and has even put a handwritten card into it – isn´t that great?. And I can´t tell how excited and happy I am about receiving this wonderful giveaway. I do not know the author yet, nor her work, but that is about to change.
One of the German publishers, whom I receive print books for the other literature portal I am writing for, sent me recently All Is Not Forgotten, and I kind of read it over night. It was sooooooooo brilliant and thrilling! My review to it will be posted soon.



Bought books

Map of Fates by Maggie Hall




Two weeks. That´s how long it took for Avery West´s ordinary life to change forever. In two weeks, she discovered she was heiress to a powerful secret society known as the Circle, learned her mother was taken hostage by the Circle´s enemies, and fell for a  boy she´s not allowed to love – just as she found out another was her unwelcome destiny.
Now Avery crosses oceans in private jets to hunt for clues that will uncover the truth about the Circle, setting her mom and herself free before it´s too late. By her side are both boys: Jack – steady, loyal, and determined to help her even at the expense of his own duty – and Stellan, whose connection to Avery grows stronger by the day despite her best intentions, making her question what she believes at every turn.
But at the end of a desperate hunt from the islands of Greece to the red carpet at Cannes comes a discovery that not only changes everything, but could bring the while world to its knees. And now Avery is forced to face the truth: In the world of the Circle, no one is who they seem.



Part of a Giveaway I won

The Billionaire´s Dance by Melody Anne




Alex is the middle son in a successful and loving family. He is a confirmed Bachelor, who loves to travel around the globe and romance as many women as possible. That is until he meets Jessica Sanders. One night with her and he´s changing his views on bachelorhood and starting to think that marriage life is the new way for him. Jessica comes from a wealthy family, and has had one too many good-looking men take advantage of her. When she meets confirmed bachelor, and known playboy, Alex Anderson, she´s distrustful of his flirting, and tries to avoid him at all costs. That is until they end up trapped in an elevator, and her fear of the dark, tight space is greater than her fear of the men she´s trapped with.



Reviewer´s copy

All Is Not Forgotten by Wendy Walker




It begins in the small, affluent town of Fairview, Connecticut, where everything seems picture perfect. Until one night when young Jenny Kramer is attacked at a local party. In the hours immediately after, she is given a controversial drug to medically erase her memory of the violent assault. But, in the weeks and months that follow, as she heals from her physical wounds, and with no factual recall of the attack, Jenny struggles with her raging emotional memory. Her father, Tom, becomes obsessed with his inability to find her attacker and seek justice while her mother, Charlotte, struggles to pretend this horrific event did not touch her carefully constructed world.
As Tom and Charlotte seek help for their daughter, the fault lines within their marriage and their close-knit community emerge from the shadows where they have been hidden for years, and the relentless quest to find the monster who invaded their town – or perhaps lives among them – drives this psychological thriller to a shocking and unexpected conclusion.



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Vi@GoneWithTheBooks

I am Vi, forty-something, avid reader, blogger and painter who loves to talk and write about books. A day without one in my hands is a wasted one. Skilled florist with a degree in writing - oh yes, that works.

8 comments:

  1. I think the premise for All Is Not Forgotten is interesting. who wouldn't want to forget something traumatic? But how would this cost us in the long run? Now I need to read this book! have fun reading all your other books, and thankn you for coming to my blog. I really appreciate it.

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    1. Thanks for stopping by. All Is Not Forgotten was a great book for me. Unusual style, but I really enjoyed it.

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  2. Great haul! I hope you enjoy your new books.

    Aj @ Read All The Things!

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    1. Thanks for stopping by. I already read All Is Not Forgotten and now I am curious to read the others ...

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  3. Great haul! I really wanted to check out the series by Maggie Hall. It sounds so awesome! Happy reading! :)
    Krystianna @ Downright Dystopian

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    1. Currently I am reading the first part The Conspiracy of Us and I like it so far. Thanks for stopping by.

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  4. Great haul, Vi! All Is Not Forgotten is one I want, too! It sounds so, so good :)
    Have a wonderful week and happy reading.
    Lexxie @ (un)Conventional Bookviews

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    1. I gave it a full 5 stars. In my opinion this is a brillant novel and one that is able to surprise its reader in a good way :-) Think it will be a great read for you too.

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