Saturday, September 22, 2012

Stacking The Shelves #6

Stacking The Shelves is a weekly meme hosted by Tynga's Reviews and is a post for bloggers to share what books they've received to review, bought, won, borrowed or were gifted.

I only got review books this week:)

From Netgalley

Oddkins: A Fable for All Ages

Blockbuster author Dean Koontz’s first novel for young readers, a beautifully illustrated and visually stunning story about a magical band of living toys who learn to overcome the fears we all face in the dark

Toymaker Isaac Bodkins created the Oddkins, a group of living toys, for very special children who face difficulties in life and need true friends. There’s Amos, the brave stuffed bear; Skippy, the rabbit who dreams of being a superstar; Butterscotch, the gentle, floppy-eared pup; Burl the elephant; the wise and scholarly Gibbons; and Patch the cat. The Oddkins are given to children to inspire, support, and love them, especially during times of adversity. Only now, the toys themselves are the ones who need help.

Before he dies, Mr. Bodkins delivers a dire warning to Amos the bear: Watch out for an evil toymaker and his dangerous creations! Locked up in the dark sub-basement, another group of toys is climbing out of boxes and crates and coming to life as well. These bad toys—like Rex and Lizzie, the puppets with no strings; Gear, the vicious robot; and Stinger, the horrid buzzing bumblebee with his knife-sharp stinger—were made to hurt children, not help them. Leering, laughing, and deadly, they are let loose into the world by a terrifying force.

Frightening as it may be, the Oddkins must go on a journey to find Colleen Shannon, Mr. Bodkins’s chosen successor as a life-giving toymaker and the only person who can save them. The stormy night is perilous and the Oddkins face a danger that threatens not only their magic . . . but the magic in us all.(Goodreads)


I am so excited about Oddkins! My little girl is going to review it for Spooking The Spine. Thanks to Mel Parker Books.


Splintered

This stunning debut captures the grotesque madness of a mystical under-land, as well as a girl’s pangs of first love and independence. Alyssa Gardner hears the whispers of bugs and flowers—precisely the affliction that landed her mother in a mental hospital years before. This family curse stretches back to her ancestor Alice Liddell, the real-life inspiration for Lewis Carroll’s Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland. Alyssa might be crazy, but she manages to keep it together. For now.

When her mother’s mental health takes a turn for the worse and the whispers grow too strong to bear, Alyssa learns that what she thought was fiction is based in terrifying reality. The real Wonderland is a place far darker and more twisted than Lewis Carroll ever let on. There, Alyssa must pass a series of tests, including draining an ocean of Alice’s tears, waking the slumbering tea party, and subduing a vicious bandersnatch, to fix Alice’s mistakes and save her family. She must also decide whom to trust: Jeb, her gorgeous best friend and secret crush, or the sexy but suspicious Morpheus, her guide through Wonderland, who may have dark motives of his own.

Unless she fixes the things her great-great-great grandmother Alice put wrong, Wonderland will have her head.(Goodreads)

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Splintered was one of my WOW post a little bit ago… Don’t you love it when you don’t have to wait as long as you think you will for something you really want to read?!?! Thanks to Amulet publishing.


From the Author

Building From Ashes (Elemental World, #0.5)

For a thousand years, powerful earth vampire Carwyn ap Bryn has served others. God. His family. His friends. But tragedy and loss disrupt his peaceful existence, causing him to question everything he has committed his eternity to.

Brigid Connor has known about vampires since they rescued her from a painful childhood. But not even their vast elemental power can save her from the demons that torment her.

As loyalties are tested and new paths are forged, a lurking danger slowly grows in the Elemental World. Carwyn and Brigid will learn that even secrets revealed can come back to haunt you when you least expect it.


A continuation/spinoff of the Elemental Mysteries series...(Goodreads)

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To say that I enjoyed the Elemental Mysteries series would be a HUGE understatement. I love that I get to dive back into this world.  And the fact that this book is all about my book boyfriend, Carwyn… Yeah, I’m excited!!! Thanks to Elizabeth for sending me a copy.


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23 comments:

  1. I was wondering if I should request Splintered on NetGalley...it sounds deliciously creepy!
    I love your blog design. Following you now :)
    Happy reading! Here is my STS post.

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  2. Not heard of any of these titles, and have to agree with Ivana, Splintered sounds weirdly wonderful.
    Katja @ YA's the Word

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  3. Ooh nice! I was debating about Splintered myself but I am too overwhelmed with all the books I already have! Can't wait to read your review though to see if I should change that!

    My STS will be up tomorrow so be sure to stop by then!

    Have a GREAT weekend!

    Old Follower :)

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  4. I haven't read any of these but Splintered looks fantastic!! I adore that cover :)

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  5. Awesome haul. Splinted looks good. I just don't know if I can take another Alice in Wonderland retelling.

    Grace

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  6. I am SO envious of Splintered I can't wait to get my hands on it. I hope you love it.

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  7. The cover for Splintered is so vibrant and cool. Enjoy all your books this week.

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  8. Great HAUL! New Follower! Visit my STS! Thanks! :D

    Have a Great Weekend & Happy Reading!
    Michelle @ Mom With A Kindle

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  9. Oddkins sounds awesome! I definitely need to check that one out. Thanks for sharing. I hope you enjoy everything you got this week. Happy reading!

    MaryAnn @ Chapter by Chapter
    Our STS this week

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  10. That cover on Splintered is awesome!!! Enjoy.

    Valerie
    StuckInBooks.com

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  11. Oh, I'm curious to hear what you think about Splintered! That cover is so awesome!

    Happy reading!
    My StS

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  12. Oooo, I got Splintered to!! I can't even WAIT to read it!!! :)

    Lisa @ Lost in Literature
    My Stacking the Shelves

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  13. Oh my gosh! Splintered sounds so good! I hadn't heard of it till now. I'll have to add it to my TBR list now.

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  14. I really like the cover of Splintered and it sounds good too!
    Book Sniffers Anonymous

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  15. OMG you got a copy of Splintered, I'm soooo jelaous of you right now Rebecca :) !! I can't wait to know what you think of it. Happy reading :)

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  16. I hope Splintered is good, I really like the cover!

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  17. Spintered has an amazing cover and I can't wait to read the Elizabeth Hunter book. Happy reading!

    here is mine

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  18. Splintered has one of THE best covers I have EVER seen. I have an ebook of it to review, so looking forward to it! :D

    Here is my STS: http://blogofabookaholic.blogspot.com/2012/09/stacking-shelves-18.html

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  19. Oddkins looks good - my hubby loves Dean Koontz so I'm interested to see what this is like.

    And Splintered!!! Everyone has this book - I'm jealous. ;)

    Enjoy your books - they all sound wonderful.

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  20. Wow, never heard of Splintered, but it looks really interesting! Looking forward to your thoughts on this one. Enjoy your books!

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  21. Oh dear, I got Splintered too, but I always forget to add my ebooks to my haul! Hahaha Don't you love that cover though? GORGE!
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    Giselle from Book Nerd Canada
    Stacking the Shelves #21

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