My Shelf Monday: the Talon Saga by Julie Kagawa

Where did I get it from?

First two came from Chapters, and my parents just recently bought Soldier from Barnes & Noble in Hawaii!

Why did I get it?

Besides the gorgeous covers/inner cover/end pages, I wanted to read a book about dragons!

Have I read it?

Yes ||| No

Why haven’t I read it?

It’s the same story every time: other books I want to read more. I’m running out of excuses LOL

Where is it on my TBR?

Not below the middle, but not at the very top; I do very much want to read them, but they’re not in my top 5 TBR.


My Shelf Monday is a weekly post on my blog in which I discuss one of the books/series that I own. It’s a way to catalogue my book collection, and it also acts as a slow, miniature tour of my shelves.

Thanks for reading!

~Becca

My Shelf Monday: The Kanin Chronicles by Amanda Hocking

Publisher: St. Martin’s Griffin

Description (from Frostfire)

Bryn Aven is an outcast among the Kanin, the most powerful of the troll tribes.

Set apart by her heritage and her past, Bryn is a tracker who’s determined to become a respected part of her world. She has just one goal: become a member of the elite King’s Guard to protect the royal family. She’s not going to let anything stand in her way, not even a forbidden romance with her boss Ridley Dresden.

But all her plans for the future are put on hold when Konstantin– a fallen hero she once loved – begins kidnapping changelings. Bryn is sent in to help stop him, but will she lose her heart in the process?

Where did I get it from?

I bought the first 2 books from Book Outlet, and the last one from Chapters.

Why did I get it?

I’ve never read anything based on troll folklore, and the description sounded interesting. Plus, the covers are really nice.

Have I read it?

Yes ||| No

Why haven’t I read it?

There have just been other books I want to read more, I guess.

Where is it on my TBR?

Middle-ish, maybe slightly above the middle. I think making this post has rekindled my want to read it.


My Shelf Monday is a weekly post on my blog in which I discuss one of the books/series that I own. It’s a way to catalogue my book collection, and it also acts as a slow, miniature tour of my shelves.

Thanks for reading!

~Becca

My Shelf Monday: The Madison Avery series by Kim Harrison

Publisher: HarperCollins

Description (Once Dead, Twice Shy):

My name is Madison Avery, and I’m here to tell you that there’s more out there than you can see, hear, or touch. Because I’m there. Seeing it. Touching it. Living it.

Madison’s prom was killer—literally. For some reason she’s been targeted by a dark reaper—yeah, that kind of reaper—intent on getting rid of her, body and soul. But before the reaper could finish the job, Madison was able to snag his strange, glowing amulet and get away.

Now she’s stuck on Earth—dead but not gone. Somehow the amulet gives her the illusion of a body, allowing her to toe the line between life and death. She still doesn’t know why the dark reaper is after her, but she’s not about to just sit around and let fate take its course.

With a little ingenuity, some light-bending, and the help of a light reaper (one of the good guys! Maybe . . . ), her cute crush, and oh yeah, her guardian angel, Madison’s ready to take control of her own destiny once and for all, before it takes control of her.

Well, if she believed in that stuff.

Where did I get it from?

My cousin bought me the entire trilogy, actually, so I have no idea where it came from.

Why did I get it?

He had read the books and wanted me to give them a try.

Have I read it?

Yes ||| No

What did I think of it?

Well, I read these a long time ago – when I was 17, long time ago. I gave the first book 3 stars, and the sequels 4 stars. Unfortunately I didn’t review back then, so I don’t know what my actual thoughts were. That being said, I remember thinking they were okay enough; the premise was interesting, but I wasn’t sold on the story.

Who do I recommend this for?

  • People who like paranormal teenage stories
  • People looking for short reads

My Shelf Monday is a weekly post on my blog in which I discuss one of the books/series that I own. It’s a way to catalogue my book collection, and it also acts as a slow, miniature tour of my shelves.

Thanks for reading!

~Becca

My Shelf Monday: The Humans by Matt Haig

The Humans

Publisher: HarperCollins Canada

Description:

Our hero, Professor Andrew Martin, is dead before the book even begins. As it turns out, though, he wasn’t a very nice man–as the alien imposter who now occupies his body discovers. Sent to Earth to destroy evidence that Andrew had solved a major mathematical problem, the alien soon finds himself learning more about the professor, his family, and “the humans” than he ever expected. When he begins to fall for his own wife and son–who have no idea he’s not the real Andrew–the alien must choose between completing his mission and returning home or finding a new home right here on Earth.

Where did I get it from?

Book Outlet!

Why did I get it?

I’d never heard of Matt Haig before, but the concept behind this book totally hooked me. As an anthropology student, understanding human beings is important to me, and this book tackles that topic, in a way.

Have I read it?

Yes ||| No

Why haven’t I read it?

I had wanted to read it when I first got it, but as usual other books got in the way lol

Where is it on my TBR?

In the middle. The topic still intrigues me, but it’s not something I’m likely to read this year.


My Shelf Monday is a weekly post on my blog in which I discuss one of the books/series that I own. It’s a way to catalogue my book collection, and it also acts as a slow, miniature tour of my shelves.

Thanks for reading!

~Becca

My Shelf Monday: The Radleys by Matt Haig

The Radleys

Publisher: Canongate Books

Description:

The Radleys are an everyday family who juggle dysfunctional lives. Except, as Peter and Helen Radley know, but their children have yet to find out, the Radleys happen to be a family of abstaining vampires. When one night Clara finds herself driven to commit a bloodthirsty act, her parents decide to explain a few things.

Where did I get it from?

A used bookstore downtown!

Why did I get it?

I’d heard a lot of good things about Matt Haig, and this one sounded interesting and it was cheap, so I bought it.

Have I read it?

Yes ||| No

Why haven’t I read it?

I really just haven’t been in the mood for it!

Where is it on my TBR?

Pretty low, honestly. I should probably donate it, but for some reason I can’t bring myself to.


My Shelf Monday is a weekly post on my blog in which I discuss one of the books/series that I own. It’s a way to catalogue my book collection, and it also acts as a slow, miniature tour of my shelves.

REMINDER: Today is the first day of WEDiA! I posted this week’s writing prompt on my booklr, too!

Thanks for reading!

~Becca

My Shelf Monday: The Complete

Grimm

Publisher: Sweetwater Press

Description: 

For almost two centuries, the stories of magic and myth gathered by the Brothers Grimm have been part of the way children—and adults—learn about the vagaries of the real world. Cinderella, Rapunzel, Snow-White, Hänsel and Gretel, Little Red-Cap (a.k.a. Little Red Riding Hood), and Briar-Rose (a.k.a. Sleeping Beauty) are only a few of more than 200 enchanting characters included here. Lyrically translated and beautifully illustrated, the tales are presented just as Jacob and Wilhelm Grimm originally set them down: bold, primal, just frightening enough, and endlessly engaging.

Where did I get it from?

I’m pretty sure I bought this at a Book-A-Million while on vacation in the US.

Why did I get it?

I thought the edition was pretty and I’ve always wanted to read the Brothers Grimm’s fairytales

Have I read it?

Yes ||| No

Why haven’t I read it?

I started reading it a couple of years ago, but there were other books that I was itching to read so I put it down. I figure it’s the kind of book that I’ll have to read a few short stories from at a time.

Where is it on my TBR?

Nearer to the bottom – at this point it’s more a collector’s item, than anything.


My Shelf Monday is a weekly post on my blog in which I discuss one of the books/series that I own. It’s a way to catalogue my book collection, and it also acts as a slow, miniature tour of my shelves.

Thanks for reading!

~Becca

My Shelf Monday: Eon and Eona by Alison Goodman

Publisher: Puffin Canada/Firebird

Description (from Eon):

For years, Eon’s life has been focused on magical study and sword-work, with one goal: that he be chosen as a Dragoneye, an apprentice to one of the twelve energy dragons of good fortune.

But Eon has a dangerous secret. He is actually Eona, a sixteen-year-old girl who has been masquerading as a twelve-year-old boy. Females are forbidden to use Dragon Magic; if anyone discovers she has been hiding in plain sight, her death is assured.

When Eon’s secret threatens to come to light, she and her allies are plunged into grave danger and a deadly struggle for the Imperial throne. Eon must find the strength and inner power to battle those who want to take her magic… and her life.

Where did I get it from?

I bought Eon on a whim while at Chapters, and my friend gave me Eona for my birthday (thanks, Ally!)

Why did I get it?

I’d heard so many wonderful things about this series, and I couldn’t fight off the urge to buy it when I saw it.

Have I read it?

Yes ||| No

Why haven’t I read it?

I DON’T KNOW THERE HAVE JUST BEEN OTHER BOOKS I GUESS BUT I REALLY REALLY WANT TO READ IT.

Where is it on my TBR?

Close to the top, clearly.


My Shelf Monday is a weekly post on my blog in which I discuss one of the books/series that I own. It’s a way to catalogue my book collection, and it also acts as a slow, miniature tour of my shelves.

Thanks for reading!

~Becca

 

My Shelf Monday: The Firebird books by Claudia Gray

Publisher: Harper Teen

Description (from A Thousand Pieces of You):

Marguerite Caine’s physicist parents are known for their groundbreaking achievements. Their most astonishing invention, called the Firebird, allows users to jump into multiple universes—and promises to revolutionize science forever. But then Marguerite’s father is murdered, and the killer—her parent’s handsome, enigmatic assistant Paul— escapes into another dimension before the law can touch him.

Marguerite refuses to let the man who destroyed her family go free. So she races after Paul through different universes, always leaping into another version of herself. But she also meets alternate versions of the people she knows—including Paul, whose life entangles with hers in increasingly familiar ways. Before long she begins to question Paul’s guilt—as well as her own heart. And soon she discovers the truth behind her father’s death is far more sinister than she expected.

Where did I get it from?

Chapters!

Why did I get it?

Like a lot of other people, the covers totally hooked me. The story sounded really interesting, too – inter-universe travel? Sign me up!

Have I read it?

Yes ||| No

I read the first book, but have yet to read the second one!

What did I think of it?

A Thousand Pieces of You was pretty good – I gave it 4/5 stars and reviewed it on my booklr. It is a little romance heavy, and there is a kind of love triangle in it, so reader beware!

Who do I recommend this for?

  • People who like sci-fi
  • People who like romance
  • People who like inter-dimensional stuff
  • People who don’t mind love triangles

My Shelf Monday is a weekly post on my blog in which I discuss one of the books/series that I own. It’s a way to catalogue my book collection, and it also acts as a slow, miniature tour of my shelves.

Thanks for reading!

~Becca

My Shelf Monday: Good Omens by Neil Gaiman

Good Omens

Publisher: HarperTorch

Description:

According to The Nice and Accurate Prophecies of Agnes Nutter, Witch (the world’s only completely accurate book of prophecies, written in 1655, before she exploded), the world will end on a Saturday. Next Saturday, in fact. Just before dinner.

So the armies of Good and Evil are amassing, Atlantis is rising, frogs are falling, tempers are flaring. Everything appears to be going according to Divine Plan. Except a somewhat fussy angel and a fast-living demon—both of whom have lived amongst Earth’s mortals since The Beginning and have grown rather fond of the lifestyle—are not actually looking forward to the coming Rapture.

And someone seems to have misplaced the Antichrist . . .

Where did I get it from?

Just like American Gods, this one came from my library’s book sale!

Why did I get it?

It was $1, and I’d heard really good things about it, so I couldn’t resist!

Have I read it?

Yes ||| No

Why haven’t I read it?

It was near the top of my TBR pile at one point, but then I started buying more books and then… I never got around to it.

Where is it on my TBR?

It’s not at the top, but I can totally see myself just randomly picking it up one of these days, just because it sounds funny.


My Shelf Monday is a weekly post on my blog in which I discuss one of the books/series that I own. It’s a way to catalogue my book collection, and it also acts as a slow, miniature tour of my shelves.

Thanks for reading!

~Becca

My Shelf Monday: The Graveyard Book by Neil Gaiman

The Graveyard Book

Publisher: HarperCollins

Description:

After the grisly murder of his entire family, a toddler wanders into a graveyard where the ghosts and other supernatural residents agree to raise him as one of their own.

Nobody Owens, known to his friends as Bod, is a normal boy. He would be completely normal if he didn’t live in a sprawling graveyard, being raised and educated by ghosts, with a solitary guardian who belongs to neither the world of the living nor of the dead. There are dangers and adventures in the graveyard for a boy. But if Bod leaves the graveyard, then he will come under attack from the man Jack—who has already killed Bod’s family…

Where did I get it from?

A used bookstore downtown!

Why did I get it?

I’ve heard some wonderful things about this book, and it’s another Neil Gaiman that I feel like I should be reading.

Have I read it?

Yes ||| No

Why haven’t I read it?

I want to read it, but there are other books that I just want to read more!

Where is it on my TBR?

Again, not too far down, but not too far up, either. A little below Good Omens, though.


My Shelf Monday is a weekly post on my blog in which I discuss one of the books/series that I own. It’s a way to catalogue my book collection, and it also acts as a slow, miniature tour of my shelves.

Thanks for reading!

~Becca