Saturday, October 6, 2012

Stacking the Shelves (2)

Stacking the Shelves

Stacking the Shelves is a weekly feature hosted by Tynga's Reviews showcasing new books we've gotten a hold of (bought/given/gifted/trade/for review).

What goodies did I get this week?
 I've been so caught up in the new blog, so I've been neglecting (and missing) my reading a bit again this week...but that doesn't mean I didn't manage to get a few pretties this week ;-)

Books I received:


The Sound & The Echoes
Author: Dew Pellucid
 The Synopsis:
Imagine that everyone around you has a mirror image living somewhere else. Your world is like a sound, which produced that other world of echoes. And in this land men are governed by a terrible law: every Echo has to die, if his Sound dies.
One Sound especially must die. The Prince's Sound. The Fate Sealers and Fortune Tellers will make sure of that! Because after this Sound dies, the Echo Prince will have to die too.
Now, 12-year-old Will Cleary is about to discover that he is the Sound the Echoes are hunting.
And so begins his perilous adventure into a see-through, sparkling world, filled with spying crystal balls, an eerie fortress of castaway children, a hunt for clues in an ancient book of riddles, and a last-chance escape through a frozen gem-studded lake into a secret land that holds the key to placing the Prince on the throne and returning freedom to the Echo.


When author Dew Pellucid offered me a copy of his her high-fantasy children's book in exchange for an honest review, it was impossible for me to refuse.  The story seemed so original, inventive & just plain fun. I mean: crystal balls, sparkling worlds, see-through doppelgangers & eerie Fortresses...  Where do I sign?!  I'm always looking for the next enchanted children's tale to escape into and make me dream, and judging by the blurb I'll get exactly that with The Sound & The Echoes.



Books I purchased:
Delirium by Lauren Oliver & Cinder (Lunar Chronicles #1) by Marissa Meyer


Since I absolutely adored Lauren Oliver's children's fairytale offering Liesl & Po , I've been eager to check out her other offerings, so I picked up Delirium this week.  I'm hoping I'll love it but I'm a little scared because ...well let's just say the reviews have been mixed where my Goodreads friends are concerned.  But I know a lot of people have loved it so we'll see!

I have heard nothing but good things however, about Cinder, and at first before all the buzz, I wasn't sure if this would really be my thing.  But glowing review after glowing review finally convinced me (it was pretty easy actually) and I caved.  I mean Cinderella was my absolute favorite fairytale as a little girl and I think the sci-fi twist with the android bits should keep it fresh and interesting!

What goodies did you get this week?  Link me up & if you're a new follower let me know :)

24 comments:

  1. You read The Sound & The Echoes as soon as you got it, huh? Did you like it!? And yes Cinder has gotten SO much hype I can't believe I never read it. I actually just got it maybe... 3 weeks ago. So I'll be reading it soon, too I can't wait! Delirium is the same actually, I have been meaning to read it for ages! I see someone went to the chapters 5.99$ table! I love it there! :D

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    1. I'm actually only half way into The Sound & The Echoes, the blog has taken over my life haha! And I don't know why but I thought you had read Cinder...you got book 2 not long ago didn't you? And you're right about 5.99$ table, it's too good to pass up! :D

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  2. Nice haul of books. Cinder is awesome. I really enjoyed the retelling of Cinderella. Then again I'm a fan of Fairytale tellings. Grabbing your button sweetie.

    Grace

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    1. Glad to hear it Grace! It'll be my first Fairytale retelling, imagine! And thanks for grabbing my button, I've simply got to get a blog roll going so I can return the favor ;-)

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  3. Ooo you got Cinder, nice! I hope you enjoy all your new books, happy reading! Also, I am a new follower (Frodosco - GFC). ^.^ If you would like to check out my Stacking The Shelves post you can do so here. :)

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    1. Thanks for the nice comment & follow :D I'm off to check your StS!

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  4. Both of these are on my shelf but i haven't read them yet, Cinder looks brilliant though.

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  5. I haven't read Delirium yet but I really enjoyed Cinder very much. Happy reading :)

    http://theromancepalace.blogspot.com/2012/10/stacking-shelves-1.html
    http://theparanormalpalace.blogspot.com/2012/10/stacking-shelves-2.html

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  6. Despite the hype I also haven't read Cinder yet, neither any of Lauren Oliver's books. Kinda embarrassing :P
    I love the description of The Sound & The Echoes! It sounds unlike anything I've read before.
    Happy reading!

    My StS

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  7. I did enjoy Delirium, it's not the greatest book ever written but it's far from being the worst! I think you'll like it :)

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    1. Oh I'm glad to hear it! I'm thinking I'll like it too :)

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  8. Delirium and Cinder are both such amazing can't-put-down books that you must read! I really liked both. Delirium starts off really slow, but I swear you have to keep going!

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    Giselle from Book Nerd Canada
    Stacking the Shelves #23

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  9. I'm so curious about Cinder, this book sounds so awesome. Happy reading!

    here is mine

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  10. Delirium and Cinder are both fantastic!! I hope you love them. Honestly right when you finish Delirium you are going to want to read Pandemonium right away! It's a torturous ending!

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    1. Awesome! Thanks Amy :) And thanks for the warning about Delirium, I'll prepare myself mentally for the torture haha

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  11. Can i just say i freaking love yout blog design! It is awesome! I'm a new follower! I can't wait to read Cinder and Delirium! Happy Reading!

    Check out my Haul! Letterbox Love!

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    1. Thanks for the nice comment Annabelle, the blog design is courtesy of the legendary Giselle over at Xpresso Design

      I'm off to visit your haul :)

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  12. Delirium and Cinder are both AWESOME. I really loved both of them and I hope you do too!


    Love love love the new design? Giselle kind of rocks at the designing!

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    1. Awesome, glad to read this Jenni! It's making me pumped to start both of these now :D

      And thank you so much, I love it too! Giselle is like my idol, she rocks my socks ♥

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  13. Hi! Thanks for dropping by :-)

    OMG I hope you love Delirium and Cinder, I loved both, and I want Scarlet so bad! Your new blog looks awesome by the way :-)

    Shaheen @ Speculating on SpecFic
    Come and check out my new weekly book haul feature, Stocktake Saturday.

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    1. My pleasure Shaheen, I love your blog :)

      Thanks for the nice comment, I want Scarlet myself and I haven't even read Cinder yet...imagine!

      And thanks for the blog design love but all the credit goes to the always fabulous Giselle @ Xpresso Design

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  14. Cinder is super amazing. And Scarlet is even better. Although I wanted more of Prince Kai :( I hope you enjoy all your new books!

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    Giselle from Book Nerd Canada
    Stacking the Shelves #23

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    1. Oh Giselle, now I really want to drop everything and start Cinder right away ;-) Thanks for the comment & visit!

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