Saturday, December 8, 2012

Stacking the Shelves: Reached by Ally Condie (and other book notes)

Reached by Ally Condie arrived at the library for me. (Insert a big clap and some high-fives).  Crazy Camper and I both liked the first one (review). As you might know, I was underwhelmed by the second book Crossed (see my thoughts as a pretend conversation with our other blogger Crazy Camper). I still need to know what happens though, so I am excited.

I also got my hands on the The Killing Frost by James Marsden from an awesome yet slightly older and under-appreciated Australian series.

teens resort to terrorist tactics in this frighteningly realistic follow-up to Tomorrow, When the War Began and The Dead of Night.

And then there were five....

It has been six long months since Ellie and her friends returned home from a camping trip to find their families and friends imprisoned by an enemy that threatens to steal Australia's freedom. Only they can stop this. Like seasoned soldiers, their methods have become extreme, even involving terrorism. 
When she's not gathering food and supplies or running like prey to survive, Ellie wonders at what they've become: Are they now ruthless terrorists? The more involved and vicious it gets, the higher the stakes are raised. Everyone is fighting for their lives. (via)

In other SAD Stacking the Shelves news, I had to return Deborah Harkness's Shadow of Night unread. It is 550+ pages and homework/holiday events have just made me too busy. Don't you hate to do that? What a book blog fail. Debs-- I promise to read your epic sequel as soon as I finish this dissertation chapter!

A big thanks to Tygna's Reviews for hosting Stacking the Shelves. What is new to your bookshelf this week? Cheers!


  1. I'm really curious about the Matched series. Now that all the books are out, I'm probably going to start it soon. Happy reading! :)

    My Haul

  2. I've read Tomorrow, When the War Began but not the rest of the series. I hope it's good!

  3. Uuuuuuhg. Returning books unread is the worst thing ever. I hate it. That's why I have so many fines. :)

  4. I hate returning books unread, but it's happening to me more and more these days.
    I still haven't read Crossed, I read a couple of chapters and then put it aside to pick up later and just didn't. Would like to know how it ends though, so will try reading it again.
    My haul

  5. Yay for Reached! I really enjoyed it, hope you do too! And Snap! I am currently listening to The Third Day, The Frost! It's a good series so far :)

  6. Yay for Reached! The Tomorrow Series sounds pretty good! I'll have to check them out! Enjoy all that you got this week! Thanks for sharing and happy reading!

    MaryAnn | Chapter by Chapter
    What we got this week!

  7. I agree that Crossed was definitely underwhelming. I look forward to this final book in the series though. I hope you enjoy it! :)

    Come check out what books I got this week!

  8. I still haven't read Crossed yet, its been sitting on my shelf for ages I'm excited to see what you think of Reached maybe it will motivate me to finish the series!

    Emily @ Falling for YA

  9. I am anxiously awaiting your review of Reached, as I still refuse to continue on with this series! :)


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