Saturday, March 9, 2013

Stacking the Shelves: Historical Fiction and YA Fun

Unspoken (The Lynburn Legacy, #1)Good Morning and happy weekend! Its time again for us to join Tynga's Reviews for Stacking the Shelves, a way to highlight the new reads we have picked up! I have one book from the library, and one from my roommate, a birthday gift (yaaaa getting books as presents).

 Unspoken by Sarah Rees Brennan looks ADORBS and has a great blurb about mysterious twins, creepy mansions, and premonitions---I can't wait.

 My roommate gave Erik Larson's newest historical fiction an American ambassador in Germany witnesses the growing injustices against Jews in 1933 Germany. If you have heard of The Devil in the White City, Larson's insanely good historical fiction about the 1893 Chicago Worlds Exposition and a Jack the Ripper-esque serial killer, this is the same author. The blurb for In The Garden of Beasts is long, but check out this section: 

In the Garden of Beasts: Love, Terror, and an American Family in Hitler's Berlin"Suffused with the tense atmosphere of the period, and with unforgettable portraits of the bizarre Göring and the expectedly charming--yet wholly sinister--Goebbels, In the Garden of Beasts lends a stunning, eyewitness perspective on events as they unfold in real time, revealing an era of surprising nuance and complexity. The result is a dazzling, addictively readable work that speaks volumes about why the world did not recognize the grave threat posed by Hitler until Berlin, and Europe, were awash in blood and terror" (GoodReads)

These books couldn't be more different, but as we like to say at Young Adult Fiction and Whiskey Sours, we are omnivorous readers! :-) What books are new to your shelves this week?


  1. I'm really curious about Unspoken. I've heard some amazing things about it :) Thanks for stopping by My Haul!


  2. I love the cover of Unspoken! It's so unique and cute!
    Happy reading & enjoy your books! (:

    My STS

    P.S. I love your blog name! It's so unique! :D

  3. I wanted to read the new Erik Larsen in book club and the other gals poo-pooed it. I think i will read it anyway.

    1. oh no! Well read it and I will share my thoughts on your review- mini internet book club style :-)

  4. I can't wait to start my copy of Unspoken!

    Happy reading! :)
    My Haul

  5. I have had Unspoken for a while and still am yet to read it but, I have heard awesome things about it!

  6. I've wanted to read Unspoken for awhile ... I love the cover, it's gorgeous! I can't wait to see what you think of it.

    Thanks for stopping by my post :)

  7. I heard so many good things about Unspoken. I hope you'll enjoy your new books =)
    Happy reading!

    Thank you for visiting my blog! =)

  8. What a really cool cover for Unspoken!! I hope you enjoy!

    My STS

    Jessica@Lovin' Los Libros

  9. I'm just starting to get into historical fiction. Both of these look good though. I love SRB. Her books are hilarious.


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