Stacking the Shelves is hosted by Tynga at Tynga’s Reviews.
Here’s what I got the past 2 weeks.
Regine’s Book: A Teen Girl’s Last Words (True Stories) by Regine Stokke
Zest Books | October 23, 2012 | 336 pages
Regine’s blog about living with Leukemia gained a huge following, and eventually became this book. She writes openly about emotional and physical aspects of her 15-month struggle to recover, and explains how her disease impacts her life. In the course of her illness, Regine has photography exhibits, goes to concerts, enjoys her friends & family, and advocates for registering as a blood and bone marrow donor. She was a typical teenager with an amazing will to live; and the lessons she learned have relevance for all of us. She died at home on December 3, 2009 with her family and cat by her side. Originally published in Norway, the book was selected by the Norwegian Ministry of Culture for a translation grant. Norwegian sales are as follows: 30,000 copies hardcover (May – Dec 2010); 17,000 copies paperback (Jan – Sept 2011)
[amazon_link id=”1595146032″ target=”_blank” ]The Ultra Violets[/amazon_link] by Sophie Bell
Razorbill | March 5, 2013 | 256 pages
Meet four best friends. They’re not super…yet.
IRIS: Visionary, artist, leader–the glitter-glue that holds the group together.
CHERI: A girly-girl on platform roller-skates who’s never met a rescue puppy she didn’t immediately-and-madly love.
SCARLET: Short enough that you won’t see her sneaking up behind you. Freckled enough that you might mistake her for innocent. But look out! She can pants a bully faster than you can say O-M-Jeepers!
OPALINE: Loveable, huggable, supershy, sweet as pie…or is she?
And introducing CANDACE. Not just any babysitter—she’s a Teen Genius, thankyouverymuch!
What happens when four best friends find themselves splattered with mysterious purple goo during a routine sleepover? Iris, Cheri, Scarlet and Opaline are about to become…
Burning Blue by Paul Griffin
Dial | October 25, 2012 | 288 pages
How far would you go for love, beauty, and jealousy?
When Nicole Castro, the most beautiful girl in her wealthy New Jersey high school, is splashed with acid on the left side of her perfect face, the whole world takes notice. But quiet loner Jay Nazarro does more than that–he decides to find out who did it. Jay understands how it feels to be treated like a freak, and he also has a secret: He’s a brilliant hacker. But the deeper he digs, the more danger he’s in–and the more he falls for Nicole. Too bad everyone is turning into a suspect, including Nicole herself.
Award-winning author Paul Griffin has written a high-stakes, soulful mystery about the meaning–and dangers–of love and beauty.
[amazon_link id=”0373210647″ target=”_blank” ]Wicked Kiss[/amazon_link] by Michelle Rowen
Harlequin Teen | February 26, 2013 | 304 pages
MY KISS CAN KILL.
I used to be ordinary Samantha Day, but that’s changed. Now, after one dark kiss from a dangerous boy, I can steal someone’s soul…or their life. If I give in to the constant hunger inside me, I hurt anyone I kiss. If I don’t…I hurt myself.
Bishop is the one whose kiss I crave most, but if I kiss him, I’ll kill him. Then there’s another boy, one I can’t hurt. One whose kiss seems to miraculously quell my hunger. They’re both part of a team of angels and demons that’s joined forces in my city to fight a mysterious rising darkness, an evil that threatens everyone I know and love. I just wonder if I’ll be able to help Bishop-or if I’m just another part of the darkness he’s sworn to destroy….
When angels and demons must work together, something beyond evil is rising…
Hooked by Liz Fichera
Harlequin Teen | January 29, 2013 | 368 pages
Get hooked on a girl named Fred…
HE said: Fred Oday is a girl? Why is a girl taking my best friends spot on the boy’s varsity golf team?
SHE said: Can I seriously do this? Can I join the boys’ team? Everyone will hate me – especially Ryan Berenger.
HE said: Coach expects me to partner with Fred on the green? That is crazy bad. Fred’s got to go – especially now that I can’t get her out of my head. So not happening.
SHE said: Ryan can be nice, when he’s not being a jerk. Like the time he carried my golf bag. But the girl from the rez and the spoiled rich boy from the suburbs? So not happening.
But there’s no denying that things are happening as the girl with the killer swing takes on the boy with the killer smile…
Lily Robbins, M.D. by Nancy Rue
Thomas Nelson | December 11, 2012 | 144 pages
It’s Dr. Lily to the rescue
After witnessing a car accident and helping a little boy who was hurt, Lily embarks on a mission to become a “great doctor” or healthcare professional, and no one’s going to stop her. In this second book in the Lily Series, Lily starts watching medical shows on TV and checking out health books at the library. But that’s not all-she signs up for a body class for girls where she learns about all sorts of things, including getting her period and her changing body. As usual, Lily goes overboard, and it’s not long before she’s trying to change the Girlz Only Club into a health class-fitness plans, label reading, exercise, and more. However, her friends aren’t too thrilled about her newfound passion, and when they stop wanting to be around her, Lily has to choose. In the end, Lily learns and important lesson about friendship that she’ll never forget.
This bestselling, biblically based fiction series for girls-with a fresh new look and updated content-addresses social issues and coming-of-age topics, all with the spunk and humor of Lily Robbins as she fumbles her way through unfamiliar territory of growing up to be a lovely young woman. As readers come to love Lily and her stories, they’ll also benefit from the companion nonfiction books that will help them through their own growing pains.
The Body Book by Nancy Rue
Thomas Nelson | December 11, 2012 | 112 pages
Here it is-a book that has all the “girl stuff” young girls have been dying to know about.
The transition from young girl to teenager makes the tween years a time of great change-especially in the body department! For all of the questions adolescence raises, this unique and creative book for girls ages 7-11 answers the common questions girls have during this often confusing and overwhelming stage in life. “The Body Book “gives girls the scoop on everything from body changes and cramps to diet and exercise in an inviting and conversational manner.
Filled with fun magazine-type quizzes and imaginative activities, “The Body Book” not only offers accurate, up-to-date information on personal issues tween girls experience but also shares it from a positive biblical perspective. Above all, the message that all of these changes are a God thing is highlighted on each and every page.
The Sea of Tranquility by Katja Millay
Atria Books | June 4, 2013 | 448 pages
I live in a world without magic or miracles. A place where there are no clairvoyants or shapeshifters, no angels or superhuman boys to save you. A place where people die and music disintegrates and things suck. I am pressed so hard against the earth by the weight of reality that some days I wonder how I am still able to lift my feet to walk.
Full of rage and without a purpose, former pianist Nastya Kashnikov wants two things: to get through high school without anyone discovering her past and to make the boy who took everything from her pay.
All 17 year-old Josh Bennett wants is to build furniture and be left alone, and everyone allows it because it’s easier to pretend he doesn’t exist. When your name is synonymous with death, everyone tends to give you your space.
Everyone except Nastya, a hot mess of a girl who starts showing up and won’t go away until she’s insinuated herself into every aspect of his life. The more he gets to know her, the more of a mystery she becomes. As their relationship intensifies and the unanswered questions begin to pile up, he starts to wonder if he may ever learn the secrets she’s been hiding or if he even wants to.
The Sea of Tranquility is a slow-building, character-driven romance about a lonely boy, an emotionally fragile girl, and the miracle of second chances.
Please Note: This book contains mature content including profanity, drug/alcohol use, and sexual situations/language.
[amazon_link id=”1442472677″ target=”_blank” ]Fifteenth Summer[/amazon_link] by Michelle Dalton
Simon Pulse | May 7, 2013 | 272 pages
A Simon & Schuster eBook. Simon & Schuster has a great book for every reader.
Not a real summary and I couldn’t find one anywhere!
What did you get this week?