“The One” I’ve Been Waiting for: Stacking the Shelves #04


Stacking the Shelves is a weekly meme created and hosted by Tynga @ Tynga’s Reviews. It gives bloggers the chance to show their readers books they have bought, borrowed or received during the week.

Can you believe it’s mid-May already? I swear this year has gone by so quickly. But so far it has been a good one and I’m excited for that the next 7 months hold.

Shaheen from Spec On Specfic and Mandy from The Bookish Manicurist held their second #OzYAChat on twitter this week. This week’s topic was Contemporary Australian YA fiction and I had a great time seeing what books from this category others recommend. Added oh-so many books to my to-read list! And found myself wandering my favourite online bookstores planning out my next few paychecks. Whoops! IF you’re interested in Aussie YA, then I recommend you check this chat out. It’s a lot of fun and held every two weeks. For a recap of the chat, check out Mandy’s post.

Also, next Saturday (the 24th of May) I’m going to the Queen Street Mall to check out the launch event for Leigh Hutton’s novel, Rev Girl. I was lucky enough to get a copy of this book for review and it was an entertaining read with a great message. I didn’t know anything at all about competitive dirt bike racing but found no knowledge is required to completely enjoy this book. Click here for details regarding the launch event.


I received five books this week – each of them are ones I’m very excited for. I’ve already read 3 of them! Many thanks to Harper Collins Australia, Simon & Schuster Australia, Hot Key Books and Allen & Unwin.

The One (The Selection, #3)

The One by Kiera Cass (the third and FINAL novel in the Selection series. My review for this book will be going up on Monday!)

Rush Too Far (Rosemary Beach, #1.1; Too Far, #1.1)

Rush Too Far by Abbi Glines (I’m met Abbi a few months ago and she was so sweet and lovely. I’m delighted to have the chance to read a book of hers)

Love Letters to the Dead

Love Letters to the Dead by Ava Dellaira


Cracked by Clare Strahan (I’m only a third of the way into this one but I adore Clare’s writing style. It’s different and I love how Clover views the world)

Every Word (Every, #2)

Every Word by Ellie Marney (This is the book I’ve been waiting to read since I finished reading Every Breath last year. It was amazing and that’s all I’ll say until I post my review in a couple of weeks).



What new books have you added to your personal libraries this week? 

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  1. I’m DYING to read The One! I’ve also seen Love Letters to the Dead around a lot in the last week. I hope you enjoy your haul!

    • I thought the One was well worth the wait and fans of the Selection series will be satisfied with the ending 🙂
      As for Love Letters to the Dead – I’m excited to read it. Heard great things and well… the cover really appeals! Thanks 🙂

  2. Such great books! I’d love to read all of them! I’ve got the One waiting for me as well and Love Letters to the Dead looks really promising. Have fun reading the ones you haven’t already read!

  3. I picked up a copy of The One last week and can’t wait to see how that series ends. If she doesn’t end up with Maxon I will be devastated. Love Letters to the Dead sounds great as well.

    I hope you enjoy all of your new books!! Thanks for stopping by my STS!!

    • Every Word is the second book in the Every series. The first book, Every Breath came out last year and I fell in love with the author’s style and characters. The second book is everything I enjoyed about the first plus more!

  4. The font. Omg. I love the font on Love Letters to the Dead so much! Every time I see it, I just die! I’ve wanted to get into Abbi Glines for so long but she has so many books that I just have no idea where to start. ><

    • The cover and font is what initially drew my attention but I like the premise too. I’m always writing letters I’ll never send so this book instantly appealed to me.

      As for Abbi Glines – I was a bit like that. but I’ve been told that for the most of it, the books are okay to be read as standalones.

    • I can’t help myself with the puns. Glad you liked it! 😛
      Oh my… Every Word is amazing. Found my copy on my doorstep before work on Tuesday… didn’t get much done that day. Whoops! But seriously… there’s a reason I consider Ellie Marney one of my favourite YA authors. She’s amazing and I’m ecstatic to be having a Q&A with her on the blog in June!

  5. I really enjoyed Cracked! It was funny and kind of different, which is awesome. x) I really love Aussie contemporaries. I hope you enjoy that one. And THE ONE. SO JEALOUS XD Haha! I just need to read The Elite yet. I’m a little bit behind on this trilogy. 😉

  6. You know, I really loved Love Letters to the Dead, so many feelings. I should really start The Selection series now it’s finished, too. 🙂 Happy reading!

  7. Awesome haul Kate, The One, THE ONE! Am I the only ONE that ended up a bit teary at the end? Probably. I seem to cry at the drop of a hat lately. It was an fitting ending to the series, can’t wait to see your review. I’m reading Cracked at the moment as well. I’m loving Clover (how awesome is her name), she’s brilliant so far. I loved Fallen too Far when it was released. It was one of the first NA books I’d tried, even book two wasn’t bad, but they went downhill from there. How many couples get together the same way in that town, have a few heated arguments, then have hot sex hanging from chandeliers? Really, where is this bloody town 😀 Having said that, I’ll try this one in the new series to see if anything’s changed. Fingers crossed. Hope you enjoyed your new reads 🙂

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