Stacking the Shelves #59

Stacking the Shelves #59

Stacking the Shelves is a meme hosted by Tynga’s Reviews where book enthusiasts can show off their newest additions to their collection!

FullSizeRenderSo many ARCs this week! But I spent no money on books! SUCCESS! Still struggling under the weight of my TBR and its expectations though…

ARCs:

  • Living on Hope Street – Demet Divaroren

This looks like some heart-wrenching Australian YA fiction. It’s nice and short so hopefully I can knock it over fairly soon!

  • Juniper Lemon’s Happiness Index – Julie Israel

I heard great things about this book from a friend – she just said it gave her so many happy emotions! I can’t wait to get stuck in – maybe this will be the book to draw me out of my slump?

  • All Our Wrong Todays – Elan Mastai

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The Girl from Everywhere – Heidi Heilig

The Girl from Everywhere – Heidi Heilig

The Girl from Everywhere – Heidi Heilig
1st May 2016, Hot Key Books
352 pages, 5/5 stars

IMG_5393It is no secret that I love time travel books. Earlier this year I gave Passenger a glowing five-star review. But now The Girl From Everywhere has come along to knock Alexandra Bracken’s novel right off its perch. Everything about this book is just fantastic; there is more at risk, the method of time travel is so much better, there is a PIRATE SHIP (called the Temptation, and Nix (the main character) was just absolutely awesome.

Without a doubt, my favourite thing about this book is the totally unique way in which the characters travel through time. They need a map, not only of a place but also from the particular time they want to visit. And there’s a catch – each map can only be used once. Nix’s father, Slate, is obsessed with getting back to Hawaii in the year 1868 – the year Nix’s mother died while giving birth. Nix is terrified of what might happen if he succeeds in saving her mother – will she even exist anymore? And yet she still helps her captain as much as possible. That there was so much at stake for Nix made her an incredibly compelling character to follow. Read more