Saturday, June 20, 2015

Stacking the Shelves (#30)


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For Review:

Illuminae (The Illuminae Files #1) by Amie Kaufman & Jay Kristoff

This morning, Kady thought breaking up with Ezra was the hardest thing she’d have to do.

This afternoon, her planet was invaded.

The year is 2575, and two rival megacorporations are at war over a planet that’s little more than an ice-covered speck at the edge of the universe. Too bad nobody thought to warn the people living on it. With enemy fire raining down on them, Kady and Ezra—who are barely even talking to each other—are forced to fight their way onto an evacuating fleet, with an enemy warship in hot pursuit.

But their problems are just getting started. A deadly plague has broken out and is mutating, with terrifying results; the fleet's AI, which should be protecting them, may actually be their enemy; and nobody in charge will say what’s really going on. As Kady hacks into a tangled web of data to find the truth, it's clear only one person can help her bring it all to light: the ex-boyfriend she swore she'd never speak to again.

Told through a fascinating dossier of hacked documents—including emails, schematics, military files, IMs, medical reports, interviews, and more—Illuminae is the first book in a heart-stopping, high-octane trilogy about lives interrupted, the price of truth, and the courage of everyday heroes.

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The creative writing teacher, the delivery guy, the local Starbucks baristas, his best friend, her roommate, and the squirrel in the park all have one thing in common—they believe that Gabe and Lea should get together. Lea and Gabe are in the same creative writing class. They get the same pop culture references, order the same Chinese food, and hang out in the same places. Unfortunately, Lea is reserved, Gabe has issues, and despite their initial mutual crush, it looks like they are never going to work things out.  But somehow even when nothing is going on, something is happening between them, and everyone can see it. Their creative writing teacher pushes them together. The baristas at Starbucks watch their relationship like a TV show. Their bus driver tells his wife about them. The waitress at the diner automatically seats them together. Even the squirrel who lives on the college green believes in their relationship. 

Surely Gabe and Lea will figure out that they are meant to be together....

The Martian by Andy Weir

Six days ago, astronaut Mark Watney became one of the first people to walk on Mars. Now, he's sure he'll be the first person to die there. After a dust storm nearly kills him & forces his crew to evacuate while thinking him dead, Mark finds himself stranded & completely alone with no way to even signal Earth that he’s alive—& even if he could get word out, his supplies would be gone long before a rescue could arrive. Chances are, though, he won't have time to starve to death. The damaged machinery, unforgiving environment or plain-old "human error" are much more likely to kill him first. But Mark isn't ready to give up yet. Drawing on his ingenuity, his engineering skills—& a relentless, dogged refusal to quit—he steadfastly confronts one seemingly insurmountable obstacle after the next. Will his resourcefulness be enough to overcome the impossible odds against him?



What did you add to your shelves this week?

15 comments:

  1. Oh, lucky yo! I would so much like my own copy of Illuminae right now! It looks so, so good, and I really enjoy both authors, Milka.
    The rest of your haul is good too, of course, but *sighs* Illuminae....
    Have a great weekend and happy reading.
    Lexxie @ (un)Conventional Bookviews

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    1. I got it via Netgalley, so not as awesome as the physical copies that people got from BEA, but still, I am very excited about it!
      Thanks for stopping by Lexxie :)

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  2. I keep wanting to read "The Martian" but I haven't found the time yet. Happy reading!

    Tsuki’s STS

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    1. I definitely need to read it before the film comes out!
      Thanks for stopping by Tsuki!

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  3. I've been hearing a lot about The Martian...hope you enjoy all of your books. Here are MY WEEKLY UPDATES

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    1. It has been gathering a lot of hype due to its film adaptation. I definitely need to read it before the film comes out :)
      Thanks for stopping by Laurel-Rain!

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  4. I also got "The Martian" this week (borrowed it from the library). :c)

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    1. Yay, I hope you like it!
      Thanks for stopping by Christina! :)

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  5. Great haul! I am so super excited for Illuminae so I hope that you really enjoy that one! :)
    Krystianna @ Downright Dystopian

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    1. I am currently reading it and so far really enjoying it! The physical copies of it are beautiful!
      Thanks for stopping by Krystianna! :)

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  6. These are good ones. I definitely have Illuminae on my want list. Enjoy ;-)

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    1. The physical copies of Illuminae look absolutely beautiful. I am now reading the Netgalley arc, but I will definitely get a physical copy if I end up liking the book.
      Thanks for stopping by!

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  7. The martian sounds good. Joting down that title and author for future consideration :) Thanks for sharing! I hope you enjoy all these. Happy Reading!
    Here are my newest additions.

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  8. I'm suuuper excited for The Martian! I need need to read this book asap♥

    Great books you got there :) Happy reading!

    - Jumana @ Books by Jay

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  9. Another person reading The Martian. I need to really get on that one. Enjoy!

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