Stacking The Shelves is hosted by Tynga´s Reviews and is all about sharing the books you are adding to your shelves, may it be physical or virtual. This means you can include books you buy in physical stores or online, books you borrow from friends or the library, review books, gifts, and of course ebooks! I am also connecting with Bought Borrowed & Bagged in homage of Barron´s Books & Baubles from Karen Marie Moning´s smash hit series, Fever, hosted by Braine at Talk Supe.

This week my STS comes a bit late. I was and still am a bit cranky and had absolutely no energy to sit down and write some blog posts. Today I could manage to sit upright for an hour and thought I can do this. During the past week, I received some books I have already read the English version of it, got now the German edition as reviewer´s copy, but I want to display them anyways.

For the rest of November until Mid December, I will be participating in a special reading challenge at a forum called Lovelybooks (the German counterpart to Goodreads) where we read Helix – They will replace us by Marc Elsberg. I already finished this thriller and have to say that I was a bit disappointed. But my full review will be posted later here on the blog.

Bought Books

Untamed City by Melissa Marr
Warriors Kaleb and Aya will stop at nothing to destroy their competition. But when Kaleb, a prizefighter from the otherworldly Untamed City, finds his fate entwined with that of Mallory, a seventeen-year-old-human girl, he can´t seem to separate the vicious Carnival contest he´s entered from his sudden – and obsessive – devotion to her. All Mallory knows of the Untamed City is what her elders have told her – that it´s full of debauchery and daimons looking to destroy her. But she knows she´s being pulled toward Kaleb with an emotion so fierce that it´s utterly foreign. The two are forced apart by Mallory´s overprotective witch father, but when the City´s ruler raises the stakes of the Carnival prize, there´s nothing Mallory, Kaleb, or Aya can do to stop the two worlds colliding. Mallory´s about to discover her true identity – and stumble into a fate she´d die to avoid. 

Review Copy

Stars of Fortune by Nora Roberts
To celebrate the rise of their new queen, three goddesses of the moon created three stars: one of fire, one of ice, one of water. But then they fell from the sky, putting the fate of all worlds in danger. And now three women and three men join forces to pick up the pieces …


Helix – They will replace us by Marc Elsberg
The US Secretary of State dies at a State visit in Munich. During the autopsy a strange sign is found on his heart – caused by bacteria? In Brazil, Tanzania, and India, employees of an international chemical company discover crop plants and animals that cannot be found. At the same time, Helen and Greg, a couple in their late thirties, who cannot produce children by natural means, turn to a children´s nursing clinic in California. The doctor gives them hope. He tells them about a – yet unofficial – private research program, which has already produced over a hundred special children. And do not Helen and Greg want to give their offspring the best prerequisites? But then one of these children disappears and everything points to a connection with strange events – not only in Munich but all over the world …

Happy reading



  1. Untamed City looks really good! I will be adding it to my GoodReads TBR in a moment. It looks as though it is part of a series, so I will need to start from the beginning. That's a good thing, as I love to find new series to fall in love with. Have a wonderful week of reading.

    1. Hi Ardis, just to let you know; Untamed City contains two novels: Carnival of Lies (#0.5) and Carnival of Secrets (#1). As far as I know there are no other books in this series or trilogy or whatever the author calls it. Happy that you want to read it as well - always great when I can convince others only by displaying a title!


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