Monday, October 3, 2016

Stacking the Shelves

Stacking the Shelves allows us to share the books we have added to our collections - physical, virtual, borrowed, bought or received

Summary (by Goodreads)

Gemma has been in and out of hospitals since she was born. 'A sickly child', her lonely life to date has revolved around her home, school and one best friend, Alice. But when she discovers her father's connection to the top secret Haven research facility, currently hitting the headlines and under siege by religious fanatics, Gemma decides to leave the sanctuary she's always known to find the institute and determine what is going on there and why her father's name seems inextricably linked to it.

Amidst the frenzy outside the institute's walls, Lyra - or number 24 as she is known as at Haven - and a fellow experimental subject known only as 72, manage to escape. Encountering a world they never knew existed outside the walls of their secluded upbringing , they meet Gemma and, as they try to understand Haven's purpose together, they uncover some earth-shattering secrets that will change the lives of both girls forever...

Auuuuughhhh!!! There are so many great reads this month! I am excited about Replica not necessarily because of the title but because of the AUTHOR. Lauren Oliver's book - Before I Fall was one of the first YA titles that ever made me cry. I loved it so much that I wrote to her to tell her and SHE WROTE BACK!! That was before she got all famous and started touring though.  She was super down to earth and I love how much success she has had ever since.  I didn't get into the Delirium series but it is still on my list of TBR. Maybe I could get slightly caught up if I didn't have to work...or sleep...or eat (oh wait. I can eat while reading, right?)
- Christinabean


  1. That's so wonderful and lovely of Lauren Oliver to write back! I'm glad to hear you got such a great experience. :) I've never read any books by her, but Replica sounds quite interesting.