Wednesday, August 8, 2012

Stacking the Shelves: Truth, Princesses, and Chemistry.

Stacking The Shelves is a weekly meme hosted by Tynga's Reviews. It's a great way to show other people the books that you've bought or received for the past week! 

I borrowed these books from a friend.

The Books:
(Summaries from

a long, hot summer...

That's what Macy has to look forward to while her boyfriend, Jason, is away at Brain Camp. Days will be spent at a boring job in the library, evenings will be filled with vocabulary drills for the SATs, and spare time will be passed with her mother, the two of them sharing a silent grief at the traumatic loss of Macy's father.

But sometimes unexpected things can happen—things such as the catering job at Wish, with its fun-loving, chaotic crew. Or her sister's project of renovating the neglected beach house, awakening long-buried memories. Things such as meeting Wes, a boy with a past, a taste for Truth-telling, and an amazing artistic talent, the kind of boy who could turn any girl's world upside down. As Macy ventures out of her shell, she begins to wonder, Is it really better to be safe than sorry?

Being a princess isn't all that....

You've heard the fairytale: a glass slipper, Prince Charming, happily ever after...

Welcome to reality: royal genealogy lessons, needlepoint, acting like "a proper lady," and — worst of all — a prince who is not the least bit interesting, and certainly not charming.

As soon-to-be princess Ella deals with her newfound status, she comes to realize she is not "your majesty" material. But breaking off a royal engagement is no easy feat, especially when you're crushing on another boy in the palace.... For Ella to escape, it will take intelligence, determination, and spunk — and no ladylike behavior allowed

A fresh, urban twist on the classic tale of star-crossed lovers.
When Brittany Ellis walks into chemistry class on the first day of senior year, she has no clue that her carefully created 'perfect' life is about to unravel before her eyes. She's forced to be lab partners with Alex Fuentes, a gang member from the other side of town, and he is about to threaten everything she's worked so hard for: her flawless reputation, her relationship with her boyfriend, and the secret that her home life is anything but perfect.

Alex is a bad boy and he knows it. So when he makes a bet with his friends to lure Brittany into his life, he thinks nothing of it. But soon Alex realizes Brittany is a real person with real problems, and suddenly the bet he made in arrogance turns into something much more.

In a passionate story about looking beneath the surface, Simone Elkeles breaks through the stereotypes and barriers that threaten to keep Brittany and Alex apart.


  1. I loved The Truth About Forever! One of my favorites from Sarah Dessen; hope you enjoy reading it!

    -Grace :)

    1. So far it's good. I have read one other book from her before and really liked it. What is your favorite book by her?

    2. That's pretty hard... I'd have to say Lock and Key. Great storyline and I loved the characters.

    3. I loved that one! That was the one other book I was talking about. :) ~SYdney

  2. Sarah Dessen book! Enjoy reading The Truth About Forever. Are you going to do a review of it? I've read Just Ella at least three years ago! I forgot what it was about except a Cinderella twist remake. But I remember I enjoyed it! So I hope you do as well! I've heard a lot of Perfect Chemistry. Wonder if I should try it....Hmm....

    1. So far I am enjoying it and I will probably do a review. And yeah, Perfect Chemistry is one of those books that I was seeing everywhere so I caved to the hype, but it wasn't that bad, not one of my favorites but it managed to keep my attention. ~Sydney

  3. The Truth About Forever is one of my favorite books and Perfect Chemistry is pretty good too.

    You really can't go wrong with Sarah Dessen.

    1. Yeah, I've only read a few Sarah Dessen books but I loved them all! ~ Sydney

  4. I read both Just Ella and Perfect Chemistry!!! Loved both. Never tried Sarah Dessen, but have heard lots of good things about her :) x

    ~Ariella @ A Sprinkle of Books

    1. I just finished The Truth About Forever and I loved it! You should definitely check out Sarah Dessen. ~Sydney


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