STS #123 Bought Borrowed and Bagged #73

Posted 27 February, 2016 by Lexxie @ (un)Conventional Bookviews in Memes, Stacking the Shelves / 44 Comments

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STS #123  – Bought Borrowed & Bagged #73

Stacking The Shelves, hosted by Tynga’s Reviews is all about the latest additions to your library – virtual or actual, with books that are  bought, borrowed, won or ARCs  you will be reading soon. Bought Borrowed and Bagged is a homage to to Barron’s Books and Baubles from KMM’ Fever series, and is hosted by Braine over at Talk Supe. Without further ado, here’s what I bought, borrowed or bagged this past week:


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Carry On cover - (un)Conventional BookviewsCarry On by Ranbow Rowell was ‘read now’ on Netgalley, thus impossible to resist.

Simon Snow just wants to relax and savor his last year at the Watford School of Magicks, but no one will let him. His girlfriend broke up with him, his best friend is a pest, and his mentor keeps trying to hide him away in the mountains where maybe he’ll be safe. Simon can’t even enjoy the fact that his roommate and longtime nemesis is missing, because he can’t stop worrying about the evil git. Plus there are ghosts. And vampires. And actual evil things trying to shut Simon down. When you’re the most powerful magician the world has ever known, you never get to relax and savor anything.

Carry On is a ghost story, a love story, a mystery and a melodrama. It has just as much kissing and talking as you’d expect from a Rainbow Rowell story — but far, far more monsters.

The Duke's Accidental Wife cover - (un)Conventional BookviewsThe Duke’s Accidental Wife by Erica Ridley arrived by invitation in my e-mail inbox, and I love this series, so it was very easy to click 🙂

Miss Katherine Ross is a wealthy, eccentric socialite who knows precisely what she wants: No husband. No children. No candlelit tête-à-tête with the insufferably emotionless Duke of Ravenwood. She’s convinced his heart is ice — until she touches that chiseled chest for herself. One lapse in judgment is all it takes to turn both their lives topsy-turvy…
The Duke of Ravenwood isn’t cold and haughty, but a secret romantic who has always dreamt of marrying for love. Instead, he gets Miss Katherine Ross — a headstrong hoyden intent on unraveling his carefully ordered world. He doesn’t know whether to kiss her or throttle her. Can they survive each other’s company long enough to turn a compromise into love?


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Dying for a Living cover - (un)Conventional BookviewsDying for a Living by Kory M. Shrum was free for kindle

On the morning before her 67th death, it is business as usual for Jesse Sullivan: meet with the mortician, counsel soon-to-be-dead clients, and have coffee while reading the latest regeneration theory. Jesse dies for a living, literally. As a Necronite, she is one of the population’s rare 2% who can serve as a death replacement agent, dying so others don’t have to. Although each death is different, the result is the same: a life is saved, and Jesse resurrects days later with sore muscles, new scars, and another hole in her memory.
But when Jesse is murdered and becomes the sole suspect in a federal investigation, more than her freedom and sanity are at stake. She must catch the killer herself—or die trying.

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Grave Witch by Kalayna Price – I had to one-click it because of Melanie’s review of the 4th book in the series…

Grave witch Alex Craft can speak to the dead, but that doesn’t mean she likes what they have to say.
As a private investigator and consultant for the police, Alex Craft has seen a lot of dark magic. But even though she’s on good terms with Death himself—who happens to look fantastic in a pair of jeans—nothing has prepared her for her latest case. Alex is investigating a high profile murder when she’s attacked by the ‘shade’ she’s raising, which should be impossible. To top off her day, someone makes a serious attempt on her life, but Death saves her. Guess he likes having her around…
To solve this case Alex will have to team up with tough homicide detective Falin Andrews. Falin seems to be hiding something—though it’s certainly not his dislike of Alex—but Alex knows she needs his help to navigate the tangled webs of mortal and paranormal politics, and to track down a killer wielding a magic so malevolent, it may cost Alex her life…and her soul.


Did you get some exciting-looking books this week? Remember to leave me your link so I can check out your Stacking the Shelves and or Bought, Borrowed and Bagged post, too 🙂 Thanks for stopping by! Have a spectacular Saturday.

Lexxie @ (un)Conventional Bookviews
Lexxie @ (un)Conventional Bookviews

About Lexxie @ (un)Conventional Bookviews

Lexxie is an English as foreign language teacher and has a Master's degree in English Language and Literature. She's an avid reader, blogger, compulsive one-clicker and a genre omnivore. Ever since she learnt how to read she has been seen with a book or two in her hands everywhere she goes.

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44 responses to “STS #123 Bought Borrowed and Bagged #73

  1. Vi

    Good morning Lexxie,
    that is a nice haul, you´ ve got there *smile*. And thanks for the tip “Dying for a living” – I just got it.
    best wishes and happy reading
    Vi @Gone With The Books

  2. Dying for a living has been on and off my wishlist countless times! I think I removed it last time but can’t actually remember now! I’ll be curious to see what you think of it. Enjoy your books!

  3. OOh nice! Some new to me reads here, but I did read Grave Witch what feels like ages ago! It’s a fun series, though I struggled with diving into the 4th book after a 2 year or something like that delay in its publication! So many reads have gone by, I had forgotten quite a bit! Hence the reason why I am now started a reading journal with all the spoilers included! LOL! Happy Reading!

    My STS will be up tomorrow, so be sure to stop by then if you can!

    Have a GREAT day!

    Old Follower 🙂

  4. I bought a copy of Carry On a couple of weeks ago but never got to it! I need to though because it sounds adorable and I’ve enjoyed all of Rainbow Rowell’s books I’ve read.
    Enjoy all your lovely books this week, Lexxie! 🙂

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  5. I really need to read Carry On. I’ve had it since Christmas but haven’t got around to it yet. I hope you enjoy these books! Happy Reading and have a great weekend!

  6. Very nice haul, Lex! I have a Rainbow Rowell book or two on my shelves needing to be read. And I, um, also have Grave Witch. 😉 I hope you enjoy all your new lovelies…maybe we’ll get an additional buddy read out of the deal?!? 😀
    I hope your weekend was wonderful! **BIG HUGS**

  7. Grave Witch has been on my tbr shelf for YEARS – I must get my hands on it soon. Clearly, I can’t wait to read your thoughts on it! And I NEED CARRY ON so obviously I’m dying to see what you make of that one too 😀 Gorgeous haul Lexxie^^ Happy reading and have a wonderful week ♥

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