Welcome to Stacking the Shelves. Stacking the Shelves is a weekly meme hosted by Tynga at Tynga’s Reviews. This is where we showcase books we have received or bought during the week.
I only received two physical review books since I last did a book haul, and that’s even more review books than I normally get. But I also have a few E-books I got for review. I only bought one book because it was free, but I just put in an Amazon order the day for yesterday and I figured I would save that for next week’s post. So this week is ALL review books.
From MacKids this week, I got (in two colorful packages on different days):
Why: I get the Macmillan catalog sent to me, and though I didn’t really want much from the winter catalog, this one really caught my eye. I liked the blurb and I liked the cover. Plus, I love a good mystery. Most YA mysteries let me down, but I’m hoping this one changes that.
Why: I really loved Cinder and I can’t wait to get my hands on this since Little Red Riding Hood is one of my favorite fairy tales. I love Marissa Meyer’s writing, and since I am already familiar with her writing, I am pretty sure I will like this one.
When I request physical ARCs (which I rarely do), I try to make sure it will be something I will enjoy. That is not always the case, but I am certainly more careful with physical ARCs than I am with e-books. Speaking of e-books, I got the following books for review this week:
Navigating Early by Clare Vanderpool
Why: This sounds totally different than anything I usually read. But I loved the blurb, and the cover is really beautiful. Plus, this author won a Newbery for Moon Over Manifest. I haven’t been able to read that yet (though I want to), but here was the chance to pick up something she had written so I went for it!
Flash Point by Nancy Kress
Why: The blurb on this one really made me want to read it. A reality show in a post-apocalyptic world? What could be more entertaining than that? Turns out, a lot of things! I am reading this one right now and it is NOT going well. But I will stick it out and hope (I doubt it) it gets better.
I also bought one book from Amazon this week because they were having a free promotion, which actually worked out well because this was one I had on my TBR for awhile. That is
Why: Well, it was on my TBR shelf and it was free. It has decent ratings and the blurb sounded interesting. I’m a little bit worried because it doesn’t sound all that original, but I am willing to give it a shot.
And that’s it for me this week! What did you get? Leave me a comment and I will come visit your STS posts. Until next week, happy reading!!