Stacking the Shelves #13

Posted October 20, 2012 by Kara in Stacking the Shelves / 14 Comments

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.


So this week I got a shipment in from Amazon, plus I got a book in a trade after I decided to get rid of Alice in Zombieland (which I hated!).

Plus I got a few E-arcs that I am really excited about. It’s been a big week in books here. Like I needed more. 

Let’s start with the physical books though (photo below):

Distant Waves by Suzanne Weyn

Why: Titanic! Need I say more? 


Why: Not sure, to be honest. The reviews for this one are all over the place, but the book does interest me and I am dying to see how I feel about it. I hear it has some interesting humor and I am all for that.

Amber House by Kelly Moore, Tucker Reed, and Larkin Reed

Why: The cover mostly. Might be my favorite cover of the year. Plus the blurb is amazing!! I’ve wanted this since I heard about it. It was a must buy for me. 

Jasper Jones by Craig Silvey

Why: Well, it’s an honor book. It has a great blurb. And Belle’s Bookshelf fangirls over this author. So I need to read it. Obviously.

Throne of Glass by Sarah J. Maas (received in a trade)

Why: The hype mostly. A lot of my friends were disappointed by this book so I do not have high hopes, but I am a high fantasy lover and I will take a chance anyway.


Why: Okay what the hell is up with her book titles? Like seriously. That’s worse than the first one I think. Shit! But anyway. I love the first book to death and I can’t wait to enter this world again. Read it, read it, read it. I cannot recommend it enough. 

Onto the E-books. I bought:

The Killing Moon by N.K. Jemisin

Why: It’s got great reviews from some of my friends. Plus it was the Kindle Daily Deal and I thought the blurb sounded bad-ass. It will probably be many eons before I get to it.

On Dublin Street by Samantha Young

Why: It was cheap, I heard it was going to be pulled from Amazon soon, and with all the hype, how could I not? I will probably hate it but it’s worth a try!

E-books for Review:

Uses for Boys by Erica Lorraine Scheidt

Why: It sounded really riveting. And I’m interested to see how the plotline will be handled. Well, I hope.

Scent of Magic (Healer #2) by Maria V. Snyder

Why: Well, I don’t love this series as much as her others, but I still really like it. I am anxious to dig in to book two.

Tough Girl by Libby Heily

Why: Another contemporary novel with another tough topic. I’ve been trying to branch out more and the blurb does sound interesting as long as I am in the right mood. Depressing books are hard for me to read sometimes. Still, I bet this will be really good. 

And that’s it for me this week. Pretty good week, huh? As if I needed more books. Leave me a link and I will try to come check your posts. And this week I should be able to visit more of them as I will have more time. Thanks guys!

14 responses to “Stacking the Shelves #13

  1. Amy

    You got a lot of great books. I enjoyed Death and the Girl Next Door, but there were a lot of things that bothered me about it. I really just had to let a lot of the stuff slide to enjoy it. Like over explanations of things and re-uses of the same phrases over and over. I have been really curious about Throne of Glass too. It sounds like it will be good, but I have seen a lot of mixed things. I got Uses for Boys too! I can’t wait to read it. Great haul chick!

  2. OMG so many great books! Anxious to read Death & the Girl Next Door, as well as Throne of Glass but I’m especially eager to read my copy of The Girl who Circumnavigated Fairyland…so I can check out book 2 😀 Thanks for sharing & happy reading!

    Micheline @ Lunar Rainbows

  3. I saw On Dublin Street the other day on NetGalley! I haven’t heard of any hype — I’ll have to go check that out!

    I got Death & The Girl Next Door from a blogging friend and I look forward to reading it, though I’ve heard lots of mixed reviews about it. I did like Darynda Jones’s OTHER series, but this one’s YA, so we’ll see.

    Enjoy all your reads!

  4. Oh gosh I loved Throne of Glass. I avoided it at first because of all the hype since I usually end up disappointed. But I didn’t set my expectations too high this time and really really liked it. Except I understand why a lot of people were disappointed with it, I was bummed at how little action there was and it moved slowly at first, but I loved the character development and the relationships. Hopefully you enjoy it more than your friends. 🙂 And I hope you like Death and the Girl Next Door, Darynda Jones is hilarious.

    -Alysson @ Thought Casters

  5. Awesome haul this week, Kara! I actually enjoyed On Dublin Street and I’m dying to read Jasper Jones and Amber House, so I’m curious to see what you think of them! Throne of Glass was a novel I despised, so hopefully you’ll have a more positive experience than I did, and I wish you the best of luck with Death and the Girl Next Door since I heard some…questionable…things about it. Still, happy reading, dear! I’m excited to see what you make of these! 😀

  6. Alice in Zombieland is the worst. I feel like I’ve complained about it every other day since I read it two months ago. It makes me SO ANGRY.

    Oooh, I’ve had my eye on Distant Waves for that reason. I haven’t heard anything about it yet, so you can be the first.

    I’ve heard Amber House is super good!

    Katie and I liked Throne of Glass. I’m not sure what you’ll think. I was in the right mood partly, I think.

    I prefer the super long titles to the ones that are so short you have to type in the author name to get the right results.

    The Killing Moon is a little rough, but make sure you read the sequel because it is so good. Also, sexy scenes and swooning.

    Why would it be pulled from Amazon? Is it getting purchased by a big 6 pub?

    Oh man, I am obsessed with the Healer series, though, to be fair, I haven’t read any of her other books but the Insider duology.

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