Stacking the Shelves #15

Posted November 3, 2012 by Kara in Stacking the Shelves / 32 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.

This week there was very little book-buying. I bought a couple of things for my Kindle that were on sale, but I bought no paper books, and as a result, it was a pretty slow week. 

I DID get two review books, but those are e-copies as well. So I do not have a picture for you this week, but that’s okay because I Will load you up with book covers and links to Goodreads as usual.

I’ll start with review books first.

For Review:


Swimming at Night by Lucy Clarke (Thank you Touchstone and Edelweiss)

Why: Well, it was available for download and the blurb interested me. You know how I am about Asian and SE Asian settings, and this one is set in BALI. It just sounds really good. So I went ahead and downloaded it which I should not have done because I am trying not to get too review book happy these days, but my willpower sometimes caves.


Dualed by Elsie Chapman (Thank you to the author, Random House, and NetGalley)

Why: I wanted to read this one since I first hear about it. And it’s a dystopian and I am gimme-gimme-gimme with those. I have been hearing mixed things about this book so far, but I hope my own experience is different because I really want to love this one. 

I Bought:


Why: I love this series. I just finished Red Fox and I am eager to continue so I bought the next couple of books. Incidentally, I already read this (4 stars) and the review will be coming sometime this week.


Why: Because I love this series. Basically, same comment as above. I started this one yesterday and it is my favorite book in the series so far.


Why: And this is where I stopped with my EIT buying. I figure I won’t be able to read this one for awhile, but when I do, it is ready. AND it was only 99 cents for Kindle. Not something I wanted to pass up. 


Smart Girls Get What They Want by Sarah Strohmeyer

Why: For the entire month of November, this one is 2.99 for Kindle. Seeing as it has been on my wishlist for a while, I thought this was the perfect time to buy it. Also, most of the things I have heard about this book have been positive and a ton of the bloggers I follow raved about it. It’s my turn to read it.

And that is it for me this week. What did you add to your shelves? Leave me a link and I will try to come comment! Happy reading!

32 responses to “Stacking the Shelves #15

  1. Amy

    I have all of the EIT books and have been wanting to get to them. Months ago when Dualed went up on NetGalley I requested it, but got denied. 🙁 I almost never get denied by Random House either. Smart Girls Get What They Want sounds really good. I have heard awesome things about it. Great week in books hon!

  2. Yay Dualed! I thought of you as soon as I saw it was back up on NG! I’m glad you got it! And I have to read Karina’s series soon! It would’ve been perfect for Halloween actually! Great haul, chickidee!

  3. Great new books!! I got Dualed this week too and I already read it. Unfortunately, I really wasn’t crazy about it. 🙁 I wanted to love it so much and I’d been looking forward to it all year. But it just didn’t do it for me. 🙁 I really hope you love it though! Some people seem to love it so maybe you’ll be one of them!

    I might have to buy Smart Girls Get What They Want!

    My Stacking the Shelves – My First Physical ARCs Edition

  4. Sam

    I wanted to request Dualed, but the publisher has US-based in their preferences. I haven’t read many reviews for it so I’m eager to hear your thoughts. I’ve been curious about the Experiment in Terror series recently too – it sounds pretty good.

    Enjoy your new books, Kara!

  5. So happy you ended up with Dualed after all!! yay! I can’t wait to read that one. After seeing what you and Kristilyn have been saying about the Karina Halle series I need to read those, I downloaded the first on for my Kindle and hope to get to it soon. I want to be creeeeeped out! Great haul chick!

    • I did!! I saw the author tweet the request form so I jumped on it. I can’t wait to read it.

      Let me know what you think about the books as you read them! I can’t wait to hear what you think. Be aware that they get better as you go along. Darkhouse is decent, but they get MUCH better.

  6. Oooh, set in Bali? That’s awesome. I don’t think I’ve read any books set there.

    Dualed – I liked this one a lot, but expect the world building to make no sense. That will help your enjoyment. I liked the characters and writing a lot, so I was good with it overall.

    I definitely need to read Karina Halle. I also want her douchecanoe shirt for a friend of mine.

    Smart Girls was awesome! It reads stereotypically for like half the book and then gets awesome. 🙂

    • I know! Bali is a must have!

      I will go into it expecting the world-building to make no sense. Much like Crewel. Hahaha!

      Yes, the douchecanoe shirt! I love it.

      I’m glad you liked Smart Girls. I’ve heard great things and I can’t wait to read it.

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