Stacking the Shelves #27

Posted January 26, 2013 by Kara in Stacking the Shelves / 38 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.

It was another huge week for me this week. I actually got 4 physical books in the mail which is a record for me, I think. The best part is that I am expecting a lot more so hopefully next week will be a fun one too. Because we all love getting books in the mail. Aside from that, I got a late NetGalley approval from Scholastic, which was a bit weird because the book has already been published, but I went ahead and downloaded it and I hopefully can get to it soon. I don’t know. I’ll try. I’m swamped. 
First up is this awesome book package I got from author Chris Howard that I won from the lovely ladies at Cuddlebuggery. Did I mention how much of a crush I have on this author? Cuz I do. Adorable, I tell you.
So, I got a t-shirt, a signed hardcover of the book Rootless, a signed and personalized book plate (I think that’s what that is), a signed bookmark, and a stack of unsigned bookmarks. As if I needed more! I will be doing a read-a-long for this book with Steph from Cuddlebuggery and maybe Christina from Reader of Fictions, so stay tuned for that and follow along with my Goodreads updates. If you are interested, of course.
See the photos below for the package in its entirety.

Then I got three other books! There was actually a 4th I just got this morning but I am saving that for next week since I had already taken the picture. For the record, I finally got my digital camera working. You can tell by the photo quality. My digital camera is a little aged but it still takes THE BEST pictures so I love it. Links to these books on Goodreads are below the photo.

The Archived by Victoria Schwab
Another thank you for Steph at Cuddlebuggery for sending me her ARC of this book. I wanted it so badly. And now I get a chance to read it too! I’ve heard great things about this one.
Scent of Darkness by Margot Berwin
This is for TLC Book Tours and I need to thank Pantheon and TLC for this lovely finished hardcover. This blog tour is going up in March I think so I have some time before I need to read this yet, but it’s a really short book so it shouldn’t take me long. And it is set in New Orleans and you all know this is my favorite setting, so WOOT!
Sky on Fire (Monument 14 #2) by Emmy Laybourne
This is the sequel to Monument 14. Which I didn’t love, but I liked it enough, and the ending left me reeling so I desperately needed book two. I think this one has the potential to be bad-ass though. I hope it is! Thanks to MacKids for this one. I can’t wait to read it.

The Fire Horse Girl by Kay Honeyman
So the reviews for this one are banging so far. I hate that expression. Why did I just use it? April at Good Books and Good Wine reviewed this and loved it. I requested it a LOOOONNNGGGG time ago and they finally just got around to approving me. So I’ll read it. But I don’t know when. 
And that’s it for me this week. Leave me a link to your post and I will try and come visit. Until next week, happy, happy reading!

38 responses to “Stacking the Shelves #27

  1. Sam

    Oh I’ve been hearing good things about The Fire Horse Girl too. I can’t wait to see what you think of it. Rootless is a book I haven’t heard much about actually, but I hope you enjoy it. Congrats on winning all those wonderful goodies! πŸ™‚

  2. Jaz

    Omg that is some awesome swag Kara! Signed books <3 Heard some interesting things about Rootless so I hope you enjoy it + all the other books too ^^

  3. The Archived is somewhere in transit, can not wait to get my hands on it and I’m uber-jealous The Fire Horse Girl. I didn’t get approval but really looking forward to hear what you think.

  4. I really need to figure out why Disney claims they’re not accepting requests for books like The Archive which I want! At least I can live through your review of the book! Yay! Thanks for stopping by my blog! Have a great weekend!

    • Disney IS accepting blogger requests again. I have seen Disney books in book hauls the last month at least. So if there is a Disney book you want, you should try to send one in!

  5. Amy

    What an awesome haul!! I have heard that The Archived is great, but it takes a little bit to get into. OMG Sky on Fire!! I requested it, but never heard back so I’m assuming that’s a no lol!! I liked the first one, but I really want to read the second one. I think it’s going to be better since they are out and about. Rootless sounds really good too. Awesome prize pack!

  6. You know, I’ve been looking at The Fire Horse Girl for some time and then decided not to request it (mind you, if it’s Scholastic they don’t approve any requests outside US anyway) but I saw this book with a different cover and it just sounded so different! I’ll be waiting for your review, Kara. The same goes for Rootless – really want to read this book!
    Enjoy all!

  7. They just approved me too. I guess they realized they didn’t create enough buzz the first time around or something. My February slate is light so I’m starting to read it.

  8. Congrats on the sweeeet haul!! That Rootless swag is awesome, and the inside cover for the book is beautiful ♥ I’m also really wanting to read The Archived! I hope you’ll love all of these πŸ™‚

    Happy reading & thanks for stopping by earlier!

    Micheline @ Lunar Rainbows

  9. Oh the Rootless pack is SO awesome – I love that shirt!

    Looking forward to hearing about Sky on Fire – I had a couple of small issues with Monument 14 but it was pretty good – high hopes for the second book πŸ˜‰


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