Stacking the Shelves #28

Posted February 2, 2013 by Kara in Stacking the Shelves / 30 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.

HUGE, HUGE week. Not so much in physical books (I only got one), but I got a shit ton of e-books and e-arcs and oh lord is it stressing me out. The review pile is backing up again and I am freaking out. I promised myself I would NOT stress if I didn’t get to a book for review this year, but I still feel bad because I requested them so the onus is on ME to do it right. Le sigh. But I digress. So the e-book stack is huge. On to the books.


From one of my very best friends, Giselle at Xpresso Reads, I received a finished hardcover copy of The Prey by Andrew Fukuda. I know most bloggers hated The Hunt, but i really liked it so I am looking forward to this one. Giselle sent it to me because she is NOT a fan. So thanks, Giselle!

First of all, I know I am on a book buying ban until the end of time. But Dan took me to Books a Million after much whining and begging from me and I set myself a three book limit. That was so hard because there were about 4 other books I wanted but I was good. The above picture is what I bought.

Everbound by Brodi Ashton

Venom by Fiona Paul

Sapphire Blue by Kerstin Gier

E-Books I Bought

Just in time for Australia Day, Kirsty Eager’s books got put up on Amazon for purchase by Kindle.

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Saltwater Vampires by Kirsty Eager

Dude I have wanted this book since I STARTED blogging. I’m on a book buying ban, but I had to make an exception for this book. And the rest of Eager’s books. LOL.

Raw Blue by Kirsty Eager

Night Beach by Kirsty Eager

E-Books for Review

And like I mentioned, I got loaded up with e-arcs for review this week. And this isn’t even the half of it. You should see how many requests I have left pending that haven’t been approved yet. O_O

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The Summer Prince by Alaya Dawn Johnson 

Thanks, Scholastic! (NetGalley)

Weather Witch by Shannon Delany

Thanks, St. Martin’s! (NetGalley)

The Dead and Buried by Kim Harrington

Thanks, Scholastic! (NetGalley)

The Office of Mercy by Ariel Djanikian

Pitched to me by Penguin. I accepted since I wanted to read it anyway. I featured this on the blog on a Top Ten Tuesday a couple of months ago.

And that’s it for me this week. Insane, huh? I hope I don’t have another week like this for a loooong time. Not because I don’t love books, but because I can feel the stress level rising. LOL. Leave me a comment and I will try to come visit your posts. Until next week, HAPPY READING!! 😀

30 responses to “Stacking the Shelves #28

  1. I’ve been patiently waiting to read Saltwater Vampires and Raw Blue. May have to rush out to Amazon and check out the prices! I’m looking forward to your review of the Prey. Enjoy your books!

  2. Amy

    What a fab week!! I love what you did with the plants and the pics!! Very pretty!! OMG I am going to drown under my review book (ebook) pile. I said I wasn’t going to do it to myself this year either and I am a total fail!!

  3. I want to read The Hunt so bad! grr….I hope you enjoy The Dead and Buried more than I did, and as a side note I’m jealous you have sun shine…even though I know your half way around the world from me, I’m still jealous. -_-

    Octavia of Read. Sleep. Repeat.

  4. The Summer Prince is up? I have to see if I can get that because it sounds amazing! I also LOVED Raw Blue, Kara, so I can’t wait to see what you make of it and Everbound is one I really need to pick up soon too. Fantastic haul this week!

  5. GIRL. Look at all the Kirsty Eagar. I’ve read Raw Blue and loved the shiz out of it. I need to add more of her amazingness to my TBR. And re: your stress level. The good news is that The Dead & Buried is AWESOME and quick and reminiscent of RL Stine’s Fear Street books. SO GOOD. Tackle that one. You’ll read it in like, an hour.

    Enjoy! <3

  6. I loved ‘The Hunt’ as well, even though I am in the minority as far as bloggers go. I recently added ‘The Prey’ to my shelf and am really looking forward to reading it!

    Jaime @ Twisting the Lens

  7. I really enjoyed The Hunt, mostly because I was so surprised by how much I liked it!

    And hooray for Kirsty’s books being avail. for you guys, I can’t wait for your reviews, K!

  8. Book buying bans never seem to work for me…

    You got some nice books! Venom is sitting on my TBR shelf and a few others/the series you bought I’m thinking of starting (once I actually cut down on the ridiculous amount of books i have to read…).

  9. Sam

    Ahh brilliant haul, Kara! There are so many wonderful looking books up there! I loved both Raw Blue and Everbound and hope you enjoy them too. I’m looking forward to your thoughts on The Summer Prince. That one has a gorgeous cover! Enjoy. 🙂

  10. Ooh, I’m super jealous about Raw Blue! I’ve heard a lot of great things about that one, but it’s somewhat difficult to find here in the States. I’ll probably have to cave and buy it as an ebook, too. Hope you enjoy it, Kara!

  11. Awesome week Kara!! I got Weather Witch too, can’t wait to start it ♥ I also REALLY want to read Venom & The Everneath series! Congrats on all of these & I hope you’ll love them all!

    Thanks for stopping by earlier
    XOXO

  12. oooh weee look at the artsy photos you took! Love them, great way to showcase the pretties. I really do need to read The Hunt to see about that one for myself. The concept sounds so cool, just not to sure about the execution. I really liked Everbound, I hope you do too!

  13. Yay! You went book shopping! Will be curious to see what you think about The Hunt and Venom. From the reviews I’ve seen, people either loved or hated Fiona Paul’s book.

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