Stacking the Shelves #42

Posted May 11, 2013 by Kara in Kara, 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.

Before I start the haul, I just wanted to say thank you for all the ‘feel better’ comments I got last week. I AM feeling better, but holy crap did I have some crazy dreams last night. And I didn’t even take my Melatonin. I wish I remembered them so I could write a book about them. Because I think if I ever do write a book, it will have to be based off a dream. I don’t get very many ideas when I am awake. My brain just doesn’t work that way.


This week I got a couple of review books in the mail, another small package from Christina at A Reader of Fictions, I bought a book recommended by Pam at Bookalicious, and I got a few e-books for review. All in all, a pretty big week, but a bit all over the place. Uhhh, let’s get started?

So, in physical books this week, I got another package from Candlewick. Thanks again! They alone keep me overloaded with review books. They are:

North of Nowhere by Liz Kessler

From Christina at A Reader of Fictions, I got a copy of Trial by Fire by Jeff Probst and Chris Tebbetts. I am LOLing over this one a little bit. She sent it to me because I used to be a huge fan of Survivor. I don’t watch it anymore, but I will give this one a shot because it’s short and hey, it’s a survivalist story. I think.

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In e-books for review this week, I got:

Fangirl by Rainbow Rowell from St. Martin’s Press (Netgalley)

The Clockwork Scarab by Colleen Gleason from Chronicle Books (Edelweiss)

Enemy Within by Angeline Kace from the author. (This is book two of the Vampire Born trilogy.)

Thank you to St. Martin’s Press, Angeline Kace, and Chronicle books for these awesome galleys this week!
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And then finally, I purchased a copy of Suddenly Royal for my Kindle because Pam at Bookalicious was raving about it for a couple hours on her Twitter one day last week. I already had it on my wishlist, and it was cheap, so…I bought it! I haven’t bought a book in a while. 

And that’s it for me this week! Leave me a comment and I will try to come visit your hauls and leave one. Happy reading!

14 responses to “Stacking the Shelves #42

  1. Jaz

    Haven’t heard of any of these but the covers of the Vampire Born trilogy intrigue me. Book 2 especially, her eyeshadow looks nice haha.

    The cover of Suddenly Royal made me do a double-take. I thought it was a rip-off of a Breakfast at Tiffany’s cover because god at first glance she looks like Audrey Hepburn with that outfit. But I JUST added it to my TBR because I am LOVING that synopsis.

    Please tell me how how Suddenly Royal goes because I’m on the verge of buying it now!

    Happy reading 🙂

  2. Ohhhh things I haven’t heard of before, love it!

    I didn’t really think Suddenly Royal would appeal to me, but now I’m going to have to rethink that.

    Enjoy 😀

  3. Amy

    Great haul!! I am really looking forward to reading Enemy Within I got that one last week. Suddenly Royal sounds really good. I bought it this week too!! I’m glad that you are feeling better. I have crazy dreams sometimes too. I actually started writing something based on my dreams, but then I got stuck and haven’t gone back.

  4. Candlewick is so good to you! And all their books sound so good, and have gorgeous covers. I hope you love them.

    I’m crossing my fingers hoping I get approved for Fangirl. I requested it as soon as it went up. Hopefully it’s great!

  5. Nice to hear you’re doing good, Kara! I wanted Fangirl soooo bad but I didn’t get approved 🙁 I’ll just have to read vicariously through your review. Suddenly Royal looks super cute. I can’t wait to hear what you think of it before I add it to my TBR.

  6. Oh my gosh! I must be out of the loop because I didn’t realize Fangirl was up on Netgalley. I’ve added a few of these books to my TBR–I hadn’t heard of any of the books you got from Candlewick.

  7. OH MY GOOOOOD you got bug book!! That cover will give me nightmares for EVER!! (The Clockwork Scarab) GAH *shuts eyes tight*

    Suddenly Royal sounds good I’ve seen mixed reviews but those who like it REALLY like it so it seems like it’s worth a shot. Plus that cover is uber cute!

    Glad you’re feeling better! And be good to your dreams! Look what it did to Stephenie Meyer! lol

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