Stacking the Shelves #43

Posted May 18, 2013 by Kara in Kara, Stacking the Shelves / 24 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 was a pretty good week in physical books. Up until today I had not received any e-books, and then this morning I got approved for a request that I had pretty much assumed was going to go unanswered. I am very excited but man, could you not have approved me sooner? Because now I am even further behind. GAH. Okay, but I’m really excited and I already downloaded it to Kindle so there will be no expiration of THAT galley. 

As far as personal stuff goes, this was another rough week for me. I’d love to chat about it more, but I am really trying to move on from what happened and heal. I am trying to maintain a positive outlook and focus on the happiness and excitement I have coming up. BEA! Book Bash and Disney with Karina and Laura! Christina’s visit! Vacation to New Jersey! Dan almost being off for the summer! There is a lot of fun stuff coming up to look forward to. I think my summer is more packed than a summer has ever been. Which, if I may be honest, makes me slightly uncomfortable being the hermit that I am, but fuck it. I am really trying to get out more and be more of an extrovert. I will never completely be that person but I do need to find a happy medium. 

Okay, I think I rambled long enough. It’s time for the booooookksssss.

For review from Macmillan Children’s Publishing, I received ARCs of Tumble and Fall by Alexandra Coutts and This Song Will Save Your Life by Leila Sales. Thanks to them and I am so excited to read both of these.
From my lovely, Kriston Johnson, I received my editor’s copy of Awakened. It’s so pretty! Thanks, Kriston, and thanks for the lovely acknowledgement. 
Finally, from my dear friend Jenni at Alluring Reads, I received her ARC of The 5th Wave and I read it already and reviewed it here. It got 4 stars from me, in case you were wondering. 
And in e-books this week, I got approved for a copy of Ghost Bride by Yangsze Choo. This is the one I was whining about up at the top of the page. Still really happy to have it though! And I’m only whining because I am already so behind. I over requested again. FML.

And that’s it for me in books this week! Leave me a comment and I will come visit your haul. Until next week…you know the drill.

I didn’t think I would have a haul this week, but due to graduation last Saturday, everyone was feeling a little generous, and I was able to pick up some great finds at the used bookstore.  The new release shelf was so tempting, it hurt.  I also have a wonderful ARC to share, and some new Kindle books.  I don’t have much to add.  It was a highly emotional week towards the end, and I hope to have a steady job by the end of next week.  I am also moving, and I will be more than happy to share how many boxes of books we have moved out of this apartment. So, without any further, ado, here is my wonderful haul for the week.

Books:
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The Flame in the Mist by Kit Grindstaff – Awww, yeah! I wanted this book in the worst way, and I was lucky that I found it last week.  I’m really looking forward to reading this book.

Reboot by Amy Tintera – After seeing a few reviews pop up for this book, I was curious about Reboot.  I found it used, thankfully!

Loki’s Wolves by K.L. Armstrong and M.A. Marr – YES! I OWN IT!!  The pictures really add to this story!

The Divide by Elizabeth Kay – An enticing middle grade book.  I have had my eye on this one for a while.

Kindle Books:
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I Bring the Fire Part I: Wolves by C. Gockel – I found this by browsing for “Loki” on Amazon’s website.  I figured it couldn’t hurt to give this book a chance.  It looks so freaking awesome!

Suicide Watch by Kelley York – This was suggested to me by a fellow blogger (I can’t remember who it was – please claim credit!).  This book was featured on a TTT, and it sounded like a wonderful addition to my own book collection.

ARCs:
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Ink by Amanda Sun – The Holy Terror read this one and loved it, so I thought it would be nice to try to pick it up.  Thank you, NetGalley, for approving me!

What did you get this week? Leave a link!


24 responses to “Stacking the Shelves #43

  1. I’m curious to see what you think of Tumble and Fall. I love the cover and the premise. So glad you enjoyed The 5th Wave, it’s one of my faves of the year so far! Great haul, ladies! πŸ™‚

  2. Amy

    Fabulous haul girls!! I am excited to read Tumble & Fall and This Song Will Save Your Life. I got them too. πŸ™‚ Ohh Lyn, I was so curious about what the pics would be in Loki’s Wolves. It’s good to know that they enhance the book. I will have to get a finished copy. (Especially since it was awesome) And Suicide Watch is really good. I loved it!! Kelley York is an amazing author and writes difficult situations and issues really well.

  3. I disliked Ink quite a bit. It was just…bad but hey, that’s why reading is so subjective eh? I preordered The Ghost Bride because it looks like it will be that awesome. Enjoy your books.

  4. Kara– I’m so excited for you and your summer with BEA and Disney. I hope it perks you back up with all your recent events lately and that you get to feeling better. *hugs* Love you! You got a great haul! I also got The 5th Wave but I haven’t read it yet. I’ve been catching up on my other reading lately. I’ll get to it soon though. I’ve been hearing great things about it. πŸ™‚ Tumble & Fall has such a pretty cover and interesting premise! I’m going to have to add that to my TBR and keep an eye out for it. πŸ˜€ Happy reading! <3

    Lyn– Loki’s Wolves! Ack! I want that book just simply because IT’S (part) Marr. She’s one of my all-time faves. Adore her writing. One of my inspirations. <3 I’ve heard a lot of good things about Ink so far, too. Hope you enjoy! πŸ™‚

    <3
    Pixie
    http://the-bookaholic.blogspot.com

    • Me too! I am working on it. I think sometimes I bring it on myself with my depression so I am working on being happier. I have a lot to look forward to, but so far this has been a rough year with family and stuff.

      I hope Tumble & Fall is awesome. Please be awesome.

  5. Ink seems to be one of those books that you will either love or hate- well from what I’ve seen of GR at least. *sighs* such a pretty cover. I’ve become very intrigued by Tumble & Fall. I got a copy off NetGalley and haven’t read it yet but it looks cute!

    Happy reading, ladies! <33

  6. Oh my gosh! I totally forgot to add The 5th Wave to my Showcase Sunday. Lol Oh well, it can go on next weeks. And you got Tumble & Fall too! Really looking forward to that one. πŸ™‚
    I really want to pick up a copy of Loki’s Wolves just to flip through it to see the pictures. That’s the one downside about ARCs when there are pictures involved.
    Happy Reading girls!
    My Showcase Sunday!

    • I forget books all the time and just roll ’em over into next week. Ha. True. I miss all the pictures and dedications in the ARCs we get. Oh well. Glad you had a great book week too!

  7. Kara – I hope you enjoy This Song Will Save Hour Life, I cannot wait to read it! And I’m glad you enjoyed The 5th Wave!

    Lyn – I have been seeing so many reviews of Reboot, too! I hope it’s a good read for you!

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