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.
Physical books NOT from BEA:
Antigoddess by Kendare Blake
The Explanation for Everything by Lauren Grodstein
Altered by Gennifer Albin
Thank you to Tor Teen, Algonquin Books, and Macmillan Children’s for these lovely additions.
BEA books (in the order they are featured in the vlog):
The Goddess Test by Aimee Carter
The Goddess Inheritance by Aimee Carter
Speechless by Hannah Harrington
The Iron Queen by Julie Kagawa
Pushing the Limits by Katie McGarry
Dare You To by Katie McGarry
The Eternity Cure by Julie Kagawa
Frozen by Melissa de la Cruz, Michael Johnston
Cain’s Blood by Geoffrey Girard
Lord of Opium by Nancy Farmer
The Coldest Girl in Coldtown by Holly Black
These Broken Stars by Amie Kaufman, Meagan Spooner
Steelheart by Brandon Sanderson
If You Could Be Mine by Sara Farizan
Inhuman by Kat Falls
Starry Nights by Daisy Whitney
Sorrow’s Knot by Erin Bow
Dark Lord: A Fiend in Need by Jamie Thomson
The Twins by Saskia Sarginson
The Creature Department by Robert Paul Weston
Counting by 7s by Holly Goldberg Sloan
The Fantastic Family Whipple by Matthew Ward
The Twistrose Key by Tone Almhjell
Storm Watcher by Maria V. Snyder
Wake Up Missing by Kate Messner
The Dream Thieves by Maggie Stiefvater
Ink by Amanda Sun
A Well-Tempered Heart by Jan-Philipp Sendker
Relic by Heather Terrell
Fangirl by Rainbow Rowell
Heartbeat by Elizabeth Scott
Entangled by Amy Rose Capetta
The Winner’s Curse by Marie Rutkoski
Many thanks to Harlequin Teen, Penquin Young Readers, Simon and Schuster, Little, Brown Young Readers, Disney Hyperion, Random House Children’s Books, Algonquin Young Readers, Scholastic, Bloomsbury, Hachette Book Group, Razorbill, Leap Books, Other Press, Soho Teen, St. Martin’s Press, Houghton Mifflin Books for Young Readers, Macmillan Children’s.
Yeah, that’s a lot of books! Wish me luck! But I am so lucky and thankful to read and review these. Hopefully I can get them done by BEA next year!!
When we finally arrived at the coast, it was hard to get out of the water. Even when the moon jellyfish stung me, it was all water time at that point. I always thought that a jellyfish sting would land a person in the hospital, but we are lucky to have just the annoying type of jellies. I had never been stung, so this was a coastal first for me. I still have a mark on my arm, and the sting felt like a couple of antbites in one area. It was more annoying than painful. I’ll also answer this question right now – no one peed on me. Although my sister was very quick to volunteer for that duty. As I quoted to Kara, I feel that her intentions were less than honorable. Instead, we used meat tenderizer. It worked like a charm.
On Saturday, we were back in the water, sporting brand new sunburns. My legs were nice and painful, but I haven’t worn shorts in years. I slathered the sunblock on thick and climbed back in. I took my crew out for dinner at a nice place, and was rewarded with horrible service and mediocre food. But it was the thought that counted.
On the trip back on Sunday, we stopped at Half Price Books in San Marcos, and I used birthday money to pick up some new finds.
I love the coastline, even our inferior gulf beaches. I love the smell and the feeling of the salt water and watching the animals play on the horizon. My small crew of family really got a good show when we watched the wild dolphins playing on the other side of the sea wall. I wish I could live there, but jobs are hard to come by if you do not want to work in the oil field. One day, hopefully I can enjoy the beaches year around.
Onto the books!
Forgotten Bookmarks: A Bookseller’s Collection of Odd Things Lost Between the Pages by Michael Popek (a gift from my sister)
The Palace of Laughter by Jon Berkeley
The Beautiful and the Cursed by Page Morgan
Arrow of the Mist by Christina Mercer – Gifted from Jessie at Ageless Pages Reviews
Speechless by Hannah Harrington – Gifted from Jessie at Ageless Pages Reviews
Spirit and Dust by Rosemary Clement-Moore – Gifted from Kara
Thank you, both of you, for these awesome books!!
Ruby’s Fire by Catherine Stein, from NetGalley
On the blog this past week:
On Monday, Kara reviewed The Girl Who Disappeared and loved it. 4 stars!
Tuesday came around, and Lyn told us about her Viking Reading Challenge, talked to us about her love of everything Norse, and invited readers to join.
For Waiting on Wednesday this week, Kara presented two contemporary titles–one YA and one NA.
On Thursday, Kara reviewed When You Were Here by Daisy Whitney and loved everything about it but the love interest. 4 stars for that one!
On Friday, it was better late than never with Lyn’s review of Gated by Amy Christine Parker. She gave it a high mark of 4 stars.
Links we love:
At a little old get together called E3, it was announced that Kingdom Hearts III is now in production. This is the one thing Kara and I can agree upon, and we proceeded to geek the fuck out.
Rejoice, Viking lovers! The mythical Sunstone has been found! For those of you non-Norse nerds, the people we now call “Vikings” used this stone to navigate the seas. It was widely rumored to be magic.
Jay Kristoff bribes the blogging world by offering a chance to win the second book in his The Lotus Wars series. Many of us, in return, offer bribes of live sacrifices.
Need some summer reading? The gang at The Midnight Garden is currently hosting six giveaways.
Finally, stop by and welcome Blythe and her new minions co-bloggers down at Finding Bliss in Books!