Stacking the Shelves #59

Posted September 21, 2013 by Kara in Kara, Stacking the Shelves / 23 Comments

stacking the shelves

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.
I have an accumulation of two weeks worth of books. Not only that, but I bought quite a few when Ashleigh and Christina were here. We went to two (count it) bookstores! I was a pretty good girl but you can’t put me in a bookstore and expect me not to buy anything. 

Aside from that, I got some review books as well! So…if I was behind before, I am even more so now. Basically, I am so screwed. I have stopped reading my BEA books and moved on to the ones I specifically requested from publishers. I will return to BEA books when I have more time. 

Anyway, keeping it short and sweet. Let’s get to the books!

Night Film by Marisha Pessl-Obviously I have already read this. But I needed to own a finished copy since it’s one of my favorite books of all time. And this book is GORGEOUS.
Conjured by Sarah Beth Durst-Lyn’s review convinced me to buy this. I usually like the books she does. Not only that but this cover spoke to me.
The Beginning of Everything by Robyn Schneider-I mainly picked this one up because I have heard so much about it and I am trying to get more into contemporary fiction.
Reboot by Amy Tintera-Gifted from Christina at A Reader of Fictions. It’s received a lot of mixed reviews but I always wanted to read it so here I am!
Dare Me by Megan Abbott-I peeked in this one at the store and loved the writing. This has been on my wishlist for a while.
The Raven Boys by Maggie Stiefvater-Not going to lie, I have a hard time putting money in this author’s pocket after a certain blog post that she wrote, but I caved. Mostly because I have an ARC of the sequel.
Emily and Einstein by Linda Francis Lee-I read a Goodreads review and the twist was spoiled for me (UGH) but I still want to read this because I think it might make knowing the truth even more enjoyable.
The Misadventures of Salem Hyde: Book One: Spelling Trouble by Frank Cammuso-For review from Amulet Books. (unsolicited) Thank you so much!
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Valkyrie Rising by Ingrid Paulson
Ten by Gretchen McNeil
The Crown of Embers by Rae Carson
These were all deals on Kindle so I picked them up While I could. I think Ten and Crown of Embers are still available!
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Goodbye, Rebel Blue by Shelley Coriell (Thank you to Amulet Books)
Pendomus by Cariss Andrews (Thank you to the author)
This Side of Salvation by Jeri Smith-Ready (Thank you to Simon Pulse)
Being Sloane Jacobs by Lauren Morrill (Thank you to Delacorte Press)
Unbreathable by Hafsah Laziaf (Thank you to the author)
So excited about my approvals this week! Yay for some awesome contemporary novels I am really looking forward to. Well, Pendomus isn’t, but the sample I read of that was awesome so I am excited about them all.

23 responses to “Stacking the Shelves #59

  1. Amy

    You have quite a fantastic haul!! I can’t wait to see what you think of them. I got Valkyrie Rising last week too. I have already read an ARC of it when I was on the blog tour, but I wanted a copy for my kindle. I hope you like TEN. I thought it was quite enjoyable.

  2. Unbreathableeee!!!! Woot woot! Love Hafsah and I hope this book is be sent by success. Can’t wait to read Being Sloane Jacobs. The covers of this author’s books are freaking gorgeous! Ten–Jenni loved it so I hope that whenever I woman up and give this “horror” book a try, I’ll love it, too. Valkyrie Rising–I’ve heard great things, I hope you like it! The Beginning of Everything supposedly has great cast of characters and a great, well-written and character-driven plot and I’ve heard nothing but amazing things. Which kinda makes me a little sceptical, but I have faitih it’ll be good. I read Reboot and I loved the first 50% of it, but the second part became a total love fest and I just had to drag myself through it. I hope you enjoy, if you want more of a dystopian book than a romance novel, then I don’t think you’ll be amazed. For Christina’s, and yours sake, I hope you do enjoy though. The Raven Boys was a bit hard to get into since Maggie’s writing is very lyrical and it takes a lot of time to get the action going, but the prologue is good and once it got going, I truly enjoyed it. Can’t wait for my copy of The Dream Thieves which shoudl arrive on Mon/Tuesd. Enjoy your books, Kara, and have a wonderful weekend:)

    • Me too, Siiri! I totally wish her the best and hope I love it too! Good to know about Reboot. Christina had an extra copy so she gave it to me. If I hate it, it’s no biggie. I do love lyrical writing so it will probably be perfect for me.

  3. Kara, The Beginning of Everything is AWESOME. You have no idea. I can’t wait to see what you think of it. (But I’m, like, 90% sure you’ll like it.) Reboot is also pretty good, if not somewhat forgettable. I think you’ll enjoy that one as a whole, though. It’s fun. And Ten! Most people hate that one but I thought it was awesome.

  4. Whelp. This is a ginormous haul, Kara! I begrudgingly gave The Beginning of Everything 5 stars. Well, you’ll see when you read it. I also loved Valkyrie Rising – Norse myth and all. Who am I to resist? 🙂 Still haven’t been able to touch Night Film; I’m terrified and excited at the same time about that book.

    Anyway, awesome, awesome haul!

  5. Ten was definitely a whole lotta 90’s slasher film fun. I liked it – and picked up 3:59 this week hoping for more of the same. Goodbye, Rebel Blue, I received that one this week, too. I love the cover. Looks like you got a good haul these past couple weeks! Happy reading!

  6. Seriously, I’ve got to get better at commenting. D: I saw most of those pretties during my visit, but yay! New books! Being Sloane Jacobs sounds like fun, but her first book Meant to Be sounds much more like my style. I think I’ll try that one first. And I wish I had time to read Night Film since you and Megan love it so much, but gaaaaaaah. School and projects and tests and no time. Happy reading, Kara!

  7. Ooh, you got Being Sloane Jacobs! Jealousss. Ha, I know how happy a finished copy of Night Film makes you. It is SO pretty. I saw it in my bookstore last time I went but it’s the UK paperback and it doesn’t even come close to the beauty of the US hardcover. Happy reading!

  8. Fab haul, Kara! I really enjoyed Reboot, even though I can’t remember much of it anymore :O NIght Film looks gorgeous and creepy! Also, I hope you enjoy The Beginning of Everything- I read it recently and it’s SO SO good!

  9. Sweet haul! I can’t wait to read The Beginning of Everything! Reboot was definitely a tale of two halves for me, hopefully you’ll enjoy it. Have a great week!

  10. How was the Great Blogger Meet-up :D? (You, Ashleigh, and Christina that is). It is impossible to not buy a book or feel the impulse to buy one when in bookstores.

    “So…if I was behind before, I am even more so now.” <– Ah. The life of a book blogger. I’m so behind on reading my favorite blogs (like yours! Which is why you may have gotten several comments from me today ;D) and commenting and doing other work outside the blog and life. Your plan sounds right, though. They gave a lot of books out at BEA – they don’t always know who has em so the pressure to review the request titles is probably more, right?

    AHHHHHHHHHH. Night Film. I commented on your review I think, and I have seen so many good reviews of it and ONE OF YOUR FAVORITE BOOKS OF ALL TIME? Ah!!!!!

    Aw, it’s nice that you and Lyn can recommend things to each other and have it work out.

    I heard a lot about The Beginning of Everything too. I wonder what your reaction will be to it. I don’t know that I’ve read anything bad about it, but the hype machine… it may strike again o.o.

    I hope you enjoy Reboot! It does seem to have received a bunch of mixed reviews, but if you’ve wanted to read it from the start, maybe it’ll work out for you :).

    The Raven Boys by Maggie Stiefvater- true. I do remember that post and it was kind of offensive. I also couldn’t find it later (b/c I wanted to refer to it again; what exactly had she said?), so I think she deleted it. But I love the series so much, and I hope you like it too.

    Emily and Einstein by Linda Francis Lee- NOOOO. It’s the worst when you read a review and they spoil it for you! Without the tag too. It’s like when I’d read a review that said it was spoiler free for the first book but then mentioned that the main couple was married by the second.

    Kindle deals are always hard to resist!

    Hope you enjoy Unbreathable 😀 😀 :D. I also requested Being Sloane Jacobs, but I haven’t read back yet. I hope you enjoy all the books!

    • It was a lot of fun! I hope we get to do it again soon!

      You are exactly right about the BEA books. I will read them eventually but I had to put them aside for the ones I actually requested. And I am gradually getting caught up.

      I hope the hype machine does not strike me again. I actually know someone who didn’t like it so it may not be too bad.

      As far as I know that post is still there. I checked it a couple of months ago for some reason and it was still there.


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