Stacking the Shelves #72

Posted January 18, 2014 by Kara in Kara, Stacking the Shelves / 21 Comments

stacking the shelves
Stacking the Shelves is hosted by Tynga at Tynga’s Reviews. This is where we showcase books we have received or bought over the course of the week.
I don’t know about my co-bloggers, but this has been a LONG week for me. If it weren’t for the two of them, this blogging shit would be for the birds. But luckily, I have more time for other stuff right now, and I am super thankful because I am in the middle of a stressful edit and there is no end in sight yet. Mount Bookpile keeps getting bigger, and though I have been reading more and catching up slowly, this week did not see a lot of progress. Hopefully next week will be better.
But I do have a vlog for you. So yeah!
Bloggers mentioned: 
Lyn, Bekka, Ashley from yAdult Review, and Amy from Book Loving Mom.
Books mentioned:
Cress by Marissa Meyer
Inca Gold by Clive Cussler
Sahara by Clive Cussler
Tremor by Patrick Carman
Pretty Sly by Elisa Ludwig
Perfect Lies by Kiersten White
Ruins by Dan Wells
Side Effects May Vary by Julie Murphy
Steadfast by Claudia Gray
Second Star by Alyssa B. Sheinmel
The Rule of Three by Eric Walters
Thanks go to Harper Collins, Macmillan, and Ashley from yAdult Review this week. 
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I’m in the opposite boat, here:  this week flew by!  Maybe it was because this was a relatively busier week with my sister staying at my house for the weekend, spending some time with my mom, and having my husband home from work  for the majority of the time.  Whatever it was, I’m kind of freaking out about how quickly time is going by already this year.
Anyway, as this week flew by, it stopped just long enough to drop some books my way.  Also, I’m laughing because once again, Kara and I have a few of the same books.  I wonder if this will be a running theme.
For Review 
Second Star by Alyssa B Sheinmel
My Swordhand is Singing by Marcus Sedgwick
Once was Lost by Sara Zarr
The Almost Truth by Eileen Cook
Love in the Time of Global Warming by Francesca Lia Block (SO excited to finally have a finished copy of this one!)
Hyperbole and a Half by Allie Brosh
Kindle Freebie
The entire Night Creatures series was free on the Kindle this week so I HAD to snag it.

21 responses to “Stacking the Shelves #72

  1. I’m really looking forward to Side Effects May Vary, I’m really hoping it doesn’t end up being like Dear Killer. I was also really looking forward to that one but Ashleigh’s review convinced me to stay away. I LOVE those Marianne de Pierres covers, I snagged them free on Kindle like last year but have yet to read them. Maybe this year. 🙂 Oooh Second Star sounds really good! I really need to find time this year to squeeze in a Sara Zarr book, I haven’t read anything of hers yet. Happy Reading you two!

  2. YAY I also got Second Star! I cannot wait to read that book – it sounds and looks really good! I read Cinder and for the most part, I enjoyed it, but I never read Scarlet. I’m one of those rare bloggers that isn’t *dying* for an ARC of Cress lol – I guess it’s better that way. I haven’t read Claudia Gray’s newest books! I’ll have to look them up on Goodreads and keep an eye out!

    Have a fantastic weekend!

    Check out my STS post!

    • Scarlet was way better than Cinder, in my opinion. Not that Cinder was bad, mind you. I wouldn’t say I was DYING for an ARC of Cress but I do really love the uniqueness of the series.

      Thanks, Alyssa!

  3. Ahhhhh I’m dying to read Cress and Hyperbole and a Half both. Enjoy your lovely new reads and thanks for stopping by Bitches n Prose!

  4. The cover for Steadfast is soooo pretty. I haven’t heard good things about Spellcaster, though. But still, Steadfast is pretty.

    I also plan on starting Side Effects May Vary pretty soon. Not sure what to think of it. I have a few cancer books coming up, actually, I think. SEMV, Maybe One Day…I think I may have one or two more. I do hope you end up liking SEMV, though, despite the horrors you’ve gone through with the disease personally.

    BUT EW, TREMOR. Kara, you would so hate Pulse. I’m pretty sure of it. I promise you.

    And I take it I need to read Partials? I’ve heard it’s really slow, so I’m not sure if I’ll like it. But I do think I have a copy. And the covers are badass. I’m really glad to hear that the world-building is good, though! I’ll definitely have to check that series out.

    I reviewed Perfect Lies today! It is definitely an improvement upon Mind Games. The characterization and writing is a lot better. Will definitely be interested in seeing your thoughts for it and Mind Games.

    • I love the covers on this series. The first book, Spellcaster, is gorgeous too.

      I really hope I like it too. I am willing to give it a chance, I just need to be in the right mood because if I am particularly emotional, it will only bring me down further. I’ve had books put me into a major (but temporary) depression before and it is not fun.

      Yeah, I think I am going to pass on that one. Maybe someday when I am in the mood to read for the snark.

      Yes. Partials and Fragments were amazing. Book two was even better than book one. I can’t wait to read Ruins. I don’t think it’s slow a lot. It has some pretty awesome world-building and we are always complaining that there is not enough world-building so when we actually get it for a change people complain? I don’t get it, personally.

      I definitely think I am going to attempt Mind Games and Perfect Lies since they are so short.

  5. Holy cover love! The Night Creatures series has GORGEOUS covers! Love them! And I’ve always adored the Love in the Time of Global Warming cover — so pretty! I read Hyperbole and a Half the other week and it was funny. 🙂 Hope you like it!

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