Stacking the Shelves #75

Posted February 8, 2014 by Kara in Kara, Stacking the Shelves / 17 Comments

stacking the shelves
Stacking the Shelves is hosted by Tynga’s Reviews.
 
I thought about doing another vlog, but I just don’t have it in me to go to all that trouble this week. Because then I have to edit it, put on makeup, yada yada yada, and I just wanted to take a small break from that. I did get some books though, but I went back to the old way of taking a picture. Woot!
 
As far as my week goes, it was a pretty easygoing one for me this week. Back to editing, this time it’s Donners of the Dead by Karina Halle. You guys have to read this one if you are into horror because I think you will love it. I did that Mon.-Wed. and then I worked on some of my reading and watching the Olympics! That’s right, I don’t know how much reading I will get done over the next couple weeks because the Winter Olympics is something I really, really look forward to. I have since I was a little girl. I used to skate around in my basement and jump like a figure skater. 
 
Okay, so on to the books?
 
For review:
 
The Fever by Megan Abbott
 
 
Won:
 
Mayhem by Sarah Pinborough
 
Thank you to Little, Brown, Quercus, and Bonnie at For the Love of Words.
 
E-books:
 
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Gilded by Christina Farley
 
On the Fence by Kasie West
 
In the End by Demitria Lunetta
 
The Haven by Carol Lynch Williams
 
Dark Days by Kate Ormand
 
Thank you to Amazon’s Kindle First program, HarperCollins, St. Martin’s Griffin, and Sky Pony Pres.
 
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This week was a mess, but I’m surprisingly not feeling too down about it.  Gummy has been sick, ever since she got fixed.  First, her mouth swelled up, her lower lip was the size of a grape.  Then she started having some bleeding in a… sensitive area, so she had to go to the vet.  At the vet, she got another round of vaccinations, so when she came home she wasn’t feeling great.  But now, a couple days later and a few doses of medicine in her, she’s feeling so much better.  She’s one sensitive little baby, but hopefully we can take a break from the ailments for a little while.  Other than that, this week has been all about rereading Harry Potter and Olympics, Olympics, Olympics!

As far as books go, I had an AWESOME week. The other day Where Silence Gathers came up on NetGalley so I took to the twitter-waves to and went ON AND ON about it until I got approved for it!  I also got a preorder and a few other books for review!


 Purchased:
Scarlet by AC Gaughen (I kept forgetting to include this! I got it a couple weeks ago.)
Cress by Marissa Meyer
For Review:
The Island of Excess Love by Francesca Lia Block
The Kiss of Deception by Mary E Pearson
Where Silence Gathers by Kelsey Sutton
Thirty Sunsets by Christine Hurley Deriso
Complicit  by Stephanie Kuehn
Magnolia by Kristi Cook
 
Huge thanks to MacMillan Kids, Flux, St Martin’s Press, and Simon Pulse!
 
 
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On the blog this week:
 
 
Sunday: Bekka reviews The Darkest Minds by Alexandra Bracken.
 
Monday: It’s time for the 2nd Annual Blind Date With A Book giveaway!
 
Tuesday: Top ten books that made us cry.
 
Wednesday: Imaginative Discussions: I’m Getting Tired of Your Excuses!
 
Thursday: Kara reviews Cruel Beauty by Rosamund Hodge.
 
Friday: Kara reviews Uninvited by Sophie Jordan.
 
 
Links we love: 
 
My DNF Habits by Natalie at Natflix and Books.
 
Kate at The Midnight Garden puts Davy from Uninvited by Sophie Jordan in the clothes she SHOULD have worn.
 
Why Amber at Books of Amber doesn’t care about the female to male ratio in YA.
 
Judith at Paper Riot has a post about ARC Envy and how ridiculous it can be. I couldn’t agree more. 

17 responses to “Stacking the Shelves #75

  1. Awesome books! I jumped for joy when I saw you had Complicit, so I immediately went to NetGalley to request it. Don’t know how I missed that! I got In the End as well, and my preorder of Cress showed up.! Thanks for sharing! Here’s my STS.

  2. ON THE FENCE.

    These books have covers. I like that books have covers.

    I hope Gummy feels better!

    VISIT ME OR ELSE.

    Yo, I need to read Scarlet too. I seem to have good luck with Scarlet books, like Gone With The Wind and Marissa Meyer’s Scarlet. Time for Robin Hood Scarlet.

  3. Ooh! Complicit and Cress look great! I read On the Fence, and it seriously the cutest, I hope you love it! (Well…it IS Kasie West :P)

    Happy reading! <33

  4. Amy

    Wow!! So many awesome books girls!! OMG Kara, I am so excited for Donners of the Dead. I am on the blog tour for it!! I got a few of the same review books and am so looking forward to them! And yay for Cress!! I got my pretty finished copy on release day. Enjoy all the books!! 🙂

  5. Man, I cannot freaking wait to get around in my schedule so I can finally read The Fever. Glad you got Mayhem so quickly! Hope you enjoy it. 🙂 Happy reading you guys!

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