Stacking the Shelves & #WeekReview 4/18/15

Oh wow, but you know I don't usually have this many BOUGHT books to show off, but our local Barnes & Noble is going out of business and so I felt obligated to use the additional 30% on top of my B&N Membership to buy a lot of copies of books that I had only borrowed from the library to read.

Thanks to Tynga's Review for hosting Stacking the Shelves:



BOUGHT:


Sarah J. Maas ~ Throne of Glass, Crown of Midnight and The Assassin's Blade (the novellas combined into one book). These books are so good and I want to own them all, just in paperback because when I know my daughter and I will be rereading a series over and over; it's best to go with paperback.






The next book, The Winner's Curse makes the bought pile since I received The Winner's Crime as an ARC and chatted with the author during a Twitter Q&A. Marie Rutkoski definitely impressed me and also, I hate reading books out of order. It's kind of nice that the ARC is soft so I don't have to worry about a hardback here either.

Of course, from what I can tell so far, I will buying The Winner's Crime (#2) and The Winner's Kiss (#3) when they come out in paperback and bemoaning how long I have to wait for the third to be on my shelves. Oh well... I am learning to wait.


Testament of Youth by Vera Brittain needs to be read and be on every female's shelf! This book I found at B&N and was ecstatic that it was the UK cover which I love. Also, I need to reread it before the film starring my favorite Irish actor, Colin Morgan releases in America - June 5th. (BTW... the film stars quite a few dashing European actors as well as the smart beauty, Alicia Vikander.)

So inspiring and amazing what this woman did to just show the rest of the world, how her generation was struggling and coming to terms with what was expected of them when entering adulthood.











Okay... so I added multiple copies of the 07-Ghost Manga because my daughter loves that series, not because I actually know a lot about it. Looks amazing though and usually my daughter and I like the same stories.

Also, omigosh... did you know that Clamp is finally reviving the characters from Legal Drug?! Yuhp! And we have the first Manga in the new series called Drug & Drop. How gorgeous is this cover, yeah?

And guess who is making a regular appearance in it. Watanuki from xxxholic. We are so excited and already pre-ordered the second Manga from Amazon.


Yeah... we knew nothing about this book, but the cover entranced my daughter and I. Plus black cats are our weakness. We LOVE black cats and ours, Berlioz, passed away last year so I think missing him plus how eerie this cover was made us feel we just had to have this book. So we bought it without even knowing anything about it. After reading the description though on Goodreads, The Kneebone Boy by Ellen Potter will fit right in with the rest of the stories we enjoy reading.






Oh and look at this book... yeah that's Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda by Becky Albertalli who is the sweetest person in the universe. You all need to read this book. I am so excited to have my copy of the book. Yay me... getting to promote a brand new author this week.

Then I added two non-fiction books to my shelves this week: The Skinnytaste Cookbook and The Unofficial Harry Potter Party book. Uhm... yeah... those aren't random at alllllll... :)




ARC COPIES:

The Secrets We Keep by Trisha Leaver
Atlanta Burns by Chuck Wendig
The Winner's Crime by Marie Rutkoski
The Cemetery Boys by Heather Brewer
The Watchmaker of Filigree Street by Natasha Pulley

FINISHED COPIES for Review:




So excited about this novel! And Melissa de la Cruz is perfect to bring this prequel of the Disney Movie, the Descendants, to the world.

Also, on Fangirlish, I get to interview her and be a part of the blog tour. So make sure you head over there to get that scoop.

The Isle of the Lost by Melissa de la Cruz










Elena Vanishing (A Memoir) by Elena and Clare B. Dunkle 
plus the companion novel ~ Hope and Other Luxuries by Clare B. Dunkle




SIGNED COPIES BOUGHT:

Silver Shadows by Richelle Mead... Woohoo!

THE WEEK IN REVIEW ~ 

"Waiting On" Wednesday - Six of Crows by Leigh Bardugo

Book Reviews - 

Chats on Twitter - 


Comments

  1. Great haul! I've heard great things about Testament Of Youth and The Winner's Crime seems to be all over the blogosphere at the moment - it's on my to read list :) Hope you enjoy all your new books!

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    1. Testament of Youth is just so amazing and I am always shocked by how few people have read it. The movie stars Kit Harington from Game of Thrones which is why so many other people have mentioned it to me, but I already know about it because I am a huge Colin Morgan fan.

      Thanks! I am pretty stoked about all my new books. They're so shiny and new. :)

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  2. Great haul! I really want to check out the Throne of Glass series. Everyone seems to love it! Enjoy!
    Krystianna @ Downright Dystopian

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    1. Definitely check it out... the Throne of Glass series is really appealing and reread-worthy. Thanks for stopping by.

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  3. Most of these are new to me. I hope you enjoy them all

    Come and check out OUaT's STS!

    Leydy @ OUaT

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    1. Oh wow! You need to check out all the books on my list if you are a YA fan. Some of these series are the hottest ones out there right now and really live up to the hype. :)

      Thanks for stopping by.

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  4. I just picked up The Winner's Curse last week. Can't wait to read it. Enjoy your books! Here's my STS! :)

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    1. Woohoo... another fan of Marie Rutkoski. I am so looking forward to reading this series! Thanks for stopping by.

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  5. Nice haul, I hope you enjoy your books.
    Diane @ Diane's Book Blog

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    1. Oh definitely. I love the smell of new books and sorting my bookshelves to make room for them. :)

      Thanks for stopping by.

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  6. I've been hoping to get many of these books especially Sarah J. Maas's. And I'm gonna go check out Testament of Youth. It looks pretty interesting. Hope you enjoy your new books! :)

    new bloglovin' follower! :D
    czai @ the Blacksheep Project

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    1. Testament of Youth is so important because it offers a female perspective on the World War. Really good and the movie looks amazing too.

      Ah... thanks for the follow!

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  7. Ahhh, lots of awesome! I liked Maas's books, especially her latest, ACOTAR! And Marie Rutkoski's Winner's Trilogy is sooo good. I hope you enjoy all of your new books!

    Thanks for visiting my blog! Have a fantastic week :)

    Alyssa @ The Eater of Books!

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    1. Oh yeah... A Court of Thrones and Roses is on my MBR (Must Be Read) Pile. I even love the cover.

      Thanks for stopping by with validation that I have some good books to read. A lot of people were like I haven't heard of these. :)

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  8. Wow, awesome haul! I've got an egalley of Elena Vanishing that I will be getting to in the next week or so.
    Check out my STS

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    1. Fun times! Yeah... Elena Vanishing could be a hard read but I am looking forward to hearing the true life story.

      Thanks for stopping by.

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  9. The books by Sarah J. Maas look great! I love the covers. Haven't read them yet, but heard wonderful things about them.

    My Stacking The Shelves post.

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    1. Omigosh aren't those covers amazing?! Yeah... they live up to their hype. Enjoy!

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  10. That's an awesome haul! I'm so excited to read The Isle of the Lost. I hope you love it! Thanks for visiting my STS on Bitches n Prose :)

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    1. It is, isn't it?! Yes, The Isle of the Lost looks like so much fun.

      Thanks for stopping by!

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