Stacking the Shelves

Whew, it’s been AGES (a month) since I’ve done one of these. I’m not going to gather up all the books I’ve gotten over the month though (too lazy) so this will be just this week’s worth.

Stacking the Shelves hosted by Tynga’s Reviews is a weekly meme where you show what books you’ve purchased, gotten from the library, received from giveaway, as gifts or for review.

The Books

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Eeee. So excited about this haul! 9 of them are unsolicited but I’m intrigued so I’ll give them a go. I am really excited about Dreamers Often Lie. Anyone read it yet? I think I’ll read And I Darken first. I’ve not had the best luck with White but I’m really, really hopeful I’ll love it. So many thanks to Random House, Tor, Scholastic, and Harper.

How have you been? Read any of the books I got this past week? I’d love to hear your thoughts.

Comments

  1. says

    You got some great books! I have an eARC of AND I DARKEN and am pretty excited to get to it! The Ottoman Empire is my favourite historical time period so I couldn’t resist requesting it (even though I have too many books to read. Bad Jamie!) I hope you love it! I can’t wait to see what you think of STEEPLEJACK! It is on my list to read this year as well! Great haul!

    • says

      I’m almost done with And I Darken and I can’t wait to compare notes with you. I didn’t know a ton about this time period but I had to do a bit of research while reading! I had read about Vlad so I had a basis to jump from. Somehow, while reading about Vlad I ignored all the other significant things that were going on. I admit, I mostly read about his life possibly being inspiration for Dracula and how brutal he was.

    • says

      YAY! I love it when folks can add stuff to their TBR. I guess I should really link to GR but I’m oh so lazy. I used to do it and eventually just sort of stopped. No one seemed to mind. If you ever need more info about a book you see just drop me a line and I can provide author/link/etc.

  2. says

    I think I’ve been looking at picking up The Crown’s Game, if it’s the book I’m thinking of! Looks like a fun bunch; hope you enjoy.

  3. says

    Welcome back to STS! πŸ˜€ I’ve had hit-or-miss luck with Kiersten White’s books. I didn’t love the Paranormalcy series (but then again, I read it when I was barely an adolescent!), but I adored The Chaos of Stars and Illusions of Fate (the latter especially!). So I’m excited about And I Darken. Maybe she’s one of those writers that gets better with age. πŸ˜‰ I hope you enjoy your new books, Kristen!

    Have a fantastic weekend. πŸ™‚

    Alyssa @ The Eater of Books!

    • says

      Me too Alyssa. SO hit or miss with White. And mostly miss to be honest. But, I’m nearly done with And I Darken and I must say this is my fave of hers. It feels much better written to me. I’ll be so curious to hear what you think.

  4. says

    OOoh nice! I can’t wait to read Nightstruck! Just got that from Netgalley on Friday! And oooh The Crown’s Game! Excited about that one too! Really need to read The Cage still myself! So many awesome reads this week! Hope you enjoy them all!

    Here’s my STS

    Have a GREAT day!

    Old Follower πŸ™‚

    • says

      I have completely missed anything about Nightstruck! Why haven’t I heard of it as of yet?? I got the book and thought…hmm, that’s interesting. I hope we both love it!

  5. says

    Sigh. You are SO lucky for getting so many books all the time πŸ˜€ Sniffs. I’m jealous, hih. <3 Wish I lived in the US. Hmph. Yay for And I Darken πŸ™‚ Sadly, I was supposed to get the ARC, but then they stopped sending to Norway. Sigh. It looks so gorgeous πŸ˜€ I hope you will end up loving it lots. <3 Can't wait to see what you think of it. And all the other books looks amazing too πŸ˜€ Happy reading Kristen. <3 Hope you had an amazing weekend πŸ™‚

    • says

      Awww, Carina I SO wish you could get all the bookmail. If you lived in the US I’m positive you would. I honestly don’t feel I even disserve all the mail lately since I’ve been so absent from blogging. Oh man! That so stinks they decided to stop sending to Norway before you got And I Darken. That stinks. I will tell you there is a pseudo love triangle. I can tell you more in DM if you’re curious.

  6. Sarah Cone says

    Niiice!! I’m really really looking forward to The Crown’s Game and I Darken but am looking forward to your reviews on all of them! πŸ™‚

  7. says

    I’m so curious about Ruined, I hope it’s great!!! Same with Traitor Angels. I’ve only read one of White’s books and thought it was ok but I am soooo excited for And I Darken, can’t wait to hear what you think! I have an e-arc that I’m planning to read next month. What an awesome haul, happy reading!

    • says

      I feel that And I Darken is the strongest thing I’ve read from White yet. It feels better researched, executed and written. I am so curious about Ruined and Traitor Angels. I’ve not seen a lot of comments on either so no clue how others are feeling about them really.

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