A Friend Made One of My Bookish Dreams Come True

I hope everyone had a good week. I’ve been watching the Hurricane Patricia coverage here and there and now bracing myself for the residual storms that are supposed to go through Texas later today. I think we’ll just get a good downpour but we’ll see. Seems there are worries about flooding.

This week was a good one! My friend Jess, at The Reading Nook Reviews, was so incredibly generous and sent me one of my most wanted books of 2016- Rebel of the Sands. I can’t wait to dive into it. But first, I have a few reviews books to read.

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

I had to purchase Illuminae of course (and highly recommend it to all sci fi lovers). Thank you Tundra Books, Abrams, Jess and McDuffie Communications.

Posts from Last Week

Did you see the cover reveal for Mary Pearson’s The Beauty of Darkness? What do you think?



  1. says

    YAY for getting so many gorgeous looking books πŸ˜€ I cannot wait to get all of my Illuminae copies. <3 But they will take A MONTH to arrive. Ugh. That sucks so badly :\ Oh, well. Can't wait to see how gorgeous it it πŸ™‚ And YAY for Rebel of the Sands πŸ˜€ (I first wrote Rebel in the Sands, which sounds a lot different, lol :D) I hope you will end up loving this book. <3 So curious to see what you think of it πŸ™‚ Happy reading Kristen. <3 Hope you are having an awesome weekend so far πŸ™‚

    • says

      Thank you Carina! I can’t wait to see pictures of your full Illuminae collection! I think you have the largest collection of them out there. But a MONTH. That’s so long πŸ™ I am so eager to read Rebel of the Sands.

  2. says

    That is a lovely stack of books you got there πŸ˜‰ I am dying to get a hold of Illuminae. I haven’t read a great deal of Sci-Fi but for some reason- I’m extremely drawn to this one! Maybe I’ll get around to reading it soon.

    The cover for The Beauty of Darkness is amazing! I finally got a chance to check it out in it’s entirety this morning.

    Well, I’m headed off! Happy reading & I’m sure I’ll see you around the Twittersphere soon πŸ™‚

    • says

      I really think Illuminae will appeal to so many people because it’s so well done. I hope you get it soon and love it! I loooove the cover for TBoD! I can’t wait to see it on the hardcover. Have a great weekend!

  3. says

    Awesome haul Kristen. I bought my copy of Illuminae and it beautiful πŸ™‚ Now I just need to make time to read it.
    Rebel of the Sands is one of my most anticipated books of 2016. I’m definitely looking forward to see how you like it. I hope you stay safe out there in Texas. Happy reading xoxo

    • says

      Illuminae is so pretty and HEAVY. I love that it’s a great story and a weapon all in one. I am SO excited about Rebel. I hope it lives up to all our expectations. So far just lots of rain where I am. Have a great week.

  4. says

    My heart is absolutely weeping with jealousy over Traffick. I’m so excited for my pre-order to arrive.

    Looks like you have a lot of good reading ahead of you. πŸ™‚

  5. says

    Sounds creepy that hurricane, I am happy we don’t get them around here. Great haul you got this week. I heard a lot of great things about Illuminae, I hope you’ll enjoy it. I haven’t heard of Rebel of the Sands before. That’s so nice of your friend to send it to you. I hope you’ll have a great week!

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