Stacking the Shelves

I feel like this week passed by in a blur of activity, and honestly I’m shocked it’s the weekend. 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.

For Review (via the Publisher):


Prototype by M.D. Waters

Won (thank you Nikki from Fiction Freak):


Otherbound by Corinne Duyvis and Dark Metropolis by Jaclyn Dolamore

Gift (from Publisher-thank you Bloomsbury!!):

The Bone Season by Samantha Shannon. I promptly loaned this to my father to read. I forgot to snap a picture of the paperback but trust me it’s beautiful. If you were following My Friends Are Fiction last year you would have heard me professing my love of this book through my review, interview with Samantha and the LegoΒ character art we created. If you’ve not read this then I recommend it if you like science fiction with a slower pace with incredible world building. It is a slow burn type of book that I adored to pieces.

How was your week? What new books did you get?


  1. says

    I’m still sad that I didn’t enjoy The Bone Season. I might give it a shot again, and I do plan to check out the next book. But honestly, I can barely remember anything from the first book at this point.

    Joy from JoyousReads has raved about Archetype. Have you read that? I’d like to check that out. It was a Kindle deal recently, but I didn’t pick it up immediately, and then I forgot about it.

    • says

      You know…Archetype was a 3.5 star read for me I think (3 or 3.5) I had some issues with it but I did want to read how it finishes so couldn’t pass up the ARC of Prototype.

      I’m sad you didn’t love The Bone Season too! I need to do some brushing up on some of the smaller details before I read The Mime Order. Can’t wait for it.

  2. says

    Otherbound and Dark Metropolis are two books I really need to read soon, I keep reading other stuff! There’s so may great books out there, I often push books back. I’ll have to come up with a better reading system.

    • says

      I’ve read Dark Metropolis and enjoyed it. I’ll be curious to read your review for it. There are so, so many amazing books that are needing to be read. It’s so hard to choose which one gets to be next. I try to stick by pub date but often my mood changes that.

    • says

      Thanks! Glad you thought the Lego art was fun. It totally makes sense. Not every book is for every person. I think people really loved it or didn’t. Didn’t see many in-betweens.

    • says

      I hope you enjoy Archetype when you get around to reading it! I thought it was a pretty good book so I’m excited to read the sequel and last book. No clue how it’ll end.

  3. says

    The Bone Season was a fantastic read! I’m hoping to finish reading the sampler from The Mime Order soon, cause so far it is also great!
    Happy reading, Kristen!

  4. says

    You forgot to update Nikki’s blog – it’s Fiction Freak. ;D
    And ohh, I love the ARC cover of Otherbound. That gorgeous font! <3
    Enjoy all your lovely books Kristen! (:

  5. says

    I so badly want to participate in the re-read for The Bone Season before diving into The Mime Order, but I don’t know if I’ll be able to work it in. I do have it on audio, so maybe I could do it that way? But I know me, and once I start, it’ll be hard to stop. It always is when we read together, too. πŸ˜› Speaking of, we should do a buddy read soon. πŸ™‚

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