Stacking the Shelves

February is almost over and I’m honestly not sad to say goodbye. My husband starts a new job Monday so that is really exciting. I’m also so excited about the new releases coming this next month. The Storyspinner, The Winner’s Crime and I don’t even know what else. Those are the two I’m focused on.

On to the newest additions to my shelves. 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.

Stack of Books


Purchased- the UK box set of Maggie’s The Wolves of Mercy Falls
For Review (solicited)-Magonia by Maria Dahvana Headley and Public Enemies by Ann Aguirre
For Review (unsolicited)- The Thickety by J.A. White, One Year by Mary McDonough, Cuckoo Song by Frances Hardinge, Endangered by Lamar Giles, Forged by Erin Bowman, Empire of Night by Kelley Armstrong, The Replaced by Kimberly Derting
Gift- Vanishing Girls by Lauren Oliver and The Winner’s Crime by Marie Rutkoski

A closer look at The Winner’s Crime


I can’t thank Marie and Macmillan enough for this! The finished copy is stunning and it is signed! That quote art will be framed. I am so in love with this.

Last Week’s Posts

  • Review of The Storyspinner by Becky Wallace  star
  • Read This Book (pseudo review) of A Darker Shade of Magic by Victoria Schwab
  • Blog Tour– Interview with Karen Bao and LEGO Cover Art

 Tell me about your week! What books are you looking forward to for March?


  1. says

    You are the luckiest. <3 Knew you would get that signed The Winner's Crime 😀 Though I am still all kinds of jealous, lol. <3 I want it so badly. Sniffs. But considering they didn't even send me the print ARC, I doubt I'm getting this 🙁 SOBS. But yeah. It is gorgeous 😀 And you are so so lucky to have gotten it. <3 and you deserve it too, hih 🙂 ANYWAY. So many amazing books this week Kristen 😀 You get so many review books. Sigh. So jealous, again, lol. I love The Thickety books 😀 They are so sad. And evil. And so so good. Loooove the Shiver box set. <3 Gorgeous covers 😉 And yay for husband getting new job 😀 More money? Hih 🙂 Anyway. Happy reading Kristen. <3 Hope you love all these awesome looking books 🙂

    • says

      Oh Carina it was such a surprise and I cried a little. It’s one of my favorite series ever and I was so honored. I’m so sorry that you’ve still not gotten an arc 🙁 I haven’t read the first Thickety book–maybe I will eventually. You are not the first to tell me they are so sad and evil.

  2. says

    YAY! I’m in love with so many of the books you posted: Magonia, The Winner’s Curse, Vanishing Girls, etc. The Shiver boxset is so gorgeous, I think I might need to get it ASAP. Oh, TWC is just perfect. Macmillan is so kind for sending it to you.

    • says

      Macmillan is so very kind. I’m so honored that I was thought of. I LOVE the Shiver box set. I do think the original US covers might be even better just because the ink inside matches.

  3. says

    OOH TWC! I read Curse and really enjoyed it. lucky for me, I won a giveaway for an ARC of Crime so I’ll definitely be reading that shortly.

    I’m not sure if I want to read Public Enemies because the first one didn’t agree with me completely, even though I like the idea. I’m still debating, haha.

    My Stacking the Shelves + Montly Recap here!

    – Nova @ Out of Time

    • says

      I loved Curse and Crime. I hope you enjoy your ARC! And yay to winning a copy! I’m not sure about Public Enemies myself. I’m not entirely sure why I requested it because the first book was just meh to me. Ugh, I hate it when I do that to myself. I hope it is awesome and better than the first. We’ll see.

  4. says

    Ah! I cannot wait to get The Vanishing Girls and The Winner’s Crime!
    And look at those books! I LOVE The Wolves of Mercy Falls trilogy SO much! I need to get this version soon too!.. Sam was my very first book boyfriend – he is so special to me 🙂 And no, I did not name my youngest child after him 😉

    Enjoy all your new books 🙂

  5. says

    OOoh nice! YAY for signed copies!!! Authors are just freaking amazing! They are always surprising me, but it really shouldn’t surprise me anymore!

    And oooh The Replaced AND Empire of Night!! Ignore the green eyes of envy look over here! LOL!

    And oooh pretty UK copies of the Shiver trilogy! I did just buy the UK edition of Forever last week at HPB! They had quite a few copies of it, and naturally, that little voice inside of me said buy it, buy it, buy it!!

    Hope you enjoy all your new reads!!

    My STS will be up tomorrow, so be sure to stop by then!

    Have a GREAT day!

    Old Follower 🙂

  6. says

    I have heard such great things about The Winner’s Curse. I am looking forward to the TBR challenge from Caffinated Book reviewer. I have so many that I need to read, starting wit Red Queen and I’ll Meet You There. You got some great new reads this week, happy reading!
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  7. says

    I can’t wait to see what you think of Magonia, I am torn about picking it up. It has such an interesting premise! I am about to start The Storyspinner, I can’t wait. I am hoping to meet Marie Rutkoski this month and get both books signed! Enjoy your books 🙂

  8. says

    What a fantastic haul!! That signed copy of The Winner’s Crime is absolutely gorgeous!
    And so many amazing ARCs there! Forged! Empire of Shadows! Public Enemies!!
    Happy reading Kristen!

    And all the best vibes for a much better March, it’s about time! *hugs*

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