Stacking the 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. So excited about this book haul:

Won (thank you Josin McQuein for the giveaway!):


ARC of Meridian, Arclight and Premeditated all signed by Josin

I have read Arclight (my review) and loved it–I found McQuein to be so creative and loved the world she created. You can see more details in my interview with her. I am so excited to have a physical arc of Meridian to read and add to my collection. Premeditated isn’t my typical genre but I’ve read really positive reviews and it’s written by Josin so that’s a winner. So excited about all of these!

For Review (sent from the publisher):

Haze (The Rephaim, #2)
Haze (Rephain #2) by Paula Weston

Last year I was on the blog tour for the first book in this series, Shadows (interview with Paula Weston). I loved it and have been crazy eager to be able to read the second book. I am so thrilled I was able to get an arc. Thank you!

For Review (via Netgalley):

Β Plus OneHungryWhere Silence Gathers (Some Quiet Place, #2)

Plus One by Elizabeth Fama, Hungry by H.A. Swain and Where Silence Gathers by Kelsey Sutton

I have heard amazing things about Plus One and had a very good friend (looking at you Jen) tell me she thought I’d enjoy it. I had to request it right away and have already started reading (about 15% in) Loving it so far. Hungry sounds….sort of silly to be honest. But for some reason I felt the need to read it anyway. I loved Some Quiet Place, I felt Sutton wrote so beautifully and I love her personified emotions. You can read my interview with her here.



Ignite Me by Tahereh Mafi, Scarlet and Cress by Marissa Meyer and Landry Park by Bethany Hagen

This week was stellar in new releases. I had to run out and purchase (and read) Ignite Me immediately. I have read it already and liked it though I had a couple things I would have enjoyed more of. I don’t actually know if I’ll review this one on here or not. I had to buy the paperback of Scarlet because my blog is mentioned! So exciting. I’ve heard great things about Landry Park so had to get that one as well. Trust me, I could have purchased a lot more books but tried to limit myself.

I can’t believe we are a week into February already. I’ve already strayed from my reading schedule for this month but I hope to be able to read all the books I hoped as well as the ones I’ve slipped in (Ignite Me and Plus One). This week I was able to finish Vicious by Victoria Schwab (amazing as expected) as well as Death Sworn by Leah Cypess.

Posts from the week:

  • Interview with Michael O-the artist behind the Lunar Chronicles books. Be sure to enter to win one of the 3 books (winner chooses, INT). You can enter here.
  • Review of Archetype by M.D. Waters
  • Release Day Launch of Alienated + Nook Simple touch giveaway
  • Review of Death Sworn by Leah Cypess

Next week I am thrilled to be on The Winner’s Curse Blog Tour (tour schedule). My blog will kick the tour off this Sunday (tomorrow)Β with some really beautiful insights from Marie Rutkoski as well as a giveaway. Be sure to stop back by!

How was your week?


  1. says

    Eeek! If you loved Shadows, I think you’ll love Haze even more. SO GOOD. Love that series. And I’m so glad you’re enjoying Plus One. I think I love it even more now that it finally has that awesome cover to go with the beautiful story. Congrats on the Josin L. McQuein win! I’ve got an ARC of Meridian and one of Where Silence Gathers on their way to me, so I’ll be reading those soon, too. Hope you enjoy all your new reads!!!

    • says

      I can’t wait to start Haze! I’ve heard this series just gets better with each book. So pumped to have it in my hands. Perhaps Meridian will be a read-along book?

  2. says

    Ooooh, what a fantastic haul!! Congrats on winning such a fantastic giveaway!
    And YAY for getting Haze from the publisher, I know you really wanted to read it! I still need to read the first book, hopefully soon!

    Happy reading, Kristen!

    • says

      Thank you Pili! I was shocked I won! There was some dancing to be sure. I had to reread the email twice. I was beyond thrilled to get Haze. I’ve been crazy eager for it.

    • says

      Aww, so hard to wait on a book you are eager to read. Hopefully your schedule opens up soon and allows you to make the time. I think you’ll love it!

  3. says

    Cress. <3 So gorgeous! And so happy that you are enjoying Plus One πŸ˜€ That is awesome. I hope you will enjoy everything sweetie. <3 SO damn jealous about blog tour.. sniffs. I didn't get to be a part of Scarlet, Cress or The Winner's Curse :\ Sniffs. Oh, well πŸ˜€ Excited to see your post πŸ™‚

    • says

      I wasn’t part of Scarlet or Cress…maybe for Winter we’ll both be on the tour? We can hope! Cress is so pretty in person…more so than I even expected. I think it’s the prettiest of the series (so far).

    • says

      You should give Arclight a read! I was surprised by how much I loved it. So excited about Where Silence Gathers—just the best titles and covers!

  4. says

    CRESS AND SCARLET! Scarlet is my favorite in the series.

    I am curious about Where Silence Gathers! It has a cool cover.

    OH OH and Josin McQuein seems cool, congrats on winning her contest. I really liked Arclight and am looking forward to Meridian!

    Happy reading!

    • says

      It’s really hard to pick a favorite of the series but maybe Cress? I don’t know, they are all so wonderful. I know Winter will blow us all away.

      I love the cover for WSG! So cool. Thanks for dropping by!

  5. says

    Congrats for being mentioned on the paperback of Scarlet! What an honor!

    I’ve heard such good things about the Rephaim series, I’m eager to see what you make of the second installment, Kristen. I requested Plus One on NetGalley but I got rejected. πŸ™ I guess I’ll just have to buy the book then! πŸ™‚ Landry Park is high up on my TBR list this year. I need to grab a copy! You’ve got such lovely books this week! Enjoy the bundle!

    Marlene @ The Flyleaf Review

    • says

      I was beyond thrilled to have my blog in the Scarlet PB. I’d say a blogging highlight for sure. I really enjoyed Shadows and I’ve heard that Haze is even better. Very excited. I hope you get to read them soon. Oh no about Plus One rejection πŸ™ It is so hit and miss on NetGalley–at least for me it is. Thank you for stopping by Marlene, have a great week!

    • says

      The Lunar chronicles are such good books! And Marissa Meyer is so nice. I was really good at staying off NetGalley but last week I just couldn’t take it anymore and had to jump on. You see how that resulted.

  6. says

    Cress! It was so good. I haven’t bought my finished copy yet, but soon! Also, I’m certainly jealous anytime I see someone get signed books!

    I hope you enjoy your new books!

    • says

      I couldn’t believe I won the giveaway. Made my week for sure. I’m surprised I’ve not dropped everything to read Meridian but part of me wants to save it and savor πŸ™‚

  7. says

    Congrats on the mention in Scarlett. That’s so amazing and cool!! I’ve heard great things about Landry Park, as well. I actually have it on my Kindle, but haven’t gotten to it yet. I have Premeditated checked out right now, and am hoping to get to it soon. Great haul!

  8. says

    I am sooooo excited for Meridian! I received an ARC from EW, and am hoping that I feel like reading it soon. I am very nervous though because I have a ship and I don’t want it to sink. Premeditated was very good, if a little predictable in regards to the plot twists. But the relationships between the characters were made of win.

    Haha, I’ve strayed from my reading schedule so much this month. But I’ve already read seven books, so I’ve come to realise that maybe a reading schedule isn’t for me.

  9. says

    AHHH It’s been way too long since I was at your blog! AND IT’S ALL CHANGED! So nice and sleek. ^_^ And ohh, yay for Scarlet and Cress! I have the edition of Scarlet with the blogs in the back too and I still have a small flailish moment because my blog is mentioned on the list ahhhh! *intense fangirl moment* xD I own the third Paula Weston book but I haven’t read the first two. I need to get onto that because I only ever hear people rave about them!

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