Saturday, October 20, 2012

Stacking the Shelves - or how I thought I was breaking the ban

Stacking the Shelves is a weekly meme hosted by Tynga's reviews to showcase books we got over the week, no matter whether they're print or ebooks, gifted, borrowed, or bought. Just show off your new pretties ;)

Well, I think by now you're familiar with my book buying ban until I've read up on my stack... but honestly, I thought I broke it this week. A book I wanted was only 99c on amazon for two days so I bought it, with a slightly bad conscience. Then I realized that I actually still had some giftcard money on my account, so I didn't technically break the ban, even though I thought I was and bought the book anyway. It's just so hard not to buy any books! Anyhow, here's what I 'bought':

I looooove this cover! And I've been feeling like reading something a bit more adult. This is still NA, I think, but yeah. College setting. Gorgeous rockstar. Yes, please. You can check it out on goodreads here.

I also went to NetGalley (which isn't breaking the ban) and found a book I'd heard about more than a year ago but lost sight of again. I don't know whether it was picked up by a different publisher or why it suddenly showed up there, but I requested it and was approved. Click here to get to goodreads.

It has a different cover now, and I liked the old one better, personally:
But whatever, the story's still the same. And it's set in Prague! I was there for half a week this summer and loved the city. Also, it features not only vampires but also elves and witches and several other types of creatures. I look forward to reading it.

Oh, and I just found that Word and Breath is free on amazon at the moment (Friday night, dunno if it still is when you read this) so I had to have it.

Finally, I need to apologize. I was extremely busy this past week and had zero time to review anything or get a lot of non-university-related reading done. I hope I can post a review on Sunday though and be a better blogger next week.

Have you guys heard of or read these books? And what's new on your shelves?


  1. I like the old cover better. Something is odd about the close-up of his eyes...out of proportion with the rest of the cover, I think.
    Happy reading :)
    Here is my StS.

  2. I hadn't heard of any of these but I hope you enjoy them all! I also picked up Word and Breath since it was still free so thank you! Happy reading. ^.^ If you would like to check out my Stacking The Shelves you can do so here. :)

  3. I've never heard of these books, but they all look really good. Especially that you say they're more adult, I could use a few more good adult reads :) Thanks for sharing, happy reading & happy Saturday!

    My StS

    Micheline @ Lunar Rainbows

  4. Devoured looks like a sexy read. Great haul of books.


  5. I always break my no book buying bans within a couple of days.. I just can't pass up dollar kindle titles and super discounted books.

    New Adult has become one of my favorite genres so I love finding new titles! And Devoured looks really good! I love the blue in the girl's hair and the guy's tatoos.

    I like it when books mix fantastical elements so I'll definitely have to look up Of Light and Darkness too. But I agree, I like the old cover better, both of them are a bit odd but I like that the city is more prominent in the older version. Enjoy your haul! :) New follower here.

    -Alysson @ Thought Casters

  6. Great Haul this week. I've not heard of Of Light and Darkness but I'm glad you shared today I've added it to my TBR now. Have a great week reading. I'll be looking forward to reading your reviews. My StS

  7. O.o devoured looks so amazing!! Enjoy your new books!

  8. Ooooh la-la. Devoured sounds... just... wow. :)

  9. Devoured does look good! I've read the second one - wasn't my thing but I hope you enjoy it.


  10. Ooh.. lots of paranormal stuff I luv!! Yay!! I like the old cover for Of Light and Darkness too, eyes are real freaky in the new one!!

    Thanx for visiting my StS and Sunday Post!
    Naomi @ Nomi’s Paranormal Palace

  11. I haven't read these books but they seem dark & enticing! :D
    Happy reading & thanks for dropping by!
    Addie @ READioactive Book Blog

  12. Happy Reading! Looks like a great haul. I'm pretty sure if I put myself on a book buying ban, I'd never have to buy another book ever. But that'll never happen :)

    1. Sorry I logged in as the wrong account. I generally blog under my wordpress name :)