Saturday, November 10, 2012

Stacking the Shelves: I won sweet and signed stuff

Stacking the Shelves is a weekly meme created by Tynga's Reviews to show off all the books and other book-related awesomeness we bought, borrowed, won, found or however acquired during the past week.

Since I decided that I was fed up with my book buying ban last week, I ordered quite a ton of stuff (bargains!) but not all of it has arrived yet. I'm also really sorry for the lack of reviews lately :( I'm really busy with university stuff, and now I have NaNoWriMo on top of everything... I'm always behind and feel like I'm running after my life and never able to quite catch up and basically half-assing everything by trying :/ I have to hand in an essay draft by Sunday and as of this morning, I didn't even know what to write on. I do now, but I still don't have a clear thesis, much less secondary literature or anything like an outline. And I'm working tomorrow and then leaving to visit family... yeah. I don't see this one working out either.

I got two physical books:

Days of Blood and Starlight, by Laini Taylor
Awake at Dawn (Shadow Falls #2), by C.C. Hunter

I was soooo happy when DoBaS arrived in the mail!!! It's so gorgeous, and... really big. Which means that the cover is even more stunning. Can't wait to get around to reading this one - the writing of DoSaB was so gorgeous!
I really enjoyed Born at Midnight, the first book in the Shadow Falls series, when I read it over the summer. I hope the sequel is just as addictive.

I also won two books in giveaways:


The Blemished, by Sarah Dalton
Affinity - Bird in a Guilded Cage, by Mary E. Merrell

Click the covers to get to the Goodreads pages.
I love both covers, especially the one for The Blemished. Purple is my favorite color ^^ (I'm sure you never would've guessed from my blog design...)

Furthermore, I just got this eBook from amazon for free:

The Light Tamer, by Devyn Dawson

I linked to amazon because the description there is better than the one on goodreads.

The list goes on... I got approved for two books on NetGalley:

Again, click to get to goodreads.

I requested The Stone Demon yesterday afternoon as soon as I read a tweet of Karen Mahoney's that it was on NetGalley! I love her Iron Witch Trilogy! To my total surprise, I was approved just hours later o.O
City of Dark Magic is a book I requested weeks ago and didn't really expect to hear back about anymore. I mean, it's Penguin. And my blog isn't exactly 'big'. When I got the email I expected a rejection, and was left blinking at the screen for a while when I got accepted instead o.O I started reading it late last night because it's out on the 27th and I really like the opening so far! The tone is very special.

And finally....

Eeeeeeeeeeeeeeep!! I can't wait to read Black City!! I have it on preorder and can't wait for its pretty, hardcover self to make an appearance at my door! So I was super-excited to get an email from Elizabeth Richards that I'd won a bunch of SIGNED bookmarks for both Black City and its sequel, Phoenix!!
They are so so pretty! All shiny and smooth and gleamy and signed. The picture does not do them justice ^^

Also, because I don't need all of them for myself, you guys can expect a giveaway, problem along with my review ;)
Alright, I'm at the end of my haul. Have you read any of the books I got, or are they on your TBR? And what did you get this week?


  1. I got a free eBook copy of The Light Tamer a while ago but still have yet to read it. The rest I have not read but I'm so glad you got DoBaS, I've heard it's amazing! Happy reading! ^.^ If you would like to check out my Stacking the Shelves you can do so here. :)

  2. A great set of books! I love the Shadowfall series and I got a copy of DoBaS this week as well :)

    Happy reading!

    My Haul

  3. The Stone Demon looks interesting. Great haul of books. Hope you really enjoy them. They all look great. Come check out my haul as well.


  4. I can't believe how many bought that 2nd Daughter of Smoke and Bone book this week! LOL! I love the covers on those books. Great haul! Happy reading.
    Our Week in Books @Libby Blog

  5. I am love with your swag. I am a swag whore, and would die for one of those bookmarks. Lucky! I'm seeing lots of Days of Blood and Starlight this week! I hope you enjoy all that you got this week. Thanks for sharing and happy reading!

    MaryAnn @ Chapter by Chapter
    What we got this week

  6. Kiyaaaaah! The bookmarks! I want! I just so never get stuff like that, but I love, so I want! You're sooo lucky! I'm sit here and wait for this giveaway to happen, I can tell you that!
    Of course the books you got are awesome, too. I love the Shadow Falls series. =) Still have to read Daughter of Smoke and Bone, but I love those covers! Haven't come across the rest of your stack before, but I hope you'll enjoy every last read! =)
    My Haul

  7. I love your haul this week. You reaction to getting DoB&S was exactly a tee: I thought the same about the cover, the size AND the pretty haha! After seeing Blemished here, I went ahead and added it to my reading pile :D I got City of Dark Magic from Netgalley as well this week! I can't wait to read your thoughts on it. Thanks for sharing Carmen & enjoy all your goodies