Saturday, January 19, 2013

Stacking the Shelves: the pretty cover edition

Stacking the Shelves is a weekly meme hosted by Tynga's Reviews to show off all the pretty book goodies we got over the past week. You can include print as well as ebooks, gifted, won, borrowed, bought, whatever...

I got quite a lot of books this week, even though I wanted to put myself on a ban. Yeah, epic fail. But I'm not really sorry, because what I got was awesome ^^ Some of it I had already ordered anyway... but now I really need to stop buying so many books!

Here's what I got for review:

The Nightmare Affair, by Mindee Arnett
Marking Time, by April White

I'm on the tour for The Nightmare Affair (stop on  February 28) and I'm excited for it! Can't dig into it right away though...
I was approached by the author about reviewing Marking Time after I saw it on someone else's blog and put it on my TBR. The description of time travel to the Victorian times, boarding school for gifted people, and Jack the Ripper really intrigued me!

Books I'd meant to order forever, finally did buy, and took ages to arrive:

Insurgent, by Veronica Roth (I'm reading it and forgot to put it on the photo)
Embrace, by Jessica Shirvington
The Faerie Ring, by Kiki Hamilton

Those are the ones I'd ordered new . I got Ultraviolet by R.J. Anderson as a used book from Amazon in supposedly 'good' condition but yeah... I realized that 'good' is a very relative estimate -__-'

The Taker, by Alma Katsu
Lost in Time, by Melissa de la Cruz

These two I found in the bargain box at a local store for only 5 bucks each. That's about a third of what I'd usually pay, so yay :D I've been curious about The Taker for a while, and even though It'll take me time to catch up with the Blue Bloods series to get to Lost in Time, I'd have been stupid not to take advantage of finding it so unexpectedly.

Books I got free or cheap on Amazon:

Silver Lake, by Kathryn Knight
The Deepest Cut, by J.A. Templeton
Demon Kissed, by H.M. Ward (free on Smashwords)
Surrender, by Rhiannon Paille

So, this is it... I like all the books and hope I'll get to them soon! Which is actually fairly realistic with the print copies because I've been reading like mad lately. All the print books in last week's haul? Already devoured them. Writing reviews, especially for books I enjoyed, is so much harder though...

So what do you guys think of my haul? Have you read any of those? What should I start with when I finish Insurgent? And of course I'm curious about what you got this week, so leave me links :)


  1. Awesome haul! I can't wait to read The Nightmare Affair :)
    And I loved Insurgent :D

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  2. Insurgent! I love the Divergent books and can't wait until the third one is published! I hope you enjoy it! Happy reading!

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  3. I loved Insurgent and have both the Faery Ring and Embrace, but haven't read them :) Awesome haul! And I also got Surrender too.

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  4. I am so jealous you have an ARC of Nightmare Affair, I can't wait to read this! I just added Marking Time to my TBR list, I hadn't heard of it before but it sounds like it could be good!

    I've been meaning to read Ultraviolet now for a while too. It's gotten great reviews!

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    Nicole @ The Quiet Concert

  5. Yay, you have The Nightmare Affair too. :> We still haven't gotten around to reading Ultraviolet though. Happy reading!

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  6. The Nightmare Affair looks so good! And I've had Embrace on my TBR list for a while now. I hope you enjoy all you got :)

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  7. Great haul! Marking Time sounds really good! I'll look that one up. I loved loved loved Insurgent. I hope you do too. :-)

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  8. Nice haul. Marking Time looks interesting. Hadn't heard of it before. Great haul. Come visit me too.


  9. I really want to read the nightmare affair. It sounds so good! Hope you enjoy it :)

  10. So many books!! I really can't get more books, I still have so many to read :P

    Happy Reading!
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  11. Oooo, Insurgent's cover is the prettiest of the bunch! I still love the US cover the most, but that one is gorgeous in its own way. I like The Taker's cover as well. You can ogle them all day! :D

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  12. I haven't read any of these but I have heard good things about Ultraviolet!

  13. I've been seeing soo much of The Nightmare Affair, today, it kind of makes me want to request it, but I'm trying to hold back, and am being more selective w/arcs. I hope you enjoy your amazing books!

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  14. Insurgent was a great read, and I got the Nightmare Affair as well :) Happy reading!

    Courtney Ann @ Rondo of a Possible World
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  15. Yep, gorgeous covers. The more I see The Midnight Affair, the more I'm tempted to request it from NetGalley. I really shouldn't...but it looks so good...

    I got The Deepest Cut a while back, but as it always goes with my Kindle books, I never got to read it :/ Is there some sort of "clear up your Kindle freebies" challenge?

    Anyway, nice stack, you have a great reading time ahead :)

  16. I'm SOOO excited to read The Nightmare Affair! And I love the cover. Hope you enjoy all your new books :)

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  17. Fabulous books. The Nightmare Affair looks so good. I'm thinking I might need to read my copy very soon. Happy reading!

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  18. The Nightmare Affair looks great! Also, I have to read Insurgent...yikes, I'm behind on that one. Awesome haul:)

    -Jenna @ Fans of Fiction (new follower)
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  19. A bunch of those are on my to-be-read list, I wish there were more hours in the day! I'm thrilled to see Silver Lake in the group, hope you enjoy it :)