Saturday, March 2, 2013

Stacking the Shelves: in which I am grateful and stare at prettiness

Stacking the Shelves is a weekly meme hosted by Tynga's Reviews to showcase all the books we got in the past week. Those can be bought, won, gifted, for review, borrowed, print or ebooks... no matter, just share what you got :)

This was a great week for me! I managed to mostly stay away from ebooks, some of the great bargain books I order from the Book Depository arrived, and most importantly I was accepted for The Eternity Cure on NetGalley!!! Thank you thank you thank you Harlequin!!! Weeee :D I don't think I'll be able to stay away from it very long...

For review from NetGalley:

The Eternity Cure, by Julie Kagawa
Bloodspell, by Amalie Howard

Bought books & swag I won:
Carrier of the Mark, by Leigh Fallon
The Poison Diaries, by Maryrose Wood (based on a concept by the Duchess of Northumberland)
Blood Rights, by Kristen Painter
Desert Tales Vol. 3 manga, by Melissa Marr

Plus some stickers for Hemlock by Kathleen Peacock that I won in a giveaway hosted by Jean from Jean Book Nerd! Thank you :)

Carrier, Poison Diaries, and Blood Rights were only around 3-5 euros each so I just couldn't resist! I've been curious about all books for a long time. And when Melissa Marr said that the Desert Tales mangas are becoming difficult to get a hold of and that she's transformed them into an upcoming novel, I headed over to immediately and snagged the LAST copy of Volume 3 so that I now have a complete set ^_^


Sins & Needles, by Karina Halle
Ashes and Ice, by Rochelle Maya Callen

I just had to make these covers a bit bigger so that you can all appreciate their beauty!! Seriously they are among my favorites ever :) I don't think I've read any reviews for Ashes & Ice yet, but Sins & Needles has been very well-received, and it focuses on a con artist and a tattoo artist - basically an insta-buy for me ;) Both books were 99 cents on amazon when I got them at the beginning of the week...

So that's it from me :) I had a very stressful week and didn't finish a single book... I can't remember the last time when that happened o.O So I have lots of reading material now :) What do you guys think of my new books? And what did the postman make you happy with this week?


  1. I'm still waiting for The eternity cure to get accepted, I have my fingers crossed. I can't wait!

    Happy reading :D

  2. I love that you got Blood Rights by Kristen Painter. Such an amazing series! I hope you enjoy your new books! Have a great weekend!

  3. Blood Rights by Kristen Painter is great. I really enjoyed that series. Shards of Ice has such a pretty cover.


  4. Great haul! I can't wait to read The Eternity Cure! Awesome giveaway win! Hope you love everything! <3
    -heather [my stack]

  5. Nice haul of books! And I agree those covers are amazingly cute.

  6. Great haul! I am really excited to read both Sins & Needles and Ashes & Ice myself. Happy reading!!

    Bree :)
    STS @ Coffee Bean Bookshelf

  7. Awesome haul! I can't wait to read the Eternity Cure. I like the cover of Ashes and Ice, it's really pretty, I'll have to go check it out on goodreads.

    Ange @ Moonlight Reader
    My STS

  8. I picked up Sins & Needles and can't wait for it. I'm also interested in Ashes and Ice, that cover rocks!
    Enjoy, your goodies!

  9. Oh yeah, the cover for Sins and Needles is fantastic. I'm not sure if it's a book for me, but the cover really grabs my attention. I love the font.

    Anyway, enjoy all your goodies. Happy reading :)

  10. I'm having a hard time not diving right into The Eternity Cure, too. :) Lots of fantastic new reads...hope you enjoy them all. I've had weeks where nothing held my interest or I had so much other stuff going on that made it hard to concentrate. Hope things get better and the next thing you read absolutely blows you away. :D

  11. Bloodspell looks interesting, I hope to read Sins and Needles this month. I am waiting to read Eternity Cure for a little while..just savoring looking at it *i am weird* Enjoy all your winnings! The Sunday Post

  12. Very nice! I also got Bloodspell from NetGalley and am waiting to see about Eternity Cure. Enjoy reading!!

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    Jessica@Lovin' Los Libros

  13. Sweet haul this week girl! I also got The Eternity Cure, can't wait to get into that series! I'm REALLY curious about Bloodspell, Carrier of the Mark and Sins & Needles - which your right, I've heard nothing but great things about :D

    Sorry to hear your week was stressful! I hope it chills out soon. *BIG HUGS*