Saturday, June 22, 2013

Stacking the Shelves: Alice's Dirty Secret and the Infinity of Collecting

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 :)

Since I couldn't do a book haul post last week because of my computer problems and sudden escape to Italy, this is two week's worth of books. I'm really happy about all of them ^^

For review / tour

Dirty Little Secret, by Jennifer Echols
Unhinged (chapter sampler), by A.G. Howard

I've never read a Jennifer Echols book before so I'm really excited to be on the tour! As for Unhinged, the wait is pure torture so when that sampler popped up on Netgalley, I had to have it!

Won in ebook format at Armchair BEA

Follow the White Rabbit, by Kellie Sheridan
Window, by T.M. Franklin

I was really surprised when I saw my name in the list of the winners! But I've been curious about Follow the White Rabbit ever since the cover reveal - I'm just a sucker for Alice retellings ^^

Bought in print

Phoenix, by Elizabeth Richards
Notes from the Blender, by Trith Cook and Brendan Halpin

I loved Black City and needed Phoenix asap! I'm reading it like now and really liking where it's headed.
Notes from the Blender is a book I'd won as an ebook already, but I just needed a print version. The paperback is out now so you can get it cheap - it's worth it for that beautiful cover alone! But the story is one of the best and funniest contemporaries I've ever read! You really should check it out :)

Bought as ebooks when they were cheap on Amazon

Savour You, by Emily Snow
The Collector, by Victoria Scott
Infinity, by Sherrilyn Kenyon
Unmaking Hunter Kennedy, by Anne Eliot
Some Girls Are, by Courtney Summers
Article 5, by Kristen Simmons

I've never read a Sherrilyn Kenyon book but I've been intrigued with the premise of Infinity for a while! I love reading guy-POV books every now and again. Plus, demon-hunters!
Everyone went nuts over The Collector. I'd planned to get the paperback but I couldn't resist it when it was that cheap. Savour You was only 99c when I got it last night. It's Kylie's story, and I really liked her character in Devoured. Article 5 is another one I was really interested in when it came out last year but I somehow never got round to it. I'm only now warming up to dystopians... that most people are getting sick of them :P Wonky timing.
Some Girls Are sounds like a gritty contemporary revenge story, and I can't resist those. And Unmaking Hunter Kennedy is for when I'm in the mood for a typical summer read :)

Also, if you're interested in a post on cover design and stock art I did yesterday, you can check it out here.

Alrighty, that's it from me! Which ones of them have you read or are you excited to read? And what landed on your doormat this past week?


  1. I really enjoyed Phoenix, Infinity, and the collector. And I really want to check out Article 5 :) Great haul!

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  2. I have Dirty Little Secret to read very soon. I'm excited about that one! Great haul :-)

  3. Notes from a blender sounds really good! Just added to be TBR :)

  4. Yay I have Dirty Little Secret too! The cover of Unhinged is Beautiful but I still need to read Splintered! Happy Reading!!

    Nicole @ The Quiet Concert

  5. I enjoyed Phoenix. Just waiting on my finish copy to arrive. LOL. Infinity was good too. You got some interesting titles. Now following you via Bloglovin as well.


  6. Unhinged looks awesome *high voice* Enjoy all that you got his week! Thanks for sharing and happy reading!

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  7. That chapter sampler is such a tease! And I've had Dirty Little Secret for a few months now... I should read it! That's why I joined the tour - it would give me incentive. Article 5 is so so good. Same with The Collector. I hope you enjoy all of your books! :D

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  8. Article 5 was pretty good. I still have to buy Breaking Point though! I hope you enjoy everything. :)
    Krystianna @ Downright Dystopian

  9. Oh wow, nice haul of books! I really need to get The Collector soon and I love all the Sherrilyn Kenyon books! Enjoy your new books and happy reading :)

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  10. Great haul! I'm reading Dirty Little Secrets now and am really enjoing it. Unmaking Hunter Kennedy looks fun. Happy reading!
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  11. Dirty Little Secret sounds so good! Love Jennifer Echols. I need to read Splintered. Enjoyed The Collector. Those are some good kindle deals. Enjoy!

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  12. I went to Amazon and checked the price on Article Five. It was cheap so it is on my TBR pile.

  13. Great haul! have fun reading!

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  14. Nice haul. Happy reading :)


  15. Dirty Little Secret! I'm starting that one this upcoming week. :D So excited. And look at those cheapie books! Definitely hopping over to B&N and see if they are also! (Sometimes they are, but sometimes they're not) I definitely want Unmaking Hunter Kennedy! Happy reading Carmen!

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  16. Unhinged & Phoenix both look brilliant but I still need to read book 1 in both those series >.< I got the Collector a while back from NG, it was still available after the book was out so I figured, what the heck! Still haven't read it yet though LOL Oh and Article 5 is one I'd like to read too! Can't wait to see what you'll think of those :D Enjoy girl & thanks for sharing ♥

    1. You really should read Black City and especially Splintered! I'm hesitating a bit about The Collector to be honest. I hope I'll find it funny instead of just thinking of Dante as a huge jerk. Depends on the writing ;) Thanks for stopping by hun!

  17. I got that chapter sampler, too, but I don't know why because it's not going to satisfy my need for more Morpheus. If anything, it's going to make it worse. :P I am soo excited to start Dirty Little Secrets. Right after I finish my current read. :) Great haul! Hope you enjoy all your new reads!

  18. Follow the white Rabbit is one I got a couple weeks ago but still need to read. The Unhinged chapter I read....all I can say is WANT.BOOK.NOW. :) Happy reading!
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