Saturday, July 27, 2013

Stacking the Shelves: Crowns, Stray Souls, and a Terrible Beauty

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 :)

Whenever I'm in London, I buy quite a few books! This time it wasn't as many as I'd anticipated, but hey - at least I could fit them into the suitcase with all the other stuff without driving myself crazy and having a panic attack ;)

So here's what I bought in several stores across London:
Shadows on the Moon, by Zoë Marriott
The Night Itself, by Zoë Marriott
Stray Souls, by Kate Griffin
Throne of Glass, by Sarah J. Maas
Crown of Midnight (ARC), by Sarah J. Maas
Sentimental Jewellery, by Ann Luise Luthi
A Great and Terrible Beauty, by Libba Bray
Blackbirds, by Chuck Wendig

I'm really excited about all of them! I love Kare Griffin's Urban Magic books! I've wanted to read Libba Bray for more than a year, Blackbirds had me intrigued since I first saw that cover, and Zoë Marriott is an author I've had a manga discussion on twitter with but I'd never read her books ^^'' So it was about time. The book about sentimental jewellery I got in Highgate Cemetery. Victorian mourning customs are an interest of mine, as is post mortem photography.
But you guys, the Sarah J. Maas books were the greatest surprise!! I was in a used book store on Charing Cross Road and I was just about to leave empty handed when I glimpsed the white spine of ToG on a shelf!! It looks unread, no spine broken, no bent edges!! I already counted myself super-lucky and was just turning to the register when a shelf further down I saw another white spine. With red writing. And I just about died when I saw that it was an unread ARC of Crown of Midnight!!! And both books were so cheap even though they look new!! I've already read Crown of Midnight (of course :P ) and you'll get my review on Monday.


Marco's Story, by Page Morgan

I won it in a giveaway over at Publishing Crawl :) Thanks again!

For blog tour:

Steel Lily, by Megan Curd
Disconnect, by Imran Siddiq

Particularly excited about Steel Lily!


Neverfall, by Brodi Ashton
Shadows, by Jennifer L. Armentrout
The Boys of Summer, by C.J. Duggan
Lost, by Nadia Simonenko
Real Ugly, by C.M. Stunich
Dream Dark, by Kami Garcia and Margaret Stohl

So that's it! Took forever to link them all up o.O I'm really happy with my haul though! Have you read any of them? Because I don't know where to start ^^' Also, please leave a link to your own haul so I can check it out :)


  1. You got an awesome haul. I'm wanting to read The Boys of Summer before summer is over. It sounds so good.

    My Haul.

  2. Great book Haul. The Boys of Summer was good. I hope you enjoy it.

  3. Nice haul! I've only read A Great and Terrible Beauty, which was amazing!!

  4. I really want to check out throne of glass. And I also have the boys of summer :) Great haul!

    My Haul!

  5. Yay for getting Shadows on the Moon! I loved that book :)

  6. Shadow of the Moon was awesome! And you got so many other great books. Really nice haul and happy reading. :)

  7. Carmen, you do not know how jealous I am of you. I need Crown of Midnight NOW. -cries-
    Enjoy all your lovely books Carmen! ;D

    My STS

  8. I was just about to say how different Crown of Midnight looks from Throne of Glass but then I saw it's an ARC. My copy was dispatched this Thursday. Hope it arrives soon.

    You smuggled through a lot of great books. :D

  9. I'm really excited for Crown of Midnight! I love the cover of The Night Itself, it's definitely on my TBR list. Awesome haul, happy readings!

    Here's my STS at Bookmunchies (:

  10. Crown of Midnight was great. I really enjoyed that book. Come visit me as well.


  11. I can't wait to read Shadows on the moon and I love the Throne of glass series. I definitely need to get a copy from Crown of midnight soon. Happy reading :D!


  12. Oh wow, what an awesome list of books you've amassed this week! There are several I would like to read as well - and I look forward to reading your reviews. I'm glad you had a good time in London!

    Lexxie @ (un)Conventional Boookviews

  13. Wow! Lots of great looking books here. Quite a few of them are on my to-read list. Glad you had fun shopping in London! Happy Reading!
    Here are my newest additions

  14. That is a fabulous haul! Congrats on scoring ToG and CoM! I have CoM...hoping to start it after my current reads. :) Also, thanks for sharing that you got Marco's Story. I wasn't even aware this little novella existed! I LOVED The Beautiful and the Cursed, so I'll definitely be picking that one up soon. :) Hope you enjoy all your new reads!

  15. What a spectacular haul! Eeeep, your London loot is exciting :D I'm still pumped for you with that ToG & CoM find haha! I'm planing on reading book 1 after my current read(s) and I am SO freakin' excited!! I've heard SO many amazing things about Libba Bray and she is also on my author wishlist...I need to read something by her and soon! I am also quite curious about Marco's Story - congrats on winning it btw ;D All your ebooks look incredible too! I'd say enjoy your goodies but I feel like it kind of goes with out saying with what I see here LOL Happy reads hun ♥