Saturday, October 5, 2013

Stacking the Shelves: Charming Assassins and Peculiar Prodigies in Paper Towns

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 :)

Alright guy, I'm back! I moved on Tuesday and Wednesday but I'm mostly settled now with internet running and everything. I've even re-shelved most of my books and DVDs! There are still boxes I need to take care of and the kitchen's a mess, but I'll get to that :) It feels sooooo good to have my own place again!
But on to the books I got in the past two weeks, because I had a great haul!

For review

Charming, by Elliott James
Copperhead, Tina Connolly
Avalon, by Mindee Arnett

Death Sworn, by Leah Cypess
Cruel Beauty, by Rosamund Hodge
A Beautiful Fate, by Cat Mann

Steampunk Darcy, by Monica Fairview

It's been a loooong time since I got so many review books at once! Special thanks to authors Monica Fairview and Cat Mann, as well as to Leah Withers from Macmillan! I'm really excited about all of them!

Bought ebooks

The Transfer, by Veronica Roth
Don't Breathe A Word, by Holly Cupala
Rumspringa, by Cari Ouweneel
The Assassin's Curse, by Cassandra Rose Clarke

Rumspringa was for free when I downloaded it early in the week. The Transfer was on sale so I had to have it, and I liked it a lot more than Free Four to be honest! Don't Breathe a Word is a book I've been staring at and wanting for 2 years so I thought it was about time I pushed that button... As for Assassin's Curse, I've been on an assassin bender with Brent Weeks' Night Angel Trilogy so anything with assassins, I want. And this one has pirates, too! Why was I put off by it before?!

Bought in print

The Peculiar, by Stefan Bachmann
Prodigy, by Marie Lu
Paper Towns, by John Green

After all the money I spent for moving I feel kinda guilty about this purchase, but yesterday was the last day I could get 20% off at the store instead of the usual student discount of 10%. So, you know, I had to make use of it! All three are books I've been wanting for months or even a year. So now I'm faced with the terrible question of What Do I Read First?!

Alrighty, you've seen my haul. And my question. Apart from the review books that are out soon, what should I read first? Recommendations? Also, I'm curious to see everyone else's haul :)


  1. I enjoyed Paper Town so I hope you like it and Death Sworn sounds good. Happy reading.

  2. Paper Towns is fantastic. Enjoy it!

    My StS.

  3. There are some really nice covers on your post. Hope they are as good as they look!

  4. Cruel Beauty, The Transfer (Love Veronica's books!), Prodigy and Paper Towns look really good! :)
    Enjoy your new books!

    Kyra @ Blog of a Bookaholic
    My STS post!

  5. Very nice haul of books. Death Sworn has such a pretty cover. I really like your selection of books this week. Come check out my stack of books this week.

    Books of Love

  6. Don't Breath a Word looks so good! I recently read Paper Towns and thought it was a pretty good read. I hope you enjoy all you got :)

    Here's my STS!

  7. Awesome haul! Avalon and Death Sworn both look so good, I need to get them myself.
    Happy reading!
    My haul

  8. I haven't heard of any of the ebooks that you got, but I've so many goo things about Paper Towns! It's been on my TBR for quite some time now, but I just haven't got the time, what with so many blog tours and all. I hope we both find time to read and enjoy it :)
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  9. Avalon, Cruel Beauty!! Those covers -- I could just stare at them all day. So prettyyyy! I hope you enjoy all of these, but especially these two because I hate when the outside is prettier than the inside. It's such a travesty!

  10. I'm so jealous that you have Cruel Beauty! I hope it's worth all the hype. Enjoy all your new pretties!

    My STS

  11. Great collection! Cruel Beauty , Death Sworn and Charming are on my To-read shelf. Hope we both like them! Happy Reading!
    Here are my newest additions .