Saturday, December 14, 2013

Stacking the Shelves: Finding Home with the Forever Unearthly Scent of Magic

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 week, I got a lot more books than I thought I would, but they were all ebooks.
By the way, I'm sorry this post is up later than usual! Last night was one of those rare Fridays when I actually went out, danced all night in a bar to awesome rock and metal songs (there's nothing like Flogging Molly's Devil's Dance Floor at 3a.m.), and came home at 4:30 in the morning (sober). So I didn't write the post on Friday as I usually do.

Anyway, here are the books...

Won from Escape Publishing via Page Turners Blog

Words Once Spoken, by Carly Drake
Riding on Air, by Maggie Gilbert
The Children of the Mist, by Jenni Brigalow
Finding Home, by Lauren K. McKellar
A Missing Peace, by Beth Fred

I had completely forgotten that I even entered that giveaway, so it was a nice surprise! Not sure if all those are my thing, but Riding on Air sounds really interesting and different - I haven't read a horse-themed book in ages and I like that the protagonist isn't your typical able-bodied privileged girl.
I also really like the music theme in Finding Home.

For review from Edelweiss

The Forever Engine, by Frank Chadwick
I got this one not just because I like steampunk but also because I hope to be able to use it for my MA thesis (I'm writing on modern Steampunk and late 19th century sci-fi / utopian novels).

Bought cheaply / freebies (Amazon)

Touch of Power, by Maria V. Snyder
Scent of Magic, by Maria V. Snyder
Killing Sarai, by J. A. Redmerski
Open Minds, by Susan Kaye Quinn
Parallel, by Claudia Lefeve
Unearthly, by Cynthia Hand

I was so stoked that the promo of  Touch of Power and Scent of Magic also worked from my location! I got them for about 3$ each! That was the opportunity to finally check out Maria V. Snyder's writing after more than 3 years of listening to people talk about how awesome she is. Killing Sarai I got because I read the description of the next book and realized that this is an NA contemporary about assassins. Sold. Open Minds was free! I loved Susan Kaye Quinn's Debt Collector series, so I thought I'd check out her YA as well. Parallel had been on my radar for a while, and it was also free when I got it. And Unearthly is one of those super well-known books that I'd been debating with myself about at the bookstore for more than a year. So yeah, I got a couple pretty awesome deals here :)

Have you read any of these? Should I move some of them further up on my reading pile? And what did you get this week?


  1. Maria Snyder is awesome. You need to read her books. Words Once Spoken has a beautiful cover. Come check out my stack as well.


  2. Unearthly is such a great series. I really enjoyed the first and last book. I hope you enjoy all of your books this week!

  3. Found the Maria V. Snyder books this week also :)

  4. Ohh, I know Lauren McKellar, though I've yet to read her book...gosh, just have to find the time! And I've heard good things about Marie V Snyder's books. Happy reading!
    My StS!

  5. Out of your books, I've only heard of Unearthly but I never considered buying it yet. And yay to Amazon freebies! Though I love freebies, I am avoiding them because I'm pretty swamped with other book priorities.

    Have fun reading!

    Charlotte @ Thoughts and Pens

  6. I'm going to have to read one of Maria V. Snyder's one of these days, heard so many great things. Happy reading! :)

    Here's mine

    Kirsty @ StudioReads

  7. Lovely haul! I am loving all the Maria V.Snyder awesomeness - I can not wait to start in on ALL her series' The Unearthly series is another one I'm dying to get into :D ALL you books here look amazing, I hope you love them all hun xx

  8. Your night sounds like a blast (I love Flogging Molly... And metal, for that matter!) Enjoy your new reads! My STS

  9. Those look awesome, Hope you enjoy all of these :)

    Check out my STS this week!

  10. I want to read Scent of Magic,looks interesting.
    hope you can visit my Stacking the Shelves

  11. Maria V. Snyder! I really have to read all her other books besides Poison Study.
    And Unearthly! While other people LOVED it, I thought it was plain okay. I hope you'll enjoy that one! (:
    Happy reading & thanks for stopping by my STS Carmen! :D