Saturday, March 23, 2013

Stacking the Shelves: androids, nightmares, and quiet places on the freedom road to alaska

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 ended up being quite a lot more busy for me that I had originally thought! The reason for that is mainly the big (for me) amount of books I suddenly got approved for on NetGalley. I requested Mila 2.0 in early February and by this point expected the big D for Denied because it's Harper Collins UK. So being approved was a big surprise! It's probably because that version of the book was only open for requests by European bloggers. I just started it and I'm liking it fine so far :)


Pretty Dark Nothing, by Heather L. Reid
Some Quiet Place, by Kelsey Sutton
Mila 2.0, by Debra Driza
The Sweetest Dark, by Shana Abé

But I mean seriously, isn't this also some real cover porn? o.O I've featured both Some Quiet Place and Pretty Dark Nothing as WoWs before, so I'm very excited about them! Pretty Dark Nothing is currently available as a 'read now' book on NetGalley.

Bought / borrowed:

Girl of Nightmares, by Kendare Blake
Looking for Alaska, by John Green

I'm so glad Girl of Nightmares is finally here! I've waited like 9 months for the paperback to match my Anna Dressed In Blood edition >.< Now I can't read it because of my review books :P
I borrowed Looking For Alaska from my sister - it will be my first John Green book. The sticky notes mark some of her favorite passages.


Freedom Road, by T.M. Souders
The Truth About Letting Go, by Leigh Talbert Moore
Fateful, by Cheri Schmidt
El gran teatro del mundo / Das grosse Welttheater, by Pedro Calderon de la Barca

All of them were either free or very cheap when I bought them on Amazon. The first two had been on my wishlist for a while, Fateful I got because it was free and I thought the idea of a guy who is normal/mortal by day and a vampire by night sounded somewhat new. We'll see how I like it...
El gran teatro del mundo is a play I have to read for one of my classes. It's a world literature classic and I've actually seen a very impressive production of it back in 2007 or so. I don't know any Spanish so I'm reading the German version, but you can also have it in English for free.

While you guys are here, please check out my new review & giveaway of Rapture by Phillip W. Simpson. I've also got a post for the Kick-Butt Characters Giveaway Hop, which is open internationally, and  a discussion about how important the romantic plot is to your enjoyment of a book.

Alrighty, enough about me. Leave your comments about what you think of my haul below (have you read any of the books already?) and link me up to your own new book pretties :)


  1. I enjoy MILA 2.0, thought it was really good. Hope you enjoy it! I read The Truth About Letting Go too, it was an interesting read. Ooh, looking for alaska! I've read that but not for a while, I should probably pick it up again :)

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    Charlie xx

  2. Oh yeah, the cover for Some Quiet Place is gorgeous, and very eye catching. I have been meaning to read Looking for Alaska for such a long time now. I really need to devote some time for it.

    Anyway, enjoy your goodies. Happy reading :)

  3. Nice haul. Got to love when Amazon has those deals. I eat up the freebies like they were nothing. Pretty Dark Nothing sounds so dark and edgy, but I love that cover. You had an excellent week. Come check out my haul as well.

  4. Eeeek my eyes are bleeding rainbows from the cover porn!! so.much.pretty. Totally jelly that you got MILA 2.0 but happy for you at the same time. I tried to get it on NG but was declined :( I DID get Some Quiet Places too but it was my only book this week so I skipped on doing up a post. Pretty Dark Nothing & Sweetest Dark both look great - love those covers!

    I really want to read the Anna books but I'm too chicken. Sigh. Anyways EPIC haul this week, congrats & ENJOY :D

  5. I loved Girl of Nightmares and I have Mila 2.0 :) I can't wait to read it! Thanks for stopping by My Haul!


  6. LOL! I HATE it when the publishers UN-match the books in a series! It's the sick OCD in me. :P

  7. Oh my goodness! That cover of Girl of Nightmares is beyond cool! Too bad the US has the boring version. ):
    I love the covers of Some Quiet Place and Mila 2.0. I haven't read Mila 2.0 or Looking for Alaska yet and can't wait to see what you think!
    Thanks for stopping by my STS Carmen! (:

  8. There are so many awesome covers to look at! How will you tear your eyes away?

  9. Meep! MILA 2.0! I freaking loved that book! Enjoy! :D

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  10. I really loved Mila 2.0. I hoe you enjoy it. I am curious about Pretty Dark Nothing. Can't wait to hear what you think.

  11. Nice. We both got some quiet place. happy reading :)

    old follower

  12. Sweet haul this week! I'm curious about Some Quiet Place. Mila 2.0 is one that I'm really anxious to read! Enjoy all that you got this week! Thanks for sharing and happy reading!

    MaryAnn | Chapter by Chapter
    Our STS

  13. Enjoy all those great books! I went w/ Pretty Dark Nothing, but have no idea when/if I'll ever have a chance to get to it!! Have a great week!

  14. Awesome haul this week, Carmen! I only just read my first John Green book recently, but it was The Fault in Our Stars. I was still really impressed by how much I loved it. I plan on picking up Looking for Alaska soon. Just the fact that your sis has all those passages marked as favorites means it's got to be just as good as TFiOS. :) Hope you enjoy all your new reads and congrats on all those approvals! :D