Saturday, November 16, 2013

Stacking the Shelves (#47)


Stacking the Shelves is a weekly meme hosted by Tynga's Reviews, in which bloggers share the books and swag they've received in the past week!

So, what did I get in the week of Sunday, November 9th to Saturday, November 16th?


(all links to Goodreads are provided!)


In the mail:



THANK YOU SO MUCH, JESS FROM LOVIN LOS LIBROS, FOR LENDING ME YOUR ARC! She's fantastic, you all. Like, one of my favorite people in the world Just saying.


An Allegiant tote bag
An Allegiant t-shirt (size SMALL, oh my gosh! YAY!)

I know, I know. Believe me, I've heard all the rumors, seen many spoilers, and read many reviews of this book. But, big thanks to Amazon for sending me this fabulous prize pack! I won this awesome contest - pretty cool, in my opinion.



HUGE thanks to Penguin, for sending me my first requested ARC (from a Penguin imprint)! 



Can't wait to get started on this one as well! That's not new though ;)


From NetGalley:



O_O


From Edelweiss:



A much awaited sequel! I cannot wait to get started :D


For Review:




I have only read one book by Lisa - a novella - but oh, am I excited to read this one!


PHEW! My two weeks of agony are over! For now, anyway. I'm really pleased that it's the weekend, and Thanksgiving is almost here! I love the holidays :)

64 comments:

  1. I absolutely LOVE The Winner's Curse cover! Of course, I'm excited to read Allegiant too! (is it bad i haven't yet read insurgent?? gah! too much to read...) Enjoy these new books! Will you be seeing Catching Fire on the 22nd? SO excited!!!

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    1. ME TOO! It is so amazing. And it's a YA historical fiction novel. I'm glad that you're excited to read Allegiant! It's totally okay to be excited for a book when you haven't read the previous one(s) - that's how I am with Champion (Lu) and Dreams of Gods and Monsters (Taylor). I'm not sure about Catching Fire - we'll see! I didn't see The Hunger Games, but I mean, I don't really have to see The Hunger Games to see Catching Fire lol

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    2. Ha! So true! Also, same here! I haven't read Champion yet but I LOVED Legend and Prodigy. Great books!

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    3. Ooo, then I will be definitely be binge-reading Lu's series shortly! I need to re-read Legend.

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  2. I have to read Chantress, still. It's been sitting on my shelf since it's release but alas, hasn't been opened yet. I've had my eye on A Mad, Wicked Folly so I'm envious of that book! It sounds really good!

    I've said it before but I'll say it again, congratulations on that awesome prize pack from Amazon. I mean, just winning something from Amazon is celebration enough but it's a great prize!

    Come check out my books <3

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    1. Ooo, I hope you do read Chantress, Jess! I loved that book. And AMWF is historical - so excited to read it! I'll let you borrow it after I read it ;)

      Thank you so much! I was shocked out of my mind when I got the winning email. I need to actually take a picture of my prize O_O

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  3. That was very nice of Jessica from Lovin Los Libros to loan you her arc. Great haul of books.

    Grace

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  4. Oh wow! Envious of your Allegiant prize pack! Despite what everyone's saying about it, I did enjoy it. Hope you enjoy all your fab reads!

    My STS will be up tomorrow, so be sure to stop by then!

    Have a GREAT weekend!

    Old Follower :)

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    1. Ooo, thanks! I'm glad to hear that you liked it. Thank you, Jessica!

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  5. Ahh, lots of awesome :D I hope you will enjoy them all sweetie. <3 I got The Winner's Curse too, but as an ebook :)

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    1. That's great! Hope you and I both enjoy it.

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  6. I enjoyed Allegiant and hope you do too

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  7. What an amazing haul! Congrats on the Penguin book ;)
    -Scott Reads It!

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  8. Ooh you've got some awesome looking books. I actually really enjoyed Allegiant, much more than I expected I would. I think it's because I lowered my expectations after all of the negativity!

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    1. I'm so glad to hear that you liked Allegiant! Compared to most people's responses lol. I have like, zero expectations for this book now, thanks to the all the negative reactions and spoilers.

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  9. I really want Defy but it's US only on netgalley :(
    Hope you enjoy them!

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    1. Awww, that's too bad! I'm sure an international version will be available for review soon. Thank you!

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  10. Oohh so jealous! I've always wanted to read A Mad Wicked Folly! Congrats on getting approved!
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    Giselle @ Book Nerd Canada
    Stacking the Shelves: Book Nerd Mail #53

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  11. You got some really good books. I hope you enjoy Allegiant.

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  12. The Winner's Curse looks amazing! Normally I would be fangirling over the Allegiant haul, but not anymore lol. Enjoy your reads this week.

    Here's my STS this week.

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    1. It does! And I totally understand. I'm not at all excited to read Allegiant O_O

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  13. So jealous you won that Allegiant prize pack! It looks so fun! I hope you enjoy all you got and thanks so much for stopping by my STS :)

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    1. It does! The book, on the other hand... I'll see, I suppose. Thanks, Jessica!

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  14. Yay! Great haul. I hope you love every word of The Winner's Curse. I really want to read A Mad Wicked Folly! I can't wait to see your thoughts on it. I'm iffy on Defy because of the love triangle but I am very attracted to aspects. I probably should request it on NG.

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    1. I hope so too, Kristen! And I may let you borrow it (I have a line of bloggers lol). I know what you mean about the love triangle - I HATE love triangles - but something tells me this one will be different. I hope you request it and get approved!

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  15. i'm super excited to read the winner's curse too. the cover is to die for and the premise is really interesting. happy reading :)

    hope you can stop by my StS/Sunday post.

    -michelle @ Michelle & Leslie's Book Picks

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    1. I hope you do read it sometime, Michelle!

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  16. So many fantastic books! I will be reading Winner's Curse soon. Hope you enjoy Allegiant -- that prize pack is super-cool.
    Thanks so much for stopping by! Jen @ YA Romantics

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    1. I hope you love TWC! And thank you - I love Amazon so so so much :D

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  17. Just stopping by. Great list! Check out my STS here: http://meandu-justthinking.blogspot.ca/2013/11/stacking-shelves-3.html

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  18. Lots of amazing reads! That cover for The Winner's Curse is absolutely beautiful. I hope you enjoy all your reads. My STS.

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  19. Great haul! I've heard so many people talk about The Winner's Curse and A Mad, Wicked Folly but I know almost nothing about them! I'll have to look them up now! I haven't read Chantress yet, but Chantress Alchemy has a gorgeous cover!!

    Hope you enjoy all your awesome books! :)

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    1. You should definitely look into them, Meredith! And Chantress is simply FABULOUS :D

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  20. Awesome Haul enjoy your reading Alyssa!

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  21. <3 <3 You are so welcome chica! I hope it's good! :) And wow- that Defy cover! I can't wait to hear what you think of it! I'm going to restrain myself from going to NG and requesting. I have SO many right now. I will wait and see if you think its worth grabbing! And how cool is that prize pack! I love winning stuff like that! Happy reading friend!

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    1. FABULOUS LADY! :D And Defy is rather gorgeous! You should definitely check it out sometime, when you're not as swamped. If that's possible, lol. Thank you, Jess!

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  22. Wow I'm so jealous, congrats! That prize pack looks awesome, I didn't even know Amazon had giveaways like that!


    Have a great weekend :)
    Check out my haul here!

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    1. It is fantastic! And check their Facebook page every now and then - their Books Facebook page ^_^

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  23. Congratulations, that win is stellar! Enjoy all your new snags! My STS

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  24. I'm eyeing that ARC so hard right now. I bet it's so good and you're going to love it so muchhhhhhhhhhh. But also, yay for A Mad Wicked Folly! That one looks so, so good. And I'm with you on your win from Amazon. No matter what happens in the book, it's awesome. :) And yay for two weeks of agony over!!!!

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    1. Hahaha, Rachel! You are hilarious! I sincerely hope read some of these soon. Thank you, girl! And OMG right?! I need Thanksgiving break to be here ASAP ;)

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  25. OMG an amazing week in books I see!!!!!!! The Winner's Curse looks AMAZING and all the Allegiant stuff <3 Wowza! Looks amazing I hope you enjoy all your books!

    - Sam @ Falling Books

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    1. Hehe YES! Not too shabby! Thank you so much, Sam!

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  26. Goodness, I'm quite envious of you getting the ARC of The Winner's Curse! I'm so excited for that one! Can't wait to read your review for it!

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    1. I have my lovely friend to thank! I hope I love it and can produce a review worthy of its (potential) awesomeness :D

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  27. Congrats on your nice Amazon win - that must have been exciting! FWIW, I liked the ending of Allegiant - it's everything leading up to it that was kind of blah (for me.)

    The Winner's Curse was excellent! And I agree that Jess is great. :)

    Stephanie @ Inspiring Insomnia

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    1. IT WAS! I was in shock for quite some time. I mean, millions of people use Amazon!

      Jess is fabulous!

      Thank you, Stephanie.

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  28. Wow, you won something from Amazon? I didn't think those were real. I love the cover and title for A Mad Wicked Folly. And Lisa Burstein's book looks good too. Enjoy!

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    1. I know right?! Craziness. Thank you, Nereyda!

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  29. Awesome haul! The Winner's Curse is just gorgeous *_* I'm trying to put off reading Allegiant for as long as I can. And lucky you for getting Chantress Alchemy! <3

    Thanks for dropping by my StS post! :D

    - Kazhy @ My Library in the Making

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    1. It is! And I totally am doing the same with Allegiant. Thank you so much, Kazhy!

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