Saturday, December 7, 2013

Stacking the Shelves (#50)


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, December 1st to Saturday, December 7th?


(all links to Goodreads are provided!)


In the mail:



Thank you to The YA Bookcase, for sending this to me! I'll be guest-reviewing for them in a few weeks (hopefully less than that).



THANK YOU, PAULA! I cannot wait to dig in. I need a good contemporary novel to bring me out of this contemporary funk I've been in.


From NetGalley:



YAY book four :D :D :D :D 



Check out the summary for this one. Sounds EPIC!


From Edelweiss:



I CANNOT WAIT TO READ THIS BOOK OMG! I know it's already released overseas, but GUYS. This book. Nuff said.



I CANNOT WAIT TO READ THIS ONE! I have been dying to read it, ever since Amy began hinting about her "Juneau" project. Ahhh!



Okay, I have no idea what this book is about. I only downloaded it from Edelweiss because the entire blogosphere was freaking out about this book when Harper made that giant upload... so I figured I shouldn't miss out.



I've gotten really picky with my contemporaries, but I like the sound of this one.


For My Kindle (From Amazon):



I have a physical copy of this one, but it was FREE on Amazon the other day... so why not? I have yet to read it though.


Week one of death is over! Actually, this week is the worst week of the semester (in terms of exams), so I'm glad to be finished with it. Bring it on, calc and chem finals!

54 comments:

  1. Gah, I was one of those many people freaking out over the Murder Complex. I am SO EXCITED for that book so I hope it's as good as it's hype! I downloaded the Testing, too - I have a physical copy but like you...it was free, so why not? lol Also, I got the Falconer, too and I'm so excited. I've heard so many things about this book so when I got approved I danced around the room. (Okay, maybe I only danced in my seat but still...if I hadn't been sitting, maybe I would've gone around my room, one never knows ;) lol)

    Honestly, I've never read any of Amy Plum's work before but this book sounded good so I snatched it up, too. Great, GREAT haul this week (I love Elusion's cover - it's coming up on my TBR pile!)!

    Here's my goodies!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. YAY! Well, you are probably one of the many that indirectly convinced me to download The Murder Complex. And I've been dying to read The Falconer since like, June! I love the UK's cover, but this USA cover is great. I hope you enjoy Elusion!

      Thank you!

      Delete
  2. After The End looks amazing! I can't wait to get my hands on a copy. Love the cover of Elusion, absolutely stunning.

    Awesome Haul, thanks for sharing.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. I hope it IS amazing! And Elusion is definitely one of the prettiest I've seen this year. Thank you!

      Delete
  3. I'm the same way about The Murder Complex. All I know about it is that a ton of people are excited about it for some reason. So, naturally, I'm curious about it.I'm so excited to read After the End! It may be in the top ten 2014 books looking forward to. The Falconer, too. I want to read that one so badly!

    Enjoy the books. They look great. :)

    Here's my STS: http://readingismytreasure.blogspot.com/2013/12/stacking-shelves-10-book-deals.html

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. RIGHT! I hope you and I both like it. After the End and The Falconer will be awesome as well, I'm sure. Thank you!

      Delete
  4. Oh nice haul! Seeing a lot of After the End now! I put a request in myself, but not really holding out for much since Edelweiss rejects me 99% of the time! Cross your fingers for me--since you seem to get lucky with ARCs ;)

    Happy Reading!

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

    Have a GREAT day!

    Old Follower :)

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. I really hope you get approved, Jessica! Perhaps it just takes time and patience. YOU GOT THIS!

      Delete
  5. Camelot Burning and The Falconer both look interesting. Great picks!

    Here's my STS

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. My two favorite genres - fantasy, and historical fiction :D

      Delete
  6. We got a lot of the same books from Edelweiss. THE FALCONER??? I cannot wait to read it! And awesome that you got an ARC of Elusion. Have fun reading! Here's my STS.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. YAY! That is awesome. I hope you really like The Falconer! Thank you, Tammy.

      Delete
  7. Great haul :-) Some lovely covers! Enjoy!

    ReplyDelete
  8. I missed when The Testing was free , I am going to snag it up though. Happy reading!

    New Follower
    My STS

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Aww, I'm sorry! It's on sale for $2.99 right now, I believe. Thank you!

      Delete
  9. Oooh you got the Art of Lainey! I'm excited for that one! Camelot Burning definitely looks epic! Fantastic haul! Hope you enjoy!

    Here's my Sunday Post & STS (:

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. YES! I'm very excited to read it. Same with Camelot Burning. Thank you so much!

      Delete
  10. I love the cover for Elusion! It's kind of hypnotizing, eh?! Gorgeous! I really want to read The Murder Complex and The Testing! Happy reading. :)
    My Sts!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. IT IS! I love the snow-globe feel of it. And I hope you get to read them sometime! I hear both are epic ;)

      Delete
  11. yay for awesome harper books!! i'm very excited to read murder complex and after the end too. i went a bit crazy on edelweiss after the ARC party by epic reads lol

    enjoy your books :)

    hope you can stop by my StS/Sunday post.

    -michelle @ Michelle & Leslie's Book Picks

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. HAHA, right?! #ARCParty plus massive EW upload = overwhelming amount of books in STS posts. Thank you!

      Delete
  12. Murder Complex sounds interesting. After the End looks good, too! Enjoy your reads, Alyssa. :)

    ReplyDelete
  13. What a great haul! I also got The Falconer from Edelweiss and I'm so so excited! A bit envious of you getting After The End & The Murder Complex!
    Happy reading!!

    ReplyDelete
  14. YAY! So many fantastic books! We have After the End but I'm not sure yet if I'lll read it...I can't wait to see what you think. And I'm so excited about Elusion--I hope you like it! :)

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. OMG YAY for After the End! That's awesome that you all have it! And I cannot wait to work with you and Elusion! I'll be in touch shortly.

      Delete
  15. Great update and what a sweet haul! Happy Reading! The Sunday Edition @ Paulette’s Papers And be sure to check out Fill Your Stockings With Books Giveaways this week!!

    ReplyDelete
  16. Great haul! I love that cover of Elusion...so pretty. I hope the book is as good as the cover. We shall see. The Falconer looks amazing and I can't wait to see thoughts on The Murder Complex. Have a great week.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. I love it when the covers are gorgeous and the books are amazing! I hope that is the case with most of these. Thank you, Kristen!

      Delete
  17. Nice haul! Some of these look really great and we even have a few in common this week. I'm especially excited for After The End and The Murder Complex, both look really great. I hope you enjoy them all :) My STS.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. That's fantastic! I hope you enjoy them.

      Delete
  18. I may or may not be drooling over your signed copy of LAINEY. EEP! So awesome! I just love that cover of Elusion! So many pretty colors. I hope you enjoy!!!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Aww, Sara! I'm sure you of all people will get an ARC. And right?! It's like a snow-globe of gorgeous. Thank you!

      Delete
  19. After the End and The Falconer both look great, looking forward to reading both of those.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. I am especially excited to read those two! Hope you love them when you read them.

      Delete
  20. Yay for new Harper titles! SO excited for After the End! I also love Elusion's cover! I hope it's good! And yay Art of Lainey! I think I saw people talking about it on Twitter and it does look super cute. I hope you enjoy all your new books!

    (PS- I have NO idea when I'll get to read all of mine! LOL)

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Awesomesauce! Harper is super fabulous. And you'll find the time - you always do ^_^

      Delete
  21. AHHHHHHRRRR Elusion looks so pretty <3 and I'm so behind, I still haven't read Spirit so there's no way I'm starting Secret... even if it's about Nick... My love <3 ^_^ I hope you loooovvvee it!! I'm looking forward to it so much.

    The Testing is pretty good. Same-ish to the Hunger Games, yet enjoyable.

    A really great week in books!
    Sam @ Falling Books

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. I haven't read Spirit either, but I will be reading Spirit before Secret. I can't wait to find out more about Nick! And interesting how The Testing always gets compared to The Hunger Games. Interesting...

      Delete
  22. I got those via Edelweiss too :) Looks like awesome books, all of them :D Happy reading sweetie. <3

    ReplyDelete
  23. Alyssa this is an amazing book haul! Edelweiss nearly killed me this week with its amazing books that they had up! I look forward to hearing how you get on with all of their books! Also how lucky are you to get a copy of The Art of Lainey? That book looks too cute! Happy reading! :)

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. I think so too! I need to stop with the Edelweiss. And Paula is fantastic and had a giveaway on Facebook - I was super speedy. Thank you!

      Delete
  24. those look awesmoe, Hope you enjoy all of these :)

    Check out my STS this week!

    ReplyDelete
  25. But hey! You're almost done! Can you believe it? First semester, DOWN. And you survived! :)

    Can I explain how badly I want Camelot Burning and how annoying it is that they have not accepted my request? Because it's killing me. All I'm in the mood for right now are books like that! AND I'M SO EXCITED FOR THE FALCONER TOO! Happy dance at that! I legitimately don't know why I'm excited for The Murder Complex, but I think it has to do with Lindsay being so unbelievably nice and seriously the biggest YA fangirl on Instagram, at least for me. :)

    Happy exams! (I'll tell you happy reading next week!)

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Surviving... surviving... collapsing...

      LOL

      Girl, I know how you feel! I am quite sure they will accept your request soon. And I had no idea about Lindsay and Instagram! Probably because I don't have an Instagram lol.

      GOOD LUCK ON YOURS AS WELL!

      Delete
  26. I am not familiar with some of these books. But yes to Elusion and The Murder Complex. I just downloaded the latter from EW because as you've said, everyone is hyping about it. And well, the premise is really awesome. It's recommended for fans of Hanna and well, I liked that movie despite that it has a lot of flaws.

    I am still making up my mind whether I will download Elusion or not. I hope it's really like Inception though because that movie is one of my favorites.

    Have fun reading your haul, Alyssa. And thanks for stopping by Thoughts and Pens ages ago. Sorry for this very late visit. :D

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. I haven't seen Hanna! But an interesting comparison. I hope you do download Elusion! I'm sure it'll be amazing. I have to read it soon.

      Thank YOU, Charlotte! No worries!

      Delete
  27. Great books. We have several of the same. I can't wait to read The Secret.

    ReplyDelete

I love comments! I will always try and reply to your comments, as well as leave some comment love on your blog! :)

Also, this an award and tag free blog. While I am flattered that you would think of me, I really do not have the time to follow up. Thank you!