Saturday, December 21, 2013

Stacking the Shelves (#52)


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 15th to Saturday, December 21st?


(all links to Goodreads are provided!)


In the mail:



Okay, seriously, Scholastic? I love you, but send me something I DON'T have please! This is my third ARC! Well, I have an eARC, and now TWO print ARCs. Thanks?



THANK YOU, JESS! This is the surprise gift she got me - she knew that I loved both the ARC and finished copy covers, and I wanted both. And now I have both! So sweet of her.


From NetGalley:



Okay, I have an ARC of this one already. But I wasn't going to turn down an invite from the publisher!


That's it. THIS IS GOOD :D

Merry early Christmas, to those who celebrate! :)

54 comments:

  1. I've heard so many amazing amazing things about Defy. I just send Scholastic an email about Fire & Flood and completely forgot about Defy. I just saw your review and it seems like you loved it too! I don't believe they sent it to you three times?! Wow! I hope you enjoy your other new books as well! I've been seeing a lot of White Hot Kiss.

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    1. It's a great novel! And thank you for reading my review! That's sweet of you. I hope you get to read both Defy and F&F soon, Laura! And White Hot Kiss, if you were interested :)

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  2. Wow. They sent you Defy three times. Well then I suggest a giveaway for the two arcs. Heard very good things about. Jennifer L. Armentrout is amazing. Come visit me as well.

    Grace

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  3. Awesome books :D Sigh. The Burning Sky. <3 So so good. I too love both the covers :) Happy reading!

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  4. Oh so envious that you got White Hot Kiss again!! I am dying to read that one! Happy Reading!

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

    Have a GREAT day!

    Old Follower :)

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    1. You can request it when the New Year comes around! It will be on NetGalley.

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  5. Ooooh, so envious of you getting White Hot Kiss! I can't wait to get my hads on that one!
    Happy reading & Merry Xmas!

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    1. You'll be able to request it when the New Year comes around!

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  6. That' so funny that you got so many copies of Defy! I don't think that's ever happened to me:) I hear Burning Sky is awesome, so congrats on your finished copy! Here's my STS.

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    1. First time it's happened to me! I'm like, STAHP D: Thank you, Tammy!

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  7. Defy seems to be everywhere! I hope you enjoy all of your books :-)

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  8. I'm on hold at the library for "White Hot Kiss". It just looks so good. Happy reading!

    Tsuki’s STS

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  9. Ooooh, I JUST read Defy and freaking loved it. I had an eARC of it but I've just pre-order a hardcover of it. It's one I want sitting on my shelves. I got the invite for White Hot Kiss but I didn't click it cause I'm trying to help raise my netgalley percentage lol! I already have the physical book so I'm good ;-)

    The Burning Sky - I have an ARC of that but I haven't read it yet. I've heard mixed things but I'm going to get to it eventually.

    Great books this week, though! :D

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    1. That's great! I'm glad to hear that. And ooo, I see what you mean! I figure that I was going to read the book anyway, so I might as well accept the invite and send feedback on NetGalley as well as directly to the publicist. Looks good, you know? Or something.

      I LOVED The Burning Sky! Easily one of my favorite books of 2013. I hope you read and love it, Jess!

      Thank you ^_^

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  10. Merry Christmas! Scholastic REALLY wants you to read Defy...too funny. I see you are reading Wicked Folly--very curious as to what you think

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    1. And the funny thing is, I've already read it (and loved it). They sent this review copy AFTER I read and reviewed Defy. Weird, right?

      I'm almost finished - I'm now getting to the climax. Craziness is happening!

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  11. I'm glad you enjoyed DEFY! As you know, our reviewer Lily did and I think it's a great crossover to middle readers entering young adult for the first time. Thanks for being such an AWESOME blogger-friend and I hope you have a VERY merry Christmas as well! :)

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    1. I'm glad to hear that! I agree - it IS a great cross-over novel.

      You're very welcome, but thank YOU for being amazing!

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  12. Great haul!!! I can't wait until White Hot Kiss comes out!! I love anything by Jennifer L. Armentrout!
    Hope you like all of your new books :D
    My StS
    http://kimberlysnovelnotes.blogspot.com/2013/12/stacking-shelves-67.html

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    1. I hope you love White Hot Kiss, when you read it!

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  13. Gahh! You're so lucky, Alyssa. I requested Defy from NG but got disapproved. I e-mailed a request to Scholastic Philippines but they said, they don't keep ARCs. I e-mailed the overall in charge for Scholastic ARCs but never got a reply. Hahahaha. Maybe print ARCs aren't really for me. Le sigh.

    I am happy though that publishers really love you, Alyssa.

    Thanks for sharing and have a safe weekend.

    Charlotte @ Thoughts and Pens

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    1. Aww, that is tough! And I understand though - Defy probably hasn't sold international rights to the Philippines. Chin up, girl!

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  14. Wow, three copies of Defy. I've been sent two of the same book before but never three. :)
    Lucky you getting White Hot Kiss!! I'll have to keep an eye out for it on NetGalley.
    Thanks for sharing your haul this week. Here is mine.

    Have a great day and a very merry Christmas. x

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    1. Isn't it ridiculous?! In a good way, I suppose. And it'll be up in the New Year! I'm sure you'll get approved. Happy holidays!

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  15. I got Defy a few weeks back, looks so so good! And The Burning Sky just the same, must get on that one asap.

    Happy reading!

    My haul!

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    1. READ IT! It is quite awesome. And The Burning Sky is fabulous - I hope you read and enjoy that one as well!

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  16. White Hot Kiss is so amazing! It's one of my favorite JLA books. Defy also sounds great. I hope you enjoy all your books :)

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    1. That's good to hear! And Defy is probably one of my favorite fantasy novels ;)

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  17. I really enjoyed White Hot Kiss :) I am already dying for the next book in the series. The Burning Sky looks so good! Happy Holidays!!!!!

    Here's my STS:
    http://www.abookishescape.com/2013/12/stacking-shelves-10.html

    Lindy@ A Bookish Escape

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    1. YAY, that's awesome! And you should read The Burning Sky.

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  18. I have Defy but I haven't read it yet but it sounds like it's going to be interesting as everyone seems to like it! :) White Hot Kiss looks really good! Hope you enjoy all your reads and thanks for stopping by my blog!

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    1. I liked it! It was quite a good fantasy novel. Thank you!

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  19. I have heard amazing things about The Burning Sky, so I'm glad that you've got a nice finished copy! I hope you enjoy all your reads Alyssa! :)

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    1. It's a fabulous read! And me too! I love the finished copy shininess. Thank you, Jasprit!

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  20. Oooh! White Hot Kiss looks lovely *.* Oh how I want it!!! Lovely haul :D
    Thanks for stopping by!
    Jackie

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    1. I hope you get to read it sometime soon!

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  21. YAY! I'm so glad you got the package! And I'm glad you liked getting the new cover! <3 I'm so thankful for you this year girl- I've loved getting to know you! That's crazy Scholastic sent you another Defy and you got another WHK! :) But very cool too. Happy reading my dear friend and Merry Christmas! I will make sure to let you know when the other package arrives. With lots of squeeing. :) Hahaha!

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    1. Aww, see, now you have cued the waterworks. *SOBS* You are so kind! *squishes*

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  22. Lots of great books this week, even if you already have multiple copies, haha. I just finished Defy and it was pretty good. I hope you enjoy all your books. (I did like The Burning Sky.)

    Happy holidays and thanks for stopping by The Book Hookup.

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    1. I'm glad you liked Defy! I'm definitely going to pass it on to someone else - because I kind of want a finished copy LOL. And YAY you read The Burning Sky! Of all the other commenters, I think you're the only one that read it. PHEW. You know all about it then :D

      You're welcome, and thank YOU!

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  23. Great haul! That's funny, I wonder if they're keeping track of copies getting sent out. I am hoping to read Defy soon, it sounds like everything thinks it's a pretty cute/good book. Hope you enjoy your new books!

    Here's my Sunday Post & STS
    PS. Bookmunchies' is having a giveaway too (:

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    1. I wonder as well! Perhaps they should send me something else ;) I wouldn't call Defy "cute", but definitely "good"!

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  24. Scholastic is interesting that way - occasionally I'll receive the ARC and the final copy as well. Not that I'm complaining because then I of course give one copy away! I love The Burning Sky covers as well!!! Friends are the best!

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    1. That's so cool! I'm definitely going to either gift or give away Defy. And I agree - especially Jess! She is fantastic ^_^

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  25. LOL, I guess they REALLY want you to read Defy, eh? Not a hint or anything. :) And that's lovely of Jess to send you The Burning Sky! Both of the covers really are cool, though, so I definitely get why you want both. :)

    MERRY CHRISTMAS ALYSSA!!! :)

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    1. Seriously though! And I already read it AND sent my review via email and NetGalley! Yet they send me another.

      Jess is fabulous! The covers ARE gorgoeus :D

      Thank you! Happy holidays!

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  26. Looks like it was good week for you! Hope you enjoy these & Happy Holidays!

    Check out my STS this week!

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