Saturday, March 29, 2014

Stacking the Shelves (#66)


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, March 22nd to Saturday, March 29th?


(all links to Goodreads are provided!)


From Edelweiss:



Um. YES! I love this cover. And I enjoyed Hush, Hush (though not so much the rest of the series), so I can't wait to read this one!



I liked the first book, so I'm delighted to have the chance to read the companion novel!



Fairy tales! Free-verse poems! Sounds good to me.


First week back was LONG O_O But it's over. How are you all? :)

62 comments:

  1. Back to school/routine is never easy! But getting some nice books should help!
    I'm quite envious to see that you got In A Handful of Dust, so I cannot wait to hear what you think of it!
    And I'm quite curious about Black Ice, even if I DNFed Crescendo and never continued the series...
    Happy reading, Alyssa!

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    1. I'm definitely excited to read these new books, so that is something to look forward to. I hope you get that one as well, Pili! It won't be long before you do ^_^ I liked Hush, Hush, sort of liked Crescendo, but then Silence and Finale were eh. I'm hearing excellent things about Black Ice though, so that's cool with me.

      Thank you!

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  2. Always hated the first week back at school! So gladI am done with that haha. Great books for you this week! Black Ice sounds really good! I hope you enjoy your new books!!
    Brittany @ Spare Time Book blog
    My STS: http://sparetimebookblog.blogspot.com/2014/03/stacking-shelves_29.html

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    1. LOL! But I actually like college life, even if the academics are a drag. Thank you, Brittany!

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  3. I want to read Not a Drop to Drink. I've heard great things. Enjoy the second book! Nice haul! My STS

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    1. It's pretty good! I'm interested enough to want to read the companion sequel. Thank you!

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  4. been seeing a lot of black ice this week. It looks good. Come check out my stack this week.

    Grace
    Books of Love

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  5. I really want to check out Black Ice! I liked the Hush Hush books so I'm really curious about this one. Great haul!

    Janina
    My Haul!

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    1. YAY I hope you get to read it sometime, Janina! Thank you :)

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  6. I feel like every other blogger this week has gotten Black Ice! I want it too. :) Happy reading and have a great weekend!

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  7. Poisoned Apples sounds so interesting! Thanks for sharing and happy reading!

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    1. It does! You're welcome, and thank you!

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  8. Poisoned Apples looks so cool! It also looks so different from the books I usually read. I haven't read Not a Drop to Drink, but I definitely will this summer. Having the sequel/companion to a book pushes me to read it.

    Black Ice looks really good (I enjoyed Hush, Hush too) but I have the worst luck with Simon & Schuster, so I didn't even request it from Edelweiss. Hopefully it's as good as everyone hopes it will be!

    I see that you're reading The Taking. What are you thinking of it so far? I'm about 60 percent into it.

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    1. Poisoned Apples is all free-verse poems, so that's unique! And I hope you like both of McGinnis's books.

      Well, I hope you read Black Ice sometime, if it appeals to you! I hear excellent things about it :D

      I just finished another book so I'll be reading The Taking next! I updated the widget a little prematurely. Hopefully you're enjoying it? I've seen many mixed (read: negative) things about this one recently O_O

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  9. Have been seeing these books everywhere today! Haven't read Not a Drop to Drink yet, but apparently I need to. Poisoned Apples looks super interesting.

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    1. YAY for recent Harper uploads! It's trendy ;D Happy reading!

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  10. I loved Hush Hush too. I'm also looking forward to reading Black Ice.

    My STS @ Marilyn's Mystery Blog

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    1. I hope you enjoy Black Ice when you read it, Marilyn!

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  11. All three of those are on my TBR list. It seems like so many good books are coming out lately! Happy reading. My STS

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  12. Ooh Black Ice looks good! I also liked Hush, Hush well enough but I never finished the series, so hopefully you like her next book :)

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    1. I hope Black Ice is great, as a standalone! Thank you, Eileen!

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  13. I was going to download In a Handful of Dust. I hope you enjoy it!

    OUT's STS

    Leydy from OUAT & RCE

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  14. YAY FOR A HANDFUL OF DUST! I was absolutely beyond excited when I found out there's a sequel. ;)) The first book was one of my favourites. And Poison Apples has a really intriguing cover. Loving that. :) My StS!

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    1. I was pretty happy to hear about the companion as well! I'm glad you liked Not a Drop to Drink so much :D

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  15. I also got Black Ice this week, I haven’t started on Not a Drop To Drink yet :(( people tell me I’ll get disappointed so...huhu

    http://www.lite-rate-ture.com/2014/03/stacking-the-shelves-march-edition/

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    1. You might be - honestly, I gave it three stars, so in my opinion, it could go either way for you.

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  16. I've been debating if I want to red Black Ice, can't wait to see what you think

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  17. Nice haul! I hope you enjoy all the new books you got and find time to read them with your new routine. Come see what I added this week at Inside of a Dog and Ms. Martin Teaches Media. Happy reading!

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  18. Ahhh, I need to download In A Handful Of Dust, but also first read Not A Drop To Drink. Man, I feel like the slowest reader ever. Ah, well.

    I am curious what you will think of Black Ice.

    Gotta love Edelweiss!

    Happy reading :-)

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    1. Don't feel bad! There are sooo many great books out and coming out - it's hard to keep up with all of them O_O

      And I hope Black Ice is a good one! I'll definitely be reviewing it, but in a few months.

      Thank you!

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  19. I can't wait to read Black Ice it sounds amazing! Enjoy your reads, Alyssa! :)

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    1. Me too! I hope it's awesome. Thank you!

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  20. Pretty books :D I hope you enjoy them all sweetie. <3 I got declined for Black Ice :p Happy reading :)

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    1. Pretty indeed! I'm sorry to hear that, but I'm sure if you put in another request, they'll approve you ^_^ Thank you!

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  21. I am SO excited for In a Handful of Dust. NADTD was my favorite book of 2013, and I feel certain I'm going to love this one. I haven't read anything by Becca Fitzpatrick, but I do love this Black Ice cover, too. Hope you enjoy the story just as much!

    Stephanie @ Inspiring Insomnia

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    1. WOW! I'm glad you loved it so much! I wasn't that passionate about it, but I am excited to read the companion. Black Ice could be your first Fitzpatrick read! Thank you, Stephanie :)

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  22. Wooo! In a Handful of Dust! And Black Ice! I can't wait for those! I really enjoyed Not a Drop to Drink even though the ending hurt my heart. :) Happy reading girl!

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    1. I hope we both enjoy these two! And yes, that ending O_O You too, Jessica!

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  23. OOoh nice! I keep requesting Black Ice and they keep shooting me down! Going to give it a few more trys though! That's how I ended up with The Vanishing Season! Great haul and hope you enjoy them all! Thanks for visiting my STS!

    Old Follower :)

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    1. I really hope you get Black Ice, Jessica! See, you got The Vanishing Season :D

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  24. Nice haul! I'm looking forward to reading Not a Drop to Drink, especially with the sequel coming out. I hope you enjoy all of your books :) My STS.

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    1. I hope you enjoy both of McGinnis's books! Thank you.

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  25. Ahhh I almost grabbed in A Handful of Dust but I want to read Not A Drop to Drink first. I am having a little bit of a hard time with it so far so I'll wait on In A Handful of Dust until I know whether or not I like Not a Drop to Drink.

    Happy reading Alyssa!

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    1. If you read either or both, I hope you enjoy them, Alexia! Honestly, I didn't love Not A Drop To Drink, but I am interested in the companion sequel. Thank you!

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  26. Ooh, nice books this week! I have yet to read NOT A DROP TO DRINK. It's sitting on my shelf! But I heard it was amazing! The companion book In A Handful of Dust sounds really good too!

    I hope you enjoy them all! If you have time, stop by my STS: http://addictreaders.blogspot.com/2014/03/stacking-shelves-49.html

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    1. It seems like a lot of people haven't read it yet! I enjoyed it, but I didn't love it. Thank you!

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  27. Three awesome books! I got Handful too.

    Happy reading!

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  28. Nice Haul Alyssa! Black Ice looks so good, and I love Becca Fitzpatrick! In a Handful of Dust looks good too, and I love the cover! Happy Reading!

    Lindy@ A Bookish Escape

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    1. I hope it is good! And same with In a Handful of Dust. Thank you!

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  29. yay for new harper titles on edelweiss. i haven't read mindy's first book but i figured i'd be okay with in a handful of dust since it's a companion rather than a sequel. happy reading and thank you for stopping by my StS :)

    -michelle @ Michelle & Leslie's Book Picks

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    1. That's right, it is a companion novel. I didn't LOVE the first book, but I do want to read this companion. You're welcome - and thank YOU!

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  30. I can't decide if I want to read Poisoned Apples! Free-verse novels weird me out, but this one sounds so gooooood that I want to try it! I'm afraid to get it for review, though... Black Ice looks pretty awesome too. :D

    At least you're getting back into the rhythm, which is actually better (I think) than coming right out of the break, eh?

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    1. I'm actually a bit cautious of them as well, but I love anything that has to do with fairy tales, so that's that. Also, it's short. I'm okay with short. I'm also okay with lengthy, but that's neither here nor there. I'm SUPER excited to read Black Ice, but I already know I won't be reading it for another few months.

      And I'm definitely getting back into the swing of things... unfortunately. My eyeballs are on strike and definitely want to do a coup d'etat because THEY HURT. Too much studying lol.

      Good luck going back to school! Hopefully Monday treated you well, and Tuesday is going great ^_^

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