Saturday, April 12, 2014

Stacking the Shelves (#68)


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, April 6th to Saturday, April 12th?


(all links to Goodreads are provided!)


In the mail:



AHHHH! THANK YOU SO MUCH, RACHEL! I had no idea she even received this ARC, let alone sent it to me. Oh, the stealth. You should have seen my surprise, when I opened it. LOVE!


MYSTERY PACKAGES. I'm going home on Saturday evening, so I'll update this post then. I have like, four packages at home, and I don't know what is in any of them O_O

EDIT: HERE THEY!!

Mystery Package #1:



It's funny - almost exactly a year ago, I received two paperback copies of Grave Mercy, and two hardcover copies of Dark Triumph, from HMH. For no reason. This year, I received one paperback of each, for no apparent reason. But they're signed. I'm confused. I don't remember entering any contests? Interesting, no? At any rate, I gave away last year's. I really wish I could give these away, but they're signed to "Alyssa" O_O This series is seriously one of my favorites! I cannot wait to read Mortal Heart (the final book)!

Mystery Package #2:



YAY for The Falconer! I had an eARC of this one, and I just reviewed it last week. I didn't know that Chronicle was sending me a copy! Thank you, Chronicle Books!

Mystery Package #3:



I read this book last year, and I recently read the sequel. Both books are FABULOUS! Historical fantasy for the win. I'm not sure why Simon & Schuster sent me a copy of this book, but I shan't complain! Thank you, S&S!

Mystery Package #4:



This was my Waiting on Wednesday choice one week! I'm excited to read this book. Thank you, Little, Brown!

Mystery Package #5:


Miscellaneous swag (this is laziness talking)

I didn't know, but I won of the giveaways that Kimberly hosted when the cover of Forbidden was revealed! Each one was different, and it was the YA Series Insider giveaway. OMG! I already read Shadow and Bone and Siege and Storm, but I CANNOT WAIT TO READ FORBIDDEN! THANK YOU, KIMBERLY!!

From Edelweiss:



I seriously cannot wait to read this book - it is one of my most anticipated October debut novels! Thank you, Simon and Schuster!


I have a HUGE exam on Monday, so I might not get back to your comments by Sunday night. I will do my best though! Thank you all for being patient with me <3

50 comments:

  1. OMG! You got The Perilous Sea!!! Wow! Have fun reading it! I can't wait to read it as well.

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    1. I know right?! I'm thrilled about it. Hope you get to read it early!

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  2. OOh nice! Haven't heard of this ARC you got, but it's awesome your friend loaned it to you! I've had a few blogger friends who've done that! Made my day! Can't wait to hear what's in your mystery packages later! Happy Reading!

    Good luck with your exam on Monday!

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

    Have a GREAT day!

    Old Follower :)

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    1. She sent it for keeps, I believe, but I plan on letting other bloggers borrow it! And I hope the packages are awesome as well - I am all too excited to open them :D

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  3. good luck on your exams. The Perilous Sea has an amazing cover. I like when mystery packages come in. have a lovely weekend.

    Grace
    Books of Love

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    1. Thank you so much for all of that, Grace! <3

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  4. The cover of Compulsion is so pretty that I'll read it just for that fact! I hope you love your new goodies and have fun back home.

    Happy reading!

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    1. It really is though! And the synopsis is intriguing, so it's like the full package. Thank you so much, Liza!

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  5. The Perilous Sea looks awesome! And don't you love having mystery packages arrive when you aren't home? I hope they turn out to be exciting books:-) Thanks for visiting my STS!

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    1. I hope it is! And OMG the packages were epic, Tammy. I was so surprised! You're very welcome, lady!

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  6. Good luck on your exam girl! I know you'll rock it! That's so exciting about getting The Perilous Sea! :) The cover is amazing!!! And Compulsion's cover is also really gorgeous! That one is new to me, so I'll have to look into it a bit more!

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    1. THANK YOU!! And I hope so! *is scared* The Perilous Sea will hopefully head your way soon! I'm sending it to Rachel at Paper Cuts after I read it, then you. I hope Compulsion piques your interest ;D

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  7. I wish I could have seen your face!!! Surprising is fun. :) Please let me know what you think of it! Also, COMPULSION looks fantastic, but I haven't heard much of it...now I must go look it up. Good luck on your exams, Alyssa!!!

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    1. YES! Kodak moment, probably. I definitely will, Rachel! And I'm sure you all will get a package from S&S, with Compulsion, so I'm sure you'll read it (and love it)!

      Thank you so much, Rachel!!

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  8. Ooh mystery packages! *twitches* I'm dying to know what's in those. The Perilous Sea has a really nice cover, going to go check that one out on Goodreads. Happy reading!

    Under The Mountain's STS

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    1. They are opened! It was exciting. I hope you check out the Elemental series by Sherry Thomas! Thank you, Vickie :)

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  9. ACK! I hate you! Jk. <3 But seriously. So damn jealous. I'm dying to read The Perilous Sea :D I really hope you will love it. <3 Surprise books are always the best :) Happy reading. <3

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    1. Ha! It's okay, I'd probably hate me too, a little. I know how much you loved The Burning Sky as well. Thank you!!

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  10. Nice haul! I love the look of Sherry Thomas' series, might have to look into getting the first book for myself. I hope you love it! :) My STS.

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    1. You should! In fact, it's not longer an option - you MUST! Thank you!

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  11. Wooot!! YAY for awesome ARC packages and an even bigger YAY for all the awesome books that were waiting for you at home (and that I've already seen and squealed about on Twitter).

    Happy reading Alyssa!!

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    1. Thank you so much for being excited with me on Twitter, Pili! You are fabulous. *squishy hugs*

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  12. OHMYGOD The Perilous Sea! You have no idea how much I want to fly to your place and grab it O.O
    Love Grave Mercy and Dark Triumph, I hope you get Mortal Heart soon! I can't wait for it either <3
    And good luck for your exam :)

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    1. I'll add you to the list! And thank you SO MUCH, Richa! I really want Mortal Heart, but the ARCs are super limited to conventions and things, and eARCs will be raffled off in June. GAH.

      Thank you so so so so much!! <3

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    2. Do you mean a list of people you'll send the book to? If so, that's so sweet of you but sadly I live in Singapore which is all the way on the other side of the world. (though I will be moving to the US for uni this fall!)
      Thank you for suggesting it though <3 (Also, if that's not what you meant then this is an awkward comment)

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  13. It seems like you had a great bookish week! Awesome selection of books. Happy reading!

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    1. YES! It was pretty darn great! Thank you so much!

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  14. Thank you so, so,much for the shout out, Alyssa! And I really hope you like Compulsion as much as you'd hoped <3! Thank you for being excited about it! Xo

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    1. Wow, what an honor, thank you for visiting my blog! And you're totally welcome! I so hope I love it - I have a feeling that I will! :D *hugs*

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  15. Came back to see what was in the mystery packages! They don't disappoint, those are AWESOME. I think #5 is my favourite. Because swag.

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    1. Awwww, Vickie, that is incredibly thoughtful - thank you! And OMG #5 is my favorite as well :D

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  16. EEEEEP, I love The Burning Sky and am super excited for PS! Dark Triumph and Grave Mercy are awesome, too.

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    1. Same! The Burning Sky was one of my favorite books of 2013. Grave Mercy was my favorite novel of 2012.

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  17. The Perilous Sea looks absolutely stunning! I hope you love The Falconer too :)

    My Showcase Sunday :)

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    1. I agree! And I already read The Falconer (please read!).

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  18. Mystery packages are THE BEST.

    ALSO I die with jealousy over The Perilous Sea ahhhhhh!

    Happy reading!

    :-)

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    1. Bu actually though! And I can add you to that list...

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  19. I imagine Perilous Sea looks incredibly beautiful in person! I can't wait to get a copy one of these days. I also got The Falconer. I plan on reading it very soon. Wonderful haul :-)

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    1. Indeed! And I hope you love The Falconer. Thank you!

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  20. What an awesome week of mail you had!! I have not heard of The Perilous Sea but I'm going to have to check it out - the cover alone looks AWESOME! I still need to read the Shadow and Bone books along with the Grave Mercy - I swear I'll get to them at some point! :D

    Congrats on a great week and mystery packages are always the most fun! happy reading! :D

    April @ My Shelf Confessions

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    1. The cover is gorgeous and the content is amazing! I hope you read those series, they're really great!

      Thank you!

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  21. SO. MANY. PACKAGES. And excuse me again while I squee over The Perilous Sea!!! Someone really wants you to have multiple copies of Robin LaFevers' books? But also OOH The Falconer!

    AH! And good luck on your exam! I know you'll do well! :D:D

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    1. Haha squeeing is totally allowed!

      Thank you, Rachel! I think results come back tonight. OH MY GOSH.

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  22. What an awesome haul this week Alyssa!!! I love getting unexpected packages and you got some fantastic ones!! I really love the sound of Compulsion, but I have so many review books to catch up on, I'm trying not to request anything new. I hope you enjoy all your reads, and I'm sure you aced your exam!!
    Here is my STS

    Have a great week. :)

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    1. Good idea - if you have too many, don't build up the pile :D

      Thank you!

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  23. Commenting again.. what the? Signed Grave Mercy books? That you know nothing about? AGH. I AM JEALOUS. <3 You are so lucky sweetie :)

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    1. Aww, thanks! And I figured out the source of the books! It's cool. Thank you, Carina!

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  24. Wow you got some pretty awesome mystery packages in the mail!!

    Happy reading!

    My Weekly Wrap up Post

    Michelle @ Book Briefs

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