Saturday, August 9, 2014

Stacking the Shelves (#85)


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, August 3rd to Saturday, August 9th?


(all links to Goodreads are provided!)


In the mail:


An ARC of The Young Elites by Marie Lu

!!!!!!!!!!


An ARC of A Cold Legacy by Megan Shepherd

YAY! I enjoyed (ish) the first two books, so I am pretty excited to read the conclusion!

An ARC of Polaris by Mindee Arnett

Yes! I really liked book one, and since this is a duology series, this book is the end! Ahhh!

An ARC of Willowgrove by Kathleen Peacock

There. Are. No. Words.

Actually, there are. I've been waiting for this one for quite some time - and it's finally in ARC form, woohoo! I love this series, so I'm excited to read the end!


A hardcover copy of Dreams of Gods and Monsters by Laini Taylor

... I ordered this back in April. THANKS, Barnes & Noble. I haven't read book two yet, but I'm re-reading book one (it's been nearly three years since I read it, and then binge-reading books two and three!)

A paperback copy of Opposition by Jennifer L. Armentrout

Currently reading this bad boy! ANOTHER conclusion novel in this week's haul!


A hardcover copy of Air Keep by J. Scott Savage

A (late) birthday present for my sister, so it's not for me. But I took the picture of the set. So there.

A paperback copy of The Elementals by Saundra Mitchell

I LOVED the first two books, so so much! I can't believe I never got around to reading this one. Well, now I must, because I have a copy!

A coin collecting book for the National State Park Quarters

Little-known fact about me - I LOVE coin-collecting. I have all of the state quarters, most of the National Parks quarters (that have been minted), the presidential gold dollars, and a ton of uncommon and/or rare coins. YAY COINS!



From NetGalley:

I like Johansson's work! Her first two books were pretty great. This one sounds creepy and interesting... of course I will give it a shot, I love this author!


From Edelweiss:


The Duke of Dark Desires by Miranda Neville

Historical romance for the win! :)


Another great week! How are you all?

58 comments:

  1. Haha, I also receive an ARC of The Young Elites. Penguin also through in an ARC of Zodiac, which I was squealing over!! :)

    I already read The Young Elites last week before I received this ARC, and I LOVED IT!!! It's truly an amazing, dark twist to Marie Lu's writing, and I loved the darkness in it!! I can't wait for your review, Alyssa!!

    Check out my STS:

    http://addictreaders.blogspot.com/2014/08/stacking-shelves-67.html

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Awesome! I hope you enjoy all of your books - I really want to read Zodiac!

      Delete
  2. Awesome haul, Alyssa! I still need to get Opposition. I'm kind of afraid to read it though because it's the last one.

    My StS @ Marilyn's Mystery Blog

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. I know what you mean! I'm having a hard time reading it, to be honest.

      Delete
  3. Speaking of waiting forever for books, I'm still waiting on my copy of The Elementals! I really enjoyed DoSaB, but found the sequels far too slow going for my liking. I hope you have a great week!

    Under The Mountain

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. What?!?!? You need to make sure it comes! And I'm sorry to hear that D: Now that the entire series is out, you should read the series!

      Thank you!

      Delete
  4. The Elementals was a beautiful book. <3 Well. That ending is the devil :( but awesome book, lol. ANYWAY. THE YOUNG ELITES. I hate you a little, lol. <3 SO pretty. Ack. You must read it. And love it. And share all about it. And YAY for the other three ARCs as well :D I want them all, hih. So gorgeous. Happy reading sweetie :)

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. YAY! So glad to hear that! Except... the ending? o.O LOL I'm sorry? And thank you so much!

      Delete
  5. AHH! You got Willowgrove?! Oh the envy! Saw Kathleen tweeting about those not that long ago and was near drooling! I love this trilogy, sad to see it end, but dying to read the final book! Lovely!

    And yay Opposition! Loved that one! Seeing a lot of Marie Lu's new book and considering giving her first series a try! At least the first book!

    Happy Reading!

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

    Have a GREAT day!

    Old Follower :)

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. You should request it, Jessica! And you should definitely check out Marie Lu's books. Thank you!

      Delete
  6. Great haul of books! TYE!!! I just know it'll be as amazing as we all hope/expect. Enjoy them all :-)

    ReplyDelete
  7. GAH. POLARIS. THE YOUNG ELITES. Oh I am JEALOUS Alyssa! This is a seriously awesome haul--ENJOY. I shall await squeal filled tweets :3

    ReplyDelete
  8. Polaris sounds great, hope that you enjoy. Have a great weekend!

    ReplyDelete
  9. I absolutely loved Opposition, which really isn't a surprise since I love anything Daemon-related, but it was really awesome and a great conclusion to the Lux series.

    Great haul! I hope you enjoy all your books!

    My STS: http://inmysecretbookworld.blogspot.se/2014/08/stacking-shelves-2.html

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. That's awesome! It gives me hope, because I am struggling. Thank you!

      Delete
  10. Cut Me Free sounds like it's going to be really great. I requested it on Netgalley so hopefully I'll get accepted.

    ReplyDelete
  11. So many excellent books. I'm happy that you got The Young Elites. I hope you enjoy it. It's always sad when a series ends. I understand your pain.

    Grace @ Books of Love

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thank you for being happy for me! And lol right?! :o

      Delete
  12. Awesome haul this week! Jealous of The Young Elites.
    Check out my STS

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Aww! Perhaps Penguin will send you one!

      Delete
  13. Wow, what a great haul! I hope you enjoy all those books! I have yet to read HER DARK CURIOSITY, but I am interested to hear your thoughts on the conclusion. Happy reading~

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. I hope you read book two! I liked it, ish, and I hope you do too. Thank you!

      Delete
  14. WOW!!! This is one AMAZING haul! I am so beyond jealous that you have a copy of The Young Elites, I want to read that book so bad it hurts. I really hope I get approved on EW!!! I hope you enjoy all your reads this week :) Here's my STS.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. It's probably one of the best ones I've had O_O I hope you get a copy! Or get approved via Edelweiss! Thank you ^_^

      Delete
  15. Very jealous of Polaris! I want it so badly. I did get a copy of Avalon, so I'm hoping they will send me a copy of Polaris! I love Mindee's writing! Great haul, Alyssa. Thanks for stopping by my blog!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. I hope you get a copy of Polaris, Brooke! You're very welcome - and thank you!

      Delete
  16. Enjoy all of your awesome new books!! :) So can't wait to hear what you think of TYE.

    My StS

    ReplyDelete
  17. Wow, this is a pretty amazing haul! The Young Elites sounds so good! And Cut Me Free... wow. I just read the synopsis, and I will definitely be needing that one! Hope you enjoy them all :)

    -Shannon @ It Starts At Midnight

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. I'm glad you like the sound of Cut Me Free! I'm pretty excited about it :D Thank you so much!

      Delete
  18. Omigoshh The Young Elites! SO so excited to read that one. I adore Marie Lu <3 And yay for Polaris, I admit I didn't really like the first book but I hope the second will be better.
    And Opposition! Totally forgot to add that to my haul :/ Oh well. It was awesome (Y)

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. I hope you love The Young Elites, when you read it! And sorry to hear about Avalon, but eh!

      Delete
  19. AHHHHHHH THE YOUNG ELITES! So psyched for it! I really enjoyed Hemlock, though I haven't read Thornhill yet, so can't wait until it's out so I can read the 3 together. :) Happy reading!

    Here's mine

    Kirsty @ StudioReads

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. YOU MUST READ THORNHILL! It was even better than Hemlock :D

      Delete
  20. Oh I got Polaris too, last week I think. I can't wait to finish off the duology. I can't believe you got Young Elites! I wanted that one so bad!

    Erin @ The Book Nut

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Awesome! I hope you love it! And thanks!

      Delete
  21. What a fantastic haul girl!! I'm particularly envious of your Polaris ARC!! I'm dying to read that one! Yay for duologies!
    And I'm super happy for you getting the ARC of Willowgrove!

    Happy reading, Alyssa!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. I wish I could send it to you without breaking the bank! I feel like I say that a lot O_O Thank you, Pili!

      Delete
  22. THE YOUNG ELITES!!! I'm desperate for it! I hope you love it! :) Cut Me Free sounds intriguing. I've never heard of it before, but I'll be looking into it. Thanks for sharing your awesome haul with us! Have a great week!

    Marlene @ The Flyleaf Review

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. I HOPE YOU GET THE YOUNG ELITES!! If not, I bet it's totally worth the wait until release date. You're very welcome! Thank YOU ^_^

      Delete
  23. WOW so many amazing books! I am dying to read Polaris! I loved Avalon and I can't wait to see what happens! I grabbed a copy of The Young Elites at ALA and I can't wait to start it! Great book haul!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. I so hope you get a copy of Polaris soon! And OMG lucky ALA goers :D I have to rely on "luck" with the pubs. Thank you so much!

      Delete
  24. Epic haul!!! I can't wait to read Opposition, Polaris, and The Young Elites!! Happy reading this week :)

    My StS & Review .
    Zareena @ Books and Books

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. I hope you get all of them sometime soon! Thank you so much, Zareena!

      Delete
  25. Ahhhh! So jealous of The Young Elites arc ;) and yay that youd copy of DoG&M finally came :D Wth was B&N doing with it so long lol. Ooh! I need to rec the Duke book to my friend :) She loves HR. I hope you enjoy all of these and thanks for stopping by Little Pieces of Imagination :)

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. I hope you also get a copy! And OMG historical romances are the besttttttt. You're very welcome, girl!!

      Delete
  26. Great haul! The Young Elites sounds amazing! And I love the cover of Polaris, that series has such beautiful covers (: Yay romance novels! Can't wait to hear your thoughts on it!

    Here's my SP & STS (:

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. I hope it's as good as it is popular! And OMG Harper covers are the best ;D Thank you so much, Cyn!

      Delete
  27. Willowgrove? I didn't know there was a third Hemlock book out (I still have to read book two, though...)
    Enjoy them all :)
    Jen @ YA Romantics

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Yes! Book three! I hope you read book two (and three) and love it (them)!! Thank you, Jen!!

      Delete
  28. I might be drooling over The Young Elites. Maybe. Also A Cold Legacy, as you'd expect. I don't know why I love those covers so much, either, but dangit I do. She's always just...gazing.

    It took B&N that long to get your book to you??? That's pretty messed up.

    Shuffles feet. I never got around to reading Avalon. Oops?

    Anywaysss, HAVE A GREAT WEEK ALYSSA! (Do I almost always do these in caps? It feels like I do.)

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. You should just come over here and we should have a reading spree in which we read as much as possible in a short amount of time. Like cramming for final exams, but more fun ;D

      READ AVALON!! And omg B&N didn't even get the order correct. JERKS.

      Thank you, Rachel!! Haha I love the caps ;)

      Delete
  29. Ooooo! Alyssa!! So many good books including Opposition and The Young Elites. They are high on my TBR list. I hope you love all your books.

    ALSO, get your butt over to the TV and go watch some Teen Wolf and catch up now!!! If you love Styles then you need to finish the other half of Season 3 (which I think is the bit where you were telling me you got up to) it's sososo good. And Dylan O'Brien won an award for his performance in it and he's just incredible and I'm so excited he's going to be in The Maze Runner :O:O:O:O:O:O He's just perfect. Have you read that series?

    ANYWAYS, speak to you soon!
    Sam @ Falling Books

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. I hope you enjoy them too, Sam!!

      And HA! I like Styles! It was weird though, the bug/fly thingy that was infecting him, making him that mummy thing... I like the history behind it all though. The cast is really awesome!

      And I read The Maze Runner, but never finished the series. I will definitely watch though, just for Dylan ;D

      Thank you, Sam!!

      Delete

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!