Saturday, May 28, 2016

Stacking the Shelves (#179)


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, May 22nd to Saturday, May 28th?


(all links to Goodreads are provided!)


In the mail:

(My pictures are weirdly dark and blurry - I'm sorry for that!)



Unsolicited - thank you, S&S!



I won this from the publisher - thank you, Forever Romance!



I didn't know about this copy! Thank you to the publicist for the surprise. :)


Fun investigation swag ("bloody" passport holder, "dirt"-covered key, fingerprints)

EEP! WOAH! Thank you, HMH and BHM! This is a really great surprise!



Thank you so so so much, Maryssa! This was from a trade. She is awesome!


From NetGalley:



YAY! Thank you, Harlequin TEEN. =)


This past Wednesday, I started working (recall the internship excitement!). I like things so far and I've learned a lot of engineering design aspects in just three days. I'm really thankful for this long weekend though - somehow, I've been going to work from 8:00 to 4:30! I haven't woken up at 6:30 AM every morning since high school. o_o So far so good!

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  1. Woah! So many great books here!! I can’t wait to read THE LOVELY RECKLESS, and I got WITH MALICE too! Except you got awesome swag, so I’m a teeny bit jealous, haha. Swag is always cool :P Happy reading and good luck with the internship!!

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    1. I hope you love both! And I was pleasantly surprised by the With Malice package - the swag is pretty cool. :D Thank you, Rabiah!

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  2. I've been wanting The Lovely Reckless! Fingers crossed I get approved! If not, I'm buying it...after you review it haha I need to know if it's good. I love that kit that came with WITH MALICE!! It's so cool. ATATN poster!😍😍😍 so lucky.
    Good luck at work!!
    Genesis @ Latte Nights Reviews

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    1. I hope you do! I may give away my extra copy, not sure yet. And ME TOO, I love the goodies that came with With Malice! I may have to actually read the book. ;)

      Thank you, Genesis!

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  3. That's a great haul of goodies. That kit for With Malice is so cool. That was very creative.

    Oh yuck, I'm not a morning person, but at least my day doesn't have to start as early as yours. Glad the transition to the intern job is working well.

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    1. It really is! I'm impressed.

      The funniest thing - I used to be a morning person, back before I started going to the university. Now I can't stand waking up earlier than 7:45 ish (and even that sucks). But I'll get used it! I already am.

      Thank you, Sophia!

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  4. That kit for Malice is so cool indeed!

    AAAAH, waking up at 6'30 am is evil! (and the reason why I hate morning shift!) I'm glad to hear that you're really liking the internship job!

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    1. I love it! And omg I'm not a fan! I'm getting used to it but... not a fan. Never a fan. ;)

      Thank you, Pili!

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  5. I really enjoyed The Lovely Reckless. I was so curious to see what Garcia would do with a stand-alone, contemporary romance, and I was not disappointed. I won two books - Whisper to Me and Autofocus. So, it was a pretty good week for me. =)

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    1. SO glad it's a standalone. :D Congrats on the wins, that is so exciting! Happy reading, Sam!

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  6. Great haul! I have With Malice to read and I think I am going to try to get to it next. I miss sleeping in. These days I would be excited to sleep until 7 but it is hard to get used to getting up earlier. Enjoy your new books!

    Carole @ Carole's Random Life

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    1. I think I will read it! Generally I don't read unsolicited books (no time!) but I think I will try this one.

      Thank you, Carole!

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  7. Whoa!! Very nice!!! Love seeing all these cool/special swag that comes with a book from the publisher! It's my dream to receive one myself someday! LOL! Hope you enjoy all the awesome new reads!


    My STS will be up tomorrow, stop by then if you can!

    Have a GREAT day!

    Old Follower :)

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    1. Me too! The pubs are hard to work. I hope you do! Thanks, Jessica. ^_^

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  8. I've heard such good things about With Malice. Lots of comparison to Dangerous Girls, which I LOOVED. Have you read that one? I'm gonna have to buy a copy on release date. And all that swag is really cool!
    I'm curious about The Lovely Reckless. It sounds like a McGarry book. Looking forward to hearing your thoughts about that one!
    I'm glad the internship is going so well so far! I mean besides the waking up so early. I can't wait to hear all about it. :)
    Happy reading, Alyssa! :)

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    1. I haven't read either! I think I'll be giving With Malice a chance. Generally I don't read unsolicited novels, but I may make time for this one.

      I've read some early reviews for The Lovely Reckless, it seems like it's a winner! Here's hoping. :D

      Thank you, Nick!

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  9. Yay! I'm so glad the internship's going well! The wake-up time definitely takes some getting used to, but you'll be on the new schedule in no time. Good luck! :D

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    1. By the time I get used to this new schedule, it'll be time for the fall semester to start. ;D But that's okay. Maybe I can condition myself for the fall semester.

      Thank you, Kel!

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  10. So glad that you're internship is going good. You got some amazing books this week. I hope you love all of your new books.

    Grace @ Books of Love

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  11. I've been wanting to read Duke of Sin. Seems like forever I've been waiting on his story. I love when books have unique swag like With Malice.

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    1. IT IS SO GOOD! Definitely in my top two, of the series. I hope you love it!

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  12. You got some great books here! I am excited to see what you think of EMPIRE OF DUST since I justtt picked up Legacy of Kings. Hope you enjoy all your books!

    Jamie @ Books and Ladders

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    1. I didn't love Legacy of Kings, but it picked up towards the end and left me wanting more. So I am definitely going to read Empire of Dust soon. :D Thank you, Jamie!

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  13. Lots of great stuff, Alyssa!! I'm curious about Lovely Reckless---I don't really too much contemp but I do love Kami Garcia! Love the With Malice packaging---I love how so many publishers are going all out with the fun little extras!

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    1. This will be my first Garcia read! I met her last year and she signed Unbreakable for me, but I still haven't read it.

      I love that too! Wish I could snag *all* the fun publisher-sent boxes. ;)

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  14. With Malice looks amazing! Great Haul! I hope you enjoy all of your books :)

    Sofia @ SofiaLovesReading

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  15. I really want to read With Malice and The Lovely Reckless!

    Enjoy your new books! :)

    Kyra @ Blog of a Bookaholic
    My Book Haul!

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    1. I hope you get a chance to read both, Kyra!

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  16. You got some AWESOME books--surprise packages are so much fun, aren't they?! That swag for Malice is just epic!

    Here's hoping you enjoy your recent acquisitions--they all look like such intriguing, awesome reads! Thanks so much for stopping by my StS this week. Have a great week to come!

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    1. They are! Definitely my favorite type of mail. Thank YOU, Elizabeth! Same to you!

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  17. Oooh these look interesting. I am going to check out Empire of Dust... and you already know that I have Duke of Sin up next. Thanks for stopping by!

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    1. Ooo! Make sure you look up Legacy of Kings first, if you'll be reading Empire of Dust! I hope you love Duke of Sin. =)

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  18. I also got Empire of Dust from NG, hoping to start reading it today! I am so nervous about ATaTN, because of the whole love triangle/square situation...

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    1. I've convinced myself that there is no love triangle or geometry happening, just Elias and Laia. ;)

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  19. That's a neat haul:D Good to hear that the internship is going well! And thanks for stopping by:)

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  20. So glad internship is going well :D YAAAY! You are awesome Alyssa. <3 And yay for getting so much awesome mail this week :) Hugs. So much pretty. Yay for lots of swag things :D Hope you love everything sweetie. <3 And that you are having the best week :)

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    1. Thank you, Carina! I appreciate that! I hope you have a lovely week as well. <3

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  21. Great haul! The Elizabeth Hoyt book looks really good.

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  22. I'm so excited for The Lovely Reckless and, of course A Torch Against the Night. I've also moved up With Malice to the tippity top of my TBR because I REALLY NEED TO READ IT NOW!!!! :) Enjoy your new goodies!

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