Saturday, September 24, 2016

Stacking the Shelves (#196)


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, September 18th to Saturday, September 24th?


(all links to Goodreads are provided!)


In the mail:

Unfortunately I won't be going home this weekend! My stack of mail is going to have to wait. My parents may come on Sunday to visit, which means that I'll share pictures on Twitter on Sunday night, and post everything in next week's haul.

It's bizarre how I always seem to get the most mail when I'm not going home that weekend!


From NetGalley:



We'll see how this goes... this series has not been Sarah's best (for me), but I am very invested in the conclusion!


From Edelweiss:



YAY finally! I am beyond excited to read this book. =)


I'll be attending the Baltimore Book Festival this weekend! I've already gone on Friday and it was a lovely experience (as usual) - especially since I got to meet Shanna, all the way from the UK! I'll be heading back to the Festival on Saturday afternoon, and possibly on Sunday. So much fun!

42 comments:

  1. Heart Stone looks wonderful!! What's that about (besides dragons)? I haven't read anything by Sarah Fine yet and wouldn't know where to start, actually.
    Have fun at the festival!
    Genesis @ Latte Nights Reviews

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    1. It really does! It's another one of Harper Voyager's fantasy novels that is going to be amazing (let's hope). In terms of Sarah Fine, her Servants of Fate series (adult) was SO good. Her Guards of the Shadowlands series (YA) was her best YA series. I did like her duology with S&S. The Impostor Queen, meh, you could skip. Definitely skip this Reliquary series, in my opinion. ;)

      Thank you, Genesis!

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  2. I also got Mosaic. Always when you are not home, you get the mail. I hope you love all of your new books.

    Grace @ Books of Love

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    1. It never fails to be that way! I can't wait to open everything. Thank you, Grace!

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  3. Heart Stone looks amazing! I'm adding that one to my TBR. Happy reading, Alyssa!

    Haraiah @ Random Things In Action

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  4. Oh neat! I'm glad you get to see you book blogger pal at the festival.

    Heart & Stone is new to me, but the cover has me curious.

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    1. She's a writer, aspiring published author! And she is awesome. I'm so glad we got to meet!

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  5. Ooh these books look good!
    And I'm glad you got to meet a book blogger friend - that's one of the best things about going to book festivals, etc.! :D
    Geraldine @ Corralling Books

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    1. It really is one of the best things! We got dinner together and it was basically the highlight of the festival for me. ^_^

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  6. Getting lots of mail always happens when your not at home! Hope you enjoy your reads and I bet that festival is a lot of fun, enjoy!! :)

    Stormi

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    1. Seriously though! I'm dying to see everything. Thank you, Stormi!

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  7. Sadly I'm working during the Baltimore Festival this weekend (bummer). Happy reading!

    Tsuki’s STS

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  8. I felt hesitant about Sarah's series here, and after reading your review for book 1 I was really unsure of it. But isn't it odd how we still feel compelled to read a series even though we're not enjoying it to the fullest? I've done that plenty of times myself! Lol!

    Ooh a book festival sounds fun!! Definitely don't get any of those around me. I am actually already feeling the withdraws kick in regarding the Boston Teen Author book fest that's also this weekend. I went last year and it was great! (Even though the traveling back to my hotel alone at night in an unfamiliar city about had me breaking out in hives!) And bummed to miss this year because I saw some of the author line up even though I told myself not to look. The same with YallFest that's later this year to! But it's always great when these things happen in your own home town!

    Hope you have fun and enjoy the reads!

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

    Have a GREAT day!

    Old Follower :)

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    1. This definitely isn't the best series of hers. I loved her Servants of Fate series though, in terms of her adult books. ;) Her YA books are great too.

      I need to travel a little to make it to the D.C. events! I tell myself that I'll do so when I graduate in May. YallFest is on my list! But you're right, I feel very lucky that the Baltimore Book Festival is literally in my backyard. So great!

      Thank you, Jessica!

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  9. The cover for Heartstone is stunning! I need to check this book out! Will there be some authors at the festival that you are excited to meet? Have fun.

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    1. It really is! And there were a ton of authors that I couldn't wait to see - most I've met before though. Thank you!

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  10. Heartstone's cover is so good! I can't wait to read this

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    1. It's gorgeous! I am excited to dig in.

      Also, Andria, do you have a blog? I can't find a link but I would love to leave some comments. Please link me if you do! And if you do not, then I *extra* appreciate all of your comments! You are awesome!

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  11. AH, the Baltimore Book Festival! I hope you're having an amazing time. :D Take lots of pictures for us!

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    1. Thank you, Kel! Luckily, I got all of the other bloggers and fangirls to take the pictures for me! I'll post a recap probably on Monday. :D

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  12. Heartstone looks fun! And a book festival- I love those. Have fun!!

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  13. Have a great time, Alyssa.
    sherry @ fundinmental My Sunday Memes

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  14. Heartstone looks really intriguing! I don't think I've seen that before.

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    1. Right? I love the cover and synopsis! I want to read it right now. :D

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  15. I hope you'll do a recap of BBF so we can all live vicariously through you! I hope you're having a fabulous time!! :D Heartstone looks really great---I'm a sucker for dragon stories. I'll have to seek that one out! :D

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    1. I certainly will! I wanted to post it on Monday, but I think I'll do it on Friday. Hopefully you get the chance to read Heartstone!

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  16. Great haul this week! I haven't heard of either of these books, so I'll have to do some goodreads digging to find out what they're all about!

    Here's hoping you enjoy your recent bookish acquisitions! Happy reading to you, and thank you SO MUCH, again, for stopping by my STS this week! You're a doll! <3

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    1. I've linked to Goodreads under each photo! Thank you, Elizabeth. ^_^

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  17. Hi, hope you had fun over the weekend at this festival. And your haul looks very impressive - I like all the covers. Happy reading and have a great new week :-)

    best wishes
    Vi @ Gone With The Books

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  18. Heart Stone needs to be on my TBR right now. Dragons? Yes! P&P? Yes! Fantasy? More please!!! I can't wait to see your review on this one. I hope it's a goodie!

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    1. YAY! I am happy to further inflate your TBR. ;) Thank you!

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  19. Heartstone sounds amazing! Pride & Prejudice and dragons? I am definitely adding it to my TBR!

    Lindsey

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    1. Ooo! I'm glad! Hopefully you enjoy it, Lindsey. ^_^

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  20. I still haven't started Sarah Fine's new series :( Yay! I requested Heartstone but it hasn't been approved or denied yet. I hope it's good :)

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    1. It's not the greatest of her works, tbh! Her Servants of Fate series was much better. I am crossing my fingers for you and Hearstone!

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  21. Ohh, hope you had the most awesome time at the festival thingy :D YAY! And yay for getting pretty ebooks. <3 Happy reading sweet girl :)

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