Saturday, January 14, 2017

Stacking the Shelves (#212)


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, January 8th to Saturday, January 14th?


(all links to Goodreads are provided!)


In the mail:



Thank you, Simon Teen! I've not read anything by this author. I'll see if I have time for this one!



Bear with me for a moment - I ALMOST SCREAMED WHEN I OPENED THIS PACKAGE! Thank you so much, Bloomsbury! I loved The Bone Season and The Mime Order. =)



I've never heard of this book! I'll share it with my little cousin; I think she'd like it. Thank you, Harcourt!



Woohoo! I got a really good deal on this book and another, with Amazon's Black Friday coupon. :D I've read this already - check out my review HERE!



Thank you, Berkley! I've read and enjoyed one of Kery's previous books, so I'm really looking forward to reading this one. Kery's books are SO steamy!



Huge thanks to Penguin/Chelsea for these two! I have been dying to read both of these, and they are going to the top of my review schedule. :D


From NetGalley:

  


Thank you, Macmillan and St. Martin's Griffin! I liked the predecessors to both of these (These Vicious Masks, The Star-Touched Queen), and I am ridiculously excited about these sequels.


I think that's all! It's been a good week, in books. And a really good week, in my life in general. I have some really awesome news about my future, but I don't want to say anything just yet. Just keep me in your thoughts and prayers over the next month! This week was one of the best weeks I have had in a long time (soooo many things fell into place), and I want to remember this feeling. I hope you all had a nice week as well!

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  1. This is such a cool book haul! :) The Dark Days has such a pretty cover :) Can't wait for your review. Funnily enough, we never really knew what an ARC was until now (had to look it up). Lovely post Alyssa! :)
    ~ Pendragons 

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    1. Thank you! I loved the old cover of The Dark Days Club, but the new covers of the series are cool too. Now you know all about ARCs, right? Thank you, ladies!

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  2. OMG I'm so jealous! First I missed Windwitch, how did I forget to pre-order that one? Also I hope I get approved for those two from NetGalley I loved both first books! Enjoy your goodies! My Shelf

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    1. You mean Truthwitch, and then Windwitch? Don't worry about it, now you have the chance to binge-read the series! There is probably going to be five books, so you've got plenty of time. ;)

      Thank you, Eve!

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    2. I read Truthwitch when it came out but I thought I had pre-ordered Windwitch and yeah I got a bit flipped this morning lol

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    3. Ohhh, I see what you mean! Hopefully you get the chance to read Windwitch soon though! I'm sure they'll do preorder incentives for Bloodwitch. :D

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  3. Sounds like you really had a good week and not just with your books! Enjoy!

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  4. Whoa so many awesome books! I really like Ellen Hopkins' books so I hope this one is a good read. I think Amanda would die if she saw the arc of The Song Rising. I think she actually read it (got it from Netgalley). But still a physical copy is even better. I hope you enjoy it :)
    Aww that's great about your week! Can't wait to know your knees whenever you can share :)
    Genesis @ Latte Nights Reviews

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    1. It was a lot! Most of them came yesterday so I didn't even know they were here. I'm really excited about The Song Rising! I think the general mailing went out in October, but hey, I'm not complaining.

      I desperately want to share (because I am soooo excited) but I can't yet! There will be a whole post about "it", trust me. :D

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  5. You did get some good sounding ones. I still need to read The Bone Season. These Ruthless Deeds has me curious about that series.

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    1. I think so too! I loved The Bone Season, and The Mime Order, though I think I need to do a reread. I liked These Vicious Masks (though I had a few issues with it). I'm hoping this sequel will be better. ;)

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  6. You got a great haul, I hope you enjoy them all! :)

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  7. So many great books! I have the Dark Days Club and Rebel of the Sands on my shelf but I still need to read them. I can't wait to see what you think of the second books. Enjoy!

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    1. Both of those are SO good! I'm hoping their sequels won't disappoint. Thank you, Carole!

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  8. OOooh very nice!! Soooo cannot wait to read Traitor to the Throne! Though it reminds me I need to order the UK one. So upset that the US changed the covers on us...again! So aggravating! LOL!

    Hope you enjoy all your new reads!

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

    Have a GREAT day!

    Old Follower :)

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    1. I might have to do the same, though I've already preordered the USA hardcover! I loved REBEL, and cannot wait to read this sequel. I like the new covers but would have preferred the old covers to stay uniform until the series ended.

      Thank you!

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  9. I'm so excited to hear your big news...good luck! Glad you had a fantastic week, and a big pile of new books doesn't hurt either!

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    1. Thank you, Tammy! It's good stuff. I'm going to read until my eyes hurt, that's for sure!

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  10. I'm really glad you had such a good week, and you got a fantastic book haul as well. I hope you enjoy your new books, and the weeks to come are just as good as this one :)
    Here is my STS 

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    1. Thank you, Aneta! I appreciate that. <3333

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  11. Eeeee I'm very excited to hear about your big news...I've got an idea what it may be. ;) Sending out all the good vibes for you!

    Three cheers for The Dark Days Pact, that one's going to be great. Your enthusiasm for The Song Rising really makes me want to read The Bone Season, which has been sitting on my shelves for ages.

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    1. Thank you, Danya! *hugs*

      I'm thinking I'll read The Dark Days Pact this coming week! I've been so anxious to read it. I loved The Bone Season! I highly recommend it. :D

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  12. A Crown of Wishes looks awesome and amazing. I hope you love all of your new books.
    Thanks for visiting me earlier.

    Grace @ Books of Love

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  13. oh man look at all the goodies you are swimming in :D I hope you enjoy them all.
    Also I hope whatever it is Alyssa, it turns out great for you :D

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    1. Lily, I definitely feel that way sometimes. Good scheduling has been keeping me afloat!

      Thank you! <333

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  14. I'm curious about Make Me. I liked the look of the Ellen Hopkins...but I read one of hers, and I just cannot do novels in verse. LOL.

    Thanks for visiting my blog.

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    1. I know what you mean! I'm not really into verse either, which is why I haven't tried any of her books (yet?).

      You're very welcome!

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  15. Windwitch is such a pretty book! My preorder arrived this week too and its so shiny! Happy reading!

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    1. I hope you enjoy Windwitch, Teresa! Thank you. =)

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  16. Best wishes with whatever is happening- hope it all goes your way! :) I love the look of The You I've Never Known, and Windwitch too.

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    1. Thank you! I need all of the positive vibes/prayers/luck I can get. ;)

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  17. Great haul. I have heard great things about Susan Denard's books I really need to check them out. I need to check out Beth Kery's book.

    Have a great week.

    Megan @reading away the days

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    1. The Witchlands series is going to be a long one, so holding off isn't a bad idea! In terms of Beth Kery, I highly recommend Looking Inside. :D

      Thank you, Megan!

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  18. I'm so glad you've had a good week and that everything's going well! Enjoy those books and have a lovely week ahead :)

    Amy @ A Magical World Of Words

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  19. Lovely haul! Looks like you will be having a lot of great new titles to look forward to. Have a great weekend! :)

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    1. I'm going to be busy over the next few weeks for sure! Thank you. ^_^

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  20. Sounds like an amazing week! That's awesome.

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  21. I think I've heard of Windwitch, but that's the only book on your list that somehow seems familiar to me. Hope you'll enjoy all of these! :)

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  22. Exciting haul! I loved The Bone Season but haven't read past that book. I need to catch up. Super curious about A Crown of Wishes too. I couldn't get into the first book, but the cover is so pretty for this one! I'm tempted!
    I hope you enjoy your books this week and have a great week ahead, Alyssa!

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    1. Too bad it's a seven-book series, and at the rate the author is writing... it'll be forever before the series concludes. Still, I loved the first two books. =)

      I didn't totally love The Star-Touched Queen, but I liked it enough to want to read the next book, you know? We'll see how it goes.

      Thank you, Nick!

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  23. I need to read Samanthan Shannon's books, I really do! Enjoy all the new additions.

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    1. Her first two were really good! Thank you, Nikki. :D

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  24. Great book haul, Alyssa! I got an eARC of Traitor to the Throne, definitely excited to read it soon! And Dark Days Pact!
    Happy reading!

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    1. I hope you enjoy it! I've just scheduled my review for the book - early February! I can't wait. I'm also terrified. ;)

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  25. Oooh *fingers crossed* for your future news! I hope everything works out. I got a copy of The You I've Never Known as well. I really hope to read it soon, and I'm HOPING to make it to a signing.

    -Lauren

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    1. Thank you! *hugs* I hope you enjoy the book, Lauren! Have fun at the signing. ^_^

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  26. Ohhhhh, you got a lot of awesome titles! I also feel happy because I went book shopping yesterday and will def keep you in my thoughts! Happy reading!

    Kate @ The Bookaholic Blurbs!

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    1. Book shopping is the BEST! Thank you, Kate. <333

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  27. Awesome book haul this week! The You I've Never Known by Ellen Hopkins looks great I need to add that to my TBR list! Happy Reading!

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    1. If you read it, I hope you like it! Thank you, Kristyn. :D

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  28. Amazing titles, especially Traitor and Crown of Wishes! Will be praying for you Alyssa :)

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  29. Exciting week! Love your haul and YAY for the Song Rising ;-)

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    1. Thank you! I'm especially excited about The Song Rising. :D

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  30. what a great haul you have here!!! so many pretty covers!!! Hope you enjoy.

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    1. Thank you so much, Renee! It was an awesome week and I am so grateful. <3

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  31. Ah, Kery. She can be a lot of fun. I have one of hers on my tbr pile I really need to get to. Happy reading!

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    1. I highly recommend Looking Inside! Though admittedly that's the only Kery book I've read. :D Thank you, Anna!

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  32. It's always so nice to hear that someone has had an awesome week and I'm really glad that it is you!

    Looks like you got some really great reads and I can't wait to see what you think of a lot of these! Hopefully I'll finally pick up the Star Touched Queen soon and be able to catch up on that one. :)

    Have another fantastic week this week!

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    1. Thank you! I needed it, to be completely honest. :o

      I hope you enjoy The Star-Touched Queen! It was pretty great - and the covers of this series are so gorgeous.

      Thank you, Di! <3

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  33. Oh you got traitor to the throne, i'm impatient to read this one. Have a nice week Alyssa.

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    1. Same! I want to read it right now. ;) Thank you, Carine!

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  34. Great haul, I hope you enjoy all of your books! :) I'm planning on reading The Song Rising as well, I just hate to see series end

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    1. Thank you! The series is actually a seven-book series, so there is a long way to go before it ends.

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  35. Fab book haul! I don't think I've heard of these books before but they look great. I'm really intrigued by The You I've Never Known and am going to be looking out for that one. I hope you enjoy reading all of your new books. :)

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    1. Thank you, Hayley! Many of these are definitely gorgeous! I hope you enjoy the new Hopkins book. Thank you!

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  36. Ahh, The Dark Days Pact and Traitor to the Throne :D SO JEALOUS. They both look gorgeous. <3 I hope you will love all of these stunning books Alyssa :) Happy reading. <3 And yaaay for life being good :D Hope it still is. <3

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    1. Thank you! I was pleasantly surprised to receive them - and so happy.

      Things are looking up (despite the political situation)! I'm excited to be able to talk about everything more - at the end of February though. ;)

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