Saturday, July 29, 2017

Stacking the Shelves (#240)


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, July 23rd to Saturday, July 29th?


(all links to Goodreads are provided!)


In the mail:



WOW this book is shiny and lovely. Thank you, Bloomsbury!



Y'all... there are no words. Seriously. Anyone who knows me knows that I am a huge fan of Kristin Cashore's books, and I've been on a mission to collection the ARCs of her books (I have all of the hardcovers). A few months ago, when I got the purple Jane, Unlimited cover, I figured I would hang my hat and be content. But I found out that this ARC existed, and I was able to work out a really good trade with the same person who told me about the ARC. Calla was so reasonable and kind, and I'm honestly still in shock that this has happened! Thank you, Calla!


Reviews from this week:

  
(Click on the covers to go to my reviews!)


I think that's it! I'm so excited about my Cashore collection. What would be even cooler is if she/Penguin did a Fall tour and she came to D.C. or Baltimore. I would find a way to be there! And I would drag all six ARCs, three hardcovers, and my preorder of Jane, Unlimited with me. And probably buy a book at the event. I don't mess around when it comes to Cashore! Anyway, I hope you all had a decent week. It started out really rough for me, but ended up being a good week overall. 

In other news - I made an Instagram! You can follow me there if you want (you totally should). =)

Have a great weekend, friends!

39 comments:

  1. Great trades are fabulous! Glad to see you got what you wanted. And yes, wouldn't it be amazing if more authors/publishers toured DC/Baltimore? I'm in the same area, and I find there are so few events around here. Figured it must be due to being in between NYC and other major cities to the south, always seem to get skipped in those circuits.

    ~Mogsy @ BiblioSanctum

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    1. Thanks! OMG it would be so great! The Baltimore Book Festival is coming up but the lineup looks dreadful this year. I have high hopes for NoVa Teen, next year. =)

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  2. Oh nice! Glad to hear when trades go well! It seems too often I see horror stories of scammers. But good trades always make me happy though! I feel you though on authors not always coming to your city. They rarely come to mine either. Though the past few years have had more signings than I ever thought possible! And there are still at least two more to come this fall that blow my mind since both authors have visited our city already. It seems if they come once they never return. By the end of the year this would make a total of 4 authors who've come to my city more than once in the course of my reading lifetime! Lol!

    Hope you enjoy your new lovelies! Reign of Earth is one I'm keeping my eye on since it sounded intriguing at first glance! Happy Reading!

    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've been trading longer and more than most people and I've only had one bad trade (which ended up not being too bad though). It's a great thing if you have a good instinct.

      Thank you, Jessica!

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  3. oh I just love the cover of Bitterblue.

    Looks like you grabbed up some great books here, hope you enjoy them darling.

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  4. Awesome haul. Have a great week :)

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  5. Now that's a dedicated fan. My sister in law loves Cashore, too, and tsk-tsks me that I haven't read her books yet.

    Have a great week, Alyssa!

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    1. Sophia, you MUST! I love Cashore's books. Especially Fire. ^_^

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  6. Wonderful haul, Alyssa, enjoy!
    And I'm so sorry the week started out rough, but I am glad it ended well.

    I'm still dying to read Gaughen's Robin Hood retelling: Scarlet. Have you read it? I'm considering buying a copy, but I'm not sure. It looks so good, though! And so does this new book :)

    Amy @ A Magical World Of Words

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    1. Thank you so much! I read Gaughen's debut trilogy and to be honest, I didn't love it. Because of the love triangle. :P

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  7. Oooh! You got Reign the Earth! I hope you enjoy it! Great haul this week!

    Here’s my STS!

    Ronyell @ Rabbit Ears Book Blog

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  8. I tried to read The Hearts We Sold and it just wasn't working for me. Don't know if it was my mood. Great stack of books this week. I hope you love all of them.

    Grace @ Books of Love

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    1. Awww, I'm sorry. Better luck next time. Thank you, Grace!

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  9. Reign the Earth looks absolutely fantastic! I loved A.C. Gaughen's Scarlet so I'll be excited to hear what you have to say about this one. That's also great that your trade worked so well! I love Cashore's books as well so I can definitely understand your mission in getting them all. Happy reading, and have a fantastic week! :)

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    1. It does! I didn't totally love the Scarlet trilogy but I'm very excited about this new series.

      I adore Cashore's books and am so happy to have a full set of her ARCs and hardcovers (soon, when my Jane, Unlimited preorder ships)!

      Thank you, Lauren!

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  10. That Bitterblue book is so gorgeous! And Reign the Earth sounds amazing. Happy reading!

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    1. It really is! I'm looking forward to reading Reign the Earth. Thank you, Teresa!

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  11. Huuugs. <3 I'm sorry the week started out badly :( But hope you are doing good now. <3 Yay :D And yessss. So glad you managed to get that UK ARC of Bitterblue :D I have it too, and it's gorgeous. <3 But sobs. I'm still missing Graceling and Fire :( Ahhhh. NEED THEM. One day, I hope ;) Anyway. AHHH! Reign the Earth! SO JEALOUS. I want it. Need it. So shiny :D Hope you'll love all the books you got this week sweet girl. <3

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    1. It wasn't too bad, after Monday! OMG Carina this was one of the best trades I've done. So happy to have all of the ARCs now (at least, that we know of). =) I'm excited about Reign the Earth! Hopefully it is great. Thank you, Carina!

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  12. I've seen The Hearts We Sold around a couple of blogs now, and I'm getting curious! Hope you enjoy the new books, and I'm glad your week picked up!

    My STS.

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    1. I loved it! It was very interesting and engaging. Thank you, Nikki!

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  13. I love that art on Reign the Earth ! And glad to hear that The Hunting Groun was good too- another cool cover.

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    1. I loved The Hunting Grounds! It was creepy cool. :D

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  14. That is amazing to hear you got all of Cashore's arcs! I badly need to read Bitterblue. I loved Graceling, but then I never read the sequel! Reign the Earth looks really good! Looking it up on goodreads now. :) Great haul Alyssa! Here's hoping Cashore has that tour for you!

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    1. You must read Fire, if you haven't already! Thank you, Genni. ^_^

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  15. Looks like a good haul and love that you had a positive experience with the trade. Have a great week.

    Here's my STS --> http://justanothergirlandherbooks.blogspot.de/2017/07/stacking-shelves-29-july-2017.html

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  16. Glad you got the ARC, that's a cool story :) following you on IG!

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  17. Bitterblue is gorgeous! I read Graceling way back right after it published. I remember loving it, but for some reason I didn't pick up the rest of the series. Maybe I will try reading them on my vacation in August.

    Great haul!

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    1. I'm glad you loved it! Did you read Fire? It was my favorite! Thank you, Miranda. =)

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  18. Hey, congrats on completing your Cashore ARC collection! What a satisfying feeling that must be. And I will definitely follow you on Insta. ;)

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  19. Wow, pretty impressive Cashore collection you've got going on there. I haven't read any of her books yet but Jane Unlimited really appeals to me so I'm looking forward to reading that when it comes out.

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  20. What an awesome trade! You have such a wonderful Cashore collection now. Enjoy all of your shiny new books :)

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