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 13th to Saturday, August 19th?
(all links to Goodreads are provided!)
In the mail:
Two trades, one from Madalyn (STD) and one from Shannon (TBQ)! I've read and loved Strange the Dreamer, and The Bone Queen is for my sister. She loves the series!
Well hello there... I did not expect this in my mailbox! Check out my collection of Maiden Lane books! Now I've got one more. I'm excited to read this new one!
I won Penguin Teen's Twitter giveaway! Most of you know that I am a huge Cashore fan... oddly enough, I never owned paperback copies of the Graceling Realm books. Now I do!
Legacy of Kings notebook
A trade with Shannon (a different Shannon)! Thank you, lady! I just love that notebook.
Thank you so much, S&S! I'm so excited about all of these! Especially The Becoming of Noah Shaw.
Reviews from this week:
(Click on the covers to go to my reviews!)
Giveaways from this week:
(Click on the covers to go to my posts!)
Favorite Instagram post from this week:
I am a huge fan of Renée Ahdieh and her books. I got to meet her at the NoVa Teen Book Festival this past March, which was a dream come true. I've been collecting editions and swag of her books. One of the my best finds was a paperback of Fanfare, which is Renée's lesser-known adult debut novel from 2011. The book is available on B&N Nook but it hasn't been in print for years. This is a wonderful addition to my Renée Ahdieh collection! It's a cute romance too. 😍 Have you heard of this book? Smoke in the Sun, book two of the Flame in the Mist duology, will be published on May 1, 2018! NEED! Follow Renée Ahdieh and Penguin Teen for updates - including the upcoming cover reveal! #RenéeAhdieh #Fanfare #FlameInTheMist #TheWrathAndTheDawn #TheRoseAndTheDagger ##SmokeInTheSun #YA #Fantasy #Romance #Retelling #YABooks #AmReading #Favorites #BookCollection #PenguinTeen #GPPutnamsSons #HodderBooks #BookBlogger #Bookstagram
This week was not bad at all! I had a productive week at work and on the blog, behind the scenes. I'm really excited about the eclipse on Monday - I even bought the solar sunglasses! Hopefully nothing adverse happens though. Baltimore is only experiencing the partial, but that's okay. It'll still be neat. I hope everyone has a lovely weekend!
The eclipse has me geeked for it, too.ReplyDelete
Neat stuff in your haul this week. Love seeing your Maiden Lane collection.
YAY! Thank you, Sophia! If you haven't read the series, you totally should. :DDelete
OOoh nice! Congrats on the win!! I know you're a fan of Kristin's books! So that's pretty awesome that you won the contest! And that you didn't have these editions too! ;)ReplyDelete
Nice other reads too! Have a few of these requested on Edelweiss as well, but they're so slow to get to my requests. It's aggravating. Especially since I'm usually rejected in the end anyway. But oh well. I have plenty to read until these books release! That's what I always tell myself anyway! LOL!
And yay for the eclipse! I'm actually in the path of totality! I still have to work, but I plan to step outside during the times of partials and total-ness! Got my glasses after a long search too! I saw them earlier, but for the life of me can't remember why I didn't buy them then and there! Must have left my wallet in the car or something! Lol!
Have a great week!
My STS will be up tomorrow, so be sure to stop by then!
Have a GREAT day!
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Thank you!!! I probably fangirl way too much when it comes to Cashore and her books. :D I really hope you get approved for the books! S&S takes foreverrrrrrrr - it's been at least a month, with those three. So frustrating!Delete
I'm working too, but my office is going on the roof (it's a six-story building) to catch a glimpse! I wish I were in the path of totality, but that's okay. Enjoy!
Thank you, Jessica. =)
Nice haul, I have strange the dreamer but haven't read it yet.ReplyDelete
It's a good one, Carine!Delete
Great haul! I am not into the eclipse and won't be looking and don't live in a place where it's going to be big. I will be in a college course for most of the day the other part will be inside. :)ReplyDelete
Have a great weekend!
Awww! That's okay, you're the safest of all of us. :D I hope your class goes well!Delete
Wow, lots of great looking books. I hope you enjoy them. I love your Instagram pictures. Gorgeous! :)ReplyDelete
Happy reading and have a wonderful week.
Thank you so much, Geybie! That is so nice of you. <3 I hope you have a great week too!Delete
Strange the Dreamer looks like an awesome read. I've noticed that CBS will be televising the eclipse on Monday...ReplyDelete
Enjoy your week, and here are MY WEEKLY UPDATES
It was excellent! OMG that is so cool, good on CBS for doing that. ^_^Delete
So glad you had a lovely week! They look beautiful, especially that hardcover of STD......#jealous ;) HeheReplyDelete
Enjoy the solar eclipse!! I always avoid looking at it when the chance comes, even wearing the glasses. I'm paranoid about becoming blind - which is a long story and kinda weird, but yeah!
Amy @ A Magical World Of Words
I like it a lot! The trade was satisfying for both of us. I totally understand your paranoia!Delete
I cannot wait for the eclipse as well! We got ourselves some solar glasses to see it ad took the day off from work. We don't want to miss it!ReplyDelete
Great haul this week Alyssa! The Noah Shaw book reminds me I need to pick up the 2nd book in the Mara Dyer series.
Enjoy the weekend and the eclipse!
Danica @ Shelves of Spines
I wish I could have taken the day off! I'm too new to do that - it's okay though. The entire office is going upstairs when the eclipse rolls around. :D I need to reread the Mara Dyer series stat!Delete
So jealous you have all the Maiden Lane print copies! I love that series. I got an e-ARC of Duke of Desire and I can't wait to pick it up. I want to read Samanthe Beck's story as well. Great haul, Alyssa! :)ReplyDelete
Some of them are ARCs! I managed to get paperbacks of most of them but still have to replace some of the ARCs. I love the series so much. =) Compromised in Paradise was very good!Delete
I'm very curious to read Jane Unlimited, I'm tempted to request it but I'm really trying to cut back on review books. I'll definitely be watching for your review!ReplyDelete
I know what you mean! I think it's on NetGalley now. I'll be reviewing it very soon!Delete
Love your awesome selection of books this week. I hope you love all of them.ReplyDelete
Grace @ Books of Love
Thank you so much, Grace!Delete
I bought a copy of The Last Magician a few weeks ago. I've heard pretty good things (but a few "Meh" comments so we'll see). I'll be working during the eclipse and admit I'm not that thrilled about it. Have a great week!ReplyDelete
I've heard a loooooot of meh remarks! I've not read it yet because of those reviews. I may binge-read the series when book two publishes.Delete
I'll be working during the time too, but I'm going to view it with the rest of my office when the eclipse happens! It should be fun. ;)
Wow! Lots of great books you got there, especially Strange the Dreamer! I hope you enjoy all your books!ReplyDelete
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Ronyell @ Rabbit Ears Book Blog
Thank you so much, Ronyell!Delete
Nice mix in your haul. Love productive weeks. Happy reading.ReplyDelete
Thank you, Velvet! Same to you!Delete
The Graceling books and strange the Dreamer both look great! And I LOVE that cover of The Keep of Ages.ReplyDelete
Have a great weekend. I'm excited for the eclipse too. :)
Right?! I love the Graceling Realm series, and not just because of the covers. :D The Keep of Ages was really good, Greg!Delete
Congrats on the win. Those books look pretty amazing, and you got a nice haul. Been a long time since I've read works from Hoyt, but she's a great romance writer. We'll be watching the eclipse here in NC from the library, and pretty excited. Happy week! Hugs...ReplyDelete
OMG! Elizabeth Hoyt is such an amazing writer! One of my favorites for sure. That's so cool that you're in NC - you're most likely in the path of totality, right? I wish I were! Have a great week, Ro. =)Delete
Ooo that's super exciting about the Kristin Cashore giveaway! Congrats on winning! :) The Chaos of Standing Still looks great so I'll be curious to hear your thoughts on it. Happy reading, and have a wonderful week, Alyssa!ReplyDelete
Lauren @ Lauren's Crammed Bookshelf
Thank you so much! I feel like I never win anything anymore, so it was so exciting. I've had good luck with Jessica Brody's books in general, so I'm excited about this new one. Thank you, and you too, Lauren!Delete
Great haul this week! Congrats on winning that giveaway too! Hope you have an amazing week!ReplyDelete
Thank you, Suzanne! <3Delete
My husband got to go back to WY for the ecplise to see it in its full glory. I'm jealous. PA is probably getting something similar to Baltimore. I'm curious about Jane, Unlimited. I have it on hold at the library. Great haul this week! Happy reading!ReplyDelete
WOAH! That's awesome! Yup, we won't see much, but that's okay. :D I hope you enjoy Jane, Unlimited when you read it! Thank you!Delete
What a great selection you have here of the Maiden Lane Series. I own some in paperback and some on my kindle. But I just love all of the covers. I always love getting those surprise books in the mail from publishers since you never expect it until it happens.ReplyDelete
I got The Becoming of Noah Shaw too and I am ridic excited! Cannot wait to dive into that one. Happy reading!ReplyDelete
OMG, Alyssa! I got Noah Shaw because of you!ReplyDelete
I mean, I requested it because I saw your tweet about it some time ago, and then I read this post (in my inbox) and since I requested it probably the same day you did, I went to Ew to check if I was approved (I don't notifications) and I DID.
I'm so happy I might cry.
I hope we both enjoy it!
I want Empress!!!! But great haul this week, I hadn't heard of The Books of Pellinor!ReplyDelete
OMG I'm so excited for The Becoming of Noah Shaw! The series was one of my favorites so I'm excited to get back into this world!ReplyDelete
Happy reading, Alyssa!
Ashtyn @ Wonderland’s Reader!
Looks like a great haul!!! :DReplyDelete
Sounds like a great haul of books this week. Enjoy them! Have a great week!ReplyDelete
I hope you got to see the eclipse today! It was pretty exciting. So many great new books. I hope you love them all :)ReplyDelete
Ooh lots of fun things in the mail, and congrats on the twitter win!ReplyDelete
Ahh! You got accepted for Noah Shaw :( I haven't heard anything yet.. sobs. SO RUDE. Oh, well. Shall just wait for the hardcover. Also because I do have to read the first three books first; never read the third one :p AAAANYWAY. Yaaay for getting so many awesome books in the mail sweetie :D They all look gorgeous. <3 And ahh. So jealous that you won those awesome Kristin Cashore books :D So so stunning. I do have the paperbacks of them ;) But wonder if I have a much older version. Hmm. Anyway. Happy reading Alyssa. <3ReplyDelete