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Saturday, February 09, 2013

Stacking the Shelves [42]


Stacking The Shelves is all about sharing the books you are adding to your shelves, may it be physical or virtual. This means you can include books you buy in physical store or online, books you borrow from friends or the library, review books, gifts and of course ebooks!


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** My apologies if you saw this post earlier today. An incomplete version went up. **

My first StS post of 2013! It's been a while since I've written one of these so I have a lot of loot. ^^

Yeah, that was a total humblebrag.

I got some lovely books in the past month or so, mostly a nice selection of review copies, so I feel quite fortunate. It's the perfect time for lots of reading because it's been really yucky here in Newfoundland, so all I want to do is hunker down with a good book. I'm particularly excited to share the stuff I won from Literary Escapism since I got it as a prize for helping to rename Casey's Literary Rants, a feature they used to have. (It's now known as Escapist Uncensored since many of the site's contributors write them and it's one of my favourite features on te site.)

Before I show you what I've been lucky enough to receive, I wanted to wish you all a Happy Chinese New Year (for tomorrow). It's an important day for me and mine so welcome to the Year of the Snake!

For Review:

The Darkest Minds by Alexandra Bracken Omega by Susannah Sandlin Blood and Magick by James R. Tuck No Such Thing as Immmortality by Sarah Tranter Moonset by Scott Tracey
The Darkest Minds by Alexandra Bracken [My thoughts]
She Returns From War by Lee Collins*
The Cat’s Meow by Stacey Kennedy* [My thoughts]
The Rules by Stacey Kade*
Heart of Iron by Bec McMaster*
Timeless by Alexandra Monir [My thoughts]
Timekeeper by Alexandra Monir [My thoughts]
Between Two Thorns by Emma Newman*
Omega by Susannah Sandlin*
Moonset by Scott Tracey*
No Such Thing as Immortality by Sarah Tranter
Blood and Magick by James R. Tuck*

Won from Literary Escapism (thanks, Jackie!):

prize from LIterary Escapism
Stalking the Others by Jess Haines (signed!)
A Vampire For Christmas by Michelle Hauf, Alexis Morgan, Caridad Pineiro, and Laurie London (signed by Alexis Morgan!)
Falling to Ash by Karen Mahoney
Miscellaneous book swag


Undead to the World by D.D. Barant  The Rook by Daniel O'Malley Circus of Blood by James R. Tuck
Undead to the World by D.D. Barant
Fair Game by Patricia Briggs
The Rook by Daniel O’Malley*
Circus of Blood by James R. Tuck*

So, what did YOU add to your shelves this week?

Born and raised in the Toronto area, Jenn moved to St. John's, Newfoundland, eight years ago for school. She's still in school (thankfully on another degree!), now trapped in her dissertation. When she's not dissertating, which happens more often than it should, Jenn spends her time reading, watching movies, playing volleyball, travelling, and enjoying the local music scene. Her latest addictions: yoga and Almond Crunch cereal.

45 People left their mark' :

  1. I got The Darkest Minds this week as well. Pretty good so far. Happy reading!
    My Stack

    1. Glad you're enjoying it! Can't wait to hear your thoughts.

  2. OOh nice haul!! Congrats on the win! Hope you enjoy your reads!

    My STS will be up tomorrow, so be sure to stop by then!

    Have a GREAT weekend!

    Old Follower :)

  3. I haven't been able to do a book haul post for a long time either since I was trying to reign in my TBR pile.

    Most of these books are new to me but I've been dying to get my hands on Timeless by Alexandra Monir!

    Happy Reading! :)

    My Haul This Week @ Say It With Books

    1. Thanks, Nuzaifa! Good luck with your TBR pile. :)

  4. Great book haul. I haven't read any of these, but have seen a lot of great reviews for The Darkest Mind. Enjoy your books :)

  5. Happy Chinese new year Jenn! <3

  6. Happy Chinese New Year Jen. I really didn't like the Darkest Minds all that much, but you still got an awesome haul of books.


    1. Thanks, Grace! Sorry to hear you didn't enjoy the book. :S

  7. That sure is enought to keep you busy! I certainly do understand bundling up and trying to read, except my hands get cold from sticking them out of the blankets.
    Gung Hay Fat Choy!

    1. LOL I have the same experience. :) But what can you do?

  8. Great books! Darkest Mind sounds so good! and my sister really likes Patricia Briggs too, she's read all of her books recently and can't get enough! I'm going to have to borrow some soon, lol!
    Enjoy your new reads!

  9. I can't wait for Heart of Iron! The first book was so good :-)

    Paranormal Haven

    1. Yeah, that's definitely going to the top of my TBR pile. :) Thanks for visiting!

  10. Fantastic haul! I really want to read The Darkest Minds! Omega & Moonset look really good too :D Thanks for hosting Tynga!!

  11. Great haul, all of these look great! Moonset definitely caught my eye, I'll have to check it out. Happy reading! =D

  12. Oh, I like all the SF there - I like the looks of Omega! Great haul and thanks for hosting!

    Julie~ at New Adult Addiction

    1. Thanks, Julie! If you come back on Monday, you'll see my take on Omega and have a chance to win your own copy. :)

  13. Great haul! I loved Karen Mahoney's Falling To Ash - all her books, actually :) And I've heard great things about The Darkest Minds. Moonset sounds intriguing as well! Congrats on the books you won, and happy reading!

    Carmen @ Shelfspace Needed

  14. I just finished Moonset, that was a pretty decent read.

    1. Good to hear. I've never tried this author before but he'll be visiting us as part of his blog tour.

  15. So excited to read Darkest Minds! I've heard really great things about it, and I love the concept behind the book (teens with mysterious powers = da best). Happy reading!

  16. Great haul! I'm looking forward to reading Darkest Minds, and love the sound of Moonset and Undead to the World. Enjoy!

    Alexia's Books and Such...

  17. Hi, Jenn!

    What a SUPER nice haul!! Oh, you must be ECSTATIC, especially after winning so many great books from Literary Escapism!! The titles you bought are wonderful, as well! Of course, it's always wonderful to get fascinating books for review, and the ones you have here are certainly intriguing. I can tell you that I already covet "The Darkest Minds", "No Such Thing as Immortality", and "A Vampire for Christmas",

    I'm going to investigate all of these books further, but the covers sure promise some great stories!!

    Thanks for sharing your awesome collection, and Happy Reading!! :)

    1. Thanks, Maria! I quite liked The Darkest Minds and I'm definitely intrigued by the two other titles you mentioned. Sarah Tranter's, in particular, sounds like it could be quite different from other PNR.

  18. Hey there! Thats a nice pile of books, I hope you enjoy them all!
    Happy reading :)

  19. Happy New Year!

    Fair Game was very good, I hope you enjoy it. I'll have to check out your review of The Cat's Meow, it seems like a fun book.

  20. Fair Game was AWESOME! Hope you enjoy your books :)
    Ninja Girl

    1. Yeah, I *just* finished it. Not as awesome as the Mercy books but quite enjoyable. :)

  21. Looks like a nice bunch of books. I'm looking forward to The Darkest Minds & The Rules.

    My Stack:

    1. I quite liked The Darkest Minds and I'm definitely excited for The Rules. It sounds really great.

  22. What a brill week! I have Falling to Ash but not yet read it and I must get to it as another blogger sent me a signed edition. I wasn't expecting it, it was a lovely surprise.

    Hope all the new books are liked.

  23. What a great haul. The Darkest Minds, Moonset, and The Rook all sound really awesome!! Hope you enjoy all your new books.

  24. What an amazing haul of books! I think I have at least half either on my TBR or on my wishlist! Happy reading :)

    My StS!

  25. Great stack! I can't wait until the next Alpha & Omega book comes out.
    Kristin @Book Sniffers Anonymous

  26. You got some pretty amazing books that'll keep you busy!! I wanted to fall in love with Darkest Minds like everyone else, but it wasn't too bad of a read. I hope you enjoy it more! Enjoy all that you got this week. Thanks for sharing and happy reading1

    MaryAnn | Chapter by Chapter
    What we got this week!

  27. Wow! You won some awesome goodies! Falling to Ash looks so good! I hope you enjoy it all!

    My Haul! Letterbox Love!