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Saturday, June 08, 2013

Stacking the Shelves [59]

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!
  • Create your own Stacking The Shelves post. You can use my official graphic or your own, but please link back to Tynga’s Reviews so more people can join the fun!
  • You can set your post any way you want, simple book list, covers, pictures, vlog, sky is the limit!
  • I am posting Stacking The Shelves on Saturdays, but feel free to post yours any day that fits you.
  • Visit Tynga’s Reviews on Saturday and add your link so others can visit you!
  • Visit other participants link to find out what they added to their shelves!
If you want to find out more about Stacking The Shelves, please visit the official launch page!
Before I begin I want to wish Tynga an amazing birthday! Happy birthday, T!
Hello, everyone! It's been a super long time since I've done one of these so I'm excited to be back. There's a very special reason that I am doing this week's STS and that's because I visited BEA last weekend! Yes, you heard right! It was everything I hoped it would be and more and my haul is mouth-watering. I'm exercising as much restraint as I can to finish my current for-review books, but the second they're done I am diving into this pile and never turning back!
Below is a vlog of me quickly showing you my books, their covers, whether they're signed, etc. If you want a more detailed and entertaining vlog showcasing my friend, Gillian, who was kind enough to let me crash at her apartment for three nights, than go to my personal blog and check it out here.
Everything with an asterisk is signed! In no particular order, the haul that is making me go nuts for eternity! <3

Young Adult
Dare You To by Katie McGarry (review)*
Crown of Midnight by Sarah J. Maas*
Antigoddess by Kendare Blake*
Fangirl by Rainbow Rowell*
The Dream Thieves by Maggie Stiefvater
The Coldest Girl in Coldtown by Holly Black
The Eye of Minds by James Dashner*
Tandem by Anna Jarzab*
Curtsies & Conspiracies by Gail Carriger
Fractured by Sarah Fine  
Teardrop by Lauren Kate
Storm Watcher by Maria V. Snyder*
Wild Cards by Simone Elkeles 
Unbreakable by Kami Garcia
Palace of Spies by Sarah Zettel
The Burning Sky by Sherry Thomas
Scorched by Mari Mancusi*
Starry Nights by Daisy Whitney
Never Fade by Alexandra Bracken*
Steelheart by Brandon Sanderson*
The Moon and More by Sarah Dessen*
Indelible by Dawn Metcalf
False Sight by Dan Krokos*
The Bone Season by Samantha Shannon
Gold by Talia Vance
The Rithmatist by Brandon Sanderson*
Frozen by Melissa de la Cruz & Michael Johnston
Enchanted by Alethea Kontis (#1)*
Hero by Alethea Kontis (#2)*
This Song Will Save Your Life by Leila Sales*
The Beginning of Everything by Robyn Schneider
Some Quiet Place by Kelsey Sutton*
Ink by Amanda Sun*
Altered by Gennifer Albin
Charming by Eliott James
Gorgeous by Paul Rudnick
Reboot by Amy Tintera*
Hostage Three by Nick Lake
Reality Boy by A.S. King
3:59 by Gretchen McNeil*
Tumble & Fall by Alexandra Coutts
Just Like Fate by Cat Patrick & Suzanne Young
Heartbeat by Elizabeth Scott*
Relic by Heather Terrell
This is War by Lisa Roecker & Laura Roecker
Find Me by Romily Bernard*
The Testing by Joelle Charbonneau (#1)
Independent Study by Joelle Charbonneau (#2)
Under the Empyrean Sky by Chuck Wendig
This Strange and Familiar Place by Rachel Carter
Riptide by Lindsey Schiebe
15 Days Without a Head by Dave Cousins
The Eternity Cure by Julie Kagawa*
Blaze by Laurie Boyle Crompton*
Entangled by Amy Rose Capetta
A Spark Unseen by Sharon Cameron
My Life After Now by Jessica Verdi*
Splintered by A.G. Howard
Hereafter by Katie Brian*
Daimon by Jennifer L. Armentrout
Elixir by Jennifer L. Armentrout
Innocent Darkness by Suzanne Lazear
Rose Under Fire by Elizabeth Wein
Return to Paradise by Simone Elkeles
Divergent by Veronica Roth
The After Girls by Leah Konen*
Pretenders by Lisi Harrison
Twinmaker by Sean Williams*

New Adult 
Frigid by J. Lynn*
The Secret of Ella and Micha by Jessica Sorenson*
Wait For You by J. Lynn (review)*
Breathe by Abbi Glines*
Faking it by Cora Carmack*
Roomies by Sara Zarr & Tara Altebrando
Reason to Breathe by Rebecca Donovan

The Planet Thieves by Dan Krokos*
Wake Up Missing by Kate Messner
The Lost Kingdom by Matthew J. Kirby
The Screaming Staircase by Jonathan Stroud
The Wolf Princess by Cathryn Constable
Hypnotize Me by Gordon Korman
Counting by 7's by Holly Goldberg Sloan
The Twistrose Key by Tone Almhjell
Jessica Darling's It List #1: The (Totally Not) Guaranteed Guide to Popularity, Prettiness & Perfection by Megan McCafferty

Gameboard of the Gods by Richelle Mead*
Vicious by V.E. Schwab*
Captive: The Forbidden Side of Nightshade by A.D. Robertson (Andrea Cremer)*
The Returned by Jason Mott
Covet by Tracey Garvis-Graves
The Funeral Planner Goes to Washington by Lynn Isenberg
The Witch of Little Italy by Suzanne Plamieri
The Look of Love by Bella Andre*

Gifts For My Aunt
Morning Glory by Sarah Jio
Dear Mr. Knightly by Katherine Reay  
Never Come Back by David J. Bell
Shotgun Moon by K.C. McRae
Death of a Black-Haired by Girl by Robert Stone

Bloggers Mentioned
Gillian at Writer of Wrongs
Gaby at Queen Ella Bee Reads
Taschima & Chaz at Bloody Bookaholic

While at BEA I helped an adult blogger with her suitcase because she was struggling to put her books away. She repaid me by stuffing some random young adult books into my suitcase without showing me what they were. When I opened up my suitcase I learned that I got an extra copy of COLDEST GIRL IN COLDTOWN. So, I've decided to give it away! You can enter to win it here! Sorry, but it's US only. I'm a broke-preparing-for-college girl!

Tynga is a 32 years old mom of two, from Montreal, working as a lab technician in an hospital specialized in heart disease. In her free time, she enjoys reading all things Paranormal and photography.

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124 People left their mark' :

  1. So many great books. Looks like you had fun.

    I don't see the linky sign up thing. :(

    My STS: http://readingandwritingurbanfantasy.blogspot.com/2013/06/stacking-shelves-33-netgalley-madness.html

  2. That is such an amazing haul! I wish I could have gone to BEA, but it would just cost too much (I'm in Australia). Maybe one day. :)

    No linky?

    My STS

  3. All those books! -drools-
    Can't wait until next year. :D

    My STS

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  5. WOW so many books. :o I'm glad to hear you had great time at BEA.
    Happy reading! Hope you enjoy them all!
    New books for me this week...

  6. Nice BEA haul! So jealous! Here's my STS

  7. That are quite a lot of books! Great haul:)

    My StS:

  8. Oh WOW that is a fantastic haul!
    Enjoy all of those great books :)

    Sugar & Snark's STS

  9. Hey, can't see the linky!

    LOVE your BEA haul - super jealous!! ;)

    Here's mine: http://booknerdreviews.com/2013/06/stacking-the-shelves-42/

  10. What an amazing haul! I'm so jealous! Here's my STS post: http://chrissireads.wordpress.com/2013/06/08/stacking-the-shelves-22/

  11. What an amazing haul - more breaking than stacking the shelves! Love it :) So looking forward to reading more of Crown of Midnight today.

  12. Ah~ I'm so jealous and in awe of your stack! Everyone who went to BEA is so lucky! I will go in the future!!!

    Here's my STS :)


  13. Woah, that is some haul. Hope I get to go to BEA someday!

    My STS

  14. That is one VERY long list, a lot of great books in there. Mine is at


  15. Oh wow, your BEA haul is pretty bada**, you got like double what I managed to LOL Congrats on ALL these goodies & thanks for sharing! Oh, and happy reading :)

    Here's my StS BEA Edition

    Micheline @ Lunar Rainbows

  16. WHOA!!! I wouldn't even know where to put all of those books! WOW! I love all of the stories from BEA though that everyone is sharing now. Too fun! The excitement, the author love, the book love...fun, fun, fun! Happy reading all of those!
    Our Week in Books @Libby Blog

  17. Wow! So many amazing books! I'm totally jealous of everyone who went to BEA this year, lol.
    Great Haul!

    my StS: http://mycrazybookobsession.blogspot.se/2013/06/stacking-shelves-34.html

  18. Wow! How did you manage to carry it all? How's your back feeling? Enjoy your haul. Mine is here: http://proseandkahn.blogspot.com/2013/06/whats-new-stacking-shelves_8.html


  19. Great haul!


  20. Oh,my gosh! You got so many books! I don't think I would get that many in 6 months!

    HERE is my StS.
    Zemira @ YA Fanatic

  21. WHAT AN AMAZING HAUL! Enjoy! :) I don't see the linky, so here's my STS: Addicted Readers @ http://addictreaders.blogspot.com/2013/06/stacking-shelves-7-stacking-shelves-is.html

  22. Awesome haul! I am so jealous of The Dream Thieves. Hope you enjoy them all :)

    My STS

  23. Such an awesome haul! I'm so jealous!

    Here's my 'Stacking The Shelves'

  24. Here's mine: http://readyourbookcase.blogspot.com/2013/06/new-books-happy-girl-28.html

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  26. I can't wait to go to BEA next year! Awesome haul!

    My StS: http://winterhavenbooks.blogspot.com/2013/06/stacking-shelves-49.html

  27. Wow, I am so jealous of all those BEA books :) Enjoy!

    My STS

  28. wow what an awesome haul! I really need to make it to BEA one day

    Anyhew my first stacking the shelves can be found here: http://www.sapphireddragon.com/2013/06/stacking-shelves-1.html

  29. Seeing a lot of the same books I got at BEA makes me happy for some reason!

    MY BEA edition of StS:

  30. That is one amazing haul of books!

    My Haul!

  31. Amazing BEA book haul! So got so many great titles! How did you get them all home-lol? Enjoy:)

    Hereis my STS
    Kim@Book Swoon

  32. Cool haul! :)

    Here is ours: http://anonymousaficionados.blogspot.co.uk/2013/06/stacking-shelves-4_8.html

  33. Daaaang, awesome haul.

    My little mini haul: >bloop<

  34. The linky is now working, sorry guys. I slept in (you know, birthday and all...) :)

  35. That's a lot of books! I totally want to come over there and snag your Crown of Midnight ARC ;)

    I see there is no Linky? Well...

    Check out my STS post!

  36. BEA was awesome. Can't wait to go again next year. I hope you love all your new books.

  37. I cannot wait to go to BEA next year!! :D

    My STS

  38. Haha I was with a few people and we all sort of fanned out and conquered haha <3

  39. I do, Grace <3 I'm sorry I couldn't find you on Saturday!

  40. There was an issue with the HTML for it on my part. :/ I put it in improperly, sorry!

  41. I was staying with a friend in Manhattan and then I live a 30 minute drive out from NYC so after Saturday I had my Dad pick me up with two suitcases full of books and it really helps when your Dad is 6 foot 3 and able to lift like 80 pounds easily. haha <3

  42. It was my mistake! Sorry guys! >_<

  43. This was my first year and it was everything I hoped it would be and more!

  44. Haha I waited on line for like two hours for that one! You'd have to fight me for it!

    I made a mistake with the HTML sorry :/

  45. Thanks! <3 This is like a once a year thing. I MUST go back to BEA next year haha

  46. Haha it means that we were both incredibly successful!

  47. Amazing book haul! I am so glad you had a great time. Happy birthday to Tynga.

  48. Thank you! My fingers are certainly crossed!

  49. Haha well you be going next year? I'll be sure to find you!

  50. There was an accident with the linky on my part :/

    There were several people at BEA who are from Australia! They just saved up a lot for their ticket and stayed with friends in NYC for free so it would cost left and then shipping was their big issue. Again, saving up haha Or you can bring an extra suitcase (even if it costs more) and fill it with as many books as you can as long as it does not exceed the weight limit.

  51. Thank you! And I'm hopefully going to be doing a few giveaways because there were some accidental doubles in there mentioned below.

  52. You definitely can! Even if it's as a power reader on Saturday because it costs less, I still got like 25 books that day!

  53. You definitely will! It's so worth it!

  54. Haha yes, it's deliciously long <3 but this is my reading material for 2013 so I'm rather happy.

  55. Thank you! I love your blog name haha

  56. There was an issue with the HTML on my part. I'm sorry!

    Don't be jealous! I'm going to try to spread the love a little haha

  57. I'm okay with breaking the shelves ;) But prior to going I actually cleared one of my tall, thing bookcases entirely to support BEA books only and they just barely fit, so we're good!

  58. You can definitely get there this year!

  59. Haha it's my feet that suffered. I'm an ex pitcher so I used to have to weight lift and such so my arms were fine, surprisingly. It helps to have a 6 foot three dad who can easily lift 80 pounds who helped take all the suitcases home haha <3

  60. It wouldn't have happened and can only happen at BEA haha <3

  61. I messed up the linky by accident.

  62. Haha oh gosh it was terrible waiting on that line. My friend did it for me and got one of the last copies and I about hugged her.

  63. You should go to BEA one year!

    Thank you <3 I made a bookcase just for them haha

  64. It's something any reader should do once in their life!

  65. Thank you! And yes, Happy birthday to T!

  66. Happy Birthday, Tynga!

    And BEA was fantastic, wasn't it? It was my first time, too, and although my feet were KILLING me by Friday, I'd definitely do it all over again!

    And what a great haul! You got so many that I wanted but couldn't get to. But that's okay, I'll get them someday! :D

  67. Amazing haul! I wish we could've gone this year. Maybe next year! Enjoy all your amazing books! Happy Birthday Tynga! Thanks for sharing and happy reading!

    Our STS

    Chapter by Chapter

  68. Tynga - Happy Birthday!

    I was going to tell you which ones are on my can't wait list and am so jealous that you got, but the list is too long! Looks like you had a fabulous time!

    Tressa @ Tressa's Wishful Endings

  69. Hi Lili, you are so lucky!! Great haul:)

    Just in case you haven't heard, something is wrong with the linky this week. I couldn't put my name and blog in the name column. It's only letting me put 10 characters. But I see other bloggers have put their entire name, so I don't know what's going on.

  70. Wow! What an incredible haul!

  71. Wow that haul is amaaaaazing! I'm so jealous to everyone who got to go to. Hope you'll enjoy your books! =D

  72. Oooooooh wow! So wish I could've gone to BEA!! Luckily I only saw like 1 or 2 books that I am completely and totally envious of! Lots of others that I am jealous of. Cannot wait for Anitgoddess though! Happy Reading!

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

    Have a GREAT weekend!

    Old Follower :)

  73. What an absolutely awesome haul! I've always wanted to go to BEA. I hope the publishers still have some copies left for those of us going to the ALA conference this month.

    And Happy, Happy Birthday Tynga!

    Marlene @ Reading Reality
    Check out my STS

  74. So. Many. Books. I want them all, nice haul Lili!

  75. Amazing haul! I really really want to go to BEA one of these years. Glad you had fun! Happy reading!

    My Stack

  76. Sooooo immensely jealous of your haul!! Enjoy sooo much!!!
    My STS
    Esty @ Boarding with Books

  77. Wow! What an epic haul! I definitely need to get my ass to BEA someday. I hope you enjoy all you pretty new books.
    -Natalie @Natflix&Books

  78. Whoa, now that is a haul!! Happy reading :)

  79. Haha thank you. Happy reading to you as well!

  80. Thank you, Jessica! Ugh I couldn't have asked for a better haul <3

  81. I'm sure they will! haha

    Happy birthday to T!

  82. Haha I did! Thank you Tressa!

  83. There's an issue with the linky :/ we can't figure it out.

  84. I'd do it again in a heartbeat!

  85. Seriously long list--and some great reads! I can't wait to read The Coldest Girl in Coldtown and Curtsies & Conspiracies.

  86. Loved comparing your BEA list to mine. We had 14 books in common. But I am jealous that you got 6 books that I wasn't able to: The Witch of Little Italy, The Testing, Dare You To, The Coldest Girl in Coldtown, The Moon and More, and The Bone Season.

    BEA was fantastic!!

  87. Oh ma gosh such a massive haul! Good for you for attending BEA this year, happy BDay Tynga, and happy reading! :)



  88. What what an amazing haul!! You got so many great books at BEA!! Also Happy Birthday Tynga!

  89. Whoa -- I don't know how you managed that without cloning yourself. I got maybe half that many books and I was running around from event to event like a crazy person.
    Sorry we missed each other :( but you'll be nearby and we'll meet up this summer…

    You can find me here: Jen @ YA Romantics

  90. Great to see that you had a brilliant time at BEA as well! Looking at the books you picked up, I can see we were in a lot of the same lines. ;) Am amazed that you managed to get a second copy of Coldest Girl! That book went like hot potatoes!!

    Kay @ Dead Book Darling

  91. Great haul! Especially The Dream Thieves!

  92. Wow, what a haul! I look forward to hearing about all the BEA books, and you're a stronger person than I am, I would totally have to read the new pretty ones ;) Happy reading :)

  93. One of these days I plan on going to a book convention. They never seem to be close enough and with being in the military and moving around, if I'm going to spend a bunch of money on a plane ticket, I'm gonna go home to visit family and friends. Hopefully I get lucky and our next base will be near a convention site. Can't wait to see all of your upcoming reviews :)
    Kristin @ Book Sniffers Anonymous

  94. Wow Great Haul! Happy Birthday T! Loved Wait For You by J. Lynn.

    Have a beautiful day!
    My Book Haul

  95. Wow, what a fabulous haul! I am so excited for so many books you received & how awesome you have so many signed.

    Happy reading :)

  96. WOW! I am so incredibly jealous! Those sound like great books! Going to BEA is on my bucket list (along with going to NYC in general b/c I've never been there) :) So maybe I can make a combined trip! Just started following you guys and I love your blog :) Would appreciate it if you checked out mine as well :)


  97. That is one SMASHING haul!! I'm sure you can't stop from grinning ear to ear because of it! We're hoping to make it to BEA next time. Here's our list if you're interested in seeing it: BiblioJunkies Happy Reading!

  98. What an incredible haul! I just linked mine up :)



  99. It looks like we were on a lot of the same lines. You a few I really wanted to get my hands on, but I was way over-scheduled so missed quite a bit.
    Now we just need to find time to read all the books. I hope you enjoy!
    Tammy @ Bo's Book Nook