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Saturday, June 29, 2013

Stacking The Shelves [62]

 
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!
 
If you want to find out more about Stacking The Shelves, please visit the official launch page!
 
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Remember that upon the completion of our SS event, you can still enter all giveaways until July 5th! Thank you pubs, authors, and everyone else for making this event a success!
 
So, it's really awesome to be sitting here right now because last week...I graduated! I'm happy to say that I am officially a high school graduate, now a college student. Feels great not to have anymore homework! haha I originally had a video to share, but read the reasoning below as to why you can't see my graduation fun.
 
I actually had a vlog showcasing the three weeks worth of books that I have to share with you, but a thunderstorm cut out my electricity for about five minutes last night and it deleted my vlog. I'm sorry, cover photos will have to do! With that being said, this was a really amazing three weeks because so many surprises showed up on my doorstep!
 
For Review
Dirty Little Secret by Jennifer Echols (blog tour on Lili's Reflections)
Vortex by S.J. Kincaid (Thank you, SJ!)
Taste Test by Kelly Fiore (Thank you Netgalley! Hello, Master Chef!)
The Weight of Souls by Bryony Pearce (Thank you for this murder mystery, Strange Chemistry!)
A Darkness Strange and Lovely by Susan Dennard
Thank you Harper for the ARC! Blog tour here at Tynga's Reviews on July 17th!
 
Trade via the YA Book Exchange
All the Truth That's in Me by Julie Berry (thank you, Becky!)
Twenty Boy Summer by Sarah Ockler (thank you, Christy!)
Touch of Power by Maria V. Snyder (thank you, Christy!)

bound manuscript of The Winner's Curse by Marie Rutkoski
I jumped for joy when this landed on my doorstep. You are so amazing Christina, thank you! <3

ARCycling
For Darkness Shows the Stars by Diana Peterfreund
 
Gifted
Christina surprised me with these four beauties off of my TBR list alongside The Winner's Curse. Thank you again, girl <3 No idea these were coming!

The Heist Society by Ally Carter
Dash and Lily's Book of Dares by Rachel Cohn and David Levithan
From What I Remember... by Stacey Kramer and Valerie Thomas
The Unfailing Light by Robin Bridges
Have to find book one since I have yet to read it yet.

Bought
Losing It by Cora Carmack (on sale--amazing book!)
Suddenly Royal by Nicole Chase (on sale--read-a-thon with Christine! NA Princess Diaries)
Among the Nameless Stars by Diana Peterfreund (free novella!)
 
Library
The Art of Wishing by Lindsay Ribar (story just wasn't for me, did not like even though it has genies!)
Shadowlands by Kate Brian 

Borrowed from Friends
Fallen Too Far by Abbi Glines (Thank you, Jennifer!)
Never Too Far by Abbi Glines (Thank you, Christy!)
Going to be honest and say these books disappointed me in every imaginable way after all the hype surrounding them. Did not like this new adult series, at all.

My First Ever Acknowledgment
In 2012, I reviewed SANCTUM by Sarah Fine here on Tynga's Reviews. If not for me joining this blog tour, I would never have gotten as close to Sarah as I have. I'm very proud to call her a friend. And I'm even more amazed that she decided to put me in the acknowledgement section of book two, FRACTURED. When I noticed this in my ARC, I did the world's biggest happy dance! Thank you, Sarah! And for those of you who have not read this series, I highly suggest it!
 

Bloggers Mentioned
Christina at The Reader of Fictions 
Becky at Stories and Sweeties
Christy at Christy's Book Addiction
ARCycling 
YA Book Exchange

What did YOU add to your shelves?
 
 

I'm a 18 year old from a small town in New Jersey that's a newcomer to the book blogging world. Because I am an incoming senior in high school the closest thing that I have to a job is being a volunteer at the town library, so I spend most of my time reading and persuading my parents to let me buy more books!

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  1. WoW! That's an awesome haul. I hope you enjoy them all. Happy reading!!

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  2. You have some amazing books up there. Really nice haul. I really want to read Shadowlands and the Art of Wishing. :D

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    1. I didn't like THE ART OF WISHING, but I'm excited for SHADOWLANDS.

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  3. Great shelf i hope you enjoy them all. The weight of souls looks good. Have a great weekend.

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    1. It looks really great! Have a great weekend as well.

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  4. Fantastic haul! I just finished Dirty Little Secret and love the Heist Society books. I need to read Shadowlands still. Happy reading!

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    1. I can't wait to read DIRTY LITTLE SECRET or SHADOWLANDS. Heist Society is among my favorite series!

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  5. You are going to LOVE For Darkness Shows the Stars! I can't wait for Dirty Little Secret by Jennifer Echols I just read my first Echols book and loved it!

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    1. Oh gosh, I cannot wait to read FOR DARKNESS SHOWS THE STARS. My good friend LOVED it. Dirty Little Secret sounds amazing <3 I have yet to read Echols, but I'm excited to.

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  6. Wow, looks like you got some great books this week! I've seen Heist Society in lots of shops, it sounds like a lot of fun. I've also heard some great things about Dash & Lily, I hope I can read that one sometime.
    And very exciting to get a mention in a book!
    ~Ailsa @ The Book Bundle.

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    1. Heist Society is an amazing book! <3 I loved it. I can't wait to read Dash & Lily!

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  7. I loved For Darkness Shows The Stars, A Darkness Strange & Lovely, and Shadowlands! Great haul!
    -Scott Reads It!

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    1. Haha thank you! I'll certainly move them up on my reading list under your recommendation!

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  8. Great haul and congrats on your graduation! :)
    I got Dirty Little Secret, as well. Happy Reading!

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    1. Thank you! I can't wait to read it!

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  9. I really like the sound of All the Truth That's in Me. Great haul this week.

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    1. I think it's going to be really emotional, so I'm excited to get to it!

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  10. Ooh nice! Congrats on your graduation!!

    Also congrats on being in the acknowledgements of the book! That's super cool! Hope you enjoy all your new reads! I especially LOVE Maria V. Snyder's books! Hope you enjoy Touch of Power! Devour it slowly, because book 2 ends with a cliffhanger!

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

    Have a GREAT weekend!

    Old Follower :)

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    1. Thank you and thank you! <3

      Oh gosh, cliff-hangers? I HATE cliffies!

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  11. Wow. Lots of good things here. Several I want to read. Congrats on the acknowledgement -- that's awesome.

    Thanks for hosting, as always! My STS

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  12. That's SO awesome! Congrats on the acknowledgement!!

    Paranormal Haven

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  13. Great haul of books. I hope you love all your new books. They look fantastic. Going to be reading Sanctum soon and now Fractured.

    Great haul.

    Grace

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  14. I want to read For Darkness Shows the Stars so badly!

    I saw people who received The Winner's Curse from BEA and apparently it's amazing so I hope you enjoy that.

    Losing It is an absolutely adorable and insanely sweet book, I really love it and I hope you do too. Garrick Taylor omg <3333

    A friend of mine recommended Twenty Boy Summer and From What I Remember to me, they're her favourite contemporaries so I've been meaning to check them out.

    I also have Suddenly Royal sitting around waiting to be read!

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    1. You and I both! My friends are constantly raving about it!

      Garrick! <3 I loved him so much. he is so perfect.

      Those are both contemporaries I've heard amazing things about, so I traded for one and was shocked to have the other gifted to me.

      I can't wait to read it! <3

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  15. Congrats on graduating, and for getting an awesome acknowledgement in a book! Very exciting! =D

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    1. hehe thank you! I freaked out for both!

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  16. Congrats on getting recognized and what an awesome stack of books you have. Thank you for sharing and have a great weekend!!

    Reese's @Reese's Reviews: MA2F

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  17. Great book haul! I have Dirty Little Secret to read also. From What I Remember looks good. I loved Losing It and Faking It. Enjoy your reading.
    http://www.alwaysyaatheart.com/2013/06/stacking-shelves-62913.html#more

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    1. Really loved LOSING IT, can't wait to read FAKING IT! Thank you! <3

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  18. I love Dash & Lily's Book of Dares! I hope you like it too. Great haul!

    ~Sydney@Pika Pages

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    1. I can't wait to read it! I hope I like it too <3 thank you!

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  19. Sweet haul! 'For Darkness Shows the Stars' was my waiting on Wed pick!

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    1. Isn't WoW meant for upcoming releases? I thought it's been out for a while :o

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    2. Well I know the paperback version comes out on Tuesday and sadly I don't have an eReader. :-)

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  20. Fabulous new books...I'd like to read every one of them! And what great news that an author acknowledged bloggers in print...nice!

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  21. Woo, congrats on your first acknowledgement! :-D Some great looking books too... I've seen The Weight of Souls around on a few blogs now and am very intrigued.

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  22. Congrats!! Love your book haul. Never heard All The Truth That's In Me and From What I remember sounds for a fun read with 5 POVs. Added them to my TBR pile. Thanks for the new authors for me. Read a great swoon for Suddenly Royal and look forward to reading it.

    My Book Haul

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    1. Oops sorry left an old link for June 9th. Here is my newest.
      My Book Haul

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  23. Great haul! I've so badly wanted to read For Darkness Shows the Stars. Whenever I remember to log on to the ARCycling, there is never any there I want, although I've donated a few. Very cool about your name in the book! I had that once in an ARC, but then when the final copy came out, they decided there were too many people to thank, and so it wasn't there. I was disappointed. Different situation than yours though, I was part of a start up publishing company, and one of many readers I guess, but not a friend of the author.

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  24. Great great haul!!!! Happy reading and have a great summer!!!!

    Sarabeth
    --The Next Chapter

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  25. Oh, I can't wait to read Taste Test.

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  26. Nice haul for the week. A Darkness Strange and Lovely looks very interesting. I may have to check that out as well. Here's our list if you'd like to see it: BiblioJunkies Happy Reading!

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  27. Great haul! Congrats on graduating! A Darkness Strange and Lovely has an amazing cover-I will have to look into the book on goodreads. I just finished Losing It. Really enjoyed it!
    Here are my newest additions.

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