Stacking the Shelves is hosted by Tynga’s Reviews. It is a weekly meme to showcase the books we have bought, borrowed, received for review, or were given as a gift. As well, we will tell you a bit about the past week and what to expect in the upcoming week!
I had two mini physical book hauls during the week, one by my office and another in London. Combined, I collected: UGLIES by Scott Westerfield, SHADOW SCALE by Rachel Hartman, THE SHADOW QUEEN by C.J. Redwine, BROKEN SKY by L.A. Weatherly, SPLINTERED by A.G. Howard and CHASING THE STARS by Malorie Blackman. I also received my preorder of THE RAVEN KING by Maggie Stiefvater, as well as a copy of LOVE SONG by Sophia Bennett from Maximum Pop! Books. Dani Reviews Things is turning 1 on Tuesday (!!!), and along with a signed book and swag, Julia Ember also sent me a personalised copy of UNICORN TRACKS, which I finished on Friday and will be reviewing soon. (Spoiler: it was awesome!)
I also did some digital collecting…as usual… I am a grown-ass woman and purchased a special trilogy which I will spare you the details of but am willing to divulge over DMs. 😉 I also bought THE LONG WAY TO A SMALL, ANGRY PLANET by Becky Chambers and THE BOOK OF PHOENIX by Nnedi Okorafor. And, of course, my preorder of WATER’S WRATH by Elise Kova came through on Tuesday! In ARC-land, I was approved for LABYRINTH LOST by Zoraida Cordova.
I received a copy of WINGING IT by Cate Cameron since I’m part of the blog tour! Simon & Schuster Canada sent me a copy of IN A DARK, DARK WOOD by Ruth Ware for review! As well, S&S Canada sent me a copy of THE MAP OF BONES by Francesca Haig to give away as part of my blogoversary in a couple weeks.
I ordered a second copy of THE SERPENT KING by Jeff Zentner to get signed and give away when I meet him in Rochester in a couple weeks. I had also ordered a copy of BALLAD by Maggie Stiefvater so that came in the mail! I pre-ordered a Kindle copy of WATER’S WRATH by Elise Kova and that was delivered on the 26th! My pre-order of the UK version of THE RAVEN KING by Maggie Stiefvater came in and I am SO EXCITED because that means I will get my WHOLE SET of UK paperbacks signed when I meet her! As well, my pre-order of THE STAR-TOUCHED QUEEN by Roshani Chokshi was delivered to my Kobo. I have a blog tour post for this one, including my review on May 9th on Books and Ladders, if you want to check that out!
I returned a book I got last week and exchanged it for a copy of MORE HAPPY THAN NOT by Adam Silvera which released in paperback on Tuesday and a copy of THESE VICIOUS MASKS by Kelly Zekas and Tarun Shanker because Amazon cancelled my order and I hadn’t purchased it yet (but I have read it).
I received my FANDOM OF THE MONTH CLUB box and will do a mini review of it on my blog sometime next week! I love subscription boxes and I am very excited to get this one 🙂
Last Week’s Top Stories
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This week we had a Guest Post from Melanie McFarlane about her novel THERE ONCE WERE STARS. As well, we interviewed Shari Arnold about her book MYSTIQUE that Jamie loved! We were waiting on a book to end a series that is Jamie and Dani’s new obsession. And to finish our week on a high note, we had our BAMF Review for THE TAMING OF THE DREW by Stephanie Kate Strohm.
Watch For Next Week
In FUN news, both Dani and Jamie celebrate their one year blogoversary next week! Check out Dani Reviews Things on Monday, May 2 to see Dani reflect on how her life has changed because of blogging, lessons learned over the course of the year, and some fun giveaways! Check out Books and Ladders on Saturday, May 7 for a discussion post on what blogging means to Jamie and enter to win one of five prizes courtesy of the publishers she works with!
Next week we have our May edition of The Month Ahead where we talk about some upcoming events, books to look for in May, and a definitive guide to movies coming out! We are waiting on our June BAMF Review book on Wednesday. On Saturday, Jamie convinces Dani to read the UNDER THE NEVER SKY Trilogy by Veronica Rossi!
Books releasing May 3, 2016 include:
- A COURT OF MIST AND FURY by Sarah J. Maas – NA Fantasy, sequel to A COURT OF THORNS AND ROSES
- SUMMER OF SLOANE by Erin L. Schneider – YA Contemporary that Jamie really loved
- SHUFFLE, REPEAT by Jen Klein – YA Contemporary
- WHISPER TO ME by Nick Lake – YA Contemporary
- SUFFER LOVE by Ashley Herring Blake – YA Contemporary, retelling of Romeo & Juliet
- THE UNEXPECTED EVERYTHING by Morgan Matson – YA Contemporary
- THE WAY BACK TO YOU by Michelle Andreani and Mindi Scott – YA Contemporary
- NIGHT SPEED by Chris Howard – YA Science Fiction
- THE BLOOD BETWEEN US by Zac Brewer – YA Mystery
- RUINED by Amy Tintera – YA Fantasy, the beginning of a new series
- THE OUTLIERS by Kimberly McCreight – YA Mystery
- ASK ME HOW I GOT HERE by Christine Heppermann – YA Contemporary
- WANDERING WILD by Jessica Taylor – YA Contemporary