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!
The past three days have been YALC days! That’s Young Adult Literature Convention for those of you who don’t know. Basically, it’s the biggest YA lit fest in the UK, and it runs in conjunction with the London Film & Comic Con. This was the third year it ran, and the second that I’ve attended…every single day. I got a bunch of books and swag, though I won’t share the swag because SO MUCH. Let’s break it down.
PS, sorry for not linking everything, but I have almost no internet connection and there are a lot of books!
- A DARKER SHADE OF MAGIC and A GATHERING OF SHADOWS by V.E. Schwab
- CRUEL CROWN by Victoria Aveyard
- TWELVE KINGS by Bradley Beaulieu
- A GOOD HIDING by Shirley-Anne McMillan
- THE WAR AGAINST THE ASSHOLES by Sam Munson
- THE NIGHT ITSELF by Zoë Marriott
- THE MOONLIGHT DREAMERS by Siobhan Durham
- SONGS ABOUT A GIRL by Chris Russell
- CUCKOO by Keren David
- THE 100, DAY 21 and HOMECOMING by Kass Morgan (including a copy for Jamie!)
- WAY DOWN DARK by JP Smythe
- ROMEO & JULIET and PRIDE & PREJUDICE colouring books
- THE APPEARANCE OF ANNIE VAN SINDEREN by Katherine Howe
- MINDWALKER by A.J. Steiger
- WHAT I THOUGHT WAS TRUE by Huntley Fitzpatrick
- HOT PTERODACTYL BOYFRIEND by Alan Cumyn
- OBSIDIAN, ONYX, OPAL, ORIGIN and OPPOSITION by Jennifer L. Armentrout (these will be Iris’ not-so-surprise birthday presents!)
I either received from publishers or won:
- GEMINA by Amie Kaufman and Jay Kristoff (ARC)
- THE CALL by Peadar O’Guilin (ARC)
- HOUSE ARREST by K.A. Holt (ARC)
- INDIGO’S DRAGON by Sofi Croft
- MY LIFE NEXT DOOR by Huntley Fitzpatrick (ARC)
- STEALING SNOW by Danielle Paige (ARC)
- KOOK by Chris Vick
- SUPER AWKWARD by Beth Garrod
- GILDED CAGE by Vic James (ARC)
- WELCOME TO DOG BEACH by Lisa Greenwald (ARC)
- IMMORTAL BELOVED by Cate Tiernan (I had to do a dramatic reading of Ice Ice Baby)
- HALF A KING by Joe Abercrombie (ARC)
- SAINT OF DEATH by Marcus Sedgwick (ARC)
- GIRL DETACHED by Manuela Salvi (ARC)
- CONTAGION by Teri Terry (ARC)
- A TORCH AGAINST THE NIGHT by Sabaa Tahir (ARC)
- THE MAP OF BONES by Francesca Haig (ARC)
That’s not all I got this week! I also received a birthday package containing a signed copy of CRYSTAL CROWNED by Elise Kova, as well as a copy of CRUEL BEAUTY by Rosamund Hodge from HarperCollins. Plus, I found the closest charity shop where they were selling books at the low low price of 2 for £1, so I caved and bought THE BUSINESS STUDENT’S HANDBOOK by Sheila Cameron, INK EXCHANGE by Melissa Marr, CREATURE COMFORTS by Trisha Ashley and PERCY JACKSON AND THE TITAN’S CURSE by Rick Riordan.
To top it off, my Kindle saw the additions of the following books for review:
- HUNTER by Sarai Henderson
- THE SUMMER THAT MELTED EVERYTHING by Tiffany McDaniel
And my preorder of REFUSE by Joanne Macgregor showed up on my Kindle, and I got THE PROVERBIAL MR. UNIVERSE by Maria La Serra.
OH, and, of course, HARRY POTTER AND THE CURSED CHILD by Jack Thorne, AKA the 8th Harry Potter book.
Dude, that’s enough.
I received for review:
- THE BEST POSSIBLE ANSWER by E. Katherine Kottaras
- THE MEMORY OF THINGS by Gae Polisner
- FJORD BLUE by Nina Rossing
- WINTERSONG by S. Jae-Jones (well the first 40 pages which were ah-mazing)
- HUNTER by Sarai Henderson
- THE DIABOLIC by S.J. Kincad
- BOY ROBOT by Simon Curtis
- OVERDRIVE by Dawn Ius
- WE KNOW IT WAS YOU by Maggie Thrash
- THE LAST TRUE LOVE STORY by Brendan Kiely
- THE GAUNTLET by Karuna Riazi
- VIRAL SPARK by Martin McConnell
Last Week’s Top Stories
We were waiting on a historical gothic novel that we’re super excited for. Jamie discussed Instagram social media etiquette! Jamie’s review of NEVERNIGHT by Jay Kristoff went live on Friday! We wrapped up our week with our BAMF Review of the entire AIR AWAKENS Series by Elise Kova.
Watch For Next Week
This week kicks off New Adult August! We have a whole month of New Adult things planned for you guys and are really excited to showcase them! On Saturday, Jamie reviews HOW TO CATCH A (FALLING) STAR by Gabrielle Aquilina!
Books releasing August 2, 2016 include:
- THE TELLING by Alexandra Sirowy – YA Mystery, our BAMF Review book of the month!
- ENTER TITLE HERE by Rahul Kanakia – YA Contemporary
- THREE TRUTHS AND A LIE by Brent Hartinger – YA Mystery
- THE WELL OF PRAYERS by Anna Boles Levy – YA Fantasy
- THE GILDED CAGE by Lucinda Gray – YA Gothic
- A WEEK OF MONDAYS by Jessica Brody – YA Contemporary
- WHATEVER by S.J. Goslee – YA Contemporary
- THE BAD DECISIONS PLAYLIST by Michael Rubens – YA Contemporary