Sunday, March 15, 2015

New Shelf Goodies & The Weekly Nutshell {119}

For New Shelf Goodies, I'll be showing you what lovely books I acquired this week, whether from publishers, or the library, or from whatever half-crazed book-buying binge I happened to go on. :D (Inspired by Tynga's Stacking the Shelves) The Weekly Nutshell will be just that...my week here at Stories & Sweeties, in a nutshell. (inspired by Ginger @ GReads and her recaps at the end of the TGIF posts)

It's been a few weeks since I did one of these posts! Here's what's recently been added to my shelves:
 For review:
Lovely finished copy! Reading this right now!
This looks fantastic and I loved her debut steampunk series!
I may have danced around and petted this book a bit when it arrived. :D It has one of those lovely suede-feel covers, so that's okay right?
I hadn't heard of this one before, but it looks so good! Excited to give it a try.

Purchased: 
I came across the second book in this series and was tempted by all the amazing reviews of this one. Plus...the cover!! I had some credit on my BN account that was about to expire so I went for it. :) 

Huge thanks to Simon & Schuster, Scholastic Press, Thomas Nelson Books, and HarperTeen for the lovely review copies! :D



This week I finished up The Walls Around Us---absolutely incredible. Full review to come, of course, but if you have this waiting on your tbr, I highly recommend it! After Burning Kingdoms, I'm starting Miss Mayhem as I am in dire need of a bit of Rachel Hawkins humor. I've been reading so many dark and serious things lately---need a little fun!!
Oh I saw The DUFF last week! Daughter and I loved it.  Now, I haven't read the book, so I can't vouch for how well it stuck to the storyline or anything, but I do love Mae Whitman. She's got such great comedic timing and I thought she was perfect for this.  That's all that's going on here, so I'm going to wrap this up and get back to reading my book! :D
Happy reading, everyone! 

9 comments :

  1. Great books this week! Some I haven't heard of so I need to go check them out. I snagged a review copy of The Duff on Netgalley. I've been wanting to read it for ages - even since I read and loved A Midsummer's Nightmare!

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  2. ChristinaBookAddictMarch 15, 2015 at 5:56 AM

    Fantastic books! I am dying to read Rook…can't wait to hear your thoughts on that one. Enjoy your books!

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  3. Yes to Rachel Hawkins and her humor! Can't wait to read Miss Mayhem.

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  4. Rook sounds so amazing. I love that it's a futuristic book taking place in France. I'll definitely be picking up a copy of it when it comes out. I hope you enjoy your books and have a great week!

    Krystianna @ Downright Dystopian

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  5. Under Different Stars looks so good! I've been eyeing that one for a long time because of the reviews it's received. I hope you love it. :)


    Happy reading!

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  6. The books! So much gorgeous :D I'm really curious about Rook. It seems amazing :) And yessss. The Walls Between Us :D I loved it too. <3 So glad you did as well. WAIT. NO. I meant The Walls Around Us. I have not heard of The Walls Around Us.. hmm. I hope you will love all these gorgeous books Becky. <3 Happy reading sweetie :)

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  7. Ah, haha! You're right Carina, I meant The Walls Around Us. That's what I get for posting at 2 in the morning LOL. Either way--such an incredible book!

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  8. Yay Rook! I'm so excited to read it, veeery soon! Siren's Fury looks so preeeeetty. I got it off Netgalley and am SO EXCITED.

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