Sunday, September 7, 2014

Stacking the Shelves (13): More Presents + Throne of Glass


It's time for another book haul! The last time I did one of these, it was my insane(ly awesome) birthday book haul, and I thought that was all of it. But clearly, I was wrong about that! I got a few more delightful surprises in the mail from some sweet friends, and obviously I had to share them all. Plus, I got a couple of review books and finally have finished copies of some of my favorite books!


Gifted
The Blue Castle - LM Montgomery (Thanks Hannah!)
A Little Princess - Frances Hodgson Burnett (Thanks Hannah!)

Borrowed
Never Let Me Go - Kazuo Ishiguro (Thanks Rachel!)

For Review
Girls Like Us - Gail Giles (Thanks Candlewick!)
Trial by Fire - Josephine Angelini (Thanks Macmillan!)
Wildlife - Fiona Wood (Netgalley; Thanks!)
For Real - Alison Cherry (Netgalley; Thanks!)
My True Love Gave To Me - edited by Stephanie Perkins (Netgalley; Thanks!)
Make It Right - Megan Erickson (Edelweiss; Thanks!)
Better Than Perfect - Melissa Kantor (Edelweiss; Thanks!)
Love & Other Theories - Alexis Bass (Edelweiss; Thanks!)
Writer to Writer: From Think to Ink - Gail Carson Levine (Edelweiss; Thanks!)
Polaris - Mindee Arnett (Edelweiss; Thanks!)

Bought
Daughter of Smoke and Bone - Laini Taylor (UK hardcover)
Dreams of Gods and Monsters - Laini Taylor (UK hardcover)
Like No Other - Una LaMarche (an Estelle rec!)
Throne of Glass - Sarah J. Maas (new US hardcover)
Crown of Midnight - Sarah J. Maas (US paperback)
The Assassin's Blade - Sarah J. Maas (UK paperback)
Heir of Fire - Sarah J. Mass (US hardcover)
Making Faces - Amy Harmon (Kindle)
Boomerang - Noelle August (Kindle)
The Burning Sky - Sherry Thomas (Kindle)
The Assassin's Blade - Sarah J. Maas (Kindle)

Bloggers Mentioned
Hannah of So Obsessed With
Rachel of Hello, Chelly
Lauren of Love is Not a Triangle
Estelle of Rather Be Reading
Gaby of Queen Ella Bee Reads
Jaz of Fiction in Fiction in Fiction
Katie of Polished Page-Turners
Judith of Paperiot


August 25 – Jaz (Fiction In Fiction In Fiction)
August 26 – Katie (Polished Page-Turners)
August 27 – Kelly (Belle of the Literati)
August 28 – Elena (Novel Sounds)
August 29 – Nicole (The Quiet Concert)
September 1 – Gillian (Writer of Wrongs)
September 2 – Judith (Paper Riot)
September 3 – Melanie (The Daily Prophecy)
September 4 – Magan (Rather Be Reading)
September 5 – Andi (Andi’s ABCs)
September 8 – Gina (Behind the Pages)
September 9 – Rachel (hello, chelly.)
September 10 – Alexa (Alexa Loves Books)

Your turn! What books have you gotten recently? What do you think of the books I picked up? Have you read/will you be reading any of them?

7 comments:

  1. Yeeeees!!! Making Faces!!! LOVE LOVE LOVE all the Throne of Glass love...OBVIOUSLY! AND Daughter of Smoke and Bone...holla!!! Amazing haul, A!

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  2. I had similar feelings -- the romance was a bit off! But also: I didn't quite "get" some of the science of it all...it made me feel a little slow, to be honest! Eep!

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  3. Great review! I keep reading mixed impressions of this one, and I'm not sure whether to spend time on it. The last two YA fantasy series I started weren't so great, and I'm nervous to start another.

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  4. So many great books! There is just not enough time in the world. Boomerang, Never Let Me Go, and The Burning Sky are great - hope you enjoy them! I'll be reading Make It Count/Right for myself soon. :)

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  5. Wahhhh bummer! I totally loved this one. I think everything just really clicked for me BUT I can also see how it wouldn't work for everyone!

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  6. I LOVED this one. If I had to pick a flaw though, it would also be the romance. I also get the Simon appeal, but I just like Eliot better. I'm not sure I can be 100% behind Simon and Del because I like Eliot so much more and I don't really know that Simon would have paid any attention to Del if it wasn't for the echo thing.

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  7. I agree with you about the romance! It's pretty bad but I did like the characters and the idea! I'm actually really excited for the sequel!


    Anyway, great review!

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