Traded for on YA Book Exchange:
Ever since I got to read the first one, The Selection, I've been eager to read on in the series. So I was pleased to be able to trade for an ARC of The Elite.
Won in a contest:
Another book that I really enjoyed the first book in the series, Incarnate, and have been very eager to read the second one, Asunder. I won a hard cover copy of this book from Michelle at The Escapist from her Blogoversary Giveaway.
ARC from bookstore where I work:
The Whole Enchilada, don't you just love that title? I love these books, it is the one mystery series that I have fallen in love with and have to read them all. Yeah, they may be kind of formulaic, aren't most mystery series? But I love these characters, and it is fun to read the actual recipes for a lot of the food the main character Goldy makes. Not that I'd ever cook anything that fancy though.
E-galleys from Edelweiss:
The first e-galley is The Living by Matt de la Pena. I enjoyed another book by this author, We Were Here, when I read it for The Gateway Award, and this one sounds really good! The Eye of Minds is by James Dashner, and I loved his Maze Runner series, so I can't imagine that I won't enjoy this as well! The third one, The Waking Dark, is by Robin Wasserman, who is the author of one of my favorite series, The Cold Awakening series. And the final one is The Dark Between by Sonia Gensler. This story just sounded really good, so I requested it.
E-galley from Netgalley:
This one sounded really good, and it wasn't until I just now added it to Goodreads that I realized this is a 0.5 in a series that I haven't read. I guess it is fortunate that it is kind of a prequel in a way, so I won't be missing anything. And, it'll probably determine if I want to read on in The Hitchiker Strain series by Kellie Sheridan.
Free from Amazon:
I finally gave in and downloaded the Kindle app for my new Nook. Once I found it was easier to sometimes send my e-galleys straight from Netgalley to the Kindle app, compared to the newer, more difficult method of side-loading them to my new Nook HD, I went ahead and downloaded it. So I guess that means I can now download the freebies from Amazon! And I've heard a lot of people talking about this one, Ixeos, and now it will be there on my Nook ready to read whenever I want.
Whew! That was a few more than I was thinking when I started the post! I guess I really did have a pretty good week. How about you, what will you be stacking on your shelves this week? And hey, have you read any that I have? And what did you think?