Last week on the blog:
- Reviews: The Great Hunt by Wendy Higgins, The Greatest Zombie Movie Ever by Jeff Strand, Blackheath by Gabriella Lepore (with giveaway), and Relic by Gretchen McNeil
- Cover Characteristic: Hands
- Waiting on Wednesday (and giveaway): Lady Renegades (Rebel Belle #3) by Rachel Hawkins
This week on the blog:
- Cover Characteristic: Doorknobs
- Waiting on Wednesday
- Reviews: Firstlife by Gena Showalter
- Possible Reviews: Harmony House by Nic Sheff, The Inn Between by Marina Cohen, You Were Here by Cori McCarthy, Monsterland by Michael Phillip Cash, Broken Trust by Michelle Sodaro
- Possible post about meeting Cassandra Clare
I've also got to get my OTSP Secret Sister gift sent out. I had one sent through a website, but now I need to send something more personal. Now, before you move on, I've got a couple other giveaways going on that you should check out:
- Any book from the After series by Anna Todd, ends March 14th, tomorrow at midnight!
- Either book from The Haunting of Sunshine Girl by Paige McKenzie, ends March 17th.
Stacking the Shelves is hosted by Tynga's Reviews. It is a way for us to share the new books we have collected. Hmm, didn't do quite as well with not buying books this week, but it is partly because my tax refund came this week.
I noticed that the last little coloring book I'd bought was more winter/Christmas, and then I saw this Easter one at the bookstore and thought it was a good one, especially in case I don't get to actually color Easter eggs this year, something I love to do. Miss Mayhem by Rachel Hawkins was a wonderful gift from the publisher, Penguin Teen. Tell the Wind and Fire was a booksfortrade that came just in time since I heard that the author, Sarah Rees Brennan, was supposed to be in Kansas City this week with Cassandra Clare, more about that later. The next three books were finds from The Book Outlet, Embers and Echoes and Afterglow by Karsten Knight, the final books in a series that I really enjoyed the first book, Wildefire, but never got ahold of these two. The last one from this same purchase is one that I've been waffling on whether to read due to different reviews, but when a counselor from the last school where I taught told me that she really liked it, I had to go ahead and buy The Book of Ivy by Amy Engel with the great deal. Next is another book I've been curious about, so had to use my tax refund to buy at work yesterday, Calendar Girl Vol. 1 by Audrey Carlan. The author is a writing partner for our manager's sister, so I thought I'd give her a try! And the last book in that pile is one I've been waiting for since I first read the final book in the Mortal Instruments series and have needed to know what happens next, Lady Midnight by Cassandra Clare. I had to purchase it from Rainy Day Books, not the bookstore where I work, because that was the only way to get an autograph and get to meet the author when she comes to my town on Tuesday of this week.
I got the top two books from Edelweiss. Now, I'm unsure about reading the egalley of Lady Renegades, just because I listened to the first two as audiobooks, and wonder if I should wait and listen to the 3rd one. But I probably won't be able to wait for the library to get it, so will go ahead and read it. The next one, Losing It, well it just sounds so good that I emailed the publishers and almost begged for an ARC, and I think they're sending it! It just sounds like such a fun read that I can't wait to get to it. The bottom two books are from Netgalley. I was so excited to get the approval email for Blood of the Hydra, as I am a big fan of the author and am looking forward to see where the series goes after the first book. And the final one, True Born, just sounds really good! Even though there are a ton of other books that are coming out that week that I can still get egalleys of.
The first one, Destined to Fail, I got free from a blog. The 2nd one, Genius of Jinn, I found and got from Barnes and Noble when I was looking at the 2nd book in the series, and thought a free novella would be a good bet! The third one, The Scionless House, I found on another blog last week for their Stacking the Shelves, and I picked it up for free from Amazon.
So those are the things I added to my shelves this past week, as well as a list of what is coming up on my blog this week. What is new on your shelves? Will you be stopping by my blog for anything this coming week?