Sunday, February 10, 2013

Stacking the Shelves (19)

Stacking the Shelves is Tynga's Reviews' version of In My Mailbox (from The Story Siren and inspired by Alea at Pop Culture Junkie).

Stacking the Shelves is a way to share the books that you're adding to your physical and virtual bookshelves. It's easy to participate. You just make your own post, and link it to the main post over at Tynga's Reviews. Also, in case you're curious, Tynga's post for it goes up on Saturdays, but you can post it any day that you like. :) You can find out more about participating by reading the Stacking the Shelves Launch post.

So, here's what I got this week!

For Review:

When the Stars Threw Down Their Spears (Goblin Wars #3) by Kersten Hamilton (Thomas Allen and Sons)
Fuse (Pure #2) by Julianna Baggott (Hachette Book Group Canada)
Strength (Mark of Nexus #1) by Carrie Butler (Xpresso Book Tours)
Robin in the Hood by Diane J. Reed (Xpresso Book Tours)
The Sea of Tranquility ( #1) by Katja Millay (Netgalley)
Black Feathers (Black Dawn #1) by Joseph D'Lacey (Netgalley)
Cold Light (After Trilogy #2) by Traci L. Statton (Netgalley)
Creeps by Darren Hayes (Netgalley)

Okayyyyy....I may have emailed my contact at Thomas Allen and asked (okay...pretty much begged :P) her for an ARC of When the Stars Threw Down Their Spears...and they had some...and I got one...and I'm TOTALLY EXCITED!!!! :D I absolutely love the Goblin Wars trilogy, so I totally fangirled when I got this one in the mail (and just now...sorry, but not really :P). I also got a surprise copy of Fuse, which means I really need to get to Pure. :P haha I got a couple of books from Xpresso Book Tours this week that I'm really excited about too! Both Robin in the Hood and Strength sound AWESOME! :D I also found some awesome Netgalley titles this week! :D

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Bought:

Unloved by Jennifer Snyder (Amazon Kindle Store) - SALE! (Amazon.ca | Amazon.com)
The Reunion by Elizabeth Aloe (Amazon Kindle Store) - SALE! (Amazon.ca | Amazon.com)
Ashes and Ice (Ashes and Ice #1) by Rochelle Maya Callen (Amazon Kindle Store) - SALE! (Amazon.ca | Amazon.com)
The Tease (Darling Killer Trilogy #1) by Nikki M. Pill
Duplicity (Spellbound #2) by Nikki Jefford (Amazon Kindle Store) - SALE! (Amazon.ca | Amazon.com)
Shadowhunters and Downworlds: A Mortal Instruments Reader edited by Cassandra Clare (Book Depo)
Everbound (Everneath #2) by Brodi Ashton (Book Depo)
When God Was a Rabbit by Sarah Winman  (Book Depo)
Brightly Woven by Alexandra Bracken (Book Depo)
Shadows in the Silence (Angelfire #3) by Courtney Allison Moulton (Book Depo)
Warm Bodies ( #1) by Isaac Marion (Book Depo)
Drawing Closer by Jenny Schwartz (Amazon Kindle Store)
 
It looks like I bought A LOT this week...but I really didn't! :P Most of these were my Book Depository purchases and most of those were preorders, which all finally came in! I also bought a few Kindle titles this week because some authors are having an awesome sale right now. I've included both Canada and US Amazon store links, and if you want the UK page, just replace the ".ca" or ".com" with ".co.uk" in your address bar. ;D Anyway...I'm sooooo excited for these! Honestly, this was an AMAZING book haul. I've already read Warm Bodies actually, but I really wanted my own copy, so I bought one of the movie-tie-ins and I love it! :D I'm especially excited for Everbound and Shadows in the Silence!!! :D Also, I sponsored Nikki's project for The Tease a while ago and so I got a copy of the book, which she was kind enough to sign! :D

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Other Awesome Buys: 


Game of Thrones: Daenerys Vinyl Figure
Game of Thrones: Set of 4 Magnetic Bookmarks
Game of Thrones: Stark Sigil Mug

I purchased all of these from Entertainment Earth...and I'm so excited that they arrived! The Dany figure is adorable, and I'm loving my Stark mug! I also can't wait to use my bookmarks...which were a total steal by the way! Only $3.99 for the set...and it has both a Dany and a Jon one!!! :D Okay...fangril freakout ends NOW! haha I swear I'm not advertising for them or anything, I'm just totally psyched about these purchases...and I'm pretty obsessed with this series. :P haha

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Won:

Signed Bookmarks and a V is for Virgin Keychain

I won some bookmarks and a keychain from V is for Virgin author, Kelly Oram, and they came this week! :D The keychain is really cute, and I loved the book...so I'm pretty psyched to have some bookmarks for it! :D

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Thank you to Thomas Allen and Sons (and Catherine!!!), Hachette Book Group Canada, Xpresso Book Tours, Netgalley (and its awesome publishers!),  Nikki M. Pill, and Kelly Oram! :)

So that was my fantastic book haul (and other awesome stuff) this week! :D What did you get??
Feel free to leave a link in the comments and I'll check out your IMM, StS, or other mailbox-related post! :D

22 comments:

  1. lots of AWESOMENESS there! after seeing warm bodies i really want to read the book too. enjoy and happy reading :)

    my StS post.

    -michelle

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    1. I agree...I was seriously floored by the awesomeness of my mailbox this week! :D I totally recommend it, the book was awesome! :D

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  2. I nabbed Warm Bodies from NetGalley this week. :D Very excited to read that. Ashes & Ice is supposed to be very good, as is The Sea of Tranquility. Hope you enjoy them all. :D

    Julie@Bookaroo-Ju

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    1. Nice! :D It's a fantastic story! :D Thanks!!! :D I hope you enjoy Warm Bodies!

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  3. I got a copy of When The Stars Threw Down Their Spears at ALA a few weeks ago..and I pretty much squealed when I saw it, too! It's an awesome series! Enjoy!

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    1. *Fangirl high five!* I'm glad I'm not the only one. ;) haha It really is! It's definitely one of my favourites! Thanks, Becky! :D

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  4. I'm happy you got your copy from When the stars...! I can't wait to read Everbound <3 I loved Everneath. Happy reading!

    Haul - Mel@thedailyprophecy.

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    1. Thanks, Mel! :D I can't either! I really loved Everneath, too! Happy Reading to you, too! :D

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  5. Awesome new books! YOu are going to LOVE The Sea of Tranquility. I think just about everyone has been pleasantly surprised by it. I also got Ashes & Ice this week. I hope it's good! Enjoy your new books!!

    My Stacking the Shelves

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    1. Thanks, Ashley! :D I'm glad to hear that!! :D I hope Ashes & Ice is good, too! Hopefully, we'll both like it! :D Thanks!

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  6. Wow, you had a fantastic week! I received a book this week that made me go all fangirly too :) I hope you enjoy it.

    I keep hearing such good things about Warm Bodies, I may need to get a copy. :)

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    1. I really did, Bea! :D It's always awesome to get a book that makes you go all fangirly...I think that's what we all live for. :P haha thank you! I hope I do too...and I'm pretty sure I will! ;D

      You so should! It's fantastic! :D

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  7. Nice selection of books. Kersten Hamilton just emailed me and offered me an eARC of When the Stars Threw Down There Spears. Naturally, I said yes. My new book posts are at Ms. Martin Teaches Media (YA) and Inside of a Dog (Adult). Happy reading!

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    1. Thanks! Yup, she emailed me too. :D I already got my ARC copy though, so I told her I already had a copy, but it was seriously so nice of her to email about it! :D Happy Reading to you, too! :D

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  8. Wow, what a massive haul Ambur! I am so in love with your GoT stuff. I want a sweet mug! How is the shipping from where you bought? I also want the Khal Drogo figurine.

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    1. It was certainly big this week! haha Thanks! I am, too!!! :D You should check it out!!! Maybe you'll find a bunch of stuff you want. They have lots of other fandom stuff. :D

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  9. I seriously loved The Sea of Tranquility!! Enjoy all your books!
    http://lovesbooksreviews.blogspot.com/2013/02/stacking-shelves-38.html

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    1. Glad to hear you loved The Sea of Tranquility! :D Thanks! :D

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  10. Holy books this week, Ambur!! I still need to give Warm Bodies a try ... I'm just not sure what to think yet.

    Enjoy all your books!

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    1. haha I did get quite a bit this week. :P I loved it myself, but it all depends what you'd like.

      Thanks! :D

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  11. So the Goblin Wars trilogy - those books have mostly slid under my radar, but every once in a while I'll read a review that has very positive things to say about it. So I'm definitely curious. I'll have to wait on your review to find out how it fares! Ditto with Brightly Woven because I've been curious about that one, too, and I think it might be one that I'd really enjoy. OH and LOVE the Daenerys figurine!! She doesn't look as fierce as she normally looks, but she does look cute!

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    1. I'm so in love with the Goblin Wars trilogy...it's amazing, and so unique! Plus, the characters are freaking amazing! I'll let you know the final verdict on the last book though. ;) Ya, I'm the same way with Brightly Woven...I think I'll like it, so hopefully I will. :D Agreed! She's definitely cuter than usual, but I really like her. :D

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