July 13, 2012

Stacking The Shelves #9


Welcome to my Stacking the Shelves and Showcase Sunday post!
Stacking The Shelves is hosted by Tynga over at Tynga’s Reviews
and The Sunday Post is hosted by Kim over at
Kimba The Caffeinated Book Reviewer,
where we showcase the books we got for the week
and recap what happened on the blog this week!

Head on over for more details on how to join!


So this past weekend, I celebrated my birthday!
After mucho complaining and huffing and puffing, I got:

Yes!  A small camera!  Finally…

My husband constantly buys these crazy huge cameras with the crazy lenses…

All I wanted was a camera that didn’t make us look like tourists!

I’ve also got a new bookcase on the way…so those pics are to come!

On top of getting this awesome camera *grin*, I also ended up getting this

at my birthday party thrown by my totally awesome friends…

Oh yes…that’s my foot!  I broke a bone in my foot, and am in a lovely cast…

It’s all good though…it’s a birthday that I won’t forget   >.<

Alright, alright…birthday festivities aside…on to the books!

Click the titles for Goodreads links, and leave a link to your post :)

What we got this week…

For Review:

Junk-Box Jewelry – Sarah Drew
Finished Copy of Waking Storms – Sarah Porter
(Big thank you to Allan Thomas & Son)

Spark by Brigid Kemmerer (2nd copy we received so expect a giveaway)
(Thank you Kensington Books!)
Blood Moon by Alyxandra Harvey (Thank you Penguin Canada)

Stormdancer by Jay Kristoff  (Thank you St. Martin Press US!)
 Eve & Adam by Katherine Applegate & Michael Grant 
(Huge thank you to Raincost Books)
Totally squeed when these 2 showed up on my doorstep!


The Brides of Rollrock Island by Margo Lanagan
All You Never Wanted by Adele Griffin
Thank you to Random House


Midnight City (The Conquered Earth #1 – by J. Barton Mitchell
(Thank you St. Martin’s Press!)
Breathe by Sarah Crossan (Thank you Harper Collins!)


Painted Blind by Michelle A. Hansen (Tour stop TBA)


Lonely Souls swag pack from Karice Bolton for participating in her tour!
Such an awesome swag pack!  Bookmarks, Tote, Soaps…ahhh!  Awesomesauce!

What happened on the blog this week!

(Click the link for the post)


The Forsaken (The Forsaken #1) by Lisa M. Stasse Book Trailer


Blog Tour: Riser by Becca C. Smith – Guest Post with Excerpt


Review of Monument 14 by Emmy Laybourne


Waiting On Wednesday: Gates of Paradise (Blue Bloods #7) by Melissa de la Cruz
Blog Tour: Lonely Souls (The Witch Avenue Series, #1) by Karice Bolton – Review with Giveaway


Cover Reveal: Traitor (Bridger #2) by Megan Curd
Review of Earthseed (The Seed Trilogy) by Pamela Sargent


Review of Lies Beneath by Anne Greenwood Brown


Stacking The Shelves #9
While you’re here why not check out our various giveaways
happening on the side bar!

What did you get this week? Feel free to leave your
links in the comments!


  1. Amanda

    Awesome haul this week!! Enjoy all the goodies this week!!

  2. Ashley

    Ahhhh!! I’m so jealous of Eve & Adam and Breathe! I’m absolutely DYING to read those two books! I hope you love them both and that they don’t disappoint! I can’t wait to read your reviews. :)

    My Stacking the Shelves

  3. Shelley

    I agree with Ashley! I’m shocked I don’t have them by now! Excellent haul! Enjoy your reading!

  4. Grace Fonseca

    Yay. For the new camera. Sorry about your foot. Still waiting to see if I get Breathe.


  5. Ali

    So jealous of Spark!! Hope you enjoy all your books, looks like you got some great ones!!

  6. You got so many amazing books! :) I got Breathe a few weeks ago that I won, and then I’m super jealous of Eve and Adam, Stormdancer, and Spark! I’m sorry about your broken foot though! Yes, it DEFINITELY will be a birthday you’ll never forget ;)

    Check out my Stacking the Shelves!

  7. luna

    I SO want to read Stormdancer – I hope it’s awesome.

  8. Lisa N.

    You have a huge haul with great books! I hope your feet is going to be better! I’m excited for Eve & Adam. Enjoy reading! :)


    Lisa @ Shatterbooks

  9. Tabitha S.

    SO many great books. I haven’t read the first book in the Elemental series, but Spark looks great!

    Hope you enjoy all your books this week.

  10. Veronica Morfi

    I always wanted to get one of the huge cameras, cause we always get the small ones. Besides the broken bone it seems like you had a great week. I love some of your new arrivals. Especially Stormdancer, I really want this book.

  11. ReadingPenguin

    Wow, great bunch of books there! I’m really in love with the cover of Eve and Adam…and Stormdancer, I want that one too.

    My StS

  12. Janina

    Spark was AMAZING :D So hope you like it! I think Gabriel is now my new fave! And Blood moon looks amazng!
    Awesome haul and I hope you enjoy all!

    My Haul :)

  13. Kyra

    I’m sorry about your foot! Hope it gets better soon! You got an AMAZING haul! I SOOOO badly want Breathe and Spark!

    Enjoy all your books! :)


  14. So jealous about Stormdancer! You got some great books and extras this week. Have fun with your new camera!

  15. Milka

    Oh, a cast, that suck, I had my feet in one two summers ago when I broke my ankle.
    But a great haul, and a nice looking camera! I hope you enjoy these all, and happy belated birthday :)
    And thanks for stopping by at my blog!

  16. Kate

    Great haul, so many books I want to read! my Stacking the shelves and Giveaway

  17. Ahh lucky Eve and Adam! Raincoast ran out of ARCs so I just have an ePub :D I’m sooo excited to read it! Happy reading you guys!

    Giselle from
    Stacking the Shelves

  18. I got Painted Blind, and Breathe last week…but I got all that awesome stuff from Karice this week! She rocks hardcore :)

  19. kah_cherub

    Ow. That bone looks painful. LOL. At least you’ll have a lot of reading to do.

  20. Crystal

    So sorry about your poor foot!! Make sure to grab all these awesome books and keep them within reach =) I hope you are up and about soon =)

  21. Wonderful Haul this week! I love the cover of Stormdancer!!! Enjoy your reading and by the way, “Happy birthday!!!!” :)

  22. Shannon (aka Readergirl)

    Wow, some great books in your list there! You will LOVE Spark. It was awesome.

  23. Awesome haul! I really want to read Stormdancer. Sorry to hear about your foot- best wishes for a speedy recovery!

    Thanks for stopping by!

  24. manda-rae

    Ooh, Eve and Adam. I want to read that one. Sorry about your foot; hope you’re doing okay!

    Thanks for visiting my haul.

  25. Paige

    I hope you enjoy Eve & Adam I really did. Here’s my IMM =)

    ~Paige @ Comfort Books

  26. Maria @ Fantasy's Ink

    Waking Storms and Eve and Adam look so good! And I can’t wait to get my hands on a copy of Stromdancer! Happy reading! :)

    My Haul

  27. Happy belated birthday and OMG you broke your foot!?! ACK. Hope you’re okay! Maybe this means you have more time to sit around and read all those lovely books! :)

    Thanks for stopping by and hope you get better soon!

    Michele | Stacking the Shelves

  28. First Happy Birthday!

    Great books this week though! I can’t wait to read Eve and Adam, Breathe, and Stormdancer! Hope you enjoy all of your books!

    Traci @ The Reading Geek

  29. Sara M

    Great haul this week! I haven’t heard of a number of the titles you received and they intrigue me, so I look forward to your reviews.

  30. Kim

    Wow, incredibly jealous of your haul this week! Especially the camera haha x) But I seriously can’t wait to read Eve & Adam and Stormdancer! They sound AMAZING! Looking forward to your reviews of both : ) Hope you enjoy everything and thanks for stopping by!

  31. Natalia Belikov

    What a wonderful haul sweetheart! =DDDDEnjoy all of your books and kyaaa!! Spark! Im reading Storm this week =9

    Happy reading my dear ^.^

  32. Aylee

    Happy birthday! Too bad about the foot, but at least you got some great books. I’m especially curious about Eve and Adam! Thanks for commenting on my book haul post!

  33. you got a buch of reallly good looking books this week! i want to read waking storm. and im sorry about your foot! that totally sucks!

  34. OMG Happy Belated Birthday!!! Total FAIL on my part for not realizing this!!! I will make it up to you PROMISE! You did get some super awesome books this week though.I totally need Waking Storms and Storm Dancer looks awesome. If you get e moment here is MY WOW

  35. Tynga

    I broke my fair share of bones as well (9 to be exact!) so I totally know how much it sucks. Hope you feel better soon!

  36. Kari Po-Ku

    Fantaaastic haul! So, you got Stormdancer and Eve and Adam? You already. Haha! Lol. I’m so excited to read them. Hope you enjoy them all, happy reading! Thanks for dropping by! :D

  37. MoniqueReads

    The broken foot looks painful but cool x-ray.

    You have a great haul this week. Happy reading.

    Thanks for stopping by.

  38. Jenea Whittington

    Wow, you got some great books. I want to read Eve and Adam so badly. Have a great week.

    Jenea @ Books Live Forever

  39. Dani C.

    Awesome haul this week! Love the camera but I am sorry about your foot!

    Happy Reading,

  40. Ouch, sorry to hear about your foot. :( But happy birthday! Junk box jewelry looks interesting, I may check that one out myself. Happy reading!

  41. The Brides of Rollrock Island has been added to my TBR list. I LOVE the sound of it. I hope you enjoy it, too. Thanks for sharing!

  42. Ange (Libby Blog)

    Spark and eve&adam look so good! Great books! Thx for stopping by Libby Blog!

  43. brandileigh2003

    Nice camera, and sorry my broken foot sister. We’ll heal up soon.
    Happy reading!
    Brandi from Blkosiner’s Book Blog

  44. Aaah! You got an ARC of Eve and Adam! I’m more jealous of that than of the camera! :D Well, I hope you enjoy all of your fantastic books!

  45. Lettie

    Lovely camera but hope your foot heals quickly!
    Great haul- especially Spark, Stormdancer and Eve and Adam which all sound awesome!
    Have a great week :)

  46. Cassie F.

    Um. Eve and Adam?! STORMDANCER!! *makes grabby hands*

    I am so very jealous! You had an awesome week!

    Anyway, thanks for stopping by my blog. Happy reading! *goes off and seethes in jealousy* lol

  47. Happy belated birthday! I’m sorry you broke your foot though. Looks like you got some really great books! Happy reading & thanks for stopping by my blog! =)

  48. Jenn@OwlReadIt

    I just read Eve and Adam yesterday, it was so good!! I hope you enjoy it too!

    I’m totally jealous of Breathe! That’s one I’ve been dying to read!

    I hope you enjoy all your new books! Happy reading!

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