Saturday, May 12, 2012

New Shelf Goodies & The Weekly Nutshell {3}

For New Shelf Goodies, I'll be showing you what lovely books I acquired this week, whether from publishers, or the library, or from whatever half-crazed book-buying binge I happened to go on. :D (Inspired by Alea @ Pop Culture Junkie's This Week in Books posts) The Weekly Nutshell will be just week here at Stories & Sweeties, in a nutshell. (inspired by Ginger @ GReads and her recaps at the end of the TGIF posts) Note: This is not a meme, but I'll be hopping around to IMMs, Stack the Shelves, Book Hauls, or whatever other book-loot sharing posts I come across!

Here's the haul for this week:
For review:
Amelia Anne is Dead and Gone by Kat Rosenfield
Amelia Anne is one that I'm already hearing great things about.

The Blessed by Tonya Hurley
This looks so interesting...who is this mysterious Sebastian?

All These Things I've Done by Gabrielle Zevin(my review here)
Because It Is My Blood by Gabrielle Zevin
I was so happily surprised by the package from Macmillan containing a paperback All These Things and an ARC of book 2! I loved All These Things, and am eager to see where Anya's story goes next. Love the new covers and thrilled to have the matching set!

An interesting little nugget of info: if you look at the finished UK cover of The Blessed, it appears to be the same cover model as the new All These Things covers--I'm almost sure of it!

Thanks to Penguin, Hodder, and Macmillan for these lovelies!

The Weekly Nutshell:
{Sunday} Spring Blog Carnival - Fortune Teller's Booth
{Monday} Cover Story: Torn Wing, Asunder, and Falling To Ash
{Tuesday} Review: Pure by Jennifer L. Armentrout
{Tuesday} Shatter Me series news from Tahereh Mafi!
{Wednesday} Waiting on Wednesday: Fathomless by Jackson Pearce
{Thursday} Guest Review: Hollow Pike by James Dawson

Another busy week around here. School is almost out, which amazingly enough means that my eldest is days away from graduation. Wow...just wow. I am, as always, behind of reviews lol---I have reviews of Pyxis, Silence, and Struck in my head and waiting to be written out. Tomorrow is Mother's Day---so happy day to all you Mommies out there!! ♥


  1. I can't wait to see what you think of Amelia Ann is Dead and Gone - I love Kat's writing!

    Happy Mother's Day!

  2. I like how you display your haul :) awesome books!
    Giselle from
    Stacking the Shelves

  3. Amelia Ann looks cool and yay for the new Zevin book! I still have to read the first one, it's sitting patiently on my shelf... but why did they have to change the covers again? *sighs*
    Enjoy your new books!

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  4. I've heard amazing things about All these things I've done I really need to read it ! I love these new covers !
    Happy reading :).

  5. I really want to read All These Things I've Done - can't believe you have the ARC of book 2 already! Really hope you enjoy it :). The Blessed sounds great too - and I agree about the UK cover, it does look like the same model! Great books, happy reading :).

  6. That's what I thought about the BLESSED cover model, too! Actually I've been seeing a few similar covers with this model in the last weeks - a German cover as well, I think. :D

    Happy reading! These all look awesome. :)

  7. Happy Mothers Day! And how cool that Macmillan sent you the first book as well as the ARC of book two! Makes things easier to have both books. Happy reading!

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  8. Great books this week! I've got All These Things I've Done on my shelf, and I can't wait to read it! I also can't wait for your review on Ameila is Dead & Gone! Happy reading!:)

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  9. Wicked awesome haul! I can't wait to read your thoughts!!! Thank you for stopping by!

  10. All these things I've Done sounds really good I've actually had my eye on it for so long! Awesome haul!

  11. OoO I so want to read those books from Gabrielle Zavine! They sound awesome!

  12. Amelia Anne is Dead and Gone looks interesting! I agree too, the model for ATTID & BIIMB does look like she's on the UK version of The Blessed too. It's always interesting to see when that happens!

    Happy reading :)

  13. The second one in the Gabrielle Zevin series is appearing so soon! Week I can't wait to read that! Enjoy!!