Saturday, May 19, 2012

New Shelf Goodies & The Weekly Nutshell {4}

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, Stacking the Shelves, Book Hauls, or whatever other book-loot sharing posts I come across!

This week's bookish goodness:
For review:
Stunning by Sara Shephard
I don't read this series, so I'll be featuring this one with a giveaway soon!
Darkness Before Dawn by J.A. London
Excited read this--haven't delved into the world of vamps for awhile, so we'll see how it goes!
Blackwatch by Jenna Burtenshaw
I've heard book one of this was good---will have to track down a copy so I can start this series!

Gilt by Katherine Longshore
I was thrilled to have the launch for this book happening so close to my hometown! :D Check back later this week for a recap of the event!

For giveaway:
Tiger's Curse by Collen Houck

Many thanks to Harper Collins & Sterling!

New on my Nook!
Anathema by K.A. Tucker
This is currently free for Kindle & Nook, and came very highly recommended by Mindy@ Magical Urban Fantasy Reads!

The Weekly Nutshell:
{Monday} Review: Perception by Kim Harrington
{Tuesday} Waiting on Wednesday: Mystic City by Theo Lawrence
{Friday} Guest Review: Until I Die by Amy Plum

With all the end-of-school-year distractions, I'm afraid my blog was a little neglected this week! And I feel like I have been reading sooooo slow. :( Still, I'm enjoying what I read, so I guess that's what counts. Check back in tomorrow---I'll be featuring the paperback release of Tiger's Curse with a giveaway and a very special Sweetness on Sunday featuring Ren's cookie recipe from Colleen Houck!


  1. I'm the same with school, reading slow and neglecting the blog! :( I felt so guilty in the past two weeks but well.. school comes first, unfortunately.

    I've only read one of Sara Shepard's book which is not part of this series but that was pretty good!

    My haul for this week

  2. I really need to pre-order a copy of DARKNESS BEFORE DAWN soon, because I'm dying to read it even though I know that it'll take a while until I'll actually get to it thanks to my review pile. :( Also definitely want to read GILT which sounds awesome. Happy reading! :)

  3. This is my first time seeing Anathema, and I think the cover is really interesting! I need to check it out soon! Gilt and Darkness Before Dawn seem amazing! I'll be looking forward to the recap of Gilt event. :) Happy reading, Becky! :)

    Thank you for stopping bymy haul this week! <3

  4. You always get the best books! Gilt and Darkness before Dawn look awesome! :)
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  5. Ohhh Blackwatch is one I've not heard about it and I'm adding this to my list! Love your goodies this week. Happy Reading!

  6. i'd love to read the tiger's curse! enjoy!

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  7. Never heard of Blackwatch- it sounds very interesting! I hope you enjoy your books!

  8. I've never heard anything about Blackwatch but it sounds awesome :D I just added it to my TBR thanks to you :p. I love the cover as well !
    I bought Tiger's curse last year I really need to read it this summer. The harcover copy is stunning.
    Happy reading !

  9. I've heard fantastic things about Gilt.
    Also, that cover is TO DIE.

  10. Darkness Before Dawn Looks really good, Ive just ordered this one myself for when its released!

  11. Amazing haul Becky :) !! Tiger's Curse is awesome, I absolutely love this series ! Darkness Before Dawn sounds great and I look forward to know what you think of it .. Happy reading :) !!

  12. Wonderful books this week! I really liked Darkness Before Dawn & I hope you do too!
    I can't wait for the Stunning giveaway, even though I'm only on book 4 in the PLL series.
    Happy reading!

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  13. Great books this week!! I'm so curious about Glit, everyone's talking about it lately!

    Surprisingly, even though I'm swamped in this class (I don't get a summer break, boooo!) I've been reading more lol!

    Check out what I got this week here!

  14. Lots of fab books! Darkness Before Dawn and Blackwatch both sounds amazing, hope you enjoy them! Happy reading :).