Saturday, August 18, 2012

New Shelf Goodies & The Weekly Nutshell {15}

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 & Tynga's Stacking the Shelves) 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 any other book haul-sharing posts I come across!

So... I had a super happy book week!

For Review:
The Kill Order by James Dashner
Hubby was so happy we got this, he loves this series! I haven't started it yet, but I may start with this prequel!
Catherine by April Lindner
Lindner did such an amazing job with her retelling of Jane Eyre--can't wait to read this one of Wuthering Heights!
Adaptation by Malinda Lo
Super happy dance!! Lo is one of my very favorite authors---SO excited to get this one!
Trinkets by Kirsten Smith
Love the sound of this one---about three girls in a shoplifters anonymous group.
Iron-Hearted Violet by Kelly Barnhill
I adore this cover!! This is actually a duplicate for me so this one is going on my Books to Trade list!
For review (cont.):
The Map of the Sky by Felix J. Palma
This sounds fascinating! War of the worlds, HG Wells, Poe, time travel...very cool!
The Time Traveling Fashionista at the Palace of Marie Antoinette by Bianca Turetsky
The illustrations in here are so pretty! I haven't read book one yet, but I hope to find time for both soon!

Debutantes by Cora Harrison
Gorgeous cover, hope the story is as lovely! Sounds a bit like Little Women set in the 20s, so I'm excited to read it!
Traded for:
Obsidian by Jennifer L. Armentrout
So excited to read this one! I've heard a million rave reviews and I love Armentrout's Half Blood series!

Huge, giddy thanks to Random House, Hatchette, Atria, and to Aylee for the trade!:D

The Weekly Nutshell:
{Monday} Books for Trade (updated list)
{Mondey} Review: The Unnaturalist by Tiffany Trent
{Tuesday} Waiting on Wednesday: Strands of Bronze and Gold
{Thursday} Review: Lucid by P.T. Michelle
{Friday} Cover Story: 5 new gorgeous covers!

Happy reading, all! :D


  1. Wow, you already have "Catherine". I'm a bit nervous about the book because I don't like the original story, but I still want to read it because "Jane" was so good.

    Happy Reading!

  2. OMFG. Catherine AND Adaption? Amazing! I'm really looking forward to both of those and I hope you enjoy them!
    Happy reading! x]

    My Haul

  3. YAAAAY Obsidian :D ! I LOVE the Lux series. I've read the second book Onyx this week and it was so awesome !
    Happy reading :).

  4. Oh by the way if you are interested i'm doing an international giveaway on my blog to celebrate by 2 year blogoversary :D !

  5. Debutantes is really sweet and fun. I hope you enjoy all your books!

  6. All of these look absolutely amazing. Definitely looking forwad to hear what you think of some / most of these. :) Happy reading!

  7. DUDE! Totally forgot THE KILL ORDER came out last week. EEK!

    I loooooved JANE and can't wait to read CATHERINE. I'll be looking for your reviews, missy! :-P

  8. Nice book haul! I had no idea Catherine was out. I still haven't read Jane! Hope Obsidisn lives up to the hype. Enjoy all the books!

  9. Nice. Catherine looks interesting. Come visit me as well.


  10. I am dying to get my hands on a copy of Debutantes....definitely looking forward to that read. I also have been meaning to read Lindner's Jane and I had no idea that Catherine was coming out! Enjoy all of your books!

  11. I was a really big fan of Jane and am DYING with jealousy over your copy of Catherine, ha ha.

    Happy reading :-)

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  12. Hope you enjoy your books and can stop by My StS Post!

  13. Your shelves are so pretty!!

    Awesome group of books. Happy reading ;)

    Jennifer @ Dream Reads

  14. yealous you got iron hearted violet . enjoy all

  15. Great Haul! Debutantes has such a beautiful cover, I'm also looking forward to reading it. Thanks for Sharing!

    My Stacking The Shelves

  16. Glad to hear Obsidian made it to you safe and sound! So jealous that you got Iron Hearted Violet - that one looks so freaking cute!

  17. I've never heard of Iron-Hearted Violet but I've added it to my wishlist because it looks awesome. I haven't heard of The Map of the Sky either. Hope you enjoy them all!

  18. Awesome books! Catherine by April Lindner looks so pretty! I just love that cover.

  19. Amazing haul! I really want to read Obsidian. I feel like everyone has read it except for me. I can't wait to read The Kill Order! I loved The Maze Runner series and I can't wait to read and find out how it all started! Debutantes sounds really good. I think I may have to check that one out. :) Adaptation sounds really good. I'm excited to read it. :)

    Anyway, I hope you enjoy reading your books!

  20. I loved Obsidian! Hope you enjoy it :). And love the sound of Catherine and Adaptation, they both sound awesome! And really like the cover of Catherine, it really stands out for me. Happy reading! :)

  21. *falls over*

    You got Adaptation! I want to read that soooooooo badly. Can't wait to see what you think of it.

  22. Out of all the amazing books you got, Iron-Hearted Violet by Kelly Barnhill is my favorite. I can't wait to read that one. The cover is adorable.

    Happy reading!