Saturday, September 8, 2012

New Shelf Goodies & The Weekly Nutshell {17}

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!

Here's what I got this week:
For Review:
Yesterday by C.K. Kelly Martin
Haven't heard much about this..looks interesting, though!
Shadowfell by Juliet Marillier
Have heard so many fantastic things about this author!
Hanging by a Thread by Sophie Littlefield
Just what I've been looking for: Creepy. Mystery. Stand-alone.
Unspoken by Sarah Rees Brennan
Been anticipating this one for ages!
Foretold: 14 Tales of Prophecy and Prediction
Anthology feat. Carrie Ryan, Laini Taylor, Lisa McMann, Malinda Lo, and others!

For review (cont.)
Island of Doom (Hunchback Assignments #4) by Arthur Slade
Might try this series out---I've been loving steampunk lately!
Beyond by Graham McNamee
All of this author's book looks so creepy... this one included!

(Thanks so much to Random House for all of these!)

Traded for/Gifted:

Keeper of Lost Cities by Shannon Messenger (signed)
The Locket by Stacey Jay
(Thank you so much, Rebecca!)

New On My Nook:

Awry by Chelsea Fine
Just finished book one and immediately grabbed book two---really enjoying this series!

The Art of Disappearing by Elena Perez
I've been kind of veering away from ebooks lately, but this was pitched to me and sounded really interesting! Thanks, Elena!

The Weekly Nutshell:
{Tuesday} Amy's View: Fathomless by Jackson Pearce
{Wednesday} Waiting on Wednesday: The Mad Scientist's Daughter by Cassandra Rose Clarke
{Thursday} Book Trailers: Hidden, Ten, & an inside look at Breathe
{Friday} Becky's View: The Diviners by Libba Bray

Have a great week, everyone! :D


  1. Fortetold looks beautiful! Happy reading!

  2. thank you so much for the birthday wishes :)

    Ohhh you got great books this week ! I can't wait to read Unspoken I have already pre ordered it on my kindle !
    Oh you got Foretold too :). I have just read Richelle Mead's novella this morning.

  3. Wow awesome haul, Miss Becky! I loved The Locket so much and I heard so many good things about Shadowfell. Hope you have fun reading your books!

    Chel @ The Procrastinator's Corner

  4. You have some amazing books this week! Shadowfell and Keper of Lost Cities both look really good. Happy reading!

    Debz @ Debz Bookshelf

  5. All of these books look great, especially Unspoken. Can't wait to hear your thoughts on it as I have been looking forward to it as well. Enjoy all your books!

  6. I finished Unspoken a few days ago and I completely loved it. I hope you enjoyed it as much as I did!

  7. Yesterday and Unspoken look so good...Unspoken is book 2 , right? I need to look into that series!

    My Added to the Bookshelf post!

    ♥ Melissa @ Melissa's Eclectic Bookshelf

  8. What a great week in books!! I'm also really antsy to read Unspoken-looking forward to seeing what you think about it! Thanks for sharing!

    My Stacking the Shelves

  9. Becky, I love the way you display your books!!!! So beautiful! Great haul! Have a great week!

  10. Nice haul! Looking forward to seeing what you think about Unspoken, as I'm seeing it pop up all over the place lately. Enjoy!

    Here are my books.

  11. I love the cover for The Art of Disappearing! Happy reading :)

  12. Ooohh!! Nice haul! :)
    Happy reading!
    My StS!!

  13. Oooooh, Unspoken! I can't wait to read that one. Shadowspell looks awesome too, I keep hearing loads of good things. Happy reading :).

  14. Yay! I'm so glad we both got Unspoken. I wasn't expecting to see it pop up on so many blogs but it really has. I think Foretold looks like a fun collection of stories too. Hope you enjoy them all!

  15. Oohh so many pretty hardcovers! All 5 of the first books you showed are on my TBR. Can't wait for your reviews on them. :)
    Happy reading! ^__^

    My Haul

  16. Yay for getting Unspoken you HAVE to read it! It's fantastic!! I've been leaning more towards ebooks lately lol

    Here's what I got this week!

  17. Foretold has the Rose and Dimitri story! Eeek! I can't wait to read that one! The Art of Disappearing has a cool cover! :)