Saturday, August 24, 2013

New Shelf Goodies & The Weekly Nutshell {59}

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 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)

Wasn't expecting anything this week, but I got a few unsolicited surprises :) 
 For review:
Loved Every Day, and the POV in this sounds really interesting. 
I'm hearing good things about this one, but I usually shy away from cult books. 
This one has been so hyped up, so I hope it lives up to it!
I love Armentrout's Half-Blood series, but I haven't really gotten into NA as of yet.  I may be passing this on---I know how many big fans she has that would love this!

Thanks to Random House, Harper Teen, & William Morrow for these!

The Weekly Nutshell:
  {Monday} Cover Story
  It seems my blog this week was all about the cover loveliness.   I guess I was all wrapped up in reading Conjured and Between the Devil and the Deep Blue Sea (reviews coming this week).
 Now I need your HELP!! 
These were both dark and eerie, both a bit on the gruesome side and so so serious...anyone have any great recommendations for FUN reads? Something not too heavy or doom-and-gloom, something where I might actually laugh out loud a few times.  I need that right now. Please? :D  


  1. Wait For You is a very good book. I think that as you are a JLA fan that you will like it :)

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  2. I'd love to get Parker's books myself, they look so good.
    Happy reading!

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  3. That is a great group of books. Wait For You and Gated are really good. Happy reading.

    Jenea @ Books Live Forever's Sunday POst

  4. Nice group of books. I hope you enjoy them. Come see what I got this week at Inside of a Dog and Ms. Martin Teaches Media. Happy reading!

  5. I hope you'll like Gated. The beginning was a bit slow, but it got a lot better as the story progressed.
    Also, I'm curious to see what you think of The Beginning of Everything. It has been receiving so much praise.

    As for a light fun read, I'd recommend anything by Miranda Kenneally, Catching Liam by Sophia Bleu (although I'm not sure how you would feel about it since it's an NA, but it's definitely a cute read), Awkward by Marni Bates, anything by Sarah Strohmeyer (those are really FUN! Light and easy to read) or Rachel Harris' My Super Sweet Sixteenth Century. Hope you do manage to find something, Becky! :)


  6. I've started the Beginning of Everything but haven't gotten very far. Two Boys Kissing looks great.

    For a lighter read have you read the Jessica Darling series? The first one is Sloppy Firsts. It is snarky fun.

  7. Ooh great books this week! I've heard really good things about Gated, and a lot of people see to like The Beginning of Everything too. Happy reading! :)

  8. Heard good things about Gated. Wait For You has gotten lots of good reviews. Come visit me as well.

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  9. The Beginning of Everything is fantastic and I'm so looking forward to Two Boys Kissing - I'm just about to start Every Day :)

  10. Yay for surprises! Those are the best! :) I'm hearing a lot about Gated, though I'm hesitant as well. And, as for a fun read, one book that's coming to me is Austenland by Shannon Hale. They just released the movie version of it, which I have not seen, but it's really cute. :) Happy reading!

    Rachel @ Paper Cuts

  11. I've heard great things about The Beginning of Everything and Two Boys Kissing. I hope you enjoy your books!

  12. Ah! You've got some pretty snazzy new reads! I really wanna get a hold of The Beginning of Everything! Happy reading!

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  13. Great minds think alike. :) I just finished The Beginning of Everything today, and I'm very near the end of Gated on audio. Enjoying them both! :) Happy Reading!

  14. Two Boys Kissing and Gated have been getting really good reviews, so I hope you enjoy them. The Beginning of Everything has gotten simply stellar reviews and I love the cover so much <33

    Fantastic haul! <33

  15. Heard a lot of good things about Gated. I hope you enjoy it too.

    Two boys kissing really looks intriguing. Hmnn...

    Happy reading!

    Thoughts and Pens Stacking the Shelves

  16. Oh, lots of awesome :D Hope you'll love The Beginning of Everything :) Excited to read that one.