Sunday, March 23, 2014

New Shelf Goodies & The Weekly Nutshell {82}

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)

New to my shelf this week:
For review:
Boarding school story that intertwines with the Salem Witch Trials. So excited for this!
 I'm a sucker for books about finding old letters or journals..and this involves Old Hollywood!
Curses and magic in a 1930's setting. YES.
A boy who sees another world when he closes his eyes. So curious about this!

Many thanks to Penguin, Disney-Hyperion, and Abrams for these!

The Weekly Nutshell:
{Monday} Review: The Winner's Curse by Marie Rutkoski
{Wednesday} Waiting on Wednesday: Winterspell
{Saturday} Old Books, New Looks : Cover Makeovers!

This week, I read The Taking and really enjoyed it. Now I've started Liv, Forever and Secrets of Lily Graves, both pretty good so far!  I need to unload some books, guys! Oh and actually I got duplicate copies of Otherbound, it's a June release so if anyone has anything fun to trade, just email me! I'm thinking about putting up a trade list soon, but looking for input---where do you like to look for trades?  Goodreads? YABookExchange?  Or should I just post a trade list here? 

Happy reading this week, everyone!


  1. Pretty books. <3 You keep getting all these awesome ARCs :) *Is jealous* I hope you enjoy them all sweetie. <3 Happy reading :)

  2. Everything Leads to You sounds wonderful, and I love the typography on the cover!

  3. I haven't heard of Conversion but I'm a complete sucker for books that take place in a boarding school.

  4. I love how you display your books in your "New Shelf Goodies". Also, I'm excited to see what you think of Everything Leads to You, because the cover looks gorgeous! And the synopsis is even better!

  5. Your new books all sound great. I hope you enjoy them all. Come see what I got at Ms. Martin Teaches Media and Inside of a Dog. Happy reading!

  6. Wow, so many LGBT books! Otherbound!! I really want to read that one. And I'm also curious of Dark Metropolis.
    I'm internatinal so I rarely do book swaps and when I do it's mostly with IRL friends but there are quite a few trade sites (like BookMooch or Paperback Swap) you can join.

  7. I'm currently reading Hold Still by Nina LaCour, I didn't know she had a new book out! You got some great books this week! I can't wait to see what you think of Dark Metropolis :) Enjoy your books!

  8. Dark Metropolis looks great! :) I really like that Other Bound is written by a Dutchie :D Happy reading!

  9. Great haul. Everything Leads to You looks really great, will definitely be on the lookout for that one! I hope you enjoy your books :) My STS.

  10. I can't wait to read my copy of Dark Metropolis and oh yea! Conversion sounds amazing! I just added it to my wishlist....! Happy Reading! Here's my STS if you'd like to stop by.

  11. Everything Leads to You has such a pretty cover!
    My STS

  12. I am really, really excited to read Conversion. Such a cool premise! I can't wait to get my hands on it! :)

  13. I did not realize Conversion had to do with the Salem Witch trials! I'm definitely much more intrigued now. :)

    I've heard fabulous things about Liv, Forever, so I hope you like it, and I'm looking forward to your review, Becky! Have a great week!!