Sunday, March 30, 2014

New Shelf Goodies & The Weekly Nutshell {83}

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 goodies for the week:
This one came so highly recommended by Leanna of Daisy Chain Books, I just had to get myself a copy!
 One of my favorite authors takes on Irish legend...this was a must-buy for me!

For review: 
Super-happy-dance!!  Born of Illusion was one of my faves of 2013, so excited for this sequel!
This looks really cool...about a girl who is an oracle!
This will be my first Morgan Matson book and I can't wait to read it!
The cover of this makes me think of The Secret of Nimh. And the illustrations inside...this is going to be gorgeous as a finished copy!

Many thanks to Harper Teen, Soho Teen, and Simon Schuster for the review copies!

The Weekly Nutshell:
{Tuesday} Waiting on Wednesday: The Crystal Heart
{Wednesday} Review: The Taking by Kimberly Derting
{Thursday} MG Steampunk Giveaway: The Mark of the Dragonfly
{Friday} The Secrets of Lily Graves by Sarah Strohmeyer

Wow where did that week go?  This week I was reading After the End, and I haven't pinpointed what it is about this book, but I can't seem to put it down!  I got drawn away from Liv Forever because of a few deadlines, but I actually can't wait to get back to it.  And guys, the cupcake end of this blog has definitely gone neglected for a while, but there are a few flavors I have been dying to put together, so hopefully you'll see some yumminess on this blog again soon! 

Happy reading, everyone! :D


  1. A lot of people seem to love Morgan Matson's books, so I hope this first book works out for you :D Ask me sounds very interesting, happy reading!

  2. I'm so excited for you to read Tempus, Becky. I hope you enjoy it! I can't wait to read the new Morgan Matson. It doesn't release over here until late July - but I can't wait that long! I'll be ordering a US copy!

  3. Some seriously gorgeous covers here, happy reading! I love your shelves too, they're so well organised.

    ★ Under The Mountain is Un-Stacking Her Shelves ★

  4. I've had a copy of Born of Deception for a while, but I haven't read the first book yet! I beta read See Me. It was just ok for me, but people seem to be liking it so enjoy! And you got Ask Me, too! Thanks for stopping by <a href=">The Cover Contessa</a>

  5. been hearing mixed reviews on see me. Curious to see what you think of it since I got it as well. you got some books that are new to me

  6. I've never heard of Tempus and Ask Me, just added them to my to-read list. Thanks for always introducing me to new books to look out for :)

  7. Ohh, print edition of Born of Deception :D Jealous. <3 (Though I do have it via Edelweiss, hih) Anyway. Lots of awesome this week :D I hope you enjoy everything. <3 Happy reading :)

  8. I'm really looking forward to Since You've Been Gone! Yes, more cupcakes!! Hope you have an awesome week (:

    Cyn @ Bookmunchies

  9. The Weekly Nutshell? I love it. Cute! Clever! Original. :)

  10. Lots of goodies that sound awesome! Happy Reading! Here's my STS if you'd like to stop by.

  11. The covers on all these books are just amazing. I want to check out Born of Illusion, it is moving up on my TBR now.

  12. Since You've Been Gone. I cannot wait to read that one! I've been meaning to read Born of Illusion. I have it on my Kindle and I've heard great things. Great haul this week! (And I would love to look at some yummy cupcake recipes!)

  13. Ooh, you got Born of Deception! I know you really wanted it!! :D I haven't heard of See Me, but it looks really good. I love Irish things! And yes! Cupcakes, cupcakes! I read one of your older ones (chai, I think?) and, while I haven't made them yet, they sound AMAZING. Have a great week Becky!