Sunday, April 27, 2014

New Shelf Goodies & The Weekly Nutshell {86}

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)

The lovely haul this week: 
For review: 
Read this one last year, so I'll be giving this away close to the release of the next book in July!
Need to get cracking on this series, it looks really good!
YES, excited about this one!
One of my fave covers of the year! Plus, time travel, steampunk, clockwork dragons???
Girl who is half-dragon must reclaim her throne. This sounds awesome. 
Spies, pre-WWII, mistaken identities---sounds fun!

 I also won this awesome Violet Hour prize back with a copy of the book, a Vision Crest mug (which has to do with the story), hair chalk, a Sex Pistols tee, and a $25 BN gift card! 

Many thanks to HMH books, Flux, and Simon & Schuster for all this fun stuff!!

The Weekly Nutshell: 
{Monday} Cover Story

This week I'm reading Don't You Forget About Me and it is so bizarre from the get-go! Enjoying it now that I've wrapped my head around what's going on! LOL  I'm liking Kate Karyus Quinn's writing style, it reminds me a little of Alice Hoffman, whose books I love. Also planning to start Flights and Chimes this week---guys, I am SO excited to dive into this one. It looks so fun.
Hope everyone had a great week!


  1. I agree, Flights and Chimes and Mysterious Times has a gorgeous cover <3 What a fun prize packet, congrats on winning and happy reading!

  2. Ack! I am jealous. Cannot wait to get my pre-ordered copy of Flights and Chimes and Mysterious Times. <3 It looks SO CUTE. Excited for your review; fingers crossed you will love it :) Lots of awesome books this week. <3 I hope you will enjoy everything :)

  3. Flights and Chimes and Mysterious Times has a beautiful cover, oh my lordy, it's so gorgeous! Also, A Creature of Moonlight has peeked my interest, so I'll be checking that out soon :)

  4. Great books this week and great comp win!! I really enjoyed Kate Karyus Quinn's debut -all sorts of strange but in a good way! and I'm really looking forward to reading her new one!

  5. how awesome is it to win stuff. That is an awesome prize package you got this week. I hope you enjoy all your books.

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  6. I just finished Dorothy Must Die and today I'm starting Rebel Belle. I'm also doing a reread of the Sweet series in preparation for Sweet Reckoning being released on Tuesday. I want to start it as soon as a pre order arrives.

  7. I enjoyed A Creature of Moonlight. I just cleaned off my YA TBR shelves and decided to donate Linked to my HS Media Center. It has been sitting and I don't know when I'd get a chance to read it. That way, my students can enjoy it and it will be available if I can ever find time to read it. Come see what I got this week at Ms. Martin Teaches Media and Inside of a Dog. Happy reading!

  8. Ah! What a great week! I've not heard of Flights and Chimes and Mysterious Times but between the cover and the synopsis, I'm quite excited now! :D And I'm so excited to read A Creature of Moonlight--I need to get on that, actually! Have a great week Becky!

  9. Oh, these all look so good! Hope you enjoy your haul! Here's ours if you'd like to see them: BiblioJunkies Happy reading! ~ Bel

  10. chantress academy looks awesome! I can't wait to read it too.

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