Saturday, July 19, 2014

New Shelf Goodies & The Weekly Nutshell {95}

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)

Some lovely stuff came through my mailbox this week...
 For review:
Made For You by Melissa Marr
I've ended up with two of these, so I'll be passing one on to...
Stone Cold Touch by Jennifer L. Armentrout
Interesting! I almost dismissed this because it looked like a NA (I haven't gotten into those) but it turns out it YA! I'll have to track down book 1 now!
The Young Elites by Marie Lu 
Oh this looks Gooooood.
Stranger by Rachel Manija Brown & Sherwood Smith
So intrigued by this one! Have you read the description yet? If not, do!
Atlantia by Ally Condie
This one was a surprise, but I'm excited! Will be interesting to see Ally Condie take on a this underwater world!

Many thanks to Goldberg McDuffie, Harper Teen, Harlequin Teen, and Penguin for these! 

The Weekly Nutshell:
{Thursday} Review: Strange and Ever After by Susan Dennard

This week I finished up Dream Boy, which was such a fun read---I'll be reviewing it this week. Now I'm reading Kiss of Deception, which I am loving so far.   The main She had me rooting for her after the very first chapter. Hopefully it holds up its fantastic pace and tension.  I've set aside My Last Kiss for now; maybe it's just not the right time for it or maybe it wasn't for me...not ready to officially DNF it just yet. I just couldn't get into it.  Other than that, things are pretty low key in life right now LOL. It's a bit nice, for once.  :)

Have a great week, everyone! Happy reading! 


  1. Can't wait for Stone Cold Touch, I've already pre ordered it. I thought the first book was gargoyles/demons meets National Treasure so I hope you like it.

  2. You got some excellent books this week. I hope you love all of your new books.


  3. ChristinaBookAddictJuly 20, 2014 at 6:34 AM

    Ohhh! Isla!! I can't wait to read that one. I bought Kiss of Deception recently…can't wait to start that one as well. I am also intrigued by Atlantia. Enjoy all of your books!

  4. I'm so jealous of your ARC's *_* pets screen.

    My new pretties :)

  5. Wow! I want to read all of your new books. I hope you enjoy them. Come see what I got at Ms. Martin Teaches Media and Inside of a Dog. Happy reading!

  6. Ahh, you had such a good week! ISLAAAA! Ooh, and The Young Elites and Atlantia! I'm super excited for those. :) Can't wait to see Marie Lu and Ally Condie do new stuff! Have a wonderful week Becky!!

  7. Liz @ Planet PrintJuly 21, 2014 at 5:07 AM

    Isla! Ooh, soo jealous :P. Can't wait to hear what you think of it. Love the sound of The Young Elites as well. Happy reading! :)

  8. Oh, I hate you a little. <3 SOBS. So jealous! THE YOUNG ELITES! I waaaant it. Gorgeous. And print ARC of Made For You :D Prettyyy. Atlantia too. Ack. Happy reading sweetie. <3 I Hope you will love them all :) Pfff. The Kiss of Deception.. good luck :) I did not like it much :(

  9. ahhh! You got isla!!!! nice

    Happy reading!

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  10. The young elites, nice! Happy reading :D