Sunday, July 27, 2014

New Shelf Goodies & The Weekly Nutshell {96}

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)

Traded for:
Been wanting to try this author and I love the sound of this one!
This looks really creepy! Might save it for closer to Halloween!

For review:
Gahhh! One of my most anticipated reads of the Fall!
Hearing good and spooky things about this one, so I'm excited to be reading it next!
This sounds incredibly fun---part Prince and Pauper, part Arabian Knights. 
This came to me in a book-movie promo pack, which also included a special edition paperback copy and a really cool behind-the-scenes movie companion book. I'll be giving those away this week so watch out for that!

Many thanks to Harper, Tor, & Random House for the review books!

The Weekly Nutshell: 
{Monday} Meet You on Monday: Adaptations
{Thursday} Review: Dream Boy by Mary Crockett & Madelyn Rosenberg

Lots of things going on this past week, fun little day trips as summer vacation comes to a close, beach, movie days---somebody please tell me why I always get stuck near the noisy annoying people in the theatre---oh and my wedding anniversary ;) ♥ 
Consequently, I've been reading super slow, but I'm so close to finishing Kiss of Deception and, guys, I can't tell you how much I am loving this book. I know it's getting mixed reviews but I'm just one of those people who it is just truly taken by this story and the way it's written.  So, I'm kind glad to be taking my time with it and savoring a bit.  I'll also be reading Unwept this week---hearing mixed things about this too, so I'm keeping my expectations mediocre and maybe I'll be pleasantly surprised! :D 

Have a great week, everyone! 



  1. stray is also one of my most anticipated reads. hopefully we both end up liking it. happy reading becky :)


  2. Nice looking assortment of books. I enjoyed The Kiss of Deception too. I'm still in lazy summer mode for another week. Then things start getting busy in the run up to a new school year. Come see what I got at Inside of a Dog and Ms. Martin Teaches Media. Happy reading!

  3. Fire Wish is one I'm intrigued about. Also, I see you're reading The Kiss of Deception. LOVED! Hope you enjoy all of your book!

    SP & STS
    Sandy @ Somewhere Only We Know

  4. I have Kiss Of Deception checked out from the library so hopefully soon but my next read is Attachments by Rainbow Rowell.

  5. Stray is one of my most anticipated reads that I'm looking forward to. The Girl from the Well sounds creepy. Excellent haul. Thanks for visiting me earlier.


  6. Oh. So many gorgeous books. <3 Ack. Print ARC of Stray :D I think that book looks so pretty, hih. Happy reading sweetie. <3 I really hope you will enjoy all of these books :) Beach? Ack. Jealous :D SOBS. I'm sad you are loving The Kiss of Deception, lol, as I did not :p Sigh. But still. Excited for your review :D

  7. Ooh, yay! You're loving The Kiss of Deception! :D I liked Unwept. It's definitely moody and creepy.

    I hope you're enjoying the end of the summer! I haven't been able to do that this year, but we're going on vacation (right under the wire!) next week, and since I'll be freeeee, I guess the fall can be my summer. :) Aw, and happy anniversary!!

  8. Sounds like you've been busy, but the fun kind of busy! And I'm glad hear you're enjoying Kiss of Deception, I ended up quite enjoying it (here's my review if you're interested!)
    Great haul this week! I love the cover of One Past Midnight, and I'm interested in Fire Wish. Have an awesome week!

    Cyn @ Bookmunchies

  9. Ohh some amazing books you got there!! And YES for Kiss of Deception! I LOVED it so so much - it's such an fantastic book!
    I'm looking forward to hear what you are going to say about Unwept. I love the Hickman's from their Fantasy work

  10. I LOVED Stray! :D The fire wish sounds great. Happy reading.

  11. Great haul this week! I adore the movie tie in cover for The Maze Runner, it's a lot nicer than the one I have now. I still haven't started the series though, really need to hurry up and do that before the movie comes out. Stray is one I plan to read very soon, I love the look of that one. I hope you enjoy all of your books this week :) Here's my STS.

  12. Fabulous books! Love the new cover for The Maze Runner.

    Ugh, I always get stuck near the talkative people (or worse, the shrieking teenage girls) at the movie theater. You'd think people would actually watch the movie, considering they're paying for it!

    Hope you had a lovely anniversary! :D