Sunday, September 21, 2014

New Shelf Goodies & The Weekly Nutshell {103}

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 on my bookshelves the past two weeks:
The Swap by Megan Shull
Messanger of Fear by Michael Grant (with playing cards)
Illusions of Fate by Kiersten White
The Clockwork Dagger by Beth Cato
Unmade by Sarah Rees Brennan
Lark Rising by Sandra Waugh
The Bodies We Wear by Jeyn Roberts

Many thanks to Harper and Random House for these lovely finished copies!

{Friday}  Cover Story

I was away from the blog for some family time these past few weeks, because I lost my lovely grandpa.  He was 96 years old, such an amazing wonderful man, and I will miss him so incredibly much.   Now I seem to be coming down with a cold, so I'm not sure how much I'll be around this coming week, either. 
Last week I finished Gates of Thread and Stone so review coming up on that one.  I started Firebug and with all that was going on, just couldn't get into it so I've put it aside for now.  I do plan to give it a try another time. Yesterday I started Trial by Fire and I literally have NOT wanted to put it down.  I should be done with it tomorrow so review to come on that one, too! 

Thanks for stopping by, everyone! 


  1. The Bodies We Wear, that got put on my radar yesterday and it looks and sounds so good! Very jealous of that, Trial by Fire didn't win me over, but I've heard great things about Messenger of Fear so far, so good luck and have a great week sweetie! :)

  2. Yay for bunch of gorgeous books :D I do love the covers for Illusions of Fate + Lark Rising. <3 though both books were two star reads for me :( sigh. Hope you like them more. Happy reading Becky. <3 And aw. I'm so so sorry for your loss :( hugs. <3

  3. I'm sorry to hear about your grandpa. Both my grandparents died in their 90's and I miss them terribly because they were such an intricate part of my life. I just picked up Trial By Fire so I'm excited you're enjoying it. Last night I started Origin and then I'll read Opposition to finish the Lux series.

  4. I'm reading Messenger of Fear at the moment and it's brilliant. Hope you enjoy your newbies!

  5. Nice haul of books. I like the cover of the Beth Cato book.

    Grace @ Books of Love

  6. I'm sorry to hear about your grandfather. No matter how long we have with family members, it's never enough. I hope you feel better quickly, too.

    I kept hoping I'd get a finished copy of Illusions of Fate from HarperCollins, but no luck. Can't get 'em all, eh? It's just too pretty, though, so I'm going to have to buy a copy. I only read about Lark Rising earlier this week, but it sounds so good. I'm glad to hear you're loving Trial By Fire!! It was amazing!!

  7. Oh I hope you enjoy Lark Rising! Heard so many good things about it :)

  8. Wonderful books! Illusions of Fate is good, and I've heard Unmade is great too. Hope you enjoy them all!

    Also, I'm so sorry to hear about your grandfather (and that you're not feeling well). My thoughts are with you!

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