Sunday, October 5, 2014

New Shelf Goodies & The Weekly Nutshell {105}

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)

 Lots of fun surprises on my doorstep this week!
I've been dying to get my hands on this one!

From publishers

Many thanks to Macmillian for the review copies and to Simon & Schuster and Harper Collins for the gorgeous finished copies!!  

The weekly nutshell:
{Tuesday} What's New October YA Releases & Giveaway
{Wednesday} The Fall Blog Tour Review + Giveaway 
{Friday} Review: Gates of Thread and Stone

LOL, this post was suppose to be up way earlier. I got distracted looking at Gail Carriger's site and twitter and her awesome vintage fashion. And then I had to preorder her new Finishing School book---totally forgot I was in the middle of writing this post! :D  Darn internet---so distracting. 
So this week was so blessedly calm. Yay again for October at last. ;) I finished reading Illusions of Fate, breezed through Chasing Power (loved it, Sarah Beth Durst never lets me down! :D) and I'm deciding between starting The Opal Crown, Blackfin Sky, Winterspell, or Cure for Dreaming.  Any votes??  

 Have a great week, everyone!


  1. Ohhh my gosh! You have In A Handful of Dust?! YESSSS. That on looks amazing and after the first, I am just so so freakishly excited for it! ^-^ I hope it's as good as I've mentally hyped myself up for it. xD haha! My Stacking the Shelves!

  2. ChristinaBookAddictOctober 5, 2014 at 4:59 AM

    Awesome books! I also got Black Ice and am looking forward to starting that one. I am hoping to read Cure for Dreaming this coming week, so I vote you read that book next…sounds perfect for the month of Halloween!

  3. Well, I haven't read any of your choices but I would say Winterspell for the cover alone.

  4. Awesome haul of books this week. I hope you love all the new goodies you got this week.

    Grace @ Books of Love

  5. I am SO JEALOUS of you getting finished copies from HarperCollins. <3 sobs. Wishing I lived in America, hiiih. But anyway. Lots of gorgeous :D I did love The Fall & Stray, like you also did, hih. <3 READ WINTERSPELL. And then The Cure for Dreaming. Both are PEEERFECT. <3 And yay for Macmillan ARCs :D So excited for those books. <3 happy reading Becky :)

  6. I finished Black Ice this week and it was really good! Great haul!

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  7. I LOVED Not a drop to drink & In a handful of dust. Great dystopian books :) Happy reading! I really want to read Winterspell, but I finished The cure for dreaming today and I highly recommend it. Perfect book for October!

  8. Hahaha, the internet really can be so distracting! I do that all the time when I'm writing posts. :) YAY you got Storm Siren! I hope you loooove it! I love nothing more than getting finished copies from HarperCollins. They're so preetty and they make my shelves prettier. :)

  9. Just found this blog and I love it! I love cupcakes too! I vote for Blackfin Sky! I am going off of an amazing title, cover and summary only as I have never read it! But I think I will now!

  10. Awesome new additions to your shelves!! I really loved Storm Siren! It was different and had a strong MC and it wasn't all about romance. :)

  11. I'm excited to read both Black Ice and The Fall. I've heard great things about Not a Drop to Drink, but I just don't think it is the book for me. I may give it a try still...sometime. Great haul this week. Happy reading!