Sunday, February 15, 2015

New Shelf Goodies & The Weekly Nutshell {117}

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)

I'm so late posting this---it's been a crazy week. :(  I got some really great stuff this week, though, so I didn't want them to miss their spotlight!
For Review:

For blog tour: 
with gorgeous signed poster!!

Many lovely thanks to Harper Collins, Random House, Tor, & St. Martins Griffin for these!

The Weekly Nutshell: 
{Tuesday} Guest Review: Save Me by Jenny Elliott
 {Wednesday} Waiting on Wednesday: The Dead Girls of Hysteria Hall

{Friday} Review: Princess of Thorns by Stacey Jay

Ugh, this week, guys.  UGH. Hubs had a minor surgery and I had a bladder infection. All around, NOT FUN. But I did get some reading done having to be at home almost all week!  It's a good thing we don't normally pay much attention to Valentines Day because neither one of us even realized what day it was until the evening! LOL
This week, I finished up This Wicked Thing, which actually ended really well, so much so that I do plan on picking up book two!  Also I read When My Heart was Wicked. This one wasn't the book for me. I'll have a full review soon, but it just didn't work for me in many ways.  This week I'm reading Witherwood Reform School for my upcoming blog tour review! It's a fun MG so far!  Next up, I've promised myself to start Sin-Eater's Daughter. It's getting so much love, and after two books that were just okay for me, I need to read a few that I'm really looking forward to before I burn out.  
What are you reading this week? Recommend me something wonderful!! :D 


  1. Oh I'm sorry you've had a lousy week, I hope you and your husband feel better soon! At least you got a lot of fab books this week. Excited to hear what you think of Crimson Bound! I wasn't a huge fan of The Sin-Eater's Daughter but everyone else seems to have loved it so I hope you do too. And that poster for ADSoM is lovely! That's the cover I have for the book, which I'm really looking forward to starting. Happy reading :).

  2. I just read Scarlet by A.C. Gaughan, LOVED! Not sure why it took me so long to start this. Hopefully I can read Lady Thief soon.

  3. I hope you and your husband feel better. It's horrible to be sick. You got some great looking books.

    Grace @ Books of Love

  4. Aww sorry to hear your weekend sucked :( I hope all those goodies make you feel better! I'm dying to read to Crimson Bound!! I was incredibly lucky to have gotten an egalley of ADSOM! I absolutely loved it! The hardback and poster look gorgeous :D

  5. I hope everything is already with your husband and bladder infections sucks :( I hope you're better soon. You got some great books there and I must admit I had a little 'JEALOUS' moment when I saw your copy from Crimson bound. I can't wait to get my hands on that one <3 A darker shade of magic is also on my to-buy-soon list. Happy reading :D

  6. Aw, hugs :( I'm sorry you guys had a bad week sweetie. Fingers crossed you will both have a much better week this week. <3 And yesss. SO MANY BOOKS :D They all look amazing. The signed poster is gorgeous :) So jealous, hih. Happy reading Becky. <3

  7. ChristinaBookAddictFebruary 16, 2015 at 5:17 AM

    I hope you feel better soon! I also read A Wicked Thing and enjoyed it. I plan on reading book two as well. I was definitely surprised by that one! I also got Crimson Bound..excited to check it out and I can't wait to hear your thoughts on Heather Dixon's latest. Enjoy your books!

  8. What a haul! They all look great and I especially want to get my hands on Unleashed. I can't wait! Hope you enjoy them all : ) Here's ours: BiblioJunkies Feel better and happy reading! ~ Bel

  9. So many fabulous books! A Darker Shade of Magic!!! SO EXCITED FOR THAT BOOK!

    Hope you enjoy Sin-Eater's Daughter, I keep hearing how amazing it is.

  10. So sorry that you and your hubs weren't feeling great last week. My family and I have been not so good as well, it just seems to be that time of the year... You received a lot of pretties! I am excited for Crimson Bound, even though I haven't read the first book yet, lol! And that poster is divine!
    I hope you have a better week! Happy reading :)

  11. Aw, no, I'm sorry your week stunk! I hope this one is going better for you! :(

    At least you got lots of pretty books to help. :) I was kind of hoping a copy of Unleashed would find its way to me since I got a copy of Uninvited last year, but alas it was not so. I'll just have to buy myself one when it comes out! Ohh, I bet the cover for Crimson Bound is even prettier in person, too!