Sunday, March 15, 2015

New Shelf Goodies & The Weekly Nutshell {119}

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)

It's been a few weeks since I did one of these posts! Here's what's recently been added to my shelves:
 For review:
Lovely finished copy! Reading this right now!
This looks fantastic and I loved her debut steampunk series!
I may have danced around and petted this book a bit when it arrived. :D It has one of those lovely suede-feel covers, so that's okay right?
I hadn't heard of this one before, but it looks so good! Excited to give it a try.

I came across the second book in this series and was tempted by all the amazing reviews of this one. Plus...the cover!! I had some credit on my BN account that was about to expire so I went for it. :) 

Huge thanks to Simon & Schuster, Scholastic Press, Thomas Nelson Books, and HarperTeen for the lovely review copies! :D

This week I finished up The Walls Around Us---absolutely incredible. Full review to come, of course, but if you have this waiting on your tbr, I highly recommend it! After Burning Kingdoms, I'm starting Miss Mayhem as I am in dire need of a bit of Rachel Hawkins humor. I've been reading so many dark and serious things lately---need a little fun!!
Oh I saw The DUFF last week! Daughter and I loved it.  Now, I haven't read the book, so I can't vouch for how well it stuck to the storyline or anything, but I do love Mae Whitman. She's got such great comedic timing and I thought she was perfect for this.  That's all that's going on here, so I'm going to wrap this up and get back to reading my book! :D
Happy reading, everyone! 


  1. Great books this week! Some I haven't heard of so I need to go check them out. I snagged a review copy of The Duff on Netgalley. I've been wanting to read it for ages - even since I read and loved A Midsummer's Nightmare!

  2. ChristinaBookAddictMarch 15, 2015 at 5:56 AM

    Fantastic books! I am dying to read Rook…can't wait to hear your thoughts on that one. Enjoy your books!

  3. Yes to Rachel Hawkins and her humor! Can't wait to read Miss Mayhem.

  4. Rook sounds so amazing. I love that it's a futuristic book taking place in France. I'll definitely be picking up a copy of it when it comes out. I hope you enjoy your books and have a great week!

    Krystianna @ Downright Dystopian

  5. Under Different Stars looks so good! I've been eyeing that one for a long time because of the reviews it's received. I hope you love it. :)

    Happy reading!

  6. The books! So much gorgeous :D I'm really curious about Rook. It seems amazing :) And yessss. The Walls Between Us :D I loved it too. <3 So glad you did as well. WAIT. NO. I meant The Walls Around Us. I have not heard of The Walls Around Us.. hmm. I hope you will love all these gorgeous books Becky. <3 Happy reading sweetie :)

  7. Ah, haha! You're right Carina, I meant The Walls Around Us. That's what I get for posting at 2 in the morning LOL. Either way--such an incredible book!

  8. Yay Rook! I'm so excited to read it, veeery soon! Siren's Fury looks so preeeeetty. I got it off Netgalley and am SO EXCITED.