Sunday, May 3, 2015

New Shelf Goodies & The Weekly Nutshell {125}

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)
The goodies for this week:
 For review: 
The School for Unusual Girls by Kathleen Baldwin
End of Days by Susan Ee
Invincible by Amy Reed
Drive Me Crazy by Terra Elan McVoy 
Encore to an Empty Room by Kevin Emerson
City Love by Susan Colasanti
The Secrets of Attraction by Robin Constantine
99 Day by Katie Cotugro
Finding Paris by Joy Preble
Challenger Deep by Neal Shusterman
So excited for School for Unuasal Girls, and also very happy to have the last book in Susan Ee's series---I hear such amazing things about it and have collected but not read the other two, so now I'll have to bing- read the whole thing sometime soon! I've been getting an awesome onslaught of Harper packages. As you can see, I got a double of City Love, SOOO...
first person to say they want it in the comments gets it!! ;D  (US only please)

Thanks to Tor Teen, Skyscape, and Harper Collins for all of these!

The Weekly Nutshell
{Friday} Love Fortunes & Other Disasters Review+Giveaway
So this week turned out to be blog tour and giveaway bonanza here at Stories & Sweeties lol. I didn't get to do a TLA recap, but I will. Soon! :D  This week I finished up Seriously Wicked, which was really cute, and I blew through Illusionarium---people, I couldn't put this one down!! One of my favorites so far this year.  But check out my full review of it either this week or next.  Right now I'm reading Made You Up, which I'm really enjoying so far, but I'm wary of it losing me in nearly 450 pages of a contemp novel, which is not my fave genre in the first place, as most of you know LOL. But I'm definitely loving it at 40 pages in, so here's hoping!



  1. 99 Days is so good! One of my 2015 faves! I want to read The Secrets of Attraction too. The Promise of Amazing was very cute! :)

  2. I haven't read all of these, but some of them are on my tbr, such as The Secret of Attraction and Finding Paris. I look forward for your review on 99 Days, since some people love it while the other seems to hate it.

  3. So many beautiful goodies, I hope you love them all :DD Can't wait for your TLA recap! I'm in Canada but I have a U.S. PO box, am I eligible for City Love?

  4. oooh The School for Unusual Girls. I am dying to read that, love the cover. Have you started any of the books yet? It such a nice haul this week , happy reading.

    Maura @

  5. Sure, Eileen! Email me at!

  6. Nope, none of them yet lol. School for Unusual Girls will be on my tbr for this month tho!

  7. Ive seen some pretty opposing reviews for it , too! It came unsolicited and I'm not sure its really my thing so I haven't decided if I'll tackle it yet.

  8. ChristinaBookAddictMay 4, 2015 at 5:20 AM

    Awesome books! I am interested in City Love and I enjoyed 99 Days, although the main character drove me nuts from time to time. Enjoy your books!

  9. END OF DAYS. Wooooop! I'm so excited and The school for unusual girls sounds good too. Happy reading :D

  10. Thanks so much! I will do that :D

  11. I just read 99 Days! Though it's not loved by all, maybe you'll be one who does. Looks like you've got a lot of reading ahead! :)

    So happy I stumbled across your blog!

    Julia Anne @ Peach Print

  12. The School for Unusual Girls sounds so interesting! I can't wait to see if you like it! And now that Susan Ee's whole series is out, I'll likely binge read it too! I've been kind of putting it off--no excuse now!

    Ooh, Illusionarium was good??? That makes me so happy! Must get to that one soon!

    I hope you're having a great week Becky!

  13. Ah, such gorgeous looking books last week Becky :D I hope you'll love them all sweetie. <3 And ohh, so curious for your TLA recap! Can't wait to see it :) Happy reading Becky. <3 Hope you are having an awesome week :)

  14. I'm excited to read this! Love Fortunes & Other Disasters sounds so cute, and the cover is adorable!

  15. we got the same harper boxes haha

    I hope you have a fantastic week :) Happy Reading!

    Here's my Weekly Wrap Up

    Michelle @ Book Briefs