Sunday, May 24, 2015

New Shelf Goodies & The Weekly Nutshell {128}

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)

Just two lovelies this week!
The Heir by Kiera Cass
Now I just need to catch up on this series! :D This lovely cover was a must-have for my collection though. 

For review:
Alive by Chandler Baker 
This is a duplicate for me but I'm so excited to read this one. So expect a giveaway with my review...or possibly sooner! 

The Weekly Nutshell
{Tuesday} Waiting on Wednesday: Mad Miss Mimic 
{Wednesday} Review & Giveaway: Illusionarium 
{Friday} Review: Pip Bartlett's Guide to Magical Creatures 

So for the past two weeks, this #booksfortrade thing has been blowing up on twitter and it looks so fun! I've been wanting to jump in and do some trading---we'll see if I can get myself organized this week and get a post up. I've just now finished reading Rook (like literally 5 mintues before starting this post), and while it was a slow read, it was an incredible book and I loved it---full review to come this week! Now I don't know what to read next! I'm leaning toward A Court of Thorns and Roses or A Game of Love and Death, or maybe A History of Glitter and Blood---one of those books with long and similarly-structured titles. LOL  I need to let my mind settle after Rook, and then see what mood I'm in tomorrow, I guess :)

Happy reading, everyone! 


  1. Alive looks so interesting. I hadn't heard of that one. The Heir has a beautiful cover.

    Grace @ Books of Love

  2. I did pick up The Heir from my library so I need to read it soon. I've only put my Heart of Betrayal arc up for #booksfortrade because I'm looking for Sweet Temptation (fingers crossed) but when I get more books read off my shelf I will do it. It just makes more sense money wise if I'm swapping a couple of books at a time instead of just one.

  3. Great haul this week! I can't wait for Alive so I hope that you enjoy that one. I've been seeing it around quite a lot. Happy reading! :)

    Krystianna @ Downright Dystopian

  4. ChristinaBookAddictMay 26, 2015 at 6:03 AM

    Ohh! The that series...such a fun guilty pleasure. I can't wait to hear your thoughts on Rook...hopefully I can find time to read it this month.

  5. I agree, Heir is a great cover! Great haul!

  6. Yay for gorgeous looking books this week sweetie :) They both look so pretty. <3 Not for me, hih, but they do seem great :D Hope you will love them both Becky. <3 Happy reading sweet girl :D Yay for loving Rook. <3 I sort of loved it too, hih :)