Friday, April 3, 2015

Stacking the Shelves & Week in Review 4/4/15

Stacking the Shelves is a weekly feature hosted by Tynga's Reviews to share what we added to our shelves for the week.

YAY! We finally had two warm days here in PA! Thursday it was 65 and sunny and Friday it was 65 and rainy. It looks like next week will be in the 50s and 60s. I'll take it. We went on a trip to a local orchard for their Easter Bunny hayride on Thursday, which was so much fun. I haven't seen outdoors for more than five minutes since October! That's what I was doing instead of writing and posting one of my reviews, please forgive me...I needed some sunlight. 

Here's the haul...


Look! It's a rare Myshka sighting! She doesn't approve of pictures, so I was very lucky to get this shot.


Tear You Apart by Sarah Cross
The Fire Sermon by Francesca Haig
Breaking Sky by Cori McCarthy
Stitching Snow by R.C. Lewis


Prophecy (The Dragon King Chronicles #1) by Ellen Oh
The Girl of Fire and Thorns (Fire and Thorns #1) by Rae Carson
The Truth About Us by Janet Gurtler
Dear Killer by Katherine Ewell

For Kindle

The Fear Trials (The Murder Complex #0.5) by Lindsay Cummings

eARCs From Edelweiss
(click the book covers for Goodreads link)

eARCs from NetGalley

Week in Review

My It's Monday! post:
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My Waiting on Wednesday: Blue Voyage by Diana Renn
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I would have posted at least one more review, but the weather was so nice and I did this instead:

Also - I'm still waiting to hear from one winner in my Phoenix Island giveaway. I sent two emails and haven't heard anything. If I don't hear from her by midnight tonight (Saturday), I will choose a new winner. I'm looking for Lizzie M.

What did you add to your shelves this week?

<3 Michelle


  1. Breaking Sky sounds very much like Top Gun, a film I enjoyed. Mav annoyed me at times with his reckless streak so I'm a bit undecided if I could put up with a similar female character in a book. Still, it does sound interesting.Enjoy your books!

  2. Niiiiice! Netgalley hasn't done anything with my request for Rogue! It sucks because wayyyyy back when before Harlequin Teen was fully formed I had auto approve for Harlequin YA titles because they were just under Harlequin and I have auto approve with them. Then sadly they created the TEEN division which was a whole new section. I miss getting my YA titles early! LOL!

    Hoping it doesn't take too long to get a yes! Though my Netgalley ratio went wayyyy down since I haven't been reading my galleys fast enough apparently!

    Hope you enjoy all your new reads!

    My STS will be up tomorrow, so be sure to stop by then!

    Have a GREAT day!

    Old Follower :)

    1. I have auto approval from Harlquin Teen, that's the only reason I got it so fast. I hope you hear from them soon! My NetGalley ratio is embarrassingly abysmal at the moment. I need to work on that. I'll stop by tomorrow!!

  3. you got a ton of great books this week! Tear You Apart is one I've been eying for a little while myself. Hope you love them all!

  4. I think you got all of my wishlist books! Can I come live in your reading room? I'll only stay long enough to binge read these babies. :-) Enjoy your books!
    P.S. My cat Chloe despises pictures. I'll have to catch her one day.

    1. I've thought about opening my own VIP library, lol.

      My Myshka moves really fast and she looks like a shadow, so this really is a rare photo. She's like Bigfoot, but smaller.

  5. Great haul! I really want to read Stitching Snow! You got a lot of awesome looking review books too! I requested I Crawl Through It but was denied :/ I can't wait to read it!

    I hope you enjoy all of your new books!

  6. I'll be interested to see what you make of Dear Killer. I think it divides people. Thank you for stopping by my blog :-)

  7. You got so many awesome books this week. I hope that you love all of these books. they look amazing.
    Your daughter and you look like you had a good time.

    Grace @ Books of Love

  8. I'm pretty excited to read The Fire Sermon mostly because I'm a huge sci-fi nerd and am excited by the fact that Spielberg's company optioned it. Enjoy!
    -Jon from Bookish Antics!

  9. Dear Killer and The Distance Between Us are both really good! I love the looks of I Crawl Through It, so I hope you enjoy reading it. Happy reading!

  10. Great haul! I think I want to read everything you got but looking forward to hearing what you think of The Devil & Winnie Flynn and The Girl With The Wrong Name.

    Looks like you had a great time at the Easter Bunny Hayride, I'm supposed to be doing an Easter Egg hunt tomorrow with the five year olds but as I have severe vertigo it could be more fun for them than me!

  11. Amazing haul! The cover of Stitchin Snow seems to look fantasticin real life. I'm a sucker for pretty covers. =)

  12. Aw the pictures are ADORABLE!! And oh my goodness, I NEED I Crawl Through It! I probably should just request it, but then I kind of want a physical copy, so I have no idea what I should do. The Fire Sermon was good, I quite enjoyed it! And I want to read Breaking Sky too, it sounds good. Hope you have a wonderful weekend :)
    Shannon @ It Starts At Midnight

  13. Great haul!

    Thanks for stopping by earlier. Getting Lucky Number Seven and Dropping Gloves are both hockey books - I love hockey books also.

    Have fun reading.

    Diane @ Diane's Book Blog

  14. Nice haul. So many books I haven't seen before. Hope you enjoy reading them all.

    Marilyn @ Marilyn's Mystery Blog

  15. I wasn't the biggest fan of Stitching Snow, but I looooove its cover. Breaking Sky has a great cover too! I loved The Distance Between Us and The Girl of Fire and Thorns. I hope you enjoy all of your new books!

    Thanks for visiting my blog! Have a fabulous weekend, Michelle :)

    Alyssa @ The Eater of Books!

  16. Great haul! I recently got Stitching Snow too and it's so gorgeous in person, isn't it? I can't wait for I Crawl Through It, so I'll definitely be on the lookout for your review on it. :D
    Krystianna @ Downright Dystopian

  17. Awesome books! I am looking forward to your thoughts on The Edge of Forever. That one is on my TBR list and I love the sound of it. Happy Reading!

  18. Looks like we got some of the same egalleys this week! And hey, with warm weather finally, and fun Easter stuff to do, I totally understand not getting more reviews done. :-) I still need to read Stitching Snow, but I loved Tear You Apart!
    Check out my Sunday Post

  19. I've been meaning to get The Girl of Fire and Thorns! I hope you enjoy your great haul! :)

    Thanks for stopping by Bursting Books!

  20. I haven't even read Talon yet...I feel so far behind. You have a great haul this week but your cat doesn't seem so thrilled. Is Tear You Apart a series? If so, I think I read the first one but wasn't so thrilled about it. Hope you enjoy your books!

  21. So many pretties! I especially loved The Girl of Fire and Thorns and The Distance Between Us. :D I hope you had a great week!

    Rachel @ Paper Cuts