Friday, June 12, 2015

Stacking the Shelves & Week in Review 6/13/15

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

Well, I had a semi-productive week. Lots of posting and lots of reading. Now I just need to get more reviews up. That's my goal for next week. I ended up with way more books this week than I inteded. I got some early birthday money (my birthday is next Thursday, June 18th) and of course I bought books with it. I definitely didn't intend to get so many eARCs. A whole bunch of stuff I requested a while ago finally got approved this week and then a whole bunch dropped on Edelweiss. I also have no self control.

Here's this week's haul:


The Edge of Forever by Melissa E. Hurst
The Sacred Lies of Minnow Bly by Stephanie Oakes
Amber Smoke (The Escaped #1) by Kristin Cast
Hidden Huntress (The Malediction Trilogy #2) by Danielle L. Jensen
Illusionarium  by Heather Dixon
The Perfectionists (The Perfectionists #1) by Sara Shepard (paperback)
The Stars Never Rise by Rachel Vincent

Won from Goodreads

Rebel Mechanics by Shanna Swendson

ARC from publisher

Finding Audrey by Sophie Kinsella

(I got this from work. I know it came out this week.)

For Kindle

Lost Angeles (Lost Angeles #1) by Lisa Mantchev and A.L. Purol
Bound by Duty (Bound #1) by Stormy Smith
Bound by Spells (Bound #2) by Stormy Smith

eARCs from NetGalley
(click book covers for Goodreads link)

eARCs from Edelweiss

Week in Review

My Waiting on Wednesday: Gates of the Arctic by Shelena Shorts

My #DustOffYourBookshelf post:
(a fun Instagram meme - click picture)

Giveaway: After the Red Rain by Barry Lyga, Peter Facinelli and Robert DeFranco
(click picture below for giveaway post - enter to win!)

Review: The Heir by Kiera Cass
(click cover)

What did you add to your shelves this week?

<3 Michelle


  1. You're going to be pretty busy with this haul! There are a lot of beautiful covers this week ie the Stormy Smith ones and The Stars never rise. Nice! Enjoy your books!

  2. Ohh! The Boy Most Likely To - Dying to read that one! I love all of Huntley Fitzpatrick's books. I also am very interested in DaVinci's Tiger and Velvet Underground...can't wait to hear your thoughts on those. Enjoy your books and have a great weekend!

  3. OOoh very nice! I can't wait to read Stars Never Rise! Amber Smoke was an interesting read, it was a tad slow, but I am definitely looking forward to where this series goes! Hidden Huntress was also pretty awesome! Great new reads! Hope you enjoy them all!

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

    Have a GREAT day!

    Old Follower :)

  4. I see that you got a lot of wonderful books .I see that they are putting some of the books that were at BEA on Edelweiss/NetGalley.

    Grace @ Books of Love

  5. You had an awesome haul this week! I have The Stars Never Rise, Amber Smoke, A Million Miles Away, Bound by Duty and Bound by Spells! Bound by Duty was really good, and I can't wait to read the rest of them!

  6. The Edge of Forever was one that I DNF. It just took too long for me to get anywhere. I hope that you love it. I got Velvet Undercover also, so I hope that It's good. Happy reading!

  7. Great haul! I am looking forward to Lies About Truth. It sounds really good so I will be looking forward to your review! Happy reading.
    Krystianna @ Downright Dystopian

  8. Happy happy early birthday! I wish my friends and family just give me money for books so I can go all out lol These are awesome, great picks! And I had to request Velvet Undercover and Da Vinci's Tiger when I saw your list, thanks for that! :)

  9. Fist and foremost: Happy Birthday!!! ¡Feliz cumpleaños!

    This is a massive book haul! I have a few of these, but haven't read most of them (story of my life lately!) I really enjoyed Illusionarium and the cover is gorgeous. I didn't know this book by Lisa Mantchev, I must check it out! Happy reading :)

  10. Fist and foremost: Happy Birthday!!! ¡Feliz cumpleaños!

    This is a massive book haul! I have a few of these, but haven't read most of them (story of my life lately!) I really enjoyed Illusionarium and the cover is gorgeous. I didn't know this book by Lisa Mantchev, I must check it out! Happy reading :)

  11. Ooo.... The Stars Never Rise. I'm so jealous! XD

    Rachelle @ Shell's Stories

  12. Happy birthday in advance! These all look amazing - especially Da Vinci's Tiger!

    Enjoy your new books! :)

    Kyra @ Blog of a Bookaholic
    My STS Post!

  13. Great haul! Hope you enjoy all the great books, and your meme is inspiring me to do a clean the shelves giveaway!

    Happy Reading
    Patrick @ TheBookshelves

  14. Great haul! I'm looking forward to reading The Stars Never Rise. Hope you enjoy all your new books.

  15. I have A Thousand Nights too! But not The Boy Mostly Likely To - I'm really excited to read this one! I hope you enjoy all of your new books, Michelle.

    Thanks for visiting my blog! Have a lovely weekend :)

    Alyssa @ The Eater of Books!

  16. I've been reading great things about the new Kinsella book. I need to get that one. Hope you enjoy all your books. Thanks for visiting!

  17. GORGEOUS haul and of course I love seeing the kitties ♥ I still need to read my copy of Illusionarium and Stolen Songbird for that matter. I just got Velvet Undercover too but it's going to go on next week's StS post. Oh and I really want to get my hands on The Stars Never Rise and A Thousand Nights:D LOVE the covers for Seraphina Black and Spinning Starlight too! I hope you're having an awesome weekend Michelle and happy reading!! xxx

  18. I got Finding Audrey at work as well, and LOVED it! Hope you do as well. You got a lot of egalleys that I have and can't wait to get to. I tried reading and DNFed Illusionarium, too steampunk for me I think but the story seemed like it might be good. I was a bit disappointed in the Rachel Vincent one as I loved her Soul Screamers series, but that being said, it was still a pretty good story. Have a great week!

  19. I'm so jealous of you for The Edge of Forever! I'm dying to get that book! Nice haul!

    Shannon @ The Tale Temptress

  20. So many books! I loved The Stars Never Rise and The Edge of Forever! I hope you enjoy them as well! Hidden Huntress, Minnow Bly, and Illusionarium all look really good!
    Enjoy! :)

  21. Ah, your hauls never cease to amaze me :) I really liked Minnow Bly and Edge of Forever. A Million Miles Away was pretty good too! And I cannot WAIT to read The Stars Never Rise! Hope you enjoy all of these, and have a fabulous week :D

    Shannon @ It Starts At Midnight

  22. That's a lot of books! Wow-ee! I'm looking forward to read The Sacred Lies of Minnow Bly, Illusionarium and Never Be Apart. Some of the books here are very new to me, I'm going to have to check them out. :D Happy reading and enjoy your fantastic haul!

    Blessie @ Mischievous Reads

  23. Wow so many great books this week!
    Illusionarium looks so good and that cover is beautiful! Rebel Mechanics looks really cool, too! I hope you enjoy them both!
    Olivia @ Fluttering Pages