Saturday, October 11, 2014

Stacking the Shelves & Week in Review 10/11/14

Stacking the Shelves is a weekly feature hosted by Tynga's Reviews. It's all about sharing what I've added to my shelves this week whether it be physical books or eBooks purchased, books won, ARCs from publishers or eARCs from Edelweiss and NetGalley.

Well, this has been a week from hell. It started out with my three-year-old coming down with a stomach bug. For two days I cleaned up awful, awful things. Next up, my cat, Tiger, who you see here every week, had low blood sugar. He's diabetic, but he's going into remission, so occasionally the amount of insulin he needs decreases. When it does, it's pretty scary. He starts to act all loopy and if I don't get his blood sugar raised quickly, it can be very bad. He's fine now and on a lower dose of insulin. Finally, that stomach bug my son had became MY stomach bug and today also I'm fighting a migraine. Ugh.... So, not too much got done this week. But, I did manage to post a Waiting on Wednesday and a review and contest.

Click here to enter to win autographed Catherine and Jane by April Lindner.
And to check out my review of Catherine.

Here is my Waiting on Wednesday for this week


Black Ice by Becca Fitzpatrick
 In the Shadow of Blackbirds by Cat Winters (paperback)
The Invisible (Brokenhearted #2) by Amelia Kahaney
Not A Drop to Drink by Mindy McGinnis (paperback)
The Young Elites by Marie Lu

Won from Goodreads

Sanctum by Sarah Fine

eARCs from Edelweiss and NetGalley

Vanishing Girls by Lauren Oliver

WOO HOO!!!! I'm so excited to read this!!!!

Earth & Sky by Megan Crewe


Girl on a Wire by Gwenda Bond 
You and Me and Him by Kris Dinnison
Out of Control by Sarah Alderson
Twisted Fate by Norah Olson
One Wish Away by Kelley Lynn
Most Likely to Succeed by Jennifer Echols

This week I read This Shattered World by Amie Kaufman & Meagan Spooner.
Below is a quick "review". It's pretty much just my immediate reaction after reading it and also what you can expect from it. I will post an actual, full review later, but this is just a sneak-peek. This is what I posted on Goodreads seconds after I finished reading:

Oh, YEAH!!! It was awesome. This is some seriously kick-ass sci-fi with tons of action, great new characters, familiar faces from the first book and even more star-crossed romance. While this is the second book in the Starbound series, it is a new story set within the same world. It takes place on a different planet with different characters and a new story, BUT, about halfway through the book, the plotlines and characters from book one cross over. Yes. That means Tarver and Lilac. I won't say too much, but you will get a chance to catch up with them. The second half of This Shattered World absolutely explodes with action and excitement. At first, I was thinking that I liked These Broken Stars better, but as I read, I got totally wrapped up in This Shattered World and fell in love with it. I already can't wait for the next book. It's a little too early to post a full review, but soon I will. Soon...

One more thing:


How was your week?

What did you add to your shelves?

<3 Michelle


  1. Black Ice was really good! I still need to get ahold of The Young Elites. Great haul! And thanks for stopping by my STS earlier!

  2. Waiting for approval for Most Likely To Succeed. I'm currently on book 2 of the series. Happy reading!!

  3. Jelly! I hope you enjoy your books!

    Come and check out OUaT's STS and if you're a TWITTER user don't forget to enter to win the LAST BOX OF BOOKS giveaway! Only few days left.

  4. I loved Black Ice, Sanctum, The Young Elites, This Shattered World! I hope you enjoy all of your new books :) Thanks for visiting my blog!

    Alyssa @ The Eater of Books!

  5. Great books! I can't wait to read This Shattered World. I'll have to wait until it comes out though. Thanks for stopping by!

  6. Yay for Vanishing Girls! I'm really excited for that one. All those print books you got look really pretty. :) Have a great week!

  7. Wow, so many great books! I loved Sanctum (and the rest of the series) so hopefully you will too. And Vanishing Girls…can't wait for that one. Have fun reading! Thanks for stopping by! ~Pam

  8. Was the cat part of the things you bought? It is adorable! Great books. So many books! I hope you enjoy all of them.

  9. Lots of great buy and review books!!! I need to read These Broken Stars so I can read This Shattered World, womp womp! Can't wait to see some of your reviews and thanks for stopping by Becoming Books. - meghann