Saturday, March 22, 2014

manda-rae's Haul

Stacking the Shelves consists of books we received in the last week, hosted by Tynga's reviews.

I feel like I am buried in books this weekend.  So many books came in the mail, it was exciting.  But now I've got to read all of them and fast.  :)  I'm still trying to catch up after my vacation from a month ago.  Also note the Wisconsin Badgers blanket in the background; I have to show my support.

For Review (all from Around the World ARC Tours):

  • After the End by Amy Plum
    • Amazon | Book Depository | Goodreads
      • I really enjoyed Amy Plum's Revenants series.  So when I found out she was coming out with a post-apocalyptic dystopian novel, I jumped for it.
  • The Treatment by Suzanne Young
    • Amazon | Book Depository | Goodreads
      • Suzanne Young's books are the kinds I can read in five hours and really enjoy the story.  I absolutely loved The Program, and I want to see what happens next.
  • Expiration Day by William Campbell Powell
    • Amazon | Book Depository | Goodreads
      • I feel like I've taken a slight risk with this one.  I always seem to strike out when robots are involved, but I'm hoping for good things with this one.

From the Library:

  • Ignite Me by Tahereh Mafi
    • Amazon | Book Depository | Goodreads
      • I read all of this except for the last 50 pages in one sitting.  Apparently the eagerness to see the epic conclusion distracted me from the fact that this story was ending...  I had to stop and savor it all before I finished it.  Definitely recommend this series to anyone interested in dystopians.
  • Friday Night Bites by Chloe Neill
    • Amazon | Book Depository | Goodreads
      • While I wasn't completely invested in this series with the first one, I'm hoping it picks up.  I placed a hold on this one when I saw that I had no books.  Of course everything else came right afterwards (and I feel swamped with books).


  • Only Gingers can be Witches by JA Trevor (signed)
    • Amazon | Goodreads
      • My friend's book came out last weekend.  I finally got my copy in the mail.  I'm ready for some awesome sauce (does any else say this saying or am I the only one?).
  • Bookmarks from Jeri Smith-Ready
      • Jeri Smith-Ready has been revamping her street team, and I'm happy to be a part of it (and spread the word on her books).  By the way, her next novel, This Side of Salvation, comes out in about a week.  I will be picking it up soon (hopefully).  Thanks for the goodies Jeri Smith-Ready!

For Review (e-edition):

Bald New World by Peter Tieryas
Peter Tieryas' books are definitely different from my usual genre.  But I seem to enjoy the stories and eccentricities associated with them.  And as creepy as I find this cover, I'm just as curious to see how a bald-peopled world behaves.  Thanks Peter Tieryas!

The Devil's Temptation by Toni DePalma
Funny story when I received this: I thought I had already read it and was wondering why I was getting a second copy.  Silly me, I had read the first one and this was the next one.  So I'll be continuing this series.  Thanks Toni DePalma!

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  1. I really need to get to Tahareh Mafi's series since everyone seems to hype those books so much.
    Happy reading and have a great weekend! :)

  2. New follower, hi! I really need to read The Program, I've had it on my shelf for over a year... whoops... D:

    ★ Under The Mountain ★

  3. Ignite Me is so amazing especially chapter 55! I hope you enjoy! I just read After The End and it was good! Different! Enjoy!

    My Stack

  4. Nice books :) I hope you make a review about Ignite Me, I heard a lot thing about the book, i am intrigued

  5. I"m still behind on the Shatter Me series though I plan of catching up this year. I enjoyed Friday Night Bites more than the first Chicagoland book. Happy reading!

  6. We have a book in common ;) I hope you enjoy your books!

    OUT's STS

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  7. Great haul! I hope to get to the most recent Chicagoland Vampires book this week. I do like the series. Come see what I got at Ms. Martin Teaches Media and Inside of a Dog. Happy reading!

  8. Great haul. I read and reviewed The Treatment a while ago and have to admit to not loving it all that much. I adored The Program and gave it 5 stars but the sequel was just meh to me. It's the end of the series and I wasn't that impressed with the conclusion - hopefully you enjoy it more. After the End looks so good, can't wait to read that one. I hope you enjoy your books :) My STS.


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