Sunday, 9 February 2014

Stacking The Shelves #1 - New Books from Lucy Clarke, Leila Howland, Sara Shepard & More!

Hi guys! I'm taking part in Stacking The Shelves today a meme hosted at Tynga's Reviews. I used to participate in In My Mailbox way back when but I got out of the habit. Still, I love checking out my fellow bloggers book posts and these memes are a great way of finding out all about new books, so I thought I would take part again maybe once in a while. 

These are the books I received for review this week.*

I'm on a book buying ban right now while I work through my review pile. Let's see how long that lasts! 





Described as 'Nineteen Eighty-Four with witches' Half Bad by Sally Green is the book that created all the buzz at last years Bologna book fair. Rights have been sold in 42 languages and it looks like a movie will happen too. I'm looking forward to reading this witchy tale!

I read Lucy Clarke's debut Swimming at Night last year and really enjoyed it. A Single Breath sounds like another really good read!




I'm on the Tempus blog tour in March, and guys, I urge you all to read this book! I loved it. Here's my quick review on Goodreads: 


So much love for this book! Tempus had everything I love in a great YA read; mystery and intrigue, suspense and a whole lot of action. Did I forget to mention the romance? Oh, the romance! I couldn't get enough!

Full review coming soon...

You'll want to read this one if you loved Impostor, Slide, The Unbecoming of Mara Dyer or The Body Finder







Arianne will be reviewing Take Back The Skies an exciting debut from author Lucy Saxon who is just eighteen!


Books Received via Netgalley





Books Received via Edelweiss





In other news...I spent most of this week really ill with the flu, so I got to stay in bed where I watched American Horror Story Asylum (that season seriously tested me --but in the end I enjoyed it for the most part), and listened to a lot of Rilo Kiley. I've never really been into them before, but this week I couldn't get enough. 

My current read is: Panic by Lauren Oliver.




* All links lead to Goodreads.

26 comments :

  1. Awesome books. I just finished Half Bad not too long ago and really enjoyed it.

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  2. I love the sound of Tease! Hope you feel better and you enjoy all your new reads.

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  3. Very nice haul! I also got Take Back the Skies. It sounds so good. Very jealous of Half Bad. It sounds so, so good. Must find a way of getting my hands on a copy! :)

    My Showcase Sunday :)

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  4. Thanks for stopping by my STS! I'm very excited for Magnolia, sounds great! I had started Tease but I'm having a hard time getting into it. Great haul!

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  5. Ooh, The Heiresses, I can't wait to delve into a new series by Sara Shepard which will no doubt end up having about 16 books! Magnolia sounds good too, I am looking forward to hearing what you think of all these!

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  6. I just love the cover for Half Bad. I need to look into that one. I debated on getting Nantucket Red. I read Nantucket Blue and it was better than I expected. Hope you enjoy your new books!

    SP & STS
    Sandy @ Somewhere Only We Know

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  7. Oh, good! I'm looking forward to reading that one. I'm glad to hear it lives up to the hype!

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  8. Thanks, Sophie! Love the sound of Tease too!

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  9. I'm generally wary of books that receive a lot of hype, but I've heard good things about this one, so fingers crossed. Hope you get a copy! :)

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  10. Oh, sorry to hear about Tease. It sounds like a good one. Magnolia sounds cute. I'm looking forward to reading that one! :)

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  11. Ha! I know. I think The Heiresses sounds like a lot of fun, but I'm already wondering how many books the series will run to...!

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  12. I loved Nantucket Blue so I'm very excited for this one. Saving it for a summer read! :) There is a lot of hype surrounding Half Bad - here's hoping it lives up to expectations!

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  13. I'm dying to get Half Bad. I hope I'm not misled by the pretty cover and awesome synopsis. I shouldn't get my hopes up like this :D

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  14. Nice haul this week. 1984 with witches? Sounds interesting.
    Kristin @ Book Sniffers Anonymous

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  15. I really want to read Half Bad and I added Tempus to my TBR! Excited for your review in March :)
    Missie @ A Flurry of Ponderings

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  16. Wow great haul, Leanna! I got your recommendation for Tempus through Goodreads and I immediately put it on my must-read list! It looks awesome! I'm also very excited for Half Bad!

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  17. Reviews from a Bookworm9 February 2014 at 23:13

    Great haul! Tempus looks really great, can't wait to see your review of that. I hope you enjoy all of your books :) My STS.

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  18. ChristinaBookAddict10 February 2014 at 12:55

    Yay! I am glad you are participating in this meme.It's a lot of fun! I also got Nantucket Red (as you know!) and The Heiresses. I can't wait to read that one. I also am looking forward to your review of Tempus…sounds good! I hope you are feeling better!

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  19. I know! I'm afraid of the hype! I'm hoping for good things, though!

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  20. Tempus is so good! I'll have copies to give away too so stay tuned!! ;)

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  21. I think you'll really like Tempus, Becky. We tend to like a lot of the same books! x

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  22. Tempus is really good! I was so impressed! This is a fun meme - I stopped doing IMM because I just found it so time consuming but I'll try to take part in this one every couple weeks. I'm feeling a lot better now! :)

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  23. Oooh you have great books in your shelves! I didn't know Sara Shepard has a new book, gotta check that out.

    - Farzy @ Books Keep Me Sane

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  24. Ooh, lots of great books this week! I've heard quite a lot about Half Bad, so am definitely curious. :) I haven't heard of Tempus, but I love the cover and your mini-review makes it sound awesome!


    Happy reading!

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  25. Tempus was such a great surprise! :)

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  26. I'm excited to read The Heiresses, Magnolia, and Nantucket Red. I haven't heard of Tempus, but you have me interested. I hope you are feeling better! I love AHS. Asylum wasn't my favorite season, but I adore the show. Great haul this week!

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