Sunday, 16 February 2014

Stacking The Shelves #2 - New Books from Michelle Krys, Sarra Manning, Nyrae Dawn & More!

Stacking The Shelves is hosted at Tynga's Reviews.

What a stormy week! The weather has been insane here in Ireland. I was left without power for a whole 24 hours -and was so thankful of my e-reader during that time!-and my internet still isn't back to normal. Hopefully the worst of the weather has now passed. It was sunny today, at least!

Here are the books I received for review this week. I'm still on my book buying ban - and I'm sticking to it for another week or two at least! All links lead to Goodreads, so click through for further information on any of the books mentioned here.





Hexed sounds like such a fun witchy read and that cover is gorgeous. I've followed Hexed author Michelle Krys on Twitter for a while now and she is a hoot! Really looking forward to this one. 

Set in 1980's Berlin, Going Over my Beth Kephart is one that immediately caught my eye when I spotted it on Edelweiss. My blogger friend Heather already read this one and loved it, so I'm hoping for good things!




I hadn't heard of these books before I was offered them for review, but I have to say they sound right up my street: Nazi wives, movie stars and espionage...I can't wait to get started on these!





I'm on the blog tour for Deeper in March - I'll have giveaway copies to offer too, so stay tuned! I've read a lot of good reviews for this one already. Not a  huge fan of the UK cover, but it's what's inside that counts!

I had high hopes for Charade by Nyrae Dawn but I didn't really like it all that much. I'm hoping I'll get on better with Searching for Beautiful. The premise sounds pretty good. 

A new Sarra Manning book is always cause for excitement. Arianne will be reviewing The Worst Girlfriend in the World a little closer to release date. Sounds like a very fun read!

I happened upon Wonderland by Stacey D'Erasmo in the Publishers Lunch BEA Buzz Books round-up, read the first chapter and wanted more!



Reading update: I finished Panic by Lauren Oliver and I have to say I was a little bit disappointed in this one. I love Oliver's writing, but sometimes her books just don't work out for me. I never did fall in love with the Delirium series (even though that was also beautifully written) and Panic, despite my high expectations, was just an OK read for me. I'll  have a full review ready soon!

Current read: One Night in Winter by Simon Sebag Montefiore.


That's it for this week! Leave your thoughts, links etc. in comments!



30 comments :

  1. Awesome that you decided to join STS. I love stalking everyone's STS posts on Sundays:) I'm desperately waiting to get my hands on a copy of Sarra Manning's new YA book.

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  2. I like the sound of FERAL and I'm a total fan of this cover! Thanks for sharing:)

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  3. This cover is really eerie and intriguing. Loving the sound of this book :)

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  4. ChristinaBookAddict16 February 2014 at 02:09

    So glad you are sharing your latest books! I am anxious for your thoughts on Hexed…still unsure about that book. I absolutely LOVE the covers of Black Roses and Winter Garden…so vintage and beautiful! Regarding Panic, I'm sorry it disappointed you. I remember really enjoying Delirium, but apparently not enough to continue with the series…oh well. We have been having CRAZY weather here in PA as well. We lost power for 24 hours too. It was crazy and we got more snow here today. I am snowed in and getting cabin fever. I hope the weather stays sunny for you! :) Enjoy your weekend!

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  5. Hexed looks awesome. Glad you decided to partcipate in STS. I like seeing what people get every week.

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  6. I'm really excited for Hexed, it seems a little like the humor and fun in the Hex Hall series, which I loved and miss very much! Wonderland looks interesting. I read a book by this author years ago, but I think I remember enjoying it!

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  7. I enjoyed Panic but I'm a huge fan of LO's writing style. The weather was INSANE!

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  8. "Nazi wives, movie stars and espionage"? That's awesome. I can't wait to read Deeper, I hear it's amazing. Also, Nyrae Dawn? She writed some great stories, though I'm sorry you didn't love Charade. Oh, Manning has a new book? Awesome! I must check it out. Happy reading and thanks for stopping by Little Pieces of Imagination :)

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  9. I love stalking everyone's posts too - so I eventually decided to take part myself! ;)

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  10. I hope you're not snowed in for much longer. We didn't have any snow - just crazy storms!


    I think Hexed sounds like fun. I've been gravitating towards more adult reads for a while now so it might be a bit young for my current tastes, but we'll see...

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  11. Yeah, Hexed reminds me of Hex Hall too - right down to the name! Let's hope this one has an Archer Cross all of its own!

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  12. I love her style too, but this one just didn't leave much of an impression on me. Maybe I set my expectations too high! I think Going Over will be a good one!

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  13. Yes, I love the sound of those Nazi wife/spy books. I haven't heard much about them, but I'll be checking them out soon! Thanks for visiting back! :)

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  14. I'm currently reading Panic and I have to agree with you, its definitely not what I expected it to be, which is a real shame as it did in parts seem really good. I can't wait to read Going Over, I have read some really great reviews so hope we both end up enjoying it. Happy reading Leanna!

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  15. Jenny/Wondrous Reads16 February 2014 at 12:45

    Great week! I'm excited about Hexed and looking forward to Deeper. Enjoy!

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  16. Jess Hearts Books16 February 2014 at 16:06

    I'm so excited for The Worst Girlfriend in the World! And I love the sound of Deeper too. I hope you enjoy your new reads! :)

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  17. Some interesting covers there! Enjoy! My STS, if you're interested.

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  18. That sucks about Panic! We were so excited about it, hopefully I'll have better luck! Those Jane Thynne books sound really interesting! Will be looking out for your reviews on those! Hexed sounds fab too but I.Must.Not.Request!

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  19. I got Hexed this week too! I can't wait to read it, it sounds so good :)

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  20. Hexed sure does have a cool cover! And I'm with you on Panic. For some reason I thought it was a dystopian...? Even though it wasn't (and I'm a definite fan of contemporaries) I was just NOT impressed. I'm disappointed because it looked so good. :/ Thanks for stopping by my STS!

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  21. Those Jane Thynne books look really awesome!Happy Reading! If you'd like, you can stop by my STS

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  22. HEXED!!! I just got this one for review, and I cannot tell you how excited I am to read it! Doesn't it sound positively divine! Lovely halt this week! xo

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  23. Reviews from a Bookworm18 February 2014 at 23:17

    Great haul. I got Searching for Beautiful this week too and can't wait to start it, it looks really great. I hope you enjoy all of your books :) My STS.

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  24. Going Over sounds like a really good one. I was very excited for Panic, but no, didn't really do a whole lot for me!

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  25. I need to cut down on requesting too. My Netgalley rating has fallen below 50%. Not good! I'll be interested to see what you think of Panic - both me and Jess were not so impressed!

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  26. Yes, Hexed sounds like a lot of fun! :)

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  27. I think a lot of people thought Panic was a dystopian/THG alike book!

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  28. Yes, Hexed sounds like so much fun! :)

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  29. I am about half way through Jane Thynne's BLACK ROSES. I'm loving it. It's incredibly well researched. I also have the 2nd in the trilogy THE WINTER GARDEN to read which also looks fab!

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  30. Good to hear! I'm looking forward to getting started on Black Roses!

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