Saturday, September 29, 2012

Stacking the Shelves (1)


Stacking the Shelves is a weekly event hosted by Tynga's Reviews featuring our book haul for the week; either new books we've received or bought.

What goodies did I get this week?

Wow, the past week has been absolutely crazy for me what with the official launch of my new book blog Lunar Rainbows and the worldwide issue with domain switching over on google and blogger...*whew*   I've hardly had time to even read; but I'm never too busy to go out and get some new ones ;-)

This week I got my first 'official' arc since I launched my blog, and I'm pretty excited about it:


Baptism of Fire
Author: Stephanie Constante

The Synopsis:
Being the daughter of a dragon slayer was never easy, especially when Leito discovers a dragon child injured in her father’s fields. Knowing the fate that will befall him, she helps the boy to escape before the hunt is upon him.
Leito realizes years later that no good deed goes unpunished and after the village offers her up as a sacrifice for her father’s actions against dragons, Leito must utilize all her knowledge and strength to outwit the dragon that aims to kill her.


Dragons? I absolutely love dragons, I mean I have a dragon tattoo on my foot!  And I'm really curious about the whole 'dragon boy' bit.  The synopsis  has me dying to know how Leito's confrontation with the dragon will go.  I also happen to think the cover is super pretty ♥


And...here's what I bought this week:
The Well of Ascension (Mistborn 2) by Brandon Sanderson & Half Blood by Jennifer L. Armentrout


I just recently read Mistborn  and I absolutely LOVED it; 5-stars & an instant favorite!  Classic High Fantasy feel with a female heroine and a VERY unique, elaborate & just plain awesome magical system.

And I've heard nothing but good things about Jennifer L. Armentrout's Lux series (which I haven't read yet *gasp*), but I was instantly attracted to the cover of this one...and it's uber-intriguing premise.

What new books have you gotten this week?  Link me :)

37 comments:

  1. I own a copy Jennifer L. Armentrout's Obsidian but have yet to read it. I still have to check out the Covenant series, too. Happy reading!

    Our STS

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  2. New follower. I loved Half-Blood. Jennifer L. Armentrout has some amazing books.

    Grace

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  3. Thanks for the comments & follows guys ♥ I've heard nothing but praise where Jennifer L. Armentrout is concerned...I'm really anxious to see what the fuss is all about :)

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  4. Half-Blood is amazing! Anything by JLA and Baptism of Fire looks awesome! Great haul :)

    Janina
    My Haul :)

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  5. Nice stack of books this week. I just recently read the Lux series but I've not read anything else by her. I must admit that the covers are pretty cool.
    Enjoy your new books,
    Book Sniffers Anonymous

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  6. Just got my Kindle copy of Half-Blood, thanks for the heads up!

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  7. Oh I really need to try Half blood, I keep hearing amazing things about this series. happy reading!

    here is mine

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  8. haha all these comments are really making me want to get into Half-Blood right now (or the Lux series, but I don't have that one on hand...yet)

    @Stephanie: my pleasure :)

    I'm off to check out all your Sts's!

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  9. Oooh everything you got looks great! I hope you enjoy all you got :)

    Here's my STS!

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  10. Ooh, Baptism of Fire looks really good! I'll definitely have to check that one out. Great Haul! :)

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  11. I haven't heard of any of these before but the dragon one sounds interesting! I also haven't read any of Jennifer L. Armentrout's books yet but I have Obsidian on my shelf. I love the description of the Half Blood series too! Happy reading, and thanks for stopping by my post earlier :)
    Followed you back ;)

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  12. Nice stack of books! Happy Reading!

    Thanks for stopping by my STS =)

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  13. Hey!! OMG Mistborn novels are so so so epic. *falls over in excitement* Glad you're enjoying the series :-) I have everything the man has ever written all sitting pretty on my shelves, I love his work :D

    Congrats on your first ARC as well :-)

    Shaheen @ Speculating on SpecFic
    Come and check out my new weekly book haul feature, Stocktake Saturday.

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  14. Congrats on all the new books and receiving your first ARC! Happy reading! If you would like to check out my Stacking The Shelves post you can do so here. :)

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  15. I've heard nothing but good things for Jennifer Armentrout's books. And as for dragon books, I haven't read too many of them. But Baptism of Fire certainly sounds interesting. Happy reading!

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  16. Yay Half Blood! Definitely one of my favorites =) Awesome book week =)

    Following back =)

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  17. Oh my Babtism of Fire looks really interesting!

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  18. Thanks for all the great comments & StS links guys, I'm off to check 'em all out! And I'm loving all the Jennifer L. Armentrout love out there, I NEED to get my hands on her 'Lux' series like now.

    @Shaheen - I've *just* discovered Brandon Sanderson but I'm definitely going to read EVERYTHING else he's ever written :D I'm super anxious to see how you'll like his first YA venture 'The Rithmatist'!

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  19. I haven't read Half-Blood yet, but I've heard it's so good! I hope you like it. :)

    Thanks for stopping by Booknook.

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  20. I haven't read Half-Blood yet, but her Lux series is so good! Yay for your first ARC that's always so excited! Love the blog :)

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  21. Thanks for stopping by Libby Blog and congrats on the new blog! I really need to try an Armentrout book! Everybody raves about them. Happy reading.
    Our Week in Books @Libby Blog

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  22. Hey, I also got a book from J.L Armentrout too, Onyx. I have heard great things about the Half-Blood series.

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  23. Half-Blood was really, REALLY good. I loved it and I hope you do too. Thanks for following my blog via GFC. I've gone ahead and done the same!

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  24. I loved the Lux series, but still need to read Half-Blood. Hope You like it and happy reading!

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  25. OMG Half-Blood was AMAZING! :D I hope you enjoy it! Also, I simply LOVE your blog design! Giselle is so great at designing :) I hope you enjoy your books and your beautiful blog layout and I'm following you via GFC now :D

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  26. Congrats on your first ARC! I was so excited when I got my first one in the mail; I still smile every single time because it doesn't happen that often. :)

    Thanks for stopping by my blog, and enjoy all your books!

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  27. Nice haul. I have Half Bloof but havent read it yet either. Hope uour enjoy your books. New follower too.

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  28. I love the Covenant series by Jennifer L. Armentrout. It's really great. I think I like the Lux series a little better though. Great books. You have a great blog!!
    My StS

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  29. AHHH Yes Half Blood! I hope you enjoy it! Thanks for stopping by mine!

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  30. Great haul, and thanks for stopping by the blog. Now folliwng you via gfc :)

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  31. Can't wait for your review of Half Blood, I've had it on my tbr- pile for ages, but haven't manage to read it yet :/ Hope you'll enjoy! :)

    Thanks for sharing and thanks for stopping by, new follower!

    Monaliz @ Mind Reading?

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  32. Thanks to Monaliz, Cassy, Doctor, Eileen & Kara for the nice comments and follows ♥

    @Eileen: Thanks for the comment on the new blog design! Giselle did an unbelievable job didn't she?!

    And I appreciate everyone who stopped by! If I haven't checked your StS yet, I'm off to now :)

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  33. I have Half Blood on my Nook. I haven't heard of the other books you mentioned but I hope that you enjoy them. Thanks for stopping by and for the follow. I'm a new GFC follower too.

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  34. Thanks for the nice comment & the follow back Jamie :)

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  35. HALF BLOOD!! AHH, really loved it. I discovered it in the beginning of summer. So I still need to catch up. but I can't wait till I get my hands on that next book.
    Thanks for checking out my STS post! New GFC Follower (but my username is Erica c. because i use a different account to follow blogs :D)

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  36. Awesome! Glad to hear it @Erica...it's getting unbearable so I might just have to read 'Half-Blood' next; too many people LOVED it to resist any longer ;-) Thanks for the comment & follow ♥

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