Saturday, December 8, 2012

Stacking the Shelves (11)

Stacking the Shelves is a weekly feature hosted by Tynga's Reviews showcasing new books we've either received or bought this past week.


This is officially week 2 of my book ban and you guys were right- I'm doing ok with reading material all the same :D  It's SO hard not to order more new releases when I look at my wishlist though >.<  but I'm hanging in there!  Anyways here's what I managed to get a hold of this week:




Ashen Winter is the follow up to Ashfall which every single of my blogger friends has raved to me about...and scolded me for not reading yet haha.  I am planing on starting Ashfall soon so when I saw Ashen Winter available on Netgalley it was too good to pass up!  There will be no torture between books and that makes me even more pumped to start this series!

The Demon Lover initially got my attention with that gorgeous cover - don't you just love how her blue dress accents the bird-filled sky? The synopsis revealed that this is a story about Incubus  -  something I've never read about, so that got me even more curious.  Since it's been released for awhile now, I felt no guilt whatsoever in requesting it!  I'm eager to see what's in store for this one.

The Wolf of Tebron is a book I discovered because I was initially drawn to the cover of the third and final book in this trilogy  After discovering that book 1 was also available for request  I was excited. I was drawn to the wolf on the cover and the idea of a fantasy read featuring a mythical kinship with animals. When I got my hands on the copy, it struck me that it felt a bit similar to The Chronicles of Narnia...and then I noticed the author's name: C.S. Lakin which is oddly close to Narnia author C.S. Lewis... As much as I did enjoy some elements of the Narnia series, the rhetoric and allegory was problematic for me at times, especially by the end of the series.  So I'm a little hesitant now but also  quite curious...so we'll see.

That's all for me this week.  What goodies did you get this week?
Link me :)

38 comments:

  1. Very nice haul indeed. I wasn't a fan of Demon Lover, but maybe you will like it.

    Grace

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    1. Sorry you didn't enjoy that one Grace! Thanks for stopping by :)

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  2. Eeeep! You must read the Mike Mullin books ASAP! They are so freaking good. Can't wait to see what you think of them.

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    1. I'm planing on reading it after the two I'm reading now - thanks for the feedback Jenni & for dropping in ♥

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  3. I still haven't read AshFall--Bad me:/ But I really want to, just have no time right now, so your not the only one.

    Enjoy!

    My Stack

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    1. haha, glad to hear that! Hope you get around to reading it soon :) Thanks for visiting!!

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  4. Good work! It is hard not to keep buying books :D

    U like the cover of The Demon Lover - v.pretty!

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    1. Thanks :D It is quite a challenge isn't it LOL

      Thanks for stopping by Mandee ♥

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  5. OOOOHHH I really liked Ashen Winter and some bloggers are like flat-out OBSESSEDDDDD with it! Like, seriously, I've seen TONS of gushy, fangirly reviews and I really hope you enjoy both books!! :D

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    1. hahaha exactly! Here's hoping I'll love it too ;) Thanks so much for stopping by Eileen!!

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  6. A few nice additions there. And I agree, the cover of The Demon Lover is definitely attractive.

    My STS @ Marilyn's Mystery Blog

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    1. Thanks Marilyn & thanks for the visit :)

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  7. I haven't read Ashfall either... Nor have I heard of the other books before. But they are great covers!

    Thanks for stopping by my StS post.

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  8. The Demon Lover sounds very intriguing; I'm looking forward to your review! I've had it on my TBR list for a while and have to get around to checking it out, along with Ashfall. I hope you enjoy all of your books, and thanks for stopping by!

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    1. Thanks Lee :) I hope you get a chance to check both of those out soon too!! Thanks for dropping in ♥

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  9. I've heard great things about Ashen Winter. It seems like a really good read. I also love the cover for Demon Lover. I agree that it's really pretty! :)
    Happy reading!

    My book haul
    http://nicksbookblog93.blogspot.com/2012/12/stacking-shelves-20-weekly-recap.html

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    1. Thanks Nick & thanks for stopping by :)

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  10. I still need to read Ashfall, maybe I'll wait for more books in the series then read them all at once :) Demon Lover looks interesting, great cover too! Enjoy them :)

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    1. Thanks Kelsey! I hope you get to read Ashfall & Ashen Winter soon :) Thanks for the visit!!

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  11. I haven't read these ones but hope you'll enjoy them. Happy reading!

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    1. Thanks Melliane & thanks for stopping by!!

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  12. I had a hard time tor resist the cover of Demon Lover on Netgalley ;) But I just have too many review books lined up at the moment...
    I've also never read a book where Incubi were the main supernatural creauture and I'm looking forward to hearing what you thought of it!
    Happy reading, and thanks for stopping by yesterday <3

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    1. LOL I know what you mean - I really ought to stop requesting & get caught up!!

      Thanks for dropping in Carmen :D

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  13. I keep thinking I want to read the Ashen series, great choice!

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    1. Thanks Alisa - hope you get to read it soon!!

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  14. I still need to read Ashen Winter. I totally suck. I got it forever ago from NetGalley and then I got behind and never got to it. Demon Lover has a gorgeous cover!! Great books this week.

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    1. I can SO relate to that Amy!! Hoping we both get caught up soon ;) Thanks for visiting hun!!

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  15. I still need the first book to Ashen Winter. I started Demon Lover awhile ago, but I couldn't get into it. Probably wrong mood for it. I'll have to try it again :) Enjoy all that you got this week! Thanks for sharing and happy reading!

    MaryAnn | Chapter by Chapter
    What we got this week!

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    1. Ahhh it sucks when that happens! Hopefully it was the mood and not the material at hand ;) Thanks for stopping by MaryAnn

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  16. I just finished Demon Lover and I really liked it. Also a huge fan of Mike Mullin's books. Great haul this week!

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    1. Awesome,I'm really psyched about your feedback - thanks Kara & thanks for stopping by ♥

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  17. Yay I can't wait to see what you think of Ashen it's one of my all time fav books! the Demon Lover is very different! I think you'd like it!

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    1. I can't wait to get into Ashfall :D Hopefully one of my next reads, and thanks for the feedback on Demon Lover love!!

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