Saturday, February 2, 2013

Stacking the Shelves *17*

Stacking the Shelves is a weekly feature hosted by Tynga's Reviews showcasing new books we've gotten a hold of (bought/given/gifted/trade/for review).

This week is another review book/e-book week for me guys.  The weather was pretty intense and crazy this past week around here, so I didn't make any fun trips to the book store.  I only left the house when absolutely necessary...the rest of the time I went ''Canadian-cliché''-style & hibernated like a polar bear. >.<

Here's what I got for review:




YES!!  I got The Nightmare Affair - I'm SO excited!!  It was even my pick for my WoW this week :D I just love the sound of a human nightmare studying at a Boarding School for 'Magickind'Doesn't that sound SO whimsical?!  The synopsis promises a 'cute boy' & some kind of murder mystery and I'm just really pumped to see how it all meshes together.  Plus, isn't that cover too beautiful?  

Weather Witch is another one I've been waiting  on.  I'll admit that this one caught my interest as much for it's striking cover as it did by mentioning Witches ♥  But then I saw that it was a Steampunk-style historical fiction that had witches & well...let's just say I got a little majorly excited!!  So yeah, I'm over-the-moon that I got an advanced copy for review - I haven't even gotten to feature it as a WoW yet, but I may cheat & feature it anyway closer to it's release date ;)

'Til the World Ends I definitely initially requested because of the prequel to Julie Kagawa's Blood of Eden Series since I got my hands on The Immortal Rules a few weeks back - but I think all the stories in here sound good!

**HUGE thank you to St. Martin's Press, Tor/Forge & Harlequin this week!!**

I also got a good deal on an e-book:

All my book loving & blogger friends LOVED Storm so when I saw it on Kindle for like $4.50 I couldn't pass it up.  Now I'll be honest, the idea of 4 hot boys for 1 girl sounds a bit much to me - hell I don't even like love-triangles most of the time...but I do love elemental magic.  And the idea that each brother favors his own unique element.  So we'll see about this one!

That's it for me this week guys!  What did you get a hold of??
Link me up :)

44 comments:

  1. YAY! Weather Witch and The Nightmare Affair both sound awesome! I just couldn't request them, I have waay too many books to review/read and I'm doing my best NOT to request all of them, ugh, but it's so hard :( lol

    I need to read the Elemental series. I heard they are pretty great! Have fun, polar bear :P Were cold down here in the states (New England) too, but no way as cold as you guys! Hope it warms up soon.

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    1. Oh it is SO very hard! Good for you for exercising some control!! haha I hope you manage to get your hands on all 3 of those soon :D Thanks for visiting & the warm wishes ♥

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  2. Awesome haul! I can't wait to start The Nightmare Affair! I hope you enjoy all your books this week!

    Our StS for the week =)

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  3. Nice haul indeed Michele. The Nightmare Affair sounds good, I just can't fit any more books into my overloaded TBR pile. Come check out my STS when you can.

    Grace

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  4. Storm is amazing! I hope you enjoy it! Awesome haul for you this week :)

    My StS

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    1. Yay, thanks for the feedback Helène & for stopping by ♥

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  5. I loved Stormed! I hope you enjoy it :) Awesome haul!

    Janina
    My Haul!

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    1. Awesome, glad to hear it Janina & thanks for visiting!!

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  6. Haha, you give the best reasons to not feel too bad about getting too many books XD *hugs*
    I got the Nightmare Affair too! It's my second-to-next book to read, right after I finish the last story in 'Til The World Ends (the first two are awesome!) and then Dance of Shadows.
    I've never heard of Weather Witch before, but Steampunk and historical and witches? o.O Must go on my TBR.
    I've heard great things about Brigid Kemmerer's series, but I haven't had time to check it out for myself yet. I'll be watching out for your review though ;)
    Enjoy alll the books! And I totally get not wanting to go out in this cold, unfriendly weather >.< Coming back from the (realtive) warmth of Barcelona to Zurich was harsh... and from what I hear about temperatures in Canada I'm not sure I'd survive x_X
    Thanks so much for stopping by earlier <3

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    1. hahaha *hugs* right back!! I hope your loving The Nightmare Affair & I'm glad your adding Weather Witch to your TBR :D Thanks for the warm wishes - I can imagine it being something of a 'weather shock' yikes! I don't mind the snow so much, but the insane cold temperatures really bring out my inner polar bear o.O Thanks for visiting hun ♥

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  7. These all sound terrific, but I'm especially interested in "The Nightmare Affair" and "Weather Witch". Not only are the plots awesome, but I LOVE those covers!! And you're SO lucky to have gotten them for review!! Hope you enjoy them!!

    http://anightsdreamofbooks.blogspot.com/2013/02/stacking-shelves-2-this-is-weekly-book.html#more

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  8. I got The Nightmare Affair a few months back and I'm hoping that I can squeeze it in this month. It sounds amazing! Happy reading! :)

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    1. I hope you'll be able to read it soon Chey! Can't wait to compare thoughts on it! Thanks for stopping by :)

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  9. Eh, Storm was ok, but I don't think it was anything fantastic (I am in the minority!)

    But, I do hope The Nightmare Affair is good, it seems popular right now!

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    1. Sorry you didn't like Storm more - I'm no stranger to being in the minority at times too! Thanks for the feedback & for stopping by Mandee ♥

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  10. Yup, Storm is amazing! and so is The Nightmare Affair I bet! :) Really want to read this book, and I hope you enjoy all your reads!

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    1. Great! Thanks for visiting Kara-Karina

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  11. The Nightmare Affair sounds really good! I absolutely adore the cover of it as well. :)


    Krystianna @ Downright Dystopian

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    1. Agreed - same here!! Thanks for stopping by Krystianna :D

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  12. Great haul, thay all sound really good. I hope you like them all :)
    old follower
    My F&F
    http://kimberlysnovelnotes.blogspot.com/2013/02/stacking-shelves-27.html

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  13. I got approved for The Nightmare Affair too :D But you got 'Til the World Ends!! I can't wait to read that. I might see if I can get a copy before it's released too :D Winter Witch also doesn't sound to bad...

    I hope you enjoy all your books

    Bec @ Ransom Reads

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    1. YAY - hope you'll love The Nightmare Affair, can't wait to compare thoughts! I hope you get your hands on 'Till the World Ends soon! Thanks for visiting Bec :D

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  14. Don't worry about Storm, only one of the brothers is interested in the girl. And yes, The Nightmare Affair looks AMAZING! So much fun.

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    1. hahaha oh *phew* thanks for the heads up Quinn & thanks for stopping by!!

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  15. ^^ yeah like they said above, only one of the brothers likes her. I have really been enjoying the elemental series so far...hope it doesn't let you down. :)

    Nice haul!


    Jenn @ blog about books

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    1. Glad to hear it! Thanks for the feedback, can't wait to check it out for myself :) Thanks for stopping by Jenna!

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  16. I need to check out 'Til the World Ends because I LOVED The Immortal Rules! The Nightmare Affair has been getting a lot of buzz; I really want to read that one, too. Great haul this week, Micheline!

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    1. I hope you manage to get your hands on both of those soon Lee :D And I'm thrilled you loved The Immortal Rules so much!! Thanks for stopping by ♥

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  17. The nightmare affair is awesome, I really liked it, I hope it will be the same for you. Happy reading!

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    1. YAY! Glad to hear that Melliane :D Thanks for the feedback & for visiting!!

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  18. I can't wait to read Storm, hope you enjoy.
    Happy reading,
    Brandi @ Blkosiner’s Book Blog

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    1. Thanks Brandi!! I hope you get your hands on it soon :)

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  19. Yay!! You got awesome books this week!! I am so excited to read The Nightmare Affair and Weather Witch!! They both sound awesome!! I bought Storm last year and still haven't gotten to it.

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    1. Thanks love! I think I'm most excited for those 2 - can't wait to compare thoughts on them :D Same goes for Storm!

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  20. Eeep! The Nightmare Affair sounds so good, I remember seeing it as your WOW so I'm happy that you got it and get to dig into it. I love the cover for the Kagawa one. Awesome haul chick!

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    1. Awww thanks Jenni!! I can't wait to crack that baby open :D Thanks for stopping by ♥

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  21. Ooh you got The Nightmare Affair!! Yay! I can't wait to read it it sounds awesome! And right up both our alleys too! Lol. I really enjoyed the Storm series it's such a great book and the characters are a bunch of brothers which gives us such great brotherly chemistry I hope you love it!

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    1. You are so right!! hahaha I can't wait to see what we'll both think of it - hoping we both LOVE it!! I specifically remember you loving Storm which is why I decided to give it a shot >.< Thanks chicka ♥

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  22. Yay for Weather Witch and The Nightmare Affair. I have both as well and I can't wait to read them! I think I have book one of the Storm series but I haven't read it yet. SEE? I have freaking books now I don't know I even have for sure. Sigh. This IS a problem.

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    1. Weeee I hope we'll BOTH love BOTH of those!! HAHAHA - it is getting a tad out of control then if you can't remember for sure...so MANY books right!? Thanks for stopping by Kara :D

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