Saturday, February 23, 2013

Stacking the Shelves *20*

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 thanks to an amazing deal on Kindle, I managed to pick up the entire Caster Chronicles Series by Kami GarciaMargaret Stohl



 They were on for around $2.99 each so all 4 added up to around $12.00...ONE of these books at Chapters would have been close to $20.00 so it was hard for me to just get the first one even though I rarely buy a series without having at least read the first one.  I had book 1 on my reading list for quite some time...and these are books about Witches after all so I think (I hope) I'll be ok ;)  if not, I won't be out by a whole lot at least!

I also managed to get a few ARC's:

 Fyre (Septimus Heap # 7) by Angie Sage
The final book in the Septimus Heap series that I have been waiting on for years - yes, it was 2011 when book 6 Darke came out and as much as I may have forgotten, I can't wait to see how things will conclude for Septimus, Jenna, Beetle Marcia & Marcellus.  I have absolutely no clue what Sage is planning as an ending to her series but I hope it goes out with a bang!
HUGE thanks to Katherine Tegen Books!
Even though I have yet to crack open my copy of book 1 in the VA series, I knew instantly from the synopsis that want to read Gameboard of the Gods - it deals with Mythology AND it's written by a well-loved author.  I'd requested it awhile ago on Netgalley and I was starting to lose hope but then I finally go my approval (YAY!)  Big thanks to Dutton Adult for the copy!


 What goodies did you get?!
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36 comments:

  1. I've read Beautiful Creatures and am in the process of reading Beautiful Darkness so I really hope you enjoy the series. They're really good!
    Happy reading! :)

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    1. Excellent, glad to hear it Lucy :D Thanks so much for stopping by!!

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  2. Fyre has a lovely cover and of course, Richelle Mead's book promises to be interesting. I hope you enjoy all your books, Micheline!

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    1. I can't wait to FINALLY read a Richelle Mead book - I've hear nothing but great things :D Thanks for the visit Kara!

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  3. I sometimes by all the books in a series too when the price is right. I just bought a hard copy of Scarlet for my niece from B&N and paid over $17. Crazy how easily we forget how expensive physical books can be.

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    1. Glad to hear it isn't just me >.< And I don't mind paying $20 for a hard-cover book I REALLY want, but paying that amount for soft-backs is hard to justify :S

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  4. I love Richelle Mead hardcore. She is awesome. I bought book two as well of The Castor Chronicles. So hoping that I get approved for Gameboard of the Gods. Great haul.

    Grace

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    1. Thrilled to hear that Grace, I've heard SO many great things I get more excited every time :D I hope you'll get approved for that one too!! Thanks for the visit ♥

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  5. Great haul! I had no idea Richelle Mead wrote another book, but it sounds great! I also got Beautiful Creatures from the Kindle deal, and i'm so excited to read it! Happy Reading!

    ~Sydney @Pika Pages

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    1. Eeeek I hope we'll both love Beautiful Creatures Sydney :D Thanks for stopping by!!

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  6. I've only read the first 2 Caster Chronicles books so far, but I really liked them :) I have to nag at my sister so she buys the other ones (they're 'her' series) :P
    I'm a bit envious of your Gameboard of the Gods copy ;) I requested it on edelweiss but was turned down... I'm so curious about Richelle's new adult series! I loved her succubus books, and of course VA and Bloodlines. I hope you enjoy reading it :) Great haul *huggles*

    My StS

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    1. Yay, that's great to hear Carmen :D and I hope your sister buys the next ones soon!! Aww, sorry you got declined on Edelweiss but did you try Netgalley?! That's where I got mine so maybe try there. I don't always have the best luck with Edelweiss :S Honestly though, I just need to read ANYTHING by Richelle Mead already, I feel like I'm missing out BIG time! Thanks love XOX

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  7. I really want to start reading the Caster Chronicals.
    Old follower
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    http://kimberlysnovelnotes.blogspot.com/2013/02/stacking-shelves-30.html#comment-form

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    1. I hope you get to read them soon Kimberly!

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  8. Gulp! I have yet to read any of these, but they all look really good. I hope you enjoy all of them. Thanks for sharing.

    Here's my Book Haul

    ~Danica Page@Taking it One Page at a Time

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    1. haha, thanks Danica & thanks for stopping by :)

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  9. The Beautiful Creatures series looks really good. I want to read those, and see the movie :) Enjoy all your books!

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    1. Same here but I really wanted to read the books first! I hope you get to read the series soon :) Thanks for visiting!!

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  10. I like the Beautiful Creatures series, I wouldn't say they're an absolute favourite but at that price, I think you got a great deal!

    And I can't wait for Richelle's new book!

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    1. Oh great, glad to hear it! Liking them is ok with me for that price haha :D I can't wait to read ANYTHING Richelle Mead! I'm sooo out of the loop o_O

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  11. Aaah! Gameboard of the Gods! I will definitely be buying that one when it comes out. Fantastic haul, Micheline! :-)

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    1. Have you tried to get it on Netgalley in the meantime?! Either way I hope you get your hands on it SOON :) Thanks Lee ♥

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  12. I still need to finish the Caster Chronicles. I've only read Beautiful Creatures, and even that needs to be reread. You also got Richelle Mead's new one! I haven't decided if I'm going to read that yet, but I think I'll wait and read your review before I make an decision.

    Bec @ Ransom Reads

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    1. Thanks Bec, I look forward to comparing notes on both of those!

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  13. i haven't read a single book by richelle mead but she has been recommended to me like crazy.
    hope you enjoy all your books!
    - Juhina @ Maji Bookshelf

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    1. SAME HERE Maji! I really must read something by her soon! I hope you will too & thanks for stopping by :)

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    1. I hope you'll be able to get your hands on it soon!! :)

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  15. So jealous you have Gameboard of the Gods! I got declined for ir :( Happy REading! I look forward to your review!

    My Haul! Letterbox Love!

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    1. Awww that sucks Annabelle! i do hope you manage to get your hands on it soon. I know for me, my approvals & declines via Netgalley & Edelweiss seem really random. Better luck next time!

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  16. What a good deal for the Beautiful Creatures books. I read the first one, but haven't read the rest yet. I really liked the boy, Ethan.

    Anyway, happy reading :)

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    1. Ohh glad to hear it, I can't wait to 'meet' Ethan now :D Thanks Quinn!

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  17. I almost finished Beautiful Creatures, but didn't. Lol!! I might try to read (or listen) to the series again at some point, but there are so many other books that interest me more. Awesome that you got Gameboard of the Gods. It sounds really good!! Hope you enjoy all of your books hon!!

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    1. haha oh no, yeah I heard it drags in the beginning and a lot of people thought it was too long. I don't usually have a problem with longer books...and you know how much I love witches so I'm hoping for the best >.< Thanks love!

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  18. Hooray for Gameboard of the Gods! Richelle Mead is my favorite author, so I can't wait to get into this one!

    I almost bought the Castor Chronicles books, too, but decided to just get them from the library.

    Here's Mine @ Pinkindle Reads & Reviews

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    1. I'm so excited to read ANYTHING by Richelle Mead, I've heard nothing but great things! I hope you'll manage to get your hands on it soon...and that you'll enjoy both that one and The Castor Chronicles!!

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