Saturday, March 9, 2013

Stacking the Shelves *22* - The Birthday Prequel Edition

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 I'll be sharing my 'pre-Birthday' haul - my birthday is tomorrow and I managed to get a few advanced treats! It's not a huge haul but I'm still really pumped about all of these since most were on my bookish-resolution list of books to get a hold of in 2013 :D

Here are the physical books I got this week:



My last two trips to the bookstore involved me looking up Dead Witch Walking and told there were 2 copies available in store, only for me to search around forever and unsuccessfully.  I'm happy to say that this time I found a copy!  I've had this one on my reading list for much too long so I'm pumped to finally have it in my possession.

The Alloy of Law is part of the Mistborn Trilogy Story Arc but this is set 300 years after the original trilogy.  Since I only have book 3 The Hero of Ages left to read, I was anxious to get my hands on anything else relating to the world I've come to care for so much!

And while I still haven't read book 2 of the Charley Davidson Series, I couldn't resist getting book 3 Third Grave Dead Ahead, just to have it handy :)

I also managed to get a few sweet e-book deals:



Now I've heard very mixed things about both of these books/series...but the thing is I keep hearing about them nonetheless.  And all the time too.  I'll admit to being more curious about Everneath, the concept just sounds appealing to me.  Shatter Me had gotten my attention when it first came out, but then I'd leafed through it in the bookstore and the strikeout bits really turned me off.  I'm hoping I'll be able to get passed it though, but we'll see!

That's it for me this week but I'm anxious to check out everyone else's haul!
Don't forget to leave me your link below :)

54 comments:

  1. Everneath and Shatter Me are great. I love when Amazon offers those e-book deals. Nice haul.

    Grace

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    1. Glad to hear it Grace...and I love it too :D

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  2. I have Shatter Me, too, and I'm looking forward to seeing if I love it as much as everyone else does. And I'm definitely going to make Mistborn my next epic fantasy read. Enjoy all of your books, Micheline!

    I hope you have a very Happy Birthday! :-)

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    1. I can't wait to compare notes on Shatter Me...but ESPECIALLY on Mistborn :D This comment made me very happy Lee haha

      Oh, and thanks for the BDay Love ♥

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  3. Dead Witch Walking was not my fav., but I still enjoyed it enough to want to continue w/the series!! Happy Birthday!!!

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    1. Excellent, that's not too bad :) I can live with that haha thanks for the feedback Lisa!

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  4. Nice haul! I had to get used to Tahereh Mafi's writing style too (who doesn't?), but it you'll get used to it and love it! (I hope!)

    Enjoy your new books!
    My StS

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    1. Awesome, glad to hear it Helène! I'll keep my hopes up :)

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  5. Birthday prequel, how exciting! I was NOT a huge fan of Everneath, but I hope you like it more than I did (it can't be hard, because I gave that book one star...). I got Shatter Me for Christmas! I should read that book lol. I hope you enjoy all of the books you got this week! :)

    Here is my STS post!

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    1. haha it certainly WAS exciting to get pre-birthday goodies anyways, especially the bookish kind ;) Thanks for the input & nice comment Alyssa!!

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  6. LOVED Shatter Me and the first book in the Mistborn series - can't wait to finish the rest of the series!

    Happy reading! :)
    My Haul

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    1. Thanks for the Shatter Me feedback! And I hope you'll love book2 of the Mistborn series as much as I did ♥!! Book 3 should be on the agenda soon :D

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  7. Nich haul, Mich! I have heard good things about Darynda's book!

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  8. Dead Witch Walking looks like a great read! I hope you enjoy all you got :)

    Here's my STS!

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  9. Everneath was awesome. I just got the sequel this week, so I'm excited to get started on that. I hope you enjoy! :)

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    1. Woot! Glad to hear it Chey :) Thanks for stopping by!

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  10. I love Shatter Me so much and I hope you like it also :)
    old follower
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    http://kimberlysnovelnotes.blogspot.com/2013/03/stacking-shelves-b-day-32.html

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  11. can't believe you don't like the striked stuff, those are the best parts! Shatter Me is AMAZING and from almost 95% of the people I've heard from, they said they loved it! hope you give it a try and pick it up too

    - Juhina @ Maji Bookshelf

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    1. I don't know, it just sort of turned me off when I leafed through it. It seems distracting but everyone says I'll get used to is so...here's hoping I'll love it as much as you did :)

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    1. I hope you get your hands on BOTH soon :)

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  13. I really liked Everneath and Shatter Me personally. I hope you do too!

    My STS

    Jessica@Lovin' Los Libros

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  14. Dead Witch Walking is a great paranormal novel, I hope you enjoy!

    Letterbox Love!

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    1. Yay, glad to hear it!! Thanks Annabelle ♥

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  15. Woohoo, Happy Birthday, Micheline!! I hope you get a lot of bookish gifts! And I hope you enjoy your reads this week - I haven't read Everneath and Shatter Me yet, myself, because of the mixed reviews. So I'll be curious to hear what you think of them!

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    1. Yay!! Thanks Aylee :D I had an exceptionally bookish birthday this year - no complaints! I'm definitely iffy on those two myself but we'll see. Hopefully at least one of them is a hit but at that price even if both of them bomb I can't complain too much!

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  16. Shatter Me is really good! I think you'd like it! I'm also excited you're reading the Charley Davidson Series! I love it! I have to read book 4 soon! Great haul and happy late birthday again! :D

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    1. YES I'm reading the Charley Davidson series based on your reviews alone pretty much :D Thinking of getting into book 2 soon! Thanks chicklit xox

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  17. Great haul!! And Happy Birthday!! Don't let the strike through thing turn you off of Shatter Me!! It really helps you feel what it's like in her mind and it's no bad as the book progresses. My friend Lauren had put it aside because of that, but she went back to it later and loved it!!

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    1. Weeee thanks Amy :D I hope I'll get used to the strike out thing too!!

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  18. Everneath is so good, you need to get lost in that series ASAP. I still need to read Shatter Me, I am so torn on reading that book though, the reviews are just all over the damn place. Nice to see that you got another Darynda book! Enjoy!

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    1. Excellent, thanks for the feedback Jenni!! Eeep I'm excited :D I'm hesitant about Shatter Me too...we'll see I guess. Thinking of getting into Charley Davidson 2 soon, can't wait!

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  19. I need to start Kim Harrison's series! And I got Shatter Me last week as well :) Everneath is another one I have on my TBR and look forward to reading.

    Have a wonderful Birthday tomorrow!

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    1. I hope you'll love Shatter Me & that you'll get your hands on Kim Harrison's series & Everneath soon :)

      Thanks for the warm birthday wish ♥

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  20. Oooh I love Kim Harrison and Darynda Jones, what a wonderful choice. Happy reading and Enjoy!!!

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    1. Yay glad to hear it :D Thanks Melliane!!

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  21. Congratulations! I hope you have a wonderful birthday tomorrow :D I really liked Everneath, so happy reading!

    Mel@thedailyprophecy.

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    1. Thank you so much Mel :D ...for the warm wishes & the feedback!!

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  22. Ooooh, you got Dead Witch Walking!! I love that series, it was actually my introduction to Urban Fantasy :D Rachel is kick-ass, and Jenks (her pixie partner) is so funny XD
    I really enjoyed Everneath, but I also see why some people had problems with it. I'll need to get Everbound soon...
    Oh, and I really want to start the Charlie Davidson series soon!
    Shatter Me... I remember the buzz when it came out, but it left me sorta cold. Curious to hear what you think though - I like experimental writing, but it's always a hit or miss...

    P.S: heading over to your Nightmare Affair review now ;)
    Oh, and about the blog button thing you asked about a while back: no, I *still* don't have one ^^'''' I know, embarrassing... I hope to get a blog make-over soon though (I have a design-savvy friend) and I'll definitely have a button then!

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    1. YAY! Awesome, thanks for the Dead Witch Walking feedback - I've been wanting to read that series for awhile!! I'm thinking I'll like Everneath too, it sounds like my kind of read but we'll see! I've been wrong before >.<
      The buzz for Shatter Me left me cold too, browsing through the pages did the same. Apparently all I need to try out a book is a good bargain LOL...and I mean some bloggers a trust quite a bit have liked it so we'll see!

      And nothing to be embarrassed about at all for the blog button. Some other of my favorite blogs don't have buttons either but I wanted to make I wasn't missing yours :) Thanks for visiting Carmen ♥

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  23. Some great additions there. I still haven't read Everneath even though it's been on my list for a while now.

    Thanks for stopping by my STS.

    Marilyn @ Marilyn's Mystery Blog

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    1. I hope you get around to it soon Marilyn! Thanks for stopping by :)

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  24. I liked Shatter Me! It's not a favorite and the writing style is not for everyone, but you might like it! I liked Everneath a little more and I cannot wait to read Everbound. Enjoy, Micheline. BEA soon!

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    1. Liking (or better) sounds good to me! I might have better luck with Everneath than Shatter Me though hehe! Woot BEA :D

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  25. Ah, more Sanderson! I liked Shatter Me but did it on audio. It's such an odd style ~ hope you can get in to it. :)

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    1. I think I have all the Sanderson I wanted now...except Warbreaker. Oh and everything he's coming out with this year :D Thanks for the Shatter Me feedback too, I'm holding out hope!!

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  26. I loved both Shatter Me and Everneath! I hope you love them as much as I did.

    Your New Follower!
    ~Sydney @Pika Pages

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    1. Yay! I hope so too Sydney :)
      Thanks for following!!

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  27. Hi Micheline! Happy Birthday, a few days late! Hope it was wonderful!! You're going to love Dead Witch Walking...I'm a big fan of that series. :)

    Thanks for adding my button to your blog roll! ;) Yours has been on mine for awhile. I'm now following you by email as well so I can stay more up to date on what you have going on here. :)

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    1. Thanks Brandee :D And I love the Dead Witch Walking feedback - I can't wait to get into the series!!

      And my pleasure for the blog roll love, it was about time I get organized & figure out how to do one up anyways! >.<

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