Sunday, April 20, 2014

Stacking the Shelves *34*

Stacking the Shelves

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).

Hi all :) For this installment, I'm sharing books I've gotten in the past couple weeks. I have some high-intensity loot - by which I mean I finally got my hands on some hotly-anticipated goodies.  It's not a huge haul but I'm proud of it all the same :-D

For some reason, this big goofy grin won't wipe itself off my face...probably because these three books up here ^^ bring some much needed closure, so to speak.  Dreams of Gods & Monsters is the final book in the Daughter of Smoke & Bone Trilogy.  I'm reading it atm and already loving it!  Similarly, Fifth Grave Past the Light is the final book out at the moment for the Charley Davidson Series (with book 6 slated for a May 2014 release and book 7 scheduled for October '14!) As for Words of Radiance, it's also the next available book in Brandon Sanderson's epic Stormlight Archives Series.  I'd somehow forgotten to pre-order this bad boy for when it came out in early March >.< so it's a huge comfort to finally have it in my possession.  Speaking of huge...remember how I'd said book 1, The Way of Kings was a beast at 1000+ pages?  Well Words of Radiance takes the cake.  While book 2 is only about 100 pages longer, it is a hell of a lot bigger nonetheless, especially since I own book 1 in paperback and book 2 in hardcover (something I will be fixing soon don't worry). Anyways, see for yourselves:

See? GIANT.  I was floored when it arrived on my doorstep, it's easily the biggest book I own or have ever seen!  I was intimidated by the size WoK but it turned out to be a non-issue since everything about the story, plot, characters and pacing was made of win so I have no worries about WoR...other than figuring out when to start it.  >.<

Oh and I also got a little ARC goodness:

The Immortal Crown (Age of X #2) by Richelle Mead

I'd had some issues with the first book, Gameboard of the Gods but I'm hoping it's sequel will put those concerns to rest. *crosses fingers*

Have you read any of these? Let me know in the comments!
Don't forget to link me up to your haul as well xx


  1. Lovely haul, Micheline! :D Wow- what a size difference between the Way of Kings paperback and the Words of Radiance hardcover! I'm sure you'll love WoR as much as WoK; I'm looking forward to your thoughts on on it!

  2. MEAD! I want this book so badly. I wasn't too happy about the first one but it ended so well I gotta get bk 2!!!
    Also, must read Taylor and Sanderson asap!
    Happy reading!

  3. Some great looking books! I still have to read Taylor's second book. They are so good. :)

  4. Congrats on your closure and your swag. I hope you enjoy reading those books as much as possible.

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  5. Nice haul, Micheline. I hope The Immortal Crown turns this series around. :)

  6. SO JEALOUS! I want SA!!!

    Excellent haul this week! Massive books, but I prefer them that way, The awesomeness lasts longer :)

  7. DREAMS!!!! I'm also reading it at the moment and very sadly, I haven't had a lot of free time to make progress on it, but I'm still loving what little time I've had with it!!

  8. That is one HUGE book you got there, wow! Happy reading :D


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