Stacking the ShelvesStacking 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
Dreams of Gods & Monsters (Daughter of Smoke & Bone # 3) by Laini Taylor, Fifth Grave Past the Light (Charley Davidson #5) by Darynda Jones & Words of Radiance (The Stormlight Archive #2) by Brandon Sanderson,
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: