Sunday, August 24, 2014

Stacking the Shelves *39*

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 everyone! I have some nice new pretties to share with you today, so let's get to it:

Crown of Ice by Vicki L. Weavil, Storm Siren (Storm Siren #1) by Mary Weber, Red Queen by Victoria Aveyard

All of these three were recent WoW picks for me - Crown of Ice is a fairytale retelling of 'The Snow Queen' featuring an less-than-pure hearted protagonist. Storm Siren boasts elemental magic and a lethally trained heroine. Red Queen features supernatural abilities, court-intrigue and rebellion. I'm actually done with Storm Siren (read my review here) and I'm excited to start in on other two in the near future.

I was also lucky enough to score this sweet looking middle-grade arc and a wishlist item as well:

Monstrous sounds perfectly spooky, with it's dark wizards, magic and scary things happening to girls after dark! I'm already dying to get started but since it only comes out in 2015, it'll have to wait a bit...As for Stolen Songbird, well I'd had it on my wishlist since before it came out, so when the author tweeted that it was on sale of $1.99, I couldn't resist!

AND.  I was very, very lucky recently because I won not one but two giveaways through some of my favorite bloggers!  First, I won a giveaway through the lovely Faith over at Student Spyglass for Harry Potter Month that went down in July. And the always awesome Aylee over at Recovering Potter Addict had a giveaway for her birthday, cause she's a sweetheart, and I was the lucky winner :D  Here are the prizes I picked for those:

Both of these are books I really should have read by now, but hey, I'm now one step closer to doing so now that I own copies, right? So many of my friends have loved Fire and Thorns and to be honest I've been wanting to read it since it first came out.  I'm very excited have it in my hands, especially with this^^ fierce cover!  And I've read nothing but rave reviews for The Lies of Locke Lamora so I definitely feel like I'm missing out on an awesome fantasy adventure. And that cover^^ is all kinds of gorgeous. Also? I think Nikki will be very happy about this and she might even start forgiving me for not reading it sooner now xD

HUGE thanks to Month9Books, Thomas Nelson Fiction, Orion & Harpercollins Children!

And once again, a million thanks to Faith & Aylee for being so generous ♥ You ladies rock! xx

Don't forget to link me up to your haul :)


  1. Fire and Thorns is really fantastic. I'm not normally a big high fantasy person but I loved that series. I hope you enjoy it as well!

  2. I'm so envious of you for getting Red Queen! I wanna read that one sooooo bad! Well, enjoy your books! =))))

  3. I want to read Storm Siren so bad, so jealous of that one. Red Queen looks awesome.

    Grace @ Books of Love

  4. Wow, great haul, Stolen songbird is amaying, I hope you like it. Happy reading

  5. Great haul! I'm really excited for Red Queen and Storm Siren. I have eARCs of those I must read soon...

    Here's my STS

    Rachel @ A Perfection Called Books

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  7. Awesome book haul! I've seen everyone loving that Storm Siren book. I can also see that you're a fantasy/sci-fi kind of girl. I totally respect that

    here's the link to ma haul :D

  8. You got some really awesome looking books this week!

    Crown of Ice and Red Queen both look great, and I've wanted to read Stolen Songbird and Fire and Thorns for ages. Sorry you didn't love Storm Siren though :(

    Enjoy all your books!

  9. Wow I've never seen that cover for The Girl of Fire and Thorns haha. And ooh you got Red Queen...sooo lucky! I've been dying to read that! Great haul; I hope you enjoy those books!

  10. Monstrous was fantastic! I already read it and my review is up on Goodreads but not on my blog yet. :) I highly recommend it!

  11. I picked up The Lies of Locke Lamora a while ago when it was a Kindle Daily Deal; the George R. R. Martin blurb definitely gives me high hopes for it! Lovely haul Micheline; I hope you enjoy all these new goodies! :)

  12. Can't wait to hear your thoughts on Queen of Ice and The Red Queen.

    Have a great week!

    Amber Elise @ Du Livre

  13. Crown of Ice sounds SO good and you know me, fairytales :D I also have Red Queen, I can't wait. Fire and thorns, YES YES YES! Happy reading.

  14. You're welcome! I was just so happy that you won. And I'm totally loving that cover for (Girl of) Fire and Thorns! I really really want to get into that series too, but I'm holding off a bit until I've crossed a few other series off my list.

  15. YES, everyone needs to read Lies of Locke Lamora. Get on that :)

    Nice haul this week!

    ~Mogsy @ BiblioSanctum

  16. Red Queen and Crown of Ice both sound amazing. Enjoy them! My STS.

  17. Ah! LUCKY YOU THAT YOU GOT THE RED QUEEN!! I can't wait to read that one, and I LOVED Stolen Songbird, so I'm excited to see what you think of it too. You had such a great week Micheline, enjoy!

  18. Congrats on those two giveaway wins! It is nice to win something right? The one I am most looking forward to from your haul is Red Queen. I love the simplicity of the cover and the synopsis sounds fantastic! Happy reading :)

  19. So much win in this post! I'm really excited to hear what you think of Storm Siren :D Also omg Monstrous!!!!!!!

  20. Red Queen! That one sounds so good to me!! Hope you enjoy your new books!

    -Wendy @ Book Scents

  21. I've heard tons of good things about The Lies of Locke Lamora - I don't know why I haven't read that yet. I'm interested to see what you think of Crown of Ice. I've had my eye on that one.

    Nicole @ Feed Your Fiction Addiction

    P.S. Just signed up to follow you via email, so I won't keep missing your posts. :-)


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