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! I hope everyone had a magical holiday season :D I was unusually organized this year and got all my shopping and preparations done early, which is a nice change from my usual Holiday rush. Then I was able to relax and take in the festivities ♥ I'm still sort of recuperating from all the socializing and overindulging, so if you were wondering why the blog was a bit quiet lately...that would be why.
This Stacking the Shelves post is a bit of a pre-holiday edition - despite it going up post-holidays. I ordered myself a few goodies before the Holidays, since I'd been really good not buying ALL the books this year. Mostly I just ordered some hardback replacements for paperback/ARC editions I already had. When it comes to favorite books/series, I get especially obsessive about having matching sets. Some of these had been on my list for a looong time, so I figured it was time...I was just a bit lazy whipping up this post.
The Way of Kings (hardback) by Brandon Sanderson (The Stormlight Archive #1), Throne of Glass (hardback, autographed) by Sarah J. Maas (Throne of Glass #1), Scarlet by Marissa Meyer (The Lunar Chronicles #2)
I'd ordered The Way of Kings back when all I'd read from Sanderson was the first Mistborn book. Needless to say once, I read it, I promptly pre-ordered the sequel, Words of Radiance (in hardcover). As soon as I was all caught up, I added to matching hardcover TWoK to my wishlist. Guys, these books are STUNNING, with full colour maps, artwork and are gorgeously bound.
Now. I have a story for you: those of you who follow me on Twitter, or remember past StS posts, might be aware that I've been on the hunt for the hardback edition of Throne of Glass with the *NEW* cover to match the rest of the series since BEFORE the publisher announced they were releasing it. Yeah. I had an ARC which I tried to replace and ended up with a stupid, ugly library bind-up edition >.< I asked the publishers at BEA this year and made no progress that way either. BUT. I didn't give up! Once Bloomsbury announced that they were releasing the matching hardback edition, I thought my struggles were over. I ordered a copy from Amazon only for them to send me the old, original cover. I got in touch with them and was assured they had the right version in stock and that they would gladly replace mine. And then the replacement arrived and it was once AGAIN the old, original cover. Gah! O.O After contacting other book outlets, Canadian publishers, distributors, etc...Bloomsbury themselves came to the rescue and pointed me to Books of Wonder, a NYC indie bookshop. Books of Wonder promptly reached out and told me that they did indeed stock the new Throne of Glass hardback! Eep! And the best part? It was autographed by SJM herself!! Cut to me freaking out and obviously placing an order the very next day. Needless to say, when it arrived I was ECSTATIC. Life? Complete.
Finally, (and on a much simpler note), I replaced my ARC of Scarlet with a shiny new hardback to match Cinder and Cress!
Oh, and before I wrap up this particularly babbly and picturific StS post, I also got a few ARCs to share with you:
Adventures through an alternate London? Yes Please! Illusionarium promises parallel worlds + humor and I can't wait to see how that will work! And even though I still haven't cracked open my copy of Cruel Beauty, I couldn't resist requesting Crimson Bound. Who could resist something that sounds SO amazing...and looks like that ^^
That's it for me this week ~ but there's more holiday treats to come!
Stay tuned! And don't forget to link me up to your haul posts :)