Sunday, February 22, 2015

Stacking the Shelves *45*

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 hope you're all doing great! Winter has struck our neck of the woods with a vengeance and we've been pummeled by one extreme snow storm after another lately.  Luckily, the boyfriend and I make the most of the snow by playing around in it with our snowshoes ;)  After a nice workout, I usually snuggle up with a good book while he takes a nap to recoup LOL  Although, I've been working like a madwoman lately, and haven't had quite as much time to read as I'd like, here are the books I've been lucky enough to add to my collection these past few weeks:

Let's start with review copies:

A Court of Thorns and Roses (!!!!)  Aaaaahhhhh!  *happy dance*  So, this one is clearly my precioussss *cough* Canada doesn't get the amount of ARCs  that reviewers in the US seem to get, so I even reached out to Bloomsbury Children's directly but luckily Penguin/Razorbill Canada surprised me with a physical ARC ♥ I clearly could NOT resist diving in straight away, and even though I'm reading three books at the moment, I'm still making pretty decent progress with it. And so far? LOVE.  The Wrath and The Dawn was a title I featured as a WoW pick a while back, and I was lucky enough to be sent an ARC from the lovely people at Razorbill. I actually finished it not too long ago - look for my review later this week!

Moving on to glorious giveaway winnings:

The Emperor's BladeThe Mirror Empire and Promise of Blood were all giveaway winnings from an awesome giveaway Mark had on Twitter, which I was lucky enough to win. Actually, I shared his giveaway without checking if it was U.S only or International. D'oh!  It was U.S. only, but Mark was kind enough to send these up to Canada for me all the same :D  Thank you so much Mark - I'm dying to get into all of these pretties!

Oh and I was beyond lucky and actually won another giveaway:

One of my favorite bloggers, Aylee @ Recovering Potter Addict celebrated her 4th blogoversary recently and I was one of the lucky winners.  Since we became friends in large part due to our shared Potter obsession and love of all things JKR, it seemed fitting that I pick something by our queen. Afterall, I can't very well call myself a fan and still not own a copy of this one^^, right?!

Finally, here are my recent(-ish) book purchases : 

Both of these are pre-orders I'd placed over the holidays with Amazon giftcards my mom gifted me for Christmas.  Fairest finally arrived a few weeks ago... except it arrived with it's book jacket missing. Yeah.  Imagine my surprise (and dismay) when I opened up the package only to see my baby NAKED.  Naked as the day the book gods made it. After all my recent issues with Amazon, I wasn't too pleased but luckily it's replacement has already arrived - fully clothed - and it is glorious! Well worth the wait...although I'm seriously (still) not amused at Amazon. Again. *grumbles* Luckily, A Darker Shade of Magic arrived in perfect condition this Friday, so at least there's that.

Anyway, those are my pretties this week! Don't forget to link me to your hauls :)

HUGE thank yous go out to Penguin/Razorbill CanadaBloomsbury Children's Aylee & Mark for all the lovelies ♥ (but Amazon, not so much).


  1. Great haul! Sarah J. Maas's book sounds so good. I can't wait for it to be released! A Darker Shade of Magic also sounds really awesome. Thanks for sharing and I hope you have a good week. :)
    Krystianna @ Downright Dystopian

  2. I hope that you love all your new books. Heard good things about The Wrath and The Dawn this week. I hope you love all your new books.

    Grace @ Books of Love

  3. A court of thorns and roses, LUCKY YOU. I loved it and I can't wait to get a published copy.
    The wrath and the dawn sounds amazing. I'm very curious about this one.
    Fairest: wow, that is weird, but at least it's complete and gorgeous now :D

  4. EEEP- ACOTAR!!!! In case you couldn't tell, I'm very, very, very excited for you!!!! Congrats on your sweet giveaway wins, too! Enjoy all of these lovely lovelies, Micheline! :D

  5. Haha, it does sound like you're making the most of snow time! There really isn't anything better than snuggling up with a book after being in the cold outdoors.

    Whew, nice winnings! The Casual Vacancy is kind of a culture shock after HP, but it's still good. BBC is airing the TV mini series of it (tonight, actually), which has been really good so far.

    Hope you enjoy all of your books, and don't get snowed in! <3

  6. Great haul! I got A Court of Thorns and Roses from NetGalley, but I'd love an actual copy of it. Oh, I need to get A Darker Shade of Magic! I haven't had too much snow here (Pennsylvania), but it's been COLD! Today was the first day (barely) above freezing in two weeks and it feels like spring. I think it's 35°. Perfect weather for shorts, or at least it feels like it after it's been so frigid. Enjoy your books!

    Michelle @ Michelle's Minions

  7. Great haul! You got some really good epic fantasy winnings this week, you know how much I love the genre! The Emperor's Blades is a great one, and the sequel is even better. I'm also currently reading The Autumn Republic which is the third book in the Powder Mage trilogy, it's a great series and I hope you'll enjoy the first book Promise of Blood! :D

    ~Mogsy @ BiblioSanctum

  8. YOU GOT ACOTAR AHH!! I got an eARC of it from Netgalley that I'm really hoping I can start soon :D I'm jealous of your Wrath of Dawn!! And A Darker Shade of Magic and Fairest. I haven't been able to buy them because of a ban. I hope you enjoy all your new books!

  9. So many awesome book this week some are new to me and others like Maas I cannot wait to read :) Enjoy then all. Yep, with this weather reading or snuggling by the fire are the best ways to spend your day :)

  10. Sooooooooo jealous for The wrath and the dawn!!! *-*

    Ps. I have a blog as well, if you want to check it out! :D

  11. A Court of Thorns and Roses looks INCREDIBLE!!! You got so many great reads, hope you enjoy them all :D

  12. OOH. I'm thinking I need to dive into ACOTAR very, very soon too! Its call is too much! How could a book get anywhere without its dust jacket?? That's crazy! It's a good thing Amazon replaced it, though. There'd be hell to pay--Fairest needs to be fully dressed!

    I hope you have a great week, Micheline!
    Rachel @ Paper Cuts

  13. WHOOO GET IT GIRL!! So excited for you that you got ACOTAR because I can only imagine your reaction as a Maas fangirl upon opening that package and I bet you were over the moon!! Eeeee and I'm pretty excited that you're loving it so far! I hope you love your other reads too and are patient with The Casual Vacancy to begin with.

  14. Nice haul, Micheline! I hope you'll enjoy all these good-looking books in the near future :)

    Lexxie @ (un)Conventional Bookviews

  15. YAY for ACOTAR!!! We flailed over it on twitter already but let's be honest, we can never flail TOO much for anything SJM related. :) I've never read anything by victoria schwab before but i'm thinking i really need to remedy this!!

    Wendy @ Book Scents


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