Friday, June 28, 2013

Stacking the Shelves



This meme is hosted at Tynga's Reviews. Links go to Goodreads. This week, I got:

The Testing (The Testing, #1)

The Testing by Joelle Charbonneau - This sounds pretty good, but the cover really doesn't jump out at me. I guess the maze is cool, though.

This is Not a Test

This Is Not A Test by Courtney Summers - I have hard such amazing things about this author, so I'm very excited to pick up one of her novels.

Ruby Red (Ruby Red Trilogy, #1)

Ruby Red by Kerstin Gier - I just started this, and so far I'm really liking it.

The Sea of Tranquility

The Sea of Tranquility by Katja Millay - Another book I've heard great things about.

A Midsummer's Nightmare

A Midsummer's Nightmare by Kody Keplinger - I really enjoyed The DUFF, so this one is hopefully as entertaining.

Venom (Secrets of the Eternal Rose, #1)

Venom by Fiona Paul - I've heard mixed things about this, but I've been loving historical fiction lately and that cover is to die for.

Dance of the Red Death (Masque of the Red Death, #2)

Dance Of the Red Death by Bethany Griffin - I loved Masque of the Red Death, but I have a bad feeling about this particular love triangle.

Always Watching

Always Watching by Chevy Stevens - Both Still Missing and Never Knowing were great, so I can't wait to see what this one is like.

What did you get this week?



34 comments:

  1. I've heard good things about The Testing, hope you enjoy

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  2. There are a lot of new ones on this list, so I'll have to check them out. Always Watching looks creepy, so I might have to grab the first book. Happy reading :)

    My StS

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    1. I really like Chevy Steven's books, especially her debut, Still Missing. Thank you!

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  3. Loved The Testing! Hope you do too. Thanks for visiting!

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    1. Anytime. I'm glad to get a positive opinion from someone who has read it. :)

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  4. Wow, you got some fantastic books this week! This is Not a Test is REALLY good. I was kind of meh about Venom but you're right, it's such a gorgeous book, and not just the cover - the pages all have this beautiful design and each new chapter has a page with a quote and design. SO pretty. I'm getting into historic fiction lately too, but it didn't have a real historic feel to me. I hope you enjoy it though. I'm glad you're enjoying Ruby Red - I got it for Christmas and I'm hoping to read it soon. Thanks for stopping by my blog earlier, I appreciate it. Happy reading! :-)

    ~Marie @ Ramblings of a Daydreamer

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    1. I'm excited to read This Is Not A Test! Though I probably should have read Some Girls Are first, since I own it, lol. It just sounded more interesting, I guess. It's awful to be lured in by a beautiful cover only to be disappointed at the end, isn't it? I love the writing of Ruby Red so far! Though I'm only on page 40.

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  5. Great haul! You just reminded me that I too have The Sea of Tranquility and I really should read it soon!

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    1. Hopefully we both enjoy it! Honestly I haven't had much luck with New Adult as a genre, so I'm hoping that'll change wit this novel.

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  6. Excellent haul! I hope my library gets Dance of the Red Death in very soon; I really enjoyed the first book. I hope you enjoy all of your books, and thanks for stopping by!

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    1. I loved the gothic feel to the story; I hope your library gets a copy soon, too!

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  7. I've been meaning to read A Midsummer's Nightmare for forever. I agree that The Testing's cover is bo-ring. Always watching looks pretty intriguing. I hope you like it as much as the author's other books. Great haul! Thanks for stopping by mine!
    -Natalie @Natflix&Books

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    1. Yeah, I have too, especially after The DUFF. Normally I can get into symbolic covers (i.e. The Hunger Games), but for some reason The Testing's makes me want to fall asleep. Thanks!

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  8. Great haul! I've been meaning to read Midsummer foreverrr!! And Dance of Red Death is at the top of my to read list!
    Jackie

    http://nobentspines.blogspot.com/2013/06/stacking-shelves_29.html

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    1. Too many books, too little time, lol. Wait. No. There are never too many books. ;)

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  9. wow, This is Not a Test sounds amazing! Definitely added it to my TBR so thanks for sharing :) Also just fyi, the second half of The Testing is a lot better than the first. Happy reading!

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    1. Glad I could show it to you! Thanks, I'll keep that in mind about The Testing while reading. :)

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  10. This Is Not A Test sounds so good! I hope that you enjoy it and your other books! Happy Reading :-)

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  11. Rebecca so many fantastic books! I'm definitely going to be reading The Testing as I've seen it around the blogosphere and whilst I agree with you regarding the cover...

    Thanks for visiting my blog and commenting on my STS post :D

    Have a great week!

    Angelica @ Paperback Princess

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    1. I wish it was a little more exciting, but what can you do? :/

      Thanks! You too.

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  12. Good haul! I've been wanting to read This is Not a Test and Ruby Red for a long time! I'm a new Bloglovin and GFC follower.
    Check out my STS

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  13. Wow, what a great stack of books! I've been wanting to get Dance of the Red Death, need to soon! Love the cover so much too!
    Thanks for stopping by, enjoy your new reads! xo

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    1. The covers certainty are gorgeous. :D

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  14. Awesome haul! I really enjoyed Ruby Red and Venom, and I am absolutely dying to read Dance of the Red Death. Hope you enjoy all your new books!! :) Thanks for stopping by my blog!

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    1. The covers are pretty gorgeous! :D Thanks.

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  15. I loved Masque of the Red Death as well! It was so depressing and hopeless, but I can't wait to read Dance of the Red Death as well. Thanks for stopping by!

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    1. It is pretty dark, but there's a touch of hope here and there. :D

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  16. I really like the covers of Bethany Griffin's books. Although I haven't read Masque of the Red Death yet, but I've been hearing lots of great things about it.

    Thanks for stopping by. ^_^

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    1. I'd recommend it if you like steampunk (though honestly I'm still trying to figure out that genre). :D

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  17. I've read so many great things from Ruby Red, but never don't really know what its about. I'll have to check it out!

    Here's my Stacking the Shelves

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  18. Great Haul! Of all these, The Testing is one I most look forward to reading one day. Enjoy your new books. Happy Reading!
    Here are my newest additions.

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