Stacking the Shelves and Other Weekly Shenanigans (33)


Stacking the Shelves is a weekly meme hosted by Tynga’s Reviews. It gives us a chance to share with readers what we bought, borrowed, swapped, won or got for review each week.

IMG_3529  Glory O’Brien’s History of the Future by A.S. King

Black Ice by Becca Fitzpatrick won via Shelf Awareness

Atlantia by Allie Condie Incidentally, this book in person is stunning. Pictures do not do it justice. It is textured, and shimmers, and the font is incredible. (Of course, I have been reading some not-so-good reviews, but at least I can look at the pretty, right?)

Afterworlds by Scott Westerfeld won via Shelf Awareness

Book Outlet Haul (Hint: One of these will be given away in the Dangerous Girls giveaway!!)

Unwind by Neal ShustermanIMG_3528

Prized and Promised by Caragh M. O’Brien

Losing Hope by Colleen Hoover

Plague by Michael Grant

The Lost Girl by Sangu Mandanna

Erasing Time by C.J. Hill

Ruins by Dan Wells


Scarlet by Marissa Meyer

This Night So Dark by Amy Kaufman and Meagan Spooner

Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe by Benjamin Alire Saenz

For Review:23390712

The Last Leaves Falling by Sarah Benwell via Edelweiss, thanks to Simon & Schuster

Weekly Shenanigans

This week, I read 2284326721805717 , and 22922172Defect 2 was good and I plan to put a review up on Goodreads soon.  Only Ever Yours was amazing and disturbing, and I have so many thoughts. I think everyone should read this book, and I will explain why next week. Frozen… well, that will be a different sort of review. Things did not go well.

On the Blog:

Up Next: 

November starts today, and I am giving myself until I get home from a baby shower to decide if I am doing NaNo. I want to, I should, but… time! I have so many books I’d like to read this month, and it is my birthday on the 19th (hint: this means I will give you something, of course!) and the biggest, most exciting part: Mockingjay Part 1 on the 21st! (Or in my case, the 20th at 8:30pm!). And for the American readers, November brings Thanksgiving, so it is quite the busy month!

There are a few days left to enter the Blogoversary Giveaways, and a few more will be coming up soon! Next week I am planning to review The Unhappening of Genesis Lee, Only Ever Yours, and Frozen (or whichever of those I end up getting to!) and perhaps a discussion!

Are you excited for Mockingjay? Have you pre-ordered tickets? Also: What book are you most looking forward to reading in November? Best book from October? I asked lots of questions this week! Hope you all have a lovely weekend! 

Posted November 1, 2014 by Shannon @ It Starts at Midnight in Blog Recaps / 33 Comments

33 responses to “Stacking the Shelves and Other Weekly Shenanigans (33)

  1. I am dying to see Mockingjay and pre-ordered my ticket already! And the review to Only Ever Yours! Doing NaNo this year for the first time. November is a very busy month for sure. 😀

    • Yay!! I cannot wait! Like, the minute I could order it, I did. Which is silly, because I knew it would not be sold out that quickly or anything, but still 😉 I really would LOVE to go to the all-day showing of all 3 movies, but I don’t think anyone else would come with me haha.

      I have to do Only Ever Yours justice, and I don’t know how. I don’t think it’ll be a review, as much as a bunch of reasons to read it! I decided I am doing NaNo too, but I am scared! Good luck to you 🙂

      • According to some news, Part 1 broke some records in Fandango for fast selling of tickets.
        I would love to watch the three movies! Only if they let me bring pillows and a blanket though. So excited for what will you come up with Only Ever Yours next week (?).

        Good luck to you too in doing NaNo! 😀

  2. I got my advanced ticket too!! Just counting down the days 😉 I’m super excited to read Mortal Heart by Robin LaFevers in November. I absolutely love the His Fair Assassin trilogy!! I didn’t get to read much in October and still need to catch up on some reviews. Congrats on the goodies you won/got 🙂

  3. I’M EXCITD FOR MOCKINGJAY. Until I realised…I’m going to be away when it hits cinemas. WHY IS LIFE SO UNFAIR? I’ll probably have to wait until December before I even get to see it. *cries softly to self* I’m going to totally ignore all reviews I tell you! I won’t even CLICK on them. *nods* That’s the only way to survive this agony.

    I’m keen to see what you thought of Frozen. x) I see most people DNF it actually…but I loved the beginning and loathed the ending. It’s one of THOSE books, I reckon. OH, I have Atlantia too!! Mine is actually quite battered and doesn’t say ARC, but it kind of looks like one? Eh. Anyway! I’m excited because I didn’t love Matched a lot but I LOVE the premise of Atlantia and I like seeing how author’s change/mature their styles. 🙂

    • NOO! That IS unfair! I mean… no! It’s Mockingjay for goodness sake!

      I hated the beginning (the very beginning at least) and almost DNFed. Then I started to like it! And then I hated it again.

      I am excited to read Atlantia, even though some people didn’t like it. Because no one seemed to outright HATE it, and honestly, it’s so pretty, I just want to snuggle it at night. (That’s not weird, right? Fine, it’s weird. But it’s so SHINY!)

  4. I’ve got Only Ever Yours on my TBR, I really think I need to read it as soon as I can! You’ve got so many books in your haul that I want to get to. I hope you enjoy them!

    • Only Ever Yours is seriously messed up! But like, eerily accurate on a LOT of social issues. I think it’s a very important book to read, but it is twisted, and depressing! Amazingly well written too!

  5. I am so excited for Mockingjay part 1!!! And ahh! You got Aristotle and Dante Discover The Secrets Of The Universe! That’s one of my favorite books ever! I actually really liked Frozen(one of the only people apparently) I read an ARC of it before it first released last year, so I don’t really remember why I loved it… =)

    I really really hope you decide to do NaNo(*all the peer preasure*), but reading can definitely be a causltiy of it…

    • I did decide to do NaNo… and then I got sick. So right now, I am trying to plot crap in my head while being too miserable to do much else. Even getting a review post together is kind of taxing 🙁

      Also, you might be Frozen’s only fan 😉 No, I mean, I did enjoy SOME of it. But it just was too disjointed for me, and started to make me mad!

      • Aw, don’t you hate when that happens? It seems every time you try and get something productive done of course you get sick! I was sick for like a whole week last NaNo and it sucked. I hope you get somewhere with your plot at least! *I’m mentally sending you all the best writing vibes*

        I think I’ve only ever seen one blogger I actively follow who loved Frozen!

  6. I’m so freaking excited for Mockingjay and I haven’t even seen the newest trailer! I’m also scared too, because of, you know, things that happen in the book. And I’m also nervous about where they’re going to end it too.

  7. I AM SO EXCITED FOR MOCKINGJAY! Gah…especially after seeing the new trailer! I have a feeling it is going to be absolutely fantastic! 😀 I am so excited to see what you think of all these books – especially Scarlet and This Night So Dark – as I loved them both! Aristotle & Dante Discover the Secrets of the World was a bit mediocre for me, but I know I’m the black sheep for it, so I’m interested in hearing your thoughts. 🙂

    Thanks for sharing Shannon, and happy November! <3

    • The new trailer was SO good! I mean, it looked good before, but the new trailer.. wow. I am reading Cinder now (I know, I know, I am the last person on earth!) so hopefully Scarlet soon!

  8. YOU SHOULD DO NANO. Just kidding. I’m not because I also have a billion things to do this month. I do want to start some type of writing project though.

    ANYWAYS. LOOK AT ALL THOSE BOOKS. If I had money, I would also go crazy on Book Outlet! They had that halloween deal too. BUT I am going to get Atlantia, so i’m glad to see that the cover for it is AMAZING AND that the photo doesn’t do it justice!

    Also, YOU BOUGHT SCARLET. I seriously can’t wait until you start the series.

    • I have a lot to do this month too. Like a LOT. But I signed up. It won’t hurt anything, I suppose, and maybe will at least get the ball rolling. Though it mainly ends up being me writing stuff, getting mad at myself, and deleting it. If I counted all those words, maybe I’d win 😉

      Book Outlet is addictive! I go there under the rouse of buying stuff “for the kids”. They end up with a $2 paperback, and I’ve spent $40 on my books. Not so good!

  9. Beth

    I used to try NaNo, and I always started with a great idea. I never got anywhere near finishing, ever. But it was so fun. I would love to see what comes out of your head! 🙂 Of course, once I had baby X, I stopped trying, so I understand that. Every time I come here, I leave thinking, “must read faster!!” So…see ya! Gotta go read!

    • I have three very basic ideas, and every day that I sit down to type out ANY of them, I freeze up. Then I can’t sleep because I stay up thinking about it at night. Ridiculous!

      Haha I see bloggers that read like, 7 books a week, and I am like, racing for the books too 😉

    • Oh yay! I hope I like them too 🙂

      And thanks for letting me know! I honestly don’t even know if she had my address, so I just messaged her and kind of followed up. I felt weird doing it, but I really want that book 😉

  10. Awesome haul! I have been getting emails from Shelf Awareness for awhile now, but I had no idea that you could win books from them. I am going to have to go back and look for that, now. (I haven’t really been reading them, they just pop up on my email inbox!). This is an awesome stack of books, happy reading! :]

    You can check out my STS HERE

    Beneath the Jacket Reviews

    • Yep! I don’t even know who told me about it, but sometimes in the ads in their emails, they will say “request an advanced copy” but it’s basically just a random drawing! I was SO excited to win these! So make sure you scan them for those 🙂

  11. I’ve heard mixed things about Atlantia too, but I still want to read it. Afterworlds was weird. I’m not sure if I liked it, but it was good. (If that makes sense) Yay for Scarlet! I love the Cinder books. I’m sorry to hear about Frozen, yeah I’ve read some not so good reviews on that one. I still don’t know if I’m doing NaNo either. I’m glad Mockingjay is coming out, but I won’t get to see it until DVD. I’m most looking forward to Princess of Thorns in November and I had two terrific books in October Griever’s Mark and Blood of Olympus.

    • You have to wait for the DVD!? That sounds cruel and unusual. I am like, quasi-NaNoing. (Yeah, it’s a word. Fine, it isn’t.) I am just trying to use it as motivation to do SOMETHING, since I know I simply don’t have the time to do all 50K.

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