Stacking the Shelves and Other Weekly Shenanigans (34)


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.

Um, I went a bit… overboard this week. For someone who is terrified of requesting books, well, I guess I got over that in a hurry?

 Physical Books

00The Darkest Minds, Never Fade, In the Afterlight by Alexandra Bracken With huge thanks to Big Honcho Media and Disney-Hyperion!

 A Thousand Pieces of You by Claudia Gray  

For Review via Edelweiss


 Challenger Deep by Neal Shusterman,  thanks to HarperCollins 

Infandous by Elana K. Arnold thanks to Lerner Publishing

Invincible by Amy Reed thanks to HarperCollins

For Review via Netgalley, thanks to Bloomsbury Children’s 

 ng bloomsburyWhen Reason Breaks by Cindy L. Rodriguez

Soulprint by Megan Miranda

Inherit Midnight by Kate Kae Myers


For review for blog tour

Forbidden by Kimberley Griffiths Little  thanks to author Kimberley Griffiths Little

Weekly Shenanigans

This was an absolutely dreadful week of reading for me. I finished one lonely book, The Young Elites Series, and that was really only because I was almost done anyway. I was kind of sick, and kind of overwhelmed, and I am almost done with two other books but still. Not a great week for reading, but hopefully next week will be better (it needs to be, because as you can see, I have a lot of books for review coming up). Oh, and I have been failing miserably at NaNo. Holding steady at zero words, so that can’t be good.

On The Blog:

Up Next: 

I promise promise PROMISE (especially for Daryl!) to get my thoughts together for Only Ever Yours. Fair warning, it isn’t going to be a review as much as a “you need to read this and experience for yourself” situation.

Also next week, the November New Release giveaway will be starting, so that is fun 🙂  Congrats to last month’s winner, Moria, who chose The Young Elites! I must confess, I really love finding out what book the winner chooses! In this case, I had just started reading it myself, so I thought it was fun that we “matched”!

How was your week? Any great (or terrible, we won’t discriminate) books read? Any great new additions? Let me know! 

Posted November 8, 2014 by Shannon @ It Starts at Midnight in Blog Recaps / 26 Comments


26 responses to “Stacking the Shelves and Other Weekly Shenanigans (34)

    • I was so excited to get The Darkest Minds, I cannot WAIT to read In the Afterlight! I enjoyed The Young Elites too, but I am scared, because lately I have been hearing not-so-good things about A Thousand Pieces of You. Ugh, fingers crossed! And thanks, you have a great weekend too 🙂

  1. Every great novel started at zero words… I’m sure some famous author or poet or something has said that!

    I’ve read one and a half books this week, I hope to finish the second before the day is over! Both were pretty awesome so that’s great!
    I’ve only read The Darkest Minds and I feel like I’m missing out with Into The Afterlight!

    I hope you enjoy your new books and get some awesome words written!

    • Oh yay for great books! At least that is a plus. I have an extra copy of Never Fade, and I think I’ll be giving it away soon, so you know, look out for that 😉

      And thanks for the encouragement. I knew going into it that had exactly zero chance of “winning”, but I had hoped to make more progress than I am. Ugh, maybe one day I will have a good day to make up for some of these not so good ones!

  2. I’m so excited to see what you think of A Thousand Pieces of You. Oh and Forbidden too! I think I’ll be reading it probably sometime next week.

    • I am SCARED about A Thousand Pieces of You! I was so, so excited about it, but now I am hearing such bad things, ugh! And I am excited about Forbidden, luckily I have been hearing good things about it, so at least there’s that 😉 Hope you enjoy it too!

  3. Congrats on getting over not requesting books! I’m so rarely approved on Edelweiss. I read the same book all week too. (I’m about half finished now.) I’m sorry to hear you weren’t feeling well. I hope your reading slump ends soon! My Nano is up to 750 words…

    • Thanks 🙂 I still get nervous, and have to be feeling extra brave, but I have done it a few times now!

      It sounds like we are both in some kind of funk 🙁 Hopefully we’ll be both be back on track soon!

  4. I just have to say I am extremely jealous that you have Soulprint and A Thousand Pieces of You. Those are both on my TBR pile.

    I met Alexandra Bracken at TBF last year. I own her first two books in paperback. I think I’m going to wait to own the third in paperback also.

    Great haul!

    • I have such a mishmash of The Darkest Minds books- I have The Darkest Minds on Kindle and paperback, Never Fade in paperback and hardcover, and In The Afterlight in hardcover. I definitely plan on giving away one of the Never Fade copies… but I don’t know which, since no matter how I do it, they won’t match.

      I am so nervous for A Thousand Pieces of You! I was so, so excited but then I read quite a few bad reviews, so I am still half excited 😉 I’ll let you know how Soulprint is too!

    • I was so excited I didn’t know what to do! I was also so, so scared that I would be rejected and well, it’s Neal Shusterman! So this is kind of my flail of the week 😉 Hope you love it!

  5. Yay review books! All the books that you got from Edelweiss have GORGEOUS COVERS! They are beautiful. To be honest, I’ve been holding off on review copies because I haven’t been reading them, even though I should be. Ah well. I feel like I’m missing out on a lot. I hope you enjoy all your books Shannon!!!

    • Thanks! I agree, SO pretty! I am worried because I have so many books that are coming out in not just the same month, but the same WEEK! Plus, books that are coming out that I pre ordered and just NEED to read for myself. I think I have accidentally overloaded myself!

  6. Got Darkest Minds and Never Fade in paperback but I’ll wait for the paperback copy (or Christmas holidays) before starting the series. Don’t be too stressed on the review for Only Ever Yours. Haha 😀
    And for NaNo, you can still catch up. Well, it’s almost a week but I still got 1,386 words on my first draft and it’s been two days and it’s still on the same number. Everything will work out in the end. 🙂

    • I just want to get the review up before I forget stuff, really 😉 But I did promise- I think it will hold me accountable? That’s my plan anyway!

      I know you’re right, it’s hard! I just feel defeated a bit, but I mean, even if it doesn’t work out THIS month, there’s more months out there!

  7. inherit midnight!! i need it but my netgalley ratio is too low for me to request it. but i’m definitely planning to purchase it when it comes out. i’m looking forward to your thoughts about it. happy reading 🙂

    hope you can stop by my StS Post.

    -michelle @ Michelle & Leslie’s Book Picks

  8. Lovely haul! So many beautiful books there, I hope you enjoy them 🙂 I’ll definitely keep a look out for the new release giveaway! Happy reading this week.

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