Saturday, 9 June 2012

Stacking the Shelves #4

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Here are the gems that I got this week!

From Amazon
  • The Gathering Dark (The Grisha Trilogy #1) by Leigh Bardugo *Goodreads*
  • The Golden Lily (Bloodlines #2) by Richelle Mead *Goodreads*
  • Grave Mercy (His Fair Assasin #1) by Robin LaFevers *Goodreads*
  • The Selection (The Selection #1) by Kiera Cass *Goodreads*
From The Book Depository 
  • Frostbite: The Graphic Novel (Vampire Academy: The Graphic Novel #2) by Richelle Mead *Goodreads*

The Gathering Dark is the UK title for Shadow and Bone. I have heard many good things about this book and I cannot wait to read it.

The Golden Lily was sent to me a whole 10 days early. I have already read it and it was classic Richelle Mead. Not a lot happened as far as overall plot progression but Richelle fans know that it doesn't seriously kick off until book 3. Which is the next book!! Cannot wait!

Grave Mercy is another title that I have heard really good things about. I like the sound of the story and I'm looking forward to reading it.

The Selection I have heard many mixed debates and opinions. I feel a little out of the loop seeing as I have not read it. So I am going to read it and see what my opinion is. I had this on my list for awhile as well before all the arguments started, so I was interested before. I have not watched, or even heard of, The Bachelor before discovering this book so maybe my perceptions will be different. Maybe not.

I am collecting up the Vampire Academy Graphic novels as they are nice to read when I need a quick VA fix. It happens. They are not as good as the full novels and I highly recommend everyone reads those first before the graphic novels but they do a good job of giving the overall story.

What books did you get this week?



  1. I LOVED Grave Mercy and I'm DYING to read The Golden Lily. Really want to read The Gathering Dark (just realized it's the uk edition of Shadow & Bone) since I love fantasy and have been hearing nothing but good reviews! Can't wait for my copy of the Frostbite Graphic Novel to get here! Happy reading! :)

  2. Those are wicked books, hun! What a fantastic haul you have! Truly they are gems :)

  3. I'm really excited to read The Selection. I am slightly disappointed that our U.K cover have that pink background on it with the U.S covers are just beautiful blue and white.

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  4. What an awesome haul! I really want to read all of those :D The covers are all so nice too :p I think out of those I'll be reading either The Selection or Grave Mercy next (: Hope you enjoy all your new books!

    - Kim
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  5. I have Bloodlines from my library but I probably will have to skip them until I can read Vampire Academy. :) Anyway, great haul! I have the Selection on my Kindle but I'm reluctant to start it because of the drama surrounding it and then some other reviews of it.

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  6. Awesome haul! I've only read Grave Mercy and it is a kick-ass read. Thank you for stopping by and for following, I'm already following via GFC and Twitter, now via email.

    Happy reading!

  7. You got SO many AWESOME books! The Golden Lily!!!!! *faints* Lol. great haul! :D

    Fara @ Tumbling In Books

  8. Great book haul! I have Grave Mercy and the first Vampire Academy graphic novel but haven't had the chance to read them yet. Happy reading, and thanks for stopping by!

  9. Nice haul, I keep seeing Grave Mercy ~ need to check it out!

  10. Awesome books there, hope u enjoy them :) I am in the YK and i never realised that Shadow & Bone had a different name in the UK. I haven't heard much about 'The Golden Lily' xx

  11. Hey I just discovered your blog thanks to this meme Stacking the shelves :). I'm a new follower !
    Wow that's a great haul !
    OMG you got the Golden Lily i'm so jealous ^^. I live in France and i'm still waiting for my copy that I pre-ordered on the book depository website !
    Wow the cover for the gathering dark is stunning !
    Oh I bought Grave Mercy i'm going to receive it next week I can't wait to read it !
    I hope you'll like all these books and happy reading !

  12. Oh! The Golden Lily and Frostbite! Must have! Thanks for the reminder...time to go do some shopping! My Stacking the Shelves Post.

  13. I'm a new follower! I loved The Gathering Dark so much! It's one of the best books I've read. I still need to get my hands on Grave Mercy and I'm so jealous you've got The Golden Lily!

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  14. Fantastic Haul!! My sister loved Grave Mercy, I'm pretty excited to read it too :)

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  15. Awww! Great books! Grave Mercy looks so GOOD!! I hope you enjoy them!
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  16. oooo The Golden Lily. I really need to get a copy. :)

  17. Great haul this week! I had no idea that Shadow and Bone was also called The Gathering Dark and the cover is beautiful! Enjoy!

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  18. You got TGL ten days early?! That would make me one happy blogger :P Haha. They changed the name for Shadow and Bone? Huh. I thought UK (and even Aust) kept the title but changed the cover usually.

    Anyway, thanks for dropping by my blog!

  19. I still need to read Grave Mercy and The Selection. Beautiful haul this week, Becky. It took me a while to realize The Gathering Dark is actually Shadow and Bone in the UK. I've heard nothing but great things from both countries. I hope it's as good as everyone says it is. *jumps up and down* So excited!

  20. Amazing haul this week! Incredibly jealous that your copy of The Golden Lily arrived already! I'm still waiting for my pre-order :/ Really hope you enjoy Grave Mercy because it was one of my favorite reads of this year! Happy reading and thanks for stopping by :)

  21. Fantastic haul this week! I got Shadow and Bone this week too and am SO excited to read it, I hear phenomenal things about it. And The Selection is sitting next to me right now, ready to be started before I go to sleep; I feel out of the loop for not having read it yet too! I'm a bit wary since there's been mixed things bout it, but we have to see what all the fuss is about haha. Grave Mercy is high on my Wishlist, how could I not want to read about assassin nuns?!

    Happy reading :)
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  22. Wow great haul! Grave Mercy is one of the best books I have ever read. It is simply amazing. The Selection is really good as well, and I've heard that The Gatherine Dark (Shadow and Bone) is really good too, so I hope you enjoy all your books!!! :)

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  23. i hadn't seen the gathering dark yet, i'll add it to my list!

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  24. Awesome mailbox! :D I loved Grave Mercy very much. <3 and Shadow and Bone is one of my favorite books :D I hope you enjoy them all ;)
    Thank you for commenting on my mailbox. <3
    Love, Carina @ Carina's Books

    aaahhhh. So jealous right now. Can't even, haha.

    Ooooo. I spot Grave Mercy. too.

    Awesome haul & happy reading ;)

    Jennifer @ Dream Reads

  26. I am a Richelle Mead fan too! I love all her books. I really liked TGL too because it had plenty of character development and memorable scenes! I hope you enjoy all your new books Becky! Thanks for telling me about Shadow and Bone's UK title! Grave Mercy is amazing!
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  27. Great Haul..enjoy and happy reading =]



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