Sunday, 8 June 2014

Stacking the Shelves (17)

Stacking the Shelves is hosted by Tynga's Reviews - it's a way for us to share the books we received during the week.


Mentioned in the vlog: Lauren from Shooting Stars Mag, Michelle from The Unfinished Bookshelf, Arie.


If Only by Sarh Walker (Aussie YA)
Water Colours by Sarah Walker (Aussie YA)
The Fifth Beatle by Vivek Tiwary, Andrew C. Robinson, with Kyle Baker
We Were Liars by E.Lockhart
Gossip of the Starlings by Nina de Gramont
Everything Leads to You by Nina La Cour
Hold Still by Nina La Cour
The Archived by Victoria Schwab

p.s I have a giveaway running for The Year of the Rat by Clare Funiss - enter here!

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  1. Aw, so sad you're trip is cancelled. :| Although, you know, America can be scary. (What?! I READ the books. Aliens and zombies always attack America. It's safer to live in Australia.) Eeeeh, I want to read We Were Liars so so bad. Everyone leaves this mega-cryptic reviews and it's killing me. I must know. I MUST.

    (And also I had no idea Shimmer was like a bk #3. Whyyyyy do I get sent sequels when I haven't read the first books. Whyyyyy. *weeps*)

  2. Both Nina LaCour books are so good! I know books can't make up for your lost trip but hopefully they help a little :) If Only sounds like a cool read! Happy reading :)

  3. I really hope you enjoy The Archived! I remember giving it 3 stars, but it's something that you like or really really love :P Hold Still sounds really good too so I hope you love it as well!

    Faye at The Social Potato Reviews

  4. Those are all new books to me, Hope you love them

  5. Yay for Aussie YA! I've always wanted to read more books from Aussie authors since they don't get as much attention. The covers for all of these look amazing so I hope you enjoy! :D Happy long weekend!

  6. Ooo, I also have The Archived! But I have not read it yet D: I hope you enjoy all of your new books! :)

    Thanks for visiting my blog!

    Alyssa @ The Eater of Books!

  7. I absolutely LOVE Nina LaCour--her prose is flawless and her characterization even more so, so I really hope you enjoy her work. I wasn't a big fan of We Were Liars, necessarily, but I'm an exception to the hype. The Archived, though, I've heard is quite good and the sequel seems to have gotten rave reviews as well, so I'm curious to see what you make of it. Wonderful haul, Mandee!(:

  8. The Archived! We Were Liars! great books in your haul this week. I hope you enjoy them all :-)

  9. Great stack lovely, I've wanted to read We Were Liars and the Archived for a while. Have lovely week!

    Here's my STS.

  10. Oh We Were Liars is so amazing. I really cannot wait for you to read it. It's so emotional and the writing is amazing. I've been struggling with writing review for it. That means the book was amazing. Also other books I have heard of but haven't read. Still hope you'll enjoy them. Great haul, Mands :)

  11. Great books this week! I'll be interested to see what you think of We Were Liars - most people I know loved it but it was just OK for me!

  12. I've seen a lot of mixed reviews for We Were Liars. I'm eager to see what you think of it. I'm so excited to read Everything Leads to You. It sounds awesome! Enjoy your goodies this week! :)

  13. Great books this week. I also got We Were Liars from Netgalley and loved it so much, had to buy myself a copy in hardback for my favourites shelf. I'll definitely be hunting down more books by the author. I really want to read Everything Leads to You, that one looks really good. I hope you enjoy all of these :)

  14. Sorry your trip was cancelled, but I'm glad you treated yourself to your books! Looking forward to hearing what you think of those Aussie books and thanks for bringing Nina to my attention, I'm now off to look at her books on Goodreads :)

  15. The Archived is on my TBR list-keep hearing good things about that one!

  16. I love the cover of Nina Lacour's book, Everything Leads to You and I've heard good things about it as well. I'm very curious about We Were Liars! Enjoy your books and the rainy weather (perfect for reading!), Mandee! :)

  17. I love the cover for Water Colours ♥ I'll be looking out for your reviews for both books by her! And YAY for another Beatles books :D I've adored them ever since I was little too and I've fangirled about them ever since haha So I completely understand Beatle-Mania as well LOL

    I've heard oh-so many great things about We Were Liars so I simply must pick myself out a copy! And The Archived!! I still need to read my copy as well but I'm excited to...who knows, maybe we'll read them close together hehe (Mine is an e-book but after seeing your GORGEOUS navy + silver hardback I believe I'll be upgrading if I love it - probably will) Enjoy ALL your lovely books Mands xxxxx

  18. Oh, I got to read The Fifth Beatle. I have read another graphic novel that was the story of another "fifth" Beatle, Stuart Sutcliffe. I cried over the real story and the one in novel form, it was called Baby's in Black by Arne Bellstorf. Such a tragic and real love story. Inspired by Sutcliff's story I bought a beautiful book with lots of Beatles photos taken by Sutcliff's girlfriend, Astrid Kirchherr. I recommend both books with all my heart.

    Sorry to hear that you had to change your plans.

  19. I love the cover from Everything leads to you! :) The archived sounds like such an unique book. happy reading!


  20. Oooh, you got two of Nina LaCour's books! I've read Hold Still and really loved it. Haven't got my hands on Everything Leads To You yet though, but I want to read it so bad! Hope you'll enjoy those books. (: And oooh, The Archived! I'm so curious about that book. Haven't heard of Gossip of the Starlings before but I just checked it out on Goodreads and the blurb sounds really interesting... I'd love to hear what you make of it! (:

    Happy reading!

    Cynthia @ Jellyfish Reads

  21. Squee! The Archived :D I luurrvved that book. Hey with the hardcover, don't you love the FEEL of the jacket? I couldn't stop creepily petting it when I got it - it feels awesome.

    Yay for We Were Liars, that looks like a gorgeous book, I really want to read it! Not long now until we get it in Australia!

    Ahh I should have replied to your email earlier! We have a topic now! *slinks away*

    Your books are gorgeous and you looked very pleased with yourself and your new books! Sorry about the rain!


  22. I've got The Archived to read somewhere. Hope we both enjoy it!

  23. Beatles Mania! Sooo cute! You know, you'll have to show us a photo of when you were a little poppet now. It's funny how we're influenced by our parents and their music, I still love Elvis. I think back then, you were either a Beatles or Elvis fan.

    I'm dying to read We Were Liars, but I'll have to check out her other books, now they come so highly recommended. Awesome purchases this week Mands, such a mixed bag.

    And I love your owl mug. I've gotta get one of those :)

  24. Aw, i'm so glad you were able to get The Fifth Beatle. I really hope you live it, since you're a big fan of the band. I learned a lot about Brian...he really made the Beatles into who they were.

    I loved We Were Liars too. :)


  25. Aww, I'm still sorry you didn't get to come over, but buying yourself some new books is always a great way to make up for it! I had no idea the inside of The Archived looked like that! Now I feel the need to find myself a hardcover copy just for that reason. Also to read, but mostly for the pretty. :)

  26. So bummed you had to cancel your trip but a book buying spree is the perfect antidote to any disappointment for me too. Glad you got such wonderful books! I love Hold Still and The Archived. Happy reading!

  27. Sorry you had to cancel your plans, but I'm happy you treated yourself. Sometimes you just need to pamper yourself with beautiful books. I need to buy a copy of We Are Liars still, but I'll probably wait until it comes out in trade PB which is my preferred format. I have Everything Leads to you on my Kindle, but haven't read it yet. I do plan on making time for it soon. I love that pretty cover. Great haul and happy reading! I hope you had a great week!

  28. I bought Water Colours in the Booktopia sale too :) I hadn't heard of her books before either. I'm interested to see what it's like! I bought about 10 books in that sale haha.
    That Fifth Beatle graphic novel looks gorgeous! And so does the hardcover of We Were Liars. I got that on Netgalley but haven't got around to reading it yet, I haven't read any of e. lockhart's books, I really need to, especially if you love them so much.
    I love that cover of Everything Leads To You too! I haven't read any Nina LaCour either! Her books do sound good.
    The Archived sounds so interesting! I'll have to check it out at some point.
    Looks like you got some great books in your binge, good on you :)


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