Sunday, May 25, 2014

Stacking the YA Shelves (May 25, 2014)

Tynga of  Team Tynga's Reviews hosts this meme to spotlight the books we receive each week. I guarantee that your TBR pile will grow when you see all the wonderful books everyone gets.

I got Odin's Ravens by K. L. Armstrong and M. A. Marr because I read the first book in the series and want to know more. This is the only print book I bought this week.

Maid of Secrets by Jennifer McGowan was a Kindle Daily Deal. I have the print book on my TBR mountain and will now be donating it to my HS Media Center. 
Going Too Far by Jennifer Echols was another Kindle Daily Deal.

Something Like Normal by Trish Doller was also an inexpensive ebook that I heard about on Twitter.

Review Books
Jessie Elliot Is a Big Chicken by Elise Gravel was a surprise in my mailbox this week. This middle grade graphic novel was a fun, quick read.
I was browsing NetGalley this week and couldn't resist Frostborn by Lou Anders and Midnight Thief by Livia Blackburne. Both will be released this summer.

I got two more review books that don't have covers yet. I got The Book of Storms by Ruth Hatfield which is scheduled to be released on Nov. 11 and Centaur Rising by Jane Yolen which is an Oct. 21 release.

Free SYNC Audio Books
I downloaded Oedipus the King and Cruel Beauty by Rosamund Hodge from SYNC this week. I have already read Cruel Beauty but it will be fun to read it again with my ears.
I forgot to mention last week that I had downloaded the SYNC books. But I did get The Time Machine by H. G. Wells and The Reluctant Assassin by Eoin Colfer.

What did you add to your stack this week?


  1. OOOh very nice! I enjoyed Cruel Beauty myself! Wonderful fairy tale retelling! Hope you enjoy all your reads!

    Here's my STS

    Have a GREAT day!

    Old Follower :)

  2. Something Like Normal sounds good and somewhat familiar. I'll definitely have to check it out. :) I hope Cruel Beauty on audio is awesome! Have a great weekend!

  3. I hope you like Something Like Normal. It was a brilliant read, with a lot of emotional trauma. Happy Reading :)

  4. Ahh, I loved Maid of Secrets and Cruel Beauty, so. good. And they have such pretty covers! Happy reading and thanks for stopping by mine earlier. :)

  5. Going to Far seems interesting! Hope you enjoy your new books! Thanks for stopping by

    Leydy from OUAT & RCE

  6. Going Too Far looks really good. Have a great week!

  7. Nice haul! I hope you enjoy your new books! Going Too Far seems very interesting!

    Come and check out OUT's STS

    And dont forget to enter the giveaway!

    Leydy from OUAT & RCE

  8. Maid of Secrets looks interesting and I'm really looking forward to Midnight Thief. Great haul this week. Thanks for stopping by and sharing yours. I love the patchwork blog background btw. It's different but neat!

  9. Ooh The Midnight Thief! I have that one and have been hearing STELLAR things! I also want to read Something Like Normal. I forgot it was on sale. I'll have to go see if it still is!

  10. I loved Cruel Beauty! I forgot to download the audiobook last week. Bummer.

    Your other books look fantastic. Odin's Ravens and Secrets especially look good. Enjoy!

  11. So many good looking books. I really enjoyed Odin's Ravens, even more than the first one. I reviewed it over the weekend.

    I like the cover for Frostborn, creepy and eye-catching.

  12. I really love Going too Far! It was one of my first Jennifer Echols books and is still one of my favorites! :) Enjoy your books!

    Marianne @ Boricuan Bookworms

  13. Oh my gosh, I have to keep away from those Kindle daily deals! They're such good deals, but without self control, I would be so broke. :) Ooh yay! Midnight Thief! It just sounds so goooooood! :)

    Rachel @ Paper Cuts


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