Saturday, April 30, 2016

Stacking the Shelves - April Edition

Stacking the Shelves is a weekly meme hosted by Tynga's Reviews

Yes friends tomorrow is the first day of May and it's Saturday which means it's time for my monthly Stacking the Shelves and book haul. I am still on a book buying diet and did pretty good this month even though all the amazing books came out this week. There were some highly anticipated new releases that came out this month so I bought a few but I'm trying to keep to it to only 3 books a month at most and I did that. But I also got a ton of review books this month including some that I'm really excited about.

Okay, before we go any further I need to confess something. I'M ADDICTED TO NETGALLEY! Like I know, we bloggers love it. It's a great website that lets you request e-ARCs from puclishers. But like I think my love of Netgalley goes deeper than that. I look at it multiple times a day and I can't stop myself from requesting books. It's gotten out of hand. When you look at my For Review section this month you will understand. I'll probably do a discussion post about this during BEA so stay tuned for more.

1.) The Raven King by Maggie Steifvater - (Add to Goodreads)
*hyperventilates* How long have we been waiting for this book? Like a year and a half. It's hear and I'm so excited. And terrified. This book makes me feel like Jessie Spano on caffeine pills.

2.) The Rose and the Dagger by Renee Ahdieh - (Add to Goodreads)
I'm also super excited about this book. I loved The Wrath and the Dawn. It is the first book that got me excited about Middle Eastern desert settings and also Shazi is freaking amazing!

For Review

3.) Learning to Swear in America by Katie Kennedy (Add to Goodreads)
Thanks Bloomsbury! This sounds like an interesting contemporary and I'm excited to read it as part of my Debut Author Challenge.

4.) The Long Game by Jennifer Lynn Barnes - (Add to Goodreads)
Thanks Bloomsbury! I got so excited when I got approved for this one. I loved The Fixer and I need to know what happens next for Tessa and crew.

5.) The Girl Who Drank the Moon by Kelly Barnhill - (Add to Goodreads)
Thanks Algonquin! I don't read a lot of Middle Grade but I'm always looking for interesting fantasies inspired by diverse mythology and this one sounds like it will be one of those.

6.) The Devourers by Indra Das - (Add to Goodreads)
Thanks Random House! If you compare a book to Uprooted I will be interested. Plus the setting sounds really fantastic and as previously stated, I love a unique fantasy.

7.) The Assassin's Game by Kristy McKay - (Add to Goodreads)
Thanks Sourcebooks! This cover is so creepy! And it sounds like a unique and interesting mystery/thriller. Plus I love the boarding school setting.

8.) Paper and Fire by Rachel Caine - (Add to Goodreads)
Thanks Berkley/DAW! I cannot tell you how excited I am about this book. Ink and Bone was one of my favorite books of 2015 so obviously I'm pumped for it's sequel

9.) Ghostly Echoes by William Ritter - (Add to Goodreads)
Thanks Algonquin! This is only a sneak peak but I don't care. The more Jackaby I have in my life the better it will be.

10.) Heroine Complex by Sarah Kuhn - (Add to Goodreads)
Thanks Berkley/DAW! I love books about superheroes and this one definitely sounds fun and interesting because it is from the perspective of their non-superpowered secretary.

11.) American Girls by Allison Umminger - (Add to Goodreads)
Thanks Flatiron Books! I feel like every book Flatiron, a new imprint of Macmillan, is putting out is so interesting and this sounds like a great contemporary.

12.) Shinning Sea by Mimi Cross - (Add to Goodreads)
Thanks Skyscape! This is not my usual read but it's my book club book for this month and one of the members got us these ARCs so I will give it a try with an open mind.

13.) The Only Thing Worse Than Me is You by Lily Anderson - (Add to Goodreads)
I love contemporaries about nerdy characters and I've heard this book is a loosely based retelling of Much Ado About Nothing with a Beatrice and Benedict vibe.

So those are all the books I got this month. Thank you so much to the amazing publishers who approved my request on Netgalley and sent things to me in the mail. What books did you get this month? Leave me a comment with your thoughts. Thanks for stopping by and HAPPY READING!


  1. Oh wow!! Those are some nice books for the month!! I can't wait to read The Rose and the Dagger!! Just gotta find time! I never thought I would be sad that there are SO MANY awesome books to read! As a teen I hardly had any! Now I'm overbooked! LOL!

    My STS will be up tomorrow, so stop by then if you can!

    Have a GREAT day!

    Old Follower :)

  2. That is why I stay away from NetGalley. I wouldn’t be able to control myself. I hope you love your new books. It looks like you got some good ones.

    Aj @ Read All The Things!

  3. Ooooh, you have got a great haul this week! I just had The Raven King and The Rose & The Dagger arrive a couple of hours ago, so they will have to make next weeks haul. I really want to read Jackaby, I have heard really great things. I hope you enjoy all your reads when you get to them :) You can check out my STS post here.

  4. Great haul! I also have a copy of Learning to Swear in America but I haven't started it yet. Happy reading!
    Krystianna @ Downright Dystopian

  5. Wow, so many wonderful books. I also bought The Raven King and The Rose & The Dagger! This is going to be an epic month of reading!

  6. Nice haul. I am reviewing the Rachel Caine series as well. Hope you enjoy.
    Bambi's STS and Recap