Stacking the Shelves #48


Stacking the Shelves is a weekly meme hosted by Tynga’s Reviews, which is all about sharing the books you are adding to your shelves, may it be physical or virtual. You can read more about the creation of Stacking the Shelves by visiting the official launch page here.

First off, let me squee excitedly over my new blog design! Isn’t it pretty? I was really tired of my previous layout and wanted a change, but am completely layout illiterate. Nancy from Nancy’s Blog Designs was amazing, working until I was completely happy, and willing to go back and forth while I fought to make up my mind. She was so helpful and easy to work with. I wholeheartedly recommend her!

I was bad this week and broke my galley site ban, thanks to Lauren who had to mention that Fire With Fire was available on Edelweiss. I couldn’t stop myself from requesting, since this is one of my most anticipated 2013 releases. Bad, Merin! I also got approved for a couple other titles that I’d actually requested ages ago, plus picked up my May Random Reads pick from the library. May is going to be a crazy busy reading month for me, because I want to try to get all of my pending e-galleys read in preparation for my Month of Me that I’m having in June (wherein I read only what I want, when I want, in celebration of my birthday). I’m also participating in my first “official” read-along! Add in the usual end of the school year stress – we get out May 23rd, hurrah! – including standardized testing, completing the state report for my school’s library, etc., and I have a TON to do. I would be lying if I said I wasn’t counting down the days!


Library Pick:

  • Team Human by Justine Larbalestier and Sarah Rees Brennan


For Review:

allthetruththatsinme firewithfire dancerdaughter theoryofeverything sweetdeadlife


Thank you to Penguin Teen, Soho Teen, and Simon & Schuster for the e-galleys! All of these will be summer reads, and I’m excited to read them!

What did you get this week? Please link me!

Weekly Recap

04/28/13: Review of Need by Carrie Jones (Random Reads Pick for April)
04/29/13: Excerpt from Forever ME by Thomas Amo
04/30/13: Blog Tour Stop for The Watcher by Lisa Voisin (Review + Giveaway)
05/01/13: Random Reads #2
05/01/13: Waiting on Wednesday #47 – Unthinkable by Nancy Werlin
05/01/13: Blog Tour Stop for Game. Set. Match. by Jennifer Iacopelli (Review + Giveaway)
05/03/13: Blog Tour Stop for Naturals by Tiffany Truitt (Review + Giveaway)

Upcoming Reviews

The Last Academy by Anne Applegate
Chantress by Amy Butler Greenfield
The Rose Throne by Mette Ivie Harrison
Sky on Fire (Monument 14 #2) by Emmy Laybourne

Happy reading, everyone! ♥


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24 Responses to Stacking the Shelves #48

  1. I’ve seen great things about In The Shadow of Blackbirds. The Sweet Dead Life sounds interesting Enjoy!
    My Stack

  2. ChrissiReads says:

    Loving the new blog design. It looks great. I love the look of All The Truth That’s In Me. I’ve also got Dancer, Daughter, Traitor, Spy fairly recently. I hope you enjoy your books :D

  3. Love the new design it’s really pretty.
    Team Human sounds so much fun, still haven’t managed to snag a copy. Happy reading.

    • Merin says:

      Thanks! Team Human is my Random Reads pick, which is the only reason I’m going to read it this month. I’ve been wanting to for a while, but really haven’t had the time!

  4. Alicia♥ says:

    New designs always make me feel new, refreshed and all ready to start blogging! I’m really eager for school to break too, all the essays and assignments are coming in giant tsunami waves ahh *dies*

    Heard great things about The Shadow of Blackbirds and Team Human, hope they’ll be great for you too! :)

    • Merin says:

      Well, I’m not IN school, I just work at a school, so at least don’t have coursework to complete! The students I work with are pretty crazy and ready for summer, though, so it’s been insane at my building the past few weeks. :)

  5. Quinn says:

    Oooo, love the new design! It’s so pretty. I really want to read Fairest of All. I love me some fairytales. I go in streaks with requesting egalleys. Sometimes I request soooo many, and then there will be a month or two where nothing grabs my interested.

    Excited for your Me Month in June. Such a great idea!

    Enjoy your goodies and happy reading :)

    • Merin says:

      I can pretty much always find something on the sites that I want to read, so when I’m already full up to the ears with galleys it’s really just better if I stay away completely. :-P

      One of my Goodreads friends did the Me Month last year, and is actually doing it right now (her month is May), and it reinforced my belief that it would be a definite good thing. I’m excited to finally be able to read some of the books I’ve had to set aside due to e-galleys!

  6. Team Human looks really interesting :) I’ve been really curious about it for a while now! Awesome haul.

    My Haul!

  7. Great haul! I’m excited to see what happens next in Fire with Fire. I love the cover for the Truth That’s in Me. Fairest of All sounds interesting. Happy reading!
    My StS@Natflix&Books

  8. Ashley says:

    OMG you got The Truth That’s in Me O_O I’m SO jealous! I’m dyyying to read tha tone like crazy!

    My Stacking the Shelves

  9. OMG Merin your new design is BEAUTIFUL <3 I absolutely love it. Gawgous! *hides* It wasn't me… ! lol… Don't feel bad I put my self on a Netgalley ban *cough* last night and I was just there creeping on some I had seen in hauls. It's awful. You definitely have a busy month ahead but atleast it will be over sooN!!!! I'm dying to read All the Truth That's In Me… I requested a few days on ago on Netgalley so I hope I hear back!! Great haul Merin, I hope you enjoy everything :D

    Lauren @ Lose Time Reading

  10. Nafiza says:

    Enjoy your books! I really liked In the Shadow of Blackbirds. I hope you like it too!

    • Merin says:

      Thanks! I’ve been looking forward to In the Shadow of Blackbirds for a while, especially since everyone’s been raving about it. I’m planning on starting it next. :)

  11. Molli says:

    I am in love with your new design, Merin! I love how pretty but clean it is, and I’m glad you’re super happy with it.

    GUH, In the Shadow of Blackbirds sounds so good. I am looking forward to your thoughts on it!

    Molli | Once Upon a Prologue

  12. Eep In the Shadow of Blackbirds! I’m reading it next and I’m so excited I keep hearing it’s amazing and it’s my absolute favorite genre–gothic! I hear Team Human is a pretty fun read, too! Great haul, Merin!

  13. Lisa says:

    Oh man, I SOOO want to read In the Shadow of Blackbirds and Fire with Fire. Like, so bad. I have ItSoB on my library’s hold shelf right now, so that’s good. Enjoy your books (:

  14. Danielle says:

    Your new layout is fabulous! I love it! I can’t wait to read In the shadow of blackbirds, sounds soo good!

  15. Fantastic haul this week! Gorgeous blog design. :) I’m really wanting to check out fire with Fire, but first i need to read Burn for Burn lol. Enjoy all the books that you got this week! Thanks for sharing and happy reading!!

    Our STS this week
    MaryAnn | Chapter by Chapter

  16. Team Human is so funny! I really enjoyed it. Fire With Fire sounds amazing, and I’m really liking it so far. I hope you love all your books :)

  17. You have some awesome goodies up there!! Have fun reading them!

    Thanx for visiting my StS and Sunday Post!
    Naomi @ Nomi’s Paranormal Palace

  18. I was gonna say.. LOVE the new look! :) such pretty colours!!

    And eeee!!! you got All The Truth That’s in Me!! I’m totally excited for that one! :) Team Human I hear is quite fun too… looking forward to hearing what you think of it. Sorry for the delay in responding.. been a busy week. Thanks for stopping by my StS last week! :)

    Michele | StS

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