Sunday, May 06, 2012

Xpresso Weekly: Stacking the Shelves (2)

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Xpresso Weekly is my edition of Stacking the Shelves hosted by Tynga’s Reviews featuring the books
I got this week, and I also mention blog news/happenings of the past week

So as you can see I decided to merge my Xpresso Weekly with Tynga’s Stacking the Shelves which you can find at Tynga’s Reviews. So if you’re looking for an alternative to IMM, head over to check them out!

This week at Xpresso Reads I had the Hemlock blog tour stop by – which is one of my top favorite reads of this year so make sure to check out my fabulous interview with Kathleen and my glowing review. I also had a few cover reveals, the first includes five wonderful covers posted here, the second and third: the Prodigy cover, the sequel to Legend, and the Fuse cover, sequel to Pure by Julianna Baggott, I posted on my Facebook page. There was also a new giveaway posted on Monday as part of the Spring Fling giveaway hop. Lastly, I forgot to mention it last week, but I was featured on Bewitched Bookworms’ My Reading Spot – you can find out where I read and stuff here and check out Danny’s lovely blog! πŸ™‚

As for books, I had a pretty insane week.
I got for review (Click on cover or title links for Goodreads):

*I want to send an immense virtual hug to Sterling Publishing, Macmillan Publishers, Candlewick Press, Simon & Schuster Canada, Random House Canada, Raincoast Books, St. Martin’s Press, Random House Children’s Books, and J.L. Bryan for these fabulous books*
I also bought:
This was a pretty insane week for me I hope I don’t get very much next week so I don’t suffocate.
What did you get this week?
Link me up! πŸ™‚

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108 Responses to “Xpresso Weekly: Stacking the Shelves (2)”

  1. Kara_Malinczak

    Hahaha yes! Read The Enemy as soon as you can. I hope you like it. Even if you don’t I will still love you. And I am uber jealous you got Outpost. *shakes fist*

  2. Flannery (The Readventurer)

    Giselle, this is utterly insane. I am so excited for you. I am most excited for the Laura Buzo and Eve and Adam but you will have SO much amazing reading coming up. I hope you have enough time for even half of them:) I have no idea how you accomplish so much!

  3. Amber Hughes

    Oh my goodness! That’s a lot of books! Eve & Adam, Girl of Nightmares & Meant to Be are on my TBR. Looking forward to your reviews! It looks like I’ve got some more books to check out from your haul.
    Happy Reading!

  4. Jenni @ Alluring Reads

    Holy! That is a week of insane. I’m really interested in that The Enemy, can’t wait to see what you think! Never Enough also looks really good and I like the cover for The Infects. Hope you enjoy them all!

    My STS your mentioned!

  5. Marla

    I am so jealous right now! I am dying to read Girl of Nightmares. Lucky girl! πŸ™‚

    I’ll be looking forward to seeing what you think of Eve & Adam. I’m very curious about that one.

    I self-host my book hauls now, but you can find it here, if you just so happen to be curious. Have a lovely Sunday!

  6. Hilda K

    Ohhh so many amazing books you received this week! I don’t even know where to begin! x) Eve and Adam sounds like amazing read – the cover is amazing! Can’t wait to read your review on it! Burn for Burn seems awesome too! πŸ™‚

    Happy reading, Giselle! πŸ™‚

    Here is my haul this week!

  7. Lalaine

    you just have the most awesome shelves this week! did you know? omg i loved it the covers and they looks amazing, omg. that is all. πŸ™‚ x

    Happy reading Giselle.<3


  8. Michelle

    Oh my, so many good books!! πŸ™‚ Wake and Surrender’s covers are soo so beautiful. I hope you enjoy your reads. Happy STS, and I’m a new follower as well!

    I would love it if you could check out my STS! πŸ™‚

  9. Renae McKenzie

    You most definitely had an insane week! So many books! Golly gosh!

    I got Code Name Verity this week, too! I’ve only just started it, but its pretty good so far!

    Thanks for sharing!

    My IMM and Giveaway
    Renae @ Rolling with the Moments

  10. Ashlee β™₯

    Wow! Another great haul this week!! πŸ™‚
    I AM SO EXCITED TO READ INSURGENT!!! I have a few other books I want to read first, but eeeeee! Super pumped!

    I decided to join in on Tynga’s meme as well since she is a fellow Canadian blogger! πŸ™‚

    You can find my Stacking the Shelves post here!


  11. Laura

    Oh my gosh, what a huge week you had! I hope you enjoy all of them.

    I’m currently reading Code Name Verity, and I like it, but I’m finding that I’m having to go super slow so I can fully soak it in. Not one that you can easily run through. I’d love to know what you think about it.

    Laura @ The Traveling Owl

  12. Tanya Patrice

    Loving this full mailbox – and lots of the titles are books I want to read, like Girl of Nightmares. The Infects (just because I love the cover) and Insurgent.

  13. fishgirl182

    whoa looks like you had an amazing week. i am totally jealous of girl of nightmares. i loved anna and can’t wait to read the sequel. i really love the cover to mean to be, too. do you know who the cover artist is?

    enjoy your new goodies!

  14. Melliane

    you really have some beautiful books. I really want to read the Anna series, it sounds so good! Enjoy all your new books and Happyr eading!

    here is mine

  15. Elodie

    Amazing haul Giselle πŸ™‚ !!
    I’m dying to read Meant to Be so I’m really jealous of you right now !!!
    I look forward to know what you think of all these books !
    Happy reading !!

  16. Sam

    Eeeeek! You got a ton of amazing books this week! I am completely envious of your copies of Burn for Burn, The Unnaturalists, Eve and Adam and Girl of Nightmares! AND you got Outpost you lucky thing! πŸ˜€ I hope you enjoy them all and can tell me how fabulous they are. Happy reading!

  17. Carina

    GIRL OF NIGHTMARES! INSURGENT! MEANT TO BE! BURN FOR BURN! THE UNNATURALISTS! I have to admit that I’m just a tiny, tiny bit jealous. Maybe a huge bit. πŸ˜€ Awesome books! Happy reading, my dear!

  18. Suzanne @ Paranormal Book Fan

    Quite the haul this week Giselle, I haven’t actually heard of a lot of them. I am one of the few who hasn’t yet read Divergent so I can’ appreciate Insurgent yet lol. Hope you enjoy all your books, you’ll be busy πŸ™‚ Happy Reading!

    My Stack

  19. Silverlight

    OH MY O-O *dies* You did have an insane week!!!!
    If you ever feel overwhelmed you could always suffocate me! LOL!!

    Wow, I think I missed your Hemlock review *checking it now*
    And I did see your feature at Bewitched Bookworms’ My Reading Spot last week, your son is a doll! Cutie! And how can you “NOT”(sarcastic tone) love Elmo??? Thank goodness my 4 yr. old is sooo over Elmo! This week he’s into Stuart Little, I swear I’ve watched it 3000 times–*Gouges eyes* Oh, I’m bald, BTW!!! πŸ˜‰ Baaaahhhaaaa

  20. Hannah Doermann

    Wow, awesome haul this week! Never Enough is so so so good, you have to read it soon!! I requested Meant to Be and Love and Other Perishable Items on NG, too, but they haven’t responded yet… And of course, INSURGENT!!! :p Hope you love all your books πŸ™‚

  21. J.R.

    I can hardly wait for Outpost! AWESOME haul this week and I REALLY like the Prodigy cover! Thanks for stopping by my post yesterday! πŸ™‚

  22. Patricia

    Oh, I so badly need a copy of Meant to be! It looks like exactly the type of book I’m in the mood for right now! Hope you enjoy all of your books! <3

    And good luck with not suffocating! ;]

    Patricia // My Week

  23. A. Knight @ Paranormal Indulgence

    This is JUST ANOTHER REMINDER of how horrible a reader I am for letting Enclave slip to the backburner. Before you know it the whole series will be done, and I’ll be the only who HASN’T read it. Silly me. Everybody seems to LOVE Code Name Verity and I can’t wait to start my copy. I’m so disappointed in the change of the Fury series covers, darn it. The first was AMAZEBALLS.

    Giselle, you are TOTALLY stacking it up this week. Love the haul!

  24. Lindsay

    Fab books this week! I also have to tell you, again, that I LOVE the new look!! Enjoy

    Here is my IMM

    Happy Reading!
    Lindsay @ Turning the Pages

  25. manda-rae

    Girl of Nightmares! You’ll have to let me know if that one’s as good as the first one. And I’m going to plan on reading a few of Rhiannon Frater’s books because of your glowing reviews. I’m looking forward to devouring my reading pile. Great haul and good luck catching up!

    My haul

  26. Amy

    OMG!!! GIRL OF NIGHTMARES!! I am super envious of you. I am DYING to read that book!! What a super great haul this week. Meant to Be sounds really good I loved Insurgent. I got the Infects from NetGalley and it looks good. Wake is also a book I am looking forward to.

  27. Sarah E.

    You have a ton of great books this week! I haven’t seen a few of the books in the top collection, so I’m definitely going to check them out! πŸ™‚

  28. Lexie

    O_O REALLY awesome haul. Meant to Be, Eve & Adam, GIRL OF NIGHTMARES, The Unnaturalists, Code Name Verity, Insurgent . . . *-* That is a LOT of awesomeness. I really hope you enjoy these. πŸ˜€

  29. speculatef

    o0o0o Giselle that haul is seriously epic!! Outpost, how lucky of you πŸ˜€

    So Betrayal LOOKS really good and I want it, but I’m pretty sure it’s not my thing. BUT, The Enemy and Girl of Nightmares look awesome.

    Happy reading dear!
    Shaheen @ Speculating on SpecFic
    Stocktake Saturday

  30. Cambria

    Talk about a book haul!! That is a great pile you have there!! By the way – love the new look of your blog!! πŸ™‚

  31. margie c {the bumble girl}

    Look at all these lovelies! I cannot wait to get Meant To Be and Wake, those are high up on my list! Am I the only person who did not get Insurgent, lol! I haven’t read Divergent yet (eeek, sorry!) Maybe some day πŸ˜‰
    Enjoy your newbies, Giselle!

  32. Jasprit

    Wow Giselle this is an amazing haul! I’m insanely jealous! I can’t wait to read Burn for Burn, Never Enough and Meant to Be looks amazing too! Happy reading! πŸ™‚

  33. Mel

    The Enemy is on my TBR pile – I was planning to pick it up soon! What a great haul this week…I’m jealous! πŸ™‚

  34. Jennifer

    Holy everything, girl LOL. That is one massive book haul of awesomeness Giselle πŸ˜‰

    Envy has such a gorgeous cover.

    Happy Reading πŸ˜‰

  35. Chrystal

    WOW you received some really great titles from our lovely friends at all the Canadian publishers. Happy reading! πŸ™‚

  36. Jessirae

    Love all the books you go this week! So awesome πŸ™‚ I really want to read Meant to Be and Girl of Nightmares. I still need to buy my copy of Insurgent. Also, I got Code Name Verity too and I loved the Enemy! I hope you enjoy all these books. They look great and I’ll be adding them to my list too πŸ™‚

    My Book Haul

  37. Jaskirat@SeeitORreadit

    Envy and Surrender look fabulous!!! Great haul! This looks like a lot of fun! Insurgent sounds fabulous too. Looks like you have got a lot of reading to do. And wow I love your new blog layout…you have really outdone yourself! Wonderful books πŸ™‚ Enjoy!

  38. Tara

    i want meant to be. i love that cover! and adam and eve looks cool too!! and lucky for girl of nightmares! i need to read the first book also, and i hear its great! and yea for insurgent!! great haul!!!
    Tara’s Haul

  39. Cayce

    So many amazing looking books! The cover of Surrender is so pretty. My other favorite is Fairystruck and of cource Insurgent. πŸ™‚
    Happy Reading!

    My post.

  40. Sarah (saz101)

    Oh my GOODNESS! Giselle! This is an EPIC mailbox. Seriously… and it would be even if it was just Insurgent, but everything else? EEEEEEE! Wake! And Surrender! THe cover is SO pretty!

  41. Vegan YA Nerds

    Wow, wow, wow! I hope you love Love and Other Perishable items (it’s had a name change from the original Aussie version)

    And I love the look of Meant to Be and Burn for Burn and Surrender and almost every book here!

  42. Keri

    Wow, I’ve never even heard of most of these books before but the covers are stunning. Brilliant looking haul you have there. Happy reading! β™₯

  43. Michelle

    Wow! You did have an insane week! That is a lot of books! And I am sensing a new cover trend — Winged things in a glass jar.

  44. Kathy Ann Coleman

    Lots of interesting books there. πŸ˜€ The highlight, to me at least, is Insurgent. I picked that up this week too. Been busy with some of the other books I got and haven’t read it yet, but it is here. πŸ™‚

    Anyway, I hope that you have a fantastic week. Bye!

  45. Rebecca

    Ohh, this is definitely an awesome book week! Tons of fantastic looking books. I’m super curious about Eve and Adam and INSURGENT! Woot. πŸ˜€ Gotta read it ASAP. o: