Sunday, July 15, 2012

Xpresso Weekly: Stacking the Shelves (12)

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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

This week at Xpresso Reads

It was another fabulous week weather-wise here so I was pretty absent on Twitter compared to usual. I know you miss me and all >.< So anything exciting happen this week? On the blog, the Lonely Souls blog tour came by for my review and you can win a great grand prize so don’t miss it! There were a lot of cover reveals as usual (is this like cover season!?) I posted a round-up post with six covers here. I was also part of the exclusive cover reveal for Doomed. There’s a link to win an ARC of it at Mundie Moms (I think today is the last day to enter!) You can also find more cover reveals on my Facebook page (be sure to like my page to not miss any! πŸ™‚ – I posted 8 or 9 this week.

On the sidebar you will find FIVE open giveaways at the moment, and all of them are internationally! You will also see a ton of new tour banners that were added (it was a very crazy week for tour invites!) New additions this week: Onyx, Send, My Super Sweet 16th Century, Renegade, Gravity, and Valkyrie Rising that will be stopping by the blog. Yeah… that’s a LOT of tours! O_O I love it!

Reviews this week:
Stacking the Shelves
As some of you can’t or don’t like to watch vlogs, the pictures are below!Β 

Vlog note: I forgot one ebook on the vlog (Send) which I added below. And yeah, I yammer a lot this week. Sorry >.< And PS – there's an extra vlog bit after I say bye… again.
Bloggers mentionned:
-Tara from Hobbitsies
-Jenni from Alluring ReadsΒ 

(Click on cover or title links for Goodreads)
I got for review:

Β –One Good Hustle by Billie Livingston
Ashen Winter by Mike Mullin
White Lines by Jennifer Banash (Win a copy here)

*A very big thank you to Random House of Canada, St. Martin’s Press, Tanglewood Press, Penguin USA, Patrice Michelle, Entangled Publishing, Sourcebooks Fire, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, and Thomas Nelson for the review copies *

I also traded:
Thanks so much to Tara from Hobbitsies for this lovely prettyΒ 
(And sorry for slaughtering your blog name in my vlog! >.<)

That’s my week, lovelies!
Leave me a link and I’ll drop by and see what you got! πŸ™‚
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78 Responses to “Xpresso Weekly: Stacking the Shelves (12)”

  1. @HarleyBearBooks

    I really need to read Obsidian! I don’t know why I keep putting it off! Not much happened on twitter this week. I saw someone is doing a read along for Pushing the Limits (which I see you’re currently reading) I think it’s going to be over at can’t remember though. Anyways, looks like you got lots of fun books this week. I’ll be checking back to see your review of Lonely Souls. I just found that book on goodreads and I’m really curious about it. My Stacking the Shelves Post
    -Melissa @HarleyBearBooks

  2. Kristilyn (Reading in Winter)

    Awesome books! Tiger Lily looks really, really good! I can’t say I watched Peter Pan a lot, but I was a big Hook fan. πŸ™‚

    I really need to read that Mike Mullan series!! I’ve heard so many good things about Ashfall … and the covers are creepy and gorgeous!

    The cover for Blind Spot is creepy! It sounds interesting …

    So many book tours coming up! I look forward to seeing your posts for them. πŸ™‚

  3. HayleyAG

    I am so jealous of Onyx Giselle! πŸ™‚ haha And it’s Final Destination, I was saying it during your vlog and I’m like, yeah Hayley, she can’t hear you haha πŸ™‚

  4. Shortskie

    Valkyrie Rising is good, takes a little bit for things to get going, but the mythology is great πŸ™‚ And I loved Tiger Lily! My favorite read as of late πŸ™‚ Enjoy everything.

  5. lisseth

    Great Stack Giselle! I agree Tiger Lily looks better with the re-orange cover. I got Valkyrie Rising too! I read Swipe & believe me it WILL SURPRISE YOU. I LOVED IT! Oh & happy to have you join our Renegade Tour! YAY =)

    Happy Readings!
    Lisseth, My StS

  6. speculatef

    Tiger Lily looks great, and I love how the physical copy of Ashen Winter looks!! I like the cover of Lucid too πŸ™‚

    I ordered Onyx from TBD, and it still hasn’t shipped, not sure why *sad* I hope it comes soon πŸ™‚

    Anyways, great books, I really hope you love them all!

    Shaheen @ Speculating on SpecFic
    Come and check out my new weekly book haul feature, Stocktake Saturday.

  7. margie c {the bumble girl}

    Yay for Tiger Lily! I was able to get a copy this week too and I”m already half way through reading it! I love everything that has to do with Peter Pan πŸ™‚
    I also received Send, it came today too! I am really looking forward to seeing how this one turns out… and double yay for Onyx!!! Can’t wait to get my hands on this one too!!!
    Enjoy all of your new reads from this week, Giselle πŸ™‚

  8. Nereyda @Mostly YA Book Obsessed

    Ah, I LOVED Tiger Lily! So beautiful, I hope you love it too! And Onyx is my favorite book that I have so read so far this year. It probably will still be my favorite by the end of the year too. All the books you got look amazing!

  9. Kim

    Ohh I’ve been wanting to read Tiger Lily for AGES! I love Peter Pan and I’m super curious to see what this retelling is like! It’s weird though, I actually prefer this cover to the orange one πŸ˜› Oh and Valkyrie Rising sounds AMAZING! I’m not really a fan of the cover unlike most people but ahh, it just sounds way too good to pass up! Fantastic haul this week and I hope you enjoy everything you got, Giselle! x)

  10. Mel

    Valykerie Rising is going straight in my wishlist – it looks great!

    I wish we were having good weather – wettest July on record so far in London! πŸ™‚

  11. KTJ

    First, I want to quickly say… I love your hair! Its so nice!
    You got some fantastic books this week! I need to get my hands one Lucid and Onyx! I bet they are fantastic! Valkyrie Rising sounds really good as well, I haven’t heard about it yet and now i can’t wait to get my hands on it!

    My First Stacking the Shelves vlog:Nomalicious Reads

  12. Mary @ BookSwarm

    Five giveaways–you’re the giveaway queen this week! lol. Some excellent books added to your pile. I’ve heard amazing things about Tiger Lily and I really want to read Valkyrie Rising. Happy reading!

  13. Scarlett

    I just recently heard about the Obsidian series, so will be starting that soon, but am excited for you that you got the second one. Not a lot of others are familiar to me, but I hope you enjoy them!

    Here’s a link to mine!

  14. Danny

    Awesome Week!1 I just finished SEND and really liked it!! I am dying to read Valkyrie rising! Hope you’ll loove it!!

  15. Nick

    Awesome-sauce books, Giselle ! πŸ™‚
    I can’t wait to see your reviews for all these books.
    Aww, it’s so cute the way you say “Armentrout” ! You have a French accent. πŸ™‚ <3
    Enjoy all your goodies !

  16. Daisy

    I can’t wait to hear what you think of Valkyrie Rising and Tiger Lily! I’m so excited for both of those books!! πŸ™‚

  17. Jasprit

    Awesome stack of books again this week Giselle, I also prefer the orangey/red cover of Tiger Lily too, but I’m super excited to read it too! Also yay for Onyx too! I can’t wait to hear your thoughts on your books, hope you enjoy them all! πŸ™‚

  18. Amy

    OMG! I totally love your vlogs! You are too funny! So many awesome books this week! And holy hell Ashen Winter is huge! Good thing I saw that because I have it from NetGalley so I didn’t know how big it was. I probably could have checked the page count, but I’m too lazy for that lol!! You are going to freaking love Onyx!! Crap, I forgot to put Lucid in my StS. I got it read it and already wrote my review so I totally forgot to put in in there.

  19. Kathy Ann Coleman

    Absolutely cannot wait for Onyx. (And it’s all your fault. :p I believe Obsidian was your recommendation?) Anyway, looks like you got a lot of great books. I’m sort of torn over whether I want to get Tiger Lily or not; though I do agree with you about the cover. The orange looks a lot better.

    Anyway, have a great week. πŸ™‚ This summer’s been kicking my butt but I finally got some stuff done. I should actually have a few things out this week. (Editing + grandma + life + blogging does not work… Cannot wait for something to give a little.)


  20. Eileen

    LOL I think I’m the ONLY person who hasn’t gotten Ashen Winter yet -.- I’m on the tour but I haven’t gotten the ARC yet LOL. I got Send and Valkyrie Rising this week too! πŸ™‚ I hope you enjoy Tiger Lily, and don’t worry, you’re not old! I had a VCR up until a year ago and I’m 13. -.- And I am SOOO jealous of Onyx I want that one…REALLY bad -.- Armentrout is pronounced Are-men-trow-t If you can get that LOL. πŸ™‚ Great haul as always! (On the inside I’m trying not to be overly jealous ;))

    Check out my Stacking the Shelves!

  21. Jac

    Onyx?!?! Ok; that’s all – I’m dying for Onyx! One Good Hustle sounds really good too! Good week for you πŸ™‚

    Stop by and see my New Books this week!

  22. Chrystal

    Tiger Lily sounds great! I think I’m going to add that to my wishlist now. And I’m off to check out some of the tours you are going to be on. πŸ™‚

  23. Melissas Eclectic Bookshelf

    What a bunch of great books! I love the cover on Lucid and I’ve heard about Swipe as well…hope to eventually get my hands on a copy of that one! Enjoy them all and here’s to last minute UPS deliveries! lol

  24. Mel - Thedailyprophecy.

    Tiger Lily! I do prefer the other cover, but from what I read, the inside is very pretty <3 Can't wait to get this one myself! And I'm a bit jealous that you were at the pool all the time, the weather is sooo bad over here at the moment πŸ™ So enjoy! And happy reading ^^

  25. Katie @ BlookGirl

    Yayyy! You got some amazing books this past week, and I am so excited that you’ll be reading Tiger Lily. I loved it and I hope you do, too. Peter Pan is my absolute favorite, and I used to rewind my VHS, too πŸ˜‰

    Hope you enjoy all your lovelies, muffin! <3

  26. Marmaladelibby (aka Ange)

    I got Tiger Lily too! How fun! We love Peter Pan’s story at our house so I can’t wait to read it. Rachel stole it first though but she’s a ridiculously fast reader. I actually like this green cover better then the orange finished HC. Interesting. Valkyrie Rising looks so good. I love Norse mythology!

  27. Amber Hughes

    Great haul! I can’t wait to read Onyx! I LOVED Obsidian! You’ve got some great tours coming up. Looking forward to those πŸ™‚

    Happy Reading!

  28. Bengal Reads

    I am super stoked to read Valkyrie Rising! Ancient Warriors are definitely my cup of tea πŸ™‚ I can’t wait to get my hands on Tiger Lily and read it… I loved Peter Pan as a child too. White Lines also looks super interesting! Can’t wait to read your reviews on Valkyrie Rising, Tiger Lily, and White Lines! Looks like you had a wonderful week in books Giselle! I hope you enjoy everything πŸ˜€ Have a wonderful Sunday!

    Kayla @ Bengal Reads

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  29. Sam

    These all sounds great! I hope you enjoy Onyx as much as I did. And I can’t wait to hear your thoughts on Blind Spot and Valkyrie Rising too. I love the covers for those! πŸ™‚

  30. Bonnie Regan

    Great books this week Giselle! I’m reading Tiger Lily right now, it’s really good. πŸ™‚ And yes, Ashen Winter is huge, I would recommend you start it now. It took me forever to get through (but it was really good!) Have a great week!

  31. Aneeqah

    Some really awesome books!! First off, however, I am totally jealous that you got on the tour for Renegade and Gravity!! >.< I wanted to get on those! But, anyways, you got some great books this week. Blind Spot, Lucid, and White Lines all look fabulous! And your cover for Tiger Lily is absolutely gorgeous. <3

    Enjoy all those books, Giselle!

    -Aneeqah @ My Not So Real Life

  32. bookworm105

    Nice! Semi-Charmed sounds like a good read. Looking forward to the reviews specially Tiger Lily. Speaking of it i need to pick up my own copy. It sounds amazing and after i read it i’m sure i will hate Wendy even though i love her in Peter Pan.

    Happy reading! =D

  33. Addie R.

    :OO You got Blind Spot & Valkyrie Rising!? I am so jelly right now!
    And I’m loving the ARC cover of Tiger Lily, maybe even more than the official.
    Great haul & happy reading!

    My STS

  34. Jenni @ Alluring Reads

    I am ridiculously envious of you for getting Onyx, I need me some Daemon in my life!!! I hope you enjoy Swipe, I don’t want to be in trouble πŸ™ I enjoyed it a lot more than I thought I would and I’m excited to read Sneak. I really want White Lines and Ashen Winter to arrive over here, I waiting impatiently all week, hopefully I get them tomorrow!

  35. Sarah (saz101)

    WHITE LIIIIIINES! EEEEEEEE! Giselle, I can’t wait to read this! I hope you love!

    Oooh, and Lucis reminds me so much of the UK/AU cover of Deadly Hemlock!

  36. Aylee

    Valkyrie Rising! That one sounds so good. I’m looking forward to reading more about Norse mythology rather than Greek mythology (not that I dislike the Greek stuff, it’s just nice to try something new). I also can’t wait to read Ashen Winter. And I quite like the ARC cover for Tiger Lily.

  37. Maji Bookshelf

    awww Giselle your soo cute!! hehe! Your videos make me laugh! You’ve got a great pile! and im so jealous that you got White Lines and Blind Spot!! Have fun reading them though!!
    – Farah @MajiBookshelf

  38. Rebecca - Kindle Fever

    Ohh, Tiger Lily!! I loved Peter Pan too, so I have high hopes for it. And thanks for reminding me I have to read Ashfall. o: I never got to finish it as I got way too busy when I read it, but I so have to get back to it! And omg, Blind Spot!!! I’m dying to read it! Love your book haul. πŸ˜€ Hope you enjoy.

  39. SacredmOOn

    Ooooh, I’m SO jealous you get to read The Tale of a Vampire Bride for the first time! That is one of my favorite series!! πŸ™‚
    DeAnna Schultz