Sunday, November 11, 2012

Xpresso Weekly: Stacking the Shelves (29)

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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

How is everyone this long weekend? I was very busy my son is starting daycare next week and we’re getting him ready. I’m actually glad because it’s not easy to work while he’s here *pulls out hair*. On zee blog this week, well first I have thsi fab new giveaway up for an ARC of Override by Heather Anastasiu! How bout that? You can also check the gorgeous cover of the third book in the series. And… that is pretty much it aside from reviews! I did share a few of cover reveals on Facebook.

Reviews on the blog this week:


-Blog Tour & Book Blitz Sign Up: Phoebe Pope and the Year of Four by Nya Jade
-Blog Tour Sign Up: Clayton Falls Series by Alyssa Rose Ivy
-Book Blitz Sign Up: Fang Girl by Helen Keeble

copyrightNew by Xpresso Design (click to view live)Β 

Stacking the Shelves

I received for review (Click on cover and title links for Goodreads):

Hidden by PC Cast & Kristin Cast (Unsure why I got this, 10th in a series, right? O_O)Β 
Iced by Karen Marie Moning (EEP!!)
Days of Blood and Starlight by Laini Taylor (Loved it! Review here)
Renegade by J.A. Souders (Also LOVED!–Review here)

* A big thank you to Random House, Hachette Book Group Canada, Lerner Publishing Group, Tor Teen, and St. Martin’s Press from these pretties!*
I bought:
Finally got this very raved about pretty! πŸ˜‰

Thanks so much to Michelle Davidson Argyle for this awesome swag!
Look out a swag giveaway on the blog soon! πŸ˜‰

Peace out, lovely pies!!
Link me up to your book haul post! πŸ™‚Β 
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Canadian blogger, wife, mother, coffee lover, and sarcastic at heart! She has had a love for all things bookish since before Amazon and eReaders existed *le gasp*. You can also find her organizing tours and other fun things at Xpresso Book Tours.

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52 Responses to “Xpresso Weekly: Stacking the Shelves (29)”

  1. Kara_Malinczak

    Oh, there is my design up there in all its glory. I was waiting for this post! Yay! I love it sooo much, G. You made me love blogging again.

    As for the books, I requested a Conspiracy of Alchemists too but I don’t think I got it in until Friday. BOO. But I can’t wait to buy Renegade.

    Thanks so much and have a great week!

  2. speculatef

    Yay, so much awesome! Glad you love Blood and Starlight, I saw it in the shops here, but I know my review copy is winging its way to me so I’ll have to be patient πŸ™‚

    I read your review of Renegade as well, it looks really good!

    Hope you enjoy all your new books πŸ™‚
    Shaheen @ Speculating on SpecFic
    Come and check out my new weekly book haul feature, Stocktake Saturday.

  3. Nereyda @Mostly YA Book Obsessed

    I absolutely freaking HATE the House of Night series. Like with an unhealthy passion. I’m actually embarrassed I read up to book 5. I kept waiting to see if the books would get better…
    Had never heard of Iced before this week, will have to look it up. And Sweet Evil! I hope you like this one. It’s a little darker for Harper Teen. Get ready to sigh for Kai πŸ˜‰

  4. Theta Sigma

    Hi Giselle

    I like the cover for A Conspiracy of Alchemists with the clashing of the picture and the text.

    Iced was one that I saw A LOT last week on various hauls, but I wanted to know if it’s a book that I, as a male reader, can get something out of.

    Enjoy your reads.

  5. Mel

    Great haul – I keep thinking I should read some Karen Marie Moning – everyone raves about the Fever series and Iced has been getting some fab reviews! πŸ™‚

  6. Kat Balcombe

    Ahhh I noticed Kara’s new design and thought it might have been one of yours – it’s gorgeous!

    And that Ilsa J. Bick book – the cause of much Twitter agony πŸ˜‰


  7. Sirtsu

    Sweet Evil is so freaking amazing! Kaidan Rowe.. *sigh* Hope you enjoy and looking forward to reading your thoughts on it. Also, I’m glad you enjoyed DoB&S, I plan on reading it during Christmas since I have more free time then and can concentrate on that particular story even more. Happy reading, Giselle!

    Siiri @ Little Pieces of Imagination

  8. Amy

    Yay!! Kara’s design is so fab!! Hope you enjoy Sweet Evil. I’m not a big Kaidan fan, but I am definitely in the minority with that opinion lol!! I liked Anna though, even though she was a bit drama queen sometimes. I need to get Days of Blood and Starlight. All that swag is so pretty!! Great haul babe!!

  9. Silverlight

    I love Kara’s design, it came out gorgeous! I totally understand how hard it is to run a blog or business and have your little{s} all over you. That’s why my weekends I’m usually MIA from the internet, so it’ll be great for both of you. I almost request A Conspiracy, but passed on it. Can’t wait to see your thoughts! Have a “BUSY” week, chick! πŸ˜€

  10. Jasprit

    Yay for Days of Blood and Starlight and Iced! I absolutely loved Days, so I’m glad you did too! I can’t wait to be back in the Fever world once again! Sweet Evil is another book I should really get to, the positive reviews for that book have been insane! Can’t wait to hear your thoughts! Hope you enjoy all your books and your son settles into daycare okay! πŸ™‚

  11. Sam

    I still need to read Sweet Evil! I’ve been sitting on my copy too long. πŸ˜› I can’t wait to hear your thoughts! Ooh I’m currently reading Renegade and really enjoying it. The whole world is so interesting! πŸ™‚

  12. Michelle

    Great haul this week, I am halfway through Renegade and I am loving it so far. I love your covers for Blood and Starlight preferred to the UK version.

    Check out my haul here

  13. Shooting Stars Mag

    I keep hearing some good stuff about Sweet Evil (and I love that title) so I might need to add it to my ever-growing wish list.

    The Sin-Eater’s Confession sounds pretty amazing. I hadn’t heard of it before, so I’m excited to see your review.


  14. Chapter by Chapter

    Oooo great haul! I love The House Of Night Series, and definitely need to get my hands on a copy of Hidden! I still need to get my hands on a copy of Sweet Evil and see what the what is all about! And yay for swag. I love it! I hope you enjoy all that you got this week! Thanks for sharing and happy reading πŸ™‚

    MaryAnn @ Chapter by Chapter
    What we got this week!

  15. Jenni @ Alluring Reads

    Eeeep Love Kara’s new design it’s freaking perfect.

    Yay for The Sin-Eaters Confession, I love how the we both read the blurb for that one *high five* we are movin’ on up girl! And oh yeah, Renegade looks so damn pretty in person. Is that one out yet? I want to buy it and devour it’s bloody creepiness.

    Great haul chickie! Hope you love em all!

  16. Megan K.

    Amazin’ haul as usual, Giselle! You’re so lucky to get DAYS OF BLOOD AND STARLIGHT and ICED! Those are two books I really wanna read…

    Anyway, hope you have a great week and enjoy all your new books! πŸ™‚

  17. Christina

    Woo! Glad you loved Days of Blood and Starlight. I’m reading Daughter of Smoke and Bone right now and just ordered that one, because I really love Taylor’s writing. I’m not sure how I’m going to feel about the romance yet, but it will probably still be a four for me, unless it’s crazy obnoxious.

    I’ve heard some…interesting…things about Sweet Evil. Good luck!

  18. Paranormal Book Fan

    You haven’t read Sweet Evil either? That’s one I’ll be buying soon too. I got fed up with the House of Night series around book 8, I think. I have Renegade too, hoping its a good one. Happy Reading girlie πŸ™‚

  19. Tabitha

    That design looks fantastic! And my grandma got Iced this week and has been bugging me to read the series before that one, so I think I might do that sometime soon!

    Great haul! I hope you enjoy all your books. (:
    My StS

  20. Addie R.

    Oooh Renegade! I’ve been hearing so many great reviews on that! I’m reading Days of Blood and Starlight now and it’s pretty good, just a little slow. :[ And Sweet Evil is AMAZINGG! I really hope you enjoy it! πŸ˜€

    My Haul

  21. Micheline D

    Ok so when I see Days of Blood & Starlight AND Iced side by side I start foaming at the mouth a little bit…ok a lot! Can’t wait to get my hands on Iced as well πŸ˜€ A Conspiracy of Alchemists sounds really great, I’d never heard of it before! Sweet Evil has definitely been on my reading list for too long as well, can’t wait to read your thoughts on it! Enjoy all your goodies Giselle!