Welcome to Stacking the Shelves #7!! Stacking the Shelves is a weekly meme hosted by Tynga at Tynga's Reviews.
It's been a long time since I did a STS post. It's been a busy couple of months with moving and Afghanistan, so this is going to be a pretty big haul. I should probably do a vlog, but I'm really just NOT in the mood. But I am going to take a picture. And that will have to be good enough.
There's also one other thing I want to address. And that is the drama going on in the blogosphere right now. I've addressed a lot of it on Twitter already, but I bet a lot of readers wonder why I never post about the drama on my blog. There are two reasons for that:
One, I want my blog to be a happy place. This is where I cover books I love, books I bought, give away books I love, and review books I love and didn't. I want it to be ALL about the books. I'm not the greatest at discussion posts. Now to be fair, I haven't actually tried, but I'm not sure I really want to. And that brings me to the second reason:
There are so many other blogs out there that cover the drama better than I. Cuddlebuggery, for one. There are a few more I look to for that kind of information, but the point I want to make is that I think they do it better than I ever could. Not to mention, I am better discussing the drama in 140 characters or less. I'm not saying I will NEVER cover drama that occurs, but I have to be inspired to post about it. And right now, I'm just *&@*&$ over it. I want to get back to the books. Really, I do. This shit is ridiculous. On to the books.
Lucid (Brightest Kind of Darkness #2) by P.T. Michelle (E-book from the author)
Why: Because I read the first book and really liked it. The author asked me if she could send me the follow-up and I agreed to review it.
Mystic City (Mystic City #1) by Theo Lawrence (E-book from NetGalley)
Why: I've wanted to read this one for awhile. The title! The cover! The blurb! I saw it on NetGalley and just HAD to request it.
Magisterium by Jeff Hirsch (E-book from NetGalley)
Why: Because this book sounds really weird. And unique. And I'm really into weird things these days. The blurb really intrigues me.
Stormdancer (The Lotus War #1) by Jay Kristoff (E-book from NetGalley)
Why: Dude! It's Stormdancer! And the author is the shit. No, seriously, he is. And the subject matter? Japanese steampunk? Two things that I adore reading about? And the hype is huge. And most people that have read this so far have loved it, including some of my most trusted blogger friends. It's a MUST read.
The Demon Catchers of Milan by Kat Beyer (E-book from NetGalley)
Why: Because it sounds creepy and atmospheric and I love Italy. I have been looking for the perfect paranormal read and they have all been failing miserably. This sounds like the perfect remedy and I hope it lives up to the expectations I have for it.
Thanks to P.T. Michelle, Scholastic, Random House Children's Books, EgmontUSA, and St. Martin's Press.
Now, on to the physical books! Photo first! From top to bottom.
Outpost (Razorland #2) by Ann Aguirre ~Thank you to MacKids~
Why: Well, I read Enclave a long time ago, and I loved it. Unfortunately, since then, my tastes have changed a lot and I am afraid I may not be as enthusiastic about this book as I once was. I don't think I would love Enclave anymore if I re-read it. But I'm going to try my hardest. A lot of people have an issue about the way that Enclave handles rape. I can't say that I blame them. So we'll see.
Why: Steampunk? An asylum? The blurb is fantastic and sounds so utterly creepy. I added this one to my tbr a long time ago and thankfully Wendy picked up an extra copy at ALA and I was lucky enough that she offered to send it to me.
Alice in Zombieland (White Rabbit Chronicles #1) by Gena Showalter ~Thank you to Giselle at Xpresso Reads~
Why: Alice in Wonderland? Zombies? Though I am a little worried that one of the characters is a bad boy. But I'm still REALLY looking forward to reading this one. It's one of my most anticipated reads of 2012.
Why: I'm not sure. I sort of liked Eve. I didn't love it but I loved it enough to continue the series. I won't get to this one anytime soon but I am excited to see if it gets better. I hope it does.
Why: The setting is Thailand. The story is survival. Giselle liked this one and I'm hoping I will too. It's not often you find YA books set in different countries. Thailand is one of my favorite. Setting is incredibly important to me.
Why: Mickey rescued a copy of this for me at ALA. This is one of my most anticipated fall reads. The blurb sounds fantastic. This book is huge guys. HUGE. It's the biggest ARC on my shelf. I love long books so I will have to clear my schedule for this one. I can't wait to read it.
Goodbye For Now by Laurie Frankel ~Thank you to TLC Book Tours and Doubleday~
Why: This book sound fantastic. Really unique. I focus a lot of my blog space on YA books but I do love to read adult fiction. It's harder for me to choose adult books because a lot of them don't interest me, but this one sounds fantastic. I started reading it and I like it so far but it hasn't really pulled me in yet. Hopefully that happens soon.
And that's it for this week. Hopefully there is something in here you haven't heard of and it interests you. Leave me a comment and I will visit your Stacking the Shelves post. Until next week, happy reading!!