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Saturday, January 26, 2013

In Our Mailbox #2 + Stacking the Shelves #14

Stacking the Shelves is a weekly meme first initiated by Tynga. This weekly segment will showcase the books/galleys/ARCs we've acquired/purchased/borrowed within the week.

Purchased Books:


From left to right:

1. Dark Star by Bethany Frenette

2. Opal by Jennifer Armentrout
3. Blackbirds by Chuck Wendig
4. The Darkest Minds by Alexandra Bracken
5. Shadow and Bone by Leigh Bardugo
6. Sanctum by Sarah Fine (reviewed here)


Just One Day by Gayle Forman

From left to right:

1. Monument 14 by Emmy Laybourne

2. Falling Kingdoms by Morgan Rhodes (Yes, that is the correct link to her website.)
3. Glimmer by Phoebe Kitanidis


Fuse (Pure, #2)

Fuse by Julianna Baggott 
(Thanks to Hachette via NetGalley!)
(Image courtesy of GoodReads)

In Our Mailbox is a meme hosted by The Story Siren. This features all the things that we have received in our mailbox - literally.


A note + signed copies of:

White Time by Margo Lanagan 
Yellowcake by Margo Lanagan (to be republished in May 2013 by Knopf)

These were sent to Michelle all the way from Australia by the very nice Ms. Margo Lanagan (author of the recently republished The Brides of Rollrock Island; reviewed here). You can only imagine how taken aback she was that a two-time Printz-award winning author would even bother to respond to her Tweets, let alone take time to send her two of her books, along with a note, but Ms. Lanagan is apparently that patient and nice. Michelle's so ecstatic that she doesn't even have plans to dispose of the packaging envelope they came in - all because it had two of her signatures. (Yes, she's creepy that way.)

Can't wait to see what you guys got as well!


  1. I seriously need to read Just One Day, The Darkest Minds and Monument 15 :D Opal = Awesomeness! Awesome haul!

    My Haul!

  2. Wow, awesome new books!! I LOVED Shadow and Bone and Falling Kingdoms! I also got Sanctum a few weeks ago. It sounds like you loved it! I can't wait to read it. :D

    My Stacking the Shelves

  3. Ohhh so much awesome, heard a lot about Just One Day and I really want to read Smoke and Bone. Enjoy!

  4. OH MY GOODNESS! Great haul! I hope you enjoy all your new lovelies.

    Hope you'll stop by and check out my STS post for this week :)

    new follower

  5. I loved Shadow and Bone, it was an awesome fantasy adventure. Have fun reading:)

  6. Awesome haul! There are some on there that I have but haven't opened yet! Love how my TBR pile continues to grow after visiting these STS posts! Have a great weekend!

  7. You got The Darkest Minds! I bought it a while ago and didn't have time to read it yet. D:
    Monument 14 was also an enjoyable read and I just loved the map inside the book!
    Happy reading! :D

    My STS

  8. I LOVE the Lux series and I'm so jealous you got Just One Day! I've been dying to read that one! I hope you enjoy all you got :)

    Here's my STS!

  9. Hope you LOVE Blackbirds and Shadow and Bone! *-*

  10. Thanks for stopping by my STS! I am salivating over your titles, amazing books! Opal and the Darkest Minds are at the top of my TBR list. Enjoy =)

  11. Opal, Just One Day, Dark Star, and Falling Kingdoms are all awesome! :) Also, The Darkest Minds is great so far and Shadow and Bone sounds amazing. Enjoy all of your books!

  12. So many wonderful books! I really enjoyed Shadow & Bone, Opal & The Darkest Minds so I hope you like them just as much :)

    Happy reading and thankyou for stopping by my blog :)

  13. Thanks for stopping by my STS You bought some amazing books that I being dying to read

  14. Just One Day looks so pretty right? :D I totally want to read it and the premise looks SO AMAZING RIGHT? :D

    And Shadow and Bone was SO AMAZING I really hope you love it! :D

    MERP. I haven't left you guys a comment in a WHILE. I should probably do that. Soon. *flails* I'm too lazy merp

  15. Awesome haul! I loved The Darkest Minds and Falling Kingdoms. I can't wait to read Monument 14, Just One Day, Shadow and Bone and Sanctum. Happy reading!

    Thanks for stopping by my STS post

    Sabina @ Delirious About Books

  16. All of these look so great. I'm dying to read Just One Day.

    I just read Obsidian and so I can't wait to keep going in the series.

    Here's mine

    ~Danica Page @Taking it One Page at a Time

  17. we same a few titles in our StS post this week, which is awesome! my sister and i can't wait to read just one day and darkest minds too. enjoy and happy reading :)

    our "we got new books" post


  18. Just One Day keeps popping up in the STS posts! I'm really going to have to check it out! Happy Reading.

  19. Oh, your books look great! Really wanna get a copy of The Darkest Minds and Just One Day, too. Here's my StS post :)

  20. Shadow and Bone is one of my favourite books ever! Also Blackbirds by Chuck Wendig is freaking brilliant! I hope you enjoy! Happy Reading!

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  21. I loved Shadow and Bone. Can't wait to read Darkest Minds and Just One Day. Great stuff for you this week! Thanks for visiting. New follower.

  22. The darkest minds & Falling Kingdoms look great! :D Happy reading!

    Mel@thedailyprophecy haul.

  23. Love the cover for Blackbirds! Amazing haul this week - I'd love any one of those! Enjoy! <3

  24. I have Shadow and Bone on my ever growing TBR list. I loved OPAL! I hope you do to.
    Thanks for stopping by my stacking.
    Jessica @ FueledbyFiction

  25. I loved the Darkest Mind, ans Just One Day sounds good..enjoy all your new books! The Sunday Post

  26. So many great books! The Darkest Mind was a pretty good read. Dark Star was sooooo good! Really enjoyed that one. Shadow Moon, Monument 14, and Falling Kingdoms! Yay! All fantastic! Enjoy what you got this week! Thanks for sharing and happy reading :)

    MaryAnn | Chapter by Chapter
    What we got this week!

  27. Awesome haul! I'm reading Just One Day right now! and Opal is GREAT :D

  28. I almost bought Dark Star yesterday. I really wanted it but I had a 3 book limit at the store. The Darkest Minds was really good. I just finished Fuse and I really liked that as well. Great haul!

  29. I enjoyed Darkest Minds and hope you do too.
    And I am looking forward to Falling Kingdoms, hope it is awesome.
    Happy reading,
    Brandi @ Blkosiner’s Book Blog

  30. I really want to read The Darkest Minds. Have heard nothing but amazing things about Just One Day.

  31. Such awesome books! I saw The Darkest Minds at the library this weekend, and as much as I want to read it, I didn't get it because I'm trying to get through the books on my shelves. I hope you enjoy all of your books, and thanks for stopping by!

  32. Ah, 'Opal' swoon! :-D
    And the cover of 'Fuse' is really pretty!
    Happy reading :-)
    My IMM

  33. You have some amazing books! I just purchased Shadow & Bone as well, I'm dying to read it. Thanks for stopping by!

  34. I also got Shadow and Bone! Wooo! I'll be back to see what you think of it :)

    Here's my IMM post this week :) click me!

    Ps. Cutteee bloggg! I shall follow! :D

  35. So many goodies!! I've been hearing great reviews for Just One Day. I hope you enjoy all of your new lovelies! :)

  36. So many awesome books! Opal is great. Oh, and I need to read Shadow and Bone. I've heard amazing things about it. Enjoy all your goodies! Happy reading :)

  37. WOW so many amazing books here :D I really want to read Shadow & Bone, Dark Star, Darkest Minds AND Falling Kingdoms!! And I really need to get started on the Lux series! Congrats on ALL of your goodies & happy reading :)

    Thanks for stopping by earlier ♥ Old follower.
    Micheline @ Lunar Rainbows