Saturday, April 27, 2013

Stacking The Shelves (11): April 2013 Splurge

**"Stacking the Shelves" is run by Tynga @ Tynga's Book Reviews and I'm linking up with some of the great books I found this week.**

Hello my Loves!!

It has been a WHILE, and I have missed you all :D I come with good news. I am a free woman, exams finished yesterday, and I am so excited to be done second year! Thank-you for bearing with me, I know it was inconvenient, the many hiatuses, but things should be relatively easier as the more stressful courses are out of the way. As promised, this post is also a massive haul of all my bookish expenditures over the last month. I ended up getting a lot, mainly because Amazon had such great deals on kindle books and I couldn't resist stocking Tookie up. Also, I stress shop. *hangs head in shame* What do you think of the splurge?

The Physical 
(Notice how Dante insists on being first up? That boy just has to always be the centre of attention!)

I got this mid-April, so yes, Dante Walker now resides on my shelf! He makes it look so good. Seriously though, I think the boy is getting to me.

How lovely are these novels, I can hardly wait to read them! I'm excited to be getting back into Christian Historical fiction - one of my all time favourite genres - and these titles look oh so promising. 

You know when you have the urge to buy a book, that little crave that just won't quit? That is exactly how I felt about Article 5! I lusted after it for MONTHS until I just couldn't take it anymore. I went ahead and just bought the book. Honestly I'm happy I did, I can't wait to read it, and it looks so fabulous among the other books in my cages :) Also, Pivot Point promises to be a great read, I'm loving the positive vibe I'm getting from other readers!

Did I mention just how GORGEOUS the historical Christian fiction covers are?? Seriously, I think the publishers have appropriately stepped up their game. The books are stunning and lovely, I can hardly wait to read them! Especially these two, I'm a Gist fan for life, and Mitchell has me really enthralled with her newest release. 

So confession time: I caved. I couldn't help myself! I finally got myself a copy of If I Stay. This book is like the golden grail of Contemporary YA fiction and I felt a bit like I was missing out by not reading it, an issue I will endeavour to remedy ASAP. Like Anna and the French Kiss, it was a great deal. In fact, all three books are in fabulous condition, and I got them second-hand! They made me really pleased.

More Christian fiction, I told you I was getting back into it! The newest one by Tyndall looks promising, this author is so great at writing pirate/nautical-type fiction with just the right amount of romance. All I could think when I saw this was GIVE. ME. Lol, I also got me some Lori Wick, because the woman - although responsible for breaking my heart by not writing more - has a history of penning such resonating and powerful fiction. I've read Sean Donovan before, but I needed a copy on my shelf. 

Gorgeous books, I want to read The Fairest Beauty because of its fairy-tale factor. Snow White is far from being my favourite Disney Princess, but the story is prime for retellings and such. I've never seen it done Christian-style, but this looks good! Also, Colleen Coble: I see your gorgeous book cover AND premise, hoping it doesn't disappoint! 

The eBooks

For Review

I start reading this book in a few days!! Because the first book was as good as it was, I want to see what happens in this sequel :) If you haven't entered already, be sure to drop by my Giveaway for both books in the series. Don't forget to enter!!

Right. So that is the haul! I think I might have stress-shopped a bit, but having the books helped me get through the exams quicker. I kept imagining reading them as soon as the papers were done :P Now I can't wait to start! I love all my books and adore my subscribers as well. What did you guys think of the books purchased this month? Have you read any of the books listed? I'd love to hear your opinions on them!

I'm looking to post a few more round-ups if possible, mostly of cover reveals and April new releases. I'll keep you posted!

Until then, you know I love you lots, take care!



  1. Wow! Such a great haul. Some good books to look forward to. I hope you find more time to read now your exams are over.

    1. Thank-you!! The weirdest thing is that I'm so lazy right now :P I'm making myself get down and read, even though it's like my brain just wants to sleep.

  2. Pivot Point is ABSOLUTELY AMAZING!!!! One of my favourite books ever! I hope you like it. :D I just finished Vain and I thought it was only okay. It was a really good idea but I thought the messages were a little too "in your face".

    Enjoy all your books!! :)

    My Stacking the Shelves

    1. My fingers are now firmly crossed for VAIN, although Pivot Point is basically Thrumming on my shelf, demanding that I read it :) Seriously, everyone seems to love this book!

  3. Great haul!
    I think we took advantage of the same ebook deals!
    I cannot recommend If I Stay enough- I too put it off and I loved it!
    April STS!

    1. Yay to Amazon deals! I'm bumping If I Stay up the reading list just because of the recommendation!

    2. Yay! I hope you love it too! And Where She Went- an amazing follow up

  4. I really enjoyed If I Stay by Gayle Forman. I have Pandemonium but haven't read it. I'm finishing up Delirium. (: Happy reading!

    My STS:

    Little Book Star

    1. I have to read my copy of Delirium too, I hear the series is fantastic though!

  5. Congratulations on your semester ending. Today was my class for the semester, too (although Summer classes start in 2 weeks). I bought Unraveling and Vain recently, too. Anna and the French Kiss is one of my all-time favs and The Fairest Beauty looks great. And there is no shame to some stress-shopping! Happy reading!
    Here's My STS

    1. *Virtual High-Five* Yay, I wish you the best for your summer months!! We should enjoy them as much as possible before school starts up again. I love Anna and the French Kiss, but I really need to read Lola ASAP!

  6. These are a great number of books! I'm so jealous of that print copy of The Collector! I have a copy too, but it's in my kindle. I've been wanitng to read Pivot Point, but haven't picked it up yet.. Happy reading and have a great weekend! :D
    Stacking the Shelves
    New Meme for Cover Lovers

    1. Thanks for dropping by! I think having Dante in any form is good enough lol the boy is something special!

  7. Yay for exam freedom :D Kindle deals always get me too.. once I see that sale price it's impossible to resist, lol. Pivot Point is amazing... SOOOO amazing. One of my favorite debuts so far, and definitely one of the best books I've read yet in 2013! I can't wait to see your review! I read Dark Seraphine recently and it was a good reads, a different type of twist on the angel genre and I just got turned onto Vain from another StS, now I can't WAIT to read it lol. I hope you enjoy all your books !!!

    Lauren @ Lose Time Reading

    1. Lol I can't wait to read the books, your comment made my day, thanks Lauren!


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