Jul 19, 2015

Stacking the Shelves--The Texas/HPB Edition

This weekly meme is hosted by Tynga's Reviews.

Stacking The Shelves is all about the books we are adding to our shelves each week, sharing with you our excitement for our newest titles and maybe have you discover a new book in the process!,

WHOA! I had a pretty awesome and yet, harrowing week! As you all know, I drove to Dallas and Houston Texas this week. Dallas itself was 10 hours, maybe more like 9 and a half if you ignore the suggested speed limit! ;)

Besides getting a few books from the signings, I also hit up like 8 or 9 Half Price Books stores, and wow! I made out like a bandit at some of them! Here's what I ended up buying during the week:

Magic Study by Maria V. Snyder--UK YA edition! Much happy dancing over this find!
Black is for Beginnings by Laurie Faria Stolarz--despite some mixed reviews, I picked this one up because I LOVED the Blue is for Nightmares series I read years and years ago!
Maplecroft by Cherie Priest--I was initially asked if I'd like to review this one, but I passed because I was overwhelmed at the time, but when I saw it again and again, I gave in and bought it! I mean, a Lizzie Borden retelling? I can't pass that up!
Wolfsbane by Andrea Cremer--UK edition
Bloodrose by Andrea Cremer--UK edition, now I just need the newer cover for Nightshade in the UK edition and I will have them ALL!! Bwhahaha!!
Deadly Little Voices by Laurie Faria Stolarz--this is book 4 and I still need to start book 1, but I couldn't pass it up for $3. Though I discovered something TERRIBLE when I pulled the price tag off:

Just above my thumb, you'll notice a strip in the cover. The price tag STRIPPED the cover art as I gently peeled it away. There were TEARS! TEARS!!! I've never had this happened with a HPB book and I was devastated you guys! Devastated!

Signed books that I bought were:

Sense of Deception by Victoria Laurie
Swerve by Vicki Pettersson
The Storyspinner by Becky Wallace

An ebook I bought:

Rowan by Josephine Angelini

Books I received for review were:

Lust by Alyssa Rose Ivy (ARC)
The Veil by Chloe Neill (Early Copy)

THANK YOU Alyssa & NAL Trade!!

Then other bookish items I bought were:

I bought a "magic" one that when you tilt it back and forth it makes Cinderella's rags turn into her beautiful ball gown! Since this was Walt's fave moment ever, I decided I needed it in bookmark format!
101 Dalmatians bookmark! Thought it was too cute and simply bought it on impulse!

Then I saw this lovely little necklace which is hard to see due to the lighting, sorry about that...but it basically is a picture of a stack of books with the words: CARPE LIBRUM on it! Which as we all know means, Seize the Book!

Then also, here's the swag I picked up from the YA signing! Sadly, Vicki didn't have swag on her! But I was happy to have met her...again! I met her once at RT in 2010, but this way I was able to see her again and then get the rest of my books signed and basically have full signed sets since I was only one book shy on her Signs of the Zodiac series, got the full Celestial Blues trilogy and of course, Swerve signed!

 Some lovely bookmarks, buttons, stickers, bookplates, notecards all from the YA authors!

And perhaps my favorite, a map of Mary E. Pearson's Remnant Chronicles World! The same one that's on the end pages in the book! And it's even SIGNED!! :) 

The flip side has a pronunciation guide of the language used!


  1. Wow you got a lot of awesome books this week! I really enjoyed Deadly Little Voices and you have reminded me that I need to get my butt in gear and finish that series. Happy reading!

  2. I'm jealous about Malecroft, I'm really curious about this one and yay for Victoria Laurie! happy reading!

  3. WOW. You got so much stuff! Good stuff! Slightly jealous. :) Enjoy all your new books and goodies!

  4. Nice haul! I love finding bargains. It looks like you got some good books! I hate when my covers get damaged! I take a lot of pics on Instagram, so I'd be in tears if that happened to one of my books. The signing sounds like it was fun! You met some awesome authors! Enjoy the rest of the weekend! Happy reading!

    Michelle @ Michelle's Minions

  5. What a fantastic haul!! I'm in love with that Cinderella bookmark! I've had my eye on Maplecroft for awhile, so I can't wait to see what you think about that one! It looks REALLY good! So sorry about your torn cover. :( I'd be really mad too!

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  6. WOW!!! That's an awesome haul!!! I got an ARC of the Veil and already pre-ordered Lust since Alyssa is a favorite of mine! I started the Andrea Cremer series, but lost interest so I never finished it. Have a great week and I hope you love the books!!!

  7. Map! The Storyspinner! Lovely haul, Jessica. I hope you enjoy all of your new books!

    Thanks for visiting my blog! Have a fabulous week :)

    Alyssa @ The Eater of Books!

  8. Lust and the Viel sounds good, hope you enjoy it and the rest of your books. Have a great week!

  9. Oh but I lov Cremer's books! Enjoy your new lovelies, Jessica!

  10. Ooh, I have The Veil to read soon too. I'm very curious about Chloe Neill! Enjoy your new books :)

    ~Mogsy @ BiblioSanctum

  11. Noooo!! that beautiful cover...ruined!! Looks interesting though.

  12. Wow, amazing haul!! I can't wait to read The Veil – the Chicagoland Vampire series is freaking fantastic :D I can't believe the cover ripped though! That is so annoying :( Anyway, I hope you enjoy your new books and have a great week!

    Zareena @ The Slanted Bookshelf

  13. I loved Swerve! One of my favorite suspense books this year. Happy reading!

  14. Oh wow! You certainly seem to have had a productive week. And so many new and awesome additions. Happy reading.

  15. The Nightshade books? I never finished that series. I loved the beginning of it. But I'm a Team Ren person. Couldn't keep reading. Hope you enjoy.

  16. You were so close to me!! Next time you head towards Dallas, you should let me know if you have some spare time. I'm 2 hours away. You got a TON of great stuff! So sorry about that cover tearing :( That's terrible. Love the extra bookish goodies as always :D

  17. Wow! That is one impressive haul Jessica! I'd be shattered about the tear in the cover too. Enjoy your goodies!

    Naomi @ Naomi’s Reading Palace


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