Saturday, October 5, 2013

Stacking The Shelves #24: Lullaby, Tidal, Broken Kingdoms, The Elegance of the Hedgehog, Except the Queen, Mystic City

This is a weekly event hosted by Jennifer, Lili,
Stephanie, Helen, and Tynga @ Tynga's Reviews!

As the title implies, this is all about
sharing the books you're adding
to your shelves, be they physical or virtual.
For the complete rules, and to sign up,
just click on the link above.

This week's haul!! 

Books Purchased

This novel is the second in
Amanda Hocking's
Watersong Series.  Since
I've always loved stories of mermaids
and sirens, I just knew I had to
get this book!
Besides, I was able to buy a
signed copy!!

This is the third novel of
the Watersong Series.
I love that cover!!

I found this one on the bargain table
at Barnes & Noble,
and was immediately attracted
by the gorgeous cover!
(Blue gets me every time....)
According to the synopsis on the back
of the book, this is
a spellbinding fantasy, and I adore those!!

This novel reminds me a little of
another one dealing with philosophical
topics -- Sophie's World --
although this one approaches the theme
from a different angle.
It also deals with the idea that
appearances can and frequently are

This is another Barnes & Noble
bargain table find
that caught my eye right away!
It looks like an intriguing fantasy,
involving the fae.
Just the kind of thing I love to read!!

This is the first of another fantasy series,
which I've heard is supposed to be
absolutely fascinating!!
It combines several genres -- fantasy,
dystopian fiction, paranormal
romance, and young adult fiction.
When I saw it at a Books-A-Million outlet,
I didn't hesitate twice!

What do you think of my haul?
What fascinating books
have you added
to your shelves this week?


  1. The Amanda Hocking Series is suppose to be great. You got some really good books this week. Come check out my haul as well.

    Books of Love

    1. Hi, Grace!

      I've been meaning to read any of Amanda Hocking's books for a long time now, since I own several. I hope to be able to do so within this decade! Lol.

      I'm glad you like my books! I want to read them all NOW, but of course, I just don't have the time....

      You know, while you were leaving your comment, I was leaving a comment on your FABULOUS haul! Funny, huh?

      Thanks for always dropping by to check out my haul, and commenting!! : )

  2. I've heard loads of great things about Amanda Hocking's books! I hope you enjoy everything that you got this week :)

    1. Hi, Chrissie!

      Yeah, I've heard great things about her books, too! I own several of them already, but have yet to read any....hopefully I'll be able to do so sometime soon!

      I know I'll enjoy everything I picked up this week, when I DO get to them! Meanwhile, they all look SO pretty on my shelf! Lol.

      Thanks for dropping by and commenting!! : )

  3. Some really great books this week. I have read Switched by Amanda Hocking and own all three in the series but have not bought her other series yet.

    My STS

    1. Hi, there!

      Glad you like this week's haul! I own the Switched series, too, but have yet to read it....And now I own her Watersong series as well. "So many books, so little time", you know.... Sigh.....

      I'll go check out your haul! Thanks for dropping by and commenting!! : )

  4. Nice haul! The Broken Kingdoms looks really good. I have to look this one up :)
    Happy reading!
    My haul

    1. Hi, Ula!

      Yeah, I snapped up "The Broken Kingdoms" the minute I saw it! I know I'll enjoy it!!

      Happy reading to you, too!! Thanks for visiting and commenting!! : )

  5. I had left a comment but I think that the demons of the new swallowed it :)

    I looked up The Elegance of the Hedgehog it does sound like it delves into some really interesting ideas concerning identity. I look forward to reading what you think of it when you get to it.

    I really love the covers of both The Broken Kingdoms and Mystic City

    1. Hey, Brian!

      Gee, I'm sorry to hear that....I'll go check my spam folder.

      Anyway....I discovered "The Elegance of the Hedgehog" thanks to a nonfiction book I was reading -- "Tolstoy and the Purple Chair"/ (I had to stop reading it, though, because the author meant it not only as an account of her year of reading, but also as a memorial to her sister, who passed away due to cancer. It just got too depressing after a while....but I did discover this GREAT book!)

      When I looked up "Hedgehog" on Goodreads, I totally fell in love with the plot! Actually, I think it's more the characters I found myself falling for. I love how the author points out that people who might be "glossed over" by others can actually be very profound, intellectual, and culturally aware. I also love the fact that the main characters in this novel are all misfits, and they band together. This totally ROCKS!!

      I agree with you about the covers of "The Broken Kingdoms" and "Mystic City"! They drew me to the books, and I just HAD to own them!! When some time has passed, I'll be featuring them each in my "Shelf Candy Saturday" meme.

      Thanks for another great comment!! : )

  6. I enjoyed Mystic City and I hope you do too! I have also been wanting to read Lullaby, hopefully it is good. Great haul this week!

    Emily @ Falling For YA

    1. Hi, Emily!

      Oh, I'm pretty sure I'll enjoy it! I've seen a lot of positive reviews for it!

      As for "Lullaby", I want to start the Watersong series SO badly!! But you know how it is....."so many books, so little time".....

      Glad you liked my haul! Thanks for visiting and commenting!! : )

  7. I haven't read the Watersong ones yet! (I've been looking at them for a while though.) I've read Mystic City though, and it was quite a good read. Hope you enjoy them. :)

    Heres mine

    Kirsty @ StudioReads

    1. Hi, Kirsty!

      Yeah, "Mystic City" has quite a reputation already! I can't wait to read it!

      Thanks for visiting and commenting!! : )

  8. Oh, I love Amanda Hocking's books. Good haul this week! Enjoy them :)
    New Linky follower My STS

    1. Hey, Jillyn!

      Yeah, I've been meaning to read her books (I own several now) for quite a while, and just haven't gotten to them....

      Glad you like my haul! I know I'll enjoy hem all!

      Thanks for the comment, and for following with Linky Followers!! : )


THIS IS NOW AN AWARD-FREE, AND TAG-FREE BLOG. Thanks for the compliment, though! : )

As of today, 9/23/18, I have permanently enabled comment moderation, due to a sudden rash of SPAM comments. I appreciate your patience!

Thanks for your thoughts on my posts! I always reply here, as well as comment back on your blog. Have a WONDERFUL day!! :)