Stacking the Shelves #74

Stacking the Shelves #74

Stacking the Shelves is a weekly meme hosted by Tynga where we share books we’ve bought this week. Find out more and join in here!

Twelve Days of Christmas – Day 2

It’s another week of book collecting! I’ve visited the secondhand bookshop near me twice in the past couple of weeks as I’ve been able to show both my lovely friend Courtney and co-blogger Pete my favourite bookshop. It’s been awesome to show them around and I managed to pick up some great finds!

I’ve been looking for second hand copies of The Grisha Trilogy as I love Leigh Bardugo and Six of Crows. As lovely as the new paperbacks are, I still prefer the old ones. So I was very happy to come across this!

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Alina Starkov doesn’t expect much from life. Orphaned by the Border Wars, she is sure of only one thing: her best friend, Mal–and her inconvenient crush on him. Until the day their army regiment enters the Fold, a swath of unnatural darkness crawling with monsters. When their convoy is attacked and Mal is brutally injured, Alina reveals a dormant power not even she knew existed. Ripped from everything she knows, Alina is taken to the royal court to be trained as a member of the Grisha, the magical elite led by the mysterious Darkling. With Alina’s extraordinary power in his arsenal, he believes they can finally destory the Fold. Now Alina must find a way to master her untamed gift and somehow fit into her new life without Mal by her side. But nothing in this lavish world is what it seems. As the threat to the kingdom mounts and her dangerous attraction to the Darkling grows, Alina will uncover a secret that could tear her heart–and her country–in two. 

Did you buy any books this week?

-Beth

May your shelves forever overflow with books! ☽

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Stacking the Shelves #73

Stacking the Shelves #73

Stacking the Shelves is a weekly meme hosted by Tynga where we share books we’ve bought this week. Find out more and join in here!

Hello readers! As I’m sure you know, Queen of Air and Darkness came out this week! I haven’t actually read The Dark Artifices yet, but I’m very excited to start and I’m planning on reading the series soon. I picked up a gorgeous edition of this book from Waterstones and I absolutely love it!

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I’m on the lookout for the same edition of Lady Midnight if anyone has a copy they’re willing to sell! Just drop me a message or comment below 🙂

Did you buy any books this week?

-Beth

May your shelves forever overflow with books! ☽

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Stacking the Shelves #72

Stacking the Shelves #72

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Hi everyone! This week I only bought one book – and honestly I feel like my book-buying has finally slowed a bit. That’s no bad thing – my physical TBR hasn’t decreased at all in the past year and it’s beginning to annoy me. So I’m really going to try my hardest to catch up on physical books to read instead and stop buying new ones!

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Love speaks in flowers. Truth requires thorns.
Travel to a world of dark bargains struck by moonlight, of haunted towns and hungry woods, of talking beasts and gingerbread golems, where a young mermaid’s voice can summon deadly storms and where a river might do a lovestruck boy’s bidding but only for a terrible price.
Inspired by myth, fairy tale, and folklore, no. 1 New York Times-bestselling author Leigh Bardugo has crafted a deliciously atmospheric collection of short stories filled with betrayals, revenge, sacrifice, and love.
This collection of six stories includes three brand-new tales, all of them beautifully illustrated with art by Sara Kiplin that changes with each turn of the page, culminating in six stunning full-spread illustrations as rich in detail as the stories themselves.

The plus side of buying this book, is that it’s an edition of a book I’ve already read! Which means no additions to my physical TBR! I read this book recently and loved it, so when I saw this exclusive Fairyloot edition on eBay with red foiling, I knew I’d have to add it to my collection.

Did you buy any books this week?

-Beth

May your shelves forever overflow with books! ☽

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Stacking the Shelves #71

Stacking the Shelves #71

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Hi everyone! Welcome to another Stacking the Shelves post, where I talk about any books I bought this week. Before I start, I have to tell you guys that I’ve just been to see Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald! It has it’s downsides, but overall I absolutely loved being back in this magical world.

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As I’m sure you’ve seen before, I visit my local second-hand bookshops regularly and on my most recent trip, I found these two books in hardback! I bought Hush, Hush a while ago second-hand, and I’ve been searching for the rest ever since. I was lucky enough to spot the 2nd and 3rd books in hardback and one of them is even signed! Now I only need to find the last book and I’ll be done 🙂

Did you buy any books this week?

-Beth

May your shelves forever overflow with books! ☽

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Stacking the Shelves #70

Stacking the Shelves #70

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Hi guys! I’m currently reading the first book I bought (50 pages to go!) and I’m really enjoying it. My review should be up later this week.

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When I saw Ransom recently, I also picked up a copy of A Map of Days to have signed!

 

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It’s 2002, a year after 9/11. It’s an extremely turbulent time politically, but especially so for someone like Shirin, a sixteen-year-old Muslim girl who’s tired of being stereotyped.
Shirin is never surprised by how horrible people can be. She’s tired of the rude stares, the degrading comments—even the physical violence—she endures as a result of her race, her religion, and the hijab she wears every day. So she’s built up protective walls and refuses to let anyone close enough to hurt her. Instead, she drowns her frustrations in music and spends her afternoons break-dancing with her brother.
But then she meets Ocean James. He’s the first person in forever who really seems to want to get to know Shirin. It terrifies her—they seem to come from two irreconcilable worlds—and Shirin has had her guard up for so long that she’s not sure she’ll ever be able to let it down.

I also picked up this book, Taherah Mafi’s new book, A Very Large Expanse of Sea. I’m enjoying Shatter Me and it’ll be interesting to see her write something different!

Did you buy any books this week?

-Beth

May your shelves forever overflow with books! ☽

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Stacking the Shelves #68

Stacking the Shelves #68

Stacking the Shelves is a weekly meme hosted by Tynga where we share books we’ve bought this week. Find out more and join in here!

Hi everyone! This week I bought a few books, one at a signing and a few more cheaply. I’m running out of rooms on my shelves…

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Arthur is only in New York for the summer, but if Broadway has taught him anything, it’s that the universe can deliver a showstopping romance when you least expect it.
Ben thinks the universe needs to mind its business. If the universe had his back, he wouldn’t be on his way to the post office carrying a box of his ex-boyfriend’s things.
But when Arthur and Ben meet-cute at the post office, what exactly does the universe have in store for them?
Maybe nothing. After all, they get separated.
Maybe everything. After all, they get reunited.
But what if they can’t quite nail a first date . . . or a second first date . . . or a third?
What if Arthur tries too hard to make it work . . . and Ben doesn’t try hard enough?
What if life really isn’t like a Broadway play?
But what if it is?

I pre-ordered this with my ticket when I went to meet Becky Albertalli and Adam Silvera! I’m so excited to finally get my hands on a copy, and I’ve just started reading it already.

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In a time when Shadowhunters are barely winning the fight against the forces of darkness, one battle will change the course of history forever. Welcome to the Infernal Devices trilogy, a stunning and dangerous prequel to the New York Timesbestselling Mortal Instruments series.
The year is 1878. Tessa Gray descends into London’s dark supernatural underworld in search of her missing brother. She soon discovers that her only allies are the demon-slaying Shadowhunters—including Will and Jem, the mysterious boys she is attracted to. Soon they find themselves up against the Pandemonium Club, a secret organization of vampires, demons, warlocks, and humans. Equipped with a magical army of unstoppable clockwork creatures, the Club is out to rule the British Empire, and only Tessa and her allies can stop them…

My lovely friend Chloe alerted me that the same bookshop I bought my The Mortal Instruments set from have started selling a set of The Infernal Devices. Of course I couldn’t resist picking one up when I walked past that bookshop a couple of days later. Now I’m all ready for my Shadowhunters read over Christmas!

Did you buy any books this week?

-Beth

May your shelves forever overflow with books! ☽

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Stacking the Shelves #67

Stacking the Shelves #67

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Hi lovely readers! As you may have seen on the blog the other day, I went to a bookish party the other night. At that party, I got given an awesome book that I’m reading right now! Alongside this book, I also found a second-hand read this week.

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Martha can tell things about a person just by touching their clothes, as if their emotions and memories have been absorbed into the material. It started the day she fell from the tree at her grandma’s cabin and became blind in one eye.
Determined to understand her strange ability, Martha sets off to visit her grandmother, Mormor – only to discover Mormor is dead, a peculiar boy is in her cabin and a terrifying creature is on the loose.
Then the spinning wheel starts creaking, books move around and terror creeps in . . .

This is the intriguing book I was given the other night! I’m reading it now and it’s definitely the perfect time of year.

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Emma Carstairs has finally avenged her parents. She thought she’d be at peace. But she is anything but calm. Torn between her desire for her parabatai Julian and her desire to protect him from the brutal consequences of parabatai relationships, she has begun dating his brother, Mark. But Mark has spent the past five years trapped in Faerie; can he ever truly be a Shadowhunter again?
And the faerie courts are not silent. The Unseelie King is tired of the Cold Peace, and will no longer concede to the Shadowhunters’ demands. Caught between the demands of faerie and the laws of the Clave, Emma, Julian, and Mark must find a way to come together to defend everything they hold dear—before it’s too late.
 

I also found this book secondhand recently. I kept looking out for this but it’s so hard to find the right size as I have a big copy of Lady Midnight! I thought it would be best to make sure I got the right edition in person, so when I found a mint condition one for only £2.95 in a secondhand shop, I hit the jackpot.

Did you buy any books this week?

-Beth

May your shelves forever overflow with books! ☽

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