Stacking the Shelves is hosted by Tynga’s Reviews and is a great way to share the most recent books you’ve received. I didn’t get much this week (thankfully, as I need to catch up!), but what I did get is pretty awesome. I also attended the Los Angeles Times Festival of Books and got to meet some authors and get some of my existing books signed!
From publisher for review:
Plow the Bones by Douglas F. Warrick. Release date: May 3 2013 (Apex Book Company). I read and reviewed a fantastic book for Apex recently, What Makes You Die, and the lovely Lesley at Apex has asked me to read another title of theirs. I’m very excited to read this collection of short stories, and the publisher has also offered a copy for a giveaway! I will be featuring this book sometime in May.
Received for Blog Tour:
Awaken by Jaime Guerard. I participated in a Book Blitz for Awaken, and at that time it had a different cover. I like this one so much better! My blog tour stop is May 30th.
I feel so lucky to have won ARCs of both these books! I won Unravel Me from Alice Marvels (thanks Lauren!) and White Lines from Jenna Does Books (thanks Jenna!) I’m super excited to read both of these.
The Resurrectionist: The Lost Work of Dr. Spencer Black by E. B. Hudspeth. Yikes! I don’t know how I got this amazing book! It just showed up in the mail from Random House. However, upon a second inspection of the label on the envelope it came in, it says “Library Thing.” Which means I won it from Library Thing, but it isn’t showing up on my list of “Books Won,” and I never received an email from LT telling me I’d won it. Weird. In any case, big thanks to Library Thing and Random House (Quirk Books). I mean, wow. This is an over-sized hardcover book heavily illustrated with drawings of magical creatures. I had to show you an illustration page just to prove it! The Resurrectionist releases on May 21st.
Books signed from the LA Times Festival of Books:
Last Saturday I attended the LA Times Festival of Books, a huge gathering of book sellers, indie publishers, big name authors and celebrities and other book related vendors. It takes place on the USC Campus and it’s quite spread out, so I have no idea what I might have missed. I got to attend a panel with Victoria Schwab (The Archived), Lauren Oliver (Delirium), Veronica Roth (Divergent) and Lissa Price (Starters), and get my books signed after the panel. (Although for some reason Lissa Price disappeared and I never got to meet her! Darn.) But it was pretty awesome meeting the other three. I already had their books, so I just took them with me to be signed.
Then I stumbled upon Bethany Lopez, author of Nissa! I was excited because I’m on one of her blog tours (next week in fact) and I was glad I got to introduce myself to her. I purchased a copy of her book and got some swag too, and I may give these away at some point. I really enjoyed this charming fairy tale about a fairy who falls in love with a human. Come back on May 2nd for my stop on the Nissa tour!
That’s it for me! What’s on your shelves this week?