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Saturday, February 9, 2013

Stacking the Shelves (10) and Vlog (7)

Stacking the Shelves is a weekly meme hosted by Tynga's Reviews to showcase any books that I have received for review, bought, borrowed, or won to read.

This week, I gripe over cover changes and channel my feline side:

For Review:
Etiquette & Espionage by Gail Carriger (Thanks to Hachette Book Group Canada!)
The Dead and Buried by Kim Harrington (Thanks to Scholastic Canada!)
Dr. Frankenstein's Daughters by Suzanne Weyn (Thanks to Scholastic Canada!)

Dualed by Elsie Chapman (Thanks to Elena of Novel Sounds!)

Reached (Matched #3) by Ally Condie
Shades of Earth (Across the Universe #3) by Beth Revis

Gifted (Thanks to Laura of Reading In Bed!):
Plain Kate by Erin Bow
If I Stay by Gayle Forman

Other Bloggers Mentioned:
Kristilyn of Reading In Winter
Leanne of Escaping With Books
Ambur of Burning Impossibly Bright

Post Mentioned:
My review of Etiquette & Espionage


  1. I've already seen your review of Etiquette & Espionage, I can't wait to read it. Harry Potter feeling, always good! And indeed, stunning cover (the second one is also gorgeous) I want to read Dr. Frankenstein's daughters <3 I've read her other books and this one sounds awesome. I've heard mixed things about Dualed, so I'm looking forward to see what you think. I like the concept :)

    Happy reading!


  2. So many awesome books this week! I loved If I Stay and yay for Shades of Earth! I can't wait to read that one! Have a great weekend Aylee!

  3. I hate the Shades of Earth cover too! Blech!

    BTW, you're so adorbs. You remind me of Felicia Day who I adore.

  4. I'm loving your new books! I hope you like Dualed. I wasn't crazy about it but I have my fingers crossed that you'll love it! But I did ADORE Shades of Earth. It's the perfect conclusion to the series!

    My Stacking the Shelves

  5. Etiquette and Espionage looks so good! I'm glad you loved it! Hope you enjoy all you got :)

    Here's my STS!

  6. I also got Dualed. I got Reached for Christmas but I haven't got to it yet. Thanks for sharing.

    Here's my post.

    Enjoy your books!

    ~Danica Page@Taking it One Page at a Time

  7. I haven't read anything by Gayle Forman yet either! But I've been super tempted to purchase her books because everyone seems to love her!

    And I'll be curious what you think of Reached. I've had several people tell me not to bother finishing the series. I very rarely do that... but I really didn't enjoy Crossed.

    And I agree the cover for E&E is so awesome! Love it!

    Lauren @ Hughes Reviews

  8. I am so disappointed with the Shades of Earth cover. It really bugs me as well that the three covers won't match. Urgh!! You got some really great books this week. I hope you enjoy them all!!

  9. Hi Aylee! I recently came across your blog and I AM IN LOVE. <3 So many awesome books, I really want to read Etiquette and Espionage, I'm so happy to hear that you loved it! I agree with you, the concept of Dualed does sound really awesome. Great books this week, and happy reading! <3

  10. I'm so excited for Shades of Earth to be out so I can start it immediately after I finally read A Million Suns. ANd the cover change is dumb, although my AtU and aMS already don't matched, so why not have an entirely mismatched series! *grumble grumble*.

    My kitten stole my bookmark from Kristilyn and has mostly destroyed it. So sad! First he stole it and chewed through the string so the pompom was only 2 cm long. What a bad guy!

  11. I"m gonna have to check out your review of E&E. I've been so curious about it. I hope you enjoy all your books. My Stacking The Shelves post

  12. Great books! I am really looking forward to getting Etiquette & Espionage - sounds so good! And the trailer is amazing!
    Enjoy your new reads :)

  13. Awesome books, Aylee! You're welcome for the card and bookmark! :D

    I'm peeved about the Shades of Earth cover change too, but oh well I guess...I mean, I did still buy it. :P And I noticed Reached was wayyyy bigger than Matched and Crossed, too! I haven't started it yet, but I'm looking forward to it! :)

    I hope you enjoy your books! :D

    Here's my Stacking the Shelves Post!

  14. I MISSED YOUR PRETTY FACE, AYLEE!! I actually have your review of Etiquette and Espionage opened up on my browser so I can jump on that once I'm done here. The Dead and Buried isn't as good in some ways as Clarity but is fairly decent and WHOAAA creepy mother trucking cover for Frankenstein's Daughters. I CAN'T WAIT TO START DUALED. IT just sounds so darn awesomecake! And make sure you have your Sob Fest Verification Kit with you for Plain Kate because YOU WILL NEED IT.

    Awesome books for my awesome friend! Enjoy!

  15. Awesome books this week and as usual, great vlog :) Your review of E&E really made me want to read it ASAP!! I do hope you'll like Reached more than I did, but then again I didn't mind Crossed at all so I'm thinking you'll be fine! I still haven't read the Across the Universe books but your comments made me want to read them soon. And I agree, I preferred the original covers. Not that the new ones are bad, but the original ones were just SO spectacular! And I love how you channeled you inner feline with that adorable bookmark ♥ Congrats on ALL your goodies!

  16. Wow you have some awesome books this week! Happy Reading!

    My Haul! Letterbox Love!

  17. The cover for Etiquette & Espionage is definitely fabulous! And I'll be looking forward to your thoughts on Shades of Earth (and as a side note, I so wish they had waited to change the covers until after they released a similar third book cover - I hate mismatched book covers!). Also, If I Stay is really good!

    Hope you enjoy everything :D

  18. Those were wonderful, thoughtful gift!!
    And I hope you like IF I Stay!! It's such a good book and it has heavy drama.
    I can't wait to see what you think of Plain Kate 'cause it's on my wishlist and people have told me it's the kind of book that makes you cry.

    I hate when they change covers of the books midseries or for the last book of the series, it just makes me see red. I think I have like four different versions of the Princess Diaries covers and like only two of each so my series is all over the place. Makes me sad.

    I remember your review of Eitquette and Espionage, so I'll be checking that out. :D

  19. You're welcome, Eilidh!! Uhhh, yea. Haha, awesome haul video! I hope you enjoy all the books, especially If I Stay. I haven't read the second book of Across the Universe yet, but I'm hoping to soon. Have a great day! :)

  20. I had If I Stay in last week's STS lol

    I'm looking forward to my copy of Dualed which I won for a giveaway.

    I'm also anticipating Gail Carriger's Etiquette and Espionage.

    My Sunday Post

  21. You are so cute Aylee! I just want to give you a hug:) I'm so glad you loved Etiquette & Espionage as much as I did, I'm dying for book 2 already though I'm guessing it's going to be a fairly long wait. Boo. I still need to read Reached, I adored Matched but didn't love Crossed so I haven't picked Reached up yet. Fail.

  22. LOL love that it reminded you of Harry Potter you Potter Addict! I saw a finished copy of E&E at Chapter's the other day and it is SUPER PRETTY! Love it. I'll be reading Dualed soon and I am really excited for it, the concept sounds so cool. I hope you love Just One Day, I loved it so much. Gayle Forman is so amazing. Great haul, Aylee!

  23. I'm so psyched and nervous for Reached, no idea how the trilogy will end! Plain Kate sounds interesting and congrats on winning Dualed. I'm so excited for The Dead and the Buried and Dr. Frankenstein's Daughters.

    Enjoy your haul =D

    Here's my Book Haul post.

    Sana @ artsy musings of a bibliophile

  24. I wasn't able to listen to your video, my hubby is watching TV and I don't have a headset nearby. What I notice though just from the written post is - WOW you won Dualed! Nice! I just finished up reading that one. Its a bit weird, but fresh. Plenty of action and bloodshed. The ending was satisfactory and its a stand alone novel. Lots to like - I gave it a 4 star rating, but it may be closer to a 3.75.

    Plain Kate - OMG I LOVED that book. You kind of have to be an animal lover to truly appreciate it. However, the main character had such a strong perseverance. She was amazing! It was a very poetic/lyrical novel too! I do hope you enjoy it as much as I did.

    Reached - Yay!!! I want you to read it and let me know it its a good conclusion or not to the series. I wasn't the biggest fan of Crossed, I loved Matched though, hoping reached outstrips them both!

    Enjoy your stack!

    Happy Reading.

  25. Dr. Frankenstein's Daughters looks really interesting! And I'm so glad you liked Etiquette and Espionage! It was a fun read. :)

    I still have yet to read Matched ... it was on my Book Hoarder post a while back and I just haven't gotten around to it! Maybe I need to buy the rest in the series to keep going.

    Enjoy all your books!