Weekly Wrap-up + New Books

Hi bookish friends,
We hope you all had a good week. It's was a bit crazy for us because I started my new teaching job and, well, Leslie is always busy since it's her senior year in high school. Anywho, here are our posts this week.
Leslie's Review: Cress by Marissa Meyer
Got A Crush? Win Seventeen Ultimate Guide to Guys <<GIVEAWAY ALERT
Book I Covet: Strange Sweet Song by Adi Rule
Feral by Holly Schindler Cover + Synopsis Reveal
Q+A with Mats Strandberg and Sara B. Elfgren, Authors of the Engelsfors Trilogy

Here are the books we got this week.

Everyone was talking/raving about the Shatter Me series the other week and I had to know for myself so I bought the entire series, including the novellas. Now I just have to find time to read all the books.

The Kiss of Deception by Mary E. Pearson (ARC for review)
One of our most anticipated books of 2014 arrived in the mail! EEEeeepppp!!

Giving In by Maya Banks (ARC for review)
I quite enjoyed the first book in Maya's newest series (my review) so I'm happy to get book 2.

A Promise at Bluebell Hill by Emma Cane (for review)
The Cowboy of Valentine Valley by Emma Cane (for review)
Hard As You Can by Laura Kaye (ARC for review)
Evening Stars by Susan Mallery (won)
Battle of the Beasts by Chris Columbus & Ned Vizzini (won)

Better Off Friends by Elizabeth Eulberg (via Netgalley)
We coveted Better Off Friends so we're so excited that we got approved.
Sweet Reckoning by Wendy Higgins (via Edelweiss)

Best Kind of Broken by Chelsea Fine (via Netgalley)
A Match Made in Texas by Katie Lane (via Netgalley)

Bitter Sweet Love by Jennifer L. Armentrout (FREE via Amazon)
Bencher Family Bundle by Inara Scott (bought)
I couldn't resist getting this since it was only $0.99 for all 3 books.

What new books did you guys get? We wanna see! Leave your STS* link so I can come gush over them.

Happy reading,
Michelle (& Leslie)

*Stacking the Shelves, or STS, is hosted by Tynga's Reviews


  1. So lucky to get Kiss of Deception. I hope you like it. It looks so pretty. Awesome haul of books.

    Books of Love

  2. I've been curious about the series by Taherah Mafi too. I just don't have time right now to read three more books. I've heard nothing but good things though. Come see what I got at Ms. Martin Teaches Media and Inside of a Dog. Happy reading!

  3. Gorgeous covers and titles! Enjoy...and I am curious about Giving In. Thanks for visiting my blog.

  4. Gorgeous haul, Michelle! I've been eyeing The Kiss of Deception since I saw that beautiful cover. Hope it's good, and enjoy all your reads!

  5. Kiss of Deception looks great, love that cover!

  6. Great haul! I've only read the first book in the Shatter Me series and I loved it but I still need to find the time to read the other books. I hope you enjoy them too. Happy reading and thanks for stopping by!

    El @ So Bookalicious

  7. Awesome haul Michelle I want to read book two of Banks book as well. Enjoy all those lovely new books!

  8. Better off Friends looks like fun and getting approved for that book that you coveted is PRICELESS! Great haul, hope you enjoy them all ;)

  9. I need to read Shatter Me too. I sure hope you like it since you bought all of the books. ;)

  10. I grabbed bitter sweet love and best kind of broken too. I cant wait to read them.

    awesome books this week. I hope you enjoy them :)

    My Sunday Post/Stacking the Shelves

    Michelle @ Book Briefs

  11. Oooooh...look at all the precious ones! ;) Have a great week!

  12. Sweet book haul. Love that final cover of Kiss Of Deception :)

  13. Heaps of great books, have heard so much about the Shatter Me series and I can't wait to read it! I grabbed Sweet Reckoning too, hope you enjoy all of your new books. Thanks for stopping by my blog!

  14. Hope you love the Bitter sweet love by Armentrout, I did ! And you're right, the final cover of Kiss of deception is absolutely gorgeous... Thanks for dropping by, have a nice week :)

  15. I got The Kiss of Deception a few weeks ago! I cannot wait to read it :D

    Thanks for visiting my blog! And I apologize for commenting late D: Have a fabulous week!

    Alyssa @ The Eater of Books!


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