Stocktake Saturday 75

November 23, 2013 Stocktake Saturday 7

Welcome to Stocktake Saturday! This feature is where I share some bookish news with you and then show you all the bookish goodies I got over the week.

The cover reveals from the last week – (links to Goodreads pages)

In Bookish News, the full trailer for the Vampire Academy movie has been released. It’s not really what I’d envisioned (I don’t know … I had another idea in my head for what the VA world is like), but it looks so amazing anyway and I’m really excited.

Gayle Forman is writing another book! I Was Here will be published by Viking. “The story follows Cody Reynolds in the months following her best friend Meg’s suicide, as she delves into Meg’s secret life in search of answers”. Publication is scheduled for the first half of 2015.

In other acquisitions news, HarlequinTeen will be publishing another series by Kady Cross, the awesome author of The Steampunk Chronicles. “The first book, Abandon, follows twin sisters – one living, and one dead – who are able to communicate with one another”. And Knopf has bought A.J. Steiger’s YA novel Mindwalker and a sequel, Mindstormer. The series are about “a teen who embarks on a dangerous memory-erasing experiment and discovers unsettling implications about the society she lives in, and the precautions the government has taken to thwart domestic terrorism”. Mindwalker is set to be published in (US) spring 2015.

This week I’ve been Waiting on … Burn by Julianna Baggott. You can also enter two giveaways at the moment:

  1. Win a copy of Never Fade by Alexandra Bracken — Ends Nov 25th, 2013
  2. Win one of two paperbacks of Pawn by Aimée Carter — Ends Dec 2nd, 2013

I was also able to organise an amazing end-of-year giveaway for y’all – a copy of These Broken Stars by Amie Kaufman and Meagan Spooner, and some swag signed by them both!

I have exciting news to share: I’m in the Australian movie trailer for Divergent!! Not me, physically, but a snippet from my review appears on screen. HarperCollins AU has a screenshot up on their YA Facebook page (which you should follow and like and what not!) but I’m posting it here as well 😀 I hope that I’ll get to see the Divergent trailer when I go to see Catching Fire (hopefully this weekend, but I’ve been uber sick, so maybe not!).


My book hauls, beginning as usual with the physical copies, thanks to Jo Fletcher Books, Scholastic AU and Hachette AU (links to Goodreads):

And e-galleys from Netgalley and Edelweiss:

Last time I was two books behind in my Read Three, Buy One scheme. I bought one book this week: The Path of Anger (The Book and the Sword #1) by Antoine Rouaud. It looked so awesome, I had to buy it!

This week I reviewed:

Which leaves me 2 books behind.

I hope you have some goodies to share as well, leave your links below and I’ll be sure to visit 🙂

Happy Reading!

7 Responses to “Stocktake Saturday 75”

  1. Rochelle Sharpe

    None of the actors in the VA movie are what I pictured at all, and I’m worried the film isn’t going to do the books justice. I guess I’ll have to wait and see.I love Kady Cross and Gayle Forman so its good to see they have more books coming out. Congratulations on having your snippet in the Divergent trailer! So exciting. I saw Catching Fire last night and it was amazing so hopefully you can go see it soon. They did play the Divergent trailer in the previews.
    Thanks for another great stocktake Saturday 🙂

    • Shaheen

      Thanks!! I wanted something different from the movie as well, but I think maybe we’re all thinking of how serious and dark the later books are? Maybe the first book is this flippant? I haven’t read them in ages so I can’t be sure.

      Also, we shouldn’t have really expected anything else from the people behind Mean Girls …

  2. Tsana

    Oh wow, the VA trailer looks really disappointing. It looks like they’ve US teeny-bopped it up in a way that really didn’t come across in the books. 🙁 But at least they can’t take the books away from us with a shitty movie.

    • Shaheen

      US teeny-bopped. It is very different to what I was expecting, but as a movie it looks like it’s going to be really good! Like, if you forget what the books are like.

      *shrugs* I don’t really mind when adaptations don’t follow the books … they’re adaptations. I still have the books to go back to in the end so if I don’t like the movie / TV show, I’m usually not fussed.

  3. Niki Hawkes

    I was wondering where I read the ” read x, buy x” idea – you’re brilliant! It’s exactly the structure I need to curb my book buying habits because it feels like a reward instead of an impulse. I work in a bookstore, so it has been especially helpful to avoid temptation, lol. Thanks! 🙂

    • Shaheen

      Ahh, I hope it works better for you than it does for me. I’m not going to stick with it for next year (I’m planning a post where I explain all the things I want to change for next year).

      I end up reading review copies or ARCs and then buying a book for myself and it sits on my shelves and I never read it because I’m too busy reading review copies and ARCs. Tsana (she commented above) is the one who gave me this idea, and she ended up changing it so she had to read three NON-REVIEW books and then she was allowed to buy one book, but I don’t think I can do that, with how much I request and get from publishers. So I’m getting rid of it 🙂

      • Niki Hawkes

        I’m looking forward to that post because I’m sure I’ll pick up something else insightful.
        I have a bad habit of requesting more books from netgalley than I can comfortably read, so I’ll definitely have to count non review copies as well. We’ll see how that goes, lol. 🙂

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