Stocktake Saturday 63

August 31, 2013 Stocktake Saturday 4

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)

  • Chasing Before (The Memory Chronicles #2) by Lenore Appelhans – is her eye closed?

In Bookish News, Jennifer L. Armentrout has announced the title of the fifth and final book of  LUX series. Opposition will be available in mid-2014. There’s also a sneak peek at the first page of the Opposition on JLA’s site, and an uber-giveaway (INTL) on JLA’s website, so I suggest you hightail it over there!

The first trailer for the Divergent movie has been released. Oh, I am so excited. Watch it here.

I forgot to mention last week that the amazing, hilarious and clever web-series The Lizzie Bennet Diaries, which is based on Austen’s Pride and Prejudice, has won an Emmy. I can’t wait for my DVDs to arrive in the mail 😀

I also forgot to mention that the wonderfully talented from Marianne de Pierres has signed on at Angry Robot for two “genre-busting” books. The first of this two-book series, Peacemaker, will be released in May 2014, and the as-yet-untitled sequel will follow in 2015.

Did you know there are plans in the works for a Book Expo Australia?? I didn’t, until just a few days ago – it’s going to be held in August 2014 in Sydney. More details here.


This week I’ve been Waiting on … Rebel Spring by Morgan Rhodes. Look out next week for a giveaway of The Returned by Jason Mott starting this week – I’ll be giving away two copies! I also wrote a post on my take on the author-reviewer relationship – it was motivated by all the negativity I’ve across in recent times – with authors and reviewers not really getting along – and I just really wanted to talk about how amazing the authors and publicists I know have been.

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

And e-galleys from Netgalley and Edelweiss:

 

Last time I was two books ahead in my Read Three, Buy One scheme, and this week my husband very kindly bought me hardcover editions of the Grisha books because I said I wanted them. I already have both books in a single volume – a special print the publisher did for reviewers. So they don’t count as books added to the to-read pile.

  1. Shadow and Bone (The Grisha #1) by Leigh Bardugo
  2. Siege and Storm (The Grisha #2) by Leigh Bardugo

I reviewed the following books this week:

  1. Cross My Heart and Hope to Spy by Ally Carter
  2. The Returned by Jason Mott

Which leaves me 4 books ahead and with one book purchase unlocked. But I’ve already ‘spent’ it, I think (haha!)

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

Happy Reading!

4 Responses to “Stocktake Saturday 63”

  1. Lanaia

    You’re so lucky to have Book Expo, here in Europe nothing interesting happens regarding books. I guess I’ll have to come to Australia, I always wanted to visit (or live there :P). Nice haul, I may request for Clockwork Heart, but I already have a few galleys to read in September. I’m very interested in this series though! And I can’t wait to start Shadow and Bone.
    Happy reading! 🙂

  2. Lanaia

    Hey, me again 🙂
    I tagged you for Liebster Award. You don’t need to do this if you don’t want to, but I hope you don’t mind. See my post here.

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