Counting the Stars 79#

counting the stars

Counting the Stars is a weekly meme hosted here at Bookcomet! This meme allows you to display what books you have gained in the last week! Feel free to join.

It’s been a while since I’ve done this, but I’m probably just going to do the last week or two. Or just relatively recently.

The rules:

•Post a sticker – whether it be mine or your own (provided it has Counting the Stars on it).
•Either a) leave a link to your post in the comments below or b) tell me your answers in the comments – either is fine!

I am considering making this maybe a monthly feature rather than weekly. I haven’t done this since BEFORE Christmas, so I’ll be showing what I got and some other recent purchases.

Christmas haul:

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  • The Bane Chronicles by Cassandra Clare, Sarah Rees Brennan and Maureen Johnson
  • Afterworlds by Scott Westerfeld

I’m really excited for both of these! My shadow hunter collection is almost complete except for that I don’t have The Shadow Hunter Codex (or whatever it’s called). And of course I’ll get Lady Midnight when it’s released!

As for Afterworlds, I’ve been wanting to read it for a while now. I almost bought it in England but I was literally one pound short. I think it sounds really interesting and unique, but I haven’t really seen that many reviews and the ones I have seen have been mediocre.

Scholastic:

As part of a Scholastic sale, I picked up these two super cheap! AND ONE OF THEM IS HARDCOVER! Unbelievably, they both amounted to less than $10 in total as well, shipping included. Not bad, eh?

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Sorry about the glare 🙂

  • Unhinged by A. G. Howard
  • The Scorpio Races by Maggie Stiefvater

That sale was actually a while ago, but the books didn’t come until after my last Counting the Stars post.

Received more recently:

A few days ago another order arrived!

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  • Lola and the Boy Next Door by Stephanie Perkins
  • Isla and the Happily Ever After by Stephanie Perkins
  • All the Bright Places by Jennifer Niven
  • Falling Into Place by Amy Zhang

I needed Lola and Isla in my life because I absolutely adored Anna and the French Kiss also by Stephanie Perkins. The three books look absolutely gorgeous together. And when I saw them quite cheaply on The Book Depository, I knew I that I had to have them.

All the Bright Places and Falling Into Place look amazing. I have heard so much hype about both (particularly All the Bright Places, which was just released) and think they both sound amazing.

For review:

  • I Was Here by Gayle Forman (see my review here)I Was Here
  • The Winner’s Crime by Marie RutkoskiThe Winner's Crime (The Winner's Trilogy, #2)

Read:

I have no idea what I read in December, but here’s what I’ve read so far in January:

  • I Was Here by Gayle FormanI Was Here
  • City of Bones by Cassandra ClareCity of Bones (The Mortal Instruments, #1)
  • City of Ashes by Cassandra ClareCity of Ashes (The Mortal Instruments, #2)
  • City of Glass by Cassandra ClareCity of Glass (The Mortal Instruments, #3)
  • Clockwork Angel by Cassandra ClareClockwork Angel (The Infernal Devices, #1)
  • City of Fallen Angels by Cassandra ClareCity of Fallen Angels (The Mortal Instruments, #4)
  • Clockwork Prince by Cassandra ClareClockwork Prince (The Infernal Devices, #2)

All of those except I Was Here are rereads. Unfortunately it’s been two years since I read The Mortal Instruments and The Infernal Devices series so I had forgotten a great deal about what had happened. I want to reread both series in preparation for reading City of Heavenly Fire and The Bane Chronicles.

Currently reading:

  • The Winner’s Crime by Marie RutkoskiThe Winner's Crime (The Winner's Trilogy, #2)
  • City of Lost Souls by Cassandra ClareCity of Lost Souls (The Mortal Instruments, #5)

Counting the Stars 69&70#

counting the stars

Counting the Stars is a weekly meme hosted here at Bookcomet! This meme allows you to display what books you have gained in the last week! Feel free to join.

The rules:

•Post a sticker – whether it be mine or your own (provided it has Counting the Stars on it).
•Either a) leave a link to your post in the comments below or b) tell me your answers in the comments – either is fine!
•Try to post titles under at least a few of the catergories below.

Another bind-up I’m afraid. I had no time to post this last week but I didn’t really read/gain much so it doesn’t really matter. But here’s my last two reading weeks:

Bought:

Two out of three books I bought came this week! Yay!!!!

  • Between Shades of Gray by Ruta SepetysBetween Shades of Gray
  • Picture Perfect by Holly SmalePicture Perfect (Geek Girl, #3)

I am ridiculously excited for both of those – even if it did nearly kill me to spell grey with an ‘a’. I have heard AMAZING things about Between Shades of Gray (grrrr) and the author’s talk on YouTube is really interesting, and in some ways, shocking. Here’s a link. And as for Picture Perfect, the Geek Girl series is one of my favourite series’ ever and I will talk your ear off if I get going on how much I love it.

Won:

Gifted:

  • Four: A Divergent Collection by Veronica RothFour: A Divergent Story Collection (Divergent, #0.1 - 0.4)

Thanks Mum if you’re reading this! Much love ❤

For review:

I was totally shocked when a finished copy of Messenger of Fear came in my letterbox. I absolutely LOVED it and absoluely FREAKED when I got a finished copy. Thanks so much to Hardie Grant Egmont Australia!

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And an ecopy:

  • Sacrifice byBrigid KemmererSacrifice (Elemental, #5)

Read:

  • Tiger Lily by Jodi Lynn AndersonTiger Lily
  • Dangerous Girls by Abigail HaasDangerous Girls
  • The Brown House by Christy SloatThe Brown House (The Visitor's Series #1)
  • Get Happy by Mary AmatoGet Happy

To be read:

  • Dangerous Boys by Abigail HaasDangerous Boys
  • Unfound by Christy SloatUnfound (The Visitor's Series #2.5)
  • Dead Beautiful by Yvonne WoonDead Beautiful (Dead Beautiful, #1)

Currently reading:

  • The Crimson Key by Christy SloatThe Crimson Key (The Visitor's Series #2)

 

Counting the Stars 61#

counting the stars

Counting the Stars is a weekly meme hosted here at Bookcomet! This meme allows you to display what books you have gained in the last week! Feel free to join.

The rules:

•Post a sticker – whether it be mine or your own (provided it has Counting the Stars on it).
•Either a) leave a link to your post in the comments below or b) tell me your answers in the comments – either is fine!
•Try to post titles under at least a few of the catergories below.

Bought:

I will be buying some tonight…uh oh.

Won:

EEEEEP! A few weeks ago I won a book that I am SO excited for. Like I freaked out when I found out I won a copy. And it is the wonderful:\

  • City of Heavenly Fire by Cassadra ClareCity of Heavenly Fire (The Mortal Instruments, #6)

Gifted:

For review:

 Physical –

  • The Minnow by Diana SweeneyThe Minnow

Ecopies –

  • Frozen by Melissa de la Cruz and Michael JohnsonFrozen (Heart of Dread, #1)

Library:

I went to the library yesterday and picked up too many. And I have some more requests coming. I should probably get reading o_o

  • Thousand Words by Jennifer Brown (I love this author!)Thousand Words
  • Don’t Call Me Baby by Gwendolyn HeasleyDon't Call Me Baby
  • Panic by Lauren Oliver (one of my most anticipated reads!)Panic
  • Marie Antoinette, Serial Killer by Katie AlenderMarie Antoinette, Serial Killer
  • Arclight by Josin L. McQuienArclight (Arclight, #1)
  • Goddess by Laura PowellGoddess

Read:

  • The Impossible Knife of Memory by Laurie Halse AndersonThe Impossible Knife of Memory
  • The Minnow by Diana SweeneyThe Minnow
  • Legend by Marie LuLegend (Legend, #1)

To be read:

  • Champion by Marie LuChampion (Legend, #3)
  • Life Before Legend by Marie LuLife Before Legend (Legend, #0.5)
  • True by Erin McCarthyTrue (True Believers, #1)
  • Thousand Words by Jennifer BrownThousand Words
  • Lives of Magic by Lucy LeidermanLives of Magic
  • Don’t Call Me Baby by Gwendolyn HeasleyDon't Call Me Baby
  • The Iron Bells by Jeanette BattistaThe Iron Bells (The Demon's Gate, #1)

Currently reading:

  • Prodigy by Marie Lu (pg 150)Prodigy (Legend, #2)