Friday, August 3, 2012

Stacking the Shelves (1)

I decided to join in on Stacking the Shelves. I won't do it every week... only when I buy books or take some out from the library. This week's haul is for the past two weeks. Stacking the Shelves is a weekly meme hosted by Tynga's Reviews.

Purchased/Gifted:
 

  1. This is Not a Test by Courtney Summers
  2. Darkness Before Dawn by J.A. London
  3. Shadow and Bone by Leigh Bardugo
  4. The Fame Game by Lauren Conrad
    QUESTION: Does anyone know if I have to read the L.A. Candy series before I read this?
  5. Silence by Becca Fitzpatrick
  6. The Hunt by Andrew Fukuda
  7. Struck by Jennifer Bosworth
  8. The Forsaken by Lisa M. Stasse
From the Library:

  1. School's Out Forever by James Patterson
  2. Saving the World and Other Extreme Sports by James Patterson
  3. iBoy by Kevin Brooks
  4. Graceling by Kristin Cashore
  5. A Great and Terrible Beauty by Libba Bray
  6. Rebel Angels by Libba Bray






What books did you get this week?

100 comments:

  1. Awesome books!!! This is Not a Test, Darkness Before Dawn, Shadow and Bone, and Silence are all fabulous!!! I am looking forward to your reviews for all these! Thanks for sharing :-) Enjoy all of these and happy reading!!! I can't wait to read more of your Stacking the Shelves posts.

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    1. Thanks. :) I'm currently reading This is Not a Test and I love it so far! I can't wait to read the rest of the Hush, Hush series, especially since Finale is coming out soon.

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  2. Awesome haul of books. I can't wait to read Darkness Before Dawn. Happy Reading!!

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    1. I loved Darkness Before Dawn. It was amazing! Thanks. :)

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  3. So many awesome books! Loved This Is Not a Test, Shadow and Bone, Silence, Forsaken, and Struck! I really want to read Darkness Before Dawn soon. Hope you enjoy all of your books!

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    1. I just read This is Not a Test and it was actually really good. It was freaky but I enjoyed it. I loved Struck. It's definitely in my top 3 so far for this year. I also really liked Darkness Before Dawn. :)

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  4. I loved Silence & Darkness Before Dawn! Forsaken, Shadow and Bone and Struck are on my wishlist! Happy Reading:)

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    1. I have to read Crescendo as well. :) I loved Darkness Before Dawn. I can't wait for the sequel to come out in December! I recently read Struck and I absolutely loved it! I hope you enjoy them when you get to them. :)

      Thanks so much!

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  5. I loved The Hunt and This is Not a Test, and I am so dying to read The Forsaken! :) Enjoy your new books!

    My Haul :)

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    1. Thanks. :) I recently finished This is Not a Test and it was so creepy! Yet, it was so good!

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  6. Ahhh, such a great haul all around but Shadow and Bone especially stands out because it is so, SO good. Definitely in my top ten favorite of this year! I really hope you love it. Enjoy it and the rest of your books!

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    1. I'm glad to hear that you really like Shadow and Bone. I can't wait to read it! I've heard so many amazing reviews for it. :) Thank you!

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  7. Wow-you got a lot of amazing books this week! I love Graceling and hope you do too!

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  8. Ahh! Awesome mailbox :D Graceling is the best. <3 You must read it. And Shadow and Bone. And This is Not A Test. Those books are PERFECT. <3 The Hunt is awesome too. :) Enjoy ;)
    Thank you for commenting on my mailbox. <3
    Love, Carina @ Carina's Books

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    1. I'm glad to hear that you really like Graceling! I can't wait to get to it. I started it a while ago but I ended up having to bring it back to the library. D:

      Thanks so much and you're welcome. :)

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  9. Wow. Heard that This is Not A Test is just amazing. Great haul of books. SO many good books in that pile. Come visit me as well.

    Grace

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    1. Thanks so much. :) I loved This is Not a Test. It was really creepy though! I'll be sure to stop by!

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  10. Woahh!! So many books! I bought This Is Not a Test, but I still need to read it... (Never-ending TBR pile!) I'm planning on reading Darkness Before Dawn sometime this week & I've heard pretty good things about it. I've been meaning to get The Hunt, Struck, & The Forsaken! All sound really good!! Especially The Forsaken! It's gotten so many positive reviews! And, I loved Shadow & Bone, one of the best fantasies I've read in a long time! OMG!!! GRACELING IS AMAZING!! MAXIMUM RIDE - ONE OF MY FAVORITES! GEMMA DOYLE SERIES - Libba Bray is so good!! Sorry, I get excited whenever I see books I like! :D (Thanks for commenting & checking out my blog!)

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    1. I recently read This is Not a Test and I really liked it. I definitely suggest you pick it up soon! I do understand you reason though! The Hunt & Struck were pretty good, especially Struck. It's definitely one of my favorites for this year. I'm really looking forward to reading Shadow and Bone. I've heard so many great things. I'm glad to hear that you liked it!

      I'm looking forward to reading Graceling. I started it once but had to bring it back to the library...

      I love Maximum Ride. I'm actually re-reading the series. :)

      I love Libba Bray's novels as well. I really adored Beauty Queens! :)

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  11. You've got some amazing books this week! Most I still have to read, but I'm looking forward to it!
    Thanks for stopping by my blog.

    Happy reading!

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  12. Hey thanks for stopping by my blog :). You got good books this week ! I heard awesome things about Shadow and Bone I really need to buy a copy ! Oh and you got Graceling !!! It was one of my favorite book in 2011 :).
    I hope you'll enjoy reading these books Happy reading !

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  13. Struck and The Forsaken--nice! I've been looking forward to those. Hope you enjoy all of your new books and thanks for stopping by my blog! :)

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    1. I loved Struck! I can't wait to start The Forsaken. :)
      Thank you and you're welcome!

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  14. Wow - lots of great reads! I bought Struck a while back and need to get to it.. Hope you like This Is Not A Test! I quite enjoyed it :)

    Thanks for stopping by!

    Michele | Stacking the Shelves | Giveaway

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    1. Thanks. :) I absolutely loved Struck. I recently finished This is Not a Test. It was absolutely amazing! My first zombie novel. :)

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  15. I didn't enjoy Darkness Before Dawn and Graceling very much but I hope you have better luck with them. I LOVED A Great and Terrible Beauty I really need to finish the rest of the series! I also need to finish the Maximum Ride series soon too, on account of the last book being released next week! Happy reading! :)

    My Haul

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    1. I actually finished Darkness Before Dawn last week and I loved it! I'm hoping to read Rebel Angels soon. I'm re-reading the Max Ride series because I love it so much. I have to freshen up my memory before finishing off the series!

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  16. Oh my god, so many great books!!! Okay, Shadow and Bone is absolutely incredible! I recently read it and loved it beyond words! I can't wait to see what you think of Struck. It's sitting in my TBR pile but I haven't picked it up yet. I'm jealous you got The Hunt and The Forsaken. I've had my eye on both of those and I'd love to read them! And of course, Graceling is amazing. ;)

    So much awesomeness!

    My Stacking the Shelves

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    1. I'm glad to hear that Shadow and Bone is "absolutely incredible!" I can't wait to finally start it. I've heard so many rave reviews! I absolutely LOVED Struck. It's definitely a 2012 favorite.
      The Hunt was pretty good. I'll definitely be reading the rest of the series. I can't wait to read The Forsaken either... the cover is gorgeous!

      Thanks. :)

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  17. This is Not a Test and Shadow and Bone are beyond amazing!! What a great week!! I hope you enjoy everything!!

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    1. I loved This is Not a Test. I can't wait to finally read Shadow and Bone.

      Thanks. :)

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  18. Wow! You got a lot of books. They all look good too!
    Thanks for visiting me today :) I'm a new follower ...

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  19. Lots of great books! I loved: Shadow and Bone, The Hunt, and the Gemma Doyle series. I'm hoping to get a copy of The Forsaken soon. But the books I mentioned earlier are some of my favorites. Happy reading!

    Thanks for visiting my haul.

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    1. I'm glad to hear that you loved them. :) I can't wait to start Shadow and Bone!

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  20. I feel so bad. I'm so not into zombies and everyone keeps saying This is Not a Test is amazing. Maybe one day I'll read it.

    Lots of books. Happy reading!

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    1. I understand completely. This is Not a Test was actually my first zombie novel. It was pretty good though. :)

      Thanks!

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  21. Nice book haul! I really want to read Shadow and Bone and This Is Not a Test. Enjoy all of your books, and thanks for stopping by!

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    1. You're welcome and thank you! I absolutely loved This is Not a Test and I can't wait to start Shadow and Bone. :)

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  22. Awesome haul! I loooooved Shadow and Bone, Graceling, and This is Not a Test. I hope you enjoy them! :) Following you now.

    Thanks for stopping by!

    Randi @ Cardigans, Coffee and Bookmarks

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    1. Thanks for the follow. :) I'm really looking forward to Shadow and Bone and Graceling.

      I'm actually a little hesitant to read Graceling... I haven't read a hugh fantasy in a while. :)

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  23. Oh wow, you got some great books. I am dying to read Shadow and Bone.

    Thanks for stopping by.

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    1. Thanks. :) I've heard many great things about Shadow and Bone.

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  24. You got some fantastic books this week! I hope you like Shadow and Bone, the cover is so pretty. I also have a copy of Graceling waiting to be read. Happy reading. :)

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    1. Thanks. :) I've heard many great things about both Shadow and Bone and Graceling.

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  25. Wowzah! So much awesomeness in your haul this week! This Is Not A Test is my absolute 2012 fav! I hope you enjoy it just as much :) Shadow and Bone and Struck are also right up there on the list. And Silence!! yayyy *swoon at Patch* I hope you enjoy all the books you got this week! Thanks for stopping by and happy reading :)

    MaryAnn
    Chapter by Chapter

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    1. I really enjoyed This is Not a Test. :) I can't wait to read Shadow and Bone! I absolutely loved Struck and I'm happy to find that it's actually part of a series. I thought it was actually a stand along. I still have to read Crescendo! I'm trying to catch up with the series since the last book comes out this year. You're welcome and thank you. :)

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  26. Wow... you got books I've been dying to read! :) EPIC haul- it's like my wishlist is on your StS! Enjoy them all

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  27. The Hunt and This is Not A Test are my favorites! Great Haul! You will be very busy this month. Thanks for Sharing and Happy Reading,Krystianna.

    -Dannielle/ The Unseelie Nerd

    http://bookwhales.blogspot.com/2012/08/goddess-offerings-2-stacking-shelves-in.html

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    1. I really liked both of them, but I absolutely LOVED Struck! It was absolutely amazing. :)

      Thanks for visiting! :)

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  28. All those books you bought and were gifted are amazeballs! This is Not a Test is so good. A different kind of zombie book too! Enjoy all your reads!
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    Giselle from booknerd.ca
    Stacking the Shelves

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    1. Thanks! I just finished This is Not a Test yesterday and I absolutely loved it! I'm definitely going to have to read more of Courtney Summer's novels.

      Thanks for visiting. :)

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  29. I LOVE GRACELING AND LIBBA BRAY'S BOOKS! I can't wait to see what you think! I also love Max Ride books!

    ~Kailia @ Reading the Best

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    1. I can't wait to finally read Graceling. I started it once and had to return it to the library...

      I love Libba Bray's novels as well. They're simply outstanding!

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  30. Awesome selection! I really enjoyed Libba Bray's series. It's been some years since I read them but I still recommend them around a lot. Enjoy your new books!

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    1. Thanks! I love Libba Bray's novels and I can't wait to continue on with the Gemma Doyle series.

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  31. Struck Struck Struck Struck Struck! Ohh I'm reading that at the moment, and I'm nearly done :) IT'S GOOD. READ IMMEDIATELY.

    ANDANDAND The Hunt, The Forsaken, This is not a Test. AHHHHHHHH SO MUCH BEAUTIFUL!

    HAPPY READING :D

    Also, thanks for stopping by :) I don't know if you've checked it out yet but I have a
    Taneika @ giveaway happening if you wanted to stop by again :)

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    1. I actually just read it and I absolutely loved it! I's definitely a 2012 favorite. Most definitely in the top 2.

      I read The Hunt and This is Not a Test. I'm excited to read The Forsaken.

      Thanks! :)

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  32. This is a lot of awesome you got there this week! Makes me kinda envious ;)
    I hope you enjoy all your reads!
    My Haul this week

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  33. You got an amazing haul this week. I'm super jealous :) :)

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    1. Thanks. :) I'm so excited to finally read them all!

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  34. Great books! Shadow & Bone, Struck and The Hunt are all great! Enjoy!

    My Added to the Bookshelf Post!

    ♥ Melissa @ Melissa's Eclectic Bookshelf

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    1. Thanks. :) I loved Struck and The Hunt. I can't wait to finally read Shadow and Bone. :)

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  35. Wow, so many wonderful goodies there I don't even know where to start!!! I've been dying to read Darkness before Dawn. I recently won Shadow and Bone and the Hunt, and I'm so anxious to read those too. So many great titles!! I hope you enjoy them all!

    Thanks for stopping by! :)

    Lisa @ Lost in Literature

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    1. I absolutely loved Darkness Before Dawn! I haven't read Shadow and Bone but I have read The Hunt. It was quite good. :)

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  36. Wow.

    What a great week in books. You look like you have tonnes to get your teeth into. How lucky you are! I very much hope you enjoy them! :)

    Thanks for stopping by!

    Livvy @Nerdy Book Reviews

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  37. That haul is amazing!! Will definitely keep you occupied for a while! So many great books, I really hope you enjoy them! I loved This is Not a Test in particular! Thanks for stopping by my WoW earlier this week!

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  38. Amazing haul! From your list I've read the Maximum Ride series (can't wait for Nevermore!), Darkness Before Dawn and Graceling. I enjoyed them all :)
    Happy reading!

    Thanks for stopping by!

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    1. I absolutely love the Max Ride series! I'm currently re-reading it.

      I can't wait to finally read Graceling.

      You're welcome and thanks!

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  39. I've read a lot of the books you purchased and I really liked them. This is Not a Test, The Hunt, and Shadow and Bone were great. I just bought The Forsaken for myself and I can't wait to read it. I didn't really enjoy Struck all that much. Enjoy your books this week!

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    1. I can't wait to finally read Shadow and Bone and The Forsaken. They both sound awesome. :)

      I absolutely loved Struck!

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  40. You have such an amazing haul of books! I'm super jealous of ALL of those books, especially of This is Not a Test, The Forsaken, and so much more! :) Enjoy all your amazing books! As for the LA Candy series, I haven't read either, so I have no idea, but if you look it up on Goodreads you may be able to find some stuff out? Thanks for stopping by!

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  41. Some great titles! I loved Shadow and Bone and This is Not a Test! Your library stocks some great titles as well. Hope you enjoy them all!

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    1. Thanks. :) I don't think my library has the best, but thanks. :)

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  42. Wow you have some great books. I have not read any of them but most are on my TBR shelf right now. As for The Fame Game, I haven't read any of them but according to Goodreads it has characters from the LA Candy series and seems to branch off from it.

    Thanks for stopping by and I hope you enjoy all of your books!

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    1. Thanks for doing that research for me! I'll try to read it and I'll see if it's too hard to understand or anything.


      Thanks again. :)

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  43. The Forsaken and Shadow and Bone look SO good. I really hope you like Graceling- it's seriously one of the best fantasy books I've read. And the entire Gemma Doyle trilogy is FANTASTIC. Libba Bray's pretty much a genius.

    Happy Reading and Thanks for stopping by my blog!

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    1. Thanks. :) I can't wait to read Graceling and read the rest of the Gemma Doyle trilogy. I really like Libba Bray's novels! :)

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  44. Awesome haul! I have most of those, but I'm SO jealous of The Forsaken! ;)

    Thanks for stopping by and enjoy all your reads!!!

    ~Gin @ Addicted to Words

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  45. Wow, great haul!! The Gemma Doyle series and Graceling are fantastic and I've heard awesome things about the other books. The cover of Darkness before Dawn is just gorgeous!
    Happy reading! :)

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    1. I can't wait to finally read Graceling. I've heard so many great things about it!

      Thanks. :)

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  46. Awesome haul this week! I can't wait to see what you think of them.

    Enjoy your books and Happy Reading!

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  47. WOO HOO! ALl of the awesum books! The Hunt-I simply adored it! Struck, Shadow and Bone, This is not a Test, Forsaken, etc. are ALL on my TBR.
    I like your taste in books! :)
    Ive never read the Max Ride series. I thought I wouldn't get into it.
    I'm just now getting into a few Contemp books(Pushing the Limits & The List)
    DId you read Unwind by Neal Shusterman? I finished book 2 in the series and I am hoping book 3 isnt YEARS away..Argh.
    TYVM for stopping by :)
    I followed u right back :)
    LOVE ur blog! The name and colors are awesum!

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    1. I loved Struck. It was absolutely amazing!

      I loved the Max Ride series. I'm actually re-reading them now. :)

      I really need to read Unwind. I love Neal Shusterman's novels. Now that it is a series I'm definitely going to have to pick it up.

      Thanks for the follow! :)

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  48. Fantastic stuff!!
    Loved This is Not a Test and I'm looking forward to reading Forsaken!

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  49. Wow, this is a fantastic haul! I just got Shadow and Bone myself (it'll be in my next StS post), and I want to read so many of the others! I own A Great and Terrible Beauty--I need to get to that one soon! And I really enjoyed Graceling. I hope you love all of these!

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    1. Thanks! :) A Great and Terrible Beauty was really good. I can't wait to read the rest of the series. :)

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  50. Awesome haul. I can't wait to read Darkness Before Dawn. Happy Reading!!

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Hello there! (: Thanks so much for taking the time to comment. I read each and every one!