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- SNOW & ROSE by Emily Winfield Martin

Saturday, January 19, 2013

Beehive Book News #34: The "HUGE Pile-o-Books" Edition

It's been a wonderful week in books! Hope you had a fabulous one too!!!

*What happened on the blog last week...
Book Confessions #1 - Blogging and Booktubing
- Review - Escucha Means Listen by Talia Aikens-Nunez (Children)
Waiting On Wednesday #43
Review - Indigo Awakening by Jordan Dane (YA)
Excerpt - The Namesake by Steven Parlato (YA)
Excerpt - Exposure by Kim Askew and Amy Helmes
Novella Review - Indomitable by J. Meyers (YA)
My #FridayReads {hash}Tag #9

*What I received for review...
- Notes from Ghost Town by Kate Ellison (YA)
- Real Mermaids Don't Need High Heels (Real Mermaids #3) by Helene Boudreau (MG/YA)
- The Blue-Ribbon Jalapeno Society Jubilee by Carolynn Brown (Adult)

*What I purchased and traded...
- The Friday Society (ARC) by Adrienne Kress (YA)
- My Life Next Door by Huntley Fitzpatrick (YA)
- Ashfall by Mike Mullin (YA)

*Mentions and THANK YOU's...
Victoria Schwab, author of The Archived :)
Rainbow Rowell, author of AttachmentsEleanor & Park, and Fangirl :)
- Egmont, Sourcebooks Jabberwocky and Sourcebooks Landmark
- Traci of The Reading Geek, Felicia of Readers Corner and Christy via YA Book Exchange

*What I won from ARCycling :) Thank you so much, Jennifer and Lili!!!
- Everything Beautiful by Simone Howell
- The Star Shack by Lila Castle
- Wishful Thinking (Wish #2) by Alexandra Bullen
- As I Wake by Elizabeth Scott
- The Shattering by Karen Healey
- Frost by Marianna Baer
- Winter Town by Stephen Emond
- The Lifeguard by Deborah Blumenthal
- I Swear by Lane Davis
- The Carrier of the Mark by Leigh Fallon
- Purity by Jackson Pearce
- Slide by Jill Hathaway
- The Selection by Kiera Cass
League of Strays by L.B. Schulman
- Catherine by April Lindner

*What's happening on the blog next week...
Sunday: Book Confessions #2 - Don't judge a person by their book!
Monday: Review - Blaze by Laurie Boyle Crompton (YA)
Tuesday: Blog Tour - "Comic Book Cool" Guest Post for Blaze by Laurie Boyle Crompton
Wednesday: Waiting On Wednesday #44
Thursday: Review - Hooked by Liz Fichera (YA)
Friday: Short Story Review - Cruisin by Sarah Mlynowsky (YA) AND My #FridayReads {hash}Tag #10

Thank you so much for stopping by!
Please be sure to leave your book haul and update links in the comments below :)
Happy reading!!! xo


  1. You had an awesome week in books. I hope you really do love everything you got this week. I had a smaller haul than usual. Stop by my STS if you have the chance.


  2. Awesome haul! My Life Next Door has been on my TBR pile for a while now. You have some great titles here -- if I was you I wouldn't even know where to start :)

    Happy reading
    Jenn @ blog about books

  3. What a haul! I recognize most of those books but I will have to look into the rest of them. Hope you enjoy@ xoxo

  4. That was such a cute unboxing! ah! <3 I hope you enjoy them! I'm pretty sure that CATHERINE is a stand-alone too, by the way. I'm excited to see what you think of PURITY and I'm dying to read SLIDE, so it's nice to know you loved it!

    And we cut people off once they hit 5 books ;) Have an amazing week!
    - Lili

  5. I just finished My Life Next Door and enjoyed, hope you do too.
    Happy reading,
    Brandi @ Blkosiner’s Book Blog

  6. Man I really want to read The Archived so bad! I need this book in my hands soon! xD

  7. Congrats on winning that awesome stack of books from ARCyling! I can't wait to read Catherine, since I loved the author's last one. OH Friday Society is a fun one! I hope you enjoy it!

  8. Holy crap I wouldn't know where to start on your haul! Congrats on all the wins and I hope you enjoy them all!

    Check out My Haul! Letterbox Love!

  9. What an awesome haul! Super jealous you got Notes From Ghost Town. Love that ARCycling box. Happy reading!
    My IMM

  10. Wow that is an awesome haul! ARCycling seems like a fun thing haha. I hope you enjoy your books!
    Brittany @ Spare Time book blog
    My IMM: http://sparetimebookblog.blogspot.com/2013/01/in-my-mailbox-12.html

  11. Next week sounds great. Nice haul too. Hope you like them.

    Jenea @ Books Live Forever's Sunday Post

  12. I am super jealous that you have The Archived as I'm dying to get my hands on it! ;) Hope you enjoy it and your other books too. Great haul and post.

    Ayana @ My Book Memoirs

  13. What an awesome win! And I loved Ashfall...hopw you do too..I need to get to Ashen Winter!

    Thanks for stopping by my Added to the Bookshelf post!

    ♥ Melissa @ Melissa's Eclectic Bookshelf

  14. Wauw, so many books - I'm jealous ;)
    I really want to read 'My Life Next Door' it sounds so good and the cover is pretty - love it!

    My IMM: http://theobsessivereader.com/2013/01/19/in-my-mailbox-1/

  15. Wow, amazing haul! Hope you have fun reading all these! :-D

  16. Holy book hauls amazing and so many yummy titles! Enjoy them all..i am so curious about the Ghost Town and need to check it out! The Sunday Post

  17. Congrats on winning!! Looks like you got a lot of good books!

    Here's my Showcase Sunday!

  18. Slide was really amazing and The Selection was actually my favorite book of 2012. I can not wait for the release of The Elite! Congrats on all of the books! :)

    Krystianna @ Downright Dystopian

  19. I have The Selection and I am excited to read. Once I read all the other books before it..lolz..
    I must say I am envious of your majorly cool win!Congrats! Your books got a few new "friends" huh? lolz
    Enjoyed your video a lot. One day I may make one..
    Have you signed up for BEA13 yet?
    I think I did the day it was put up on the site. I cant wait to go this May/June!
    What's on Bella's Shelf?

  20. Wow you got a great haul! Notes from Ghost town looks amazing! I hope you enjoy that awesome haul!


  21. Notes from Ghost Town and My Life Next Door! *gasps* Looks like you had an amazing week :) Hope you enjoy all your new books and have a great week!


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