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Saturday, February 23, 2013

Beehive Book Haul and News #39

Happy weekend!!! 
It's that time again, to wrap-up the week and have a bit of fun!
Not much happening around here, but things are about to pick up again :) 
Be sure to check out the giveaways and my special 'guest blogger review'!!!

What happened on the blog last week...
- Cover Reveal: Revelations (The Elysium Chronicles #2) by J.A. Sounders (YA)
- Review: Real Mermaids Don't Wear Toe Rings by Helene Boudreau (MG/YA)
- Review: Real Mermaids Don't Hold Their Breath by Helene Boudreau (MG/YA)
- Review AND Giveaway: Real Mermaids Don't Need High Heels by Helene Boudreau (MG/YA)
- Waiting On Wednesday #48: September Girls by Bennett Madison (YA)
- Guest Blogger Review: Sarabeth of The Next Chapter reviews The Goddess Inheritance (The Goddess Test #2) by Aimee Carter (YA)

Current Giveaways...
- Paperback copy of Blaze by Laurie Boyle Crompton (YA)
- Hardback copy of Notes From Ghost Town AND paperback copy of The Butterfly Clues by Kate Ellison from Egmont (YA)
- Paperback copies of the Real Mermaids Series by Helene Boudreau (MG/YA)
- (2) Paperback copy of The Goddess Inheritance (The Goddess Test #2) by Aimee Carter (YA)

What I recieved for review...
- Dueling with the Three Musketeers (The Enchanted Attic #3) (paperback) by L.L. Samson (MG)

What I purchased, traded, won, etc...
- Seven Wonders #1: The Colossus Rises (ARC) by Peter Lerangis (MG)
- Supernaturally (Paranormalcy #2) (hardcover) by Kiersten White (YA)
- Attachments (signed) by Rainbow Rowell (Adult)
- Beautiful Creatures, Beautiful Darkness, Beautiful Chaos and Beautiful Redemption (eBooks) by Kami Garcia and Margaret Stohl (YA)
- On the Jellicoe Road (eBook) by Melina Marchetta (YA)
- A Dark Grave (The Elysium Chronicles Short Story #0.5) (eBook) by J.A. Souder (YA)
Let Them Eat Cake (French Twist #1) (eBook) by Sandra Byrd (New Adult)
- Entangled (Spellbound #1) (eBook) by Nikki Jefford (YA Kindle Freebie)
- UnEnchanted (An Unfortunate Tale #1) (eBook) by Chanda Hahn (YA Kindle Freebie)

Mentions and THANK YOU's...
- ZonderKidz/DJC Communications
- Harper Collins

What to look for on the blog next week :)
- Review: Eleanor & Park by Rainbow Rowell (YA)
- Book Blitz: Reinventing Claire by Darian Wilk (Adult)
- Cover Reveal: Imaginable by J. Meyers (YA)
- Book Tour: Let the Sky Fall by Shannon Messenger (YA) - Excerpt
- Waiting On Wednesday #49
- Blog Tour: Out In Blue by Sarah Gilman (Adult) - Guest Post, Review and Giveaway
- Review: Masque of the Red Death by Bethany Griffin
- Cover Reveal: Olivia Twisted by Vivi Barnes (YA)

Thank you SOOO much for stopping by!
Please leave your links in the comments below! 

Happy reading :) xo


  1. O I can't wait for your review of Attachments.

  2. Oh cool you got the whole Beautiful Creatures series. I'm still on the fence whether I want to read it or not - can't wait to see your review :)

    Did you say that you get books from a book closeout factory for cheap? I'm so jealous :)

    Enjoy all your books!

  3. Attachments looks really good and I've heard some good things about it! Hope you enjoy your books!

  4. The Colossus Rises looks really good, so does Supernaturally - I still need to read Paranormalcy though, but I've heard lots of good things about it.

    You can see my book post here.


  5. Very nice haul Margie. You get some impressive YA/MG titles. Although the MG titles have very colorful covers.


  6. I have Entangled and UnEnchanted too! Haven't read them yet though! What a fun book haul!

    Here is my STS: http://thewhiteunicornfiction.blogspot.com/2013/02/staking-shelves-episode-four.html

  7. I've only read White's book, but I did enjoy it. The rest are all ones I'm dying to read. Thanks for sharing. Enjoy all of your great books. I have UnEnchanted but haven't got to it yet.

    Here's my book haul.

    ~Danica Page@Taking it One Page at a Time

  8. New follower here via GFC - I really like your blog!

    I haven't read any of those but I actually got the Caster Chronicles this week too!! I'm guessing you took advantage of the sweet ebook sale?! :D I've been wanting to read The Colossus Rises & I've heard nothing but great things about Jellicoe Road - I hope you'll LOVE all your goodies, GREAT haul!

    Thanks for stopping by earlier ♥
    Micheline @ Lunar Rainbows

  9. Hi sweetie! :) Fabulous book haul!Love watching your vlogs, you're always so cute! And I love Books Closeouts, too! It's a wonderful though very DANGEROUS website, I always end up ordering tons of books! :)
    Enjoy all your reads!

    Evie @ Bookish

  10. Can't wait to read your reviews for the upcoming week! Following you through Wordpress!

  11. Attachments looks like a great read! I hope you enjoy all you got :)

    Here's my STS!

  12. I love the Paranormalcy trilogy. Also, Attachments looks great, especially with Eleanor and Park coming out soon :) Enjoy all your books!

  13. Great stuff! I really enjoyed the whole Paranormalcy trilogy. I have Rainbow Rowell's other book, Eleanor & Park, and I'm looking forward to checking it out. Enjoy the new goodies!

  14. So many great sounding books this week!! I liked the Paranormalcy series. I didn't quite make it through Beautiful Creatures which is silly because I only had like an hour left on the audiobook and I just never went back to it lol! Enjoy all the awesome books!

  15. I've heard great things about the Paranormalcy series! I need to get on those books for sure. Awesome haul this week :D Hope you enjoy them all. Happy reading :D

  16. YAYYY!! The Castor Chronicles!! I only have read Beautiful Creatures so far but I loved it so I can't wait to continue with the series. I read Entangled as well and quite enjoyed it. I hope you enjoy all your books and I can't wait to see what you think of Beautiful Creatures!!

    Thanks for stopping by my post :)

    Lauren @ Lose Time Reading

  17. Awesome haul. Hope you enjoy them. The Castor Chronicles is one of my favorite series. Happy reading.

    Jenea @ Books Live Forever's Sunday Post

  18. It feels like the week of Attachments! Magan just bought a copy, and I just lent mine to my mom for the week. I hope she gets to it soon because I think she is really going to enjoy it.

    Hope you had a great weekend!

  19. I really want to read the Beautiful Creatures series, what an awesome haul!! The Sunday Post

  20. I really want to read Jellicoe Road, I have heard nothing but amazing things about Marchetta and that book but I have yet to pick up anything by her. I hope you enjoy all the new goodies!

  21. Thanks for visiting my blog. I think a lot of us snapped up the Beautiful Creatures series from Amazon last weekend. And I have both of the Kindle freebies you mentioned, although I haven't read them yet. Yay for freebies! :)

    Stephanie (Go Flash Go) @ Read, Rinse, Repeat

    Here's My STS

  22. Oooh, those are some great reads!! I'm iffy on starting the Beautiful Darkness, etc. series because I've heard such mixed reviews (seems people love it or not)

    I always giggle at the title of the Real Mermaid books.. hehe.. :P

    Thanks for stopping by! :)

    Michele | StS


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