The Towering TBR Pile --- CRESS edition!

Sunday, October 6, 2013
It's a much smaller haul than usual, but I am incredibly happy about the books I've collected this week.


Running Lean by Diana L. Sharples
Doon (Doon #1) by Carey Corp and Lorie Langdon
Aquifer by Jonathan Friesen

All won from the lovely Nafiza of Bibliophilic Monologues


Perfect Ruin (Internment Chronicles #1) by Lauren DeStefano. This is actual the only physical book I bought this week. I'm both proud and SO EXCITED about this book. I own the first two Wither books but haven't read them yet. Maybe this will end up being my first DeStefano!

Let's have a closer look at how gorgeous Perfect Ruin is:

The cover!

 The actual book!

 The insiiiiiide!

Sent for review:

CRESSSSSSS. CressCressCress!


Cress (Lunar Chronicles #3) by Marissa Meyer. Expecte4d publication February 2014. I am so so stoked to get this one. I've really enjoyed both of Meyer's previous novels so it's killing me that I can't dive into this one RIGHT NOW.

NetGalley ARCs:

Tin Star by Cecil Castellucci

On their way to start a new life, Tula and her family travel on the Prairie Rose, a colony ship headed to a planet in the outer reaches of the galaxy. All is going well until the ship makes a stop at a remote space station, the Yertina Feray, and the colonist's leader, Brother Blue, beats Tula within an inch of her life. An alien, Heckleck, saves her and teaches her the ways of life on the space station.

When three humans crash land onto the station, Tula's desire for escape becomes irresistible, and her desire for companionship becomes unavoidable. But just as Tula begins to concoct a plan to get off the space station and kill Brother Blue, everything goes awry, and suddenly romance is the farthest thing from her mind.

Lady Thief (Scarlet #2) by A.C. Gaughen

Scarlet’s true identity has been revealed, but her future is uncertain. Her forced marriage to Lord Gisbourne threatens Robin and Scarlet’s love, and as the royal court descends upon Nottingham for the appointment of a new Sheriff, the people of Nottingham hope that Prince John will appoint their beloved Robin Hood. But Prince John has different plans for Nottingham that revolve around a fateful secret from Scarlet’s past even she isn’t yet aware of.

Forced to participate at court alongside her ruthless husband, Scarlet must bide her time and act the part of a noblewoman—a worthy sacrifice if it means helping Robin’s cause and a chance at a future with the man she loves.

 With a fresh line of intrigue and as much passion as ever, the next chapter in Scarlet’s tale will have readers talking once again.

Bellman & Black by Dianne Setterfield

Bellman & Black is a heart-thumpingly perfect ghost story, beautifully and irresistibly written, its ratcheting tension exquisitely calibrated line by line. Its hero is William Bellman, who, as a boy of 11, killed a shiny black rook with a catapult, and who grew up to be someone, his neighbours think, who "could go to the good or the bad." And indeed, although William Bellman's life at first seems blessed—he has a happy marriage to a beautiful woman, becomes father to a brood of bright, strong children, and thrives in business—one by one, people around him die. And at each funeral, he is startled to see a strange man in black, smiling at him. At first, the dead are distant relatives, but eventually his own children die, and then his wife, leaving behind only one child, his favourite, Dora.

 Unhinged by grief, William gets drunk and stumbles to his wife's fresh grave—and who should be there waiting, but the smiling stranger in black. The stranger has a proposition for William—a mysterious business called "Bellman & Black" . .

Many thanks to Nafiza, MacMillan, and NetGalley!


  1. Awesome arrivals! I'm hoping to start Bellman & Black this week!

  2. Awesome additions to your TBR pile. Can't wait to hear what you think of them


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