Stacking the Shelves #31 – HEIR OF FIRE IS MINE

May 31, 2014 by Jeann @ Happy Indulgence | Books, Features, Haul, Indulgence Insider, Weekly Memes


Stacking the Shelves is a weekly meme hosted by Tyngaโ€™s Reviews where we share what we added to our shelves this week.

It’s been really interesting seeing all of the BEA happenings on Twitter and other blogs, I am totally fangirling with you all when you meet certain authors or get ARCs! One day I will attend, one day. Speaking of conventions, I booked my plane tickets to PAX Australiaย so my boyfriend and I will be jetsetting to Melbourne in late October/November! I am super excited, will be catching up with a lot of my gaming friends and checking out the latest games.

Other than that, last week I went to a massive Greek festival here and ate up a storm. There
were chicken yiros, honey puffs, spinach and feta triangles, marinated octopus and calamari and so much yummy goodness! I can’t believe it’s another year until I can eat these honey puffs again…


Book Haul



I got all of these at a bookstore outlet at DFO for $3 each! I could not believe my luck in stumbling upon these awesome titles! They had Slammed there too, I recently bought it for $14 which sucked ๐Ÿ˜› totally worth it though.

Point of Retreat by Colleen Hoover (Slammed #2)
A Fistful of Charms by Kim Harrisonย (The Hollows #4)
Such a Rush by Jennifer Echols
The Crane Wife by Patrick Ness
The House of Scorpion & Lord of Opium by Nancy Farmer

Review copies – physical


Thank you to Scholastic Australia and Hardie Grant Egmont for sending me these copies! I’m really eager to reading Gone after some recent raves about it (I’m looking at you Cait!)

Gone by Michael Grant

Seven: The Last Thirteen by James Phelan

Breaking Butterflies by M. Anjelais – I haven’t heard about this before but it sounds really beautiful. Doesn’t the cover remind you of those classic psychology tests?

Review copies – eARCs

Click on the covers to go to the Goodreads page.

heiroffire forbidden messengeroffear rememberme toptenclues stitching blackbird thousandpieces

Jaz (Pixel Ski) let me know that HEIR OF FIRE was on Netgalley and I pretty ย much dropped everything to go and read it! I am so thankful of my Bloomsbury Australia auto-approval. Go, go everywhere and go download it! I have just started and it is fantastic.

Annnd it looks like HarperCollins and Katherine Tegen Books have put up their next batch of YA reads on Edelweiss, so I got busy with downloading them while everyone is at BEA ๐Ÿ˜‰

I also got an ARC ofย Slip by David Estes which is a futuristic dystopian with extreme measures of population control. I wish I could share with you guys the cover, but it isn’t out yet. I’ll be reviewing it as part of the book blitz on June 16, I hope you guys can take part as well!

Discussion Posts

I’ve been reading so many fabulous discussion posts lately that it’s hard to keep up! Here’s some of my favourites:

Aimee @ Deadly Darlings shares her feelings on when people skip a book because of your review.ย ย 

Gina @ Behind the Pages talks aboutย authors bashing bloggers upon negative reviews. We don’t do this to promote your book, we do this to offer honest opinions to our readers.

Pili @ In Love with Handmade with her amazing The Ring and the Crown inspired cupcakes and A Mad and Wicked Folly Cupcakes! This girl has talent.

Fayeย @ The Social Potato gives us some amazing, wild and outlandish book ideas!

Bec @ Readers in Wonderland explains how she has coped with reading and blogging while busy.

Cait @ Notebook Sisters asks some publicists what they thought about negative reviews.

Larissa @ YA Midnight Reads talks about inspirational women in history who deserve their own books

Melissa @ I Swim for Oceans talks about the evolution of book blogging in the past 4 years

What did you add to your shelves this week?

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Jeann is an Aussie YA blogger and mum who loves to read and recommend books! You can usually find me fangirling about books on my various social media channels including Twitter @happyindulgence, Instagram and Youtube.

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90 responses to “Stacking the Shelves #31 – HEIR OF FIRE IS MINE

    • Aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaah!!! *dies of shame* Sorry Jeann!!! That's what happens when I go commenting while chatting on Twitter! SORRY!!

      I still haven't heard anything about UK Heir of Fire, so I'm still keeping my fingers crossed!
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  1. I can't wait to continue the Kim Harrison series, but you know I never got around to it after book 3! That's really exciting, it's so much easier to pick up a new series than to read a long one.

  2. Oooh awesome, I actually can't remember reading many reviews about it so I'm glad iit's good. That's a really good idea to use them as rewards haha! I couldn't resist and went and downloaded most of them! I'm so glad you got approved for HoF, that is awesome!

  3. Oh it was so much fun Ebony, we have it yearly and it's a really big event! Thanks for those, I really love the rejacketed Gone series too ๐Ÿ™‚ I hope it's going to be good.

  4. Such a Rush!! That one is one of my favorites! I've only picked up one of Harper's newest Edelweiss batch so far (surprisingly), but I'm using them as rewards for catching up on reading, blogging, and commenting. As for Heir of Fire . . . yay! When I spotted it on Netgalley, I immediately requested it. I was approved for it the other night (I was NOT expecting to get it), so I can binge read the novellas, CoM, and that book when I find some time for them. ๐Ÿ™‚
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  5. It's so exciting, seeing fellow reviewers reading and loving Heir of Fire, and I'm so excited that you're really enjoying it! I don't read ecopies, myself, so I'm holding off until physical copies become available, which is slightly painful. I cannot WAIT to read it!
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  6. A GREEK FESTIVAL?? OH. MY. GOD. I am super jealous! I love the Greek culture and the food. THE FOOD. Oh my, I just love it…It sounds like you had a great week, Jeann! I'm interested in both of those Nancy Farmer books as well as Stitching Snow and A Thousand Pieces of You, so I can't wait to see what you think of them. I also adore the re-jackets of the Gone series!
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  7. NO WAY!!! HEIR OF FIRE!! Jaz told me about it too, but I'm forcing myself to stop Netgalley-ing. Did you like *scratch that* LOVE it? Aww thank you for putting my post up! It means so much, I honestly didn't expect it haha OMG THAT FOOD LOOKS AMAZING *grabby hands* Happy Reading ๐Ÿ™‚
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  8. Wooohooooo for Heir of Fire!! I requested it on NetGalley and hoping to get approved on the UK version (since I was denied on the US one!). I cannot wait to hear what you think, Faye!!

    And thank you soooooooo much for featuring my Ink & Batter posts in your weekly wrap up!! You're amazing!! =D
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  9. Hooray! I've grabbed quite a few of these myself. I'm so excited to read so many of them.

    And yes yes yes on the Kim Harrison – I love her. I can't believe her series is almost over – I die with anticipation to find out what she will write about next.

    One of the publicists at BEA said that she is already working on the next series and its another urban fantasy so I'm excited!
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  10. ooohhh so many great books. I'm partyicularly eyeing on both Stitching Snow and A Thousand Pieces of You. I'm definitely looking forward to reading your reviews on those ๐Ÿ˜€
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  11. You're going to love Point of Retreat Jeann! I'm a huge fan of that sequel and i'mc ompletely jealous that you managed to score an arc of Heir of Fire!

    Great haul this week ๐Ÿ™‚


  12. Heir of Fire, it blinded me to everything else. Congrats, I adore this series. You shared some interesting links and I now have all of them open in my browser, so thank you! Loving all the books the publishers sent you..Enjoy Jeann!
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  13. I haven't read Crown of Midnight yet since Throne of Glass was disappointing. D: Buuuuut I requested Heir of Fire as well, so I can binge read if ever I get approved. ;P Top Ten Clues! I hope I get approved because Ask Again Later was adorable. Stitching Snow! I should stop all this jealousy haha! I enjoyed Such a Rush so I hope you like it! Thanks for linking to my post, Jeann! ๐Ÿ˜€ <3
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    • Oh my, you need to read Crown of Midnight it was so good!!! Much better than Throne of Glass, even though I loved them both. I loved AAL as well, it was so cute. No problems Aimee! haha I get jealous at other's STS posts all the time

  14. Those honey puffs look delicious *hungry*

    You got HEIR OF FIRE! I'm still waiting, but I gave up on the idea of getting approved. Forbidden, Blackbird & A thousand pieces of you are also in my haul this month. I really want to read Stitching snow, it sounds like such a me-book. Happy reading!
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    • Oh they were so good. Every time I see my own photo I feel hungry too. I hope you do get approved, fingers crossed Mel! Stitching Snow does seem totally up your alley, although it reminds me a lot of Cinder. thank you!

  15. That food makes me hungry.. Greek festival sound so much fun, I wish there's something like that here, includes all foods XD You're so lucky to get cheap books, Crane Wife is still new and it's $3 woowww. Ah and I really need to get Throne of Glass soon, I saw in twitter that people on BEA were so excited to get Heir of Fire!

  16. Melanie (YA Midnight

    Nice books you've got there! I also snagged a bunch of books off EW and already finished Top Ten Clues You're Clueless and it was pretty cute and fun, though I think I enjoyed AAL more.

    Happy reading! <33

  17. Looks like you got some amazing books!! I will have to check a few out, especially Heir of Fire since everyone seem going crazy for that… You can tell I'm very curious!

    Also, the Greek Festival sounds great as much as the pic you posted! (YUMMY!)

    I'm a new follower via Bloglovin' ๐Ÿ™‚
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  18. I love Greek cookies, delicious!

    I've never heard of Pax, but checking it out on the link now. This is definitely something the hubby might be interested in too.

    Gina and I just finished Gone, and holy hell, it was awesome! Definitely move it up your list Jeann. You got Blackbird? BLACKBIRD! Me wants it! WANTS IT! I got knocked back for it, but super excited to see what you think of it. Awesome haul and I'm camping out now until you read it.
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    • Ommmggg it was so delicious Kelly. Oooh wouldn't it be amazing if your hubby wanted to go to PAX and we finally met! It's like a nerd convention and so much fun.

      Glad to hear you guys loved it! That was super fast! Oh wow, was that on Edelweiss? You may be camping out for a while XD

  19. I know what you mean when that happens, I do mine every week or 2 weeks depending on my book stack. It would be the perfect way to experience NYC with BEA with so many book lovers in town! That would be the best holiday ever. Let's do it Amanda, how should we buddy read, on Goodreads or Google Hangout or Twitter? Let me know ๐Ÿ™‚

    • Twitter is good for me if it's good for you? Just let me know when you want to get into it and what page counts or chapters we can have a good gossip it at and I'm all yours, I'm pretty much empty this month when it comes to books to read, very freestyle ๐Ÿ™‚
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  20. Well we'll be going to a book sale very, very soon Chiara! ๐Ÿ˜€ I am SO EXCITED FOR BOOKS, SEEING YoU GUYS AND TFIOS. It will pretty much be the most perfect book day ever. Hahah one day chiara, one day. Imagine the about of baggage we will need to get on the flight home! I love paperbacks better as well but early release ARCS YES PLEASE

  21. YES So do I! I read your review on This Girl so I can't wait to start the series! Glad to hear Heir of Fire was amazing OMG!! I am 30% of the way through and loving ๐Ÿ˜€

  22. Gosh I hope I get approved for HoF! And that Greek food fest sounds good! Is the octopus calamari good? I'd think it would be tough and chewy…

  23. You lucky duck for getting Heir of Fire! ๐Ÿ˜€ So jealous! ๐Ÿ˜‰

    I'm really excited to see what you think about Blackbird and Remember Me as I've heard a ton of positive things about both of them.

    Thanks for sharing Jeann and happy reading! ๐Ÿ˜€
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  24. Honey Puffs are my FAVE!!! So delicious!!! My friends are at BEA at this very moment and lucky for me they are sending me a boat-load of books! *yay me* ๐Ÿ™‚ HoF….I'm soooooooooooo green with envy!!! I'm dying for that book. I'm waiting to hear from NetGalley and I'm hoping to get that ARC soon. Fabulous book haul! ๐Ÿ™‚
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  25. So jealous over Heir of Fire!!! I don't have netgally so I can't request it. My love for that series…I can't even express in words. Hope you enjoy it! I don't think I can wait till September for it to come out ugh!
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  26. Breaking Butterflies looks so interesting! And those other books sound like fantastic bargains.

    I've been hearing about BEA verrrryyyy jealously through Twitter. I really want to go one day ๐Ÿ™‚

    Hopefully you enjoy Heir of Fire! I'm reserving judgement for the series – still haven't read Crown of Midnight or the novellas…
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  27. I've had quite a slow haul month this month, so I'm mixing this months and next months up instead, so I'm not showing them off yet, but I did see Heir of Fire on NetGalley requested it myself, but haven't heard back yet and it's annoying to say the least. I'm sad I'm not at BEA too, I desperately want to go to NYC anyway, so one day, I'll have to mix the two and take like, the whole week or something, that'd be fantastic, oosh! I've got Gone, the UK covers that are all coloured on the edges of the pages(?) and if you're interested in reading it together, I'm all for it, I need encouragement, but either way, I'll be reading your review, I need some fresh opinions on it rather than ones from years ago! Great haul and fun reading Jeann! ๐Ÿ™‚
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  28. I haven't been to a book sale in a while! But I went to my local indie bookstore and bought $80 worth of books the other day, haha ๐Ÿ˜€

    I am excited for Heir of Fire but I always forget about egalleys and I feel like those books are better enjoyed on paper ^.^ BUT YAY EXCITEMENT!!

    We will totally make it to BEA one day, Jeann. IT WILL HAPPEN. I cannot even look at the posts or pictures because I internally weep at our living arrangements, haha ๐Ÿ˜›

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  29. Oh that's nice! So many books to read for you. I need to read more in the Harrison books, I have book 7 to read. Happy reading!

  30. Jaz

    I absolutely adore all of Colleen Hoover's books <3 Adored Point of Retreat! You should get This Girl as well just saying ๐Ÿ˜›

    Breaking Butterflies looks so pretty but I've never heard of it lol.



    Kay enjoy those books. But just… HEIR OF FIRE!!!

  31. ๐Ÿ˜ฎ I'm so jealous of you. I've requested Heir of Fire but haven't heard back yet. *crosses fingers* I hope I'm as lucky as you. I've also requested Liz's new book today and hope I'll be as lucky as you. I've requested Stitching Snow but I doubt I'll get it, Disney Hyperion hates me haha.

    I wish I could go to BEA, I live in Canada so it's a difficult to manage lol. One day hopefully (:

    Thanks for including my post girl <33
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    • I was so surprised when Disney Hyperion approved me because I never get anything from them approved! hopefully you get some luck as well. I know what you mean about being difficult in another country, you are closer than me though so maybe one day!

  32. I'm so happy that you were able to snag an eARC of Heir of Fire! That sounds so awesome. I'm still waiting for my turn on Netgalley as I recently requested it myself ๐Ÿ˜€ Hopefully I get it soon! I also got Stitching Snow and I CAN'T wait to read it. I really really really hope that it would prove to be a good book. I don't want to be disappointed once more! Great haul and great links!! ๐Ÿ˜€
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    • I'm so excited Faye, I hope you guys get to read it son too! I'm actually really surprised about getting approved for Stitching Snow, Disney Hyperion almost NEVER approve me for anything lol. I've read great things about it though. Thank you lovely ๐Ÿ˜‰