Weekly Book Haul (16)

In My Mailbox is a weekly meme hosted by The Story Siren where you can share the books you received during the week. Stacking The Shelves is a weekly meme hosted by Tynga’s Reviews and is all about sharing the books you added to your shelves.

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This was a slower week for me. I am trying to spend less on everything and put that money towards paying off the bills from Christmas. I am trying to take the 2013 TBR Pile Challenge seriously and actually read from the insane stacks of books taking over my office.


Warm Bodies by Isaac Marion

Warm Bodies by Isaac Marion

A zombie who yearns for a better life ends up falling in love—with a human—in this astonishingly original debut novel.

R is a zombie. He has no memories, no identity, and no pulse, but he has dreams. He doesn’t enjoy killing people; he enjoys riding escalators and listening to Frank Sinatra. He is a little different from his fellow Dead.

I cannot wait to read Warm Bodies! I wrote about the book and the movie in Read It Before You See It: Warm Bodies. I nearly always need to read the book first, so this really could not have come at a better time.


The Cadet Of Tildor by Alex Lidell

The Cadet Of Tildor by Alex Lidell

There is a new king on the throne of Tildor. Currents of political unrest sweep the country as two warring crime families seek power, angling to exploit the young Crown’s inexperience. At the Academy of Tildor, the training ground for elite soldiers, Cadet Renee de Winter struggles to keep up with her male peers. But when her mentor, a notorious commander recalled from active duty to teach at the Academy, is kidnapped to fight in illegal gladiator games, Renee and her best friend Alec find themselves thrust into a world rife with crime, sorting through a maze of political intrigue, and struggling to resolve what they want, what is legal, and what is right.

I received The Cadet Of Tildor through the Debut Author Challenge ARC tour, which I am so glad to participate in. Other books from the Debut Author Challenge ARC tour Altered by Jennifer Rush (review for Altered can be found here) and Nobody But Us by Kristin Halbrook (review coming next week.) I am about halfway through The Cadet Of Tildor and am think it is amazing. A review should be posted next week and I sure do have a lot to say about this book.

What books did you get this week?

All cover images and summaries from goodreads.


  1. Hi! Love your Stacking the shelves picks 😀 Warm bodies was awesome, I loved it so much I’m afraid the movie won’t be good enough, lol! Happy reading!
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  2. I borrowed a copy of Cadet of Tildor from work and I”m looking forward to reading it soon! I love a good high fantasy 🙂 Enjoy!!

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  3. SO jealous you have an ARC of the Cadet of Tildor! I can’t wait to read this, I am glad to hear you are enjoying it!! I just got Altered to read and also can’t wait to read Nobody But Us.

    Nice haul!! <my StS

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    • The Cadet Of Tildor is so good. I am so glad that I joined to debut author arc tour. I have been able to read so many great books because of it.

  4. Warm Bodies is so good and The Cadet of Tildor looks great. Happy reading!

    Here’s my Stacking The Shelves!

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    • I have heard nothing but really great things about Warm Bodies. I pretty much love anything zombie related, so I’m sure I will enjoy it.

  5. I just finished reading Warm Bodies yesterday. It was absolutely amazing! It was really unique as were the characters. I’m super excited for the movie!

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  6. I also got Warm Bodies too (in my own language actually) I cant wait to see the movie sounds like it was an explosion since everyone is bying the book lol
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    • Yes, I have been seeing the book tons of places lately. I just wanted to make sure that I read it before I saw the movie.

  7. Warm Bodies should be good. I’m a little confused. You got it on NetGalley but isn’t the movie about to come out? Are they that close together?

    Anyway, happy reading!

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