Sunday, January 13, 2013

The Verve: Stacking the Shelves (1)

The Verve is our Sunday edition of Stacking the Shelves hosted by Tynga's Reviews, featuring
the books we bought, borrowed, were gifted and given for review.
We also mention blog news from the past couple weeks
and what you might see in the next two.

How is everyone's 2013 so far? Good, we hope! We're finally recovering from the holiday madness and have kicked off the new year by adding to our arsenal. The LUV'NV is participating in blog tours and giveaways! While we still adore and feature fan fiction, we want to promote its origin: books. Where would we be without books?! Find current giveaways here or in the right column. We have four happening right now, with two ending in a couple days and more to come.

Recently reviewed:
Cephrael's HandThe Dagger of AdendigaethThe Tragedy PaperTo Love a Thief
Melissa McPhail, author of A Pattern of Shadow & Light series
Sandi Layne, author of Éire's Captive Moon
Cephrael's Hand by Melissa McPhail
Release by Nicole Hadaway
Guest Post: Magic Systems by Melissa McPhail

And because it was so heartwarming (and awesome!),
a post with special love for The LUV'NV from Melissa McPhail.

In lieu of the new year, we're also making some changes. We're saying goodbye to Fanvid Fridays and Lyrical Libations (for now). Great ideas, but not enough time, staff, or fandom interest to participate in them. V Wicked Teasers might also come to an end. We had hoped to give the non-E/B of Twilight fan fiction a place to shine and share, but the feature hasn't garnered enough participation. If the interest hasn't gone up by March, we will sadly be setting teasers aside.

Now remember, January is a Deviant month! Any pairing, any review count. Help us keep The LUV'NV's fan fiction side alive by submitting reviews on your favorite E/B and non-E/B fics.

Deviant OS Staff Pick: Reflections on History by SleepySheep683 | Review

Last Kiss Goodnight by Gena Showalter
Echo by Alyson Noel
The Cadet of Tildor by Alex Lidell
Under the Never Sky by Veronica Rossi (Yes, I will finally read this!)
Code Name Verity by Elizabeth Wein
The Raven Boys by Maggie Stiefvater
Seraphina by Rachel Hartman
Throne of Glass by Sarah J. Maas
Although I read/reviewed the eARC and have the ebooks, I loved these so much I had to buy the print copies:
Cephrael's Hand and The Dagger of Adendigaeth by Melissa McPhail
Éire's Captive Moon by Sandi Layne

eBooks bought:
* Check out my own-TBR shelf or freebies shelf on Goodreads for more books. It's shameful, really.
The books above are only a quarter of the books I got in the past two weeks. *

* A huge thank you to the authors and to Books à la mode, Project Team Beta, and alchemyofscrawl for these lovelies! *

Received for review:
* Thanks to Netgalley, Flux, and Little, Brown and Company for these! *

Up for review/Reading queue:
The Reluctant Countess by Wendy Vella
Seven Night's in a Rogue's Bed (Sons of Sin #1) by Anna Campbell
Demon Lover (Fairwick Chronicles #1) by Juliet Dark
The Stranger by Kyra Davis
Shades of Earth (Across the Universe #3) by Beth Revis
The Cadet of Tildor by Alex Tidell
The Darkest Minds by Alexandra Bracken

Upcoming excerpt & giveaway:
Fallen (Guardian Trilogy #1) by Laury Faulter

Happy New Year, LUVs!
Link us to your recent book stack, or tell us what you've added to your pile (book or fic) if you don't have a blog. Or you could let us know where to start with our own book haul.
What do you want reviewed before you buy?