Sunday, 28 February 2016

ARC Giveaway: Lady Midnight by Cassandra Clare

I have a super exciting giveaway for you all today; my first giveaway!

I was lucky enough to be granted the opportunity to receive an ARC copy of Lady Midnight, the latest book in The Shadowhunter Chronicles, thanks to the wonderful Georgia Lawe. Then, a week later, I received a second copy which I'm now offering to one lucky winner!

There are only two stipulations;

1) You have to be a resident of the UK.

2) You must be willing to sign an NDA for Georgia before I can post, and understand the book is under embargo until publication.

If those stipulations are agreeable, all I ask is that you post a comment below stating your favourite Shadowhunter book, character and moment, and your Twitter handle (for contact) by Wednesday 2nd March at 4pm GMT. A winner will then be chosen at random and contacted Wednesday evening.

Good luck!

Holly @TheArtsShelf

Friday, 12 February 2016

February TBR

So again, I meant to have this up last week, but either way, voila! Please enjoy my February TBR!


ARC copies of My Life Next Door, Fix You and The Island from Electric Monkey, Corvus and Rock The Boat respectively.

I've so far read My Life Next Door and it was fabulous. I received a copy from EM via NetGalley but unfortunately ran out of time to read it in January. I've since bought the Kindle copy, and my review will be up soon.


ARC copy of Morning Star very kindly received from Hodder.

I'm going to leave all my thoughts about this series until my reviews. I'm just finishing Morning Star and... yeah; Reviews up soon.


ARC copies of Defender of the Realm, Burning Glass and Burning Midnight from Scholastic, HarperCollins and MacMillan (MyKindaBook) respectively.

I've so far read Burning Glass and it is amazing; everything I've been wanting to read. My review will be up soon. I will be on the blog tour for Defender of the Realm on Sunday 6th March with my review, and will definitely be reading and reviewing Burning Glass before its release on March 1st (It's been staring at me for ages!).

Truthwitch, Vicious and Rebel of the Sands are recent purchases that I can't wait to get to!


Lastly, my boyfriend bought me the other Carson-based SGA Audiobook for Valentines (So I'll get it on Sunday!) and I really can't wait to listen to it.

So there you have my February TBR! I hope you like it.

Have any thoughts on my TBR? Have to read any? Are any on your own TBR? Do let me know in the comments below, or on Twitter!

Holly @TheArtsShelf

January Wrap Up

I seriously meant to have this up last week, it was all written, but then unfortunately things got in the way, as per life. Anyway, without further adieu, in genre order, here is my January Wrap Up. Please enjoy!


ARC copies from HarperCollins, Chicken House and Corvus respectively.

Dumplin - A wonderful book with such a powerful, positive message about body image. I took part in the blog tour on January 28th - here.

Never Evers - A fun read that really takes you back to high school. Review here.

How to Stuff Up Christmas - A magical book that captures everything I love about Christmas, with a good dose of holiday romance! Review up soon!


Stargate Atlantis: Homecoming - A good intro to a theoretical Season 6 for the show. Review here.

Across the Universe - Just what I'd been wanting to read, and an all around great sci-fi. Review coming soon!


Stargate Atlantis: Perchance to Dream - A great addition to the SGA canon and very fun to listen to. Review here.


ARC copies of The Sleeping Prince and The Dark Days Club, from Scholastic and Walker respectively.

The Sleeping Prince - If you loved The Sin Eater's Daughter, you'll love this. Melinda Salisbury outdoes herself in this wonderful sequel! Review coming soon!

Red Rising - All I can say is, why did I wait so long? Review coming soon!

The Dark Days Club - A satisfying journey into a demon ridden regency. Review coming soon!

Graphic Novels

ARC copy from Gallic Books

 In Search of Lost Time: Swann's Way - A beautiful rendition of a great classic - Review up soon!

So there you have my January Wrap Up! It's been a great month for books and I hope to continue forwards with a great line up for February (Some of which I've finished by now, ha!). My February TBR will go live tomorrow; I hope to see you there!

Have you read any of the books in my Wrap Up? What did you think? Please let me know in the comments below, or on Twitter!

Holly @TheArtsShelf