Sunday, 20 April 2014

Showcase Sunday #31

Showcase Sunday is a weekly meme hosted by the wonderful Vicky at Books, Biscuits & Tea, where we will show off the books and eBooks we received each week.

Physical Books

Dark Lover by J. R. Ward: I bought this one because so many people had recommended it to me that I decided to give it a go. I started reading it at the beginning of the week, but unfortunately I gave up after just 50 pages. There will more than likely be a blog post about this to follow.

Journey to the River Sea by Eva Ibbotson: I got this for review from work – I think it's to celebrate the 10th anniversary or something, but I have wanted to read it for a while anyway. I love being a childen's bookseller :P

Arms Wide Open by Tom Winter: I adored Tom Winter's first book, Lost and Found, and I've been waiting for this one to be released for what seems like forever. Was so excited when I got into work yesterday and discovered we had it in stock. Can't wait to get stuck in! It sounds amazing.

Midnight Crossroad by Charlaine Harris: Charlaine Harris has been one of my favourite authors since I first discovered her books back in 2008. This is the first book in her new series and, like with Tom Winter's, I feel like I've been waiting forever to get my hands on it. So ridiculously excited!

Alienated by Melissa Landers: I've seen this one around a lot on the internet, and when I discovered that a customer at work had ordered it, I decided to do the same myself. I've read about 30 pages of it (couldn't help myself) and it seems promising. Hopefully the rest will be just as good.

Alice in the Country of Hearts (Manga): I used to read manga a lot when I was a teenager, and having found this in the new stock at work, I decided to pick it up and see if I still enjoy manga. I read a few pages before I bought it and it seems pretty quirky, so I'm hoping that will mean I like it.

Love, Lies and Lemon Pies by Katy Cannon: I read an extract of this at my other job as an assistant marketeer, and I thought it actually sounded pretty good. There are some good reviews about for it, so I decided to give it a go and bought it.

Let's Get Lost by Adi Alsaid: I discovered this one not too long ago, and as soon as I found out that Mira Ink will be publishing it in the UK in August, I immediately requested a review copy. So excited to read it!

Kindle Books

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Fire & Flood by Victoria Scott: I've ummed and ahhed over this one for a little while – having heard that it's basically a regurgitation of The Hunger Games, I was a little unsure – but it was in the Kindle Spring Sale for 99p, and I thought, for that price, it would be rude not to.

Broken Strings by Maria Farrier: This was another that was 99p in the Kindle sale. I'd not heard of it before, but the synopsis made it sound really good, so I decided to get it too.

True Fire by Gary Meehan: I got this one for review from the publishers via NetGalley. I think it sounds like it might be an edge-of-your-seat read, with it being almost an apocalyptic novel with a twist – the main character is pregnant. And with elements of fantasy thrown into the mix, I feel like this is going to be a really good read, and I hope it doesn't disappoint.

Prince of Shadows by Rachel Caine: I adore Rachel Caine, but when I first heard about this book, I wasn't sure whether or not I wanted to read it. I mean, Romeo and Juliet has been re-written or adapted so many times that it's impossible to keep count. But then I think, 'it's Rachel Caine', and all my doubts drift away. I'm hoping that she does something different with it – if she does, I'm sure I'll enjoy it. Again, this was 99p in the Kindle Spring Sale.

Weekend Reading

5th Wave by Rick Yancey: I'm reading this one alongside Insurgent by Veronica Roth (which I've been reading when I have a spare moment for a about two weeks). It's the book we're discussing at the YA Book Club I run at my store, next weekend. I'm about 100 pages in at the moment and really enjoying it. It should make for an interesting discussion.

What are you reading this weekend? Did you get any books during the week? Let me know in the comments :) 


Cora Linn said...

Great haul :)
Shame JR Ward didn't work out for you - looking forward to your post.
Cora @ Tea Party Princess

Amanda Johansson said...

What lovely book covers :)

Natalie @ Book Lovers Life said...

Great haul Dani!! They all sound awesome. Fire & Flood was really good, I loved the Pandoras ;) I've seen Alienated around and can't wait to see what you think. Enjoy :).

Laura Delve said...

Fab haul! Midnight Crossroad looks really good! Enjoy :)

Sabryy said...

Oh my, when I see your book hauls, I remember the days I was looking forward for your videos.

Greeting from Romania!

beccabooklover said...

Great haul! Let's Get Lost looks so good, really been wanting some good contemporary lately and this sounds great! Fire & Flood is a book I'll hopefully be picking up soon, hope you enjoy it! Enjoy Dani :)

Becca @ Lost in Thought

Michelle Chew said...

Alienated looks good! You've got lots of books this week and I'm kind of envious. :) Happy reading!


Rachel said...

Nice haul! I like the look of Prince of Shadows and Arms Wide Open. Hope you enjoy reading them :)

Steph Gorelenore said...

Great haul!

BrittanyL said...

Fire & Flood is fantastic! It's definitely not the Hunger Games at all. Has kind of a mix feel of HG, Pokemon and Survivor. But it's totally it's own awesome story.
I love Alienated too. Great sci-fi read!
You've got some others I've heard great things about. Hope you enjoy all your reads!
Happy reading!


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