Sunday, 17 March 2013

Showcase Sunday #23


Showcase Sunday is a weekly meme hosted by Vicky at Books, Biscuits and Tea. The aim is to showcase our newest books or book related swag and to see what everyone else received for review, borrowed from libraries, bought in bookshops and downloaded onto eReaders this week.

Hello everyone, I hope you've all had a brilliant week! Rachel is still away on vacation, so today it'll just be me sharing my haul with you. Before I get onto that, I had the chance to meet my co-blogger Rachel this week, we had a lovely time roaming around London, you can read our recap post here.

So now onto my haul for the last two weeks.




The First Last Kiss by Ali Harris
Fire and Thorns by Rae Carson
Dark Places by Gillian Flynn
Hold Still by Nina Lacour
Sweet Evil by Wendy Higgins
Deadly Little Secret by Jennifer Echols
Breathless by Brigid Kemmerer
Shadowed by Sarah Alderson
Pieces by Michelle Davidson Argyle

Thank you Kensington, Simon & Schuster, Sarah Alderson and Michelle Argyle.


Once again I had another brilliant haul and only received three review copies! Hold Still and Sweet Evil were books I had on my wish list for sometime, so I decided to treat myself when I was visiting Waterstones Piccadilly. Fire and Thorns was a series I knew I had to start, after reading Keertana's beautiful review, it's a book well out of my comfort zone, but I have a good feeling about it. Gillian Flynn's book Gone Girl completely blew me away, and a lot of reviewers who I trust have been highly praising her novel Dark Places, so I can't wait to see what surprises she has in store for me this time. And I'm sure I'm not the only person who can't get enough of the Merrick brothers, so I was quick to snatch up Breathless. I devoured Shadowed by Sarah Alderson, which I think is meant to be the final book in the Fated series, it was a lot different to what I was expecting, but I enjoyed it nonetheless, my review should be hopefully up soon. 

So that's my haul for the last two weeks, I have a few weeks off work coming up soon, which I can't wait for, as all I plan to do is catch up on my reading. If you've posted a book haul for this week, I'd love to see which goodies you received, so feel free to leave a link in the comments and I will stop by soon to check it out. 

38 comments:

  1. Looks like some great books. I really loved Fire and Thorns. Rae Carson is one of my favorite authors. Hope you enjoy it!

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  2. Such lovely books, Jasprit! I really think you're going to enjoy Sweet Evil. I wasn't really expecting something so good from this book, and I was utterly shocked in the best way possible by it. So I hope you like it as much as I did, Jasprit! <3 I'm also curious to see what you think of Dirty Little Secret, since that one looks SO cute. And same goes for Breathless! I can't get enough of the Merrick brothers either. ;)

    Enjoy all your ah-mazing books!!

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  3. Great haul! I love Sweet Evil's cover and really want to read it myself. Jennifer Echols' books have been on my wishlist for ages and so I really need to buy them soon!
    Hold Still and Fire and Thorns both look great. Happy reading! :)

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  4. I just got Sweet Evil too (Jenny's fault!) and I intend to read it very soon. I don't think I've seen that cover for Dark Places, but I know how much you liked Gone Girl (my copy just arrived) so I hope you'll enjoy this to.
    Btw, I'm so glad you and Rachel had fun together.

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  5. Hi, what an amazing haul.I love Gillian Flynn. Here is my showcase:
    http://www.chicklibrarycat.blogspot.com/2013/03/showcase-sunday-17.html

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  6. Great haul :) I hope you enjoy Dark Places, it sounds really good :)

    Have a lovely Sunday,

    Megan xxxxx

    My Showcase Sunday if you'd like a look :)

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  7. Another great haul Jasprit! I really hope you enjoy The First Last Kiss! I'm interested to see what you think of Sweet Evil as I have that on my TBR and I'm jealous of Hold Still - that one has been on my wishlist forever so I'm looking forward to seeing what you think of it! Happy reading lovely :)

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  8. Great haul! Love the look of Severed. And I have to get Kemmerer's books soon.

    Happy reading!
    My haul.

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  9. I still haven't read Spark, even though I bought it when it was released. Don't know how I managed that. I loved the first book and the first two novellas, I guess I am waiting for more books so that I won't be left wanting more.
    Anyways, great haul this week. Enjoy all your new books.
    My Haul

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  10. I love having time off work to do nothing but read. Lucky you! I loved all the nostalgia in The First Last Kiss although it's not a fluffy read at all.

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  11. I really need to read Fire and Thorns series too so I'll be excited to hear your thoughts Jasprit! I'm looking forward to trying Gone Girl, but I've heard Dark Places is brilliant too.

    And I definitely need to try out Brigid Kemmerer since I've heard lots of gushing.

    Fab haul and I hope you enjoy your time off work. Lucky for some!! :)

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  12. Like Livvy, I haven't read anything of Brigid Kemmerer, and I need to read Sweet Evil as well. Hope you enjoy these, fab haul, Jasprit! :)

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  13. Ooh some great looking books! Fire and Thorns does look good. It's not a series I'd heard of actually, might have to give it a try. Hope you enjoy your reads and have a great week! :-)

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  14. Eep! Dirty Little Secret! Hope you enjoy :)

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  15. I haven't heard of Severed or Pieces, but looking them up and hope you enjoy.
    Brandi @ Blkosiner’s Book Blog

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  16. The Girl of Fire and Thorns was really good, I thought. (Or, I guess for you guys it's just Fire and Thorns?) Either way, I thought it was a pretty strong debut, and I'd be interested to hear your thoughts on it.

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  17. Breathless was seriously good! You have to read it soon!

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  18. Great books! The girl of fire and thorn is AMAZING. I also have to read Sweet Evil soon. Happy reading :D

    Mel@thedailyprophecy.

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  19. Ahhh Sweet Evil. Love that book! I got Breathless as well and I'm really excited. Hope you enjoy all the goodies. Great haul.

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  20. I can't wait to see what you have to share on Shadowed by Sarah Alderson. I also plan to venture into Rae Carson's books some time this year. Hope you'll have a great time with all your books, Jas! Have a great week :)

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  21. The First Last Kiss looks great! I really need to get started on the Elemental series. I hope you enjoy all the books, Jasprit!

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  22. Yay for sweet evil! I really liked it and I'm glad you giving it a go. You got Dirty Little Secrets too! I'm looking forward to that one the most. And I've heard that The first last kiss is very very very emotional, so good luck with that. I hope you enjoy your reads :D

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  23. Woohoo, Breathless! And Dirty Little Secret! I got those two a couple of weeks ago, and I can't wait to get started on them (I'm SO backed up in reading. Where is spring break when you need it?!). The Girl of Fire and Thorns is a pretty great book! I have Crown of Embers, but I haven't read that one either! I am so bad at keeping up lol

    I hope you enjoy all of your awesomeness!

    Here is my STS post!

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  24. I am needing to start the Girl of Fire and Thorns books. I really enjoyed Sweet Evil, I hope you love it as well. So glad you finally got to meet Rachel! Have a terrific week!

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  25. I hope you enjoy Sweet Evil, I loved it and I'm looking forward to reading Breathless and Severed. Great haul Jaspirit, enjoy :D

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  26. So many great books! I've been meaning to get started on the Girl of Fire & Thorns books, too. I'm looking forward to hear what you have to say about Severed. It looks like a really interesting books.

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  27. Ooh I can't wait to hear your thoughts on Shadowed! I liked the last book, though the ending really annoyed me. I hope things are better here. ;) And you will love Fire and Thorns (or at least I hope you will!) It's a great book, and you've just reminded me that I still need to get the sequel. Lovely haul, Jasprit!

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  28. Excellent haul! I've only read Hold Still, but I can tell you it is definitely worth the read :) I hope you enjoy all your new goodies!

    My Showcase Sunday

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  29. I've been meaning to read Rae Carson's books for a while now, but it always seems to be slipping my mind.
    Yay for Dirty Little Secret! I got that one too and I'm so excited to read it soon!
    It's great that you're going to get a few weeks off of work! Plenty of time for reading!
    I'm on spring break right now and I'm loving all the time I'm getting to read. Too bad it's only one week! :(
    Anyways, fantastic books, Jasprit. I hope you enjoy them all! :)

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  30. That's so fantastic that you and Rachel finally got to meet! :) You two looked like you had a lot of fun.
    Dark Places looks fantastic, and I'm also very interested in reading that one. I read Gone Girl and wasn't the hugest fan but I've heard that her others books are even more brilliant so I can't wait to get my hands on them. Happy Reading, Jasprit!
    My Showcase Sunday!

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  31. Aaah Sweet Evil! I still have to read that one myself! I also am super curious about Deadly Little Secret. I didn't know it was an adult book before I saw it on EW so we'll see. It would be my first Echols book too and people seem to either love her stuff or hate it which makes me wary. I'll wait until you tell me if it's good! :P

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  32. The First Last Kiss looks so sweet! :) I haven't seen it before. Also I must read Sweet Evil it's been on my list for too long. I'm very curious about Deadly Little Secret as I love the author. Great haul :)

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  33. Oh, I've been interested in Gone Girl for sometime. I'm glad to hear that you loved it, Jasprit! <3 Deadly Little Secret has such lovely cover. :) Hope you'll enjoy Breathless, dearie! I'm really curious about Fire and Thorns. The cover doesn't look like something I normally read, so I'm hoping to read your review later to convince me. :)

    Happy reading, Jasprit! <3 And Rachel, I hope you're having a wonderful vacation! <3 :)

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  34. SWEET EVIL JASPRIT!!!! Oh I really hope you like that one, it just blew me away last year. Kaidan. *dies* And yay for Fire and Thorns! I loved that one too, but I agree it takes a little while to get into. I almost set it aside once I got to the end of part 1 because I just wasn't connecting, but Parts 2 and 3 were fabulous and I'm so glad I stuck with it. I really loved book 2 as well!

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  35. I still need to read The First Last Kiss - I got a copy a few months ago but haven't had time to read it yet. :( I've heard great things about it, though, so I hope we both enjoy it!

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  36. Both The Girl of Fire and Thorns and Hold Still are amazing novels, so I cannot WAIT to see what you make of them, Jasprit! Plus, isn't the cover for Hold Still just SO pretty? *sighs*

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  37. ooooh I cant wait to read Breathless! and Dirty Little Secret sounds AWESOME too! Great books you got!
    - Farah @ MajiBookshelf

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