Sunday, 31 March 2013

Showcase Sunday #24

 

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 great week! I've had the week off work and my plan was to tackle a lot of my e-galleys, of course that didn't go quite to plan, I came down with the flu and then found myself busy with a family wedding! But the reading I have been able to sneak in has been great! Here are the lovely books that I received over the last two weeks.



Thank you to Sourcebooks Fire, Penguin UK and Netgalley

If He Had Been with Me  by Laura Nowlin
The 5th Wave by Rick Yancey
My Life After Now by Jessica Verdi


 

Thank you to Random House UK and Little Brown UK

Drowning Instinct by Ilsa J. Bick
Noble Conflict by Malorie Blackman
The Secret of Ella and Micha by Jessica Sorensen

I devoured If He Had Been with Me in one day, it's been a long time since I've found myself so caught up in a book and the emotional mess that I was left in afterwards was so worth it! I will have my review up one day this week. With so many rave reviews for The 5th Wave, I had to go and request a copy, I have high hopes that this will be one novel that will deliver. Drowning Instinct was a book which had been on my wish list forever, so I was lucky enough to receive this gorgeous book through a swap.

Over to Rachel and her book haul for the last two weeks.



Thank you to Kensington Teen, G. Putnam's Sons, NetGalley and Leigh Talbert Moore

Breathless (Elemental #2.5) by Brigid Kemmerer 
The 5th Wave by Rick Yancey
The Truth About Letting Go by Leigh T. Moore



Clockwork Princess by Cassandra Clare
Undone (Unraveling #1.5) by Elizabeth Norris

I’m excited to read The 5th Wave because it sounds like an exciting ride, and of course Breathless! I can’t get enough of those Merrick boys. I must admit, I’m terrified to read Clockwork Princess after the last book. I seriously wanted to hurt someone after finishing that book because of yet another painful love triangle! I can’t help myself, though. I want to know how it turns out, and I’ve been seeing 5 star ratings everywhere. I refuse to read one single review until I finish. I’ll laugh, cry, and rant with you all about it later in the month.

That's all the lovelies we received, if you posted a book haul this week, we'd love to have a peek and see what you received too, leave us a link in the comments and we will stop by and check it out! 

41 comments:

  1. EEEP! You ladies BOTH got The 5th Wave? I'm so jealous, you ladies better enjoy that one! I want to read it SO badly. Jasprit, I came down with the flu this week as well during my break! I hope you're feeling better :) My Life After Now looks like a gorgeous read; I'm really looking forward to reading your review of If He Had Been With Me. Rachel, I've been really curious about Leigh T Moore's books! And I still need to read Elizabeth Norris' first book in the series. Lovely haul this week, ladies! Happy reading :)

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  2. Such a great haul! I hope you enjoy them all. I can't wait to read Clockwork Princess

    Stephanie @ Cover2CoverBlog

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  3. Clockwork Princess and The Secret of Ella and Micha! I just finish Clockwork Princess, it was awesome :D Happy reading.

    -Dannielle

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  4. So many good books! I'm quite jealous! First of all, Clockwork Princess! I need to get my hands on that! Then the 5th Wave looks good as well as My Life After Now! If He Had Been With Me seems good now that you say you devoured it in one day!

    Here's my Stacking the Shelves!

    Happy reading!

    -Lexi, the Literature Lion
    http://www.theliteraturelion.blogspot.com

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  5. Clockwork Princess . . . oh my gosh so many feels. It was definitely Cassandra Clare's best book ever!

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  6. The 5th Wave sounds so interesting, and yay you got the Clockwork Princess. :D Hope you enjoy reading them.

    Leigh
    Little Book Star

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  7. I've heard great things about 5th wave as well and it looks very interesting. I can't wait to read Undone and Unbreakable, I want to know what happens to Ben

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  8. I am SO jealous right now! You have no idea how badly I'm dying to read The 5th Wave. It sounds so fantastic! Looking forward to your reviews :)

    Bekka
    Pretty Deadly Reviews

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  9. I have heard great things about 5th Wave! Definitely need to look further into that one! And I really want to read The Truth About Letting Go and Secret of Ella and Micha. I haven't head of Life After Now, but the cover is really pretty! Very nice haul! I hope you enjoy <3

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  10. The 5th wave & My life after now, two books I'm very excited about :D Happy reading!

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  11. I can't wait to see what you think of The 5th Wave! :) Sounds really amazing :) And Clockwork Princess...I'm still waiting for my book! Ahh Book Depo please!! :) Anyway great haul :)

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  12. Clockwork Princess!! I can't wait to read that!

    Happy reading! :)

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  13. I loved The 5th Wave, one of my faves of the year so far! And oh my gosh, Undone was awesome, too. Happy Easter, ladies!

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  14. Your Showcase Sundays never fail to make me drool...and feel just a teensy-weensy jealous. :) Everything looks so awesome, ladies. I'm definitely going to pick up If He Had Been With Me since you loved it so much, Jasprit.

    Have a great week, ladies!

    xoxo

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  15. I finished 5th Wave last night and really enjoyed it! I can't wait to see what you both think of it. And Rachel, I hope you like Clockwork Princess! I'm looking forward to hearing your thoughts. ;)

    Lovely haul, you two!

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  16. You ladies always have the very best book hauls! I love drooling over your new reads!

    Drowning Instinct was a strange book, but overall I really enjoyed it. I haven't read many books with that "teacher falls in love with student" plot. And EEEEEEP! NOBLE CONFLICT!!!!! Malorie Blackman is my favourite author of all time - her Noughts & Crosses series is phenomenal! I got a letter in the post with the Noble Conflict post card inside, and I'm so excited to read the book. I really, really hope you enjoy these shiny new books, Jasprit.

    Rachel, I have never been so envious! Breathless, Clockwork Princess, Undone, SQUEEE!!! And I've heard nothing but wonderful things for The 5th Wave. Enjoy these beautiful new books, Rachel. <3

    Thank you so much for sharing your gorgeous book hauls, ladies! I can't wait for your reviews on some of these :Dx

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  17. So much awesomeness! I enjoyed both Breathless and Undone. Ben's story was so heartbreaking, but it really helped me understand him better. I'm not usually fond of novellas, but I really appreciated these two.
    And everyone's been reading The 5th Wave! Color me curious!

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  18. I have If He Had Been With Me, and am now so excited to read it! I can't believe how different the UK cover is for Ella & Micha, gorgeous. I really need to start the Elementals series. I've also heard good things about The Truth of Letting Go.
    Enjoy!

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  19. I really want to read If He Had Been With Me and The 5th Wave. They sound really good. I hope you enjoy them!

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  20. I'm so excited to see what you two think of The 5th Wave! It seems to be a huge hit so far, so I can't wait for it to release so I can read it myself. Drowning Instinct is another one I keep meaning to read, so I should get around to it soon. Either than that, I haven't heard of most of these books, but the covers are gorgeous, so I'm looking forward to seeing what you both think of them. Great haul, ladies!(:

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  21. I haven't seen the UK cover for The Secrets of Ella and Micha before! The 5th Wave! I cannot wait to read it! There has been a lot of buzz for that one. I'm on an ARC tour for it and anxiously awaiting its arrival. I hope you enjoy these new books! :)

    My haul

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  22. If he had been with me is one that I want to read as well! The story sounds so beautiful. I haven't read Clockwork Princess or any of Cassandra Clare's work, but I was at the bookstore yesterday and one of the people was gushing about it. So I hope you enjoy it as well :).

    Fabulous Haul Jasprit and Rachel :)

    Savindi

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  23. Wow, amazing books! I really want to read The 5th Wave but I had to decline it because of an excessive amount of other review books. The Secret of Ella and Micha looks good, I haven't seen that cover before. I didn't know about Undone before, I loved Unravelling so I'll have to read that one soon. Clockwork Princess sounds brilliant, I want to read it SO much... but I have to read Clockwork Prince first, hehe ;P

    Happy reading!
    My SS: http://www.bookhi.blogspot.co.uk/2013/03/showcase-sunday-22.html

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  24. Ohhh... the 5th wave! I can't wait to get my hands on that one. I'm on a blog tour for it fortunately so I THINK I should be getting it like in the next two weeks. Hoping it lives up to all the hype. :) Happy Reading!
    My Showcase Sunday!

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  25. I am so excited for The 5th Wave! All the early buzz is getting me really amped up, and I do like a good alien apocalypse story in general. I've heard good things about My Life After Now, also. AND, several people have recommended Drowning Instinct to me, so I hope you enjoy that as well.

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  26. If He Had Been With Me looks so good! I hope you both enjoy your goodies!

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  27. Great books, I really want The 5th Wave and I was refused on NG for some reason :( I also have Undone and Breathless and I'm really looking forward to them both. Happy Reading girlies :)

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  28. Awesome hauls, guys! I got a copy of The 5th Wave as well, and I'm so psyched since I've literally only read rave reviews. Jasprit, I received If He Had Been With Me and My Life After Now, and I also got Clockwork Princess! I can't wait to start all of these. Enjoy your hauls, ladies! :)

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  29. If he had been with me sounded so sad to me when I read it's premises on goodreads, but you loved it. I'm pretty sure now that I'll give it a try.

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  30. Ooh, My Life After Now! Very lucky :) I love this haul!

    Sunny @ Blue Sky Bookshelf

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  31. I love the books that both of you got! I've seen great reviews on My Life After Now and I can't wait to see what you think of The 5th Wave!! Enjoy your books, ladies and have a great week :)

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  32. Wow, so many good books! If He Had Been With Me seems so interesting.

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  33. I feel like everyone is reading 5th Wave, including my co-blogger! But I'm about to start Kate Daniels, Rachel. :)

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  34. I'm with you on The 5th Wave - it seems to be everywhere right now! I'm hoping to start it this week!

    Great haul, ladies!

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  35. Sorry to hear you came down with the flu Jasprit! Hope you're feeling better now. Drowning Instinct looks great, so I'll be looking forward to your thoughts on that one! :)

    The 5th Wave looks interesting too. Hope you two enjoy that. Great haul! :)

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  36. Ooo you both got The 5th Wave! That one sounds awesome, I can't wait to see what you guys think:) And yay for Undone! I'm so ready to spend some time in Ben's head!!!

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  37. I really can't wait to get my hands on The 5th Wave, If He Had Been WIth Me and My Life After Now so I am definitely drooling over your haul here. They all are ones that I think I will love and what you said about IHHBWM definitely has amped up my excitement. I love when you get so lost in a story that you just devour it without even realizing that you have sat there and read the whole thing!

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  38. oh my God soo lucky for having My Life After now!! Sounds like it'll be an awesome read!! Cant wait to read your reviews girlies!
    = Farah @ MajiBookshelf

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  39. I really really want to get a hold of the Fifth wave. That books sounds fantastic. So many great contemporaries up there. I have been reading alot of contemporary and I am needing a change. I am just finishing Clockwork Princess and of course it is really good. I hope you two enjoy all your reads. Have a wonderful week, ladies.

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  40. Jealous over Breathless. And I'm hoping to start Clockwork Princess soon. The infernal devices series is so amazing. Can't wait to read it.

    Great haul. I hope you enjoy everything and happy reading, ladies! :)

    Jennifer @ Dream Reads

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  41. Ah, lots of awesome :D Sigh. I really, really want to read The 5th Wave :) *Jealous* Hope you'll enjoy them all. <3
    Thank you for commenting on my mailbox. <3
    Love, Carina @ Carina's Books

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