Sunday, 27 October 2013

Showcase Sunday #38


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 wonderful week! I received some great books this last week, some which I've been extremely excited about and others which I've been nervous about giving a go.


Thank you to Sarah Alderson and Grand Central Publishing.


Lila Shortcuts was a brilliant book with five novellas from five great characters, I love these characters that I'm so happy that Alderson is still giving us neat little stories, I shall have my review for this book up soon. Shooting Scars was a book I was highly anticipating, after loving Sins & Needles, but unfortunately Shooting Scars didn't leave the best impression with me, I will still be reading Bold Tricks, but probably won't be going into it as excited as I was before. The early thoughts regarding Allegiant have me really worried, luckily I haven't stumbled across any spoilers yet, but I haven't managed to start a single page yet in nervous anticipation! 

Lets see the goodies Rachel received! 


Thanks to Chicken House, Entangled Publishing, Kensington, Intermix, and Netgalley!





 


I’m currently finishing up the Curse Workers series by Holly Black and I’m loving it! The first book started off a little annoying to me but by the end I was fully hooked! I was listening to it well after I finished my drive home for work last night and I can’t wait to finish. Love Cassel Sharp! I may do a series review next month.

I requested Seducing the Enemy after reading Aman @ Enticed by Books loved it. I plan on starting the Amour et Chocolate series in November so I grabbed book five when I saw it up on Netgalley. Keertana @ Ivy Book Bindings loves this series, and I’ve never gone wrong with one of her recommendations.

My lovely co-blogger, Jasprit, sent me a copy of The Killing Woods! This doesn’t release in the States until January so, yay! I love mysteries and this one sounds wonderful!

Feel free to leave links to your book hauls that you shared in the comments, Rachel and I would love to know what pretties you received! 

26 comments:

  1. Jasprit, I was planning to read the Sins & Needles trilogy myself, but a lot of readers have been disappointed by the last novel, so I'm hesitant to even start. I'm curious to see what you think of those, not to mention Allegiant which has been receiving so many mixed reviews!

    Rachel, I can't wait to compare notes on The Chocolate Heart! It's just as beautifully written as all her past novels, though I think The Chocolate Touch is just a little better because - somehow! - it's lighter than this novel. It's still one of my favorites in the series, though, and there are plenty of glimpses of old characters, which is a definite yay. I also have The Killing Woods from Jasprit which I've been dying to start and I'm so glad to see you're enjoying The Curse Workers Trilogy - it's one of my faves!(:

    Great haul, ladies! Enjoy! :D

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  2. I loved Sins & Needle and Shooting Scars, but I'm still a little hesitant towards Bold Tricks. I'm just not reading to let Javier go :( I hope it works for you. Allegiant is another book I'm not going to read for now. I read some spoilers and yeah...it put me off. But I do want to know how it plays out. I'll wait for your review, Jasprit!

    Rachel! I'm so glad you gave Seducing the Enemy a chance! Also, I finished Isn't she Lovely last night and loved it. It was one of those easy following, addicting reads and I literally flew through it. Thanks for recommending it! I haven't heard much about Killer Woods but I love a good mystery and I remember Sam loving it. I'll add it to my tbr. Enjoy you haul!

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    1. Yay for another Javier fan Aman! Rachel likes Camden! Javier kind of disappointed me in Shooting Scars, I liked him sometimes when he was sweet, but then this other side I didn't like at all! I think I knew what he could be like, but just didn't want to see it. I hope Bold Tricks lives up to both of our expectations, I know there have been some mixed reviews for it, but Rachel loved it! :)

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  3. The Killing Woods sounds intriqing and the first chapter is amazing! I hope you both enjoy your new stories!

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  4. Jasprit, so glad you haven't gotten spoiled yet, it's quite a big one! I do hope you like it.

    Rachel, The Killing Woods looks really good! I am waiting for my copy to arrive.

    Happy reading, ladies! <33

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  5. I really need to start reading the Curse Workers series, and well everything else by Holly Black, people love her. The cover of Unfed is so cool, I got the old covers with the colored pages.

    I hope you ladies enjoy everything :)

    My Haul

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  6. I'm glad you've managed to avoid the Allegiant spoilers! I feel really bad for everyone that's been spoiled.
    The Killing Woods sounds amazing! I can't wait to see what you think of it!
    Great hauls! Happy reading :)

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  7. Aw, I'm sorry you didn't love Shooting Scars, Jasprit! I hope the last book works out better for you :) I know Giselle really enjoyed it, so perhaps there's hope for you yet ;)

    RACHEL!!! Sweet was such a fun, entertaining read. I don't know how to rate it, but it was a good one :) I'm stuck between 3-4 stars. I'm going to think for a while before I post my review and give my rating. I hope you enjoy all of your books :)

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  8. Loads of good books!! The Killing Woods was my WoW a few weeks ago. It's not a genre I usually read but it sounds really good!! Hope you enjoy Allegiant, I expect every book blogger will be talking about it for a good while now ;P Enjoy your reads!

    My SS

    Laura @ What's Hot?

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  9. Awesome haul! I am still waiting for my copy of Allegiant, hope it comes Monday. :)
    Happy reading!

    My haul

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  10. I love mysteries too so I am really looking forward to reading The Killing Woods! I love the cover, it's so eerie!

    P.S. Sorry for the lack of comments, ladies! In my 3 (and final!) year of uni and the workload is really piling up. :(

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    1. No worries Renu, I hope you're still managing to fit in some reading in between your workload!

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  11. Ohh, lots of awesome :D Still waiting on my hardcovers of Allegiant :\ And oh. The Killing Woods sounds awesome. I hope you will both enjoy everything you got this week :) Happy reading. <3

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  12. Nice haul! I loved the Divergent trilogy (and yes I read the last book and despite the "controversy" I enjoyed it immensely and give props to the writer for her amazing artistic talent!). Enjoy! Here's my SS: http://www.thecovercontessa.com/2013/10/showcase-sunday-30.html

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  13. Alleginat!! I need to have it like yesterday! :D I really hope my postman will be good and bring it to me this week. :) Also The Killing Woods are on my to-read list. I mean it's Lucy and after Stolen I'd read her grocery list! Great haul ladies :)

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  14. AMAZING haul - so many great books :)

    Have a great week!

    Megan xxx

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

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  15. I got Allegiant this week too and I have a few of your other books also :)

    My Showcase Sunday

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  16. Nice haul. I'd like love to read the Artists trilogy :)

    My StS

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  17. Nice haul! I've bought the last book for the Artist trilogy as well but I still haven't read the second one yet lol. I also got Sweet and I've heard great things about Seducing the Enemy. Hope you enjoy the books :)
    My STS

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  18. Jasprit: I'm curious about Sins and Needles, so that's a bummer the second one wasn't as great. I hope the third leaves you more satisfied in the end!

    Rachel: Ooh I'm jealous you got The Killing Woods. I love a good mystery and this one sounds good.

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  19. I'm also happy I haven't read any Allegiant spoiler, but I've heard all those things about the ending.. It makes me very worried, but happy reading :D!

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  20. I still haven't read Sins and Needles, but it's a shame to hear that the sequel wasn't brilliant for you, Jasprit. I hope the next book is more to your liking. And this Lila Shortcuts compilation is new to me! I'll have to check it out.

    I've heard good things about Unfed and The Chocolate Heart. And The Killing Woods! Although I didn't like that as much as Stolen, it still really impressed me. I hope you like it, Rachel! :)

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  21. Jas - I've started Allegiant and so far, so good! I am a little worried though ;)

    Rach - The Killing Woods sounds great, I hope you enjoy it!

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  22. Nice books, ladies! I still need to start The Artists Trilogy. The Chocolate Heart looks good, too! Enjoy your books!

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  23. The Killing Woods. WANT. WANT. Enjoy everything ladies. And as usual, looking forward to reading your thoughts on these. :)

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  24. You've got so many cool books! The Lila Shortcuts especially are looking really good. Hunting Lila's a favourite of mine. Should really pick up Loosing Lila soon. I <3 Alex.

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