Sunday, 6 July 2014

Showcase Sunday #55

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.  

Hey everyone, this past two weeks were definitely good ones in terms of buying books, but not really reading them. I went to London for the day and ended up visiting my two favourite stores: Foyles Charing Cross and Waterstones Picadilly. They ended up having a lot of gorgeous US books and a lot of books that my local book store doesn't have in stock, so I decided to treat myself to a book or two, see below for my nice stack! Shimmer was one of my highly anticipated reads of this year, I definitely need to fit this into my schedule straight away. And The Moment Collector or The Vanishing Season has been receiving some really mixed reviews, but I was highly intrigued about this supposed ending everyone seems to be chatting about. And a big thank you to Sarah Alderson for my signed bookmarks and Fierce Fiction for my Ruin and Rising tote!

Jasprit's Books:
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Rachel's Books:
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Mortal Heart (His Fair Assassin, #3) Shatter (True Believers, #4) Rival (Fall Away, #2) Hammered (Iron Druid Chronicles, #3) 

Thank you to Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, InterMix, NAL, and Edelweiss!

Well I got back in one piece from the ALA in Las Vegas last week, and then had a super busy three days back at work! Thank goodness for the three day weekend we have for the 4th of July!  Above are some of the books I received/bought these last couple of weeks. I got a digital copy of Mortal Heart from Edelweiss but I also got a physical copy of at the ALA. I can't wait to read Annith's story! Erin McCarthy is one of the few authors who get NA right so I'm excited to continue with the True Believers series with Shatter. I want to read Bully by Penelope Douglas before reading Rival because I've heard nothing but good things.  And I bought an audio copy of Hammered by Kevin Hearne to continue with the Iron Druid Chronicles since it was on sale on Audible. 

I'll be back tomorrow with a short recap of the ALA with a giveaway!

What great books did you get?  Leave us a link and either Jasprit or I will come and check it out!


  1. Rachel, I'm curious to see what you make of the Iron Druid Chronicles as it progresses as I've heard mixed reviews about the series as it goes on. I'm so excited to see you picked up Mortal Heart, though--I definitely want to read that conclusion!

    Jasprit, SO MANY PRETTY BOOKS! I'm dyingggg to read Shimmer and reallyyyy want to get to it, so I'll have to splurge and buy a copy myself, I think, but I can't wait to see what you make of it--I've heard only good things! ;) I didn't enjoy The Moment Collector all that much, or Cress, but I thoroughly fell for Scarlet, Everything Leads to You, The Ghost & the Goth, Fall for Anything (my favorite Courtney Summers!) and Saving Francesca (my favorite Marchetta to date!). Can't wait to see what you think of all these titles, dearest, so happy reading! :)

  2. Ooo, The Moment Collector has such an interesting cover, it reminds me of Jodi Meadows' Incarnate series. The Moment Collector = The Vanishing Season, which I've read, and, well... let's just say I hope you enjoy it more than I did ;D YAY FOR MORTAL HEART!! I also have it, but I have not read it yet (I know, my self-restraint is insane). I hope you love it!

    Have a fabulous weekend, ladies!

    Check out my STS post!

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  4. WOW! *gushes over these books* You have Rival!! Jealous >< I hope you get to read Bully soon! And pelase that R&R tote bag is just so awesome!

    Happy Reading!

  5. Jasprit, you got so many awesome books. I'm excited to see what you think of Scarlet and Cress! Also, Everything Leads to You looks all kinds of amazing. I hope you'll love all those gorgeous books you bought.

    Rachel, yay for Mortal Heart! I got the book too, but since it's only coming out in November, I'm trying not to read it right away. Also, I liked Bully although I wasn't in love with it, but I'm looking forward to reading Rival! I liked the male character in that one in Bully.

    Enjoy your fabulous books, ladies! :)

  6. MORTAL HEART :( Dies of jealousy, lol. <3 I want it so bad. Sigh. Hope you love it :D And aw. Gorgeous swag. <3 And that bag :D I have it too. Isn't it just gorgeous? I love mine. (I have two; as I pre-ordered two UK copies of Ruin and Rising. <3) ANYWAY. Lots of awesome books :D Happy reading. <3

  7. Ohhh, yay! You got yourself some Sarah swag :) Whoop! That Ruin & Rising totebag is so freakin awesome! I hope you get to put it to good use soon :) And that haul you purchased? Just perfection! Hope you enjoy everything from there, Jas!! As for rachel, gahh. So jealous of Shatter and Mortal Heart :D I hope you enjoy these a ton! And yay for an audio sale :)

  8. Ha I was just going to ask if you were going to do a recap for the event and I am so excited to see it now! :)

    ALSO YES FOR SHIMMER! I really really really hope you'll love it, Jas! :D I am so darn excited for Burn right now even though I haven't read Shimmer. I am just looking forward to the final revelation and the show down :')

    DOUBLE YAY for the SA swag! :D You can put the book-markers in the individual books now :D

    Have a fantastic week you two! and HAPPY READING! :)

    Rashika @ The Social Potato

  9. I nearly popped into Picadilly Waterstones last week but I was only in London for the evening and I probably would have spent too much time in there and been late! Enjoy all your books.

  10. The moment collector/The vanishing season is not bad. I love your Ruin and Rising tote bag <3 Scarlet and Cress, yeaaaaay! You got Mortal Heart, that is awesome. Happy reading :D


  11. Oh you've got some really amazing books. Jasprit I cannot wait to see what you think of The Moment Collector. I loved it and I cannot wait to see what you think of it. Also there is Saving Francesca which you will enjoy too :) Rachel Mortal Heart!! I want to read that one badly and I cannot wait to see what you think of it!! Great haul, ladies :)

  12. Ah, Charing Cross Road! How I miss it and how I envy you for going there! A great haul indeed.

  13. Congrats on finding those books in London, Jasprit. I hope you enjoy them!
    Rachel, I'm super excited for Shatter, too! I agree about McCarthy and NA. I'm curious about Rival and thanks for the tip about Bully. I will read it first.

  14. So many awesome books! I hope you enjoy reading them all. Can't wait for your reviews!

  15. Jasprit - Not to sure about the story itself, but man do I want to buy the Love Letters to the Dead just based on the cover alone. xD So pretty!

    Rachel - So looking forward to your thoughts on Mortal Heart! It's one of my most anticipated conclusions of 2014. :D

  16. The Moment Collector sounds like it will be good. Hope you enjoy and have a great coming week.

  17. I do love a fun trip to the bookstore, Jasprit!

    and that's awesome you got back safe and sound, Rachel -can't wait to read your wrap up of ALA.

  18. Jas - hooray for Shimmer! I'm hoping to start it this week :)

    Rach - yay for Mortal Heart, I hope it's an excellent conclusion to the series :)

    Mands @ The Bookish Manicurist

  19. Great hauls :)
    I'm jealous of Mortal Heart!
    Tea Party Princess

  20. Yay for finally getting Shimmer Jasprit! I hope you will love it as much I did. There's definitely some good rafa pay-off in this book ;)


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