Sunday, 20 July 2014

Showcase Sunday: #56

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.  

Hi all! So the last couple of weeks have been awesome blogging-wise, I received two amazing packages, one from my #ninjabookswap (first photo) and one from my lovely co-blogger Rachel (second photo). Both packages contained books which I can't wait to read, I think I'm going to have a hard time deciding which to read first. And lastly I was able to attend YALC at London Film and Comic Con, I should have my recap post of the event up soon. I was lucky to meet amazing authors, and get copies of The Manifesto on How to Be Interesting and Stolen and also meet many amazing bloggers!

Jasprit's Books:

 (Click cover for Goodreads link)
Breathe, Annie, Breathe  

Miranda Kenneally has always been my go to author, and so I've had her book Breathe, Annie, Breathe for the longest time, I have high hopes for this one, as everyone I seem to know has thoroughly enjoyed this book. And Nick and Siiri have been going on about the Addicted series for ages now, so I finally succumbed and bought a copy!

Over to Rachel and her haul!

Rachel's Books:

(Click on titles for Goodreads link) 

Up at Butternut Lake (The Butternut Lake Trilogy, #1)  The Chocolate Rose (Amour et Chocolat, #3; La Vie en Roses, #1)River Marked (Mercy Thompson, #6) Dragon Bound (Elder Races, #1)

I bought Up At Butternut Lake after Andrea's @The Bookish Babe wonderful review.  I just checked and it's now $1.99 at Amazon and I bought it for much more than that! *sobs* Oh well, what can you do? At least I got a steal of a deal for The Chocolate Rose by Laura Florand after Siiri @ Little Pieces of Imagination tweeted and alerted me it was FREE on Amazon (click HERE for link) so that eased the pain a little. I'm continuing on with the Mercy Thompson series after my husband has blown through the first five books. We were on vacation last week (which is why I've been a bit scarce) and he became hooked. That reinvigorated my enthusiasm for the series and I bought and audio copy of book 6, River Marked.  I'm trying the first of the Elder Races, (Dragon Bound). I hear a lot of praise for the series.

What lovelies did you get this week? Link us up and we'll come check it out!


  1. EEP! Awesome books!
    Jasprit-- I'm so jealous you now have copies of I'LL GIVE YOU THE SUN and TALON in your hands! Happy reading with those lovelies!
    Rachel-- I keep seeing you read & enjoy Laura Florand's books, I'll have to snag that free copy of THE CHOCOLATE ROSE!
    Have a fantastic week, ladies :)

  2. thanks for sharing these amazing books! :)

  3. Ooh some lovely books there! Glad you got at least one steal, Rachel.

    And Jasprit- totally jealous of your packages!! :)

  4. TALON! I REALLY WANT IT! I also got Black Ice and IM SO EXCITED for it! :D AWESOME HAUL GUYS!

    - Juhina @ Maji Bookshelf

  5. Jasprit I cannot wait to read your recap!! I have seen some amazing photos on twitter and YALC seemed great this week. Also TALON!! *grabby hands* I cannot wait to read it too. You've got some amazing books.
    Rachel well I grabbed that Chocolate books, since is you know free! :D But you and Siiri have your ways to get to me so I may read it soon. Great hauls, ladies :)

  6. Oh I read Dragon Bound a while ago and I was so adorable, Rachel. I am sure you'll enjoy it! Also if you stopped reading the Mercedees Thompson series because it was not all that great (book 4 was a major disappointment), continue. Book 6 is soooooo good. River Marked will totally be worth it.

    I ADORE your haul, Jasprit! I am dying to read I'll Give You the Sun and I really hope you'll enjoy it! :D And For Darkness Shows the Stars is such an adorable book. If you've read Persuasion and enjoyed it, you'll definitely love this one. Oh and Addicted to You was realllly good! I hope you'll enjoy it!! :D

    Lovely haul ladies and I hope you two have a fabulous week! :)

    Rashika @ The Social Potato

  7. Wowee great haul! I'm so jealous that you have a copy of Talon! Love Julie Kagawa so I'm really excited for this one! For Darkness Shows the Stars is a book I've been wanting for ages! Some awesome books here :) Enjoy!

    Becca @ Lost in Thought
    My Haul

  8. Talon sounds good, hope you enjoy. Have a great week!

  9. YAY Jasprit, you got For Darkness Shows the Stars - I loved that book! And I loved Across A Star-Swept Sea even more :) I AM SO JEALOUS OF YOUR TALON!! I can't wait to read that one. I have Black Ice but I haven't read it yet because I am STILL STUCK in August releases. Holy guacamole, there are a lot of them. And I haven't heard of any of your new books, Rachel, boo... I hope you enjoy them!!

    Have a fantastic week, you two!

    Check out my STS post!

  10. Jasprit, I'm seriously LOVING that cover of Stolen--I haven't seen it before!--and am so anxious for your opinion on Nelson's latest since I loved her debut and am hoping this one is just as impressive.

    Rachel, I'm so glad you snagged The Chocolate Rose and River Marked, though not my favorite MT, is still a treat. Frost Burned is downright fantastic and Night Broken is excellent as well, so you'll want to get to those sequels soon for sure, I think!

    Wonderful hauls, ladies, and happy reading! :)

  11. Congrats on all those lovely books, Jasprit! Hopefully you love them all.

    I hope you enjoy Butternut Lake, Rachel. I'm excited to start the second one. I did pick up The Chocolate Rose! I was ordering the print when I saw it was free. It's not my favorite in the series, but still very good! Enjoy!

  12. Omg, you have Talon. Hope it's a good one! And Dragon Bound looks great Rachel, hope you'll like it! Happy reading :) This week, I didn't get anything. :P

    Lola @ Hit or Miss Books

  13. AHHHHH! Look at the awesome books you both got this week. YAY DRAGONS!!! I can't wait to see what you think of Talon Jasprit and what you think of Dragon Bound Rachel. Love me some Dragos!!!! The Elder Races series is one of my all time favorites, I so hope you enjoy it:)

  14. Oh my goodness...BLACK ICE. I've been dying for that one! All of these books sound fabulous, Jasprit and Rachel! I can't wait to see all the reviews :)

  15. EE EEE EEE EEEEEEEEEEE. So many amazing things, my love! I love those badges and that bookmark :) So pretty! Also, Rachel is a doll! We're so going to devour Talon. Would you like to read it in August? :) Whooop! BAB! I hope you enjoy just as much as everyone else has enjoyed it. AND YAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAS. ADDICTED TO YOU. *FANS SELF* Lo and Lily. Lily and Lo. I'm in love. I hope you enjoy. I really, really do. It's ok if you don't. But I hope you will :) Ohh, Rachel! I'm so glad that I managed to make you happy with that Florand novel :) Really need to start these. Alsooo, Patricia Biggs. Whoop! I'm so happy your husband is enjoying this one too :D I hope this new installment will be all kinds of up your alley :) Lovely haul, girls!

  16. Ohhh. Jealous :D SO many gorgeous books. <3 I am dying to read Talon. I hope you love it :D Happy reading you guys. <3 :)

  17. Wow!Talon totally am looking forward to that one and I need to dive into the Kenneally book. I am such a fan of her books. Hope everything is great in your worlds.

  18. You ladies got some great books! Because Siiri and Nick are evil (peer pressure I tell you) I went ahead and ordered all the Addicted books for my Kindle. I got totally lucky and bought them when they were on that $1.99 sale (totally unplanned). For Darkness Shows the Stars is really good (a creative retelling of Persuasion), and I adored I'll Give You the Sun and Breathe, Annie, Breathe - I hope you love them, J! And yay for the Elder Races! I can't wait to see what you think, R. Dragos and Pia are one of my OTPs. :D

  19. Oh, wow! This is quite a haul! I want the Starmix and Belzhar the most!

  20. TALON! I love Kagawa's writing-style and I've adored all her books so far. I can't wait to see what she comes up with in this new story :D

    Happy reading!


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