Sunday, July 22, 2012

Showcase Sunday (#5)


Showcase Sunday is a weekly meme hosted by Vicki at Books, Biscuits and Tea. Its 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.

For Review: 
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I've actually finished this one since I picked it up early last week and I loved it! It's a definite 5 Star Rating for sure and while I would love to put my review up now itself, I can only post it by August 15th-ish, so stay tuned! :D 
This is another ARC I picked up in the middle of last week and I devoured it in one sitting. You can read my review for it here. 
I know! This one was my WoW Pick last week and I luckily found it and got approved for it on NetGalley, so I'm excited to start it soon!

Bought:
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I managed to pick up a copy of this at my local library book sale, so I'm thrilled to finally have it on my shelves! I'll definitely need to start this one soon! :) 
I have heard nothing but phenomenal things about Robin McKinley and her novels, so I thrilled to finally be starting this one this week. 
Moira Young has been getting quite a bit of attention around the blogosphere lately with ARCs of her new book, Rebel Heart, the sequel to Blood Red Road, being released. I figured it was about time I began reading Blood Red Road so I could get my hands on its anticipated sequel and see what the hype was about for myself. 
Insignia by S.J. Kincaid 
I've had my eye on this one since its release last week, but my bookstore sold out of it by the time I got there, so I had to wait another week to get my hands on a copy. I can't wait to start this one though!
I'll be honest - this is my friend's. BUT, she's overseas on vacation, so I'm hoping to finish it before that. Plus, I technically did buy it for her since she ordered it from Australia and she's paying me back when she returns, so for now, this is mineee! ;) 
I'm not one for creepy/horror stories, but I've heard too many good things about this one to pass it up. I found it in my library book sale as well and picked it up at a bargain price, so I can't wait to begin this! 

What did you all get this week? I can't wait to begin reading my novels and I hope you all got fantastic hauls as well!(: 

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  1. Wonderful haul, Keertana! How funny, I received all the same books for review as you did this week too. :)

    I really liked Blood Red Road- killer worms, girl cage fighting, butt-kicking heroine and whatnot. :) I hope you have a great readalong! (You're doing one on Goodreads, right?)

    I've been hearing phenomenal things about Unwind, though I have yet to read it. :( I hope you enjoy!

    Thanks for sharing! <3

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    1. Thanks Leanne!(: I'm so glad you liked Blood Red Road! I am doing a readalong on Goodreads, so I'm excited about starting it! :D I can't wait to start Unwind either! I've heard so many great things about it, so I hope it lives up to the hype! =]

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  2. Nice haul! Glad to hear you enjoyed Stormdancer, I am looking forward to it and I have Insignia too, I hope to read it this week!

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    1. Thanks! I loved Stormdancer, so I can't wait to see what you think of it or Insignia! I hope you enjoy them as much as I did! :D

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  3. Some amazing books again this week Keertana! I also got a copy of Stormdancer, I'm so glad you liked it, I honestly can't wait to get stuck in! Also yay for Shadows I've heard so many great things about that book! Happy reading! :)

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    1. Thanks Jasprit!(: I can't wait to see what you have to say about Stormdancer - I hope you enjoy it! I'm really excited about Shadows as well! Hopefully it lives up to the hype! :D

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  4. Great haul Keertana. I have Pushing the Limits too so glad to hear your another one who loved it. And I've seen some great reviews for Shadows too, I don't think much of it's cover but its whats inside that really counts, right lol.

    Thanks for stopping by my Stack :)

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    1. Thanks Suzanne!(: I can't wait to see what you think about Pushing the Limits - I loved it! You're right - it's what's inside that counts, so I hope Shadows is good! :D

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  5. Awesome haul, Keertana ! Pushing The Limits was a fabulous read and I'm glad to hear you loved it too. :)
    Shadows looks like a great read. I hope you enjoy all your books ! :)

    Happy reading!

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    1. Thanks Nick! I can't wait to begin Shadows myself!(:

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  6. Oh I'm so glad you have a copy of Shadows! I loved that book! I can't wait to hear your thoughts on it. :) Insignia and Unwind were great reads for me too so I hope you enjoy them. Amazing haul, Keertana! :)

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    1. Yay! I'm so glad you liked Shadows - I can't wait to begin it! :D Insignia and Unwind are two reads I'm really excited to begin as well, so I hope they live up to the hype! :D

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  7. Howl's Moving Castle! I loved that book so much. Actually read it not too long ago. It's brilliant! I hope you'll enjoy it.
    Thanks for stopping by!

    ~New Follower

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    1. Thanks Stepanie!(: I've heard amazing things about Howl's Moving Castle, so I can't wait to read it! :D

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  8. Great books! Stormdancer seems very popular...glad you loved it!

    Thanks for stopping by My Added to the Bookshelf Post!

    ♥ Melissa @ Melissa's Eclectic Bookshelf

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    1. Yes, Stormdancer is fantastic! I can't wait to see what you think of it too Melissa! :D

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  9. I'm dying to read Pushing The Limits! I hope you enjoy it plus your other books :)
    Thanks for stopping by my blog!

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    1. Thanks Zoe! I loved Pushing the Limits, so I hope you enjoy it too! :D

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  10. Ohhhh! The Blue Sword is so good. I think it is my favorite of all of Robin McKinley's books. Seriously, you are in for a treat.

    I've got Pushing The Limits on my TBR, so yay glad it's a one-sitting read.

    Here's what I got this week

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    1. Yay, I'm so glad you liked it April! It's an older book and very underrated, but I'm excited to begin it. I can't wait to see what you think about Pushing the Limits, so I'll be keeping my eyes peeled for your review of it! :D

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  11. Fabulous haul! I hope you enjoy Blood Red Road as much as I did, the negative reviews that I've read didn't enjoy the language/slang, but I just adored it the book :-). Ironskin and Stormdancer sound really good, and I'm glad you enjoyed Stormdancer, can't wait to read it myself.

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    1. Thanks Katja!(: I just started Blood Red Road and I'm really enjoying it so far, so I can't wait to read more. Stormdancer was terrific, so I can't wait to see what you think of it and I'm excited to begin Ironskin as well! Thanks for stopping by! :D

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  12. Yay! I got pushing the limits too! Enjoy!

    Thanks for stopping by my
    Sunday Shout Out

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    1. I can't wait to see what you think of Pushing the Limits Carrie! I hope you enjoy it! :D

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  13. I received Pushing the Liits the other week and currently reading it which I am loving so far. Hope you enjoy all your new books :)

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    1. Yay, I'm so glad you're liking it Kate! I can't wait for your review!(:

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  14. Oh, great books! Looking forward to your review on Stormdancer. It looks fantastic :D

    My SS post: http://goo.gl/YH0gR

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    1. Thanks Beatriz! I can't wait for you to read Stormdancer as well - I think you'll love it!(: I'm off to check out your haul now! :D

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  15. Awesome haul! I just found IRONSKIN on NetGalley and requested it. Honestly, I'm so blind sometimes. :P And I just placed an order for BLOOD RED ROAD, too, so I'm really looking forward to that book. INSIGNIA looks great as well!

    Can't wait to hear your thoughts on these. Thanks for stopping by my Showcase Sunday!

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    1. Yay! I hope you get approved for Ironskin Meg! I'm excited to be starting it soon. I also can't wait to begin Blood Red Road and Insignia, so I hope you enjoy those as well!(:

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  16. I love Howl's Moving Castle :)

    And what an awesome haul you have this week! Can't wait to read what you have to share about Ironskin :)

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    1. Thanks Henrietta! I've heard great things about Howl's Moving Castle and Ironskin looks fantastic, so I can't wait to begin! :D

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  17. I LOVE Blood Red Road. Such an amazing dystopian with a kick-ass female character. I just realized Ironskin was on netgalley this morning and I am hoping to be approved because it sounds so amazing! Happy reading! :)

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    1. Thanks Sara! I can't wait to start Ironskin and Blood Red Road is great so far! Thanks for stopping by! :D

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  18. I just finished Pushing the Limits too, and thought it was pretty good, although I admit I had some issues. I wasn't the biggest fan of Blood Red Road, but I just received Rebel Heart and I'm hoping this will change.
    Great haul! Happy reading, darling.

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    1. Thanks Maja!(: I'm glad you enjoyed Pushing the Limits! I'm really liking Blood Red Road, so I hope Rebel Heart works out for you! :D

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  19. YAY!! I am so happy to hear you loved Stormdancer! Cannot wait for your review to be posted. Yukiko and Buruu <3

    Ooooh Ironskin!! The cover has been drawing me back to that again and again, REALLY eager to see what you think of it. AND INSIGNIA! I LOVED that, one of my fave reads this year. And damn, I wasn't expecting parts of it to be so funny.

    Hehehe, hope you enjoy your totally-not-stolen-but-burrowed-BUT-it's-techically-yours-anyway... kinda copy of Shadows. I still need to write my review, but it was fantastic!

    Oh, Unwind. I read that in 2009/2010 and it's STILL stuck with me. One scene in particularly is just.... powerful. I so feel like rereading it now! My TBR suddenly hates you :P Sooo many incredible books this week, happy reading!

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    1. Thanks Brodie!(: Yesss, Yukiko and Buruu!<3 ;)

      I'm really excited to start Ironskin soon and I've read SO many good reviews of Insignia, so I'm curious to see how it lives up.

      LOL! I need to start that one ASAP before my friend gets back, so I hope it's a quick read! :)

      Wow, really? I really need to start that one then. I can't wait to start all these novels! :D

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  20. Great books this week! So jealous that you have Ironskin and Stormdancer, and I've requested them both so that I can read them as they sound amazing especially Stormdancer! :) Enjoy!

    -Becca@Lost in Thought
    http://lostinthought-becca.blogspot.co.uk/2012/07/showcase-sunday-9.html

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    1. Thanks Becca! I hope you get accepted - Stormdancer was amazing! :D

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  21. Great haul! Some really amazing covers up there :).

    http://uncorkedthoughts.blogspot.co.uk/2012/07/show-off-sunday-is-here.html

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    1. Thanks Leah! I love those covers too! :)

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  22. Awesome haul this week! I have already added it to my TBR list.
    Thanks for sharing,
    Dani

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    1. Thanks Dani! I hope you enjoy them too!(:

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  23. Wow what a great haul this week Keertana. I loved Blood Red Road and of course, as you know Pushing the Limits. I would love to get my hands on Shadows after Sam's awesome review but Aussie books are hard to get ahold of sometimes.

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    1. Yes, Aussie books are terribly hard to get hold of! That's why I'm cherishing Shadows while I can since my friend had to put a special order for it in order to read it, so I'm excited about getting to it. I'm really loving Blood Red Road so far, so I can't wait to get my hands on the sequel now! :D

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  24. Oh you got Unwind! It's very very good. I hope you like it. :)

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    1. Thanks Sarah! I've been hearing nothing but amazing things about it!(:

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  25. Ironskin is at Netgalley?!I'm on my way to request it right now! XD

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  26. I managed to get Pushing The Limits the other week, it looks SO good :D Lots of lovely nice books there.

    Thanks for stopping by and commenting on my Showcase Sunday.

    Jenny

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    1. I can't wait to see what you think of Pushing the Limits Jenny! I hope you enjoy it!(:

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