Sunday, July 29, 2012

Showcase Sunday (#6)


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:

Bought:
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I actually finished this one already, despite having only picked it up two nights ago, and I loved it! It was fantastic, so look out for my review of it soon! :)
I can't wait to see what happens in this installment! I've heard fabulous things about it and hope it lives up!
I'll admit it - I broke down and bought this book because all the raving reviews kept haunting me at night. It's true! I'm so curious about this novel, so I figured it's about time my curiosity was sated, don't you agree? ;)

Borrowed:
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One of my very close blogging friends actually mentioned this in a comment to one of my reviews and said it was similar to another book I liked and after checking out all the fantastic reviews, I knew I had to get my hands on this one. Plus, the cover is gorgeous!
I have to be honest, I kind of picked this one up because of the cover. *sheepishly hides* But, the synopsis and reviews look very promising, so I hope I'll enjoy this one.
I think this will probably come as a surprise to most of you, but I've never read a Maggie Stiefvater book before. I know, blasphemy! You see, I was completely averse to her Wolves of Mercy Falls Series as I was told it was exactly like Twilight, except more Team Jacob, so of course the warning bells went off and I've avoided Maggie's books like the plague ever since. Until, of course, all the raving reviews of The Raven Boys began trickling in and then I saw another Stiefvater book in the library, so I figured I could still read her without succumbing to the hype of the Wolves of Mercy Fall Series. I have to admit, this one sounds fantastic, so I'm really hoping I like it! *fingers crossed*

What books did you get this week? 
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60 comments:

  1. I actually didn't get any books this week - I know, I know ...

    I really liked The Scorpio Races despite not being a fan of the Shiver series, I think they couldn't be more different. Scorpio Races is very subtle, especially the romance.
    I actually wasn't a fan of Burn Bright and still haven't managed to finish Wander Dust, but look forward to hearing what you think.

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    1. Janina, I dream about weeks where I don't get books! If I didn't get books then I could settle down and shorten my TBR-Pile! ;)

      I'm glad to hear that you liked The Scorpio Races! I'm looking forward to it and I really hope I enjoy Burn Bright and Wander Dust more than you did. *fingers crossed*

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  2. Great haul! The books sound wonderful :)

    Here's my showcase sunday: http://uncorkedthoughts.blogspot.co.uk/2012/07/showcase-sunday.html

    x

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    1. Thanks Leah!(: Off to check out yours! :D

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  3. AWESOME books!! i've been hearing great things about burn bright too. it's available for sale in the U.S. now? last i checked it wasn't (though that was a few months ago). happy reading :)

    our book haul.

    -michelle

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    1. Thanks Michelle! I don't know if it's available in the US, but it probably is since I called my local bookseller and made them order me a copy, so you should definitely check it out! :D

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  4. *splutters at the incredible books you have this week* ORIGIN!!! I am so, so, so excited to get my hands on that! And ESPECIALLY eager to read your stunning review :D

    Ooh and I just read two reviews for Something Strange and Deadly and I'm frothing at the mouth to read it now. So no doubt you'll send me into cardiac arrest if you love it.

    ENDLESSLY! I keep forgetting that is out. Loved the first two, so I can't wait to see how it ends. Oh goodness, I LOVE Catastrophic History and The Scorpio Races!! <3 Both are fave reads. I'm a big fan of Maggie's work and TSR is probably my favourite so far. Fingers crossed she's to your taste!

    And weee! Burn Bright! Aussie love <3 That was SUCH a fascinating and unique read.

    You have a lot of delicious reading ahead of you, m'dear, so... *pushes you toward a comfy corner with your pile of books* GET READING. I WANT REVIEWS. ASAP. Or, you know, whenever you can bust them out. Enjoy!

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    1. Thanks Brodie!(: I'm a little scared to read Origin since some of the reviews were very disappointing, but I hope I like it! *fingers crossed*

      Yes, I shall definitely send you into cardiac arrest! ;) I loved it SO MUCH! I think my review was a little biased though, so other reviewers have definitely found faults with it, but I enjoyed it immensely despite that, so I hope you read it soon! :D

      I loved the first two as well, so I'm really excited to see how the trilogy ends. I'm so glad to hear that you love Catastrophic History and Scorpio Races! I've been so wary of her novels, so I'm hoping I like Scorpio Races too!

      Yup, I've been reading quite a few Australian books recently, which is GREAT! :D I love them!(:

      LOL! I'll try my best Brodie! I finally caught up on my reviews today since I was behind on SIX, so now that I'm all caught-up, I can read tons of more books to send you into cardiac arrest for! ;)

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  5. Eeeppp!!! *points at TCHoYaM*. I want that book so badly! Btw, so glad u love Something Strange and Deadly. It was really awesome :D Great haul! :D

    Fara @ Tumbling In Books

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    1. I hope TCHoYaM is good, Fara! Yes, Something Strange and Deadly was amazingg! :D Thanks for stopping by!(:

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  6. If I said I was only a little bit jealous of your mailbox, I would be lying! ;) I am totally dying to read Origin- that one looks SO amazingly good. I've seen some great reviews for Something Strange and Deadly, so I will definitely be keeping an eye out for your review! =) I'm also super excited to read Endlessly- I definitely need to get my hands on a copy of that one! And I really loved The Catastrophic History of You and Me [I think I was the one that recommended that one to you when I commented, but I'm not sure... ;)]. Nonetheless, it's such a fabulous contemporary read, and definitely on my favorites shelf!

    Fabulous haul Keertana! <3 Enjoy all those fabulous books!

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    1. I'm really hoping Origin is good, Aneeqah! I really liked Something Strange and Deadly, so I can't wait till your read it. Endlessly is another one I really need to start reading soon - it looks amazing! Yes, you are definitely the blogger that told me to read The Catastrophic History and when I saw it in my library, I just had to pick it up! I can't wait to read it, so thanks for the wonderful recommendation! :D

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  7. Eeeeh, you got some fantastic books this week, Keertana! I've heard wonderful things about, basically, all of them, and The Catastrophic History of You and Me is SO great. It's a unique novel *-* I hope you enjoy your new books (and I'm a little jealous of the fact that you got Origin. This book sounds pretty promising as well, and come on, it's set in Brazil's biggest jungle!).

    Here's what I got this week: http://goo.gl/wa1uQ :D

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    1. Thanks Beatriz!(: I'm really looking forward to Origin and I'm so glad yo hear that you enjoyed The Catastrophic History! I can't wait to start it! :D

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  8. Awww, you have Origin! How amazing :) Thanks for stopping by my blog earlier.

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    1. Thanks Henrietta! I'm really looking forward to reading it!(:

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  9. Great books! Most of these are on my to-read. :)

    Here's Mine @ Pinkindle Reads & Reviews

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    1. Thanks Angie! I hope you're able to get to them soon! :D

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  10. Something Strange and Deadly looks amazing! The Catastophric History of You and Me looks good too, the cover is gorgeous. Happy reading! :-)
    My Showcase Sunday:
    http://bookhi.blogspot.co.uk/2012/07/showcase-sunday-3.html

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    1. I loved Something Strange and Deadly and am very excited to start The Catastrophic History! Thanks for dropping by!(:

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  11. Great haul! I'm really jealous of Origin, Penguin turned me down for that one but it sounds SO amazing and I hope you enjoy it! :)

    Thanks for stopping by my blog earlier! :)

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    1. Thanks Eileen! I'm excited to start reading it and I hope you're able to grab an ARC of it soon - I'd love to see what you think of it! :D

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  12. Great books! Haha, I'd pick up Wanderdust just based on the cover as well. It's so pretty!

    Hope you enjoy all of your new reads (:

    Celine ~ Nyx Book Reviews
    My New Books

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    1. Thanks Celine! I'm hoping Wanderdust is more than just a pretty cover! *fingers crossed*

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  13. Wander Dust and Endlessly have been on my TBR list since forever :) Great haul!

    Thanks for stopping by my blog today! New follower!

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    1. Thanks Sasha!(: I can't wait to read Wander Dust and Endlessly, so hopefully they prove to be fantastic reads! :D

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  14. You snagged some good ones this week - I still have yet to read The Scorpio Races and Wander Dust too. Happy Reading! Thanks for stopping by. :)

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    1. Thanks Bonnie! I'm excited to start The Scorpio Races and Wander Dust, so hopefully they'll prove to be good! :D

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  15. I haven't read any of Maggie's books either, but I do own a few. I haven't started the Wolves books either because they aren't my typical read and I need to be in the mood for paranormal. I'll get to them eventually though! Excellent book haul these week :)

    Thanks for stopping by Book Cover Justice, I'm a new follower!

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    1. Thanks Tiffany!(: I'm hoping Scorpio Races is good! I've heard a lot of positive things about it, especially in comparison to the Wolves of Mercy Falls Series, so I'm excited to see what the hype around Maggie's novels are!

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  16. You got a lot of awesome books this week! I hope you enjoy everything you got this week. Here's my IMM =)

    http://paigebradish1996.blogspot.com/2012/07/in-my-mailbox-e-book-edition-3-weekly.html

    ~Paige @ Comfort Books

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    1. Thanks Paige! I'm off to check out your haul! ;)

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  17. You got Origin, I'm so deadly jealous.

    This looks like a fantastic haul, Keertena. I hope you enjoy and I look forward to your thoughts! :)

    Livvy @Nerdy Book Reviews

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    1. Thanks Olivia! I'm excited to start Origin as well! :D

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  18. You got so many great books! Burn Bright is really calling my attention! I'm loving that cover, and am now going to have to look into that one. I really enjoyed Something Strange and Deadly! I hope you do too! Thanks for stopping by!

    MaryAnn
    Chapter by Chapter

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    1. Thanks MaryAnn! I loved Something Strange and Deadly and I can't wait to begin Burn Bright myself! You're right - that cover is gorgeous!(:

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  19. No worries, I have also never read any Maggie Stiefvater. =P

    I am so going to start reading Something Strange and Deadly soon!

    Great haul!

    Here's my Book Haul post.

    Sana @ artsy musings of a bibliophile

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    1. I can't wait to see what you think of Something Strange and Deadly, Sana! I loved it! Plus, it's good to know I'm not the only one who hasn't read any of Stiefvater's novels! ;)

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  20. I'm reading Something Strange and Deadly now...I may be the only person who isn't wild about it. Not that I think it's horrible- it's actually good. But I was expecting more, I guess. I'm over 50% through, so maybe the last part of the book will pick up and I'll love it. I'm reading Endlessly right now too. That I do really like. I can't believe I've never heard of Wander Dust even though it sounds really interesting- plus, I agree, I love the cover. Can't believe I didn't add it to the TBR just based on the cover.

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    1. One of my very close friends is struggling with Something Strange and Deadly as well. I think a lot of the reason I loved it so much may have had to do with the fact that I didn't have too many high expectations for it, so I was pleasantly surprised. I hope you like it more during the last half of the novel though! I'll be looking out for your review!(:

      Endlessly looks great, so I can't wait to start it, and Wander Dust really has such an eye-catching cover! I'm going to have to start that one soon as well! ;)

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  21. Awesome haul this week! I have already added a few of them to my TBR list.
    Happy Reading,
    Dani
    http://paulettespapers.com/?p=2266

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    1. Thanks Dani! I hope you enjoy them as well! :)

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  22. Great haul, Keertana! I also have Wander Dust- I've been meaning to read it, but keep putting it off for whatever reason. :S The cover is gorgeous though, partially the reason why I bought it!

    I wasn't initally planning to read Something Strange and Deadly, but your five star rating definitely convinced me! Plus, zombies? Steampunk? A kick-arse protagonist? Yessss.

    Thank you for sharing and enjoy your goodies!

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    1. Thanks Leanne!(: I can't wait to being Wander Dust and I reallyyy hope you like Something Strange and Deadly. I've seen a couple of reviewers become disappointed by it, so I hope you're not. I really loved it and can't wait to see what you think! :D

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  23. Ooh I really enjoyed Burn Bright! It surprised me actually and turned out to be better than I expected. (I bought it for the cover at first - yes, I'm that shallow!) I can't wait to hear your thoughts. :) I'm not a big fan of Maggie Stiefvater's book myself, but as you know, I really loved her latest, The Raven Boys. I'm eager to give The Scorpio Races a try one day. Hope you enjoy it! :)

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    1. I'm so glad to hear you enjoyed Burn Bright - I can't wait to begin it! I'm really hoping Scorpio Races is good too! I also have my fingers crossed for getting accepted for Raven Boys, so we'll see how that goes! :)

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  24. I hope you enjoy Burn Bright, I did and I have plans to read book 2 soon!

    Yay for The Scorpio Races, I think you are going to like Maggie's books! And I love buying books for the covers too, Wander Dust looks gorgeous so I hope the story inside is just as good.

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    1. Yay! I can't wait to see what you think of the sequel! :D

      Phew! I'm glad to see you think I'll like them! I'm excited to start and I have high hopes for Wander Dust as well!(:

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  25. I absolutely adore Maggie Steifvaters writing! I can't believe you haven't read one of her books before that is blaspheme lol I really hope you enjoy The Scorpio Races it is one of my favorites.

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    1. I'm so glad you like Stiefvater, Emily! I'm looking forward to starting her novel soon, so I'm glad I have your positive approval! :)

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  26. Ohh Origin sounds really cool and interesting! I haven't really heard of the others but will check them out on goodreads!

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    1. You definitely should - they all sound really great! Plus, the links take you directly to my GoodReads page, so I hope that helps! :D

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  27. YOU GOT ORIGIN?!?! Why, you lucky duckling! And, ohmygosh, THE CATASTROPHIC HISTORY OF YOU AND ME! I am literally seething with jealousy right now. :P

    I hope you enjoy SOMETHING STRANGE AND DEADLY, because it was a great book in my opinion. :) I can't wait to hear what you think about the rest!

    Thanks for stopping by my blog, and enjoy all your wonderful books!

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    1. Thanks Meg! I'm excited to start Origin and The Catastrophic History, so I hope they're good! I looooved Something Strange and Deadly and I'm SO glad to see that you did too! :D

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  28. Every week Keertana you get some awesome books! I still need to pick up Catastrophic History of you and me and Wander Dust, but I've heard so many great things, so I have a feeling we will like them! I also really need to pick up Something Strange and Deadly too! Happy reading hun! :)

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    1. Thanks Jasprit! I try to get some new novels every week and pick up some books from the library as well, but it's tough since I have such a hugeee TBR-Pile! I'm excited to read Catastrophic History and Wander Dust though and I can't wait to see what you think of Something Strange and Deadly! I loved it, so I hope you will too! :)

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  29. Endlessly was a great end to the fantastic trilogy!! Enjoy!
    Thanks for stopping by Clean Teen Fiction's Stacking The Shelves !

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  30. I've heard great things about Wander Dust (from Maja and Lisa) and I loved the Scorpio Races. I still need to read book 2 of the Paranormalcy series but I'm sort of glad I waited because I can pick up Endlessly right after. I see you really enjoyed Something Strange and Deadly (I need to read your review right after this). It was a lot of fun. Great haul Keertana. :)

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  31. I haven't read any of Maggie's books either, but I do own a few. I haven't started the Wolves books either because they aren't my typical read and I need to be in the mood for paranormal. I'll get to them eventually though! Excellent book haul these week :) Thanks for stopping by Book Cover Justice, I'm a new follower!

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  32. Awww, you have Origin! How amazing :) Thanks for stopping by my blog earlier.

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