Sunday, September 16, 2012

Showcase Sunday (#13)

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: 
What Happens Next by Colleen Clayton 
I was so excited to receive this one in the mail this week, especially as it's for my very first blog tour! I love the sound of this dark and compelling contemporary debut, so I hope it lives up to all my expectations for it!
Swell by Julie Rieman Duck
I actually received Swell a few weeks ago and completely forgot to add it to my Showcase Sunday post as my review for this is only going up in November. I plan on reading it soon though, so I'm curious to see how the issue of alcoholism is tackled in this fascinating new romance!

Bought: 
Unspoken (The Lynburn Legacy, #1) by Sarah Rees Brennan 
I love Sarah Rees Brennan. Not only is she an author who writes well and has some of the most original ideas I've seen, but her execution of them is surprisingly hilarious and her books, more than being wonderful and fantastic, are just so much fun to read! Needless to say, I was squealing like the fangirl that I am when I received this in the mail and I wound up staying up till 2 AM to finish this one, despite my drooping eyelids and it was so worth it! I'm posting my review of this one tomorrow, but if you can't wait to read it, you can check it out on GoodReads along with my pre-review of the sequel! :)

Borrowed: 
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Carnival of Souls by Melissa Marr 
I haven't made my excitement for this book too much of a secret, so I was thrilled to be the first one in my town to find it and snatch it from its snug library shelves. Unfortunately, I don't see myself having the time to start this anytime soon, but I can't wait to begin it eventually! It seems to be a fantastic read and Marr rarely disappoints!
On Dublin Street by Samantha Young 
I don't read a lot of adult novels, let alone adult romance, but this one was so compelling that I just had to pick it up. I read it in between my classes and stayed up late during school nights to finish this one because it was simply un-put-down-able and I loved it! It was a lot deeper and more character driven than I expected a romance to be and I was so pleasantly surprised by this as the synopsis for this story really is quite misleading. Still, if you're looking for a steamy romance with lots of character development, this one is for you! ;)
The City's Son (The Skyscraper Throne, #1) by Tom Pollock
I've heard a LOT about this book lately and I just want to dive into it and read. It sounds exactly like the type of novel I would love, especially as it's urban fantasy, so I hope I get the time to start this one sometime this week!

I didn't pick up too many books this week, although I wanted to snag more books from my library, but I just don't have the time to read them all. In all honesty, my priority is actually reading The Raven Boys the moment it releases as I am DYING to get my hands on it. I'm also excited for a lot of other releases this week, but as long as I can get The Raven Boys, it's all good! ;) It's unfortunate that my reading time has been so drastically cut down with school, but I am enjoying my classes, however difficult they may be, and finding time to read too!(: Anyway, what new novels did you pick up this week? Link me up! :D

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  1. Awesome books, Keertana! I didn't even get books this week, not because of school though. The libraries here in the Philippines are tremendously lacking in YA too so, nay!

    I've heard soooo many good things about Unspoken and I've been thinking about buying it too, so I'm def waiting for that review of yours. Happy reading!

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    1. Thanks Chel!(: Unspoken was amazing, so you really should check it out! I loved it, so I hope you do too! :D

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  2. I've read mixed reviews for Unspoken, so I'm glad to hear you loved it!! Hahaha wow... I didn't read your actual review yet, I'll wait for tomorrow (mainly because I need to go to bed soon :P), but I read your pre-review of the sequel and... damn, if that's not enough excitement to make me want to read this, I'm not sure what is!

    CARNIVAL OF SOULS!!!! AH. I WANT. AND. CITY'S SON. That is one I am really, really interested in reading your review on because I want it to be AMAZING. And really? On Dublin Street? Damn you, I wouldn't ordinarily have picked this up.... now, however... *INTRIGUED*

    AND THE RAVEN BOYS *fangirl* NEW MAGGIE STIEFVATER!! AND THEN OMFG TOMORROW IS MONDAY AND A NEW WEEK AND THEN TECHNICALLY I CAN SAY 'NEXT WEEK I'M BUYING THE NEW ROWLING BOOK" *screams* *dies*

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    1. Yup, you HAVE to pick up Unspoken, Brodie! It is SO good, so I hope you decide to read it! :) Carnival of Souls and City's Son are two I am SO interested in reading as well! I hope they live up to the hype! :D On Dublin Street was REALLY steamy and so, sooo good. Very highly recommended as well! ;)

      YES THE RAVEN BOYS! TOMORROW! AAHH! AND THE CASUAL VACANCY! I am going to die of the awesomeness releasing this month! :D

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  3. Oh so many good ones here! I've been wanting to read Unspoken, but have heard it has a cliffhanger - or at least doesn't resolve nicely, so I may wait until book 2 to read. I just purchased On Dublin Street because I've heard excellent reviews of it, and I hope to get my hands on Carnival of Souls this fall too. I'm also going to read The Raven Boys as soon as it comes out this week, especially as I'm planning to see Maggie Stiefvater when she's in Cambridge this Thursday. I CAN'T WAIT to meet her!

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    1. AAAHHH! YOU'RE MEETING MAGGIE! I AM SO JEALOUS! I wish I could meet her! :( I can't wait to see your post about that though, Lauren, and I'm SO excited for The Raven Boys! :) Unspoken does have a KILLER cliffhanger, so you should probably hold out on that one until the sequel is closer to releasing, and On Dublin Street is amazing. I loved it and I hope you enjoy Carnival of Souls when you pick that one up too! :D

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  4. Carnival of souls sounds great! :)
    AWesome haul :)
    My SS :)

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    1. Thanks Leah! I can't wait to read Carnival of Souls!(:

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  5. Oooh, Unspoken! That one looks really good, I might need to get a hold of it.

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    1. Yes, you do! I loved it, Cassy, so I hope you decide to pick it up soon! :D

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  6. OOOOO! I need to purchase Unspoken like right now.

    AND AND

    Carnival Of Souls was great!

    AND! I still need to read Raven Boys.

    Basically your Sunday Showcase is full of awesome. :-)

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    1. Thanks April!(: I loooved Unspoken and I need to get to Carnival of Souls ASAP! Plus...THE RAVEN BOYS! I am SO excited! :D

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  7. Ahhh I really want to read Unspoken but I also want to wait because of the CLIFFHANGER I keep on hearing about! I have Carnival of Souls waiting for me at the library so I'm excited to read that. I hope you enjoy your books, K! <3

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    1. Thanks Elena! I can't wait to pick up Carnival of Souls and YES, Unspoken has a HUGE cliffhanger, so you might want to hold off on that one! ;)

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  8. Haha, I noticed how passionate you are about Unspoken, but I think I'll pass because of that famous cliffhanger.
    Swell looks great, though, I love the cover.
    Happy reading, dear.

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    1. Thanks Maja!(: Yes, I love the cover of Swell too and Unspoken's cliffie is SO heart-wrenching. I can totally understand how you'd pass up on that for now, but I hope you do pick it up again soon! :D

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  9. I just won a copy of What Happens Next I can't wait to read it! I hope you enjoy everything you got this week.

    My IMM =D

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    1. Thanks Paige! I'm loving What Happens Next so far, so I hope you enjoy it as well!

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  10. Amazing haul :) !! What Happens Next sounds beyond awesome, I can't wait to read it !! I look forward to read your reviews on all these books. Happy reading !

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    1. Thanks Elodie!(: I'm loving What Happens Next at the moment, so I hope you get around to reading it soon! :D

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  11. I keep hearing great things about Unspoken. Glad you liked it! Guess I should read it at some point.

    Alison at The Cheap Reader

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    1. YES! You should definitely pick it up because it is SO good! :D

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  12. Haha, excited to read your review for Unspoken. I still haven't written mine yet, I was trying to let myself get over my anger first so that it was more of the shiny happy things I loved about the book than the thing I HATED SO FREAKING MUCH.

    Also super excited about The City's Son, and I'm about halfway through listening to Carnival of Souls right now and you're right--Marr never disappoints! =D

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    1. Yay! I'm glad to hear you're enjoying Carnival of Souls, Heidi! I'm looking forward to reading it soon. The City's Son looks SO good, so I want to start that as well and Unspoken... Gosh, that cliffhanger is going to keep me up for nights, so I totally understand your difficulty in writing your review. I hate cliffies with a passion! >.<

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  13. It's great that you're enjoying your classes while finding time to read novels! Thanks for sharing what you love. I look forward to reading your upcoming reviews on Unspoken, Carnival of Souls and What Happens Next. Have a wonderful week :)

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    1. Aww, thanks Henrietta! I loved Unspoken and what Happens Next is great so far, so I hope I can have those reviews up soon! :D

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  14. Unspoken is definitely one of those books that keeps you reading to the end...and then desperately wanting to track Sarah Rees Brennan down and force her to allow you to read the sequel. NOW.

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    1. I KNOW RIGHT? Gosh, I can't WAIT till the sequel releases! It was such a well-written and complex book, so I'm very curious to see where Brennan takes the novel! :)

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  15. Awesome books you have here ;) Hope you enjoy reading them all!
    xoxo, Mariam
    Book-A-Holic

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  16. Yay Swell!! I am starting that one and Carnival of Souls this week!! Awesome Haul!!

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    1. Thanks! I'm planning to start Swell soon as well and I can't wait to dig into Carnival of Souls! :D

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  17. Oh my goodness, I'm so jealous you got What Happens Next! I'm dying for that one. I'm so thrilled to hear you loved On Dublin Street too! I loved that one! It was HOT and had a wonderful story too! Hope you enjoy Carnival of Souls as much as I did and you know I enjoyed Unspoken as much as you, except for the HORRIBLE cliffhanger, WTH!!! All I know is Jared and Kami better be making out the whole second novel or things could get ugly! Nice haul Keertana. :)

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    1. I'm loving What Happens Next, Rachel, so I hope you can pick up a copy of it soon! On Dublin Street was SO much better than I thought it would be, so I adored it and I can't WAIT to start Carnival of Souls! :)

      YES! Jared and Kami better be making out the whole time in Book 2 or else I'm going to be a very unhappy reader. That. Cliffhanger. It will be the death of me, I swear. I mean, how can SRB make us SO invested in two characters and then just DESTROY US? It's evill! I can't wait till Book 2 though, so hopefully we'll both snag ARCs! *fingers crossed*

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  18. I'm curious about Carnival of Souls...seems to have mixed reviews....Hope you love it and everything else!

    Thanks for stopping by My Added to the Bookshelf Post!

    ♥ Melissa @ Melissa's Eclectic Bookshelf

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    1. I hope I enjoy Carnival of Souls too, Melissa! I've heard only good things about it, so I have high hopes! :D

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  19. Oooooh, Carnival of Souls. I hope you enjoy that one as much as I did! :)

    And Unspoken. I just saw that on Sam's blog the other week and it makes me want to read it when I didn't before.

    I never got around to doing a Showcase/Stacking the Shelves this week, I've been really bad! haha.

    Great haul, Keertana!

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    1. Thanks Olivia! I can't wait to read Carnival of Souls and Unspoken really is incredible! I hope you get to check it out soon! :)

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  20. What an awesome haul! I have already added a few of these to my TBR list.
    Happy Reading!
    My Sunday Edition @ Paulette’s Papers

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

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  21. you received Swell and What Happens Next? I'm insanely jealous right now! I will just have to up my stalking of you even more now ;) I'm so happy you love Unspoken too! That's another book I can't wait to read! Hope you enjoy all your books hun! :)

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    1. Thanks Jasprit!(: Unspoken was phenomenal and I loved What Happens Next as well! I haven't started Swell yet, so hopefully I can get to it soon! :)

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  22. UNSPOKEN AND CARNIVAL OF SOULS IN ONE MAILBOX?
    That is... ADAFGASADJGA.
    WANT.

    Happy reading! ♥

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    1. Thanks Sarah! Unspoken was AMAZING and I have yet to read Carnival of Souls, but I can't WAIT! :D

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  23. CARNIVAL OF SOULS and WHAT HAPPENS NEXT? You are one lucky book blogger! :D Can't wait to hear your thoughts on these, Keertana!

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    1. Thanks Megan! I loved What Happens Next and I can't wait to read Carnival of Souls soon! :D

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  24. Awesome haul this week, Keertana. I hope Melissa Marr's Carnival of Souls is better than her Wicked Lovely series. Btw, I just followed you on Twitter and GR. I've been wanting to do that since I saw your fab review for The Assassin's Curse but I kept forgetting! XD

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    1. Aww, thank you so much Zuleeza! I really appreciate it! :) I hope Carnival of Souls is good too! *fingers crossed*

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