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.
Unsurprisingly, this series just keeps getting better and better! I loved this new installment even more than the previous ones and am counting down till Origin, the fourth novel (mostly because of that EVIL cliffhanger ending!). You can check out my review HERE.
Although Level 2 and I had a bit of a rough beginning, I was captivated by this tale. It's unique, well-written, and has some of the most complex characterization I've come across in a debut. I should have my review up closer to the release date!
I've heard SO much about this one, so I'm very excited to start it. I love the cover and could probably just stare at it all day, to be honest!(;
I saw this on NG and couldn't resist requesting it. It looks like such a fun, adorable, and quirky read, so I'm hoping to sneak this in over my holiday break. (One more week of classes left...urgh!)
Mine Till Midnight, Seduce Me at Sunrise, Love in the Afternoon (The Hathaways, #1,2,5) by Lisa Kleypas
I seem to have been on a historical romance streak with these books. I read them all in a week and I loved them! The Hathaways is a phenomenal series in this genre and even if you're not a fan of this genre, I'd encourage you to give it a shot. It converted me for sure! ;) It has a LOT more depth than its covers would lead you to believe and it's simply a wonderful series overall, romance aside. You can check out my reviews HERE, HERE, and HERE.
My mom and I have been eagerly waiting to read this book ever since the hype about it started trickling in, but we totally despaired since we were both in the 100s on our library waiting list. Well, it turns out we've gotten an early Christmas gift since our library finally called to tell us it was here, so after my mom reads this, I'm next in line! ;)
I loved Anna and the French Kiss and with the release of Isla and the Happily Ever After looming ahead, I desperately need to tear into this one. I can't wait!
King first earned fame with Please Excuse Vera Dietz, a novel I still have to read, but I'm hoping I'll enjoy this. I'm more than a little curious to sample her famed writing!
I love, love, LOVED Martinez's debut, Virtuosity, so I can't wait to read this one! :D
Well, this is the last Stiefvater series I have to try, so I'm hoping I fall in love with it like I did with The Scorpio Races and The Raven Boys. *fingers crossed*
Yet another novel both my mom and I have heard a LOT about and were pleasantly surprised to find waiting for us in the library. I'm really excited for this one, especially since it's a fantasy!
I loved Juliet Marillier's Heart's Blood, a re-telling of Beauty and the Beast, so I'm hoping I'll enjoy this re-telling of Sleeping Beauty. It's gotten some excellent ratings, so I'm excited to start it.
Ilona Andrews...need I say more? I absolutely devoured The Kate Daniels Series by this husband-wife duo earlier this year, so I'm eager to check out their other series, which I hear has a bit more romance and is set in the same, intriguing futuristic universe.
I was actually drawn to this book because of its cover alone. I mean, just LOOK at it! It's gorgeous, with the blues and the paintbrush-like image. From the reviews I've read, it seems to be just as good as its cover promises, so I'm curious to start this one.
Well, it turns out my first audiobook was a success! I tried Feed by Mira Grant on audio earlier this year, but was disappointed. I loved this one though and it's my favorite of the series as well, simply because it's so much more complex, deeper, and bittersweet than the other tales in this series. Needless to say, it's VERY highly recommended from me. You can check out my review HERE.
If you follow me on GoodReads, you'll know that I fell head-over-heels in love with Marillier's first novel in this series, Daughter of the Forest. I proceeded to trade for the second book at once, but it seems to have been lost in the mail for awhile...until now! It just arrived on my doorstep yesterday and I couldn't have been happier. I'm thrilled to be back in Marillier's world and, truly, if you haven't read this author, you're missing out.
I successfully resisted from buying any books for myself this week, but on my next Showcase Sunday post, be prepared to see my entire Christmas Haul! ;) What books did you get this week? Link me up! :D