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.
Charm & Strange by Stephanie Kuehn
I've heard a lot of amazing things about this book, particularly that it is intensely psychological, so I cannot wait to delve into this one.
The Book of Broken Hearts by Sarah Ockler
Although I'm not one of those die-hard Ockler fans, I have really enjoyed her work in the past and the immigrant nature of the characters in this one have me dying to tear into it at once. I can't wait!
Mandee at Vegan YA Nerds and I did a book swap - my very first! - and she thoroughly spoiled me. Not only did she indulge me in three books, a notebook, card, pen, and eraser, but CHOCOLATE! *dies*
You've probably heard Silvey's name in concurrence with Jasper Jones, the novel by him that everyone seems to love but I haven't read yet. Although I will eventually get around to it, I really wanted to start with this one, mostly because the MC is named Eleanor Rigby - which happens to be my favorite Beatles song. I can't wait to delve into this!
I've had this on my wishlist for nearly a year now and I cannot WAIT to read this one. It has such a vivid and bright cover and the story itself is New Adult, but the kind I like which is more self-discovery and less romance. I'm very excited to read this one (and probably will very soon)!
I first heard about this book on Mandee's blog and ever since have been eyeing it with envy. I loved the blog tour for this debut and the thought of a unique dystopian is simply too lovely to bear and Mandee must've seen me lusting for this from over the sea for she sent me her copy of it.
Thank you, Mands, for such a lovely parcel! :)
I can't believe I'm actually DONE with this series. Although the last book didn't live up to my expectations, I absolutely LOVED all the other installments in this, particularly Fourth Comings. You can read my review for Charmed Thirds HERE if you missed it this past week.
I found about these two delightful romances through Angie's blog, Angieville, and I am so glad I took a chance on them. The Chocolate Thief was the perfect blend of depth and sensual romance and I suspect The Chocolate Kiss will be too! (Also, I ate the majority of Mandee's chocolate while reading this!)
I've finished this entire series already and I loved it, for different reasons than I love Mercy Thompson but with the same level of ardor. If you haven't already read MT or A&O, go hunt them down now!
I don't think this book actually has anything to do with wolves, but I've heard incredible things about it and snagged it this week.
I haven't read anything by Scott in the past, but I've been told this book is just wonderful. It seems to be full of the depth and achy substance I love in my books, so I am really looking forward to this.
I've had my eye on this ever since I finished Hold Still by LaCour last year and I'm really looking forward to this book, which is also on the cusp of New Adult.
To the surprise of many, I haven't read this yet. In fact, the only Tamora Pierce Series I read was The Immortals, which I loved at the time but am told is not one of her best works, so I wonder how I'd find it today. Either way, I cannot wait to read this series - reputed to be her best by far. I find The Circle of Magic daunting because of all the sequel quartets of The Circle Re-Opens and The Circle Closes or whatever the else there may be. And Beka Cooper never appealed to me, maybe because of the covers, but I am very excited to read this quartet! (Not so much the sequels, though...)
I also borrowed a few romance novels this week, from two terrible historical romance titles to Julie James' latest to the first and third book of Lisa Kleypas' Wallflowers Series which didn't impress me too much. Frankly, I was too disappointed by them to take the trouble to post them along with the list of other books I borrowed this week, but you'll most likely see their reviews soon enough. (If you're interested in my snarky reviews, that are never posted, you'll have to check out GoodReads.)
Anyway, that's my haul for this week...er...two? three? weeks. I can't wait to see what you've all received, so link me up!