Sunday, July 21, 2013

Showcase Sunday (#26)

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: 
I received this one awhile back but can't wait to start it! Malachi!<33 font="">
I wasn't expecting this in the mail, but I will hopefully get the time soon to ship it off to a friend who most certainly will enjoy this, even if I won't. :)
Admittedly, my excitement for this one has gone done after being disappointed by Bitten, the first in Armstrong's older adult series. BUT, I am still curious to read this one. It's rather big, but I'm looking forward to it. *fingers crossed*
I love this series and this book is no exception. You can read my review for it HERE and look out for Laura Florand later this month since she'll be stopping by the blog! :D

Borrowed: 
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Nightshifted (Edie Spence, #1) by Cassie Alexander
I've heard so many good things about this series, so I can't wait to start it soon! 
Rosemary and Rue (October Daye, #1) by Seanan McGuire
Heidi @ Bunbury in the Stacks keeps talking up this series and I can't stand to be out of the loop, so I'm jumping into this one soon for sure! :)
Railsea by China Mieville
I'm kind of scared of Mieville, to be honest, because his books seem so OUT THERE, but I desperately want to give them a try, so here's hoping this one works for me! *fingers crossed*
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Raven Flight (Shadowfell, #2) by Juliet Marillier
I've been on a Marillier binge with her Sevenwaters series and am hoping this proves to live up to my expectations too. We'll see.
Cold Magic (Spiritwalkers, #1) by Kate Elliott
It seems this is one of the few solid trilogies out there and now that the entire series is released, I'm looking forward to devouring them. My first Kate Elliott, so hopefully it'll live up to my expectations!
Haze (Shadows, #2) by Paula Weston
I have a British librarian in my library who was kind enough to lend this to me. Sadly, she is returning back to UK for retirement, which means I won't be getting such easy access to AUS/UK novels, but I can't wait to read this in the meantime! :)

Audiobooks:
The Name of the Wind by Patrick Rothfuss 
I couldn't wait to read this but I really wanted to experience it on audio, so FINALLY my copy arrived from the library. I have HIGH expectations, so let's hope they're all met! :D

I'm getting incredible lazy these days, so I actually have borrowed many more books from the library, but since I've already read them, I figured there's no point in sharing. Among those were Sarah Addison Allen's novels, Nine Coaches Waiting by Mary Stewart, the Sevenwaters series, Liza Palmer's books, and even a splash of Jennifer Crusie. Anyway, what books have you been reading this summer? Link me up! :)

10 comments:

  1. I still haven't read Sanctum and I really can't wait to read it. Also Omens cause I can't wait to see what new Kelly has for us. I really hope you'll enjoy all your books :)
    Also I have a really high expectations for The Name of the Wind! Great haul :)

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  2. This is an awesome haul Keertana! Yay for getting a copy of Haze, you're lucky to have a such a great friend, but it's a shame that you won't be able to borrow anymore from her! I'm so excited for you to get stuck into some of your reads! I hope you enjoy all of them! :)

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  3. I'm so jealous over Fractured!! I was told a copy would be at the ALA but I couldn't find any. I'll have to wait until it releases. Lucky you got Haze without having to fork out lots of money to get it. That's what I usually end up doing with my Australian reads. I have the first in the series, I just need to read it. Enjoy your fabulous haul, Keertana! :)

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  4. Wow, so many new books! I really just need to pick up Sanctum and read it, same for Shadows, seeing you were so excited to receive both. I'm excited to see what you think of those adult reads, I'm in need of some recs! Lovely books this week, happy reading, Keertana!

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  5. I've heard nothing but great things about the COLD MAGIC series. I don't know why I've yet to start it, but I can't wait to see what you think! Great books this week, Keertana!

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  6. Ha, your review was actually what made me want to try the Laura's series. It sounds sweet and wonderful and I must hunt down the first book! I got Shadows by Paula Weston during BEA and Mandee from Vegan YA Nerds likes this series and recommends it so I'M EXCITED. Too bad about the Brit/Aus titles, that comes in handy lol.

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  7. I'm so excited for Fractured too Keertana! Well, I guess I should say I'm excited about Sanctum since I haven't read that one yet, but I got a review copy of Fractured so I'm excited to read both of them. I've heard such great things about Malachi and I can't wait to start swooning:) I've been reading super positive reviews for the Paula Weston series too, so I need to give those a try. SO MANY GOOD BOOKS OUT THERE!

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  9. Haze, yay! I hope you enjoy it :D

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  10. I'm very interested in your thoughts on FRACTURED! I haven't read that series but I keep hearing great things and I want to know whether book 2 stands up to the first for you. I've also had THE NAME OF THE WIND on my list for quite a while and am excited to hear your thoughts on it as well.

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