Sunday, September 8, 2013

Showcase Sunday (#27)

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.

I haven't done a Showcase Sunday post in nearly two months. (Sorry!) I'm absolutely terrible at remembered all the books I bought/borrowed/received, so I'm just going to showcase the recent titles and hope I didn't leave out anything too interesting. 

For Review: 
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Frozen by Melissa de la Cruz
Fact: I receive a lot of strange ARCs and Finished Copies from unknown publishers. And this is one of them. I have a lovely finished copy of this that I don't entirely plan to read, so it'll probably collect dust on my shelves, but...there it is. *shrug*
Sorrow's Knot by Erin Bow 
I wasn't a fan of Plain Kate, but I'm very curious about this title. I'm hoping I enjoy it!
I've been hearing a lot of hype about this one and couldn't resist requesting it. Thankfully, Not a Drop to Drink totally lived up to the hype. I'll have my review of this up soon...I hope!
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I was pleasantly surprised when this showed up on my doorstep and basically read it in a matter of hours. I didn't enjoy it as much as Unspoken, but still a solid read. I'll hopefully have my review of this up either this week or by the next!
It should come as no surprise that I absolutely adore Kristan Higgins. I recently finished The Best Man and am looking forward to diving into this sequel. After all, there's nothing better than a good romance novel.
Please Ignore Vera Dietz is a novel that is universally loved by most people...except me. I wasn't a fan, but when Reality Boy turned up on my doorstep, I knew I'd be reading it. And I can't wait.

Borrowed:
I'm so curious about this one. I've just heard a LOT about it and as my past two Levithan experiences were phenomenal, I'm hoping this one will be too.
I adored Quick's Silver Linings Playbook and this seemed to have been blowing everyone's mind, so I knew I had to borrow it from my library. And it was incredible. Brilliant. Heart-breaking. Very highly recommended.
Between the Devil and the Deep Blue Sea by April Genevieve Tucholke
I'm really excited to read this one, especially because it's a gothic romance and I love nothing more than that. I keep expecting my copy to arrive in the mail, but until it does, I've borrowed this from the library. You know, just to have it look pretty on my shelves before I delve into it. :)
I think I'll have this one finished by the time this post goes live, but suffice to say that I'm thoroughly enjoying it. A wonderful follow-up novel.
I read Forbidden years ago, so I can't tell if I'll still enjoy Suzuma's writing and work, but I'm determined to try and this one sounds phenomenal.
...because why not more Higgins? ;)

Bought:
It was my birthday during the last week of August, so while I got a lot of wonderful presents, I didn't receive any books, only because my parents are firm believers in borrowing library books. Hence the reason my friends all splurged to get me B&N and Amazon gift cards, with which I bought the following pretties:
I've read all of these, but they're my absolute favorites and I've already gone back to re-read my favorite passages. I rarely buy books, but when I do, they're the very best.
(Pictures from My Instagram)

Well, that's my haul for the month so far! What books have you gotten to kick-off September?

13 comments:

  1. Oh those are lovely. I tend to buy books I have read and loved too so yay for that. I also tend to buy my world lit because I savour them sloooowwwwly. Anyway, I loved Plain Kate and I'm a wee bit jealous to see it on your haul but then again, I think I want to read it in its finished copy form for maximum awesomeness. Teehee. Enjoy your books. :D

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  2. You've got The Wolves of Mercy Falls!!! *infinite happy dance* I have the books too and I loved that series. I remember your reviews for Cold Fire and Cold Steel and I'll read it as soon as I get some free time. Now I've got The Outside too and I'm super excited to read it and I have Between the Devil and Deep Blue Sea and I must read it soon. Also I need to purchase Hurt :) Another thing that I need to do is post Showcase Sunday next week as I haven't this one. Huh a lot of things one my list. Anyhow I really hope you'll enjoy all of these and I can't wait to read your reviews. Amazing haul girl :)

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  3. I just love those pretty Mercy Falls hardcovers! I have a box set too and I'm ashamed to admit that I tend to hug them when I walk by my shelf. They were the first thing that came with me when I moved, and I have hundreds of books.

    And why not more Kristan Higgins?! I'll have to read something soon, I have one book on my wishlist and I'll probably be adding more.

    It's incredibly good to be back. Happy reading, hon.

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  4. Keertana, I can't believe I didn't know it was your birthday last week! Happy belated birthday, dear! Fabulous books this week, I'm really looking forward to reading your review of Not A Drop to Drink and reading it myself. I want to read Two Boys Kissing! You have awesome books ahead of you, happy reading!

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  5. Not a drop to Drink sounds really good!! I absolutely love your Maggie Stiefvater set, they look gorgeous.

    My Showcase Sunday

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  6. I've been seeing quite a lot of negative reviews for Frozen, so I think I'll be passing on it. I also didn't have much luck with her Blood Bloods series.

    I'm always a little hesitant with Gothic Romances, because I'm afraid that the romance will be cheesy/cliche and that will ruin my experience of the book. I have however, been hearing good things about Between the Devil and The Deep Blue Sea, so it's in my maybe list. :)

    Have a lovely Sunday! :)

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  7. I loved The Outside and I just picked up Reality Boy last night.

    You have an awesome book haul this week!

    Karen @ For What It's Worth

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  8. I can't wait to hear your thoughts on Two Boys Kissing Keertana! I really hope you enjoy it!Hurt is another book that I would like to read as well. The concept seemed really interesting. All your books have such pretty covers! I hope you enjoy all of them!

    Cheers,
    Savindi

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  9. I wish I got strange books from publishers! But then I would not be happy to get Frozen. LOL.

    I am glad Not a Drop to Drink lived up to the hype as I cannot wait to read it!

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  10. I can't wait to read The Outside, glad to hear it's going well! I have Untold but I'm waiting on it for now. Awesome haul, Keertana! Enjoy your reads. :)

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  11. I am starting Two Boys Kissing and Hurt sometime soon, too--really looking forward to those! I think I'm one of the few people who didn't love Not a Drop to Drink, but I'll be on the lookout for your review.

    Wendy @ The Midnight Garden

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  12. I don't do my Showcase Sundays very frequently either, Keertana. The only way I remember everything is by adding them to an email draft as soon as I receive them. Looks like you've acquired a lot of fantastic books recently! (And looking at your pictures serves as a reminder to me that I really, really need to finish the Spiritwalker trilogy at some point.)

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