Sunday, April 6, 2014

Showcase Sunday (#33)

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.

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In this weeks ARCs I've got upcoming novels from three authors I have absolutely LOVED in the past - Nina LaCour, Mindy McGinnis, and Christa Desir. I have no doubt in my mind that I will thoroughly enjoy their latest novels and I've been reading so many positive reviews of Open Road Summer that I'm excited to tear into it, despite the fact that it's outside my usual comfort zone. Don't Touch seems to be an utterly unique take on coping mechanisms which has sparked my curiosity and despite the mixed reviews concerning Kiss of Deception, we all know I'm a sucker for high fantasy, especially with pretty covers. ;)

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I think it's quite obvious from my library stash this week that I've been splurging into the Adult Genre. Authors like Susanna Kearsley, Kate Forsyth, Matthew Quick, Sharon Shinn, and Samantha Young are already familiar to me, but I'm excited to get into the works of Kate Morton and Scott Lynch. Gabrielle Zevin has actually written YA - which I haven't read, so hopefully I'll enjoy her writing style enough to pick up those books too! - and Janie Chang's debut seems to be a popular one among readers of historical fiction/fantasy, so I'm curious enough to give it a shot. 

Once again, dear readers, I have to apologize for being slow on posting and commenting over the past few weeks. I'm busy visiting colleges, slowly trying to determine where I want to go and how to best convince my parents, so it's been a really stressful time period. Add to that scholarship applications and I've basically been swamped. I'm also not feeling well, thanks to the ridiculous weather over by the East Coast where it's warm one day only to be freezing the next and raining the day after that, so I've just in general been exhausted. I have a huuuge list of reviews I need to catch up on which I just haven't had the time or energy to get to, so I apologize for the creeping slowness of activity on the blog these past few days and during the upcoming days as well. Nevertheless, I absolutely love seeing all your book hauls - bookish pictures make me happy! - so don't hesitate to link me up so I can stop by! :)


Inis Ravishing Reads said...

Keertana, you have got wonderful books!! I went to B&N today and got The lies of Locke Lamora. I've heard nothing but great things about it. I'm on the lookout for your thoughts. It's hard to wait for the most wanted book-In a handful of dust. I loved Not a drop to Drink. I'm glad you were able to get the sequel. I hope you enjoy!! (:
Take your time and decide on college(your future for the next 4 years) Good Luck dear!! (:

Blodeuedd said...

I want to read the shinn series :D
But they all look good

Melanie said...

Everything Leads To You looks absolutely adorable! I want the cover alone.

Happy reading, Keertana! <33

Renu said...

Slow commenting? Hah! You're awesome at commenting. ;P

Normally I'd be all over Kiss of Deception, because like you said high fantasy & gorgeous cover but I heard it has a love triangle and that has turned me of.

Carina Olsen said...

Ack, so much amazing. <3 I hope you will enjoy all the books :D I have just read The Kiss of Deception, and I'm sorry to say that I did not like it :\ But I do think that others will. So best of luck with that :D

Joyous Reads said...

Great looking haul, Keertana. I'm curious about your opinion on Open Road Summer. Like you mentioned, it's garnered so many glowing reviews.

I need to read my copy of Firebird. I don't know why I stopped reading it way back when.

Happy reading!

Shooting Stars Mag said...

Oh so many great books. I'm curious about Open Road Summer. Sounds like a good one for when the weather gets better.

Bleed Like Me sounds intense, but very interesting.


Rachel said...

I hope you love Down London Road, Keertana! You got a lot of books here! The Distant Hours and Three Souls have gorgeous covers and I'm excited to hear if the insides match the outside. Enjoy all your reads! :)

Lily B said...

yay for a lot of awesome reads, they all look soo good! enjoy.

Sarah Johnson said...

I received Everything Leads to You and Kiss of Deception as well! I love LaCour's previous novel, Hold Still, and I've read two chapters so far and I'm enjoying it. Bleed Like Me looks very interesting. Happy reading!

Courtney Reads A Lot said...

Ahhhh! College! That's exciting and stressful all at the same time! But don't worry. No matter how stressful the application process may be, once you're there and moved in, you're going to have such a wonderful time (well, besides exams haha)! Good luck with applications :D and feel better! And amazing book haul!

Makaela T said...

Don't Touch made it to one of the top spots on my most anticipated reads for this year. I am really looking forward to seeing whether the subject is handled well.

Kate Forsyth! You are so lucky to have her books within your grasp! I loved your review for The Wild Girl. I just got The Gypsy Crown in the mail. =) I am starting on the Scott Lynch and George RR. Martin path soon. It's daunting.
Hope you enjoy them all!

Wendy Darling said...

I've been reading a lot more adult books lately, too. Related to the previous comment I left, I'm having an uneasy relationship with YA lately, and...a bit of a block, too. :/

Nidhi Mahajan said...

This is a pretty good collection of books. I am looking forward to reading some of these myself.