Sunday, 14 July 2013

Showcase Sunday #19

Showcase Sunday is a weekly meme hosted by Vicky over at Books, Biscuits & Tea where we showcase all of our recent book grabs.

I'M BACK! *showers confetti* Miss me? ;) I've certainly missed you! Let me assure you, two weeks of not being able to blog is not fun! I kind-of started pining for my laptop after only a few days... *hugs laptop to emphasise point* Now that I'm back there's nothing to stop me from going bloggy mad!  *takes deep breath to calm self* So guess what was awaiting my arrival when I came home last night? Packages upon packages of books! What did I do, you ask? Well, even though it was near enough 3am and I was unbelievably tired, I dived straight in and opened them all up! Want to see the goodies in question? Well, here they are! :P
 

For Review:

Icons (Icons #1) by Margaret Stohl:
Despite not liking Stohl's other book, Beautiful Creatures, I'm still really excited for this one. The premise is just fantastic and so I'm hoping I'll enjoy it! I have seen some mixed reviews on it, however, so, hopefully, I'll be on the side that does like the book! :) Huge thanks go out to HarperCollins for sending me a review copy!

When the author contacted me about reviewing her two books, I jumped at the chance. The series sounded perfect for summer and I remember a couple years back reading some good reviews on Anatomy of a Boyfriend. So I really can't wait to dive into this duology and see what I think!

Listening for Lucca by Suzanne LaFleur:
This isn't usually the type of book I would read but, lately, I've been trying to broaden the genres I read in and, since this book has quite a promising concept, I went for it. It sounds really unique as well so that's a plus! Oh, and the cover? So pretty! Thanks go out to the Spinebreakers team for sending me it! :D

Book Swaps:

Friday Brown by Vikki Wakefield:
Oh. My. Gosh. I seriously LOVE Hawwa! She was kind enough to give me her copy of Friday Brown! I am SO excited to read it because it has received so many AMAZING reviews! I really hope that it won't let me down! I have seriously high expectations. *fiddles nervously* xD

The Declaration Trilogy by Gemma Malley:
Not only did Hawwa send me Friday Brown, she also gave me the whole Declaration trilogy (with the new edition covers)! I read the first book a year or two ago and really enjoyed it (review here) so am super excited to continue this series! I'm most likely going to re-read book one to refresh my memory though. ;P

So there we go. That's my book haul for this week. As always, if you leave a link to yours in the comments, I will happily stop by! :)

Happy Reading,
Rachel xoxo

12 comments:

  1. WELCOME BACK!!!

    And wow look at your haul!! So many amazing books, I really hope you enjoy them all :)

    Megan xxx

    My Showcase Sunday if you'd like a look :)

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  2. RRRRAAAACCCHHHEELLLL!!! YOU'RE BACK *suffocates you with a hug* :D

    I have Beautiful Creatures on my TBR pile but I'm putting it off because of the mixed reviews :/ I'm not good with slow-paced books. I'll look forward to seeing what you think of Icons! The Resistance and The Legacy are on my TBR pile too and the covers are gorgeousss :)

    I agree - isn't Hawwa THE BEST?!?!! Ahh, Friday Brown sounds amazing, hope you enjoy it :) Happy reading!

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  3. yes Zoe. i agree. SHE IS. AND I WANNA MEET HER SOMEDAY....;p

    but wait. hold on a second. YOU GOT ICONS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! SHOW ME YOUR WAYS! i need a copy!!! :D
    great haul! x

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  4. Awesome haul *looks enviously at your goodies*! I mean first you get to go on holiday and then you come home to all those books!! I loved Friday Brown, it's a amazing novel that I'm proud to call Australian. I read Love, Aubrey a while ago so Listening for Luca sounds interesting. I also need to read The Declaration *runs off to read your review on that*. Happy Reading.


    - Sunny @ A Sunny Spot Blog

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  5. AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAH!!!!!!!!!!! WELCOME BACK RACHEL!!!!!!!!!!! WE'VE MISSED YOU TONS!!!! *rugby tackles into a hug!*

    And what a great post to come back with. All of these beautiful books look amazing, especially The Declaration Trilogy. Those books are on my Wishlist, and I can't wait to get started on them. :)

    I read Love, Aubrey by Suzanne LaFleur and it seriously broke my heart and I'm pretty sure I cried a teeny bit at it...so I really want to read Listening for Lucca. I can't wait to see what you think of it.

    Enjoy all of the gorgeous new books, Rachel! Thanks for sharing this post with us. :Dxx

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  6. I really enjoyed Icons, despite the mixed reviews. Enjoy :)
    -Scott Reads It!

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  7. Ooh, curious to see what you think of Friday Brown! I've heard amazing things about it - it's Aussie YA, right? If so, it's got to be good. ;)

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  8. Welcome Back!!! Going even a day without blogging is tough for me! Although even when I am on vacation I do still try checking in on things! Glad to see you back!!

    All these books are new to me! Hope you enjoy them all!

    Here's my STS

    Have a GREAT day!

    Old Follower :)

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  9. Welcome back! Don't you find it always takes forever to do these posts when you've had a bit of a break? I think I need to vow to do them weekly (or get less books and let's face it, that NEVER works).

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  10. I love the look of Friday Brown so will have to buy it soon. I've heard amazing things about it. Happy reading, Rachel!

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  11. I've missed your posts so much! So glad your back! Great haul, all these lovely books! If I were you I'd scrap whatever your reading and start Friday Brown straight away! Best book I ever read! :)

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  12. You really rocked the haul this week! Looks like you have a lot of yummy reading in your future! Have a great week and Happy Reading! Here is my WoW for this week!

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