Sunday, 4 August 2013

Showcase Sunday {22}

Showcase Sunday is a weekly meme hosted by Vicky over at Books, Biscuits & Tea where book bloggers showcase the books they have received throughout the week.

I'm really excited about all the books I got this week! I received some great review books through the post (one of which was a complete surprise!) and, a few days ago, I went into town with a friend and bought a few more books with my own money. All of which I can't wait to show you!


For Review:

Teardrop (Teardrop #1) by Lauren Kate (ARC/Proof):
This was the surprise review book of the lot. I'm not quite sure when I'll be able to get on to it - it'll probably be a good while yet - but the synopsis is really intriguing! I read the first couple books in Kate's Fallen series a couple years ago and enjoyed them. Though I won't be going back to finish off the series... I've gone off angel books, unfortunetly! Luckily, this isn't an angel book so I should be ok! Huge thanks to Random house for sending me out a copy!

Soul Shadows by Alex Woolf:
I joined an awesome group of book reviewers last week - Team Fox! - and got to choose a couple books to review from the publishers website and this book was one of them. It doesn't sound much like the usual books I read so I really don't know what I'll think of it! Apparently it's meant to be scary so I can't wait to give it a go!

Diary of a Mall Girl by Luisa Plaja:
This is the other book I chose and I'm glad I did - I really enjoyed it! I'd read a few of Luisa's other books before (and rather enjoyed them) so knew what to expect with this one. My full review of the book will be up sometime this coming week!

Sample Chapter of Amber by Julie Sykes:
This was also included in the package along with the other two review books from Curious Fox publishers. The synopsis of the book sounds very promising so I can't wait to get a taster of it with this little excerpt! Huge thanks to Curious Fox for sending me all of this! :)

Purchased:

Stormdancer (The Lotus War #1) by Jay Kristoff:
I have wanted this book for months now. Ever since I first heard of it, in fact. It sounds so unique and promising and I've read loads of glowing reviews on it so how could I not?! I really can't wait to find the time to delve into it - I seriously hope it meets my expectations!

The Eternity Cure (Blood of Eden #2) by Julie Kagawa:
Eeeeeeeek! I AM SO EXCITED FOR THIS ONE! I loved the first book in the series, The Immortal Rules, and cannot wait to see what happens in book two! I especially loved Zeke so are hoping to see more of him in this one! :')

City of Bones and City of Ashes (The Mortal Instruments #1 & 2) by Cassandra Clare:
I'VE FINALLY GOT MY OWN COPY OF CITY OF BONES! Everyone may rejoice now! ;) I LOVED this book and can't wait to continue the series on - especially now that Clare's other series, The Infernal Devices, has finished. *sniffles* I'm planning on re-reading CoB before moving on to CoA - which I think the lovely Zoe and I will be buddy reading together, I hope! But it won't be for a while yet so I'm glad I've got all these other goodies to keep me entertained! :P

*dusts off hands* Well, there we go! That's all the books I received this week! I am seriously SO excited right now! I can't wait to get started on them! xD Leave a link to your own book haul and I'll try and stop by! :)

Happy Reading,
Rachel xoxo

15 comments:

  1. OOoh nice!! I loved The Eternity Cure!! Definitely dying for the next one! Be forewarned of a cliffhanger ending! Hope you enjoy all your fab reads!

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  2. AWESOME RACHEL! I REALLY want to read Stormdancer and start the Blood of Eden series. Don't laugh but I haven't read ANY of Julie Kagawa books! xD Fantasy is truly my bestfriend, haha! Great haul, Rachel! <33

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  3. Great haul! Eternity Cure and City of Ashes are awesome, hope you enjoy them:)

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  4. Amazing haul! I need to read City of Ashes too. Especially since the movie for the first book is coming out soon. I hope you enjoy everything :)
    My Showcase Sunday

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  6. Wow! You got a lot of amazing books!
    I loved The Eternity Cure & The Mortal Instruments! I hope you enjoy City of Ashes :)
    I can't wait to get my hands on a copy of Teardrop!
    Happy reading :)

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  7. It looks like you've got some great books, I hope you enjoy them.

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  8. Ahhh so many amazing books! I've got Soul Shadows and Amber too, they seem so interesting! :D

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  9. It seems like you got some really great stuff, Rachel! I'm looking forward to seeing what you think of Teardrop, I've heard some mixed reviews about that one thus far. Also, Stormdancer looks AWESOME! I can't wait to see what you think about it. It's awesome that you enjoyed CoB and now have your own copy! I need to get a copy myself. I hope you enjoy COA. <3 And I really need to read The Eternity Cure as well, since I enjoyed the first one so much!

    Lovely haul, and happy reading Rachel dear!

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  10. I heard Lauren Kate is an awesome author, but I have yet to read one of her books! I really need to read the Mortal Instruments series D:

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  11. Hope you enjoy all your books! I'm interested in your thoughts on Teardrop. It seems to be a like-or-hate book right now!

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    good haul. ;p

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  13. AAAAAHHH sooo many pretty new books *strokes screen like the crazy person I am* I LOVED The Immortal Rules too! And I totally share your love for the amazing Zeke. I got a review copy of The Eternity Cure a while back now but for some strange reason I just haven't picked it up yet. I think this is because I have forgotten some of the characters and a bit of the storyline from the first book, so will have to give TIR a re-read some time first.

    I also got a surprise copy of Teardrop! And man, it's one big book! I read the first book of the Fallen series and really didn't enjoy it and ended up passing on the other books in the series, so I am pretty hesitant about starting Teardrop. But like you said, it's a different story completely so maybe I'll enjoy it after all! *fingers crossed!*

    I just ordered my own copy of City of Bones today, which should be arriving soon. Seeing as the movie is on the way, I thought I had better get started on this series that is so incredibly popular. I hope that City of Ashes is amazing for you. :)

    Thank you for sharing this incredible book haul with us, Rachel! Enjoy all of these lovely new novels x

    P.S. I recently joined Team Fox too! GO TEAM! ;P

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  14. Awesome haul Rachel. I'm totally jealous! I'm on book 5 of TMI so I'm so glad I will soon be able to fangirl with you over the incredible Jace and just the whole amazingness that is City of Bones. Team Fox sounds awesome and I'm so devo that I couldn't join. DOAMG looks awesome.


    PS. Dang Hawwa took my idea! Enjoy your lovely books :)
    - Sunny @ A Sunny Spot Blog

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  15. Ohh, nice haul!! I'm particularly jealous of Teardrop because LOOK HOW SHINY THE COVER IS

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