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Showcase Sunday 17-06-12

17 Jun 2012

Showcase Sunday is a weekly meme hosted by Vicky @ Books, Biscuits and Bites. Inspired by Pop Culture Junkie and The Story Siren, the aim of this meme is to showcase our newest books!

Rapture by Lauren Kate
I FINALLY have this! I read the first 80-ish pages, and it's not really grabbing my attention; but I'm really looking forward to how the series will end! Oh, and the Aussie Blog Tour for Rapture is currently being held- my post will be up on the 20th :) So watch out for it!<3

Pushing The Limits by Katie McGarry
SQUEALL! I've been DYING to read this ever since reviews have started pouring in - although I have to admit, I'm not a fan of the AU cover....but still, I bet the content will be SO MUCH better <3

Unrest by Michelle Harrison
Hmm...I haven't heard much about this; but it's told from a male perspective and based on the blurb, it seems like the main character has some kind of connection with the 'spirit world'. Now, that sounds AWESOME. 

Spark (Elementals #2) by Brigid Kemmerer
HDSUAHDIAHDISA SPARKKKKKK! I think I might've had a mini-heartattack when my friend Lana gave this to me yesterday! Seriously, she is THE BEST FRIEND EVER. She won Spark from the competition Brigid held on her blog a few weeks ago, AND being the MOST AMAZING FRIEND that she is- decided to let me read it first (she wants to stay away from books until her exams are over!) Oh, and she even agreed to bring the package to school so we can open it together but unfortunately the package *accidentally* teared soo...she opened it without me! LOL Anyway, I LOVE YOU LANAAAA<3 And guys - go follow her on twitter - she LOVES books as well and is the most awesome person ever <3 
Oh, and I FINISHED THIS LAST NIGHT!<3 SOOOOO AMAZING! I officially love Gabriel<3

Deadly Hemlock by Kathleen Peacock
Werewolves? MURDER? I'M IN! So incredibly excited to start this soon! Oh, and the US title for this is HEMLOCK :)

Between The Lines by Jodi Picoult and Samantha Van Leer
JODI. PICOULT. Enough said. She's one of my FAVOURITE authors! Seriously- I LOVE her books! And guys, if you haven't read any of her books, I highly recommend picking up Nineteen Minutes and The Pact; the latter is possibly my favourite stand-alone novel to date. I'm still not over how heart-breaking it is!!

Umm...not sure if I'll be reading this; it's not really my type of book, plus I haven't read the first book either :S 

Team Human by Justine Larbalestier and Sarah Rees Brennan 
VAMPIRES! I can never get enough of VAMP stories<3 I really hope this won't be a disappointment!

The Golden Lily by Richelle Mead
YESSSSSSSSSSSSS! I found it on my doorstep THIS MORNING! So excited to start it <3 I NEED SYDRIAN AWESOMENESS<3

An enormous thank you to HarlequinTeen, Simon & Schuster, Allen & Unwin, and Penguin for the above awesomeness<3

What goodies did you receive this week? Leave links! :D


  1. Spctacular! Golden Lily and Spark are you breathing yet? You should have a spectacular reading week, Shirley!

  2. OMG OMG OMG! SHIRLEY! Amazing amazing AMAZING book haul! I am reading Spark now and I EFFING LOVE IT. And I am SO excited to read Pushing The Limits! AND TEAM HUMAND DEADLY HEMLOCK AND JAGJFAFJADFSDHADG! *HYPERVENTILATES*

    This is all :D

    ENJOY! ♥

  3.'re so sweet!<3 Don't worry- I know exactly what it feels like to not be able to comment on everyone's posts because of school! For the past few weeks/months, I've had AT LEAST 1 exam per week! I don't have time to post anything right now :/

    hehee THANK YOU<3

  4. YAY for Rapture!!!!!! I am listening to the audiobook right now and it is totally fabulous!!!!!!! Have you read Fallen in Love?!?!? Ohhhhhhh and Golden Lily looks good too...too bad I still need to read Bloodlines lol! All these books sound fabulous...hope you enjoy!!!!!!!!!!!!

    BTW I totally missed you!!! Feels like I haven't stopped by in forever...I've been so busy with school that I only have time to post reviews :-(


  5. Awesome haul this week! Looks like you got some great books!

    Happy Reading,

  6. Amazing mailbox Shirley!!!! You've got some epic books in there, I can't wait to see what you think! I have Pushing the Limits on my list for this week and I'm beyond excited, I've heard such great things about it. The Storm/Spark series I've been told is outstanding, and based on your enthusiastic response to Spark, I'm guessing you agree:) Enjoy!

  7. I love it when I find new Australian book bloggers! Hi!
    I got a copy of Between the Lines too- I'm not sure, I've never read a Picoult book before, but my sister loves quite a few, so I might too!
    (P.S. (A P.S. in brackets, no less) from the books you like across there ->
    we like quite a few of the same- Divergent = Loved it!
    Mara Dyer- simply one of the best books. Ever. HP, Hunger Games, If I stay... I'm so following you!

  8. Hahahaha SHIRLEY I LOVE YOU! I always love reading your commentary about the books you get, and it's like: three lines, two lines, two lines, then BAM PARAGRAPH for Spark!! It just made me giggle so hard. If Lana had a blog, I would follow her but I'm just glad she passed the copy onto you so we can hear you squeal about Gabriel! I will not be complaining if he steals me away from Team Chris Is So Sweet! x)

    And you have to READ READ READ The Golden Lily ASAP! For the both of us, as my copy has not arrived yet :')

    Amazing mailbox, Shirley-birdie the super-sweetie! Have an amazing week! I miss youuuu <3

  9. I got The Golden Lily as well!! I can't wait to start reading!
    Unrest looks very creepy as well...

  10. annabelle.hammond7 September 2012 at 18:45

    Pushing the Limits is an excellant book! I've reviewd it on my blog!

    Letterbox Love!

  11. Rapture, Pushing The Limits, The Golden Lily <3 Awesome haul. Enjoy all the books you got this week ;)

    Jennifer @ Dream Reads

  12. WOW, Shirley, that is one fantastic haul!! I've heard that Pushing the Limits is amazing. It's a shame about that cover though. :/ Your excitement about Spark is so infectious!! Lana sounds like an awesome friend. Hope you enjoy everything else you got! Happy reading :D

  13. Pushing the Limits is one I have been dying to read too! I haven't seen that cover yet but I have to agree with you, I'm not crazy about it either. Enjoy all your new reads! :)
    You can check out what books I got this week here!

  14. May I just steal your book haul? LOL. Just kidding xD... maybe O.o

    I definitely prefer the US cover of Pushing the Limits, but I'll take any hardcopy, you know? My copy's from NetGalley.

    Deadly Hemlock... Hemlock... you had my confused for a second, haha! But anyhow - you got a great haul this week! Enjoy your books! Can't wait to hear what you think of them. Especially Rapture. Good? Bad? I wasn't really a big fan of the first three books, but I got a copy of #4, and...

    Skyway Avenue Reads

  15. Jessica@a GREAT read7 September 2012 at 18:45

    Oh awesome! You got Between the Lines early! Can't wait to read that one! Not sure when I will actually be able to do so! But it sounds incredible!!

    And I soooo loved Hemlock!! Very good story! Werewolves, murder mystery! Totally awesome!

    Also got the Golden Lily! Can't wait to devour that either!

    Happy Reading!

    Here's my STS

    Have a GREAT day!

    Old Follower :)

  16. Shirleyyyy, I am super jealous of your SUPER haul <3 Pushing the Limits seems AWESOME and there have been loads of rave reviews about it so I hope you enjoy it :) Brigid Kemmerer's books are really popular at the moment so I MUST check them out soon! And there's werewolves in Deadly Hammock?! Wow!!! And YAY for Between the Lines, I'm currently reading it and it is definitely different from Jodi Picoult's other books but I'm still loving it <3 I'll be looking out for your review too :) Hope you enjoy all your fabby books this week, Shirley <3

  17. Another amazing week of books Shirley! I also got Spark too! But I still need to read Elemental and Storm yet too! But I remember you loving that book so I'm sure I will too! Is Deadly Hemlock the same as Hemlock but just a different name? I love the cover version you guys have, the other purply one is also really pretty! I hope you enjoy all your books! :)

  18. Ooooh I can't wait to see what you think of Pushing The Limits!! Sounds SO GOOD. I haven't read any of Jodi's books yet, but I am seriously excited for this one. It looks SO GORGEOUS inside! SQUEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE SPARK! Oh my god. Shirley. Gabriel. Right? RIGHT?! The things he did to our heart! <3 And man, the chapter preview for Spirit has me even MORE crazy desperate to get my hands on it! *grabby hands at 2013*



  19. The aussie cover for Pushing the Limits is the same as the UK. I like it, but I think I prefer the US cover. :) It's such a good book, Shirley! I loved it to pieces and hope you feel the same way! I still need to write a review for it but I'm sort of lost for words. :D

    And yay for Team Human! I'm dying to read that book so I hope you like it. Also, that cover is really awesome too.

    Amazing haul for you this week! Lots of good stuff to look forward to. :D

  20. EEEE! SPARK! So excited to get my hands on it. Whoever's got that ARC in Australia at the moment needs to pass it on soon! LOL. Gabe <3 TGL was so amazing, I can't even tell you. I was speechless when I finished. So so desperate for the next book! *cries* Great haul this week!!

    All Hail The Mail!

  21. Dude! You didn't saw my tweet about sacrificing my soul for an e-arc of Spark? XD Anyways, you have Team Human! The authors are hilarious! Hemlock's awesome! Tell me what team are you after you're done reading! :)

    My Stack


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