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Showcase Sunday 05-08-12

5 Aug 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!

Hey guys! I haven't done a 'Showcase Sunday' in...more than a month! I did receive a lot of books during that time (some awesome ones like Rift, Insignia, Throne of Glass, Losing Lila, The Gathering Dark/Shadow and Bone to name a few ) but I rearranged my bookshelf earlier this week, and gathering them, then putting all of them back in their positions would take forever, so I'm not going to post pictures of them. However, I'll showcase the books I received this week (which was also a lot...but at least they're all sitting together on my shelf :D)
Dark Inside by Jeyn Roberts

Alice In Zombieland by Gena Showalter 
Speechless by Hannah Harrington 

Twisted Heart by Eden Maguire
A Witch In Winter by Ruth Warburton
Embrace by Jessica Shirvington

I don't think I've ever received/bought so many books in one week! The above are just the books I received this week; my friend Lana and I went book shopping on Monday (I had a 12-day break from school and I literally spent all of those days reading and sleeping :D) and I bought...5 books (not pictured). They were all really cheap, but in the end, I still spent ALL my money :(  I bought The Scorpio Races (It was only $10 for a hardcover- most are usually $30) , The Book Thief, Supernaturally, Divergent and Crescendo. It may not seem like a lot, but that's the most I've ever bought in one go! Anyway, I hope you guys all received so fabulous books this week. Leave links!!

A massive thank you to Harlequin Teen (seriously, I LOVE YOU GUYS!), Jeyn Roberts & Brodie + Jess + Rachel!, Bloomsbury, and Hachette for the above awesomeness<3 (And also a huge thanks to the publishers/authors/blogger friends who sent me books in the last month or so!) 



    Dark Inside! Pretty sure I've heard of it although I've never actually wanted to read it. I'll be sure to check it on GR now!

    Something Like Normal! LOVE LOVE LOVE LOVE. I adore this book so much. One of the best contemporaries I've read this year. So hope you love it too!

    Alice in Zombieland! Got an ARC from HarlequinTeen last week so I can't wait to read it! It'll be my first Gena Showalter's book ;)

    Confessions of an Angry Girl! I read it a few weeks ago and did enjoy it although I had some problems with the characters :P

    Speechless. OH GOSH SHIRLEY, I can't stop thinking about this book until now. It made me so......SPEECHLESS. It's just that GOOD. Personally, I think I loved it even more than Saving June!

    Hahaha, I also got the same books for Date A Book's Birthday Bash. I'm pretty sure I have 3 copies of Embrace now which I have yet to read XP I really want to read A Witch in Winter and Twisted Heart is the second book in the series?



  2. Ugh, your commenting system does NOT like me. Finally it loads so that I can type!

    I got those three Hachette books too (last pic) for the Date a Book special thingy doodah, yeah? I'm reading A Witch in Winter at the moment. Embrace is a quick read, but there's so much about it that I just found wrong beyond forgiveness.

    Iiiiiiii!!! I'm only requesting from HarlequinTeen now - Alice in Zombieland and Speechless are on my lists. Hope I get them soon! They look great. I like that although they're ARCs the final covers are printed on them, instead of just white.

    And Dark Inside and Something Like Normal (!!!). I really want to read the latter. It's actually reminding me of Pushing the Limits, because in that book the main girl's brother died in Afghanistan and stuff, and there's a romance that seems to be both about the emotional and physical aspects. Hope you're enjoying!

  3. Ooh, great books this week! Witch in Winter looks really good, but I haven't seen a lot of reviews on it.


  4. Oo I got the same books in my mailbox today!! Good ol date a book :)

  5. I'm so jealous of Alice in Zombieland! I got Speechless and Throne of Glass as well and can't wait to dive in because I'm hearing fabulous things about them. Losing Lila is currently on it's way to me thanks to my lovely co-blogger Jasprit! So excited. You got an amazing haul here Shirley! Thanks for stopping by The Readers Den. :)

  6. WOW!!! So many awesome books :-) Embrace is totally fabulous!!! The cover is SO lovely. And YAY Alice in Zombieland looks soooooooooooo awesome!!! I can't wait to read your review for it. I have not heard of Dark Inside but the cover is really nice!!! Enjoy all these Shirley!!!! Thanks for sharing :-) I haven't done any Showcase Sunday, Stacking the Shelves, IMM, or anything in a while!!! Oh and Shadow and Bone and Rift are awesome!!!


  7. Awesome haul. Dying to read 'Something like Normal' especially.

    Happy reading ;)

    Jennifer @ Dream Reads

  8. ALICE IN ZOMBIELAND SHIRLEY!!! I WANT IT SO BAD!!!! I love all things Gena Showalter so I can't wait to get my hands on that book! So excited for your review, I hope it's as good as I want it to be:) While I had a few problems with Violet in Embrace, I just finished Entice and loved it, so the series is really growing on me:) Enjoy all your books!

  9. I'm seeing Something Like Normal around quite a bit this week, clearly the universe is telling me I need to grab myself a copy! It sounds SO good. And I've been meaning to get Dark Inside for ages... can't wait to read your review. If you love it, you'll no doubt convince me to snatch it up asap :D Speechless! Loved that! Hannah is such an amazing talent <3 I'm reading Alice at the moment and it's SO FUN. And kinda DIFFERENT, but in a GOOD way... well, so far anyway haha. OOOH AND YOU BOUGHT THE SCORPIO RACES? Have you read it yet? Probably one of my fave novels from Maggie!


  10. Jessica@a GREAT read7 September 2012 at 18:44

    OOh nice! Those are new to me but I hope you enjoy them all!

    Here's my STS

    Have a GREAT day!

    Old Follower :)

  11. SHIRLEY!!! caps locks are totally necessary here, your haul for the week is AMAZING!!! I also too received Angry Girl, Speechless and Alice in Zombieland! I honestly can't wait to get stuck into them! Also yay for Divergent, The Book Thief and Something Like Normal. I don't even have to say this, as I know for sure you will have an amazing time with these books! Happy reading my love! :)

  12. Sam @ Realm of Fiction7 September 2012 at 18:44

    I can't wait to see what you make of Alice in Zombieland! I love the cover for that book and it's already been getting some great reviews. :) And I need to get myself a copy of The Scorpio Races one day. Great haul this week (month!) Shirley! I hope you enjoy reading all your new books. :)

  13. Nice haul, Shirley! I am really looking forward to Speechless and Something Like Normal and good on you for treating yourself to a bunch of new books! I did the same this weekend :)

  14. Awesome haul! I can't believe you got ALICE IN ZOMBIELAND! I've been requesting for it left and right but haven't gotten any response yet, unfortunately. x( CONFESSIONS OF AN ANGRY GIRL was all right--can't wait to hear what you think about it.

    Happy reading!

    Meg | Check out my Showcase Sunday!

  15. Aww Shirley! Your haul is amazing! I keep seeing Speechless and Confessions of an Angry Girl EVERYWHERE! I have the Galleys of them but I want the physical copies *cries*

    But overall, CAN I HAVE YOUR HAUL? PLEASE? It's just made of awesome and I want every single book you've received you lucky thing!

    Happy reading :)

    Taneika @ Flipping Through the Pages

  16. SHIRLEY.
    Ehehehe.... :D I can finally comment! Ooh, I see you got Embrace :) I still need to read the others in that series :/

  17. LOTS of books this week Shirl my girl! ;) I’m going to call you that from now on. Can’t stop me!!!

    I’ve been curious about Dark Inside for a while now. Tell me what you think. As for the others... hope you enjoy all of them. <3


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