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Showcase Sunday 26-08-12

26 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!

Angel Dust by Sarah Mussi
I won this off Hot Key Books' twitter comp - I've been incredibly lucky with winning books off twitter comps's a little creepy :S hahaaa
Wentworth Hall by Abby Grahame 
Gossip Girl? Downtown Abby? Now that's an exciting combination! This will hopefully be a quick read so I'll be able to finish it really soon :)

Anna Dress in Blood by Kendare Blake
YAYY! I CAN FINALLY READ THIS! I've after this since LAST YEAR...I'm really glad I finally have a copy :) It's (according to reviews) suppose to be really scary but at the moment, it's well...not that scary. But it's amazing so far :)
Beautiful Disaster by Jamie McGuire
This has got to be one of the most addictive and unexpectedly good books of 2012. I never expected to like it - hell, I was planning to hate it after reading certain reviews. BUT I ended up loving it so much :) Review will be up soon!

andddddd....the most exciting from the last two weeks...

THIS IS ONE OF MY MOST ANTICIPATED BOOKS OF 2012 GUYS!!! I was lucky to win this off Hachette's twitter comp - I swear my luck's going to run out very soon. I'm reading this at the moment, and WOW. IT'S AMAZING. 
Stormdancer by Jay Kristoff
Another anticipated 2012 book! Mixed reviews are starting to pour in...and I'm glad - it's a little scary when ALL the reviews of GR were 5 star. The first chapter was (to be honest) painful to get through...but I think I'll be able to get used to the writing and maybe end up LOVING it :)

A massive thank you to Hot Key Books, Simon and Schuster, Hachette and Pan Macmillan for the above awesomeness<3 

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  1. Oh, great books! :D Happy reading!

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  2. enjoy all . they all look good

  3. Vivian @ Vivaciously, Vivian7 September 2012 at 18:42

    ANNAAAAA!!! OMG, Shirley, you're in for a treat! <3 Awesome haul this week, these look great! I've heard rather mixed reviews on Beautiful Disaster, but hope you'll enjoy it. Happy reading!

  4. Keertana Anandraj7 September 2012 at 18:42

    WHAT? AM I DREAMING? DAYS OF BLOOD AND STARLIGHT? *dies* You're sooo lucky! I can't wait to see what you think of it! Gosh, I'm sure it's amazinggg! :) I loved Stormdancer, so I hope you like that one too, and Anna Dressed in Blood has been on my TBR-Shelf for awhile...I need to get to it eventually! Anyway, AMAZING haul! ;) Happy Reading! :D

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  5. Great haul, hun! I hope you like Wentworth Hall, it sounds good but I've heard mixed reviews. And I have just started Stormdancer too, it is a bit slow but it's too early to tell!




    Yay you got Anna! LOVE that. I've seen so many mixed reviews for Beautiful Disaster; I really don't know whether it's for me or not, but I guess the only way to find out is if I give it a go, eh? ;)

    And I hope you love Stormdancer! AMAZING HAUL this week. AND DID I MENTION:

    !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! DOBAS !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  7. **LE GASP** Holy mother of books, you got freaking awesome books this, Shirley!! I've heard really mixed things about WENTWORTH HALL, but I'm still quite excited to read it! BEAUTIFUL DISASTER was an addicting read for me, although it had it's flaws. STORMDANCER! I'm reading that one soon, but I have to read it on my computer, you're lucky you have a print copy! EEEP, congrats on winning the copy of DAYS OF BLOOD & STARLIGHT! That's insanely awesome. Anyway, happy reading! :)

  8. Lalaine ficbookreviews7 September 2012 at 18:43

    Great haul Shirley. Hope you enjoy all of these. I enjoyed and loved BD too! :)

  9. The Days of Blood and Starlight cover is just beautiful! I still need to read DOSAB sadly haha! But might wait a little longer until closer to book three. And next to Stormdancer in that photo looks pretty kickass! I hope you enjoy Stormdancer greatly as well :D

  10. Jessica@a GREAT read7 September 2012 at 18:43

    Nice! I love that cover for Anna Dressed in Blood! True it's nearly identical to the US cover yet I love that Anna's dress is red like it was in the novel! Still need to read the sequel!

    Happy Reading!

    My STS will be up tomorrow, so be sure to stop by!

    Have a GREAT

    Old Follower :)

  11. An amazing haul Shirley! You're so lucky to have won a copy of Days of Blood and Starlight! I honestly can't wait for that book! Also I loved Stormdancer too! Hope you enjoy all your books! :)

  12. Awesome books!!! I am really looking forward to you're review for Days of Blood and Starlight!!! I can't wait to read that one. I've heard a lot of mixed reviews about Beautiful Disaster so I am glad to hear you enjoyed it and WOW I love the cover for Wentworth Hall!!!! Enjoy all these great books. Thanks for sharing.


  13. Jenny @ Supernatural Snark7 September 2012 at 18:47

    YOU GOT DAYS OF BLOOD AND STARLIGHT?!! I just died of envy Shirley. Died. I cannot wait for that book, you have to post a review asap so I have something to tide me over until it releases here. I hope it's as brilliant as the first book:) *fingers crossed*

  14. I'm incredibly eager to hear your thoughts on Days of Blood & Starlight! How lucky are you?! :D Angel Dust sounds really interesting too. And I hope you enjoy Anna Dressed in Blood. It's one of my favourites! :) Amazing haul, Shirley.

  15. cass_wordsonpaper7 September 2012 at 18:47

    I'm reading Stormdancer now. It's pretty slow... but at like p. 130 things are finally picking up. I haven't once thought of giving up on it, maybe because I have so much hope that this is going to be amazing. The writing style is kind of consistent with what you get in the first chapter, but you get used to it after a while. It's asking way more patience out of me than most other books do, though.

    Days of Blood and Starlight!!!

    I got a copy of Anna Dressed in Blood from Date a Book. :) I'm still in dismissive mode with Beautiful Disaster. I doubt that anything you or any other reviewer says about it will convince me to give it a fair shot. Yeah, Wentworth Hall's gotten mixed reviews but hope you enjoy.

  16. Hi there.

    I was wondering when you will be posting your review of Days of Blood and Starlight???????


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