Sunday, 27 January 2013

Showcase Sunday #3



Inspired by Celine from Nyx Book Reviews, I've decided to combine several book haul memes into one post. Welcome to... Stacking the Showcase Sunday Post Shelves with Letterbox Love!

Showcase Sunday is hosted by Vicky at Books, Biscuits and Tea. Stacking the Shelves is hosted at Tynga's Reviews, and Sunday Post is hosted at Kimba the Caffeinated Book Reviewer. Letterbox Love is a special British book-haul meme hosted by Lindsey at Narratively Speaking.


This Week's Goodies



 Thanks to NetGalley, HarperCollins UK, and Angry Robot for these advanced review copies!


I won the giveaway in the New Year's Resolutions Challenge as part of the Bout of Books Read-a-thon. This is the book I chose, and I can't wait to read it! Thanks so much to Stella at Ex Libris for this lovely book!

 
Books Read Last Week



Well, I haven't quite finished The Iron King yet, but there's only a tiny bit to go and I'm really enjoying it, so I'm sure it'll be finished by tonight! :-)



Last Week on the Blog

The Case of the Good-Looking Corpse - Book Review

The Immortal Rules - Book Review

The Veil - Book Review

Top Ten Tuesday - Settings I'd Like to See More Of 

Pulp Pride and Prejudice

I signed up for the Wicked Valentine's Read-a-thon!


My First Giveaway!

Look out tomorrow for my first giveaway on this blog, as part of The Aylesford Skull book tour. The giveaway will be open worldwide. :-)




Extra, Extra! Read All About Fantasyland!


I've been writing for a new site called Fantasyland Herald. This is basically a newspaper for a fictional land that represents the typical fantasy world. Through the news stories, opinion pieces, images and reports, you can get a sense of wider story arcs and a magical world.

There are recurring characters and regular reporters. The site updates daily so you can follow the story in real time. There's also plenty of palace gossip and fashion, bickering nobles in the Royal City, and disgruntled correspondents who resent being sent to foreign lands. There's even fantasy sport! It's a lot fun - come take a look!



41 comments:

  1. Geek Girl looks awesome, I saw it when I was browsing NetGalley yesterday. Hope you enjoy it, and hope your other books are good too!

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    1. Thanks Kit! Really enjoying Geek Girl so far :-)

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  2. I was tempted by Black Feathers but trying not to request everything on NetGalley! ;) Seraphina is on my radar too.

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    1. Haha, I've only recently started using NetGalley, but I can already see that it's a bit addictive... and dangerous! :-D I can't wait to read Seraphina!

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  3. Great haul! I really want to read Seraphina, Geek Girl and Black Feathers!

    Enjoy your books and thanks for stopping by :)

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    1. Thanks Ula, they do look awesome don't they? :-)

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  4. I enjoyed Geek Girl--fun and cute. Hope you do, too. :o)

    Julie@Bookaroo-Ju

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    1. Thanks! :-) I'm really enjoying it so far - laughing out loud so much.

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  5. I love the cover for Black Feathers and I've heard great things about Seraphina. Glad to hear you're enjoying The Iron King - my copy has been on my shelf for forever!

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

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    1. The cover is great isn't it - really intriguing! The Iron King is actally better than I thought it would be, thought it might be a bit wishy-washy, but it really isn't at all :-)

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  6. Geek Girl looks great, i really need to read The Iron King as it looks awesome :)

    Thank you for visiting and following my blog.

    I am a new follower :)

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    1. Thanks Laura, and thanks for the follow! :-) Really enjoying Geek Girl so far, and The Iron King is great!

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  7. I really want to read Geek Girl! I absolutely loved The Iron King! Glad you're enjoying it :)
    Hope you enjoy the books you got!
    New follower :)

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    1. Thanks Samantha, and thanks for the follow! :-) Glad you loved The Iron King too!

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  8. I really want to read Seraphina...it looks so good and I love dragons! Have a great week!

    PS I did really enjoy Midwinterblood!Thanks for stopping by my Added to the Bookshelf post!

    ♥ Melissa @ Melissa's Eclectic Bookshelf

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    1. Oh good, glad you enjoyed it, I'm really looking forward to giving it a read. :-) Thanks Melissa!

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  9. I've heard really good things about Seraphina, besides it has dragons in it. Great haul. Come visit me too.

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    1. Haha, true, dragons are great! :-) Everyone has been raving about it, so hopefully it will be good!

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  10. I've read The Iron King... SO AMAZING!!
    So many of my friends loved Seraphina. I need to read it asap!
    Here's what I got this week.
    http://iloveteenbooks.blogspot.com/2013/01/in-my-mailbox-16.html

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    1. Hehe, I know, feels like everyone's read and loved Seraphina! :-) The Iron King is awesome!

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  11. I will check out the fantasy site, although I only read one or two high fantasy a year. Serpahina does look interesting though..LOL
    Have a delightful week Victoria! The Sunday Post

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    1. Thanks Kimba! :-) You know, I actually don't read a great amount of high fantasy these days either, should probably seek out more of them - I do love em! :-)

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  12. I also received Geek Girl this week and I can't wait to read it. Great haul!

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    1. Thanks :-) Geek Girl is brilliant so far!

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  13. Nice haul.

    I have Geek Girl on my Wish List and I hope to get it when it's released in the UK on Kindle.

    Thank you for visiting my blog.

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    1. Thanks! :-) Ooh, you should! It's really good so far.

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  14. Amazing books. I really want to read Geek Girl. Enjoy your reading time.

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    1. Thanks! :-) Lots of interest in Geek Girl it seems, which is great cos it's really enjoyable so far! :-)

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  15. I have Geek Girl waiting to be read.. it looks so good!
    Great haul :) Thanks for stopping by my Showcase Sunday :)

    ~New follower~
    -Laura
    What's Hot?

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    1. Thanks Laura, and thanks for the follow! :-) Hope you enjoy Geek Girl as much as I am! :-)

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  16. I have heard such great things about Seraphina but I'm not sure I would like it. I would probably pick it up if I found it cheap somewhere though.


    Here's my Showcase Sunday!

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    1. Hehe, I know the feeling - when everyone's talking about a book and you're not sure it's your kind of thing but it's got such good praise that you think you should give it a try anyway! Happened to me with a few books, but often you do end up being surprised, which is nice. :-)

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  17. Ooo Seraphina! I've wanted to read that one.I love the idea of the Fantasyland site so I'll have to check it out! Thanks for stopping by my Post and I hope you have a wonderful week Victoria!

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    1. Thanks Michelle, and thanks for the follow! :-) I am really excited to read Seraphina. Hope you like the Fantasyland site!

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  18. I read Iron King last year. I hear the rest of the series gets better with each book. Haven't read the other books yet though. One of these days lol. Thanks for stopping by today!

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    1. Oh good! It's annoying when series go downhill from the first one, which can sometimes happen, though thankfully not very often! Hehe, I have quite a few series that I really need to finish too! :-)

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  19. Awesome haul and great update! Happy Reading!

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  20. Yay for The Iron King! I really loved that book. I hope you'll continue reading the series. The Iron Queen (the third one) is soooo good.

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  21. Nice haul. The Iron Fey is a fantastic series. :) Happy reading.
    Thanks for stopping by.

    Jenea @ Books Live Forever's Sunday Post

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