Sunday, 10 March 2013

Showcase Sunday #9



Inspired by Celine from Nyx Book Reviews, I've decided to combine several weekly wrap-up memes into one post. 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.


Giveaway!

Have you entered my Fire and Ice GIVEAWAY yet? There's still time (closes tonight)! There are two prizes, one open worldwide (as long as the book depository ships to you) and one goody package (UK only). Good luck! :-)

Click here for my Post and Giveaway


Last Week on the Blog:

Book Review - The Stars My Destination, by Alred Bester

Book Review - Fragile Things, by Neil Gaiman

Top Ten Series I'd Like To Start


New Books: 

 
(won in Tabitha's mini-challenge in the WWReadathon,
at Shelf Confessions. Squee! Thank you so much!)
(both from the library)

 
Other Stuff:

- YA and Fantasy author Mhairi Simpson is running a Choose Your Own Adventure style story on her blog. Readers can vote on what they want to happen next. Should be a lot of fun; check out Part One of the adventure here: When Dragonflies Attack!

- Angry Robot have released the first books in their new crime imprint, Exhibit A. Angry Robot and Strange Chemistry consistently put out fantastic books, so this new line is very intriguing. The books - 'Scare Me' and 'Penance' - are up on NetGalley now, so if you like crime, go take a look!

- Laura Lam has written a post about how to support debut authors, which I found really interesting. And in the spirit of that, here are my top three debut author books that I've reviewed since starting my blog, in three very different genres:


The Red Knight, by K. T. Davies (Gritty Fantasy)
Geek Girl, by Holly Smale (YA, Contemporary)
The Song of Achilles, by Madeline Miller (Literary, Historical)

I've heard amazing things about Laura's own debut book, Pantomime, but haven't had a chance to read it yet (it's high on the list!).



31 comments:

  1. Daughter of Smoke and Bone! Hope you enjoy it! :D

    Also, I loved Laura's post! I highlighted it on my post this week as well, eee!
    And I have started Pantomime and it's really interesting! Really need to get around to finishing it!

    Hope you enjoy all your new books this week Vicky!
    Here's my Weekly Highlights

    Faye :)

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    1. Thanks Faye! It was a really interesting post wasn't it? I can't wait to get round to reading Pantomime - it has such an intriguing sounding storyline and I've heard a lot of great things about it :-)

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  2. I'm so jealous of Daughter of Smoke and Bone, I still haven't read the first book yet and I know its been a major hype over the blogs! So I need to get on that! I'e heard great reviews from Geek Girl as well! Great haul! New Follower! :)

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    1. Thanks Emma, and thanks for the follow! :-) Hehe, yeah everyone seemed to love Daughter of Smoke and Bone didn't they? I really hope it's as good as everyone says.

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  3. Great books you got there. I haven't read Daughter of Smoke and Bone, but it's pretty populair among ya bloggers. :) I can't wait to read it.

    Enjoy the books you got.
    Nina@J'adore Happy Endings

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  4. Very nice Vicky. Daughter of Smoke and Bone was good and then the sequel is even better. Great haul. Come check out my STS haul this week as well.

    Grace

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    1. Oh good, I'm glad the sequel is even better than the first. It's disappointing when second books don't live up to first books. Can't wait to start Daughter of Smoke and Bone! :-)

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  5. Great haul. I still haven't read Daughter of Smoke and Bone. I should really do that. :) Enjoy.

    Jenea @ Books Live Forever's Sunday Post

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  6. Have you read D of S&B yet? It's such a long book, but I liked it and it's going to be a movie I think. Great haul! Hope you enjoy them all. My Sunday Post

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    1. Ooh I didn't know that! I haven't started it yet but can't wait! :-) Thanks!

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  7. I've heard so many amazing things about Daughter of Smoke & Bone! And I really want to read Geek Girl. Hope you enjoy all of your books! Have a great weekend :D

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    1. Thanks Samantha! :-) Geek Girl is really good, definitely worth picking up!

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  8. I need to get my hands on Taylor's books, they seem awesome. Happy reading, enjoy the books!

    Thanks for stopping by :D

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  9. What a lovely recap for the week!Happy Reading!!! My Sunday Edition @ Paulette’s Papers

    (New GFC Follower)

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    1. Thanks Dani, and thanks for the follow! :-)

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  10. I so need to start the Smoke and Bone series, lovely haul and I liked your pics for debut authors. I hope you have a wonderful week! The Sunday Post

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    1. Thanks! I think I need to make sure I read more debut authors in future. Daughter of Smoke and Bone looks so good doesn't it!

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  11. Would love to read Smoke and Bone. And I read Geek Girl last year--really enjoyed it. Have a great Sunday. :D

    Julie@Bookaroo-Ju

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    1. Thanks! :-) I loved Geek Girl! Hoping Daughter of Smoke and Bone is as good as everyone says :-)

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  12. Nice. I'm starting to think I'm in a increasingly decreasing crowd who's not read Smoke and Bone yet. :)

    Hope you have a great week.

    My Sunday Post:
    http://melissa-melsworld.blogspot.com/2013/03/the-sunday-post-2.html

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    1. Haha, I know what you mean about Daughter of Smoke and Bone! Really hope it's as good as the hype! :-)

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  13. LOVE your haul :) Really hope you enjoy reading them :)

    Have a wonderful week :)

    Megan xxxxxx

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  14. Great new reads picked up this week! I really need to pick Up The Daughter of Smoke and Bone myself...I hear it is so good! Enjoy and Thanks for stopping by my Added to the Bookshelf post!

    ♥ Melissa @ Melissa's Eclectic Bookshelf

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  15. Niiiice! :) I got Daughter of Smoke and Bone last year but I still need to read it. *headdesk* Congrats on winning a copy and hope you enjoy it!

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  16. Daughter of Smoke and Bone is one of my favorites! Happy reading! :D

    Here's Mine @ Pinkindle Reads & Reviews

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  17. Geek Girl sounds awesome!! It's in my TBR list!! Happy Reading!! :D

    My Showcase Sunday!

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