Sunday 1 July 2012

Showcase Sunday 1st July 2012

Showcase Sunday is a weekly meme hosted every Sunday by Vicky at Books, Biscuits and Tea, and inspired by The Story Siren's In My Mailbox. This is a chance for all us book bloggers to showcase our newest books or book related swag and to see what everyone else received for review, borrowed from libraries, bought in bookshops and downloaded onto eReaders this week.

I got some pretty amazing books this week. I got-

From the Library:

  • Insurgent by Veronica Roth. 
FINALLY! I have been so desperate to read this one since it came out a couple of months ago. It has just bumped to the top of my TBR pile! This is the sequel to Divergent

  • First Grave on the Right by Darynda Jones.
This is the first book in an urban fantasy series. It is getting awesome reviews, I'm looking forward to reading it. 

Kindle freebies:
  • Fairy Metal Thunder by J.L Bryan. 
This is an indie author that I've heard nothing but good things about, and this book looks like a lot of fun. I have the first book in the Paranormals series by this author as well, but haven't had a chance to read it yet. 

  • Playground by 50 Cent (Yes, the rapper).
I'm a little skeptical about this rapper writing a YA fiction novel, but also a little bit curious as well. The subtitle is "The mostly true story of a former bully". Hmm- I shall reserve judgement until I read it. 


  • Changeling by Philippa Gregory.
Philippa Gregory's writing is so addictive. I absolutely loved The Other Boleyn Girl books, and this is her first fiction for teenagers, a historical mystery with paranormal elements to it.

For Review:

  • Throne of Glass by Sarah J. Maas.
*Squeeee and a happy dance!* I'm so thrilled to get this which from the blurb reminds me a little of Poison Study by Maria V. Snyder (one of my all-time favourite books ever), and all the early reviews I've seen so far are positive. It is a fantasy story with assassins and kings. (I have to say though, I think the American cover is prettier).
This is due to be published in August 2012.
Thanks to Bloomsbury and Netgalley for my review copy. 

That was all the books I got this week. What did you get to read?
Happy reading! 


  1. I want to steal all your book this week! Apart from First Grave on the Right which I already have and need to read! :-)

  2. I like Philippa Gregory. Great choice of books. Enjoy reading.

  3. Insurgent was really good, I hope you like it!! I got Throne of Glass too, enjoy all of your books/audiobook!

  4. Loved Insurgent. And I have Throne of Glass for review so I'm excited to check that out. I hope you enjoy them. :o)

  5. Yeaay for Insurgent!! I can't wait to read that one. :) I'm still trying to figure out if there's going to be a paperback edition with the US cover and whether I should wait for that (so that my books match) or if I should just buy this one. Anyway, I hope you'll enjoy it!! And thank you so much for Numbers!

  6. I'm really looking forward to Throne of Glass - I think it's going to be awesome :)

  7. First Grave to the Right looks so good! i loved Throne Of Glass!

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  8. Nice stack!
    I love-love-LOVED Insurgent and First Grave on the Right! Both books are absolutely awesome! :) Enjoy them!

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  9. Philippa Gregory & Throne of Glass, great! And I still need to Divergent, but that one is in my top 10 books I'll read as soon as possible :p

    Happy reading and nice haul ^^

  10. Awesoem books!! I really need to pick up a copy of Divergent!! So many books so little time!!

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  11. Great groups of books this week. Jealous over Throne of Glass, haha.

    Happy Reading ;)

    Jennifer @ Dream Reads

  12. Some great books this week! So jealous that you have Throne of Glass to review! it looks like such a great book! Enjoy :)

    - Becca @ Lost in Thought

  13. Interesting books you have there! I can't wait to see what you think of them.
    Happy Reading,

  14. Insurgent is awesome (Divergent is one of my favourite books EVER)! And I am sooooooo super jealous you have Throne of Glass - I think the newest YA trend is assassins! :D xx

  15. I thought that First Grave on the Right was a really fun chick-lit read! Hope you enjoy your books :)

  16. I'm so excited to read Throne of Glass. I hope it's wonderful!


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