Sunday, June 10, 2012

Showcase Sunday: 10 June 2012

Inspired by Pop Culture Junkie and the Story Siren, the aim of Showcase Sunday is to highlight 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 each week. 

This is organized by Books, Biscuits & Tea.



Well, this week is relatively less swamped with three fabulous books. But they got me quite excited! 

My wallet is finally crying tears of joy. It had been exploited endlessly for the past few weeks. The result of exploitation? Revenue-- I have 15 new books sitting prettily on my shelf! :)

But, this week, I've decided to let my wallet get away. Plus, my exams are coming up and there's not much time for book-gazing in malls and book stores :/ 

And the fact three books still came in is something quite delightful!

All for review purposes:


Against All Odds by Aliaa (She's awesome!)


Florence by Ciye Cho (sadly, I don't know the author this time round)


Something Strange & Deadly by Susan Dennard (as part of a blog tour ^^)

Clicking the covers will bring you to their respective Goodreads page, go take a look at the blurb!

Against All Odds
This one seems like the classic Cinderella story where rich handsome playboy meets the girl of his dreams. Let's see what new twists this one has to offer!

Florence
Like everyone else, I now have a strange obsession with mermaids. This one sounds good. I'm going to give the love triangle a go :)

Something Strange & Deadly
This is seriously pretty. I've got a feeling this one will change my perspective of zombies. Maybe they'll replace the vampires in my heart? *thinks of the Adrian that everyone has been talking about* Maybe not.

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Though I couldn't go for BEA :( these books kind of make up for it. 

And guess what, guys? I'm holding an international giveaway to spread bookish love! There are 16 YA titles up for grabs. 

Let's see... 

Example. YA Contemporary-- The Statistical Probability of Love at First Sight/The Catastrophic History of You and Me. YA Fantasy-- Eon/Insurgent. YA Paranormal-- Daughter of Smoke & Bone/Everneath. YA Romance-- Stealing Phoenix (I LOVED THIS ONE, not that I didn't love the others, but this deserves more recognition)... and more and more and more... Okay, I will shut up. 

Well, go join now & I'll remember you forever :D Like really. 

Click here for this giveaway. 


What's your swag this week? ;)



26 comments:

  1. I hope you enjoy your books this week! I have yet to read a mermaid book, but I know there are a lot out there at the moment, so I'm sure I will end up stumbling across one at some point! Happy reading. :)

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    1. I'm sure you'll too! The mermaids in YA books are getting better and better, it's pretty inevitable that we will stumble onto one :) happy reading too!

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  2. something strange and deadly is on my to read list. enjoy!

    my post is here:
    Sunday Shout Out

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    1. Enjoy it when you get it too! I'm sure you'll too :)

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  3. Aw, I'm with you on the exam issue - it's so annoying! But at least we'll have a lovely holiday when we're done :) And you still got three amazing books! Something Strange & Deadly looks really good. I hope you'll enjoy them!

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    1. Yeah *glum* Exams suck, but blogging brightens my day :D I definitely will enjoy them!

      Thanks for having a great meme, Vicky!

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  4. Amazing books and great covers. Happy reading!

    http://www.chicklibrarycat.blogspot.com/2012/06/showcase-sunday-5.html

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    1. I know, lovely covers! They look so pretty on my post :) happy reading too!

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  5. Hi Sel, great books again. I am not buying any books till I deal with my TBR pile and now I am adding something strange and deadly to it :D T hope you enjoy ur books :D lucky ..

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    1. Yo Shahnila, :D I think my TBR is ever-growing too like yours. It's always 1 book down, 3 books up. I will definitely enjoy my books ;) I feel lucky too!

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  6. Great haul!

    Another one with Florence :D I does look great. I have yet to read it. My review pile is too big!
    Something Strange and Deadly looks really good. Beautiful cover!

    Here's my Showcase Sunday!

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    1. Yeah, I've been seeing it all around too, mermaids are totally in now :) another pretty cover! Something Strange & Deadly looks promising!

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  7. Ooh I've got Something Strange and Deadly and Against All Odds on my TBR pile too :) I'd love to know what you thought of them when you're done :)

    Here's my Showcase Sunday :)

    -Laura
    What's Hot?

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    1. Sure, I'll let you know when I've reviewed it ;) Hope it's really good!

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  8. Something strange and deadly! :D Great! I really want to read that one ^^

    Good luck with your exams! I have some important tests coming up too, so I know how you feel.

    http://thedailyprophecy.blogspot.nl/2012/06/showcase-sunday-6.html

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    1. Thanks, wish you all the best for your tests too! I may have to be on hiatus soon :/ but great books like this will keep me company :D

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  9. I have never heard of the first 2! I would love to hear what you thought of them! I am not really into zombies but I would love to hear your thoughts on that one as well. I have only read 1 zombie book and while I liked it enough, I am just not sure that genre is for me. Maybe this one will be different! :)
    You can check out what books I got here!

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    1. I've been bumping into zombie books all around, I think the gods have decided that it's time for me to read them >:) I think Something Strange and Deadly is the ONE. The one that will make me fall in love with the genre *fingers crossed* as for the first two books, they are by less well-known authors, but I'll give them a go! I'll tell you if they are really as good as they sound, maybe you can check them out then :D

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  10. I've heard Something strange and deadly is really good, don't know about the others but they have really pretty covers lol

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    1. Yup, heard that a lot too, that's why I'm super excited!! Pretty covers all rock my day :)

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  11. Something Strange and Deadly looks awesome! I cannot wait to read that book. Looking forward to your review :)

    Here is mine:
    http://oliviasbookaholiclife.blogspot.com/2012/06/showcase-sunday-1.html

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    1. Yay! Everyone's been saying that it's good, it better live up to its hype! >:)

      Sure, I'll tell you when my review is out!

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  12. You received some wonderful this week! Have fun reading them and I look forward to your reviews!

    Thanks for sharing,
    Dani
    http://paulettespapers.com/?p=2110

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    1. I'll definitely have fun reading and reviewing them ;)

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  13. Wow, you've got some pretty awesome stuff this week! The cover for AGAINST ALL ODDS looks amazing--can't wait to hear what you think about it.

    Thanks for stopping by my blog!

    Meg @ The Book Galaxy

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    1. It does look amazing :) I'm really happy about this week's haul! Thanks for dropping by too :D

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