Sunday, June 3, 2012

Showcase Sunday: 3 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.

Okay, this is going to be exciting! *rubs palms in glee*

Last Thursday, 31 May, was my birthday. And apart from organizing an amazing giveaway (which is still ongoing now), I received some really good books from my dearest friends and lovely parents!

So here's the haul: (isn't it wonderful?!)


The Body Finder (from Xin Min ^^) 
I've heard so much about this, and many reviews talked about the sweet romance between Jay and Violet *dreamy sigh* I'm going to love it! I know I will!

Perfect Chemistry (from my Mum ._.)
I was still reeling from the shock of getting such a book from my mum. Because, you know, the cover screams, "This is not a safe book!" Especially in the eyes of mothers like mine. 

But anyway, I'm definitely not complaining :D This series is bound to be a thrill! With sparks flying!

The Selection (from Yang)
The cover is beyond pretty, says me and millions of others in the book blogging community. Despite some not-that-great reviews on this book, I knew I had to get it. So a big "Thank you!" to Yang for giving it to me! Under my generous hinting, of course :) 

Unwind (from my dad, wonder if he is trying to hint at something o.o)

Blurb: The Second Civil War was fought over reproductive rights. The chilling resolution: Life is inviolable from the moment of conception until age thirteen. Between the ages of thirteen and eighteen, however, parents can have their child "unwound," whereby all of the child's organs are transplanted into different donors, so life doesn't technically end. Connor is too difficult for his parents to control. Risa, a ward of the state is not enough to be kept alive. And Lev is a tithe, a child conceived and raised to be unwound. Together, they may have a chance to escape and to survive.

Like I said, I hope this doesn't mean I'm getting a little too naughty at home...

Insurgent (from Shi Le <3) 
I'm really really really happy to get this! Like WOW YAY OMG <3 happy. I adored Divergent with a fierce passionate kind of love. So thank you, my dear friend, for giving me this! 

All my energy spent hinting was worth it ;)

The Sky Is Everywhere (from my mum again, something up with her and her selections?)
Okay, I chose it and told my mum, "I want this." She agreed without batting an eyelash. 

And you all know that there is something up with the batting of eyelashes in this book. Go check out the reviews on Goodreads if you have absolutely no idea what I'm talking about. >:)

Grave Mercy (from Zhao, who bought it under high pressure) *innocent*
YAY! This was on my Top Ten for 2012 list, so I had my fingers crossed that I will get it for my birthday this time round. 

And I have it sitting prettily on my bookshelf now :D Thanks, Zhao, you're the best!


For Review:



I didn't read the first book, 'Dearly, Departed'. Not sure if this is a book you can read without following the series... 

'Pushing the Limits' sounds like Perfect Chemistry, doesn't it? :O Simone Elkeles even has a quote on the cover! 

I've got a feeling that I will love Perfect Chemistry. So, I think I will love Pushing the Limits too!

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That's all this week. It's a great bunch of books to go through. I was grinning from ear to ear by the end of typing this post!

And now, time for a little advertising:

Join in my birthday giveaway (INT) here. One book mentioned in this haul, Insurgent, is amongst the 16 YA titles up for grabs. Go check it out! :)


What's your swag this week? ;)


28 comments:

  1. nice haul - The Body Finder, The Selection, Insurgent, and Grave Mercy are amazing books....i'm sure you'll love them

    Le' Grande Codex

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    1. Yay, another confirmation on its awesomeness :D I will most definitely enjoy it!

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  3. Selection and Grave Mercy! Lucky you!!! I really want them :D
    Have fun reading!


    My books: http://splashofourworlds.blogspot.com/2012/06/newbies-may-2012.html

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    1. I know, lucky me :D Hope you get lots and lots of goodies too on your bday!

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  4. Happy late birthday! Looks like a great selection. Hope you enjoy diving in and reading them all! :)

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    1. Thank you! I will enjoy diving in and reading them, for sure! :D

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  5. Happy belated birthday! You got some awesome books, you will most likely need to read Dearly Departed before that review book, otherwise it may be confusing, a lot goes on in the first. Enjoy all of these!

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    1. Thanks :D Uhhhhh, looks like I will have to get my hands on Dearly Departed first :/ Is it any good?

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  6. Just wanted to wish you a late happy birthday! You got some awesome books there :D I hope you enjoy them all!

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    1. Thank you, Mel! I know they are awesome :D Can't help squealing when I see the stack of them, even now!

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  7. Hi Sel, all the books are so awesome, lucky you :D I am looking forward to the review of Grave Mercy, I am planning on getting that too, glad you had a wonderful birthday :D

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    1. You're lovely, Shahnila! Thanks for wishing me Happy Birthday so many times! One of the reasons why it's wonderful is because of your comments too ;)

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  8. Yes, you should be, your books sound absolutely excellent. There certainly is a lot of drama surrounding the Selection, but I hope you enjoy it! Out of all your books, Perfect Chemistry is a book that I have been meaning to get for the longest time too! I also have Grave Mercy, have yet to read it, but I am sure it will be fantastic.

    Thanks so much for stopping by my blog. Happy Late birthday!

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    1. Thanks, Kelley :D I hope I'll enjoy The Selection too since it has so much potential. I just finished reading Perfect Chemistry and I have to say, it was worth the buzz. It's amazing! So go get your hands on a copy :)

      The good thing about birthdays is that you get to have many books that you were praying for. Now, 1/10 of my wishlist is satisfied! *the rest still looks daunting ._.*

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  9. Awesome haul this week! Looks like you had a Happy Birthday! 

    Thanks for sharing,
    Dani (new follower)
    http://paulettespapers.com/?p=2097

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    1. Oh, yes I did! Thanks for following :D

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  10. Happy belated birthday! You got some great books there - I LOVED Grave Mercy so hope it was worth the wait for you as well! :-)

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    1. Thanks! Now I'm even more confident that Grave Mercy is worth the wait ;) Can't wait to jump in and start reading about the adventures of Ismae :)

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  11. You have great books this week. Perfect Chemistry has a beautiful cover, but I still need to read it. Sounds really good.
    Happy Reading!

    Mariana @ Book Travels

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    1. Yeah it does, doesn't it? I just finished it, and trust me, it's as good as it sounds :)

      Happy reading to you too!

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  12. Lucky you! Lots of good books. I've read Perfect Chemistry, it was really good. Hope you enjoy your reads.
    Natalie :0)

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    1. Oh yes, now I've joined the fan club of Perfect Chemistry. Just finished it and now I'm a die-hard fan of Alex+Brittany <3

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  13. Eeeppp!!! Awesome haul! Especially with Pushing the Limits and Perfect Chemistry. OMG!!! You have to read Perfect Chemistry. It's like, the best contemporary EVER! ;) Enjoy your reads :D

    Drop by my Showcase Sunday?

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    1. I knowwww, AHHH, so glad I finally read it. I'm going to read Pushing the Limits next, for another taste of forbidden high school romance :D

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  14. You got some awesome birthday presents! I LOVED Insurgent! Also love The Body Finder series and The Sky is Everywhere! I am sure you will enjoy them all. Also, I am so jealous about Pushing the Limits! I so cannot wait for that one! :)

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    1. I'm sure I'll love Insurgent too ;) Looks like you've read most of the great books up there. You've got me even more excited now! :) Hope you get Pushing the Limits soon!

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