Showcase Sunday (3)

Sunday, April 13, 2014 11:00 AM

Showcase Sunday is hosted over at Books, Biscuits and Tea. Every Sunday, book bloggers can post about the books, ebooks and book swag they received over the past week. This is my first Showcase Sunday in a longggggg time, but I'm only showing the books I've gotten over the past week. I promise! Well, okay, maybe there are a few books in this post that I acquired over the past two weeks, but it hasn't been that long. I kinda went through some book blogging and book buying withdrawal over these past few months, so I went crazy recently. No big deal.

Bought (Kindle):
Night of Cake & Puppets (Daughter of Smoke & Bone #2.5) by Laini Taylor - This novella may be short and sweet, but I absolutely adored both Zuzana and Mik. It was wonderful being able to witness their first date! (my review)

The Bitter Kingdom (Fire and Thorns #3) by Rae Carson - I cannot wait to read the finale to Carson's Fire and Thorns series. I have read glowing review after glowing review, and I'm 99.9% sure I'll love it!

Sea of Shadows (Age of Legends #1) by Kelley Armstrong - This is yet another series I'm starting while I have yet to finish a whole bunch of other series, but I couldn't resist. The gorgeous cover drew me in!

Red Rising (Red Rising Trilogy #1) by Pierce Brown - I actually haven't heard much about this book yet, but only because I wasn't reading book reviews until recently. But when my friend told me it was only $1.99 for the Kindle, and that it had been receiving some amazing reviews, I snatched it up right away. 



Bought:
Charm & Strange by Stephanie Kuehn - I've heard so many good things about this book, but book bloggers won't reveal anything about the synopsis for fear of spoiling the plot. The suspense only intrigues me more, and I need to read this soon!

Paper Towns by John Green - I've read two of Green's books now, and I'm curious to see how I'll like Paper Towns.

The Strange and Beautiful Sorrows of Ava Lavender by Leslye Walton - I wanted to read it because 1) it's a standalone, 2) people have been raving about it in their reviews and 3) the beautiful cover.

Midwinterblood by Marcus Sedgwick - I'm anxious to read this year's Printz Award winner!

Dreams of Gods & Monsters (Daughter of Smoke & Bone #3) by Laini Taylor - I am reading this book now, and so far so good. It's thicker than I expected, but I'm totally cool with that. I don't want this series to end!

Gifted:
Hyperbole and a Half: Unfortunate Situations, Flawed Coping Mechanisms, Mayhem, and Other Things That Happened by Allie Brosh - This book was hysterically funny, just as I expected it would be after following her blog for years. (my review)


Borrowed: 
Fourth Comings (Jessica Darling #4) and Perfect Fifths (Jessica Darling #5) by Megan McCafferty - I can't wait to see where Jessica Darling's life takes me next! I'm also somewhat apprehensive since I've read book reviews, and I've heard the series goes downhill. But at least I'll finally finish this series with no more procrastination!

So what books did you guys receive this week? Or have you read any of these? I'd love to hear what you thought about them!


22 comments:

  1. Ooh, what a fantastic haul, Courtney! I really enjoyed Night of Cake and Puppets - it was so cute! - and Dreams of Gods and Monsters was really very good, though I did have a few qualms with it. The Bitter Kingdom is absolutely fantastic, as is Fourth Comings (my favorite Jessica Darling book!). I didn't enjoy Perfect Fifths too much, but I may just be a black sheep. Red Rising is a wonderful debut and Charm & Strange is SO GOOD. Seriously. I hope you LOVE that one. Paper Towns, Strange & Beautiful Sorrows.., and Midwinter Blood are all on my TBR, so I'll hopefully get to them all soon. I can't wait to see what you make of them, in any case. Happy Reading, Courtney! :D

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    1. Yay! I'm glad you enjoyed most of these, Keertana! That makes me even more excited to pick them up and read them soon! I'm definitely anxious to read Midwinterblood and Charm & Strange since they won awards, and I need to finish the Jessica Darling series pronto. I hope I like Perfect Fifths, but I have a bad feeling I won't like the end to this series! I can't wait though to read all of these! I have a lot of reading ahead of me :D

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  2. OOh very nice! These are pretty much new to me! Hope you enjoy them all!

    Here's my STS

    Have a GREAT day!

    Old Follower :)

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  3. I've heard good things about Red Rising, and Charm and Strange. Hope you enjoy all your reads, Courtney! :)

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  4. I LOVE the Jessica Darling series! I loved all the books. Hopefully you will too!
    I'm reading Dreams of Gods and Monsters, too. And it is thick. I opened my package and was like holy crap. :)
    I thought The Bitter Kingdom was the best book of the trilogy.
    Great haul!
    Happy reading!
    My SS

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    1. Yay! That's awesome to hear about The Bitter Kingdom! I can't wait to read it :D Thanks!

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  5. This is one brilliant haul Courtney, I loved Taylor's Night of Cake and Puppets and I can't wait to get my hands on Dreams of Gods and Monsters (it's not out here until the 17th :( ). I've also been meaning to start Carson's series, so glad that you think of it so highly! I hope you enjoy all your books! :)

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    1. You should definitely check out The Girl of Fire and Thorns when you get a chance! I thought it started off a little slow, but then it gets so much better! Thanks, Jasprit! :D

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  6. I still have to read Bitter Kingdom (with a re-read of the other books) and Red Rising, they're still in boxes though from moving. Sea of Shadows was pretty good, taht's the only one from your piles that I've read. Honestly you have so many good looking books! I hope you enjoy all of them :)

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    1. Thanks! :) I can't wait to read The Bitter Kingdom even though it will be sad to see the series come to an end

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  7. I've heard brilliant things about Paper Towns! Hope you enjoy it :)

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  8. Ooo, where to start!!! Its an amazing haul. I need to get Night of Cake and Puppets. Sea Of Shadows was awesome and I need to read Bitter Kingdom. The rest Ill have to check out on Goodreads. I hope you enjoy!!!

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  9. Nothing wrong with going a little crazy in the book department! You know, as long as it doesn't happen regularly and you were way overdue :) And you got some great sounding books!! Can't wait to hear what you think of The Strange and Beautiful Sorrows of Ava Lavender and Midwinterblood, among others.

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    1. I know! I'm so excited to read them along with the others! :D

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  10. I've read so many great things about Hyperbole and a Half - I'll need to check it out because I love these types of books. :) So glad you enjoyed it!

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  11. Courtney! I've missed you! I'm so glad you stopped by so I know you are back. I really enjoyed Hyperbole and a Half. I see you wrote a review, so I'll stop by that next. I agree that the last two book in the two book in the Jessica Darling series aren't the best, but I still loved them just because I love JD and Marcus and really the whole gang SOOO much. Great haul!

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    1. Thanks, Natalie! I'm so happy you stopped by, and I've missed you too! :D I hope I love the last two JD books as well! I look forward to reading them!

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