Sunday, 4 August 2013


AKA Showcase Sunday

I would feel smug about not buying any books this week BUT I still have a large incoming pile. How does that happen? I think I even said I would pass on one of these because I didn't want to be a grabby-handed proof-hoarder but the book elves thought differently. I am really excited about this pile too. Sometimes I wish there weren't so many amazing sounding books being published. I am the proverbial child in sweetie shop.

I'm also over-compensating by searching out Kindle bargains and convincing other people to buy them. I'm sorry* if you've been a victim. *Not really. There are so many books out there that I want to read that are really rather cheap it feels like Amazon are taking a personal stand against my temporary book-buying ban.

Thanks to Karina for sending me Angel's Fury too!

For review:
The Glass Republic by Tom Pollock (Jo Fletcher Books)
Night School: Fracture by C.J. Daugherty (Atom)
To the Letter by Simon Garfield (Canongate)
The Scarlet Plague by Jack London (Hesperus)
The Sea Wolf by Jack London (Hesperus)
The Best Book in the World by Peter Stjernström (Hesperus)
It's Raining Men by Milly Johnson (Simon & Schuster)
The Coldest Girl in Coldtown by Holly Black (Indigo)
The Pure Gold Baby by Margaret Drabble (Canongate)

Angel's Fury by Bryony Pearce

Showcase Sunday is hosted by Books, Biscuits & Tea.


  1. Aaaaalll of the pretties! :)
    I put in my interest for Coldest Girl but passed on the ARC due to my hiatus (assuming this is the ARC?). It sounds fantastic!

    1. Yes! That! I'm pretty sure I said I didn't want to take a copy that someone would get to sooner because BOOK AVALANCHE or some similar words. Hope everyone that begged got a copy, although I think I will read it soon as it's right up my street.

  2. These books sound AMAZING! Adding a few to my wishlist :)

    Oh gosh I know what you mean, there;s too many books and never enough time to read them! I get so excited when a new book comes through then feel slightly deflated that it'll probably be ages before I can get to it because of my TBR pile!

    Hope you are having a great weekend Ellie :)

    Megan xxx

    My Showcase Sunday if you'd like a look :)

  3. Wow, awesome haul! I cannot wait to get The Coldest Girl, looks so so good!
    Happy reading!

    My haul

  4. 'The Best Book in the World'... wow, now THAT'S going to be awkward if the reviews aren't so good. :D

    Good strategy by the way, sneakily persuading everyone else to buy books to assuage your own guilt. Deliciously devious and VERY effective!

  5. Wow - what a wonderful haul. I'm especially interested in what you think of The Glass Republic - I thought City's Son was such a different book!

  6. You've got a great new stack of books. Hope you enjoy them all!

    Here's my Sunday post:

  7. Wow, Glass Republic! Looking forward to what you think, Ellie. The first book was amazing. Also woohoo for Fracture and for Angel's Fury delivered safely (you'll see how good it is :) Enjoy!

  8. I really want to read the Coldest Girl in Coldtown it looks amazing. I hope you enjoy everything. :)
    My Showcase Sunday

  9. Wow, brilliant haul! I really want to read the Coldest Girl in Coldtown, so I'm super jealous that you get to read it early. I hope you enjoy all your books.

  10. I can't wait to get my hands on The Coldest Girl in Coldtown! It sounds so awesome!
    It's Raining Men also sounds really good, as does Angel's Fury :)

  11. The Coldest Girl in Coldtown sounds amazing, I am very jealous! I can't wait till it comes out. The Glass Republic also sounds really interesting.
    Hope you enjoy all your books and happy reading! :0)

  12. Awesome haul, did you see the launch for Milly Johnson book? It looked good and I think a few of the RISI girls went too.



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