Sunday, 4 May 2014


AKA Showcase Sunday

All the graphic novels this week are from the Image Comics Humble Bundle. Pay whatever you like for the main bundle of 4 or pay more than average for an extra 3 (there are also 2 Walking Dead volumes for anyone paying more than $15). I have heard good things from about Saga various sources, so it should be worth it even if I don't get round to the others.

So this looks like quite a lot but it's about 3 weeks' worth and mostly digital (so not adding to the floor situation).

For review:
Midnight Crossroad by Charlaine Harris (Gollancz)
God is an Astronaut by Alyson Foster (Bloomsbury)
Above by Isla Morley (Hodder)
Blackbird by Tom Wright (Canongate)
The Forever Song by Julie Kagawa (MIRA Ink)
Savage Magic by Lloyd Shepherd (Simon & Schuster)
Gone are the Leaves by Anne Donovan (Canongate)
The Girl in the Road by Monica Byrne (Little, Brown)
Apocalypse Next Tuesday by David Safier (Hesperus)

Lagoon by Nnedi Okorafor (Kate @ For Winter Nights)

The Returned by Jason Mott
East of West #1 by Jonathan Hickman + Nick Dragotta
Fatale #1 by Ed Brubaker + Sean Phillips
Lazarus #1 by by Greg Rucka + Michael Lark
Morning Glories #1 by Nick Spencer
Saga #1 by by Brian K. Vaughan + Fiona Staples
Revival #1 by by Tim Seeley + Mike Norton + Mark Englert
Chew #1 by John Layman

The Easter Parade by Richard Yates (@vintagebooks)

Showcase Sunday is hosted by Books, Biscuits & Tea.


  1. Ahhh wow! Amazing haul, Ellie :). Those books all sound brilliant :) xx

    Here's my Showcase Sunday

  2. Wow, so many amazing books! I've heard so many good things about the Sage graphic novels, I will have to check them out soon. The cover for God is an Astronaut is so pretty, too! :)
    Hope that you're having a lovely weekend, and enjoy your books :) xx

  3. So many goodies. I seriously need to start that Julie Kagawa series. Hope you enjoy your new books :)

    Happy Sunday!

    IFB Stack!

  4. What amazing books! I particularly love the look and sound of Lagoon! Enjoy :)

    My showcase sunday if you would like to take a look:>

  5. I have Above by Isla Morey on my Kobo and it looks really good! :) I have The Retuned on my TBR, I suggest checking out the 3 prequel novellas that are 3 on Amazon. They are really good! :)

    Enjoy all of your books 7 have a great week! :)

    Alex @ The Shelf Diaries

  6. I heard that Lagoon and Girl On The Road are fantastic, great haul, Ellie! Enjoy :)

  7. ooh thats a nice lot of books, how do you get given books for reviews?
    Gill x

    1. I'd suggest signing up for NetGalley, Bookbridgr and/or Edelweiss to start with. If you follow publicists on Twitter they often will say if they have copies available or are updating their blogger lists.

  8. Oh yea, the Saga series is like everyone's favourites right now. I just got notice that my hold at the library for them is ready for pick up. So I'm sure I'll devour them tonight.
    I hope you enjoy all your new reads. They sound fantastic!
    Happy reading!

    My SS

  9. I hope you enjoy the Richard Yates when you get to it, I love his writing, though it's not always very cheerful it often seems very truthful/accurate. Lots here I've not heard of so will investigate further and check out your reviews.

  10. Ooooh you received loads of great sounding books! I absolutely love the cover for The Returned and Lagoon sounds fantastic! :) Hope you enjoy them and have had a lovely week of reading :)

    Hope you're having a great week Ellie!

    Meg xxx

  11. I actually don't think I have read any of them :O - looking forward to your thoughts as you get through them.



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