Sunday, 29 June 2014

Incoming!

AKA Showcase Sunday

I've been super busy, so this is probably a whole month's worth of books. First up is my super lovely Ninja Book Swap gift from Kayleigh. It was an exciting package to open up with layers of tissue paper and little dinosaurs peeking out here and there. She got me two new books; The Gospel of Loki and The Girl With All the Gifts (relevant for ninja swapping, yes?) as well as some cute animal stickies (I'll use these for marking up passages in books), weird tea and some Lindt chocolate. Such a generous gift all the way from Australia, thanks so much Kayleigh!


Also new Lauren Beukes! There was a retweeting frenzy to get a proof on Twitter and I was amazingly near the front of the queue, then I went and got sent a review copy anyway. Really looking forward to Broken Monsters after loving The Shining Girls last year. I'm also excited to get the sequel to A Natural History of Dragons which was awaiting me when I got back from Tunisia.

It was so sad to hear the news about Strange Chemistry. I had been meaning to buy some of their titles for ages, but with so many books, I'd kinda been holding back. Feel a bit bad about that now but picked up a couple of the books while they're still available.


For review:
Broken Monsters by Lauren Beukes (HarperCollins)*
The Tropic of Serpents by Marie Brennan (Titan Books)
The Truth of Valour by Tanya Huff (Titan Books)
Love Like the Movies by Victoria Van Tiem (Pan Macmillan)
That Dark Remembered Day by Tom Vowler (Headline)*
You by Caroline Kepnes (Simon & Schuster)*
Kill Baxter by Charlie Human (Century)
Blackbird by Tom Wright (Canongate)*
The Poisoning Angel by Jean Teulé (Gallic Books)
The Vatican Cellars by André Gide (Gallic Books)
A Place for Us by Harriet Evans (Headline)
The Long War by Terry Pratchett + Stephen Baxter (Transworld)*

Gifted:
The Gospel of Loki by Joanne Harris
The Girl With All the Gifts by M.R. Carey

Bought:
Glaze by Kim Curran
Love Letters to the Dead by Ava Dellaira
Stolen Songbird by Danielle L. Jensen
The One by Kiera Cass
Night School: Resistance by C.J. Daugherty
The Immortal Crown by Richelle Mead
Cracked by Eliza Crewe
The Snake Charm by Laura Lam



*Duplicate copies are being given away on the blog.

Showcase Sunday is hosted by Books, Biscuits & Tea.

10 comments:

  1. So many pretty books... And that is a GREAT Ninja parcel from Kayleigh. I love the cute little dinosaurs, awwww! I must try and take part in the next swap, finances allowing. I had so much fun last time! :)

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  2. What a wonderful gift! And a great haul too, seems like lots coming up on your blog :)
    Cora @ Tea Party Princess

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  3. That's such a great idea, I wonder what she got ;)
    Enjoy your pretty gifts!

    My few additions ;)

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  4. I've been wanting The Gospel of Loki for ages now, hope you enjoy. The dinosaurs are cute too. Just looked up Broken Monsters as I loved The Shining Girls. It sounds great so definitely adding it to my to-be-bought list! So sad about Strange Chemistry - their books always seemed so different. Stolen Songbird was really good.

    Becca @ Lost in Thought

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  5. Nice haul! Some great reads there. The items you got in the swap look amazing! have a good week Elle!

    My weekly wrap up

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  6. Lovely books, what a super parcel, that sounds like a great idea!

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  7. Ooh, that sounds like a fun Ninja Parcel! I love the idea of little dinosaurs peeking out :)

    Both those books are on my wishlist, so I can't wait to see what you think of them. I'm interested in the tea as well - I really WANT to try new and interesting flavours of tea, but I'm such a picky eater I'm terrified I won't like them!

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  8. Huge haul this week my dear! I hope you enjoy them all. I want to get the next book in the Night School series. I have followed it from the start and I loved the ending to the last one.

    I don't recognise any of the others so I will have to check them out! :)

    Thanks for sharing & enjoy all of your books!

    Alex @ The Shelf Diaries

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  9. So many lovely books! The Gospel of Loki has a beautiful cover, doesn't it? :)
    Oh and Resistance! I still haven't read the third book in the series, I have to catch up soon, because I really enjoyed the first two books. :)

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  10. Lovely, lovely books, Ellie! And yes, it's sad news about Strange Chemistry :( I hope the authors they signed will continue working with Angry Robot instead. Enjoy all your books!

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