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Stacking the Shelves/ Showcase Sunday (2)

27 Jan 2013
Showcase Sunday is hosted by Vicky @Books, Biscuits, and Tea and Stacking the Shelves is hosted by Tynga's Reviews and they both give bloggers the opportunity to share the books they have received in the past week.

I am still feeling the effects of last weeks discovery of netgalley and the subsequent requesting of all of the books i NEED to read and review. I also had a couple more review requests so you should be seeing reviews of all of these books in the future.

To review

Scarlette

I recieved this book to review from the author. It is based on the traditional versions of Little Red Riding Hood and it sounds really dark and creepy. I haven't read anything based on a fairytale (or a story that inspired a fairytale) for a long time so i am looking forwards to reading this.









Caught Up In Us

You may have noticed that earlier this week i had Lauren Blakely on the blog doing a guest post about her new book. She also gave me a copy of the book to read and three more to giveaway. If you havent yet read the post and entered the giveaway you can do so here.








Netgalley

Hidden

I have been wanting to read this book since i first heard of it several months ago. It is a paranormal novel about angels - something i really love but haven't read for a while.




Point of Retreat

As you know i am a huge fan and supporter of NA books. Slammed by Colleen Hoover is one of my favourites and i loved the way it ended. Because of that i had been unsure as to whether to read this (the sequel) as i loved the happily ever after of the previous book. Lots of people have been telling me this was amazing and i should read it so i have decided to give it a try.


Quicksilver
The Sea Of Tranquility

I read the first book in this series years ago and it was really interesting, i loved the way it mixed real scientific/ biological phenomina with Sci-fi. I hope that this book is as good as the first.











This is an upper YA/ NA book that i have heard incredible things about. It is also the favourite book of one of my fellow NA book club moderators Ava. I know this book is going to be awesome and i really can't wait to start reading it.








Free amazon downloads

I downloaded two free books this weekend that are the first two in a NA series. I think they sound good.














I have been very good this week and not purchased any books, though this is mainly as my local bookshop doesnt have the ones i want.

What do you think of these books and what did you get this week?

46 comments:

  1. I can't wait to read Quicksilver, loved Ultraviolet! I hope you enjoy all of these :)

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    1. Ultraviolet was awesome so i really hope Quicksilver is too :)

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  2. You got some really good books this week! And quite a few books from Netgalley! Happy reading!

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    1. I only discovered that some publishers would accept me over Netgalley last week which led to a "Must request all the books!!!" type moment. I did manage to restrain myself and only request the ones i really wanted but it was still about 15 requests. I have a lot of reviews to write now :P

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  3. Nice haul, Hidden looks great. I have The Sea of Tranquility myself but haven't read it yet.

    Enjoy your books and thanks for stopping by!

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    1. I think The Sea of Tranquility sounds amazing :)

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  4. I love Hidden's cover. You have a great mix of titles this week. Hope you enjoy them all. :D

    Julie@Bookaroo-Ju

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    1. The cover for Hidden is so pretty, i really like it :)

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  5. Scarlette sounds incredibly good! Lucky you :D I love fairytales and retellings. Happy reading!

    Mel@thedailyprophecy haul.

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    1. Scarlette sounds great, very interesting i think :)

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  6. Hehe, I only just started using NetGalley too. It's awesome isn't it? Scarlette looks really good, has a very intriguing cover too :-)
    Hope you enjoy reading all these, and have a fantastic week!

    New follower by GFC :-)

    My Showcase Sunday

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    1. I may have become slightly addicted to Netgalley, it is so hard to resist requesting everything :P

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  7. I love the covers for Hidden and The Sea of Tranquility. Great haul!

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

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    1. The covers are beautiful aren't they? Thank you for visiting my blog :)

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  8. Great stacking. I am bummed I missed Lauren Blakely. Her book is on my TBR list. Sea of Tranquility was my favorite book of 2012!

    Thanks for stopping by my stacking.
    Jessica @ FueledbyFiction

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    1. The giveaway is still running if you want to try win a copy of Caught Up In Us :) I have heard so many good things about The Sea of Tranquility, so far i havent heard anyone say anything bad about it :)

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  9. Oooh, all of these books sound awesome! I really want to read The Sea of Tranquility! Great haul, hope you enjoy them all :)
    New follower!

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    1. Thank you for the follow :) I can't wait to read The Sea of Tranquility.

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  10. You got a nice group of books. I love NetGalley. You can check out my new book posts at Inside of a Dog and Ms. Martin Teaches Media. Stop by and see what I got. Happy reading!

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  11. I got Stitch By Samantha Durant, for free in exhcnage for an review. :)
    but I'm doing beta reading for two books, and working on my blog.. soo don't know how much time I have to read :(

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    1. Im the same, i have 2 books that i am beta reading so it is hard to find time to read.

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  12. I hadn't heard of Ultraviolet before, but it looks excellent - I'll definitely have to check it out now.

    I really enjoyed The Sea of Tranquility, hope you like it!

    Have a great week and enjoy all your books!
    Faith @ StudentSpyglass

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    1. Ultraviolet is very good, you should definately try it :)

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  13. Gidden looks really good. Enjoy all your great reads.
    My IMM

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    1. Hidden does look good. Thank you for visiting my blog :)

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  14. Thanks for featuring Scarlette, Laura! :D

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    1. You're welcome. I will let you know when i have read the book, it will probably be a few weeks :)

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    2. No rush. :D Happy Sunday to you! :D

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  15. I've got to check into that Quicksilver series now...you make it sound so interesting! Happy Reading!

    My Added to the Bookshelf post!

    ♥ Melissa @ Melissa's Eclectic Bookshelf

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    1. It is a very interesting series. You should definately consider reading it :)

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  16. Ooh the Sea of Tranquility looks really good! Definitely going to add that to my wishlist..
    Thanks for stopping by my Showcase Sunday!
    *High five* name buddy

    ~New follower~
    -Laura
    What's Hot?

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    1. Wooo am name buddy! :P
      Thank you for the follow :)

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  17. Hidden sounds like a pretty good book. I saw it on NetGalley but it wasn't available for the US :-(. Hopefully I can get my hands on it eventually.


    Here's my Showcase Sunday!

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    1. Sorry it wasnt available in the US. Hopefully you will be able to get a copy soon :) At the moment i am really wanting The Indigo Spell but on NetGalley it is only available for people from Australia.

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  18. Brilliant books, hope you enjoy all your new reads.

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    1. I hope i enjoy them too. Thank you for visiting my blog :)

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  19. New follower! Oh I'm so excited that you got Point of Retreat and The Sea of Tranquility! I loved both of those books! Happy reading!

    Check out my SP & STS.

    Sandy @ Somewhere Only We Know

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    1. I cant wait to read Point of Retreat and The Sea of Tranquility. Thank you for following :)

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  20. The Sea of Tranquility is amazing! I hope you enjoy it as much as I did :) I'm starting on Hidden this week, it sounds great.

    Happy reading & thankyou for stopping by.

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    1. I cant wait to read The Sea Of Tranquility :)

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  21. Hidden and Quicksilver sounds like great reads. Also, I have heard good things about The Sea of Tranquility. Enjoy your haul =D

    Here's my Book Haul post.

    Sana @ artsy musings of a bibliophile

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  22. Great book haul. I loved Point of No Retreat and I have Sea of Tranquility, but haven't had a chance to read it yet. Hope you enjoy them.

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