Showcase Sunday #134

Showcase Sunday

Inspired by Pop Culture Junkie and the Story Siren, the aim of Showcase Sunday is to highlight our newest books or book related swag and to see what everyone else received for review, borrowed from libraries, bought in bookshops and downloaded onto eReaders each week. For more information about how this feature works and how to join in, click here ~Vicki at Books, Biscuits, and Tea

Okay, I’m not sure this is a comeback. I miss blogging…and reviewing. I’m constantly thinking about what I could say in a review and then I remember that I’m not really reviewing anymore. I don’t miss the stress I put myself under from it though. I can’t decide how to proceed. What I do know is that I placed an absurdly large Book Outlet order last week that arrived this week and I wanted to share the pretties with you!

PHYSICAL BOOKS
Books 10-22-16

Purchased
Into The Dim (Into The Dim #1) by Janet B Taylor – I adored this book when I read it earlier this year. It’s a YA time-travel novel set in Scotland. Think Outlander in YA form. I’m overjoyed to finally have a copy of my own.
Touch Of Frost (Mythos Academy #1) by Jennifer Estep – This series is a quirky urban fantasy series that I desperately need to finish. It’s been quite a while since I read it, but I remember it being really good!
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Freebies
#Famous by Jilly Gagnon – This freebie section is brought to you by the ARC shelf at Malaprops bookstore in Asheville. I’ll be honest, this was an impluse grab because the cover is so cute. All I know besides that? Quirky, cute YA contemporary romance.
The Valiant by Lesley Livingston – Female gladiators? That’s enough to grab my attention.
Hunted (Hunted #1) by Meagan Spooner – Beauty and the beast retelling where beauty is even more of a badass? Enough said! I remember hearing Meagan talk about this book when I saw her on tour for This Shattered World and I’ve been interesting in reading it ever since.
The Upside Of Unrequited by Becky Albertalli – I cannot believe this was there. I cannot believe I have this. I loved Becky’s previous book, Simon Vs The Homo Sapians Agenda. I drove 4 hours to attend her release launch of it and then drove 4 hours back home afterwards. I honestly still haven’t even read the synopsis of this because there is no need. Anything Becky writes will be fabulous.
The Careful Undressing Of Love by Corey Ann Haydu – I’m both excited and nervous about this. I adored Haydu’s first 2 novels (OCD Love Story & Life By Committee), but was disappointed with her last book (Making Pretty).
No Holding Back (Dodge Cove #2) by Kate Evangelista – Gay contemporary YA romance? Gimme.

DIGITAL BOOKS
For Review
Edelweiss
Sparks Of Light by Janet B Taylor
Sparks Of Light (Into The Dim #2) by Janet B Taylor – Like I said above, I LOVED Into The Dim and I cannot believe I got access to this. I mean, I requested it, but I was completely expecting to be rejected!

AUDIOBOOKS
Purchased
Audible
Gemina by Amie Kaufman & Jay KristoffOutlander by Diana GabaldonDragonfly In Amber by Diana Gabaldon
Gemina (The Illuminae Files #2) by Amie Kaufman & Jay Kristoff – I’m about 3/4ths of the way through with this and I adore it as much as the first. It’s so fucking good!
Outlander (Outlander #1) by Diana Gabaldon – I really enjoyed the first season of the show so I thought I should give the book a try. This thing is monstrously huge. The audiobook is almost 33 hours long!
Dragonfly In Amber (Outlander #1) by Diana Gabaldon – Audible was having a 2 for 1 sale so I got both books for just one credit.

That’s it! That’s my 2 week haul! What did you get lately? Let me know in the comments!

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Showcase Sunday #133

Showcase Sunday

Inspired by Pop Culture Junkie and the Story Siren, the aim of Showcase Sunday is to highlight our newest books or book related swag and to see what everyone else received for review, borrowed from libraries, bought in bookshops and downloaded onto eReaders each week. For more information about how this feature works and how to join in, click here ~Vicki at Books, Biscuits, and Tea

Okay, I’m not sure this is a comeback. I miss blogging…and reviewing. I’m constantly thinking about what I could say in a review and then I remember that I’m not really reviewing anymore. I don’t miss the stress I put myself under from it though. I can’t decide how to proceed. What I do know is that I placed an absurdly large Book Outlet order last week that arrived this week and I wanted to share the pretties with you!

PHYSICAL BOOKS
Books 10-7-16

Purchased
City Of Bones (The Mortal Instruments #1) by Cassandra Clare – When I saw the redone covers for this series, I had no interest in rebuying them. The new covers aren’t terrible, but they aren’t great either. But then I saw the spines. ::sighs:: Why can’t the covers be as pretty as the spines? Anyway, I’m glad to have them in my collection now. For anyone still living under a rock, this is the first book in a young adult urban fantasy series about vampires and demons and angels and shadowhunters.
City Of Ashes (The Mortal Instruments #2) by Cassandra Clare – I can’t buy one of the pretty spines without getting them all. It’s a good thing Book Outlet had them all for relatively cheap!
City Of Glass (The Mortal Instruments #3) by Cassandra Clare – Annndd book 3!
City Of Fallen Angels (The Mortal Instruments #4) by Cassandra Clare – The contents of this book is a mystery to me. I haven’t finished the second half of this series.
City Of Lost Souls (The Mortal Instruments #5) by Cassandra Clare – Book 5!
City Of Heavenly Fire (The Mortal Instruments #6) by Cassandra Clare – The ginormous conclusion to this series. It’s sssooo big!
Clockwork Angel (The Infernal Devices #1) by Cassandra Clare – Again, I had no intention to buy another copy of the books in this series, but the SPINES. Unlike the Mortal Instruments books, I do plan to keep my old hardcovers of of this series. I adored this series so much. It’s even better than The Mortal Instruments.
Clockwork Prince (The Infernal Devices #2) by Cassandra Clare – God, this series is ssssooo good. I cannot believe that I’ve become that person that has several copies of a single book, but apparently I have!
Clockwork Princess (The Infernal Devices #3) by Cassandra Clare – This is one of the most beautiful finalies I’ve ever read. It’s one of my favorite books of all times.
Firefight (The Reckoners #2) by Brandon Sanderson – I can’t say much about this book because SPOILERS, but I adored it and I’m so glad to finally have my own copy.
Calamity (The Reckoners #3) by Brandon Sanderson – And this completes the series. Although, now that I have them all, I’m tempted to find a hardcover copy of Steelheart with the new cover because I have the original and they don’t match. 😦
Ink & Bone (The Great Library #1) by Rachel Caine – This is a replacement copy for me. I gave my copy to a friend as a birthday present. My husband loves this book, so hopefully I can get to it soon.
The Unlikely Hero Of Room 13b by Teresa Toten – This is a gift for a friend!
You Are Here by Jennifer E Smith – I bought this because I have enjoyed Jennifer E Smith’s previous work.
Tremble (Denazen #3) by Jus Accardo – Okay, so I bought this before I finished Toxic. I didn’t love Toxic….and I might have read spoilery reviews of this and I don’t think I like where it’s gonna go. 😦
Stars Above (The Lunar Chronicles #4.5) by Marissa Meyer – AAAHHHH. More of the Lunar Chronicles? I needed it in my life. And the cover is just so pretty.
The Conspiracy Of Us (The Conspiracy Of Us #1) by Maggie Hall – I bought this mainly because it has gotten great reviews and it looks fun.
The Improbable Theory Of Ana & Zak by Brian Katcher – I adored this book. This is one of the best books I read last year. It’s hilarious and fluffy and perfect.
Born Of Deception (Born Of Illusion #2) by Teri Brown – I really enjoyed Born Of Illusion and I’m interested to see where this series goes. Bonus? It’s signed!
The Lies About Truth by Courtney C Stevens – I really enjoy Stevens writing style and I really enjoyed this story as well. It’s about loss and friendship and learning to live with the past. It’s great!

As I said, I bought way too many books, but they were so cheap and I needed them. I haven’t bought books in quite a while, so things got a bit out of hand here! What did you get this week?

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Release Day Launch for Chasing Impossible by Katie McGarry

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CHASING IMPOSSIBLE, the highly anticipated fifth book in the Pushing the Limits Series by Katie McGarry has arrived! In true McGarry fashion this book will have you flipping pages well into the night. Grab your copy today!

 

 

 

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About CHASING IMPOSSIBLE:

Tough and independent, 17-year-old Abby lets very few people into her inner circle. It’s common knowledge in her Kentucky town that she deals drugs, but not even her closest friends know why. But when a deal goes south and Abby’s suddenly in danger, she finds herself reluctantly forced to lean on daredevil Logan—a boy whose restless spirit matches her own.

Logan has his own reasons for wanting to keep Abby at arms’ length. But he never expected to find in her the one person who might help him face the demons he’s tried so hard to run from.

Together, Abby and Logan will have to make a decision: let their current circumstances weigh them down forever…or fight for the future they both thought was impossible.

 

 

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And don’t forget to read the first books in the Pushing the Limits Series…

PUSHING THE LIMITS

CROSSING THE LINE

BREAKING THE RULES

DARE YOU TO

CRASH INTO YOU

TAKE ME ON

 

 

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EXCERPT:

Abby

People near the stage scream and clap and I’m about ready to throw my cell against the wall. Stupid, stupid boy and stupid me for stupidly somewhat liking him and him thinking he can get away with not answering me.

“Give it up for our boy Logan.”

My eyes rip up, go for the stage, and my mind shifts into reverse, fast-forward, rewind, and then that smile that’s associated with the devil slides across my face.

Logan stands strong on the stage. Guitar strapped across his chest. Baseball cap backwards on his black hair. And when he strikes the strings of the guitar, those biceps flex beautifully.

That chord just struck a lot deeper than anyone could have imagined. Past my bones, past my muscles, and it’s created a nice warmth that’s curling around my belly. Liquid warmth.

The logical part of my brain demands that I walk away, but he’s the one that scared me by not answering back. He’s the one that’s causing all these alien emotions stirring in my veins.

Yeah, I shouldn’t kiss Logan. I should definitely leave a boy like that alone. But he returned and he’s the one that climbed onto the stage and is looking addictively sexy with that guitar.

Yep, shouldn’t kiss him, but I already told Rachel, I’m going to kiss the guitarist tonight. Wouldn’t want that one to be a lie, now, would I?

 

 

Katie McGarry - author picAbout Katie McGarry:

Katie McGarry was a teenager during the age of grunge and boy bands and remembers those years as the best and worst of her life. She is a lover of music, happy endings, reality television, and is a secret University of Kentucky basketball fan.

Katie is the author of full length YA novels, PUSHING THE LIMITS, DARE YOU TO, CRASH INTO YOU, TAKE ME ON, BREAKING THE RULES, and NOWHERE BUT HERE and the e-novellas, CROSSING THE LINE and RED AT NIGHT. Her debut YA novel, PUSHING THE LIMITS was a 2012 Goodreads Choice Finalist for YA Fiction, a RT Magazine’s 2012 Reviewer’s Choice Awards Nominee for Young Adult Contemporary Novel, a double Rita Finalist, and a 2013 YALSA Top Ten Teen Pick. DARE YOU TO was also a Goodreads Choice Finalist for YA Fiction and won RT Magazine’s Reviewer’s Choice Best Book Award for Young Adult Contemporary fiction in 2013.

 

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Cover Reavel for Torn (Wicked #2) by Jennifer L Armentrout

 

 

The highly anticipated second book in #1 New York Times Bestselling author Jennifer L. Armentrout’s Wicked Trilogy has a cover! The amazing TORN cover was created by Sarah Hansen from Okay Creations with photography by Kelsey Kukal-Keeton from K Keeton designs. Check it out below! TORN is set to release July 19th. Be sure to grab the first book in the series, WICKED, which is on sale for $.99 for a limited time!

 

 

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TORN Synopsis:

Torn between duty and survival, nothing can be the same.

Everything Ivy Morgan thought she knew has been turned on its head. After being betrayed and then nearly killed by the Prince of the Fae, she’s left bruised and devastated—and with an earth-shattering secret that she must keep at all costs. And if the Order finds out her secret, they’ll kill her.

Then there’s Ren Owens, the sexy, tattooed Elite member of the Order who has been sharing Ivy’s bed and claiming her heart. Their chemistry is smoking hot, but Ivy knows that Ren has always valued his duty to the Order above all else—he could never touch her if he knew the truth. That is, if he let her live at all. Yet how can she live with herself if she lies to him?

But as the Fae Prince begins to close in on Ivy, intent on permanently opening the gates to the Otherworld, Ivy is running out of options. If she doesn’t figure out who she can trust—and fast—it’s not only her heart that will be torn apart, but civilization itself.

 

Things are about to get Wicked in New Orleans…

Don’t miss the first title in the series, WICKED, now just $.99 for a limited time only!

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Author Photo--JLA_J. LynnAbout Jennifer L. Armentrout:

#1 New York Times and #1 International Bestselling author Jennifer lives in Martinsburg, West Virginia. All the rumors you’ve heard about her state aren’t true. When she’s not hard at work writing, she spends her time reading, watching really bad zombie movies, pretending to write, and hanging out with her husband and her Jack Russell Loki.

Her dreams of becoming an author started in algebra class, where she spent most of her time writing short stories….which explains her dismal grades in math. Jennifer writes young adult paranormal, science fiction, fantasy, and contemporary romance. She is published with Spencer Hill Press, Entangled Teen and Brazen, Disney/Hyperion and Harlequin Teen. Her book Obsidian has been optioned for a major motion picture and her Covenant Series has been optioned for TV. Her young adult romantic suspense novel DON’T LOOK BACK was a 2014 nominated Best in Young Adult Fiction by YALSA.

She also writes Adult and New Adult contemporary and paranormal romance under the name J. Lynn. She is published by Entangled Brazen and HarperCollins.

 

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Showcase Sunday #132

Showcase Sunday

Inspired by Pop Culture Junkie and the Story Siren, the aim of Showcase Sunday is to highlight our newest books or book related swag and to see what everyone else received for review, borrowed from libraries, bought in bookshops and downloaded onto eReaders each week. For more information about how this feature works and how to join in, click here ~Vicki at Books, Biscuits, and Tea

PHYSICAL BOOKS
Books 6-11-16

Purchased
Dare You To (Pushing The Limits #2) by Katie McGarry – Now, normally, I don’t amass multiple copies of the same book. I feel like there isn’t much need to have more than one copy. However, there are some exceptions and apparently Katie McGarry is that for me. I want all the English editions of her books, including the pretty ARCs. I found this at my local thrift store for $1. Now just Pushing The Limits, Crash Into You, and Walk The Edge to go for ARC fulfillment.
Willful Machines by Tim Floreen – The synposis had a few keywords for me and they were “sentient computer goes terrist.” That’s it. I’m sold. Take my $1.
The Unexpected Everything by Morgan Matson – I was so excited to find this. I just finished the audio for it and really enjoyed it. Again, I know, I paid money for an ARC, but it was $1. I honestly don’t seem the harm there. I would have just as easily given up my dollar for a hardcover and been just as satisfied.
New Moan (The Twishite Saga #1) by Stephfordy Mayo – Okay, so no disrespect meant to the tri-hards, but this sounds hilarious. I’ve read the first few chapters and it’s sssssooooo funny. I’m completely in love with it!

DIGITAL BOOKS
For Review
Edelweiss
Menagerie by Rachel Vincent
Menagerie (Menagerie #1) by Rachel Vincent – I’ve heard great things about this novel! That plus sthe pretty cover and the carnival content and I’m sold!

AUDIOBOOKS
Purchased
Audible
Never Never Part 3 by Colleen Hoover & Tarryn Fisher
Never Never Part 3 (Never Never #3) by Colleen Hoover & Tarryn Fisher – I’m so very excited about this, but also incredibly nervous. I’m heard mixed reviews, but I want to see how it ends!

SWAG
Swag 6-11-16
I got this awesome postcard from Stacey Kade as a promotion for her newest release. I’m so excited about it. I really loved Kade’s Ghost & The Goth series and I really need to catch up on her other books!

That’s it! What did you get this week? Let me know in the comments!

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Review for The Unexpected Everything by Morgan Matson

The Unexpected Everything by Morgan Matson

TITLE: The Unexpected Everything
AUTHOR: Morgan Matson
NARRATOR: Bailey Carr
PUBLICATION DATE: May 3, 2016
PUBLISHER: Audible Studios
LENGTH: 16 hours 43 minutes
FORMAT: Audiobook
SOURCE: Review copy via Audible
RATING: 4 bows

Summary from Audible:

From Morgan Matson, the best-selling author of Since You’ve Been Gone, comes a feel-good story of friendship, finding yourself, and all the joys in life that happen while you’re busy making other plans.
Andie has a plan. And she always sticks to her plan.

Future? A top-tier medical school.
Dad? Avoid him as much as possible (which isn’t that hard considering he’s a congressman and he’s never around).
Friends? Palmer, Bri, and Toby – pretty much the most awesome people on the planet. Who needs anyone else?
Relationships? No one’s worth more than three weeks.

So it’s no surprise that Andie’s got her summer all planned out, too.

Until a political scandal costs Andie her summer premed internship and lands both her and Dad back in the same house together for the first time in years. Suddenly she’s doing things that aren’t Andie at all – working as a dog walker, doing an epic scavenger hunt with her dad, and maybe, just maybe, letting the super-cute Clark get closer than she expected. Palmer, Bri, and Toby tell her to embrace all the chaos, but can she really let go of her control?

When we first met Andie, her summer (and her life!) is perfectly planned out. She knows where she’s going and how to get there. So watching her summer plans fall apart was fascinating. Her reaction to loosing her summer programs and learning that she was staying home with her estranged father was entertaining to say to least. It was endearing as well. It’s those moments when you lose everything that we really see what you are. She’s smart and strong and driven. I really liked her pretty quickly and you can’t help my empathize with her situation. She’s really being punished for something she had no control over and she’s forced to deal with that reality.

I loved Clark pretty much upon arrival. The big, fluffy dog and cute, nerdy looks and I’m eating out of his hand. Add to that the fact that he’s bookish and I’m surprised I didn’t immediately melt into a swoony puddle on the floor. He’s almost perfect as a leading man.

I really enjoyed the dog-walking aspect of this novel. I love animals and it was fun to watch Andie connect with so many different dogs and really learn how to care for them. I also like watching someone else fan-girl out about a book. When Andie finally gives in and listens to a particular audiobook for the first time, she falls in love with the world. There is a scene in the book where she’s listening away whilst walking the dogs that made me happy because I was walking around listening to her story on my headphones while she was walking around listening to someone else’s.

I did have a few problems with this. Most are trivial, only one being a “real” issue. The first one is a rather trivial one, but it pulled me out of the story nonetheless. When we first meet Clark, he’s wearing a Star Wars shirt. I think it said “These are not the droids you’re looking for,” but I’m not positive. Regardless of the actual saying, all of Andie’s friends were overly impressed with this fact. As if this sets Clark apart from the rest of all the teenage boys when half the teenage male population is probably wearing a Star Wars t-shirt at any given moment. The other comment about that particular comment is the fact that Andie didn’t recognize this saying but later references Yoda. Now I’m not expert on anything Star Wars because I’ve never seen any of the films, but even I recognize basic quotes that are scrawled everywhere. You can’t recognize one and not the other. Also, they make several Clark Kent references but never once made a Bruce Wayne one. Am I the only one that noticed our swoony hero’s name is just the two big superheros pushed together? My other issue was a bigger problem. Without getting spoilery, let’s just say one of the characters pulls an Edward and leave it at that.

This was my second Morgan Matson novel. Everyone is gaga over her books, but I was underwhelmed by Second Chance Summer. It’s not that it was bad, it just wasn’t this amazing thing that everyone makes it out to be. So this was me giving her another try. I was pleasantly surprised by this second attempt. I don’t think she’ll ever be my favorite author, but I’ll definitely check out more of her work.

Audio Notes:
Bailey Carr does a pretty great job here. She has great pacing and good character differentiation. I’ll definitely keep an eye out for more of her work in the future!

****Thank you to Esther Bochner at Audible for providing me with an audio copy in exchange for an honest review****

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May 2016 Wrap Up

What I Read
Storm by Amanda Sun 4 bows – This was a pretty satisfying conclusion to the Paper Gods trilogy. It wasn’t perfect, but it didn’t have any fatal flaws either. I’d definitely recommend this series to anyone who wants a YA fantasy without a fuckton of drama.

 

 

A Gathering Of Shadows by V E Schwab 5 bows – I absolutely loved this. If more fantasy novels were like this one, I’d be a much bigger fantasy fan. What more could one ask for but more Kel & Lila goodness? My only complaint is the narrators. Don’t get me wrong, they were great, but the guy who did A Darker Shade Of Magic was even better.

 

 

The Problem With Forever by Jennifer L Armentrout 5 bows – Fun, contemporary with just the right amount of angst? Yep, this is just what I thought it would be. When can you go wrong with some JLA goodness?

 

 

Mitosis by Brandon Sanderson 5 bows – I know, I read these out of order. I should have read this after I finished Steelheart, but I just wanted to get to Firefight. But it was so nice to revist this world, even it the trip was too short.

 

 

Wanderlost by Jen Malone 4 bows – Fun and flirty summer romance without an overdose of teenage angst? Yes please. It was just the right amount of funny and serious.

 

 

 

The Unexpected Everything by Morgan Matso 4 bows – TBR archievement – Also, fun and flirty contemporary YA romance. Though this one, leaned more of the side of angst than Wanderlost did. But it was still fun and entertaining to listen to and I might be inclined to give Morgan’s work more of a chance in the future.

 

 

This Is My Brain On Boys by Sarah Strohmeyer 3 bows – TBR archievement – Yet another light contemporary YA romance, but this one was just alright. It wasn’t horrible, it wasn’t great either, just okay. None of the characters really clicked for me and I wasn’t a huge fan of the ending.

 

 

With Malice by Eileen Cook 4 bows – TBR achievement – This is a twisty murder mystery.  Did our heroine kill her bestie?  Or was it a horrible accident?  That’s for me to know and you to find out!  This one is fun and enjoyable and completely enrapturing.

 

 

Harry Potter & The Deathly Hallows by J K Rowling 4 bows – TBR achievement – I FINALLY FINISHED ALL THE HARRY POTTER BOOKS!!!!  Yeah, that’s about all there is to say to that.  Also, there was more than one scene in this that gave me goosebumps and that is an amazing thing.

 

 

What I Reviewed
Without You by Kelly ElliottGirl Against The Universe by Paula StokesThe Problem With Forever by Jennifer L Armentrout

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Showcase Sunday #131

Showcase Sunday

Inspired by Pop Culture Junkie and the Story Siren, the aim of Showcase Sunday is to highlight our newest books or book related swag and to see what everyone else received for review, borrowed from libraries, bought in bookshops and downloaded onto eReaders each week. For more information about how this feature works and how to join in, click here ~Vicki at Books, Biscuits, and Tea

PHYSICAL BOOKS
Books 6-4-16

Avon Addicts
Troublemaker by Linda Howard – Romantic suspense is not generally my favorite genre, but it’ll give it a go!
Love Of The Game (Stardust, Texas #3) by Lori Wilde – I really enjoyed Wilde’s I’ll Be Home For Christmas, so I’m excited to read more of her work!
The Debutante Is Mine (Season’s Originals #1) by Vivienne Lorret – I’ve never heard of Vivienne Lorret before, but this looks interesting!
One Dangerous Desire (Accidental Heirs #3) by Christy Carlyle – More historical romance!
Hell Breaks Loose (Devil’s Rock #2) by Sophie Jordan – I’m not really in the mood for contemporary romances at all lately. They’ve just been getting on my nerves. But maybe this one will be different!
Hot In Hellcat Canyon (Hellcat Canyon #1) by Julie Anne Long – Again, contemporaries have been irritating me lately, but maybe this will be different. And they sent extras!

SWAG
Swag 6-4-16
I got some awesome swag from my latest Avon Addicts box. And the amazing Paula Stokes sent me a copy of the new post card prints for Girl Against The Universe, which I absolutely adore!

That’s it for me this week! What did you get this week? Let me know in the comments!

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Showcase Sunday #130

Showcase Sunday

Inspired by Pop Culture Junkie and the Story Siren, the aim of Showcase Sunday is to highlight our newest books or book related swag and to see what everyone else received for review, borrowed from libraries, bought in bookshops and downloaded onto eReaders each week. For more information about how this feature works and how to join in, click here ~Vicki at Books, Biscuits, and Tea

PHYSICAL BOOKS
Books 5-29-16

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Lady Midnight (The Dark Artifices #1) by Cassandra Clare – I’m probably going to end up listening to this on audio, but I just love having the pretty hardcover sitting on my shelf!

That’s it! Just the one book this week! What did you acquire this week? Let me know in the comments!

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Showcase Sunday #129

Showcase Sunday

Inspired by Pop Culture Junkie and the Story Siren, the aim of Showcase Sunday is to highlight our newest books or book related swag and to see what everyone else received for review, borrowed from libraries, bought in bookshops and downloaded onto eReaders each week. For more information about how this feature works and how to join in, click here ~Vicki at Books, Biscuits, and Tea

PHYSICAL BOOKS
Books 5-21-16

From Author
Girl Against The Universe by Paula Stokes – Paula was nice enough to send me a pretty GATU ARC after I made her a few bookcharms for Liars Inc & GATU. It’s ssssssoooo pretty. I loved this book a lot and I’m thrilled to have this ARC.

Avon Addicts
Shanna by Kathleen E Woodiwiss – If I’m being totally honest, I’m not very enthused about this book. I’ve been in a very NON-ROMANCE mood and this thing is HUGE! It’s over 600 pages with tiny font! I like my historical romances to be 350-400 pages. 600 is a bit excessive, but I’ll give it a try….eventually.

DIGITAL BOOKS
Amazon Freebies
Blocked by Jennifer Lane
Blocked (Blocked #1) by Jennifer Lane – I’ve been wanting to read something by Jennifer Lane for a while so I couldn’t resist downloaded this while it was free. I doubt I’ll actually read it anytime soon, but it’s there when I’m ready!

That’s it for me this week? Now I’m going to go drool over all the BEA hauls and lament about the fact I do not have a Gemina ARC. What did you get this week? Let me know in the comments!

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