Showcase Sunday #80

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, Biscuts, and Tea

PHYSICAL BOOKS
Books 5-3-15

Purchased
The Secrets Of Attraction by Robin Constantine – I loved this book even more than The Promise Of Amazing! You can read my review here. Even though I have an ARC, I couldn’t resist buying a hardcover copy when Robin did an event (two events actually) in my area! It’s sssssoooo pretty!
Invincible (Invincible #1) by Amy Reed – I remember when this was put up for review on Edelweiss and I ran far from it, despite it’s gorgeous cover because it’s compared to The Fault In Our Stars. But after talking to Amy after an event this week and hearing her describe the book, I’m more than a little excited to read it! It doesn’t sound like it will have the horrible end that TFIOS does!
Hit (Hit #1) by Delilah S Dawson – This was the one book I was not planning on buying. I already had a book by Delilah, so I didn’t need it, but after hearing Delilah talking, I couldn’t stop myself. Plus, the cover is so awesome!
No Place To Fall by Jaye Robin Brown – This sounds like exactly my kind of book! Also, I love this cover too!
For Darkness Shows The Stars (For Darkness Shows The Stars) by Diana Peterfreund – I can’t believe I found this in a used bookstore! I have a hardcover of book 2, so I’m very (very very) happy to have a hardcover of this to go with it!
Slammed (Slammed #1) by Colleen Hoover – I now have all of Colleen’s work except the paperback copy of Never Never. I really enjoyed it (you can read my review here) and I’m incredibly happy to finally have a copy of it.
The Assassin’s Blade (Throne Of Glass #0.1 – #0.5) by Sarah J Maas – I really hope I like this series because I’m quickly collecting them all! Sarah will be in Charlotte this coming Wednesday and I need all of her stuff to get it signed!

Won
Over You by Amy Reed – I won this at the signing! Amy, Robin, Jaye, and Delilah had a stack of books they were giving away for different things. One of the things was who drove the farthest. Lauren & I, along with two other girls had both drove 2 hours to be there, so yay books! I’m excited about it because all of Amy’s books look amazing. Lauren got a paperback copy of The Promise Of Amazing and I’m sure she’ll love it!
Geek Girl (Geek Girl #1) by Holly Smale – I LOVED this book (you can read my review here). I have been wanting a copy for a while, but I have a UK edition of Model Misfit, so I needed a UK edition of Geek Girl. Then I won a gift card to Amazon UK and thought there was no better way to spend it!

Gifted
Poison Princess (The Arcana Chronicles #1) by Kresley Cole – I read this forever ago (you can read my review here) and I never got around to buying a copy. Lauren had it, but liked the newer paperback cover better, so she bought it and gave me her old copy! That works for me anyway because I prefer hardcovers!
Sky On Fire (Monument 14 #2) by Emmy Laybourne – Lauren cleaned out her books this weekend and I got the pick of what I wanted before she donated them to Goodwill. Since our tastes are similar, there wasn’t much that I didn’t already have, but this was one of them! I still need to get the first book in the series, but I’m happy to take it off her hands!
Kiss Of Life (Generation Dead #2) by Daniel Waters – This is another from Laurens stack. I already have a paperback copy of this because I loved this series, but, as I said, I prefer hardcovers, so yay! Now I just need to find Generation Dead in hardcover so they all match!
Infinity (Chronicles Of Nick #1) by Sherrilyn Kenyon – this is another one from Lauren’s stack. I also already had a paperback copy, but I love hardcovers!
Last Year’s Mistake by Gina Ciocca – This one is the blank one on top of Infinity. It’s a pretty epically old ARC that is bound with a paper cover and back. I’m sssooo excited about it! It sounds so interesting.
Red Girl, Blue Boy (If Only #5) by Lauren Baratz-Logsted – This sounds amazingly cute!
The Replaced (The Taking #1) by Kimberly Derting – While I didn’t love this quite as much as I loved The Taking (you can read my review here) I’m still glad to have a copy!
Where Sea Meets Sky by Karina Halle – I’m so excited at this! It sounds amazing and exactly the kind of read I’m craving these days!
Drive Me Crazy by Terra Elan McVoy – I’ve already admitted I’m obsessed with rollercoasters, so is it any surprise that a novel with one on the cover grabbed my attention?
Until The Beginning (After The End #2) by Amy Plum – AAAAHHHHHH! I really enjoyed After The End and I can’t wait to dive back into that world!
Kissing In America by Margo Rabb – A girl who buries herself in romance novels to avoid her grief? GIMME!
Made You Up by Francesca Zappia – I have already started this and it’s great! It’s smart and funny and a little heartbreaking.
The Revenge Playbook by Rachel Allen – This sounds like the novel version of John Tucker Must Die and that is awesome!
Better When He’s Bold (Welcome To The Point #2) by Jay Crownover – Jay is pretty awesome and I can’t believe I got my hands on this!
Wrong About The Guy by Claire LaZebnik – AAAAHHHHHHH! I love Claire’s work and I can’t believe I got a copy of this!!!

DIGITAL BOOKS
Amazon Freebies
Take Me For Granted by K A LindeBeautiful Oblivion by Addison MooreRewind To You by Laura JohnstonSugar by Deirdre Riordan Hall
Take Me For Granted (Take Me #1) by K A Linde – Pretty cover, freebie…no more explanation needed.
Beautiful Oblivion (Beautiful Oblivion #1) by Addison Moore – I love that the girl on the cover is not a stick figure. It could just be the camera angle, but regardless, it make me happy.
Rewind To You by Laura Johnston – I’ve heard great things about this!
Sugar by Deirdre Riordan Hall – Kindle First book of the month!

AUDIO BOOKS
Purchased
Encore To An Empty Room by Kevin Emerson
Encore To An Empty Room (Exile #2) by Kevin Emerson – I’m almost finished with this! It’s so good!

For Review
Wordsmith Publicity
Game For Marriage by Karen Erickson
Game For Marriage (Game For It #1) by Karen Erickson – I’m so excited about this! I love getting the chance to review audiobooks!

SWAG
Swag 5-3-15
I got bunchies of swag this week! Tuesday’s event at Malaprops landed me buttons and bookmarks galore, as well as a few other tidbits from their freebie shelf. The ribbons I requested from Katie McGarry arrived as well and they are so pretty! I also got a tote from Park Road Books in Charlotte for Independent Book Store day. It’s so cool and sturdy feeling.

I had quite an awesome haul this week! I’m especially excited about the Robin Constantine buttons! What did you get this week? Let me know in the comments!

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