16 December 2012

Showcase Sunday #16

Showcase Sunday is hosted by the fabulous Vicky at Books, Biscuits and Tea and is all about sharing our new books - beg, borrowed or bought.

I missed last Sunday so this is two weeks worth of books.  That makes it better.  Really.


The Becoming (The Becoming #1) by Jessica Meigs
The Becoming: Ground Zero (The Becoming #2) by Jessica Meigs
Back to You by Priscilla Glenn (thanks to Jenni at Alluring Reads for bringing this one to my attention!)
Infraction (The Burn) by Annie Oldham
By My Mother's Hand by Henry Melnick
The Book of Riley (Zombie Fallout Tales) by Mark Tufo
Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen (on the recommendation of Christina at A Reader of Fictions after my embarrassing confession I've never read Austen!)
From Notting Hill With Love...Actually by Ali McNamara (Karin at My Life loves this book, so I'm looking forward to this one!)
Perfect People by Peter James
By the Time You Read This, I'll Be Dead by Julie Anne Peters
Everneath (Everneath #1) by Brodi Ashton
The Boat by Christine Dougherty
For Darkness Shows the Stars by Diana Peter
The Brief History of the Dead by Kevin Brockmeier

For Review

Garden of Stones by Sophie Littlefield (thanks to Harlequin)
In the City of Bikes by Pete Jordan (thanks to HarperCollins)
Being Henry David by Cal Armistead (thanks to Albert Whitman Teen)
The Listeners by Harrison Demchick (thanks to Bancroft Press)
Poison Shy by Stacey Madden
The Sin-Eater's Confession by Ilsa J. Bick (thanks to Carolrhoda Books)
Plague by H.W. 'Buzz' Bernard (thanks to BelleBooks)
Heart Like Mine by Amy Hatvany (thanks to Washington Square Press)
Ex-Heroes (Ex-Heroes #1) by Peter Clines (thanks to Broadway)
Losing It by Cora McCormack (thanks to William Morrow)
The Culling (The Torch Keeper #1) by Steven dos Santos (thanks to Flux)
Tribulation (Rapture Trilogy #2) by Phillip W. Simpson

Last Week
I gave four stars to Tommy Nightmare (The Paranormals #2) by J.L. Bryan and four stars to Want To Go Private? by Sarah Darer Littman, Top Ten Tuesday was New To Me Authors of 2012, I waited on a scary sounding book for Waiting on Wednesday and there's two new giveaways!  As well as my Blogoversary Giveaway, there's the End of the World Giveaway and December New Release Giveaway!

What I Read Recently
It's been a slow couple of weeks reading wise.  Roll on Christmas holidays when I can finally start making a dent in my TBR again!  I did finish Teeth by Hannah Moskowitz, A Street Cat Named Bob by James Bowen and Breakers by Edward W. Robertson.  I'm currently reading The Brief History of the Dead by Kevin Brockmeier, Plague by H.W. 'Buzz' Bernard and savouring Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen!

Other Bits and Pieces
I'm so surprised I made it this far in my post without mentioning it, but I've been blurbed!  Last year I read Rapture by Phillip W. Simpson, which was one of my favourite books of 2011, and I'm super-excited to read the next book.  Thanks Phill!

You can read my review of Rapture here, and Tribulation is next on my TBR!

Two awesome Australian bloggers, Claire Reads and The Girl in a Cafe are having a Dystopian December feature and they invited me to write a guest post on my Top Five Dystopian reads.  There's also awesome interviews with authors such Lauren Oliver, Lia Habel, Dan Wells, C.J. Redwine, Melissa Meyer, Sarah Crossan, Jay Kristoff and John Marsden (eeee!), giveaways and other blogger posts, so make sure to check it out!

Wow that was a long post!  What goodies did you get this week?  Link me up!


  1. No books for me this week (which is good seeing how my TBR piles are still a danger if there should be an earthquake)! Of course now I live vicariously through other folks' book hauls *lol*.

    1. I think I'm going to have to start doing that, before the piles collapse and smother me!

  2. Fantastic haul for 2 weeks. So many great books. I really need to get the Everneath series, love the cover too. Happy reading!

    Katie ~ My Mailbox

  3. Fab haul, Kat!!! I'm sure it made you feel better! *wink* Can't wait to see what you think of Losing It. It supposed to be fun to read :) Enjoy all your goodies!

    1. It made me feel better until I realised how long it would take me to read them LOL!

  4. Jesus! You got a lot of books! I don't get that many books in 3 months!

    And you got approved for Poison Shy! I want that book.

    HERE is what I got.
    Zemira @ YA Fanatic

    1. I think I have a slight addiction....

      I'm looking forward to Poison Shy, it sounds intense!

  5. Oh wow, so many great books! I'm a little jealous! :D
    Happy reading!

    My Haul.

  6. So many great books...and how awesome that you were blurbed! Congrats!

    My Added to the Bookshelf post!

    ♥ Melissa @ Melissa's Eclectic Bookshelf

    1. Thanks! I showed everyone that cared to even glance at it!

  7. Oh wow! Where to begin? I also got Everneath this week. For darkness shows the stars is a book I'm very curious about. And I see some new titles I'm going to check out on Goodreads. Happy reading! :D


  8. So many books!! For the Darkness Shows the Stars was so good, and I hope you like it. Enjoy all your other books too! The only other one I've read on this page was Everneath and it was ok.

  9. Wow! So many books, my eyes are going blurry. I really want to read Everneath and Darkness Shows the Stars too. Happy reading with all those wonderful books.

    My Haul

  10. I have The Sin-Eaters Confession as a galley and it's on my TBR for next month. It looks pretty good. I have Everneath too but haven't gotten to it yet. I have heard great things about For Darkness Shows the Stars. Great Haul!

    Here's my SS!

  11. So many books, Kat! Everneath was a great read and I hope you enjoy it. So many of these are on my tbr list and I can't wait to see what you think of them. Enjoy them all!

  12. Pride and Prejudice is great, I really liked it :) Although it's not the most fast paced book you'll ever read but still, it's a great read.
    Ooo, and congrats on being blurbed!!

  13. Brilliant haul! Everneath is a great book! I thoroughly enjoyed this book and I can't wait for Everbound! And Losing It I have seen around a lot this week! It looks like a brilliant book! Enjoy all!

    Here's My Showcase Sunday

  14. EEEP! Back to You! YES! I love that one quite a bit. Also Everneath was really good and A Brief History of the Dead looks really good. Can't wait to read your reviews!

  15. you got a lot of great books this week. i know what you mean about catching up though. i feel like i haven't read at all this month. i heard that for darkness shows the stars is really good and i am interested in garden stones. there's just something about the cover that makes me really want to read it. enjoy all your new books and happy holidays!

    thuy @ nite lite

  16. Looks like a lot of books just sort of fell into your cart again! So weird how they keep doing that! What can you do, though? Putting them back would be rude.

    I'll be curious to see what you think of The Becoming, as I have my eye on it. I'm reading Everneath right now, and I like it, so yay!

    HOLLA for Pride & Prejudice!

    Many review things. GO, KAT, GO!



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