Sunday, June 24, 2012

Showcase Sunday #4


Sunday Showcase is a cool new meme created by Vicky @ Book, Biscuits, and Tea! It's a great new way for bloggers to showcase the books they've gotten in the past week, and I'm excited to take part. :)

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FOR REVIEW: 


Before I Wake by Rachel Vincent
Read this. Loved this. And holy wow, I never stop getting awed about how Rachel Vincent is a genius!! If you missed my interview with Tod and Nash on Friday, you can find that HERE. I just love this series SO much, and wowie zowie... Please buy this book! :')

Alice in Zombieland by Gena Showalter
Squeeeeeeeeeee! You don't know how excited I am to have managed to get my hands on a copy of this! Not only is the cover gorgeous, but Alice + zombies - the "wonder" in "wonderland" = absolutely awesome! Will be starting this one after my final exams!!


Dark Star by Bethany Frenette
I wanted to read this book ever since I heard it was about superheroes (and I watched The Avengers movie), so to have this gorgeous copy in my hands is like a dream come true! :)

What Happens Next by Colleen Clayton
I've heard this one is really sweet for a contemporary, so I couldn't help but be curious! It's about a girl who has one of those blacked out nights that I'm pretty sure a lot of people are familiar with. And I really like the cover!

BORROWED: 


Goddess Interrupted by Aimee Carter
Social Suicide by Gemma Halliday
Unbreak My Heart by Melissa Walker
The Selection by Keira Cass
The Calling by Kelley Armstrong
Cold Kiss by Amy Garvey

WON: 


Wrecked by Anna Davies
I won this from the AMAZING girls over at Bewitched Bookworms! I love their blog so much — you must, must, must go follow them if you aren't already! The book came with a waterproof e-reader case, which I thought was kinda funny since I don't have an e-reader LOL. But I'm passing it off to my cousin, who does, so she can read at the beach :)

BOUGHT:


My Life Next Door by Huntley Fitzpatrick
I finished this one a few days ago and loved it like crazy! It's definitely one of my favourite contemporaries of all time and an absolute must read!  It's not a review book, but I'm going to desperately try to fit it into my review schedule for this month anyways :)

The Golden Lily by Richelle Mead 
ADRIAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAN. That is all I have to say. :') 

Hemlock by Kathleen Peacock 
This is one of my fave books of the year and my absolute fave werewolf book of all time. I would recommend it to anyone who likes werewolves, mysteries, awesomeness, or reading! ;) 

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And that's all I got for this week! Thanks so much to Harlequin Canada, Hachette Book Group Canada, and Bewitched Bookworms for the wonderful books!

I've been trying to hold back on requests and buying for the past few weeks since I have exams right now, but after two more on Monday and an interview on Tuesday, I'm home free for the summer!! *cheers* Then I'll be able to blog without worrying about homework and tests and getting up early in the morning. :')

I'm sorry about the whacky exam schedule, but everything will hopefully be back to normal after Tuesday! :) Thanks so much for putting up with me (and my constant reminders LOL — you're probably sick of hearing about them)!
 
WHAT BOOKS DID YOU GET THIS WEEK? 

-Mimi

53 comments:

  1. Hope the exams are going well for you, Mimi <3 I absolutely ADORE your haul this week <333 Alice in Zombieland sounds AMAZING - I love modern twists on fairytales :') What Happens Next seems like a great contemp too, I hope you enjoy it! I'm so so so super jealous you have The Selection and Unbreak my Heart - I'm dying to get my hands on those two! And My Life Next Door and Hemlock are supposed to be really, utterly fabulous too! I bet you're gonna have so much fun with all these books and I'm looking forward to reading your reviews too :)

    Good luck with the rest of your exams and can't wait for your return! Love you, Mimi! <3

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  2. Gah! You got all the awesome books! I really need more Adrian in my life right now ;) Awesome haul! :D

    Drop by my Showcase Sunday?

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  3. Oh wow, Mimi! So many great books for you this week! I can't wait to hear your thoughts on Alice in Zombieland. It sounds amazing and I am so in love with that cover! :) Dark Star sounds really good too. I hope you enjoy it and all your other new books! Great haul my dear! :)

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  4. How can we be sick of reading you? That's impossible, Mimi! <3 And I'm so glad you get to be free this week -- me too! Only one final tomorrow morning, and I'll have summer to myself. Can't believe it LOL

    Alice in Wonderland! OMG Please please read it asap and tell me what it's like! *----* Oh, and you got Dark Star! It really looks good :) I still have to read The Selection and Cold Kiss, but they're already on my wishlist so I hope I won't have to wait that long. I've heard mixed things about Wrecked... but the summary made it look SO GOOD.

    Wow! I really have to see if I can buy My Life Next Door, then. Didn't know it was that good :D I also got The Golden Lily! *fangirls* I'm dying to start reading it, but I have to study and I know I won't be able to stop once I start, so... TT__TT Aaaaand planning on buying Hemlock soon :)

    Amazing books, Mimi! Hahaha I think you're getting more and more prepared for an amazing summer! So many great looking books :D Have a great week, and I'm glad you'll be free soon too <3

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  5. Wow! GREAT BOOKS! I can't wait for Alice in Zombieland - it looks awesome! The Selection is awesome and one of my favorites reads of 2012!

    Here's my Stacking the Shelves!

    Happy reading!

    -Lexi, the Literature Lion
    http://www.theliteraturelion.blogspot.com

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  6. A very cool book haul indeed. Can't wait to read Before I Wake!

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  7. I broke down and bought The Golden Lily this week too:) Sydney and Jill were just sitting there, staring at me from the shelf, challenging me to take them home so, of course, I had to oblige:)

    And oh, you lucky girl getting a copy of Dark Star! I'll be checking back to hear your thoughts on that one for sure:)

    Take a Peek at What I'll Be Reading

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  8. Great book haul! I've read Unbreak My Heart. I can't wait to read The Golden Lily and My Life Next Door. I should go get copies of those ones soon.

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  9. Wow some fantastic books you received this week. I want to read Alice in Zombieland. Can't wait to see what you think.

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  10. What an awesome haul as usual Mimi! Your haul-posts always have me shiny-eyed over all those fantastic-looking books! The Calling was pretty good~ and I've been seeing a lot of Alice in Zombieland! really want to read Hemlock too, is it good? Anyway, happy reading!!

    Vivian @ Vivaciously, Vivian

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  11. You always get such amazing books! I'm super jealous that you have Alice in Zombieland! That one sounds sooo good! And OMG Before I Wake! I'm reading If I Die today, so yay! :D

    Congrats on winning Wrecked!

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  12. Wow, you've had an amazing week! I managed to get my hands on Alice in Zombieland too and I'm soooo excited to read it! :D Unbreak My Heart was a nice read and I really need to get My Life Next Door! Happy reading!

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  13. omg! great haul my dear!! holy cow! Im SO gld to hear you loved My Life Next DOor! IM SO BUYING IT NOW!!! =D thnk uuuuuu my dear!!!! =DDDDD kyaaaaaaaaaaa!! I hope you can write its review! aaaah!!! cant wait to read your thoughts!!! =DDDD

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  14. I finished reading The Golden Lily this week and loved it! Adrian definitely has something...

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  15. You got so many awesome books this week! Alice in Zombieland looks especially awesome!

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  16. DARK STAR and MY LIFE NEXT DOOR!!!! OMGOMGOMGOMGOMG I'M SO EXCITED FOR THOSE!!!!!!!!!!!! whoooohooo Mimi!! :D

    Great haul, dear. You have some wonderful books to read, darling!

    Sierra @ Yearning to Read

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  17. Wow! I really want to read Alice in zombieland! It sounds amazing!

    Happy Reading!

    My Showcase Sunday!

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  18. I'm *blushing* after reading your kind word about the Bookworms! *hugs so much* Super happy the prize came and maybe... it's a sign to get an eReader :-))

    Amazing books! I also got Golden Lily and I loved it soo much! Can't wait to read Before I Wake and Alice in Zombieland!

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  19. Hope your exams go well! And yeah... I'm a little jealous of all the great books you got this week! I can't wait to see your reactions to them. (:

    Great haul! I hope you like your new books(:
    Stacking the Shelves #4

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  20. So jealous of Alice in Zombieland, that book looks so awesome. Enjoy all of your beautiful books!
    Happy Reading. :)
    Janiera @ Books & Beauty

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  21. Yay-you got Unbreak My Heart! It's such a great summer read so it will be the perfect way to celebrate the end of exams :) I hope your summer break is filled with lots of reading!

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  22. I just signed up for an ARC tour of Alice In Zombieland and i'm really excited because it sounds really good! The Calling was so good! I love Kelley Armstrongs writing I can't wait until the third book comes out! I hope you enjoy everything you got this week. Here's my IMM!

    http://www.paigebradish1996.blogspot.com/2012/06/in-my-mailbox-40-weekly-wrap-up.html

    ~Paige @ Comfort Books

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  23. You have What Happens Next!!!! I'm dying to read that. Please, please do a review! :) Jealous of your amazing haul; hope you enjoy them!

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  24. Awesome goodies! I'm jealous. ;) The cover for Alice in Zombieland is gorgeous, and the premise is so intriguing! I loved the book by Lewis Carol when I was younger, and still do now. My Life Next Door and What Happened Next look amazing too. Happy reading!

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  25. Great haul, Mimi! I'm waiting for my copy of Alice in Wonderland to show up... I have to agree Hemlock is one of my faves this year and of all time :)

    My Stacking the Shelves

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  26. Look at all those wonderful books! I so loved Unbreak My Heart. It is perfect for the summertime. I have a copy of Cold Kiss that's been sitting on my table for so long! I really need to read it! And OMG My Life Next Door! I have been dying to read and wow, everyone is gushing about it so I am looking forward to my copy arriving soon! Enjoy all your new books Mimi! :)
    You can check out what books I got this week here!

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  27. Nice haul, Mimi! I can't wait to read My Life Next Door, it sounds amazing and YAY for The Golden Lily, it was fantastic :)

    And we're now following your blog!

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  28. You got so many great books, Mimi! Dark Star, Alice in Zombieland, My Life Next Door, all I want to read. The Golden Lily!! Ahh!! I loved.

    I have a bunch of the Rachel Vincent books on my kindle, I just need to read them!! I wish I didn't require sleep so I could read more. :( *sigh*

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  29. Awesome looking haul this week! Happy reading and enjoy!

    Dani
    http://paulettespapers.com/?p=2155

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  30. Oh my gosh, Mimi!!! Your mailboxes are always so awesome. o: Hahaha, I can't wait to hear what you think about so much! Like ALICE IN ZOMBIELAND :o :o :o NEED! And The Selection, Cold Kiss... wow! I hope you enjoy!

    Also: congratulations to the giveaway! :D Your cousin is lucky to receive the Kindle cover!

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  31. Woah! Mimi you've got some GREAT books this week! I'm excited to see what you think about Dark Star and What Happens Next since those are two of my most anticipated reads this year! Amazing haul! :D

    ~Keertana
    Ivy Book Bindings

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  32. Awesome book week. Alice in Zombieland sounds interesting. The Selection is now one of my 2012 favs. Enjoy all of your amazing goodies.

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  33. Eeeeee! ALICE IN ZOMBIELAND! I'm crazy excited to see what you think, I hope you absolutely LOVE IT. Because doesn't it sound amazing? ALICE. and. ZOMBIES.

    And you got Dark Star!!! I'm not jealous. Not even. Not a tiny bit. Maybe a lot, but you're too darn nice to even jealoushate *le sigh* :P CONGRATS on your win!! I kinda love the cover of Wrecked.. hehe.

    THE GOLDEN LILY. ADRIAN. ADRIAN. ADRIAN. ADRIAN. ADRIAN. *thud* *is dead* *is revived by the mere mention of his godly name*

    Good luck on the rest of your exams! Yay for your upcoming FREEEEEEEDOM!!

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  34. Amazing haul! I am dyyying for Before I Wake! I read a giant preview and I am so so happy with the developments of Tod and Kaylee. I just love them! I loved The Golden Lily and so hope you enjoy Adrian! Alice in Zombieland sounds awesome and Unbreak My Heart sounds sweet! Happy reading!

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  35. I AM SO GLAD YOU LOVED MY LIFE NEXT DOOR! Then again, how could you not? Even though it's not in your review pile, I hope to see a review of it soon because I know it will be another perfect Mimi review! Good luck with your exams x

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  36. ADRIAN. Oh my gosh, Mimi, Adrian! He's so freakin amazing in The Golden Lily, right? The book definitely lives up to my sky high expectation!! x)

    I can't wait to read your review for Alice in Zombieland! LOVE the intriguing title. And the beautiful cover. And the awesome blurb. And the person who receives it. ;) I hope you're going to love the book, Mimi! :)

    LOVE the cover of Wrecked! Somehow it matches my recent love for dark cover so well LOL! x)

    Happy reading, Mimi, and good luck with your exams!! Can't wait to have you back (SOON!)! <3

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  37. Oh my gosh Mimi! Your received the most awesome books ever! The cover to Alice in Zombieland is absolutely gorgeous! I really can't wait to hear your thoughts on it! And yay for loving My Life Next Door, I've got it as my summer read, so now the fact that you loved it, I know I will too! Unbreak My Heart and Cold Kiss are two other books I've been dying to read! And What Happens Next also sounds so cute! I'll be adding it to my tbr! I really can't wait to read all your reviews on these fantastic books! Good luck with your last couple of exams! :)

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  38. What happens next looks interesting! I feel like I've been reading too much Children's books (gasp! I know!) =))

    Awesome haul, Mimi :D

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  39. Oh I'm so jealous! I really want to read Alice in wonderland! it sounds so awesome, Happy reading girl!

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  40. You have no idea how jealous of you I am right now, Mimi ! :P
    Those are some absolutely gorgeous books ! :D
    I really hope you enjoy all of them and I can't wait to hear your thoughts on them. :)
    Enjoy all your books, doll ! <3

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  41. Alice in Zombieland, lucky, lucky you! :D I'm looking forward to read your review about that one :D I certainly can't wait to get it in my hands ^^ Love the cover (and faaaaaairytales <3)

    And I want Hemlock :D Happy reading! And I'm also almost done with school.

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  42. Every time I see the cover of Dark Star I get all excited. I can't wait to give that one a read. In the meantime I'm looking forward to your review. I also want to see what you think of the Selection since it's been getting such mixed reviews. Hope you're exams are going well!

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  43. What Happens Next does sound awesome, and you're right-- the cover is pretty.<3

    My Life Next Door is so high on my Wishlist, it sounds like such a perfect Summer read. As much as I want to read your review, all it's going to do is make me even more desperate to read it and force me to buy it, LOL. :P I hope you do manage to fit it in, though, it sounds like such a great book.

    Ergh, I still have, lik, 3 weeks left of school. -_- But I'm on study leave right now [I only go in for exams. Sadly, only for this week. ):], so I have a bit of extra reading time, in between revision. Good luck with your exams and your interview, Mimi!

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  44. AHHHHH!!!! You got Alice in Zombieland Mimi! *dies of jealousy* I love Gena Showalter so much, I cannot wait to get my hands on this book. I'm going to be stalking your blog like crazy (not like I don't already) waiting to see what you think of it! Fingers crossed it's as good as it sounds:)

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  45. Alice in Zombieland!!!!!!!!!


    Shuuuuuuuuuuuuuuut up, get out!! You are so lucky! Please review it immediately and give us mere mortals a taste of the epicness!

    Congrats on your awesome win. Yes, those girls from BB have such generous hearts. :)

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  46. Oh, I'm so jealous you got Alice in Zombieland and Dark Star. They both sound really, really awesome. I'm not sure if I'd heard of Dark Star before but it sounds pretty awesome with the superheros and whatnot.

    I really want Hemlock too, so yay for buying that!

    -Lauren

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  47. Oh Alice in Zombieland! I have a review copy coming! Can't wait. Mimi, you really need an ereader dear!
    yes, I follow the gals at Bewitched Bookworms! Have a fantastic week!

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  48. You got lots of cool books! Dark Star is by Hyperion and they usually have solid, fun, adventure type of books, they are my middle grade exception. I love Hemlock so I hope you'll join the bandwagon & love it too! I envy you for having that Gena Showalter book, I'll wait for your thoughts if it's any good.

    Talk Supe BB&B

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  49. I want to read My Life Next Door soooo badly. So glad you liked it (YAY)

    The Golden Lily - le sigh- w/ Adrian and Sydney's epicness. And Adrian, well, he was amazinggggggg in that one.

    Oh my word, that cover for Before I Wake is soo gorgeous! Awesome haul this week, Mimi! :)

    Happy reading ;)

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  50. Mimi, you got an AMAZING haul this week!! Alice in Zommbieland?!?! I want to read it!..lol I hope you love it! I really want to read The Selection, Hemlock, and My Life Next Door, so I really hope you enjoy them all as well!

    Enjoy everything and I hope you have a great week! Happy reading!

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  51. WHAT. LOOK AT ALLLLLL THE PRETTY! Mimi, girl, goodness your mailbox was bursting! I don't even know where to start. ALICE. ALICE. I ADORE Gena Showalter, and have devoured most of her adult paranormal romance books I JUST CAN'T EVEN. And all the others. Oh man. You'll fall head over heels for Unbreak My Heart - I did! And My Life Next Door...I want that one SO BAD.

    Happy reading, girl!

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  52. Sweet! Alice in Zombieland. I'm so curious about it.

    Nice haul, Mimi! Good luck on your exams.

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