Sunday, May 20, 2012

Showcase Sunday #1

Thanks to the awesome tips from you awesome people (hi there!), I've decided to participate in the new meme created by Vicky @ Book, Biscuits, and Tea, Sunday Showcase! It's a cool new way for bloggers to showcase the books they've gotten in the past week, and I'm excited to take part. :)


Croak by Gina Damico

I think all of you need to go get your hands on Croak ASAP — I already read, loved, and reviewed it HERE! And I don't read very many middle grade reads, but mermaids and ghosts? I just had to say yes! Will be reviewing these for my blog tour dates soon :) Thanks so much to Thomas Allen & Son and Sourcebooks for sending these!


The Last Echo by Kimberly Derting
The List by Siobhan Vivian
Haven by Kristi Cook
A Million Suns by Beth Revis


City of Lost Souls by Cassandra Clare
Insurgent by Veronica Roth

Already read and loved CoLS and Insurgent! Have I been reminded of how both Cassie and Veronica are pure geniuses? YES. Heck YES. :')

That's everything for this week! I'm trying to cut back on how many books I request (both from publishers and from the library) because my TBR pile seriously towers over my house, but sometimes I can't help myself. x) Thanks so much again to Thomas Allen & Son and Sourcebooks!

And I have this habit of assuming that everyone has the same holidays as we do here in Canada (or as I do in my school LOL), but I hope you're all having a great weekend, regardless of whether or not it's Victoria Day for you on Monday or not! :)




  1. Ooooh nice haul! Darkness Becomes Her is really good, and I need to get my hands on The List because it looks amazing. Thanks for sharing!! :)

    Emily@Emily's Crammed Bookshelf

  2. Croak looks pretty good and I love the cover on The City of Lost Souls and I cannot wait to read Insurgent!! I hope you enjoy everything and here's my IMM!

    ~Paige @ Comfort Books

  3. i have the girls ghosthunting guide too, it looks so fun!

    My post is here:
    Sunday Shout Out

  4. great books this week. I have quite a lot of them on my TBR list
    Hope you enjoy all your new goodies

    Showcase Sunday

  5. Your books look great! I really want to read Claok, it sounds so good. :)
    Here is My Haul For The Week!

  6. Oooohhhh.... You got The List and Haven. Great haul! And yes, Clare and Roth are total geniuses :D

    Fara @ Tumbling In Books

  7. Fun book haul, Mimi! I loved that you loved Croak and hope it makes it to my haul soon. I just finished reading The List last night and except for one tiny thing I loved the book. Waiting to read about your thoughts on it as well :-) I'm yet to read Across the Universe; but it sounds like a totally original and awesome series and I cannot wait to read it soon and A Million Suns after that. Happy reading <33

  8. Great haul! I'm loving Cassandra Clare's writing (I'm readng Clockwork Prince currently) and I hope to read her City of Bones series after! Mostly because I've heard nothing but good things about them :D Here's mine:

  9. Ooooh *eyes glaze over*
    These look so pretty! I am DYING to read The List, I have been pining over that for months!
    And I'm yet to read Across the Universe (but I do own it now and it's very high on my TBR pile :D)
    Oh great haul Mimi! Happy reading :D

    *steals The List, runs away cackling*

  10. I really really want to try Real Mermaids Don't Need to Breath at some point! It looks like a cute summer read! And everybody this month had to have picked up CoLS and/or Insurgent. Like, everybody. XD Can't wait to read my own copies. And The Last Echo was very good, Mimi! Can't wait to hear your thoughts on it. As well as Darkness Becomes Her. I have to read the sequel at some point! And I feel like the only one in the universe who hasn't read ACROSS the Universe. I feel so crappy! XDD

  11. O_o The Girl's Ghost Hunting Guide has such an amazing cover! I've never seen it before, but I really want to know more.
    I'm glad you enjoyed Croak so much. I really liked it too, especially the uncle. ;)
    I can't wait to read your reviews of The Last Echo, Insurgent and Darkness Becomes Her! I have a copy of the latter, but can't seem to get around to it.
    Happy reading, lovely!

  12. Nice haul, Mimi! I'm looking forward to get my hands on 'The list' That book really caught my attention :D And I certainly want to read Croak <3

    The huge TBR pile.. I know the feeling, haha. I have so many books to read, so many books I WANT to read :p And after finding out about NetGalley, everything is totally out of control, haha.

  13. Ever since I read your review of Croak that I know I have to buy it and read it. Soon. I also don't read middle grade reads, and while I'm not a fan of ghosts, the mermaid one has definitely picked my attention! :D

    I still have to read The Body Finder... Yeah, some day LOL Unfortunately, I started reading Haven but it didn't pull me in enough for me to buy it :( I hope you like it better! I've also been interested in The List. I can't wait to read what you thought of it :D

    Victoria Day? Never heard of it 0_0 Anyways, have fun! Since tomorrow, Monday, you don't have school and all. I hope you have a wonderful week (Eek! Two more weeks of class, then finals! *panics*)~ ♥

  14. Wow you got so much books this week ! I've read City of Lost Souls this week and LOVED it. I can't believe we need to wait until September 2014 to read the last book in The Mortal Instruments series now :(.
    I hope you'll like all these books & Happy reading !

  15. My TBR pile is out of control, too, LOL.

    Yay for City of Lost Souls. Isn't that cover pretty? I just love it, haha.

    I spot a lot of book awesomeness. Great haul, Mimi <3

    Happy Reading ;)

    Jennifer @ Dream Reads

  16. gorgeous books, Mimi! I really really need to get myself a copy of Insurgent and just read it :) Enjoy them all! ;)

  17. I really really want to read The List and Croak! Hopefully, they'll make it onto my Summer reading list. :D

    Happy reading, Mimi!

    Here's Mine @ Pinkindle Reads & Reviews

  18. Oh Croak, really heard that it is really good, and based on your review you must like it a lot too =)

    I have not read A million suns, but i need to have a copy of that book asap

    Insurgent and City of lost souls, I have them last week but sadly I have not read both of them. So excited though

    have fun reading always Mimi

    my book haul:

  19. Adore all the books you got this week, Mimi! Sooo many amazing books, I don't even know where to begin! With you super-speed reading, I know that I can count on your reviews soon! I know how much you loved Croak, and that makes me desperate to read it too! Oh, we both have The List! Hopefully we both will enjoy it! I can't wait to read Insurgent! Maybe we can compare notes when we've finished reading it, Mimi! :)

    We don't have Victoria Day, but I have a three-day-holiday last week so I got my fair share of relaxing at home! It's great that you have a day off on Monday, Mimi! <3

    Happy reading, Mimi, and I hope you're having amazing weekend! :)

  20. I loved Darkness Becomes Her, waiting for my copy of COLS and I am curious about Croak. Enjoy Mimi!


  21. Mimi! I got Insurgent and COLS too! I haven't read them yet though as I'm going to re-read Divergent and COFA first. ;) I'm hoping to get a copy of Croak soon... especially after seeing how much you enjoyed it!

    Happy reading! :D

  22. This is an AWESOME SS :D I'm SO excited to read Insurgent (still haven't - such a shame!!) and Croak! :D The rest of the books look great as well! So excited to read your awesome reviews! :D

    And happy Victoria Day to you - even though I don't celebrate. ;)

  23. Fab haul Mimi! I'm so happy that you loved Insurgent! I can't wait to hear you're thoughts! Also I can't wait to read The List! I will be stalking you're updates even more once you get started! Also Real Mermaids don't need to breathe also sounds interesting I'll be adding it to my tbr! Happy reading I really hope you enjoy all your books!! :)

  24. I still need to read The Last Echo! But I adore that series and am looking forward to catching up this summer. I also have not read Across the Universe and A Million Suns yet but I hear great things! Enjoy your new reads, Mimi! :)
    You can check out what books I got this week here!

  25. happy victoria day
    njoy all mimi

  26. I really enjoyed Croak and was happy to see you did too! I have Insurgent but haven't had a chance to read it yet. I must get City of Lost Souls soon! I LOVED A Million Suns. I love Amy & Elder!
    My Stack

  27. Aww Mimi!! Beautiful haul!! LOVE IT!! And I got City of Lost Souls and Insurgent too!! <3 <3 Should check this Croak soon ;) :) Enjoy your holidays Mimi :* :* <3 <3

  28. Great books this week Mimi! I hope you enjoy them all. Insurgent was awesome and I'm glad you enjoyed it as well! I really need to get onto reading TMI series

    Happy reading!

    My Haul

  29. Yep, 110% to go freaking read Croak ASAP, thanks to you!! *grabby hands* Ooooh and A Million Suns! Darkness Becomes Her! Dying to get my hands on both of these. And I NEED to read Desires of the Dead soon *headdesk* I've had it in my bookshelf FOREVER.

    I love how your TBR 'towers over your house' yet you still buy and borrow more hehehe. The sign of a true book addict :D


    Since there is a public holiday being recognised somewhere in the world, I seriously think Australia should acknowledge it aswell :P

  30. I finished reading Divergent about a week ago and picked up Insurgent the day it came out. It definately exceeded my expectations. I have been on a reading kick lately and this series is probably the best that I have read this year (I liked it more that The Hunger Games and Fifty Shades of Grey which are also popular right now). I love the character of Tris, specifically how she is independent. She has Four/Tobias as her love interest and yet she does not rely on him and often goes against his wishes to fight for what she believes in. The only thing that I hate about this book is the Cliff Hanger - I am in agony that I have to wait another year to find out what happens.

  31. Yaaay! :D Awesome books, Mimi! I also got DARKNESS BECOMES HER (which looks way way way TOO good) ^__^

    I hope you enjoy all your books! Can't wait to read your reviews, especially on DARKNESS BECOMES HER! <3


  32. Enjoy your holiday tomorrow; here in America, our holiday is next weekend and I cannot wait to curl up with some books although I'll probably end up having to do cleaning! Great haul this week-I am dying for my copy of Insurgent to come in at the library even though I have loads of other books that need to be read first. The life of a book blogger!

  33. Nice ...

    I'm about to finish reading City of Bones tonight and then dive right into City of Ashes. And I keep seeing people read Insurgent on the subway and bus, so that's a sign I should just read it already.

    Have a great Victoria Day.

  34. After your review I want to read Croak so badly!! And I need to read Across The Universe so I can get to what everyone is calling the great reveal in A Million Suns! There is just so much to read and so little time though! I wish reading were a job!

  35. *squeals* I can't wait to read The List, The Body Finger and Darkness Becomes Her! They've been on my TBR for so long but I'll get to them one day ;) Still waiting for A Million Suns to come out here LOL. Loved Insurgent and reading COLS right now! Amazing haul this week. Enjoy!! <3

    All Hail The Mail!

  36. Wow, that's quite a haul! I hope you enjoy reading them. And yes, I am dying to read Croak!

  37. I remember your awesome review of Croak, I can't wait to try it. I have it on my shelf waiting for me and I'm really looking forward to it:) And I still need to buy City of Lost Souls, I'M COMING JACE, FEAR NOT!!!

  38. I've heard Croak is really really funny and I'm definitely excited to get myself a copy!! Great haul this week :D

    Anna @ Literary Exploration

  39. Fun pile of books there Mimi! I am cutting way back on my requests as well. I am finding they are overwhelming me and that I have no time to read anything else. Severe no request diet! Have a great week. Oh did you get my email about the
    charade read along moving to Mondays in November?

  40. OOOh I love the cover of The Girls' Ghost Hunting Guide , I didn't know this one, but now I would be curious to read your opinion about it.

  41. Can't wait to see what you think of Insurgent. I'm trying to wait until it's released in paperback, but I may not make it. And I so want to read Croak. Your review and many others have convinced me to give it a go.

  42. The "For Review" section covers are cute and eye catching! can't wait to see what you think of them. Great haul!

    Happy reading! =D

  43. You've got me SO EXCITED for Croak with all your gushing about it! Must get it it ASAP! The Girls' Ghost Hunting Guide looks like such an adorable book. I hope you had a nice Victoria's Day, Mimi. Happy reading! <3

  44. Nice week you had. I'm trying to be careful of how many books I accept as well, since I get some random books in the mail anyway. I don't want to be TOO behind on things!! Sounds like you had a good week though. I need to read The Last Echo by Kimberly Derting. I read the first and loved it. I'm just super bad with series and sequels sometimes. hah


  45. I really want to read Croak! And Insurgent was really good but I didn't like it was much as Divergent !Awesome haul Mimi darling!

  46. Such lovely books! I seriously need to hunt down a copy of Croak. I honestly haven't seen a single bad thing said about it!

    My stack!

  47. Mimi enjoy your haul! They look all awesome! Happy reading. x


  48. I love your book haul! That's so awesome. I seriously LOVE the copy of the ghost book! So cuteee. :D And then I should basically just say I want them all, to spare you from a huge comment. ;) LOL. You won't mind if I borrow them, right? :D *grabsthemandruns*

  49. HUHSAIUDHSAIUDHSAIUHDSAIDHSA MIMIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIII! WHY?!?! WHY SO MANY AWESOME BOOKS?!?! MEEEEE JEALOUS!!!! LOL CoLS! I didn't quite like the last book, and after reading some reviews, it seems like this will probably be another disappointment for me :/ BUT I STILL WANT TO READ IT! I MEAN, IT'S CASSANDRA CLARE AFTER ALL! heheheheee INSURGENTTTTTTTTTT! AND CROAK! I'm SO glad you LOVED CROAK! I can't wait to read it myself :) Anywayyyyy ENJOY ALL YOUR AWESOME BOOKS MIMI<3

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