Sunday, July 22, 2012

Showcase Sunday #3

Showcase Sunday is a weekly meme hosted by Books, Biscuits, and Tea, inspired by Pop Culture Junkie and The Story Siren. Its aim 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.

So, it's been a while since my last Showcase Sunday post, but to be honest, I wasn't in the mood. I did get a couple of great books this week, and I'm excited to share what I got with you :D


The Assassin and the Pirate Lord, by Sarah J. Maas (Throne of Glass #0.1)
The Assassin and the Desert, by Sarah J. Maas (Throne of Glass #0.2)
The Assassin and the Underworld, by Sarah J. Maas (Throne of Glass #0.3)
The Assassin and the Empire, by Sarah J. Maas (Throne of Glass #0.4) 

Shadows Cast by Stars, by Catherine Knutsson
So Close to You, by Rachel Carter
For Darkness Shows the Stars, by Diana Peterfreund
Shadow and Bone, by Leigh Bardugo

Darkness Before Dawn, by J.A. London
The Golden Lily, by Richelle Mead
Something Like Normal, by Trish Doller
The Demon Catchers of Milan, by Kat Beyer (from Netgalley)

I really can't wait to read all these titles, especially the Throne of Glass novellas. I recently heard they were all out, and I had to read them. Hopefully I'll get to know the characters better before Throne of Glass comes out. 
Unfortunately, I can't say I'm that excited to read The Golden Lily. Vampire Academy is one of my favorite series of all times, but Richelle Mead disappointed me in Bloodlines. The story was so... so boring, and I disliked Sydney as a main character. I really hope I'll like The Golden Lily better, but I'm not very optimistic. 
Anyway, what did you get this week? :D


  1. Yay! What a fantastic haul this week Beatriz! I absolutely LOVED Shadow and Bone and really enjoyed Something Like Normal and Darkness Shows the Stars, so I can't wait to see what you think of all three. I've been meaning to try the novellas for Throne of Glass myself, so I'll see what you have to say about them before picking it up myself. Plus, I've heard great things about Shadows Cast by Stars, so I'm curious to see how you like it!(: Happy Reading! :D

    Ivy Book Bindings

  2. Wow some great books! Throne of Glass sounds great and all these little novella's sound great too. I need to get my hands on them and the book! Hope you enjoy all of your new books, I'm off to look up a few of them now :) *New Follower*

    -Becca@Lost in Thought

  3. My oh my, where to begin? I can better tell you what I think about your haul in one world: AWESOME. Absolutely the best haul I've seen so far :) Happy reading!

  4. I actually felt the same way about Bloodlines but after all the great reviews for The Golden Lily, I'm looking forward to giving it a shot. I hope you enjoy it! You got some really fantastic books this week. :)

  5. I have Throne of Glass coming up soon to read, but maybe I'll read the novellas first. I'm normally not a fan of short stories/novellas, but I may give them a shot. I look forward to seeing what you think of Shadows Cast by Stars - I haven't seen much about that book on Goodreads or blogs. Great buys, Beatriz! Thanks for stopping by at my blog.

  6. Ohh, lots of awesome :D I loved loved loved loved Shadow and Bone. <3 Sigh. Hope you enjoy everything :D
    Thank you for commenting on my mailbox. <3
    Love, Carina @ Carina's Books

  7. I've never read Michelle Read, but hope to pick something of hers up this year (so many books, so little time!) Hope you enjoy For Darkness Shows the Stars, I liked it.