Showcase Sunday #25

Hello and welcome to 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.

Incoming books

Showcase Sunday #25

A Curious Invitation: The Forty Greatest Parties in Literature by Suzette Field (for review)
The Terrace by Maria Duffy (for review)
Eye Contact by Fergus McNeil (for review)
The Charm Bracelet by Melissa Hill (for review)
The Perks of Being a Wallflower by Stephen Chbosky (won)

Aaaand as I predicted last week, all the review books I was waiting for arrived almost at the same time, hence I’ve had quite a busy week for a change. Huzzah! A Curious Invitation was an unsolicited one but I actually really like the sound of it. Also, the cover is just gorgeous and very shiny. It looks horrendous and very dark in this picture but if you’d like to see how lovely it looks, here’s a slightly better photo I tweeted the other day.

Also, do you remember by ‘Top 5 Halloween Reads‘ post from last week? Fergus McNeil’s Eye Contact was one of the five books on my list and then I was offered a review copy from the lovely people at Hodder. It sounds very creepy but I’m really looking forward to reading this one. Hodder also sent me the new Melissa Hill book which sounds like another lovely Christmas read. :)

I’ve seen Maria Duffy’s book a lot since it was released and heard great things about it but I’ve never actually had the time to get it and read it. Last week Maria asked me if I’d like a review copy and Hachette sent it to me all the way from faraway Ireland! As for The Perks of Being a Wallflower, Jess from Gone With the Words had a banned books giveaway on her blog and I was one of the winners. I’ve been meaning to read this book for a while so I’m super glad I won a copy. :)

As always, an enormous thank you goes to Maria Duffy, Hachette Ireland, Hodder & Stoughton, Picador and Jess from Gone With the Words for all these lovely books.

What did you get this week? Are you ready for Halloween? Make sure to leave a link to your own Showcase Sunday post in the linky below and feel free to leave me some comment love after linking up. And feel free to use the Halloween version of the Showcase Sunday button if you like it. Have a great weekend!

52 Responses to “Showcase Sunday #25”

  1. Kat B says:

    Eye Contact sounds really creepy!

    Great books Vicky, have a fabulous week :-D
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    • Vicky says:

      It really is! I started reading it the same day it arrived and it’s very good! I’m 100 pages in (I had to put it aside to read some uni books) but I loved it so far.

  2. Ooh- some great looking books there- and congratulations on your win. The Perks of Being a Wallflower is one that I’ve been meaning to read forever as well.
    The cover for A Curious Invitation is so pretty!
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  3. You got some brilliant books this week! The Perks of Being a Wallflower, Wow! I really want to see that film. Its looks really good, I can’t to see what you make of the book!

    Enjoy all your books, Happy Reading and have a great weekend!

  4. Perks are amazing, I loved the book. I’m so sad we won’t get the movie in our cinemas :(
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  5. Mel S says:

    It is nice to receive some good books in the post! I’m all sorted for Halloween now – I’ve been reading some spooky books so I know what to do is anything scary happens on Wednesday! :-)
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  6. Ohh, I need to read The Perks of Being a Wallflower as soon as possible. I’ve been putting it off for the longest time and I’m running out of excuses.
    Happy reading!
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  7. Jasprit says:

    Some amazing books Vicky! I really like the cover to A Curious Invitation, it’s absolutely stunning! You’ve also reminded me I really need to buy Perks of Being a Wallflower! Hope you enjoy all your books! :)

  8. Petra says:

    A Curious Invitation sounds amazing! :) And I really want to read The Perks of Being a Wallflower as well!
    Enjoy. :)
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  9. Ellie says:

    Ooo fancy new picture linky this week!
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  10. I like this look of linky! :D Such a shame that I don’t have anything to show this week.

    Congrats on winning The perks..! I keep seeing this book around, so I’m looking forward to see what you think :)

    Happy reading!
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  11. Eye contact does sound rather creepy, I love creepy books, so I can’t wait to see what you think! Another fab week, Vicky! Happy reading! :)
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  12. Jessica@a GREAT read says:

    Ooh nice! Haven’t heard of these but I hope you enjoy them all!

    Here’s my STS

    Have a GREAT day!

    Old Follower :)

  13. Renu says:

    I admit that originally the only reason I wanted to see The Perks of Being a Wallflower is because Emma Watson is in it, but after reading raving reviews about the book on GR I kind of want to check it out before watching the movie. I hope you enjoy it! ^^

  14. Marian says:

    I got perks too this week. :) And I love the cover of The Charm bracelet. I’ve been hearing good things about that one.
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  15. Leah says:

    Some really great books!!
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  16. Melissa says:

    Oh, great books this week Vicky! Especially The Charm Bracelet! I need to make a TBR pile of just Christmasy reads for myself g=for Dec.!
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  17. The all look great. And yes you are right the cover of A Curious Invitation is amazing. :) Enjoy!
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  18. Doctor's Notes says:

    Great haul this week. They all look like good reads.

  19. Tiffany Drew says:

    What a lovely cover for Curious Invitation! You got some great looking books this week I’m a little jealous lol. Hope you love them all!
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  20. sangita says:

    I really want to read and watch The Perks of Being a Wallflower. It sounds really good. Hope you enjoy all of them, happy reading! :)

    Sangita @ Whisper of Reads.
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  21. Alex says:

    :) Nice haul!

    I have just read The Perks of Being a Wallflower :) I think you would love it! it is definitely a must read :)

    Happy Reading :)
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  22. Henrietta says:

    Awesome!! You got creepy book for Halloween ;)

    I like what’s offered on the synopsis for The Terrace and Charm Bracelet. I’m going to add them to my wishlist.

    And congrats on winning The Perks of Being a Wallflower!

    Have an amazing Halloween week :)
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  23. Great books highlighted here. I love that the Christmas books are starting to be featured. It’s too early for the stores to be putting Christmas things out but it’s never to early to read Christmas stories.
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  24. Pragya says:

    Love all those books. I just got The Perks.. for myself. How about a buddy read? ;)
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    • Vicky says:

      Sounds like a great idea! :) Although I don’t know when I’ll be able to sit down and read it due to my uni books and assignments and all these review copies :(

      • Pragya says:

        No problem. I have tons of review books to tread through too. Whenever you get the time to start reading it, just send me a tweet and if the time suits me as well, we can read together. If not, there are many more books to buddy read together. :)

  25. Theta Sigma @ Resolution Corner says:

    Oooh… lots of bookish loveliness.

    Eye Contact and A Curious Invitation have made their way on to my Wish List.

    Thanks for the suggestions and happy reading.
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  26. Your books sound great! I wanna read Perks of Being a Wallflower!! Nice haul this week :) (PS – my Showcase post is linked to LAST week’s post cause I do mine on Thursdays…. Next week I’ll be linking to this one. I know, it’s backwards – sorry!)
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  27. Kaitlyn says:

    Wow, great haul! These books all look really good! Thanks for stopping by my blog. :)

  28. Even more books to put on my Kindle Wish List.

    A Curious Invitation and Eye Contact both sound great from their descriptions on Amazon.

    Happy Reading.
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  29. Great haul! I really want to read Perks. I am going to see the movie then read it afterward. I don’t like to read then watch (people think I am strange for this). Thanks for stopping by!

    Vyki @ On The Shelf
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  30. Amber M says:

    I just saw The Perks of Being A Wallflower in the theater and it was amazing. I need to snag a copy of the book. Hope you love all your reads!

  31. Kelsey says:

    what a beautiful blog you have! YAY for both getting Perks of Being A Wallflower

  32. *jumps up and down excitedly pointing at the shinies* Wait.. you mean I MISSED ONE?! *sobs*
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  33. I really want to read The Perks of being a Wallflower! Thanks for checking out my list.
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  34. Dani C. says:

    What a lovely recap for the week! Happy Reading!!!

  35. Leah says:

    A Curious Invitation definitely sounds like a book I’d really enjoy! (& I fully expect one of the parties to be one of Gatsby’s!)

    Eye Contact sounded fantastic & it’s awesome you received a copy!

    :D Enjoy!
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  36. Perks of Being a Wallflower!!! I really want to read that one. That’s like… bucket list necessary. Enjoy!

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  38. I read The Perks a while back, hope you enjoy too.
    Happy reading and have a great week!
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