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!


    • 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.

  1. 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! :)

  2. 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! ^^

  3. 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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    • 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 :(

      • 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. :)

  4. says

    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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  5. 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!

  6. 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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