Showcase Sunday #33

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.

For review

Showcase Sunday #33

Julia by Otto de Kat
The Last Time I Saw You by Eleanor Moran
The Library of Unrequited Love by Sophie Divry

I didn’t really expect any books this week (other than The Starboard Sea below) but Quercus surprised me once again. I’m super excited about Eleanor Moran’s book because it sounds like something I’d enjoy – I’ll keep you posted. I already read The Library of Unrequited Love and will post my review in early February. :)


Showcase Sunday #33 (2)

Out of Reach by Carrie Arcos
The Starboard Sea by Amber Dermont

Right. So, a few weeks ago I asked my twittery pals if anyone was interested in a book swap. I had two copies of League of Strays and I knew some of you were dying to read it so instead of doing a giveaway, I decided to give it to someone who I know and who’s genuinely interested in the book. Faye from A Daydreamer’s Thoughts was one of them so this is how we ended up swapping ARCs and this is how I got The Starboard Sea.

Out of Reach (which has been on my wishlist for a pretty long time) is from Racquel @ The Book Barbies. Racquel had a birthday giveaway on her blog back in November and I was the lucky winner. Thank you, R!!!!

In other news, I passed all three of my exams so I’m FINALLY back to the blogging world. *hugs laptop* I missed you guys!

Did you get anything nice this week? If you did a Showcase Sunday post, make sure to link up below or leave a comment with a link to your own book haul post so that I can visit you back. x

55 Responses to “Showcase Sunday #33”

  1. You got some really nice books this week! They all have really pretty covers! I haven’t heard of many of them before so I’ll have to take a look on Goodreads.
    Congratulations on passing your exams!
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  2. Yay! Congratulations on your exams! I’m soooo happy for you!!

    Amazing haul, Vicky! I haven’t read any of these but I like the look for Last Time I Saw You! I hope you enjoy all these pretties! :)
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  3. I just finished reading The Last Time I Saw You and really enjoyed it – So I hope you like it too! <3

    And congratulations on passing your exams! :D So pleased for you :) And more importantly – Welcome back to the blogging world!!!! :D

    Hope you have a great Sunday Vicky :) The sun is shining in the South of England so me and Stephen are going out for a drive somewhere after lunch :)

    Megan @ReadingInTheSunshine recently posted..Showcase Sunday #3My Profile

    • Vicky says:

      Argh, I wish I got it a bit earlier – we could’ve read it together! :( Anyway, I’m really looking forward to reading that one.

      And thank you!!!!!!!! :D

      Hope you and Stephen have a lovely day out! Speak soon xxxxxx

  4. Great haul! Out of reach looks great, I wanted to get this one for quite some time…

    Enjoy your books! :)
    My haul this week.
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  5. Oh The Library of Unrequited Love looks good, I’ll be looking out for your review!
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  6. Out of Reach looks good. Hope you enjoy your books, and are getting some free time from all your work. :)
    Julie @ Bookaroo-Ju recently posted..Showcase Sunday #23My Profile

  7. All of these books sound amazing! I really want to read Out of Reach!
    Congrats on passing your exams :)
    Hope you enjoy all of these books!
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  8. Great haul.

    Only problem is that seeing more great books on your haul (Julia, The Library of Unrequited Love and Out Of Reach) means that I’ll just have to add them on to my Wish list. (Sigh)

    Enjoy all of your reads for this week.
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  9. Library Of Unrequited Love?BWAhahaha!!!You really have an interesting choice in books. ;)

    Happy Sunday! :)
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  10. Mel S says:

    Congratulations on passing your exams!! That must be such a relief! :-)

    The Library of Unrequited Love sounds interesting – I iwll look into it!
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    • Vicky says:

      Thanks Mel – and yes it is! *.* I’m planning on doing a Nail Your Books post on The Library of Unrequited Love later this month (or early February) so keep your eyes peeled! :D

  11. Petra says:

    Julia seems like an intense story, well anything with Nazis is intense.
    The Library of Unrequited Love has a lovely cover, and the story itself sounds good, too. :)
    Enjoy! :)
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  12. Alex :) says:

    Nice haul hun! I haven’t heard of many of these but out of reach looks really good! :) i’ll take a peep at the other on goodreads as they all look like something that I would picking up judging by the covers :)

    Enjoy them all and happy reading! Xxx

    Here is my showcase:
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  13. Alex :) says:

    Back again, just a quick one! Night School and Night School: Legacy are fabulous ! Definitely some of the best boarding school novels I have read :) xxx
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    • Vicky says:

      I haven’t heard much about Night School: Legacy but Night School has been on my Kindle for a while! :) I’ll just need to find the time to sit down and read it. xxx

  14. Eee so many good books! I really want to read The Last Time I Saw You so will looking out for your review :)
    Glad you passed your exams! :)
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  15. Kelsey says:

    Congrats on passing your exams! It’s also been a bit since I visited here, the blog looks great!
    I hope you enjoy all your new books, I actually got some this week, one was a gift too :)
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  16. kit says:

    Julia sounds pretty intense! And I love the cover of the Library of Unrequited Love book, I’d definitely be compelled to pick it up if I saw it. Hope you enjoy all your books this week!
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  17. Vicky H says:

    Yay, congrats on passing all your exams! :-D That must be such a good feeling. And glad you can have more time to read again. The Library of Unrequited Love looks interesting :-)

    Happy reading, and hope you have a great week!
    Vicky H recently posted..Showcase Sunday #3My Profile

  18. Ellie says:

    The Library of Unrequited Love sounds so cute.
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  19. Huge YAY! for passing your exams. Congrats! I passed mine, too, and now I just have to finish this paper I’m currently writing and then I’m somewhat free. Except for work and an internship during my semester break. :(

    To be honest, I’ve only heard of OUT OF REACH so far, but I really like the sound of it and am contemplating to get a copy. Looking forward to hear what you think of it. Happy reading!
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  20. Jessica@a GREAT read says:

    Nice! Those are new to me but I hope you love them!

    Here’s my STS

    Have a GREAT day!

    Old Follower :)

  21. Congratulations!! Great job with your exams :D Happy reading with all the books you got!
    Mel@thedailyprophecy recently posted..Showcase Sunday (21)My Profile

  22. Congratulations on passing your exams! It must be awesome to have your freedom back :) I’m definitely going to have to check those books out.
    Claire @ Project to be Read recently posted..Showcase Sunday (3)My Profile

  23. Congrats on passing all your exams, Vicky! So many brilliant books are waiting for you to read them! Out of Reach seems so fabulous and I really like the cover of The Last Time I Saw You!!!

    Enjoy them all!
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  24. Yay, congrats on passing your exams, super!!!
    The Last Time I Saw You sounds like a good emotional book to spend an afternoon with. And the Library of Unrequited Love sounds like a cute read, will have to keep an eye out for it!
    Great books this week, enjoy :)
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  25. Melissa says:

    The Library of unrequited Love sounds so cute! Enjoy everything Vicky!!
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  26. Out of Reach looks very interesting! And that must’ve been nice to get a surprise from Quercus! I always like bookish surprises in the mail. :)

    Enjoy your week!
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  27. Henrietta says:

    Congrats on your exams!! The Last Time I Saw You sounds amazing, I hope you’ll enjoy reading it.

    Have an awesome week, Vicky! :)
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  28. Zoe @ Bookhi says:

    Congrats on passing your exams!! That’s amazing! :D
    Book Swaps are so much fun, I have only done a few but I think they are such a good idea. Happy reading!
    Zoe @ Bookhi recently posted..Showcase Sunday #16My Profile

  29. The Last Time I Saw You looks great! I love the cover.

    And a huge congrats on your exams!! Well done!! xx
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  30. Pragya says:

    Haven’t heard of any of those books but they all look really great. Hope you enjoy reading them. Congratulations for passing your exams.
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  31. Congrats on passing your exams! :) The Library of Unrequited Love looks quirky and I love the cover! Enjoy!
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  32. Out of reach has been in my TBR which list since forever! Yeah for passing exams!

    Thanks for stopping by :)
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  33. Out of Reach looks great, hope you enjoy.
    Happy reading,
    Brandi @ Blkosiner’s Book Blog

  34. Sarah D says:

    Congratulations on passing your exams!
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  35. Octavia says:

    Saw “Out of Reach” at my library the other day, maybe once I dig myself out of this huge pile of TBR books sitting in front of me I will go pick it up. :)

    Octavia of Read. Sleep. Repeat.

  36. The cover of The Last Time I Saw You is awesome, gotta check what the book is about!

    Also, I so want to read Out of Reach. Congrats on winning it! =D

    Sana @ artsy musings of a bibliophile
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  37. Out of Reach looks good!
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