Showcase Sunday #40 Plus Giveaway

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.


Showcase Sunday 40

The Gift of Darkness by V.M. Giambanco { for review }
The Sweetness of Forgetting
by Kristin Harmel { for review }

Two lovely books by Quercus this week, both for review. The Gift of Darkness was sent to me by The Book Depository so many thanks to the TBD team for the review copy. :) I haven’t actually heard of this author or this book before but the synopsis sounds great so let’s hope it turns out to be a good one. And a big thanks to Quercus for sending me a finished copy of The Sweetness of Forgetting, I can’t wait to read it. And since I already have a spare proof copy of this title, I decided to do a giveaway and give someone else a chance to read it. So, if you’d like to read it just click here and follow the (very simple) instructions. You have time until midnight tonight to enter – I’ll select a winner tomorrow afternoon. And it’s open internationally, of course!

Oh yes. And I bought two nail polishes this week – one is a sort of pink-orange-ish colour and the other one is… well, I think ‘ladybird pee yellow’ would describe it best. It actually turned out to be less bright and neon than I expected but it’s a lovely spring-like colour all the same. :)

On my Kindle

If Snow Hadn’t Fallen by S.J. Bolton { purchased }
Like This, For Ever by S.J. Bolton { for review }

Aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaah! Getting approved for Like This, For Ever on Netgalley pretty much made my week. (Many, many thanks to the Transworld team!) If you’ve been reading the blog in the past one or two weeks you may know that I absolutely loved both Now You See Me and If Snow Hadn’t Fallen so I can’t wait to read the next two books in the series (Dead Scared and Like This, For Ever). We might have some gushing reviews coming up, I think. Because yes, I’m pretty damn sure they’re going to be fantastic

What did you guys get this week?

Make sure to leave me a link to your own Showcase Sunday or IMM or book haul posts below so that I can visit you back and check out all your new books. Happy reading!

57 Responses to “Showcase Sunday #40 Plus Giveaway”

  1. Ooh, The Gift of Darkness sounds like it’s going to be a great thriller! Hope you enjoy it. The Sweetness of Forgetting sounds like a really great book too. I really like those nail varnish colours, they’re pretty :)
    Hope you enjoy the rest of S J Bolton’s series! :D
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  2. Amazing haul, Vicky! I really like the sound of the Bolton books! Loving the nail polish – very springy (even if it’s snowing here in Northern Ireland) lol! :) -Enjoy!
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  3. Eeeeeee so excited for you that you got Like This For Ever :D knowing how much you enjoyed the others I’m sure you’ll LOVE this one!

    PS. Your nail polishes look fab, especially your pinky-orangey one!!! I love nail polishes :D I love buying pretty colours – Aaaah I might paint my nails today now :D

    Hope you have a LOVELY lovely Sunday xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
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  4. I like the look of Bolton’s books, I might have to check these out. :) Happy reading!
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  5. Ah, yes, Like This Forever. I saw that on there and thought it sounded very cool. Didn’t realise it was part of a series. And I’m liking the look of The Gift of Darkness, too. :D
    Happy Sunday, Vicky.

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    • Vicky says:

      Yes, it’s the third book in the Lacey Flint series. :) You can probably read them in any order but I think it helps a lot if you know what happened in the previous books.

  6. kit says:

    Hope you enjoy Like This For Ever! Looking forward to hearing your thoughts. And I have to say I love that yellow nail polish, it’s my favourite colour and looks very summery!
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  7. The Sweetness of Forgetting! Have entered the giveaway, that one has been on my wishlist since your post about it in your Most Anticipated Books of 2013! Hope you enjoy all of your new books :)
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  8. Megan K. says:

    Awesome haul, Vicky! Though of course, the nail polish makes it even better.Those are some pretty colors. :D I really hope you enjoy the rest of S.J. Bolton’s books, since you loved NOW YOU SEE ME so much! I mean, it would be a total disappointment if you didn’t.

    Looking forward to hearing your thoughts on these! Have a lovely week, cupcake!
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    • Vicky says:

      I’m pretty sure I will :) It’ll be a lovely reward after my two presentations tomorrow and submitting my BA thesis on Friday, that’s for sure. Have a lovely Sunday! xxx

  9. Mel S says:

    I didn’t realise Like This, For Ever was on Netgalley – I’m heading over there right now!! Thanks for the heads up Vicky as I love SJ Bolton too! :-)
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  10. Both the books you got sound really good!! I didn’t even know that TBD sent out proofs – this is new to me, haha!
    And those nailvarnishes are super cute colours! I think I may have to paint my nails today :)

    Have a great weekend, Vicky!

    Dani xx
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  11. Ooh The Gift of Darkness looks like a gripping read! Haven’t read a book like that for eons so will be adding that to my wishlist!
    Happy reading :)
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  12. Jessica@a GREAT read says:

    Nice! New to me reads! I love getting review books with a little something extra! Happy Reading!

    Here’s my STS

    Have a GREAT day!

    Old Follower :)

  13. Nina says:

    The Sweetness of Forgetting looks very pretty! Loving the cover. I hope you’ll enjoy the books you got.

    Nina@J’adore Happy Endings

  14. Your newest books look great. Enjoy them all! Here’s my book haul:
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  15. Henrietta says:

    More S.J. Bolton – yay!!! And I like the cover of The Sweetness of Forgetting :)

    Enjoy your books and nail polish (like the color by the way), and have a beautiful week!
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  16. You have got some great books this week Vickey! I like the sound of The Sweetness of Forgetting! Even though I’m a YA reviewer I like to escape in a nice romance! :D Ooh I love your nail varnish colours! I decided to paint mine this week, I haven’t done them in ages as my art work ruins them! :( But I have to say I wish our nails would match the weather! :/
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  17. love the colors of the nail polishes and the sweetness of forgetting has a lovely cover. happy reading :)
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  18. Angie F. says:

    Oooh, I love nail polish! Ladybird pee yellow sounds like a great color to me! LoL
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  19. Leah says:

    Awesome haul, Vicky! I’ve been eyeing up those nail varnish too. They’re on offer at the moment in Boots and I’m trying so hard to resist haha.

    • Vicky says:

      Ha, story of my life. They’re great quality, though! I tried the yellow one on Wednesday and it hasn’t chipped yet. :) Nice colour too.

  20. Great books you got this week (and nail polishes). I know how much you love those S.J. Bolton books so I hope you enjoy the two next ones as much as the others :) Happy reading.
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  21. Molli says:

    You got some awesome looking books, Vicky! They’re all new authors to me, but I hope you love them. :)
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  22. Pragya says:

    Interesting books and lovely nailpolish, now I can’t wait to see what you do with them. TBD sending a review book? Never heard of it! Did you apply somewhere?
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    • Vicky says:

      Yep, they sent out an email to TBD affiliates about a month ago and they selected a couple of people. Not sure if they’re still looking for reviewers or not but it’s definitely worth asking them. :)

  23. Those S.J. Bolton books always catch my eye! I hope you enjoy :-D
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  24. alex :) says:

    The gift of dearness looks fab! Can’t for your review ! :) Also, I love the nail polish! :) espicially the orange one :)!

    Have a great week hun! :) xxx

    • Vicky says:

      It does! :) I haven’t heard anything about it (it wasn’t even on Goodreads until I put it up) so I haven’t the faintest idea what to expect, though.

      • alex :) says:

        Sometimes it is fun to go in to a book like that because everything is a surprise, I hope you enjoy it :) xxx

  25. Bonnie says:

    Both of your review books sound really good! Hope you enjoy them.
    And yay! You got approved for the Bolton book, glad to hear it. :) Happy Reading!!
    My Showcase Sunday!
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  26. Vicky H says:

    I like your nail polish! I’ve been wanting some nice pale pastel-yellow nail polish for a while, but the shops seem to only ever have neon yellow or gold. Nice books too! :-) Hope ‘Like This, Forever’ lives up to your expectations and that you enjoy it!
    Have a fantastic week :-)
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    • Vicky says:

      Thanks Vicky, I hope so too :)
      Avon has a lovely pastel yellow nail polish, by the way. I’ve been using it for ages and it looks so nice! It’s called Lemon Sugar, I think. This is the one.

  27. Love giveaways!! Looks like you got some awesome books this week and cool nail polish!
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  28. You are quite the Bolton fan. :D I hope you enjoy all your new books. :)

  29. You always have cool books.:)
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  30. kimberlybuggie says:

    This looks super awesome. I am going to check out these books! Happy Reading!
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  31. Philippa says:

    Love the colours of your new nail polish! Now all we need are some actual spring temperatures :)

    And I’ve heard a lot of great things about S.J. Bolton’s books, but so far I haven’t had the chance to read any of them.
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    • Vicky says:

      Ah, I know. It’s been so freezing cold in the past couple of days (or rather weeks) and it’s almost April now. It’s ridiculous! :(

  32. Katja says:

    Lovely haul and the nail polish is very pretty. I’m just starting to get into manicures and keep crushing on different colours now :)
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  33. Dana says:

    Books AND nail polish? We are practically BFFs! ;-) I had an e-galley of Now You See me but it expired before I had a chance to read it. Wish I had made the time now! Great books this week. Hope you enjoy them all.
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