Showcase Sunday #49

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.

Hello everyone, nice to see you again! Sorry I haven’t been able to post more often in the past few weeks: right after passing my final exam I was hit by a reading and reviewing slump, which I’ve been struggling with ever since… I’m also on a crazy job hunting spree at the moment which is a lot more stressful than I anticipated. *sigh* Plus, my graduation ceremony is today – in fact, it’s happening right now as you’re reading this – and it also required some preparation. I was planning on starting some new features on the blog this summer but so far, it’s all been an epic fail. Fingers crossed things calm down a bit in July!

Incoming

Showcase Sunday #49

The Runaway Princess by Hester Browne { for review }
Brooklyn Girls by Gemma Burgess { for review }
Wonder Women by Rosie Fiore { for review }
Wicked Autumn by G.M. Malliet { for review }
Love Story, With Murders by Harry Bingham { for review }
The Dead & the Gone by Susan Beth Pfeffer { purchased }
Talking to the Dead by Harry Bingham { for review }
The Mermaid of Brooklyn by Amy Shearn { for review }

Right. I know it’s a crazy amount. But in my defence, I didn’t request any of them! I’m still trying to stick to my New Year’s resolution – aka not requesting anything until I’m all caught up – but review books keep arriving all the same. Not that I’m complaining. :D Actually, I knew the two Harry Bingham books were on their way since Orion kindly donated them for my Crime Fiction Month feature in August, but the others were complete surprises. Oh. And I’ll be giving away 10 copies of each some time in August so keep an eye on the blog if you’re interested. :)

Many thanks to Orion, Quercus, Pan Macmillan and Constable & Robinson for the review copies!

If you did a Showcase Sunday post, make sure to link up below or leave a comment. Have a great weekend everyone!
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61 Responses to “Showcase Sunday #49”

  1. Oh gosh it’s happening right now? Eeee happy graduation day! :D I’m so excited for you and very proud of you too :) I hope it goes well!

    Also good luck with the job hunt too, I’m really crossing my fingers that something comes up for you soon :)

    Ooooh I love your books this week, I got Brooklyn Girls through the post too :) The Harry Bingham books sound so interesting too, can’t wait to hear what you think of them :)

    Have a LOVELY day :)

    Megan xxxxxxxxx
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    • Vicky says:

      It was! I just got back home. :) Thanks hun <3
      Brooklyn Girls sounds interesting, doesn’t it? I’ve never read any New Adult titles by Quercus before so I’m really looking forward to this one.

      Hope you had a great week! Hugs xxxx

  2. Sounds like you have some great books to read there, hope you enjoy them :)
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  3. Lovely haul! The Dead and the Gone looks so good. I’ve seen it around a lot lately and people seem to really enjoy it.
    Happy reading!
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    • Vicky says:

      I wasn’t really keen on the characters in book #1 (not sure if you remember my review) but I’m hoping this one is a bit better. :) We’ll see!

  4. Oh, have fun at your Graduation ceremony. :D
    That’s a nice variety of books you have there. Plenty to suit different moods. Enjoy.
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  5. Mel S says:

    Hope you have a wonderful graduation today! I hope the weather is good and you can enjoy it. :-)

    I love unexpected review books – it doesn’t happen often for me but it always makes me happy! :-)
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  6. Leah says:

    Woohooo congrats Vicky! Enjoy your day :D.
    I can totally sympathise on the job hunting situation. Even though my postgrad isn’t finished yet it’s so stressful.

    Awesome haul too :) xxx
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  7. Ellie says:

    Crazy amount? You need to look at mine and you’ll feel so much better!
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  8. Mama J says:

    Happy Graduation Day!

    That is a lot of books and it looks like quite a diverse collection.
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  9. Happy graduation day! :D
    & good luck with the job hunting!
    Unexpected books are always fun :)
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  10. Happy graduation day darl! Hehe. I spot The Runaway Princess :D Great haul! :D

    Fara @ Tumbling In Books
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  11. Jessica@a GREAT read says:

    OOh nice! Haven’t heard of these before. Hope you enjoy them all!

    And yay! Congrats graduate!!

    Here’s my STS

    Have a GREAT day!

    Old Follower :)

  12. Kelsey says:

    I hope the job hunt works out well for you, and have fun at your graduation!
    It’s fun receiving books, but I can understand wanting to finish your own pile first lol. Enjoy all of your new books and have a good week!
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    • Vicky says:

      Thanks, Kelsey and you too! :)
      I love surprises and new books, and I know that you don’t have to review unsolicited ARCs but I always feel bad for not reading them on time (or not reading them at all). Even though I know I shouldn’t. Grrr!

  13. Happy Graduation Day!

    I’ve been wanting to read the mermaid of Brooklyn it sounds really good!

  14. Fantastic new books! I’d like to read all of them. Love Story, With Murders–great title!
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  15. *hugs you* Hope some of these keep the stress at bay! Stressed Vicky makes us sad. Incidentally, I also have Wonder Women and The Runaway Princess and they sound lovely. :)
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    • Vicky says:

      *huggles* Thanks! And hope you’re feeling better too! I’m not too sure about The Runaway Princess, to be honest, but I love the sound of Wonder Women. :) I haven’t really been in the mood for chick lit lately but I’ll give this one a try.

  16. What a great haul! Wicked Autumn looks great and I love the cover on The Dead and the Gone!
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  17. Vicky H says:

    Ooh some great looking stuff! I have The Mermaid of Brooklyn too, really need to read that at some point. :-) It must be weird to keep receiving books even when you don’t request them. I very rarely get un-requested books, which is probably a good thing for me! I think it would stress me out to get so many. But still, pretty exciting to get surprises in the post! :-) Best of luck with the job searching, and hope the graduation ceremony goes well!
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    • Vicky says:

      It did, thanks V! :) And I know! I’ve no idea why I get so many unrequested ones O.O It’s great to get surprises and to know that they’re thinking of you but it still stresses me out. I know you don’t have to review these books since you didn’t request them but I still feel bad whenever I don’t read them on time (or don’t read them at all)…

  18. Happy graduation day to you!!!
    Great stack of books! I haven’t been requesting anything either, but a few keep popping up, lol! I’ll never complain, but I hope to catch up by the end of the year too :)
    Happy reading!
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  19. Michelle says:

    i haven’t heard of any of those books but i’m intrigued especially the mermaid in brooklyn.

    -michelle @ Michelle & Leslie’s Book Picks

  20. Megan says:

    Happy graduation!

    Job hunting sucks a lot! I remember when I graduated university, I was so stressed looking for a job. It’s way more stressful than actually working!
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    • Vicky says:

      Exactly! Although it’s not job hunting itself that terrifies me, it’s what comes afterwards. Interviews? Oh dear. *shudders*

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  23. Pragya says:

    Great haul. I am in a reading/reviewing slump too so I know what you’re feeling. Good luck with job hunt and congrats about graduating.

    We will be here whenever you are back! :)

    Loads of love and best wishes, Vicky.
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    • Vicky says:

      It’s awful, isn’t it? :( I’ve been meaning to come up with a couple of new features for the blog AND catch up with reading for ages but… I just don’t feel like it. I hope it passes soon, for both of us.

      Lots of love and big hugs flying your way! x

  24. Happy graduation ceremony today and good luck catching up with your reading/reviewing! I too received the first three in your list (same publisher, hee!) and really loved the two I’ve finished so far.
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  25. Happy Graduation To You!!! Hope you’ll enjoy your books – I wonder what Wicked Autumn is about – I’ll have to look it up :)

    Good luck with your job search and have a fabulous week!
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  26. Nice haul. Been seeing Brooklyn Girls around the blogosphere this week. You got some really good books. Happy Graduation. Also I’m now following the blog via bloglovin. Come check out my stack this week.

    Grace
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  27. Holly U says:

    Thank you for hosting this wonderful event. I love it. :) I hope you enjoy all of your books this week!
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  28. Zoe @ Bookhi says:

    I’ve heard so many great things about Brooklyn Girls, I must check it out to find out what all the hype is about :) Happy reading, Vicky!
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  29. Wonderful haul Vicki and I so get they just keep coming comment! Looks like you got some good stuff, enjoy your week:) The Sunday Post

  30. Great haul, Vicky! Never heard of most of these, but the covers look intriguing! I hope you get caught up this month, and congratulations on graduating from uni!

  31. I hope the ceremony went smoothly. Happy Graduation!

    I’ll definitely have to check out your August Crime feature, that’s very appealing.
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  32. Bonnie says:

    The Runaway Princess sounds SUPER cute, oh my gosh. Tons of other good looking ones! Hope things settle down so you can get some reading time in. :)
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  33. Great haul! Have a great weekend :)
    -Scott Reads It

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  35. Petra says:

    I hope July is little less crazy?
    And Wicked Autumn sounds really good! :)
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