Showcase Sunday #5

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.


I had a great week book-wise! I finally got a review copy I was waiting for, the Marian Keyes book I ordered for my birthday and two birthday presents :) Thank you SO MUCH to Pragya from Reviewing Shelf and Faye from A Daydreamer’s Thoughts for the two birthday books! And thank you to Quirk Books for the review copy of Ransom Riggs’ books! I managed to read Unlocked and Saved by Cake so if you’d like to read my reviews for either of these two, you’ll find them below. I was ridiculously excited about Marian’s book and it didn’t disappoint!! :)

► Miracle on Regent Street by Ali Harris (birthday present)
► Saved by Cake by Marian Keyes (bought) – My review
► Unlocked by Ryan G. Van Cleave (birthday present) – My review
► Miss Peregrine’s Home For Peculiar Children by Ransom Riggs (for review)


I also got some swag this week! A few weeks ago I entered a zillion giveaways during the YAmazing Race and that’s where I won the signed bookmarks and tattoos from! A massive thank you to the two authors for sending me all these goodies! :)

The two bottles of nail varnish are totally non-book related because I ordered them myself but …. aren’t they grand?? I just had to show you how the yellow one looks. ADORE!

That’s it for this week, folks! What did you get? Make sure to leave a comment above and link up your own Showcase Sunday post in the linky! See you next week!

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53 Responses to “Showcase Sunday #5”

  1. Great haul, Vicky. Miss Peregrine’s Home For Peculiar Children has a really cool cover. I read that one a while ago and found it okay. I hope you enjoy it! :) Also love the nail varnish and swag. ;)
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  2. Jasprit says:

    I adore Marian Keyes books there’s quite a few of her books that I need to pick up! Also Unlocked sounds quite interesting too! Btw I love your nail varnish colour it looks awesome! I hope you enjoy the rest of your books! :)
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  3. Michelle says:

    Unlocked seems really nice. And the nail varnish looks great! :)
    Have a great weekend!


  4. Sel says:

    Great manicure :D Happy Sunday!
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  5. I really want Miss Peregrin’s Home for Peculiar Children! It looks pretty good.
    Great haul this week hun. And the nail varnishes are beautiful colours!

    Love xx
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  6. Nice haul! :) I saw Miss Peregrin’s Home for Peculiar Children a few weeks back in the bookstore and almost bought it, so I can’t wait for you to review it. And I just love the nailpolish! ♥
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  7. Some great looking books here! Love your little pile of goodies too especially your nail varnish :)
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  8. Melissa says:

    Great week ! Miss Peregrin’s Home for Peculiar Children is a really different read. And I so want Miracle on Regent Street and Saved by Cake! Going to check out you review of the cookbook now!!
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  9. Mel S says:

    I love that nail polish!! My nails are never nice enough to colour… I love Marian Keyes – she’s a perfect summer read! :-)
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  10. Jessica@a GREAT read says:

    OOoh nice!! Those are new to me, but I hope you enjoy them all! Nice swag too! I love swag, such a simple thing, but totally awesome!!

    Here’s my STS

    Have a GREAT weekend!

    Old Follower :)

  11. Oooh, I love the nail polish. Great books this week, I would love Miss Peregrin’s Home for Peculiar Children. I hope you enjoy them all :)
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  12. Keksi says:

    Ahh, I keep hearing good things about Miss Peregrine’s, and after seeing your review of Saved by Cake I NEED it in my life. I wish I had the patience for nail varnish, those colors look fantastic!
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  13. Jennifer says:

    Congrats on your swag and books. I want to read Saved by Cake. Happy Reading and I hope you are having a lovely Sunday ;)

    Jennifer @ Dream Reads
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  14. Paige says:

    I hope you enjoy everything you got this week! Here’s my IMM =)

    ~Paige @ Comfort Books
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  15. I love the yellow nails, I have an even brighter yellow. :)

    Anyways, I really want to get my hands on Miss Peregrine’s Home For Peculiar Children, it seems great. Enjoy all your reading! :)
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    • Vicky says:

      Thank you!! I was looking for an even brighter one but this was the only one I could find D: GAHHH. Anyway, I still like it! \o/

  16. Kelsey says:

    Awesome books and swag! Those nail polish colours are sweet, I love the blue one. Enjoy your birthday books and review ones too!
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  17. Miracle on Regent Street and saved by Cake look really good! Enjoy! I think my daughter is where the same yellow nail polish right now!:)
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  18. I love nailpolish! What a great color :D Also very nice swag ^^ And I’m glad that you liked the books you got!
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  19. Angie says:

    Oooh, I love the yellow nail-polish! I’m expecting 3 bottles sometime soon from OPI’s Spider-Man Collection. :D
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  20. Love the nail polish, haha! I’m an addict! Can’t wait to see what you think of Ransom Riggs’ book – there’s been so many different opinions about it.
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    • Vicky says:

      Uh-oh, that doesn’t sound too good. I hope I’ll be among those people who enjoy it :) We’ll see! Thanks so much for stopping by!

  21. Tiffany Drew says:

    I have a copy of Peculiar Children but haven’t gotten to it yet. I did look through the pictures though- creepy! I also have some Marian Keyes books I really need to get to. I’m so behind! :)

  22. Yay fab books this week. Plus that yellow nail varnish is loooovely!

    Glad you loved your Marian Keyes book so much

    My Showcase Sunday
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  23. Liliana says:

    Awesome swag! And LOVE the nail polish! What girl doesn’t love nail polish?? ;)
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  24. This is my first time visiting your blog and I just wanted to say how much I love it! Your design is gorgeous! Hope you enjoy all of your new books and swag :)
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  25. Marian’s book looks even more gorgeous in that picture — after reading your beautiful review for it, I’ve been more excited to get my hands on a copy than ever! (My mom might go crazy with that book in the house because she’s trying to go on this unnecessary diet LOL, but us kids will definitely love it!) And yay for gorgeous nail polish! ;)

    Awesome showcase this week, Vicky! I hope you have a wonderful Sunday and enjoy your books! <3
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  26. Ellie says:

    I want to get Miss Peregrine’s Home For Peculiar Children now it’s reportedly out in paperback…although I haven’t found anywhere selling it yet.
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    • Vicky says:

      Yep, it looks really good! The Book Depo does have it, though. :) I was just talking about it with someone this week and she was looking for the PB version as well. Here it is.

  27. Alexia561 says:

    Nice haul! Loved your review for Saved by Cake and trying to get hold of a copy, but seems to be sold out right now. Congrats on winning the tattoos and bookmarks! And the nail polish is totally cool! I love unusual colors, as pinks and reds are too boring. :)
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  28. Great books with great covers it makes me want to read them myself :)
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  29. I bought Miss Peregrine’s Home For Peculiar Children way back in January and still haven’t had a chance to read it. It looks and sounds so creepy! Children scare me lol Happy reading!
    My Stack
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  30. Great books this week and love the nails.

  31. Hannah says:

    Ohh you finally got Miracle on Regent Street!! I keep wanting to reread that one soo bad I adored it! It really made me feel Christmassy though so I’ll wait a bit. But you’re going to love it, it’s such a lovely read.
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    • Vicky says:

      Oh, is it? That’s EXACTLY what Celine and I are talking about on Twitter right now – I just remembered that I got a Christmasy book on Netgalley back in December and told her I probably wouldn’t like to pick it up in June in 30 degrees… :D

      Thanks for the info! Will have to put it in my TBR pile and pick it up in winter, then. :)

      • Hannah says:

        Yup, read the blurb! It made me feel very Christmassy. :) Luuurved it. Go read my review :D

        I remember that one. Wish Upon A Star? I couldn’t read it. Too poorly written.. I don’t think I’ll ever manage a Mills & Boon title (which it is, to warn you)
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        • Vicky says:

          Oh yes! I remember you saying how shite it was :D It looked great, though! I couldn’t even read it in the end because the publisher wouldn’t respond to my email and it wasn’t available for Kindle. (and they archived it anyway) It must be fate or something.

          • Hannah says:

            It did and it had a pretty, glittery cover but it really wasn’t worth it. You aren’t missing anything! Miracle on Regent Street however – definitely read that around Christmas time it’s amazing! :D
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  32. kimba88 says:

    Awesome week. I loved Radsom Riggs book and hope you do too. Love your new polish and swag chicka!
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  33. Dani C. says:

    Lots of great books here! Enjoy them! I too got some new nail polish this week. ELF was having an awesome sale that I just couldn’t pass up! I got a shimmery purple, bland and navy blue polish. Plus a few other things! :)

    Thanks for sharing,
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  34. Claire @ We Have No Boyfriends says:

    I really love the nail polish :), and Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children is on my tbr so I would really love to read it during Halloween :D.

  35. I can’t wait to reda your review of Miss Peregrin’s Home for Peculiar Children..I saw it at my local bookstore and it looked pretty awesome.
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  36. Britt says:

    Looks like a great haul! I really enjoyed Miss Peregrine’s, I hope that you do too. And by the way I think the yellow nail polish looks fabulous. :)
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  37. Shreya @ ChocolateCoatedReviews says:

    I LOVE THE HAUL O_O NAIL POLISH!!!?? BOOKMARKS?!! BOOKS?!!! You really reeled in a bargain there Vicky ;)
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  38. I love that you included your nail polish in your Sunday Showcase. Super awesome in its randomness. Love the yellow. Ooh, and you received some great books too. :p
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  39. Unlocked looks amazing!!! Fantastic books!!!

    Totally Bookalicious Book Haul
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  40. Mama J says:

    Miracle on Regent Street was my favourite Christmas book I read last year. Lovely, good old fashioned chick lit with tinsel thrown in.

    I’ve also nominated you for an award on my blog :-)
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  41. Giselle says:

    Nice nailpolish!!! And great haul, don’t expect Peregrine to be super creepy it’s a bit more like an MG novel I found.
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