Showcase Sunday is a weekly meme hosted by Vicky at Books, Biscuits & Tea where bloggers show off what goodies they received throughout the week.
By now most YA book bloggers know of the IMM issue. At first I was just going to ignore the whole thing. I didn't want any part in it and I was going to keep participating in IMM posts because I loved the idea sharing my book love each week. Last week I didn't post anything because I spent too much time questioning the idea of keeping IMMs - I almost didn't post anything this week either. But then I visited the lovely Shirley @ Shiirleyy's Bookshelf and saw her Showcase Sunday post and I thought it was perfect. So thank you Shirley and Vicky for giving me an outlet to show off my goodies.
So this posts covers 2 weeks worth of books.
Shine- Jeri Smith-Ready
Over the past few months I've become pretty obsessed with the Shade series. Shine is the final book in the trilogy and I was dying to get my hands on it. Such a fantastic book, perfect end to the series - if you haven't read the Shade series you should totally check it out, you won't be sorry.
City of Lost Souls - Cassandra Clare
Like so many people, I couldn't wait to get my hands on the next book in The Mortal Instruments series. I've got about 100 pages to go and I'm loving this book. I'm not sure I'm the biggest fan of the cover, but it's shiny, so I sort of have to love it.
An impulse buy. I was in Big W last week and I always check out their romance/paranormal bargain basket. I always seen Rachel Caine's Weather Warden series in there, but usually it's book 4 or book 6. Well this time I actually spotted books 1 and 2, so I couldn't resist picking them up. I'm a fan of Rachel Caine's YA series (Morganville) and loves the first book in The Revivalist series (Working Stiff). Can't wait to give Ill Wind a go.
People Might Hear You - Robin Klein
Another impulse buy. 2 weeks ago, I went to the last ever UNSW Book Fair with Mandee and almost left without buying anything. And then I spotted a book I read in High School - People Might Hear You - and desperately wanted to show it to my sister. It was only 50c. Bargain!
Take My Word For It - John Marsden
My best friend works in a bookstore in southern NSW. Over Easter, her store held a book event and invited a whole heap of Aussie authors for panels and talks. Unfortunately, due to family issues, I couldn't go; which was really sad because one of the authors was JOHN MARSDEN! But she managed to get a few signed books for my sisters and me, and I can't thank her enough.
The Industry - Rose Foster
I won a copy of The Industry on Erin's blog a couple of weeks ago. So thank you Erin and Harper Collins for such a fantastic giveaway. Can't wait to read it.
And that's it for this week. What special things did you get? Leave links below and I'll check them out.