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07 October 2012

Showcase Sunday #15

It's Sunday and that means one thing; Showcase Sunday a fun weekly meme hosted by Vicky over @Books, Biscuits and Tea. It's a great way of showing off what we've bought, borrowed and received this week.
(Click on the book covers to go to goodreads)

The Maze Runner - James Dashner
Uglies - Scott Westerfield
The Other Queen - Philippa Gregory
So I snapped up these books in The Works where they were 3 for £5 (I forgot to take a photo of them and left them in my uni flat). I was desperate to find a copy of Uglies as I recently bought the other three books in the series so I'm glad I managed to get that (despite it being a different cover to the others! boo!). The Maze Runner I've heard lots about so I'm happy that I found it! Philippa Gregory's book I just picked up for the sake of it really haha. I have a ton of her books despite never reading any of her books before. I love historical fiction so it wasn't bought in vain. I'm just in a fantasy and science fiction reading mood lately so will get round to the other genres I love sometime in the future. 

Crewel - Gennifer Albin
I love Netgalleys new look! As soon as the website was back up and running again I managed to request a copy of the book with the beautifully colourful cover; Crewel. It looks good so will read it soon hopefully!

Summer Storm - Elizabeth Baxter
I'm supporting fellow blogger Elizabeth this week as she releases her new novella Summer Storm. I absolutely devoured her short story collection Circle Spinner and Other Tales whilst on holiday in the summer (I still have a review to type up! I'm so slow but all notes were written down!). I really did enjoy her original stories and any fans of science fiction and fantasy will enjoy her book too. I'm looking forward to her latest work and will read it asap!

Weekly Roundup:


  1. I haven't seen that cover of Uglies before, but I'm glad you've got the full set now - I've read the first two, and they were pretty good. I never think to go in The Works to look for books, but I might have to have a look next time I'm in town!

  2. Ooh- great book haul this week! (Don't you just love the Works?) I have had the Maze Runner series to read for ages- but Uglies is really good.
    Crewel is on Netgalley?! *Runs off to look*
    My Showcase Sunday

  3. All of these are on my wishlist and on my TBr pile :D Nice haul!

    My haul.

  4. Uglies is really good! I have the Maze Runner series waiting to be read too1

    Check out my Haul! Letterbox Love!

  5. I really need to check out the Maze Runner series! Hope you love everything!

    My Added to the Bookshelf post!

    ♥ Melissa @ Melissa's Eclectic Bookshelf

  6. I really have to check out some of Philippa Gregory's books! There are so many titles at my local bookshop, and for half the prize!! Next time I'll buy one ^^
    Hope you'll enjoy all of your books!

    Thank you for stopping by!
    Sara @ Sara In Bookland

  7. I have read the first two books in the Uglies series and I have really enjoyed them, I can't wait to read Crewel, I have seen some good things about it. Happy reading!

    Kristin @ Young Adult Book Haven

  8. Great haul. Crewel's a lovely read, and I enjoyed the first in the Uglies series. Happy reading :)

  9. I've got Crewel and ended up reading it but I couldn't get into it! Hope you enjoy it though! :)

  10. Great haul! The Maze Runner was a decent read for me and I mostly enjoyed the Uglies series. Crewel was a great read! I hope you enjoy it. :)

  11. Amazing haul. Have owned Uglies for a while now. Need to read it. Happy reading ;)

    Jennifer @ Dream Reads

  12. Great book haul! The Maze Runner is a great book, I hope you enjoy it. Also, I haven't read The Other Queen but the reviews are mostly positive.
    I requested Crewel on Netgalley too! I hope I get approved, the synopsis is pretty interesting to me :)
    Happy reading!
    *New Follower*

  13. Aww I also have Maze Runner. Been dithering about Uglies because I'm not sure it's going to be something I enjoy! Looking forward to your review :).

    Leah @ Uncorked Thoughts

  14. Yay bargain books! It's like a treasure hunt :)

    Crewel is supposed to be amazing!

    Enjoy :-D

  15. The Maze Runner!!!! I still need to read that series. :) I'm going to London in a few weeks' time so I might have to get a copy then.
    What a great haul! I hope you enjoy them!


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