Showcase Sunday 14. The lost girl & The peculiar.


This week, I've kept it easy. I have already many books waiting for me, so I didn't request anything from Netgalley/Edelweiss. I also got an email today that I won the 'Back to books' giveaway at Jenryland. Take a look at her blog! :) I picked out this lovely book:

Eva’s life is not her own. She is a creation, an abomination—an echo. Made by the Weavers as a copy of someone else, she is expected to replace a girl named Amarra, her “other”, if she ever died. Eva studies what Amarra does, what she eats, what it’s like to kiss her boyfriend, Ray. So when Amarra is killed in a car crash, Eva should be ready.

And I won my first book from Goodreads!

Stefan Bachmann - The peculiar.
The PeculiarDon't get yourself noticed and you won't get yourself hanged.

In the faery slums of Bath, Bartholomew Kettle and his sister Hettie live by these words. Bartholomew and Hettie are changelings--Peculiars--and neither faeries nor humans want anything to do with them.

Part murder mystery, part gothic fantasy, part steampunk adventure, "The Peculiar" is Stefan Bachmann's riveting, inventive, and unforgettable debut novel. 

I already got an eARC and I'm reading it at the moment; I love it!

I can hardly believe how lucky I am these days!


  1. Nice haul :) I've heard many good things about The Lost Girl.

  2. Love the cover of Witchcraft! I also heard so many good things about The Lost Girl. Hope you have fun reading your book, Mel. Happy reading!

    Chel @ The Procrastinator's Corner

  3. Very cool! Nice haul :).

    Here's my SS :)

  4. Great books! I've been curious about Jody's book and Lost Girl looks so good!
    My Added to the Bookshelf post!

    ♥ Melissa @ Melissa's Eclectic Bookshelf

  5. OOh nice! Signed goodies are always the best! Happy Reading!

    Here's my STS

    Have a GREAT day!

    Old Follower :)

  6. The Lost Girl looks so good! I hope you have a great reading week. Thanks for stopping by my STS:)

  7. You are soooo lucky!
    You won such awesome books!

    My mantra is "MY LUCK WILL TURN"

    Let's hope so!
    Thanks for stopping by my blog. I commented back!

    PS: followed you!

    Best regards, Marian

  8. Cool book haul! You had a good week ;)

    Here's my Showcase Sunday

  9. Nice haul! The Lost Girl looks interesting. Happy reading.

    Thanks for stopping by my haul.

    Becky @ A Reader’s Devotion

  10. Great haul, Mel! All that swag from Jody looks amazing. I received Audrey's Guide to Witchcraft a while ago and still need to read it. I can't wait to compare thoughts! And yay for a Goodreads win! I've won a couple of GR books in the past and I know how exciting it is! :)

  11. Nice haul! :) I have The Lost Girl, I hope you like it.

    Happy reading!
    My StS!!

  12. Signed book! Those are always priceless :)

    Happy Sunday!

  13. Oh lucky one! YOu had some wonderful books, I hope you'll enjoy them. Happy reading!

    here is mine

  14. Lost girl looks so good, new follower.
    Happy reading.

  15. Oohh nice haul! Audrey's Guide to Witchcraft sounds like a great read! And I've heard so many amazing things about The Lost Girl.
    And congrats on winning your first GR giveaway! xD

    Thanks for stopping by & happy reading ^__^

  16. Audrey's Guide to Witchcraft has a great cover and I have had my eye on it for awhile. I hope it's as good as it looks. Thanks for stopping by my STS post. I hope you have a great week and visit again soon!

  17. Yay for the signed books. Lots of book awesomeness. Hope you enjoy everything ;)

    Jennifer @ Dream Reads

  18. So lucky! I only discovered The peculiar last week but i can't wait for it! Audrey's guide to witchcraft sounds like a good read. Hope you enjoy all of them! =D

    Check out my HAUL.

    Sangita @ Whisper of Reads.

  19. Oooh! The cover for Audrey's guide is super pretty! I really want to get The Lost GIrl for myself too, can't wait to see what you think of these!

  20. I am very jealous of your signed book! That cover is gorgeous!! Great haul this week =) Happy reading!

  21. Eep The Lost Girl! I'm waiting on my order to arrive I hope I get it this week I hear it's amazing!! Great haul!!

  22. Awesome haul this week... and winning them makes it even better!
    Someday I hope to write a post like this one :)

    Hopeful reading!

  23. Vivian the Spirit says: Oh~ The Lost Girl looks really goooood!! I've seen the Peculiar around but haven't heard too much...Awwwww!! those signed goodies look great too >_< -envy!!- Lovely haul, happy reading!!

  24. I'm jealous that you got The Lost Girl! I've heard such fabulous things about it and I'm DYING to read it!! I hope you love it. :)

    Thanks for stopping by booknook!

  25. Lucky you, I hope you enjoy them all. I liked the sound of The Lost Girl.

  26. Great books! Happy reading!

    Thanks for stopping by my STS =)

  27. Nice haul! I love the cover of The Lost Girl. I haven't seen it before! Thanks for sharing and stopping by :)

  28. The Lost Girl!! That is SUPER high on my wishlist. I've heard nothing but amazing things about it, so I really hope you enjoy it. Will be keeping an eye out for if you review it :D Congrats on both those wins! This is my first time hearing of The Peculiar and I am INTRIGUED!!! It had me at "faery slums"!

    Super sweet of Judy to give you a wonderful message in her signing and awesome swag!!

    You had a pretty amazing week :) I hope you enjoy your books!

  29. I hope you enjoy all your books, Mel! I'm dying to read The Lost Girl :) Have a great week!


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