Sunday, February 17, 2013 00:57

Showcase Sunday 24. Scarlet and vampires.


*Happy dance* I couldn’t resist buying my shiny copy from Scarlet when I saw it in the bookstore. It’s so pretty and I’m currently reading it. Finally, after waiting for such a long time! Review of Cinder: click

Scarlet (Lunar Chronicles, #2)Marissa Meyer – Scarlet.

Halfway around the world, Scarlet Benoit’s grandmother is missing. It turns out there are many things Scarlet doesn’t know about her grandmother and the grave danger she has lived in her whole life. When Scarlet encounters Wolf, a street fighter who may have information as to her grandmother’s whereabouts, she has no choice but to trust him, though he clearly has a few dark secrets of his own. As Scarlet and Wolf work to unravel one mystery, they find another when they cross paths with Cinder. Together, they must stay one step ahead of the vicious Lunar Queen who will do anything to make Prince Kai her husband, her king, her prisoner.


I also got a review request from Bella Forrest. I got an e-copy from her book A shade of vampire. I thought it sounded interesting and I can’t wait to try it out.

A Shade of VampireOn the evening of Sofia Claremont's seventeenth birthday, she is sucked into a nightmare from which she cannot wake. A quiet evening walk along a beach brings her face to face with a dangerous pale creature that craves much more than her blood. She is kidnapped to an island where the sun is eternally forbidden to shine. An island uncharted by any map and ruled by the most powerful vampire coven on the planet. She wakes here as a slave, a captive in chains. Sofia's life takes a thrilling and terrifying turn when she is the one selected out of hundreds of girls to join the harem of Derek Novak, the dark royal Prince.  Despite his addiction to power and obsessive thirst for her blood, Sofia soon realizes that the safest place on the island is within his quarters, and she must do all within her power to win him over if she is to survive even one more night. Will she succeed? ...or is she destined to the same fate that all other girls have met at the hands of the Novaks?
 
That is it for this week! Show me your haul by leaving a link in the comments.

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Mel@thedailyprophecy

Mel is a microbiology technician who is obsessed with Disney, fairytale retellings and fantasy. If she's not reading or blogging, she's either busy with gaming, hanging out with family or watching a TV show. She loves summer and bright nail polish. One of her dreams is to travel the world. She has found her Prince Charming and they are together for 7+ years.

81 comments:

  1. EEEEP SCARLET! I'm currently reading it too and asfewjiaofpjsa. That's all. I hope you love it too :D

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  2. YAY, Scarlet! I really can't wait to read it! Absolutely everyone loves this book ;) Enjoy!

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  3. OOh nice! Keep debating about Scarlet myself since I didn't totally love Cinder, but still curious about it! Shade of a Vampire looks intriguing! Love its cover!

    My STS will be up tomorrow, so be sure to stop by then!

    Have a GREAT weekend!

    Old Follower :)

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  4. Scarlet! I SO need to start that series. ;) enjoy!

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  5. Thanks for stopping by my STS. A Shade of Vampire sounds intriguing. Can't wait to read your review of Scarlet!

    brenda (proseandkahn)

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  6. I think A Shade of Vampire sounds good too, but I didn't have time to review it (so I interviewed Bella instead). Hope you enjoy it.

    I still need to read Cinder, but I will someday!!

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  7. I'm reading Cinder right now, and am actually also reading A Shade of Vampire! I'm enjoying it thus far and really need to finish since my review is going up for tomorrow. No more wasting time online for a while until I finish!

    Happy reading!

    My StS post :)

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  8. ooh Scarlet! everyone is in love with it! even my sister. hope you enjoy it
    - Juhina @ Maji Bookshelf

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  9. WHOOP WHOOP! I heard raving reviews for Cinder and Scarlet and I really want to read them!! Maybe I should go grab a shiny copy for myself too hmm... ;) Enjoy reading, and I'll be looking forward to your review ^-^

    Alicia @ Book a World

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  10. Can't wait to read Scarlet too. Great haul!

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  11. I'm reading Scarlet, too - yay! I hope we both enjoy it :D

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  12. I hope you're enjoying Scarlet! I thought it was amazing---every bit as good as the first!

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  13. I'm happy you like the Lunar Chronicles. I started reading Cinder last month, but then put it on hold, because it's too scientific for my taste right now. I hope that when I finally continue reading it I'll have betetr luck with Cinder. Happy reading, Mel! :) Have a great Sunday!

    Siiri @ Little Pieces of Imagination

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    1. Sometimes, books just don't work for us or it's not the right book at that time :) I hope you will like it if you pick it up again!

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  14. Both of those have gorgeous covers! I gotta hurry up & read Cinder so I can read Scarlet! Hope you love them both! <3
    -heather

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  15. Hope you enjoy Scarlet! I've heard great things about it :)

    Have a lovely Sunday,
    Megan xxx

    My Showcase Sunday

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  16. I really enjoyed Scarlet. Although I have that Scarlet and Wolf come second to Kai and Cinder - those two will always hold a special place in my heard, ha. :)

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  17. A Shade of Vampire has a gorgeous cover! I've seen that around a few times this week, but I'm looking forward to your review. And Scarlet is a book I still need to get myself a copy of. I had mixed feelings on Cinder, but I really want to meet some of these new characters. :) Great haul, Mel!

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  18. I think I'm the only person I know that didn't care for Cinder. I know, I'm weird, right? I tried three times, once reading the book and twice on Audio, and got 1/2 way through and was BORED w/it. So it was a DNF for me. :( I hope you enjoy your books, though :) Have a great week!

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    1. That's not weird at all. Everybody has it's own taste! Sometimes, it just doesn't work for you and there is nothing wrong with that ;)

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  19. Scarlet is one of my next books to read, but it keeps getting pushed back when I get things from the library! Hope you enjoy reading it, and thanks for dropping by my blog :)

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  20. I know I'm going to give in at some point and get Scarlet, just trying not to be buried by books.

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  21. Scarlet looks great. Everyone is talking about it. It's a must-read. Happy reading!
    http://chicklibrarycat.blogspot.com

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  22. A Shade of Vampire sounds really interesting. I still need to hurry up and read Cinder. I love fairy tale retellings so I'm not sure why I haven't gotten to it yet.

    My Showcase Sunday is here if you'd like a look :)

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  23. Thanks for stopping by my STS! I still have to read Cinder! I hear it's great. Shade of Vampire sounds like a good one too. Enjoy your books =)

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  24. Ahh! I want Scarlett!! <3 Hope you enjoy it. A Shade of Vampire also looks interesting.

    Great haul,
    Sam @ Falling Books

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  25. I just finished Scarlet and I look forward to reading your review!

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  26. I ordered a copy of Scarlet! Unfortunately I also ordered April pre-orders at the time so I have to wait until then for it to arrive. But that gives me time to read Cinder. Enjoy! :)

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  27. Both Cinder and Scarlet arrived for me last week - I need to start reading that series as many people love it!! :-)

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  28. Hehe everyone seems to be very excited about Scarlet. I really need to read Cinder!

    Hope you have fun reading these and have a lovely week! :-)

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  29. I can't wait to read Scarlet too! I have it in my reading pile right now and can't wait to read about Wolf. I heard that he was dreamy! (:
    I'm also going to visit Marissa Meyer this Monday! -squeals-
    Happy reading & thanks for stopping by my STS!
    Also, very cute adorable blog! :D

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  30. People keep raving about Cinder and Scarlet! I'm so glad I have them both scheduled for my tbr challenge in March. I hope you enjoy.

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    1. I hope you are going to love Cinder, Maja! :D

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  31. I can't wait to read Scarlet!!! Sadly my local bookstore doesn't bring new books till almost five month after the release!
    Anyway! Hope you love it!!
    Happy reading!!
    Lis @ the reader lines

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  32. AAAh Scarlet!!! You'll love it Mel!! XD Just finished reading it yesterday.Thanks for commenting on my Skylark review,by the way. :)

    My Showcase Sunday

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    1. I already love it and I've only read like.. two chapters, haha! :p

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  33. A Shade of Vampire is new to me. Great haul! Enjoy your newbies :)

    old follower
    http://itchingforbooks.blogspot.com/2013/02/stacking-shelves-27.html

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  34. I have been seeing A Shade Vampire a lot this week. I Need to get this and see how good it is:) Thanks for stopping by my sts.

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  35. The Lunar Chronicles series is SO fun. And that Shade Vampire cover is really gorgeous. Look forward to seeing what you think.

    And thanks for welcoming Tressa. I'm so happy she decided to start blogging :)

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  36. Everyone seems to be raving about Cinder and Scarlet this week. Shade of a Vampire is a pretty cover, can't wait to see what you think. Enjoy your reads, Mel. :)

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  37. Scarlet sounds amazing. One day i need to read this book! Enjoy :)

    My Showcase Sunday

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  38. Hooray! You got Scarlet! I really enjoyed it and hope you do too; happy reading! :)

    Alice @ Alice in Readerland

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  39. Hope you're enjoying Scarlet. Have a lovely week :)

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  40. I'll be interested to see if you like Shade of Vampire. Enjoy.

    Valerie
    StuckInBooks.com

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  41. I am excited for Scarlet too, after I finally read CInder that is.
    Brandi @ Blkosiner’s Book Blog

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  42. I hope to read Scarlet soon; I was excited to see that my library already has it. Happy reading, and thanks for stopping by!

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  43. I'm looking forward to Scarlet too :)

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  44. A Shade of Vampire sounds so interesting. I really want to read that book! :)

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  45. I'm super excited to read A SHADE OF VAMPIRE, and I can't wait for my library to get in SCARLET! :D

    Here's Mine @ Pinkindle Reads & Reviews

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  46. A Shade of Vampire does sound pretty interesting! And I hope Scarlet is good, my sister got my Cinder for X-mas but I haven't been able to read it yet!

    Happy Reading & Thanks for stopping by my STS =D

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  47. I'm currently reading Cinder and loving it so I'm sure Scarlet won't be to far off! I recently read A Shade of Vampire and I really enjoyed it! I can't wait to see what you thought of it as well... it's a lovely new take on vampires. Happy Reading :)

    Lauren @ Lose Time Reading

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  48. I have had my copy of Scarlet since it came out, but I have some library books that I have to read before they're due, so it's been sitting, tempting me on the shelf. Can't wait to read it since I loved Cinder and have read great things about Scarlet!

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  49. I am waiting for my copy of Scarlet. :/
    I've been so excited to read it!

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  50. I got Scarlet last week, and I'm planning to read that and Cinder back to back soon. Also, A Shade of Vampire was a very interesting book. Enjoy your books :)

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  51. Oooo, both of these sound so good! Thanks for stopping by today!

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  52. I really need to go pick up Cinder. And that vampire one sounds interesting! Great haul this week!

    Thanks for visiting my haul.

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  53. I've read A shade of vampire and enjoyed it. It ended far too quickly and I can't wait for the sequel. I definitely love this new cover compared to the old one. I still need to read Cinder. I've procrastinated for far too long on that series.

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  54. Scarlet was freaking awesome. I hope you love it. Definitely one of my favorites this year so far.

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  55. I keep seeing Scarlet everywhere! Trust m, though, it was an AMAZING book! It's so worth the read! I hope you enjoy it! It's so amazing I can't even begin to describe it lol!

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  56. One of my good friends recommended 'A Shade of Vampire' recently to me and I am dying to read it it. She said the couple in it was super cute. Awesome haul and happy reading! :)


    Jennifer @ Dream Reads

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  57. I will srtart Scarlet soon. I LOVED Cinder. Can't wait to hear your thoughts on Scarlet though. :D

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  58. I really need to buy Scarlet soon. xD Great haul, I hope you enjoy them all.
    Thanks for stopping by my STS.
    Dragana @ Bookworm Dreams

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  59. I really want to read Cinder, the series sounds brilliant. Enjoy Scarlet! :)
    Happy reading and thanks for stopping by my blog :)

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  60. Buying Scarlet is ALWAYS a good choice! :-D Hope you love!

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  61. Great haul! Scarlet looks good; I haven't read Cinder yet but maybe I'll get around to it soon. Thanks for stopping by my blog.

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  62. Everyone seems to love Scarlet - I haven't read it but I hope you'll enjoy it :)

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  63. SCARLET!! I still have Cinder waiting patiently on my shelf... but Scarlet is one I will definitely buy regardless. With a cover like that, I NEED it for my self!! I hope to read them both within the next month. Keeping my fingers crossed!! :) Hope you enjoy your books this week!

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  64. Everybody likes Scarlet. I guess I should read Cinder first... XD
    A Shade of Vampires looks awesome! Can't wait to hear your thoughts.
    *Old follower*

    Sapir @ Diary of a Wimpy Teen Girl

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  65. I also got a Shade of Vampire but haven't read Cinder yet :) Enjoy!!

    Thanks for stopping by my STS :)

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  66. Scarlet was sooo awesome! I think I liked it even better than Cinder, which is saying a lot. :) I haven't heard of A Shade of Vampires, but I look forward to your review.

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  67. I hope you enjoy Scarlet. I am determined to find time for this series soon.

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  68. I must get to reading Cinder, especially now that Scarlet is out! I love it's cover!

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  69. Ah, Scarlet. <3 Really hope you ended up loving it :) Hope you enjoy everything you got this week sweetie :D I'll be re-reading Cinder and Scarlet soon, I think ;p
    Thank you for commenting on my mailbox. <3
    Love, Carina @ Carina's Books

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  70. A Shade of Vampire is fabulous!!!! It has a ton of potential to be one heck of vamp series! I hope you enjoy it!!!

    ~Kayla
    Kayla’s Place

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