Sunday, April 07, 2013 13:45

Showcase Sunday 27. Winning.




Again, no Netgalley requests! I did buy one new bargain book: I've heard great things about this book, so I was happy when I found it in my second hand bookshop!

Before I Fall
What if you only had one day to live? What would you do? Who would you kiss? And how far would you go to save your own life? Samantha Kingston has it all: looks, popularity, the perfect boyfriend. Friday, February 12, should be just another day in her charmed life. Instead, it turns out to be her last. The catch: Samantha still wakes up the next morning. Living the last day of her life seven times during one miraculous week, she will untangle the mystery surrounding her death--and discover the true value of everything she is in danger of losing.



And I forgot that I go an e-copy from Michelle Diener's book a while ago: Daughter of the sky.

Daughter of the SkyThe Victorian Empire has declared war on the Zulus if they don't accede to their outrageous demands. The clock is ticking down to the appointed hour. With no idea why the British are marching three massive columns of men and guns towards them, one Zulu general is prepared to take an impossible risk. But the life he's gambling with isn't his own.. The sole survivor of a shipwreck off the Zululand coast, 15 year-old Elizabeth Jones is taken in by the Zulus, the people of the sky. Six years later, her white skin becomes useful to the Zulu army as they try to work out why the Victorian Empire has pointed their war-machine at the Zulu nation. Elizabeth is suddenly Zululand's most important spy.

Edit: Forgot that I won these two copies:
Pretty Girl ThirteenShards and Ashes

That's it for this week :D Leave a link to your haul!

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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.

57 comments:

  1. Oh, Daughter of the Sky sounds exactly like my kind of read. Thanks for bringing it to my attention, Mel! *rushes of to GR*

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  2. Heard lots of good things about Before I Fall and yay bargain books :D Hope you enjoy!

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  3. I got Before I Fall awhile back but haven't had the chance to read it yet. Hopefully it's a good one.
    Enjoy the books!

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  4. Nice! I hardly ever find bargain books these days! Glad you found some you were wanting! Happy Reading!

    Here's my STS

    Have a GREAT day!

    Old Follower :)

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  5. Before I Fall is a brilliant read! I had mixed thoughts on Lauren Oliver's last couple of books, but I really liked this one. I hope you do, too. :)

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  6. Oooo forgot to mention Before I Fall! Can't get enough of Lauren Oliver at the moment :). Some great books here, Mel.
    Here's my Showcase Sunday

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  7. You know, I still haven't read anything by Lauren Oliver, which is insane! I've heard absolutely wonderful things about her books, and she writes both YA and MG, and I love those type of books. I think I want to start with her MG books.

    Happy reading :)

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    1. I recommend Liesl & Po! :) The drawings are adorable.

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  8. Before I Fall sounds good, I've heard lots of positive reviews about it! I hope to get it from the library at some point. Enjoy!

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  9. Shards & Ashes looks awesome. Hope you enjoy it, and your other books. :D

    Julie @ Bookaroo-Ju

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  10. Before I fall is one of my favorite books:) Love it:)

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  11. OMG, I didn't think of adding other books by Michelle Diener on my wishlist, and I'm doing it now. I loved her The Emperor's Conspiracy and hope to read everything else she's ever written soon! ;) Enjoy all your lovely reads, Mel!

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  12. I wish I had your willpower. But summer is coming and I should have time to read…

    You can find me here: Jen @ YA Romantics

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  13. Before I Fall is incredible! I can't wait to see what you think of it!!

    - Sam :D

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  14. I hope you enjoy Before I Fall Mel! It's one of the best YA books I read this year!

    Savindi @ The Streetlight Reader

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  15. Pretty Girl Thirteen sounds interesting, hope you enjoy it! And I love finding books in second hand shops that I've been searching for - it's a good feeling! :) Happy reading.

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  16. Before I Fall is amazing-hope you love it too and that you enjoy all the books you picked up this week!

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  17. Before I fall looks so good! I need to read Shards and Ashes as I love Kelley Armstrong!

    My Letterbox Love!

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  18. Oooh, I've heard such great things about Pretty Girl 13 and I'm really curious about Shards and Ashes. I hope you enjoy them!

    My STS

    Jessica@Lovin' Los Libros

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  19. Ah, I keep procrastinating reading Before I Fall. I've heard so much about that book and I need to read it ASAP! And Daughter of the Sky seems so interesting! :D

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  20. I've been recommended Before I Fall so many times...even in a bookstore by a random lady! So I know it must be good. I still haven't read it though, lol! But I'm really excited to hear your thoughts! Great haul this week! Happy Reading :D

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  21. Oooh - I need to read my copy of Shards and Ashes! It looks really good.....

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  22. LOL...Love how you went from one book to four...it's amazing how they sneak in on us:) Enjoy your new reads....Before I Fall was a great one...haven't read any of the others!

    Thanks for stopping by my Added to the Bookshelf post!

    ♥ Melissa @ Melissa's Eclectic Bookshelf

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  23. Before I Fall is a good read and I've heard great things about Pretty Girl 13. Enjoy all of your books!

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  24. I've never seen that cover for Pretty Girl-13! I didn't like Before I Fall as much as I hoped. :( But it's still a good read and I hope you enjoy it. :)

    Thanks for stopping by my post!

    ~Sara @ Forever 17 Books

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  25. I LOVED Pretty Girl-13! It was really different and had a fascinating portrayal of mental health. I've been meaning to get to Before I Fall also, but the shiny new books keep distracting me, haha.

    Hope you have a great week!

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  26. *screams* Before I Fall is AMAAAAAAAAAZING! It was one of the first books I read when I first started blogging, and was my Book of the Year for 2010. *dances around the room*

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  27. Before I Fall is one of my favorite reads. I'm looking forward to Shares & Ashes. Enjoy all your awesome books! :)

    Kris @Imaginary Reads

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  28. Keep going with the will-power not to request anything from Netgalley - well done!

    Shards and Ashes looks great - it's on my wishlist! :-)

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  29. I've read all three books in the Delirium series and I'm not that impressed with it, but I still want to read Before I Fall anyway since it's a standalone and one of Lauren Oliver's first young adult books. Can't wait to see what you think of it Mel!
    Thanks for stopping by my STS Mel! (:

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  30. Shard and Ashes sounds great! The premise for Pretty Girl 13 is also really interesting. I liked Before I Fall, but I thought Delirium was better. Enjoy your books :)

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  31. I really want to read Before I Fall. It's been on my to-read list for absolute ages!

    Enjoy your new books! Happy reading!

    ~Merin @ Read and Reviewed

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  32. Before I Fall is one I've been wanting to read for a long time, I've heard it's quite good! I hope you enjoy it and your other new reads this week!

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  33. I just looked up Shards & Ashes and I NEED to get my hands on that book! So many amazing authors! Pretty Girl 13 sounds pretty good too, I've heard some good things about it. I have Before I Fall sitting on my bookcase! I hope you enjoy your books :)

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  34. Before I Fall was really good. I hope you enjoy it. (:

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  35. Before I Fall was one of the first contemporaries I read that I actually enjoyed. I am also jelly of Pretty Girl 13-I've seen some good reviews for that one!

    Happy Reading =D

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  36. I enjoyed Before I Fall and hope you do too.
    Brandi @ Blkosiner’s Book Blog

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  37. ooh nice book haul!! Before I Fall was a really fun read! Can't wait to read your reviews for all the books! Have fun!
    - Farah @ MajiBookshelf

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  38. I really liked Before I Fall! I hope you enjoy your new books. :D

    Here's Mine @ Pinkindle Reads & Reviews

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  39. Yay for Before I Fall! I haven't read it yet, but lots if people really liked it, and I myself LOVE Lauren's Delirium series, so I definitely have to check it out soon. :) And I can't wait to hear your thoughts on Pretty Girl-13! I actually interviewed Liz Coley sometime back, and that made me want to read her debut all the more.

    Enjoy all your new books, Mel, and hope you have a great week!

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  40. I haven't read Lauren Oliver's other books besides the Delirium series. Pretty good haul, and YAY on winning books.

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  41. Before I Fall was really emotional! Lauren writes really fantastic endings so I hope you enjoy!

    Also, Shards and Ashes loks fantastic :)

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  42. OH pretty girl 13---amazing but disturbing. So emotionally hard to read. Before I Fall is so good!! I hope you enjoy!

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  43. Awesome haul this week! I can't believe you found Before I Fall in a second hand bookstore- what a bargain! Enjoy your books :)

    - Ellie at The Selkie Reads Stories

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  44. HAHA I went crazy when I found another Mel on my blog. (actually... I'm always crazy so I went UBER crazy then)

    Anywho... I hope you enjoy Pretty Girl-13, I loved it!Even though I gave it 3 stars... -.- (SEE?! I'm weird AND crazy, hehe) Enjoy really all those prettehs, and nice meeting you! <3

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  45. Ah, lots of awesome ;) I still haven't read Before I Fall, but I've had a paperback edition of it forever :) Hoping to read it soon, and hoping it's good ;p Hope you'll enjoy all of these, Mel :)
    <3

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  46. Ohh I really loved Before I Fall (and every other of Lauren Oliver's Books haha). Enjoy:)

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  47. I haven't read any of these but Before I Fall is supposed to be really good! And congrats on not requesting anything from NetGalley - I know how hard it is to resist the temptation :D

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  48. I've heard lots of people saying Before I Fall is good. Hope you enjoy it! :-) And congrats on those wins! Shards & Ashes looks interesting. Big congrats on managing to resist NetGalley too! That's hard!

    Have a lovely week!

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  49. I read "Before I Fall" a while ago and quite liked it!

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