20 April 2014

Showcase Sunday #9

Showcase Sunday is hosted by Vicky at Books, Biscuits and Tea and is a chance for everyone to show off what they've acquired during the week.

This week has been all about UKYA on the reading front. I'm preparing for an exciting little project so I have lots of planning and reading (and re-reading") to do. I can't wait to share it with you.


Guess what? It's almost World Book Night! So I stopped by the library and picked up my books, 18 copies of Ben Aaronovich's Rivers of London. I can't wait to start giving them out, foisting this awesome urban fantasy on unsuspecting geezers in town and thrusting it into the hands of anyone who looks particularly bored or miserable.

And on to my own books! Sharon at Shaz's Book Blog kindly sent me a voucher to download an e-copy of The Midnight Rose to review. But since the paperback was only £1 or so more and I get free delivery, I shelled out the extra to get the book. And boy, am I glad I did! It's awesome, awesome, awesome and I can't wait to tell everyone about it and lend it to all of my friends.

I'll be honest and say that I have no idea where Prisoner of Night and Fog came from. It might have been Book Bridgr, it might have been the author, or it might have been a publicist sending it on spec. But I'm so so excited to start reading it. It looks so good and I've heard so many good things about it.

Also, it's Easter. And I got Izzy the Owl <3 Isn't she cute? I almost don't want to eat her. Almost.


  1. All your books are new to me--and I'm putting each of them on my wish list because they sound great. Have fun at World Book Night!

    My Sunday recap: http://www.bookclublibrarian.com/2014/04/weekly-book-recap-63.html

  2. I forgot that it was almost World Book Night! I've seen the boxes stacked in the library though for the givers to collect :)
    I'm super excited for The Prisoner of Night and Fog as well! I've heard fantastic things about it.
    Awww, the chocolate owl is so cute! I don't think I'd be able to bring myself to eat it and ruin it!
    Great haul! Happy reading :D

  3. I got my World Book Night books aswell. I'm giving out John Grishams book to my sons Scout Group!! Great haul. The Prisoner Of Night and Fog looks and sounds so good. I hope you enjoy :)

  4. I forgot about World Book Night. I thought that was in March!

    I got Prisoner of Night and Fog by surprise too. I requested it on Bookbridgr but never got an email so I assumed I didn't get it! I hope it it from them in both of out cases. If it isn't that means some one has my details! :)

    Have a great week and thanks for sharing! :) xxx

    My Shoecase Sunday :)

    1. Same! I did tweet them but they know nothing about it, so goodness knows where it came from. But who am I to complain about such an awesome sounding book?

  5. I can't wait to read Prisoner of Night and Fog! Will look out for your review :)

  6. I wish I could participate in World Book Night. But I've never seen anything on it in my area. :(
    But I wish you all the fun!
    Prisoner of Night and Fog sure has been making the rounds. It really does sound great!
    Your owl is adorbs. But eating chocolate always wins out even when it's in cute packaging. ;)
    Happy reading!

    My SS

    1. Not much happened in my area either - just one completely sold out (months in advance) event at one library. Looked a good event, Cocktails and Comedy, but I could never have afforded the tickets anyway. I just apply each year as a giver and scare people by offering them free books (the horror!).

      I don't know, I have a hand-painted chocolate ladybug from two years ago that I still haven't eaten. It was far too cute!

  7. Prisoner of Night and Fog is excellent. 5 stars. 10s across the board. I've been preaching the good gospel of it everywhere I go. I've been pushing it at my students to check out of the library. (Although that's not too hard. They usually eat up anything I recommend.)

    That's my first time seeing that cover though, as the American one is different, and quite gorgeous.


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