Showcase Sunday is a weekly meme hosted by Vicki at Books, Biscuits, and Tea, where we showcase what books we've gotten over the course of the week, whether it be bought, received from the library, from the publishers for review, etc.
Panic by Lauren Oliver [Coverless]
All That Glows: I haven't read very many stories of the Fae, but I have liked what I've read, so I'm looking forward to this one! Also, Fae with British history influences? Count me in! (Though the last sentence of the synopsis on Goodreads scares me a lot--"For despite all her powers, Emrys has discovered a force that burns brighter than magic: love." Whyyyyy?
Elusion: I AM SO EXCITED FOR THIS ONE. It sounds like what Under the Never Sky would be if it focused more on life inside the pods, and that just sounds so fascinating and awesome. AND THE COVER.
Perfect Lies: Okay, so I intensely disliked Mind Games. But curiosity got the best of me with this one when I saw it downloadable, and I snatched it. I also started it immediately with a "let's-get-this-over-with" mindset and honestly, it's really not that bad. Not bad at all, actually. I wouldn't say I like it so far just yet, but what I can say is that it is definitely an improvement upon Mind Games. Maybe this one was written in ten days as opposed to Mind Game's nine.
Dear Killer: This is about a serial killer, and the end of the synopsis says it's a psychological thriller, so YES PLEASE.
House of Ivy & Sorrow: I didn't like Transparent all too much. But I really, really like witches. So I'm giving Natalie Whipple a second shot and am going into this one with a good amount of anticipation. WITCHES!
Her Dark Curiosity: !!!!!!!!!! I loved The Madman's Daughter, and after the heartbreakingly awful cliffhanger it ended on, Her Dark Curiosity easily became one of my most highly anticipated 2014 releases. SO EXCITED. Fingers crossed it doesn't end on another heartbreaking and awful cliffhanger.
Fake ID: This is about...a criminal teen? I don't know much about it, honestly. I just skimmed the synopsis. From what I've gathered it sounds interesting, the title intrigues me, and the last sentence about the killer possibly being the MC's father sounds awesome, so I have high hopes for this one!
Avalon: I liked Mindee Arnett's debut The Nightmare Affair well enough, and have kept an open mind towards reading her other novels, and this sounds awesome awesome awesome. Spaceships! Teenage mercenaries! JOSS WHEDON IS IN THE SYNOPSIS!
Cruel Beauty: Beauty and the Beast? Um yes please.
The Promise of Amazing: I have a feeling this one will be either incredibly adorable or insufferably cheesy and cliché, but I guess I'll have to find out which one it is once I read it!
No One Else Can Have You: This sounds like SO. MUCH. FUN. Seriously. A murder mystery? And in a small town? Want. Want want want.
Not A Drop To Drink: I've been dying to read this one for a while, and I'm so excited to finally be able to get around to it. I've been meaning to read an awesome and original dystopian novel lately, and this sounds like just that. (And it's got awesome reviews to back it up.)
Uninvited: A gene that classifies you as a murderer? The Scarlet Letter meets Minority Report? Now that just sounds too good to pass up.
Chasing Shadows: Ah, a good old-fashioned revenge story dealing with grief and insanity. I've been craving one of those since Premeditated, so I can't wait to get to this. I hope it whets my revenge story appetite!
Pieces of Me: I'll be honest, I wasn't too sure about this one at first. It sounded a bit too wacky and the synopsis alone confused me, but I figured I would at least give it a shot, and if it is as weird and confusing as the synopsis initially suggested, I'll abandon it.
Panic: I wasn't a huge fan of Delirium, but I loved her prose in it, and the main downfall for Delirium was my lack of connection to the plot, characters, and I found the pacing to be too slow, but I hope those won't be issues with Panic. Based on the synopsis, I think it's safe to say a lack of connection with the plot won't be an issue for me, nor will slow pacing, but I hope I can connect to the characters.
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