Hey, so, as you may or may not have already noticed, a Showcase Sunday hasn't been posted in quite a while (months). Hence the name of this post, because no, I am absolutely not posting every single book I received since the last Showcase Sunday post. One, because I'm far too lazy for that (as you all should know by now), and two, because it's 1 AM on Saturday, and I'm getting to this just now because I'd forgotten, since I started Sherlock. So instead, here are the books I've received in the past two weeks, more or less. And since Mel just got home from China and I want her to have fun at home and relax, this will just be my haul for the past two weeks. Okay, enough introduction. Sorry. Let's go.
The Half Life of Molly Pierce: I'm really hoping to get to this soon, it sounds awesome. Once the synopsis mentioned that this was similar to the film Memento (which is a spectacular one at that), I was sold. I really hope it does memory loss justice. There are so many things to go wrong, but oh so many things to go right, too.
Meridian: I was a fan of Arclight (and an even bigger fan of Premeditated, so I have complete faith in this author), so I've been looking forward to reading Meridian. I will have to be debriefed on the occurrences in Arclight, though. I remember quite a few things from it, but not nearly enough to dive into its sequel, I think.
Rebel: Same as Meridian, pretty much. I really liked Reboot. But will definitely need some debriefing. No question.
Side Effects May Vary: This sounds like it could be a really interesting read. Girl thinks she's going to die, does some questionable things, ends up not dying, has to deal with aforementioned things' consequences. Yeah, I think I'll enjoy this one.
After the End: I wasn't a fan of Amy Plum's Die for Me, but since she's had a few books to improve herself, and this is a completely different genre, I'm giving her a second chance. Here's to hoping that doesn't come around to bite me in the ass later on.
The Vanishing Season: I was really unsure of whether or not I should download this, but, from what I've gathered by the synopsis, it's narrated by a ghost or death, perhaps? I don't know. I got that feel. If it's not, I'll be disappointed, but whatever. Its average Goodreads rating is low, but since ARCs just went out, I won't let that affect my expectations. Plus, the woman wrote Tiger Lily, which many of my friends love. So.
The Art of Lainey: I am very excited for this. It's gotten positive reviews, and the author said that if you like the film Easy A, you should like The Art of Lainey. You guys, I love Easy A. With a passion.
The Castle Behind Thorns: One of my 2014 resolutions is to read more high fantasy and middle grade. This is both. Why not?
The Secrets of Lily Graves: The "intrigue of Pretty Little Liars" part of the blurb got me on this one. It sounds like it could be really fun (and convoluted, if it really is like PLL), which is honestly just what I need some days. Yes, give me some fun and convolution!
Wicked Games: This one has already been torn apart by friends of mine, but I'm still looking forward to it in a masochistic way, honestly. I don't expect to like it, but I'm going to read it when I'm looking for some fluff, and maybe, maybe, it will work for me under those circumstances.
Fan Art: It's an LGBT romance. Of course I'm going to love it.
Exile: I hated the author's The Lost Code, but I'm going to give him a second chance, much like I am Amy Plum. This doesn't exactly sound like something I'd like, but, you know, expanding my horizons and whatnot. 2014, yo. (It's nearly 2 AM, I'm sorry.)
The Murder Complex: Everyone is so excited for this one. I honestly don't expect to love it. I'm reading it out of sheer curiosity. It sounds kind of ridiculous; maybe it'll be ridiculously fun? #hoorayforoptimism
Sleep No More: I've only read one book by this author (Life After Theft), but I did like it. Plus, this one's about oracles. Come on. I simply must.
The Eighth Day: The synopsis says that the MC is thirteen, so I'm not sure if that qualifies for middle grade. But anyway, if it does, yay--it goes towards the aforementioned resolution. If not, whatever, it's about an Arthurian legend. That's fantasy, right?
(Don't You) Forget About Me: I am so extremely excited for this one. I honestly barely even know what it's about, but I am so excited. Another Little Piece is just pure brilliance, and this has already gotten five stars from Giselle. And every chapter is named after a different song. I mean, come on.
She Is Not Invisible: I've heard really good things about this author's other novels, and this sounds really interesting. Seriously, you guys, the MC is blind. I have to see how that's written.
Stormbringer: I'm reading Weather Witch right now (or better yet, have halted it), and I'm not sure what to think. It's not bad by any particular set of means, in my opinion, but I'm finding it a struggle to read more than one or two chapters at a time. I'm not sure if I'll get to finishing it, but if I do, at least I'll have the sequel handy.
Princess of Thorns: I've heard great things about the author's Beauty and the Beast retelling, and I love Sleeping Beauty, so I obviously had to grab this retelling. And it's a girl-disguised-as-boy story, so it's going to be amazing. (Fun fact: my NaNo project I'm still working on is also a Sleeping Beauty retelling. Luckily, it's vastly different from this.)
Trust Me, I'm Lying: The MC is a con artist, of course this book has great potential.
I also bought some books, but you guys, it's officially 2 AM, and I'm tired. So here's what I bought: Starters by Lissa Price, Fortune's Pawn by Rachel Bach, Bliss by Kathryn Littlewood, Incarnate by Jodi Meadows, and Proxy by Mindee Arnett. The last of which I have read and did not like, but I did like Avalon.
Big thanks to HarperTeen, MacMillan, and St. Martin's Press, and Random House.