A Feast for a Bookworm: Week #18 & #19 in 2013

Saturday, May 11, 2013

A Feast for a Bookworm

A Feast for a Bookworm is weekly post on Bookworm Dreams blog highlighting new books that I either purchased, borrowed, received for review or on a giveaway.

What is the difference between this post and In My Mailbox hosted by The Story Siren or Stacking The Shelves hosted by Tynga's Reviews? None, whatsoever. But I thought that my post deserved some original title. And this is what my husband and me came up with. :)

I skipped posting new books last week, so this will be a BIG list:

Pics are links to Amazon, and here are Goodreads links:
The Sword Dancer by Jeannie Lin (Historical Romance)
The Ghost Bride by Yangsze Choo (Historical Fantasy)
Dragon's Child (King Arthur #1) by M. K. Hume (Historical Fantasy/Arthurian Mythology)
A Study in Silks (The Baskerville Affair #1) by Emma Jane Holloway (Steampunk)
Dancing With the Devil (Nikki & Michael #1) by Keri Arthur (Paranormal Romance / Vampires)
Big thanks to Harlequin Historical, William Morrow, Atria Books, Del Rey & Dell.

Pics are links to Amazon, and here are Goodreads links:
Old Mars (Science Fiction Anthology)
Fool's War by Sarah Zettel (Science Fiction)
Once We Were (The Hybrid Chronicles #2) by Kat Zhang (YA Dystopia)
Across a Star-Swept Sea (For Darkness Shows the Stars #2) by Diana Peterfreund (YA Dystopia)
Dance of the Red Death (Masque of the Red Death #2) by Bethany Griffin (YA Dystopia)
Big thanks to Bantam, Open Road, HarperCollins, Balzer + Bray & Greenwillow Books.

Pics are links to Amazon, and here are Goodreads links:
Big Girl Panties by Stephanie Evanovich (Contemporary Chick Lit)
The Paradox of Vertical Flight by Emil Ostrovski (YA Contemporary)
How To Love by Katie Cotugno (YA Contemporary)
Rock and a Hard Place: A Jamieson Brothers Novel by Angie Stanton (YA Contemporary)
Snapshot: A Jamieson Brothers Novel by Angie Stanton (YA Contemporary)
Big thanks to William Morrow, Greenwillow Books, Balzer + Bray & HarperTeen.

Pics are links to Amazon, and here are Goodreads links:
Playing Tyler by T.L. Costa (YA Mystery)
Lonely Souls (The Witch Avenue #1) by Karice Bolton (Paranormal/Witches)
Altered Souls (The Witch Avenue #2) by Karice Bolton (Paranormal/Witches)
Released Souls (The Witch Avenue #3) by Karice Bolton (Paranormal/Witches)
Twisted Perfection (Perfection #1) by Abbi Glines (New Adult Contemporary Romance)
Big thanks to Strange Chemistry, Karice Bolton for The Witch Avenue and me (for purchasing Twisted Perfection :o) ).

It may seem a little bit bigger but it IS a two week worth of books. *innocent look* OK OK I confess. This is a disaster. And I just started cleaning up my review pile. *sigh*

This time NetGalley is innocent. I only got The Sword Dancer, Fool's War & Playing Tyler from their website. The blame is 100% on Edelweiss - they approved most of my request and some were more than two months old! I would be angry at them if I was not excepted over so many great books I now have to read. :D

I also signed up for Karice Bolton's The Witch Avenue blog tour. I expected to get only Lonely Souls (book #1), but Karice gifted to me all three ebooks so now I have a lot of witchy goodness to read. :)

And last, I bought myself a little treat for relaxing on my vacation in Budapest - Twisted Perfection. I read it and although I loved Abbi Glines' dramatic romance as always, it's getting too similar to erotica for my taste. Full review will be posted soon.


What do you think I should read first? Did you already read something from this pile? What did you get this week?

Feel free to leave links to your lists of new books in comments. ;)

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42 comments

  1. Hahah OMG love your haul! So many awesome bookies!

    King Arthur #1 - I hope you really like it. I studied Roman society extensively at High School and then at uni, so I luurrrvvveee the spin Hume puts on the legend. I'm reading the prequel series about Myddrin :-)

    Jelly of Once We Were and Dance of the Red Death. I hope I get approved for a few of those from Edelweiss, but not really holding out.

    Excited for your blog tour of the Witch Avenue series, I have book 1, I bought it when it was a freebie on Amazon, but I have never read it. Should change that soon!

    Thanks for stopping by dear, and I hope you love and enjoy all those goodies,
    Shaheen @ Speculating on SpecFic
    Come and check out my weekly book haul feature, Stocktake Saturday.

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    1. Yeah I'm so excited to read most of them. And so happy that I got approved. :)

      I hope I like King Arthur #1 too, because then I have a lot of books in that series to enjoy. And I always like when they add a little bit of a twist to the legend. :)

      I hope you get approved from Edelweiss too. Just don't lose hope, you never know - as I said I got approved for some two month old requests, so you never know. ;)

      I am reading 'The Rules For Disappearing' now (another blog tour read) and then I'm on to 'The Witch Avenue' next. I'll let you know how it turns out. And book #1 is still free for Kindle.

      Thank you for stopping by too and I do hope that we will both enjoy our book hauls. :)

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  2. Woha now! That's a huge pile. I freak out when I see my to-read pile so I can only imagine how you feel. But how did you get Once We Were???? I'm dying to read that one. Amazing haul Dragana :)

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    1. How I feel when I see so many books for review? As you said freaked out. :)
      I've got 'Once We Were' from Edelweiss. here's the link.

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    2. Oh boy I'm afraid to log in cause I'm not gonna stop requesting and I don't have time!

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  3. Great haul! I'm really jealous of your books.

    Christie @ The Shadower's Shelf

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    1. I never know what to say what is appropriate response to this type of comment. Thanks I guess? Thanks for stopping by.

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  4. I also have this Keri Arthur to read and the second one as well, can't wait to discover it. Happy reading!

    here is mine

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    1. There are second and third one available for request, but I wanted to check out the first because I was not sure if I will like it. I have never read anything by Keri Arthur before.

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  5. Nice haul! I have Lonely Souls on my shelf for a while now, reminds me I gotta read it soon. And Twisted Perfecting! Aw, I wanna read it so bad.

    Happy Reading!

    Here's my STS!

    ~Stephanie @ Bookfever

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    1. I hope you enjoy Lonely Souls. And if you liked other books in this series you are going to love Twisted Perfection. I bought an ebook and it was not very expensive.
      Thanks for stopping by.

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  6. Nice haul! I still need to read the first Hybrid Chronicle book, but I've heard great things. Happy reading!
    Natflix&Books' StS

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    1. *stage whispers* I haven't read the first book in Hybrid Chronicles too., but heard great things about it from my friends, so I decided requesting review copy will give me necessary push to read it soon. ;)
      Thanks for stopping by.

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  7. Big Girl Panties and How To Love look so good! Looks like you got some fantastic reading ahead of you! I hope you enjoy all you got :)

    Here's my STS!

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    1. Yes I am into contemporaries lately so I am looking forward to both of these books. I hope I will enjoy them all too. Thanks for stopping by!

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  8. You got some really incredible books. I hope you love all your new books. They look fabulous.

    Grace

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  9. Wow so many books! I know what you mean about review copies. I tend to get approved all on one day and suddenly have 20 to read. It's crazy!

    Tsuki's Book Blog

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    1. Finally someone feels my pain. :D I try to plan ahead but you never know when and for how many you will be approved.

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  10. I love the cover of Once we Were! I read What's Left of Me back at the end of December/beginning of January, and I really enjoyed it. I Hope you enjoy everything that you got! :b

    Krystianna @ Downright Dystopian

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    1. Yes 'Once We Were' sure follows in theme with previous book and looks wonderful too.
      Thanks, I hope so too. :)

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    1. Thanks, I hope you grabbed your review copy too! :)

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  12. Nice haul - I just got approved for Old Mars myself!

    My shelf additions

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    1. Congrats on getting Old Mars. There are some very famous writers contributing to that anthology. It's gotta be good. :)

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  13. Great Haul. Enjoy Dancing with the Devil and all these others as well :)
    Here are my newest additions

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  14. I'm especially excited about Once we were (gorgeous cover <3) Happy reading!

    Mel@thedailyprophecy.

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    1. Yes 'One We Were' definitely got the most comments/excitement. I'm now double excited to read it. :)

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  15. OOo, Those Angie Stanton books definitely caught my eye. I need to go look into them. I hope you enjoy all your goodies! Happy reading :)

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    1. I think they were self-published and now re-printed by HarperCollins. Love those covers and they sound like perfect summer read. :)

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  16. Awesome new books! I can't wait to read some of those new HarperCollins books!

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    1. I think HarperCollins is 50% of this haul. And they are all so awesome. Can't wait to read them myself. :)

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  17. I am so excited for Dance of the Red Death! Loved the first book. You got so many fantastic looking titles! Thanks for sharing and happy reading!

    Our STS
    MaryAnn | Chapter by Chapter

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    1. I love the title and the cover and it's sounds like it will be interesting sequel. Hope we are not disappointed. :)

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  18. What a huge assortment of books. I am trying to clean up my review stack too. Summer is coming and I want to read books I own to try to reduce the size of my TBR mountains. Please come see what I got at Inside of a Dog and Ms. Martin Teaches Media. Happy reading!

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    1. I am trying to clean up my review stack, but as you see unsuccessfully. :) Thanks for stopping by!

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  19. Love the name of your feature! Definitely a feast, all right. ;) Also - so many marvelous books. I requested Once We Were a few days ago, so I'm still waiting for their response. How to Love has such a simple and pretty cover; I can't wait to heae uour thoughts on that one. So I'm not the only one whose requests get approved late! That happens to me on both NetGalley and Edelweiss, I'm afraid. Hope you enjoy all your new books, and have a lovely week. :)

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    1. I got approved right away for 'Once We Were' but I think it was mostly luck since I also got approved for some titles that I request 2-3 weeks ago. So it's just patience until they get to your requests....
      And no you are not the only one.
      Thanks on nice wishes. :)

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  20. Hahaha, that's awesome! I love your commentary on how it's not too much, because two weeks. I feel like that every week. I'm like YAY BOOKS, and then I'm like OH GOD MUST READ SO FAST. Good luck, friend!

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    1. Yes exactly, my mood always escalates between those two opposites. Thanks, I will need all the luck I can get. :)

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