Inspired by Pop Culture Junkie and the Story Siren, the aim of Showcase Sunday is to highlight our newest books or book related swag and to see what everyone else received for review, borrowed from libraries, bought in bookshops and downloaded onto eReaders each week. For more information about how this feature works and how to join in, click here.
Hello everyone! I’m sorry I’m a little late with today’s post – we had a power cut earlier and the internet went down for a while. Obviously, it only happens when I’m out on Saturday and don’t have time to schedule my post in advance… Typical!
Anyway, how are you all? Are you excited about Dewey’s readathon? Who’s participating? I’m hoping to, but I still need to figure out which books I should start with. (I’m clearly not as organised as I was last time – this time last year I already had my snacks planned and everything!) I have quite a big pile of review books to go through but I want to sneak some UKYA books in there too.
The first book to land on my doorstep this week was Panther, a brand new UKYA novel by David Owen, which is being published next month. I was really intrigued by the blurb and am curious to see how the author deals with depression and its effect on the main character’s family, so fingers crossed it turns out to be a good read. Keep an eye on the blog for my review and a special giveaway in May! (And many thanks to Little, Brown for the review copy)
I also popped into a second hand bookshop in Notting Hill yesterday and picked up The Three, which I’ve been meaning to check out for ages. I’ve heard so many great things about it and the hype around its sequel was absolutely INSANE, so I need to know what all the fuss is about. I love thrillers that keep you on the edge of your seat so I have high hopes for this one!
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Little Black Lies is the book I’ve been waiting for since last year, and it’s finally available on NetGalley! Sharon’s writing is just brilliant and regular readers of the blog might remember how much I loved her previous novels, so I’m really excited about this one. Even more so because it’s a standalone, so it will be interesting to read something new after the Lacey Flint series. The hardback is out in early July and the paperback in late August, I believe, so even if you’re not on NetGalley, you won’t have to wait long. And I’m pretty sure it’ll be worth it!
What books did you get this week? Have you read either of these two yet?
If you did a Showcase Sunday post this weekend, make sure to link up below. Have a nice Sunday and see you next week!