Sunday, June 10, 2012 15:18

Showcase Sunday 6. Giveaway prizes.

So, I was really lucky this week!

As you know, I won a copy of Philippa Gregory - Changeling and it arrived two days ago! Another thanks to The secret writer ^^ I will be reading this one soon, so stay tuned for the review!
Changeling (Order of Darkness, #1)
Italy, 1453. Seventeen-year-old Luca Vero is brilliant, gorgeous—and accused of heresy. Cast out of his religious order for using the new science to question old superstitious beliefs, Luca is recruited into a secret sect: The Order of the Dragon, commissioned by Pope Nicholas V to investigate evil and danger in its many forms, and strange occurrences across Europe, in this year—the end of days.  Isolde is a seventeen-year-old girl shut up in a nunnery so she can’t inherit any of her father’s estate. As the nuns walk in their sleep and see strange visions, Isolde is accused of witchcraft—and Luca is sent to investigate her, but finds himself plotting her escape. Despite their vows, despite themselves, love grows between Luca and Isolde as they travel across Europe with their faithful companions, Freize and Ishraq. The four young people encounter werewolves, alchemists, witches, and death-dancers as they head toward a real-life historical figure who holds the boundaries of Christendom and the secrets of the Order of the Dragon.
I also found out that I won TWO other giveaways. Can you believe it? I danced when I heard it, haha. First of all, I won my own pick under 15 dollars on The book depository. I won The Jubilee Blog Hop on Elemillia's blog. I choose: Jackson Pearce - Sisters red. Look at the cover <3 and it's a fairytale retelling, so I couldn't resist to pick this one.
Sisters Red (Fairytale Retellings, #1)Scarlett March lives to hunt the Fenris--the werewolves that took her eye when she was defending her sister Rosie from a brutal attack. Armed with a razor-sharp hatchet and blood-red cloak, Scarlett is an expert at luring and slaying the wolves. She's determined to protect other young girls from a grisly death, and her raging heart will not rest until every single wolf is dead.
Rosie March once felt her bond with her sister was unbreakable. Owing Scarlett her life, Rosie hunts ferociously alongside her. But even as more girls' bodies pile up in the city and the Fenris seem to be gaining power, Rosie dreams of a life beyond the wolves. She finds herself drawn to Silas, a young woodsman who is deadly with an ax and Scarlett's only friend--but does loving him mean betraying her sister and all that they've worked for?
And last but not least, I won in the favourite read hop by Julie Veronica Roth - Divergent! Finally the chance to dive into this popular book :D

Divergent (Divergent, #1)In Beatrice Prior's dystopian Chicago, society is divided into five factions, each dedicated to the cultivation of a particular virtue—Candor (the honest), Abnegation (the selfless), Dauntless (the brave), Amity (the peaceful), and Erudite (the intelligent). On an appointed day of every year, all sixteen-year-olds must select the faction to which they will devote the rest of their lives. For Beatrice, the decision is between staying with her family and being who she really is—she can't have both. So she makes a choice that surprises everyone, including herself. During the highly competitive initiation that follows, Beatrice renames herself Tris and struggles to determine who her friends really are—and where, exactly, a romance with a sometimes fascinating, sometimes infuriating boy fits into the life she's chosen. But Tris also has a secret, one she's kept hidden from everyone because she's been warned it can mean death. And as she discovers a growing conflict that threatens to unravel her seemingly perfect society, she also learns that her secret might help her save those she loves… or it might destroy her.
I am so grateful for these awesome bloggers and their giveaways! Thank you so much for giving me the chance to receive these books. I can't wait to read them.
And, what did you get this week? :)
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Mel is a microbiology technician who is obsessed with Disney, fairytale retellings and fantasy. If she's not reading or blogging, she's either busy with gaming, hanging out with family or watching a TV show. She loves summer and bright nail polish. One of her dreams is to travel the world. She has found her Prince Charming and they are together for 7+ years.


  1. You got some great books :). I've bought Sisters Red a while ago I really need to read it. I've read Jackson Pearce debut novel As you wish and I loved it.
    Divergent was one of my favorite book in 2011. But I was a little disappointed by Insurgent :/.
    Happy reading !

  2. Congrats on winning a bunch of giveaways!! You have a great choice of books too, hope you have fun reading them!

  3. Sisters Red sounds interesting, I've seen it on various blogs and the cover always stands out, but I'll be interested to hear what the story is like! Enjoy your reading! :)

  4. Congrats on the wins, I hope you enjoy them all :) I loved divergent & I would love to read changeling. :)

  5. I just can't decide about that Philippa Gregory book... I've heard such good things about it, but it seems a step away from her usual books and I'm not sure if she can pull it off.

  6. Divergent is ah-mazing! ^_^ The other two books look really good as well!

    I hope you enjoy all! >.<

  7. I've had sisters red for so long, I seriously need to read it! Divergent is amazing!

  8. I haven't read Divergent yet but want to. Oooo Changeling! Awesome haul, Mel!

    Happy Reading ;)

    Jennifer @ Dream Reads

  9. Great picks! I've been wanting to pick up Divergent for a while...just can't find the time to squeeze it in!

  10. Great pick! I loved Divergent! And Sisters Red looks so good! I considered reading it for a while but never got around to it. But now that I just finally realized the cover art design, I may just be picking it up!

    See my Stacking the Shelves here --> Take Me Away...

  11. Changeling looks good. I need to get my hands on it.

  12. When I saw that you said you haven't read Divergent yet, this is what my face looked like: O_O Because that's a book that deserves to be read by every single person who likes or even doesn't like reading! (Just for Four, if I have to say so LOL <3) I can't wait until you start it so you can hopefully join the Divergent bandwagon. And I love the cover for Sisters Red too! :)

    Amazing showcase this week, Mel! I hope you enjoy all of your beautiful books! ;) <3

  13. Oh, Mel, you're so lucky to win all these amazing books! YAY for Divergent! It's my favorite read in 2012 so far so I hope you'll love it just as much! <3 Changeling sounds pretty amazing too - I love historical fiction! x) I love books by Jackson Pearce, so Sisters Red seems like a very lovely read! <3

    Happy reading, Mel, and enjoy your books! x)

  14. Wow! what wonderful books you received this week! I recently got Divergent but have't had a chance to read it yet.

    Thanks for sharing,

  15. Changeling and Sisters Red look amazing! And I won Divergent recently too, I'm glad to have found another blogger who is still yet to read this book - it's great to know I'm not the only one hehe >.<

  16. I am dying to read Divergent, I thought I was the last one out there who hasn't read it. Enjoy your book! :)

  17. Eek cool books! Hope you enjoy them!

  18. oh wow DIVERGENT! if you haven't read it, go read it now! (I'm sure about a million or so other people already told you that)

    Awesome haul!

    - juhina @ Maji Bookshelf

  19. Congrats on winning all those books, you had a lucky week!! I've got Divergent and Sisters Red sat on the booshelves at home, I still have to read them. I'm still umming and aaahing whether or not to get Changeling, I will have to see some reviews first I think.

    Great book haul.
    Thanks for stopping by Chocolate Chunky Munkie and commenting on my Showcase Sunday post.


  20. I"ve been seeing CHANGELING around a lot nowadays. It sounds amazing, so you're lucky to get it. :) And DIVERGENT is quite good--can't wait to hear what you'll think about it!

    Thanks for stopping by my blog!

    Meg @ The Book Galaxy

  21. Congratulations on winning all these amazing prizes Mel! They all sound like wonderful books! I also really like fairytale retellings!

  22. Changeling! *Jealousy* Great haul and happy reading! :D
    (And thanks for stopping by my blog :D)

  23. Awesome haul! Hope you like Divergent and it lives up to the hype! x

  24. ooooh, really looking forward to your thoughts on Changeling! I'm reading it at the moment! AND OH MY GOODNESS. DIVERGENT. MEL. I kid you not, there is a REASON this book is so popular. It is so so SOOOO good. Hope you love it! ♥

  25. What a bunch of awesomeness this week! I LOVED Divergent, Sisters Red was really good and I'm very much looking forward to read Changeling. Enjoy your wins (:

  26. I *still* haven't read Divergent. It feels like Anna and the French Kiss all over again... I haven't seen one bad review for it!
    Hope you enjoy reading these awesome books.(:

  27. Divergent was so good!
    And I love the cover of Sisters Red.

    Thanks for stopping by! :)
    Happy Reading!

  28. Oh you'll LOVE Divergent if you haven't read it yet :) I was quite late at reading it myself but it was totally worth the wait - it's unputdownable!


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