Sunday, January 27, 2013 13:32

Showcase Sunday 21. Neil Gaiman.


I totally forgot to mention these books in my last haul. I won the e-books Grimm Diaries Prequel 1 – 6 by Cameron Jace in a giveaway. He also accidently sent me I am alive. I’m very excited about the Grimm books, they sound good.

The Grimm Diaries Prequels volume 1- 6: Snow White Blood Red, Ashes to Ashes & Cinder to Cinder, Beauty Never Dies, Ladle Rat Rotten Hut, Mary Mary Quite Contrary, Blood Apples [Kindle Edition]What if all you knew about fairy tales was wrong?
Warning: these Grimm Prequels are like snap shots of a magical land you're about to visit soon. I like to think of them as poisoned apples. Once you taste them, you will never see fairy tales in the same light again. This Grimm Diaries Prequels are a number of short books in the form of epistolary diary entries. The diaries are more of teasers for the upcoming series: The Grimm Diaries, allowing you to get a glimpse of what to expect of the series. The 6 diaries are told by The Evil Queen, Peter Pan, Little Red Riding Hood, the Devil, Prince Charming, and Alice Grimm.


Nice Day to Die ( I Am Alive book 1 Episode #1 )
Every girl dies - not every girl really lives.
Sixteen-year-old Decca Tenderstone feels captivated when she meets gorgeous and reckless Leo, who is arrogant, silent, beautiful, and shoots almost every one he meets. They live in a dystopian future in Los Angeles where every sixteen-year-old is ranked on a scale from one to ten to determine their future. Outranks, who are considered a danger to society, are forced to attend the Monster Show, a brutal sacrificing ritual that is broadcasted worldwide on live TV, where rebellious teens are labelled Bad Kidz or Monsters and get to fight for their lives in deadly games. To prove that you're still alive you have to scream I Am Alive every six hours. Lower your voice, and you're dead. Decca doesn't need Leo's company. She has a secret of her own. While they both can't stand each other, she will find out why she doesn't fit into any rank. Nothing will stand in her way as she has to make choices concerning love, life, staying alive, growing up, and finding out who she really is.


I was strong enough to stay away from Netgalley, so I didn’t request any new books. I did find two great deals; 5.38 USD (4 euro) for The graveyard book and Smoke and Mirrors from Neil Gaiman.

Het KerkhofSpiegels en rookThese are the Dutch editions I got. I love these covers! I have now six of his books in this edition and they look so pretty on the shelves.
The red/brownish one is The graveyard book and the blue/greenish one is Smoke and mirrors.

I’m now waiting before I order my books from TBD, because I’m going to a book fair next week. I can’t wait! I’m also excited to order some books, because I want The fairest beauty from Melanie Dickerson :D



That’s my haul this week. Leave a link to your haul!
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Mel@thedailyprophecy

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.

49 comments:

  1. Lovely haul, Mel! Especially bargain price for Neil Gaiman! :) I hope you enjoy all your reads!

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  2. The Grimm Diaries sound really good - I just finished reading the original fairy tales, and I always like reading updated or modified versions of them. Hope you enjoy all your books this week!

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  3. haha its always hard to stay away from netgalley! lol! I am Alive sounds very interesting, and I just love the cover!! Happy Reading!
    - Farah @ MajiBookshelf

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  4. Ooh, the Grimm Diaries sounds awesome! I love fairytale re-tellings! <3

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  5. Ooh nice! Seeing a lot of the Grimm Diaries lately! I might have to look into those!

    Here's my STS

    Have a GREAT day!

    Old Follower :)

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  6. Great haul! That series looks amazing! And what a happy accident that you got another book! :D

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  7. Well done on your NetGaslley resistance...I faltered yesterday and have put in a few requests but must start attacking the egalley pile. The Grimm Diaries sound interesting.

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  8. A really awesome haul this week! The Grimm Diaries look pretty cool, I'll have to check them out :D

    Sam @ Falling Books

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  9. Wow, great haul! I want to start on Gaiman soon as well, people love his books :D
    I promise to read The Book Thief soon ^^

    Enjoy your books and thanks for stopping by :)

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  10. I Am Alive sounds so darkly mysterious... And very Hunger Games like, curious to how it'll turn out for you! ive never read any of Neil Gaiman's books and knowing that The Ocean at the End of the Lane is going to be released this year, it's high time I start knowing this fabulous author! Enjoy reading, Mel :)

    Alicia @ Book a World

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  11. Great haul. I haven't read any Neil Gaiman. Maybe I should rectify that. Have a great week. :o)

    Julie@Bookaroo-Ju

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  12. The Grimm diaries sound awesome, and I am Alive sounds like a great read :) Hope you enjoy them all!

    My Showcase Sunday is here if you'd like a look :)

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  13. The Grim Diaries looks interesting. Those Neil Gaiman covers are awesome too! :-) Happy reading, and have a lovely week!

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  14. I've been seeing the Grimm prequels all over but I haven't gotten a chance to read them. I hope you enjoy them!

    Happy reading, and thanks for stopping by :)

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  15. I really want to read The Grimm Diaries! And I am Alive sounds really good! Great haul, hope you enjoy them all! :)

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  16. Nice haul! The Grimm Diaries looks awesome! Thanks for stopping by :)

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  17. grimm diaries sounds pretty good.

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  18. Oh wow-congrats on winning! It sounds like you have a lot of reading to enjoy. Happy reading :)

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  19. I picked up the Grimm diaries awhile ago and really need to sit down and read all of them! Enjoy your week and books!!!

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  20. Congratulations! :) I haven't read Grimm diaries yet but had the chance to read I AM ALIVE. Enjoy!

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  21. Thanks for stopping by my STS! I had The Grimm Diaries and I Am Alive on my blog for a tour, I thought the premise sounded really good. Enjoy!

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  22. The Dutch editions are so cute! They are simple, but that's what makes them so special! :D
    Thanks for stopping by my STS!

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  23. I must say the Dutch Editions are very nice looking. Also Cameron Jace has some very nice covers for his prequels. Come visit me as well.

    Grace

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  24. I Am Alive sounds really good! I kinda like the cover as well. I hope you enjoy everything. :D

    Krystianna @ Downright Dystopian

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  25. Never heard of I am Alive but it's sounds really good! I admire your willpower.. I can never stay away from Netgallery D:
    Thanks for stopping by my Showcase Sunday! :)

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  26. I've seen the Grimm Diaries before. They look pretty good. Congrats on winning!


    Here's my Showcase Sunday!

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  27. Those Neil Gaiman books look SO pretty! I wish I could read in another language. I confess I own a couple books in other languages (that I can't read) just because I love the way they look! Hehe. I bought the Grimm Diaries prequel 1-6. Can't wait to read them! :D

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  28. I Am Alive has such a gorgeous cover! I haven't read the Grimm Diaries, but these look amazing, are they good?

    Thanks for stopping by!

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  29. The Cameron Jace books sound good! Hope you enjoy them (: Great haul hun!

    Haley @ YA-Aholic

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  30. I haven't read him, but have heard great things about Gaiman. Hope you enjoy.
    Happy reading,
    Brandi @ Blkosiner’s Book Blog

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  31. One of these days I will try Neil Gaiman, he has a solid group of fangirls falling over his books!

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  32. I just love seeing books as they appear in other countries and languages!
    Have never heard of the Grimm diaries but they were meant for you!

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  33. I actually haven't read of any of these books but I Am Alive's cover is SO PRETTY.

    I hope you enjoy your books! Am I right? ;P

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  34. I really enjoyed the Graveyard Book! The Grimm Diaries sound good, I look forward to the review!

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  35. The Grimm Diaries looks awesome! I'll definitely let my co-blogger know about them- she loves fairytale retellings. Happy reading, and thanks for stopping by!

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  36. I am Alive looks really interesting. I'll definitely have to check that out! Enjoy your books :)

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  37. Ooooh awesome haul, Mel! I would love to give Grimm Diaries a go! I hope you enjoy all these pretties! :)

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  38. Oh my goodness, I need to find those Neil Gaiman books! They are absolutely gorgeous! Enjoy your pretties, Mel :)

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  39. Pretty books :D They look awesome ;) I hope you enjoy it all. <3 :)
    Thank you for commenting on my mailbox. <3
    Love, Carina @ Carina's Books

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  40. I've been seeing those Grimm diaries quite a bit and they look good! I'm not familiar with the others. Hope you enjoy! Thanks for visiting.

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  41. Glad you were strong...can't say the same for myself! :P Love Neil Gaiman but I still need to read The Graveyard Book. Hope you enjoy all your new reads!

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  42. A nice haul! Congrats on your win :) the Grimm diaries sounds great!

    Happy reading & thankyou for stopping by!

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  43. The Grimm Diaries look awesome!!! I am so jealous! :)

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  44. Oh I love the Dutch covers of the Neil Gaiman books! I should learn Dutch well enough to read books - then I could have all kinds of new covers ;)

    Enjoy!

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  45. I haven't seen these books before but I do know that Neil Gaiman is a great author so I'm sure these will be fantastic books. Enjoy!

    Here's my Book Haul post.

    Sana @ artsy musings of a bibliophile

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  46. I haven't heard of any of these before. The Grimm Diaries look like an interesting read. Hope you enjoy them all :)

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  47. I haven't read Smoke and Mirrors but I enjoyed The Graveyard Book. I love those Dutch cover! I haven't seem them before but I can already picture them on my shelf. Great haul, Mel!

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  48. I never heard of the Grimm diaries before, but if they are bit like the show Once Upon A Time I probably will adore it. :)

    Enjoy!

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  49. Oh, SWEET haul! I really want to read the Grimm Diaries!! Really sweet deal on the Neil Gaiman books too :) I hope you'll enjoy ALL these, congrats!

    Thanks for stopping by earlier ♥

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