Sunday, April 21, 2013 10:25

Showcase Sunday 28. All kinds of books.


Yet again, some books I found for bargain prices. They were 1.25 euro a piece, so I couldn't resist them. My series are finally completed with the first book, so I can start them. Perhaps you can remember this showcase: books for free? I own two very cheap series now (despite the fact that House of Night seems endless) I've heard great things about Vampire Academy and mixed things about House of Night, so I'm curious. I can always give them back to the charity where I got them :)

Vampire Academy (Vampire Academy, #1)Marked (House of Night, #1)Chosen (House of Night, #3)
Richelle Mead - Vampire Academy 1: Vampire Academy.
P.C Cast & Kristin Cast - House of Night 1: Marked.
P.C Cast & Kristin Cast - House of Night 3: Chosen.

Netgalley was also kind to me. Two books were already available to read (Scrap and Blood between queens. I hope I can read it as a stand-alone, because Goodreads says it's part 5..) I liked Between two thorns and I'm in love with the covers from the series, so I decided to give the second book Any Ohter name a shot.

ScrapBlood Between Queens (Thornleigh, #5)Any Other Name (The Split Worlds #2)

and I got an ARC from Teresa Ort's 'The year of the great seventh'
The Year of the Great Seventh

That's it for 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.

65 comments:

  1. I love the Vampire Academy series! I was so sad when it ended but she has the Bloodlines series with characters from Vampire Academy and it's equally as good! House of Night does seem endless ;-; I mean I think they're on book 9, 10, or 11 now......

    Have fun reading!
    -Old Follower :)

    My StS/SS
    Jahzeiah @ Mermaed Books

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    1. I believe there is also coming a 12th book and it is supposed to be the last one.. But you never know :p

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  2. I've been wanting to read the Vampire Academy novels for ages now but have never found the first one. Happy reading! :)

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  3. I loooooooove the VA series but absolutely DESPISE the House of Night series.. ergh, I read the first few books and thought they were terrible. >.< Can't wait to see what you think of them ;)

    I hope you enjoy all your books,
    Sam
    http://bookcrazedreviews.blogspot.com/2013/04/book-haul-42.html

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    1. Haha, I know a lot of people who hate the books, but I couldn't pass them when I got the chance to get them for free :p

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  4. The House of Night series was a bit of a fail for me, but I managed to read most of the books anyway. Vampire Academy was a lot better! It's one of my favourite series and Rose and Dimitri are two of my favourite characters. I hope you enjoy it. :)

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    1. I can't wait to see Rose and Dimitri, everybody seems to love them.

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  5. Wonderful haul! You really got those books CHEAP, Mel. There've been a lot of mixed reviews for The Vampire Diaries, so I'm looking forward to your thoughts on it. I hope you enjoy it, though, because everyone seems to love the TV show!

    Have a fab week, cupcake!

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    1. Megan, The vampire dairies is another series. I love the TV show by the way, but this is The vampire academy :p And yeah, I'm happy I managed to get them so cheap!

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  6. I love the Vampire Academy series. I hope you have time to read it soon, it's really amazing. I liked the first few books of The House of Night series, but then it started to drag and I lost interest.

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  7. Man, I really need to read the VA series. Fail.
    Have a great Sunday. :o)

    Julie @ Bookaroo-Ju

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  8. Some really lovely books here :). Ula (Blog of Erised) keeps telling me to get to reading VA so they're going to be the next read :D.
    My Showcase Sunday :)

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  9. OOh nice! I adored Vampire Academy! I believe that was the series that brought me back to reading YA because I suddenly realized there was a paranormal YA! Hope you enjoy it and the rest of your new books!

    Here's my STS

    Have a GREAT day!

    Old Follower :)

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  10. Vampire Academy is amazing! I have yet to start on House of Night series. Enjoy all the books!

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  11. I also have yet to read Vampire Academy and wow, the cover of Scarp is amazing. The Year of the Great Seventh looks like an interesting book.

    Great haul!

    Here's my Book Haul post.

    Sana @ artsy musings of a bibliophile

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  12. Awesome deal for those books you found so cheap! It's always exciting to find great deals like that. I hope you enjoy! :)

    My haul

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  13. While I haven't finished the VA series, I'm liking it so far ;) That's a lot of vamp books this week!
    Enjoy reading all those pretties from your epic haul!

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  14. Eek I hope you like the Vampire Academy series! I highly enjoyed it!

    As for The House of Night series, well... I enjoyed book 1, I thought it had potential. book 2 was interesting. Book 3 was okay, it started to feel a little repetitive and annoying. Book 4? Annoying. So annoying I haven't read any other books in the series since. Zoey has wayyyy too many guys going on, the books take place in a span of three days (Which is way too short a time for everything that happens in each book) and the characters are incredibly annoying and shallow.

    But. If you go in with low expectations you may just enjoy it a lot more than anyone else!

    For a second I thought Any Other Name was some sort of novella to The assassin's curse just because the font looks the same o_o

    I hope you enjoy your books!

    Miss J @ Miss Book Reviews

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  15. Scrap has such a pretty cover-hope the insides are good! Seeing Blood Between Queens is making me crave some serious historical fiction so I may need to rearrange my reading schedule to ensure that happens.

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  16. Oh I've also got The Year of the great seventh! Cool. I can't wait to start reading it. VA is amazing while I tend to stay away from House of the Night! :) Great haul.

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  17. YAY for VA, I love that series, and owning it for less money is always good. Brandi @ Blkosiner’s Book Blog

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  18. I really NEED to get my hands on The Vampire Academy novels, everyone seems to love them! I have a love/hate relationship with the House of Night series. The first couple are good, but then I felt like the series kind of went downhill.
    Scrap sounds really interesting, and the cover is so pretty!
    Great haul! I hope you enjoy all of your new books :)

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  19. Oops, I forgot to include Any Other Name on my own Sunday Post! Will have to put it in next week's post instead. Haha, the House of Night series does seem never-ending doesn't it? I tend to be reluctant to start series that are already so long, but I probably should sometime.

    Hope you enjoy all your reads and have a lovely week! :-)

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  20. So far I love the Vampire Academy books but I have given up on House of Night, I hope you have better luck with it. Great books anyways. Enjoy them all :)

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  21. The Vampire Academy series are some of my favourite ever books- I hope you enjoy them! (I think they're making it into a movie as well)
    Have a good week!

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  22. Scrap looks good. I hope you'll enjoy The Vampire Academy :)

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  23. Lovely books Mel! Where did you find the House of Night books so cheap? o.o I've been wanting to read those for ages.

    Scrap looks great, but I was a bit bummed out when I found out I couldn't read it on my Kindle.

    Enjoy all of your books!

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  24. I love the VA Series, I think I will have to re-read these again at some point. Scrap sounds interesting. Enjoy all your books

    Check out my haul

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  25. Nice haul. I really want to start the Vampire Academy series and House of Night series, even though it seems house of night will never end :) Happy reading!

    old follower

    http://itchingforbooks.blogspot.com/2013/04/stacking-shelves-35.html

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  26. I'd like to read the Vampire Academy books. I put the first one on my to-read list after hearing lots of praise for it. We'll see when I actually have time to get to it!

    Happy reading!

    My StS post

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  27. Great books hope you enjoy reading them :)

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  28. I loved Vampire Academy! And you really can't beat bargain books. They are so awesome! Great haul. I hope you enjoy all of them. Happy reading :D

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  29. I totally got sucked in to Vampire Academy even though it is definitely not clean (my preference). I'll be reading her new series too. I tried House of Night, but couldn't handle it. Too much drama and stuff for me, but I know plenty of people feel differently. :) I requested Scrap too, but don't know that I'll get it. The last two you list look fabulous, so I'll check those out on GR. Thanks for stopping by my STS!

    Tressa @ Tressa's Wishful Endings

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  30. I love the VA series! I started the House of Night series, but stopped after book 6. Happy reading and thanks for stopping by!

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  31. I have heard such great things about the Vampire Academy books but have yet to read any. It can be so overwhelming when a series is long because I am unable to quit a series.

    Yay on cheap books! I have a used book store near work that I pop into weekly. Love a good bargain.

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  32. I loved VA. You should definitely read that, but I'm not really a fan of House of Night series. The first few were pretty good but then I was just frustrated with the number the guys that lead girl dated. Enjoy your reads!

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  33. House of Night books? I've read most of those but somewhere along the line - I lost interest. I hope you enjoy all your books.

    Valerie
    StuckInBooks.com

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  34. I loved Vampire Academy and can't wait for the movie. Scrap looks interesting. Hope you enjoy all your reads :)

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  35. Oooo, I'd be really excited about this haul too! Hope you enjoy all of your books!

    My STS

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  36. You sure have a knack for finding bargain books. I, one the other hand, have no such luck looking for books that I want for a way, way lesser price. LOL.

    Enjoy your books! :)

    Janus @ The Blair Book Project

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  37. I'm going to have to track down Between Two Thorns and Any Other Name! Looks like an interesting fantasy series! Lots a new goodies--I hope you enjoy them all!

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  38. Lovely haul! I've only read the 1st Vampire Academy & I loved it - I need to get the others! I have a few House of Night books but I haven't gotten round to them yet.... Enjoy! :) x

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  39. Ohh! I need to read Vampire Academy, Nicole keeps telling me to get on it :) I will do it this year! She says they are awesome.

    Thanks for stopping by :)

    Ashley @ The Quiet Concert

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  40. I need to begin my series collection of Vampire Academy too!
    I've heard very iffy things about the House of Night series and how there are so many books in the series now. I doubt I'll read it anytime soon, or at all.
    Thanks for stopping by my STS Mel! (:

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  41. I'm glad you liked between Two Thorns I really need to catch up with Emma's writing.Great haul :)

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  42. Vampire Academy is a lot of fun. Marked...not as much, but maybe you'll like it more.

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  43. I love getting cheap books! Lots of people raved about VA....I seriously hated it so I hope you enjoy it much more than I did! I read Marked waaaay back when I was like 16 or 17 and liked it - been meaning to re-read but haven't had time (or motivation, baha). Maybe someday! It has some pretty bad reviews so I don't know if I'd still like it now that I've matured. We shall see! Happy reading Mel :)

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  44. Omg you haven't read Vampire Academy series yet? Gasp! It's so good! I also went to visit the sales table at my bookstore last weekend >.< Great haul, muffin!

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  45. Vampire Academy is amazing!!! And the spin-off is even better, IMO ^^'
    House of Night... well, I've read the first 6 or 7. Some of them were good, some of them full of filler or otherwise annoying. They're sort of addictive though, but I bought them in tandem with my sister and we decided to discontinue the series, and least for now.
    Blood Between Queens and Scrap look interesting, thanks for the heads-up that they're immediately available on Netgalley :)
    Enjoy your new reads, and thanks for stopping by!

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  46. VAMPIRE ACADEMY HEEEEEEE! I am OBSESSED with that series right now! (am currently reading book 4) and oh, I so hope you'll love it, Mel! Rose is my favorite heroine right next to Katniss and Hermione :) I'm not a fan of House of Night though. I've only read the first two books and that's when I started to realize how weird the whole world was. For me, at least. I hope you'll like them though! Also, I love the cover for Any Other Name. It's so pretty!

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    1. Yeah, I know how much you liked it! I can't wait to meet Rose :D

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  47. I like the cover of 'Any Other Name'!

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  48. I almost requested Scrap from NG, so I'll have to look out for your review! I'm on a new book ban, though. Let's hope it's worth checking out later!

    Have a wonderful week! :)

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  49. I loooooooove VAMPIRE ACADEMY! I'm nervous to start HOUSE OF NIGHT; so many books!

    Here's Mine @ Pinkindle Reads & Reviews

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  50. Gah. I need a store with bargain prices :) Hate living in Norway. Sigh. So jealous of everything :D Hope you enjoy them all sweetie. <3

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    1. Ohh, but look at your hauls all the time! Don't need to be jealous ;)

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  51. I love the font on Any Other Name. I'm tempted to pick up the series based on that alone!

    Nice haul!

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  52. Great haul! I need to reread Vampire Academy. I was so tempted to download Scrap...very curious what you'll think of it.

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  53. 1.25 euro each? Sweet baby jay, that's such a bargain! Where do you buy your books from?

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    1. I have several second hand stores (and they have sections with books) scattered around my city and I like to visit them now and then :D

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  54. I'm a huge fan of the House Of Night series, so I really hope you enjoy it!!

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  55. I absolutely adore anything by Richelle Mead! Her VA and Bloodlines series make me giddy with excitement! I'm not very fond of the House of Night series, but it's okay. Hope you enjoy your books!

    Thanks for stopping by my StS

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