Showcase Sunday is a weekly meme hosted by Vicky at Books, Biscuits & Tea. Every week, book bloggers all over the world showcase and highlight books (and book related swag) that we’ve received, downloaded, bought or borrowed.
- Throne of Glass by Sarah J. Maas [goodreads]
- Auracle by Gina Rosati [goodreads]
- Rift by Andrea Cremer [goodreads]
- Second Chance Summer by Morgan Matson [goodreads] (recommended by Melissa)
- Plain Kate by Erin Bow [goodreads]
- Nevermore by Kelly Creagh [goodreads] (recommended by Shane)
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Plain Kate was recommended to me by my local bookstore.
From the author’s site:
In a market town by a looping river there lived an orphan girl called Plain Kate ….
Plain Kate lives in a world of superstitions and curses, where a song can heal a wound and a shadow can work deep magic. As the wood-carver’s daughter, Kate held a carving knife before a spoon, and her wooden talismans are so fine that some even call her “witch-blade”: a dangerous nickname in a country where witches are hunted and burned in the square.
For Kate and her village have fallen on hard times. Kate’s father has died, leaving her alone in the world. And a mysterious fog now covers the countryside, ruining crops and spreading fear of hunger and sickness. The townspeople are looking for someone to blame, and their eyes have fallen on Kate.
Enter Linay, a stranger with a proposition: In exchange for her shadow, he’ll give Kate the means to escape the angry town, and what’s more, he’ll grant her heart’s wish. It’s a chance for her to start over, to find a home, a family, a place to belong. But Kate soon realizes she can’t live shadowless forever — and that Linay’s designs are darker than she ever dreamed.
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This sums up what I’ve got this week — what about you?
What books (and swag) have you received recently?
If you’re taking part in Showcase Sunday or something similar, let me know.
Leave me a comment and I’ll follow your link to visit you.
Have a fantastic Sunday!