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Showcase Sunday (5)

Showcase Sunday is an original feature/meme hosted by Vicky @ Books, Biscuits and Tea. ~ Showcase Sunday is designed to share your latest reads received from reviewing, libraries, book shops, and other sources. Thanks to Vicky for creating this meme and encouraging participants.

My Book Bag

So last week I mentioned that there was a largish number of books I acquired at my local library and I didn’t want you to have to spend all of Mother’s Day reading a blog post, so I was going to split the group into two.

That said, the second half of the books I pulled are all YA titles with paranormal/vampire, dystopian or steampunk themes.  Here we go:


The Farm | Silver | The Girl in the Steel Corset | Drink, Slay, Love | Uglies | The Princess Curse


The Farm and Drink, Slay, Love are both vampire books. The Girl in the Steel Corset is book 1 in a trilogy called The Steampunk Chronicles. All of the covers in the Steampunk Chronicles are gorgeous. I can’t wait to read it!  I’ve heard a lot about Scott Westerfeld and I’m intrigued by the idea of a society where everyone must confirm to a single standard of beauty. Silver was a recommendation but I don’t know a lot about it.  I’m much more excited about The Princess Curse, which is a fairy tale retelling of The Twelve Dancing Princesses and Beauty and the Beast.

It’s going to be a fun week for reading. 🙂

What were your picks this week?

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Lauren Miller is a Midwestern born writer with a passion for Jesus, the written word, and dogs. She has two decades of experience in the library field and reviews books for the Historical Novels Review (UK). She likes to spend her free time enjoying period films, discovering new reads, and being surrounded by other people’s pets. Lauren, her husband, and their wily Maine Coon (who isn’t quite a dog) live in Missouri. You can learn more about Lauren’s writing at

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