Category Archives: Book Hauls

Book Haul #4: May 2015

Hello! Sorry for the late post, but either my phone or WordPress (I’m not entirely sure which was at fault) kept messing up so this is actually my fourth attempt at posting this book haul.

At any rate, I have 21 books to show you that I have acquired in the month of May and I am super excited about all of them. I shall try to introduce them to you in the same order as I attained them, but we’ll see how it goes. So, without further ado…

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Poison Study (Study #1) by Maria V. Snyder.

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The Assassin’s Curse and The Pirate’s Wish by Cassandra Rose Clarke.

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A Court of Thorns and Roses (A Court of Thorns and Roses #1) by Sarah J. Maas.

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Shatter Me, Unravel Me, Unite Me (Destroy Me & Fracture Me) and Ignite Me (review coming soon) by Tahereh Mafi.

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Daughter of Smoke & Bone, Days of Blood & Starlight and Dreams of Gods & Monsters by Laini Taylor. All three of these are in beautiful hardcover.

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The Help by Kathryn Stockett.

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The Wizard of Rondo (Rondo #2) by Emily Rodda.

Emily Rodda is the author who got me into reading, so I’m gradually collecting all of her books in hardback.

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White Hot Kiss (The Dark Elements #1) and Stone Cold Touch (The Dark Elements #2) by Jennifer L. Armentrout.

I have read and loved both the Lux and the Covenant series by her so I thought it was time to read some of Jennifer’s other works. Also, I’m pretty sure the next book in this series comes out later this year.

I have reviews on all of the Covenant books and the last three books in the Lux series.

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Red Queen (Red Queen #1) by Victoria Aveyard.

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Nowhere But Here (Thunder Road #1) by Katie McGarry.

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Saint Anything by Sarah Dessen.

Sarah Dessen is the author who introduced me to YA contemporary and I have read all of her books except for Saint Anything and The Moon and More. I’m excited for the promise of a cute contemporary with darker themes interwoven, as is typical of her books.

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All The Bright Places by Jennifer Niven.

All the Bright Places is the month’s pick for The Book Club of the Opinionated Hufflepuffs – and no, you do not have to be a Hufflepuff to join (I’m a Ravenclaw myself).

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The Winner’s Crime (The Winner’s Trilogy #2) by Marie Rutkoski.

I received an eARC of this book via NetGalley and loved it so much that I simply had to get a physical copy.

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An Embed in the Ashes (An Ember in the Ashes #2) by Sabaa Tahir.

This is the next book on my TBR. I will definitely be picking it up over the long weekend (after I finish my review of Ignite Me). I’m super excited to get to it!

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And that’s a wrap! Don’t they look gorgeous stacked up together?

Be sure to let me know in the comments if you have read any of these books and, if so, what your thoughts are.

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Book Haul #3: April 2015

Hello everyone! Today I have a lovely book haul for you which I am super excited about! I have seven books to show you that I have been eyeing off for quite some time and have finally bought. Also, you can see a sneak peek of my gorgeous new shelves that I got last Friday! I am planning on doing a Bookshelf Tour, but it may be a while before I actually get onto that.

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All Fall Down (Embassy Row #1) by Ally Carter. I had never read an Ally Carter book before so found this beautiful hardcover at bargain price I just couldn’t resist.

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Magic Study (Study #2) by Maria V. Snyder. Unfortunately, I was not able to find a copy of Poison Study (Study #1) in my local bookstore so I ordered it on the Book Depository.

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Fire Study (Study #3) by Maria V. Snyder.

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Shadow Study (Soulfinders #1) by Maria V. Snyder. I believe that the Soulfinders series is a spinoff to the Study series.

Also, while I did buy Maria’s books for their content, I must say that these covers are absolutely gorgeous!

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A Thousand Pieces of You (Firebird #1) by Claudia Grey. I am currently reading this book and I absolutely adore it! Not only is the cover stunning, but the writing, characters and plot has had me hooked since the first page.

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Paper Towns by John Green. I have heard so many good things about this books and with the movie coming out in Australia on July 21st, I simply couldn’t not buy it.

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Scorpion Mountain (Brotherband #5) by John Flanagan. For those of you who aren’t aware, Brotherband is the spinoff series to Ranger’s Apprentice series which was a very influential set of books in my reading journey. I have actually also met John Flanagan, and he’s really cool. I can’t wait to marathon Brotherband books four and five!

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That’s all for this month’s book haul! Keep an eye out for more monthly book hauls to come. Please let me know if you have read any of the books that I’ve hauled or series that I have mentioned as I would love to discuss them with you!

Until next time… 😉

Friday Finds #7

Friday Finds, a weekly book meme by Jenn of A Daily Rhythm, showcases the books you ‘found’ or added to your To Be Read list… Whether you found them online, or in a bookstore, or in the library -wherever! (They aren’t necessarily books you purchased).

This week I would like to give a HUGE shout out to everyone at NetGalley that have approved my requests to gain electronic copies of books in exchange for an honest review (plural). In this week alone, I have received approval for eighteen books. That’s right – eighteen! I just – WOW. I am so thankful!!

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I have finally received my copy of The Winner’s Curse, which I ordered from The Book Depository. This is the first book in the Winner’s series by Marie Rutkoski and of which I actually received and ARC of the second book (released yesterday), but was unable to read it until The Winner’s Curse came through. Now I can finally marathon it! Whoo!

Now onto my NetGallery finds:

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A Lonely Magic by Sarah Wynde

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A Theory of Expanded Love by Caitlin Hicks. This is actually an ARC and is to be published on June 12th.

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Beyond Reach (True Calling #2) by Sibhan Davis. This is also an ARC and is to be published on April 30th.

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Bringing Narnia Home by Devin Brown. This too is an ARC, to be published on April 7th.

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Distance by Andrea Heltsley.

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Dreamwalker by Rhys Bowen and C.M. Broyles.

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Escape in Time by Ronit Lowenstein-Malz.

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Hidden Deep by Amy Patrick.

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Ignite by Erica Crouch. The first two installments and the first novella are currently on NetGalley, though I only have the first book. I believe that the second installment, Incite, was published on February 17th.

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Paranormal Keepers by Jen Naumann.

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Perfect Timing by Robin Mellon. This is not an ARC, but it was only published on March 1st.

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The Blackwell Family Secret: The Guardians of Sin by Jonathan L. Ferrara.

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Another ARC, The Catalyst by Helena Coggan is to be released on April 14th.

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The Jack of Souls by Stephen C. Merlino.

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The Summer Solstice Enchanted by K. K. Allen.

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Tied by Laney McMann.

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True Calling by Siobhan Davis. This is also a recent release, having been published on 28th January this year.

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You Are Mine by Janeal Falor.

That’s the end of this week’s Friday Finds! Please feel free to comment with your own Friday Finds – I would love to hear from you.

Book Haul #2: November 2014

Hellooooooooo Everyone!

First of all, I would just like to thank all of those who have followed me, clicked the ‘like’ button or commented on any of my posts – it means the world to me! I also apologise for the irregularity of my updates, I’m on holidays again so hopefully I’ll be updating more frequently.

 

Last week it was my birthday so I had a brilliant book haul! I’m so excited!! 🙂

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The Immortal Rules by Julie Kagawa

The Fault in Our Stars by John Green

Talon by Julie Kagawa

Falling into Place by Amy Zhang

The Divergent box set by Veronica Roth (featuring Divergent, Insurgent, Allegiant, Four and an exclusive guide to the World of Divergent)

Spells by Aprilynne Pike

Illusions by Aprilynne Pike

Struck by Jennifer Bosworth

The Iron Trial by Cassandra Clare & Holly Black

 

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Plus 50 Psychology Ideas You Really Need to Know by Adrian Furnham

 

*squeal* I can’t wait to dive into these books! I managed to get only one duplicate and five books that I’d already read (but I wanted to have my own copy of, so that’s all good).

Please let me know what you think of this book haul, my reviews, or just stop by and have a chat. 🙂

Book Haul #1: September 2014

I apologise for my absense! I managed to post a few reviews but that was all. However, now the holidays are back and so am I! And with a brand new book haul to start them off, no less ^_^ (This isn’t my first book haul – just the first one that I’ve documented).

Aaaaaaaaaand here they are!

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Plus a pre-order of…

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Aren’t they just so beautiful? *anime cries*

Believe it or not, I went out with the intention of only getting one book but here I am – 9 books and *cough* $90 *cough* later. This is why I don’t go shopping that often… But I’m still on the book-buying high!

With all those and some more bedside-table reads…

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… (yes, that is the first season of Doctor Who, I’m working my way through) I’ve got an (awesome) busy holiday before me!

I’ll also be starting up the book memes again and try to write a review every time I finish a book (regardless of the quality).

I’m thinking of attempting some movie reviews, what do you think? Good idea? bad idea?

What do you think of my book haul? Have you any book hauls yourself? Are you on holidays? Any good books you’d like to recommend? Any Doctor Who fans? I’d love to hear from you! 🙂

Musing Monday #2

Musing Mondays is a weekly bookish meme posted by MzB of Should Be Reading that asks you to muse about one of the following each week…

• Describe one of your reading habits.
• Tell us what book(s) you recently bought for yourself or someone else, and why you chose that/those book(s).
• What book are you currently desperate to get your hands on? Tell us about it!
• Tell us what you’re reading right now — what you think of it, so far; why you chose it; what you are (or, aren’t) enjoying it.
• Do you have a bookish rant? Something about books or reading (or the industry) that gets your ire up? Share it with us!
• Instead of the above questions, maybe you just want to ramble on about something else pertaining to books — let’s hear it, then!

My Musing…

Yesterday I went shopping with a couple of my friends and came home with seven books – ironically, we were there for over three hours yet those books were purchased in the last ten to fifteen minutes… So, anyway, I LOVE this bookhaul!! I bought…

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I have read six out of the seven books I bought and I have to return one of them because it’s already been bought for me but that’s okay because I got a refund. 🙂

I also really want to go buy The Eternity Cure and The Forever Song by Julie Kagawa because I saw them at Big W and the covers on Book Depository are bad… (Which I just did – so excited!!)

As to why I bought them? I’ve got two words that say it all: Cassandra Clare. And, you know, I like John Flannagan too (I’ve met him!) though not enough to realise he had another book out… So I bought it! What else could I do? I have ALL his other books and this one’s got a Ranger in it! I really hope it’s someone we know… It would be SO awesome if it was Maddy!!

I could also technically include Looking For Alaska by John Green because my friend bought a second copy of hers so the covers would match and justified buying it by giving her original copy to me – awesome, right? ^_^

I’m going to stop talking right now because my writing is steadily deteriorating the more I write this… I apologise for the badly written post – at least I updated though! Hi-Five for that ;).

Let me know your Monday Musings! I’d love to hear them :).