#Bookhaul from 7/7


Just a few books this week, but I’ve been thinking I need to cut back on my book buying… 😳 Yeah, we’ll see how that goes…

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Survive the Night by Danielle Vega ~ I have had my eye on this book for forever, and finally I was able to pick this up at Target for a pretty good price (price-matched to Amazon, of course!). 

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Lies I Live By by Lauren Sabel ~ I couldn’t resist this cover! The colors totally appealed to me, which is what first drew me in, but psychic spies, top-secret missions…who could resist?!

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Outrun the Moon by Stacey Lee ~ Being that I’m Asian myself, I couldn’t resist a book with an Asian MC since it is pretty difficult to find characters representing different ethnicities/races in YA books (please let me know of any other good ones if you can!), so I’m dying to read this book!! (Biggest stack of TBRs is my downfall.)

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The Lonely Ones by Kelsey Sutton ~ I’ve read Sutton’s previous two books in which the MC can see personified emotions and I absolutely loved those two books! Because of that love, Sutton is on my auto-buy list, so obviously I picked this up! And the cover and title definitely were both appealing, I couldn’t pass up this book.

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Let me know if you’ve read these and liked them (or even if you didn’t), I’d love to hear your thoughts.

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Book haul for 5/25


Haven’t posted a book haul in a few weeks, and it’s not because I haven’t bought any, I just haven’t bought very many. But here is my haul as of 5/25.

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The Casquette Girls by Alys Arden ~ Besides the fact that the cover and title were a big draw for me, I couldn’t help but be sucked in by the fact that it takes place in New Orleans and that it mentions myths and monsters in the description, as well as teasing us with possible immortality. Who’s immortal? I don’t know, but it sounds interesting! Oh, and the fact that it was only $6 on Amazon was certainly appealing.

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The Asylum Novellas by Madeleine Roux ~ Still have to read Catacomb, but I enjoyed the Asylum series so far, so buying this book was a no-brainer! Can’t wait to read up on the supporting characters from the different books!

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The Hidden Oracle (The Trials of Apollo #1) by Rick Riordan ~ I haven’t read all of Riordan’s novels, but enjoyed the ones I have. Hoping this one turns out to be another good one and am looking forward to reading it!

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Before I Fall by Lauren Oliver ~ Saw this as I was browsing the books at Sam’s Club and realized that I’d never read this…I think. I actually don’t know if I have or not since I wasn’t logging my Reads at the time it was released, and hopefully I’m not actually forgetting because I didn’t like it, but because it was something I’d just managed to somehow overlook. Shrug.

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Snow Like Ashes (Snow Like Ashes, #1) by Sara Raasch ~ Another book I picked up at Sam’s Club that I hadn’t read. I’m kind of surprised that I hadn’t, cause the cover appealed to me, and I tend to like fantasy novels, so I don’t know why I’d never read this one.

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The May Queen Murders by Sarah Jude ~ This cover! This title! And finally, the synopsis sounded so good to me, I couldn’t resist. I’m a huge fan of books with elements of horror, and this one was one I obviously couldn’t pass on.

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I’m hoping to have a Book Outlet haul coming soon, and I should have a book review posted either Thursday or Friday, cause I realized that it’s been a good minute since my last book review, and I did finish a Netgalley ARC, so I’ll try to have that up soon!

Let me know if you’ve read any of the books I’ve just purchased and your thoughts! 💕💕

#Bookhaul/Bookmail for 5/14

 

All of these books, except for the last, were random UK books I found on Book Depository, and can I say how glad I am that such a site exists so I can read books that aren’t released in the US??

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Dark Room by Tom Becker

~ I absolutely love horror as a genre, and when I found the Red Eye collection featured horror as its mainstay…I knew I had to get this book, as well as the next one listed.

Frozen Charlotte by Alex Bell

~ I looked up what a Frozen Charlotte was, and apparently they are porcelain dolls that were molded into a single piece, and one of their more popular uses had been for dollhouses – though I’m not sure what sense they’re using it for in this book – and the back cover makes mention of a girl with a room full of antique dolls…a girl that shouldn’t be…a girl that died… I just couldn’t resist a book with a girl ghost, who has a room full of dolls, cause you know that has to be scary!!!

Love Song by Sophia Bennett

~ A girl who ends up working in a famous band’s entourage, and she’s not a fan? Judging by the title, I’m gonna assume the MC falls in love with someone in the band (I’m sure it’s pretty obvious to you as well), so that there pretty much has me hooked on the idea of this book.

The Secret Fire (The Alchemist Chronicles #1) by C.J. Daugherty & Carina Rozenfeld

~ A girl from England, a boy from France. They don’t know one another (nor about each other) but are somehow connected, and they only have eight weeks to find each other before some bad things go down. Yep, I’m interested.

•And lastly, Quintina (Book Two of the Starseed Series) by Meghan Riley

~ I’d read the first book and enjoyed it well enough, so when I was offered a chance to review the second book by the author, I jumped on the opportunity! The first book left me at such a cliffhanger, I had to find out what was going to happen next! So here’s hoping I get to start the book sometime soon! 

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There we have my most recent book haul/book mail. Did you read any of these? Did you like it? 

Thanks for reading!!! 
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#Bookhaul for 5/10, 5/11


Been meaning to post this since Tuesday, but it worked out that I hadn’t, since I acquired one of these books today.

Verdigris Deep by Frances Hardinge – I was seriously wowed by Hardinge’s writing in Cuckoo Song, so when I saw this on Book Depository‘s website, I had to buy it. Hardinge, from the one book I read, is an amazing writer, and I’d love to see what this seemingly spooky read has in store for me!

No Love Allowed by Kate Evangelista – I love the ‘fake-boyfriend/fake-girlfriend’ trope, so it was a given that I’d pick this one up. Especially with the idea that their only rule is to not fall in love.

Dream On (Silver #2) by Kerstin Gier – Completely loved Gier’s ‘Ruby Red‘ trilogy, and really enjoyed book 1 in the ‘Silver‘ trilogy, so it made sense for me to buy the next book, of course.

A Study in Charlotte by Brittany Cavallaro – I had a strange Amazon mishap with this book. I bought it brand new, but they sent it to me without a dust jacket. My fellow readers know that that is completely unacceptable when buying a hardcover…part of the beauty of owning a book in hardcover is the novelty of a nice dust jacket. Amazon…pssh!

Into the Dim by Janet B. Taylor – This has been on my Amazon wish list for a while, and the price finally got low enough that I couldn’t pass on it any longer (I generally like to get as close to $10 for hardcover books).

This Is My Brain on Boys by Sarah Strohmeyer – The title! The title really did it for me, and the general synopsis definitely appealed to me.

The Unexpected Everything by Morgan Matson – I was definitely influenced by the masses to buy this, but the good reviews and fun synopsis has me thinking that maybe it wasn’t such a bad idea to do so.

The Outliers (Outliers #1) by Kimberly McCreight – I’d heard of McCreight because of her other popular reads, including Reconstructing Amelia, but I hadn’t read anything by her. I decided I’d try this one out first, because I liked the look of the cover, and this was her first YA thriller. I just couldn’t resist.

So there we are with this weeks accumulated reads, though I do have an order from Book Depository and Book Outlet coming soon, which means I may or may not have a new book haul to share before next weeks new haul.

Did you buy/read any of these books? Your thoughts? Anyway, thanks for reading!

#Bookhaul for 5/3 📚

 

Picked up a few books and a movie today. I was a bit disappointed that my local Target(s) (yes, both!!) didn’t have The Unexpected Everything, because they’re supposed to have content special to Target, sigh. I guess I shouldn’t be too upset, since I never did read Since You’ve Been Gone, and a few characters from the latter are supposed to be in the former, and having never read the book I wouldn’t be able to enjoy the significance…sorry, you’ll soon find out that I tend to go on tangents, and will likely do so in another blog post…

Also, (for more things my Targets did not have) A Court of Mist and Fury wasn’t available (also a special Target edition…jerks!), but I did receive an email today that my order from a Sarah J. Maas virtual signing was shipped today, so I should be getting that within a few weeks.

Now, for the books (and movie) that I purchased today :

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The Taming of Drew by Stephanie Kate Strohm ~ I never could resist a book in which someone gets a makeover, even if it’s one that mostly involves the personality.

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Love & Gelato by Jenna Evans Welch ~ The title had me picking this up, and the fact that I love it when the MC is in a foreign country had me buying this.

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The Square Root of Summer by Harriet Reuter Hapgood ~ A book involving time travel?! Yes, please!!

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Also couldn’t resist picking up The 5th Wave movie cause I loved the book. 😊

Book Haul – 4/27

 Books acquired from #Target, #Amazon, and #BarnesandNoble!

The Raven Boys by Maggie Stiefvater 
(This is going to be a reread, cause I don’t remember enough of it to even attempt to continue this series.)

Re Jane by Patricia Park 
(Found this by chance at Target, and the blurb compared it to Jane Eyre, so obviously I had to see how.)

Romancing the Nerd by Leah Rae Miller 
(I absolutely love books with nerds, can’t wait to read this one!)

The Interrogation of Ashala Wolf (The Tribe #1) by Ambelin Kwaymullina 
(Purely a title buy. Sounds very intriguing.)

Nowhere But Here (Thunder Road #1) by Katie McGarry 
(Another cover buy, but the blurb sounds interesting as well.)

Dream House: A Novel by CutiePieMarzia by Marzia Bisognin 
(I don’t really go on YouTube very often, so I actually had never heard of Marzia, but the book sounded interesting, so I couldn’t resist picking it up.)

Fiona by Meredith Moore 
(An American teen becoming an au pair in the Scottish Highlands? Yes, please!!!)

•Also picked up Pride and Prejudice booktabs. Saw them when I was in the checkout line at Barnes and Noble, and couldnt resist getting them. The tabs are just too cool!!!