October Book Haul

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Another late book haul but hey better late than never and better a post than no post at all, right? I picked up some great used books last month and received a few cool ARCs so let’s dive in!

Each title is linked to their Goodreads page in case you want more info or to add it to your TBR too!

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The Last Wish (The Witcher #1) by Andrzej Sapkowski

Yes! I finally got a copy of the first book in the Witcher series and it’s about time. I absolutely adore the video games and I can’t wait to dive back into this world.

Markswoman (Asiana #1) by Rati Mehrotra

A fantasy with a South Asian setting, I’m not quite sure if it qualifies as YA or not since some people say it is but I thought it was just “adult” fantasy. Not sure. Anyways it’s about an Order of trained elite female warriors, the MC is forced to go on the run after another takes control of the Order through murder. Murder in which the MC has no proof. It sounds like an interesting read!

The Armored Saint (The Sacred Throne #1) by Myke Cole

Everyone loved this, it’s a Tor novella, and it kind of sounds like Dragon Age. That’s all I need to know! The Goodreads synopsis is pretty short so I’ll just include it here:

“In a world where any act of magic could open a portal to hell, the Order insures that no wizard will live to summon devils, and will kill as many innocent people as they must to prevent that greater horror. After witnessing a horrendous slaughter, the village girl Heloise opposes the Order, and risks bringing their wrath down on herself, her family, and her village.

Unearthed (Unearthed #1) by Amie Kaufman & Meagan Spooner

Indiana Jones in space? Yes please! This YA sci-fi is about humans discovering an ancient alien race whose technology could help save the planet but in order to get to it they must decode their secrets and survive their traps in the temple.

We Should Have Left Well Enough Alone by Ronald Malfi

I’ve heard good things about this one, it’s a horror short story anthology and I love me some horror! Here’s another Goodreads synopsis so you can better understand what the book is about:

“A new mother is pursued by mysterious men in black. A misguided youth learns the dark secrets of the world from an elderly neighbor on Halloween night. A housewarming party where the guests never leave. A caretaker tends to his rusted relic of a god deep in the desert…

The Hammer of Thor (Magnus Chase and the Gods of Asgard #2) by Rick Riordan

I found a fantastic used copy of this so I’m excited to finally have the sequel, I don’t think I’ll ever be too old for Rick Riordan books……

Reign the Earth by A.C. Gaughen

This is a YA fantasy that is a bit on the dark side, at least from other reviews I’ve seen. It’s about Shalia, a young woman who goes into an arranged marriage in order to save her family. However, her husband is cruel and determined to exterminate Elementaie, people who can control the elements, and Shalia just so happens to be one.

This just sounds so flippin’ good! I also like my books on the darker side….I don’t know I can’t explain myself, sorry…..

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Blanky by Kealan Patrick Burke

I actually already finished this one and for a short story, it took me way too long. This is horror and I was actually blown away by how GOOD it was for being so short. Granted, the ending is a little too open for my liking but man was this good. I may do up a little mini review for it later!

The Dreadful Tale of Prosper Redding by Alexandra Bracken

There’s nothing wrong with reading a little Middle Grade! This is about Prosper Redding, of course, who discovers he has a 400 year old demon living inside of him. Turns out his one of his great-great-great-etc. grandfathers made a deal with the demon in exchange for fortune but must serve eternally in return. The demon has re-awoken in order to take revenge on the family that betrayed him and Prosper only has a few days to break the curse and banish the demon.

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The Phoenix Empress (Their Bright Ascendency, #2)

The Phoenix Empress (Their Bright Ascendency #2) by K. Arsenault Rivera

This is the sequel to “The Tiger’s Daughter” which is an Asian (Mongolian) inspired fantasy centered around a F/F romance. It’s a bit on the slow side but the writing and characters made the read very much worth it, I’m curious to see where the sequel takes us.

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Dragon Pearl

Dragon Pearl by Yoon Ha Lee

Well first of all it’s from Rick Riordan Presents, which basically guarantees its greatness. This is an Korean inspired middle grade space opera about Min, a young girl descended from fox spirits. When her brother leaves his post in the Space Forces to go off in search of the legendary Dragon Pearl, Min sets off to find him and clear his name.

I’m telling you guys these Rick Riordan Presents books have me more excited for middle grade books than I have ever been! Well except for maybe I was in middle grade….

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What do you think of my haul?
Are you excited to read any of these books as well?
Have you read any of these? What did you think?
Have you hauled any great books lately?
Let me know in the comments!

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8 thoughts on “October Book Haul

  1. bookish_heights November 21, 2018 / 11:43 am

    I love the set up of this post! A lot of these are on my TBR too, hope you love them 🙂


  2. Sofii @A Book. A Thought. November 21, 2018 / 2:25 pm

    Unearthed sounds so good, but the sci-fi genre scares me a little so I’ll wait for your review 😄


  3. MetalPhantasmReads November 21, 2018 / 5:08 pm

    Awesome haul Heather 🙂 I’m so happy you got Unearthed and Reign the Earth


  4. Kelly Brigid November 22, 2018 / 1:03 am

    Sounds like you have some exciting upcoming reads! I also recently got Unearthed and am super excited to read it! Happy reading, love! ❤️


  5. Annemieke November 23, 2018 / 2:22 am

    Great haul. Yeay to Magnus Chase. Middle grade it too awesome to ignore.


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