So I didn’t end up getting TOO crazy on Black Friday with my book purchases since I didn’t buy anything from Book Outlet but I still did haul quite a few PLUS I got a ton of ARCs as well. So here they all are! I’ll do the physical copies first and then do the ebooks last!
I was also expecting another ARC to arrive and for some reason it hasn’t yet (wasn’t sent when I was told or got lost in the mail!) so I’m going ahead with this haul since there will probably be another one after Christmas!
The Wicked + The Divine Vol. 5: Imperial Phase 1 by Kieron Gillen
I absolutely LOVE this series and some RUDE person decided they weren’t going to bring back the library’s copy so I went ahead and ordered my own. I’m really excited to continue with these graphic novels, they’re just so so good!
Artemis by Andy Weir
I have actually been hearing a lot of mixed things about this book which is kind of a shame since it sounds amazing, but I got it on Black Friday for a good price so I’ll give it a go!
The Dark Days Club by Alison Goodman
I got this on Black Friday from the bargain priced section at Books-a-Million, it’s pretty and I’ve been curious about this one.
Forest of a Thousand Lanterns by Julie C. Dao
This one and the next three books were all ordered online on Black Friday.
I love the cover for this it’s a gorgeous green color and I think that it sounds amazing. It’s an East Asian retelling of the Evil Queen legend in which a peasant girl desires to become an Empress but must do evil things in order to get there.
The City of Brass by S.A. Chakraborty
Not only am I here for the fantasy but I’m also here for the Egyptian setting and characters.
Invictus by Ryan Graudin
Every time I read the synopsis I get REALLY excited to read this one, I mean they travel through time to steal things!
Berserker by Emmy Laybourne
This is based on the Norse wariors called Berserkers and a girl who has inherited the power, however, after killing someone her and her siblings must flee to America and out West onto the frontier to find their Uncle. They’re also guided by a young cowboy. So Vikings and Cowboys, count me in!
Song of the Current by Sarah Tolcser
First of all I love the cover/spine on this book because the title is glitter, GLITTER! Plus it sounds amazing, it’s about a girl whose family is called to the river by the river god to go on voyages essentially. Then the main character must try and free her father by delivering a crate and gets caught up in politics, lies, and PIRATES! I’m here for pirates.
The Kingdom of Little Wounds by Susann Cokal
Love the cover and it’s about a kingdom’s royal family falling ill under the influence of a mysterious plague and the two main characters, servants in the castle, become intertwined in the court’s politics and power plays. Plus it’s Scandinavian!
The Amateurs by Sara Shepard
My local bookstore is going out of business so books were 40% off and this is one of the ones I nabbed, it sounds like a decent enough mystery/thriller so I decided to give it a try.
These Broken Stars by Meagan Spooner & Amie Kaufman
I have debated on buying this book so many times I finally just decided to do it, the cover is so pretty!
The Rogue Queen by Emily R. King
This is the third book in the Hundredth Queen series and I received this copy for review. I was also being sent the sequel “The Fire Queen” for review as well (and was the reason I waited so long to do this post) but haven’t gotten quite yet!
Night of Cake and Puppets by Laini Taylor & Jim Di Bartolo
I haven’t finished the Daughter of Smoke and Bone trilogy yet and I know this story is a tie-in novella but I couldn’t pass it up at 40% off since I know I’ll read it! I adore Laini Taylor!
A Torch Against The Night by Sabaa Tahir
I finally got a copy of this! I’m ready to be completely stressed out again, but in a good way!
The Fifth Season by N.K. Jemisin
I 100% blame Melanie for this purchase! Her review completely convinced me that I needed to read this book! I got it on sale for Cyber Monday I believe.
Between the Blade and the Heart by Amanda Hocking
I received an ARC for the upcoming blog tour (December 27th is when I’m scheduled!) and it’s about Valkyries, it was excellent!
The Queen’s Rising by Rebecca Ross
I was completely blown away when I recieved all of these next 9 ARCs via Edelweiss, honestly so surprised I got any of them and also super excited to read them!
This is a YA Fantasy about a girl who gets swept up in a plot to overthrow the king, I’m guessing lots of political intrigue so I am sold!
Heart of Iron by Ashley Poston
I am SO PUMPED to read this book, honestly! I love YA sci-fi and this one is about a girl and her android who were rescued by crew in space and when the android starts glitching she will stop at nothing to fix him but is beaten to what she needs by a boy. Then when things go wrong they both end up as fugitives with the entire kingdom after them!
Beyond a Darkened Shore by Jessica Leake
Another YA Fantasy about a Princess who has the ability to control her enemies’ minds and actions but she starts having visions of an even worse threat, which everyone disregards. She meets an enemy leader who is having the same visions and they must team up to defeat the growing evil.
The Tombs by Deborah Schaumberg
A YA Fantasy/Historical Fiction about a girl who starts developing the same powers that got her mother locked up in the Tombs asylum, however, when she causes an explosion at the factory she must run and hide and learn to use her power.
Devils Unto Dust by Emma Berquist
A plague has gone across the West Texas desert and infected people, called shakes, attack the living (basically zombies) and when Willie’s dad steals money from the most dangerous shake-hunter in town she is sent into the desert to find her dad.
It’s very much horror meets western and I am here for it!
A Conspiracy of Stars by Olivia A. Cole
I actually JUST finished this ARC yesterday and it was excellent! It’s very reminiscent of James Cameron’s Avatar, very imaginative and fascinating.
Honor Among Thieves by Rachel Caine
A YA Sci-fi about a girl who is recruited into the Honors which is an elite team of humans selected by the Leviathan, a race of sentient alien ships, to explore the universe as their passengers.
This seriously sounds awesome.
Dread Nation by Justina Ireland
In Civil War era America the dead have risen and the new nation’s law requires children (Native and African American) to train in combat schools and learn how to put down the dead. However, all Jane wants is to return to her home in Kentucky but soon gets caught up in conspiracy when families start to go missing.
It’s diverse and it’s got zombies, I am ready to love this!
Ace of Shades by Amanda Foody
I honestly am so excited I recieved an ARC of this! Casino families, gangs, and secrets!
Are you looking forward to any of these books as well?
Have you read any of these books? What did you think?
Did you haul any good books last month?
Let me know in the comments!