April Book Haul! 40 Books, Yikes!

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I know, I know: that’s a TON of books! Fortunately I didn’t pay full price for a single one of them! This haul is an accumulation of books I received for review, books I bought at my library’s book sale, Book Outlet (of course), and my first order from Thrift Books. I was actually really happy with the condition of the used books from Thrift Books, I was a little leery at first but I was pleasantly surprised.

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March Book Haul!

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I feel like I’ve been doing a haul every month now which is both a good and bad thing! The good thing is: books! The bad thing is: my bank account probably isn’t too happy with me….

There are so many great books though I mean how can I resist? As usual I’ll do the eBooks first and then move onto physical ARCs and copies I have purchased.

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February Book Haul: 20 Books!

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I wasn’t really planning on doing a book haul this month but I have gotten so many ARCs that I decided, why not? Normally I don’t get tons of ARCs at all but recently I have been which is really exciting for me! I did purchase four books on here but that’s it, the rest are review copies sent to me by the publisher in exchange for an honest review.

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Christmas/January Book Haul

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This is my book haul composed of Christmas gifts, my Book Outlet Boxing Day sale haul, some super cheap Kindle deals, and ARCs!

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Mary: Unleashed by Hillary Monahan

I really enjoyed the first book and this one is super short so I’m really excited to have it. I love YA horror books especially when they are this creepy!


The Orphan Queen by Jodi Meadows

I wasn’t too sure about this one but I love YA Fantasy and I did love “My Lady Jane” which Jodi Meadows co-wrote, so I want to give it a shot. Plus Book Outlet is super cheap!


House of Furies by Madeleine Roux

Another YA Horror book I got cheap from Book Outlet!


Spindle Fire by Lexa Hillyer

This one is a Sleeping Beauty retelling but it hasn’t gotten the best reviews, but I’m hoping I’ll still enjoy it.


The Freemason’s Daughter by Shelley Sackier

A historical fiction set in Scotland, I absolutely adore Scotland settings so I’m excited to read this one.


Jane, Unlimited by Kristin Cashore

I’m not exactly sure what this book is actually about but it seems like it might be interesting…


I am Princess X by Cherie Priest

I get a very good “geek girl” vibe from this book and it’s got some of the fictional web comics throughout it as well. It seems fun!


The Female of the Species by Mindy McGinnis

A book about rape culture and also a mystery/thriller, it sounds fantastic.


Warcross by Marie Lu

Super hyped book with a gorgeous cover, I used a giftcard from Christmas to buy a signed copy. I love video games so I’m excited to read this one and see what all the hype is about.


A Map For Wrecked Girls by Jessica Taylor

The cover is super vibrantly colored and it seems like an okay story, I got it for 60% off since my local bookstore is going out of business.


Golden Son by Pierce Brown

My boyfriend got this for me for Christmas so I am SUPER pumped to continue this series because it’s freaking amazing!


The Heart Forger by Rin Chupeco

I received this ARC for review and I loooooved “The Bone Witch” so definitely looking forward to reading the sequel!


Furyborn by Claire Legrand

Another ARC I received for review and it sounds fantastic with assassins and Sun Queens and Blood Queens. Hopefully it’s as amazing as it sounds.


Roar by Cora Carmack

A YA Fantasy with characters who can control storms, it sounds so badass and so I got a copy from Book Outlet.


Beautiful Broken Girls by Kim Savage

I was sent this copy from Kim Savage herself, she’s amazing and I’m super grateful and very excited to read it!


The Last Magician by Lisa Maxwell

I wasn’t the biggest fan of Maxwell’s other book “Unhooked” but everyone seemed to really love this one and I adore the cover so I wanted to give it a shot.


The Name of the Wind by Patrick Rothfuss

The other book my boyfriend got my for Christmas, I was super excited since it’s the 10th anniversary edition and it is absolutely gorgeous!

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**** And now for the eBook portion of the haul! These were all super cheap Kindle deals and ARCs! ****

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Geekerella by Ashley Poston

A “geeky” retelling of Cinderella, I think it sounds like it’s worth reading because I love retellings and books with geek culture!


Eliza and Her Monsters by Francesca Zappia

I usually don’t go for YA contemporaries or romances but this one sounds adorable and everyone seems to love it, it’s also about a girl who writes web comics so it comes with a side of geeky which I always love.


The Seventh Bride by T. Kingfisher

A Bluebeard retelling and it’s also super short, I figured it’d be worth a read since I love retellings.


The Butterfly Garden by Don Hutchison

I’ve actually seen quite a few good reviews for this one and once again it’s pretty short so I wanted to give it a read.


Sky in the Deep by Adrienne Young

Vikings! A YA Fantasy that’s Viking inspired, I am here for it and so excited to read it!


Fatal Throne by Various Authors

This is an anthology of stories all featuring the wives of Henry VIII, each other contributes a story for each wife. It sounded interesting so I requested it hopefully it doesn’t disappoint.


The Queens of Innis Lear by Tessa Gratton

This is a READ NOW on Netgalley guys! So if you want it go get it! I am so excited to have a copy of this book, although I did hear it might just be a sampler but that wasn’t stated on Netgalley and it seems to be the full book I downloaded onto my Kindle. So.


Blood and Sand by C.V. Wyk

This is about gladiators and also I think Spartacus, so I am pumped to read this. Hopefully it’s as badass as I think it will be!

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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 or this month?

Let me know in the comments!

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20+ Books! Black Friday/November Book Haul

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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!

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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!

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The Fifth Season by N.K. Jemisin

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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I honestly am so excited I recieved an ARC of this! Casino families, gangs, and secrets!

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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!

The Sassy

Fall Book Haul!

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These are some books that were SUPPOSED to be a part of my last book haul (which you can check out here) but I did the post after I ordered them soooo here we are with another book haul!

This will be kind of a short post since I don’t really have too much to say about any of these books but I am excited to read them all!

Hope you guys enjoy!

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ARCs Received:

Fire and Bone by Rachel A. Marks

The Upside of Falling Down by Rebekah Crane

These are two ARCs I received unsolicited from the publisher but I’m looking forward to reading both of them with release dates in January and February!


Books I Purchased or Were Gifted To Me:

Scythe by Neal Shusterman


The Passion of Dolssa by Julie Berry

I’ve honestly been waiting forever to get my hands on this book, I’ve heard a lot of good things about it and I want to try and broaden my reading horizons a bit. I don’t usually like historical fiction but I’m hoping this one is as good as I’ve heard!


To Catch A Killer by Sheryl Scarborough


American Street by Ibi Zoboi

Once again I’ve heard a lot of good things plus this is a diverse read! I also have to say the Haitian Vodou beliefs that are supposedly represented in this book have me very intrigued as well.


Ten by Gretchen McNeil

A kind of horror/thriller/slasher book based off of Agatha Christie’s “And Then There Were None” which I am here for.


Bone Gap by Laura Ruby


A Thousand Pieces of You by Claudia Gray

I’m really not sure if I’ll actually enjoy this book or not but it’s a sci-fi with a gorgeous cover so I have my fingers crossed.


Wonder Woman: Warbringer by Leigh Bardugo

Positive reviews, Wonder Woman, and Leigh Bardugo. I’m sold.


The Language of Thorns by Leigh Bardugo

The hardcover is so gorgeous and the book has some illustrations around each page, it’s seriously beautiful. Plus I’m here for Bardugo’s short stories!


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(I forgot to mention a few of these in the last book haul, oops!)

(Also these were ALL purchased on sale for under $5)


Hunted by Meagan Spooner

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I was reluctant to read this one since I think Beauty and The Beast retellings are overdone but I’ve heard a lot of good things about it so I decided to give it a shot!


Violet Grenade by Victoria Scott

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Forbidden by Tabitha Suzuma

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I know this is a book about an incestual relationship between siblings and knowing the content I’ve still heard it’s a good book so I decided to pick it up.


The Bear and the Nightingale by Katherine Arden
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Bird Box by Josh Malerman

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Have you read any of these books? What did you think?

Have any of these on your TBR as well?

Haul any great books lately?

Let me know in the comments! 

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(Over Due) Huge Book Haul!

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Honestly I should have been doing book hauls every time I got a decent amount of books but here I am piling them all together into one! These are books I collected over the summer and part of fall here and there definitely are a ton to share!

I did actually order another small haul from Book Outlet here as well as a few other books I just picked up but I decided instead of waiting to include them I’d just maybe do another book haul here shortly.

So without further ado let’s get into this book haul!

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Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone by J.K. Rowling 20th Anniversary Edition

This was something I was super pumped to get for my birthday because I didn’t think anyone would actually get it for me! This is the UK hardback Ravenclaw edition (because I am a Ravenclaw, of course!) and it’s absolutely gorgeous it has blue edged pages with yellow stripes. There’s also just some fun little “facts” about Ravenclaw house as well as a beautiful map of Hogwarts inside as well.

I also received those gorgeous Harry Potter bookmarks with it!


The Wood by Chelsea Bobulski

Mostly I wanted this for the cover which is gorgeous and creepy all at once with a leaf dripping blood. It seems creepy but also not, if that makes sense? There’s portals and woods and it all sounds super interesting!


Furthermore by Tahereh Mafi

I literally waited forever for Book Outlet to get copies of this one in! I’ve been wanting to read something by Tahereh Mafi for a while but her Shatter Me series doesn’t seem up my alley and so I wanted to try this one. Plus the cover is really vibrant and colorful.


Daughter of the Pirate King by Tricia Levenseller

Another Book Outlet purchase, I wasn’t originally going to buy this book but since everything is so cheap on Book Outlet I decided I might as well. I’m always a sucker for pirate books so hopefully this one lives up to some expectations.


When Dimple Met Rishi by Sandhya Menon

Everyone was hyping this book up quite a bit and normally I’m not a huge contemporary reader but I thought it sounded interesting and I do want to broaden my bookish horizons a bit!


Norse Mythology by Neil Gaiman

Norse Mythology plus Neil Gaiman? I was sold instantly! Of course I needed to buy it!


Empress of a Thousand Skies by Rhoda Belleza

This one had pretty good reviews and I honestly need more great YA sci-fi books in my life, that’s all!


The Valiant by Lesley Livingston

A female gladiator? Once again, sold instantly.


Bad Romance by Heather Demetrios

The cover is gorgeous and this seems like a really unique contemporary since it focuses on a dysfunctional and abusive relationship.


A Conjuring of Light by V.E. Schwab

I haven’t read AGOS yet but I figured while Book Outlet still had copies of this that I would buy it that way I had the next book right away!


Strange the Dreamer by Laini Taylor

Of course I bought this because I adore Laini Taylor and need ALL her books in my life.


Caraval by Stephanie Garber

So originally I wasn’t going to buy this book either since I’m iffy on whether I’d enjoy it or not but once again Book Outlet! I figured since it was cheap I’d just buy it and hopefully enjoy it, if not at least it’s pretty.


Little Monsters by Kara Thomas

I loved Thomas’s other book “The Darkest Corners” and so I had to buy her newest book, she really knows how to write some great twisted thrillers!


Because You Love To Hate Me stories selected by Amerie 

A good amount of hype plus short stories told from the villains POV and some great YA authors collaborating with Booktubers? I definitely had to check this one out.


It by Stephen King

Yes, yes I did just buy this book after seeing the movie! The movie of course was excellent and I highly recommend seeing it! This is a pretty intimidating book but I do want to read it eventually because I also adore Stephen King.


The Warrior Heir by Cinda Williams Chima

More fantasy books, woohoo! I really need to start reading some of her books because now I have two from each of her series….


The Queen of the Tearling by Erika Johansen

I wasn’t going to buy this one but I’ve decided to start ignoring reviews on certain things and just try it myself especially since I really love fantasy books.


Sabriel by Garth Nix

Moooooore fantasy books….


The Devils You Know by M.C. Atwood 

Horror book for Halloween, right? This was an ARC sent to me for review.


No Saints in Kansas by Amy Brashear

Another ARC sent to me for review, this one is based off of “In Cold Blood” by Truman Capote which sounds super interesting.


The Hollow Girl by Hillary Monahan

Another ARC that I have reviewed already, it was absolutely freaking fantastic.

(Review Here)


The Hanging Girl by Eileen Cook

An ARC once again. Very fast paced with some great twists, it’s perfect for non-horror readers for Halloween.

(Review Here)


Heroes of Olympus Series by Rick Riordan

I finally bought the entire box set from Book Outlet! Super excited to dive back into some Riordan books because of course they’re always fun, fast, and fantastic!


The Traitor Baru Cormorant by Seth Dickinson

The year I started blogging this was a new release and it’s a fantasy about a girl going “undercover” in order to infiltrate the rulers who conquered her homeland, there’s also a F/F romance. Sounds super good and Book Outlet had this one on sale so of course I scooped it up!

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Have you read any of these books? What did you think?

Do you have any of these on your TBR as well? 

What did you think of my haul?

Let me know in the comments! 

The Sassy