Christmas Book Haul!

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Hey everybody! Hope you all had a wonderful, book-filled holiday! I know I did, so I’m going to show off all the bookish goodies I received this Christmas!

First off I only have one picture of half of my haul, I received these from my parents and boyfriend. The OTHER half of my haul has yet to arrive….

My grandparents gave me the gift of money, knowing I would use it to buy whichever books I chose. So I went onto Book Outlet (seriously a great store, and no they aren’t paying me to say so) and ordered SEVEN books! I got all of them for a grand total of $30, I don’t know about you but getting that many books for $30 is a pretty solid deal. So hopefully those will be arriving soon, in which case I can do an unboxing post! Woohoo!

So without further ado let’s show off the haul!!!!!

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So these obviously aren’t ALL books but also bookish paraphernalia…

  • Cheshire Cat (Alice in Wonderland) pillow as well as a bookmark. For any of you who DON’T know this, I am HUGE Cheshire fan….a lot. So I’m pretty pumped about these little goodies.
  • A Song of Fire and Ice Grown-Up coloring book, once again I’m a big fan and an adult coloring book makes me pretty happy. Even though I can’t imagine coloring such detailed people will be all that easy for me……I also got another coloring book for grown ups but that’s mostly flowers and graphic designs, still cool though. Plus a shit ton of colored pencils to go with them.
  • “Girl of Nightmares” by Kendare Blake. The sequel to “Anna Dressed in Blood” so I really needed it obviously. I read, reviewed, and LOVED the first book so I needed the next one. Hopefully it’s just as good!
  • The ENTIRE Monstrumologist series in a box set!!!! I can thank my boyfriend for this one…..this is proof that he either A.) Listens occasionally or B.) Reads my blog to find out what I want…….hm. Anyways I’M SUPER PUMPED about this box set! I have started reading the first one already and IT IS AMAZING!!!

 

So now for the SECOND half of my Christmas book haul! Like I said earlier these are books I ordered with Christmas gift money that have yet to arrive into my awaiting embrace.
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“5 to 1” by Holly Bodger

This is a book that I’ve briefly seen around the book blogging community and it has a SUPER interesting blurb. Plus look at how gorgeous the cover is! For the most part the reviews seem pretty positive so I’m hoping I love the inside of this book as much as the outside.

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“Antigoddess” by Kendare Blake

So I’ve had my eyes on this book for a while since I LOVED Blake’s other book “Anna Dressed in Blood”. There seems to be some mixed feelings on this book but since I really love both Kendare Blake AND anything that has to do with mythology I’m hoping I’ll end up loving this book/series.

Born of Illusion (Born of Illusion, #1)

“Born of Illusion” by Teri Brown

Ok so this book has pretty good reviews as well AND it’s set in the early 1920’s AND it’s about stage magic! I don’t know about you guys but I find books/movies centering around stage magic to be absolutely fascinating. I really loved Nolan’s film “The Prestige” and I keep picturing this book to be like that. Hopefully it lives up to my expectations, I won’t be comparing it to that movie…that’s setting the bar way to high.

Guardian of the Dead

“Guardian of the Dead” by Karen Healey

About 5-6 years ago I spotted this book in a bookstore and desperately wanted it. The blurb sounded pretty creepy and therefore very interesting to my 15 year old mind. Unfortunately I never did get my hands on a copy until now and hopefully it’s as entertaining as I thought it would be 6 years ago.

Perfect Ruin (Internment Chronicles, #1)

“Perfect Ruin” Lauren DeStefano

I’m actually not to sure about what I’ll think about this book when I read it. The blurb sounds OK and the reviews are pretty mixed but I’m a sucker for a pretty cover……besides when I can get a paperback copy for around $3.00 it’s worth the gamble.

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“Revolver” by Marcus Sedgwick

I read Sedgwick’s other book “Midwinterblood” and absolutely loved it, I’ve heard that this book is just as good too. So that’s pretty self explanatory. I had to buy it, plain and simple. Marcus Sedgwick is awesome.

The Bone Season (The Bone Season, #1)

“The Bone Season” by Samantha Shannon

There are SO many mixed reviews on this book, people seem to either love this book or loathe it. I’m hoping that I’ll love it since I’m a big fan of great world building and this seems to have some very intricate world building. Plus as I’ve said before I’m a sucker for a great cover and the cover under the dust jacket is pretty dang gorgeous. This was pretty much recommended to me by Alysyn over at Rein Reads, she told me about the beautiful hardcover copy you can get over at Book Outlet for $2.99!

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That wraps up my Christmas book haul this year and hopefully my Book Outlet order comes in relatively soon so I can do an unboxing post!

I hope you all had a great Christmas as well, can’t wait to see your loot!

Black Friday Bookhaul

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I’m FINALLY posting my meager bookhaul from last weekend! It’s just three books but hey that’s cause enough for me to do a post about them, lets you guys know what to be looking for as far as reviews go.

Not to mention how excited I am to read these books soon!

Without further ado here’s my Black Friday Bookhaul!

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1.) Soundless by Richelle Mead

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I’ve heard a lot of mixed reviews on this one so I was a little leery about purchasing it. However, in the end my love for Richelle Mead and pretty covers forced me into buying it. I absolutely adored Mead’s Vampire Academy series and I’m hoping I’ll love this as well.

Also how could I say no to a SIGNED COPY?

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2.) Da Vinci’s Tiger by L.M. Elliot

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This is one I’ve actually been looking forward to reading for a while, I’m a sucker for anything in historical Italy especially the Renaissance era. Let’s just say I played a little too much Assassin’s Creed II….

Anyways I was IN LOVE with this book’s previous cover and I’m heartbroken it got changed to this but if the book is as good as I think it will be then I’ll live.

See? Isn’t this so much better!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

3.) The Young Elites by Marie Lu

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Now an interesting blurb and a lot of hype is what first led me to this book. My library has an ebook copy of it but it was ALWAYS checked out and I’m not a patient lady. So I decided for $10 I’d just buy my own copy. If it’s as good as people say it is I won’t be disappointed even though I wasn’t really  a big fan of Lu’s other book “Legend”. I am a fan of fantasy though so hopefully I’ll love this one!

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So that wraps up my Black Friday Bookhaul! Thanks for reading guys! Hopefully I can get around to reading these bad boys soon.

What did you guys get this last Black Friday? Are there any books on here you’re waiting to read as well? Let me know in the comments!

Random Ramblings #4: October Bookhaul (Plus Birthday Bookhaul)

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Originally I was going to do a birthday bookhaul post, but then I waited too long and got some more books so now I’m just combining the October books I got with the books I received for my birthday. September 29th is close enough to October right? I think so.


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Don’t you love seeing stacks of new books?

I know you do, don’t lie.

So let’s dissect that stack shall we?


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“Vengeance Road” by Erin Bowman

Part of the Birthday Bookhaul group, isn’t that cover just gorgeous?

I’ve heard good things about this book and I’ll definitely get to reading it ASAP.


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“Walk on Earth a Stranger” by Rae Carson

Once again part of the Birthday Bookhaul, and again a gorgeous cover.

I haven’t read anything by Rae Carson before but tons of people rave about her other series “Girl of Fire and Thorns” series and even though I haven’t read that series,  I expect this new series of hers to be good.


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“The Sword of Summer” by Rick Riordan

This one was obtained by me freaking out the day it was released and running to Target and buying it. Boom. Done.

I’m sure I will just devour it like I did the Percy Jackson series.


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“The Scorpion Rules” by Erin Bow

Birthday Bookhaul. I’m ALMOST finished with it as of right now and let me tell you it is absolutely awesome. Review will be coming along shortly if you’re interested!


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“Dreamstrider” by Lindsay Smith

I bought this little beauty on a whim this last week because it sounds so good plus…..

GORGEOUS COVER! I have so much cover love for this book!

I’ve heard mixed reviews, but I’m hoping it’s as great as its cover….


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“Six of Crows” by Leigh Bardugo

I finally got this book!!!!!!!!

Although this book came out ON my birthday I didn’t get it as part of my Birthday Bookhaul, unfortunately.

I’m definitely, DEFINITELY planning on reading this next.


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“Lips Touch: Three Times” by Laini Taylor

Birthday Bookhaul, naturally because I asked for it a thousand times from my boyfriend and he really came through for me.

I finished this recently and JUST posted a review for it, which you can find here.


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“A Knight of the Seven Kingdoms” George R.R. Martin

I bought this complretley on a whim, I saw George R.R. Martin and A Song of Fire and Ice prequel novella and I HAD to own it.

Hopefully this will help tide me over until “Winds of Winter” comes…

*shakes fist and book at George R.R. Martin*


You’re also basically getting a sneak peak of my reading schedule for the next month or two. Exciting.