Category Archives: Book Haul

Book Haul: …Which Comes Waaay Too Soon After The Last (Aha… ha… fuck)

*peaks inside and wiggles fingers at you all*

Aha… hi, y’all! ūüėÄ Bet you weren’t expecting to see me so soon, now were ya?

Yeaahhh… so about that. ūüėĄ As per usual, my next monthly shipment/installment/requesting pool of books come in and… well… OBVIOUSLY I HAVE NO SELF CONTROL.

The good thing though is that I have a nice long weekend ahead of me with LOTS of opportunity to read and cut down some of this monstrously long TBR.

Anywho… >___> Imma just… leave these here… Yeah. *EHEM* Enjoy. ‚̧

 


 

REQUESTED / FOR REVIEW

Things Unseen (The Long Forgotten Song, #1) by C.J. Brightley
Awake, Chimera by Justine Graykin
Spindle by W. R. Gingell
Being Cosmopolitan Demands a Sacrifice by Jamie Brindle
Surrounded by Crimson (Sumeria’s Sons, #4) by Lexi Ander
Beneath the Scales by Aurora Peppermint
Polaris Awakening edited by VARIOUS
The Monstrous by Ellen Datlow

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A big thanks to all the publishers and authors for these proofs and galleys!

Book Haul: …Which Is Bigger Than Big Because It’s Two Month’s Worth (Aha… ha)

Book Haul mania, guys! Truthfully, I wish I could say I’ve gotten the chance to read through most of these already… but, in fact, I’ve barely looked at them since purchasing/being gifted/winning/ requesting/or otherwise receiving them. 8D

As the title suggests, this haul is extra, EXTRA large because it’s a compilation of this month AND last month’s haul. (Maybe even a bit of the month before??? IDK WOW I’M SO BEHIND HAHAHAhaha… ehh… crap.)

Nevertheless, here we are! ūüėÄ

Definitely lemme know if any of them catch your eye or if you’ve read any of these titles¬†yourself. I get the feeling that most of these are going to be pretty good-if-not-FAN-FRIGGIN-TASTIC-ONES, so I’d love to get some feedback if you’ve read and enjoyed ’em. (Or if you hated ’em, tell me why!)

As always , the links will take you to their GoodReads or¬†NetGalley page, so if you’re interested, click away to read the description~~

 


 

PURCHASED

Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe by Benjamin Alire S√°enz
None of the Above by I.W. Gregorio
The Five Stages of Andrew Brawley by Shaun Hutchinson
Running With The Wind (Mermen of Ea, #3) by Shira Anthony
A Monster Calls by Patrick Ness
The King of Forever (Scarlet and the White Wolf, #4) by Kirby Crow
A Boy And His Dragon (Beings In Love, #2) by R. Cooper
The Fangirl’s Guide to the Galaxy by¬†Sam Maggs, Kelly Bastow (Illustrator)
The Legend of the Ditto Twins by Jerry Douglas
The Brothers Bishop by Bart Yates

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Another Day (Every Day, #2) by David Levithan
The Dinosaur Lords (The Dinosaur Lords, #1) by Victor Milan
Penn’s Woodland by David Connor
The Long Journey Home by Cassandra Pierce
The Homecoming by J. Scott Coatsworth
Dangerous Concoctions (Curvy Assignments, #2) by Victoria Bright
Everything You And I Could Have Been If We Weren’t You And I (Todo Lo Que Podriamos Haber Sido Tu Y Yo Si No Fueramos Tu Y Yo) ¬†by Albert Espinosa
Hunter of Demons (SPECTR, #1) by Jordan L. Hawk
A Neophyte’s Tale (Netherwalker, #.05) by CK Dawn
The Dragon’s Curse by Victoria Zagar
The Crying Game by Kol Anderson
Alien Love by Stan Schatt
A Boy Called Cin by Cecil Wilde
Misery’s Way: A Kit Colbana World Story (Colbana Files #4.5) by J. C. Daniels
The King’s Sword by C. J. Brightley
Prodigal (The Lost Imperials #2) by Tyler Jolley &Sherry D. Ficklin
Scarred Souls by T. T. Kove
Seventh by Rachel White
The Harem Master (Tales of Tavamara, #3) by Megan Derr
Stormbringer (Book of Wyrd, #2) by Alis Franklin
The Australian by Lesley Young
Lilliput by Sam Gayton, Alice Ratteree (Illustrator)
Picturing The Apocalypse by Natasha & Anthony O’Hear
Archimedes Nesselrode by Justine Graykin
Saronna’s Gift by Carmen Webster Buxton
The Society of the Preservation of C. J. Henderson
Corrupts Absolutely?: Dark Metahuman Fiction edited by Lincoln Crisler
Transcendence by Danielle Ackley-McPhail
Earthrise (Her Instruments, #1) by M.C.A. Hogarth
Cold Faith by Shaune Lafferty Webb
It’s Like This by Anne O’Gleadra
Like Stolen Pearl by Talya Andor
Drifter Volume 1: Out of the Night by Ivan Brandon
Twisted Dark, Volume 1 by Neil Gibson
Twisted Dark, Volume 2 by Neil Gibson
Twisted Dark, Volume 3
by Neil Gibson
Wayward, Vol. 1: String Theory by Jim Zub
Behind Story (Volume #1) by Narae Ahn
October Faction Volume 1 (October Faction, #1) by Steve Niles
A Glance Backward by Tony Sandoval
Let’s Eat Ramen and Other Doujinshi Short Stories by Nagumo
Spread, Vol. 1: No Hope by Justin Jordan
Robert Heinlein’s Citizen of the Galaxy by Robert Lazaro

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Omorphi (Hope, #1) by C. Kennedy

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Soulless by T. Baggins
The Mussel Eater by Octavia Cade
In Her Head, In Her Eyes by Yukimi Ogawa
Hunting Monsters by S. L. Huang

MANGA
Ten Count [1] [2] by Rihito Takarai
Dia Game by Kotora Byaku
Tsume to Toge by Tooko Miyagi
HAL by Makano Aoi
Dramatical Murder 1 by Nitro+CHiRAL
Ai to Kairaku no Jouken by Kanda Neko
Shuuten Unknown [1] [2] by Sugiura Shiho
Torikago Syndrome [1] [2] by Samamiya Akaza
5 CATS by Amatu Risa
Sakabu no Oujisama by Shushushu Sakurai
Karen by Yamada Shiro & Kaoru Iwamoto

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A big thanks to all the publishers and authors for these proofs and galleys!

Book Haul: …Which Is Already Half-Read (Just Lacking In Reviews)

Hey everyone~¬†Looks like it’s time for another haul. ūüôā

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As the title suggests, I’ve actually gone through about half of these already, but just haven’t gotten around to writing up reviews for them yet.

/tries not to remind self of utter fail on that note

ANYWAY! Let’s nevermind all that though! Check out my latest haul and lemme know if any of you are reading these (or at least find some of them interesting). I’m real curious if anyone else found themselves drawn to the covers and/or descriptions~~

The links will take you to their GoodReads page (or¬†NetGalley page, for one or two that ‚Ästfor whatever reason ‚Ästdon’t have a GR page yet).


 

PURCHASED

Fairy Bound (Fairy Compacts, #3) by Katey Hawthorne
The Mermaid’s Sister¬†by¬†Carrie Anne Noble
Sweet Blood of Mine (Overworld Chronciles, #1) by John Corwin
Unsung Giant by Jennifer Pendon

FOR REVIEW / ARCs

Ghost (Wolf’s-own, #1)¬†by Carole Cummings
Wild Cats, around the globe with Suki and Finch (Volume #1)
 by Muhammad Tauhidul Iqbal Sampad (3-D Artist); Rebecca Merry Murdock & Isabel Iglesias
Hinges, Book One: Clockwork City by Meredith McClaren
Give to the Heart (Volume 1) by Wann
Give to the Heart (Volume 2) by Wann
Edward Scissorhands (Volume 1: Parts Unknown) by Kate Leth & Drew Rausch
Eden (Volume 2) by Bash
Roots & Fangs by Skye Eagleday & Ripley Sage
The Decaying Empire (The Vanishing Girl, #2) by Laura Thalassa
Along Came a Wolf (The Yellow Hoods, #1) by Adam Dreece
Breadcrumb Trail (The Yellow Hoods, #2) by Adam Dreece
The Concealing (Spirit Warriors, #1) by D.E.L. Connor
Howl at the Moon, Liarus Detective Novel by Author
The Daring Assignment (The Curvy Assignments #1) by Victoria Bright
MUROR РATLANTIS: 14,000 B.C. CHRONICLES by A. Serraa
Peripheral People (A Ylendrian Empire Novel) by Reesa Herberth & Michelle Moore
Down by Ally Blue
The Pyramids of London (The Trifold Age, #1) by Andrea K Höst
Red-Line:The Shift by J. T. Bishop
Undertow by Michael Buckley
Ghost Boy: The Miraculous Escape of a Misdiagnosed Boy Trapped Inside His Own Body by Martin Pistorius
Waiting For April by Jaime Loren
The Soul Keeper Complete Boxset (Deceived, Destroyed & Descent#1-3) by L. A. Starkley

 

A big thanks to all the publishers and authors for these proofs and galleys!

Kicking Off The New Year Right With “Red Queen” and “Ensnared”~~

Kong Hei Fat Choy!

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As I mentioned in my previous post, the lunar or Chinese New Year begins today! And what a way to begin! Check out the newest additions to my bookpile:

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I mean, look at them!

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Gaze upon their deliciousness~~~

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Then squee so loudly it comes out only as a tiny, inaudible squeak.

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Sooooo, this was a lovely surprise today! ūüôā Yesterday I found out that my membership card wasn’t expired AND that I apparently had a free gift voucher for¬†up to $10 on anything storewide pre-loaded onto it in celebration of¬†my birthday.

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Obviously that meant books, books, books, books~~~

So I raced to the nearest bookstore and picked up Ensnared, which I knew they finally had out on their shelves, and purchased it at a killer steal. *Mwahahaha* I also ended up getting a fancy new bookmark as my free birthday gift.

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I chose the owl because whoooo doesn’t like an ow-hooool? ūüôā

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Later that night, I saw¬†Red Queen for a ridiculously cheap amount of money at BJ’s, but had no money to purchase it after splurging on Ensnared. ūüė¶

Cue my best mate¬†to the rescue! ūüėÄ ūüėÄ ūüėÄ ūüėÄ ūüėÄ

Dag knew exactly what to do and dragged my ass back to BJ’s today and presented me with his credit card and that¬†gorgeous¬†book in hand.

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It’s times like this when nothing can go wrong. BEST NEW YEAR’S EVER.

I’m just proud I didn’t dance down the aisles.

Book Haul PART 2: …Which Only Proves I Have No Self-Control

Whelp. Looks like I can add a few more books to that absurdly long list from before.

What can I say? My fingers slipped. ūüėõ

Too many books, you say?

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REQUESTED FROM AUTHOR

The Three Lands Omnibus by Dusk Peterson
Law of Vengeance by Dusk Peterson

FOR REVIEW / ARCs

The Lost Boys Symphony by Mark Andrew Ferguson
Nightbird by Alice Hoffman
Trust The Focus (In Focus, #1) by Megan Erickson
The Glittering World by Robert Levy
In Search of Lost Dragons by¬†√Člian Black’mor, M Carine, Jezequel
Trees (vol.1) by Warren Ellis & Jason Howard
Probably Monsters by Ray Clueley
Eden (vol.1) by Bash

A super big thanks to all the publishers and authors for these proofs and galleys!

Book Haul: …Which Is HUGE

Sooooo… I may have gone a little¬†crazy with this month’s book haul. >_> *EHEM* Granted, most of it is actually ARCs and RvCs, but that really doesn’t matter in the long run.¬†Still a shitton of books to read.

Not like I’m complain’.

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PURCHASED

The Dangers of Fairy Compacts (Book #1) by Katey Hawthorne
Life as a Fairy Thrall (Fairy Compacts, Book #2) by Katey Hawthorne
Shadow Man by Melissa Scott
Warp World by Jacob H. Ramm

FOR REVIEW / ARCs

Doll Face by Tim Curran
Drag Noir by K.A. Laity (editor)
Losing Ground by Sasha L. Miller
Like Stolen Pearls by Talya Andor
As Spring Rain by Valentina Heart
Knight of the White Hart by Kathryn Marlowe
Gates of Thread and Stone (Book #1) by Lori M. Lee
The Infinite (Gates of Thread and Stone, Book #2) by Lori M. Lee
Mindtouch by M.C.A. Hogarth
Time and Tithe by LJ Cohen
The Fangirl’s Guide to the Galaxy by Sam Maggs
Hidden by Megg Jensen
The Fall of Fair Isle by Rowena Cory Daniells
Fireblood (Whispers of Mirrorwen, Book #1) by Jeff Wheeler
Dryad-Born (Whispers of Mirrorwen, Book #2) by Jeff Wheeler
Poisonwell (Whispers of Mirrorwen, Book #3) by  Jeff Wheeler
Sacrificed (The Last Oracle, Book #1) by Emily Wibberley
Klaxon at the Core (Psionic Frequency, Book #2) by Talya Andor
The Marcella Fragment by Anna LaForge
Tame a Wild Human by Kari Gregg


And last, but not least…

GIVEAWAY WINNINGS

The Elf Girl (Journey Into The Realm, Book 1) by Markelle Grabo
The Spell Master (Journey Into The Realm, Book 2) by Markelle Grabo
The Stolen Child (Journey Into The Real, Book 3) by Markelle Grabo

A super big thanks to all the publishers and authors for these proofs and galleys!

What’s On Your Christmas/Yule/Kwanzaa/Etc. List This Year?

Mine’s pretty simple. Straight-forward. Never-changing.

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Super Discounted Books! $1 Finds

On today’s episode of how I managed to snag some awesome and utterly cheap hardcover books, we have as part of our book haul:

Picked them up at a local store that was having a clearance sale. Everything in the bin was a buck. ūüėą I was super tempted to just grab as many books as could fit in my arms, cart, and shopping bag, AND RUN! But after some careful searching, I only came up with about six or so titles that interested me. ūüėź

Already started reading Alek, and it’s… interesting, to say the least. As I said,¬†I would have gotten more books, but… well… It was either buy more books or use the two meager dollars I had left for coffee.

I went with coffee.

(I know, I’m hideous for choosing the coffee. But it had to be done. *nod nod* Don’t judge me!)

Book Haul – My Latest Discoveries At A Local Used Bookstore

I had the pleasure of finding a most delightful (and odd) little used bookshop today. Literally in the middle of nowhere. I should have taken pictures to prove how friggin’ remote and hidden away this place was.

But, perhaps, for good reason! Bought six books in damn good condition for a little under $8 US dollars.

I’m not even kidding here.

Here’s the list and the photo evidence XD:

  • Interview With A Vampire by Anne Rice
  • Jhereg by Steven Brust
  • The Seventh Gate by Margaret Weis & Tracy Hickman
  • Mossflower by Brian Jacques
  • Wizard’s First Rule by Terry Goodkind
  • The Storyteller’s Start-Up Book by Margaret Read MacDonald

Adding these to last week’s impromptu buys (which I forget to blog about, sorry guys!!):

  • Aesop’s Fables¬†
  • Deep Blue by Jennifer Donnelly

and bringing my book haul total¬†to 8, I can safely say that old adage, “So many books, so little time!” is the truest expression for my current predicament.

Of course, as my luck would have it, I get all these lovely books with absolutely NO time to read them. This weekend I’m going to be sooo busy! (Damn you, interfering real life!!! *shake fists at*)

I’ll have to find time during the week.

Maybe.

Or just take off a day at wor–*COUGH* Yeah, no, you didn’t read¬†that at all. 8D Keep it movin’ folks! Nothing to see here. ūüėĄ

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