December 2018 Book Haul

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Hello, friends! I can’t believe this is my last haul for 2018! I can honestly say 2018 was a huge whirlwind for me in the bookish world. I feel so fortunate to have made such amazing friendships through the book community, and I am also so grateful for the relationships I’ve built with publishers. I am looking forward to continuing bringing you more reviews (and hauls. Like, who am I kidding?) and perhaps a little Booktube…? 😉

So, here we go. My haul from December 2018!


Book Outlet Black Friday Haul:

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Captive Prince

Prince’s Gambit

Catching Air

Dating You/Hating You

Love and Other Words

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The Cafe by the Sea

The Great Gatsby


Purchased Books:

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Queen of Air and Darkness (Signed/personalized)

Queen of Air and Darkness (Waterstones)


From Publishers:

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The Stolen Angel (Grand Central Pub)

Black Leopard, Red Wolf (Riverhead Books)

Out of Time (Berkley Romance)

D-Day Girls (Penguin)

Courting Darkness (HMH)

Dragon Pearl (Rick Riordan Presents)

Four Dead Queens (Penguin Teen)

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Edelweiss Galleys:

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Descendant of the Crane (Albert Whitman Company)


Subscription Boxes:

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Wild Magic (Illumicrate)

Empress of All Seasons (Illumicrate)

An Anonymous Girl (Book of the Month)

Blanca y Roja (Shelflove Crate)

Amber & Dusk (Owlcrate)

Fire and Heist (Fairyloot)

The Storm Crow (Fairyloot)


Gifts:

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Thank you so much for my wonderful friends who sent me these amazing gifts. I am truly overwhelmed with gratitude and I am so blessed to have your friendships. Thank you to Jen @ Pinot and Pages, Melanie @ Meltotheany, Sophie @ Sophie Reads, Kristin @ Super Space Chick, Heather @ Bookables, Trina @ Between Chapters, and Chelsea @ ChelseaDolling Reads for making my Christmas so special! ❤


I hope you all had a wonderful month and a merry Christmas (if you celebrate!) My Christmas book haul will go up in January since I’m celebrating it a bit late with family this year. I also want to wish you all a happy new year’s eve weekend! Please be safe! ❤

xx,

Amy

November 2018 Book Haul

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Hello, all! Here’s my book haul from November. I got lucky and found some lovely signed books at Barnes & Noble’s Black Friday sale so I grabbed myself a few early Christmas presents. 😉 I also want to thank all of the amazing publishers, friends, and FairyLoot for making my month so special!


Purchased Books:

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Throne of Glass Collector’s Edition (US)

Throne of Glass Collector’s Edition (UK)

Skyward (Signed)

Fangirl

Stranger Things

Whiskey in a Teacup (Signed)

Kingdom of Ash (Signed)

What If It’s US (Signed)

The Wicker King

Girls of Paper and Fire (Owlcrate)

Heartstopper Vol. 1


Kindle Purchases:

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Lady Midnight


ARCs From Publishers:

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Permafrost (Tor.com)

The Test (Tor.com)

Middlegame (Tor.com)

Tin Heart (Flatiron)

Warrior of the Wild (Feiwel & Friends)

His Perfect Wife (Crown Publishing)

The Afterlife of Holly Chase (Cynthia Hand)


Gifts:

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The Unbecoming of Mara Dyer (Gift from Taylor!)

The Evolution of Mara Dyer (Gift from Taylor!)


ARCs From NetGalley:

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Wicked Saints (Wednesday Books)


Book of the Month:

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Winter in Paradise

The Proposal

For Better and Worse

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FairyLoot October Box:

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Girls of Paper and Fire | Rep Code: COURT10

FairyLoot November Box:

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Skyward | Rep Code: COURT10


That’s it! Did you get any good deals during Black Friday? I’d love to hear what you got! I hope you have a lovely December. Happy reading!

xx,

Amy

October 2018 Book Haul

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Hi, friends! I hope you all had a great month. I think I’ll dub October as “the month Amy was left unsupervised in a Barnes & Noble.” I’ll let the photos below speak for themselves! (I’m not even sorry.)

 

Books I Purchased:

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Escaping From Houdini by Kerri Maniscalco (Wren got it signed for me!)

Summer of Salt by Katrina Leno

The Astonishing Color of After by Emily X.R. Pan

Girl Made of Stars by Ashley Herring Blake

Small Spaces by Katherine Arden

City of Ghosts by Victoria Schwab

Contagion by Erin Bowman

The Tea Dragon Society by Katie O’Neill

The Loveliest Chocolate Shop in Paris by Jenny Colgan

Christmas on the Island by Jenny Colgan

Aquicorn Cove by Katie O’Neill

The Dark Descent of Elizabeth Frankenstein by Kirsten White

Dry by Neal and Jarrod Shusterman

Kingdom of Ash by Sarah J. Maas

Six of Crows: Collector’s Edition by Leigh Bardugo

The Assassin’s Guide to Love and Treason by Virginia Boecker

The Sisters of the Winter Wood by Rena Rossner (Goldsboro edition)

Muse of Nightmares by Laini Taylor (Goldsboro edition)

One Day in December by Josie Silver

 

Subscription Boxes:

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Give the Dark My Love by Beth Revis (Shelflove Crate – September)

An Absolutely Remarkable Thing by Hank Green (Book of the Month)

Strange the Dreamer and Muse of Nightmares by Laini Taylor (Illumicrate special)

Shadow of the Fox by Julie Kagawa and Pride by Ibi Zoboi (Owlcrate – October)

The Picture of Dorian Gray by Oscar Wilde (Alchemy & Ink’s Gloriously Gothic box. The mug, too!)

 

Books & ARCs Sent By the Publishers:

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We Rule the Night by Claire Eliza Bartlett (NOVL)

Snow in Love by Melissa de la Cruz, et al (Scholastic)

Once and Future by Amy Rose Capetta and Cori McCarthy (Jimmy Books)

The Matchmaker’s List by Sonya Lalli (Berkley)

Wild Hunger by Chloe Neill (Berkley)

 

Digital Galleys:

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The Gilded Wolves by Roshani Chokshi (Wednesday Books)

 

Whew! That’s it! To say this was my biggest haul month is probably true. But I am so happy with all my new books, and I am looking forward to getting lots of mood-reading done in November! 🙂 I hope you’re having a fantastic week so far!

xx,

Amy

September 2018 Book Haul

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Hi, friends! I bring you another monthly book haul. I guess it should be no surprise that I once again accumulated so many books. Book Outlet should be illegal, because when they have books for under $5, how are you supposed to say no? I am now having a shelf-space crisis, guys.

But September was also a month for some amazing new releases and themed special edition subscription boxes! I was also very fortunate to have received some wonderful ARCs. ❤ So, without further ado…

Books Purchased:

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Josh & Hazel’s Guide to Not Dating by Christina Lauren

He Will Be My Ruin by K.A. Tucker

Until it Fades by K.A. Tucker

One True Loves by Taylor Jenkins Reid

Strange Grace by Tessa Gratton

Wildcard by Marie Lu (signed & personalized US edition)

Two Dark Reigns by Kendare Blake

If We Were Villains by M.L. Rio

The Death of Mrs. Westaway by Ruth Ware

Ghosted by Rosie Walsh

The Bone Season by Samantha Shannon

Runaways, Vol. 1: Find Your Way Home by Rainbow Rowell, Kris Anka

Lethal White by Robert Galbraith (J.K. Rowling)

Subscription Boxes:

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Vengeful by V.E. Schwab – Illumicrate edition, UK

Vengeful by V.E. Schwab – Owlcrate edition, US

Mirage by Somaiya Daud – Owlcrate edition – September, US

Mirage by Somaiya Daud – Fairyloot edition – September, UK (Rep code COURT5)

Wildcard by Marie Lu – Beacon Book Box – September

For a Muse of Fire by Heidi Heilig – Litjoy Crate – September

#FashionVictim by Amina Akhtar – Book of the Month

The Silence of the Girls by Pat Barker – Book of the Month 

Books & ARCs from Publishers:

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The Cruel Prince by Holly Black – NOVL

The Wicked King by Holly Black – NOVL

Enchantée by Gita Trelease – Flatiron Books

Beasts Made of Night by Tochi Onyebuchi – Razorbill

Crown of Thunder by Tochi Onyebuchi – Razorbill

You Owe Me a Murder by Eileen Cook – HMH

eBooks:

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The Lost Sisters by Holly Black – NOVL

And there we have it! I hope your month was also filled with some amazing books. I am looking forward to seeing your hauls as well! ❤

xx,

Amy

August 2018 Book Haul

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Hello, friends! Okay, even though I was away for two weeks in August I still managed to accumulate so many books! I was so incredibly fortunate to receive several books as gifts or from publishers. Seriously, I thank you all from the bottom of my heart! Books I already reviewed will be linked below.

I also purchased some books with my birthday Amazon and B&N gift cards, which I am super grateful for! Also I’m a little obsessed with my little mint green library cart. ❤

Books Purchased & Subscription Boxes:

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Fence Vol. 1 by C.S. Pacat & Johanna the Mad

Catwoman: Soulstealer by Sarah J. Maas (Signed US edition – Litjoy Crate)

Catwoman: Soulstealer by Sarah J. Maas (Special UK edition – Illumicrate)

These Rebel Waves by Sara Raasch (Shelflove Crate)

#Murdertrending by Gretchen McNeil

Grace and Fury by Tracy Banghart (Special US edition – Owlcrate)

The Wedding Date by Jasmine Guillory

The Simple Wild by K.A. Tucker

Next Year in Havana by Chanel Cleeton

Solitaire by Alice Oseman

Radio Silence by Alice Oseman

I Was Born For This by Alice Oseman

Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone – Slytherin House edition by J.K. Rowling

Gifts / Sent by the Publisher

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A Curse So Dark and Lonely by Brigid Kemmerer (Bloomsbury)

The Girl King by Mimi Yu (Bloomsbury)

Light Years by Kass Morgan (Little, Brown Books for Young Readers)

Seafire by Natalie C. Parker (Razorbill)

Dear Evan Hansen by Val Emmich (Little, Brown Books for Young Readers)

Toil & Trouble: 16 Tales of Women & Witchcraft by Tess Sharpe, et al (Harlequin Teen)

Phoenix Unbound by Grace Draven (Berkley Publishing)

Fight or Flight by Samantha Young (Berkley Publishing)

(Don’t) Call Me Crazy by Kelly Jensen, et al (Algonquin Young Readers)

The Priory of the Orange Tree by Samantha Shannon (Gift from Laura!)

Here to Stay by Sara Farizan (Algonquin Young Readers)

A Room Away From the Wolves by Nova Ren Suma (Algonquin Young Readers)

These Rebel Waves by Sara Raasch (Fairyloot exclusive – Rep package)

Thank you for looking through my huge haul! Again, I am so grateful to have received these books and I am looking forward to starting several of them in September!

xx,

Amy

July 2018 Book Haul

July was my birthday month so I decided YOLO and bought all the Harry Potter 20th anniversary editions (I already have The Philosopher’s Stone in hardback). Missing from the collection is the Slytherin hardback (still waiting to be shipped), in case you’re wondering! As for non-Harry Potter books, I did pretty well and only bought 4 books, 3 of which are pre-orders. Also I want to say a huge thank you to Melanie for the wonderful books she got me for my birthday!

 

BOOKS PURCHASED:

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Malice by John Gwynne

Spinning Silver by Naomi Novik (US and UK signed editions)

A Reaper at the Gates by Sabaa Tahir (Goldsboro edition)

HARRY POTTER HOUSE EDITIONS:

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Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone – UK 20th Anniversary House editions (paperback)

Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets – UK 20th Anniversary House editions (paperback and hardback)

 

GIFTS & ARCs

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The Wicked King by Holly Black (ARC gifted by Rachel)

Bad Man by Dathan Auerbach (Finished copy by Doubleday Books)

Mud Vein by Tarryn Fisher (Gifted by Melanie)

The Traitor Baru Cormorant by Seth Dickinson (Gifted by Melanie)

 

SUBSCRIPTION BOXES:

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Grace & Fury by Tracy Banghart (FairyLoot – June)

My Plain Jane by Jodi Meadows, Cynthia Hand, Brodi Ashton (Owlcrate – July)

My Plain Jane by Jodi Meadows, Cynthia Hand, Brodi Ashton (LitJoy Crate – June)

Sanctuary by Caryn Lix (Litjoy Crate – July)

LIFEL1KE by Jay Kristoff (Shelflove Crate – July)

The Last Time I Lied by Riley Sager (Book of the Month – July)

 

NETGALLEY ARCs:

The Raging Ones by Krista Ritchie and Becca Ritchie [Wednesday Books]

I Do Not Trust You by Laura J. Burns [Wednesday Books]

The Similars by Rebecca Hanover [Sourcebooks Fire]

xx,

Amy

June 2018 Book Haul

Hi, friends! So June is over and I, once again, accumulated quite a bit of books! I had a few pre-orders and was fortunate to receive some amazing books from friends and publishers. Also I’d like to note that June shall be known as “The Month Amy Decided to Try All the Book Boxes.” Lmao.

Books I Purchased:

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The Lies of Locke Lamora by Scott Lynch [UK hardback anniversary edition]

Vicious by V.E. Schwab [Signed]

Beneath the Sugar Sky by Seanan McGuire

Down Among the Sticks and Bones by Seanan McGuire

Every Heart a Doorway by Seanan McGuire

Bruja Born by Zoraida Cordova [Review]

Caraval by Stephanie Garber [UK edition] [Review]

Legendary by Stephanie Garber [UK edition] [Review]

A Reaper at the Gates by Sabaa Tahir

Books from Subscription Boxes:

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A Thousand Perfect Notes by C.G. Drews [Illumicrate]

All of This is True by Lygia Day Penaflor [Booked for the Weekend]

Dividing Eden by Joelle Charbonneau [Beacon Book Box]

Light Years (ARC) by Kass Morgan [Illumicrate]

From Twinkle with Love by Sandhya Menon [Owlcrate]

Eden Conquered by Joelle Charbonneau [Beacon Book Box]

The Kiss Quotient by Helen Hoang [Book of the Month]

The Anomaly by Michael Rutger [Book of the Month]

Books from Friends and Publishers:

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Spinning Silver (ARC) by Naomi Novik [Del Rey]

Blanca & Roja (ARC) by Anna-Marie McLemore [Macmillan/Feiwel & Friends]

If I Was Your Girl by Meredith Russo [Finished paperback sent by Flatiron]

In an Absent Dream (ARC) by Seanan McGuire [Tor.com]

The Shadow Glass (ARC) by Rin Chupeco [Sourcebooks Fire]

Mammoth (ARC) by Jill Baguchinsky [Turner Publishing]

Muse of Nightmares (ARC) by Laini Taylor [Little, Brown/The NOVL. Traded with friend]

Furyborn by Claire Legrand [Finished copy sent by Sourcebooks Fire] [Review]

Digital Galleys:

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Sadie by Courtney Summers [St. Martin’s Press/Wednesday Books via NetGalley]

 

Thanks for checking out my June haul! Looks like I’ll be having some amazing reading material to read this summer. I am so thankful for all the books I received and cannot wait to share my reviews with you all! I hope you have a lovely month!

xx,

Amy

May 2018 Book Haul

Hi there! So, let’s just jump right into this! I actually bought less than usual in May haha… but it’s still quite a lot. I’m really lucky I was sent some books from publishers and authors! And this is also my first month repping for FairyLoot! (My code COURT5 is good for a 3 or 6-month subscription for May, June, and July!)

Books I Purchased:

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Vicious by V.E. Schwab – UK hardback

The Surface Breaks by Louise O’Neill

The Fifth Season by N.K. Jemisin

Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda by Becky Albertalli

LIFEL1K3 by Jay Kristoff [Review]

The Poppy War by R.F. Kuang

A Court of Frost and Starlight by Sarah J. Maas [Review]

Furyborn by Claire Legrand [Review]

Legendary by Stephanie Garber [Review]

Strange the Dreamer by Laini Taylor [Review]

The Way of Kings by Brandon Sanderson

The Queens of Innis Lear by Tessa Gratton

Books From Subscription Boxes:

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The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo by Taylor Jenkins Reid (Book the Month)

Still Lives by Maria Hummel (Book of the Month)

A Court of Frost and Starlight by Sarah J. Maas (Illumicrate: Starfall)

Catching Stars by Cayla Keenan (Owlcrate)

Whisper by Lynette Noni (Booked for the Weekend)

Love & Luck by Jenna Evans Welch (Beacon Book Box)

Brightly Burning by Alexa Donne (Shelflove Crate) [Review]

Beyond a Darkened Shore by Jessica Leake (FairyLoot)

Sky in the Deep by Adrienne Young (Owlcrate) [Review]

Onyx & Ivory by Mindee Arnett (FairyLoot)

 

ARCs / Books Sent by Authors & Publishers:

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Rule by Ellen Goodlett (Little, Brown/NOVL)

The Movement by Samantha Armstrong (Koru House Press)

Empress of All Seasons by Emiko Jean (HMH Books for Young Readers)

This Body’s Not Big Enough for Both of Us by Edgar Cantero (Doubleday Books)

The Demon Race by Alexandria Warwick (Wolf Publishing)

Legendary by Stephanie Garber (Flatiron Books)

Escaping From Houdini by Kerri Maniscalco (Jimmy Books)

Amara’s Rose by Brianna Goux  (First Choice Books)

Bad Man by Dathan Auerbach (Doubleday Books)

Unwifeable by Mandy Standtmiller (Simon & Schuster)

 

Digital ARCs:

Grace and Fury by Tracy Banghart (ARC provided by Little, Brown/NOVL via NetGalley)

Not Even Bones (ARC provided by HMH via NetGalley)

 

Wow! I’m always amazed by how many books accumulated over the period of one month! There were definitely some pre-orders in the mix, and as always, I am so forever grateful for the books sent to me by publishers and authors. ❤ I hope you’re all having a lovely weekend!

xx,

Amy

April 2018 Book Haul

I’m so grateful to have received such amazing books for review in April! I can’t wait to get to all of them! As for the books I purchased, they will all be read soon (or have been read already for buddy reads)! Can’t wait to see what’s in store for May ❤

Physical Books Purchased:

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The Song of Achilles
Strange the Dreamer (UK) [ Review ]
The Nightingale
Queens of Fennbirn
Leah on the Offbeat
Labyrinth Lost
Cracked Kingdom
Bad Romance
Ash Princess
Spellbook of the Lost and Found [ Review ]
Circe (UK)
I’ll Be Gone in the Dark

Physical ARCs / Copies Sent by Author or Publisher:

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Crying on the Subway
The Crowns of Croswald
Mirage
The Smoke Thieves [ Review ]
Aria
Girls of Paper and Fire
The Cruel Prince [ Review ]

Books from Subscription Boxes:

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Suitors and SabotageLitjoy Crate
Your One & OnlyBooked For the Weekend [ Rep code AMY10 ]
Ace of Shades Owlcrate
Then She Was GoneBook of the Month
CirceBook of the Month
RainbirdsBook of the Month

Edelweiss – Digital ARCs

My Plain Jane
Damsel
Sawkill Girls
The Disasters

NetGalley – Digital ARCs

Kiss of the Royal
The Smiling Man
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Circe

Purchased eBook:

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I’m always shocked when I compile my monthly wrap ups. I really didn’t realize I accumulated so many books! Again, I’m so thankful to have received these ARCs and for all the buddy reads!

Hope you’re having a lovely week!

xx,

Amy

March Book Haul – 2018

March was a massive new release month, and this stack below proves it. Alright, so I didn’t really have to buy 3 copies of Children of Blood and Bone (yes I did), and I probably shouldn’t have requested so many ARCs (Shhhh). I just really love books, okay!?

My March wrap up can be found here.

Purchased Books, Subscriptions, & ARCs

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Let’s go from top to bottom:

  • Children of Blood and Bone by Tomi Adeyemi – UK paperback edition with sprayed red edges. My review here.
  • Brightly Burning by Alexa Donne – ARC provided by HMH.
  • The Bone Witch by Rin Chupeco
  • Heart of Iron by Ashley Poston – Owlcrate edition with sprayed purple edges.
  • To Kill a Kingdom by Alexandra Christo – My review here.
  • The Heart Forger by Rin Chupeco
  • Restore Me by Tahereh Mafi – Barnes & Noble edition
  • The Case for Jamie by Brittany Cavallaro – Signed preorder
  • The Wicked Deep by Shea Ernshaw
  • Inkmistress by Audrey Coulthurst
  • Warcross by Marie Lu – UK hardback edition
  • Other People’s Houses by Abbi Waxman – Book of the Month club
  • Not That I Could Tell by Jessica Strawser – Book of the Month club. My review here.
  • The Last Equation of Isaac Severy by Nova Jacobs – Book of the Month club
  • Obsidio by Amie Kaufman and Jay Kristoff – My review here.
  • The Queen of the Tearling by Erika Johansen
  • Children of Blood and Bone by Tomi Adeyemi – both are US editions. One is the Barnes & Noble special edition, the other is the standard edition.
  • State of Sorrow by Melinda Salisbury – Fairyloot
  • Heart of Iron by Ashley Poston – Signed preorder

 

Digital ARCs:

  • The Good Twin by Marti Green
  • The Favorite Sister by Jessica Knoll
  • The Dark Ice Beneath by Amelinda Berube
  • Bruja Born by Zoraida Cordova
  • When Life Gives You Lululemons by Lauren Weisberger
  • Sky in the Deep by Adrienne Young
  • Tell Me No Lies by A.V. Geiger
  • Mirage by Somaiya Daud
  • Our Kind of Cruelty by Araminta Hall – My review here.
  • Toil & Trouble: 15 Tales of Women & Witchcraft by Tess Sharpe, Jessica Spotswood, Brandy Colbert, Zoraida Cordova, Andrea Cremer, Kate Hart, Emery Lord, Elizabeth May, Anne-Marie McLemore, Tehlor Kay Mejia, Lindsay Smith, Nova Ren Suma, Robin Talley, Shveta Thakrar, Brenna Yovanoff.

I have never received/bought so many books before in my life. I am a bit overwhelmed, to say the least. But I will slowly chip away at this massive pile of amazingness. 🙂

xx,

Amy