November Book Haul!

Considering I haven’t been blogging regularly for a few months, I’m a little behind on my book hauls as I bought quite a few books in that time. However, it’s too many to go through in a single blog post, so I thought I’d go back to the regular post format of only including the ones from the month before.

It was a relatively quiet month for book buying, mainly because I’m saving up for all the amazing ones coming out next year. I also gave a list to my dad that have the ones I might want for Christmas, so I can’t buy too many.

There were no physical books that I bought in the month of November, but I did buy A Torch Against the Night by Sabaa Tahir on my Kindle. I’m currently almost 60% of the way through and I am loving it! If I didn’t have to work, I would have probably already finished it. Plus, that new UK cover looks amazing, I love it!

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I’m hoping I can finish this before the weekend because I have a little TBR I want to get through during the month of December. While that was the only book I bought (for an incredible £0.99!!) I did get approved to read two 2019 releases on NetGalley and I am so excited for them. They are…

The Girl King by Mimi Yu and Descendant of the Crane by Joan He. Honestly, I wasn’t sure I was going to be approved to read either of these because so many people have been talking about them, but I’m so glad I was. These are definitely on my TBR for this month, along with a couple other past ARCs that I never got a chance to read.

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That is all for this book haul! I hope you had a great haul for the month of November and fingers crossed we all get brand new books for Christmas!

November Book Haul & December TBR

I had intended on writing this post yesterday, but I had to go to the hospital with my boyfriend and I was stuck there for almost 5 hours straight (note to self: never get ill because it was awful waiting around). It was a very long day and by the time we got home I didn’t have the energy to write. But fear not, I am feeling much better today after nearly 10 hours sleep.

My book haul for November is slightly less than I would have liked. I did order some books, but unfortunately I missed the delivery and had to reschedule it and now they won’t arrive until Monday. I did think about including them anyway, but I suppose I can just add them onto December’s Haul (that will be a big one with Christmas on the way).

My Haul…

I received two e-books from Netgalley last month, both of which I am looking forward to reading this month, ready to post reviews before they are released in January.

The Sacrifice Box by Martin Stewart (comes out January 11th, 2018)

Sep, Arkle, Mack, Lamb and Hadley: five friends thrown together one hot, sultry summer. When they discover an ancient stone box hidden in the forest, they decide to each make a sacrifice: something special to them, committed to the box for ever. And they make a pact: they will never return to the box at night; they’ll never visit it alone; and they’ll never take back their offerings.

Four years later, the gang have drifted apart. Then a series of strange and terrifying events take place, and Sep and his friends understand that one of them has broken the pact.

As their sacrifices haunt them with increased violence and hunger, they realise that they are not the first children to have found the box in their town’s history. And ultimately, the box may want the greatest sacrifice of all: one of them.

This book definitely gives me IT vibes, so it will be interesting to find out more when I get around to reading it.

Keeper by Kim Chance (comes out January 30th, 2018)

When a 200-year-old witch attacks her, sixteen-year-old bookworm Lainey Styles is determined to find a logical explanation. Even with the impossible staring her in the face, Lainey refuses to believe it—until she finds a photograph linking the witch to her dead mother.

After consulting a psychic, Lainey discovers that she, like her mother, is a Keeper: a witch with the exclusive ability to unlock and wield the Grimoire, a dangerous but powerful spell book. But there’s a problem. The Grimoire has been stolen by a malevolent warlock who is desperate for a spell locked inside it—a spell that would allow him to siphon away the world’s magic.

With the help of her comic-book-loving best friend and an enigmatic but admittedly handsome street fighter, Lainey must leave her life of college prep and studying behind to prepare for the biggest test of all: stealing back the book. 

I’ve heard some really great things about this book and so far it has a 4.2 rating on Goodreads (anything above a 4 is normally something I end up loving).

On my TBR List this month…

Apart from these books and the two I am waiting to arrive (which I will include in this section) there are a couple more I want to get my hands on during the holidays.

Lady Midnight by Cassandra Clare

Crown Of Midnight by Sarah J. Maas

A Court Of Thorns And Roses by Sarah J. Maas

Talon by Julie Kagawa

I am probably being a bit ambitious here, but if I manage to read all of these, plus the two e-books, I will give myself a big pat on the back.

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What books are you looking forward to reading this month?