Jan’20 Book Haul

Um, I hauled 16 books in January.

16.

But I only bought 6?

So, technically I got 10 for free?

And I don’t have room for them? Book hauling problems, amirite?

Anyways, I’m really super excited for all of these, and cannot believe that I have some of these for collection purposes and reading purposes. There are a few of them that I really can’t believe that I was approved for on NetGalley, a handful of others that I got from Brigid, and even a couple I go through trading.

I really need to redo my shelves now, because I have no idea where I’m going to put all these books. Like, no idea at all.


img_6313Marrow Charm (The Gate Cycle #1) – Kristin Jacques

(US Paperback) / GR / Review

The world Above is full of monsters, both wild and cunning, some more human than Azzy was led to believe. Armin is captured and bound for the Auction block of Avergard, a ruthless city of inhuman lords and twisted creatures. To reach him, Azzy must brave the perils of the Above and the chaotic life forms created by the Gate. To reach him, she must find allies and forge new bonds in this broken world.

And Azzy must reach him, before Armin’s new power is used to open the Gate once more.

This was one of my favorite 2019 reads, and I finally bought a paperback copy because I needed it for my shelves. It’s gorgeous and I cannot wait for book 2 to come out. I need to know what happens next. I’ve linked my full review, above, if you’re interested.


dark of the westDark of the West (Glass Alliance #1) – Joanna Hathaway

(ARC) / GR

Athan’s mission becomes complicated when he finds himself falling for the girl he’s been tasked with spying upon. Aurelia feels the same attraction, all the while desperately seeking to stop the war threatening to break between the Southern territory and the old Northern kingdoms that control it—a war in which Athan’s father is determined to play a role. As diplomatic ties manage to just barely hold, the two teens struggle to remain loyal to their families and each other as they learn that war is not as black and white as they’ve been raised to believe.

I’ve been wanting to read this for a while, and when I was able to snag a copy of it during a trade, I jumped. I’m definitely putting this on my next TBR. I’ve waited long enough. It’s finally time to dive into this.


echoes between usEchoes Between Us – Katie McGarry

(Us Hardcover) / GR / Review

Veronica sees ghosts. More specifically, her mother’s ghost. The afterimages of blinding migraines caused by the brain tumor that keeps her on the fringes and consumes her whole life haunt her, even as she wonders if it’s something more…

Golden boy Sawyer is handsome and popular, a state champion swimmer, but his adrenaline addiction draws him to Veronica.

A girl with nothing to live for and a boy with everything to lose–can they conquer their demons together?

Ugh, I love this book so much. For whatever reason, I really connected with it and just fell in love with the characters. I’ve been waiting impatiently since like, July for a finished copy and now that I finally have it…I die. You should definitely be reading this book if you haven’t already. I’ve linked my full review, above, if you’re interested.


a heart so fierce and brokenA Heart so Fierce and Broken (Cursebreakers #2) – Brigid Kemmerer

(US Hardcover) / GR / Review

A Heart so Fierce and Broken (Cursebreakers #2) – Brigid Kemmerer

(UK Paperback) / GR

Heart so Fierce and Broken (Cursebreakers #2) – Brigid Kemmerer

(FairyLoot Exclusive Edition Hardcover) / GR

Rumored to be the heir, Grey has been on the run since he destroyed Lilith. He has no desire to challenge Rhen–until Karis Luran once again threatens to take Emberfall by force. Her own daughter Lia Mara sees the flaws in her mother’s violent plan, but can she convince Grey to stand against Rhen, even for the good of Emberfall?

 I loved this book as well, and possibly even more than Curse. It doesn’t disappoint and you all should read it and I’m so excited for book 3. Yes, I hauled 3 versions of this book in January, and yes, I definitely needed them all. I have no shame. My bank account hates me though, but it’s fine. I’m supporting a favorite author and a friend. I’ve linked my full review, above, if you’re interested.


CIWYW GermanDas Schicksal weiß schon, was es tut (Call it What You Want) – Brigid Kemmerer

(German Edition Hardcover) / GR / Review

When Rob and Maegan are paired together for a calculus project, they’re both reluctant to let anyone through the walls they’ve built. But when Maegan learns of Rob’s plan to fix the damage caused by his father, it could ruin more than their fragile new friendship…

Are you tired of hearing about Brigid’s books yet? Oh well, I’ll forever be posting about them. Brigid gave me a German copy of CIWYW, as well as a Czech copy of LTTL (listed below). I don’t usually collect foreign editions that I can’t actually read, but both of these editions are so pretty, and Brigid handed them to me, so I just added them to my collection. I’ve linked my full review, above, if you’re interested.


LTTL CzechLetters to the Lost – Brigid Kemmerer

(US Paperback) / GR / Review

Dopisy ztraceným (Letters to the Lost, Letters to the Lost #1) – Brigid Kemmerer

(Czech Edition Hardcover) / GR 

When Declan reads a haunting letter left beside a grave, he can’t resist writing back. Soon, he’s opening up to a perfect stranger, and their connection is immediate. But neither Declan nor Juliet knows that they’re not actually strangers. When life at school interferes with their secret life of letters, sparks will fly as Juliet and Declan discover truths that might tear them apart.

Brigid gifted both of these copies to me, after telling her that I was going to buy the US paperback of Letters, and then she told me about this gorgeous edition she had. So now I have both, plus the German CIWYW gracing my shelves. I love Letters, and it’s one of my favorite books, so give me all the copies. I’ve linked my full review, above, if you’re interested.


the how and the wayThe How & The Why – Cynthia Hand

(ARC) / GR

But eighteen years ago, someone wrote Cass a series of letters. And they may just hold the answers Cass has been searching for.

Alternating between Cass’s search for answers and letters from the pregnant teen who gave her up for adoption, this voice-driven narrative is the perfect read for fans of Nina LaCour and Jandy Nelson.

This wasn’t on my radar, and Brigid told me that I should read it, so now I have a copy. It definitely sounds interesting, and I trust her opinion, so I’ll give it a try.


obsidian new coverObsidian (Lux #1) – Jennifer L. Armentrout

(New Cover Paperback) / GR / Review

The hot alien living next door marks me.

You heard me. Alien. Turns out Daemon and his sister have a galaxy of enemies wanting to steal their abilities, and Daemon’s touch has me lit up like the Vegas Strip. The only way I’m getting out of this alive is by sticking close to Daemon until my alien mojo fades.

If I don’t kill him first, that is.

Did I need a new copy of this book? Actually, yes. My copy is falling apart and I’m kind of terrified of taking it off my shelve. It’s been well loved and well-read and I love the new covers, so I figured, why the hell not. I was able to trade for it, so it all worked out. I also love these books, so I’m not complaining at all. I’ll just need to make more room on my JLA shelf…which might not be possible at this point. Oops. I’ve linked my full review, above, if you’re interested.


scavnge the Stars OCScavenge the Stars (Scavenge the Stars #1) – Tara Sim

(OwlCrate Exclusive Edition Hardcover) / GR / Review

Amaya wants one thing: revenge against the man who ruined her family and stole the life she once had. But the more entangled she becomes in this game of deception—and as her path intertwines with the son of the man she’s plotting to bring down—the more she uncovers about the truth of her past. And the more she realizes she must trust no one…

I wasn’t a big fan of this book, but I got the OwlCrate box anyways. I do love the cover, but I didn’t love the book enough to need a finished copy, let alone an exclusive one. It happens. I’ve linked my full review, above, if you’re interested.


sunshieldSunshield – Emily B. Martin

(NetGalley ARC) / GR

Separated by seas of trees and sand, the outlaw, the diplomat, and the prisoner are more connected than anyone realizes. Their personal fates might just tip the balance of power in the Eastern World—if that very power doesn’t destroy them first.

This is one of my Anticipated Reads for 2020 and I was shocked when I got the approval email. I’m super excited to dive into this, but it’s going to have to wait a bit for me to read a bunch of the other stuff I need to. I’m very sad about it. But soon, soon I will get to read and possibly fall in love with this book and I cannot wait of that to happen.


shieldedSheilded (Shielded #1) – KayLynn Flanders

(NetGalley ARC) / GR

Only, on the journey to reach her betrothed and new home, the royal caravan is ambushed, and Jenna realizes the rumors were wrong–the new threat is worse than anyone imagined. Now Jenna must decide if revealing a dangerous secret is worth the cost before it’s too late–for her and for her entire kingdom.

Ugh, this sounds so good and I literally cannot wait to dive into it. The cover is what initially drew me to it, and then when it popped up on NetGalley I knew I needed to at least try and see if I could get it, and shockingly enough, I did!


Wicked as you wisWicked as You Wish (A Hundred Names for Magic #1) – Rin Chupeco 

(NetGalley ARC) / GR

And with the rise of dangerous spelltech in the Royal States of America; the appearance of the firebird, Avalon’s deadliest weapon, at her doorstep; and the re-emergence of the Snow Queen, powerful but long thought dead, who wants nothing more than to take the firebird’s magic for her own – Tala’s life is about to get even more complicated….

Yes, I have a physical copy of this book, and I’m planning on reading it this month, but this was available for ‘Read Now’ on NetGalley and I decided to download it, so I could use the review I was already going to write, to help boost my rating. Also, I can ultimately end up trading my physical copy, or give it away, and still have a copy. Shush, don’t judge me.


the stone of sorrowThe Stone of Sorrow (Runecaster #1) – Brooke Carter

(NetGalley ARC) / GR

With a fallen Valkyrie by her side, and the help of a gorgeous half-elf Runa is not quite sure she can trust, the apprentice must travel to the site of an ancient runecasting competition to try to win back the magical gem. But the journey will not be easy; the three unlikely companions encounter malevolent and supernatural creatures at every turn. Somehow, Runa must summon the courage and strength to face her destiny, a destiny she never wanted. Or die trying.

This was an impulse request. I saw the cover, read the synopsis and decided ‘what the hell’ and clicked request…or maybe it was read now? I can’t remember. So far it appears as though people are enjoying it and it sounds really good. I’m also a sucker for Norse Mythology, so I’ll probably enjoy this regardless.


Okay, phew, finally got to the end. These posts are so much easier to write and finish when I only haul a few books. I’m going to have to go back on a book buying ban, or maybe more specifically book hauling ban, since I didn’t really buy that many in January.

Let me know in the comments, what was your favorite book you hauled in January?

 

 

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