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June 2018 Book Haul!

Hi everyone!

It’s official, we are halfway through the year nearly! What a month June has been! SO much has happened, and I can’t wait to share it all with you soon! However one thing that happened was that I attended the Orion on Tour event in Manchester and it was brilliant! I also got SO many ARCs/FC this month, I am truly honoured to be so lucky!

Let’s get to it!
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ARCs & Finished Copies from Publishers/Authors:


Title: City of Ghosts by Victoria Schwab

I WON A COMPETITION RAN BY VICTORIA AND MANAGED TO GET AN ARC OF THIS. IS THIS REAL LIFE???? I am still not okay after this, it is BEAUTIFUL.

Synopsis: Ever since Cass almost drowned (okay, she did drown, but she doesn’t like to think about it), she can pull back the Veil that separates the living from the dead . . . and enter the world of spirits. Her best friend is even a ghost. So things are already pretty strange. But they’re about to get much stranger. When Cass’s parents start hosting a TV show about the world’s most haunted places, the family heads off to Edinburgh, Scotland. Here, graveyards, castles, and secret passageways teem with restless phantoms. And when Cass meets a girl who shares her “gift,” she realizes how much she still has to learn about the Veil — and herself. And she’ll have to learn fast. The city of ghosts is more dangerous than she ever imagined. Continue reading “June 2018 Book Haul!”

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May 2018 Book Haul!

Hi everyone!

Where did May go? I CAN’T BELIEVE WE’RE NEARLY HALFWAY THROUGH THE YEAR??? Anyway last month was a hectic one, but I got some AMAZING books that I can’t wait to share with you all! I got some ARC’s, did some book swaps and naturally bought books too!

Let’s get to it!
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ARCs:


Title: Warlock Holmes: My Grave Ritual by G. S. Denning

This isn’t technically an ARC as the author sent me a signed finished copy of it and it means the world to me! I absolutely love this series, and I couldn’t be happier to have this book in my hands – I will be reading it so soon!

Synopsis: As they blunder towards doom, Warlock Holmes and Dr. John Watson find themselves inconvenienced by a variety of eldritch beings. Christmas brings a goose that doesn’t let being cooked slow it down; they meet an electricity demon, discover why being a redhead is even tricker than one might imagine, and Holmes attempts an Irish accent. And, naturally, Moriarty is hanging around… in some form or other.

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April 2018 Book Haul!

Hi everyone!

IT’S GONNA BE MAY…Okay I know it’s already May but I’m sorry but I just HAD to do it because I love that song so much, and it’s my favourite thing at the end of April! I had a very successful haul this month, and as it was my 21st birthday (WOOP WOOP!), I also got gifted a few books, and bought some with birthday money too! I’m so excited to share them with you!
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ARCs:

I am in awe about the amount of books I received this month! Thank you to the lovely authors and publishers for sending these my way, it’s such an honour!


Title: Joshua N’Gon: The Last Prince of Alkebulahn by Anthony Hewitt

How amazing does this look? It was pitched as Black Panther in space and I am here for that! I am so excited and already can feel it’s gonna be amazing.

Synopsis: On his tenth birthday after receiving gifts filled with amazing technology. Joshua N’Gon began to accept there was something odd about his family. His best mates Brick and Meena thought he was special and so did his foster parents. But for a grade ‘C’ student, with a bizarre bracelet on his arm, a whizz with machines and a big brother who called him a freak, he didn’t feel special. But there were others who would disagree.Evil corporations who were plotting with creatures from civilisations light years away and who wanted the secrets only the Last Prince could provide. Joshua and his friends embark on a journey of discovery that becomes frighteningly clear to them, that the closer they get to the extraordinary truth, the stranger and more dangerous it becomes for them and the planet.

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March 2018 Book Haul!

Hi everyone!

It’s April tomorrow which means it’s less than two weeks until I’m 21! That’s amazing and so scary! What better way to say goodbye to my last full month of being 20 than by buying WAY too many books??? Because that’s what I did! Let’s get into it…
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ARCs:

I am in awe about the amount of books I received this month! Thank you to the lovely authors and publishers for sending these my way, it’s such an honour!


Title: Ace of Shades by Amanda Foody

I’ve actually already read this and I absolutely ADORED IT. Amanda Foody is amazing!

Synopsis: Enne Salta was raised as a proper young lady, and no lady would willingly visit New Reynes, the so-called City of Sin. But when her mother goes missing, Enne must leave her finishing school―and her reputation―behind to follow her mother’s trail to the city where no one survives unchanged. Frightened and alone, her only lead is a name: Levi Glaisyer. Unfortunately, Levi is not the gentleman she expected―he’s a street lord and con man. Levi is also only one payment away from cleaning up a rapidly unraveling investment scam, so he doesn’t have time to investigate a woman leading a dangerous double life. Enne’s offer of compensation, however, could be the solution to all his problems. Their search for clues leads them through glamorous casinos, cabarets and into the clutches of a ruthless society. As Enne unearths an impossible secret about her family, Levi’s enemies catch up to them, ensnaring him in a vicious execution game where the players always lose. To save him, Enne will need to surrender herself to the city… And she’ll need to play the game.

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February Book Haul!

Hi everyone!

January went so slowly, and I can’t believe how quickly this month has gone? I had one of the best haul months this month, and got the most amount of ARC’s I’ve ever received in one month before, so thank you to everyone who sent me one! Let’s get into it!
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ARCs:

I am in awe about the amount of books I received this month! Thank you to the lovely authors and publishers for sending these my way, it’s such an honour!


Title: Children of Blood and Bone by Tomi Adeyemi

I got the most amazing email from Pan Macmillan asking if I wanted to be on the blog tour for this book, and they said they’d send me an ARC and I basically screamed! This one of my most anticipated reads of the entire year so finally having it in my hands I could cry! I am so excited!!!

Synopsis: Zélie remembers when the soil of Orïsha hummed with magic. When different clans ruled – Burners igniting flames, Tiders beckoning waves, and Zélie’s Reaper mother summoning forth souls. But everything changed the night magic disappeared. Under the orders of a ruthless king, anyone with powers was targeted and killed, leaving Zélie without a mother and her people without hope. Only a few people remain with the power to use magic, and they must remain hidden. Zélie is one such person. Now she has a chance to bring back magic to her people and strike against the monarchy. With the help of a rogue princess, Zélie must learn to harness her powers and outrun the crown prince, who is hell-bent on eradicating magic for good. Danger lurks in Orïsha, where strange creatures prowl, and vengeful spirits wait in the waters. Yet the greatest danger may be Zélie herself as she struggles to come to terms with the strength of her magic – and her growing feelings for an enemy.

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HUGE January Book Haul – 30+ Books!

Hi everyone!

Can you believe that the first month of the year is ALREADY over?? How crazy is that? Anyway I did a lot of fun things this month, including going to two blog events! I got probably the most books I’ve ever hauled in a month, and I only actually bought like 9 of them so YAY ME! Now to fit them on my shelf…..divider-2461548_1280

ARCs:

I received the first 5 ARC’s from a blogger event in Manchester set up by Headline Publishing! You can find more information on this here! – New Voices 2018 – Manchester Event! The rest I was sent by the lovely authors themselves!

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December Book Haul!

Hi everyone!

I hope you all had an amazing Christmas, and got all the books you wanted!!! Today I thought I’d share with you my December Book Haul! I bought some amazing books this month, and was bought some amazing ones too!

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ARCs:

Title: The Usurper King by Zeb Harandon

I was sent this by the author, and it sounds so amazing! I can’t wait to read it, I love this synopsis so I’m really intrigued.

Synopsis: The Usurper King takes place in an alternate universe where the serial killer Ted Bundy was never apprehended and is now running for president in 2016.
Jim, a sufferer of a hybrid computer-biological virus that causes premature aging, tries to pay for his treatments by winning money on the game show ‘Guts!’, which has contestants competitively predict the future by reading animal entrails. 
As Jim begins to find omens in the entrails of Bundy’s victory, and details of Bundy’s murderous past are uncovered, Jim and another contestant take it upon themselves to stop his ascent to power before it’s too late.

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Blogmas Day 3: November Book Haul!

Hi everyone!

OMG A BOOK HAUL – Is it Christmas already??? Happy Blogmas Day 3 everyone! I bought some great books this month, and got given 2 amazing ARC’s – a pretty good month if I say so myself!

Link me your Blogmas posts below!

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ARCs:


Title: Everless by Sara Holland

I was given this ARC at the TEENSGate blogger event in Manchester, and I couldn’t wait to read it! I absolutely loved it (yes I have read it!) – and I can’t wait to write up my review!

Synopsis: In the land of Sempera, the rich control everything – even time. Ever since the age of alchemy and sorcery, hours, days and years have been extracted from blood and bound to iron coins. The rich live for centuries; the poor bleed themselves dry. Jules and her father are behind on their rent and low on hours. To stop him from draining himself to clear their debts, Jules takes a job at Everless, the grand estate of the cruel Gerling family.

There, Jules encounters danger and temptation in the guise of the Gerling heir, Roan, who is soon to be married. But the web of secrets at Everless stretches beyond her desire, and the truths Jules must uncover will change her life for ever … and possibly the future of time itself.

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November Book Haul!

Hi everyone!

I’m so sorry this is so late! University has taken over my life and I’m behind on my posts! Anyway!

I actually managed to cut down the number of books I bought last month (it’s a miracle!), but there are just some books you HAVE to buy….right? I have discovered so many new authors and series last month, I can’t wait to read them all! Here they are:


Title:
 Heart Shaped Box by Joe Hill

I read NOS4R2 a couple months ago and since then I have discovered such a strong love for Joe Hill’s writing! I know this is one of his first books, so I definitely wanted to read where his writing began!

Synopsis: ‘Buy my stepfather’s ghost’ read the e-mail. So Jude did. He bought it, in the shape of the dead man’s suit, delivered in a heart-shaped box, because he wanted it: because his fans ate up that kind of story. It was perfect for his collection: the genuine skulls and the bones, the real honest-to-God snuff movie, the occult books and all the rest of the paraphanalia that goes along with his kind of hard/goth rock.
But the rest of his collection doesn’t make the house feel cold. The bones don’t make the dogs bark; the movie doesn’t make Jude feel as if he’s being watched. And none of the artefacts bring a vengeful old ghost with black scribbles over his eyes out of the shadows to chase Jude out of his home, and make him run for his life . . .

Title: Asylum by Madeleine Roux

I am in such a horror mood recently and I was recommended this by SO MANY people! I found it in my local bookshop and had to get it! It sounds so good, and the cover is AMAZING!

Synopsis: For sixteen-year-old Dan Crawford, the New Hampshire College Prep program is the chance of a lifetime. Except that when Dan arrives, he finds that the usual summer housing has been closed, forcing students to stay in the crumbling Brookline Dorm formerly a psychiatric hospital. As Dan and his new friends Abby and Jordan start exploring Brookline’s twisty halls and hidden basement, they uncover disturbing secrets about what really went on here . . . secrets that link Dan and his friends to the asylum’s dark past. Because Brookline was no ordinary mental hospital, and there are some secrets that refuse to stay buried.”


Title: Psycho by Robert Bloch

Again I love horror books, and well everyone knows the name Psycho! I found this and I wanted it so bad, I love classic stories and I can’t wait to read this!

Synopsis: She was a fugitive, lost in a storm. That was when she saw the sign: motel – vacancy. The sign was unlit, the motel dark. She switched off the engine, and sat thinking, alone and frightened. She had nobody. The stolen money wouldn’t help her, and Sam couldn’t either, because she had taken the wrong turning; she was on a strange road. There was nothing she could do now – she had made her grave and she’d have to lie in it. She froze. Where had that come from? Grave. It was bed, not grave. She shivered in the cold car, surrounded by shadows. Then, without a sound, a dark shape emerged from the blackness and the car door opened.

Title: Rivers of London by Ben Aaranovitch

A friend recommended this to me and can we just appreciate this cover??? It’s beautiful! I’ve actually read this and you can read what I thought in my November Wrap Up! It was so good and I loved it!

Synopsis: My name is Peter Grant and until January I was just probationary constable in that mighty army for justice known to all right-thinking people as the Metropolitan Police Service (and as the Filth to everybody else). My only concerns in life were how to avoid a transfer to the Case Progression Unit – we do paperwork so real coppers don’t have to – and finding a way to climb into the panties of the outrageously perky WPC Leslie May. Then one night, in pursuance of a murder inquiry, I tried to take a witness statement from someone who was dead but disturbingly voluable, and that brought me to the attention of Inspector Nightingale, the last wizard in England.

Now I’m a Detective Constable and a trainee wizard, the first apprentice in fifty years, and my world has become somewhat more complicated: nests of vampires in Purley, negotiating a truce between the warring god and goddess of the Thames, and digging up graves in Covent Garden … and there’s something festering at the heart of the city I love, a malicious vengeful spirit that takes ordinary Londoners and twists them into grotesque mannequins to act out its drama of violence and despair.

The spirit of riot and rebellion has awakened in the city, and it’s falling to me to bring order out of chaos – or die trying.


Title:
 Moon Over Soho by Ben Aaranovitch

The second book in the series – naturally after finishing Rivers of London I had to buy this one! ITS AMAZING TOO – check it out on my November Wrap Up too!

Synopsis: My name is Peter Grant, and I’m a Detective Constable in that mighty army for justice known as the Metropolitan Police (a.k.a. the Filth). I’m also a trainee wizard, the first such apprentice in fifty years. Officially I belong to ESC9, Economic and Specialist Crime Unit 9, otherwise known as ‘The Folly’, also known as the unit that nice, well-brought-up coppers don’t talk about in polite company.

Title: Whispers Under Ground by Ben Aaranovitch

Yes okay okay I know I have a problem – but this series is so good! I can’t wait to read this book!

Synopsis: In Tufnell Park, North London, a pair of railway tracks diver under a school, taking train to and from Kings Cross. Wet, filthy, dangerous. Lovely place. And one Sunday before Christmas a sweet (sort of) kid called Abigail took me and my long suffering colleague Lesley May down there to look for a ghost. We found one.


Title: Tales of the Shadowhunter Academy by Cassandra Clare

I literally LOVE the Shadowhunter world with all of my heart, so when I saw this had been released I just had to get it! I’m so excited to go further into Simon’s journey as a Shadowhunter!

Synopsis: Join Simon on his journey to become a Shadowhunter, and learn about the Academy’s illustrious history along the way, through guest lecturers such as Jace Herondale, Tessa Gray, and Magnus Bane. These ten short stories give an epilogue to the Mortal Instruments series and provide glimpses of what’s in store in the Dark Artifices.


Title:
 Crooked Kingdom by Leigh Bardugo

I’m still yet to read Six of Crows! But this was on Buy One Get One Half Price so I thought since I’ve heard amazing things about SOC I’d get this ready for my binge!

Synopsis: Kaz Brekker and his crew have just pulled off a heist so daring even they didn’t think they’d survive. But instead of divvying up a fat reward, they’re right back to fighting for their lives. Double-crossed and left crippled by the kidnapping of a valuable team member, the crew is low on resources, allies, and hope. As powerful forces from around the world descend on Ketterdam to root out the secrets of the dangerous drug known as jurda parem, old rivals and new enemies emerge to challenge Kaz’s cunning and test the team’s fragile loyalties. A war will be waged on the city’s dark and twisting streets―a battle for revenge and redemption that will decide the fate of magic in the Grisha world.


Title:
 Horns by Joe Hill

Another addition to my Joe Hill collection! I know people liked the film for this and I’m excited to read the book! Also I’m loving Joe Hill recently so that’s a bonus!

Synopsis: Ignatius Perrish spent the night drunk and doing terrible things. He woke up the next morning with one hell of a hangover, a raging headache … and a pair of horns growing from his temples. Once, Ig lived the life of the blessed: born into privilege, the second son of a renowned American musician, and the younger brother of a rising late-night TV star, Ig had security and wealth and a place in his community. Ig had it all, and more – he had the love of Merrin Williams, a love founded on shared daydreams, mutual daring, and unlikely midsummer magic. Then beautiful, vivacious Merrin was gone – raped and murdered, under inexplicable circumstances – with Ig the only suspect. He was never tried for the crime, but in the court of public opinion, Ig was and always would be guilty. Now Ig is possessed with a terrible new power – with just a touch he can see people’s darkest desires – to go with his terrible new look, and he means to use it to find the man who killed Merrin and destroyed his life. Being good and praying for the best got him nowhere. It’s time for a little revenge; it’s time the devil had his due.

Title: The Rose Society by Marie Lu

I LOVED THE YOUNG ELITES SO MUCH. Okay so I basically inhaled The Young Elites and I could not wait for the next book so I had to buy it! I just love this series, and what a beautiful cover!

Synopsis: Adelina Amouteru’s heart has suffered at the hands of both family and friends, turning her down the bitter path of revenge. Now known and feared as the White Wolf, she flees Kenettra with her sister to find other Young Elites in the hopes of building her own army of allies. Her goal: to strike down the Inquisition Axis, the white-cloaked soldiers who nearly killed her.

That’s it for November! I bought some AMAZING books and I can’t wait to read them all!

What did you buy in November? What do you think of the books I bought?

Love,

Meggan x

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October Book Haul!

Hi everyone!

I bought most of my books this month at the start of the month, from halfway through the month I didn’t actually buy any! Yay for kind of restraint haha! I did however buy some amazing books this month and I am SO EXCITED to read them!

My book haul for the month:


Title:
 All the Light We Cannot See by Anthony Doerr

I loved The Book Thief and I heard this was similar so I had to get it!

Synopsis: For Marie-Laure, blind since the age of six, the world is full of mazes. The miniature of a Paris neighbourhood, made by her father to teach her the way home. The microscopic layers within the invaluable diamond that her father guards in the Museum of Natural History. The walled city by the sea, where father and daughter take refuge when the Nazis invade Paris. And a future which draws her ever closer to Werner, a German orphan, destined to labour in the mines until a broken radio fills his life with possibility and brings him to the notice of the Hitler Youth.


Title: Stealing Snow by Danielle Paige

Danielle Paige is AMAZING and I loved her Dorothy Must Die series! This is another retelling of Snow White and she is such a queen at retellings!

Synopsis: Seventeen-year-old Snow lives within the walls of the Whittaker Institute, a high security mental hospital in upstate New York. Deep down, she knows she doesn’t belong there, but she has no memory of life outside, except for the strangest dreams. And then a mysterious, handsome man, an orderly in the hospital, opens a door – and Snow knows that she has to leave .
She finds herself in icy Algid, her true home, with witches, thieves, and a strangely alluring boy named Kai. As secret after secret is revealed, Snow discovers that she is on the run from a royal lineage she’s destined to inherit, a father more powerful and ruthless than she could have imagined, and choices of the heart that could change everything. Heroine or villain, queen or broken girl, frozen heart or true love, Snow must choose her fate .


Title:
 
The Name of the Wind by Patrick Rothfuss

I’ve heard nothing but good things about this book, and I’ve been putting off getting it for so long now. I decided to finally pluck up the courage to get it, I can’t wait!

Synopsis: “I have stolen princesses back from sleeping barrow kings. I burned down the town of Trebon. I have spent the night with Felurian and left with both my sanity and my life. I was expelled from the University at a younger age than most people are allowed in. I tread paths by moonlight that others fear to speak of during day. I have talked to Gods, loved women, and written songs that make the minstrels weep. My name is Kvothe. You may have heard of me”
So begins the tale of Kvothe – currently known as Kote, the unassuming innkeepter – from his childhood in a troupe of traveling players, through his years spent as a near-feral orphan in a crime-riddled city, to his daringly brazen yet successful bid to enter a difficult and dangerous school of magic. In these pages you will come to know Kvothe the notorious magician, the accomplished thief, the masterful musician, the dragon-slayer, the legend-hunter, the lover, the thief and the infamous assassin.

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