Sunday, March 31, 2013

Broke and Bookish Book Haul for 3/17 - 3/30

Kelly's Book Haul

Looking over the books I've gotten in the past few weeks, only four can't be classified as historical fiction. Good thing it's my favorite genre! It's been a good time in my reading life lately.

From the library:
-Sever by Lauren DeStefano: I'm still not sure what to think about the final installment of the trilogy...
-Clockwork Princess by Cassandra Clare
-Bad Girls Don't Die by Katie Alender: so creepy! A bit like YA Stephen King.
-Captive Queen by Alison Weir
-Awaken by Katie Kacvinsky
-Tales of Passion, Tales of Woe and The Last Great Dance on Earth by Sandra Gulland: the final two books in an absolutely wonderful trilogy about Josephine Bonaparte

-The Unbecoming of Mara Dyer by Michelle Hodkin: LOVE. I read this in a few hours. SO GOOD.
-The Forever Queen by Helen Hollick: the pretty cover convinced me to buy it :)
-Blood Royal by Vanora Bennett

ARCs for review:
-Roses HaveThorns by Sandra Byrd: I'm excited for this one, I love Elizabeth I!
-The Queen's Rivals by Brandy Purdy: I've heard nothing but good things about this author so I can't wait to start this!

Daisy's Book Haul

Egalleys for Review:

First off I need to tell you about the book that made me want to drop everything and which I have already read:

The Bitter Kingdom by Rae Carson: I love, love, LOVE this series and The Bitter Kingdom was a perfect ending, but now I'm sad I won't be going on adventures with Elisa anymore... But you should all read it!!

-Hopeless by Colleen Hoover: this sounds REALLY intense and slightly creepy!
-It Happened One Midnight by Julie Anne Long: I love the Pennyroyal Green series and Julie Anne Long's writing in general, these books make me happy!
-An English Bride in Scotland by Lynsay Sands: there is just something about lairds.
-No Angel by Helen Keeble: this will be either REALLY good or really bad, I'm counting on the first.
-Find Me by Romily Bernard: I will be so creeped out by this book and it will be awesome!
-The Burning Sky by Sherry Thomas: ALL THE EXCITEMENT! This sounds like such a me-book!
-Twinmaker by Sean Williams: because who hasn't dreamed of an easy way to improve your appearance? I'm curious to see the nasty effects this has!
-The Chaos of Stars by Kiersten White: I've heard pretty much nothing but good things about her books and this one has EGYPTIAN GODS in them! Be still my mythology-loving heart!
-Blackout by Robison Wells: a mysterious virus infecting teens with impossible powers, YES I'm all over this!
-Don't Look Now by Michelle Gagnon: described as the teen version of The Girl of the Dragon Tattoo, it sounds really good!
-False Sight by Dan Krokos: I LOVED False Memory and can't wait to continue this series!
-The Taming of Ryder Cavanagh by Stephanie Laurens: I want so bad to LOVE one of her books again, I do always enjoy them though :)
-Beauty and the Blacksmith by Tessa Dare: a Spindle Cove novella, I've fallen in love with Tessa Dare's writing.
-Hideous Love by Stephanie Hemphill: it's about Mary Shelley and sounds just fascinating!
-Prophecy Girl by Cecily White: this sounds like a fun paranormal romance series!

-Crossed by Ally Condie: I haven't read Matched yet, but I will soon! And then this one!
-The Fault in Our Stars by John Green: I gave into peer pressure and bought it, even though this book scares me ;)
-Beautiful Redemption by Kami Garcia and Margaret Stohl: I still need to start this series but it bugged me that I didn't have the final book.
-A Beginner's Guide to Rakes by Suzanne Enoch: I've been eyeing this author's books for a while and figured this would be as good a book to start with as any :)
-Strands of Bronze and Gold by Jane Nickerson: a retelling of Bluebeard, the fairytale that gave me nightmares, I really want to love this, I've heard mixed things about it though..
-Sweet Shadows by Tera Lynn Childs: I really enjoyed Sweet Venom and am looking forward to continuing this series!

-Once Every Never by Lesley Livingston: I won this in a giveaway by my lovely blogging buddy Karin from My Life..., thank you so much! I'm really excited to read this!

Oh, and if you're looking to add to your haul, I'm having a giveaway for a boxed set of The Infernal Devices series by Cassandra Clare over my personal blog Between the Pages, open to US, Canada and UK residents!

Our Broke & Bookish book haul is inspired by memes like IMM & Stacking the Shelves& Mailbox Monday. This is just our very simple way of doing it collaboratively so we can participate in all of them and not have to choose one.


  1. Fantastic haul this week! I'm always really excited for Roses Have Thorns. The Queen's Rivals is a new title to me but is definitely going on my list!! Blackout and Hideous Love both sound amazing. Happy Reading!
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  2. Wow! So many books..
    Hope you enjoy them all (:

    Sapir @ Diary of a Wimpy Teen Girl

  3. OMG, I want to read pretty much everything in Kelly's stack! I can't wait to see what you think of all those books. Happy Reading!

  4. The Fault in Our Stars! DAISY, read that NOW! :)

    1. Haha ;) I will soon!
      I really enjoyed Blood Royal :)

  5. You have an amazing haul(: TFIOS is brilliant. You should check out John and his brother's vlog on Youtube! They're amazing:)

  6. Wow ladies, these hauls are amazing! So many awesome books that I'd like to read at some point as well!

    My STS

  7. That's a fabulous haul! So many books, so little time. Happy reading!

  8. Love this haul. Today you can leave a link on my blog, and even more bloggers can read your haul. Maybe you even find some new favorites of your own! All the best from Anette :)


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