Sunday, January 19, 2014

Broke and Bookish Book Haul for 1/5 - 1/18

Jamie's Haul 


I loved both Eleanor & Park and Fangirl so I knew I had to buy this one for myself! It's, unlike the other two, an adult fiction novel so I'm excited to see her write for that audience.
I finally read my first Melina Marchetta novel (Jellicoe Road) and it SLAYED me so I knew I needed to read more of her and went with this one!

I just finally read Divergent at the beginning of the year and I already had Insurgent so I asked for Allegiant for Christmas knowing I was going to start the series in 2014!


For Review

The Museum of Intangible Things by Wendy Wunder
The author was kind enough to send this to me and it looks so excellent and plus that cover is pretty! Seems like there is a road trip element so you know I'm there! Thank you, Wendy!

The Last Forever by Deb Caletti
I've never read a Deb Caletti before but I hear she is a staple if you like contemporary YA.  This one looks to have romance and an MC dealing with the grief of losing her mother and I'm HOPING that the relationship with her dad is an important piece as well! Thank you Simon & Schuster!
Since You've Been Gone by Morgan Matson
Morgan Matson is one of my all time favorite contemporary YA authors. I LOVED (like 5 stars) Amy & Roger's Epic Detour and Second Chance Summer so I've been DYING for this one since I heard about it. When she contacted me to send this to me I was ecstatic and even more moved by her note! Made my week! Put this one on your TBR and all other Morgan Matson if you like contemporary YA and haven't read her yet!!! Thank you, Morgan!
Broken Hearts, Fences and Other Things To Mend by Katie Finn

Okay, so Katie Finn? She is totally Morgan Matson. I'm not entirely sure why she writes under a different name within the same genre except I know she published another series under Katie Finn. Don't care WHAT the name on the cover is...MORE MORGAN MATSON IS THE ONLY THING I CARE ABOUT! This one looks like a good beach read for sure! Thank you, Macmillan!

Uninvited by Sophie Jordan
I got this as an ARC and I wasn't sure if I'd be into but the more I've heard about it the more I want to read it! Doesn't the cover look like a hair product advertisement? Have you read this...let me know how it was!! Thank you, Harper Teen!

Cruel Beauty by Rosamund Hodge

Beauty and the Beast retelling sort of? I honestly don't really know what this one is about! Tell me what this is about if you've read this! Thank you, Harper Teen!
Hollow City by Ransom Riggs

I just got the first book so I'm excited to binge read these. The covers creep me OUT. Thank you, Quirk Books!

Daisy's Haul 

-The Secret Sisterhood of Heartbreakers by Lynn Weingarten: sooo I just noticed that this hasn't gotten all that great reviews, but a tale of revenge and a sisterhood of girls specialized in breaking hearts sounds like it could be fun!
-Defy by Sara B. Larson: and this one hasn't gotten great reviews either, BUT it's a YA fantasy about a girl dressing as a boy and that's something that I'll ALWAYS give a try!
-A Breath of Frost by Alyxandra Harvey: WITCHES!!! Please be awesome!

Egalleys for review:
-Such Sweet Sorrow by Jenny Trout: a retelling of Romeo and Juliet featuring Hamlet and all kinds of monsters?? YES PLEASE!
-Killer Frost by Jennifer Estep: the stakes keep getting higher in this series!
-The Poisoned Crown by Maurice Druon: I still need to start this series, but it sounds EPIC!
-The Ring and the Crown by Melissa de la Cruz: I've never read a book by Melissa de la Cruz before, but this sounds like it could make my fantasy loving heart happy!
-Second Star by Alyssa B. Sheinmel: OMG SO MUCH EXCITEMENT!! I mean, a Peter Pan retelling!! EEEE!!! I will be all over this book!
-The Body in the Woods by April Henry: a new YA mystery series! It sounds really exciting!
-My Last Kiss by Bethany Neal: I'm always drawn to those after-life stories and this sounds like a great one!
-The Truth About Alice by Jennifer Mathieu: this sound brutal and harsh and I've heard it's AMAZING.

Have you guys read any of these? Are any of these books you are looking forward to?

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. Saving Fran is my. favourite. YA. book. ever. I was one of the first I've read and nothing has ever really come very close to it. The sequel (The Piper's Son) was so high-impact, I had to read it in two parts because otherwise it would have been too much.

    I am so jealous of Hollow City, I can't wait to hold that book in my hands and pet it (though it is incredibly creepy).

    Let me know how you get on with the Morgan Matson one, though. I am a bit dubious about it.

  2. I really enjoyed Attachments. It is pretty adorable.

  3. Really want to read Saving Francesca!!

  4. Great haul! I bought Attachments too! I loved Fangirl, but still have to read Eleanor and Park. I also picked up Kiss of Frost after finishing Touch of Frost, so it is good to know there are still several more to read in this series! Happy Reading!

  5. Great hay! I loved Attachments, and if you loved Rainbows other books, you'll love it too! And I can't wait to read Hollow City. I preordered it with Ignite Me, so It won't get to me until Feb.7th! Hope your weekend was wonderful! <3

  6. I am so excited for Uninvited, Cruel Beauty and Hollow City!

  7. Cruel Beauty is such a good story! Yes, it's a Beauty & the Beast retelling, but it's also so much more. The characters are great, and it's packed with a dash of Greek mythology & fantasy, too. I love that one.
    By the way, all the covers in the second pic are so pretty! Always love books with lovely covers <3

  8. I enjoyed A Breath of Frost much more than I expected. I'm hoping to get an ARC of The Truth about Alice which sounds intense

    Shelleyrae @ Book'd Out

  9. I also got Attachments in the mail last week. I am looking forward to it!

  10. Ohhh...I'm on a waiting list to check out Attachments from the library. I've heard good things about it, I can't wait to read both it and your review! :) - Maggie @ An American in France

  11. Incredible hail this week. I am green with envy!

  12. Jamie's haul -- the covers of the 'for review' books are really stunning. Good colors, pretty fonts... I feel like such a girl saying that but... so sue me, I like swirly fonts and good hair.

  13. I read Allegiant over the holidays. It was my least favorite of the series--I loved, loved, loved the first two (even though I don't really like dystopian lit at all) and maybe had too high of expectations for this one. I'm interested to see what you think of it when you're done!


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