Blogmas, Book haul, General bookish fun

Blogmas Day 4: Book Haul


it’s been awhile since I’ve been properly active in the blogging community. Lockdown hasn’t been kind to many of us, and it’s definitely been a huge struggle for me. I’ve decided it’s about time I came back properly, starting with Blogmas. I thought today I’d share part two of my promised lockdown book haul (if you missed part one you can find it here) – I then decided to combine it to include other books I have bought or been gifted since as so much time has passed.

Happy reading!


The Valentine’s: Far From Perfect by Holly Smale (gifted):

I had no chill when I opened bookmail and found this inside. I adored the first book, Happy Girl Lucky and jumped at the chance to join the bookstagram tour for it. Hive thanks to Harper Collins for gifting me a review copy.

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You Should See Me in a Crown by Leah Johnson (gifted):

I can not tell you how excited I was to receive a review copy from Scholastic. I’ve heard nothing but excellent things about it from US bloggers so it’s going straight to the top of my TBR!

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The Ship of Shadows by Nina Kuznair (gifted):

I was gifted a copy of this by Puffin ahead of the blog tour put together by The Write Reads. I have read this one and all I’m going to say is it’s brilliant and you all need to read it asap!

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Heartbreak Boys by Simon James Green (gifted):

I may have screamed when I opened this one, Simon is one of my favourite authors. I had everything crossed a copy would come my way and couldn’t believe it when I found it waiting for me on my door step.

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Cinderella is Dead by Kalynn Bayron (gifted):

This was one of my most anticipated 2020 reads and I can confirm it didn’t disappoint! I cannot recommend it enough, Cinderella is Dead is one of my favourite reads this

year. A copy was gifted by Bloomsbury and Tandem Collective as part of the readathon.

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All I Want for Christmas by Beth Garrod (gifted):

I love, love, love Beth Garrod’s books and Christmas! So the level of excitement when the postman handed this to me was unreal! I can’t wait to get all festive and Christmassy when I read this.

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To Sleep in a Sea of Stars by Christopher Paolini: (gifted)

Anyone who knows me will know just how much I adore The Inheritance Cycle, I definitely screamed a little when I opened it! I I’m so ridiculously excited to get stuck in.

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Poisoned by Jennifer Donnelly: (gifted)

Jennifer Donnelly is back with another retelling. Poisoned will be my first Snow White retelling and I cannot wait to start reading it, I’m a sucker for retellings. Stepsister was one of my favourite 2019 reads, definitely give it a read!

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Legendborn by Tracy Deonn: (gifted)

I couldn’t them down the opportunity to review this when the email dropped into my inbox. It sounds amazing and everything I love in a book. I’m so ridiculously excited to start reading it.

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The Left-Handed Booksellers of London by Garth Nix: (gifted)

This one sounds incredible, I couldn’t turn down the offer to read and review it. I’m hoping to get to this one soon. Thank you Gollancz for gifting me a review copy!

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These Violent Delights by Chloe Gong: (gifted)

I happy squealed when I opened this! I’ve been eager to get my hands on this one and cannot wait to get stuck in! Thank you so much Hodder for gifting me and ARC.

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A Christmas to Remember by Anton Du Beke: (gifted)

A Christmas book written by Anton Du Beke? Yes please! I used my points to claim a copy of this beauty from Readers First. I’m so ready to surround myself with everything christmassy!

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The Burning Girls by C.J. Tudor: (gifted)

I couldn’t believe it when I opened bookmail and found this inside. The Burning Girls is one of my most anticipated 2021 reads, this is going straight to the top of my December TBR!

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Amari and the Night Brothers by B.B. Alston: (gifted)

How beautiful and shiny are the proofs of Amari? I received a free review copy from Egmont and The Write Reads ahead of the blog tour.

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Mina and the Undead by Amy McCaw: (gifted)

I haven’t stopped staring at this since it arrived. I’ve been desperate to read Mina since Amy first told me about it and I still can’t believe I finally have a copy in my hands.

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The Last Girl by Goldy Moldavsky (gifted): (gifted)

This was a complete surprise, and one I can’t wait to get stuck into. I love a good thriller,This one fits perfectly with my Christmas eve tradition.

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The Last Bear by Hannah Gold: (gifted)

I had no idea this one was coming, it was honestly the best surprise as I was halfway through typing a request email. I love books with animals in, especially ones with important themes in.

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Dracul by Dacre Stoker J.D. Barker:

Bram Stoker’s Dracula is one of my favourite books, so when I spotted this sitting on a shelf I couldn’t leave without it. I’ve heard mixed reviews about it, I’m looking forward to giving it a try anyway.

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Harrow Lake by Kat Ellis:

I was lucky enough to be gifted an ARC by the publisher back in Feb and adored it, so I had to grab a finished copy when it came out. Aaaaaannd, yellow sprayed edges! Anyone who knows me will know how much I love sprayed edges. Harrow Lake is the perfect Halloween read!

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Midnight Sun by Stephenie Meyer:

I couldn’t contain my excitement when I managed to snap up a signed copy of this! I’m looking forward to reading it asap, sadly I had a reading slump not long after getting this so haven’t managed to read it yet. I’ve heard mixed things about it, I have a good feeling about it though.

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The Umbrella Academy Vol. 1 by Gerard Way, Illustrated by Gabriel Bá:

I read and loved this back when it was first published but never got round to buying a copy. I decided it was about time I rectified this and treat myself to a copy. I can’t wait to lose myself in this again before rewatching the Netflix series.

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Misery by Stephen King:

My sister bought me a copy of this as I’ve been building my King collection. Misery is one that was high up on my list so I was thrilled when my sister gave it to me.

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The Court of Miracles by Kester Grant:

I can’t resist a pretty, shiny book and The Court of Miracles ticks all these boxes. The hidden cover under the dustjacket is gorgeous, too! I’m getting Les Mis retelling vibes from it, though I’m not 100% sure if it is. This will be going near the top of my TBR!

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Into the Spotlight by Carrie Hope Fletcher:

This is one of my most anticipated 2020 reads, I’m so ridiculously excited to start reading this asap. Into the Spotlight sounds amazing and I love the cover!

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The Lost Book of the White by Cassandra Clare and Wesley Chu:

Look at that cover! Magnus and Alex are my favourite characters from The Mortal Instruments so I had to pick up a copy of the next installment of The Eldest Curses and find out what happens next!

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The Inheritance Games by Jennifer Lynn Barnes:

I received an E-ARC of this for the blog tour and loved it so much I bought a finished copy as soon as it was out. I cannot recommend The Inheritance Games enough. It’s one of my favourite reads of the year so far!

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The Danger Gang by Tom Fletcher, Illustrated by Shane Devries:

A new Tom Fletcher book? Don’t mind if I do! I have so much love for Tom’s and Shane’s books and I know The Danger Gang will not disappoint.

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A Secret of Birds & Bone by Kiran Millwood Hargrave:

A new Kiran Millwood Hargrave book is always a treat so you can bet I popped into Waterstones when I went to Sainsbury’s. I know Birds & Bone is going to be amazing, I’m looking forward to snuggling up with a blanket to read it.

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Breathless by Jennifer Niven:

I love Jennifer Niven’s books and have been looking forward to this one for ages! I don’t think I’ll get to this one soon so I’ll probably save this one to read over Christmas.

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The Subtle Knife by Philip Pullman (TV Tie In):

Okay, so I might have bought another copy of The Subtle Knife. I adore this trilogy so I couldn’t resist adding the TV Tie In edition to my collection.

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Pine by Francine Toon:

I don’t know what it is about this one, I feel like it’s quietly following me everywhere I go. I took it as a sign and decided to buy a copy and satisfy my curiosity. The cover is gorgeous, too!

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Serpentine & Imaginary Friends by Philip Pullman:

So these might have fallen into my Waterstones basket when I pre ordered a book. I love Pullman’s work so I’m really looking forward to reading these over Christmas.

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How the King of Elfhame Learned to Hate Stories by Holly Black:

I can’t get over how beautiful the Waterstones exclusive edition is. This edition as a snazzy black cover and an additional sixteen pages of Rovina Cai’s incredible artwork.

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Leave the World Behind by Rumaan Alam:

How beautiful is the Waterstones exclusive edition?? This one has been following me around on Twitter and Instagram, as soon as I read the synopsis I knew I had to read it and immediately pre ordered a copy.

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