Mini Bank Holiday Book Haul!

Hey guys! Today I am sharing with you my little Bank Holiday book haul. I definitely wasn’t planning on buying any new books but then Waterstones surprised us with a double stamp offer this weekend and, well, I couldn’t resist picking some up. Here’s what I got:

One by One by Chris Carter: I have been slowly collecting this series since there’s 11 books and buying them all at once is very expensive so I’ve been getting them each at a time. I managed to find five of them secondhand so I saved a bit there! One by One was the last one I needed to complete my collection, so now I’m going to read the entire series from start to finish. I’ve read a few and I loved them so I can’t wait to go back to the start now! The series follows Detective Robert Hunter of LAPD’s Homicide Special Section and the books I’ve read were so dark and gruesome. Definitely a lot darker than others I’ve read but so addicting too. They are so well written and keep you hooked.

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Book haul – April 2021

Hey guys! Today I am bringing you my first proper book haul of 2021. Most of these I either bought or did a swap for them and a couple I got for free. I don’t think there’s too many books here, but, at the same time, I should not be buying this many when I already have a massive TBR pile. Anyway, else get into it!

The Desolations of Devil’s Acre by Ransom Riggs: I can’t believe this book came out in February 2021. It honestly feels like it came out last year and I had to double check that it was definitely released this year. This is the last book in Ransom Rigg’s Miss Peregrine’s Peculiar Children series and I loved it so much. I thought it was a great ending to this series and I’d definitely like to read it again at some point.

The Court of Miracles by Kester Grant: This one came out in June 2020 and has been compared to Six of Crows by Leigh Bardugo. There was a lot of hype when it first came out, but I actually haven’t seen anyone mention it since. I purchased the Illumicrate edition, which is stunning and it’s got me excited to read it now! I don’t know too much about the story other than it’s set in Paris in 1828 and the citizens are mourning their failed revolution. I really hope it lives up to the hype.

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Chain of Iron by Cassandra Clare Book Haul!

Hey guys! Normally I’d include this in a book haul post but I’m so excited to finally have this book and I couldn’t wait to share all these beautiful editions with you. As you can tell from the title, Chain of Iron by Cassandra Clare is finally here and I have my copies! Yes, that’s right, I put multiple copies because I can’t control myself and there’s so many beautiful editions of this book. I bought the collector’s first edition hardback, the exclusive Waterstones edition (to match the first and all the other exclusive editions Waterstones has done) and the UK tour edition! Unfortunately, none of these are signed but they have all the exclusive content. So here’s the pretty editions I bought:

Exclusive Waterstones edition

I have a tale to tell about this one. My first copy turned up damaged and I was devastated because I like to keep all my special editions in pristine condition. It was the back cover that was damaged and it looked like ink had leaked all over it. The material of the book had completely soaked it up and just looking at it, I knew there was no way I’d be able to get that out. It was this horrible black mark and it went all the way across the top and the bottom. Fortunately, Waterstones had kept aside some spare copies as replacements and they sorted it out really quickly for me! I’m really happy with my new copy and I’ve already added it on my bookshelf next to all the other pretty rune editions Waterstones has done. It’s stamped signed and has an exclusive short story, which is a scene from Chain of Gold written from Cordelia’s perspective.

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Christmas 2020 Book Haul!

Hey guys! I hope you all had a wonderful Christmas and were able to spend some time with your loved ones. Today I am sharing with you books I got for Christmas and also some books I bought for myself because I need a treat after making it through this year! Here’s my latest haul:

One by One by Ruth Ware: I got this stunning Waterstones edition of One by One, which is signed and has gorgeous snowflake sprayed edges. Ruth Ware is one of my favourite crime authors so I’m really happy to have this special edition of her latest book. The story follows a group of shareholders and directors of Snoop, a new music app, gathering for a make-or-break corporate retreat at a ski resort. But when an avalanche cuts them off and board members turn up dead, they’re forced to ask if someone in their group would resort to murder to get what they want.

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Huge book haul!

Hey guys! Today I am bringing you a massive book haul. My last one was in June, but since then I have already acquired a big stack of books and I am so excited to share them with you! So, let’s get into it:

The Invisible Life of Addie LaRue, A Darker Shade of Magic and A Conjuring of Light by V.E. Schwab: I am kicking it off with three Schwab books! Her most recent book, Addie LaRue, while not my favourite of hers, it was still really great and I enjoyed the story. I bought the signed Waterstones edition and it has gold sprayed edges! I love it! Next, I bought the Illumicrate edition of A Darker Shade of Magic and it is beautiful. I cannot wait for the matching editions to be released. The final Schwab book I bought was the UK collectors edition hardcover, so that I could display the stunning dust jackets that were also from Illumicrate.

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Book haul – 2020

Hey guys! Today I’m sharing with you some more books I’ve purchased this year with my own money and I’m actually surprised by how many I’ve bought in 2020. I’ve managed to acquire 16 books so far this year (this doesn’t include multiple copies) and I’m really excited to share my most recent buys with you. I’ve also decided to include some of my own pictures! They’re not very good, but since I wanted to talk about the multiple copies I thought it would be best to take my own.

House of Earth and Blood by Sarah J. Maas: I had to share pictures of my stunning copies of House of Earth and Blood. I ordered both Waterstones editions – the hardback with exclusive red sprayed edges and the tour edition. I love both these editions so much and I’m so glad I was able to get my hands on a copy of the tour edition. I read this book when it came out and I loved it so much. I can’t wait for the second book to come out.

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Birthday book haul!

Hey guys! It was my birthday yesterday and as always, I received a few books that I’m so excited to share with you today! Here’s what I got:

The Last Wish by Andrzej Sapkowski: All aboard the hype wagon! I hadn’t heard of this series until the Netflix TV show was announced and I’m curious to see what all the fuss is about. I’ve not heard anything bad about the books so I hope I like them too!

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January 2020 Book Haul!

Hey guys! You know how said I wanted to tackle my TBR this year? Well I’m not really helping myself achieve that goal with all the books I got in the first month of 2020. On the plus side, they look like good books and I don’t regret getting them. Also half of them were kindly sent to me for review. Here’s what I got this month:

The Sight of You by Holly Miller: I won this one in a giveaway and it doesn’t come out until June 2020 so I was thriller about that! I don’t normally go for romance but this one had a nice twist to it which sounded really intriguing. There’s two main characters: Joel and Callie. Joel has visions of the future and he believes the only way to prevent bad things from happening is to never let anyone close to him again. Callie has been lost since her best friend died and doesn’t know how to be the person she used to be. When they meet, it feels life-changing until Joel has a vision of how it’s going to end. It sounds really good and I hope it lives up to my expectations!

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Christmas Book Haul!

Hey everyone! I hope you all had a wonderful Christmas and an awesome time with your loved ones. Today I thought I’d share with you all the books I received this month. I said in my TBR post that I took part in a festive book exchange so quite a lot of books came from there.

Nine Perfect Strangers by Liane Moriarty: I’ve been loving crime thrillers involving wellness retreats and a bunch of friends or strangers being stuck together in the middle of nowhere with no connection to the outside world. The ones I have read have been really intense and Liane Moriarty is a very popular author so I’m really excited to try this one!

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