This is arguably the best book haul that I have had to date! I cut back a lot on my book buying last month which saved my wallet a bunch of money, but made me able to preorder a lot of books that come out this fall/winter. All but three books that I got in subscription boxes were books that I got in trade.
1) A Thousand Perfect Notes by: C.G. Drews
I’ve been following Drews’ blog for a couple of years now and absolutely love her content. When I found out that she was going to be getting a book published I knew that I had to get it! But with my book buying ban I knew it was going to be a little bit until I could actually get a copy for myself, until I opened my Illumicrate box and saw this glorious book inside! This edition has beautiful red stained pages which makes it that much better!
2) Light Years by: Kass Morgan
A couple of years ago, around this time, I read The 100 series by Morgan and absolutely loved it. I’m a big fan of space which made me excited to find out that she was writing another book set there. This was the ARC that came with my Illumicrate box, and was such a wonderful surprise to receive.
3) The Lantern’s Ember by: Colleen Houck
I have been a HUGE fan of Colleen Houck ever since the release of Tiger’s Curse. Since then I have followed her devoutly and loved every single book that she has put out since then. When I first heard of this book last year, I almost could not contain my joy (I’m currently still freaking out lol) that there was going to be another book by her and this time a standalone! Everything about this book just screams autumn which is my favorite time of the year! I cannot wait to curl up with this book in a large, comfy sweater, sip hot chocolate, burn a pumpkin scented candle, and watch the leaves fall outside my window!
4) Escaping From Houdini by: Kerri Maniscalco
Last year I got the opportunity to meet Kerri while at BookCon and get a copy of Hunting Prince Dracula signed by her. I had known about her books at that time, but had never read them before. Flash back to now, and I have read and loved both of her books and am ecstatic now that I have a copy of the third book! I cannot wait to dive into this book and see what she has in store for the characters! Plus this ARC will complete my collection at least until I can get my hands on the finished copy of this book.
5) From Twinkle, With Love by: Sandhya Menon
I got this book in my Owlcrate box for the month of June. I don’t know much about this book other than the main character likes filmmaking. I still have yet to even read When Dimple Met Rishi, but I’m hoping to get to both of those books soon. And the Owlcrate exclusive cover is just stunning!
6) Broken Things by: Lauren Oliver
I’ve read a couple of other books by Lauren in years past, and I liked them, but I wasn’t in love with them. But when I heard of the premise of this new book I knew I had to get my hands on a copy if possible! This mystery/thriller is gonna be such a fun read as summer winds down into fall. And I’m really hoping that I love this one.
7) Once A King by: Erin Summerill
I still have yet to read any books by Erin Summerill, but I was able to snag this book in a trade. I don’t really want to read anything about this book until I finish the others that are set in this world. Good thing is I have until December to read the other books and this one!
8) Wildcard by: Marie Lu
KDLFVLUYEGSDVHO!!! AAAHHHHH!!! It’s actually here in my hands right now! I feel like the luckiest person in the world right now. I read Warcross last year after just about fighting tooth and nail to get it at BookCon. The wait for this book was brutal! I’m at a loss for words now that I have this arc to read and complete my collection of Marie Lu books!
9) Grim Lovelies by: Megan Shepherd
This book I don’t know too much about, but I was able to get it in and amazing trade that I couldn’t pass up. Not only did I get the book, but I got the whole package from the publisher including pins and a letter from one of the characters! I think I’m gonna try to go into this book not knowing much about it.
I never expected to get even half of these books! I was more than prepared to have to wait until their release date to even get my hands on them, but I have so happy and blessed that I have them to read now! This end of summer and fall is going to be filled with so many amazing books!
What are some books that you got last month?