book haul

Book Haul #2

Okay, so I can’t be 100% certain but I’m pretty sure this is my first ever Book Depository order, so that’s pretty exciting!  I have to admit that I made this order at midnight and it was definitely an impulse purchase kind of thing.  But then again most of my decisions are impulsive and made at midnight..  I’ll include below links to the book’s respective Goodreads pages and a link for each book at the Book Depository.  Enjoy!


Exquisite Captive by Heather Demetrios

I haven’t read very many Jinn (Genie) books, in fact I don’t think I have read any, so when I saw this book I thought to myself “Why not?” And now here it is.  I’m looking forward to reading this but it is in no way at the top of my current TBR list. It is part of a series (trilogy?) called Dark Caravan Cycle, the second book is expected to be released March 1st 2016 and will be called Blood Passage.

Forced to obey her master.
Compelled to help her enemy.
Determined to free herself.

Nalia is a jinni of tremendous ancient power, the only survivor of a coup that killed nearly everyone she loved. Stuffed into a bottle and sold by a slave trader, she’s now in hiding on the dark caravan, the lucrative jinni slave trade between Arjinna and Earth, where jinn are forced to grant wishes and obey their human masters’ every command. She’d give almost anything to be free of the golden shackles that bind her to Malek, her handsome, cruel master, and his lavish Hollywood lifestyle.
Enter Raif, the enigmatic leader of Arjinna’s revolution and Nalia’s sworn enemy. He promises to free Nalia from her master so that she can return to her ravaged homeland and free her imprisoned brother—all for an unbearably high price. Nalia’s not sure she can trust him, but Raif’s her only hope of escape. With her enemies on the hunt, Earth has become more perilous than ever for Nalia. There’s just one catch: for Raif’s unbinding magic to work, Nalia must gain possession of her bottle…and convince the dangerously persuasive Malek that she truly loves him. Battling a dark past and harboring a terrible secret, Nalia soon realizes her freedom may come at a price too terrible to pay: but how far is she willing to go for it?

Inspired by Arabian Nights, EXQUISITE CAPTIVE brings to life a deliciously seductive world where a wish can be a curse and shadows are sometimes safer than the light.

Book Depository: Paperback

Book Depository: Hardback


The Burning Sky by Sherry Thomas

I’ve seen a bit about this book on the interwebs but never really investigated it.  I actually thought it was a middle grade book, an while I don’t have anything against middle grade I prefer YA and NA.  So when I was on Book Depository and saw The Burning Sky I decided to check it out, and unsurprisingly (given I bought the book) I really liked the premise.  Oddly enough a day or two after I order this book I WON the third book online (The Immortal Heights) so obviously wen I was making my next order I HAD to buy the second book in The Elemental Trilogy, The Perilous Sea.  It doesn’t hurt that the covers are absolutely gorgeous!  Although I think both the second and third book are hardcovers while The Burning Sky is only paperback so I may go ahead and by the hardover at some point.  I’m excited to read this book but I’ll wait until I have all three so I can marathon.

It all began with a ruined elixir and a bolt of lightning.

Iolanthe Seabourne is the greatest elemental mage of her generation—or so she’s been told. The one prophesied for years to be the savior of The Realm. It is her duty and destiny to face and defeat the Bane, the most powerful tyrant and mage the world has ever known. This would be a suicide task for anyone, let alone a reluctant sixteen-year-old girl with no training.

Guided by his mother’s visions and committed to avenging his family, Prince Titus has sworn to protect Iolanthe even as he prepares her for their battle with the Bane. But he makes the terrifying mistake of falling in love with the girl who should have been only a means to an end. Now, with the servants of the tyrant closing in, Titus must choose between his mission—and her life.

Book Depository: Paperback

Book Depository: Hardback 


White Hot Kiss by Jennifer L.  Armentrout 

Let me start out by saying I love Jennifer’s works! Every book I’ve read of hers has pulled me right in and I know I’ll love White Hot Kiss just as much as I loved the Lux and Covenant series’.  She is one of my favorite authors and I was ashamed that I hadn’t started The Dark Elements series so obviously I decided at midnight that now would be a great time to start!  I’m certain I’ll love this book and can’t wait to start reading it.

One kiss could be the last.

Seventeen-year-old Layla just wants to be normal. But with a kiss that kills anything with a soul, she’s anything but normal. Half demon, half gargoyle, Layla has abilities no one else possesses.

Raised among the Wardens—a race of gargoyles tasked with hunting demons and keeping humanity safe—Layla tries to fit in, but that means hiding her own dark side from those she loves the most. Especially Zayne, the swoon-worthy, incredibly gorgeous and completely off-limits Warden she’s crushed on since forever.

Then she meets Roth—a tattooed, sinfully hot demon who claims to know all her secrets. Layla knows she should stay away, but she’s not sure she wants to—especially when that whole no-kissing thing isn’t an issue, considering Roth has no soul.

But when Layla discovers she’s the reason for the violent demon uprising, trusting Roth could not only ruin her chances with Zayne… it could brand her a traitor to her family. Worse yet, it could become a one-way ticket to the end of the world.

The Book Depository: Paperback


Obsidian by Jennifer L. Armentrout

Not only have I read this book before, but I also technically own it.  But I love this book so much and it holds so much significance to me that I had to get it with the original cover that it had when I first read it back in 2012.  As I said above, I love Jennifer’s work and I love the Lux series I already own all the books but I have Lux: Beginnings and Lux: Consequences which are bind up’s of the first four (.5) books.  I really wanted to own just Obsidian by itself, so I bought it.

Starting over sucks.

When we moved to West Virginia right before my senior year, I’d pretty much resigned myself to thick accents, dodgy internet access, and a whole lot of boring… until I spotted my hot neighbor, with his looming height and eerie green eyes. Things were looking up.

And then he opened his mouth.

Daemon is infuriating. Arrogant. Stab-worthy. We do not get along. At all. But when a stranger attacks me and Daemon literally freezes time with a wave of his hand, well, something… unexpected happens.

The hot alien living next door marks me.

You heard me. Alien. Turns out Daemon and his sister have a galaxy of enemies wanting to steal their abilities, and Daemon’s touch has me lit up like the Vegas Strip. The only way I’m getting out of this alive is by sticking close to Daemon until my alien mojo fades.

If I don’t kill him first, that is.

Book Depository: Paperback


Until Friday Night by Abbi Glines 

Similarly to Obsidian, I’ve actually already read (and loved) Until Friday Night.  I’ve been been loving books like Until Friday Night which is the first book in The Field Party series.  It’s more of a contemporary romance unlike the other books in my order, and I honestly need more books like this in my bookshelf given the YA Contemporary genre is one of my favorites but also my least bought.  I think if you like/ed this book you’l also like Cora Carmack‘s Rusk University series.

To everyone who knows him, West Ashby has always been that guy: the cocky, popular, way-too-handsome-for-his-own-good football god who led Lawton High to the state championships. But while West may be Big Man on Campus on the outside, on the inside he’s battling the grief that comes with watching his father slowly die of cancer.

Two years ago, Maggie Carleton’s life fell apart when her father murdered her mother. And after she told the police what happened, she stopped speaking and hasn’t spoken since. Even the move to Lawton, Alabama, couldn’t draw Maggie back out. So she stayed quiet, keeping her sorrow and her fractured heart hidden away.

As West’s pain becomes too much to handle, he knows he needs to talk to someone about his father—so in the dark shadows of a post-game party, he opens up to the one girl who he knows won’t tell anyone else.

West expected that talking about his dad would bring some relief, or at least a flood of emotions he couldn’t control. But he never expected the quiet new girl to reply, to reveal a pain even deeper than his own—or for them to form a connection so strong that he couldn’t ever let her go…

The Book Depository: Paperback

The Book Depository: Hardback 


The Orphan Queen by Jodi Meadows 

This is one of those impulsive buys, I liked the sound of it and it has  pretty cover, I’m excited to read it. I don’t think I’ve ever heard about this book before but I’ll be sure to write a ‘review’ when I’m done.

Wilhelmina has a hundred identities.

She is a princess. When the Indigo Kingdom conquered her homeland, Wilhelmina and other orphaned children of nobility were taken to Skyvale, the Indigo Kingdom’s capital. Ten years later, they are the Ospreys, experts at stealth and theft. With them, Wilhelmina means to take back her throne.

She is a spy. Wil and her best friend, Melanie, infiltrate Skyvale Palace to study their foes. They assume the identities of nobles from a wraith-fallen kingdom, but enemies fill the palace, and Melanie’s behavior grows suspicious. With Osprey missions becoming increasingly dangerous and their leader more unstable, Wil can’t trust anyone.

She is a threat. Wraith is the toxic by-product of magic, and for a century using magic has been forbidden. Still the wraith pours across the continent, reshaping the land and animals into fresh horrors. Soon it will reach the Indigo Kingdom. Wilhelmina’s magic might be the key to stopping the wraith, but if the vigilante Black Knife discovers Wil’s magic, she will vanish like all the others.

Jodi Meadows introduces a vivid new fantasy full of intrigue, romance, dangerous magic, and one girl’s battle to reclaim her place in the world.

Book Depository: Paperback

Book Depository: Hardback 


I also received two (technically four but three were the same) bookmarks from The Book Depository!


What Books have you bought lately?

Total Price: $88.40

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