book haul

Book Haul #4

I’M SORRY I HAVE SO MANY BOOK HAULS! In my defence, there are so many books that I simply need to buy and I want you all to know about them, not because I’m bragging, but because maybe you haven’t heard of these books or are looking for something new to read.  I do have A FEW more books arriving, but after that I’m going on a break from book buying because I need to save my money for my holiday! Of course since I return on my birthday it’s almost a given that I’ll have a bunch of new books, or at least book related products! So obviously I’ll be doing another haul or some sort.  Today was such a beautiful day I couldn’t pass up the opportunity to take some snaps of my new books.  So without further ado I present to you the three new additions to my bookshelf!

A Little Something Different

by Sandy Hall


I noticed, especially when I was making my November Cruise TBR, that my bookshelves are a little sparse when it comes to light contemporary romances.  I actually noticed this AFTER I ordered A Little Something Different but that isn’t the point.  I first heard of this book back in January and decided to keep an eye out in case my bookshelf actually got it in stock.  It didn’t and so when I saw it again on The Book Depository I decided it was about time I got this cute read.  I’m like 60% this is one of the books on my November Cruise TBR.

“The creative writing teacher, the delivery guy, the local Starbucks baristas, his best friend, her roommate, and the squirrel in the park all have one thing in common—they believe that Gabe and Lea should get together. Lea and Gabe are in the same creative writing class. They get the same pop culture references, order the same Chinese food, and hang out in the same places. Unfortunately, Lea is reserved, Gabe has issues, and despite their initial mutual crush, it looks like they are never going to work things out.  But somehow even when nothing is going on, something is happening between them, and everyone can see it. Their creative writing teacher pushes them together. The baristas at Starbucks watch their relationship like a TV show. Their bus driver tells his wife about them. The waitress at the diner automatically seats them together. Even the squirrel who lives on the college green believes in their relationship.

Surely Gabe and Lea will figure out that they are meant to be together….”

ADMIT IT YOU THINK IT SOUNDS ADORABLE AS WELL! It’s easy to see how easily I would fall into this books trap.   I can’t wait to read it!

The Book Depository: Paperback

Amazon: Kindle 

Amazon AU: Kindle 

The Wrath and the Dawn 

by Renee Ahdieh


I actually heard of this book through BookTube, so I’d like to start out by saying thank you to Sasha at abookutopia (you can also check out her blog ABookUtopia, I’m totally obsessed, I think I’ve watched half of her videos!) for showcasing this book in quite a few of her videos.  It’s a retelling of A Thousand and One Nights/The Arabian Nights.

One Life to One Dawn.

In a land ruled by a murderous boy-king, each dawn brings heartache to a new family. Khalid, the eighteen-year-old Caliph of Khorasan, is a monster. Each night he takes a new bride only to have a silk cord wrapped around her throat come morning. When sixteen-year-old Shahrzad’s dearest friend falls victim to Khalid, Shahrzad vows vengeance and volunteers to be his next bride. Shahrzad is determined not only to stay alive, but to end the caliph’s reign of terror once and for all.

Night after night, Shahrzad beguiles Khalid, weaving stories that enchant, ensuring her survival, though she knows each dawn could be her last. But something she never expected begins to happen: Khalid is nothing like what she’d imagined him to be. This monster is a boy with a tormented heart. Incredibly, Shahrzad finds herself falling in love. How is this possible? It’s an unforgivable betrayal. Still, Shahrzad has come to understand all is not as it seems in this palace of marble and stone. She resolves to uncover whatever secrets lurk and, despite her love, be ready to take Khalid’s life as retribution for the many lives he’s stolen. Can their love survive this world of stories and secrets?”

The Book Depository: Hardback

Amazon: Kindle

Amazon AU: Kindle 

An Ember in the Ashes

by Sabaa Tahir


I think this is what would be classed as the ‘impulse buy’ of this haul.  Not that I didn’t think about it for a while, as I do with all purchases because I’m really possessive of my money, but I hadn’t heard of this book until I was scouring The Book Depository.  In fact it was only AFTER I had ordered it that I started to see it on Bookstagram more and more.  Which is actually really weird… But the story sounds really cool and it’s based on ancient Rome.  Which is cool cause I studied Rome in my Ancient Civilisations class in grade 11. I’m really looking forward to reading this book!

Laia is a slave.
Elias is a soldier.
Neither is free.

Under the Martial Empire, defiance is met with death. Those who do not vow their blood and bodies to the Emperor risk the execution of their loved ones and the destruction of all they hold dear.
It is in this brutal world, inspired by ancient Rome, that Laia lives with her grandparents and older brother. The family ekes out an existence in the Empire’s impoverished backstreets. They do not challenge the Empire. They’ve seen what happens to those who do.
But when Laia’s brother is arrested for treason, Laia is forced to make a decision. In exchange for help from rebels who promise to rescue her brother, she will risk her life to spy for them from within the Empire’s greatest military academy.

There, Laia meets Elias, the school’s finest soldier—and secretly, its most unwilling. Elias wants only to be free of the tyranny he’s being trained to enforce. He and Laia will soon realize that their destinies are intertwined—and that their choices will change the fate of the Empire itself.”

The Book Depository: Hardback

Amazon: Kindle

Amazon AU: Kindle 


Another book came in the mail TWO DAYS after I posted this so I’ll just add it in here.

The Immortal Heights

by Sherry Thomas


I’ve been mentioning this series (The Elemental Trilogy) a fair bit lately.  What happened is I ordered the first book (The Burning Sky) then I won a Twitter giveaway for the third book (The Immortal Heights) and so I had to order the second book (The Perilous Sea).  So yeah, that’s why I’ve been mentioning it a lot… I’m excited to read this series, it’s on my November Cruise TBR (I’ll be making a post about it before I leave) so I’ll be reading this series then.

Blurb From The Burning Sky (#1)

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. 

The Book Depository: Hardcover

Amazon: Kindle

Amazon AU: Kindle

Have YOU bought any books recently?  What were they?

Have YOU read any of these books?

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