Birthday #bookhaul!, Preorders and Prizes

A couple weeks ago, I received some fun bookmail in the form of Book Depository purchases arrivals (can’t track those!), and this week saw a bunch of preorders delivered as well as some new arcs from work and prizes.  All just in time for my birthday!!

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You may have noticed that I keep mentioning Joshua Khan’s Dream Magic, but that’s because it’s so good!  I had to get the UK version as the cover was different and really cool.

Also, The Scarecrow Queen by Melinda Salisbury was released several months earlier in the UK than the US, so I grabbed a paperback of it too.  I enjoyed The Sin-Eater’s Daughter but haven’t had a chance to read book 2 yet.  Maybe now I will!

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OK, so not all of these were preorders.  When the Heavens Fall by Marc Turner was something that came to my attention recently, so I went ahead and ordered it for fun.  The other three in the picture have been ordered since anywhere from February 2017 all the way back to September 2016 (#ACOWAR).  The coloring book illustrations are gorgeous, and I’m not sure if I’ll be able to color them.  I haven’t started on my Throne of Glass coloring book either 🙂

A couple #booksfortrade showed up this week.  Arcs for The Last Days of Magic by Mark Tompkins, which sounds interesting and I think involves lots of magic and possibly gods.  And The Queen of the Tearling by Erika Johansen, which has been on my TBR since it came out.  I’d have read it sooner, but the paperback edition had the ugliest red cover, and I just couldn’t bring myself to buy it.  And then there’s Red Sister by Mark Lawrence.  I won this arc in a contest and thought it had been lost in the mail!  But it finally arrived and I’m so excited to read it 🙂

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Here’s something a little bit different from my normal book postings.  This is the roleplaying book for Blue Rose, a second edition to the game that grew out of romantic fantasy series like Mercedes Lackey’s Heralds of Valdemar.  Also Stephanie Pui-Mun Law did the cover art, and I love it!  Anyway, after some crazy mix-up with the shipping, I now finally have my Kickstarter copy.  Now to just wait on the awesome medallion I bought!

I saved my favorite bit for last 🙂  I found a couple fun arcs at work.  Jane Unlimited by Kristin Cashore has a colorful, shiny cover that made it hard to photograph.  Now I want to try to do some bookstagram stuff with it.  I’ve been super excited to read An Enchantment of Ravens by Margaret Rogerson since I read the description many months ago, and it came in on my birthday!

The last picture is a canvas print of the cover art from Cora Coramack’s Roar.  I won this for being on the amazing street team (Snowstormlings) that won the internal scavenger hunt.  I love this art and can’t wait to find the perfect spot to hang it!!

 

What about you?  Did you get any fun bookmail this week?  This month?  Share in the comments!

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