Early October 2018 Book Haul

Once again, it’s time to share all the exciting new books I’ve acquired in the last few weeks.  It’s a great mix of preorders, trades, and a publisher request.  I can’t wait to read all of these!

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September #OTSPsecretsister and other Book mail

At the end of last week, I received a fabulous September secret sister package featuring a childhood favorite movie and a full-color manga that has Marie from The Aristocats 🙂  My secret sister is hitting it out of the park, and this is only the second month!  It also reminded me that I haven’t done a book haul post in many weeks, so here’s all the goodies I’ve received from various places.

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Waiting on Wednesday: Muse of Nightmares by Laini Taylor

Muse of Nightmares (Strange the Dreamer, #2)

Hardcover, 528 pages
Expected publication: October 2nd 2018 by Little, Brown Books for Young Readers

Um, yeah.  This review is going to be a spewing of feelings while trying not to be spoilery.  Which. Is. Hard. So. Hard!  I needed to read this to find closure from the long wait, and I’m glad that I started and finished so quickly (back in July); however, that means that there is no one to discuss and rant with while I am writing this review!  Sorry if this doesn’t quite make sense, but I’m writing this review while the story is fresh in my head in July then scheduling it to publish now in September, a few weeks before it’s actual release date.

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Book Haul, #otspsecretsister, and Goodies for August 2018

It’s been awhile again since I’ve shared the goodies that I’ve picked up.  Here’s my last OTSP Secret Sister package from last round from my “sister” Crystal 🙂  She very much so spoiled me with all these hot chocolate flavors and adorable eeveelution bookmarks that she made!  And I’m excited to get caught up with this series as this is the final book.

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Next up is some trades and my first granted bookish wish.  I love The Testing and wish Netflix or someone would make a movie or series out of this one!

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The top row of the first pic and the following pic are all from work over the last month or so.  I’m really excited to read like all of them!  Then the second row includes 2 bookish wishes, a trade, and an art print that I paid for.  Thanks everyone!

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And, since it slipped in at the end of the month.  Here’s my amazing August secret sister package from my new sister, going by the name, Mrs. Peacock!  I can’t wait to dig in, and those truffles are fantastic 🙂

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#ARCAugust Goals

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While not fully participating in this lovely event as I doubt I get to read too many books this month, I definitely want to use this time to attack my massive TBR.

ARC August is an annual reading challenge hosted by the lovely bloggers at Read.Sleep.Repeat. Please go check out their site and give them a follow!

This year there’s even a reading bingo card! 

I went to my shelves and chose 5 arcs that called to me.  This list will probably change over the course of the month as I do read how I feel and don’t like to force myself to read or continue a book that I’m not feeling.  Also, I’m waiting on a copy of Crown of Feathers by Nicki Pau Preto to arrive.  When it does, I’m dropping everything else to read that!  Anyway, back to my current picks.  Here’s a brief synopsis of each in the order that I will probably attempt to read them.

The Crowns of Croswald: For sixteen years Ivy Lovely has been hidden behind an enchanted boundary that separates the mundane from the magical. When Ivy crosses the border, her powers awaken. Curiosity leads her crashing through a series of adventures at the Halls of Ivy, a school where students learn to master their magical blood and the power of Croswald’s mysterious gems.

Witchsign: It has been seventy-five years since the dragons’ rule of fire and arcane magic over Vinkerveld was ended, and the Empire was born. Since, the tyrannical Synod has worked hard to banish all manifestations of the arcane across the lands.

Mightier Than the Sword: You wake up in the fictional land of Astorya, where stories from our world come to life. You’re a real human being (we assume), and in this fictional world, that makes you a superhero. Armed with your trusty pencil you have the power to create: what you write, draw, or scribble in the book becomes part of the story.

Heroine Worship: Once upon a time, Aveda Jupiter (aka Annie Chang) was demon-infested San Francisco’s most beloved superheroine, a beacon of hope and strength and really awesome outfits. But all that changed the day she agreed to share the spotlight with her best friend and former assistant Evie Tanaka—who’s now a badass, fire-wielding superheroine in her own right.

The Land of Yesterday: After Cecelia Dahl’s little brother, Celadon, dies tragically, his soul goes where all souls go: the Land of Yesterday—and Cecelia is left behind in a fractured world without him.

Recent #booksfortrade Book Haul

It’s been a bit busy for me, and I haven’t made the time to blog about any of my recent book hauls, which is a shame as I have received some truly amazing books!  So, I decided to break them into a couple of posts to keep size down.  Here’s section one with all the books I’ve received through trade!

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