Jessie's Book Haul

Monday, March 16, 2015
Heyoooooo! I got some pretty fun books in the last few weeks. I bought a few and was sent a lot so let's get going on this, shall we?


Fairest by Marissa Meyer - Lunar Chronicles #3.5 - already read this and whoooa boy is Levana a piece of work. I mean, we knew that, but now we REALLY know that.

The Cure for Dreaming by Cat Winters -- I loooooved Winter's In the Shadow of the Blackbirds so much I had to buy this.

Karen Memory by Elizabeth Bear -- a steampunk that has gotten some pretty rave reviews from trusted friends.

Elizabeth I by Margaret George -- I'd had my eye on this for years because George's HF is usually top notch. I found a copy for $6 (hardback!) and the rest was history.

The Providence of Fire by Brian Staveley - Chronicle of the Unhewn Throne #2 - I read and greatly enjoyed the series opener and have been waiting for this to publish ever since. 

The Iron Ghost by Jen Williams - The Copper Promise #1 - I loved the series opener and am beyond excited to dive back into this world with these fantastic characters.

The Sin Eater's Daughter by Melinda Salisbury - The Sin Eater's Daughter #1 - coverlove to the extreme. This has been on my radar for months so I hope it lives up to all that hype and expectation.

The Song of Achilles by Madeline Miller - basically Twitter made me want to read this so I had to have it when I found a sale. 

The Year of Secret Assignments by Jaclyn Moriarty - Ashbury/Brookfield #2 - another I bought because of twitter. Carla was talking about this, I walked into a thrift store and bam! Perfect condition copy for $2. That's clearly a sign I needed to buy this. Right?

The Things They Carried by Tim O'Brien - one of the most haunting books I have ever read. I loved it in high school but never picked up a copy until I found this one for $3.

Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban by JK Rowling - I have a million HPs but I had to buy this because UK EDITION HARRY POTTER FOR $3. 

(other HP copies were bought to be donated to my sister's 5th Grade class. I don't want kids so I have to find some way to force the series on the next generation!)

Orleans by Sherri L. Smith -- I have heard such good things about this, from worldbuilding to the lack of romance. Also, diversity yay! Finding a copy for $5 a HFP was an unexpected bonus.

Station Eleven by Emily St. John Mandel - I had missed on this one but Meg from Cuddlebuggery and Jamie from The Broke and the Bookish convinced me this was one not to miss. I am halfway through and THEY WERE RIGHT.


Love Fortunes and Other Disasters by Kimberly Karalius -- I was sold on this from the synopsis and then that cover I am preparing for feels and cuteness. Thank you to MacMillan/Swoon Reads!

Lady of the Eternal City by Kate Quinn - The Empress of Rome #4 - this series has only gotten better with each installment. I plan to read this in the next week and have a review up then, too! Thank you to Kate Quinn!

The Masque of a Murderer by Susanna Calkins - Lucy Campion Mysteries #3 - this is the third in a series but can be read independently. Thanks, Historical Fiction Virtual Book Tours!

Reluctantly Charmed by Ellie O'Neill - a magical realism novel set in Ireland. Can you look at that gorgeous cover and not want this book? It's perfect for St. Patrick's Day -- see my review tomorrow! Thank you, Simon and Shuster!

Helen of Sparta by Amalia Carosella - Helen of Sparta is one of my favorite mythical/historical figures. I used to read anything and everything I could find on her. So when offered this for a book tour, I jumped on it so fast! Plus.... that cover!

The Devil You Know by Trish Doller - another YA contemporary that's gaining a lot of buzz months out from its pub day. It looks and sounds amazing. From the few pages I sneaked, it's going to be a doozy.

Knight's Shadow by Sebastien de Castell - Greatcoats #2 - I ordered this from the UK because dat cover. Also, this is a BRICK compared to book one. I hope it's just as entertaining.


Making Pretty by Corey Ann Haydu -- I don't know much about this but this author's books have come highly recommended so winning this was quite awesome. Thank you, Corey!

That's it for me so far. Any new books on your shelves you're particularly excited to read?

1 comment:

  1. OOOOOH Fairest was so freaking good. I was expecting an awesome little story but it exceeded my expectations. And oh man, Orleans. So good. So underrated. I hope you love it. And I have got to get me a copy of Station Eleven! Everybody's been raving about this one, I've gotta see what all the fuss is about. I haven't read anything of Doller's yet but The Devil You Know is one I'm super excited for. Enjoy your new reads! :)


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