Early 2017 Book Haul

Tuesday, January 24, 2017

I love new books, and new ARCs are somehow even more fun. I have a few very anticipated reads in this haul for the last couple weeks, but also a few that snagged my attention thanks to friend reviews/raves, or a fun-sounding synopsis.

I wasn't the hugest fan of Lee's first book but the early reviews for this are so good I could not resist. A gay, YA historical fiction that's also FUNNY? I definitely need to read some of that.

The Shadow Land by Elizabeth Kostova
Favorite author releases new book. Fan gets approved for an ARC. Flails are had. I will be 100% honest and admit I am not entirely sure what this is about but I am sure I need to read it ASAP.

Shadow Run by AdriAnne Strickland and Michael Miller (Kaitan Chronicles #1)
Compared to Dune and Firely? Reminds me also somewhat of The Force Awakens? Please tell me there's also space boyfriends. I need this.

The Alice Network by Kate Quinn 
I am a tad leery of the time/setting (I love Quinn's ancient historical fiction soo much!) due to the sheer abundance of WWII books, but it's Kate Quinn and I was never not going to read it.

Girl Out of Water by Laura Silverman
I love the synopsis for this.

Eliza and Her Monsters by Francesca Zappia
The author's debut (Made You Up) was amazing. I've looked forward to reading her second novel the second I finished her first.

Grit by Gillian French
A dark contemporary that takes on slut shaming and rape culture -- this is probably going to be enraging but it's still worth reading.

Dividing Eden by Joelle Charbonneau
So I admit that I don't have high hopes for this. Her first series was undercooked and limp and this synopsis seems a bit... gimmicky. Still, I am interested enough to try it.

The Secret History of Us by Jessi Kirby
Finally we get a new Jessi Kirby YA contemporary! So exciting -- it's been so long since Golden came out.

Midnight at the Electric by Jodi Lynn Anderson
I just hope this is more like Tiger Lily than The Vanishing Season when it comes to how much I love it at the end.

Prisoner of Ice and Snow by Ruth Lauren
I don't read a lot of MG, but Furthermore blew me away in 2016. This sounds like it has a lot of potential and I do love the cover a lot.

Blood Rose Rebellion by Rosalyn Eves (Blood Rose Rebellion #1)
Magic! Fantasy! REBELLION! WHAT MORE DO YOU NEED? Well, a lot, actually so ... pleasebegoodpleasebegood.


  1. I have yet to read The Historian so I skipped on The Shadow Land for now. And I'm so excited for new Jessi Kirby! Can't wait to see what you think of it. :)

    1. oooh Bionnie you should try The Historian. Gothic supernatural mystery! So goood.

      And it's been so long since she published a new contemporary. Here's hoping it lives up!


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