Illumicrate Unboxing

Hello everyone! Hope you all had a Happy New Year Eve and Day!

I’m here to show you my November Illumicrate unboxing! I ended up getting it a bit late and got it towards the end of December so I haven’t had much of a chance to do a post about it. But I think besides Owlcrate this is one of my favorite boxes I get each month!

So Illumicrate is a quarterly box and you pay for the box and you end up with two books in the box! Recently it’s been an ARC in the box and they send such beautiful editions!

Website link here: Illumicrate

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The first item in this box is this really beautiful print from Nutmeg and Arlo on Easy! I really do like this quote and it really is true honestly! At least I think so! I love Nutmeg and Arlo’s stuff, they have really cute pins and prints and I always want to buy stuff from them but I always don’t because I tend to spend my money on books….but you should definitely check them out!

Link here: Nutmeg and Arlo

This item to me is kind of sad, because I love Meraki Candles and unfortunately they are shutting down. I only ever got the candles they included in the boxes because shipping from out of the country tends to be expensive, so sadly I never bought a candle from them which is something I regret but I wish them all the best in their next adventure!

They also included this sampler of This Mortal Coil by Emily Suvada, I had the ARC but never got around to it sadly, but I do plan on reading it soon since I have the audiobook.

Summary: Catarina Agatta is a hacker. She can cripple mainframes and crash through firewalls, but that’s not what makes her special. In Cat’s world, people are implanted with technology to recode their DNA, allowing them to change their bodies in any way they want. And Cat happens to be a gene-hacking genius.

That’s no surprise, since Cat’s father is Dr. Lachlan Agatta, a legendary geneticist who may be the last hope for defeating a plague that has brought humanity to the brink of extinction. But during the outbreak, Lachlan was kidnapped by a shadowy organization called Cartaxus, leaving Cat to survive the last two years on her own.

When a Cartaxus soldier, Cole, arrives with news that her father has been killed, Cat’s instincts tell her it’s just another Cartaxus lie. But Cole also brings a message: before Lachlan died, he managed to create a vaccine, and Cole needs Cat’s help to release it and save the human race.

Now Cat must decide who she can trust: The soldier with secrets of his own? The father who made her promise to hide from Cartaxus at all costs? In a world where nature itself can be rewritten, how much can she even trust herself?

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I also got this 2018 journal which is super cute! I love it so much! It’s a weekly journal and I plan on using it to plan for blogging and work! Super excited to use it! The website will be linked below so I highly recommend checking out her etsy page, there is a lot of really awesome items for sale!

Link: Prism of Starling

The next item is a really stunning moon necklace from Oh Panda Eyes on etsy! I have a few items I saw that I want to purchase but it will have to wait for when they are back on etsy as they are currently taking a short break! I’ll leave the link below and you all should go check when they are back open because they have really pretty items!

Link: Oh Panda Eyes

And then this really cute tea towel is really cute! I love it! I still have no idea what a tea towel is so if anyone can tell me what that is I’d really appreciate it! Because I have no idea! Is it like a hand towel???

Anyways this tea towel is designed by Evannave so I’ll link her Link Tree for you to check her out!

Link: Evannave Link Tree

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So I got this sampler of Iron Gold by Pierce Brown and I can’t really read this since I haven’t read the Red Rising books by him so I need to do that before starting Iron Gold.

I’ll leave a summary even though it’s a continuation of the Red Rising Trilogy

Summary: A decade ago, Darrow was the hero of the revolution he believed would break the chains of the Society. But the Rising has shattered everything: Instead of peace and freedom, it has brought endless war. Now he must risk everything he has fought for on one last desperate mission. Darrow still believes he can save everyone, but can he save himself?

And throughout the worlds, other destinies entwine with Darrow’s to change his fate forever:

A young Red girl flees tragedy in her refugee camp and achieves for herself a new life she could never have imagined.

An ex-soldier broken by grief is forced to steal the most valuable thing in the galaxy—or pay with his life.

And Lysander au Lune, the heir in exile to the sovereign, wanders the stars with his mentor, Cassius, haunted by the loss of the world that Darrow transformed, and dreaming of what will rise from its ashes.

Red Rising was the story of the end of one universe, and Iron Goldis the story of the creation of a new one. Witness the beginning of a stunning new saga of tragedy and triumph from masterly New York Times bestselling author Pierce Brown

I also got this stunning edition of City of Brass by S A Chakraborty. I had read a good chunk of this before and I ended up putting it down but this edition really makes me want to go and check it out again so maybe I’ll pick it up again and try to finish it. This cover is just so stunning! I love it!

Summary: Step into The City of Brass, the spellbinding debut from S. A. Chakraborty—an imaginative alchemy of The Golem and the Jinni, The Grace of Kings, and One Thousand and One Nights, in which the future of a magical Middle Eastern kingdom rests in the hands of a clever and defiant young con artist with miraculous healing gifts

Nahri has never believed in magic. Certainly, she has power; on the streets of 18th century Cairo, she’s a con woman of unsurpassed talent. But she knows better than anyone that the trade she uses to get by—palm readings, zars, healings—are all tricks, sleights of hand, learned skills; a means to the delightful end of swindling Ottoman nobles.

But when Nahri accidentally summons an equally sly, darkly mysterious djinn warrior to her side during one of her cons, she’s forced to accept that the magical world she thought only existed in childhood stories is real. For the warrior tells her a new tale: across hot, windswept sands teeming with creatures of fire, and rivers where the mythical marid sleep; past ruins of once-magnificent human metropolises, and mountains where the circling hawks are not what they seem, lies Daevabad, the legendary city of brass?a city to which Nahri is irrevocably bound.

In that city, behind gilded brass walls laced with enchantments, behind the six gates of the six djinn tribes, old resentments are simmering. And when Nahri decides to enter this world, she learns that true power is fierce and brutal. That magic cannot shield her from the dangerous web of court politics. That even the cleverest of schemes can have deadly consequences.

After all, there is a reason they say be careful what you wish for . . .

And the book in the box is Artemis by Andy Weir! I have never read The Martian by him but this one sounds really interesting! Plus this cover is really cool and it has black splayed edges which I love! So happy to add this to my collection!

Summary: Jazz Bashara is a criminal.

Well, sort of. Life on Artemis, the first and only city on the moon, is tough if you’re not a rich tourist or an eccentric billionaire. So smuggling in the occasional harmless bit of contraband barely counts, right? Not when you’ve got debts to pay and your job as a porter barely covers the rent.

Everything changes when Jazz sees the chance to commit the perfect crime, with a reward too lucrative to turn down. But pulling off the impossible is just the start of Jazz’s problems, as she learns that she’s stepped square into a conspiracy for control of Artemis itself – and that now, her only chance at survival lies in a gambit even more unlikely than the first.

It also came with this travel brochure and this bookmark for Artemis as well and I think they’re super neat!

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Here’s the Packing List for you incase you’re interested!

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And that is my newest unboxing for you all! I hope you all enjoyed it and let me know your thoughts as I would love to know! This month I have quite a few book boxes I bought and I can’t wait for them to come in! I’m super excited for them all! Can’t wait for you all to see them!

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Owlcrate Unboxing- December

Hello! I’m here with my Owlcrate unboxing for you all! This box was themed Seize the Day and I love this image they used for the box! It’s stunning!! Plus it has a dog on it! I’m here for it!
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So the first thing I got in my box was this really pretty magnet from Ink and Wonder Designs! I love their work so much and was really excited this was in my box! I’ve honestly never read any of Rick’s books but I like this design and the quote so I’m fine with it!

Website link here: Ink and Wonder

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I also got this Harry Potter tote bag from Bookworm Boutique which is really cute! Again I’m not really a Harry Potter fan but I do like the design and think it’s really cute!

Shop link here: Society6

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I also got a candle from Novelly Yours! I have like a one or two other candles from them but I could always use more! One day I’ll burn all the little samples I have from boxes because I have no room for anymore! This candle comes from The Names They Gave Us by Emery Lord, which again I haven’t read but it smells so good!

Website link here: Novelly Yours

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And here’s the button that came in this box that has the theme of the box on it! I have quite a few of these now and I love them!

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I also got a really cute planner/reading journal for 2018! I love using reading journals and since this one is also a planner I really think I’ll be using it a lot this year! I’m really excited and I want to start using it right away and prepping it for school and my reading plans!

I couldn’t find the main website for this designer but I found their instagram: Blue Star Press

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This next item is a wooden ornament with a design from Everything, Everything by Nicola Yoon. It was made by Juniper and Ivy designs and it’s really pretty! I can’t remember if I got an item from them before. I think I did and it might have been from Owlcrate as well. I can’t remember anymore! But isn’t it so pretty!!

Website link: Juniper and Ivy Designs

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So this bookmark that I have one side pictured is apparently a double sided bookmark that I didn’t realize even though I looked at both sides…I’m lame! But this side has a quote from the Serpant King and the other side has a quote from Perks of Being a Wildfire. This is made by Little Inklings Designs and I am actually going to place an order  in a few minutes because I love their stuff! I have like the set of 10 bookmarks and the set of 3 bookmarks in my cart! Definitely recommend checking them out!

Website link here: Etsy Shop

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The book for this box was Foolish Hearts by Emma Mills. I have never read a book by her (no surprise) but this one sounds really interesting to me more than her other books so here’s hoping that I get to it sooner!

Summary: A contemporary novel about a girl whose high school production of A Midsummer Night’s Dream leads her to new friends—and maybe even new love.

The day of the last party of the summer, Claudia overhears a conversation she wasn’t supposed to. Now on the wrong side of one of the meanest girls in school, Claudia doesn’t know what to expect when the two are paired up to write a paper—let alone when they’re both forced to try out for the school production of A Midsummer Night’s Dream.

But mandatory participation has its upsides—namely, an unexpected friendship, a boy band obsession, and a guy with the best dimpled smile Claudia’s ever seen. As Claudia’s world starts to expand, she finds that maybe there are some things worth sticking her neck out for.

Let me know your thoughts on this book or her others if you’ve read them!

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Included with the book we got the signed book plate, the letter from the author, and this really cute patch!

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And they have the Owlcrate newsletter thing that they included in the boxes recently which has an interview with the author and information about the items in the boxes.

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And here is the spoiler card for you all!

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And that is my unboxing for this month’s Owlcrate! I really hope you enjoyed and let me know your thoughts down below as I would really love to know!

Another Book Haul

Yes another book haul…am I sorry??? Nope….

So I went shopping and got a bunch of stuff which I probably shouldn’t have bought but I’m happy I did anyways!

Anyways, the first two books I got are by the same author and I haven’t read anything by her so I hope that I get the chance to soon since I heard so much about her work!

The first book I got her is Swear on This Life by Rene Carlino and Wish You Were Here by  Rene Carlino! I love these covers and the books sounded really good so I snatched them up and bought them. I’m not ashamed..okay maybe just a little bit.

Summary for Swear on This Life: When a bestselling debut novel from mysterious author J.Colby becomes the literary event of the year, Emiline reads it reluctantly. As an adjunct writing instructor at UC San Diego with her own stalled literary career and a bumpy long-term relationship, Emiline isn’t thrilled to celebrate the accomplishments of a young and gifted writer.

Yet from the very first page, Emiline is entranced by the story of Emerson and Jackson, two childhood best friends who fall in love and dream of a better life beyond the long dirt road that winds through their impoverished town in rural Ohio.

That’s because the novel is patterned on Emiline’s own dark and desperate childhood, which means that “J. Colby” must be Jase: the best friend and first love she hasn’t seen in over a decade. Far from being flattered that he wrote the novel from her perspective, Emiline is furious that he co-opted her painful past and took some dramatic creative liberties with the ending.

The only way she can put her mind at ease is to find and confront “J. Colby,” but is she prepared to learn the truth behind the fiction?

Summary of Wish You Were Here: Charlotte has spent her twenties adrift, floating from interest to interest, job to job, and guy to guy, searching for a spark but never quite finding it. All she knows is that she won’t discover it working as a waitress at a pies-and-fries joint in Los Angeles or living with her fun but aimless best friend in a tiny apartment in the Arts District.

Then Charlotte collides with Adam, a gorgeous and soulful painter who seems just as lost as she feels. Their instant connection turns into a midnight drink… and a whirlwind night of champagne, Chinese food, and the kind of conversation that only happens in romantic comedies. But the next morning, Adam gives Charlotte the cold shoulder, leaving her confused and hurt—and wondering if the few odd moments between them the night before were red flags in disguise.

Months later, Charlotte hasn’t been able to shake Adam, so she decides to find out what happened the morning after their magical night together. This fateful decision rewrites their wild love story, but what Charlotte doesn’t know yet is that the ending has already been written.
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I also got two of Sarah MacLean’s books! I got the third book in the Rules of Scoundrels series

Summary: A rogue ruined…

He is the Killer Duke, accused of murdering Mara Lowe on the eve of her wedding. With no memory of that fateful night, Temple has reigned over the darkest of London’s corners for twelve years, wealthy and powerful, but beyond redemption. Until one night, Mara resurfaces, offering the one thing he’s dreamed of… absolution.

A lady returned…

Mara planned never to return to the world from which she’d run, but when her brother falls deep into debt at Temple’s exclusive casino, she has no choice but to offer Temple a trade that ends in her returning to society and proving to the world what only she knows… that he is no killer.

A scandal revealed…

It’s a fine trade, until Temple realizes that the lady—and her past—are more than they seem. It will take every bit of his strength to resist the pull of this mysterious, maddening woman who seems willing to risk everything for honor… and to keep from putting himself on the line for love.

And then I got the second book in the Rules for Scoundrels series! Cant wait to start reading them! They sound really good!

Summary: Lady Philippa Marbury is odd. The bespectacled, brilliant fourth daughter of the Marquess of Needham and Dolby cares more for books than balls, flora than fashion and science than the season. Nearly engaged to Lord Castleton, Pippa wants to explore the scandalous parts of London she’s never seen before marriage. And she knows just who to ask: the tall, charming, quick-witted bookkeeper of The Fallen Angel, London’s most notorious and coveted gaming hell, known only as Cross.

Like any good scientist, Pippa’s done her research and Cross’s reputation makes him perfect for her scheme. She wants science without emotion—the experience of ruination without the repercussions of ruination. And who better to provide her with the experience than this legendary man? But when this odd, unexpected female propositions Cross, it’s more than tempting… and it will take everything he has to resist following his instincts—and giving the lady precisely what she wants.

Can’t wait to read these!

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So I got this book called Battlemage and it sounded really good and the cover honestly drew me in so I had to get it. And I did. It sounds good so I hope to get to it soon! I haven’t heard anything about it so if you’ve read it let me know your thoughts!

Summary: ‘I can command storms, summon fire and unmake stone,’ Balfruss growled. ‘It’s dangerous to meddle with things you don’t understand.’


BALFRUSS is a battlemage, sworn to fight and die for a country that fears his kind.

VARGUS is a common soldier – while mages shoot lightning from the walls of his city, he is down on the front line getting blood on his blade.

TALANDRA is a princess and spymaster, but the war will force her to risk everything, and make the greatest sacrifice of all.

Magic and mayhem collide in this explosive epic fantasy from a major new talent.

I also got another Sophie Kinsella book even though I haven’t read anything of hers before. I honestly don’t care to read her Shopaholic books but I found that I am more interested in her standalone novels so I tend to buy those. But anyways I bought this one and again I have no idea when I’ll get around to it but lets hope in the next few weeks I’ll be able to!

Summary: Lottie just knows that her boyfriend is going to propose, but then his big question involves a trip abroad — not a trip down the aisle. Completely crushed, Lottie reconnects with an old flame, and they decide to take drastic action. No dates, no moving in together, they’ll just get married . . . right now. Her sister, Fliss, thinks Lottie is making a terrible mistake, and will do anything to stop her. But Lottie is determined to say “I do,” for better, or for worse.

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I ended up getting the hardcover of Winterspell by Claire Legrand. I had the paperback but I wanted the hardcover so I saw it and ended up picking it up! I really want to read this one this week but it might have to be saved for next week since I have so many books I planned on reading! I believe it’s a Nutcracker retelling!

Summary: New York City, 1899. Clara Stole, the mayor’s ever-proper daughter, leads a double life. Since her mother’s murder, she has secretly trained in self-defense with the mysterious Drosselmeyer.

Then, on Christmas Eve, disaster strikes.

Her home is destroyed, her father abducted—by beings distinctly not human. To find him, Clara journeys to the war-ravaged land of Cane. Her only companion is the dethroned prince Nicholas, bound by a wicked curse. If they’re to survive, Clara has no choice but to trust him, but his haunted eyes burn with secrets—and a need she can’t define. With the dangerous, seductive faery queen Anise hunting them, Clara soon realizes she won’t leave Cane unscathed—if she leaves at all.

Inspired by The Nutcracker, Winterspell is a dark, timeless fairy tale about love and war, longing and loneliness, and a girl who must learn to live without fear.

And here’s another Sophie Kinsella book I decided to add to my collection because I can.

Summary: Workaholic attorney Samantha Sweeting has just done the unthinkable. She’s made a mistake so huge, it’ll wreck any chance of a partnership.

Going into utter meltdown, she walks out of her London office, gets on a train, and ends up in the middle of nowhere. Asking for directions at a big, beautiful house, she’s mistaken for an interviewee and finds herself being offered a job as housekeeper. Her employers have no idea they’ve hired a lawyer–and Samantha has no idea how to work the oven. She can’t sew on a button, bake a potato, or get the #@%# ironing board to open. How she takes a deep breath and begins to cope–and finds love–is a story as delicious as the bread she learns to bake.

But will her old life ever catch up with her? And if it does…will she want it back?

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So I have never read a Brenda Novak novel but I ended up getting three of her novels! I got Home to Whiskey Creek which is a Whiskey Creek novel but I can’t read it yet because I don’t have the first three in the series and this is the fourth. I’m not sure if I need to read the others before this one so I’ll have to look that up!

I also got the second and the third books in the silver springs series by the same author. Again I’ll have to look up whether I need them all or can pick which ones I want to read!

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I also got Dangerous to Know by Dawn Ryder. I haven’t heard of this author but it sounded good! It’s special ops romance which I love! I’m excited to start it!

Summary: She’s too good to be bad

A bad-boy member of an elite Special Ops team, Mercer has never been assigned an undercover mission he couldn’t complete. But when his latest job requires him to gain the trust-and get into the bed-of his newest target, the sexy, fiery colonel’s daughter, he has a whole new challenge ahead of him. All evidence points to her being a traitor to the country he’s sworn to protect, but the crackling desire between them is too strong a feeling to ignore…

He’s too bad to resist

Zoe has always kept her secrets close to the vest. The only woman in a decorated military family, she’s been taught that to let someone close is to flirt with disaster. But when the dangerously handsome, alpha-strong Mercer comes blazing into her life full-speed, it’s all Zoe can do to resist his wicked seduction. As danger circles closer, Zoe must decide if she can trust him to protect her-but there’s no way he could be bad when he makes her feel this good…

And then I got another Sherrilyn Kenyon book because I’m slowly getting all the books in the Dark Hunter series because why not????

I also found another book by Jessica Lemmon which I’m excited to read! I have the first and now the third! Might be time for me to start this book series now!

I also got the last book I needed in the Highlander series by Karen Marie Moning! I need to read this and I am finally starting it this week so I can binge it all now! I’m so excited!! Let me know your thoughts if you’ve read them!

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And that is my recent book haul! It’s a lot of books but I had no control so of course I went crazy! I’m just really bad at saving money because yeah….It’s something I’ve always been bad at and I don’t really have much control so I’m hoping to be better at it this coming year in 2018!

Let me know your thoughts and what you purchased or received recently as I would love to know!

Book of the Month Club-December

Hello! So I’m here with my Book of the Month Club box! I started doing it because it’s not that expensive and some of the books sound really interesting! So I figured I would start doing this! I have way too many boxes but I decided to get this anyways.

Link here: Book of the Month

It’s this subscription service you you’re given the options of what book you want to get in the box and I chose one and added another book to it because I really wanted to read it and since it’s cheaper I picked it up as well and added it to my box.

So here’s what it looks like when you open the box! It’s nice and simple! I like it! It comes with a sticker sheet and a bookmark that you see in blue on the top.

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Here’s the sticker sheet!

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So the book that I chose for the month of December is The English Wife by Lauren Willig. I haven’t heard of it before but I read the summary on the website and I thought it sounded really interesting so I choose this one for this month! The cover is really pretty!

Summary: From the New York Times bestselling author, Lauren Willig, comes this scandalous New York Gilded Age novel full of family secrets, affairs, and even murder.

Annabelle and Bayard Van Duyvil live a charmed life: he’s the scion of an old Knickerbocker family, she grew up in a Tudor manor in England, they had a whirlwind romance in London, they have three year old twins on whom they dote, and he’s recreated her family home on the banks of the Hudson and renamed it Illyria. Yes, there are rumors that she’s having an affair with the architect, but rumors are rumors and people will gossip. But then Bayard is found dead with a knife in his chest on the night of their Twelfth Night Ball, Annabelle goes missing, presumed drowned, and the papers go mad. Bay’s sister, Janie, forms an unlikely alliance with a reporter to uncover the truth, convinced that Bay would never have killed his wife, that it must be a third party, but the more she learns about her brother and his wife, the more everything she thought she knew about them starts to unravel. Who were her brother and his wife, really? And why did her brother die with the name George on his lips?

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I like that they have the month and year as well as the Book of the Month logo! I think that adds such character to the book!

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Lastly I got Final Girls by Riley Sager. I heard a lot about this book and I really liked what I read about in the summary and this sounds really interesting to me! I like the UK cover I’ll insert a picture here: 30215662

Summary: Ten years ago, college student Quincy Carpenter went on vacation with five friends and came back alone, the only survivor of a horror movie–scale massacre. In an instant, she became a member of a club no one wants to belong to—a group of similar survivors known in the press as the Final Girls. Lisa, who lost nine sorority sisters to a college dropout’s knife; Sam, who went up against the Sack Man during her shift at the Nightlight Inn; and now Quincy, who ran bleeding through the woods to escape Pine Cottage and the man she refers to only as Him. The three girls are all attempting to put their nightmares behind them, and, with that, one another. Despite the media’s attempts, they never meet.
 
Now, Quincy is doing well—maybe even great, thanks to her Xanax prescription. She has a caring almost-fiancé, Jeff; a popular baking blog; a beautiful apartment; and a therapeutic presence in Coop, the police officer who saved her life all those years ago. Her memory won’t even allow her to recall the events of that night; the past is in the past.
 
That is, until Lisa, the first Final Girl, is found dead in her bathtub, wrists slit, and Sam, the second, appears on Quincy’s doorstep. Blowing through Quincy’s life like a whirlwind, Sam seems intent on making Quincy relive the past, with increasingly dire consequences, all of which makes Quincy question why Sam is really seeking her out. And when new details about Lisa’s death come to light, Quincy’s life becomes a race against time as she tries to unravel Sam’s truths from her lies, evade the police and hungry reporters, and, most crucially, remember what really happened at Pine Cottage, before what was started ten years ago is finished.

Doesn’t it sound so good!? I’m super excited to check it out!

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And here’s the impression from under the dust jacket and this book was one of the options from July this year!

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I can’t wait to see what books I will choose next! I really want to start these soon! I’m in the mood for a good thriller! I don’t know when I can choose January’s book so I plan on looking that up soon so I can start picking because I’m excited!

Do any of you do Book of the Month?? If you do what’s your favorite book you picked so far??? Let me know in the comments because I would love to know!

Book Haul

So as you can see below I got a few too many books when I went with my friend to Book Off because I have no control whatsoever….but I’m really excited about these books! Since I have so many in here I’ll be only really giving short summaries and maybe just the ones that are standalone or or first books! Maybe haha it depends on the book!

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Anyways in the first picture I got the Night Tales trilogy by Nora Roberts and I believe they’re short stories?? There wasn’t much of a description on Goodreads besides their summaries.

So the red and orange cover is the first book in the trilogy. Here’s the summary for that! I’m super excited to read them!

Summary: Her voice was like whiskey, smooth and potent, but it was her contradictions that fascinated Detective Boyd Fletcher—the vulnerability beneath her tough-as-nails facade. Late-night radio announcer Cilla O’Roarke was being threatened by a caller, and it was Boyd’s job to protect her no matter what. But the sultry deejay was getting under his skin, and the undeniable attraction that sizzled between them concerned the detective…because anything could happen on the Night Shift.

They called him Nemesis. He walked the dark alleyways alone, a shadow among shadows—and that’s the way he liked it. Until the night he saved Deborah O’Roarke from an attacker and rediscovered the quiet ache of yearning lodged in his heart. It had been a long time since he had wanted to reach out to someone…. But Deborah was an idealistic prosecutor who played by the rules and abhorred the vigilantism of her mysterious defender. Could she come to love the phantom who lurked in the Night Shadow?

The purple and yellow cover from the first picture is the second book so here’s that summary: The moment her eyes locked on Colt Nightshade, she knew he was trouble. But Lieutenant Althea Grayson prided herself on being in control, and she wouldn’t let her new partner ruin that. The man was a renegade, no respect for rules–and the worst part was he got to her. The way he challenged Althea’s thinking, stared right into her eyes…and held her in his arms. What defense could her heart have when “Nightshade” didn’t play fair?Arson investigator Ryan Piasecki was a man who got the job done no matter what the obstacle…or how beautiful she was. Ambitious executive Natalie Fletcher’s new business was going up in smoke, literally, and she needed Ryan’s help to catch the arsonist. But if he wasn’t careful, the sparks flying between him and this hothouse rose would erupt into a five-alarm blaze–and they’d both be engulfed by the “Night Smoke.”

Lastly the blue cover is the last book so here is that summary!:

Night Shield — She was too much of a cop not to be suspicious of a shady character like Jonah Blackhawk . . . and too much of a woman not to be drawn into him. So working undercover in Jonah’s club was getting extremely complicated. For despite Allison Fletcher’s determined distrust, the smooth-talking tough guy was getting under her skin, and that was too close for comfort.

Night Moves — Some people had skeletons in their closets; Maggie Fitzgerald had one in her yard. She’d retreated from her fast-paced life, seeking peace and solitude. And if surly landscaper Cliff Delaney’s rude manner and irresistible sexuality weren’t disturbing enough, now an old murder shattered her peace entirely, imperiling her life and forcing her right into the protective arms of the most irritating man alive.

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I also got the first book in the Hunter series by Sherrilyn Kenyon Fantasy Lover. This series confuses me because there are so many tie in series so I have no idea what to read first. I might have to research this!

Summary: Dear Reader,

Being trapped in a bedroom with a woman is a grand thing. Being trapped in hundreds of bedrooms over two thousand years isn’t. And being cursed into a book as a love-slave for eternity can ruin even a Spartan warrior’s day.

As a love-slave, I know everything about women. How to touch them, how to savor them, and most of all, how to pleasure them. But when I was summoned to fulfill Grace Alexander’s sexual fantasies, I found the first woman in history who saw me as a man with a tormented past. She alone bothered to take me out of the bedroom and onto the world. She taught me to love again.

But I was not born to love. I was cursed to walk eternity alone. As a general, I had long ago accepted my sentence. Yet now I have found Grace–the one thing my wounded heart cannot survive without. Sure, love can heal all wounds, but can it break a two-thousand-year-old curse?

Julian of Macedon

The One Plus One by JoJo Moyes is another book I got. I haven’t read any of her books but this is the only one I have so I plan on reading it soon! It sounds good!

Summary: One single mom. One chaotic family. One quirky stranger. One irresistible love story from the New York Times bestselling author of Me Before You

Suppose your life sucks. A lot. Your husband has done a vanishing act, your teenage stepson is being bullied and your math whiz daughter has a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity that you can’t afford to pay for. That’s Jess’s life in a nutshell—until an unexpected knight-in-shining-armor offers to rescue them. Only Jess’s knight turns out to be Geeky Ed, the obnoxious tech millionaire whose vacation home she happens to clean. But Ed has big problems of his own, and driving the dysfunctional family to the Math Olympiad feels like his first unselfish act in ages… maybe ever.

Up next I also got Dance With the Devil but I’m not really sure where this book is in this series…so I don’t think I’ll leave the summary for that one hahaha but again it’s another I need to read soon because I think I can just binge read this series really quickly.

And another book I got is The Dark Highlander by Karen Marie Moning. I’ve been collecting her books so I can again binge read them because I’ve heard really good things about her books.

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I was so happy that I found another book by N K Jemisin because I really want to read them and I’ve been collecting them from Book Off for cheap since they can get pretty expensive. This is the second book in her Inheritance Trilogy. So I just need the first one then I can start reading them!

I also got the third book in the Cousins O’Dwyer trilogy by Nora Roberts. I have many of her books and I really need to check them out because I am a huge fan of her books that she writes as JD Robb so I want to check out her books as Nora Roberts.

I also found Huntress by Malinda Lo which I’m excited to read about because it sounds so good! I haven’t actually heard many things about her books so I am excited to check it out.

Summary: Nature is out of balance in the human world. The sun hasn’t shone in years, and crops are failing. Worse yet, strange and hostile creatures have begun to appear. The people’s survival hangs in the balance.

To solve the crisis, the oracle stones are cast, and Kaede and Taisin, two seventeen-year-old girls, are picked to go on a dangerous and unheard-of journey to Tanlili, the city of the Fairy Queen. Taisin is a sage, thrumming with magic, and Kaede is of the earth, without a speck of the otherworldly. And yet the two girls’ destinies are drawn together during the mission. As members of their party succumb to unearthly attacks and fairy tricks, the two come to rely on each other and even begin to fall in love. But the Kingdom needs only one huntress to save it, and what it takes could tear Kaede and Taisin apart forever.

The exciting adventure prequel to Malinda Lo’s highly acclaimed novel Ash is overflowing with lush Chinese influences and details inspired by the I Ching, and is filled with action and romance.

And then I got Colter’s Gift by Maya Banks which is the like 5th book in this series so yeah won’t be getting to it for like a while…but it was really cheap and decided to get it and see if I like it…yeah kinda dumb of me but whatever I do it all the time!

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Got a book in the Dream Hunter series which is apparently another book in the Dark Hunter series or something. Again I’m so confused about this…If anyone can explain it to me I would appreciate it!

Summary: In the ethereal world of dreams, there are champions who fight to protect the dreamer and there are demons who prey on them…

Arik is such a predator. Condemned by the gods to live eternity without emotions, Arik can only feel when he’s in the dreams of others. For thousands of years, he’s drifted through the human unconscious, searching for sensation. Now he’s finally found a dreamer whose vivid mind can fill his emptiness.

Dr. Megeara Kafieri watched her father ruin himself and his reputation as he searched to prove Atlantis was real. Her deathbed promise to him to salvage his reputation has now brought her to Greece where she intends to prove once and for all that the fabled island is right where her father said it was. But frustration and bad luck dog her every step. Especially the day they find a stranger floating in the sea. His is a face she’s seen many times…. in her dreams.

What she doesn’t know is that Arik holds more than the ancient secrets that can help her find the mythical isle of Atlantis. He has made a pact with the god Hades: In exchange for two weeks as a mortal man, he must return to Olympus with a human soul. Megeara’s soul.

With a secret society out to ruin her expedition, and mysterious accidents that keep threatening her life, Megeara refuses to quit. She knows she’s getting closer to Atlantis and as she does, she stumbles onto the truth of what Arik really is.

For Arik his quest is no longer simple. No human can know of a Dream-Hunter’s existence. His dream of being mortal has quickly turned into his own nightmare and the only way to save himself will be to sacrifice the very thing he wanted to be human for. The only question is, will he?

Also got the book Nauti and Wild by Lora Leigh and Jack Burton. I love motorcycle romances! They’re so freaking hot! But I need to see if I can read this without reading the other books in this series since it’s like the 6th book.

Lastly I bought a book by Brenda Novak, my first! I’ve seen her books all over the place but never got any so I finally found the first book in one of her series called White Heat which is part of the Dept 6 Hired Guns series. It sounded really good so I wanted to check it out and see how I like it!

Summary: A dangerous cult has recently taken over the desert ghost town of Paradise, Arizona. Members worship at the feet—and in the bed—of its charismatic leader, Ethan Wycliff, and obey his orders blindly. They’ve already tried to murder one woman and they’re implicated in the disappearance of another.

Nate Ferrentino, who works for private security contractor Department 6, has been assigned to infiltrate this group. It’s a challenge he welcomes—until he learns that colleague Rachel Jessop will be going undercover with him. Thanks to their shared history, he’d much rather go alone….

The problem is, only married couples can participate in cult rituals. So, like it or not—and they don’t—Rachel and Nate must pretend to be husband and wife.

There’s no choice. Because if Wycliff isn’t exposed, if he isn’tstopped, more people will die. And Rachel might be one of them.

And that is my random haul from Book Off and Goodwill! Hope you all enjoyed and I have another small (okay not really small) haul so stay tuned for that in the future!

Let me know in the comment what books you got recently as I would love to know!

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Book Haul

So of course I have another book haul. When do I not? I used coupons that Barnes and Nobles sent out as well as just random books I wanted to get from like Walmart!

So first book I got was Without Merit by Colleen Hoover! I have many of her books but I surprisingly haven’t read them yet….I know!! I’m bad! I can’t help it! I do plan on reading them soon so hopefully I’ll get the chance to! This one is her newest novel that was recently released so can’t wait to dive into it once I start her novels!

Summary: The Voss family is anything but normal. They live in a repurposed church, newly baptized Dollar Voss. The once cancer-stricken mother lives in the basement, the father is married to the mother’s former nurse, the little half-brother isn’t allowed to do or eat anything fun, and the eldest siblings are irritatingly perfect. Then, there’s Merit.

Merit Voss collects trophies she hasn’t earned and secrets her family forces her to keep. While browsing the local antiques shop for her next trophy, she finds Sagan. His wit and unapologetic idealism disarm and spark renewed life into her—until she discovers that he’s completely unavailable. Merit retreats deeper into herself, watching her family from the sidelines when she learns a secret that no trophy in the world can fix.

Fed up with the lies, Merit decides to shatter the happy family illusion that she’s never been a part of before leaving them behind for good. When her escape plan fails, Merit is forced to deal with the staggering consequences of telling the truth and losing the one boy she loves.

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Another book is Leaving Amarillo by Casey Quinn. I haven’t read her books before either but this one is my first one! If you follow Jessica from PeaceLoveBooks in Youtube you’ll have seen her video a while back talking about this. I wrote the title down in a list I keep of books I want to read and this one was one of them! It was on sale on Barnes and Nobles online so I bought it to add to my collection.

Summary: Dixie Lark hasn’t had it easy. She lost her parents in an accident when she was young and grew up in a ramshackle house on a dirt road in Amarillo with her ailing grandparents and overprotective older brother. Thanks to her grandfather, Dixie learned to play a mean fiddle, inspired by the sounds of the greats—Johnny and June, Waylon, and Hank. Her grandfather’s fiddle changed Dixie’s life forever, giving her an outlet for the turmoil of her broken heart and inspiring a daring dream.

Ten years later, Dixie and her brother, Dallas, are creating the music they love and chasing fame with their hot band, Leaving Amarillo. But Dixie isn’t enjoying the ride. All she can think about is Gavin, the band’s tattooed, tortured drummer who she’s loved since they were kids. She knows he feels the connection between them, but he refuses see her as more than his best friend’s little sister.

Convinced that one night with Gavin will get him out of her system, Dixie devises a plan. She doesn’t know that her brother has forbidden Gavin from making a move on her-a promise he swore he’d always keep . . . a promise that once broken will unexpectedly change the future for Dixie, Gavin and the band.

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Next I got this book The Allure of Dean Harper by R S Grey! I have a few books of hers as well so I decided to buy it as well to add to my growing collection of her books. I haven’t read one of her books yet (I know….) but I’ve heard they’re really funny and cute! So I can’t wait to dive into this one as well!

Summary: From: LilyNBlack@Gmail.com
To: JosephineKeller@VogueMagazine.com
Subject: You’re a flippin’ idiot

Good morning my dear, naive friend, I hope you’re enjoying a breakfast of regret and sorrow

Why?

Because you sent me to work for Dean Harper, aka a control freak in a tailor-made suit. Sure he owns the trendiest restaurants in NYC, but c’mon Jo, his ego makes Kanye West look like the Dalai Lama.

He’s the type of guy that only hears the word “no” when it’s followed by “don’t stop.”

Working for Dean Harper would be like selling my soul to the devil… and before you say anything, I don’t care if the devil has punch-you-in-the-gut brown eyes and an ass to match. My soul isn’t for sale.

Regretfully yours, Lily

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I have also heard many good things about this next book. It’s the Sun and her Flowers by Rupi Kaur. I don’t normally read poetry but I really think they are beautiful. Everyone on Booktube and Bookstagram have been raving about it so I want to check it out!

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This next one I’m really excited about! It’s Him by Sarina Bowen and Elle Kennedy! It’s a male/male romance! I actually haven’t read one before so this will be my first! I’m excited because these two write really good romances so I can’t wait to see what they both come up with!

Summary: Jamie Canning has never been able to figure out how he lost his closest friend. Four years ago, his tattooed, wise-cracking, rule-breaking roommate cut him off without an explanation. So what if things got a little weird on the last night of hockey camp the summer they were eighteen? It was just a little drunken foolishness. Nobody died.

Ryan Wesley’s biggest regret is coaxing his very straight friend into a bet that pushed the boundaries of their relationship. Now, with their college teams set to face off at the national championship, he’ll finally get a chance to apologize. But all it takes is one look at his longtime crush, and the ache is stronger than ever.

Jamie has waited a long time for answers, but walks away with only more questions—can one night of sex ruin a friendship? If not, how about six more weeks of it? When Wesley turns up to coach alongside Jamie for one more hot summer at camp, Jamie has a few things to discover about his old friend… and a big one to learn about himself.

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Also this one is one that I didn’t really think that I would buy. I have only read one John Green book and it was okay. I rated it like 4 stars on Goodreads but thinking back I wasn’t super blown away by it. I had no interest in reading his other books so I didn’t pay him much attention. Then I heard all the reviews for this book come out and I felt that maybe I would check it out and see what I thought. Everyone is really raving about it so I want to read it now.

Summary: Sixteen-year-old Aza never intended to pursue the mystery of fugitive billionaire Russell Pickett, but there’s a hundred-thousand-dollar reward at stake and her Best and Most Fearless Friend, Daisy, is eager to investigate. So together, they navigate the short distance and broad divides that separate them from Russell Pickett’s son, Davis.

Aza is trying. She is trying to be a good daughter, a good friend, a good student, and maybe even a good detective, while also living within the ever-tightening spiral of her own thoughts.

In his long-awaited return, John Green, the acclaimed, award-winning author of Looking for Alaska and The Fault in Our Stars, shares Aza’s story with shattering, unflinching clarity in this brilliant novel of love, resilience, and the power of lifelong friendship.

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This next book is another one I got off Barnes and Nobles since it was on sale! It’s Be With Me by Jennifer L Armentrout so I finally have all the books in this series besides Fire with You (I think that’s the title…) but yeah! I want to read these since I love her Lux series and the Dark Elements Trilogy! So I can’t wait to read these!

Summary: Teresa Hamilton is having a rough year—she’s in love with her big brother’s best friend, but he hasn’t spoken to her since they shared a truly amazing, mind-blowing, change-your-life kiss. She got out of a terrible relationship. And now an injury is threatening to end her dance career for good. It’s time for Plan B – college. And maybe a chance to convince Jase that what they have together is real.

Jase Winstead has a huge secret that he’s not telling anyone. Especially not his best friend’s incredibly beautiful sister. Even though he and Teresa shared the hottest kiss of his life, he knows that his responsibilities must take priority. He certainly doesn’t have time for a relationship. But it doesn’t help that all he can think about kissing the one girl who could ruin everything for him.

As they’re thrown together more and more, Jase and Tess can’t keep denying their feelings for each other. But a familiar danger looms and tragedy strikes. As the campus recovers, the star-crossed couple must decide what they’re willing to risk to be together, and what they’re willing to lose if they’re not…

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This is another sale book from Barnes and Nobles and again another one I have many of but haven’t read any in the series…..ummmmm…..no comment! But it sounds really good and I want to read it so I bought it! Sorry not sorry!

Summary: A Hero Among Men

Meet Captain Jordan Malone. For years he has been a silent warrior and guardian, operating independent of government protocol or oversight, leading his team of Elite Ops agents to fight against terror at all costs. A legend in the field, Jordan’s true identity has remained a mystery even to his own men…until now.

A Magnet for One Woman

Tehya Talamosi, codename Enigma, is a force to be reckoned with. A woman this striking spells nothing but trouble for Jordan. Armed with killer secrets—and body to die for—she’ll bring Jordan to his knees as they both take on the most deadly mission they have ever faced. Because this time, it’s personal…

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The last book I got is Beautiful Mistake by Vi Keeland. I have one of her other books and I plan on checking them both out really soon! This cover is glorious! Love ittttt! It sounds so funny and I want to read it asap! Plus it sounds hot!

Summary: The first time I met Caine West was in a bar.
He noticed me looking his way and mistakenly read my scowling as checking him out.
When he attempted to talk to me, I set him straight—telling him what I thought of his lying, cheating, egomaniacal ass.
You see, the gorgeous jerk had wined and dined my best friend–smooth talking her into his bed, all along failing to mention that he was married.
He deserved every bit of my tongue-lashing and more for what he’d done.
Especially when that lazy smile graced his perfect face in response to my rant.
Only it turned out, the man I’d just told off wasn’t the right guy.
Oops. My mistake.
Embarrassed, I slunk out without an apology.
I was never going to see the handsome stranger again anyway, right?
That’s what I thought…until I walked into class the next morning.
Well, hello Professor West, I’m your new teaching assistant.
I’ll be working under you…figuratively speaking.
Although the literal interpretation might not be such a bad thing—working under Professor West.
This was going to be interesting…

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November Owlcrate

Hello ya’ll! I’m here with my Owlcrate box! The theme for this month was Castles, Courts, and Kingdoms. There was so pretty cool stuff so let’s get started!

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The first item was this really cool Harry Potter beanie. I’m not a big Harry Potter fan but I think it’s really cool and I will for sure be wearing it! Looks nice and warm for my head! I like to go to Big Bear during winter so this will be fun to wear!

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So this next item is my favorite item in this box! I’m so happy that it was included in it! It’s this Elven bread soap from Lord of the Rings! Created by the amazing people at the Fizzy Fairy Apothecary! It’s so amazing! I love it! As you know Lord of the Rings is my favorite thing ever so of course anything having to do with it is just fantastic! Can’t wait to use this!!! Link here: Fizzy Fairy Apothecary

So this is pretty cool! It’s a woodmarked brooch that is inspired by Leigh Bardugo’s Grisha Universe! I haven’t read a book by her but I’m intrigued by this brooch! It’s really cool!! It’s made by Juniper and Joy Designs!

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I also got this notebook and I love it so much and I think it is so cute! This is one of my all time favorite quotes and this design is stunning. It’s by Stella’s Bookish Art. I have some of her stuff on my Redbubble and Society6 carts so keep an eye out for those when I end up buying! Here’s her Society6 page: Stella’s Bookish Art and her Redbubble page: Stella’s Bookish Art Redbubble . I wonder what I will use this notebook for! I have so many and I just want to use them all!

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I got this blackberry lip balm and I love the Stark design on it! It’s from Geek Fire Lab and I hope I get to use it soon! I always worry about products like this because I’m nervous to see if my body will react to it badly. But I’ve heard good stuff about them so I think I’ll be okay! Here’s the link to their website: Geek Fire Labs

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Lastly I got all this stuff for The Glass Spare from Lauren Destefano! I love her books I think they’re really fun! I can’t wait to read this! I actually haven’t heard much about this book but I hope I like it when I read it!

Summary: Wil Heidle, the only daughter of the king of the world’s wealthiest nation, has grown up in the shadows. Kept hidden from the world in order to serve as a spy for her father—whose obsession with building his empire is causing a war—Wil wants nothing more than to explore the world beyond her kingdom, if only her father would give her the chance.

Until one night Wil is attacked, and she discovers a dangerous secret. Her touch turns people into gemstone. At first Wil is horrified—but as she tests its limits, she’s drawn more and more to the strange and volatile ability. When it leads to tragedy, Wil is forced to face the destructive power within her and finally leave her home to seek the truth and a cure.

But finding the key to her redemption puts her in the path of a cursed prince who has his own ideas for what to do with her power.

With a world on the brink of war and a power of ultimate destruction, can Wil find a way to help the kingdom that’s turned its back on her, or will she betray her past and her family forever?

There was the usual note and also some temporary tattoos and also the signed book plate! Super excited to check it out!

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Here’s the spoiler card!

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And that is my November Owlcrate box! Let me know your thoughts in the comments and if you’ve read The Glass Spare yet because I don’t know anything about it besides the summary and I’m really curious about other people’s thoughts!

The Bookish Box Unboxing- November

Hey everyone! I’m here with my Bookish Box Unboxing! I’m actually a bit confused because when I received my box in the mail it wasn’t a box, it was in a bubble mailer instead. I don’t know if they ran out of boxes or what but yeah I had this going on and I hope that doesn’t continue.

Anyways the theme for this month was Babes and Betrayal so lets get on into it!

The first thing I got was this beautiful necklace with a quote from Pride & Prejudice by Jane Austen. I really love the calligraphy and the way it’s contrasted on this necklace! It’s so beautiful! I have read Pride & Prejudice for school so I plan on rereading it again and see if I like it better outta class!

We also got these cute buttons. I haven’t read The Mara Dyer trilogy so the Noah Shaw pin is right over my head, but I like the Bookish Babe pin! It’s super cute!

Here’s a doodle of the theme for the box by Christina, I’m assuming from The Bookish Box. There wasn’t a listed company or anything for her so I just assumed she’s with The Bookish Shop. But it’s super pretty!

Also included is this print from Caraval! It’s stunning!! Caraval is one of my all time favorite books so I love this print so much!! It’s so interesting and pretty! It’s done by Po Jainter and I love her work so much so I’m glad that they sent this in the box. Link here: Tumblr

I also got this really cool Book Beau! I have like 4 of their sleeves so this is definitely going into my collection! I love it! I carry one with me everywhere so I’m glad I have another for my books! Shop link here: Book Beau

Here is the shirt that was included for this month! It’s super pretty and I love it! Their shirts are the best and I wear them all the time! Again the quote is over my head since I haven’t read the Mara Dyer trilogy but hopefully when I read it it’ll make more sense to me!

Lastly is the book for this month! It’s Bad Girls with Perfect Faces by Lynn Weingarten. I haven’t read a book by her yet so let’s hope this one changes that!

This cover is really pretty too! I love the colors!

Summary: When I looked up, his smile was wide and real. “Ready?” he said.
I faked a smile back. I had gotten so good at faking things.
I thought: You brought this on yourself, Sasha. You will have to pretend forever now.
He squeezed my hand again. He couldn’t begin to imagine what this actually was. He had no idea what I’d done. What any of us had.

When Sasha’s best friend Xavier gets back together with his cheating ex, Ivy, Sasha knows she needs to protect him. So she poses as a guy online to lure Ivy away.

But Sasha’s plan goes sickeningly wrong. And she soon learns to be careful of who you pretend to be because you might be surprised by who you become…

Told in multiple points of view, Bad Girls with Perfect Faces is sexy and twisted with shocks at every turn. 

Here’s the spoiler card

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And that is my Bookish Box unboxing for the month of November! I hope you enjoyed! My subscription will be changing so after December I’ll only be getting the shirt and the book, but I’ll still show them when they come in! Maybe in the future I’ll go back to this subscription but right now I can’t.

Let me know in the comments your thoughts as I would love to know!

Barnes and Nobles Haul

So as many of you know, Black Friday happened in the US this past weekend. And Barnes and Nobles had a coupon for 25% off in stores, and 20% off online. The online coupon let you use it multiple times as long as it was used only once per transaction. So I have a shit ton of books coming in the mail for that….and these are the books I got using the 25% off coupon, which let you use it multiple times, but once per store.

I ended up getting a few too many books but I couldn’t help myself honestly.

Anywhere here is what I got!

The first set of things is the new Star Wars The Last Jedi Entertainment Weekly covers! I got all 4! My dad and I are huge Star Wars fans so pretty much every collectable cover from Entertainment Weekly or other magazines we try and get.

This is just another to add to our collection.

I also got Always Red, the sequel to Chasing Red by Isabelle Ronin. I guess she’s a Wattpad author. I have the first book and so now that I have the second one I can binge it soon. I feel like I say that a lot but still…that’s a plan! Soon…hopefully!

I also got two more books in the Fever series by Karen Marie Moning. I now have like 7 books from this series but I haven’t read any of them….This one is the third one which I randomly didn’t have. And I got another that is below. I really want to read this but I just never get to it. I think that maybe I’ll get around to it in the next month or two.

I also got another book in JR Ward’s series. I got the 4th book in the Fallen Angel’s series by JR Ward called Rapture. I have the first couple as usual and got this to future my collection of her series. I’ve heard many good things about her books so I hope that I end up liking this one as well.

As mentioned above I got another book in the Fever series by Karen Marie Moning, Shadowfever. Again I need to get on this series. I honestly don’t know why I haven’t really started this series but again need to get on it soon!

Also the change in the series name is weird. For most of the series it’s printed that it’s the Fever series but for some it’s printed that it’s a Mackayla Lane novel. Much confusion is felt!

And second to last I got Lover at Last by JR Ward which is part of her Black Dagger Brotherhood series, which is again another series that I have many of but haven’t read anything fro yet. Because I’m lame.

But I’m glad to add this to my collection so I can binge it, which is again something I alway say but this time I mean it!

Last book from this small haul is Iced by Karen Marie Moning. Another novel from the Fever series, so I have a bunch of them so I can finish collecting them while I’m reading them! I’m super excited to start reading them! They sound so good!

And that is my little haul from this weekend! Hope you enjoyed and I hope that you all got the chance to go buy some really good books!

Let me know in the comments what you bought recently as I would really love to know! Let me know if I should read the Fallen Angels novels, Black Dagger Brotherhood, or Fever first! It’s really hard to pick since I really want to read them all right now!

 

Thriftbooks Book Haul

Hey everyone! I got a few packages in the mail from Thriftbooks, which I know I shouldn’t have bought because I’m trying to lower my book spending. But this time of year is really hard for me to hold back because there are so many coupons and discounts coming out from bookstores and yeah….I can’t hold myself back. So expect more books to come in the mail again soon because no self control.

Anyways here are the books I got recently from Thriftbooks! I might do my Book Off Haul if I remember!

But the first book I got from Thriftbooks is Emily of New Moon by L M Montgomery. I have the first book of the Anne of Green Gables series in this edition and I wanted to get this book to match. I think this cover is so pretty! I haven’t read a book by her but I hope I end up liking them since I went out of my way to find these editions.

Summary: Emily Starr never knew what it was to be lonely — until her beloved father died. Now Emily’s an orphan, and her mother’s snobbish relatives are taking her to live with them at New Moon Farm. She’s sure she won’t be happy. Emily deals with stiff, stern Aunt Elizabeth and her malicious classmates by holding her head high and using her quick wit. Things begin to change when she makes friends: with Teddy, who does marvelous drawings; with Perry, who’s sailed all over the world with his father yet has never been to school; and above all, with Ilse, a tomboy with a blazing temper. Amazingly, Emily finds New Moon beautiful and fascinating. With new friends and adventures, Emily might someday think of herself as Emily of New Moon.

I also got this really cool version of Warm Bodies by Isaac Marion. I haven’t read this book but I have heard many people say really good things about it so I found this copy on Thriftbooks and decided to get it. I really hope that I like it since I’ve heard so many good things about it.

Summary: R is having a no-life crisis—he is a zombie. He has no memories, no identity, and no pulse, but he is a little different from his fellow Dead. He may occasionally eat people, but he’d rather be riding abandoned airport escalators, listening to Sinatra in the cozy 747 he calls home, or collecting souvenirs from the ruins of civilization.

And then he meets a girl.

First as his captive, then his reluctant guest, Julie is a blast of living color in R’s gray landscape, and something inside him begins to bloom. He doesn’t want to eat this girl—although she looks delicious—he wants to protect her. But their unlikely bond will cause ripples they can’t imagine, and their hopeless world won’t change without a fight.

I decided to get Beautiful Oblivion by Jamie McGuire. I have three of her books and am adding to my collection of her Beautiful series I believe it’s called. I know they’re really angsty books so I hope my heart can handle it. I believe it’s linked with the Beautiful Disaster series that deals with one of the brothers from this set of books. So before I start this series so I might be reading the other series first then this one.

Summary: Fiercely independent Camille “Cami” Camlin gladly moved on from her childhood before it was over. She has held down a job since before she could drive, and moved into her own apartment after her freshman year of college. Now tending bar at The Red Door, Cami doesn’t have time for much else besides work and classes, until a trip to see her boyfriend is cancelled, leaving her with a first weekend off in almost a year.

Trenton Maddox was the king of Eastern State University, dating co-eds before he even graduated high school. His friends wanted to be him, and women wanted to tame him, but after a tragic accident turned his world upside down, Trenton leaves campus to come to grips with the crushing guilt.

Eighteen months later, Trenton is living at home with his widower father, and works full-time at a local tattoo parlor to help with the bills. Just when he thinks his life is returning to normal, he notices Cami sitting alone at a table at The Red.

As the baby sister of four rowdy brothers, Cami believes she’ll have no problem keeping her new friendship with Trenton Maddox strictly platonic. But when a Maddox boy falls in love, he loves forever—even if she is the only reason their already broken family could fall apart.

So I picked up the first two books in the Savage Trilogy by Mia Gabriel. The second one is down below but I hope to get to this soon. I’ve heard this is a really steamy and amazing book so I want to read it soon! Maybe next week or something so I can have a fun read to binge.

Summary: Once trapped in a loveless, pleasure-less marriage, Evelyn Hart leaves her home in New York for the glittering ballrooms of London. However, when she arrives she meets the Earl of Savage, a dark, powerful man who seems to live up to his name, despite his noble trappings, a man who possesses her with just one look. Soon Evelyn finds herself pulled into Savage’s world—a world of passion unlike any she has ever experienced. Evelyn’s heart is captured with no hope of escape. But can they overcome the tortures of the past together?

Savage never imagined someone like Evelyn walking into his life. As soon as he sees her he knows he must have her, no matter the cost.

I also got On My Knees by Meredith Wild, even though I haven’t read her Hacker series yet….But I plan to fix that soon! I hope! Then I can get this series read as well! My goal is to binge read the Hacker series at some point so yeah!

Summary: Haunted by the responsibility of caring for her troubled family, Maya Jacobs gave the only answer she could when Cameron asked her to marry him. Years later, entrenched in a soulless professional routine, she distracts herself from the lingering regret of her decision with a “work hard, play hard” lifestyle that guarantees no man will ever find his way into her heart again.

Cameron Bridge has spent the past five years married to the military, trying to escape the painful memory of losing Maya. After fighting his own war in the desert, he starts a new life in New York City, with his siblings, Olivia and Darren, by his side.

When fate brings Maya back to him in the heart of a city filled with its own hopes and shadows, can Cameron find the girl he once loved in the woman she’s become?

I lastly got Savage Nights by Mia Gabriel, the second book with Lord Savage. I again am planning on reading this book next week as well to take a break with a steamy book! I won’t leave the summary since its the second book and I don’t know if this is a companion series yet or not! I don’t want to spoil anything about it.

Anyways that’s my little haul from Thriftbooks! I may post my haul from Book Off but I just have to grab all the books that I got and take pictures of them! Stay tuned for that!

Also stay tuned for a giveaway I’ll be hosting soon!

Let me know in the comments what books you got recently as I would love to know and I’ll see you in my next post!