i know what you’re thinking: “it’s been a week since the last haul WHAT ARE YOU DOING?” and to answer your question, i don’t have any self-control when it comes to new releases and book outlet. but in my defense, the majority of these were traded or given to me from others. but anyway, let’s get onto the haul and GIVEAWAY!!!
from publishers, who are super kind
if you follow me on social media, you’d know that i got LADY MIDNIGHT, by cassandra clare, in the mail the other day AND THE EXCITEMENT IS TOO REAL. for one, i’ve never received an ARC package that was as pretty as this one. simon and schuster clearly put a lot of thought and effort into these packages so i feel insanely honored and grateful i had a chance to recieve one. i mean, LOOK AT IT:
excuse the awkward lighting change; right when i got it at night vs. the next morning w sunlight // also it looks like i’m smelling the book in the last photo but i just happened to blink at the wrong moment. oops.
i also got a big package from macmillan which was another wonderful surprise for me. i’d never requested from a mailing list before so i wasn’t expecting to get anything from requesting but I DID SO THANK YOU MACMILLAN. here are the titles that i got and am also excited to read:
macmillan was also very VERY spectacular and sent me all the books in THE LUNAR CHRONICLES series, as well as a few goodies like TLC themed tattoos and a signed book plate! i’ll be giving away my set of books, but more on that later. *wink*
another happy package i got was the lovable LOVE, ROSIE, by cecilia ahern, thanks to jen via hachette books! this is going to be bibliophile academy’s feburary book of the month. if you don’t know, bibliophile academy is a book club i’m currently a moderator for.
i bought these beauties
i’ve been thinking about getting the paperback set for THE MORTAL INSTRUMENTS for like, three years. when the SHADOWHUNTERS tv show was released a few weeks ago, i had a super strong urge to reread the entire series because i seemed to have forgetten EVERYTHING and wasn’t even sure if the show changed it or if i didn’t remember. (for instance, i forgot valentine’s crew was called The Circle and thought the show added that. WHOOPS.) so when half of these were on book outlet, how could i resist? (i couldn’t, obviously.) i have no regrets though. NO REGRETS. i also got THE SHADOWHUNTER’S CODEX and it’s sooooooo pretty. *heart eyes*
i had the honor of reading an ARC of THE LOVE THAT SPLIT THE WORLD and knew i had to have a finished copy so i could highlight the beautifulness of emily henry’s writing. it also doesn’t hurt that the cover is beautiful as well. *heart eyes*
bibliophile academy’s january read was STRAY, by elissa sussman, and i was happy to buy the (newly released!) paperback copy. i think i’ve been liking paperbacks just a biiiiiiiit more than hardbacks now, which is super shocking for me since i used to boycott buying paperbacks but now… I DUNNO, MAN. i’m undergoing an identity crisis. (especially after the new pottermore sorting hat)
#booksfortrade is (usually) fantastic
hannah (from the road to hannah) was super kind to trade me THE GIRL FROM EVERYWHERE, by heidi heilig. i’ve heard so many fantastic things about this novel so i’m really excited to read this. thanks for trading with me, hannah! she was also nice enough to include some bookmarks <333
MC (from blame it on the books) traded with me a while back, but i forgot to include it in my last haul. she was willing to trade a signed copy of DUMPLIN’, by julie murphy! also heard fantastic things about this one, so i hope i enjoy it. i wasn’t a huge fan of julie murphy’s other novel so hopefully, this one will be different!
giveaway time!!!!!!!!! for the entire set of the lunar chronicles series!!!!!!!
sorry for the excessive exclamation points and all-caps but i’m just SO FLIPPIN’ EXCITED FOR THIS GIVEAWAY. as i mentioned above, macmillan sent me the lunar chronicles but i already have all the books so i’ve decided to give them to someone who’d probably be happier with my extra set. so… i suppose this giveaway is #sponsored? they said i could do whatever i wanted with the series, so it’s sorta sponsored because it’s my choice to give them to you. ANYWAY, there’s my small disclaimer.
here are the terms & conditions:
a Rafflecopter giveaway
- this giveaway is open to US only (sorry but shipping to international countries is too much for me *sad face*)
- it will run from january 30th, 2016 to feburary 7th, 2016 at 11:59 PST.
- you must be 18 or older OR have your parent’s consent to release a mailing address.
- you will be disqualified for picking up entires you didn’t do.
- you may only use one account to enter.
- if the winner doesn’t respond in 48 hours, i will choose another winner.
- i am not responsible for anything lost in the mail.
i think this giveaway is appropriate since STARS ABOVE is also releasing THIS TUESDAY. *flails* are you excited to read it? what was the last thing you got in the mail? let’s talk!!