Another month, another book haul!! Even though I didn’t buy any book this month, I managed to get a few through NetGalley that I’m super excited!!
Summerlong – Peter S. Beagle (As soon as I saw this book, I knew I was going to request it no matter what. The cover alone made me want this book without even knowing what the story was all about. Of course that after reading the synopsis, I knew I was definitely going to request it because it sounds amazing!! Really pumped to pick this one up and I hope I’ll be amazed :);
Omega [Omega #1] – Lizzy Ford(I’ve been wanting to read this book for a while and when I saw it on NetGalley, I thought it was the best chance for me to finally have the opportunity to do so. And I’m super excited it got approved since I have the prequel (got it on Amazon for free!) and can know what the hype is all about :);
Today I’m bringing you my July bookhaul!! Not that I bought that many books this last month but the ones I bought, I’m super excited to show you 🙂 Why?! Because there is one particular book that was worth everything this month!! I’ll get to that in a bit!
Of course, as always, if you have been following me on Snapchat (nerthewitch), Twitter (@LeonorNer) and/or on Instagram (@nerthewitch), you probably know the books I got this month but it’s always different posting it on the blog! As you know, I always share everything with you 😉
Check out the books I got this month:
So, the first books I got this month are second-hand copies and they were cheaper than buying them online or on my local bookstore. By the price of one, I bought two and, even though they are used, they book brand new!
I bought these books through an Instagram account – the person sells used books at a cheaper price. If you are Portuguese, you can follow it here!
Harry Potter and the Cursed Child [Harry Potter #8] – J.K. Rowling, Jack Thorne & John Tiffany(YES!! I AM FANGIRLING AND CRYING SO HARD!!! I haven’t bought a HP book in nine years – no, I haven’t bought any new editions or the illustrated edition because money is tight! – and this was quite expensive but WHO CARES?! IT’S HARRY POTTER!!! As soon as I was able to place my reserve, I went to my local bookstore and did it! And I have it… in my hands! And it’s beautiful, glorious, precious and I’m crying!!! Since I know I won’t be able to actually see the play, having the script and knowing the story is as close as I can get to be present. And now that WB bought the rights of the play, it’ll give every single one of us that won’t see it live, watch it for real! And yes, I’m freaking out so much I’m actually rambling… okay, I’m off!! *pats book lovingly*);
The Bone Witch [The Bone Witch #1] – Rin Chupeco(Okay, you know what?! I love this cover, this book has witches and the plot sounds amazing! This is definitely one of those books I’m quite certain I will love! At least that’s what I’m hoping!!);
My Wrap-Up for the month of July and my TBR for August will be coming up this week for sure. I just been slightly busier than usual since I have to go back and forth between my house and my sister’s to take care of her cats!! But, they’re coming 🙂
So, June is over! And with it I bring you a brand new Book Haul filled with awesome books! I’m quite happy because this month we had the Lisbon BookFair where I bought a few books and a brand new book by my favourite author came out… so, yes, I’m quite excited!
If you have been following me on Snapchat (nerthewitch), Twitter (@LeonorNer) and/or on Instagram (@nerthewitch), you probably know everything I got this month but still… I want to share it you!
On the BookFair I bought a total of three books for myself (plus two more for my mother!). I went there first with my aunt and the books I got were pretty much a bargain! And then I went there with Carla and before I left, I managed to buy one more book. Since it was the last day, all books were with 20% discount so the one I chose was cheaper than when I went there the first time.
So, let’s jump straight into the books I got on the Lisbon BookFair:
Evernight [Evernight #1] – Claudia Gray(This is a second hand copy I got at the BookFair at a really cheap price. And since I’ve never read any Claudia Gray’s books and apparently this is “Twilight” done right” – according to author Maria V. Snyder – I thought, why the heck not?! I just didn’t know there were five books in this series… If I happen to enjoy this one, it’s going to take a while to get the whole series :S);
Heir of Fire [Throne of Glass #3] – Sarah J. Maas (OMG!! I freaking finally have this! I bought this one when I went there on my second trip and I was lucky because all the books on that day – it was the last day – were 20% off so I bought this one at a cheaper price than when I went there the first time. My initial idea on my first trip was to buy Heir of Fire and Queen of Shadows – probably Heir of Fire and A Court of Thorns and Roses if available (which wasn’t by the way) but I found the prices – even the bookfair prices – ridiculously high! I mean, I could buy them online and they would be cheaper! But on my second trip it was 50/50 – meaning, it would be the same buying it online or buying it on the fair. So I made my choice! Unfortunately I couldn’t buy Queen of Shadows but that one will definitely be my next online buy :D);
I also got that bookmark with my name on it. It has the meaning of Leonor and on the back it has famous women with the same name. They were all Queens of Portugal 🙂 With the bookmark there was also the pencil with the same design and my name plus the meaning. I basically use it to pin my hair ;P I wanted to buy my mum one as well but they were quite limited when it came to names. My name and my twin’s were the only ones available though :S
A Torre the Espinhos/ Tower of Thorns [Blackthorn and Grim #3] – Juliet Marillier(You all know that Juliet is my favourite author… I mean, she’s my Master!! And I’ve been waiting for the sequel to Blackthorn and Grim for AGES now! And it finally came out, the second book but still… it’s better than nothing! I LOVE this cover so much… it’s so freaking beautiful and I’m super happy that Planeta – the PT publisher – decided to stick with the original ones!);
Zenith [The Androma Saga #1] – Sasha Alsberg & Lidnsay Cummings (For those of you who don’t know, Sasha is one of my favourite BookTubers – check out her channel abookutopia – so when I found out that she was releasing a book with Lidnsay Cummings, I told myself I would support her as much as I could. And I admit I’m super pumped to read this! I will be reading it in July and I will always support both Sasha and Lindsay. I hope their book will be picked up by a publisher – they are currently self-publishing this book themselves (hence it being out only as an ebook) – and that we all will have it as a physical book sometime in the future.);
Magic Bitter, Magic Sweet – Charlie N. Holmberg (I was auto-approved for this title and when I saw the cover, I had to get it. And then I read the synopsis and I was immediately sold! Let’s hope this book will amaze me as well as the cover :D);
And I Darken [The Conquerors Saga #1] – Kierstin White(You guys have no idea how excited I am for this book! I mean, a book. When I first cam across this book, read the description – back then it was something like “Vlad the Impaler for YA” – I knew I had to get my hands on this book! And I was not expecting to actually be approved for this title but I was!! I will definitely be reading this one in July! So freaking excited! I even had this one as one of my Wednesday Wishlist so… I’m so pumped indeed :P);
The Beginning Woods – Malcolm McNeill (This book was basically approved today – June 30th – and I really wanted to share it because, not only the cover looks super intriguing, but because the plot also sounds super interesting! Let’s see what this book will bring :D);
Split the Sun [Inherit the Stars #2] – Tessa Elwood (I haven’t read the first one yet but when I saw the sequel/conclusion – me thinks it’s also the last one – I thought it would be quite cool to have both books and marathon them. And since I’m auto-approved for these titles, even better! Let’s hope this series is good – I’ve read a few negative reviews though – because I quite like the sound of the plot!);
So… I have been terrible at blogging this year! I know that my reasons are always the same but it’s true. Still, since I’m now on vacations, I thought it was about time to let you guys know that I am alive!
I have also been slightly lacking on my social networks but I plan on changing that. Since I have more time and the days are now sunny (well… the weather is a bit bipolar but they are mostly sunny… chilly, but sunny!), I might try to take a few photos and post them online. I will also use my vacations to catch up with all my series… I haven’t watched a series in a month (I kid you not!)
So, without further ado, let me share with you the books I got this month (PS: I might change my Showcase Sunday to a monthly Book Haul… what do you think?):
If you have been following me on Instagram then you have seen some of the books I’l be showing you. But in case you haven’t, here are all the books I got since my last Showcase Sunday:
City of Glass [The Mortal Instruments #3] – Cassandra Clare(As I think I have already told you, I am determined to read all Cassandra Clare’s books (apart from Lady Midnight). Whenever I get the opportunity to buy one of her books, I’ll do it and this last month I managed to buy at least two! Super pumped about this one because it seems to be everyone’s favourite in the saga…curious to know why :D);
Clockwork Prince [The Infernal Devices #2] – Cassandra Clare(And here’s Cassie’s second book I bought! I’m actually a little bit upset because this one doesn’t match my Clockwork Angel one (it’s bigger and one of those floppy paperbacks). But, still, I finally have the second book in the Infernal Devices series which means I can finally pick up where I left!);
The Witch Hunter [The Witch Hunter #1] – Virginia Boecker(I was one of the lucky winners to win this book (and the next one) on th author’s twitter giveaway. In case you don’t know, I’ve read The Witch Hunter last year (thanks to NetGalley) and really enjoyed it so I had to enter the giveaway when I first saw it. I’m so happy I won it! It’s signed by Virginia to me and the book is so awesome live!);
The King Slayer [The Witch Hunter #2] – Virginia Boecker (And this is the second book I won on Virginia’s giveaway… an ARC of her second book in he Witch Hunter series. I’m so excited to read this one… probably adding it to my June TBR! Thank you so much Virginia for the giveaway and for the books… and if you haven’t read this series yet, I recommend you to do it :P);
-Sent by the Author-
Zaria Fierce and the Dragon Keeper’s Golden Shoes [Zaria Fierce #3] – Keira Gillett (Lovely Keira connected me asking if I’d like to read and review the third book in her Zaria Fierce series. And since I adore this saga and been following Keira’s work for a while, I simply couldn’t refuse. And, funny story… when I first drafted this post, there wasn’t a cover available. And then, the day after, I go to Goodreads and there’s the cover, beautiful and ready to be shared. I’m currently reading this and you can expect a review during the next few weeks xD);
Tell the Wind and Fire – Sarah Rees Brennan (I was super pumped when I got approved to read this book. Apparently Sarah Rees Brennan is a loved author (she wrote ‘The Lynburn Legacy’) but I never read any of her books! So, when I saw this one and the plot sounded super cool, I had to request it! And I got approved! I’ve already read it and my review will be up shortly… let’s just say that I will give this author another try :S);
Girl in the Shadows – Gwenda Bond(This is one of those books I requested because of the cover! I mean, look at it! But then I read the synopsis (when I got accepted I’ll admit) and was super happy when I realised that the plot sounds really interesting. So I’m excited to see what this gorgeous book has to offer :P);