Book Haul #26: The One with the Most Exciting ARC Ever

Posted September 20, 2015 by Debby in Uncategorized

My last book haul was so small, and I was so proud of it… and then this happened. BUT TO BE FAIR – it was my birthday. So I can blame my far-too-generous friends (>.>) and at the end of the day I *only* bought 7 books this month. …I’m not sure I’m making this any better, but whatever, just go check out the berrrrks.



Maid-sama!, volume 1 & 2 by Fujiwara Hiro: Yeah, this is different – I bought a manga. But this also should be obvious because this is one of my top three favorite mangas of all time – I even wrote a review of it here. The manga went out of print and was never finished in English, but they’re reprinting them in 2-in-1 editions now, and yeah I’m going to be pre-ordering every single one. #musthave

Percy Jackson’s Greek Heroes by Rick Riordan: Obvious pre-order for obvious reasons. I haven’t read Percy Jackson’s Greek Gods yet, but I will. Because duh. And love. And with all its stunning illustrations, this was just a must buy.

Queen of Shadows by Sarah J. Maas: Yep. Duh. Haven’t read it. So hush.

Bounce by Noelle August: IT’S GREY’S BOOK. I’M SO EXCITED. *bounces* (see what I did there?)


Just Ella by Margaret Peterson Haddix: Super adorable cover alert! This is our October book club book, and I’m stoked – not just because FAIRY TALES – but also because Haddix was one of the only authors I loved as a kid. I hope she stacks up now (also so I can collect the rest of this series and its super cute covers).

The Heart of Betrayal by Mary E. Pearson: I had an ARC of this and loved it (to my own surprise, somewhat), but yeah, I finally got fully on board with the series – so I needed to own this pretty in hardcover. ♥ #TeamLia

P.S. I Still Love You by Jenny Han: I haven’t read the first book yet, but it’s coming up soon (for book club this month) and I wanted to have the sequel on hand so I could binge the series right away. 🙂 Series binging is becoming one of my favorite things.

From Christina

The Fixer by Jennifer Lynn Barnes: Christina raved about this so much, I put it on my Christina-told-me-to shelf, and then she bought it. This is how you book push, lololol. But I am very intrigued by this! Scandal meets Veronica Mars? I have issues with Scandal, but I like political dramas, and Vmars ftw.

Nimona by Noelle Stevenson: EEE. I’ve been eyeing this foreverrrr, not only because it’s been raved about so much in terms of the story, but also because I really want to read more graphic novels. I’ll probably squeeze this one in sometime soon.

Enchanted, Inc. by Shanna Swendson: I actually hadn’t heard about this series before, but I read Swendson’s new YA release, Rebel Mechanics, and it was SUPER FUN. Christina has read these and apparently now I should too. Point taken. ^^; But it sounds like hilarious paranormal chick lit, so I’m game.

The Heartbreakers by Ali Novak: CELEBRITY ROMANCE. The lead singer in a band and the only girl in the world who hates their music… I AM SO EXCITED WOMG. I need to read this ASAP. It sounds far too adorbs.

Emmy & Oliver by Robin Benway: I actually haven’t read Benway before, but I’ve been meaning too, and this one sounds as cute as kittens. So YAY! 🙂 You can always count on Christina to push the fluff. ♥


From Morgan

Grounded: The Adventures of Rapunzel by Megan Morrison: Hahaha, Morgan has been raving about this one since it came out, so I knew when I put it on my wishlist I could expect to find it in my mailbox. BUT THAT’S OKAY and I LOVE YOU MORGAN because Rapunzel (and just fairy tale) retellings are my jam. I’m stoked!

Unspoken by Sarah Rees Brennan: I’ve heard the beeest things about this series – particularly that the level of banter is srsly high (and you know banter is my thinggggg) – so I am SO STOKED to own it now. Must plan when I will devour this series.

From Daisy

A Great and Terrible Beauty by Libba Bray: Daisy TOTALLY surprised me with this gift, but the book in question was not a surprise. She has been pushing me to read it for ages ♥ But I am SO HAPPY to own it, because, particularly after reading Lair of Dreams last month, I am desperate to have more Libba Bray in my life. Her writing is just SO amazing.

For Review


The Sword of Summer by Rick Riordan: YEAH DUH, THIS INSPIRED THE TITLE OF THE POST BECAUSE OH. MY. GOD. A thousand thank yous to Tiemen and the lovely people of the American Book Center. I can’t even believe this is in my hands right now. It’s up next to read and I CANNOT WAIT. Especially because the first chapter title is “Good morning! You’re going to die.” HOOKED.

Velvet Undercover Da Vinci's Tiger The Girl from Everywhere The Shadow Queen A Study in Charlotte

Velvet Undercover by Teri Brown: Teenage spy during World War I. I AM VERY INTRIGUED.

Da Vinci’s Tiger by L.M. Elliott: *rages about cover redesign* BUT ANYWAY. I am really getting into historical fiction this year, and this one sounds like it’s right up my alley. I loooove stories that involve artistry. And it reminds me a bit of A Mad, Wicked Folly which I absolutely loved.

The Girl from Everywhere by Heidi Heilig: TIME TRAVELING. It’s Debby bait. That’s all I really have to say for myself.

The Shadow Queen by C.J. Redwine: Snow White retelling = I’m down. So down. Also, I admire Redwine as a person, though I haven’t read her books yet – so I’m excited to change that. And also also, THAT COVER DUDE. #covergasm

A Study in Charlotte by Brittany Cavallaro: The descendants of Sherlock and Watson meet up, have a rivalry, get framed for a crime, and work together to clear their names… ummm. YES. Hell yes. Please be good!!!

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8 responses to “Book Haul #26: The One with the Most Exciting ARC Ever

  1. OMG so many great books!!! I’m so jealous about The Sword of Summer!!! I’ve been pretty interested in getting into graphic novels as well and was thinking about starting with Nomina if only because everyone who reads it loves it!! I hope you had a great birthday! And it looks like your friends spoilt you!! Great haul ??

  2. I have my eyes on Grounded 😀 I can’t wait to get my copy from Just Ella, such a cute cover. I loved Nimona. The shadow queen sounds so good, I hope it doesn’t end up as disappointing as Mechanica *rages*

  3. So many great books and so many books that I’m dying to read too gah! But you totally should prioritize Unspoken because reasons, srly this series is so good I binged it on january I think and it was golden.

  4. That Just Ella cover is amazing!! I might have to find it, because WOW.

    Ypu have such a huge haul, with some great books! I really hope to see some reviews of your ARCs!