July Book Haul

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I wasn’t expecting to do another haul so soon, but oh well! I got some amazing books and I can’t wait to share them! So, last month was my birthday month and I did get some money, so apart from all the books I got, that you can check out here, I decided to spend it on nothing less than more books! So, YEY! ūüė欆I have no idea when I’m gonna read some of them, but I am excited for all of them, otherwise, I wouldn’t have picked them…

I got 15 books, which is a pretty big amount for me, plus some bookish stuff that I am really excited to show you guys! And I will also include in this post the books I received from Netgalley!

So let’s start this nonsense!

Here are all the books and bookish stuff I got:

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Shadow and Bone¬†by Leigh Bardugo

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Shadow and Bone 
by Leigh Bardugo
Series: The Grisha Trilogy #1
Publisher:  Square Fish
First published June 5th, 2012
Genres: Fantasy, YA
Pages: 406
Format: Paperback + Audiobook
Buy:¬†Book Depository¬†|¬†Audiobook –¬†Amazon

Alina Starkov doesn’t expect much from life. Orphaned by the Border Wars, she is sure of only one thing: her best friend Mal and her inconvenient crush on him. Until the day their army regiment enters the Fold, a swath of unnatural darkness crawling with monsters. When their convoy is attacked and Mal is brutally injured, Alina reveals a dormant power not even she knew existed.

Ripped from everything she knows, Alina is taken to the royal court to be trained as a member of the Grisha, the magical elite led by the mysterious Darkling. With Alina’s extraordinary power in his arsenal, he believes they can finally destory the Fold. Now Alina must find a way to master her untamed gift and somehow fit into her new life without Mal by her side. But nothing in this lavish world is what it seems. As the threat to the kingdom mounts and her dangerous attraction to the Darkling grows, Alina will uncover a secret that could tear her heart–and her country–in two.

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The New Disney Princess Book Tag

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I was tagged by Nadwa @ Painfullyfictional to do this incredibly cute tag! It’s seriously adorable and I am super happy for finally doing it! Thank you so much Nadwa!! ^^ Also, I am incredibly proud of my banner for this post! I used David Gilson’s art to do it and edited it myself. It turned out seriously adorable!

As for the post I also altered some of the graphics just to fit better with what I wanted to do, but you can find the original ones in the creator’s post that is linked in the rules! So, let’s get started!Read More »

Because You Love to Hate Me: 13 Tales of Villainy edited by Ameriie (spoiler free)

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33843449Because You Love to Hate Me: 13 Tales of Villainy edited by Ameriie
Series: Standalone
Publisher: Bloomsbury Childrens
First published July 11th, 2017
Genres: Anthologies, Short-stories, YA, Fantasy
Pages: 320
Format: Paperback
Buy: Book Depository | Amazon

Leave it to the heroes to save the world–villains just want to rule the world.

In this unique YA anthology, thirteen acclaimed, bestselling authors team up with thirteen influential BookTubers to reimagine fairy tales from the oft-misunderstood villains’ points of view.
These fractured, unconventional spins on classics like “Medusa,” Sherlock Holmes, and “Jack and the Beanstalk” provide a behind-the-curtain look at villains’ acts of vengeance, defiance, and rage–and the pain, heartbreak, and sorrow that spurned them on. No fairy tale will ever seem quite the same again!

Featuring writing from . . .
Authors: Renée Ahdieh, Ameriie, Soman Chainani, Susan Dennard, Sarah Enni, Marissa Meyer, Cindy Pon, Victoria Schwab, Samantha Shannon, Adam Silvera, Andrew Smith, April Genevieve Tucholke, and Nicola Yoon
BookTubers: Benjamin Alderson (Benjaminoftomes), Sasha Alsberg (abookutopia), Whitney Atkinson (WhittyNovels), Tina Burke (ChristinaReadsYA blog and TheLushables), Catriona Feeney (LittleBookOwl), Jesse George (JessetheReader), Zo√ę Herdt (readbyzoe), Samantha Lane (Thoughts on Tomes), Sophia Lee (thebookbasement), Raeleen Lemay (padfootandprongs07), Regan Perusse (PeruseProject), Christine Riccio (polandbananasBOOKS), and Steph Sinclair & Kat Kennedy (Cuddlebuggery blog and channel).

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And I Darken by Kiersten White

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And I Darken by Kiersten White

Series:¬†The Conqueror’s Saga #1
Publisher: Greenwillow Books
First published June 28th, 2016
Genres: Historical Fiction, YA, (Fantasy)
Pages: 512
Format: Paperback
Buy: Book Depository | Amazon

NO ONE EXPECTS A PRINCESS TO BE BRUTAL. And Lada Dragwlya likes it that way. Ever since she and her gentle younger brother, Radu, were wrenched from their homeland of Wallachia and abandoned by their father to be raised in the Ottoman courts, Lada has known that being ruthless is the key to survival. She and Radu are doomed to act as pawns in a vicious game, an unseen sword hovering over their every move. For the lineage that makes them special also makes them targets.

Lada despises the Ottomans and bides her time, planning her vengeance for the day when she can return to Wallachia and claim her birthright. Radu longs only for a place where he feels safe. And when they meet Mehmed, the defiant and lonely son of the sultan, who’s expected to rule a nation, Radu feels that he’s made a true friend–and Lada wonders if she’s finally found someone worthy of her passion.

But Mehmed is heir to the very empire that Lada has sworn to fight against–and that Radu now considers home. Together, Lada, Radu, and Mehmed form a toxic triangle that strains the bonds of love and loyalty to the breaking point.

From New York Times bestselling author Kiersten White comes the first book in a dark, sweeping new series in which heads will roll, bodies will be impaled . . . and hearts will be broken.

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Our Dark Duet¬†by Victoria Schwab

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Our Dark Duet 
by Victoria Schwab
Series: Monsters of Verity #2
Publisher: Greenwillow Books
Published June 13th, 2017
Genres: Fantasy, YA, Paranormal
Pages: 510
Format: Paperback
Buy: Book Depository | Amazon

THE WORLD IS BREAKING. AND SO ARE THEY.

KATE HARKER isn’t afraid of monsters. She hunts them. And she’s good at it.
AUGUST FLYNN once yearned to be human. He has a part to play. And he will play it, no matter the cost.

THE WAR HAS BEGUN.
THE MONSTERS ARE WINNING.

Kate will have to return to Verity. August will have to let her back in. And a new monster is waiting‚ÄĒone that feeds on chaos and brings out its victims’ inner demons.
Which will be harder to conquer: the monsters they face, or the monsters within?

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