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We’re haul in this together ||  A Book Haul!! <3

Guess who impulsively bought books again?!

The past two months have resulted in me buying a lot of books, because apparently I love to double up my TBR pile, and today I thought I’d show them to you guys! Most of these are second hand cause I’m broke as ever and second hand books will always be my savior. I haven’t read a book in like two weeks so hopefully I’ll read some of these soon! Without further ado let’s jump on to it. P.S did you see I designed graphics for this post? *gAsP* have I really overcome my laziness ? no don’t worry I haven’t heh ❤

“Sixteen-year-old Simon Spier prefers to save his drama for the school musical. But when an email falls into the wrong hands, his secret is at risk of being thrust into the spotlight. Now Simon is actually being blackmailed: if he doesn’t play wingman for class clown Martin, his identity will become everyone’s business. Worse, the privacy of Blue, the pen name of the boy he’s been emailing, will be compromised.”

summary adapted from goodreads

I’ve heard so much about these two, and I thought maybe it was time to finally pick them up. I’ve been needing a good contemporary read lately ,(too much fantasy is exhausting!) and these look super cute! Becky Albertalli seems to be such a popular author and I haven’t read a single one of her books 😭 (~thE shAme~) adding these two to the list of popular books I have yet to read 😀 .

“A world with no hunger, no disease, no war, no misery. Humanity has conquered all those things, and has even conquered death. Now scythes are the only ones who can end life—and they are commanded to do so, in order to keep the size of the population under control. Citra and Rowan are chosen to apprentice to a scythe—a role that neither wants. These teens must master the “art” of taking life, knowing that the consequence of failure could mean losing their own.”

summary adapted from goodreads

I borrowed scythe from the library in the beginning of the year and flew through it. It was a reallyy long time ago but needless to say I adored it. I tried getting into the sequel right after that but I ended up DNF’ing it because at that time I though it was most boring thing I’d ever read. I really wanted to enjoy it but siGh ~. Well the new year is arriving so I thought maybe it’s time to give these books a second chance :,) . I would’ve reread them from the library but being the impatient little creature I am, I went ahead and bought it, resulting in an empty wallet hehe.

Out of the pages of the Shadow and Bone trilogy, from the hands of Alina Starkov to yours, the Istorii Sankt’ya is a magical keepsake from the Grishaverse. These tales include miracles and martyrdoms from familiar saints like Sankta Lizabeta of the Roses and Sankt Ilya in Chains, to the strange and obscure stories of Sankta Ursula, Sankta Maradi, and the Starless Saint.

summary adapted from goodreads

I AM TRASH FOR ANYTHING AND EVERYTHING LEIGH BARDUGO OKAY?😭😭 ignoring the fact that I haven’t finished the king of scars duology yet ( sorry Nikolai) I love all of Leigh Bardugo’s books. The characters, the writing, the plot aHHh it’s just all so good. Even though this is just a companion novel, I could not resist the urge to get my hands on the this gorgeous book, I mean just look at it! And there are the most stunning illustrations inside, I am very much freaking out.

“Every year, Blue Sargent stands next to her mother as the soon-to-be dead walk past. Blue herself never sees them—not until this year, when a boy emerges from the dark and speaks directly to her. His name is Gansey, and Blue soon discovers that he is a rich student at Aglionby, the local private school. Blue has a policy of staying away from Aglionby boys. Known as Raven Boys, they can only mean trouble. But Blue is drawn to Gansey, in a way she can’t entirely explain. He is on a quest that has encompassed three other Raven Boys: Adam, the scholarship student who resents all the privilege around him; Ronan, the fierce soul who ranges from anger to despair; and Noah, the taciturn watcher of the four, who notices many things but says very little. For as long as she can remember, Blue has been warned that she will cause her true love to die. She never thought this would be a problem. But now, as her life becomes caught up in the strange and sinister world of the Raven Boys, she’s not so sure anymore.”

summary adapted from goodreads

I was pretty intimidated to start this. People either adore this series with their whole heart or think that this is the most pretentious book ever written. I’m not exactly sure where I fall in the spectrum. I started the first book and well, I’m confused? I have no clue what’s happening lol . I still have quite a big chunk of the book left and I hope I start enjoying it more because I have such high hopes for this series. I mean this plot sounds fantastic, these characters definitely seem well thought out, and the writing does have that sort of a lyrical dreamy feel to it . Also these covers are so so pretty aghHh. Well let’s see how the story progresses on 🤷‍♀️

” When rogue packs of wolf-hybrid soldiers threaten the tenuous peace alliance between Earth and Luna, Iko takes it upon herself to hunt down the soldiers’ leader. She is soon working with a handsome royal guard who forces her to question everything she knows about love, loyalty, and her own humanity. “

okay okay so I’ve already read this before but I got it second hand extremelyyy cheap so how in the world could I resist?😭 Iko takes the lead in this graphic novel and its so so so fun, I love that we get see more of her character here. Of course we get cameos from the rest of the Rampion Crew. Also the illustrations are so stunning, it’s wonderful to see the characters brought to life!

A net of shadows begins to tighten around the Shadowhunters of the London Institute. Mortmain plans to use his Infernal Devices, an army of pitiless automatons, to destroy the Shadowhunters. He needs only one last item to complete his plan: he needs Tessa Gray. Charlotte Branwell, head of the London Institute, is desperate to find Mortmain before he strikes. But when Mortmain abducts Tessa, the boys who lay equal claim to her heart, Jem and Will, will do anything to save her. For though Tessa and Jem are now engaged, Will is as much in love with her as ever. As those who love Tessa rally to rescue her from Mortmain’s clutches, Tessa realizes that the only person who can save her is herself. But can a single girl, even one who can command the power of angels, face down an entire army?

summary adapted from goodreads

I did it. I finished the series. Clockwork Princess was intense and extremely heartbreaking, I still can’t properly process my thoughts about this book cause wow that ending had me in tears. At least Jem got the ending he deserved. (thank god he did because I was getting ready to throw my book across the room) Even though I loved this book a lot, the best book out of the series for me would still have to be Clockwork Prince. Anyways the infernal devices has quickly become one of my favourite series ever, and I’m so excited to read the dark artifices next!

“Lyra is rushing to the cold, far North, where witch clans and armored bears rule. North, where the Gobblers take the children they steal–including her friend Roger. North, where her fearsome uncle Asriel is trying to build a bridge to a parallel world. Can one small girl make a difference in such great and terrible endeavors? This is Lyra: a savage, a schemer, a liar, and as fierce and true a champion as Roger or Asriel could want–but what Lyra doesn’t know is that to help one of them will be to betray the other.”

summary adapted from goodreads

I don’t even know why I picked this up. It just looked nice on the shelves I guess. I got the three in one edition so it looks HUGE and INtIMIdAtINg which will mostly result in me not picking it up for a while hahah. Anyways that cover is breathtaking and underneath the dust jacket it’s RED(cue Red taylor’s version) and it’s so so prettyyyy.

Thank you for reading this mess of a post, I really appreciate it 💗 have you read any of these books before? Let’s talk in the comments :)) A book haul always calls for an unhaul as well so let me know if you’d like to see that too lol.

see you soon, byEeEEeEEe

I’ll respond to comments soon :))

61 thoughts on “We’re haul in this together ||  A Book Haul!! <3

  1. be truthful and spill the real reason you wrote this post. to make us jealous, is that right?? IF YES, THEN I AM VERY SORRY TO SAY, but you have completely suceeded. *sighs* all of those books in the featured image look GORGEOUS and I have a wish to come and steal all of them. but covid. and I also don’t really think i have enough money to arrange the transport so we shall have to give up dreaming. (oh and did I mention that your graphics look AMAZING???!!) Literally every single one of these books is on my TBR 😭😭 and aah, I’m currently reading the raven boys too! And I desperately need to read Becky Albertalli books, so you’re not alone! I shall be kind and say that I hope you enjoy all of these, even though I AM CURRENTLY VERY ANGRY at your nerve to make me so jealous like that *glares*

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    1. YES THAT HAS BEEN MY INTENTION ALL ALONG *evil laugh* and I’m very glad to know that my mastermind of a plan has succeeded. 😈 THANK YOU SO MUCH, they are my pride and joy :”) I would love for you to come over so that we could have a very LOOONNGG chat about our favourite fictional universes but sadly I too am broke from spending too much money on books ~ *sigh*. THANK YOU SO MUCH ( they took so long to make, or maybe I just procrastinate a lot heh) OMG I just finished simon vs the homosapiens agenda and IT”S FANTASTIC!
      ahahha *innocent smile*
      THANK YOU for reading Anoushka!! Your comment made my day 😁💕

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  2. OMGGGG those graphics look so good! and ah I was very confused while I was reading the raven boys, but after a while it does get a lot better. and HAHAh I see what you did there with the title. very clever 😂 *starts singing we’re all in this together*
    Cool post 🙂

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    1. THANK YOU KAERY!! oooh that’s great to hear! hopefully I’ll end up enjoying it a lot more. HAHHA *joins*
      Thank you so so much for reading!💗💗💗

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  3. ooh wires and nerves was so good! have you read gone rogue? and lives of saints is so pretty, yes the illustrations are gorgeous! scythe has been on my tbr for so long, I need to get to it soon! Great post loved reading it!

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    1. ahh yes I have! I loved it a lot, but I do think the first one is better. OMGG I’m so in love with it!😭😭 ooh I hope you enjoy it, it’s a great read❤
      Thank you for reading, so glad to hear you enjoyed!💕💕💕

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  4. Your title is so cute! XD I absolutely LOVED Scythe! Way more than I was excepting. I still have yet to read Thunderhead though! I hope I like it! I also hope you can get back into it and enjoy it the 2nd time around 🙂 That cover of His Dark Materials is purrrdy! It sounds interesting too! I can’t wait to hear your thoughts! 😀

    P.S Your graphics are so lovely to look at! 😀

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    1. Thank you so so much!! 😀 YESS! I didn’t have high expectations for it but it blew me away! oooh I hope you enjoy the sequel too! ahh thank you :)))) it’s so breathtaking right! I’m extremely excited to read it!
      THANK YOU SO MUCHH 😭❤
      thank you for reading Amber!!💖💖💖

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  5. I am a “classics” reader but Scythe looks intimidating and oh the covers – all of them look splendid! I’d love to read Scythe someday*sighs* Will my TBR list ever stop expanding before I finish reading them?

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    1. oohhhh it’s such a wonderful dystopian, I think you’d really enjoy it! and AHHH so relatable, I get five new books added on my tbr every. single. day. 😭😭
      Thanks so much for reading!!💖💖

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  6. oooh 👀 you’ve got some pretty books there! AND YES I CAN RELATE TO AUTOBUYING ANYTHING LEIGH BARDUGO WRITES (also WHY haven’t you read the KoS duology yet?? trust me, RoW is going to be unlike anything you’ve ever seen)

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    1. haha thank youuu, I’m so excited to read them! YESS she’s one of the best authors out there, her world building is chef’s kiss! ahhh I will definitely get to it soon, it seems so good!😭😭
      Thank you so much for reading!!💖💖

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  7. I love buying loads of books and secondhand books are great. I really got into buying them this year!! Shame about the emptying your bank account part though 😅 I need to read the Scythe series, I hope you enjoy the second one more this time around. I do fall on the side of loving The Raven Cycle series (one of my imperfect favourites), but it took me a while to love them weirdly, I think it was the start of the third book. But when I reread it, the first book ended up being my favourite. Clearly a complicated relationship, lol. p.s. love the title of this post. Happy reading!! 💕

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    1. ahh yes same here! I found it a lot more convenient and of course its cheaper and environmentally sustainable! sigh~ it’s always empty due to buying way more books than I possibly need😆😆ooh yes it’s a wonderful story hope you enjoy it too!! ahh yea I’ve heard from loads of people that the third book is the best of the series. hahaha that’s interesting to hear! I hope I end up loving it as much as you did!
      AHHH Thank you Sophie and thanks so much for reading this post!💖💖💕

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  8. Ooh, haha, the post title is brilliant! I love these kinds of posts!
    Yeee, Scythe is on my tbr list!
    Ahh, I agree with you about the Raven Boys…
    I had absolutely no idea what was going on… It makes more sense later on, though, and it gets interesting… But I still found the ending a bit disappointing.
    Happy reading! ✨

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    1. THANK YOU BLUE!! that makes me ecstatic 😀
      oohh hope you enjoy it!
      hahah I’m still stuck on the first book now, and I’m so lost but it’s good to hear that it gets a little better later on! ahh disappointing endings suck 😦
      Thank you so much Blue! Wishing you the same as well!💖😆

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    1. ahh yes it was pretty darn heartbreaking 😭😭 thanks so much, and loll I think its a trait almost all bookworms possess 😂😂
      Thank you so much for reading!💖💖

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  9. Hello! Just found your blog and it’s gorgeous! I really liked Becky albertalli’s books hope you enjoy them as well! And interesting to hear about your thoughts on scythe! I didn’t like it as much though but I’m happy you liked it. I’ve never read a Marissa Meyer book, really need to get to it! What do you recommend starting out with? Nice post

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    1. Thank you so much! Ahh yes, I just finished both of them and I’m in absolute awe! They were fantastic! Oh I’m sorry you didn’t like scythe 😦 maybe you should try out some other Neal Shusterman book, Dry is pretty good! Ooh you should probably start of with the Lunar Chronicles and progress on to her other works, the renegades series is also really great!
      Thank you so much for reading and commenting! :)) 💗💗

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  10. YOUR BLOG IS SO SPARKLY I LOVE IT! I mean look at those ripply starry things( Vocabulary dead) Thanks for reminding me that if the upcoming Delhi Book Fair gets cancelled again I am literally going to die. Thanks to our ridiculuous new exam scheme I am finding less and less time to read books. I have not read any of these (shame on me) His dark materials is staring in my soul from my bookshelf silently judging me. Anyways, congratulations for finding these amazing books!

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    1. THANK YOUU, sparkles are basically a part of my brand now ahhahaha 😂😂😂 oh my god praying that it won’t get cancelled, it seems amazing.
      Ugh exams, I barely get time to read nowadays too! Schools really hate us huh.
      LOLL same here ,it’s so huge and it’s kinda scaring me hahaha.
      Thank you so much for reading, I really appreciate it!! :)))💖💖

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      1. Well the Delhi Book Fair has “got postponed until further notice” which is basically euphimism for getting cancelled😭😭 (Still surving somehow) Yep! All those exams, projects and assignments are dementors. Anyways, keep reading and sparkling that blog!💙💙

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      2. oh no!! that’s terrible :(((( It better not get canceled next time, or else I will come at them full-on ready with my weapons ⚔️ they CANNOT take away the wonderful feeling of buying books! Thank you so so much!!!✨

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  11. I am almost done with the second book of His Dark Materials, and I LoVe it. I mean, it’s kind of boring at the start, but then it gets much more exciting. I have a different cover of the first book. It seems like all of the different covers look super nice!!

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    1. Ooh that’s amazing to hear! I’m kind of intimidated to start it haha but I hope I get to it soon! Ooh yes almost all of the cover editions look stunning!
      Thank you so much for reading :)) 💖💖

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  12. Secondhand books can be wonderful! I really hope you enjoy all of these. Ive somehow only read one Leigh Bardugo book so far and that’s her Wonder Woman one. This year I definitely need to read all things Grisha related!! I loved Philip Pullmans books and that edition looks stunning 😍 Raven Boys is definitely on my tbr for the year too 🙈 I so don’t know how I’ve never picked those books up.

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    1. Yes they are! I’m so glad I got into buying them this year! Ooh yes I adore her books, you should definitely check out the grishaverse, it’s fantastic! I haven’t read Wonder Woman though, how was it? I’ve heard so many good things about it, excited to read them! Ahh yes same they’re so popular around here, I wonder how I’ve avoided it for so long 😂😂 thank you so much for reading Charlotte! Really appreciate it 💖💖💖

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      1. I can’t believe that I haven’t yet tbh but I’m really looking forward to it. I really enjoyed it from what I remember. And I guess its because there are always so many books to choose from. Its okay 💗 I look forward to reading more of your posts in the future.

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      2. Oh wait I just realised I’m wrong. I’ve read two books by Leigh Bardugo, the other being Ninth House which I loved. Different than I imagined and very dark/heavy but really interesting too. Just hope the sequel comes out soon.

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