Life Update + Book Haul

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Hiiiii everyone!! Welcome to another book haul + life update!

Overall, real life has been prettttty crazy and I’ve barely had any time to read or blog, unfortunately. And with the time I actually do have to waste, I use it to catch up on sleep. Fortunately, I’m still on Twitter because apparently that doesn’t use a lot of time (it does. i’m just bad at controlling myself.), so I’m not completely off the internet. However, hopefully by the end of the year, when I’ve decided on which college I’m going to, things will settle down, and I’ll be up and blogging again.

Even though I haven’t been blogging a lot recently, I have acquired tons of new reads! This post was a draft for a few months, so I could add onto my book haul once I got them in the mail, but it’s getting super long, so alas, it’s finally published.

I started using the #booksfortrade hashtag on Twitter this month, so I acquired a few reads from that. There’s so many books I’m excited for, and I’m so so so blessed and thrilled to have gotten them! I didn’t link up any books to Goodreads because it’s pretty late and there’s a lot, so my apologies! Feel free to ask me about any if you’re interested!

From publishers:

Simon & Schuster:


I received a copy of GEMINI for participating in Hannah @ Irish Banana‘s blog tour, and also received MUSEUM OF HEARTBREAK in a giveaway! I’m really excited to read both; I’ve been eyeing them for a while! Thank you, Simon & Schuster! ❤

  • GEMINI by Sonya Mukherjee


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This package is probably my favorite piece of mail in this whole haul. You all know how much I adoooooore Marie Lu, and I adore her THE YOUNG ELITES as well, so I was so freaking excited and thrilled when this showed up on my doorstep! Thank you so much, PenguinTeen!! ❤ Also, make sure to check out my stop on the blog tour here!

  • THE YOUNG ELITES by Marie Lu (FC)
  • THE ROSE SOCIETY by Marie Lu (FC)
  • plus a mug and tote bag!

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I also won a giveaway from Random House and they sent me a package of 15 books! Thank you so much, Random House! The books included were:

  • THE SERPENT KING by Jeff Zentner
  • HOW TO HANG A WITCH by Adriana Mather
  • ALL THE BRIGHT PLACES by Jennifer Niven
  • THE DARKEST CORNERS by Kara Thomas
  • BEWARE THAT GIRL by Teresa Toten
  • THESE SHALLOW GRAVES by Jennifer Donnelly
  • AND I DARKEN by Kiersten White
  • ILLUMINAE by Jay Kristoff and Amie Kaufman
  • JULIA VANISHES by Catherine Egan
  • THE GIRL AT MIDNIGHT by Melissa Grey
  • REAWAKENED by Colleen Houck
  • EVERY DAY by David Levithan
  • FINDING AUDREY by Sophie Kinsella
  • OFF THE PAGE by Jodi Picoult & Samantha van Leer

Won / Gifted:


  • IT ENDS WITH US by Colleen Hoover (PB) (Thank you, Amy!)
  • THE THOUSANDTH FLOOR by Katharine McGee (ARC) (Thank you, Val!)
  • SIMON VS. THE HOMO SAPIENS AGENDA by Becky Albertalli (PB) (thank you, Dahlia!)
  • MY LADY JANE BY Brodi Ashton, Jodi Meadows, Cynthia Hand (ARC & HC) (Thank you for the ARC, Lillian! And thank you for the signed FC, authors!)
  • THE DIABOLIC by S.J. Kincaid (ARC) (Thank you, Brianna & Angelina!)


  • THREE DAY SUMMER by Sarvenaz Tash (Thank you to Sarvenaz for both books and the lovely swag!)
  • SIGNS OF YOU by Emily France (thank you, Emily!)
  • HOW IT FEELS TO FLY by Kathryn Holmes (thank you, Kathryn!)


I also won a giveaway from Justine Mag Books on Instagram, which included a bunch of fantastic reads! Thank you Justine Mag!

  • TELL THE WIND AND FIRE by Sarah Rees Brennan (ARC) (not pictured)
  • THIS SAVAGE SONG by Victoria Schwab (ARC)
  • FLAMECASTER by Cinda Williams Chima (ARC)
  • THE CROWN’S GAME by Evelyn Skye (FC)
  • SEEKER by Arwen Elys Dayton (FC)
  • THE ROSE AND THE DAGGER by Renée Ahdieh (ARC)
  • THE DIVINERS by Libba Bray (FC)
  • TRUTHWITCH by Susan Dennard (ARC)


For participating in the STALKING JACK THE RIPPER blog tour, hosted by Ava & the Knights of Whitechapel, Kerri Maniscalco was kind enough to send everyone who participated a beautiful signed SJTR print! I love it so much, and it looks beautiful next to my ARC! I also helped spread the word about the #POELLEANTakeover video (you can find it here!). The lovely Sarah Nicole Lemon sent me a SJTR ARC and THE READER ARC; thank you so much!

I also got the recently released A TORCH AGAINST THE NIGHT by Sabaa Tahir (thank you, Jamie!) and CROOKED KINGDOM by Leigh Bardugo (thank you, CW!), but no pictures, unfortunately (sorry! But there are pics on my Instagram!)


As I mentioned before, I went a little crazy in the booksfortrade hashtag this month. However, it wasn’t for nothing! I got a ton of amazing books that I’m so thrilled to have! Thank you to all who traded with me! ❤

  • KISS OF DECEPTION by Mary E. Pearson & HEART OF BETRAYAL by Mary E. Pearson (Thank you, Kaitlyn!
  • UNRAVEL ME by Tahereh Mafi & IGNITE ME by Tahereh Mafi (Thank you, Kate!)
  • UNRAVEL ME by Tahereh Mafi (ARC) (Thanks, Whitley!)


  • THE JEWEL by Amy Ewing (ARC) & THE WHITE ROSE by Amy Ewing (ARC) (Thank you, Vale!
  • NEVERNIGHT by Jay Kristoff bookmark (Thanks for trading, Taylor!)
  • I’LL GIVE YOU THE SUN by Jandy Nelson (ARC) (Thank you, Brittany!)
  • GLASS SWORD by Victoria Aveyard (FC) (Thanks, Alexa!)


  • A COURT OF MIST AND FURY by Sarah J. Maas (thank you, Sam!)
  • A COURT OF MIST AND FURY (Target edition) by Sarah J. Maas (thank you, Emily!)
  • HEIR OF FIRE by Sarah J. Maas (thank you, Chelsey!)
  • QUEEN OF SHADOWS by Sarah J. Maas (thanks for trading, Bridget!)
  • EMPIRE OF STORMS by Sarah J. Maas (thank you, Ellie!)

Whew, that was a lot. Probably because I dragged this post out for like, 3 months, but whatever. What was the last book you got?


14 thoughts on “Life Update + Book Haul

  1. That is a really fabulous haul! Also you’re really lucky for winning a lot of giveaways! I participated in a lot but never win any haha. There are sooo many books on your list that I want to read, it’s more like ALL of the unread books on your haul tbh. The latest book I got was probably Trials of Apollo (bought) and Dracula (gifted), which is really perfect for Halloween!


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