Book Haul (IMM 20)


July 7, 2012 by Heidi

IMM 20

Well it’s been a couple of weeks, which means that of course I’ve managed to once again amass a really unnecessary number of books.  I’d like to pass off a lot of this as free Sync goodness, but alas, too much is from my NetGalley weakness!  On top of the book lovelies, I got a PUFFIN postcard from Chachic (Chacic’s Book Nook).  I love it so much!

Stormdancer by Jay Kristoff book coverThe Assassin's Curse by Cassandra Rose Clarke book coverThe Brides of Rollrock Island by Margo Lanagan book coverThe Dead and Buried by Kim Harrington book coverThe Terrible Thing That Happened to Barnaby Brocket by John Boyne book coverThe Sweetest Spell by Suzanne Selfors book cover

The Seven Tales of Trinket by Shelley Moore Thomas (MacMillan) [Amazon|GoodReads]
Handbook for Hot Witches by Dame Darcy (MacMillan) [Amazon|GoodReads]
Pickle by Kim Baker (MacMillan) [Amazon|GoodReads]
My Book of Life by Angel by Martine Leavitt (MacMillan) [Amazon|GoodReads]
Safekeeping by Karen Hesse (MacMillan) [Amazon|GoodReads]
Miss Fortune Cookie by Lauren Bjorkman (MacMillan) [Amazon|GoodReads]
Born Wicked by Jessica Spotswood (Erica/The Book Cellar) [Amazon|GoodReads]
Abandon by Meg Cabot (Erica/The Book Cellar) [Amazon|GoodReads]
Stormdancer by Jay Kristoff (NetGalley) [Amazon|GoodReads]
The Assassin’s Curse by Cassandra Rose Clarke (NetGalley) [Amazon|GoodReads]
The Brides of Rollrock Island by Margo Lanagan (NetGalley) [Amazon|GoodReads]
The Dead and Buried by Kim Harrington (NetGalley) [Amazon|GoodReads]
The Terrible Thing That Happened to Barnaby Brocket by John Boyne (NetGalley) [Amazon|GoodReads]
The Sweetest Spell by Suzanne Selfors (NetGalley) [Amazon|GoodReads]

Of the MacMillan titles, I am most excited for The Seven Tales of Trinket!  I love that it’s an odd-sized book, which is one of those extras that just captures my heart.  The Brides of Rollrock Island was on my Top 10 most anticipate reads for 2012 list, so of course I about died when I saw it on NetGalley.  And that directly led to me requested all of these other books, like The Assassin’s Curse, which I was trying hard to resist, but kept hearing awesome things about.  And then who can resist the cover of Stormdancer or the promise of a freaking Ugly Duckling retelling in The Sweetest Spell?! The word of the week is: WEAK.

Fever 1793 by Laurie Halse Anderson audio book coverAnna Dressed in Blood by Kendare Blake audio book coverThe Woman in White by Wilkie Collins audio book coverThe Amulet of Samarkand by Jonathan Stroud audio book coverTales from the Arabian Nights by Andrew Lang audio book cover


Fever 1793 by Laurie Halse Anderson (Library) [Amazon|GoodReads]
Anna Dressed by Blood by Kendare Blake (Sync) [Amazon|GoodReads]
The Woman in White by Wilkie Collins (Sync) [Amazon|GoodReads]
The Amulet of Samarkand by Jonathan Stroub (Sync) [Amazon|GoodReads]
Tales From the Arabian Nights by Andrew Lang (Sync) [Amazon|GoodReads]

Anna Dressed in Blood and The Woman in White are available for FREE download until Thursday!  Not to mention all of the fantastic upcoming titles you can check out here.

The winner of a finished copy of Being Friends With Boys by Terra Elan McVoy is Catie.  Grats!

Let me know if you’ve read any of the books above what your thoughts were, or what titles you’re excited for yourself.  Also let me know what you’ve brought home lately, as I always love a good book haul!

Here’s what I’ve been up to while bunburying:

Retro Friday: Everything on a Waffle by Polly Horvath
Graphic Novel review: Cinderella: Fables are Forever by Chris Roberson
Salute Your Shorts: On the Day I Died by Candace Fleming
With Bated Breath: July New Releases
Top Reads of 2012 Thus Far
Being Friends With Boys by Terra Elan McVoy
Author Guest Post with Terra Elan McVoy
Salute Your Shorts: The Assassin and the Desert by Sarah J. Maas
I’ve Got Your Number by Sophie Kinsella
Rebel McKenzie by Candice Ransom 


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  1. Nafiza says:

    Awesome books. I have yet to read Anna Dressed in Blood (Anna’s a really popular name on book titles, eh?) but I have heard such amazing things about it. Enjoy your reading!

  2. Damn lady, your mailbox exploded! I am definitely looking forward to your reviews and thoughts on your bajillion new books <3

    Especially Pickle because I am fond of that word, often calling my small dog Pickle (don't ask). OH and the Trinket book AND also Stormdancer! Yay!

  3. Stormdancer looks great, hope you enjoy.
    Happy Reading!
    Brandi from Blkosiner’s Book Blog

  4. Great mailbox! I can’t wait to read The Brides of Rollrock Island. I requested that one as well :)

  5. elena says:

    Whoa, so many books!! I really like the cover of The Terrible Thing That Happened to Barnaby Brocket, I love illustrated covers. Also hooray for Stormdancer, curious to see what you’ll think about it. I hope you enjoy your books. 😀

  6. Chachic says:

    I think you should have that postcard framed since you love puffins so much. 😛 Wow, you got a lot of books recently! I’m not familiar with most of the titles in this post but I do hope you enjoy reading them.

  7. Lena says:

    YAY, so many awesome books this week! You have to let me know how STORMDANCER is. And ANNA DRESSED IN BLOOD is AMAZING! Just don’t read it late at night, lol.

  8. I’ve never heard of The Sweetest Spell, but I loved The Ugly Duckling tale, so I’ll be looking forward to your review!

    And Stormdancer looks awesome! I hope it lives up to all the expectations it has for it when I read it. 😀

  9. Jasmine Rose says:

    That Puffin crossword puzzle book is super cute :]

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