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Long Overdue Book Haul!

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It’s been ages since I have done a book tag. To be precise my last one 15. April 2018. It’s been OVER A YEAR since I have hauled books. To be fair I don’t buy that many books, so I can’t do book hauls monthly as many other bloggers do. Instead I do these collective ones, once a year or so.

As you can see on the first picture there are 18 books features. But that is not all, I have 4 more books in this book haul. One of them I actually forgot to include in the overall picture (as I’m currently reading it and I completely forget about it) and three of them are back at my parents house, which is why I couldn’t include them. So this book haul consists of 22 books in total!

With all of that being said, let’s get into the haul!

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The first three books that I would like to mention are all by Leigh Bardugo. I got the collectors edition of Six of Crows and Crooked Kingdom. They are such gorgeous books, inside and out. I have read both books, though not these editions. And I have written reviews for both Six of Crows and for Crooked Kingdom, so you can check them out if you are interested in my thoughts on them.

I pre-ordered King of Scars, but have yet to read it. I just haven’t been in the mood to read this book yet, plus I’m waiting for the release date of the second book to come closer. That way I won’t have to wait that long to continue the story! We shall see when I’ll actually get around to it. This book is also gorgeous and I love the gold foiling underneath the dust jacket.


20191025_134651The next two books in my book haul are Down Among the Sticks and Bones and Beneath the Sugar Sky by Seanan McGuire.

I have read and loved both of these books! They are portal fantasy books with diverse characters. I have also written reviews for both of these books, Down Among the Sticks and Bones and Beneath the Sugar Sky. So you can check them out, if you are interested in more of my thoughts on these books.


20191025_134715As you may know, Victoria Schwab is one of my all time favourite authors. So I obviously bough some of her books as well.

I got the new hardcover edition of Vicious, which is my favourite Victoria Schwab book. Obviously I had to get this gorgeous edition. I also bought City of Ghosts by her. I have read that book and enjoyed it a lot, even though it’s not one of my new favourites. I can’t wait to read the second books in both of these series (though I have to buy them first).


20191025_134921There is no real reason as to why I paired these two books together, aside from the fact that they are nearly the same size (so they look nice next to each other).

I came across And The Ocean Was Our Sky by Patrick Ness randomly one day in the book store. I just couldn’t resist it and I bought it. I have already read this graphic novel and it was a very interesting reimagining of Moby Dick.

I have read many Cassandra Clare books, when I heard that she was writing a series about Magnus and Alec together with Wesley Chu I knew that I had to read these books. If you don’t know Magnus is my favourite character from the Shadowhunter Chronicles, the only reason I read The Mortal Instruments was because of him. I really like Alec as well, thought that is more in the later books. The Red Scrolls of Magic was amazing and I’m very exited for the future books in this series!


20191025_135009The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo by Taylor Jenkins Reid and The Gentleman’s Guide to Vice and Virtue by Mackenzi Lee are two books with very long titles. (Which I have noticed now, as I had to type them both one after the other.)

That is not the reason that they are paired together. Rather these two books I got from my parents for my birthday this year! Books are the perfect birthday gifts, at least in my opinion. I have already read and loved The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo. That book is one of the best ones that I have ever read. I’m hoping to read The Gentleman’s Guide to Vice and Virtue soon, but who knows when I’ll actually get around to it.


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The next group is books with pink/purple on them. The book that I forgot to include in the overall photo is Tash Hearts Tolstoy by Kathryn Ormsbee. As I have already mentioned in the beginning, I’m currently reading this book and I’m enjoying it so far. I’m over half way done with it and I’m hoping to finish it soon. I have already read both Wicked Fox by Kat Cho and Carry On by Rainbow Rowell. I loved Wicked Fox and you can read all the reasons why in my review of it. Carry On was a lot of fun, but I had some problems with it as well. (Yes, I do plan on reading the sequel.)


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These next three books are randomly put together. Honestly I have no idea why I decided to pair them together? Anyway, The Wicked Deep by Shea Ernshaw is a book that I decided to buy after hearing that it was very atmospheric. I loved that book and I have written a full review for it, if you are interested in more of my thoughts on it. Recently I won a copy of The Kiss of Deception by Mary E. Pearson. This is actually the first time that I have ever won a giveaway, so I’m very happy about that! And I honestly have no idea where Falling Kingdoms by Morgan Rhodes came from. I know that I bought it, but I seriously can’t remember when?


Book HaulTwo of the last books in this haul, at least from the main picture are No Longer Human by Osamu Dazai and Bag of Bones by Stephen King.

I actually bought Bag of Bones last year before Halloween, as my spooky read for that month. I enjoyed that book a lot, though it’s not one of my favourite Stephen King books. And that is the Croatian edition, in case you were curious about the language.

I randomly decided that I needed to read No Longer Human, so I bought it on impulse as well. I really love this pink edition, it looks amazing in real life. This was a hard book to read, but it was a great one as well. I’m very happy with my random decision to read it. I definitely plan on reading more by Osamu Dazai in the future.


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The final three books in this book haul are the ones that I mentioned being in my parents house. (Because of that there is a different background.) These three books have another thing in common and that is that they were all gifted to me from my best friend!

She gave me Frankenstein by Mary Shelly and Persuasion by Jane Austen as Christmas gifts last year. I had already read and loved these books, I just never owned my own copies. And for my birthday this year she got me this gorgeous edition of selected Bronte sisters works. They include Jane Eyre, The Tenant of Wildfell Hall and Wuthering Hights. Out of those I have only read Jane Eyre, which is one of my favourite classics. (This is a Serbian edition, in case you were curious.)


Do you own any of these books? Have you read any of them? Let me know in the comments below!

Thank you very much for reading and I hope you have a wonderful day!

-Anna♥

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A (relatively) Small Book Haul!

Book Haul

This is my rather small book haul! Compared to my last one that is…But considering that my last one consisted of 21 BOOKS it wasn’t that hard to make this one smaller.

These are the books that I bought/received since my last book haul and considering that that one was posted in October I haven’t gone crazy with buying new books! I’m really proud of myself for that, considering I’m on a book buying ban. (Sort of, I have to read 5 books before I get to buy 1 new one.)

I did also get Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets by J.K. Rowling and illustrated by Jim Kay, but that book is back at my parents house in my home town (which is in a different country), so I can’t show it of in this haul. That book is simply gorgeous and I would definitely recommend picking it up! Or at least looking at the illustrations if you don’t have the money. I can’t wait for The Prisoner of Azkaban to be released in that edition as well!

Onto the books I can actually show you!

  • 20180415_163440A Darker Shade of Magic by Victoria Schwab, the collectors edition.
  • The Language of Thorns by Leigh Bardugo.

Two books by two of my all time favourite authors. I’m beyond happy to have these two in my possession!

When I found out that there was going to be a collectors edition of A Darker Shade of Magic I knew that I had to get it. This book is simply gorgeous and I ADORE all the extra content we got in it!

I will read anything that Leigh Bardugo writes. The Language of Thorns sounds especially exiting as it combines three of my favourite things: the Grisha world, fairy tales and illustrations. And yes, this is a naked hardback and I simply love the way it looks!


  • 20180415_163531To Kill a Kingdom by Alexandra Cristo
  • Every Heart a Doorway by Seanan McGuire

Next up we have two books that I have been hearing amazing things about.

Every Heart a Doorway is a book that I have wanted to read for ages, ever since I hear that it has an asexual character. (I’m asexual as well and I have never seen my sexuality represented.) The whole concept of this book sounds fascinating as well! I’m currently reading and LOVING this book, it’s seriously amazing. And yes, I will be writing a review for it so look forward to that!

Lately I have been hearing so many amazing things about To Kill A Kingdom. After reading the reviews of some people whose opinion I trust I knew that I had to get my hands on it. I’m especially exited as I have never read any books about sirens. Hopefully I will be able to get to this one rather soon!


  • 20180415_163716Warcross by Marie Lu
  • City of Glass by Cassandra Clare

I have previously read the Legend trilogy by Marie Lu and adored it. For some reason I have never picked up any of her other books, until now that is. Warcross just sounds like a book that I will completely adore! I plan on reading it closer to the release date of the second book, as I’m terrible with waiting for sequels.

I FINALLY found a copy of City of Glass. Let me tell you, it was a journey. I have been looking for a copy of it for months now and never found it. The bookstores I went to always had the first two and the last two books in the series. In the end I had to order the book from BookDepository (though it did come with the wrong cover, but by this point I really don’t care). Now I can finally continue my journey of reading The Mortal Instruments.


  • 20180415_163733Shadowblack by Sebastian de Castell
  • Pet Sematary by Stephen King

And the last two books for this haul were both gifts. One from my parents and the other from my best friend.

Shadowblack I got from my parents. This is the sequel to Spellslinger, which I own but haven’t read yet. (I actually showed it in my last book haul.) This series sounds very interesting and I’m looking forward to reading those two books! Plus the cover is gorgeous as well, I adore the design.

The second book, Pet Sematary, I got from my best friend as a gift. It was actually a Christmas present and I’m beyond thrilled to finally own this book. I have wanted to read it for ages, plus it’s been a while since I have read a Stephen King book – I should definitely change that soon! And if you are wondering about the language, it’s in Croatian.


That are all the books that I have for today!

Have you read any of these books? Do you want to? Let me know in the comments!

Thank you very much for reading and I hope that you have a wonderful day!

-Anna♥

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Wait…I do Book Hauls?!

Book Haul

The last time that I did a book haul on my blog was in June of 2016. So it’s been OVER 15 MONTHS since I have done one of these!? WHAT?!

I was on a book buying ban, so the amount of books that I bought was a lot smaller than it used to be. (Plus I didn’t really have the money either.) And I never felt like doing a haul as it would require a lot of work – I hadn’t been keeping track on when I bough new books, so I would have to look at all my owned books and think about when I got them. I have been lazy when it comes to that, which is nothing new.

Now I have decided to get back into doing book hauls!! These are most of the books that I have bought since I have done my last book haul! (I say most of, because I’m not sure if I have forgotten any.) From now on I will keep track of the books I buy and post these hauls more regularly – no way it’s going to be monthly, as I don’t buy enough books for that.

Lets get into the books I bough!

(If I have any reviews for these books, they will be linked.)


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As you may know, if you have been following my blog for a while, Leigh Bardugo is one of my all time favourite authors!

I just loved her Grisha trilogy, so when I heard that she was coming out with new books set in the same world I was BEYOND exited for them! I ended up loving the Six of Crows duology even more!

I obviously bought them and I got the ones with the coloured papers (edges, whatever they are called). I also love the fact that these books have maps in them. These books are simply STUNNING!!


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Neil Gaiman is one of my favourite authors as well. I just love his writing style and his stories tend to be dark and wonderful. So I obviously had to get more of his books!

I actually got Norse Mythology for my birthday this year and that was the first time that I had read any short stories by Neil Gaiman. I really enjoyed that book and knew that I had to read more of his short stories, so I decided to get Fragile Things. I had to get American Gods as well, as it’s one of his most famous works and I haven’t read it yet. (Nor do I really know what it’s about.)


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It appears that I have decided to start this haul with my favourite authors, as Rick Riordan is one of them as well. So far I have read Percy Jackson and the Olympians, The Heroes of Olympus and The Kane Chronicles by him and I have loved most of his books!

He is definitely one of the authors that I want to read everything from. So I obviously had to get Magnus Chase and the Gods of Asgard. Yes, I know that the first book is a different size than the other two. Yes, it’s bothering me as well! Anyway. I love the covers for the second and third book, they are so pretty! (The first one, not so much.) I’m really exited to start this series!


20171022_175740And another book by Rick Riordan. Of course I had to get The Hidden Oracle, after all I can’t get enough of the world that Rick Riordan has created in his Percy Jackson series!

Spellslinger is another book that I got this year for my birthday. I have heard many great things about Sebastian De Castell’s other series but I haven’t heard anything about this one. It sounds really interesting and I can’t wait to get around to it. The cover is simply gorgeous as well, which is always a nice bonus. (I think it’s a duology and that the second book is out by now as well.)


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I have read and loved The Star-Touched Queen by Roshani Chokshi, so when I heard that she was coming out with a companion novel set in the same world I knew I had to get it! I still haven’t read A Crown of Wishes for some reason. I should probably change that soon, as I’m most likely going to love this book as well.

And I also got Harry Potter and the Cursed Child. Which I haven’t read either and which I don’t know when I will read. I haven’t heard good things about it and I have a feeling that I won’t enjoy it either, so I’m always putting off reading it. I do still want to know what happens in it, but I also kind of don’t. So there is that. Whenever I end up reading this book I will write a review for it, so we shall see what I’ll think of it.


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The Lunar Chronicles and The Mortal Instruments. Two of the most popular young adult series out there and I haven’t read either of them. (Or rather I haven’t finished either of them.)

I have read Cinder and enjoyed it a lot and ever since then I have wanted to continue with the series. I have finally gotten my hands on Scarlet and I’m hoping to get around to it soon! I can’t wait to find out how the story will continue.

I have already read City of Ashes, which I enjoyed a lot more than City of Bones. I can’t wait to continue reading this series, but that means that I need to find the next book – which has seemed impossible so far (I might have to order it online). So we shall see when I will be able to continue it.


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I don’t think I have bought A Darker Shade of Magic in these past 15 months. But I have gotten the two sequels this year. I just needed to put them together, as they look simply stunning.

I have adored the first book in this series, as I expected I would since it’s Victoria Schwab and I have loved everything that I read by her. I can’t wait to get to the other books in this series! I’m planning on at least reading the second one before the end of the year. (And I’m beyond exited about that!)


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I have heard so many amazing things about Theft of Swords and Michael J. Sullivan’s other books. They sound beyond amazing and like something that I would simply love! Plus I have heard that there is an amazing bromance in this series as well.

I have read Wolf by Wolf a while ago, with my good blogging friend Ariana @The Quirky Book Nerd and I ended up loving it. So of course I had to get the sequel as well, which I can’t wait to get around to!


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Uprooted has been a book that I have wanted to get ever since I first heard about it. It simply sounds like a book that I would love. The reason why I waited so long to get it is because I wanted the hardcover. But they are so expensive, so in the end I decided to buy the paperback – which is also really pretty!

The Demon King is a book that I have heard quiet a bit about and one that people keep recommending me. So I finally managed to get my hands on it and I’m really exited to get around to reading it! Hopefully I will love it as much as other people seem to.


Have you read any of these books? Which ones do you think I should read first?

Thank you very much for reading and I hope that you have a wonderful day!

-Anna♥

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Where did all these books come from? || Book Haul

Book Haul

Yes, the title to this one is VERY appropriate. I think I have mentioned before that I don’t usually buy many books (mostly because of the buying ban that I was on). But this time around I managed to get A TON of books in ONE MONTH. I honestly had no idea that I bought this many in these past couple of weeks.

Basically I had some birthday money left and what else would I spent it on than books? Plus my mom also bought me two books on a whim. (Thank you mom!) ❤

So after this I’m going on a book buying ban! Well, sort of. I have to read 7 books before I buy a new one. (I find that this method works for me best and that I’m able to keep it up.) That’s just because I want to lower my TBR quiet drastically and I want to save some money as well. My TBR is currently at around 60 books – just if you wanted to know! XD

Anyway, I have rambled enough! Onto the books I bought!


Book HaulFirst of all we have two books by Sarah J. Maas. So far I have read Throne of Glass and The Assassin’s Blade by her. (Just wanted to mention that, as I’m not sure I have written about either book on my blog.)

I have been seeing these two books literary everywhere for a while now.

A good friend of mine recently read both and really enjoyed them, so she convinced me to FINALLY get them as well. They sound like something that I would enjoy and I’m very much looking forward to reading them!


Book HaulThese are the two books that my mom got me as gifts!

Same as with the two previous books, I have been hearing great things about them lately and I decided to get them! (Obviously.)

I’m most likely going to be reading Truthwitch next, I’ll be starting it tomorrow! (Most likely that is.) 🙂 I’m just in the mood to read about female friendship and I have heard that this book is for that!


Book HaulI got the newest Victoria Schwab (or V. E. Schwab) book!

She is one of my favourite authors, so of course I HAD to get her new book!  I have loved everything that I have read so far by her!

I also got, mostly on the recommendation of Kat @Life And Other Disasters:

She really enjoyed the book and her review convinced me to get the book. Plus I really do like the sound of it and I don’t think I have read anything like it before.


Book HaulI got two “adult” books as well this month!

I’m going to be honest – Our Endless Numbered Days was 70% a cover buy and 30% because of the story. This cover is absolutely gorgeous and I just NEEDED it in my life! Plus the story does sound interesting as well.

Of course I had to get the next book in the Cormoran Strike series. I really enjoyed the previous two and I do love me a mystery book from time to time. (Plus it’s J. K. Rowling and I want to read everything that she has ever written!)


So these were all the books that I bought in the last month!

Have you read some of these books? Which ones did you enjoy the most? Or do you want to read some of them as well? Do let me know! 🙂

Thank you for reading. I hope you have a wonderful day!

-Anna♥

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Birthday | Book Haul

Book Haul

So this is the first ever book haul that I’m posting on this blog! It was also my birthday on the 3rd of May. Seeing as it was my birthday and I got books, it gave me the perfect opportunity to post my first ever book haul! 🙂

I, most likely, won’t be posting monthly book hauls because I don’t buy many books in one month. So I’ll be posting them once I have some books to show! Who knows when that’s going to happen, as I have had this blog for months and now I’m posting a book haul. XD We shall see!


Book HaulI have mentioned quiet a few times on my blog that I absolutely adore The Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit by J. R. R. Tolkien.

But I have read them in German (and reread them in Serbian and German) and never in English. I have wanted to do that ever since I read them for the first time! (Which was at least seven years ago.)

And now I finally got all of them in English, with beautiful covers in a box set. I’m super exited about these books! 😀


As we are already talking writing about classics lets talk about the only other classic I got! (I actually requested it, as I need to read it for University – I’m doing a course on English Literature this semester.)

Book HaulThe book is Hear of Darkness by Joseph Conrad.

I actually have no idea what this book is about and I’m not sure I’ll be looking it up before reading it. (I mean it’s only about 140 pages long and I want to explore the story without knowing much about it.)

I adore the Penguin English Library editions. They are freaking beautiful and this is the third one that I own. (The other two are Jane Eyre and Great Expectations.) I do plan to buy more books in this edition, as I want to collect as many as possible.


Book HaulI also got a graphic novel – one that I have wanted for ages! (As I have heard only amazing things about it.) It’s obviously Nimona by Noelle Stevenson.

I have already started reading it, though I’m only around 30 pages in (from around 270). I am seriously enjoying it so far! It’s very good and Nimona is freaking amazing! I love her as a character. The art is also really cute.

If it’s already this good and I’m enjoying it this much when I only read 30 pages I can’t wait to read more. This is going to be such an amazing read!


The next two books I got as gifts are:

Book HaulI have read The Archived by Victoria Schwab quiet a while ago. It was also the first book I read by her and it was also the one that made me fall in love with her writing. For some reason I never got the sequel, until now that is! I’m really exited to be reading it soon, though I should reread The Archived as well.

The Long Way to a Small, Angry Planet is a book I have been hearing a lot about lately, and only positive things. I also want to read more science fiction, so I’m super glad to have gotten this book! (I don’t know anything about it beside that it’s science fiction, just wanted to point that out.)


Book HaulAnd the last two books I got (that are quiet yellow) are:

Patrick Ness is one of my favourite authors and I have loved everything I read by him so far (which is 4 books). And I do want everything that he has ever written. Guess the next one I’m going to be reading is More Than This – it’s going to be great.

Mr. Penumbra’s 24-Hour Bookstore is a book for book lovers. Or that’s at least what I heard and what made me want to read it in the first place! I’m very exited about it.


Well, that was very chatty. I didn’t expect to write as much as I did, but oh well! XD Have you read any of these books? Do you want to read any of them?

Thank you for reading! I hope you have an amazing day!

-Anna♥