Book Blog, Book Hauls

Cait’s December 2018/January 2019 Book Haul

By: Cait Marie

Hello and happy new year! Between the holidays, ARCs, and finding book sales, the number of books I bought and received is a little obnoxious. Unless I missed any, there are 47, 29 of which were physical books! Because there are so many, I’m just going to list them at the very end.

Let’s just jump right in and start with the books I read in December 2018 and January 2019, then the ones I want to read in February.

Books I Read

  • Pale Horizon – Heather Renee and Lela Grayce — I was able be a beta reader for this second book in the Blood of the Sea trilogy, and I loved it! Vampires, pirates, adventure, and love–it’s great. Read my full review here.
  • Angels of Perdition – R.M. Garino — This epic fantasy is the second book in a newer series that I’ve been lucky enough to get ARCs of. They’re original and exciting, and the world-building is incredible. Read my full review here.
  • Lord of Shadows – Cassandra Clare — I finally finished the second book in The Dark Artifices trilogy! I had been reading it on and off since it came out in 2017, restarting after reaching midway through at least twice. I kept starting at bad times, usually on the brink of a book slump. So, as with the rest of my re-read of the Shadowhunter books, I started the audiobook from the beginning. It was fantastically wonderful and heartbreaking. It feels weird not reading it anymore…
  • Plus about 10 cheesy romances — I continued reading these romances because they’re light and happy. When reading such long, usually deep fantasies, it’s a nice reprieve.

Books I Want To Read In February

  • Bloodleaf – Crystal Smith — Released March 12
  • Queen of Air and Darkness – Cassandra Clare
  • The Blood Spell – C.J. Redwine — Released February 12
  • A Curse So Dark and Lonely – Brigid Kemmerer — Our book of the month!!
  • Courting Darkness – Robin LaFevers — Released February 5
  • Dream of Darkness – H.M. Gooden

Have you read any of these? What are you reading this month?


And now for the massive list of books I bought or received!

Books I Bought

  • Rite to Reign – Heather Marie Adkins
  • Every Day – David Levithan — I bought this as a gift and accidentally bought two copies.
  • To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before – Jenny Han — Bought as a gift
  • A Court of Thorns and Roses – Sarah J. Maas
  • Special Delivery – Reagan Shaw
  • The Gentleman’s Guide to Vice and Virtue – Mackenzi Lee — Bought a signed copy!! It was my favorite book that I read in 2018. I loved it so much that I read it twice, so I couldn’t pass it up.
  • Dorothy Must Die – Danielle Paige
  • The Cursed Sea – Lauren DeStefano
  • Queen of Air and Darkness – Cassandra Clare
  • To the Lighthouse – Virginia Woolf — Bought for school
  • Razor’s Edge – W. Somerset Maugham — Bought for school
  • Watt – Samuel Beckett — Bought for school
  • Quiet American – Graham Greene — Bought for school
  • The Wild Ones – Louise Czarnobai
  • Cursed – Casey Odell
  • The Last Magician – Lisa Maxwell — Bought as a bookwish
  • Mosaic Chronicles (Books 1-4) – Andrea Pearson
  • Wicked Lovely – Melissa Marr
  • Ink Exchange – Melissa Marr
  • Wither – Lauren DeStefano
  • Secret Crush – Victoria Pinder
  • A Curse So Dark and Lonely – Brigid Kemmerer — Our book of the month!!
  • Whispers in the Dark – Iris Sweetwater
  • Queen of War & Peace – Stephany Wallace
  • Choices – Michelle MacQueen

Books I Received From Authors Or Publishers

  • Angels of Perdition – R.M. Garino — ARC
  • Pale Horizon – Heather Renee and Lela Grayce — Beta copy and ARC
  • Classics Reimagined in the World of Shadowhunters – Cassandra Clare and Cassandra Jean
  • The Novel Within – Lindsey Taylor
  • Dream of Darkness – H.M. Gooden
  • Bloodleaf – Crystal Smith — ARC
  • Mostly Innocent – J.M. Jinks

Books I Received As Gifts

  • Pride – Ibi Zoboi
  • Grim Lovelies – Megan Shepherd — ARC received from friend
  • Girls of Paper and Fire – Natasha Ngan — ARC received from friend
  • My Cubs: A Love Story – Scott Simon
  • Give the Dark My Love – Beth Revis
  • Girls of Paper and Fire – Natasha Ngan
  • Dance of Thieves – Mary E. Pearson
  • Spinning Silver – Naomi Novik
  • The Iron Trial – Holly Black and Cassandra Clare
  • The Copper Gauntlet – Holly Black and Cassandra Clare
  • The Bronze Key – Holly Black and Cassandra Clare
  • The Fault in Our Stars, Paper Towns, Looking for Alaska, and An Abundance of Katherines – John Green — Box set of the mini books

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