Cait’s April 2019 Book Haul

By: Cait Marie

Holy books. I didn’t read as many as planned, but I got sooo many! 64, to be precise. Well, 64 unless I forgot some, which is very possible. It was a very fun month in the book community. Two of my most anticipated books were released and I was able to do a cover reveal for a third. I became a blog partner with BHC Press. I got a staff reviewer position with YA Books Central. I got a personalized signed copy of my most anticipated book by my favorite author. It was a VERY good month.

Now, I didn’t complete my O.W.L.s for the Magical Readathon, but here’s what I did read!

Books I Read

  • Fracture Me – Tahereh Mafi
  • Ignite Me – Tahereh Mafi
  • The Red Scrolls of Magic – Cassandra Clare and Wesley Chu — This book was everything. It was my most anticipated book of the year and I ended up getting an ARC and a personalized, signed copy. Clare has been my favorite author for almost a decade, with Magnus and Alec being my favorite characters from the beginning. It seems only right that this is my first signed book by her. Full review here.
  • Restore Me – Tahereh Mafi — Finished my re-read of all the Shatter Me books! Well, all but Shadow Me because I had just read it in March and I didn’t want to wait for Defy Me any longer. First half of the series review here. Restore Me review here.
  • Defy Me – Tahereh Mafi — FINALLY! It arrived a week, but I finally got Defy Me and it was incredible. This series continues to blow my mind. Full review here.
  • The Shadow Queen – C. J. Redwine — I re-read this via audiobook. It was my school’s book club book of the month, but I planned on re-reading it anyway. The Blood Spell was so good that I wanted to jump back into the series and read it all over again. This book is fantastic. I forgot just how much I love Lorelei and Kol! I’ll be reviewing it soon. The Traitor Prince review here. The Blood Spell review here.
  • Plus a couple romances
  • And I’m in the middle, or almost done with several others!

Books I Want To Read/Finish In May

Okay, so there are so many. However, I’m off school this week and the beginning of new terms are slow. Plus, I’m done with school clubs and such, so I’ll have more time. With the BHC partnership and YABC position, I have a lot of new books to read and review as well.

  • Clockwork Angel – Cassandra Clare — Re-reading for the #READShadowhunter Read-A-Long
  • Clockwork Prince – Cassandra Clare — Re-reading for #READShadowhunter
  • Requiem’s Reach – R. M. Garino — Already over 50% done
  • Child of Earth – Lela Grayce — Already finished beta read
  • Queen of Air and Darkness – Cassandra Clare — Already 50% done
  • A Curse So Dark and Lonely – Brigid Kemmerer — Already over 50% done
  • The F Word – Ann Maree Craven and Michelle MacQueen — ARC; Already 25% done
  • Love from A to Z – S. K. Ali — ARC
  • The Living God – Kaytalin Platt — ARC
  • The Path Keeper – N. J. Simmonds — ARC
  • The Battle for Metagore – D. L. Stewart — ARC
  • Second Star – J. M. Sullivan
  • North to Nara – Amanda Marin
  • Hunter’s Truce – Elle Beaumont
  • Golden Chains – M. Lynn
  • Golden Crown – M. Lynn
  • Glass Kingdom – M. Lynn
  • Glass Princess – M. Lynn
  • Noble Thief – M. Lynn — ARC
  • Before the Broken Star – Emily R. King
  • The Wish Granter – C. J. Redwine — Re-reading via audiobook

Have you read any of these? What’s on your TBR this month?

And now for the long list of books I bought or received. Of the 64 books I got, 50 were free and 7 were $5 or less. That’s pretty great if I do say so myself! I’ll be writing a post soon on how to get books for free.

So many books,
so little time…

Books I Bought (Or Got For Free!)

  • The City of Brass – S. A. Chakraborty
  • The Overdue Life of Amy Byler – Kelly Harris
  • Wicked Saints – Emily A. Duncan
  • Descendant of the Crane – Joan He
  • Crown of Feathers – Nicki Preto — Signed copy
  • The Princess and the Fangirl – Ashley Poston
  • The Blood Spell – C. J. Redwine — Bought as gift
  • Daughter of Smoke and Bone – Laini Taylor — Bought as gift
  • Defy Me – Tahereh Mafi — Signed copy
  • Girl of Glass – Megan O’Russell
  • Rogue, Prisoner, Princess – Morgan Rice
  • Missing Pieces – Ivy Smoak
  • Sea of Dreams – C. L. Bevill
  • Good Girl – Piper Lawson
  • A Very Large Expanse of Sea – Tahereh Mafi
  • The Gown: A Novel of the Royal Wedding – Jennifer Robson
  • Rich Prince – Amelia Wilde
  • Alice – J. M. Sullivan
  • Frey – Melissa Wright
  • The Red Scrolls of Magic – Cassandra Clare — My signed copy finally arrived!
  • Mistletoe & Magic — YABC Anthology
  • Our Bloody Pearl – D. N. Bryn
  • The Blood Spell – C. J. Redwine — Bought as a gift
  • Serenade – Heather McKenzie
  • Wolves of the Northern Rift – Jon Messenger
  • The Last Romanov – Dora Levy Mossanen
  • An American Princess – Annejet van der Zijl and Michele Hutchison
  • Go – Kazuki Kaneshiro and Takami Nieda
  • The Hangman’s Daughter – Oliver, Potzsch, M. S. Corley, and Lee Chadeayne
  • The Passion According to Carmela – Marcos Aguinis and Carolina De Robertis
  • Areion – Lela Grayce
  • Crimson Horizon – Heather Renee and Lela Grayce
  • From Gods – Mary Ting
  • If I’m Being Honest – Emily Wibberley and Austin Siegemund-Broka
  • Captive Prince – C. S. Pacat
  • Vicious – V. E. Schwab
  • Forbidden Crown – Victoria Pinder
  • Just for Clicks – Kara McDowell
  • Six of Hearts – L. H. Cosway
  • Hearts of Fire – L. H. Cosway

Books I Received From Authors, Publishers, YABC, etc.

  • After the Change – Michael J. Moore
  • Caged Fire – L. M. Preston
  • The Path Keeper – N. J. Simmonds
  • The F Word – Ann Maree Craven and Michelle MacQueen — ARC
  • The Immortal City – Amy Kuivalainen — ARC
  • Second Star – J. M. Sullivan
  • North to Nara – Amanda Marin
  • Hunter’s Truce – Elle Beaumont
  • Golden Chains – M. Lynn
  • Golden Crown – M. Lynn
  • Glass Kingdom – M. Lynn
  • Glass Princess – M. Lynn
  • Noble Thief – M. Lynn — ARC
  • Emerge: The Awakening – Melissa A. Craven
  • Prophecy of Darkness – M. Lynn and Michelle Bryan
  • The Pirates Siren – Bethany Wicker
  • Child of Earth – Lela Grayce — Beta copy
  • Love from A to Z – S. K. Ali — ARC
  • The Immortal Prudence Blackwood – Stephanie Grey — ARC

Books I Received As Gifts

  • Children of Earth and Sky – Guy Gavriel Kay
  • Puffin in Bloom Collection Box Set:
    • Little Women – Louisa May Alcott
    • Anne of Green Gables – L. M. Montgomery
    • A Little Princess – Frances Hodgson Burnett
    • Heidi – Johanna Spryi

All of which came from my sister, Megan!

9 thoughts on “Cait’s April 2019 Book Haul

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  1. Wawo! That’s one hell of a wrap-up and book haul!! I eye some really great books there which I hope you will have fun reading!

    Happy May!!

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