Book Haul Highlights // Autumn Edition

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Yes, Autumn has passed but I’m late and didn’t want to miss out this blog post, so here we are. 

A few weeks ago I uploaded an Autumn Book Haul to my youtube channel, and while I didn’t want to repeat content on here, I still wanted to show you folks some of the books I’m excited about. So I thought I’d bring back the book haul highlights, where I show you a few of the books I’m most excited about from the haul! 

If you’d like to watch the full video it will be at the end of this post, but if you want to hear about some of the books I’ve acquired lately and am most excited for, here we are!

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Revelling in the magical atmosphere of the twisted game in…Caraval by Stephanie Garber

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 All the way back in July, I was lucky enough to receive a stunning ARC of this book. But since it doesn’t come out until January, I restrained myself from reading it until December. I mean, I did want my review sat scheduled in my posts for 5 months now, did I?

And so at last, this book made it’s way onto my monthly TBR, and here we are today.

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Let’s talk about Caraval!

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Title: Caraval

Author: Stephanie Garber

Publisher: Hodder and Stoughton

Genre: Young Adult, Fantasy

Number of Pages:  416

To Be Released: 26th January 2017

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Blue Sun by Tracy Abrey | The story of a stubborn science girl being forced to believe in folklore

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A folklore story set in the Isle of Man? Count me in!

And that was probably about as far as my thoughts went when considering whether to accept this review or not. And here we are today 🙂

You know the drill by now…

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Let’s talk about Blue Sun!

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Title: Blue Sun

Author: Tracy Abrey

Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform

Series Status: The 1st in a series

Genre: Young Adult, Urban Fantasy

Number of Pages:  360

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Empire of Storms by Sarah J Maas | The story of how Sarah never fails to trap my heart and CRUSH IT (no spoilers – as always!)

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You knew this review was coming.

And you probably know how big a fan I am of everything Sarah J Maas writes, so you can probably guess which side of the love/hate scale this review is on.

But either way. Here’s my review!

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Let’s talk about Empire of Storms!

Title: Empire of Storms

Author: Sarah J Maas

Publisher: Bloomsbury

Series Status: The 5th book in the Throne of Glass series

Genre: Young/New Adult, Fantasy

Number of Pages:   689

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The Throne of Glass Colouring Book REVIEW – A very different kind of review, but an interesting one to say the least

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So you might be thinking something along the lines of “Ashleigh…a review…of a COLOURING book? What?”

I know. It’s different. But there’s a story behind it.

But recently I joined the SocialBookCo Reviewing Programme. This is a site that compares all the different prices of books from different retailers, showing you where you can buy each book for the cheapest price. And then there’s the reviewing side – If you join their programme, there are opportunities for you to be sent books for free in exchange for an honest review by a given date.

That was quite a flimsy summary of the website – I’m not too great at explaining things. But basically, SocialBookCo sent me this colouring book in exchange for a review, and I couldn’t be more thrilled about it because I didn’t think I’d get this book for months! So thank you!

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Is it even possible to give spoilers for a colouring book?

Let’s talk about the Throne of Glass Colouring Book!

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Title: Throne of Glass Colouring Book

Author: Original story by Sarah J Maas, Illustrated by Yvonne Gilbert , John Howe & Craig Phillips

Publisher: Bloomsbury

Series Status: Companion colouring book to the Throne of Glass series

Genre: Colouring, Young Adult, Fantasy

Number of Pages:  96

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Throne of Glass TV show news : My conflicting thoughts turned into incoherent psychobabble

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This literally happened just half an hour ago (as I’m typing, though this will be scheduled for the morning) and I need to type because I have so many conflicting thoughts and they’re overwhelming me.

It’s been announced the Throne of Glass will have a TV show. Not just optioned for one. THERE WILL BE ONE.

Before I go further, click here to see the article explaining, if you haven’t seen it already.

And thus, let my incoherent psychobabble of thoughts begin…

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Six of Crows by Leigh Bardugo | In which I dangerously tuck every single character into my heart forever

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How long did it take me to pick up this book?

Well, I’ve owned it for many months. Only now have I actually gotten round to reading it. And WOW, am I glad I did!

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Let’s talk about Six of Crows!

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Title: Six of Crows

Author: Leigh Bardugo

Publisher: Indigo / Orion Children’s Books

Series Status: The 1st book in the Six of Crows duology

Genre: Young Adult, Fantasy, Adventure

Number of Pages:  491

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The Tormented Witch by J.C. Beckham | A fun read…but for me? It was really quite cringey

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I honestly don’t really want to write this review. I hate it when reviews aren’t good ones…but I’ve got to be honest. Plus it’s not ALL bad, so…yeah.

UGHHHH.

Let’s just get on with it.

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Let’s talk about The Tormented Witch!

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Title: The Tormented Witch

Author: J.C. Beckham

Publisher: Solopreneur

Series Status: The 1st book in the Crowded Souls series

Genre: Young Adult, Supernatural/Fantasy

Number of Pages:  324

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Harry Potter and the Cursed Child | A nostalgic SCRIPT book about a rather annoying child…and I loved it!

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How I survived to write this, I don’t know.

I loved the build up to this. Not so much the waiting, but the general feeling of hype from all Potterheads. We took over the world once again! Stay away, muggles.

While I didn’t go to a midnight launch party, I DID go and pick my preorder up on the day. As soon as I could. And they brought animals in! I held a snake, like the true Slytherin I am, but there was also an owl, tarantula, tortoises and toads 😀

Everything was incredible. It was such a magical day. And once I had my copy, had frolicked around with animals for a while, and had some dinner….I went right on home and devoured this book.

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#KeepThe Secrets

So let’s talk about Harry Potter and the Cursed Child!

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Title: Harry Potter and the Cursed Child

Author: John Tiffany, Jack Thorne and J.K. Rowling

Publisher: Little Brown UK

Genre: Young Adult, Fantasy, Plays

Series Status: The 8th “book” in the Harry Potter series (sort of a companion novel?)

Number of Pages: 330

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Let’s Talk:Cursed Child hopes, Fantastic Beasts movie and general wizarding wonders!

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This week’s discussion is taking on a particular theme…

Harry Potter!!!

Since we’re only a mere few days away from the release of the Cursed Child book (EEEEKKKKKK!) I thought it’d only be fitting for this week’s chat to be about all things Harry Potter.

I didn’t quite know WHAT to write about, since there’s so much of the wizarding world to explore, so I did a poll on twitter…

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…and it basically showed that we can’t miss ANYTHING here today. So this will be a good old ramble about everything Harry Potter related.

Be prepared. 

I’ll warn you now: If you HAVEN’T read all the Harry Potter books, leave now. This will likely contain spoilers, and you probably won’t have a clue what’s going on with magic spells and wand properties etc etc. 

And now…

This is probably my longest discussion yet, so get comfy and let’s talk, Potterheads!

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