Book Haul

Letterbox Love (23)

Letterbox LoveLetterbox Love is a UK based feature where book bloggers showcase the books that they received that week, be they e-books, paperbacks, hardbacks or any other format. It is hosted by Lynsey from Narratively Speaking.

I’m going to tell you a story. Are you sitting comfortably? This week I didn’t get any books at all and I was really proud of myself and so happy. That is until today when I went into my town and bought nine books. Yes, I know! Don’t look at me like that! I’m addicted, okay? *scurries away*


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The first place I stopped was WH Smiths where I bought the Frostbite and Shadow Kiss by Rochelle Mead, the second and third books in the series. I liked the first book but didn’t love it so I’m hoping that they’ll get better as the series go on. I’m not a huge fan of the new covers but they are growing on me. The final book I bought in the shop was Gone by Michael Grantwhich has been recommended to me a number of times and it’s such a well-known book that I can’t not read it.

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I then stopped by good ol’ Waterstones and picked up Graffiti Moon by Cath Crowley. This was recommended to my ages ago – so long ago that I can’t remember the person who told me to read it – and I’ve finally bought it. I’m always in the mood for a good contemporary book, and this certainly looks promising. Because I loved The Key to the Golden Firebird so much, I decided to buy Suite Scarlett by Maureen Johnson. I’ll read anything that Hot Key publish and I’m jumping up and down just thinking about starting this one. Finally, I bought Ketchup Clouds by Annabel Pitcher because it’s a book that frequently comes up at the book club I run and so I thought I’d join in on the conversation too.

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My final stop was at The Works. If you don’t know what The Works is, it’s a crafty, bookish, random shop that sells everything really cheaply. One of the deals they have is 3 books for £5 so I obviously took advantage of this and came out with these brilliant books. The Iron Legends by Julie Kagawa is a series of novellas set in between each book and I’m really looking forward to diving back into the world once more. Maria V. Snyder’s Touch of Power has a very interesting premise, and do I need to say anything about Stardust by Neil Gaiman? I can’t wait to read all three.

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What did you haul this week? Link me to your own posts or let me know below!

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    8 December, 2013 at 2:43 pm

    Ooh, I really want to read Suite Scarlett and Graffiti Moon! I loved Ketchup Clouds and Annabel Pitcher’s other book, My Sister Lives on the Mantlepiece, is really good too. Hope you enjoy your new books!
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    8 December, 2013 at 3:54 pm

    Great Haul. When you read it are you going to do a review of Graffiti Moon? It seems really interesting and I’d like to find out your opinion on it.
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    8 December, 2013 at 4:59 pm

    Graffiti Moon is AMAZING! I read it ages ago (before I was even a blogger) and I fell in love with it! You will love it as well! Great Haul! I haven’t bought anything new in in couple of months, I am dying of hunger for new books!
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    Georgia Walters
    8 December, 2013 at 5:13 pm

    Ketchup Clouds is amazing! I went to see the author at an event for it, and I absolutely love her writing. Annabel is amazing. 🙂 I hope you enjoy that, and GONE! I can’t even think of how many times I’ve read Gone. Though I haven’t finished the series- which has reminded me that I need to! *gulp* Neil. Gaiman. Is. Flawless. Aggghh I love him 😀
    I’m not sure if I want to read the VA books. I’m not a big fan of vampire fiction, unless it’s Dracula, haha! The new covers have kinda put me off, too 🙁 Can’t wait to see what you think of the next ones in the series, though! I might have to pick up the first one, or see the movie…
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    Amanda @ Book Badger
    8 December, 2013 at 5:13 pm

    I bought Stardust from The Works last month too! Haven’t read it yet, but damn excited too. I’m also considering The Vampire Academy too, but I’ll wait and see what you think of the series. Great haul! 🙂
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    8 December, 2013 at 5:13 pm

    What! Haha, that is quite a haul!

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    Sarah @ TotalTeenFiction
    8 December, 2013 at 5:52 pm

    I just read Frostbite and loved it so much more than the first book! Hope you do too 😀 I bought Gone recently too because it’s a series I’ve been meaning to read for ages. I still need to read more of Maureen Johnson’s books! I’ve been tempted by that copy of Ketchup Clouds a few times because the pages are so pretty <3 great haul! I hope you enjoy your books 😀
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    Aneeqah @ My Not So Real Life
    8 December, 2013 at 8:29 pm

    I’ve been meaning to read Gone for SUCH a long time now!! Everybody, it seems, has already read and loved the entire series, and it really sounds like something I will love. I’ve been meaning to read a Maureen Johnson book for such a long time, so I’m thinking that Suite Scarlett might be a good one to read! I’ve also been told to read Graffiti Moon, as I’ve heard how heart-breaking it is, but I haven’t read it yet. I may have to get myself a copy! 😉 Touch of Power also looks AWESOME and I’m definitely adding that to my TBR list!!

    Lovely haul, Lucy! You managed to hold off on book buying this entire week, so you definitely deserved to buy a ton at the end of the week, right? 😉 Nonetheless, I hope you enjoy all of them!
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    Debbie @ Snuggling on the Sofa
    8 December, 2013 at 8:39 pm

    *strokes all the pretties* Soooooo jealous! I hope you love Ketchup Clouds because it is amazing. I can’t get over how dramatic the VA covers look!
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    Samantha Stewart
    8 December, 2013 at 10:08 pm

    Wow! Lots of great books!
    VA does get better as the series goes on so I hope you enjoy the rest of it 🙂 I’m not a major fan of the new covers either, I like the pretty red ones.
    I almost bought the exact same books as you from The Works this week! That’s so weird! Touch of Power sounds fantastic and I hope Stardust is good, I really love the movie.
    Great haul, Lucy! Happy reading 🙂
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    Nova Lee @ Musings of a Blogder
    9 December, 2013 at 12:33 am

    OMG you boought so many books! I’m allowed to buy one book… a month! Cheers for not having any self-control because it’s totally cool; I don’t have any either.

    I heard Ketchup Clouds was AMAZING but I haven’ read any of the other books you got. Eep!

    – Nova
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    9 December, 2013 at 2:24 am

    Hey, I bought a lot of books too. They haven’t all arrived from Amazon yet, but I’m definitely going to be getting a lot of mail this week. I loved Gone! And the VA books! The series does get a lot better as it goes on. Suite Scarlett was okay. I’m not sure if I finished it or not–it just wasn’t for me.
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    9 December, 2013 at 10:11 pm

    This is a great haul Lucy, I can never resist having a quick peek in my Waterstones book store either. I read Graffiti Moon a few years back and absolutely loved it, so I look forward to seeing how you get on. Also I’ve been seeing the Ketchup Clouds around a lot lately too! I hope you enjoy all your reads! 🙂
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