October – December Book Haul

Hello! I know that I haven’t been posting in the longest time (longer than usual), but I have been busy with work and life in general. I haven’t even had enough time to read! Anyway, this is what I got in October:


I was lucky enough to be invited to the Harper Collins Fall Preview Tour to gain product knowledge about the new fall releases of 2016. Because of this tour, I was able to learn about more about books I haven’t even heard of before; it also opened my eyes to two YA books I wouldn’t have considered picking up (but you’ll see them further down in this post).

The HC team was nice enough to provide everyone with a swag bag filled with goodies. Kenneth Oppel also made an appearance to talk about his new book Every Hidden Thing and had a meet and greet/book signing afterwards. It was great! Finally, now onto the books:

(synopses linked to Goodreads)

Every Hidden Thing

Carve the Mark

Closed Casket

Map of Bones

Dragon Springs Road


As for November, I purchased these books for my birthday. I didn’t have any time to get them in October (when my actual birthday is. Also, Blood for Blood came out on November 1st) so I bought them all at once.


Gemina and Blood for Blood¬†were some of my most anticipated sequels of 2016. Both books had phenomenal first novels and I couldn’t wait to get my hands on their sequels. The Midnight Star was also one of my most anticipated books of 2016. The series is over and I’m scared to see how it will end. When I first heard about Something in Between, I couldn’t believe my eyes. The main character’s name is Jasmine and she is Filipina. I mean, THAT’S ME! MY NAME IS JASMIN AND I’M FILIPINA. What are the odds? I’ve never read any books with filipino characters, let alone a filipina protagonist! I am so excited to read these books. Here are the books that I bought in November:

The Midnight Star

Blood for Blood

Something in Between


December books:


The Female of the Species and Girl Mans Up are the two books that I picked up after hearing about them during the Harper Collins Tour. They both deal with topics that aren’t really talked about a lot in YA. I bought this version of The Book Thief because of how beautiful it is. I’ve heard some mixed reviews about Heartless but I want to give it a shot myself to see how it will go. I finally got around to buying the illustrated editions of the Harry Potter books; it was a Christmas present to myself from me. HAHA.

The Female of the Species

Girl Mans Up

The Book Thief


Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone

Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets


And that’s it for now. Thanks for sticking around, and I’ll see you in the next post! Take care of yourself.