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March Book Haul!

So guys, I have an issue. I told myself that I should cut back on buying books, and just do a Spring haul rather than continue the current trend of having a book haul every month.

But.. umm, I couldn’t stop myself. Before I knew it I had bought a mountain of books in the first two weeks of March alone! I honestly thought I was doing really well at curbing my book spending >w<

So yes, I’m back with another book haul (I guess there are worse problems to have?). I got a good mix of sequels and first books in a series, and I used my work discount for the majority of them. Okay, let’s just get stuck in!

 

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Physical Books

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Glass Sword by Victoria Aveyard

Yup, as soon as I finished Red Queen I just had to buy the sequel. The first book ended in such a dramatic fashion that I really want to see what happens next! I don’t like the cover as much as the Red queen, but I’m hoping the plot is just as exciting.

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The Last Four Things by Paul Hoffman

Another sequel! I read The Left Hand of God aaages ago, and while I remember the first book worked well enough as a standalone I’ve always been intrigued in its sequel. Working with a book chain I discovered there weren’t many copies left within the whole company, so I thought it was worth buying this book while I still could. I really like the world of this series, so I’m hoping book two is a good one!

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Fire Study by Maria N. Synder

Okay, so I actually haven’t read book two in this series yet- Magic Study– so I’m getting a bit ahead of myself buying book three; but it was the only one left in the store so I got all panicky! I didn’t want it to disappear, so I just had to snap it up 🙂 I adored Poison Study though, so I have high expectations for the rest of the series.

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Red Seas Under Red SkiesThe Republic of Thieves by Scott Lynch

As you can tell, I’m going a bit crazy with the sequels this month. These beauties are book two and three of the Gentlemen Bastards series, and as soon as I finished The Lies of Locke Lamora I stormed straight out to buy the rest of the series (so far). It was actually Republic of Thieves that originally intrigued me into this series, so I honestly cant wait to continue Locke Lamora’s saga and get to the deathly poison book (I’m so sadistic!).

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Rebel of the Sands by Alwyn Hamilton

This book has received so much hype, but when it was released I wasn’t 100% convinced on it. That said the cover is absolutely gorgeous, and after seeing it absolutely everywhere the hype eventually persuaded me to give it a chance. I was also lucky to find a signed edition in my local store too!

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The Long Way to a Small, Angry Planet by Becky Chambers

Another one I’ve been interested in but wasn’t convinced enough to buy it earlier. As you may or may not know, I love stories involving crews and bands of misfits. This novel is definitely one of those, but I was worried I wouldn’t like the sci-fi element of it. After reading (and loving) a couple of sci-fi books recently I decided I should give this one a go, especially as this book has received so many good reviews!

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The Sentinel Mage by Emily Gee

I kept seeing this book on the shelves of my bookstore and it definitely appealed to me. I mean, it has a woman shapeshifting as a man to act as his bodyguard? I was intrigued to see how that would play out in a traditional fantasy. However I never bought it because this is book one of a series, and for some reason book one’s dimensions are so much smaller than the rest of the series! 😦 The book-nerd in me didn’t know if she wanted that drama on her bookshelf… but curiousity won out and I eventually caved in. 😛

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Promise of Blood & Sins of Empire by Brian McClellan

Okay, so I have to explain this one a little. I originally saw the cover of Sins of Empire, and I was really intrigued. Looking into this further I realised that it had been published only this month, and it was based in the same world as the Powder Mage series- a series which starts with Promise of Blood. I didn’t know if I wanted to dive into a world when I hadn’t read the original series, so I bought the first books of both. I couldn’t resist- okay!? It is a fantasy world that mixes magic and empires with a gunpowder-era, which sounds really exciting.

Ebooks

The Key (The True Reign Series Book 1) by [Davis, Jennifer Anne]

The Key by Jennifer Anne Davis.

I have had this on my “Kindle Watch List” for a while. The story of a brutal kingdom was really interesting, but I didn’t know if the story itself would be a cheesy instalove. However, this book has recently become free on the Amazon Kindle Store, so at this point I can’t really say now to buying it 😛 I’m excited to give it a go!

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So there we go! I definitely need to cut down on my book-spending soon, I’m sure I have enough books to last me the year already!

I’m going to keep using the excuse that I am buying so many as I have a discount at work until the end of April. I’ll probably do one more huge haul next month, but then I really need to slow down on the book-buying; I don’t know when I am going to read all these treasures!

Have you bought any beauties recently? Have you read anything on this list? Let me know in the comments!

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5 thoughts on “March Book Haul!

  1. Sorry.. didn’t realized how I have unfollowed you but I follow you again.. That’s a huge haul eh? 🙂 I have heard Rebel of the Sand is a great read. I don’t recognize some other books you have there. If you are reading the books you buy, that isn’t bad. I don’t read the books I buy which is bad hehe..

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    1. Oh really? Aw don’t worry, thanks for following me back though! Gosh I know, I didn’t mean to buy as many as I did! I do try to read what I buy, but I’ve bought so many recently that I must have at least 50 books on my TBR now, haha! I’m sure we’ll both get through our book collections one day!! 🙂

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