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Autumn Book Haul 2019

Hello hello, and how are you doing? ๐Ÿ™‚

As the title suggests I am here with a book haul today! Compared to previous years I have been much better with my book-buying, I mean this is only my third haul of the year! Plus, a lot of these books were either free on Amazon Kindle or I was gifted through work (I work in publishing). Since moving into a new flat in September I’ve not really bought too many books, I promise! ๐Ÿ˜›

But I know you’re here for the good stuff rather than me justifying my recent collection, so let’s just get into it. Without further ado, here are the books I have acquired from this autumn~

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Physical Books- Bought

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The Weavers of Saramyr by Chris Wooding

I actually bought this book from a second-hand/charity shop when I went on a trip to Canterbury in October. Chris Wooding’s series-ย Tales of the Ketty Jay– is one of my favourites, and I am always keen to try some of his other books. As this one was second-hand it was really cheap, so I decided to pick up a copy ๐Ÿ™‚

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The Cold is in Her Bones by Peternelle van Arsdale

I actually featured this one in myย March Anticipated Releases earlier this year, and I’ve been wanting to buy it ever since. I finally took the plunge and bought my own copy this season, and I can’t wait to pick it up! I love the sound of any story that features “demons” in some way or another, so this is definitely on my reading list for November.

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Queen of Ruin by Tracy Banghart

I have been looking for a copy of this book ever since it published in July, but every book store I went to I just couldn’t find it! In the end I caved and bought a copy on Amazon. I adored book 1-ย Grace and Fury– way more than I was expecting, and I am hoping this sequel is just as exciting, if not better! โค

 

Physical Books- Acquired through work/gifted

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Ravencry andย Crowfall by Ed McDonald

My boss’ friend works at Gollancz, and I was very fortunate that they gifted me some books recently! I mentioned I was looking to read Ravencry, the sequel to Blackwing, and they kindly sent me the hardbacks of books 2 and 3!! I was so surprised, and very grateful~ They are hefty books though, so I’ll have to put some time aside to get stuck back in to this unique grimdark fantasy.

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The Raven Tower by Ann Leckie

Another book I was gifted from Gollancz- The Raven Tower by Ann Leckie! I featured this one very recently, as I really liked the sound of a higher power watching over a city through a vessel and blood sacrifice; sounds dark but sometimes that’s just how I like it. Can’t wait to start reading this one too! ๐Ÿ™‚

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Steel Crow Saga by Paul Krueger

This is the final book that I received from my boss’ friend-ย Steel Crow Saga!ย This is another new release that combines typical fantasy with enchanted steel and magical animal companions. It sounded cool (and of course has a gorgeous cover) so I’m very thankful to get my hands on this one!

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Our Stop by Laura Jane Williams

I do work in publishing, and we have a shelf where we put old stock, or any books we no longer want. I found this on the shelf in the past week and decided to pick it up on a whim. Based in London, it is based on the “love at first sight” posts on the daily newspaper, where a girl notices a message in there that could be about her. I think this book is going to be a cheesy chick-lit, but it intrigued me enough to want to give it a try!

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Under the Never Sky by Veronica Rossi

Another book I picked up on a whim on my work’s freebie shelf. An old book from the YA days of 2012 I don’t know if it will still read well, but I fancied a paranormal-styled romance and so picked this up out of curiosity. I’m deliberately not reading too much into this one though, just in case. ๐Ÿ˜›

 

Ebooks

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Everything You Are by Kerry Anne King

This was a Kindle First purchase, and I am a sucker for free books! This one looks like a romance/journey to make a broken musician love music again. I’m not sure when I’ll pick this one up, but it was free!

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The Vine Witch by Luanne G. Smith

This is actually another Kindle First read, but a fantasy this time! It is a fantasy-come-historical fiction; I don’t usually do historical fiction but I am definitely intrigued by the idea of witches tending to vineyards. I’ll certainly give this a go; it has received some good reviews so I’m hoping it lives up it!

 

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Heart of Mist by Helen Scheurer

I have had this book on my Amazon wish list for years (I believe it isn’t in UK bookstores so I can only get it on Amazon), then all of a sudden I checked and the ebook version is currently FREE on the Kindle store- free! You bet I nabbed this right up, and I cant wait to finally give it a go โค

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Phew, and thatโ€™s everything! As you can see the vast majority of the books here were either free or very kindly gifted; it is so rare that this happens to me so I am super grateful~

Have you bought any of these books- what did you think? Have you made any great purchases recently? Let me know in the comments!

2 thoughts on “Autumn Book Haul 2019

    1. I know- working in publishing definitely has some benefits! It’s rare that the opportunity comes up to get some great fantasy hardbacks though so I feel super lucky.
      Oh really? I actually just started The Cold is in Her Bones today, I’m loving it so far so it’s definitely worth picking up!

      Thank you for your lovely comment as always, Nicola~

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