Behold the Pretty Books!

Here is my (epic) book haul for the past month:

Behold the Pretty Books!
by Marie Lu
The Fault in Our Stars by John Green
Fuse by Julianna Baggott
Code Name Verity by Elizabeth Wein
The Disappearances by Gemma Malley
Melting the Snow on Hester Street by Daisy Waugh
The Storyteller by Jodi Picoult

I am trying to accept fewer review copies, as you know, but I couldn’t resist sequels to some of my favourite books of 2012. I’m currently reading Fuse and then will be reading Prodigy straight after. I won Code Name Verity – a title that’s been on my wishlist for a while now – from Novel Sounds. I also jumped up in delight when The Storyteller arrived. I have a feeling it’s going to be her best book yet and may take over from Nineteen Minutes as my favourite Picoult book. My mother also has her eye on it! I also attended John Green and Hank Green’s London event, where I got to meet them, and brought back a paperback copy of The Fault in Our Stars. I now have my first Hanklerfish!

Behold the Pretty Books!

Friday Brown by Vikki Wakefield
Stray by Monica Hesse
The Savages by Matt Whyman
Death & Co. by D.J. McCune
The Ghost Bride by Yangsze Choo
Last Chance Angel by Alex Gutteridge
Ferryman by Claire McFall
The Quietness by Alison Rattle
The Beautiful and the Cursed by Page Morgan
Me, Suzy P. by Karen Saunders
Red Ink by Julie Mayhew
Arcadia Burns by Kai Meyer

If you’re thinking that I suddenly went completely manic and requested a ton of review copies – think again! I attended a fabulous Blogger Brunch held by the lovely people at Hot Key Books and Templar Publishing and they just wouldn’t let us leave without giving us an extremely heavy goodie bag filled with wonderful upcoming titles. I tried to tell them, but what could I do? I’ll put up a post about the event soon – you’ll be able to read all about the above books and more they’ll be publishing this year – but I’ve linked to each book on Goodreads, so click on the title to check them out there for now.

Behold the Pretty Books!

However, you’d be right in thinking that I did go manic on NetGalley…

Pushing the Limits by Katie McGarry (ebook)
Dare You To by Katie McGarry (e-galley)
Bruised by Sarah Skilton (e-galley)
The Reece Malcolm List by Amy Spalding (e-galley)
Fragments by Dan Wells (e-galley)
Geek Girl by Holly Smale (e-galley)
Complete Works of L. M. Montgomery (ebook)

There’s some fantastic titles here also. I was particularly excited to come across the Complete Works of L.M. Montgomery (less than £2 for Kindle) and cannot wait to get stuck into the rest of the Anne of Green Gables series. I really would love to see the movie adaptations too but they’re rather expensive! I’ve been meaning to dive into the buzz term of the year so far – New Adult, even though I’m unsure about how necessary the label actually is – and so I chose Kate McGarry. I also thought that The Reece Malcolm List sounded like an original, intriguing YA contemporary novel.


22 thoughts on “Behold the Pretty Books!

  1. I’m looking forward to hearing your thoughts on The Storyteller. I haven’t forgotten to read the Jodi Picoult book you told me about. The Ghost Bridge sounds really interesting. I’m looking forward to hearing your thoughts on it. I hope you enjoy The Complete Works of L.M.Montgomery (yay Canadian Authors lol!).

    Fabulous Haul Stacey (: . Enjoy all your books!

  2. I have been waiting excitedly for Bruised! The wait is absolute torture >.< I have a love for Tae Kwon Do so Bruised seems like a perfect book for me 🙂 Geek Girl looks very cute and Code Name Verity from what I have heard, is very heart breaking. I can't wait to hear your thoughts!

  3. I wish I had access to books like you do 😦 I have like no budget for them and I need to.

  4. BTW. NetGalley is dangerous…

  5. So jealous you got The Storyteller! I cannot wait for this one to come out, Lone Wolf was actually a bit of a disappointment, it paled in comparison to the other books Jodi Picoult released in the past few years. So I’m really hoping The Storyteller is awesome!

    Great haul! Happy reading 😀

    • I actually really enjoyed Lone Wolf – and I never thought I’d enjoy learning about wolves! (I’ve reviewed it on here). But this one really does sound right up my alley.

  6. I am so intensely jealous that you have The Storyteller. Picoult is one of my absolutely favorite authors and I think I would die if I got to read it early! Can’t wait to read your thoughts on it!

  7. I am really looking forward to The Storyteller – I heard Picoult talking about this at an event for Between the Lines and have been excited ever since. Also, I hope you enjoy Friday Brown which was not only one of my favourite reads of 2012, but of all time. I absolutely adored it! Enjoy your pretty books 😉

  8. I love the covers of the Hot Key books, so similar but the series feel to them just looks really nice. I have Fuse and looking forward to reading it next. Enjoy the books! Do you find time to read all the galleys? I worry about requesting too many because of the expiry/archive dates.

    • Yes, I love their proof cover design! I do find it quite difficult but I try my best to read books around their publication date. I’m trying to read as many of my review copies at the moment so I can promptly review new ones as well as read my own books.

  9. I can’t wait to read Prodigy and the cover is awesome! I’m looking forward to hearing your thoughts on it. 🙂 Also, I hope you enjoy the rest of the Anne of Green Gables series because I’ve loved them since I was little.

  10. Wow! You got a lot of books!
    I’m so excited for The Storyteller! I look forward to a possible review.
    I’m not sure if any Jodi Picoult books could take over Nineteen Minutes in my mind though!

  11. How is your LMMontgomery edition ? Is it good ? I wanted to buy it for my Kindle (I hope it’s possible to “order” it from France…?!). i’ve never read any LM Montgomery’s books in English .

    • I’ve only flicked through Anne of Green Gables and the contents page so far, but yes it seems really good! You might be able to get it on

  12. Ok. Thanks for the answer. I already read a free e-book from Amazon and I had some problems but if this edition is good, let’s have a try !! BTW, it’s available on !!

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