Book Haul #61: A Little Book Haul

These are just a few stuff I picked up before things started getting REALLY serious with the coronavirus and all nonessential stores closed.



Illegal by Eoin Colfer and Andrew Donkin, illus. by Giovanni Rigano

For some reason, I kept thinking this was part of Brian K. Vaughan’s Barrier comic book series whenever I saw the cover. It’s actually a YA comic book about undocumented immigrants. I really like the cover and the title makes me curious, so I got it.

Scythe by Neal Shusterman

My coworker loves this author and she made me want to try his work. I also attended one of his readings with her and that made me curious too. He read from the last book in the Arc of Scythe trilogy and a chapter from a new book he’s working on with his son about the opioid epidemic, which was interesting.

Thunderhead by Neal Shusterman

This is the second book in the Arc of the Scythe trilogy. I intended to buy all three books because another coworker told me she really likes the story and made me want to read it even more. But the third book wasn’t available in the store — it had sold out.

The Bone Ships by R.J. Barker

So many bloggers I follow read and enjoyed this book, so it was one of the first books I picked up when I went on this buying binge.

Winterwood and Silverwolf by Jacey Bedford

Back when the bookstore was open, I kept picking up Winterwood whenever I walked by the SFF section. I don’t why it interested me. It’s another book I made a beeline for when I went on this buying binge. I wasn’t sure if I should get it — these days I’m a little cautious about buying a book at random since I’m running out of shelf space — so I looked it up on Goodreads, saw that Mogsy had reviewed it. Read the review and was sold! 😀 The third book wasn’t available at the store or I would have bought all three. I might start on it next month for the Wyrd and Wonder reading event.


The Vine Witch by Luanne G. Smith

I’ve had this one on my TBR since reading Tammy’s review of it, so when I saw it on Amazon for only $1.99, I got it! 😀 I also love the cover.


Forever in Blue by Ann Brashares, narr. by Angela Goethals

The fourth novel in the Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants series. I borrowed the audiobook to listen to for the OWLs Magical Readathon. I really liked it.

Long Bright River by Liz Moore, narr. by Allyson Ryan

This is not the kind of book I naturally gravitate to. I placed it on my TBR after reading Sian’s review. My hold just came up, so I’ll start listening to it soon.


Brass Carriages and Glass Hearts by Nancy Campbell Allen

Thanks to the publisher (Shadow Mountain Publishing) for granting me access to an e-ARC of this book. I am SO happy! It’s the fourth novel in the Steampunk Proper Romance series by Nancy Campbell Allen, a steampunk paranormal romance series inspired by fairytales and classic novels. I really enjoyed the first and second books but not so much the third. However, I’m really looking forward to Brass Carriages and Glass Hearts because it’s based on my favorite fairytale, Cinderella. It will be published on October 6.

That’s it! 😀
Let me know if you’ve read any of these.

21 thoughts on “Book Haul #61: A Little Book Haul

  1. Looks like a great haul! I’ve been reading the Arc of Scythe trilogy recently and am really enjoying it – I just finished the second book and plan to start the third soon. And thanks for reminding me about The Bone Ships, I’m keen to read that too (in fact I thought it was already on my to-read list but turns out it wasn’t, so now I’ve fixed that). I’m also hoping to start the Steampunk Proper Romance series soon since you’ve recommended it before, and I recently noticed they’re available as audiobooks… looks like something I’ll enjoy!


    1. Glad to know you’re enjoying the Scythe books. 🙂 I made a good choice then picking them up. Hope the Bone Ships go well for you too. Those Steampunk Proper Romance books are such fun. I enjoy them as a light read.

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  2. I’ve been recommended Neal Schusterman before as well. I’m going to have to check out your reviews 🙂


  3. I’ve heard SO MANY great things about The Bone Ships. Some of the mods for r/fantasy decided we needed yet another book club so now we have the ‘mod book club’ on there and our first book (for May) is The Bone Ships!


  4. Nice haul! The Bone Ships was a great read, and Winterwood definitely has cover appeal.

    My finger has been hovering over that Brass Carriages and Glass Hearts request button, but I didn’t know it was part of a series. I’ll likely hold off until I catch up.


    1. Thanks! 🙂 I’m really looking forward to Bone Ships.
      I think you can read Brass Carriages and Glass Hearts without having read the other books. Each book focuses on a different character and situation, so it’s not so bad to read them out of order.


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