November 2016 Book Haul


The first snow of the season has finally fallen and it’s time for a highly anticipated book haul!Over the last month, I’ve accumulated a lot more books than I thought I did! And it looks like its the perfect time too with the semester about to roll to a close within the next week which can only mean one thing…


I can finally read all my heart desires without feeling pushed by school, and of course, nothing becomes free time without a stack of books by my side.

This week, I’ve incorporated a few of my book haul selections into my 6-book TR for the week! I have a TON of great reviews in store for you all that will be featured EVERY Tuesday, Thursday, and Saturday from now until I hit a book slump. Especially with the Tis the Season TBR series, December is going to literally be jam-packed with bookish posts every day! *you should see my planner… Post-its EVERYWHERE 🙂 *

So let’s get into all of the books that I’ve purchased over the last month. This haul is full of books that I’ve been waiting OVER A YEAR for!



Heartless by Marissa Meyer



Catherine may be one of the most desired girls in Wonderland and a favorite of the unmarried King, but her interests lie elsewhere. A talented baker, she wants to open a shop and create delectable pastries. But for her mother, such a goal is unthinkable for a woman who could be a queen.

At a royal ball where Cath is expected to receive the King’s marriage proposal, she meets handsome and mysterious Jest. For the first time, she feels the pull of true attraction. At the risk of offending the King and infuriating her parents, she and Jest enter into a secret courtship.

Cath is determined to choose her own destiny. But in a land thriving with magic, madness, and monsters, fate has other plans.“

More Book Information:

Published: 8 November 2016

Publisher: Feiwel & Friends

Genre: Young Adult Fantasy / Re-Telling

Pages: 449


I received this cover version of Heartless through my November Owlcrate unboxing! I has a strong feeling that this would be the book picked for their Wonderland theme, but with this cover, I’m OK with it 🙂 I really love the design of this book!

**Review of this book COMING SOON!**

Tales of the Peculiar (Miss Peregrine’s Peculiar Children #0.5) by Ransom Riggs



Before Miss Peregrine gave them a home, the story of peculiars was written in the Tales.

Wealthy cannibals who dine on the discarded limbs of peculiars. A fork-tongued princess. The origins of the first ymbryne. These are but a few of the truly brilliant stories in Tales of the Peculiar—known to hide information about the peculiar world—first introduced by Ransom Riggs in his Miss Peregrine’s Peculiar Children series.

Riggs now invites you to share his secrets of peculiar history, with a collection of original stories, as collected and annotated by Millard Nullings, ward of Miss Peregrine and scholar of all things peculiar.“

More Book Information:

Published: 3 September 2016

Publisher: Dutton Books for Young Readers

Genre: Young Adult Fantasy

Pages: 160

Like a River Glorious (The Gold Seer Trilogy #2) by Rae Carson



After a harrowing journey across the country, Leah Westfall and her friends have finally arrived in California and are ready to make their fortunes in the Gold Rush. Lee has a special advantage over the other new arrivals in California—she has the ability to sense gold, a secret known only by her handsome best friend Jefferson and her murdering uncle Hiram.

Lee and her friends have the chance to be the most prosperous settlers in California, but Hiram hasn’t given up trying to control Lee and her power. Sabotage and kidnapping are the least of what he’ll do to make sure Lee is his own. His mine is the deepest and darkest in the territory, and there Lee learns the full extent of her magical gift, the worst of her uncle, and the true strength of her friendships. To save everyone, she vows to destroy her uncle and the empire he is building—even at the cost of her own freedom.

The second epic historical fantasy in the Gold Seer trilogy by Rae Carson, the acclaimed author of The Girl of Fire and Thorns.

More Book Information:

Published: 27 September 2016

Publisher: Greenwillow

Genre: Young Adult Historical Fantasy

Pages: 432

Glitter (Glitter Duology #1) by Aprilynne Pike



From #1 New York Times bestselling author Aprilynne Pike comes a truly original new novel—Breaking Bad meets Marie Antoinette in a near-future world where the residents of Versailles live like it’s the eighteenth century and an almost-queen turns to drug dealing to save her own life.

Outside the palace of Versailles, it’s modern day. Inside, the people dress, eat, and act like it’s the eighteenth century—with the added bonus of technology to make court life lavish, privileged, and frivolous. The palace has every indulgence, but for one pretty young thing, it’s about to become a very beautiful prison.
When Danica witnesses an act of murder by the young king, her mother makes a cruel power play . . . blackmailing the king into making Dani his queen. When she turns eighteen, Dani will marry the most ruthless and dangerous man of the court. She has six months to escape her terrifying destiny. Six months to raise enough money to disappear into the real world beyond the palace gates.
Her ticket out? Glitter. A drug so powerful that a tiny pinch mixed into a pot of rouge or lip gloss can make the wearer hopelessly addicted. Addicted to a drug Dani can sell for more money than she ever dreamed.
But in Versailles, secrets are impossible to keep. And the most dangerous secret—falling for a drug dealer outside the palace walls—is one risk she has to take.“

More Book Information:

Published: 25 October 2016

Publisher: Random House Books for Young Readers

Genre: Young Adult Historical Fantasy

Pages: 384

The Diabolic by S.J. Kincaid



Nemesis is a Diabolic. Created to protect a galactic Senator’s daughter, Sidonia. The girl who has grown up by her side and who is as much as sister as a master. There’s no one Nemesis wouldn’t kill to keep her safe. But when the power-mad Emperor summons Sidonia to the galactic court as a hostage, there is only one way for Nemesis to protect Sidonia.

She must become her.

Now one of the galaxy’s most dangerous weapons is masquerading in a world of corruption and Nemesis has to hide her true abilities or risk everything. As the Empire begins to fracture and rebellion looms closer, Nemesis learns that there is something stronger than her deadly force: the one thing she’s been told she doesn’t have – humanity. And, amidst all the danger, action and intrigue, her humanity might be the only thing that can save her, Sidonia and the entire Empire…“

More Book Information:

Published: 1 November 2016

Publisher: Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers

Genre: Young Adult Dystopia

Pages: 416

Crooked Kingdom (Six of Crows Duology #2) by Leigh Bardugo



Kaz Brekker and his crew have just pulled off a heist so daring even they didn’t think they’d survive. But instead of divvying up a fat reward, they’re right back to fighting for their lives. Double-crossed and left crippled by the kidnapping of a valuable team member, the crew is low on resources, allies, and hope. As powerful forces from around the world descend on Ketterdam to root out the secrets of the dangerous drug known as jurda parem, old rivals and new enemies emerge to challenge Kaz’s cunning and test the team’s fragile loyalties. A war will be waged on the city’s dark and twisting streets―a battle for revenge and redemption that will decide the fate of magic in the Grisha world.”

More Book Information:

Published: 27 September 2016

Publisher: Orion Children’s Books

Genre: Young Adult Fantasy

Pages: 536

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I also purchased this AMAZING book at the very end of the month, and I really wanted to share this one with you!

Namaslay by Candace Moore



Candace’s approach to yoga, which combines old-world principles with a modern-day perspective comes from her own experience fighting back against a dangerous illness and depression. Her focus on perseverance and overcoming adversity transforms Namaslay into a powerful, motivational guide to help you live your most authentic life.

With a distinct visual format, Namaslay guides readers step by step through more than 100 yoga poses. The poses are broken down by experience level into a series of progressions and include modifications for those who can’t quite achieve the full expression of a pose just yet. Full-color photos and tips on overcoming common mistakes helps people get the most out of every pose.

Namaslay also features three 30-day yoga programs that focus on: de-stress, core strengthening, and back pain. You will also find specific yoga sequences that are customized for everyone from the office dweller to the endurance athlete.

Written with heart, humor, and swagger, Namaslay is a book for everyone, from beginners to advanced practitioners and even the simply curious.

Namaslay’s high-quality, edgy yet beautiful photographs add an artful flair that puts it in a class of its own—as appropriate for a coffee table as a yoga studio!“

More Book Information:

Published: 25 October 2016

Publisher: Victory Belt Publishing

Genre: Fitness / Yoga

Pages: 416

Which books are you most excited to read?

Stay tuned for an awesome post that brings mugs and books together, so see which mug was inspired by Namaslay!

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Happy Reading,


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