December 2016 Book Haul!


Goodbye 2016, Hello 2017! It’s time for a book haul!!

This past Christmas, I received the ever-so-faithful Barnes & Noble gift cards which I have already bought a few books with. I also received a few bookish items that I have been having my eye on for the past few months. And now, it is time to share with y’all what I received in the final month of 2016. Enjoy!


Scythe by Neil Shusterman



scythe.jpgThou shalt kill.

A world with no hunger, no disease, no war, no misery. Humanity has conquered all those things, and has even conquered death. Now scythes are the only ones who can end life—and they are commanded to do so, in order to keep the size of the population under control.

Citra and Rowan are chosen to apprentice to a scythe—a role that neither wants. These teens must master the “art” of taking life, knowing that the consequence of failure could mean losing their own.”

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Published: 22 November 2016

Publisher: Simon & Schuster

Genre: Young Adult Fantasy

Pages: 435

Ivory and Bone (Ivory and Bone #1) by Julie Eshbaugh



ivory and boneA prehistoric fantasy—with allusions to Pride and Prejudice.

Hunting, gathering, and keeping his family safe—that’s the life seventeen-year-old Kol knows. Then bold, enigmatic Mya arrives from the south with her family, and Kol is captivated. He wants her to like and trust him, but any hopes of impressing her are ruined when he makes a careless—and nearly grave—mistake. However, there’s something more to Mya’s cool disdain…a history wrought with loss that comes to light when another clan arrives. With them is Lo, an enemy from Mya’s past who Mya swears has ulterior motives.

As Kol gets to know Lo, tensions between Mya and Lo escalate until violence erupts. Faced with shattering losses, Kol is forced to question every person he’s trusted. One thing is for sure: this was a war that Mya or Lo—Kol doesn’t know which—had been planning all along.”

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Published: 7 June 2016

Publisher: HarperTeen

Genre: Young Adult Fantasy

Pages: 371

Alice in Zombieland (The White Rabbit Chronicles #1) by Gena Showalter



11300302She won’t rest until she’s sent every walking corpse back to its grave. Forever.

If anyone had told Alice Bell that her entire life would change course between one heartbeat and the next, she would have laughed. From blissful to tragic, innocent to ruined? Please. But that’s all it took. One heartbeat. A blink, a breath, a second, and everything she knew and loved was gone.

Her father was right. The monsters are real.

To avenge her family, Ali must learn to fight the undead. To survive, she must learn to trust the baddest of the bad boys, Cole Holland. But Cole has secrets of his own, and if Ali isn’t careful, those secrets might just prove to be more dangerous than the zombies.”

More Book Information:

Published: 25 September 2012

Publisher: Harlequin Teen

Genre: Young Adult Fantasy

Pages: 404

A Mad Zombie Party (The White Rabbit Chronicles #4) by Gena Showalter


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Published: 29 September 2015

Publisher: Harlequin Teen

Genre: Young Adult Fantasy

Pages: 448

Firstlife (Everlife #1) by Gena Showalter



firstlifeONE CHOICE.

Tenley “Ten” Lockwood is an average seventeen-year-old girl…who has spent the past thirteen months locked inside the Prynne Asylum. The reason? Not her obsession with numbers, but her refusal to let her parents choose where she’ll live—after she dies.

There is an eternal truth most of the world has come to accept: Firstlife is merely a dress rehearsal, and real life begins after death.

In the Everlife, two realms are in power: Troika and Myriad, longtime enemies and deadly rivals. Both will do anything to recruit Ten, including sending their top Laborers to lure her to their side. Soon, Ten finds herself on the run, caught in a wild tug-of-war between the two realms who will do anything to win the right to her soul. Who can she trust? And what if the realm she’s drawn to isn’t home to the boy she’s falling for? She just has to stay alive long enough to make a decision…”

More Book Information:

Published: 23 February 2016

Publisher: Harlequin Teen

Genre: Young Adult Fantasy

Pages: 467

This handy owl pillow


Harry Potter figurines


Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children Movie Adaptation Funko Pops (the whole collection)


This Harry Potter t-shirt


The December 2016 Book(ish) Box by Appraising Pages


The Owlcrate book of the month



of-fire-and-starsBetrothed since childhood to the prince of Mynaria, Princess Dennaleia has always known what her future holds. Her marriage will seal the alliance between Mynaria and her homeland, protecting her people from other hostile lands. But Denna has a secret. She possesses an Affinity for fire—a dangerous gift for the future queen of a kingdom where magic is forbidden.

Now, Denna must learn the ways of her new home while trying to hide her growing magic. To make matters worse, she must learn to ride Mynaria’s formidable warhorses—and her teacher is the person who intimidates her most, the prickly and unconventional Princess Amaranthine—called Mare—the sister of her betrothed.

When a shocking assassination leaves the kingdom reeling, Mare and Denna reluctantly join forces to search for the culprit. As the two become closer, Mare is surprised by Denna’s intelligence and bravery, while Denna is drawn to Mare’s independent streak. And soon their friendship is threatening to blossom into something more.

But with dangerous conflict brewing that makes the alliance more important than ever, acting on their feelings could be deadly. Forced to choose between their duty and their hearts, Mare and Denna must find a way to save their kingdoms—and each other.”

More Book Information:

Published: 22 November 2016

Publisher: Balzer + Bray

Genre: Young Adult Fantasy

Pages: 389

And that is all I received from either Christmas or I had bought while strolling around a few bookstores.

What books or bookish goodies did you acquire in December?

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Happy Reading,


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