February 2018 Book Haul

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I’ve finally bought some books this month!

Since this past month was my birthday month, I did a lil’ splurging on myself which included buying two highly-anticipated books. AND I also acquired one book from my favorite YA subscription box, and another from a Twitter giveaway!

Here is what they included:

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The Belles by Dhonielle Clayton is a YA Fantasy where beauty comes at a price.

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Camellia Beauregard is a Belle. In the opulent world of Orléans, Belles are revered, for they control Beauty, and Beauty is a commodity coveted above all else. In Orléans, the people are born gray, they are born damned, and only with the help of a Belle and her talents can they transform and be made beautiful.

But it’s not enough for Camellia to be just a Belle. She wants to be the favorite—the Belle chosen by the Queen of Orléans to live in the royal palace, to tend to the royal family and their court, to be recognized as the most talented Belle in the land. But once Camellia and her Belle sisters arrive at court, it becomes clear that being the favorite is not everything she always dreamed it would be. Behind the gilded palace walls live dark secrets, and Camellia soon learns that the very essence of her existence is a lie—that her powers are far greater, and could be more dangerous, than she ever imagined. And when the queen asks Camellia to risk her own life and help the ailing princess by using Belle powers in unintended ways, Camellia now faces an impossible decision.

With the future of Orléans and its people at stake, Camellia must decide—save herself and her sisters and the way of the Belles—or resuscitate the princess, risk her own life, and change the ways of her world forever.


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Published: 6 February 2018

Publisher: Disney-Hyperion

Genre: Young Adult Fantasy

Pages: 448


The Heart Forger by Rin Chupeco is the YA Fantasy sequel to The Bone Witch.

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**Disclaimer – I won this book in Sourcebook Fire’s Twitter Cover-Revision Giveaway, so THANK YOU to them for sending me this super-anticipated read!

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In The Bone Witch, Tea mastered resurrection―now she’s after revenge…

No one knows death like Tea. A bone witch who can resurrect the dead, she has the power to take life…and return it. And she is done with her self-imposed exile. Her heart is set on vengeance, and she now possesses all she needs to command the mighty daeva. With the help of these terrifying beasts, she can finally enact revenge against the royals who wronged her―and took the life of her one true love.

But there are those who plot against her, those who would use Tea’s dark power for their own nefarious ends. Because you can’t kill someone who can never die…

War is brewing among the kingdoms, and when dark magic is at play, no one is safe.


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Published: 20 March 2018

Publisher: Sourcebooks Fire

Genre: Young Adult Fantasy

Pages: 400


The Cruel Prince by Holly Black was Owlcrate’s January book of the month!

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Of course I want to be like them. They’re beautiful as blades forged in some divine fire. They will live forever.

And Cardan is even more beautiful than the rest. I hate him more than all the others. I hate him so much that sometimes when I look at him, I can hardly breathe.

Jude was seven years old when her parents were murdered and she and her two sisters were stolen away to live in the treacherous High Court of Faerie. Ten years later, Jude wants nothing more than to belong there, despite her mortality. But many of the fey despise humans. Especially Prince Cardan, the youngest and wickedest son of the High King.

To win a place at the Court, she must defy him–and face the consequences.

In doing so, she becomes embroiled in palace intrigues and deceptions, discovering her own capacity for bloodshed. But as civil war threatens to drown the Courts of Faerie in violence, Jude will need to risk her life in a dangerous alliance to save her sisters, and Faerie itself.


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Published: 2 January 2018

Publisher: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers

Genre: Young Adult Fantasy

Pages: 384


Reigh the Earth by A.C. Gaughen is a YA Fantasy following an arranged marriage, elemental magic, and a hint of romance.

I recently finished this book, so stay tuned for my bookish thoughts!

**Trigger Warning – Domestic Abuse

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Shalia is a proud daughter of the desert, but after years of devastating war with the adjoining kingdom, her people are desperate for peace. Willing to trade her freedom to ensure the safety of her family, Shalia becomes Queen of the Bonelands.

But she soon learns that her husband, Calix, is motivated only by his desire to exterminate the Elementae—mystical people who can control earth, wind, air, and fire. Even more unsettling are Shalia’s feelings for her husband’s brother, which unleash a power over the earth she never knew she possessed—a power that could get her killed. As rumors of a rebellion against Calix spread, Shalia must choose between the last chance for peace and her own future as an Elementae.

This intense, richly drawn high-fantasy by the author of Scarlet will hold readers spellbound.


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Published: 30 January 2018

Publisher: Bloomsbury

Genre: Young Adult Fantasy

Pages: 438


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If you’ve read any of these books, leave your thoughts in the comments below!

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Until next time…

Happy Reading,

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