This past month, I did a little splurging on myself with a no-so-quick trip to Barnes & Noble!
I told myself that I was only going to get this first book, but ,as you may know the constant struggle, I left the store with a total of FOUR books under my arm.
Here are the FIVE books and THREE bookish goodies that I added to my bookshelves this past month:
To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before (To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before #1) by Jenny Han
“What if all the crushes you ever had found out how you felt about them… all at once?
Sixteen-year-old Lara Jean Song keeps her love letters in a hatbox her mother gave her. They aren’t love letters that anyone else wrote for her; these are ones she’s written. One for every boy she’s ever loved—five in all. When she writes, she pours out her heart and soul and says all the things she would never say in real life, because her letters are for her eyes only. Until the day her secret letters are mailed, and suddenly, Lara Jean’s love life goes from imaginary to out of control.”
Published: 20 March 2015
Publisher: Penerbit Spring
Genre: Young Adult Contemporary / Romance
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The Last Magician (The Last Magician #1) by Lisa Maxwell
“Stop the Magician. Steal the book. Save the future.
In modern-day New York, magic is all but extinct. The remaining few who have an affinity for magic—the Mageus—live in the shadows, hiding who they are. Any Mageus who enters Manhattan becomes trapped by the Brink, a dark energy barrier that confines them to the island. Crossing it means losing their power—and often their lives.
Esta is a talented thief, and she’s been raised to steal magical artifacts from the sinister Order that created the Brink. With her innate ability to manipulate time, Esta can pilfer from the past, collecting these artifacts before the Order even realizes she’s there. And all of Esta’s training has been for one final job: traveling back to 1902 to steal an ancient book containing the secrets of the Order—and the Brink—before the Magician can destroy it and doom the Mageus to a hopeless future.
But Old New York is a dangerous world ruled by ruthless gangs and secret societies, a world where the very air crackles with magic. Nothing is as it seems, including the Magician himself. And for Esta to save her future, she may have to betray everyone in the past.”
Published: 18 July 2017
Publisher: Simon Pulse
Genre: Young Adult Fantasy
Zenith (The Androma Saga #1) by Sasha Alsberg & Lindsay Cummings
“Most know Androma Racella as the Bloody Baroness, a powerful mercenary whose reign of terror stretches across the Mirabel Galaxy. To those aboard her glass starship, Marauder, however, she’s just Andi, their friend and fearless leader.
But when a routine mission goes awry, the Marauder’s all-girl crew is tested as they find themselves in a treacherous situation and at the mercy of a sadistic bounty hunter from Andi’s past.
Meanwhile, across the galaxy, a ruthless ruler waits in the shadows of the planet Xen Ptera, biding her time to exact revenge for the destruction of her people. The pieces of her deadly plan are about to fall into place, unleashing a plot that will tear Mirabel in two.
Andi and her crew embark on a dangerous, soul-testing journey that could restore order to their shipor just as easily start a war that will devour worlds. As the Marauder hurtles toward the unknown, and Mirabel hangs in the balance, the only certainty is that in a galaxy run on lies and illusion, no one can be trusted.”
Published: 16 January 2018
Publisher: Harlequin Teen
Genre: Young Adult Science Fiction
The Crown’s Fate (The Crown’s Game #2) by Evelyn Skye
“Russia is on the brink of great change. Pasha’s coronation approaches, and Vika is now the Imperial Enchanter, but the role she once coveted may be more difficult—and dangerous—than she ever expected.
Pasha is grappling with his own problems—his legitimacy is in doubt, the girl he loves loathes him, and he believes his best friend is dead. When a challenger to the throne emerges—and with the magic in Russia growing rapidly—Pasha must do whatever it takes to keep his position and protect his kingdom.
For Nikolai, the ending of the Crown’s Game stung deeply. Although he just managed to escape death, Nikolai remains alone, a shadow hidden in a not-quite-real world of his own creation. But when he’s given a second chance at life—tied to a dark price—Nikolai must decide just how far he’s willing to go to return to the world.
With revolution on the rise, dangerous new magic rearing up, and a tsardom up for the taking, Vika, Nikolai, and Pasha must fight—or face the destruction of not only their world but also themselves.“
Published: 17 May 2016
Publisher: Balzer + Bray
Genre: Young Adult Fantasy
*fun fact of the day* You can find my name in the acknowledgements of this book!!
(I just realized I forgot to add this book in the pictures, whoops lol) Grace and Fury (Grace and Fury #1) by Tracey Banghart
“In a world where women have no rights, sisters Serina and Nomi Tessaro face two very different fates: one in the palace, the other in prison.
Serina has been groomed her whole life to become a Grace – someone to stand by the heir to the throne as a shining, subjugated example of the perfect woman. But when her headstrong and rebellious younger sister, Nomi, catches the heir’s eye, it’s Serina who takes the fall for the dangerous secret that Nomi has been hiding.
Now trapped in a life she never wanted, Nomi has only one way to save Serina: surrender to her role as a Grace until she can use her position to release her sister. This is easier said than done. A traitor walks the halls of the palace, and deception lurks in every corner. But Serina is running out of time, imprisoned on an island where she must fight to the death to survive and one wrong move could cost her everything.“
Published: 31 July 2018
Publisher: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
Genre: Young Adult Fantasy
This book was in the August 2018 Owlcrate box! You can find all the other bookish goodies inside HERE!
And finally, I found these cute magnetic bookmarks in Happy Hello’s bookish Etsy Shop! Can you guess which books they are from?
*Hint – the one can be found in my #ThroneofThoughts Read-a-thon, and the other two are from a series by the same author!
*Bonus if you know which chapter they are from! 🙂
And that’s it for my August Book Haul! What books did you find yourself with this month??
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