Hoarders, Books Edition: Episode 107


 Tape by Steven Camden • Dreams of Gods & Monsters by Laini Taylor • The Lonesome Young by Lucy Connors

Rebel Belle by Rachel Hawkins • The Here and Now by Ann Brashares •

Sea of Shadows by Kelley Armstrong • The Storied Life of A.J. Fikry by Gabrielle Zevin

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Kiss the Sky by Krista Ritchie • Hot House Flower by Krista Ritchie • After Life Lessons by Laila Blake

Once again, I’ve fallen into the trap of peer pressure. Lol. The last three books were bought soon after I read reviews from a couple of blogs.

 • Books Read this week:

The King [Black Dagger Brotherhood, #12] by JR WARD  It wasn’t as great as I’d hoped, but it was still a solid 4 stars.

The Lonesome Young by Lucy Connors This was not a very good one, unfortunately. A paltry 1 star.

Freak Boy by Kristin Elizabeth Clark A very powerful novel. I hope you’ll give this one a chance.

The Storied Life of AJ Fikry by Gabrielle Zevin  This book was oh so wonderful, you guys. One of my favourites, for sure. My office mate’s sis in law works as a department manager for Chapters Indigo Bookstore here, so she gets ARCs. I borrowed this copy from her.

• Reading queue this week:

Days of Blood & Starlight by Laini Taylor

Dreams of Gods & Monsters by Laini Taylor

I’m trying not to plan too far ahead when it comes to reading, so these are all for now.

 Happy reading, everyone!

  • hahaha, I did the same with Laini Taylor as you, J.! Haven’t read book #2 yet, but both 2 and 3 are on my shelves waiting to be read 🙂 Lovely haul, my dear, and I adore your new website everytime I open it – so cool to look at! :)))

  • I just finished AJ Fikry and I loved it so much. What a great book 🙂

  • Oh, great haul! I’m really curious about Tape – I really need to pick up a copy!

  • I’m not sure if I’ve said it before but if I have Ill say it again – I love the new look blog. It’s all clean and pretty.
    GREAT haul this week. I love all the hard covers. They are so hard to find here to buy. Everytime I get one I’m all excited. Currently reading Dreams of Gods and Monsters and loving it. Also – great to see The King is a solid 4 star read. Am a Black Dagger Brotherhood fan just haven’t read this one yet.

  • Great book haul, Dream of Gods and Monster US cover looks pretty! I hope you enjoy your books, Joy! 😀

  • OMG amazing haul Joy. I really need to jump on the Laini Taylor bandwagon, I’m falling behind! I didn’t enjoy Tape unfortunately, it had a very weird writing style. Hope you like it more than me. 🙂

  • I so need to read the first Laini Taylor book! I just went to a Rebel Belle signing last Tuesday …it was the first on her Rebel Belle tour it was so nice meeting her! I really look forward to reading Sea of Shadows too!!!

  • Zoe

    Oh wow! What a great haul! Looking forward to seeing all of your reviews for these – especially for Dreams of Gods and Monsters! Thanks so much for sharing, and happy reading! <3

  • I want to raid your bookshelf and steal your books! Ugh. I actually need a new bookshelf, I’ve no more room for physical books 🙁

  • So many books! Tape, Sea of Shadows and Rebel Belle all look awesome. Plus I’ve been seeing a lot of Krista Ritchie around the blogosphere as well. 😀

  • Alise (Readers in Wonderland)

    Dreams of Gods & Monsters, whoop! I really need to get my hands on that one really soon. Can’t wait to see some reviews of these 😉 I’m really curious about Rebel Belle.

  • I really love that Dreams of Gods and Monsters makes everything else look puny. 🙂 it’s quite the hefty book. And ooh for Rebel Belle and The Here and Now! Definitely can’t wait to see what you think of both. I need to do a binge read of Days of Blood and Starlight and Dreams of Gods and Monsters as well. Have a great week Joy!! 😀

  • I’m looking forward to Rebel Belle! Loved her humor in Hexed Hall. Can’t wait to see what you think of Kiss the Sky & Hothouse Flower. I bought Addicted to You and Ricochet which are part of the same series. Let’s hope we both like them, Joy. 🙂

  • Great book haul! 🙂 Rebel Belle is on my list too. Hope it’s good.
    Have a great week!

  • Awesome books! I am very curious about Rebel Belle. I also didn’t enjoy The Lonesome Young. I thought it was entertaining, and I could finish it, but it didn’t blow me away or anything. I will have to check out your review. Enjoy your books!

  • Handsome Young sounds good, hope you enjoy!

  • Great haul Joy! Very interested I’m Rebel Belle, looking forward to your review on that one 🙂

  • Great books and I love the title of this, I so need to join. 😉 Book hoarders unite!

    • Hahahah! Feel free. 😉 Button on my previous post.

  • Rebel Belle was pretty cute. It didn’t blow me away, but it’s pretty entertaining. I still need to read Daughter of Smoke and Bone, but plan to now that the series is complete and everybody seems to be loving the third book. The 3rd book is the last one, right? I’ve heard Lonesome Young isn’t great. I have the ARC, but haven’t read it yet. I read the first chapter and could already tell it wasn’t going to be awesome. Oh, well. Great haul this week! I hope you’re having a great weekend!

    • Yep. I hope you’ll like them. The writing is beyond words. Thanks, Natalie. 🙂

  • I’m dying to read Dreams of Gods and Monsters…. but I’m waiting. I have so many other books to read first. I hope you enjoy the rest of the series. It’s so wonderfully written.

    Great books this week Joy, it’s to bad The Lonesome Young fell so flat for you. I think I’m going to skip it.

    • Sigh. I know how you feel. I just wish I have the same self control as you. The Lonesome Young was pretty meh.

      Thanks, Sara!

  • I really enjoyed Dreams of Gods & Monsters – it wasn’t the perfect conclusion I was looking for, but still extremely good – and I can’t wait to see what you think of it! Also: Tape looks and sounds SO CUTE, so I hope it’s amazing. Wonderful haul! 🙂

    • Thanks, Keertana. That’s not comforting. I hope i’ll like it enough. 😉

  • I’m so curious about the Armstrong and rebel belle! I’m curious to see what you think of them. Happy reading!

    • I’ve seen not so favourable responses for Sea of Shadows. I hope I’ll like it. Thanks, Melliane!

  • I can’t wait to read Dreams of Gods & Monsters! You guys are so lucky, we have to wait until the 17th for it to be released, I will definitely have to stay away from Gr until then 🙁 I am so far behind on my review books, I didn’t even realise that The Here and Now was out already 🙁 I hope you enjoy all your pretties Joy!

    • Oh boo! I hate when that happens. I hope you’ll get to read it soon, jas. 🙂

  • I love the cover from Rebel Belle 🙂 I also can’t wait to read it after loving her other series. Happy reading!

    • It sure is pretty. I hope the story doesn’t disappoint. Thanks, Mel.

  • Pretty books. <3 So much awesome. I'm hoping to read Rebel Belle soonish; as that cover is just stunning, hih 😀 I hope you will enjoy all of these Joy. <3 happy reading 🙂

  • Christy

    Yes, yes, yes … Kiss the Sky!! One of my favorite couples ever in that book. Yummy Conner. I need to read Hot House Flower still. I’m so glad you got those!

    • I just started reading it. Hmmm…not feeling too receptive of Connor’s female counterpart. What’s her name? Anyway, I shall proceed. I hope it gets better. 😉

      • Christy

        I love Rose too! She’s my kind of chick. 🙂 The two of them together are perfect.