Hoarders, Books Edition: Episode 148


Close to Hugh by Marina Endicott | End of Days by Susan Ee | A Court of Thorns and Roses by Sarah J. Maas | Eighth Grave After Dark by Darynda Jones


I cannot even begin to tell you how happy I was when I got an email from Big Honcho Media about this book! (Squealed like a stuck pig is the perfect description.) I devoured it. I loved it. I want to re-read it. And I’m dying to read the next one! Β Yeah. It was everything plus a bag of chips. I don’t know how I’ll survive waiting for the next book to come out, but I’ll f*ck, kill, marry anyone who can get me an advanced copy of book 9. For rizzle.

Incidentally, there’s an upcoming giveaway for this. The prizes are as follow:

  • Branded coffee mug

Right? How awesome is this! Stay tuned. πŸ™‚

This week’s haul is not as massive (thank God!). I bought two and got two books for review: Eighth Grave After Dark and Close to Hugh, courtesy of Β Big Honcho Media and Random House /Penguin Canada. I did not go to the bookstore this week, which is a good thing because I tend to overspend when I buy my books at the store as oppose to Amazon.

A Court of Thorns and Roses is this unknown book written by a little less known author. I’m sure only a FEW of you have heard of her. *winks* Β A lot is riding on ACoTaR because I want this book to be the one makes me fall in love with SJM as many of you are. Please. Please. Please. Make this good. Wish me luck!

I hope you are all having a fantastic weekend. To my fellow Canadians, Happy Victoria Day! In case you’re wondering, we did end up coming back to the city yesterday. There’s a bad storm heading our way that might bring snow. Ugh.

Happy reading, everyone!

  • I hope that ACOTAR is good for you then! I have yet to try any of her books… so we shall see. And I am going to be starting the Angelfall trilogy this summer because it sounds so promising! Looking forward to it πŸ™‚

  • lornak99

    I am almost ashamed to admit that I have never read anything by Sarah J. Maas-maybe someday!

  • Snow? What? May? I refuse to hear about it. And I hope you love ACOTAR as well, I have yet to read it. ALSO, I have no idea what the Charley Davidson series is, so I’m just going to crawl back into my hole and look it up.

    • Ugh. I knowww. Snow. That’s life in Canada. Lol. Charley Davidson is freaking awesome. πŸ™‚

  • I hope you love ACoTaR! I really do! I am sending you all of the luck I can from Australia!!!

    Naomi @ Naomi’s Reading Palace

  • You got some amazing reads, congrats!! I hope you have a great books filled week. πŸ˜‰

  • Your book haul looks awesome as always xD I’m reading ACOTAR, I like it so far, but it’s going a tad bit slow.. The writing is wonderful though, I look forward to all of your reviews.

  • Snow?! Oh my… ACoTaR lived up to my expectations! I recently received a PB of ToG, I hope to get to it soon and see what everyone has been gushing about too!

  • Nice haul! IΒ΄m looking forward to read A Court of Thorns and Roses.
    Enjoy your books.

  • I’m just dying to read A Court of Thorns and Roses! I just know it’s going to be fantastic:-D

  • Loved CoTaR and hope you do too. Hope you have a great upcoming week.

  • Ugh, snow? Worse than Finland then!

    And have fun with ACoTaR – I loved it! πŸ™‚

  • Snow? But It’s May!!

    I’m tempted to spend my Viggle points for ACOTR, it’s a toss between that or Schwab

  • Hooray for getting Eighth Grade After Dark in advance, Joy! I can’t wait for the giveaway–I’ve been meaning to start this series for FOREVER. As for ACoTaR–I’m not a huge fan of ToG, but ACoTaR was just fantastic! <3

  • I truly enjoyed A Court of Thorns and Roses a lot. I totally love the cover for End of Days as well. Great stack of books.

    Grace @ Books of Love

  • I really need to get my hands on A Court of Thorns and Roses!! I read your thoughts on Throne of Glass recently and I see what you mean (I just got a copy of Throne of Glass and here’s hoping that I’ll be like the rest and will end up fangirling about it). Hope you enjoy your new books, Joy! πŸ™‚

  • Awesome books! I can’t wait to read Court of Thorns and Roses, but hoping to finish her other series first. Enjoy your books!

  • Aw, fingers crossed it won’t start snowing πŸ™‚ Hope you are having an awesome weekend sweetie. <3 YAY for such amazing books πŸ˜€ I'm oh so happy that you got Eighth Grave After Dark, and that you loved it so much πŸ™‚ That is the best feeling. <3 But ugh. ACOTAR. I have heard some REALLY BAD things about it πŸ™ I'm not excited anymore about reading it. Sigh. But I'm dying to know what you think of it, lol πŸ™‚ Happy reading Joy. <3

  • You don’t even need luck for ACOTAR to be amazing, it just is and I know you will enjoy it Joy! Have a lovely week ahead.

  • yay for the new Darynda book! I really enjoyed it. happy reading!

  • 8th!!!! Want πŸ˜€

  • Christy

    Eighth Grave!!!!!!! I’m so excited. I hear we get Mr. Wong’s story finally. You can send that storm down here, thank you.