Compared to my last haul this one is tiny, thank goodness. I'm going to try and keep up with these hauls since it takes a lot of time to figure out which books I haven't hauled and to type the haul if I'm say, 5 months behind. This haul is so tiny, in fact, that I'm typing it off my phone. I was going to do it off my iPad, which would be a lot easier. But noooo, blogging is not supported on the IPad yet. Um, then why does weebly even have the app available for the iPad?
Anyway, my first book for this haul is called The Heart of Betrayal by Mary E. Pearson. I'm really excited to read this because, as you may or may not recall (or if you haven't been following my blog, will not recall at all) I really enjoyed the first book in this series, The Kiss of Deception. I also just reread the first book two nights ago so I would be able to fully enjoy this book in all its glory. I have fairly high expectations for this book and it's going to be the first one I pick up. I may pick it up right after I finish this review, depending on whether or not I decide to bake.
Here's the synopsis: (DO NOT READ THIS IF YOU HAVE YET TO READ THE FIRST BOOK)
Intrigue abounds in this hotly anticipated sequel to The Kiss of Deception!
Held captive in the barbarian kingdom of Venda, Lia and Rafe have little chance of escape. Desperate to save her life, Lia's erstwhile assassin, Kaden, has told the Vendan Komizar that she has the gift, and the Komizar's interest in Lia is greater than anyone could have foreseen.
Meanwhile, nothing is straightforward: there's Rafe, who lied to Lia, but has sacrificed his freedom to protect her; Kaden, who meant to assassinate her but has now saved her life; and the Vendans, whom Lia always believed to be barbarians. Now that she lives amongst them, however, she realizes that may be far from the truth. Wrestling with her upbringing, her gift, and her sense of self, Lia must make powerful choices that will affect her country... and her own destiny.
I personally like both Rafe and Kaden so... Though I feel like Kaden might be more my type? Then again if i was listening I wouldn't feel too happy towards Kaden as he lied to her and almost killed her. Almost, he saved her life... Kinda. I'd be pretty pissed at Rafe, too. Or should I say Jaxton?
My next book is Falling Kingdoms by Morgan Rhodes. I have no idea where I first heard of this book. Probably sometime on book tube and I thought it sounded kinda interesting. Anyway, it's been on my TBR list for a while, so I finally decided to buy it. I don't really have any expectations for this book, good or bad, because I have never read a book by Morgan Rhodes and the synopsis sounds like it could go either way.
In the three kingdoms of Mytica, magic has long been forgotten. And while hard-won peace has reigned for centuries, a deadly unrest now simmers below the surface.
As the rulers of each kingdom grapple for power, the lives of their subjects are brutally transformed... and four key players, royals and rebels alike, find their fates forever intertwined. Cleo, Jonas, Lucia, and Magnus are caught in a dizzying world of treacherous betrayals, shocking murders, secret alliances, and even unforeseen love.
The only outcome that's certain is that kingdoms will fall. Who will emerge triumphant when all they know has collapsed?
It's the eve of war.... Choose your side.
Princess: Raised in pampered luxury, Cleo must now embark on a rough and treacherous journey into enemy territory in search of magic long thought extinct.
Rebel: Jonas, enraged at injustice, lashes out against the forces of oppression that have kept his country cruelly impoverished. To his shock, he finds himself the leader of a people's revolution centuries in the making.
Sorceress: Lucia, adopted at birth into the royal family, discovers the truth about her past—and the supernatural legacy she is destined to wield.
Heir: Bred for aggression and trained to conquer, firstborn son Magnus begins to realise that the heart can be more lethal than the sword....
Jesse's Girl by Miranda Kenneally. I'm so so so so very excited to read this book. It's the next book in Miranda's Hundred Oaks series and you may or may not be aware of the fact that I LOVE THIS SERIES. The characters and plots are realistic and you can't help but fall in love with them. Catching Jordan is the first book in this series and if you have yet to pick it up, I suggest you should because it's a very cute and fun read. I'm actually really excited to read this book because I heard there'd be a lot more of Jordan and _____ in it than there has been in the books after Catching Jordan. At first I thought the girl in this was Jordan and __'s daughter and I was freaking out because THEY CANT HAVE KIDS YET. Though, that'd be kinda fun to read about how they are as parents. No, it's ____'s sister. As you can probably tell, I have very high expectations for this book and I doubt it'll disappoint me.
Everyone at Hundred Oaks High knows that career mentoring day is a joke. So when Maya Henry said she wanted to be a rock star, she never imagined she’d get to shadow *the* Jesse Scott, Nashville’s teen idol.
But spending the day with Jesse is far from a dream come true. He’s as gorgeous as his music, but seeing all that he’s accomplished is just a reminder of everything Maya’s lost: her trust, her boyfriend, their band, and any chance to play the music she craves. Not to mention that Jesse’s pushy and opinionated. He made it on his own, and he thinks Maya’s playing back up to other people’s dreams. Does she have what it takes to follow her heart—and go solo?
Spellbound by Rachel Hawkins. Jeez, it is mighty difficult to find this book in hardcover these days. Well, I did but it's the third book in the series so I need to find the second book in hardcover before reading this one. Anyway, this is the last book in the Hex Hall trilogy. A light, amusing and actiony series about a supernatural school. Before you say it, no, it is not a rip off of Harry Potter. I may actually make a rant post about how some people think everything is a ripoff.
Hailed as “impossible to put down,” the Hex Hall series has both critics and teens cheering. With a winning combination of romance, action, magic and humor, this third volume will leave readers enchanted.
Just as Sophie Mercer has come to accept her extraordinary magical powers as a demon, the Prodigium Council strips them away. Now Sophie is defenseless, alone, and at the mercy of her sworn enemies—the Brannicks, a family of warrior women who hunt down the Prodigium. Or at least that’s what Sophie thinks, until she makes a surprising discovery. The Brannicks know an epic war is coming, and they believe Sophie is the only one powerful enough to stop the world from ending. But without her magic, Sophie isn’t as confident.
Sophie’s bound for one hell of a ride—can she get her powers back before it’s too late?
We Can Work It Out by Elizabeth Eulberg. I cannot wait to read this book. It is the second book to the Lonely Hearts Club- which was a great book- and I'm sure this story will be just as cute, funny, and romantic as the first.
When Penny Lane started The Lonely Hearts Club, the goal was simple: to show that girls didn’t need to define themselves by how guys look at them, and didn’t have to value boyfriends over everything else. Penny thought she’d be an outcast for life…but then the club became far more popular than she ever imagined it would be.
But what happens when the girl who never thought she’d date a good guy suddenly finds herself dating a great one? She doesn’t need a boyfriend… but she wants it to work out with this particular boyfriend. And he wants it to work out with her.
Only, things keep getting in the way. Feelings keep getting hurt. Words keep getting misunderstood.
Penny Lane worked hard to declare her independence. Now she needs to figure out what to do with it — and how to balance what she wants with what everyone else wants. In We Can Work It Out, Elizabeth Eulberg returns to the world of her first novel, The Lonely Hearts Club, and gets to the heart of how hard relationships can be… and why they are sometimes worth all the drama and comedy they create.