books i’ve hauled lately

I haven’t really done book haul posts on this blog pretty much since it started, but I wanted to do one today because I’ve gotten some really cool books lately that I want to gush about. This is mainly because I finally got a library services contact at HarperCollins, which I have been dying to get for so very long, so now I can ask for books for the library to request for us to buy later, which is very exciting. So, without further ado, here are some of the books I’ve gotten in my recent HarperCollins haul…


  • Verify | Joelle Charbonneau | September 24, 2019 – I’m not sure yet if I’m going to read this book since it’s dystopian and I’m kind of over dystopian, but I will admit this one does sound intriguing. It’s about a world where no lies exist and all information given is the truth. Then the main character’s mother is killed, and she uncovers a secret history of facts she didn’t know existed while trying to uncover the reason for her mother’s death.
  • The Wise and the Wicked | Rebecca Podos | May 28, 2019 – This is a magical realism story based on Russian folklore about Ruby and her family of powerful women, who had to flee Russia for America to escape dangerous men who wanted to destroy them. I really like magical realism books, so I’m hoping this will be a good one.
  • Nocturna | Maya Montayne | May 7, 2019 – I somehow didn’t realize this book was coming out so soon?? Oops. It’s a Latinx-based fantasy featuring a face-changing thief and a prince and it’s the first in a series. I’m not sure if I’ll read this or not because goodness knows I am not good at series, but it does sound really good and it seems to be getting a lot of buzz.
  • The Spinner of Dreams | K. A. Reynolds | August 27, 2019 – This is an MG book I was sent that I didn’t request. It does sound very interesting, and is about a girl with anxiety who was cursed at birth by the Fate Spinner, and must go to the Labyrinth of Fate and Dreams to defeat it when the monster living within the black mark on her hand starts getting a mind of its own.



  • Constellation of Roses | Miranda Asebedo | November 5, 2019 – This is another magical realism-y type book, with magical women and small towns.
  • A Treason of Thorns | Laura E. Weymouth | September 10, 2019 – This book is set in England and is about dark magic and treason (which I guess one might get from the title, idk). I didn’t read this author’s first book, but I have been very interested in both books, so hopefully this one will encourage me to read her finally.
  • Dangerous Alliance | Jennieke Cohen | December 3, 2019 – I vaguely remember this book being pitched as Jane Austen meets GENTLEMAN’S GUIDE, and I do occasionally like a good fun historical fic, so we shall see how this goes. The synopsis also mentions BOOKS and MYSTERIOUS ACCIDENTS so I mean well…

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  1. AH! You are so lucky to have a library relationship with HC. I love the blogger relationship I have built with HC and feel very blessed to have it. They are such a good company (Katherine Tegan I think is an incredible imprint of theirs). I just requested an ARC of Verify but it hasn’t been approved yet (fingers crossed). It sounds really good.

    I have an eARC of Nocturna that I’m going to start shortly. We will have to line-up our reviews! I wanted to work part-time at our library but it is impossible to get a job there. :/ Great halu!

    1. Oh, a part-time library job would be so great! I would definitely encourage you to keep trying; having a passion and knowledge of books and liking working with people are definitely ways to get your foot in the door!

      I wasn’t sure if I was interested in Nocturna at first but I do love fantasy and most kids who come to the library for books love it too, so I definitely need to keep up with upcoming fantasy things they might like. I hope you enjoy it!

      1. Oh I’ve been trying since October!!!! LOL. Considering my 15 years as an ELA specialist, you’d think it would count for something but apparently not. I’m not sure what the issue is but I can’t seem to get my foot in the door. I haven’t given up but so far it hasn’t happened! I’m glad you got your contact though!!! Congratulations!

  2. Ahhh what a fantastic haul! I’m so curious about A Treason of Thorns, it sounds so good and I’ve been meaning to read the author’s debut for a while now just as well 🙂
    Happy reading ! 😀

    1. same! A Light Between Worlds sounds so good but I haven’t gotten around to it yet either.

      thanks 🙂

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