The first book I received this month was from Hachette New Zealand. This is an advanced copy of On the Other Side so the cover may change by the time it’s released in July.
When I read the synopsis of this I thought it sounded like the kind of book I’d like. I’ve never heard of Carrie Hope Fletcher before so when I saw she had a huge following I was surprised.
I think I may use this for my PopSugar reading challenge. Something about a book written by a celebrity. This kind of counts. Or I’m going to make it count even if it really shouldn’t.
I love this cover. I love how the tree is a heart and the colours are gorgeous.
The next three books I received from HarperCollins New Zealand. I did request The Crown to review but I wasn’t expecting it, or the other two, because I was told it had been delayed.
Anyway, I was so excited when I saw it. I’ve only read the first three books in the Selection Series (The Selection, The Elite and The One) but I loved them and I am sure that I’ll love The Heir and The Crown too. I think I might read Happily Ever After before I get to those two though.
I’d never heard of Foxlowe or The Fall of Butterflies but they both sound really good and the covers are beautiful. I think Foxlowe is about a girl growing up in a cult. I have read the synposis for the other one and I think it’s about a girl meeting another girl? I don’t even know.
Penguin Random House sent me a copy of The Last Star to review. I’ve never read The 5th Wave but I own a copy (no spoilers please). I’ll be reading that soon. But I didn’t have a copy of The Infinite Sea when they sent me this.
I have bought a copy of The Infinite Sea this month, which I’ll be showing in this post. Hopefully by the time I post this at the end of the month I’ll have read The 5th Wave. I write my book haul as I get new books so it doesn’t take long to finish it off when I’m ready to post it. In previous months it’s taken me an hour to write my book haul and I just can’t do that anymore.
I received the next two books from Hachette New Zealand to review. The Sudden Appearance of Hope sounds really good. It’s about a girl/woman (I can’t remember) that people never remember. She can do anything, commit any crime, and no one will remember her. At least that’s what I got from the synopsis. Sounds interesting..
End of Watch is the last book in a trilogy. The first two books are Mr. Mercedes and Finders Keepers. It says on the press release that it’s the last book in the trilogy and a stand alone novel. I’m not sure how a book can be both so that’s a little confusing. I’ve read the first two books and have no idea how you’d be able to read End of Watch as a stand alone because there’s so much from the first two books that you wouldn’t understand.
Anyway, the cover of End of Watch is so good. My photo doesn’t pick it up but if you hold the book in the right like there are raindrops on the cover. It’s really pretty.
I was sent a copy of The First Journey (I think that’s the title) from the author, Melka Stansah, to review.
She lives in Australia and is a really lovely person. I hope to have read this before the end of the month. I think it’s 150+ pages so it shouldn’t take me long but I have a few review books that I need to read first.
I can’t actually remember what this is about but it sounded good when I read the synopsis and it has some good reviews on Goodreads. Not that I read any of them, I just saw the star ratings.
If you’ve read this let me know what you thought of it in the comments.
The Outliers was sent to me from HarperCollins New Zealand for me to review. I saw this all over Bookstagram and then Reece Witherspoon read it and after that I really wanted to read it.
I think this is the first in a trilogy but don’t quote me on that.
I think the main character can read minds, or thoughts, something like that. Her best friend has been missing and has finally sent her a text saying she needs help. I think that’s the synopsis. Well, pretty much. It sounds better on the back of the book.
I love this cover and the spine. My photo doesn’t do it justice at all. I was just glad it was sunny when I took the photo because the weather here has sucked here lately.
I received the next two books from Hachette New Zealand to review.
I can’t remember what Breathing Under Water is about but it says on the cover that fans of John Green and Rainbow Rowell will like it so I thought I’d give it a go. I’ve only liked The Fault in Our Stars by John Green. Well, I actually loved it. I’ve read three of Rainbow Rowell’s books and I think my favourites were Landline and Eleanor and Park. But I am looking forward to reading Breaking Under Water.
The Revelations of Carey Ravine is historical fiction. I’ve been reading more historical fiction this year and have been enjoying them so I’m excited to get into this. I have no idea when I’ll be reading either of these though.
HarperCollins New Zealand also sent me a copy of Dorothy Must Die Stories Vol 2 to review. I think this is my new favourite cover in the series. I love how the yellow blends into green and then blue. It’s so pretty!
I’ve read the first three books in the series (Dorothy Must Die, The Wicked Will Rise and Yellow Brick War) but haven’t read Dorothy Must Die Stories Vol 1. I’m hoping to read them both soon though. I’m always a little hesitant with novellas but I am really looking forward to these.
I still haven’t read the original Wizard of Oz stories but I plan to one day. There are too many books I want to read but not enough time do read them.
Like I said earlier in this post, I bought a copy of The Infinite Sea. I figured I had the first and last book in the trilogy so I had to get the second. Now I can marathon the trilogy. I love being able to do that. That way there are no cliffhangers.
I’ll be reviewing all three books as I read them. I’m hoping to have at least read The 5th Wave by the end of the month so I may have read it by the time I post this. I don’t plan on coming back to this at the end of the month and editing everything I’ve written because if I’ve read a few books in this haul. I guess you’ll find out what I’ve managed to read this month in my wrap up.
I love the covers of this trilogy. I don’t know if it’s the colours or the artwork/photos or a combination of both but I do love them.
I also got A Court of Mist and Fury the same day. I haven’t read A Court of Thorns and Roses yet even though I’ve had the book since it was released last year. I don’t know why I put off reading it but now that I have the sequel hopefully I’ll read both soon.
I know there has been some mixed reviews of ACOMAF but I want to keep an open mind going into both books so no spoilers please.
I love how bright these two covers are. There is more detail on the US editions though. Maybe if I like them I’ll get the US editions too because I do like the hardback editions. Same with the US editions of the Throne of Glass series. But I’ll have to see if I have the space first.
The Girls was sent to me from Penguin Random House New Zealand. I wasn’t expecting anything from them but I was glad to receive this because it’s the book of the month for a book club I’m in on Goodreads. This is July’s read so I’m going to read it next month.
I don’t know much about this other than it has something to do with Charles Manson and his cult. I’m just going to go into it blind and see what happens. Sometimes that’s a good thing and other times it’s been a complete disaster. I’m hoping this time it will be good because there are so many reviews on this that I saw on Goodreads when I added it to my list that didn’t look that good. So, open mind for me.
The next three books are from HarperCollins New Zealand. I had asked them about The Crown’s Game a few weeks ago but wasn’t expecting it or the other two when they were delivered. I was so excited to see The Crown’s Game because I’ve heard good things about this.
The other two I’d seen on their Instagram page. Sing’s cover always makes me think of Taylor Swift but it does sound interesting and The Witch’s Kiss has a twist on fairytales. I don’t think it’s based off one or is a retelling but I could be wrong. The cover is pretty cool too.
I think both Sing and The Witch’s Kiss are out late June or in July but I could be wrong.
I emailed HarperCollins New Zealand and asked if Nevernight by Jay Kristoff would be available to review closer to the release date and the lovely lady that I talk to told me she had a copy and would get it out to me that day. That was a Friday and I got it on the Monday. I was not expecting it to be so big! I think it’s either 600 pages or close to it. But I am so excited to read it.
I keep seeing good things about this on Goodreads and Bookstagram. I’m trying not to get my hopes up in case I don’t like it but it just sounds so good. I think the main character lost her parents and is now in a school for assassins. Something like that. I’m sure the synopsis makes it sound better than that. But I kind of want to go into it blind. All I heard was “Hogwarts for assassins” and I was like “yes please!!!”
The last book I got in June was sent to me from Simon and Schuster Australia. By the time it arrived I’d completely forgotten I’d requested it.
Apparently this is like Girls and Bridget Jones’ Diary with a magical twist. Three friends are trying to make it in New York. They have regular lives until they come across Pretty, a magical elixir that makes them gorgeous. Like, supermodel gorgeous.The effects last for a week and present opportunities to make their fantasies come true.
Sounds a little weird but it caught my attention and I wanted to know what happened and how the elixir is magic. Plus, there has to be all kinds of consequences.. Magic comes with a price.
And lastly, this isn’t a book but it’s bookish merchandise and I was so excited to find her! I got the Luna Funko Pop! She’s adorable and I’ve loved Luna since I first read her character in Order of the Phoenix. Now I just need Sirius and Dobby. Well, until they bring out new Harry Potter Funk Pops and then I’ll need them too.
I got Evanna’s autograph three years ago I think? She came to New Zealand for a convention and my friend met her and got this for me for Christmas.
So that’s my book haul for June. I’ve read none of them. My TBR is out of control.
How many books did you get in June?