| BOOKHAUL | July 2017

I knew this bookhaul was going to be huge, just like previous months, but I keep surprising myself every single time when I’m writing down my Bookhaul article buwahaha. Curious to see which books I added to my collection in July? Read on and you’ll find out. Beware; it’s quite a large article, lol. 

Another Postcard (Stone Butterfly Rockstars Book 1)
ANOTHER POSTCARD BY ELLE CHRISTENSEN (#1 Stone Butterfly Rockstars)
I’ve read this book for NetGalley and ended up loving it sooo much I wanted to buy the physical book as well. Can’t wait to do a re-read in the nearby future. I’ve also wrote an extended non-spoiler review about the book, which you can read HERE if you’d like.

Brooklynn Hawk is an enigma. Highly sought after for her incredible voice, her talent shines bright in the studio. But a dark past and a secret she holds close to her heart keep her from permanently stepping into the limelight.
Until her favorite band offers her the chance to chase her dreams.

As the lead singer for rock sensation, Stone Butterfly, Levi Matthews is wary of bringing in new talent. But, he has heard just how amazing Brooklynn is and when the need for another singer arises, he’s confident that she is the perfect addition.

However, he doesn’t count on laying his heart at her feet.

But the world of music can be as dangerous as it is thrilling. Joining Stone Butterfly on tour was hard enough for Brooklyn, but when she finally succumbs to Levi’s charms, the rock ‘n’ roll life turns deadly.

Will Levi and Brooklynn keep their voices and their hearts entwined? Or will the music prove too hard to survive?

THE COMPLETE WORKS OF WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE
I’ve wanted to own a complete works of WS for a long time now but didn’t get around to buy it. When I was prowling around a thrift store earlier this month I came across a beautiful English Hardcover edition for just €3 so this beauty had to come home with me right away! Haven’t found the perfect spot for this book yet, but I’m sure I’ll find one soon.

Perfecte liefde?PERFECTE LIEFDE BY MILLY JOHNSON (THE BIRDS & THE BEES)

A feelgood novel I came across in the thrift store. The synopsis sounded really cute so I decided to take it home with me. Sounds like it’s a perfect summer read or just a read for in between other books. Something light, funny and romantic.

Stevie Honeywell schrijft romannetjes die als warme broodjes over de toonbank gaan, maar haar eigen liefdesleven is allesbehalve perfect. Op een dag stormt er een roodharige, forse Schot haar huis binnen, die haar weet te vertellen dat haar verloofde Matthew er met zijn vriendin Joanna vandoor is naar Mallorca. Tussen Adam en Stevie is het ‘haat op het eerste gezicht’ en al snel geven zij elkaar de schuld van de situatie. Dan realiseren ze zich dat ze hun krachten beter kunnen bundelen om hun geliefdes terug te winnen en verzinnen een bizar en gewaagd plan. De botte Adam en de verfijnde Stevie doen zich voor als het perfecte verliefde stel om hun lovers terug te winnen – en daar komt heel wat acteerwerk bij kijken!

Een Hopeloze Romantikus/De Liefde van Haar LevenEEN HOPELOZE ROMANTIKUS & DE LIEFDE VAN HAAR LEVEN BY HENRIET EVANS (A HOPELESS ROMANTIC & THE LOVE OF HER LIFE)
I bought this book a couple of years ago for my sister when I was at a large booksale in Maastricht called BOEKENFESTIJN. I never got around loaning it from her and reading it so when I came across it at the thrift store I decided to take it back home with me. It’s a very large book since it contains two full length novels so I guess it’ll be a bit troubling with holding it while reading it, but we’ll face that problem when the time comes, lol. I love the cover tho, I think it’s really stunning!

EEN HOPELOZE ROMANTIKUS

Wanneer Laura’s zoveelste relatie in een drama eindigt, besluit ze alle mannen af te zweren. Om daad bij woord te voegen gaat ze mee op een allesbehalve spannende vakantie met haar ouders en grootmoeder. Al na een paar dagen natuurgebieden en kasteeltuinen is Laura in staat om zich de haren uit haar hoofd te trekken. Tot ze Nick ontmoet, de irritante maar sexy tuinman van Charley Hall.

DE LIEFDE VAN HAAR LEVEN

Kate Miller heeft haar leven prima voor elkaar. Op een dag stort haar leven echter op een dramatische manier in. Kate vlucht naar New York, maar als haar vader enkele jaren later ernstig ziek wordt, zit er niets anders op dan terugkeren naar Londen. Daar ontmoet ze haar vroegere vrienden Zoe, Francesca en Mac weer. Allemaal zijn ze door die ene dag voor altijd met elkaar verbonden. En Kate merkt dat ze zich niet langer wil verstoppen – zeker niet voor Mac…

Levende stedenLEVENDE STEDEN BY PHILLIP REEVE (#1 THE HUNGRY CITY CHRONICLES)
I came across this series a couple of times in the past years and the synopsis sounds so freaking awesome, that when I came across the book I couldn’t just not buy it, lol. I’m very curious to hear if any of you read something of this series and if so, what you think of it? I love the cover, there’s so much to see and makes the anticipation even higher for me.

Vele eeuwen na de Zestig-Minutenoorlog is de aarde onvruchtbaar en zijn er geen natuurlijke brandstoffen meer. De steden zijn zelfstandige stadsstaten geworden en trekken over de aarde, die veranderd is in een groot moeras. De enige manier om aan brandstof te komen, is door andere steden te veroveren en vervolgens te plunderen. Het is een strijd op leven en dood. In deze wereld, op een donkere, stormachtige middag in de lente, jaagt Londen op een mijnstadje. Hoofdpersoon is de jonge Tom, een leerling in het Geschiedenisgilde. Hij redt de hoofdhistoricus als de geheimzinnige Hester Shaw een moordaanslag op hem pleegt – maar dan wordt hij ineens zelf uit de stad gegooid en is hij samen met Hester in het Buitengebied gestrand…

Dawn of the Dreadfuls (Pride and Prejudice and Zombies, #0.5)DAWN OF THE DREADFULS BY STEVE HOCKENSMITH & JANE AUSTEN (#0.5 PRIDE AND PREJUDICE AND ZOMBIES)
It wasn’t that I was actively looking for this book but when I came across it for just €0,50 I couldn’t pass up on it. I’ve heard very contradicting things about the pride and prejudice and zombies books but I’m still really curious to see what’s all about. I love pride and prejudice and I’ve never read any zombie books. I’m very excited to see how the two things mix together.

Journey Back to Regency England – Land of the Undead!

Readers will witness the birth of a heroine in Dawn of the Dreadfuls – a thrilling prequel set four years before the horrific events of Pride and Prejudice and Zombies. As our story opens, the Bennet sisters are enjoying a peaceful life in the English countryside. They idle away the days reading, gardening, and daydreaming about future husbands – until a funeral at the local parish goes strangely and horribly awry.

Suddenly corpses are springing from the soft earth – and only one family can stop them. As the bodies pile up, we watch Elizabeth Bennet evolve from a naive young teenager into a savage slayer of the undead. Along the way, two men vie for her affections: Master Hawksworth is the powerful warrior who trains her to kill, while thoughtful Dr. Keckilpenny seeks to conquer the walking dead using science instead of strength. Will either man win the prize of Elizabeth’s heart? Or will theirhearts be feasted upon by hordes of marauding zombies? Complete with romance, action, comedy, and an army of shambling corpses, Pride and Prejudice and Zombies: Dawn of the Dreadfuls will have Jane Austen rolling in her grave – and just might inspire her to crawl out of it!

De Roos van Illian (De Godenoorlogen, #1)DE ROOS VAN ILLIAN BY RICHARD SCHWARTZ (#1 DE GODENOORLOGEN)
When I came across this book, the first thing that lured me in was the cover. I love purple covers and from the looks of it this book was definitely a fantasy story, which is a favorite of mine as well. After doing some research I found out that this first book of the series is a follow-up series of a previous one but I don’t think it’s necessary to have read that series before starting this one. Maybe it’ll make things easier regarding to the setting and such but from what I’ve learned, you could just start this series without having read the previous one. For just €1,88 I couldn’t just not buy this very large and thick fantasy book with an awesome synopsis, could I?

De keizerlijke vlag wappert weer boven Askir. Desina, kleindochter van Askannon, heeft eindelijk de troon bestegen. Maar deze blijde gebeurtenis wordt overschaduwd door een verschrikkelijke moord. Havald, de man die niet kon sterven, is vermoord, zijn zwaard Zielentrekker gestolen. Pas als het is terugveroverd, kan de held van Askir weer uit zijn eeuwige slaap ontwaken.
Havalds metgezel Leandra en haar vrienden trekken erop uit om Havalds moordenaar naar Illian te volgen. Maar de Goden hebben zo hun eigen plannen, en het lijkt erop alsof er een grootschalige oorlog op komst is…

All the Stars Left BehindALL THE STARS LEFT BEHIND BY ASHLEY GRAHAM
Even though the average rating on Goodreads isn’t all that good on Goodreads I decided I wanted to buy it still. It’s published by Entangled Teen and normally I love their books. The synopsis sounded really awesome and I’m a sucker for anything with sci-fi/romance elements in them. I’ve already started reading this book as well, but because I’m having trouble concentrating I already put it down and I’m hoping to pick it up again when I’m out of my slump.

Relocating to Arctic Norway would put a freeze on anyone’s social life. For Leda Lindgren, with her crutches and a chip on her shoulder the size of her former Manhattan home, the frozen tundra is just as boring as it sounds. Until she meets her uncle’s gorgeous employee.

Unfortunately, no matter how smoking hot the guy is, Roar comes with secrets as unnerving as his moving tattoos. And Leda doesn’t trust him.

Roar shouldn’t be drawn to the moody human girl with eyes that leave him weak in the knees. But when Leda gets shot by one of his enemies and survives, Roar finally understands why he’s drawn to her: Leda is exactly what he was sent to Earth to find. A weapon of immense power capable of saving his planet.

She just doesn’t know it yet.

Six of Crows (Six of Crows, #1)SIX OF CROWS BY LEIGH BARDUGO (#1 SIX OF CROWS) (SIGNED EDITION!)
A friend of mine asked if anyone was interested in this book since she had two editions of them, both signed. I’ve only read Shadow and Bone so far by this author but I loved that book and thought it was epic. And since almost every reader out there has even more love for the Six of Crows books I wanted to have it anyway. But having the opportunity to get a signed edition?! so awesome!! I just needed the book, even though I still have to finish the grisha trilogy first, but who cares. A signed Leigh Bardugo edition of Six of Crows!!! I’m SO HAPPY!

Criminal prodigy Kaz Brekker has been offered wealth beyond his wildest dreams. But to claim it, he’ll have to pull off a seemingly impossible heist:

Break into the notorious Ice Court
(a military stronghold that has never been breached)

Retrieve a hostage
(who could unleash magical havoc on the world)

Survive long enough to collect his reward
(and spend it)

Kaz needs a crew desperate enough to take on this suicide mission and dangerous enough to get the job done – and he knows exactly who: six of the deadliest outcasts the city has to offer. Together, they just might be unstoppable – if they don’t kill each other first.

Pushing the Limits (Pushing the Limits, #1)PUSHING THE LIMITS BY KATIE MCGARRY (#1 PUSHING THE LIMITS)
After reading Nowhere but here by Katie I fell instantly in love with her writing and I craved more. So when I finished NBH while on vacation, I immediately bought Walk the Edge, the second book in the series, and Pushing the Limits. That way I would have more books to read by Katie by the time I got home, so yay!

“I won’t tell anyone, Echo. I promise.” Noah tucked a curl behind my ear. It had been so long since someone touched me like he did. Why did it have to be Noah Hutchins? His dark brown eyes shifted to my covered arms. “You didn’t do that-did you? It was done to you?” No one ever asked that question. They stared. They whispered. They laughed. But they never asked.

So wrong for each other…and yet so right.

No one knows what happened the night Echo Emerson went from popular girl with jock boyfriend to gossiped-about outsider with “freaky” scars on her arms. Even Echo can’t remember the whole truth of that horrible night. All she knows is that she wants everything to go back to normal. But when Noah Hutchins, the smoking-hot, girl-using loner in the black leather jacket, explodes into her life with his tough attitude and surprising understanding, Echo’s world shifts in ways she could never have imagined. They should have nothing in common. And with the secrets they both keep, being together is pretty much impossible.Yet the crazy attraction between them refuses to go away. And Echo has to ask herself just how far they can push the limits and what she’ll risk for the one guy who might teach her how to love again..

Walk the Edge (Thunder Road, #2)WALK THE EDGE BY KATIE MCGARRY (#2 THUNDER ROAD)
Nowhere but here, the first book in the series, had me completely blown away and I think it’s my absolute favorite YA contemporary to this day. I loved it sooooo much, so of course I had to buy more of this author and this series. So when I got home from vacation this book was waiting for me as well, next to pushing the limits. At the moment – when I’m writing this article; July 30 – I’m waiting for the third book in the series to be delivered. I can’t wait to continue the series!

One moment of recklessness will change their worlds.

Smart. Responsible. That’s seventeen-year-old Breanna’s role in her large family, and heaven forbid she put a toe out of line. Until one night of shockingly un-Breanna-like behavior puts her into a vicious cyber-bully’s line of fire—and brings fellow senior Thomas “Razor” Turner into her life.

Razor lives for the Reign of Terror motorcycle club, and good girls like Breanna just don’t belong. But when he learns she’s being blackmailed over a compromising picture of the two of them—a picture that turns one unexpected and beautiful moment into ugliness—he knows it’s time to step outside the rules.

And so they make a pact: he’ll help her track down her blackmailer, and in return she’ll help him seek answers to the mystery that’s haunted him—one that not even his club brothers have been willing to discuss. But the more time they spend together, the more their feelings grow. And suddenly they’re both walking the edge of discovering who they really are, what they want, and where they’re going from here.

The Idiot GodsTHE IDIOT GODS by David Zindell.

I don’t know how I came across this book but the cover was the first thing that lured me in. I’ve got a ‘thing’ for killerwhales all my life. They just touch my soul and I love these amazing animals so much. So the thought of reading a book with Killerwhale elements inside made me excited. I started reading the synopsis and decided I had to buy and read this book. I’m so curious to see what the author did with this book, and how he writes about the harsh reality of how killerhwales in captive live their life and their ‘relationship’ with mankind and fiction elements. It’s a quite large book so I really hope it isn’t going to disappoint me.

An epic tale of a quest for a new way of life on earth.

When Arjuna  of the Blue Aria family encounters three signs of cataclysm, he leaves his home in the Arctic Ocean to seek out the Idiot Gods and ask us why we are destroying the world. But the whales’ ancient Song of Life is beyond our understanding, and we know nothing of the Great Covenant between our kinds. Arjuna is captured, starved, tortured and made to do tricks in a tiny pool at Sea Circus.

His love for a human linguist gives him hope, even as he despairs that other people twist his words and continue the worldwide slaughter. As the whales’ beloved ocean turns toward the Blood Solstice, the fate of humanity hangs in the balance: for if Arjuna gains the Voice of Death he could destroy mankind. But if understanding can prevail, he may, through the Whales’ mysterious power of quenching, create a new Song of Life and enable human evolution to unfold.

Because You Love to Hate Me: 13 Tales of VillainyBECAUSE YOU LOVE TO HATE ME
A book filled with short stories written by well known authors and booktubers. Each story is a re-telling about one of the villains and I’m suuuper excited for these stories, even though my latest short story reads – Summer days and Summer nights – disappointed me. But even if these stories will disappoint as well; I still got that insanely beautiful cover to look at on my shelves because daaaammmnnn that’s one beautiful cover, don’t you think? #coverporn

Leave it to the heroes to save the world–villains just want to rule the world.

In this unique YA anthology, thirteen acclaimed, bestselling authors team up with thirteen influential BookTubers to reimagine fairy tales from the oft-misunderstood villains’ points of view.

These fractured, unconventional spins on classics like “Medusa,” Sherlock Holmes, and “Jack and the Beanstalk” provide a behind-the-curtain look at villains’ acts of vengeance, defiance, and rage–and the pain, heartbreak, and sorrow that spurned them on. No fairy tale will ever seem quite the same again!

Featuring writing from . . .

Authors: Renée Ahdieh, Ameriie, Soman Chainani, Susan Dennard, Sarah Enni, Marissa Meyer, Cindy Pon, Victoria Schwab, Samantha Shannon, Adam Silvera, Andrew Smith, April Genevieve Tucholke, and Nicola Yoon

BookTubers: Benjamin Alderson (Benjaminoftomes), Sasha Alsberg (abookutopia), Whitney Atkinson (WhittyNovels), Tina Burke (ChristinaReadsYA blog and TheLushables), Catriona Feeney (LittleBookOwl), Jesse George (JessetheReader), Zoë Herdt (readbyzoe), Samantha Lane (Thoughts on Tomes), Sophia Lee (thebookbasement), Raeleen Lemay (padfootandprongs07), Regan Perusse (PeruseProject), Christine Riccio (polandbananasBOOKS), and Steph Sinclair & Kat Kennedy (Cuddlebuggery blog and channel).

Daughter of the Burning CityDAUGHTER OF THE BURNING CITY BY AMANDA FOODY (#1 DAUGHTER OF THE BURNING CITY)
This book has been on my wishlist for months. I came across it last year when I was looking into the 2017 releases and the synopsis drew me in so when the time came the book was available for pre-order I immediately put a order in. So the book came in this month and has found it’s way onto the shelves and is now waiting to be read. I’m sooo excited for this read! I saw it was in the Fairyloot box this month, and normally the books that are inside that box are super awesome so I hope I’m not setting my expectations too high haha.

A darkly irresistible new fantasy set in the infamous Gomorrah Festival, a traveling carnival of debauchery that caters to the strangest of dreams and desires.

Sixteen-year-old Sorina has spent most of her life within the smoldering borders of the Gomorrah Festival. Yet even among the many unusual members of the traveling circus-city, Sorina stands apart as the only illusion-worker born in hundreds of years. This rare talent allows her to create illusions that others can see, feel and touch, with personalities all their own. Her creations are her family, and together they make up the cast of the Festival’s Freak Show.

But no matter how lifelike they may seem, her illusions are still just that—illusions, and not truly real. Or so she always believed…until one of them is murdered.

Desperate to protect her family, Sorina must track down the culprit and determine how they killed a person who doesn’t actually exist. Her search for answers leads her to the self-proclaimed gossip-worker Luca, and their investigation sends them through a haze of political turmoil and forbidden romance, and into the most sinister corners of the Festival. But as the killer continues murdering Sorina’s illusions one by one, she must unravel the horrifying truth before all of her loved ones disappear.

Waste of SpaceWASTE OF SPACE BY GINA DAMICO
This book was being mentioned in a whats app group of mine and I was instantly excited. The story-line sounds like it’s a blend of ILLUMINAE – Amie Kaufman & Jay Kristoff – and Phobos – Victor Dixen -, which I looooved so I’m very excited to see what this author is going to do with a story-line like this.

Cram ten hormonal teens into a spaceship and blast off: that’s the premise for the ill-conceived reality show Waste of Space. The kids who are cast know everything about drama—and nothing about the fact that the production is fake. Hidden in a desert warehouse, their spaceship replica is equipped with state-of-the-art special effects dreamed up by the scientists partnering with the shady cable network airing the show. And it’s a hit! Millions of viewers are transfixed. But then, suddenly, all communication is severed. Trapped and paranoid, the kids must figure out what to do when this reality show loses its grip on reality.

Helemaal het eindeHELEMAAL HET EINDE by Lisette Jonkman
I’ve heard from several book buddies that this book was an amazing read so I put it on my wishlist right away. A while ago there was a giveaway on Hebban.nl in which I participated and while I was away on vacation I received a mail saying I was one of the lucky winners and they’d sent the book to me asap. So when I got home from vacation the book was waiting for me already, really awesome! Can’t wait to start this book!! It’ll be my first Lisette Jonkman book. I’ve heard great things about this author and I’m dying to find out for myself what I’ll think of her books.  I’ve also wrote an extended non-spoiler review about the book, which you can read HERE if you’d like.

Helemaal het einde van Lisette Jonkman is een humoristische feelgoodroman over een popzangeres die terugkeert naar haar familie op het platteland. De 28-jarige Roxy leeft al tien jaar als een nomade als leadzangeres van een wereldberoemde rockband. Wanneer haar beste vriendin plotseling overlijdt, stort Roxy volledig in en gaat ze terug naar het landelijke dorp waar ze is opgegroeid. Ineens staat ze weer tussen de koeien op het boerenbedrijf van haar ouders en moet ze haar plek heroveren, want iedereen is verder gegaan zonder haar. Roxy wil zo snel mogelijk terug naar haar seks, drugs & rock-’n-roll-leven, maar een lang bewaard geheim speelt op en ze heeft geen rekening gehouden met Arno, haar beste vriend van vroeger…

Eona: The Last Dragoneye (Eon, #2)EONA BY ALISON GOODMAN (#2 EON)

I got the first book of this duology from my husband a while ago and I’m very excited about this fantasy/magic read with a sword-fighting heroine and dragons. So when I saw that the sequel was in the bargain shop at the Bookdepository for €4 I decided to buy it, even though I don’t know if I even like the first book haha. But since it was at a discount of over 50% I dared to take the risk.

Summary of EON #1:
Also Known As: Two Pearls of Wisdom, Eon: Rise of the Dragoneye, and Eon (All the same book just published with different publishers)

Swordplay, dragon magic–and a hero with a desperate secret

Twelve-year-old Eon has been in training for years. His intensive study of Dragon Magic, based on East Asian astrology, involves two kinds of skills: sword-work and magical aptitude. He and his master hope that he will be chosen as a Dragoneye–an apprentice to one of the twelve energy dragons of good fortune.

But Eon has a dangerous secret. He is actually Eona, a sixteen-year-old girl who has been masquerading as a boy for the chance to become a Dragoneye. Females are forbidden to use Dragon Magic; if anyone discovers she has been hiding in plain sight, her death is assured.

When Eon’s secret threatens to come to light, she and her allies are plunged into grave danger and a deadly struggle for the Imperial throne. Eon must find the strength and inner power to battle those who want to take her magic…and her life.

Afbeeldingsresultaat voor bij het licht van de maan nora robertsBIJ HET LICHT VAN DE MAAN by Nora Roberts
Containing; Storm warning & Her mother’s Keeper

Storm Warning:
One of the guests at the inn was a murderer! Someone was dead and many hadmotives-including the mysterious Lucas McLean. Could the man AutumnGallagher once had loved be a coldhearted killer? Lucas had committed acrime in the past-he’d hurt Autumn and lost her love. Now he was her numberone suspect for murder. Should she follow her head… or her heart?

Her Mother’s Keeper:
She’d left town a starry-eyed innocent headed for the big city. Now Gwen Lacrosse returned home a savvy, sophisticated woman. But her mother’s maddening new boarder enticed her as no one had before. Luke Powers was reputed to be an expert in both words and women – and soon he was turning Gwen’s cool reason into something else entirely . . .

Afbeeldingsresultaat voor bij het licht van de maan nora robertsHET LIED VAN DE GOLVEN by Nora roberts
Containing; Unfinished Business & Mind over Matter

Unfinished Business: 
COULD HE HEAL HER BROKEN HEART?

What was she doing here? Hyattown had changed very little in the years Vanessa Sexton had been away. In some ways her high school sweetheart, Brady Tucker, hadn’t changed much either – he was still lean, athletic, rugged…But the once reckless boy had become a solid, dependable man. He’d stood her up on the most important night of her life; could she ever trust him again?

So Vanessa had finally come home, Brady thought. She could still turn him inside out with one of her sultry looks. He couldn’t believe she hadn’t forgiven him for that night twelve years ago–but he’d had his reasons for not showing up. He’d let her leave town then–but he wasn’t going to let her get away this time. . .

Mind over Matter:
Protecting her mother’s interests pitted no-nonsense Aurora Fields against a very determined David Brady. But there were few David couldn’t charm if he set his mind to…and this time it really mattered.

In het waterIN HET WATER by Paula Hawkins (Into the Water)

I can’t even remember my latest Thriller read, because it’s been years.. But one of my personal reading goals for this years was reading more outside of my comfort zone and starting with reading thrillers again was one of those goals. So when I saw this book with a discount at a local supermarket I decided to take it with me because I read the summary and thought it would be a really exciting read. I don’t know when I’ll pick it up, because I have to be in the mood for it, but this thriller is definitely one I want to read!

A single mother turns up dead at the bottom of the river that runs through town. Earlier in the summer, a vulnerable teenage girl met the same fate. They are not the first women lost to these dark waters, but their deaths disturb the river and its history, dredging up secrets long submerged.

Left behind is a lonely fifteen-year-old girl. Parentless and friendless, she now finds herself in the care of her mother’s sister, a fearful stranger who has been dragged back to the place she deliberately ran from—a place to which she vowed she’d never return.

With the same propulsive writing and acute understanding of human instincts that captivated millions of readers around the world in her explosive debut thriller, The Girl on the Train, Paula Hawkins delivers an urgent, twisting, deeply satisfying read that hinges on the deceptiveness of emotion and memory, as well as the devastating ways that the past can reach a long arm into the present.

Beware a calm surface—you never know what lies beneath.

Stil van jou - Sophie Jackson STIL van jou by Sophie Jackson (An ounce of Hope) (#2 a Pound of Flesh)

Max, de mannelijke hoofdpersoon in Stil van jou van Sophie Jackson, heeft het in het leven flink voor zijn kiezen gehad. Zijn drugsprobleem wordt gevoed door de breuk met zijn vriendin Lizzie en het verlies van hun zoontje, evenals door het feit dat hij sinds kort zelf een wees is. Toch lukt het hem met hulp van zijn goede vriend Carter om clean te worden. En dan… ontmoet hij Grace. Grace is net zo lief en mooi als haar naam doet vermoeden. Maar ook zij torst heel wat met zich mee. Sophie Jackson schrijft op overtuigende wijze over de veerkracht van mensen en de overweldigende kracht van de liefde. Stil van jou is een eerlijke en rauwe roman van de auteur van Stuk van jou.

Samen - Sophie Jackson SAMEN – Voor Altijd En Eeuwig by Sophie Jackson (Love and Always & Fate and Forever) #1.5 en #2.5 a Pound of Flesh)

Twee sexy New Adult-verhalen van de Britse Sophie Jackson zijn gebundeld in SamenAltijd samen en Eeuwig samen. Is daar een verschil tussen dan, ‘altijd’ en ‘eeuwig’? Als het aan hoofdpersonen Kat en Carter ligt niet. Die twee zijn al sinds Stuk van jou onafscheidelijk. Maar een leven opbouwen met z’n tweeën is niet eenvoudig, hoe leuk je elkaar ook vindt. De novelles in deze bundel geven een lief en realistisch inkijkje in hoe hun relatie zich ontwikkelt. Sophie Jackson is bekend van Stuk van jouStil van jou en Van jou.

Lucky in LoveLUCKY IN LOVE BY KASIE WEST

I’ve heard many good things about this author so when I came across this book months ago when it was available for pre-order, I decided to put an order in. Since I was experiencing a big fat (reading) slump I put every book down before finishing it and then came Lucky in Love and it sounded so sweet and adorable so I couldn’t resist starting this read. And a couple of days later I already finished it. It was a really sweet, light and romantic read and I’m already looking forward to read some more of this author.

Maddie’s not impulsive. She’s all about hard work and planning ahead. But one night, on a whim, she buys a lottery ticket. And then, to her astonishment—

She wins!

In a flash, Maddie’s life is unrecognizable. No more stressing about college scholarships. Suddenly, she’s talking about renting a yacht. And being in the spotlight at school is fun…until rumors start flying, and random people ask her for loans. Now Maddie isn’t sure who she can trust.

Except for Seth Nguyen, her funny, charming coworker at the local zoo. Seth doesn’t seem aware of Maddie’s big news. And, for some reason, she doesn’t want to tell him. But what will happen if he learns her secret?

HARD TO LET GO, HARD EVER AFTER, HARD TO BE GOOD & HARD AS YOU CAN BY LAURA KAYE (#2, 2.5, 3.5 & 4 Hard Ink) 

I’ve read the Hard Ink series last year and fell in love with Laura’s writing. I loveeee these books so much and wanted to add the physical books to the collection as well. I already had several of the books on the shelves and came across these 4 – 2 full length books and 2 novella’s – on bol.com for a really awesome price so I just had to buy them! Now I only have to buy 1 book and the collection is complete, yay! If you like adult romance in combination with some really sexy EX-navy seals, an exciting story-line and amazing writing this series is definitely worth buying/reading! I also adore the spin-off series of this one, Haven Riders!

Summary of book 1, Hard as it Gets:
Tall, dark, and lethal…

Trouble just walked into Nicholas Rixey’s tattoo parlor. Becca Merritt is warm, sexy, wholesome–pure temptation to a very jaded Nick. He’s left his military life behind to become co-owner of Hard Ink Tattoo, but Becca is his ex-commander’s daughter. Loyalty won’t let him turn her away. Lust has plenty to do with it too.

With her brother presumed kidnapped, Becca needs Nick. She just wasn’t expecting to want him so much. As their investigation turns into all-out war with an organized crime ring, only Nick can protect her. And only Becca can heal the scars no one else sees.

Desire is the easy part. Love is as hard as it gets. Good thing Nick is always up for a challenge..

Afbeeldingsresultaat voor hard ink series book covers

E-BOOK haul

This month I’ve also added some new e-books to the collection as well. Let me show you:

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Holy crap on a cracker, that’s one hell of a huge haul I got here, whooops haha. I got to add 28 physical books – 2 novella’s among them – to the collection and a lot of new e-books as well. O, I and forget the manuscript I was sent by Zomer & Keuning from their upcoming release: STILTE BY MIA SHERIDAN!

Okay, so the haul is huuuuuge, but I’m not sorry about it though hahahaha. Don’t know how I’ll ever be able to get my tbr down to 150 unread books the way I keep adding books to the collection each month, but who cares, LOL.

So many awesome sounding books so choosing a new read keeps getting more difficult every time haha. I’ve read several books this month but the most of them are on the tbr stack now, waiting to be read. I’ve read: Pushing the Limits by Katie McGarry, Walk the Edge by Katie McGarry, Helemaal het einde by Lisette Jonkman, Another Postcard by Elle Christensen, Lucky in Love by Kasie West and the Hard Ink books by Laura Kaye already. – Which book do you recommend I should read next of the collection I showed you in this haul?

What did you add to your collection this month?

8 Comments

  1. Wow, you’ve got a lot of great books. Six of Crows was soo good, I hope you will like it as well. I am going to read Crooked Kingdom soon. <3 I also bought Because You Love To Hate Me and I am very curious about all the stories inside them. I got Daughter of the Burning City in this months Fairylootbox and it sounds very interesting and mysterious, so I will hope to pick that one up soon. 'In het water' is also on my TBR, but I read/hear mixed reviews about that one, so I don't know if I will be reading it soon.
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  2. Wow lot’s of books. I would love to read waste of space and god of idiots and the Kasie West boeken and the katie McGarry boeken
    Saartje onlangs geplaatst…BookTubeAThonMy Profile

  3. I think I added about 10 physical books.
    I am super interested in Daughter of the Burning City but I am trying not to buy all the new releases that catch my attention because that would just be too much. I would literally drown in books.
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  4. Een hopeloze romanticus vond ik erg leuk toen ik het een aantal jaren geleden las. De boeken van Katie McGarry waren ook leuk. Verder las ik van dit lijstje enkel Stil van jou. Bij je e-books zie ik een boek staan dat al eventjes op mijn wenslijstje staat. Misschien bestel ik Shadow Born wel in augustus. Juniper Smoke en Born to magic ga ik ook eventjes opzoeken denk ik.
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