| BOOKHAUL | September 2017

| BOOKHAUL | September 2017

Yesterday I shared my Birthday haul and today’s my monthly haul ready to be seen. September was a really good month hihi. I got to add a lot of new beauties to the collection, with a lot of help from friends and family who pampered me for my birthday. But aside from my birthday books, I also bought some books myself and I received a highly anticipated book from a lovely author! Let me show you guys all the beauties that I got to add to the collection this month, you ready?

Afbeeldingsresultaat voor vlinders in central parkVLINDERS IN CENTRAL PARK/SUNSET IN CENTRAL PARK by Sarah Morgan (#2 From Manhattan with love)
I recently bought the third book in the series and came across #2 this month while doing grocery shopping, so I decided to bring it along with me right away. I still need to buy the first book in the series but as far as I know the books can be read separately so I’ll probably be reading this book and the third before.

In the chaos of New York, true love can be hard to find, even when it’s been right under your nose all along… 

Love has never been a priority for garden designer Frankie Cole. After witnessing the fallout of her parents’ divorce, she’s seen the devastation an overload of emotion can cause. The only man she feels comfortable with is her friend Matt—but that’s strictly platonic. If only she found it easier to ignore the way he makes her heart race…

Matt Walker has loved Frankie for years but, sensing how fragile she is beneath her feisty exterior, has always played it cool. But then he uncovers new depths to the girl he’s known forever and doesn’t want to wait a moment longer. He knows Frankie has secrets and has buried them deep, but can Matt persuade her to trust him with her heart and kiss him under the Manhattan sunset?

Can't Hardly Breathe (The Original Heartbreakers, #4)CAN’T HARDLY BREATHE by Gena Showalter (#4 the Original Heartbreakers)
I received an e-arc of this book in exchange for an honest review and I had the book in pre-order as well, so I could add it to my printed collection and it arrived this month. I love Gena’s books, no matter which genre she writes and this book was such a beautiful read – review will follow soon, I’m almost done writing it. This book can be read as a stand-a-lone, just like the other books in the series as well.

New York Times bestselling author Gena Showalter returns with an irresistible Original Heartbreakers story about a woman who’s never felt desired and the man who wants her more than air to breathe…

Bullied in high school, Dorothea Mathis’s past is full of memories she’d rather forget. But there’s one she can’t seem to shake—her long-standing crush on former army ranger Daniel Porter. Now that the sexy bad boy has started using her inn as his personal playground, she should kick him out…but his every heated glance makes her want to join him instead.

Daniel returned to Strawberry Valley, Oklahoma, to care for his ailing father and burn off a little steam with no strings attached. Though he craves curvy Dorothea night and day, he’s as marred by his past as she is by hers. The more he desires her, the more he fears losing her.

But every sizzling encounter leaves him desperate for more, and soon Daniel must make a choice: take a chance on love or walk away forever.

Van jou (A Pound of Flesh, #3)VAN JOU/A MEASURE OF LOVE by Sophie Jackson (#3 a Pound of Flesh)
I’ve read the whole series and the novella’s almost back to back recently and devoured them! I’m so excited to read more of this author. I went to Amsterdam this month to do an Interview with Sophie and was really amazing – you can read the article HERE if you’re interested. If you like contemporary romance, exciting reads with a fast paced writing style, these are definitely books you want to add to the collection!

From award-winning fanfic phenomenon Sophie Jackson, the third novel in the sexy and emotionally intense blockbuster A Pound of Flesh series.

Life in New York for ex-con Riley Moore is pretty damn good, until a call from his mother shatters the calm: his father has suffered his second heart attack in two years and is in a critical condition. Leaving everything behind, Riley flies home to Michigan for the first time in five years to support his mother and do his best to make amends with his father. He also tries not to think about Lexie Pierce, the only girl he ever truly cared about, and who broke his heart.

When they inevitably meet, memories of their love make Riley yearn to reconnect, despite the pain they both suffered. Though she’s wary, and has a secret she’s hidden from him for five years, Lexie has little willpower when it comes to Riley and she agrees. Besides, after all that has gone before, she owes it to both of them to find out if they can love each other again.

Can they both overcome their sorrow and secrets and finally share their life together?

A powerful new voice in modern romance, Sophie Jackson has crafted a passionate love story with unforgettable characters that will stay with you long after you’ve turned the last page.

VOGELVRIJ/SPELLSLINGER by Sebastien de Castell (#1 Spellslinger)
I got an e-arc of the Dutch edition a couple of months ago so I could write a review before the release, since I was participating in the Dutch blogtour. I loved this book so much! It was a really great first book of a new series and I really hope it’ll become a popular series over here in the Netherlands as well. I’m really looking forward to read the next book! The Dutch publisher printed a really beautiful hardcover edition of this book and when I received the printed edition this month I was really surprised, because the book was accompanied with a beautiful bookmark and a signed card by the author, so awesome! For the blog-tour I wrote a ‘5 REASONS WHY YOU SHOULD READ THIS BOOK’ article, which you can read HERE if you’re interested!

There are three things that earn you a man’s name among the Jan’Tep. The first is to demonstrate the strength to defend your family. The second is to prove you can perform the high magic that defines our people. The third is surviving your fourteenth year. I was a few weeks shy of my birthday when I learned that I wouldn’t be doing any of those things.

Magic is a con game.

Kellen is moments away from facing his first mage’s duel and the start of four trials that will make him a spellcaster. There’s just one problem: his magic is gone. As his sixteenth birthday approaches, Kellen falls back on his cunning in a bid to avoid total disgrace. But when a daring stranger arrives in town, she challenges Kellen to take a different path. Ferius Parfax is one of the mysterious Argosi – a traveller who lives by her wits and the three decks of cards she carries. She’s difficult and unpredictable, but she may be Kellen’s only hope…

TOWER OF DAWN by Sarah J. Maas (#6 Throne of Glass)
This month the 6th book in the TOG series FINALLY arrived. Not just one, but three copies were sent this way hehehe. I received the UK paperback with the YA chronicles box I ordered a couple of months ago, I got the Barnes & Noble special edition which included notes Sarah write while writing the book and I got the ‘normal’ US hardcover via a Dutch webshop bol.com so I could read the book right after it’s release since the B&N special edition and the YA chronicles box would arrive later. This book is EPIC EPIC EPIC and hands down one of the best books Sarah has written so far. It’s so awesome she keeps surprising me when it’s a 6th installment in a series. She’s such an amazing writer!! I don’t think – well, actually I KNOW FOR SURE – I’ll ever get enough of Sarah’s writing and this world in particular. What was supposed to be a novel, turned out in a full length novel that’s really important for the whole series and the last book in particular, that’s due to release next year. I’m already so heartbroken that we’re looking forward to receive the last book in this wonderful series. I hope, especially after reading this book, she’s going to write a lot of spin-off books of this series haha. You can read my mini review on this book over HERE.

EVEN THE DARKEST STARS by Heather Fawcett 
This was one of my other September pre-orders. The synopsis sounded so extremely good and I was in love with the cover. I NEEDED to have and read this book. I received it right after it’s release and started reading it soon after that. I finished the book with giving it a 3/3,5 star rating. There were a lot of really really awesome elements in this book and the settings were absolutely amaaazing as well. There were also some things I really doubted as well, so hence my rating. The way the book ended.. leaving me with lots of questions, makes me looking forward to read the sequel. I need answers and I’m very curious to see if the author writes this series in a well built way, if the sequel is going to be better in regards to the things I thought lacking in this book. Anyway, I would recommend reading the book and see how you feel about it yourself!!

Kamzin has always dreamed of becoming one of the Emperor’s royal explorers, the elite climbers tasked with mapping the wintry, mountainous Empire and spying on its enemies. She knows she could be the best in the world, if only someone would give her a chance.

But everything changes when the mysterious and eccentric River Shara, the greatest explorer ever known, arrives in her village and demands to hire Kamzin—not her older sister Lusha, as everyone had expected—for his next expedition. This is Kamzin’s chance to prove herself—even though River’s mission to retrieve a rare talisman for the emperor means climbing Raksha, the tallest and deadliest mountain in the Aryas. Then Lusha sets off on her own mission to Raksha with a rival explorer who is determined to best River, and Kamzin must decide what’s most important to her: protecting her sister from the countless perils of the climb or beating her to the summit.

The challenges of climbing Raksha are unlike anything Kamzin expected—or prepared for—with avalanches, ice chasms, ghosts, and even worse at every turn. And as dark secrets are revealed, Kamzin must unravel the truth of their mission and of her companions—while surviving the deadliest climb she has ever faced.

DRIFT by Amy Murray
The author gifted me with a signed paperback, a sweet card and a beautiful bookmark earlier this month, so awesome sgbhadfbdhfjbghjdfg!! I’m currently reading the book and I like it so much. It has so many awesome elements I love in a book and it’s so exciting and intriguing to read. So you’ll definitely be seeing a review of this book soon!

I’m not crazy. My mother may have died with everyone believing she was insane, but I refuse to accept that as my fate. Even if I am recalling memories about a life I never lived. A life that includes the mysterious James—a guy I’ve only just met, but feel as if I’ve known all my life. The memories are coming hard and fast, and I’m falling down a rabbit hole with consequences that far exceed anything I could have ever imagined. And now, someone is trying to kill me.

Someone from my past who knows about my visions and is looking for something he believes I took from him. All I have to do is figure out how these memories relate to the present and maybe I’ll survive to live another day.

Maybe…

Zin (Q-serie, #1)ZIN by Jackie van Laren (#1 Q series)
I came across this book for a nice price and it’s a book I’ve wanted to read anyway in the future so I decided I couldn’t leave it behind in the store haha. This is the first book in a romance trilogy.

In Zin, het eerste deel in de driedelige Q-serie van Jackie van Laren, gaat Nina de Wit een maand lang werken voor de wereldberoemde, schathemelrijke trance-dj en producer Wessel Quist, bijgenaamd Q. Hij is een vreselijk aantrekkelijke player met een absurd drukke agenda en hij heeft een personal assistent nodig. Nina is grootgebracht door vrijgevochten kunstzinnige hippie-ouders en ze wil niets liever dan zich ontworstelen aan dat verleden. Een baan, een huis en een man zijn haar ideaal. Q, ongenaakbaar, ongrijpbaar, voortgedreven door een geheim uit zijn verleden, is precies het soort man dat ze niet zoekt. Maar daar trekt Q zich niets van aan…

Zin is deel een van een heerlijk romantische en vrolijke trilogie over een Hollandse Grote Liefde in de internationale wereld van de dance. Voor lezers van onder andere Jennifer Probst.

Fractures in Ink (Clipped Wings, #3)FRACTURED IN INK by Helena Hunting (#3 Clipped Wings)
I’ve read Clipped Wings after I received it this month and liked it so much that I couldn’t wait to buy book 2 and three – and the first book of the Pucked series by this author since it has a crossover with Clipped wings. Book two is unfortunately still on it’s way so I haven’t been able to read on with the series yet. This third book is about two characters who are side-characters in the first two books. But since I don’t want to get spoiled about book 2 – and the mention of something from this book in book 3 is an option – I just patiently wait until book 2 arrives and read that one first before reading this book about the other characters. But I’m really looking forward because the characters in this book were such a joy to read about too in the first book with them being side-characters.

Sometimes the things we shouldn’t want become exactly what we need…

Waitressing at a seedy strip club isn’t ideal, but it pays Sarah Adamson’s tuition. Her goal is to finish her master’s program and get a job that doesn’t involve tight skirts and groping hands. She doesn’t need distractions. Especially not the one that comes in the form of a hot-as-sin tattoo artist who works across the street from her apartment.

Kicked out at sixteen, and a high school dropout, Chris Zelter is familiar with wanting things he can’t have. His fractured life has never been easy. As the product of someone else’s bad decisions, he knows exactly what happens when the wrong person controls your marionette strings. Now an accomplished tattoo artist in a renowned studio in Chicago, Chris has it together.

Mostly.

Apart from his infatuation with Sarah. She’s way out of his league, and Chris knows it.
But he’s willing to be her bad decision. At least for now.

BIRTHDAY HAUL
– for book synopsis’s and more information about the books
and who I got them from; you can read the birthday haul article!
Click on the picture below and you’ll be redirected to the article –  

E-BOOKS
– Aside from buying a couple of new e-books,
I was also gifted with some really awesome books by publishers and authors this month;
THANK YOU SO MUCH!
I’m having a hard time choosing what to read first,
because there’s so much I want to start with right away.
If I could have a superpower it would definitely be; reading multiple books at once. –

And technically speaking I shouldn’t put this item in here since it’s a BOOK haul and the item I want to show isn’t a book, but I just HAD TO SHARE this with you. My hubby surprised me with this stunning Hogwarts bag he ordered from Large.nl. I’m IN LOVE. I mean, I already have too much bags some would say – me, never! – but I just love bags haha. Especially fandom-related ones. And this is hands down one of the most beautiful fandom-related bags I’ve come across so far. It’s so beautiful!! Can’t wait to take this baby out into the wild with me.

September was a really good month for me, damn. Feel damn lucky I got to add all this awesomeness to my collections!
What’s your favorite book/item you bought this month? Love to hear!

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      Oeh je maakt me nog nieuwsgierig haha! Hoop dat ik er snel aan toe kom. Momenteel liggen er echter ZOVEEL boeken op mijn tbr stapel die ik het liefst allemaal NU ga lezen, dat ik geen idee heb wanneer ik aan welk boek meer toe kom tegenwoordig, zucht haha.
      melissasbookworld onlangs geplaatst…| WRAP UP | September 2017My Profile

  1. OMG, ik ga jouw bookhauls gewoon echt als excuus gebruiken wanneer iemand me zegt dat ik (te) veel boeken heb/koop. –> Nee hoor, Melissa doet dat veel beter als ik 🙂

    Past er een boek in je nieuwe handtas? Dat is bij mij echt een vereiste vooraleer ik tas aanschaf.
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