| Bookhaul | Books I received from my hubby this Christmas

Aside from Funko’s and Mugs, which I showed you earlier today, my husband also bought me a couple of books over at the Bookdepository *squeeeeel* He also bought me several other stuff, which I’ll show you guys tomorrow. I’ve been stealing glances towards the presents underneath the tree for weeks and on December 25th it was finally time to unwrap everything and the books he bought me – they came from a wishlist I made earlier for him in November – are so awesome! He bought me almost every single book from the list I made him, he’s crazy haha.

Are you curious to see which books I got to add to the collection aside from the Books I showed you earlier this week that I got from other family members? Read on!

Luciën surprised me with these new books and I’m so happy with them:

– a Thousand Pieces of You by Claudia Gray (Firebird, Book 1)
– the Glass Spare by Lauren DeStefano (the Glass Spare, Book 1)
– the Last Sacrifice by James A. Moore (the Tides of War, Book 1)
– Goddess of the Sea by P.C. Cast (Goddess Summoning, Book 1)
– the Brave Line by Kate Stewart
– the Sword of Summer by Rick Riordan (MC and the Gods of Asgard, Book 1)
– My Lady Jane by Cynthia Hand, Brodi Ashton and Jodi Meadows (the Lady Janies, Book 1)

I’ve been wanting to start reading the Goddess Summoning series for a couple of years now and I even got the e-books, but I have never gotten around to start reading them because most of the time when I’m reading digital books it’s often e-arcs I’m reading for reviewing. And since I was so extremely excited about this series, I decided I’d rather wanted to read them in printed edition so I put the first book in the series on the wishlist and I got it this Christmas, yay! 

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On the night of her twenty-fifth birthday, alone in her apartment, Air Force Sergeant Christine Canady wished for one thing: a little magic in her life. After drinking way too much champagne, she performed, of all crazy things, a goddess-summoning ritual, hoping that it would somehow make her life a little less ordinary…but she never believed the spell would actually work.

When her military plane crashes into the ocean, CC’s mission overseas takes an unexpected turn. She awakens to find herself in a legendary time and place where magic rules the land—occupying the body of the mythic mermaid Undine. But there is danger in the waters and the goddess Gaea turns this modern, military gal into a beautiful damsel so that she can seek shelter on land.

CC is soon rescued (literally) by a knight in shining armor. She should be falling in love with this dream-come-true, but instead, she aches for the sea and Dylan, the sexy merman who has stolen her heart.

I came across the Last Sacrifice by James A. Moore by accident last month I guess? And the synopsis sounded so awesome so I decided to put it on my wishlist! This first book in the Tides of War series looks really promising! 

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Since time began, the Grakhul – immortal servants of the gods – have taken human sacrifices to keep the world in balance and the gods appeased. When they choose the family of warrior Brogan McTyre, everything changes.

Brogan begins the toughest battle of his life to free his family from their terrible fate. But when you challenge the gods, you challenge the very fabric of society. Declared an outcast, Brogan and his kin are hunted like criminals – but nothing will stand in his way.

I’ve been wanting to read a Lauren DeStefano book for years now, but I still haven’t gotten around to start reading the Chemical Garden trilogy. Coming across this book months ago and reading the synopsis made me instantly want to add the book to my collection and read it. It sounds really awesome and I can’t wait to start reading it, hopefully soon!

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A banished princess.
A deadly curse.
A kingdom at war.

Wil Heidle, the only daughter of the king of the world’s wealthiest nation, has grown up in the shadows. Kept hidden from the world in order to serve as a spy for her father—whose obsession with building his empire is causing a war—Wil wants nothing more than to explore the world beyond her kingdom if only her father would give her the chance.

Until one night Wil is attacked, and she discovers a dangerous secret. Her touch turns people into gemstone. At first, Wil is horrified—but as she tests its limits, she’s drawn more and more to the strange and volatile ability. When it leads to tragedy, Wil is forced to face the destructive power within her and finally leave her home to seek the truth and a cure.

But finding the key to her redemption puts her in the path of a cursed prince who has his own ideas for what to do with her power.

With a world on the brink of war and a power of ultimate destruction, can Wil find a way to help the kingdom that’s turned its back on her, or will she betray her past and her family forever?

Ever since I’ve read Defy the Stars by this author I’ve been dying to read more of her work because Defy the Stars has become one of my all-time favorites. So a Thousand Pieces of You went on the wishlist, and of course, the cover isn’t ugly either isn’t it? lol. This is again a sci-fi read and the good thing is; this trilogy is already completed so if I end up loving this book, I can buy the rest and finish it back to back, yay! I’m so excited for this one!

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Cloud Atlas meets Orphan Black in this epic dimension-bending trilogy by New York Times bestselling author Claudia Gray about a girl who must chase her father’s killer through multiple dimensions.

Marguerite Caine’s physicist parents are known for their groundbreaking achievements. Their most astonishing invention, called the Firebird, allows users to jump into multiple universes—and promises to revolutionize science forever. But then Marguerite’s father is murdered, and the killer—her parent’s handsome, enigmatic assistant Paul— escapes into another dimension before the law can touch him.

Marguerite refuses to let the man who destroyed her family goes free. So she races after Paul through different universes, always leaping into another version of herself. But she also meets alternate versions of the people she knows—including Paul, whose life entangles with hers in increasingly familiar ways. Before long she begins to question Paul’s guilt—as well as her own heart. And soon she discovers the truth behind her father’s death is far more sinister than she expected.

A Thousand Pieces of You explores an amazingly intricate multi-universe where fate is unavoidable, the truth elusive, and love the greatest mystery of all.

So, I’ve read the Percy Jackson books when I was younger and I really liked them. Still have to read the Heroes of Olympus series, the Kane Chronicles and the Trials of Apollo – I love Greek mythology so I’m definitely planning on reading these books – but I was even more curious about the Magnus Chase books because they revolve around Nordic mythology and I’ve been wanting to read about that specifically, since there aren’t that many books about – there are more coming though, they’re becoming more popular, yay. I was very very happy to find this book, the first in the Magnus Chase trilogy, underneath the Christmas Tree. It’s such a beautiful hardcover edition and I can’t wait to read it!

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Magnus Chase has always been a troubled kid. Since his mother’s mysterious death, he’s lived alone on the streets of Boston, surviving by his wits, keeping one step ahead of the police and the truant officers.

One day, he’s tracked down by a man he’s never met—a man his mother claimed was dangerous. The man tells him an impossible secret: Magnus is the son of a Norse god.

The Viking myths are true. The gods of Asgard are preparing for war. Trolls, giants and worse monsters are stirring for doomsday. To prevent Ragnarok, Magnus must search the Nine Worlds for a weapon that has been lost for thousands of years.

When an attack by fire giants forces him to choose between his own safety and the lives of hundreds of innocents, Magnus makes a fatal decision.

Sometimes, the only way to start a new life is to die . . .

I’ve had my eyes on this book even months before it’s release and never got around to buy it and I’m really happy Luciën bought it. Normally I’m a bit skittish about books being co-written with more than 2 authors, but I’ve been reading so many good things about it, that I just really want to find out for myself what I’ll think of it!

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Edward (long live the king) is the King of England. He’s also dying, which is inconvenient, as he’s only sixteen and he’d much rather be planning for his first kiss than considering who will inherit his crown…

Jane (reads too many books) is Edward’s cousin, and far more interested in books than romance. Unfortunately for Jane, Edward has arranged to marry her off to secure the line of succession. And there’s something a little odd about her intended…

Gifford (call him G) is a horse. That is, he’s an Eðian (eth-y-un, for the uninitiated). Every day at dawn he becomes a noble chestnut steed—but then he wakes at dusk with a mouthful of hay. It’s all very undignified.

The plot thickens as Edward, Jane, and G are drawn into a dangerous conspiracy. With the fate of the kingdom at stake, our heroes will have to engage in some conspiring of their own. But can they pull off their plan before it’s off with their heads?

And last but not least: the Brave Line by Kate Stewart. I came across this book a couple of months ago and the synopsis sounds soooo good and I definitely can’t wait to read this contemporary romance. I’ve read great things about it and it sounds like my kind of book so I really hope it’ll live up to my expectations

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She is a five foot seven long list of things he can’t have.

He is a determined cop, desperate to keep his heart sealed behind his badge.

Michelle is a survivor. With a fresh perspective on life, she trades her tragic past in California for the coastal waters of Charleston. Fueled by a new career as a dispatcher, she’s determined not to let her scars weigh her down. She apologizes for nothing, especially her insatiable need for a certain police officer.

Rowdy is a newly minted sergeant dedicated to his job, but the life of a Charleston police officer has never been more dangerous. With his need to take order of a city spiraling out of control, the last thing he wants is an entanglement with a mouthy dispatcher. But, there’s just one problem. He can’t get enough of her.

As the heat rises between the unlikely pair, so does the tension.

Three months of summer was all it took to shake their foundations, rattle their walls, and bring them crashing down.
It was lust.
It was love.
It was real.
And it would have been perfect . . . if it wasn’t already over.

Note to reader:
This book has several elements and explores topics that some may consider triggers. For mature audiences only. Explicit sex, violence, and language.

So that was the batch of books I received from Luciën, aren’t they pretty?!
There’s still one haul/unboxing article left, that I have to show you guys; the stuff I got aside from books, mugs and Funko’s. That’ll go online tomorrow so stay tuned for that one! I have some really awesome stuff to show you!

have you read any of these books? Love to hear your thoughts!

10 Comments

  1. You’ve got some great books!! I loved A Thousand Pieces of You <3 I am very curious about My Lady Jane, that book sounds really interesting.
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      Ahh I’m really excited about ATPOY, because I loved her other book, Defy the Stars, soooo much. So I think I’ll start soon with this one!

      And I’ve heard great things about my Lady Jane so I’m curious. Saw that the second book is due to release in the nearby future as well.
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  2. I still need to read My lady Jane, another one for my best the backlist challenge. I’ve heard a lot of great things about this book.
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