My first ever book haul!

Hey guys! I am back and as you can see from the title I am back with a book haul. I shouldn’t keep buying books because technically I’m on a book ban, but I always fall into temptation. These are the 12 books I shouldn’t have gotten, but did anyway. Let’s start with the one I got on Kindle.

I LOVE Kindle deals I always get like 6 books for the price of a hardcover. The next three books I got in a Kindle deal each for $1.99

    • Illuminae by Amie Kaufman and Jay Kristoff.



Here’s the synopsis:

This morning, Kady thought breaking up with Ezra was the hardest thing she’d have to do. This afternoon, her planet was invaded.

The year is 2575, and two rival megacorporations are at war over a planet that’s little more than an ice-covered speck at the edge of the universe. Too bad nobody thought to warn the people living on it. With enemy fire raining down on them, Kady and Ezra—who are barely even talking to each other—are forced to fight their way onto an evacuating fleet, with an enemy warship in hot pursuit.

But their problems are just getting started. A deadly plague has broken out and is mutating, with terrifying results; the fleet’s AI, which should be protecting them, may 


actually be their enemy; and nobody in charge will say what’s really going on. As Kady hacks into a tangled web of data to find the truth, it’s clear only one person can help her bring it all to light: the ex-boyfriend she swore she’d never speak to again.

I’ve heard this book is told through interviews, emails, documents and so on. So I am intrigued by how difficult it will make it to follow the stories, but I guess not much since everyone I know that has read this book has loved it. 

Gemina by Amie Kaufman and Jay Kristoff

This is book two of the Iluminae files series which is why I am not posting a synopsis. I am not spoiling myself.

  • Shatter Me by Tahereh Mafi

This book has been on my TBR since 2014, but I never got around to buying it even though people kept telling me to get it. Maybe it was because I wasn’t dying for it, but when Kindle offers the book for $1.99 how can you say no? I have high hope because of the recommendations I’ve gotten so let’s see.

Here’s the synopsis:

Juliette hasn’t touched anyone in exactly 264 days.

The last time she did, it was an accident, but The Reestablishment locked her up for murder. No one knows why Juliette’s touch is fatal. As long as she doesn’t hurt anyone 


else, no one really cares. The world is too busy crumbling to pieces to pay attention to a 17-year-old girl. Diseases are destroying the population, food is hard to find, birds don’t fly anymore, and the clouds are the wrong color.

The Reestablishment said their way was the only way to fix things, so they threw Juliette in a cell. Now so many people are dead that the survivors are whispering war – and The Reestablishment has changed its mind. Maybe Juliette is more than a tortured soul stuffed into a poisonous body. Maybe she’s exactly what they need right now.

Juliette has to make a choice: Be a weapon. Or be a warrior.


            Those are the three I got in a Kindle deal for $1.99 this next book was not in a Kindle deal, but was also $1.99 and it’s

4) Our Lady of the Night by Mayra Santos Febres

This book is originally in Spanish, but they didn’t have it on the Kindle and I’ve been avoiding buying on paper, PLUS it was a lot cheaper in Kindle. I haven’t heard of anyone who has read this book, but I know she is a famous Puerto Rican writer and I know she is good. How do I know this without reading her book? Well, she’s my professor and she’s a bit crazy, but good at what she does. She was explaining to us the different patterns they have when it comes to writing and when she was mentioning Historical Fiction she talked to us about this book. I loved what she was saying so I needed to get it.


Here’s the synopsis:

  Born into poverty and then abandoned by her mother, Isabel “La Negra” Luberza blossoms into a supremely sensual young woman. Obsessed with attaining aristocratic status—armed with incredible physical presence, indomitable ambition, and keen intelligence—she meets Fernando Fornarís, the man who will forever change her life. With a parcel of land given to her by her rich, white married lover, Isabel transforms herself into a hard-edged and merciless businesswoman—abandoning her own newborn son to become Puerto Rico’s most feared and respected madam, a collector of society’s secrets, a queen of the notorious brothel that emerges as the island’s true political and economic heart.

Those are all the books I got in Kindle. Now I did say I was avoiding buying books that aren’t digital, but I failed. I failed 8 times to be specific. To make this post shorter, let’s talk about the ones I got used which are

The Selection series by Kiera Cass

I got the 5 book of the selection series, which is basically almost the complete series except it doesn’t include the novellas. This is a series I had already read, except the last one, so since I’m getting rid of a bunch of books I let myself get these. THERE IS A REASON WHY! I love this series and it’s one of my favorite series, plus I really want to reread it.

Here’s the synopsis for the first one:


For thirty-five girls, the Selection is the chance of a lifetime. The opportunity to escape the life laid out for them since birth. To be swept up in a world of glittering gowns and priceless jewels. To live in a palace and compete for the heart of gorgeous Prince Maxon.

But for America Singer, being Selected is a nightmare. It means turning her back on her secret love with Aspen, who is a caste below her. Leaving her home to enter a fierce competition for a crown she doesn’t want. Living in a palace that is constantly threatened by violent rebel attacks.

Then America meets Prince Maxon. Gradually, she starts to question all the plans she’s made for herself—and realizes that the life she’s always dreamed of may not compare to a future she never imagined.

Now these three are my latest sin. These are books I wanted and couldn’t hold myself. Let’s start with

Artemis by Andy Weir

I saw this book at a bookstore and I wanted to get it so badly, but it was Christmas season so I needed that money to buy Christmas gifts. But that same day my best friend Amalia gave me two books as a Christmas present, so I knew that it was probably a good idea not to get. Well a month later I saw this book at Costco and well like a good daughter, I begged my dad to get it for me.Yes, I am a 21 years old woman who is not ashamed in asking her dad to buy her a book. Judge me all you want. Anyway, so my dad got it for me and now it’s on my never ending TBR list.

Here’s the synopsis:

Jazz Bashara is a criminal.34928122.jpg

Well, sort of. Life on Artemis, the first and only city on the moon, is tough if you’re not a rich tourist or an eccentric billionaire. So smuggling in the occasional harmless bit of contraband barely counts, right? Not when you’ve got debts to pay and your job as a porter barely covers the rent.

Everything changes when Jazz sees the chance to commit the perfect crime, with a reward too lucrative to turn down. But pulling off the impossible is just the start of her problems, as she learns that she’s stepped square into a conspiracy for control of Artemis itself—and that now, her only chance at survival lies in a gambit even riskier than the first.


Now these last two books I fell in love with the covers and then fell in love with the synopsis and those are: 

Everless by Sara Holland and Reign of the Fallen by Sarah Glenn Marsh.

These books appeared in my life and I couldn’t get them out of my head. I heard great things about both so I’m excited to read them.

Synopsis for Everless:32320661.jpg

In the kingdom of Sempera, time is currency—extracted from blood, bound to iron, and consumed to add time to one’s own lifespan. The rich aristocracy, like the Gerlings, tax the poor to the hilt, extending their own lives by centuries.

No one resents the Gerlings more than Jules Ember. A decade ago, she and her father were servants at Everless, the Gerlings’ palatial estate, until a fateful accident forced them to flee in the dead of night. When Jules discovers that her father is dying, she knows that she must return to Everless to earn more time for him before she loses him forever.

But going back to Everless brings more danger—and temptation—than Jules could have ever imagined. Soon she’s caught in a tangle of violent secrets and finds her heart torn between two people she thought she’d never see again. Her decisions have the power to change her fate—and the fate of time itself.


Synopsis for Reign of the Fallen:

29906017.jpgOdessa is one of Karthia’s master necromancers, catering to the kingdom’s ruling Dead. Whenever a noble dies, it’s Odessa’s job to raise them by retrieving their souls from a dreamy and dangerous shadow world called the Deadlands. But there is a cost to being raised–the Dead must remain shrouded, or risk transforming into zombie-like monsters known as Shades. If even a hint of flesh is exposed, the grotesque transformation will begin.

A dramatic uptick in Shade attacks raises suspicions and fears among Odessa’s necromancer community. Soon a crushing loss of one of their own reveals a disturbing conspiracy: someone is intentionally creating Shades by tearing shrouds from the Dead–and training them to attack. Odessa is faced with a terrifying question: What if her necromancer’s magic is the weapon that brings Karthia to its knees?

Those were the 12 books I shouldn’t have gotten, but still did. What have been some of the books that you got while on a book ban?


8 thoughts on “My first ever book haul!

      1. My wallet and I have a love/hate relationship when it comes to books. We’ve learned to work with each other and also I shop mostly at used bookstores/privately owned which are cheaper and I can get more bang for my buck.

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      2. Bless you. I can’t do Kindle. I try but I struggle. I need to feel the touch of paper. I do read stories online though, Wattpad and things like that but I struggle on those sometimes as well.

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      3. I love kindle books. Getting a kindle has definitely been my best decision ever. I have my time though. There’s time I only read on paper and I neglect my kindle and then there’s time all I read is on kindle. It’s usually the second one.

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  1. I LOVE the Illuminae trilogy. If you ever get the chance, get the audiobooks! They are like a movie for your ears. A whole cast and special sound effects, you won’t get bored.
    Also, never will judge you, because I’m 22 years old and I still give my dad the puppy eyes when a book in Cotsco is interesting. Interesting book haul. 🙂


    1. I was wondering how an audiobook would work and now reading this I really want them. Good to know that I’m not the one ❤


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