Pre-Order Book Haul

Hello lovelies. I recently got some discouraging news and so naturally in order to perk my spirits back up, I decided to treat myself to a pre-order (mini) shopping spree! I pre-ordered a total of three books (and flat out bought one other one), while also starting a decent sized wish list on Book Depository. I have been looking at some most anticipated 2018 release posts recently, and now I am a bit saddened that I forgot a few really big ones, however, I am pretty proud of cutting myself off at four books.

 

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Gunslinger Girl by Lyndsay Ely (Goodreads)

I have been looking forward to this book for so long! This is the only book in this mini haul that is already out, so I got it right away. I am really glad I got the hardcover version as well, just because I love the cover so much. This has been on my TBR for quite some time and is completely different from anything I have ever read. I know I am trying to focus heavily on my backlist this year, but I believe that this one will worm it’s way up near the top of my list.

 

Catwoman: Soulstealer by Sarah J. Maas (Goodreads)

DC Icons #3Expected Release Date: August 7, 2018

I have not read any of the books in this series yet, though I do own both of them. I figured that since the first two books have gotten somewhat decent reviews, and I already own two of them, that I might as well collect the series. I actually plan to read Wonder Woman this month, so I that is something at least. Plus I have to say, again, these covers are just so gorgeous that it will be nice to have them on my shelf. I may need to get a second copy of Wonder Woman since it is the only paperback copy I have in the series, and I like my books to match…

My family has always had a connection with DC heroes. My brother Thomas is a cartoonist. He has been drawing Batman since he was three, and could probably be quoted as an expert at this point. So that fact gives me a little more drive to own (and hopefully enjoy) this series.

 

Escaping from Houdini by Kerri Maniscalco (Goodreads)

Escaping Jack the Ripper #3- Expected Release Date: September 18, 2018

Another series I haven’t even started yet. This book just sounded so very interesting that I had to have it. The first two books in the series have gotten a lot of great reviews too so I am sure that I will enjoy them just as much (though I do not own them as I do DC Icons). As you may know by now, I am a sucker for a good historical fiction, and one featuring Houdini is sure to entertain in the very least.

 

The Wicked Deep by Shea Ernshaw (Goodreads)

Expected Release Date: March 6, 2018

This is my MOST anticipated book of the year. I CANNOT WAIT for this book to come out. I am silently hoping for February to blow by so that  I can finally devour it (also, because I usually hate February). For one, LOOK AT THIS COVER!! Isn’t it stunning? Also, it is described as a cross between Hocus Pocus (the best Halloween movie ever made), Practical Magic (by Alice Hoffman) and the historic Salem Witch Trails. Are you hooked yet? I don’t know what more I can say about this, other than I know for a fact that I will stop whatever I am reading at the moment to open this book up.

I actually have not seen a whole lot of talk or ARC reviews of it yet, so I am a little nervous. The one review I did see though, said it was amazing so at least that is a good sign.

 

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Serious book buying problem + Beautiful book covers = yet another book haul

I am surprised that I made it out with only four books though, to be honest. I know I have said this at the end of my last few book hauls but, I REALLY HOPE this is my LAST one for a while now. I am literally running out of room to store these new books. My boyfriend is going to come home and find me drowning in hardcovers…I work in a library for goodness sake! I can BORROW any of these if I wanted to read them.

Are any of these on your most anticipated releases for 2018? Have you read Gunslinger Girl? TELL ME TO STOP BUYING BOOKS!

16 thoughts on “Pre-Order Book Haul

  1. Sorry to hear that you have had some discouraging news. I hope you are alright.
    Sometimes it’s a very hood thing to just buy stuff in order to take your mind of things. That’s what I always do as well. I have to say that I am running out of space to store things as well lol, but I still end up buying stuff despite that 😂😂
    Hope the books will be good, and please take care😊

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    1. Aw thank you so much! I honestly cannot wait for them to come out! But at the same time, they will be spaced out so it’ll be three random surprises throughout the year 🙂
      Thank you for your concern! I will be fine, just need some readjusting and positive vibes 🙂

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  2. Hope everything is ok!! Hang in there ❤

    Gunslinger girl is on my TBR and its definitely near the top! Hopefully I can get to it sooner rather than later.

    You mentioned you read a lot of "most anticipated 2018 release posts" recently and that you forgot some big ones? Which ones did you forget? When I was browsing "most anticipated 2018 release posts" posts I noticed almost every single one included the Cruel Prince, so when I saw it at Barnes and Noble I was super curious and bought it. I really liked it 🙂

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    1. Thanks for the kind words!

      I was missing American Panda, Meet Cute, Love Hate and other Filters, Still You and a couple others I can’t recall at the moment.. that’s great that you enjoyed Cruel Prince! I am unfamiliar with that author so it hasn’t really been on my radar. I’ll have to look into it though!

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  3. Oooh, you totally reminded me that I need to go buy a few pre-orders myself. I’m totally eyeing Catwoman for a while now, and I feel like I need to get myself a copy (especially since I have all the other DC ones XD Like, it’s an excuse that I need to complete my collection). I got myself a pre-order already for The Wicked Deep (!!!!!), and you totally reminded me about the new Kerri book! I need to get on that. Fantastic haul, and I hope you get those other ones you missed too, soon. 😉 Sometimes you just need the books that are yours and don’t have to go back, lol. Wonderful post! ❤

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