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July 19, 2014

June and Mid July Epic Haul

Hello fellow readers! Finally another book haul! We haven't done one in a while (6 weeks) so this is going to contain a massive amount of books! We are now officially on a book buying ban because we bought too many books in June (even though they were cheap). We need to read more books on our bookshelves before we can buy any more books.. hehe.. let's see how long that lasts. There are 64 books in this haul. *hides away* For my book hauls, I'm following the format of Carina @ Carina Books because they seem to be the most informative plus I like seeing the covers of all the books.

Review Books
Hexed was pretty good. Gave it 3.5/5 stars. It was sent by Random House Canada. Review Here. I am currently int he middle of One Plus One (Thanks Penguin Canada!) and I'm really enjoying it! Next books were all sent by Random House Canada. Farah loved Toxic Heart and totally recommends this dystopian series by Theo Lawrence. Review Here. We were also sent two copies of We Were Liars. I already read it and loved it. Review Here. I've already read Longbourn and Reckoning (which was sent by Raincoast) and did a joint review here. The Jewel, Don't Touch, Rites of Passage, and The Death of Us all came from Harper Collins Canada and I am SO excited for each one!! Blazed was an unsolicited copy from Simon & Schuster Canada.

Sinner… oh Sinner. How I loved you. This was a perfect book and you can know why in my review here. I already read Some Boys, thanks Raincoast!, but I was a bit disappointed by it. I'm so excited for The Art of Getting Stared At! It sounds so deep and emotional! Thanks Penguin Canada. #Scandal was SO SO good. It was an unsolicited copy from Simon & Schuster Canada but I DEVOURED it the second I got it. My 5 star review is here. Then and Always was sent by Penguin Canada and it is a chick lit standalone, I enjoyed it. Here is my review. Midnight Thief was sent from HBG Canada and I already read it. Review here. Ugly Love by Colleen Hoover was sent by Simon & Schuster Canada. Already read it and it was pretty good. 4 stars. Chasing Before is another unsolicited copy from Simon & Schuster Canada. Lastly, Breathe, Annie, Breathe was sent to me by the author herself and it is signed *happy dance*. I already read it and LOVED it. Review here. 

NON REVIEW BOOKS (95% form Bookoutlet)
AH! We bought SO many books we've been wanting for ages. I got Me Before You because I need more adult contemporary in my life and this has raving reviews. Golden, In Honor (Review here), and Reunited are all contemporary road trip books I've wanted even before they came out. Since You've Been Gone is a book I won and I'm so excited to read it. Farah's review is hereRuin and Rising.. do you even need to ask? Live Through This is a book I read an excerpt of from a blog before it was released and I've wanted it ever since! For Darkness Shows the Stars is a book I wanted to buy ever since a booktuber read it and loved it. Two copies of The Distance Between Us because one of them is slightly damaged. Farah had to buy the movie cover of The Fault in Our Stars because we don't own a single copy and we both love the movie cover edition. My review can be found here.

If You Find Me is a book Farah wanted ever since Judith @ Paperiot raved about it. Out of Reach is another book Farah wanted to buy ever since the cover and synopsis were revealed. I read Wanderlove as an eARC and I wanted to own it ever since. My review is here. Just Flirt looks like a cute contemporary! Psych Major Syndrome is one of those books I discovered when I started blogging and I wanted it ever since. Because Farah read Mystic City as an eARC and she got a finished copy of Toxic Heart for review, she needed to buy it. Farah's raving review is here. The Sharp Time looks like a short contemporary. My Name is Mina was a total cover buy.. I admit it. Farah already has an ARC of The Ruining but needed a finished copy because she loves it so much. Her rare 5 star review is here. It's a psychological thriller so I NEED to read it soon! Burning Blue sounds SO interesting and a potentially emotional contemporary! 

I needed to buy more chick lit and adult contemporary books so I bought Persuading Annie and Recipe for disaster! I won Dangerous Creatures from Chapters. Another Little Piece is a book I loved when I read it as an eARC (Review here) so Farah wanted to buy a copy. FINALLY I managed to buy Let the Sky Fall! I am dying to read it! Crash is short, and my sister loved it when she read it as an eARC (Review here) so I had to buy it. Jellicoe Road is one of those books that you need to read. The Memory of After. Farah bought it because we received an ARC of the sequel and she liked the synopsis of it. The Karma Club and Where it Began are both contemporaries I want to read for the summer. Speak is a book Farah loved and wanted to own. Origin is the fourth book in the Lux series and I need to read it before Opposition is out. The Farm is the last book in this haul. Farah loves the sound of it and had to buy it. 


  1. This indeed was an epic haul. I hope you love all these books.

    Books of Love

  2. I wasn't the biggest fan of The Jewel, but I really enjoyed Midnight Thief and R & R was AMAZING! Jellicoe Road took me by surprise, I started of a little unsure, but ended up really liking it. :)

  3. Oh wowzers! That's a lot of books for a month and a half! Hope you're both enjoying the haul!

    My STS will be up tomorrow, so be sure to stop by then!

    Have a GREAT day!

    Old Follower :)

  4. Whoa--- that is a lot of books. Hope you enjoy them all. Jellicoe Road is one of those books that's confusing and you just have to keep reading until things make sense. And then it's amazing!!
    Jen @ YA Romantics

  5. This is an awesome haul! I've always been curious about Theo Lawrence's dystopian series; I will have to add it to my to-read! I've read We Were Liars too and really appreciated the writing style- I want to check out more of E.Lockhart's books now! Jewel is a book that has an amazing cover but I don't know much about it so I look forward to hearing your thoughts.

    Of the next picture, I've heard a lot about Scandal. I think the one I'm most excited about from that batch is Midnight Thief, because I've yet to read it but really want to.

    I read and reviewed Since You've Been Gone. It was really good but I think the hype got to me so I was a little disappointed. Ruin and Rising is a series conclusion I haven't yet gotten around to so it's still on my TBR. For Darkness Shows the Stars is one I really want to read because everyone says how awesome it is.

    I got Dangerous Creatures- I didn't like Beautiful Creatures very much because I wasn't the biggest fan of Lena and Ethan's characters, but Ridley has a good narration from the first chapter I read and I'm looking forward to it. I've got Let the Sky Fall and Jellicoe Road as well- my friend adores Jellicoe Road and I can't wait to read it.

    So, amazing haul and there are lots of awesome books! Hope you enjoy!

  6. Ohhh :D Thank you for including me, hih. <3 Love that you did what I do, hih. As I too love seeing the covers of all the books :D So pretty. <3 And omg. You guys got so many awesome books :D Pfff. Book buying ban. Should never happen, lol :D Buying books is the beeeest. <3 Though I seriously need to stop, as I cannot afford to, and I am almost out of room.. sobs. Anyway. I do think We Were Liars look pretty good :D But oh. The Jewel. I was excited about it. Then I read a bad review, and I'm not sure I will like it at all :( Grrr. Ruin and Rising. <3 Such a gorgeous book :D And omg. You both need to read If You Find Me! It is an amazing book. So good. :) JELLICOE ROAD. I need to re-read it. Damn that perfect book, lol. <3 So many awesome books. Happy reading you guys :D <3

  7. HELLO.The Jewel, Midnight thief, Ruin and rising, the distance between us, IF YOU FIND ME and The farm were the books that caught my eyes right away. I can't wait to read The Jewel. I LOVE LOVE If you find me and The farm was pretty good as well.

    Happy reading!

  8. Where do I start?? You've got some amazing books but as soon as I saw Jellicoe Road I started jumping up and down. Oh boy, how much I love that book. I'm so glad you got it too and if I were closer we could take our copies to picnic but yeah. Anyhow you've got some amazing arcs and I cannot wait to see what you think of The Jewel and Rites of Passage as I enjoyed both. ALSO Ruin and Rising!! :D Yeah. Amazing haul :)

  9. BOOKS BOOKS.......AND MORE BOOKS! Wow, this is making my eyes sparkle with the sight of these books! Oh my gosh, you have Ugly Love?!?! So jealous! I hope you enjoy The Distance Between Us because it is amazeballs! I hope to start on Siege and Stormsoon so I can start with Ruin and Rising, this trilogy is seriously compelling :D I always see We Were Liars around the blogging community and everyone keeps freaking out about the ending :o I better buy my own copy soon too! I hope you enjoy all these books ♥

  10. What a massive haul! So cool. I have a few of these: Out of Reach (I liked the story), Burning Blue, Since You've Been Gone, Crash, and The Farm. Hope you enjoy whatever you read next :)

    Happy Sunday!

    Shane @ Itching for Books

  11. My stomach is doing flipflops with how long it would take me to read all of those books. There are definitely a few I need to pick up soon, some I loved, and others I'd hand to my contemporary reader friends. Great haul!

    Thanks for visiting my haul.

  12. Oh wow, you have so many books here. I've read some and loved them, and they all look so good. Enjoy them all!! :)

    Thanks for visiting my StS!

  13. Wow Juhina and Farah this is an amazing haul, that I don't even know where to begin!!! There are so many books on here that you've both read and loved, which I am completely excited about as I have copies to get through myself such as Breathe, Annie, Breathe and Some Boys! But there are a few books that I've been meaning to read for a while, and I'm glad to see that I'm not the only one who hasn't read them such as Psych Major Syndrome and If You Find Me! And I completely understand about going on a book buying ban, I really need to read most of the books that I've bought before I buy anymore, I hope you enjoy all your pretties! :)

  14. OMG AMAZING HAUL! This is too much awesomeness in one post. Jellicoe Road is one of my all-time favorites so I'm glad you loved it as well. I see that you haven't read Me Before You and it's a fantastic and emotional read so I hope you'll like it. One Plus One, We Were Liars, Ugly Love, Origin... I had to resist myself from reaching out to the monitor. LOL Happy reading!

  15. Whoa, that is definitely an epic haul!!! So many good ones, I don't even know where to begin. Enjoy.