Book Haul: October 2022

I have a feeling I will be doing book hauls more often from now on. My worry with doing them monthly is I don’t want to seem like I’m either bragging about being able to afford new books or seem like I buy too many books. Neither is true because any book you see me buy on my Kindle will only be 99p as I almost exclusively only buy sale books. I’m aware I’m being silly. I will start just posting about my new books from now. 

The Heartstopper Yearbook by Alice Oseman  

It was my birthday almost exactly a week ago today and my boyfriend surprised me with The Heartstopper Yearbook. I mean I’m not completely surprised that he got me it because I haven’t shut up about it since it was announced.

I’m yet to actually sit down and look through the whole thing as I’ve had a very difficult past week, but I have quickly looked at a few pages. 

You all know how much I love Hearstopper so I won’t bore you by gushing about it yet again. I’m so excited to find out more about its history. 

Synopsis: The full-colour Heartstopper Yearbook is packed full of exclusive content from the Heartstopper universe – including never-before-seen illustrations, an exclusive mini-comic, a look back at Alice’s Heartstopper artwork over the years, character profiles, trivia, and insights into her creative process – all narrated by a cartoon version of Alice herself.

By the winner of the YA Book Prize, Heartstopper is about love, friendship, loyalty and mental illness. It encompasses all the small stories of Nick and Charlie’s lives that together make up something larger, which speaks to all of us.

Tweet Cute by Emma Lord

After saying I wanted to read this book over two years ago I now finally own it. Thank you to the Kindle monthly deals. 

I’m super into contemporary romances at the moment but I know I don’t have time for it at the moment. However, I feel like it will be a great January book, don’t ask why. It makes sense in my head. 

Synopsis: Meet Pepper, swim team captain, chronic overachiever, and all-around perfectionist. Her family may be falling apart, but their massive fast-food chain is booming ― mainly thanks to Pepper, who is barely managing to juggle real life while secretly running Big League Burger’s massive Twitter account.

Enter Jack, class clown and constant thorn in Pepper’s side. When he isn’t trying to duck out of his obscenely popular twin’s shadow, he’s busy working in his family’s deli. His relationship with the business that holds his future might be love/hate, but when Big League Burger steals his grandma’s iconic grilled cheese recipe, he’ll do whatever it takes to take them down, one tweet at a time.

All’s fair in love and cheese ― that is, until Pepper and Jack’s spat turns into a viral Twitter war. Little do they know, while they’re publicly duking it out with snarky memes and retweet battles, they’re also falling for each other in real life ― on an anonymous chat app Jack built.

As their relationship deepens and their online shenanigans escalate ― people on the internet are shipping them?? ― their battle gets more and more personal, until even these two rivals can’t ignore they were destined for the most unexpected, awkward, all-the-feels romance that neither of them expected.

How the King of Elfhame Learned to Hate Stories by Holly Black

I’ve wanted this for so long but I can never find it anywhere. My heart has always been set on having a physical copy of this because The Cruel Prince is one of my favourite series of all time. I cannot wait to have more Cardan in my life.

Synopsis: Once upon a time, there was a boy with a wicked tongue.

Before he was a cruel prince or a wicked king, he was a faerie child with a heart of stone. Revealing a deeper look into the dramatic life of Elfhame’s enigmatic high king, Cardan, his tale includes delicious details of life before The Cruel Prince, an adventure beyond The Queen of Nothing, and familiar moments from The Folk of the Air trilogy, told wholly from Cardan’s perspective.

This new installment in the Folk of the Air series is a return to the heart-racing romance, danger, humor, and drama that enchanted readers everywhere. Each chapter is paired with lavish and luminous full-color art, making this the perfect collector’s item to be enjoyed by both new audiences and old.

Hex Appeal by Kate Johnson 

This looks witchy and it’s the month of Halloween so of course, I had to buy it. Although in hindsight I don’t have any time to read books that aren’t festive ARCs so I don’t know when I’ll get around to reading this. 

Synopsis: It’s just a bunch of hocus pocus…

Essie Winterscale lives in a huge and ever-changing house in the village of Good Winter, in deepest, darkest Essex. She lives with various witches of various ages, one of whom is still a bit salty about having been burned at the stake in 1635, one who keeps accidentally casting fertility spells, and one who knits things that create the future.

All Essie ever wanted was to have a normal life but in the end she found herself drawn back to Beldam House because she just can’t stop her witchiness (although the ability to instantly chill wine is pretty awesome, even she has to admit).

Into this coven of chaos stumbles gorgeous, clueless Josh, their new landlord – and he’s just discovered his tenants haven’t paid rent since the 1700s! As Josh is drawn further into the lives of the inhabitants of Beldam House, Essie is determined to keep him at broomstick’s length. That is, until a family secret, lying hidden for centuries, puts Josh firmly under her spell…

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