May Book Haul

Hello Bookworms! a part of me wanted to believe I could abstain from buying or collecting books in any shape or form in May… what with BEA/Bookcon right around the corner first week of June SMH. Things didn’t quite pan out that way & May ended up being the month of book mail/approvals every other day. This isn’t the norm around these parts haha! but nonetheless I rolled with it & also finally purged my shelves of some books to make space for new stories…

The Poppy War | CIRCE | A Court Of Frost and Starlight | FURYBORN | To Kill A Kingdom | Girls’ Night Out

*Both FURYBORN & To Kill A Kingdom were 5 star reads, so happy to have them on my shelves! Girls’ Night Out is the only physical arc I received in May, super excited for this one since the thriller/suspense bug has finally bitten me 🙂

The Hating Game | The Astonishing Color Of After | Filthy Gods | OPAL | Ramona Blue

*Here’s where I started justifying my purchases smh…I have physical copies of Astonishing Color & Hating Game but I just couldn’t resist a good Kindle deal ($1.99) & said why not?!?  

No words…well maybe a few 😂 I can honestly say I’m excited over each & every one of these titles. I’ve already rated Bruja Born 5 EPIC stars!!! Scream All Night is not a book I’d gravitate towards cause spooky and I don’t mix. However, the publisher reached out after reading my review of The Dangerous Art Of Blending In & sold me on this book! Both What If It’s  Us & Blanca Y Roja are on my HIGHLY anticipated list. Adam Silvera & Anna-Marie McLemore are two of my FAVORITE YA authors, ANYTHING they write is a MUST read for this Bookworm! 💜


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Sprayed edges is almost always a win for me but Onyx & Ivory is one of those book I’ve really been looking forward to. This box was a slam dunk! from the beautiful book sleeve to the practical lip scrub I had heart eyes while unboxing 😍 the art print is STUNNING & I’m already using the page flags 💜 my least favorite item is perhaps the tea once again 🤷🏻‍♀️😂


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I hope you’re all having a wonderful day while squeezing in a good read or two along the way! 💜 if you’ve read any of the books I’ve posted here & think I should boost up on my TBR, drop a comment down below 💜


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35 thoughts on “May Book Haul”

    1. I can’t wait to see your birthday haul! 💜 and yes having both physical and digital has gotten me out of quite a few jams when I’m ill. Thanks Danielle! ☺️💕


      1. I will definitely let you know, I ended up with one too many arcs that overlap in dyes and will be sitting down soon to come up with a plan of attack 😂


  1. I haven’t read any of Julie Kagawa’s books but everyone seems to really enjoy her other series. I should probably look into those soon then, haha! Also, extremely jealous that you got Scream All Night and The Disasters! Those two are on my most anticipated list for this year! I got an ARC of Pride too at BookCon and am pretty excited to pick it up closer to its release date. Gimme all of the retellings! 😉

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    1. That’s what I said! I still would like to read her Iron Fey Series? Think that’s what it’s called 🤷🏻‍♀️😂 but yea 🤦🏻‍♀️ Scream All Night and The Disasters is up on Edelweiss which is where I got my copies 😉 & YASSSS to all the retellings! Haha! Happy reading Larkin! I’ll be blog hopping later this afternoon and owe you a visit to catch up ☺️💕

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      1. Yeah, I think that’s what it’s called! I don’t know, I just know that I feel like loser for having not read her books yet, hahaha!… Ohhh, good to know! I’ll have to go check them out there then. 😉


  2. Oh wow you’ve got some amazing books in this haul Lilly! I can’t wait to see what you think of Circe, which is in the running for my favourite book of the year, and What If It’s Us and Blanca and Roja, which are two of my most anticipated releases for this year. I hope you love them all. 🙂
    Also wasn’t the Fairy Loot box this month amazing?! I’ll admit I wasn’t big on the tea either (I always end up giving them to my dad) but I loved all the other items and I can’t wait to get started on Onyx and Ivory as well.
    Great post, and happy reading too! 🙂 ❤️

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    1. Thank you Beth! ❤ chances are I'll also end up loving Circe, my book radar has declared it lol! I'm excited for all of the titles you mentioned, especially Adam & Becky's new book. Fairyloot blew me away this month, I love getting books I haven't read via arc form and Onyx & Ivory is one of the titles I've been really looking forward to 🙂
      Happy Reading! ❤ ❤ ❤

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      1. That’s all right, and yeah I’m sure you will too. 🙂
        I’ve discovered some amazing books I may not have picked up otherwise thanks to Fairyloot, and I can’t wait to see June’s box now. 😀 ❤


  3. Epic haul, Lilly! I need to get hardcover copies of all of the books you got hardcovers of too (but I’m on a book buying ban again hahaha). Also, I LOVED The Astonishing Color of After (but I think I told you that already). I’m finally reading Bruja Born and am loving it so far! Aaaaand I look forward to reading What If It’s Us, Pride, and Shadow of the Fox and discussing them with you 😀 ❤

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    1. Thank you Flavia! ❤ ❤ ❤ I NEED to get on a book buying ban asap! smh haha! Can't wait to read Astonishing Color Of After, I just know I'm going to love it 🙂 eeeeK! can't wait to talk all the bookish things, so many great titles are hitting the shelves this Fall I honestly don't even know where to start lol! Happy reading! ❤ ❤ < 3

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      1. Hahaha I totally understand! ❤ ❤ ❤ And I hope that you’ll love that book! Also yeah this Fall will ruin me! My reading schedule is already planned out hahaha. Happy reading to you too! ❤ ❤ ❤


    1. Hey Lauren! thank you <3! It's not my genre & yet I'm hella intrigued and glad the publicist reached out cause otherwise I might not have given it a chance. I have a good feeling about this one so *fingers crossed* Happy reading! ❤ ❤ ❤

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  4. Nice book haul! I need Furyborn and To Kill A Kingdom! They are both so damn pretty and need to be on my shelves, haha. I got the e-book for To Kill A Kingdom from my library, so hopefully I’ll be able to read it ASAP and then buy the book if I love it….which I have a feeling I will. I was so debating on getting The Astonishing Color of After when I seen it on e-book deal, but didn’t because I own it already LOL. Same with The Hating Game. HAHA. I feel like I’ll get to them faster if I had them on e-book though, to be honest.


    1. Thank you! 💜 oh goodness FURYBORN is still on my mind it was sooooo good! Haha! I hope you enjoy TKAK it was so dark and everything I wanted! Haven’t read Astonishing yet but I couldn’t pas son that deal cause I just know I’m gonna love it ☺️ same here! I read books much faster, no worries I relate 100%! 🙌🏼

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