Autumn Book Haul

Hello everyone! I hope you are all doing well. I like to do seasonal book hauls since I stopped buying so many books….that was a joke for this season because I HAVE WAY TOO MANY BOOKS!!!!!! Many of these books are included in other hauls (special events, birthday, and unboxing) which I will have links to at the bottom! Let’s get started!

Physical Copies:


  • Labyrinth Lost (Brooklyn Brujas #1) by Zoraida Cordova is a YA Fantasy/Paranormal:
    Alex is a bruja, the most powerful witch in a generation…and she hates magic. At her Deathday celebration, Alex performs a spell to rid herself of her power. But it backfires. Her whole family vanishes into thin air, leaving her alone with Nova, a brujo boy she can’t trust. A boy whose intentions are as dark as the strange markings on his skin.
    The only way to get her family back is to travel with Nova to Los Lagos, a land in-between, as dark as Limbo and as strange as Wonderland…
  • Flawed (Flawed #1) by Cecelia Ahern is a YA Dystopian: Celestine North lives a perfect life. She’s a model daughter and sister, she’s well-liked by her classmates and teachers, and she’s dating the impossibly charming Art Crevan.
    But then Celestine encounters a situation where she makes an instinctive decision. She breaks a rule and now faces life-changing repercussions. She could be imprisoned. She could be branded. She could be found flawed.
  • Monstress Vol. 1: Awakening by Majorie M. Liu is a Steampunk Graphic Novel:
    Set in an alternate world of art deco beauty and steampunk horror, Monstress tells the epic story of Maika Halfwolf, a teenage survivors of a cataclysmic war between humans and their hated enemies, the Arcanics. In the face of oppression and terrible danger, Maika is both hunter and hunted, searching for answers about her mysterious past as those who seek to use her remain just one step behind…and all the while, the monster within begins to awaken… 


  • The Novice (Summoner #1) by Taran Matharu is a YA Fantasy: 
    When blacksmith apprentice Fletcher discovers that he has the ability to summon demons from another world, he travels to Adept Military Academy. There the gifted are trained in the art of summoning. Fletcher is put through grueling training as a battlemage to fight in the Hominum Empire’s war against orcs. He must tread carefully while training alongside children of powerful nobles. The power hungry, those seeking alliances, and the fear of betrayal surround him. Fletcher finds himself caught in the middle of powerful forces, with only his demon Ignatius for help.
    As the pieces on the board maneuver for supremacy, Fletcher must decide where his loyalties lie. The fate of an empire is in his hands. The Novice is the first in a trilogy about Fletcher, his demon Ignatius, and the war against the Orcs.
  • The Bane Chronicles by Cassandra Clare, Sarah Rees Brennan and Maureen Johnson is a Mortal Instruments book (might as well make it a genre): 
    Short stories of Magnus Bane in one book


  • A Gathering of Shadows (Shades of Magic #2) by V.E. Schwab is Fantasy:
    I’m purposely going to avoid a synopsis on this one because I have yet to read the first book which is A Darker Shade of Magic.
  • Made You Up by Francesca Zappia is a YA Contemporary: 
    Alex fights a daily battle to figure out the difference between reality and delusion. Armed with a take-no-prisoners attitude, her camera, a Magic 8-Ball, and her only ally (her little sister), Alex wages a war against her schizophrenia, determined to stay sane long enough to get into college. She’s pretty optimistic about her chances until classes begin, and she runs into Miles. Didn’t she imagine him? Before she knows it, Alex is making friends, going to parties, falling in love, and experiencing all the usual rites of passage for teenagers. But Alex is used to being crazy. She’s not prepared for normal.
  • Liesl & Po by Lauren Oliver is a Middle Grade Paranormal/Fantasy:
    Liesl lives in a tiny attic bedroom, locked away by her cruel stepmother. Her only friends are the shadows and the mice,until one night a ghost appears from the darkness. It is Po, who comes from the Other Side. Both Liesl and Po are lonely, but together they are less alone. That same night, an alchemist’s apprentice, Will, bungles an important delivery. He accidentally switches a box containing the most powerful magic in the world with one containing something decidedly less remarkable. 
    Will’s mistake has tremendous consequences for Liesl and Po, and it draws the three of them together on an extraordinary journey.



  • Memories by Lang Leav:
    Best-selling poet Lang Leav presents a gorgeous hardcover gift book featuring the best of Lullabies and Love & Misadventure plus thirty-five new poems for fans to discover, along with original color illustrations by the author.
  • Born to Love, Cursed to Feel by Samantha King:
    Born to Love, Cursed to Feel is about love—the good, the bad, and the confusing. It touches on morals and how when emotions are involved it’s not as black and white. The poetry is frequently written in a narrative manner that evocatively pulls you in and makes you feel. This book is about falling in love, bad decisions, and ultimately growth. The essence of it all is to show that no matter how far one falls all the mistakes don’t have to be what defines them.
  • Envelope Poems by Emily Dickinson:
    These manuscripts on envelopes (recycled by the poet with marked New England thrift) were written with the full powers of her late, most radical period. Intensely alive, these envelope poems are charged with a special poignancy—addressed to no one and everyone at once.


  • The Falconer (The Falconer #1) by Elizabeth May is a YA Fantasy/Steampunk:
    One girl’s nightmare is this girl’s faery tale. The first volume of a trilogy from an exciting new voice in young adult fantasy, this electrifying thriller combines romance and action, steampunk technology and Scottish lore in a deliciously addictive read. (read full synopsis at the link above)
  • The Queen of the Tearling (The Queen of the Tearling #1) by Erika Johansen is Fantasy:
    An untested young princess must claim her throne, learn to become a queen, and combat a malevolent sorceress in an epic battle between light and darkness in this spectacular debut—the first novel in a trilogy.
  • More Happy Than Not by Adam Silvera is a YA LGBTQ Contemporary: 
    In the months after his father’s suicide, it’s been tough for 16-year-old Aaron Soto to find happiness again–but he’s still gunning for it. With the support of his girlfriend Genevieve and his overworked mom, he’s slowly remembering what that might feel like. But grief and the smile-shaped scar on his wrist prevent him from forgetting completely.
    When Genevieve leaves for a couple of weeks, Aaron spends all his time hanging out with this new guy, Thomas. Aaron’s crew notices, and they’re not exactly thrilled. But Aaron can’t deny the happiness Thomas brings or how Thomas makes him feel safe from himself, despite the tensions their friendship is stirring with his girlfriend and friends. Since Aaron can’t stay away from Thomas or turn off his newfound feelings for him, he considers turning to the Leteo Institute’s revolutionary memory-alteration procedure to straighten himself out, even if it means forgetting who he truly is.  Why does happiness have to be so hard?
  • My Lady Jane by Cynthia Hand, Brodi Ashton, and Jodi Meadows is a YA Historical Fiction:
    The comical, fantastical, romantical, (not) entirely true story of Lady Jane Grey. In My Lady Jane, coauthors Cynthia Hand, Brodi Ashton, and Jodi Meadows have created a one-of-a-kind fantasy in the tradition of The Princess Bride, featuring a reluctant king, an even more reluctant queen, a noble steed, and only a passing resemblance to actual history—because sometimes history needs a little help.
    At sixteen, Lady Jane Grey is about to be married off to a stranger and caught up in a conspiracy to rob her cousin, King Edward, of his throne. But those trifling problems aren’t for Jane to worry about. Jane is about to become the Queen of England.
  • Paper Princess (The Royals #1) by Erin Watt is a New Adult Romance:
    From strip clubs and truck stops to southern coast mansions and prep schools, one girl tries to stay true to herself.
    These Royals will ruin you..
    Ella Harper is a survivor—a pragmatic optimist. She’s spent her whole life moving from town to town with her flighty mother, struggling to make ends meet and believing that someday she’ll climb out of the gutter. After her mother’s death, Ella is truly alone. Until Callum Royal appears, plucking Ella out of poverty and tossing her into his posh mansion among his five sons who all hate her. Each Royal boy is more magnetic than the last, but none as captivating as Reed Royal, the boy who is determined to send her back to the slums she came from.
    Reed doesn’t want her. He says she doesn’t belong with the Royals. He might be right. Wealth. Excess. Deception. It’s like nothing Ella has ever experienced, and if she’s going to survive her time in the Royal palace, she’ll need to learn to issue her own Royal decrees.
  • Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll

For my other hauls, click each banner and it will lead you to the page =)





Have you read any of these books? Let me know your thoughts!! I would love to chat!

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49 thoughts on “Autumn Book Haul

  1. Really great haul! I loved what you got. There are many books I want to read. I also liked to read The Bane Chronicles. I liked him from The Infernal Devices. Do you have a place for them in your bookshelf? hehe..

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  2. Yay! you remembered to include the e-books LOL! I’m still eyeing The Novice for my next haul, it has received so much positive feedback. Looking back, the Fall season was EPIC for books. December is looking hopeful in the sense that I think I shall give my pockets a break with the exception of epic ebook deals lol.

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    • Lol girl!! I made a to do list and let me tell you what happened…So I write my to do list and add Autumn Book Haul, I walk to the kitchen and then I’m like “shit the ebooks” ran back to my room and added ebooks because I definitely would’ve forgotten lmao! The Novice has such amazing reviews but I think I want to marathon it some time next year. I think these next few months are going to be low for me in the book area…I don’t even want books for Christmas so that alone says a lot lol!

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  3. Love what you did with the photos there and the leaves! Very pretty 🙂
    I have The Queen of the Tearling sitting on my shelf waiting to be read for ages now… have heard good and bad things… but I stopped accepting review requests so I can start reading all the books I have hoarded over the past 6 months or so… and there are many! 😀
    happy reading!

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    • Thank you!!
      I have the paperback version of The Queen of the Tearling but the font is so small *cries* which is why I got the ebook deal lol. I heard mixed things as well but I also heard that it gets better so I’m hoping for the best. I hope you get to your books!! They need some love haha. Happy Reading to you as well sweets ❤

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      • I have the paperback as well, the one with the whitish cover… haven’t checked the font though.. bummer… I better get my glasses cleaned and polished before reading it! 😀 ha…

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      • ooh.. a red cover sounds good… I better check it out… cos the cover I have isn’t that pretty, the black one already is way nicer…
        Yeah, I wear glasses all the time actually but reading time is business time which is when they get cleaned… and I read so much i’m surprised the glass itself hasn’t eroded with all the rubbing! 😀 😀 😀

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  4. Your pics are so beautiful.My book photos are never that creative/artistic.I haven’t read any of these books but I have Flawed in my December TBR.I hope you enjoy all your books.Happy reading and have a wonderful month.

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  5. Wow this is an amazing haul Gretchen. Although I had to go back and double check the title because for a moment I thought this was just the haul for this month alone!
    I loved the Shades of Magic series (I have actually brought the series from the US as well just so I can get those covers as well, that’s how much I love this series) and I really hope you enjoy both books. Are you waiting for the third book to come out before starting?
    I also have The Novice on my shelves waiting for me to pick it up, and the second book in that series as well. Maybe that should be on my to-read list for December! 😀
    Great haul! 🙂 I’m a little jealous of all the amazing books you’ve gotten. 🙂

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    • Thank you so much Beth!!! I am waiting for the third book to come out so I can start Shades of Magic trilogy. I’m so excited to read it!
      I also would like to marathon Novice but I heard there’s another book coming out soon so hmmmmm I have to check that out.
      Don’t be jealous!!! As long as we’re reading books =)

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      • That’s all right, and yeah having read book one and book two and currently enduring the wait for book three I’d highly recommending waiting for A Conjuring of Light to be released before starting this series.
        In that case maybe I should wait for that book before starting, I’m never good with cliffhangers!
        Ha, yeah, as long as we have some books. Seeing other people’s hauls always makes me want to go out and buy all the books though, and I’m trying very hard to be good this month, at least up until Christmas anyways! 😀

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      • Lol I hope you get books for Christmas!!!
        Hauls have the same power over me though. I just want to buy them all!!!! But so many books and so little time *cries*
        I hate cliffhangers!!! Ugh I can’t deal with them

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  6. Love your blog Gretchen! The colors, set up and style are great. So, as someone who sticks to pretty set genres of mystery/thriller and contemporary/chick-lit, I thought I might try something new like fantasy or paranormal in the new year. If you had to recommend 1 or 2 books that I should read to get outside of my comfort genre what would you recommend?

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    • That’s so great to hear cause alllllll i see are AMAZING reviews!! I’m waiting for the right moment to read this book. Maybe after a heavy read or a pick me upper. Thanks for reading and commenting ❤


  7. So many books! I recently bought Labyrinth Lost and My Lady Jane myself. I’ve heard a lot of great things about both and I hope we both end up enjoying them. Also, I hope you enjoy The Bane Chronicles. I’ve only read part of it myself but what I did read I loved. 😊

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