{Book Haul/Book Mail} July 2017


I hadn’t really expected to do a book haul post this month, but due to a confluence of events including: my complete inability to avoid a bookstore; a truly awesome friend in the book community, and an unexpected surprise I found myself coming out of this month with a fairly substantial book haul. I certainly acquired more new books than I thought I would at the beginning of the month.

Some of the photos below come from my instagram: @bookbastion, while others will get their own glamour shots at a later date. I prefer to take most of my photos early in the day when the light in my house is perfect, so it makes it difficult getting great shots of everything. Make sure to follow me over on instagram to see all of my photos first!

Royal Assassin by Robin Hobb

Earlier this month I read and reviewed the first book in this series, Assassin’s Apprentice, and loved it so much I went right out and bought the next installment. I can’t wait to see where this series goes next, and the ways in which Fitz, the main character grows. This fantasy world is bright and vibrant and there’s still so much to be explored.

Nevernight by Jay Kristoff

Isn’t this cover gorgeous?! I’ve heard such great things about this series, which is about an assassin seeking revenge. Even the plot summary alone makes it sound fantastic. It’s  dark fantasy, which is my favorite type.

The Seven Husband of Evelyn Hugo by Taylor Jenkins Reid

This is the odd-book-out on my bookshelf. It’s so unlike anything else I’ve ever read. Mostly I stick with fantasy, (YA or Adult) and Suspense/Thrillers. This book however, is a fiction novel about the life and times of a fictional Hollywood actress who married 7 separate men over the course of her decades-long and infamous career. I’m reading this book right now and I’m obsessed with it. It’s so different from what I expected, but it’s truly been like finding a diamond in the rough, if the rough is a bookstore and this book the diamond.

Book Mail!

Vicarious by Paula Stokes

I received my first book mail direct from a publisher!! Tor/Forge sent me this book in the mail, and approved me for its sequel on Netgalley. This is a YA Sci-Fi/Action story with a diverse lead. I’m pretty excited to start the series in a few days and see what I make of it. Thanks again Tor/Forge!

31702742Ferocious by Paula Stokes

The sequel to the book directly above. I was approved for this through Netgalley. This publishes in mid-August, so I’ll have reviews up for both books in the series shortly.



I have to give a shoutout to one of my favorite bloggers in the community, Amy, over at www.novelgossip.com for sending me the next 6 books. She had spare copies lying around and was gracious enough to send them my way. I’m so excited to read these suspense/thrillers soon!

Wolves-in-the-dark-Vis-6Wolves in the Dark by Gunnar Staalesen

Gunnar Staalesen is one of those names that I often see getting acclaim from my friends who primarily read and review suspense and crime novels. It appears that I’ve definitely been missing out by not reading anything by him before now and I’m stoked to get to rectify that soon!

Deadly Game by Matt Johnson

Bring Her Home by David Bell

29437949.jpgBehind Closed Doors by B.A. Paris

tgwwt.jpgThe Girl Who Was Taken by Charlie Donlea

fgFinal Girls by Riley Sager

I have had my eye on this book for weeks now! In all likelihood I’m going to shuffle it to the top of my reading list because it’s calling to me, so keep your eye out for a review of this sometime in the next week or two.

Kindle Deals


 by Brian Jacques

It came to my attention earlier this month that the Redwall books were listed as Kindle Daily Deals. Redwall was one of the first series I ever read back in grade school. My brain has mostly deleted all of the details about them, except for the fact that I remember having enjoyed them at the time. Because they were all so cheap, I couldn’t help myself and snatched up the first 3 books in the series.

So that’s it! Those are all the books I’ve bought or acquired so far this month! Have you read any of these? What did you think of them? Follow me on instagram @bookbastion for future snaps of my books! 




38 thoughts on “{Book Haul/Book Mail} July 2017

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  1. I’m so glad you liked Assassin’s Apprentice! It took awhile to get going for me, but I ended up loving it. Royal Assassin is great, but it will tear your heart out and stomp on it. I still haven’t recovered and I read it a couple years ago! Need to finish the trilogy but there are so many feels.

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      1. I’m so curious to hear what you think of Royal Assassin. Maybe I’ll get around to reading Assassin’s Quest soon! I need to finish off the trilogy so badly.

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  2. Yeah, if I see a bookstore and do not go in, something is wrong or the person I’m with won’t let me. 😛

    “Vicarious” and “Ferocious” look like my kind of reads. Also, “Nevernight” looks cool. 😀

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    1. Haha yeah I’m familiar with that! Mr. Bastion lets me take a peek in bookstores every month or so, but he always puts a time-limit on how much time I spend in there because if he didn’t I’d come out with a cart full of books instead of just a handful. XD

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    1. Thanks! I have the strangest reading habits, I swear. XD Most bloggers pick a genre and stick with it. I think I swap genres between every book. I’ve just started Redwall and am liking it so far. Feels like fantasy-lite for kids, and I love the way characters accents in dialogue read.

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    1. They’re an epic fantasy series, about magic and assassinations, obviously. I just read the first book which was a very slow burn, but beautifully written and strangely compelling. I knew I’d want to continue the series before I’d even finished it just to see how things tie up.

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  3. So many thrillers! The only one of the bunch that I’ve read is The Girl Who Was Taken and it’s the book that started my obsession with thrillers this year. I hope that you enjoy it!

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