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Another Kindle haul because I can’t stop myself.

Howdy fellow booknerds 🙂

I think it’s about time someone sits me down and gives me an intervention because I just can’t help myself. I see E-books for cheap and I gotta buy ’em. I just gotta.

See this is one of the many reasons I don’t trust myself with a proper bank account yet no matter how much my dad tries to make me get one.

In the past … I don’t even know how long, since my last Kindle Haul I suppose, I have acquired 9 new E-Books and I’m going to talk all about those today 🙂

The Last True Poets of The Sea by Julia Drake.

The Last True Poets of The Sea was a simple case of “ooo pretty cover” and “ooo lastLGBT+ romance” then the next thing I knew I’d bought it and I was regretting my lack of impulse control.

This book follows a girl called Violet. All her life she’s been told her family are very lucky, hence why her great-great grandmother survived a shipwreck and founded the town of Lyric where Violet and her brother Sam return to every summer. When Sam tries to take his own life Violet is shipped back of to Lyric. While she’s there she’s determined to make amends.

Although I’ve barely heard anything about this book prior to buying it, all the reviews I’ve seen are super positive and I’m really looking forward to this.

Dangerous Remedy by Kat Dunn

Listen. I am determined to read a decent amount of 2020 releases. My count is 51925604._SX318_SY475_currently at 4 so I need to get a move on.

This book is a Historical Fantasy novel and once again it has LGBT+ representation. Love to see it.

This book follows a revolutionary’s daughter named Camille who leads a band of outcasts. They cheat death, saving those about to meet a bloody end at the blade of Madame La Guillotine, however their latest rescue is not what it seems.

By my guessing this book takes place during the French Revolution (going off the amount of Guillotine talk) which sounds super cool to me. I really loved that unit when we did it at school and it’s definitely something I want to read more about so I’m excited for this one.

Beyond The Black Door by A.M Strickland

I’ve been dying to read this book for what feels like forever now (although it only 51oqo8fxSOL._SX322_BO1,204,203,200_came out October of last year) but I’m a total cheapskate so it’s not been in my budget. Until now!!!

This book follows a girl called Kamai who is a … dream walker? Soul walker? Some sort of walker. Basically she can travel into other peoples souls. Kamai’s mother has always told her “never open the black door” but of course she didn’t listen and now not only her soul but her entire kingdom is in danger.

That synopsis in and of itself intrigues me but another reason I really want to read this book is because the main character is asexual! Yeah that’s right! An asexual character in a fantasy novel. I am completely ready to DEVOUR this book.

The Vanishing Stair by Maureen Johnson.

Soooo. Possible unpopular opinion here but I was not a huge fan of Truly Devious by vanishMaureen Johnson. I’m holding out hope that this was a blip. Maybe at the time of reading I was feeling or slumpy or stressed with school. Something along those lines.

Basically what I’m trying to say is that I’m willing to give this series another chance so I’m going to re-read Truly Devious and then read The Vanishing Stair. If I’m still not aboard the hype-train then I give in.

If you haven’t heard of this series these books follow a girl called Stevie Bell who attends an elite boarding school where students get to study whatever they want. Stevie is super into true crime, I’m sure she’s binge watched all of Buzzfeed Unsolved, and so she is super invested in the crime that was committed at her school decades ago.

I Was Born For This by Alice Oseman

Again with the second chances and wanting to love something I didn’t before. I read34325090._SY475_ Solitaire last year and I’m sorry but I wasn’t a fan.

Oseman seems like the sweetest person, I follow her on Instagram, I love her Heartstopper series and I am dying to read Loveless so when I saw this for like 2€ so I had to pick it up.

This book is all about a rockband called The Ark and it follows Angel, one of the bands biggest fans, and Jimmy, the bands leading frontman.

I know absolutely nothing else about the plot but I’m excited to read this. I hear it talks a lot about deep topics and has LGBT+ characters so yeah …

The Falling in Love Montage by Ciara Smyth

Another 2020 release but this time one that I’ve actually read (and loved!!!)48118801

The Falling in Love Montage has a whole lot going for it:

1) It’s set in Ireland. I don’t know about you but I love reading about books set in the UK/Ireland but maybe that’s me being nostalgic. 2) A bromance. 3) An f/f romance that makes you all happy inside. 4) Rom-com cliches but with lesbianssss

In a more coherent way this book follows Saoirse who does not believe in true love or soulmates, this is in part due to her mother early onset dementia which she may inherit one day. She doesn’t see the point in getting close to someone when she may one day forget them however all her rules go out the window when she meets Ruby and agrees to a summer romance filled with recreating the classic rom-com moments.

I read this. I loved this. You should go and read it too.

What Kind of Girl by Alyssa B. Sheinmal

There’s a high chance that as soon as I’ve finished writing this post I’m going to start81vCz6ScZIL reading this.

But I also might not because I’m indecisive :))

This book is set at a highschool and I believe the story starts off when the popular boys girlfriend shows up to school with a bruise on her face and claims that her boyfriend hit her. Of course the school is in uproar. Some are demanding his expulsion, others are rallying around him.

Basically this is a look at how society treats women and abuse victims and I don’t know where this is going to go, what’s going to unfold but I have been dying to read this for a long while so I’m happy to have it on hand.

The Flatshare by Beth O’Leary

Sooo apparently my new interest is Adult romance. I don’t know where this new flatfound interest came from but I’m along for the ride.

There wasn’t much rhyme or reason to me deciding to get this besides the fact that I’ve seen a lot of people who’ve read this and the reviews are all really positive, it sounds like the definition of “and they were roommates” and … it cost me approximately 1€.

If I’m going to explore this new genre then I’m going to do it while spending as little money as possible.

This book is about two people, Leon and Tiffeny, who share a one-bedroom flat … and one bed. Leon has the run of the place in the day while Tiffeny is working, and then for the rest of the night it’s all hers while she works. It works. And I’m gonna go out on a limb and say it works so well that a romance blooms.

Kind of Cursed by Stephanie Fournet

And the final book in this haul is another romance novel that I’ve had my eyes on for a while. crsed

Its about a girl called Millie and contraception has never worked for the women in her family, they all end up walking down the aisle with a bun in the oven.

Because of this Millie has sworn of dating and sex for the foreseeable future, especially now that she’s responsible for raising her younger brothers and sisters.But then Millie meets Luc Valencia and resisting becomes a lot harder then it ever has before.

Sign me up for the sibling dynamics. Sign me up for the romace. Just. Sign me up.I have a really good feeling about this one so I hope it doesn’t let me down.


So those are my 9 recent impulse purchases. I’m hoping to get to all of them asap but I know, deep down, that that won’t come true. At least I have options.

If you’ve read any of these books I’d love to know what you thought. Thanks for reading and stay safe!

Elli xx

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