Black Friday Book Haul

Prepare yourself for another long Book Haul. BookOutlet was having a 30% off sale for Black Friday and I couldn’t help myself and bought 21. I pretty much just went on my Goodreads account and went to my “want to read” shelf and searched for them on BookOutlet and if they had it, I would add the book to my cart.

Delirium Series

November Book Haul

This series has been on my want to read shelf since March 2012 and I still need the first book in the series which means I  won’t be getting to these just yet. Pandemonium, Requiem and delirium stories are part of the Delirium series. This series is about a dystopian society where love is said to be a disease and you are cured from ever experiencing love. By curing love you will now be safe and happy

The Sisters’ Fate by Jessica SpotswoodNovember Book Haul

This is the third book in The Cahill Witch Chronicles which is about three sisters who are witches. I already have the first two even though I haven’t read them yet I figured I might as well pick this up while it was on BookOutlet for a good price.

Dream On by Kerstin Gier


Dream on is the second book in the Silver Trilogy and I have the first one but I also haven’t read it. I do plan on reading it sometime after I have read The Ruby Red Trilogy. This one I am a little unsure what it is about. All I know is it might be similar to Alice in Wonderland.

Morning Star by Pierce Brown

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Yet another book in a series that I have yet to start, this one is the third book in the Red Rising Trilogy and to be honest I have no idea what it is about other than it is a Science Fiction Fantasy.

The Mime Order by Samantha Shannon

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The Mime Order is the second book in the Bone Season Series. This series is going to be 7 books and only two have come out so far, so I am a little hesitant to start it since it won’t be finished for a few years.

The Beginning of Everything by Robyn Schneider

Black Friday Book Haul, November Book Haul

I picked this one because it is described as a heart-wrenching story about the expectations people have for us. Which kind of reminded me of Every You Never Told Me by Celeste Ng. Which I quite enjoyed. Hoping I like this one just as much.

The Beginning of Everything follows the story of Ezra Faulkner who is a popular jock at his school and after a tragic event he loses his athletic abilities and close friends. He then begins hanging out with the school misfits and he falls for the new girl Cassidy Thorpe. Just when things are starting to look up for him, tragedy strikes again.

Thirteen Reasons Why by Jay Asher

Black Friday Book Haul, November Book Haul

This book has always caught my eye while browsing at Chapeters but always held back purchasing it because mainly I don’t like to pay full price for books. Which did end up working out in my favour because I found this signed hardback copy for a great price on BookOutlet.

World Without End by Ken Follett

Black Friday Book Haul, November Book Haul

World Without End is the follow up to Pillars of the Earth, which surprise, surprise I have not read yet. This one is a stand alone sequel but takes place in the same city of Knightsbridge and two centuries have passed but the Cathedral and priory is still at the centre of the story as it is in Pillars of the Earth.

The Siege Winter by Ariana Franklin and Samantha Norman

Black Friday Book Haul, November Book Haul

I meant to get this on my last order and somehow missed adding it to my cart. I like Ariana Franklin’s previous book I read and this one is written with her daughter. I am interested to see if their writing style is similar. Maybe next time I am looking for a historical mystery book to read I will pick this one up.

Lily of the Nile by Stephanie Dray

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Historical Fiction set during Cleopatra reign is another favorite time period to read about. Although, Lily of the Nile is actually about Cleopatra’s Daughter, Selene and takes place after the death of Cleopatra.

The Venetian Bargain by Marina FioratoBlack Friday Book Haul, November Book Haul

1576, the bubonic plague has infected Venice and the doge commissions Andrea Palladio to build a church, so that it can be an offering to God and then Venice will be saved. The only thing that stands in the way of the church being completed is Palladio has become infected with the plague. Annibale Carson, the best doctor in Venice has been appointed to Andrea Palladio. Palladio meets Freya, a young harem doctor who has fled from the Turkish Sultan. Together, Freya and Annibale use their skills to keep Palladio alive.

The Daughter of Sienna by Marina Fiorato

Black Friday Book Haul, November Book Haul

This one sounds really intriguing and the synopsis is very vague but I will try my best to explain. Pia Tolomei who has been recently betrothed to someone she does not want to marry him. She even prays for his death during this horse racing event he is a part of. During this event Pia meets a man dressed in rivals colours and is pulled in to a web of intrigue and passion.

These two books by Marina Fiorato have me confused if these are books are considered young adult because the font size is big and the characters are both young characters. I guess I will find out when I pick them up and see if they read like young adult or adult fiction.

Days of Splendor, Days of Sorrow by Juliet Grey

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This is the second book in the Marie Antoinette trilogy by Juliet Grey. I did look on BookOutlet to see if they had the first one, Becoming Marie Antoinette, sadly they did not. That is okay I am sure eventually  I will get my hands on a copy.

This book follows the life of Marie when she first becomes Queen of France, how her marriage is to King Louis XVI and the beginning of the revolution. I love reading about Marie Antoinette and I feel like this will be a great series to read about her life.

The Russian Concubine by Kate Furnivall

Black Friday Book Haul, November Book Haul

I read Kate Furnivall’s The Jewel of St. Petersburg and did like it enough that I wanted to read more of her works why I added them to my Goodreads wants. For some reason I just didn’t come across her books again and never thought about it till now. This is her debut novel and is set in 1920’s  war-torn China where Lydia Ivanova  and her mother have been exiled from Russia. They live in the white only section of Junchow but Lydia sneaks out to meet Chan An lo. They risk everything to be together but they love each other and gladly take the risk.

Russian Winter by Daphne Kalotay

Black Friday Book Haul, November Book Haul

I don’t even remember adding this to my Goodreads want to read list but I am glad that I did because Russian Winter sounds like it will be a great read. Nina Revskaya a former ballet star, wanting to forget her past sells her jewelry collection and moves to Boston. After, burying her past for half her life, two people come digging up her past and slowly unravel the secrets behind her jewelry collection. At least that’s the gist of what it is about.

The Last Time I Saw Paris by Lynn Sheene


I have this book on my Goodreads want to read list sine it first came out in May 2011 and now 5 years later I finally own and hopefully won’t sit on my shelf for too long unread. My copy unfortunately has an ugly sticker on the front that won’t easily come off. I will probably end up spending to much time trying to take it off and it will just end up looking worse.

The Last Time I Saw Paris is a historical romance following Manhattan Socialite, Claire Harris, as she moves to France during the German Occupation and ends up joining the French Resistance and meets and falls in love with a British guy named Thomas Grey.

At the Water’s Edge by Sara Gruen

Black Friday Book Haul, November Book Haul

I picked this one because I recognized the authors name and even though I haven’t read anything by her yet  I do have high hopes that I will like her writing.

At the Water’s Edge is about Maddie and Ellis Hyde as they move to Scotland to hunt for the Loch Ness monster in hopes that this will return them to the good graces of Ellis father who has cut them off financially for embarrassing him at a public event. While Maddie’s husband hunts for the monster she is left on her own and begins the path to self discovery

The Lost Crown by Sarah Miller

Black Friday Book Haul, November Book Haul

The Lost Crown is a Young Adult historical fiction and it is told from the perspectives of four sisters Olga, Tatiana, Maria and Anastasia. These are the daughters of Tsar Nicholas II and recounts the final days of Imperial Russia.

Little Women by Louisa May AlcottBlack Friday Book Haul, November Book Haul

Little Women is one of my Favourite Classics and I do already own a copy but I don’t have it with me as it is in storage and I would love to reread it in December. It is a perfect time to read during December because it is a beautiful story about family love and there are life lessons through out the book. I l adore the March family and Jo is my absolute favourite of the sister. I just love it and recommend it to all.

Thanks for making it through the end of this post and I hope you enjoyed reading about the books I had to share today.


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