Christmas Book Haul

Hiya ya’ll,

How’s your day been? I’m excited because I am writing this about an hour before I have to get ready for an ABBA-themed night out and I cannot wait because I adore ABBA!!! So I am currently listening to the ABBA Gold album whilst writing this.
But anyway, I know its been over a month since Christmas, and I did plan to have this up sooner but I just kept pushing it back and back and now we’re in February so if I don’t do it now I won’t ever get round to it.
As I said in many of my Christmas Tags I don’t tend to get books for Christmas (I did get a couple this year though), instead I tend to get an IOU One Book Shopping Trip from my parents so this is the haul of what I got on that trip.

1. The Complete Maze Runner Series by James Dashner

This was what my little brother got me as a Christmas present and I love it! He knows me well. I have wanted to read this but I just haven’t ever gotten to it, just like most books I mention on this blog XD.
When the lift cranks open, the only thing Thomas remembers is his first name. But he’s not alone – an army of boys welcomes him to the Glade, an encampment at the centre of a terrible maze. The Gladers have no idea why they’re there, or what’s happened to the world outside. All they know is that every morning when the walls slide back, they will risk everything to find out.

2. Paper Princess (Royals #1) by Erin Watt

This was the book that was very very kindly sent to me by one of my best friends: Allie aka the hufflepuffnerdette (who’s blog you need to check out) I have heard of Erin Watt but I’ve never read any of her writing so yay!
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.

3. Bookshop Girl by Chloe Coles

I saw this during my shopping trip and loved the sound of it, so I grabbed it!
Bennett’s Bookshop has always been a haven for sixteen-year-old Paige Turner. It’s a place where she can escape from her sleepy hometown, hang out with her best friend, Holly, and also earn some money.
But, like so many bookshops, Bennett’s has become a ‘casualty of the high street’ – it’s strapped for cash and going to be torn down. Paige is determined to save it but mobilising a small town like Greysworth is no mean feat.
Time is ticking – but that’s not the only problem Paige has. How is she going to fend off the attractions of beautiful fellow artist, Blaine? And, more importantly, will his anarchist ways make or break her bookshop campaign?

4. Stung (Struck #2) by Joss Stirling

As you know I loved the first one in the series (review HERE) and because this is so late to be put out I have actually read this and I adored it just as much as the first and have a full review HERE.
Sixteen-year-old Kate has a talent for disappearing. Framed for murder, and hunted by a violent gang, she’s running for her life . . .
Nathan is the young recruit tasked with finding Kate before her enemies track her down. He’s determined to stay detached no matter what. 
But when Nathan and Kate’s paths collide, neither is prepared for the electricity that sparks between them. As the net tightens, can they trust each other long enough to stay alive? Or will their next kiss be their last?

5. Angel Dares (Benedict-Savant #5) by Joss Stirling

I love Joss Stirling’s writing and I saw this and grabbed it because it sounded interesting. Now I just need to by it’s predecessors so I can start the series XD.
Angel is impulsive. Disguising her savant ability to control water doesn’t come easily to her. Then she meets the broodingly handsome Marcus at a music festival where they’re both performing, and finds herself all at sea. For when he sings, her soul answers with its own music. Like the tide, their mutual attraction cannot be held back, but Marcus’s mistrust of Angel’s gift is even stronger. How can they ever be together if Marcus is unable to accept who Angel is or what they could mean to each other? And with the net closing in on the Savant community it’s time for everyone to choose a side. A stunning new novel from the best-selling author of the Savants series: Finding Sky, Stealing Phoenix, Seeking Crystal and Misty Falls .

6. Halo (Halo #1) by Alexandra Adornetto

This was also another random grab. The Cover looked gorgeous and the blurb intrigued.
An angel is sent to Earth on a mission.
But falling in love is not part of the plan.

Three angels – Gabriel, the warrior; Ivy, the healer; and Bethany, the youngest and most human – are sent by Heaven to bring good to a world falling under the influence of darkness. They work hard to conceal their luminous glow, superhuman powers, and, most dangerous of all, their wings, all the while avoiding all human attachments. Then Bethany meets Xavier Woods, and neither of them is able to resist the attraction between them. Gabriel and Ivy do everything in their power to intervene, but the bond between Xavier and Bethany seems too strong.
The angel’s mission is urgent, and dark forces are threatening. Will love ruin Bethany or save her?

Don’t they all sound just amazing!!! They all have gorgeous covers too which is a bonus! Do you guys want a bookshelf tour soon?
Anyway, have a great week! I am off to be a Dancing Queen!!

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