May 2017 Haul

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Okay so I got a lot of books and bookish goodies this month! A fair bit of it was purchased in March or April but didn’t arrive till this month! So I’m going to get straight into it!

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So first I’m starting with 6 books that I got from

All these books are in pretty good condition for second hand books. There is only slight denting on the covers purely from being in bookshelves! Shiver has a slight tear in it, but that is the only real damage to these books. I’m so happy with this purchase! I will be buying from them again in the future! If you use the link above you can receive a 15% off coupon and I may receive discounts if you use it!

So I read Strange the Dreamer prior to buying a copy but because I loved it so damn much and the cover is just so beautiful I just had to get a copy! You can find my spoiler free review HERE!
I also got a copy of Caraval, I actually got the other edition which I can’t find a decent photo of but its the one in my picture above of all the books I bought. And the hardcover I got was the carnival tent.

I bought these two books while I was away!

So Maus is the first ever Graphic Novel I have purchased and am currently reading it!
I have read That Hate U Give already and you can find my spoiler free review HERE!

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These are both books I received as eGalleys. I don’t actually remember if I got these in April or May but as I didn’t do a April Haul,  as I didn’t purchase anything, I’m adding them here.

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Demiguise (Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them), Jack Sparrow (Dead Men Tell No Tales) & Alice Kingsleigh (Alice Through the Looking Glass).


All the bookmarks in the pic are from In A Paper Forest! Also find her on Instagram HERE!

I also received two others bookmarks today from Behind the Pages (they have removed their store from etsy, so I can’t link it) and as I took that pic last night they aren’t in the pic. Pics below of the ones I got! I was kinda annoyed with this product. Well not really the product, more the company. I ordered these on the 24th of April! and they didn’t ship till the 25th of MAY! I received no notification or email saying there would be delayed shipping and on the etsy Shop Note it says ‘All orders take up to 5 business days to dispatch’ which was obviously a complete lie! Also they were packaged by themselves in a plastic sleeve in a bubble wrap shipping bag. And of course they got bent up! There was no message on the actual bag saying ‘do not bend’ so it go bent.. The least they could do it chuck in a piece of cardboard if they are going to use those packing bags so they are less likely to get bent or an ever easier option would be a plain envelope with a note saying ‘do not bend’ as that is how all the other bookmarks I have bought have been packaged and not one of them was damaged! And it would be cheaper for them to buy a pack of bulk envelopes then it would to buy those bubble wrap bags!

Anyway, bit of rant over!



I bought 2 of the 6oz candles from Novel Scents + Co. I got two candles inspired by The Raven Cycle series, Cabeswater & Gansey. Cabeswater smells of Amazon Lily, Rain and Earth & Gansey smells of Green Tea, Lemongrass and Mint. The only thing I don’t like about these candles is that they don’t have the scents on the packaging of the candle, so I keep having to go check the etsy store to see what the scents are. As 3 people have asked what the Gansey one smells like and I can’t remember anything but the mint!

The other candle was from a subscription box, it is made by Kozy Korner Boutique on etsy. You can’t purchase this exact candle on their shop so I’m assuming it was limited to the subscription box only.

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So after I read my eGalley of Flame in the Mist I received a copy in May’s The YA Chronicle Subscription Box. So that was fun, I didn’t love that book, so I would have liked getting a new book instead, but I do think the cover is beautiful, so it’s not too bad.

Well I think that is all I got this month!

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  1. onespeculiar · May 30, 2017

    nice book\ish things >>3

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  2. Melissa Gibbs · May 31, 2017

    Ahh I loved your haul, so many good things! I’ve wanted to read Shiver FOREVER xD cool post!

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    • duskangelreads · May 31, 2017

      Same here but I always forgot about it when Book shopping on Book Depository as it’s an older series and not really advertised. Glad I own a copy now and hopefully can get to it soon!

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  3. Tiana (The Book Raven) · May 31, 2017

    So many amazing books here! I hope you enjoy them and I can’t wait to hear what you think!

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  4. Reading with Rendz · May 31, 2017

    Amazing haul!!! OMG THERE ARE SO MANY BOOKS!!

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  5. Analee @ Book Snacks · June 1, 2017

    Ahhh so many amazing books! I really want to read Strange the Dreamer and Caraval omg. ❤❤ And I loved Flame in the Mist!

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    • duskangelreads · June 1, 2017

      Strange the Dreamer was amazing. And I still need to get to Caraval, it will be either next or after my next read!
      And I had a few issues with Flame in the Mist for one the POV did not allow connection. To the characters and if there isn’t the connection and understand with a character then the book is just flat to me.. 😊

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      • Analee @ Book Snacks · June 1, 2017

        Aw no! I’ve heard mixed reviews on Flame in the Mist. Not having the connection with the characters definitely makes it difficult to love the book, it’s too bad that happened with FITM. Have you read The Wrath and the Dawn? It’s by the same author, you may like it more though. 🙃


  6. Analee @ Book Snacks · June 1, 2017

    Aw no! I’ve heard mixed reviews on Flame in the Mist. Not having the connection with the characters definitely makes it difficult to love the book, it’s too bad that happened with FITM. Have you read The Wrath and the Dawn? 🙃 It’s by the same author, you may like it more?

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    • duskangelreads · June 1, 2017

      No I haven’t but I’ve heard some mixed things about it too. I’m willing to give it a go though, just not high in my priority list atm.

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