I have some free time... Book Haul? ;D

Tuesday, 13 November 2012
Hey guys!

Long time, no see! :( It's practically tearing me apart being away from the book blogosphere! I love blogging and hate when I have to take a break from it because of my school life! Urgghhhh.
Oh, well. No point on dwelling on that (or the dreaded exams). Less than three weeks to go now. Sidenote: I'm literally terrified so I would love it if you could give me some advice about how to get through it, whether it be about studying, managing time/emotions etc. Any and all help is greatly appreciated and, in return, you will receive a virtual hug and cupcake! ^.^
On a more cheerier note, guess who just turned 15 years old last Wednesday? Yup, you got it! Me! Yay, I can officially get into 15 rated movies without needing to make sure I have enough make up on to look old enough! :D
Anywho. On to za book haul! Since it's been a while, I thought I'd show you the books that have been steadily adding to my collection. Also, if I'm not able to post any of the reviews for these books until December/January time, I at least want to give each a shout out. Wanna see? ;)

*I've blurred out one of the books as I'm not sure I'm allowed to show it yet - it's not on Goodreads or even the author's website so just to be on the safe side, haha.
Noughts and Crosses & Knife Edge by Malorie Blackman
Vampire Diaries Volume One (The Awakening and The Struggle) by L.J. Smith
Silent Saturday (ARC) by Helen Grant
The Iron King by Julie Kagawa
Raven Boys by Maggie Stiefvater
How to Fall (ARC) by Jane Casey
Mystic City by Theo Lawrence
Slated (e-copy) by Terri Terry
The Selection (e-copy) by Kiera Cass
If any have caught your interest then make sure to look them up on Goodreads - I've read most and the ratings for them can be found on my own Goodreads (just click on the button in the sidebar to go to mine).
Hopefully I'll be back sooner rather than later. But until then...
Happy Reading,
Rachel xoxo
PS: You should go enter THIS over at Spinebreakers. I already have! It's the NaNoWriMo thing they have where you continue on the story. You'll find mine near the bottom of the page I think... (:


  1. Happy belated birthday Rachel! I hope it was a good one. :) Nice book haul- I read The Raven Boys very recently and loved it. Best of luck to you on your exams!

  2. Lovely book haul!! and good luck with school. May your days be less stressful :D

  3. I know how stressful exams are! Lol, I'm a senior in high school but thankfully I just finished my exams for the time being. Great haul and happy belated birthday! :)

  4. Happy belated Birthday, Rachel! :D Awesome books, I am dying to read Slated, Mystic City and The Raven Boys, they all look fab. And YAY, Noughts & Crosses! You must read them asap, they are.. just.. read them;) I received The Iron King last week too, I can't wait to read it! :P
    Sorry about school, I can relate :'( I'll be thinking of you for the next 3 weeks! As for advice.. hmm.. maybe plan out your time for revision and homework but also make time for breaks, so you don't get too stressful. My friend has this amazing idea of helping her revise - when reading a piece of test, she put a gummy bear at various different parts of the pages so when she gets to that point she eats it to reward herself, haha;) Good luck! xx

  5. Happy belated birthday! I've actually never read the Vampire Diaries, though I love the show. Can't wait to hear what you think of the book. As for finals, be sure to take at least a little time to yourself each day to relax. That's one key to surviving them that often gets overlooked. :)

  6. Happy belated birthday! Its sucks when school gets in the way of blogging, but when its holidays you can catch up on all the bloggy news hehe ;) You got such amazing books! I really want to read The Iron King, Slated, The Selection and Mystic City. Enjoy all your new books, looking forward to your reviews! :D xxx


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