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February Digital Haul: Way too many eARCs… again…

February 28, 2019

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(Click the titles for Goodreads links!)

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I liked how I formatted last month’s eARC haul by age range, so I decided to do that again this month. Let me know if you like this layout!

adult/new adult:

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  • The Unhoneymooners — Christina Lauren
    • Enemies-to-lovers and fake dating IN THE SAME BOOK?! *explodes*
  • Dear Mother — Bunmi Laditan
    • Poems about motherhood… meh
  • A Walk Through Hell, Vol. 1 — Garth Ennis
    • A slightly confusing and very weird and kinda awesome horror graphic novel
  • Servant & Lord — Lorinell Yu
    • An employer/employee (sort of?) romance manga that had potential to be hella swoony and instead was… problematic and boring and weird
  • Her Infernal Descent, Vol. 1 — Zac Thompson
    • A horror graphic novel about a woman going into Hell to find her family; should’ve been awesome but instead was awful
  • Growing Things and Other Stories — Paul Tremblay
    • *screaming forever* AHHHH HORROR SHORT STORY COLLECTION FROM PAUL TREMBLAY AHHHHHHHHH
  • The Mermaid’s Voice Returns in This One — Amanda Lovelace
    • Poetry collection, maybe the best in the trilogy? DEFINITELY better than #2
  • Safely Endangered — Chris McCoy
    • Just a super bizarre, unexpected, random collection of hilarious comics that were mostly great

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  • oh no — Alex Norris
    • A humor comic collection that was… not for me
  • Our Super Adventure, Vol. 1 — Sarah Graley
    • A humorous nonfic comic collection about the author’s relationship… I will probably buy a physical copy of this just to flip through every time I need a pick-me-up
  • Naturally Tan — Tan France
    • Tan from Queer Eye is writing a memoir about being gay, Muslim, a POC, and more ♥
  • A Prince on Paper — Alyssa Cole
    • Romance, #3 in the Reluctant Royals ‘series’, enemies-to-lovers, celebrity prince hero
  • The Right Swipe — Alisha Rai
    • Book #1 in a new rom-com series about online dating, features a second chance romance?
  • The Takeover Effect — Nisha Sharma
    • Romance featuring arranged marriages, POC cast, and what sounds like a super tough heroine and hero
  • Dream Daddy — Leighton Gray
    • Rom-com graphic novel; based on the game and apparently queer AF
  • Natalie Tan’s Book of Luck and Fortune — Roselle Lim
    • A romance I requested 25% based on the gorgeous cover, 25% on the Asian rep, and 50% on Helen Hoang’s recommendation

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  • House of Salt and Sorrows — Erin A. Craig
    • *sing-song* Give me all the gothic fantasy forever please~ 🎶 Described as ‘The Twelve Dancing Princesses’ meets ‘Crimson Peak’
  • Wilder Girls — Rory Power
    • Feminist horror with queer girls. Just… just leave me here to weep tears of joy, I beg of you
  • Nancy Drew: The Palace of Wisdom — Kelly Thompson
    • It’s Nancy Drew, but SUPER DIVERSE?? And pretty awesome
  • Dealing in Dreams — Lilliam Rivera
    • A super diverse dystopian novel that I expected to adore and instead DNFed very quickly because the writing was… not there for me 😞
  • Pumpkinheads — Rainbow Rowell
    • Contemporary graphic novel about pumpkin patches, friendship, and Halloween 🎃
  • If it Makes You Happy — Claire Kann
    • Do you see this cover? This is a contemporary story featuring a beautiful fat queer black girl as the MC. THANK YOU, UNIVERSE

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  • Storm and Fury — Jennifer L. Armentrout
    • Paranormal/urban fantasy about ghosts, demons, gargoyles… all the best things
  • Rayne & Delilah’s Midnite Matinee — Jeff Zentner
    • Girls bonding over… horror films?! What sort on-brand sorcery is this??
  • In the Neighborhood of True — Susan Kaplan Carlton
    • hist-fic about hate crime and a Jewish girl growing up in Atlanta in the 1950s. I haven’t even started it yet, but ow, my heart
  • Star Collector, Vol. 1 — Sophie Schonhammer
    • What a cute, soft, gay little manga and I adored this ♥
  • Aurora Rising — Amie Kaufman & Jay Kristoff
    • My fav writing duo is back and I was so excited to get approved for this I literally started it within 10 minutes of getting the email 😭😂 but I’m reading it SO SLOWLY to savor it!!! IT IS FLAWLESS
  • Here There Are Monsters — Amelinda Berube
    • Horror pitched as ‘The Blair Witch Project’ meets ‘Imaginary Girls’, featuring creepy woodland entities

children’s/mg:

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  • Song for a Whale — Lynne Kelly
    • Contemporary MG about a girl who wants to communicate with the world’s loneliest whale, 98% certain it’s going to make me regret everything 😭
  • Hooray for You! — Marianne Richmond
    • A cute little kiddos’ book I wanted to check out for our library~
  • Wish — Chris Saunders
    • children’s picture book about kindness, friendship, and cute bunnies

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Kindle Sales & Gifts:

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  • Nebula Awards Showcase 2018 — Jane Yolen
    • An anthology of SFF stories
  • Drive Me Wild — Julie Kriss
    • Tattooed romance heroes! *nod nod* Plus, it was (is) free on Kindle
  • Dead Mountain — Donnie Eichar
    • A nonfiction book about Dyatlov Pass, which has always intrigued me

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Did you bring in any fun digital hauls this month? Let me know in the comments!

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  • Reply SHA @ Book Princess Reviews February 28, 2019 at 9:32 am

    I feel the need to say “OMG a House of Salt and Sorrows I’m so excited!!!” every time I see that book. I only heard about Wilder Girls yesterday but I want to add some horror to my reading list. (and f/f, hmmm, yes please.)

    • Reply Destiny @ Howling Libraries March 4, 2019 at 2:28 am

      Yessss, I need more f/f horror in my life!! Wilder Girls sounds so good, and so does House of Salt and Sorrows!

  • Reply Diana @fortunatelythebook February 28, 2019 at 9:35 am

    Just yesterday I bought Song for a whale, I think I will cry all my tears. Great haul, a lot of interesting titles!

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  • Reply Malka @ Paper Procrastinators February 28, 2019 at 1:28 pm

    I am so excited for Pumpkinheads!! And while I did buy a few kindle books this month I honestly haven’t kept track of them because I tend not to view my e-books as part of my TBR. I still only buy them if I want to read them, but I also don’t pressure myself to read them soon after I buy them like I do with my physical books. I guess it’s out of sight out of mind for me! But I do remember getting The Foxhole Court and I’m super excited to read that series after hearing all the hype!

    • Reply Destiny @ Howling Libraries March 4, 2019 at 2:30 am

      Pumpkinheads looks so cute! I can see what you mean about ebooks. 🙂 I count them on my TBR and in my hauls but I never feel nearly as pressured to read them, unless they’re eARCs, of course!

  • Reply MetalPhantasmReads February 28, 2019 at 5:45 pm

    I loved that GIF at the beginning lol. Makes the 90’s kid in me smile. I hope so many of these are good ones for you 🙂

  • Reply softheartandwarmeyes February 28, 2019 at 5:47 pm

    wow thats a lot!! i’m so excited for so many of them –> especially: the unhoneymooners, growing things and other stories, the right swipe, house of salt and sorrow, wilder girls + pumpkinheads and aurora rising!! so hypedddddddd.
    i’m astonished at how many earcs THAT areeeeeeeee. also: the cover for wilder girls is so so so pretty! and i love it very much. Good luck with all of those!! xx

    • Reply Destiny @ Howling Libraries March 4, 2019 at 2:31 am

      Thank you!! All of them sound soooo freaking good :3 We’re getting blessed with all of these amazing new releases this year haha!

  • Reply yarnowlreads February 28, 2019 at 6:33 pm

    If you want a buddy read HERE THERE ARE MONSTERS I’m very game.
    Also, I cannot wait for Wilder Girls. I can’t even.

  • Reply kkaylanicole February 28, 2019 at 6:34 pm

    There are so many titles on this list that I want!!

  • Reply rachel @ typed truths February 28, 2019 at 8:34 pm

    oh no! i’m sorry dealing in dreams wasn’t for you. it sounded so good
    i can’t wait for wilder girls and aurora rising and here there are monsters and if it makes you happy, which i just- endlessly *weeping* over the cover.
    the new nancy drew was so cute! and i’m so here for queerifying our childhood favourites.
    i head so much about dead mountain on booksandlala’s channel that i have it on my priority-tbr and future library hold lists even though i NEVER read nonfiction.

    • Reply Destiny @ Howling Libraries March 4, 2019 at 2:37 am

      Aw thank you! It’s okay, I think Dealing in Dreams will work for a LOT of people but sadly it just was meh for me. 🙁 I think it was just the writing style itself.
      Yoooo the If It Makes You Happy cover killed me!! It is SO FREAKING GOOD and I’m just hoping the story is just as beautiful 😂

  • Reply ✩ Ashley ✩ February 28, 2019 at 10:04 pm

    I’ve seen a lot of love for The Unhoneymooners so of course I have to add it to my TBR! Sounds so fun!! (Also the GR description is a hoot)

    • Reply Destiny @ Howling Libraries March 4, 2019 at 2:38 am

      The goodreads description would honestly have totally sold me on The Unhoneymooners all on its own! But on top of that, I’ve found their other books that I’ve read SO much fun that I have high hopes for this one too! I hope you like it as well 😀

  • Reply evelynreads1 March 1, 2019 at 1:59 am

    House of salt and sorrows sounds so good! I also cannot wait for aurora rising!
    (www.evelynreads.com)

  • Reply Sofii @ A Book. A Thought. March 1, 2019 at 6:48 am

    So many INCREDIBLE ARCs, super excited to know your thoughts on all of them, especially about Wilder Girls!!, I can’t wait for that book 😍

    • Reply Destiny @ Howling Libraries March 4, 2019 at 2:39 am

      Thank you!! Wilder Girls is one that I’m so freaking pumped for I can’t imagine myself being able to make myself wait until its release to read it! I want to pick it up literally right now. 😂

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  • Reply Deanna March 5, 2019 at 9:59 am

    Okay, I feel wayyyy better about the state of the earcs in my queue right now!

    • Reply Destiny @ Howling Libraries March 6, 2019 at 7:07 pm

      Oh gosh, I should do an updated version of that “what’s on my ARC shelves” post I did a while back. I think you guys would run screaming (and probably me right along with you all). 😂

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