What does Mandy have on preorder (aka where Mandy was hiding on Cyber Monday)?

Oh, hello there. It’s been a hot second. Ever since Thanksgiving, I have been apparently been on hiatus without realizing it. In between just trying to rest, I’m trying to finish, like, one book; I’m still in the process of helping to get allllll the Christmas decorations up; SHOPPING SOME DEALS; working a ton; and just fighting off general tiredness, I clearly haven’t gotten back on here to come up with some cool content, talk with you fabulous people, blog hop, or, you know, breathe. It’s a mess; I’m a mess; at least this blog isn’t a giant mess?

I hope everyone is doing well, and I’m going to be back to your regularly scheduled programming soon. πŸ˜‰ So, let’s jump into our post for today. I recently discovered the amazingness that is Target preorders? I’ve always been such an avid Barnes and Noble gal, and sometimes I dabble with Amazon, but Target has been rocking it lately. And when they had their Cyber Monday sale with 15% off INCLUDING SOME PREORDERS???? Well, I clearly whipped out my handy dandy Goodreads “give it to me nowwwwwwwwww” list and grabbed up 5 books with extra savings to spare! I AM SO EXCITED THAT I CAN’T DEAL AND I JUST NEED TO MAKE A BLOG POST ABOUT IT, OKAY???

Let’s check it out:

Batman: Nightwalker by Marie Lu


Ever since Warcross came out and I fell into the Marie Lu trap, I have been eagerlyyyyyyyyyy awaiting this book. I’m so ready to jump back into Lu’s writing, and I’ve always been quite partial to Batman. Batman & Robin (the George Clooney and Chris O’Donnell one) was one of my favorite movies to watch as a kid (although I always though Mr. Freeze sang and dance, which I only recently found out was so not the case). ANYWAY, I have to believe Lu is going to rock this, and they had a signed edition, SO MANDY WAS LIKE, OKAY, TARGET, JUST TAKE ALL MY MONEY, IT’S OKAY REALLY.

Daughter of the Siren Queen by Tricia Levenseller

daughter of the siren queen

Okay, I’ve been patiently waiting for this book to come out since, well, the dawn of time (when Mandy’s not being dramatic, it was really March when she read the first one). The first one ended so OMG-worthy, and I can’t wait to dive back into a world full of fierce females, adorable ships (at least one adorable one and then just epic ships all around), and intriguing storylines. I’m just going to sit here and stare at my Target order until it actually happens.

Obsidio by Amie Kaufman + Jay Kristoff


I said I wasn’t going to get sucked into this series, but the more I think about Gemina, the more I don’t think I can wait until the library gets this book and allows me to have it. I want to know what is happening with it the moment it comes out so I can dive into this crazy space opera world again. *please have an amazing ship like Gemina which was my biggest space jam…besides TLC*

The Wicked Deep by Shea Ernshaw

the wicked deep

This book is pitched as Hocus Pocus meets Practical Magic with the Salem Witch Trials, and honestly I couldn’t be more sold???? All they would need to say is Sabrina the Teenage Witch and I would be gone. I’ve always had a thing for witches, and this book looks like it’s full of female empowerment, sisterly bonds, and MAGIC. Plus, the cover is quite epic. UGHHHHHHHHH, 2018 IS ROUGH ALREADY WITH MORE AMAZING ONES.

Wires and Nerve Volume 2 by Marissa Meyer

wires and nerves volume 2

…I don’t think I really need to say anything here??? BUT I NEED IT I NEED IT I NEED IT. There is an epic preorder campaign that is going on for this book too, and trust me, I think you will want to preorder too!

…and Amazon had a deal, too, so here’s two more preorders just for kicks

Heart of Iron by Ash Poston

heart of iron

I absolutely adored Geekerella by her earlier this year, and when I saw this was supposed to be Anastasia meets Firefly? OMIGOSH, SO MUCH YES. Anastasia is one of my favorite princesses ever, even though she is not Disney (forever crying about that), and I can’t wait to see what is going to happen with her in space. Ugh, I need this so much in my life.

These Vengeful Souls by Kelly Zekas + Tarun Shanker

these vengeful souls

I feel like this is one of the best underrated series in YA history. It’s hilarious, it’s super unique, and it’s just really well-written. Zekas and Shanker keep me forever on my toes while making me second guess my love interest choice, what is even going on, and how this series will end. IT IS JUST SO GOOD AND Y’ALL NEED TO READ IT. I love it, and this is the final book and with that insane cliffhanger of an ending, I have no clue what is coming in this one but I cannot waittttttttttttt to find out.

So, what do you have on preorder? Did you end up getting any deals for Black Friday/Cyber Monday? Are we excited for any of the same books? Let’s discuss in the comments below!

22 thoughts on “What does Mandy have on preorder (aka where Mandy was hiding on Cyber Monday)?

  1. Awesome pre orders Mandy and amazing covers!!! I don’t have pre orders right now as I’m waiting for ARCs and my Fairyloot πŸ˜‰

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  2. I didn’t end up buying anything, well anything for me. Thankfully, almost all my gift shopping is done so I’ll have a chance to buy a few things for myself later in the month. πŸ™‚

    I’m excited to read Batman: Nightwalker and Heart of Iron, though! I might preorder some books in January to start off the New Year or place a Book Outlet order. πŸ˜›

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    1. Oooooh, that’s great, Rebecca! It’s always such a good feeling when you have it all done. And it will be nice to treat yourself later on. πŸ˜‰

      And yesssssssss. They sound super good! And I love that idea! Start off the New Year with some good book buying. πŸ˜‰

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      1. Exactly! I only have a few more things to grab and then I’ll be done. Just two small things so actually won’t cost me as I was hoping!

        I feel like I’ve been saving up a lot and want to treat myself. Maybe not go overboard, but get a few more books than I did this year. I think I ended up buying 7 the entire year so I’d like to maybe take it up to 10 at least haha

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      2. Haha and I only put a few books on my Christmas list, but there’s hundreds I want!


  3. Welcome back! And wow! So many amazing pre-orders. I definitely would like a good number of these as well. But I completely slept on Cyber Monday. I didn’t get a damn thing πŸ˜‚ A shame really. But so happy you managed to snatch these up! And 15% off too. How perfect is that??

    I would definitely love to get Batman: Nightwalker because (1) Batman and (2) Marie Lu. I mean, can I ask for anything more amazing than that. I can’t wait for Daughter of The Siren Queen! And most definitely Obsidio. The Illuminae Files are my go-to YA sci-fi. I must have that 3rd book in my possession. And I just hear about The Wicked Deep. It sounds fascinating. I think I’ll definitely be pre-ordering that one some day!

    Great pre-order haul you got there, Mandy! πŸ˜€

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    1. Oh no, Azia! Hopefully there is going to be some deals in the future! I always keep an eye out with Target especially because they did a buy 2, get the third one free towards the beginning of the year last year and that included preorders. And it separates out the shipping, too, so you’ll get it when it comes out and not have to wait for all of them to.

      Yesssssssssss. I’m officially into the Marie Lu fandom now, and I don’t doubt she’ll do something epic with him. And I’ve heard that Siren Queen is somehow better than the first one?? And I’m super intrigued to see what’s going to be happening with Obsidio. Everything is so crazy as it is. XD And it does sound so good! πŸ˜€

      Thanks so much, Azia! ❀

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      1. Ah I didn’t know Target had so many amazing deals on book. Guess I’ll have to start keeping an eye out for it too!

        Oh if Siren Queen is better than the 1st then I REALLY can’t wait to read it! Got so many awesome books coming out next year πŸ˜€

        Of course! ❀


  4. You’ll have to let me know how Batman: Nightwalker is. I didn’t even know about a Cyber Monday. But Batman and Marie Lu? Uh, yes please! It sounds great.
    To be honest, “my” Batman (it’s like choosing your favorite Doctor from Doctor Who) would be the cartoon version from the 90s, voiced by Kevin Conroy. That’s the one I grew up with, and I saw him way before I saw Christian Bale.
    On a tangent, I’m glad I saw Howl’s Moving Castle before I saw the first Christopher Nolan Batman. Because Christian Bale voiced him. Most people saw Batman first. I escaped the system! (End tangent)

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    1. I will, for sure, Kate! After Warcross, I totally am thinking Lu is going to rock it. And lol, I actually don’t remember the cartoon one so well, but I think I’m going to have to find it again because you’re the second person I know and trust that said that to me recently. Super interesting. But lol! XD

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      1. Yay! I can’t wait to see what you think of it. Oh gosh…I grew up with the cartoon one, so that’s the one I know really well. You should totally watch it. Most of them are still my favorite Batman character versions. (Admittedly, I haven’t watched any of the other movies other than Batman Begins, but…)


    I also have Wires & Nerve Vol 2 on preorder because it is a must!!!!!
    I am hoping to perhaps preorder Batman in December…(?) Because hello it is Marie Lu and she is my IDOL!!
    And I was lucky enough to get an advanced copy of The Wicked Deep so hopefully it lives up to that fabulous comparison!!!
    2018 is looking good Mandy. 2018.


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