My long awaited book haul is finally here! This is a mix of books I have bought and accumulated over my summer holidays and my latest shopping spree on Waterstone’s Marketplace. All of the books I bought were second hand and were under £2. Also I have already read some of these books; I had them on Kindle Unlimited and when that ran out they were taken off my Kindle and I enjoyed a few so much I bought them again as I was predicting a re-read. So if give more detail to one and not another it is because I know what happens. I apologise if this is a long post, I went a bit wild with my spending and I bought a total of twenty-one books in three weeks. Also I would normally put in images of the covers but something went wrong on my new laptop so I can’t save images, it will be back to normal for next time hopefully.
I will start with the ones I have already read and had to repurchase. I am only a little mad that Kindle deleted the books, and in a way it is a high complement to have been read and repurchased because I adored the series so much. So yeah, I love all the books I am about to mention.
This was the first I had read of Sarah Rees Brennan but the beautiful writing style, accurate characterisation and humour in her Lynburn Legacy Series has instantly boosted her to one of my new favourite authors. The trilogy is officially on my Top 5 book series of all time and I have more in-depth review coming next week (I will add a link here once it is up).
The series follows a girl named Kami Glass who lives in her small town of Sorry-in-the-Vale. She is in love with a boy she has never met, the boy she has talked to in her head since the day she was born. The Lynburn’s have ruled over Sorry-in-the-Vale from their mansion which looks over the town for centuries; the twin sisters who mysteriously left a generation ago return out of the blue, bringing with them their teenage sons – one of whom is scarily familiar to Kami, dragging up the past and plunging their quaint town into terrible danger. Kami, a budding journalist is determined to discover the truth about their return and the murders that have begun striking her normal town.
This isn’t at all what I expected when I picked it up and I am so glad I did. I thoroughly recommend.
Another I bought but already owned is The Boy Who Sneaks Through My Bedroom Window by Kirsty Moseley. I have already written a post on this so I won’t say too much about it other than it was also one of my top 5 favourite books. It is a YA contemporary romance and was a great summer read with lots of action and I also really recommend.
This is a cross-over between read and unread as it is the Sookie Stackhouse novels by Charlaine Harris. I did own the first book but as far as I am aware it was a Kindle Unlimited and disappeared. As of me now writing this post I have already read the first book in this series and I am now mid-way through the second. I did buy the first five because there was a deal on top them being on sale and I loved the True Blood TV series. I have also written a review on my blog somewhere, so if you are interested you can use the search widget to find it. I did really like the first book but it isn’t in my top 5; maybe it will take a little longer to build into something I adore.
We are now onto the series I have not read; all the descriptions are from Goodreads or the blurb.
From the Hush Hush Series by Becca Fitzpatrick I purchased the first 3, again because they were on sale and the first seemed like my type of YA fantasy.
Romance was not part of Nora Grey’s plan. She’s never been particularly attracted to the boys at her school, no matter how hard her best friend, Vee, pushes them at her. Not until Patch comes along. With his easy smile and eyes that seem to see inside her, Patch draws Nora to him against her better judgment.
But after a series of terrifying encounters, Nora’s not sure whom to trust. Patch seems to be everywhere she is and seems to know more about her than her closest friends. She can’t decide whether she should fall into his arms or run and hide. And when she tries to seek some answers, she finds herself near a truth that is way more unsettling than anything Patch makes her feel.
For she is right in the middle of an ancient battle between the immortal and those that have fallen – and, when it comes to choosing sides, the wrong choice will cost Nora her life.
The next series I saw and bought purely because of the hype I have seen around it on BookTube. It is the Court of Thorns and Roses Series by Sarah J. Maas. Again I don’t really know what this is about but it got such high reviews and it was so cheap I took the plunge and bought the whole set.
Feyre’s survival rests upon her ability to hunt and kill – the forest where she lives is a cold, bleak place in the long winter months. So when she spots a deer in the forest being pursued by a wolf, she cannot resist fighting it for the flesh. But to do so, she must kill the predator and killing something so precious comes at a price …
Dragged to a magical kingdom for the murder of a faerie, Feyre discovers that her captor, his face obscured by a jewelled mask, is hiding far more than his piercing green eyes would suggest. Feyre’s presence at the court is closely guarded, and as she begins to learn why, her feelings for him turn from hostility to passion and the faerie lands become an even more dangerous place. Feyre must fight to break an ancient curse, or she will lose him forever.
I hadn’t heard anything about this series but I love Maggie Stiefvater, so when I saw it was her I instantly bought the two books from the series. The Books of Faerie Series
follows sixteen-year-old Dee who is a cloverhand – someone who can see faeries. When she finds herself irresistibly drawn to beautiful, mysterious Luke, Dee senses that he wants something more dangerous than a summer romance. But Dee doesn’t realise that Luke is an assassin from the faerie world.
And she is his next target.
Again another YA light fantasy that seems right up my street.
This series had been on my TBR for a nearly a year and I hadn’t got around to it; so when I saw the first book in the series for a whopping sum of £0.78 I just had to buy it. Anne Cassidy’s Murder Notebook Series focuses on the story of a girl named Rose. When Rose was twelve, her mother and stepfather went out for dinner and never came back. Now seventeen, she lives with her grandmother and goes to school in London. She’s always wondered about her stepbrother, Joshua, whom she only lived with briefly and who was also relocated after their parents’ disappearance. When Rose and Joshua meet again, they find they have much in common, including a desire to uncover the mystery surrounding their parents’ disappearance . . . and a mutual attraction to each other. But when Rose witnesses the murders of not one but two of her classmates, she must uncover who is behind these violent crimes. And when she and Joshua discover that a much larger conspiracy is underway, both of their lives will be in danger. From international bestseller Anne Cassidy, this first in a fast paced and romantic new mystery series will keep readers guessing.
The final series I bought was the Soul Mates Series by L.A Weatherly. Again I really like L.A. Weatherly’s writing and when I saw these were by her it was a major driving force.
Beautiful and intriguing paranormal romance about two teenagers whose love is so special that nothing can keep them apart – not even time. Iris and Nate have dreamed of each other all of their lives. When they meet by chance in an abandoned house, they discover that their dreams were more than fantasy – they are soul mates, destined to be together. But someone or something is watching them, determined to tear them apart. Will Iris and Nate’s love be strong enough to survive the test of time? Particularly suitable for struggling, reluctant and dyslexic readers aged 12+. I was intrigued by the age range and the dyslexic assistance, although I myself am not, I am helping run a school book club and when I saw these I had some of those children in mind. Being completely honest it sounds similar to the Lynburn Legacy in a few ways so I will probably enjoy reading these short novella’s anyway.
Well that’s it for my Book Haul, again apologies for it being later that initially promised and then being longer than first anticipated; but I hope you enjoyed anyways. If you are interested in a stand-alone review of any of the titles I have mentioned feel free to comment down below. That’s all for this week.
Thanks and Happy Reading,