Today I have a quick wee book haul for y’all. Now, I have actually read some of these by the time I am finally getting around to putting up this post so, sorry for the delay. If I have read it I will give you a brief summary of my thoughts, but not too in depth cause I also have some reviews coming up soon. You’ll also notice everything on this list was bought cheaply on Amazon or Depop because I am a big fan of second hand or charity shop books, and I think it is the best way to buy books. Shall we begin?
I read these a couple of years ago, and reread the first one last summer. I adore these books and they are in my top 3 series of all time. I only had the kindle versions and when I saw that the first and third were on sale in paperback form I picked them up. I can’t believe I’ve not reviewed this series yet because it is one of my all-time faves.
I’m finally home after struggling through my brother’s illness and death. But, home is definitely a bit different. My best friend (the only person alive now that knows my secret) has a new boyfriend; and he has a friend. Shane Maxton: bad boy, tattooed rock god, eye candy extraordinaire. He is also New York City’s most arrogant, self-serving, son of a, well, a definite one-night stand kind of a guy.
But, it doesn’t matter to me because I’ve spent my existence looking for the love of my life, my angel. And, there is nothing that Shane Maxton can do to change that.
I put this in My Top 5 Books I Want to Buy Next post. And I bought the first book in the series – Wolf by Wolf, that night. I read it in a couple of days and adored it. So, I hopped back onto Amazon and ordered the sequel. I have a full review of Wolf by Wolf coming on Sunday but this has rocketed up to be a new favourite. It is incredible and the writing style is astounding.
Her story begins on a train.
The year is 1956, and the Axis powers of the Third Reich and Imperial Japan rule. To commemorate their Great Victory, Hitler and Emperor Hirohito host the Axis Tour: an annual motorcycle race across their conjoined continents. The victor is awarded an audience with the highly reclusive Adolf Hitler at the Victor’s Ball in Tokyo.
Yael, a former death camp prisoner, has witnessed too much suffering, and the five wolves tattooed on her arm are a constant reminder of the loved ones she lost. The resistance has given Yael one goal: Win the race and kill Hitler. A survivor of painful human experimentation, Yael has the power to skinshift and must complete her mission by impersonating last year’s only female racer, Adele Wolfe. This deception becomes more difficult when Felix, Adele twin’s brother, and Luka, her former love interest, enter the race and watch Yael’s every move.
But as Yael grows closer to the other competitors, can she bring herself to be as ruthless as she needs to be to avoid discovery and complete her mission?From the author of The Walled City comes a fast-paced and innovative novel that will leave you breathless.
Eve of Man by Giovanna and Tom Fletcher
I had wanted this book for Christmas but the paperback didn’t come out until late January, but I forgot all about it until I was making the list of books I wanted to buy and realised I hadn’t got it yet. I haven’t started it but I have heard great things.
Against all odds she survived . . .
Eve is no ordinary sixteen-year-old. She lives alone in the Tower under the strict gaze of the Mothers, because she is the last girl on Earth. Now it’s time for Eve to face her destiny.
Three males have been selected and the future of humanity lies in her hands. She always accepted her fate. Until she meets Bram. Eve wants control over her life. She wants freedom.
But how do you choose between love and the future of the human race?
Saint Anything by Sarah Dessen
This is another book on the list of things I wanted to buy next. I had heard Peace and Saraity ASMR talk about it and really wanted to get it. When I found it cheaply on Amazon I just had to grab it.
Peyton, Sydney’s charismatic older brother, has always been the star of the family, receiving the lion’s share of their parents’ attention and—lately—concern. When Peyton’s increasingly reckless behavior culminates in an accident, a drunk driving conviction, and a jail sentence, Sydney is cast adrift, searching for her place in the family and the world. When everyone else is so worried about Peyton, is she the only one concerned about the victim of the accident? Enter the Chathams, a warm, chaotic family who run a pizza parlor, play bluegrass on weekends, and pitch in to care for their mother, who has multiple sclerosis. Here Sydney experiences unquestioning acceptance. And here she meets Mac, gentle, watchful, and protective, who makes Sydney feel seen, really seen, for the first time.
The Scorpio Races by Maggie Stiefvater
I picked this up because when I was buying Wolf by Wolf on Depop very cheaply the very nice woman who sold it to me had a deal on which made it cheaper for me to buy another book alongside it. There was a stack of books for sale but I instantly picked out Stiefvater’s name and despite having never heard of it, I bought it without even knowing what it was about. It was like Christmas when it arrived and I got a surprise to what it was about. Doesn’t it sound amazing!
Every year, the Scorpio Races are run on the beaches of Skarmouth. Every year, the sea washes blood from the sand. To race the savage water horses can mean death, but the danger is irresistible.
When Puck enters the races to save her family, she is drawn to the mysterious Sean, the only person on the island capable of taming the beasts.
Even if they stay together, can they stay alive?
A breathtaking ride that will make your heart race.
So, that’s all for this quick haul. What do you guys want to see me read/review first? I hope you enjoyed and I will see you tomorrow!