Wednesday, 25 November 2015

November Fantasy Book Haul

My bank account is crying currently considering the amount of books I've bought this month. I managed to acquire that many books that I've had to split my haul in two. This part of my haul will focus on the fantasy/sci-fi books I bought/ were given. (This month was also my birthday)

1. Fire Sermon by Francesca Haig

The premise of this novel really intrigued me!

On Earth, after a blast occurred, only twins are born. The twin considered inferior is branded and sent away but Cass and her twin Zach cannot be separated. Twins have no similarities, they share nothing except the moment of their death.

2. Queen of the Tearling by Erika Johansen

I've seen countless reviews and hauls on BookTube of this book and have only just picked it up.

Kelsea has been in hiding waiting for the moment that she comes of age and can take back her kingdom, the problem is her kingdom is in disarray and overrun with corrupt people all wanting power for themselves. Kelsea will either be the greatest ruler the land has ever known or will be killed shortly.

3. Daughter of the Forest by Juliet Marillier

A recommendation from a colleague.

Normally invaders are kept away from the keep by the silent men who roam the forest, however one invader has made her way into the keep, Lady Oonagh a beautiful sorceress with a black heart. She has every male member of Lord Colum's family in her thrall but she cannot enchant his daughter, Sorcha. Annoyed that her plan will fail she casts a spell on Sorcha's brothers that only she can lift. If she fails, they die.

4. The Broken World by J D Oswald

The fourth book in the Ballad of Sir Benfro series. The synopsis of the first taken from goodreads as there is no simple way to explain this:

The dragons of Gwlad are dying. A sad, shrunken echo of the once-proud creatures of their myths, now they shuffle through their last days, hidden by their subtle arts from the men who have persecuted and killed them for over two millennia. Yet in amongst this quiet decline, there is new life. Benfro, son of Morgwm the Green, the first male kitling in a thousand years. His hatching at the confluence, when great Rasalene the moon covers Arhelion the sun, must surely mark him for great things. For long ago dragons wrought a deep wrong on the land, and now is come the time to make amends.

5.  Snow like Ashes by Sara Raasch

This is so so so so amazing. Fangirling review soon to come. 

Sixteen years ago the Kingdom of Winter was conquered, it's people enslaved by the Kingdom of Spring and their callous ruler. With no magic or monarch all the people are left with is hope and even that's running out. Meira was orphaned during the battle, she has lived her life training as a soldier and one of initially twenty-eight (ish) refugees. They attempt to gain the pieces of their Kingdoms locket so they can restore magic and they've just been told the location of one half. 

6. Finale Empire by Brandon Sanderson 

Mistborn series book one. This is a high fantasy staple that I have yet to read... shame on me. I will also fail horribly if I tried to describe the plot of this book therefore have more goodreads synopsis wonderfulness: 
In a world where ash falls from the sky, and mist dominates the night, an evil cloaks the land and stifles all life. The future of the empire rests on the shoulders of a troublemaker and his young apprentice. Together, can they fill the world with colour once more?
In Brandon Sanderson's intriguing tale of love, loss, despair and hope, a new kind of magic enters the stage - Allomancy, a magic of the metals.

Those are all the fantasy books I acquired this month. 

What books did you get?  

Katie x

P.S would you be interested in knowing what books I've been sent for review each month?

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