Wednesday, 2 March 2016

February Book Haul

I did the naughty thing. I bought books... again. But I don't feel too bad about it considering how many I read this month. Go me. I did well. Much applause.

1. Giant Days by John Allison and Lissa Treiman

This was so much fun. Its a contemporary graphic novel which is a genre I haven't read before. After reading Giant days I definitely want to pick up more. It follows three girls Susan, Esther who have just started university and have quickly become friends and the chaos they get up to. Not to mention how beautiful the art is.

2. Truthwitch by Susan Dennard

I'm beyond excited to read this. This world focuses around the idea that there are different types of witches. Our main character(s) are witches with extraordinary magic. Safi is a Truthwitch, able to tell truth from lie. A gift many desire. Iseult's powers are even hidden from herself. On the run from a ruthless Bloodwitch the two girls face many adversaries.

3. Morningstar by Pierce Brown

The third instalment of my favourite series, ever. There I said it! In this series humans have begun to terraform the planets of our solar system. Their society is split into colours each with a specific job. The Golds are the leaders of society, the Royalty. At the bottom there are the Reds, the Labourers. The ones who are terraforming the planets for humanity. Turns out it's been terraformed for years and the Golds are just keeping them in this position, they're no better than slaves.

4.  Salt to the Sea by Ruta Sepetys

Four teenagers are each carrying their own dark secret. By chance they meet, all four of them wanting to board the Wilhelm Gustloff, a ship that they hope will take them away from the darkness of war.

5. Dead Days Club by Alison Goodman

Lady Helen Wrexhall is on the hunt for a husband. This is made more difficult when one of her housemaids disappears and Helen meets Lord Carlston, a man with black eyes and an even blacker reputation. Helen finds herself drawn into the world of demons and deadly power.

6. Sleeping Prince by Melinda Sailsbury

The second novel in The Sin Eater's Daughter series. This series features a seventeen year old girl called Twylla who is betrothed to a Prince. Sounds ideal? It's really not. She lives under the watchful eye of his mother, the Queen living out her life in isolation. Twylla's touch means death, she is an executioner. The god's gave her the power to resist any poison but this power now means that her very skin is infused with it. No one will go near her, except her enigmatic new Guard Lief.

7. Carry on by Rainbow Rowell

This novel was the fan fiction that Kath was writing in Rowell's other novel, Fangirl.

8. A Gathering of Shadows by V.E Schwab

The second novel of the Shades of Magic series. In this land there are three version of London. White London where you kill to get to the Throne and fight to control magic, Red London where magic flourishes under the Rule of the Maresh family and Grey London, devoid of magic.There once was black London but no-one speaks of that now. The Antari are the only people who can travel between these worlds, magic wielders with one black eye. Kell is one of the last.

9. Redeployment by Phil Klay

This is a collection of short stories that aims to take readers to the frontlines of war. To see from the perspective of a soldier.

What books did you pick up this month?

Katie x

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