So, I bought some books again.
In my defence though the books that I bought were cheaper than they usually are on Amazon. So naturally I had to buy them, in case the prices went up again. I know that if I hadn’t bought them, then when I want to buy them at a later date they would cost a fortune and I would have got so mad at myself for not taking advantage of the steeeeaaaaal ……
I Love Amazon.
Literally, I love it.
Books are cheaper. Books come to you (!!!!!). You find so many different books that night not be stocked in bookstores.
I mean I spent just over £20 and I now have 5 new shiny books. I’m a happy bunny. Thank you Amazon!!!!!
I decided that I would do a haul for you guys because due to changing life circumstances I may not have the funds to purchase books. But I might?? I depends how things go. I’m not a fortune teller, but everything might go okay?
So I decided to share my last happy splurge with you guys!! :3 (It wasn’t meant to be emotional but I feel like it is. I can live without buying books but my heart’s not happy about it XD)
Thunderhead (Arc of a Scythe) by Neil Shusterman
Synopsis to the first book, Scythe:
A dark, gripping and witty thriller in which the only thing humanity has control over is death.
In a world where disease, war and crime have been eliminated, the only way to die is to be randomly killed (“gleaned”) by professional scythes. Citra and Rowan are teenagers who have been selected to be scythes’ apprentices, and despite wanting nothing to do with the vocation, they must learn the art of killing and understand the necessity of what they do.
Only one of them will be chosen as a scythe’s apprentice and as Citra and Rowan come up against a terrifyingly corrupt Scythedom, it becomes clear that the winning apprentice’s first task will be to glean the loser.
I’ve been hearing a lot of good things about the first book Scythe. I also heard that the sequel is just as good. I decided that I would buy the sequel while it was affordable (it went up to like £8.99 once and I cried just looking at it) and then I will hopefully get to it soon. I really want to know what the buzz is all about, but I mean Scythes kinda sound like Grim Reapers sooooooo I’m excited.
The Bear and the Nightingale by Katherine Arden
Beware the evil in the woods. . .
In a village at the edge of the wilderness of northern Russia, where the winds blow cold and the snow falls many months of the year, an elderly servant tells stories of sorcery, folklore and the Winter King to the children of the family, tales of old magic frowned upon by the church.
But for the young, wild Vasya these are far more than just stories. She alone can see the house spirits that guard her home, and sense the growing forces of dark magic in the woods.
I’ve read some amazing reviews for this book. I haven’t read any books that involve Russian Folklore so this book intrigued me instantly.
The reviews that I’ve read for this book have said that the writing is lyrical and that the story turns dark at times. But in a good way. I’m hoping that there is lots of magic and that spirits play a large role in this book. We need more good ghost books in the world. Also who is the Winter King??? Is he good? Is he bad? I need to know this stuff!
Ink by Alice Broadway
Every action, every deed, every significant moment is tattooed on your skin for ever. When Leora’s father dies, she is determined to see her father remembered forever. She knows he deserves to have all his tattoos removed and made into a Skin Book to stand as a record of his good life. But when she discovers that his ink has been edited and his book is incomplete, she wonders whether she ever knew him at all.
The premise of this book is what got me. Everything you do that is significant is tattooed on your skin… and her fathers ink has been altered….. was he a notorious criminal mastermind??? What did he do? Did he do anything? What’s going to happen? Is there going to be a quest? I’m assuming there’s a quest.
I’ve always clicked on this book but then never bought it. This time Amazon was on to me. They knew I was going to click on it and not buy it again and they were NOT HAVING ANY OF IT!!!! This book was £2 ….. I paid £2 for a 336 page book. It’s a real book. That I paid £2 for.
AMAZON ARE JUST TRYING TO CEMENT MY LOVE FOR THEM!!!! AND THEY DID!!!!
Ash Princess by Laura Sebastian
Theodosia was six when her country was invaded and her mother, the Queen of Flame and Fury, was murdered before her eyes. Ten years later, Theo has learned to survive under the relentless abuse of the Kaiser and his court as the ridiculed Ash Princess.
When the Kaiser forces her to execute her last hope of rescue, Theo can’t ignore her feelings and memories any longer. She vows revenge, throwing herself into a plot to seduce and murder the Kaiser’s warrior son with the help of a group of magically gifted and volatile rebels. But Theo doesn’t expect to develop feelings for the Prinz.
Forced to make impossible choices and unable to trust even those who are on her side, Theo will have to decide how far she’s willing to go to save her people and how much of herself she’s willing to sacrifice to become Queen.
The UK paperback of Ash Princess came out recently and it was not full price?! Considering I have been anticipating this book for a while…. I bought it.
I’ve heard people say that it’s “Your basic YA” where the princess rises up and saves the day. But I love those kind of books. I eat those books as snacks. I don’t think I’ll ever stop reading them. NEVER!!!
Frostblood by Elly Blake
Enter a world where fire and ice are mortal enemies…
Ruby is a Fireblood. In a land ruled by frost, her very existence is a crime. She’s spent her whole life in hiding.
Until the day Frostblood soldiers raid her village and kill her mother. The day she swears to avenge her people.
She must travel deep into the heart of the enemy, to the court of the Frost King, with only the mysterious warrior Arcus – a Frostblood rebel – by her side. But with alliances between flame and ice strictly forbidden, is Arcus friend or foe?
Ruby will only have one chance to destroy the maniacal ruler who took everything from her. But she has no idea just how hot her fire will burn…
This book caught my eye when it was released but I never bought it because it was way back when I literally had a penny to my name. Over time I always saw it but it was waaaaaay expensive and I was all NO! I WON’T PAY £10 FOR ONE PAPER BACK WHEN I CAN BUY THREE FOR THE SAME PRICE!!!!!! Cause I was a salty grill back then…
BUT NOW! This book was literally £4 so I dived for it head first.
I’m very excited about all the books right now tbh.
Not included in the 5 book splurge:
My preorder of A Reaper at the Gates by Sabaa Tahir came today!
And the cover change is actually beautiful. I’m a little salty that my other Ember editions won’t match it (at all) but pffffft, I adore this series so it doesn’t bother me really.
What books have you hauled recently? Do you plan on buying any books soon? Which ones?