Book Haul May 2017

Posted May 23rd, 2017 by in book haul, discussion, other / 0 comments

I put a whole bunch of books on reservation at the library the other week, and picked most of them up Wednesday. I was supposed to be going to pick up 6 books, but left with 9 books, including one for my lovely mum. I have also been requesting a few items on Netgalley and I got most of them approved.  So here is my book haul for May 2017.

Library Haul:

Empire of Storms (Throne of Glass #5) – Sarah J. Maas. I’ve been waiting to read this for ages, but being in hospital did not help. I needs more Aelin and Rowan in my reading life. Review.

A Court of Thorns and Roses (A Court of Thorns and Roses #1) – Sarah J. Maas. More kick-ass female leads and fae magic. Yes please. (Oh my god, loved it! Review.)

A Court of Mist and Fury (A Court of Thorns and Roses #2) – Sarah J. Maas. Book 2. Once we get book three in at the Library it’s going on the list as well. 😀 (Be still my heart. This book, seriously. Review.)

Talon (Talon #1) – Julie Kagawa. I really enjoyed Julie Kagawa’s Iron fey series so I’m hoping to enjoy this one. Dragon people, Dragon Slayers, a secret society. Sounds awesome. (DNF’d it because I just got too busy with other things and wasn’t getting into it.)

Rouge (Talon #2) – Julie Kagawa. More dragons, bring it on.

Glass Sword (Red Queen #2) – Victoria Averyard. I had this when I read Red Queen, but had to return it before I could start this. So definitely looking forward to continuing Mare’s adventures. (Didn’t read. Bad blogmonstar.)

Bad Brides – Rebecca Chance. This looks like a fun book. Everyone needs a fun book. I love weddings and I actually want to be a wedding planner, so this was kind of a serendipitous choice when I saw it on the shelf at the library. It’s one of the two that wasn’t on my reserve list. (Ergh. I DNF’d this as it was all sex, drugs and no plot. )

The Barbershop Girl – Georgina Penney. My favourite kind of romance, plus it’s set in Australia and the author is an Aussie girl. (Didn’t read. I’ll have to re-borrow in the future.)

Netgalley Haul: 

A Penny Lost – Aspen Bassett. A time-travel novel with an interesting premise. Unfortunately I was a bit disappointed and wound up not finishing it. However, you can find my review here.

When It’s Real – Erin Watt. A fun-sounding YA novel about singing superstar Oakley Ford and part-time waitress Vaughn Bennett who are roped into pretending to date each other for their own reasons. (Erin Watt is the writing name of Elle Kennedy and Jen Frederick who wrote the very popular The Royals series.) *Update: A great beach read or Sunday afternoon read. Review.

Dreamwielder (The Dreamwielder Chronicles #1) – Garrett Calcaterra. The cover of this novel caught my eye actually. Then I read the blurb and it sounded interesting. Makarria is a Dreamwielder and in a world where magic is being stamped out, that’s very dangerous.

The Black Witch – Laurie Forest. Elloren is the granddaughter of the last prophesied Black Witch and whilst she looks just like her famour grandmother, she has no magic at all in a world which values magical ability over all else.   More Fantasy. What can I say, it’s probably my favourite genre. *Update: I DNF’d this one. Review.

The Romeo Catchers (The Casquette Girls #2) – Alys Arden. An urban fantasy with an interesting premise, set in the beautiful setting of New Orleans.

The Book of Whispers – Kimberley Starr. Luca can see demons. Nobody else can, so he keeps quiet about it. He also has dreams that sometimes predict the future. Set in Tuscany in 1096 AD. Sounds very interesting.

So that’s my book haul. What about you? What books are you most excited to snuggle up and read this Winter (Southern Hemisphere) or lay on the beach and read this Summer (Northern Hemisphere)?

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