In an effort to save money I am only allowing myself to buy books once a month as I never manage to stick to just buying the one. This is the little bundle I got myself for this month, all from Waterstone’s costing me just £26 (I really was well behaved!! )….
I’d love to say I varied in genre with my buys but I really didn’t! Im obviously in a fantasy mood lately as all of these are of that genre, which is odd for me, but oh well!
Snow like Ashes..
This marvellous looking book was recommended to me on GoodReads, and despite requests was not available at the library.. So I bit the bullet and invested (on buy one get one free!! YAY)..
‘Sixteen years ago the Kingdom of Winter was conquered
and its citizens enslaved, leaving them without magic or a
monarch. Now the Winterians’ only hope for freedom is the
eight survivors who managed to escape, and who have been waiting for the opportunity to steal back Winter’s magic and rebuild the kingdom ever since.’ (Blurb from official site)
Reasons for buying this was more because it was on a deal than because of the actual book; although it was on my ‘want to read’ list. I have purely heard good things, so hopefully it’ll be a bit different from most YA fantasy novels…
This was something I have already read as a library version (see review in October book Haul..), where I wasn’t too sure, when I saw it I felt the need to buy. Though written badly and nothing outstandingly different, I have found myself looking forward to the sequel.
‘Mare Barrow’s world is divided by blood—those
with common, Red blood serve the Silver- blooded elite, who are gifted with superhuman abilities. Mare is a Red, scraping by as a thief in a poor, rural village, until a twist of fate throws her in front of the Silver court. Before the king, princes, and all the nobles, she discovers she has an ability of her own’
(Blurb from official site)
This little gem was recommended by an amazing person, so felt was only right to give it a go. Reading a bit about it does make it appear right up my street- alternative future, leading into the unknown kind of story.
‘Tally can’t wait to turn sixteen and become Pretty. Sixteen is the magic number that brings a transformation from a repellent Ugly into a stunningly attractive Pretty, and catapults you into a high-tech paradise where your only job is to have a really great time. In just a few weeks, Tally will be there. But Tally’s new friend, Shay, isn’t sure she wants to be Pretty. She’d rather risk life on the outside. When Shay runs away, Tally learns about a whole new side of the Pretty world – and it isn’t very pretty. The authorities offer Tally the worse choice she can imagine: find her friend and turn her in, or never turn Pretty at all. The choice Tally makes changes her world forever.’ (from Amazon)
I am really looking forward to this one as appears like a great series, plus after all who can turn down a book with florescent colours!!
The Assassins Apprentice…
I have been wanting to read this series for so long!! After ordering the wrong one at the library, and starting on a book mid series, I decided to invest in the beginning of the series.
‘ Born on the wrong side of the sheets, Fitz, son of Chivalry Farseer, is a royal bastard, cast out into the world, friendless and lonely. Only his magical link with animals – the old art known as the Wit – gives him solace and companionship. But the Wit, if used too often, is a perilous magic, and one abhorred by the nobility.’ (from GoodReads)
I love dark fantasies like this, and so excited to get into it, and then read the MANY following books.
SO excited about these buys, can’t wait to have my Uni assignment complete so I can dive into them. My TBR list in order is; The Forgotten Legion, Uglies, then Killer of Men. Keep your eyes open for reviews to follow…