October Book Haul

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Ahhh buying books is one of my favourite pass times and almost as enjoyable as actually reading them. Popping into Waterstones the day after payday is a very bad for my pocket but it does make me very happy and therefore is very much worth it! Here I picked up the first three books (they had a buy one get one half price deal so how could I resist) and then as I was so caught up in the excitement of new books, I decided to order two more online. I have been waiting for these two to arrive for a long time as Bood Depository accidentally sent me the wrong book but they were so good about it and let me keep the wrong one and re-sent the right one really quickly. It is quite a shock when you open the parcel expecting a YA fantasy book about deadly queens who fight to the death, and instead get a book on the immoral church... Whoops! 

If you follow me on Instagram (where I just reached 300 followers which is amazing and I am so thankful to each and everyone!) or have read my last few posts, I have already talked quite a bit about the books but you can never get enough book talk so here they all are rounded up in one nice post.

A SHIVER OF SNOW AND SKY BY LISA LUEDDECKE

Red, red, the lights glow red
Beware the danger up ahead...

On the frozen island of Skane, the sky speaks. Beautiful lights appear on clear nights, and their colours have meaning: Green means all is well, and the Goddess is happy. Blue means a snow storm is on the way. And then there's red. Red is rare. A warning.

Seventeen years ago, the sky turned red just as Ósa was born, unleashing a plague that claimed the lives of hundreds of villagers, including her own mother. This time, when the night sky once again bleeds crimson, she must discover how to stop the onslaught before so many lives are lost again.

Writing this as I look out my window, the sky is a browny-orange and the sun is shining bright red, I feel as though this book is very relevant right not - the only difference I suppose if that the sky here is only brown because of the sand blown across from the Sahara desert and not because of an angry Goddess sending a warning that we are all about to die. Well, at least I hope not...

I came across this book on Goodreads and thought it sounded interesting and only being released on October 5th, its very new too (although I managed to pick this up on September 30th which was strange...) It looks like quite a quick read so hopefully I'll get to this one soon. 


WE WERE LIARS BY E LOCKHART

We are liars
We are beautiful and privileged
We are cracked and broken
A tale of love and romance
A tale of tragedy

This is one that I have already read (and it took less than 24 hours as I was so addicted) and have a full spoiler-free review up which you can read here. Whilst I really want to ask people what they thought of it as it was quite trippy and for a while I wasn't sure what to make of it, I also think it will be so much better if you have very little knowledge about it so don't want to ruin the impact of reading it for anyone interested! I gave it a good 4/5 stars and thought it was such a good book and will definitely be picking up some more by E Lockhart soon. Did anyone get a chance to ask E Lockhart any question on @lucythereader's #ukyachat last Friday? I really loved seeing all the different questions asked, talking to fellow bloggers and seeing a little insight into E Lockhart's life as a writer!

ONE DARK THRONE BY KENDARE BLAKE

I have been wanted to read this series for a while now and when I saw that this was in the three for two, I let the temptation get the better of me and went for it. I don't normally pre-buy series in advance in case I don't like the first one and then I just have two, three books which I am never going to read and it's all a bit of a waist so I am really hoping that I like this series! As I haven't even read the first book yet I haven't read the synopsis of this book as I don't want any spoilers....

 

THREE DARK CROWNS BY KENDARE BLAKE

When kingdom come, there will be one.
In every generation on the island of Fennbirn, a set of triplets is born—three queens, all equal heirs to the crown and each possessor of a coveted magic. Mirabella is a fierce elemental, able to spark hungry flames or vicious storms at the snap of her fingers. Katharine is a poisoner, one who can ingest the deadliest poisons without so much as a stomachache. Arsinoe, a naturalist, is said to have the ability to bloom the reddest rose and control the fiercest of lions.
But becoming the Queen Crowned isn’t solely a matter of royal birth. Each sister has to fight for it. And it’s not just a game of win or lose…it’s life or death. The night the sisters turn sixteen, the battle begins.
After reading, and loving, The Red Queen by Victoria Aveyard (which I also have a full review of here) I am really hoping I will also love this as it has queens with cool powers and an interesting world to go along with it, what more could you ask for? I just started this last night and at the moment it is told from a third person narration, focusing on each of the three sisters so I'm just wondering if it will be a long enough to get really invested in all the characters, r it will feel like you only got part of each characters stories? I'm not sure but so far I am really liking what I have read. At the moment I haven't found anything to say there will be a third book (correct me if I'm wrong) so I might do a series review once I've finished both books, what do you think? 

 

HEIR OF FIRE  BY SARAH J MASS
(Book three of the Throne of Glass series)

As I was already ordering Three Dark Crown on Book Depository, I thought why not get another? I really was feeling like treating myself last Saturday... I feel like I started this series so long ago but I just haven't been able to marathon it like I normally would but it doesn't mean that I am not loving it all the same. Hopefully, I will speed up my reading as I really want to read A Court of Thorns and Roses as I have heard to so many different opinions on it, whilst also trying not to hear any spoilers, and I think its time I get my own about it!

So there is my little splurge after payday and whilst I haven't even begun to make a dent in the books I already have I am already planning what I want to get next... so feel free to add to that list by commenting below what you think I should be buying next!

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