So June is over and this month I have bought a lot of books… Because of this I thought that on top of my usual monthly reads I would bring you a book haul, so let’s dive into my ever growing TBR pile and look at my most recent purchases…
Lord of Shadows by Cassandra Clare
A Shadowhunter’s life is bound by duty. Constrained by honour. The world of a Shadowhunter is a solemn pledge, and no vow is more sacred than the vow that binds parabatai, warrior partners – sworn to fight together, die together, but never to fall in love. Emma Carstairs has learned that the love she shares with her parabatai, Juilian Blackthorn, isn’t just forbidden – it could destroy them both. She knows she should run from him. But how can she when the Blackthorns are threatened by enemies on all sides? Their only hope is the Black Volume of the Dead, a spell book of terrible power. Everyone wants it. Only the Blackthorns can find it. Spurred on by a dark bargain with the Seelie Queen, Emma; her best friend, Cristine; and Mark and Julian Blackthorn journey into the Courts of Faerie, where glittering revels hide bloody danger and no promise can be trusted. Meanwhile, rising tension between Shadowhunters and Downworlders has produced the Cohort, an extremist group of Shadowhunters dedicated to registering Downworlders and ‘unsuitable’ Nephilim. They’ll do anything in their power to expose Julian’s secrets and take the Los Angeles Institute for their own. When Downworlders turn against the Clave, a new threat arises in the form of the Lord of Shadows – The Unseelie King, who sends his greatest warriors to slaughter those with Blackthorn blood and seize the Black Volume. As dangers close in, Julian devises a risky scheme that depends on the cooperation of an unpredictable enemy. But success may come with a price he and Emma cannot even imagine, one that will bring with it a reckoning of blood that could have repercussions for everyone and everything they hold dear.
The Dark Prophecy by Rick Riordan
I, the God Apollo – cast down to earth in the body of a gawky mortal teen – bravely endured a series of dangerous trials at Camp Half-Blood. Now, accompanied by Leo Valdez and the sorceress Calypso (also mortal, ha!), I must find the most dangerous Oracle from ancient times, who may hold the answers I need to return to Mount Olympus. To make things worse, the second member of the evil Triumvirate – a Roman emperor with a disturbing love of bloodshed – stands in our way. Without my powers (and good looks and singing voice), how does Zeus expect me to overcome the greatest challenge I’ve faced in my four thousand years of existence?
Everything Everything by Nicola Yoon
Maddy is allergic to the world. She hasn’t left her house in seventeen years. Olly the boy next door. He’s determined to find a way to reach her.
The Call by Peadar O’guilin
Nessa and her friends attend Boyle College to train for the most dangerous time of their lives – The CALL. Without warning, each one of them will wake in a terrifying land, alone and hunted, with a one-in-ten chance of returning alive. No one believes Nessa can make it, but she’s determined to prove them all wrong. And she will need every once of spirit and courage in order to survive.
The Book Thief by Markus Zusak
This is the tale of the book thief, as narrated by death. And when death tells a story, you really have to listen. It’s just a small story really – about, amongst other things: a girl, an accordionist, some fanatical Germans, a Jewish fist fighter and quite a lot of thievery.
Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone (20 year edition) by J.K.Rowling
Do I even need to put a blurb here? I think not.
Frost Blood by Elly Blake
Ruby is a Fireblood. In a land ruled by Frost, her very existence is a crime. She’s spent her whole life hiding. Until the day Frostblood soldiers raid her village and kill her mother. The day she swears to avenger her people. She must travel deep into the heart of the enemy, to the court of the Frost Kind, with only the mysterious warrior Arcus – Frostblood rebel – by her side. But with alliances between fire 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 how hot her fire will burn…
There we are then. I may have over spent a little this much, but really it is all money well spent. The Dark Prophecy I have already read and of course I have already read the Philosopher’s Stone, but I just had to buy the 20 year edition. Lord of Shadows is of course on my auto-by list, but I haven’t yet started the soon to be trilogy as I like to binge read my series instead of waiting for the next book. Many of the others were simply bought because the looked really good, but The Book Thief I actually bought for school. I have been thinking about buying it for a while, but I wasn’t sure. We have just started reading it in class though and naturally, as I now know it is amazing, wanted my own copy.
I hope you all enjoyed my little book haul and hopefully I am a little kinder to my bank account next month!
Goodbye for now!
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