Hello hello, and how are you doing? 🙂
As the title suggests I am here with a book haul today! Compared to previous years I have been much better with my book-buying, I mean this is only my third haul of the year! Plus, a lot of these books were either free on Amazon Kindle or I was gifted through work (I work in publishing). Since moving into a new flat in September I’ve not really bought too many books, I promise! 😛
But I know you’re here for the good stuff rather than me justifying my recent collection, so let’s just get into it. Without further ado, here are the books I have acquired from this autumn~
Physical Books- Bought
The Weavers of Saramyr by Chris Wooding
I actually bought this book from a second-hand/charity shop when I went on a trip to Canterbury in October. Chris Wooding’s series- Tales of the Ketty Jay– is one of my favourites, and I am always keen to try some of his other books. As this one was second-hand it was really cheap, so I decided to pick up a copy 🙂
The Cold is in Her Bones by Peternelle van Arsdale
I actually featured this one in my March Anticipated Releases earlier this year, and I’ve been wanting to buy it ever since. I finally took the plunge and bought my own copy this season, and I can’t wait to pick it up! I love the sound of any story that features “demons” in some way or another, so this is definitely on my reading list for November.
Queen of Ruin by Tracy Banghart
I have been looking for a copy of this book ever since it published in July, but every book store I went to I just couldn’t find it! In the end I caved and bought a copy on Amazon. I adored book 1- Grace and Fury– way more than I was expecting, and I am hoping this sequel is just as exciting, if not better! ❤
Physical Books- Acquired through work/gifted
My boss’ friend works at Gollancz, and I was very fortunate that they gifted me some books recently! I mentioned I was looking to read Ravencry, the sequel to Blackwing, and they kindly sent me the hardbacks of books 2 and 3!! I was so surprised, and very grateful~ They are hefty books though, so I’ll have to put some time aside to get stuck back in to this unique grimdark fantasy.
The Raven Tower by Ann Leckie
Another book I was gifted from Gollancz- The Raven Tower by Ann Leckie! I featured this one very recently, as I really liked the sound of a higher power watching over a city through a vessel and blood sacrifice; sounds dark but sometimes that’s just how I like it. Can’t wait to start reading this one too! 🙂
Steel Crow Saga by Paul Krueger
This is the final book that I received from my boss’ friend- Steel Crow Saga! This is another new release that combines typical fantasy with enchanted steel and magical animal companions. It sounded cool (and of course has a gorgeous cover) so I’m very thankful to get my hands on this one!
Our Stop by Laura Jane Williams
I do work in publishing, and we have a shelf where we put old stock, or any books we no longer want. I found this on the shelf in the past week and decided to pick it up on a whim. Based in London, it is based on the “love at first sight” posts on the daily newspaper, where a girl notices a message in there that could be about her. I think this book is going to be a cheesy chick-lit, but it intrigued me enough to want to give it a try!
Under the Never Sky by Veronica Rossi
Another book I picked up on a whim on my work’s freebie shelf. An old book from the YA days of 2012 I don’t know if it will still read well, but I fancied a paranormal-styled romance and so picked this up out of curiosity. I’m deliberately not reading too much into this one though, just in case. 😛
Everything You Are by Kerry Anne King
This was a Kindle First purchase, and I am a sucker for free books! This one looks like a romance/journey to make a broken musician love music again. I’m not sure when I’ll pick this one up, but it was free!
The Vine Witch by Luanne G. Smith
This is actually another Kindle First read, but a fantasy this time! It is a fantasy-come-historical fiction; I don’t usually do historical fiction but I am definitely intrigued by the idea of witches tending to vineyards. I’ll certainly give this a go; it has received some good reviews so I’m hoping it lives up it!
Heart of Mist by Helen Scheurer
I have had this book on my Amazon wish list for years (I believe it isn’t in UK bookstores so I can only get it on Amazon), then all of a sudden I checked and the ebook version is currently FREE on the Kindle store- free! You bet I nabbed this right up, and I cant wait to finally give it a go ❤
Phew, and that’s everything! As you can see the vast majority of the books here were either free or very kindly gifted; it is so rare that this happens to me so I am super grateful~
Have you bought any of these books- what did you think? Have you made any great purchases recently? Let me know in the comments!