I decided to do my book haul for January early because I will be going away soon and likely not picking up any more books, plus I just received a package in the mail. Book packages are always a cause for good excitement!
There are six books in this haul all of which I’m extremely pleased to have. Here they are:
The full Daughter of Smoke and Bone Trilogy by Laini Taylor
Around the world, black handprints are appearing on doorways, scorched there by winged strangers who have crept through a slit in the sky.
In a dark and dusty shop, a devil’s supply of human teeth grows dangerously low.
And in the tangled lanes of Prague, a young art student is about to be caught up in a brutal otherworldly war.
Meet Karou. She fills her sketchbooks with monsters that may or may not be real, she’s prone to disappearing on mysterious “errands”, she speaks many languages – not all of them human – and her bright blue hair actually grows out of her head that colour. Who is she? That is the question that haunts her, and she’s about to find out.
When beautiful, haunted Akiva fixes fiery eyes on her in an alley in Marrakesh, the result is blood and starlight, secrets unveiled, and a star-crossed love whose roots drink deep of a violent past. But will Karou live to regret learning the truth about herself?
FINALLY! I have these books. I’ve seriously been wanting these books for the longest time. They sound quirky and haunting which is right up my alley, I know I’m going to love these ones and there’s no waiting for the next book to come out, I’ve got the whole trilogy to marathon 😉
We Were Liars by E. Lockhart
A beautiful and distinguished family.
A private island.
A brilliant, damaged girl; a passionate, political boy.
A group of four friends—the Liars—whose friendship turns destructive.
A revolution. An accident. A secret.
Lies upon lies.
There’s no excuse as to why I haven’t picked up this book yet, I mean it’s been surfing around the bookish internet for months. I’m super excited to start reading blind as I’ve heard the ending gets pretty dramatic. I love stories with a bit of mystery!
Impulse by Ellen Hopkins
Three lives, three different paths to the same destination: Aspen Springs, a psychiatric hospital for those who have attempted the ultimate act — suicide. Vanessa is beautiful and smart, but her secrets keep her answering the call of the blade.Tony, after suffering a painful childhood, can only find peace through pills. And Conner, outwardly, has the perfect life. But dig a little deeper and find a boy who is in constant battle with his parents, his life, himself.
In one instant each of these young people decided enough was enough. They grabbed the blade, the bottle, the gun — and tried to end it all. Now they have a second chance, and just maybe, with each other’s help, they can find their way to a better life — but only if they’re strong and can fight the demons that brought them here in the first place.
I’ve been dying to read any Ellen Hopkins book and this one sounded really interesting. Suicide is a tough topic so this sounded like the book I was going to get a good feel for Ellen Hopkin’s writing style and story development especially as she writes in verse in all of her published books. Interesting… (I’m currently reading this book, review soon)
I’ll Give You the Sun by Jandy Nelson
Jude and her twin brother, Noah, are incredibly close. At thirteen, isolated Noah draws constantly and is falling in love with the charismatic boy next door, while daredevil Jude cliff-dives and wears red-red lipstick and does the talking for both of them. But three years later, Jude and Noah are barely speaking. Something has happened to wreck the twins in different and dramatic ways . . . until Jude meets a cocky, broken, beautiful boy, as well as someone else—an even more unpredictable new force in her life. The early years are Noah’s story to tell. The later years are Jude’s. What the twins don’t realize is that they each have only half the story, and if they could just find their way back to one another, they’d have a chance to remake their world.
I’ve heard nothing but good things about this book, all reviews have had very positive things to say. The synopsis really drew me to the story, not to mention the gorgeous cover. I also found the idea of duel point of view and timeline, intriguing. I’m excited to see where this one goes. It sounds like a good coming-of-age novel.
Let me know your thoughts on any of these books! As always, thank you for reading and I’ll see you in my next post.
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