I have been on a major book buying spree on the last few months both in mainstream book stores and also in charity shops., and thought I would share what I bought and why with you. THIS IS GOING TO BE A LONG POST! hah.
Number one: Sepulchre by Kate Mosse. This is a story that’s based in two time periods, 1891 and present 2007, following two female protagonists.I bought this book in a local charity shop. Why? Because it is the sequel to a book Labyrinth which I had finished reading when I walked into the shop and picked up the final book by mistake so had to go back and buy this one. Luckily it cost me a pound so if I decide I hate the series then no money lost.
Number two; Citadel by Kate Mosse. From what I can gather, it is set during World War II and follows a cell of resistance under Nazi Occupation. This is the final book in the series and I bought this in the same local charity shop as Sepulchre . Why? This was actually a mistake, I didn’t do my research before I bought it and thought it was a standalone novel by Kate Mosse. I was kinda disappointed that I bought another of a series that I wasn’t overly sure about. The obsessive book buyer in me took over and as you can see I bought the second. I’m hoping that this book will make up for the slow beginning of the first.
Number three: The Iron King by Julie Kagawa, this book seems to be the generic teenager being misunderstood and discovering a massive secret that explains all. I bought this book in a discount store when I was on holiday. Why? It was actually the cover that drew me to this series, but no matter how hard I tried I could never find the first book. So it became a personal vendetta that drove me to read this book. So looking forward to reading this.
Number four: Love Letters to the Dead by Ava Dellaira, from what I have heard it’s a book about a student writing letters to people who have died young and tragically. This was one of the books that I didn’t mind splurging on and I actually bought it at full price in a mainstream store. Why? I have heard nothing but brilliant things about this book and I really want to read this and see what I think about it, see if it lives up to the hype.
Number five; Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children by Ransom Riggs, this book is about a children’s home on an abandoned island where an American teenager pieces together his grandfather’s past, I bought this at full price at once again a mainstream book store. Why? I was really intrigued by the cover and by the illustrations that are inside. Soo looking forward to this.
Number six; Looking for Alaska by John Green, it seems to be about a young man that goes out into the world and meets a young woman called Alaska and the story develops. This was definitely one of the books that I wanted to buy regardless of the price. Why? I absolutely adored The Fault in Our Stars and really enjoyed the writing style, so wanted to see if I would love it as much as I did TFIOS.
Number seven; Anna and the French Kiss by Stephanie Perkins, this follows the story of love eventually happening in the city of love. I bought this at full price! Why? I have heard nothing but great things about this book and the series. I was really looking for a good time read, and something to relax with over summer, so here’s hoping I’ve found it.
Number eight; Tuf Voyaging by George R.R Martin, this is a collection of related short stories, and I manage to find this at a discount store. Why? I have bought the complete collection of The Game of Thrones books and really wanted to see whether I would like any other of his work that was maybe a little less intimidating.
Number nine; The Armageddon Rag by George R.R Martin, it follows a journalist as he moves away from his roots,I found this alongside the other and just had to buy. Why? Really the same reason as the above, I just really want to see whether I liked his other works.
Number ten; Here Lies Bridget by Paige Harbison, a story of a mean high school girl who dies and sees her life through the eyes of those who hate her, I saw this in a three for £5 deal and bought it. Why? I loved the cover and the concept behind it. Kind of excited to see how it goes.
SO there it is, the first ten books of my extensive haul. I hope you enjoyed it, these books are all on my TBR list and I will be reading and reviewing them all for you. Part two will be up tomorrow.