I have been accumulating some books this month that I’m very excited about so I thought I would share them with you! It was an accident I swear. I was trying to avoid traffic and I drove by the mall and saw a Half Price Books. I’ve never been to one and I was curious and I wasn’t going to buy anything but next thing I know I’m home with 5 new books. OOPS. Yes, that’s them in the picture to the left. Can you guess what they are? If you can, you either own them or you are magical and I am very impressed. I’m so excited to read them that I couldn’t decide which to start with and picked an old book instead. Teehee. Anyway, let’s get into it!
Round 1: YA Fantasy/Sci Fi, anyone?
Winter – Marissa Meyer
Check. Pre-ordered this one. Already finished it. I enjoyed it….. but I listened to the rest of the series on audiobook. And I think it was much more enjoyable to listen to than actually read. WHICH IS CRAZY TALK. I feel very odd and tingly about this. But I’m going to write up a full review right after I finish this post, so I’ll talk more about that soon. I will warn you, I’m not as full of love as everyone else seems to be.
The 5th Wave – Rick Yancey
I originally wasn’t interested in this book because I’ve seen quite a few reviews that were pretty “meh” about it, and aliens aren’t generally my favorite. But I saw the preview for the movie and I actually think it looks really good, and I want to read the book before I see it! In all fairness, I think Chloe Grace Moretz is amazing. I thought If I Stay (book version) was terrible and the main character was insufferable and her priorities were just way out of whack. The movie, however, made me bawl my eyes out. It’s all Chloe’s fault. I am really hoping I do like this book though!
Illuminae – Amie Kaufman & Jay Kristoff
Despite all of the amazing reviews, I actually wasn’t terribly interested in this either. (Is anyone else sensing a pattern here?) I was looking at the YA section in Half Price Books and saw this giant orange book and definitely did a double take. WHAT. Someone has already finished and recycled a basically brand-new release?! SCORE. Got it for $8.00 and it’s in perfect condition. I took it as a sign. It was calling to me. Who am I to disregard the universe?!
Let’s continue a series…
Heir of Fire & Crown of Midnight – Sarah J. Maas
Continuing the series! I’m also about to write my review for Throne of Glass, which I didn’t love. I am excited for the series to continue, however. I have decided I can only read one book a month. Then I can extend the series a bit longer. Plus I don’t want to buy the hardcover edition of Queen of Shadows because all of the others are paperback.. so I have to wait for it to be re-released… stalling tactics commence.
And OMG on another note, I had a freaking crazy dream the other night. It was like I was reading a book because I wasn’t in the dream I was just watching it. I’m pretty sure Cinder was the main character (are there main characters in dreams? Whatever) because Kai was definitely there and was in love with her but they couldn’t be together because she wasn’t royal and there were these people who had sacrificed a princess to gain her power (enter Throne of Glass) but when they did it they opened a portal and let invisible people through (add in some of The Subtle Knife?). IT WAS JUST CRAZY. Okay moving on.
Oh hey look I got some adult lit!
Girl With a Pearl Earring – Tracy Chevalier
I remember when the movie for this came out and there was lots of buzz about the book. I was 11 at the time, and I don’t think it would have been quite appropriate for me at that time. The boring cover flap even says: “this luminous novel about artistic vision and sensual awakening”. WHEW. Steamy. But I think 23-year old me can probably handle it. Maybe. Let’s see how mature I actually am, shall we? Answer: not very. Haha but I have always been curious about it and there were a ton of copies that caught my eye so I was like hey. WHY NOT.
Night Film – Marisha Pessl
Night Film has been floating around Booktube lately. I was originally sold on it by Raeleen @ padfootandprongs07, but it keeps being mentioned and my curiosity has just grown. I’m really excited that there was a copy at Half Price Books, I didn’t expect it to be there but it was and I own it and I can’t wait to be scared pantless. Is that a saying? It just popped out of my head like it is.. but maybe I’m crazy. I actually have a huge frustration with common sayings because THEY MAKE NO SENSE. Hahaha I digress.
The Night Circus – Erin Morgenstern
YAY. I’m so excited. I swear this book was stalking me pre-book blog. Every time I went to a bookstore it would pop out at me. For some reason, I was resisting it. I didn’t trust my book instincts. But now I’ve honed them and heard so many amazing things about it that I’ve been seriously questioning past me and I can’t wait to read it!
Soo yeah. That’s it.
I’ll write again soon! Until then, keep reading!