I’m back with another (slightly late) book haul! July is always a busy month for buying books because I usually buy quite a few books at YALC. That didn’t go ahead this year but I did pick up quite a few books online instead!
1. The Search Party – Simon Lelic
I read this for a bookstagram tour and absolutely loved it. The story a girl who goes missing and the five friends who form a search party to look for her, it was full of twists and turns and I could not put it down. You can read my full review for this one here!
2. We Ride the Storm – Devin Madson
I had been eyeing this one for quite a while and then I was lucky enough to win a signed copy from author on Twitter. It arrived near the end of the month so I am super excited to dive into this one. I’ve heard really incredible things so I hope it lives up to the hype!
3. Sorcery of a Queen – Brian Naslund
This is the second instalment in Brian Naslund’s Dragons of Terra series and I’m itching to pick this one up. It has been a while since I read the first book, Blood of an Exile so I’m considering having a weekend of binge reading them both.
4. To Sleep In A Sea of Stars – Christopher Paolini
This is one of my most anticipated releases of 2020 so I squealed with excitement when it arrived in the post. I loved Christopher Paolini’s Inheritance Cycle growing up and I recently read his The Fork, the Witch and the Worm which I adored too so I cannot wait to see what he does with this science fiction tale.
5. The Once and Future Witches – Alix. E. Harrow
I am always here for stories about witches and this one sounds just incredible. I still haven’t read The Ten Thousand Doors of January yet but it is a high priority on my TBR. I’m participating in the blog tour for this one so stay tuned for that!
6. The Trials of Koli – M. R. Carey
This is another of my most anticipated releases. I loved The Book of Koli so much, it was such a unique and engaging tale (read my review here), and it ended on a bit of a cliffhanger so I can’t wait to see where Carey takes the story next. I also love that the books are being published a few months apart so I don’t have to wait a year for the next instalment!
Books I Bought:
1. Percy Jackson Boxset – Rick Riordan
I ended up reading the first book in The Trials of Apollo series and while I really enjoyed it, I didn’t realise you had to have read the Percy Jackson books first. I’m also intrigued about the upcoming television series so I figured now was the perfect time to binge it.
2. Good Girls Die First – Kathryn Foxfield
I saw some really positive reviews for this YA thriller on twitter and after reading the synopsis I thought it sounded really intriguing. I’m keeping this one for the autumn so that I have some creepy thrillers to read!
3. The Obsidian Tower – Melissa Caruso
I must admit that this was a bit of a cover buy. I was totally intrigued by the cover and the title and so I ended up picking it up. I haven’t heard much about this one so far so I’m really looking forward to picking it up.
4. Children of Time – Adrian Tchaikovsky
I’ve been on the fence about buying this book for absolutely ages. I love Adrian Tchaikovsky and I think his books are brilliant. I’ve heard so many people rave about how incredible this book is – but I really hate spiders. I caved and picked up a copy, I’m just hoping it doesn’t freak me out too much.
5. The Gilded Wolves – Roshani Chokshi
I was really in the mood for a heist style novel and I recently read and loved Dangerous Remedy and heard this had similar kind of vibes. I really enjoyed this one and the plot was action packed. I read it really quickly and I’m looking forward to picking up the sequel.
6. The Court of Miracles – Kester Grant
This one was another one that was kind of a cover buy. I’ve seen it around on Instagram a lot but all I really know is that it’s a loose retelling of Les Miserables. I’m intrigued by it anyway and hope it’s an enjoyable read!
7. Harrow Lake – Kat Ellis
When I read the synopsis for this it kind of gave me Night Film vibes so I was super excited to read it. I read this one in a single heart pounding sitting and it was honestly such a brilliant YA horror.
8. Saga Vol 1 – Brian K. Vaughn & Fiona Staples
My other half picked up a copy of this when we were out book shopping and I ended up giving it a go. It was such a strange story but I really liked the artwork. I’ve seen lots of people talk about how much they love this series so I would be interested to try the next volume.
So those are all the books I picked up in July! If you’ve read any of them I’d love to know what you thought, as well as what books you’ve been picking up recently!