Hey everyone, and welcome back to the blog! Yet again, I’ve been out of the loop with blogging, but that’s because I’ve been so busy with work training and actually starting my job. It’s long hours, with a lot of information to take in, and it’s sometimes physical, but I’m enjoying it a lot! That’s enough about my personal life though, and onto the books that I’ve bought or received this month – that’s why you’re here! So without further ado, let’s begin, and fair warning, there may be spoilers.
The first book I received was from my boyfriend for Valentine’s Day, and that book was The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess Vol 6 by Akira Himekawa, which is a manga adaptation of the video game. Following on from the events of the previous book, Link and Midna are trying to find the pieces of the Mirror of Shadow in order to defeat Ganondorf. Midna begins to realise that Link may become obsessed with the power he has seen. The greatest enemy they may face, may be Link himself… I’m really looking forward to reading this, I love the series a lot!
My boyfriend also bought me the hardback edition of Harleen by Stjepan Šejić, which is a graphic novel. Collecting issues 1-3, this follows Doctor Harleen Quinzel as she arrives at Arkham Asylum with her theory about mental illness. Soon Harleen grows closer to a patient, which draws her further away from reality… This is a DC Black Label Harley Quinn origin story, and I didn’t know it would be out yet! It looks dark and eerie, the cover is fantastic, and I know I’m going to love it!
I then borrowed a book from my mum, and that book was The Ladykiller by Martina Cole, which is an adult thriller. This is the first book in the DI Kate Burrows series, and follows Kate as she is drawn into a case of sexual depravity as women are found raped and murdered. This was recommended by a woman from work, and I think I’m going to enjoy it, even though the content is very dark!
The first library book I ordered in to borrow was Archenemies by Marissa Meyer, which is a YA science fiction fantasy. This is the second book in the Renegades series, which following opposing superheroes teams in the fictional Gatlon City. Following on from the events of the previous book, Nova’s double life is soon going to come into question. As the Renegade Insomnia, she is powerful and heroic. As the Anarchist Nightmare, she wants to destroy and take vengeance. Yet her feelings for Adrian, the boy with secrets of his own, are deepening and the lines between good and evil are blurring…
The next book I ordered into the library to borrow was The Queen of Nothing by Holly Black, which is a young adult fantasy. This is the third and final book in The Folk of the Air series, which follows human Jude who has grown up and is trying to carve out a place for herself in the world of the Fae. Following on from the events of the previous book, Jude is now the Queen of Faerie, however, she is powerless and living in exile from King Cardan’s betrayal. When Jude is given the opportunity to go back, she must risk it for a world that has changed so much, leaving her forced to choose between her ambition and her humanity… I’ve been anticipating this book since November last year and I’m so excited to read it!
The next library book I picked up was The Rumour by Lesley Kara, which is an adult thriller. Single mum Joanna is taking her little boy to school when she hears a rumour at the school gates – a notorious child killer is reformed and living under a new name in their neighbourhood. When this throwaway remark leads to another, there’s no going back. Someone’s life will be changed for ever…
The final two library books I picked up were The Vanishing Throne and The Fallen Kingdom by Elizabeth May, which are YA fantasy. These are books two and three, respectively, in The Falconer series, which follows Aileana, a lady intent on hunting down the Fae. These books continue the series as Ailena takes a a stand against the Wild Hunt and must come into her own powers as the last of the Fae hunting heroines, known as the Falconers…
The first and only eBook I bought this month was First Blood by Angela Marsons, which is an adult crime thriller. This is the twelfth book in the D.I. Kim Stone series, which follows police officer Kim Stone as she and her team solve various crimes. In this instalment, Marsons takes us back to the crime where Kim meets her team for the first time… I think it’s slightly risky setting a prequel in the middle of the series, but I’m curious to see if the risk pays off. At the time of purchase, this was 99p.
So that’s it for this month’s haul! Let me know what book or books you have bought lately, because I’d love to know!