June ‘20 Haul

Hey everyone, and welcome back to the blog! Today, I’m here to talk about the books I bought this month. The Covid 19 Coronavirus lockdown in the UK is slowly easing, and it’s weird to see things getting back to what is now the new normal. So without further ado, let’s begin, and fair warning, there may be spoilers.

The first book I bought was Fleabag: The Scriptures by Phoebe Waller-Bridges, which is considered a comedy drama. This collects the commentary, directions, and of course, the scripts for the two seasons of the dark comedy, Fleabag, which follows a young woman, navigating life, loss and love in London. It was a TV series that I absolutely loved, and found connection and meaning in. It was natural that I picked this up! At the time of purchase, this was £14.99.

fleabag

The next book I bought was Of Fire and Stars by Audrey Coulthurst, which is a YA fantasy. This is the first book in the Of Fire and Stars series. Princess Denna has been betrothed to the prince of Mynaria since she was a child, and so she knows what is expected of her. Denna is hiding a secret though – she has an Affinity for fire, which could be dangerous in a new world where magic is forbidden. What she didn’t expect though, is to form a friendship with the prince’s sister… This has been on my radar since 2017, so I’m thrilled to have a copy at last! I’ve heard that there is a lot of political intrigue, and the major selling point for me is the LGBT romance. I can’t wait to dive in! At the time of purchase, this was £6.97.

of fire and stars

The first eBook I picked up this month was The Guest List by Lucy Foley, which is an adult thriller. The wedding of the year is between Jules and Will on the coast of Ireland, and it’s to be a huge celebration. It isn’t long though before old friends, past grudges, and hidden jealousies begin to surface. The delicious cake has barely been cut, a storm is raging stopping anyone from leaving, and then one of the guests is found dead… I’ve heard good things about this, so I hope I enjoy it. At the time of purchase, this was 99p.

guest list

The next eBook I bought was The Last Mrs Parrish by Liv Constantine, which is an adult thriller. Amber is tired of being a nobody, of melting into the background, believing she deserves a life of leisure, luxury, and of course, wealth. She soon sets her sights on the life and friendship of golden girl, Daphne Parrish – from her swanky mansion and model looks to the millionaire husband. Even with this plan in motion, skeletons from Amber’s past could destroy everything she is working towards… This sounds so good, and I can’t wait to read it! At the time of purchase, this was £2.99.

last mrs parrish

The next eBook I picked up was The Corset by Laura Purcell, which is an adult Gothic thriller. This follows young and wealthy Dorothea, who is drawn to Oakgate Prison with her charity work. There she meets Ruth, a teenage seamstress and a self-confessed murderess, who nurses a dark secret. The fates of these two women entwine, but can Ruth be trusted? This sounds really interesting, and it’s definitely peaked my interest. At the time of purchase, this was 99p.

the corset

The penultimate eBook I picked up was Queen of the Conquered by Kacen Callender, which is a YA fantasy. This is the first book in the Islands of Blood and Storm series, which has a Caribbean inspired world. Sigourney Rose was the only survivor of a family massacre by the colonizers on the islands of Hans Lollik. When the childless king declares he will choose his successor from amongst the eligible noble families, Sigourney is ready for revenge. Someone though, is killing off the ruling families. As the bodies pile up and eyes turn to Sigourney, she must make allies and find the murderer, before she becomes a victim… This has been recommended to me on Amazon quite a few times, so I thought I should give it a try! And the cover is just stunning! At the time of purchase, this was 99p.

queen of the conquered

The final eBook I picked up was The Last House Guest by Megan Miranda, which is an adult thriller. Avery and Sadie were best friends, until a year ago when Sadie was found dead. Dashed on the rocks on the night of an infamous end-of-year summer party, her death is ruled as suicide. The evidence a year later however, points to murder. Avery is shocked to learn that she is under suspicion, and she must clear her name before she’s branded a killer… This sounded an interesting thriller, and I hope I enjoy it! At the time of purchase, this was 99p.

the last house guest

So that completes my June ’20 haul. Let me know what book/books you have bought this month – I’m always looking for recommendations! Have you read any of these books?

– ReadWriteZoe.

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