Friday, 25 July 2014

Book Haul # 1

Today I bring you my first book haul ever (well, the first I do on my blog anyways). I made some cheeky purchases this month and I wanted to share them with you. Here they are:

  • The Silkworm by Robert Galbraith
  • The Book of Life by Deborah Harkness
  • The Storied Life of A. J. Fikry by Gabrielle Zevin
  • The Kiss of Deception by Mary. E. Pearson
  • The Murder Complex by Lindsay Cummings
  • Fire by Kristin Cashore
  • The Canterbury Tales: A Retelling by Peter Ackroyd
  • Entre Tonos de Gris (Between Shades of Grey) by Ruta Sepetys

I've wanted to buy The Sikworm since it came out but I hadn't found a good copy until now. I'm a little bit peeky when it comes to buy books... I need them in perfect conditions. If they are not, I probably will not buy it. The Book of Life is the third and final installment of the All Souls Trilogy and even though I have yet to read the second book (Shadow of Night) I really enjoyed the first one (A Discovery of Witches) so I went ahead and bought it. Both of them I bought them at Fnac.

I heard about The Storied Life of A. J. Fikry thanks to Booktube, everyone was raving about it and is a book about books. What more do you need? The Kiss of Deception is a new fantasy book with some hype around it and the plot intrigued me enough to give it a go. Oh, also, the inside of the book has a map, a MAP! I freaking love when books come with maps inside of them. Here a sneak peak: 

The Murder Complex is the first book in a new dystopian trilogy and the debut novel of Lindsay Cummings. I know about this book thanks to Instagram and I'm currently reading it and so far, so good. It is quite violent and intriguing and I like the design of it, every page has a barcode, which is awesome (picture below). Then we have Fire by Kristin Cashore, the second book in the Graceling Realm companion novels. I haven't read Graceling yet but again I keep hearing very nice things about this books and it was really cheap =P

Last, but not least, we have Entre Tonos de Gris (Between Shades of Grey), which I bought at La Casa del Libro in Madrid because it was there calling my name a.k.a I have a have a book buying problem. The same day I bought The Silkworm and The Book of Life I saw as well this beautiful edition of The Canterbury Tales, which is actually a retelling by Peter Ackroyd and it is written in prose insted of verse. In case you don't know I'm studying English Culture & Literature at University and it was a mandatory read for us. I ended up really liking the book so I want to know what Peter Ackroyd did with all the tales.

Have you read any of these? Let me know!

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