Okay, so this post is slightly late…but better late than never I suppose.
I got quite a few books this Christmas and i’m really excited to hopefully get to some of them in the new year, quite a few of them i’ve been eyeing up for a LONG time.
Hope you are all having a good holiday season and to those who are cramming in work for college/uni, I feel your pain.
From my brother I got:
And A Happy New Year by Holly Bourne
Really excited to own this, I now have all the Spinster Club series. I still have to read ‘What’s A Girl Gotta Do?’ but I know this final book is just going to be very bittersweet, because I love these characters so much. If you haven’t read these books yet, I highly recommend them. These books have themes of mental health, feminism & friendship and I’m pretty sure I will read anything this author puts out.
Before I Fall by Lauren Oliver
Having read Vanishing Girls by this author earlier this year and really enjoying it, I really want to pick up more by this author, I chose this one in particular because of the upcoming movie release next year, I’d really like to read this before seeing the movie. Of course the story looks really interesting too. Here is the goodreads synopsis:
With this stunning debut novel, New York Times bestselling author Lauren Oliver emerged as one of today’s foremost authors of young adult fiction. Like Jay Asher’s Thirteen Reasons Why and Gayle Forman’s If I Stay, Before I Fall raises thought-provoking questions about love, death, and how one person’s life can affect so many others.
For popular high school senior Samantha Kingston, February 12—”Cupid Day”—should be one big party, a day of valentines and roses and the privileges that come with being at the top of the social pyramid. And it is…until she dies in a terrible accident that night.
However, she still wakes up the next morning. In fact, Sam lives the last day of her life seven times, until she realises that by making even the slightest changes, she may hold more power than she ever imagined.
You By Caroline Kepnes
I’ve seen this book floating around different social media platforms for quite a while now and with a cover like this It really intrigued me, I haven’t ever read something that seems so creepy before and I hope to get to it in early 2017.
When a beautiful, aspiring writer strides into the East Village bookstore where Joe Goldberg works, he does what anyone would do: he Googles the name on her credit card.
There is only one Guinevere Beck in New York City. She has a public Facebook account and Tweets incessantly, telling Joe everything he needs to know: she is simply Beck to her friends, she went to Brown University, she lives on Bank Street, and she’ll be at a bar in Brooklyn tonight—the perfect place for a “chance” meeting.
As Joe invisibly and obsessively takes control of Beck’s life, he orchestrates a series of events to ensure Beck finds herself in his waiting arms. Moving from stalker to boyfriend, Joe transforms himself into Beck’s perfect man, all while quietly removing the obstacles that stand in their way—even if it means murder.
From my university friends I got:
A Monster Calls by Patrick Ness
I feel like i’m the only person in the community who hasn’t read a Patrick Ness book yet?! (slightly dramatic but..) I felt this one was a good place to start, its beautifully illustrated and i’ve heard its creepy in the best way. I’m excited!
Goodreads Synopsis: The monster showed up after midnight. As they do.
But it isn’t the monster Conor’s been expecting. He’s been expecting the one from his nightmare, the one he’s had nearly every night since his mother started her treatments, the one with the darkness and the wind and the screaming…
This monster is something different, though. Something ancient, something wild. And it wants the most dangerous thing of all from Conor.
It wants the truth.
A Thousand Pieces Of You by Claudia Gray
This is definitely one of those books I have been eyeing for a while, I mean LOOK AT THAT COVER, stunning! I’ve heard nothing but good things about this Trilogy and I need to read more sci-fi!
Cloud Atlas meets Orphan Black in this epic dimension-bending trilogy by New York Times bestselling author Claudia Gray about a girl who must chase her father’s killer through multiple dimensions.
Marguerite Caine’s physicist parents are known for their groundbreaking achievements. Their most astonishing invention, called the Firebird, allows users to jump into multiple universes—and promises to revolutionize science forever. But then Marguerite’s father is murdered, and the killer—her parent’s handsome, enigmatic assistant Paul— escapes into another dimension before the law can touch him.
Marguerite refuses to let the man who destroyed her family go free. So she races after Paul through different universes, always leaping into another version of herself. But she also meets alternate versions of the people she knows—including Paul, whose life entangles with hers in increasingly familiar ways. Before long she begins to question Paul’s guilt—as well as her own heart. And soon she discovers the truth behind her father’s death is far more sinister than she expected.
A Thousand Pieces of You explores an amazingly intricate multi-universe where fate is unavoidable, the truth elusive, and love the greatest mystery of all.
Poison Study by Maria V. Snyder
Okay so I have had this book in my goodreads tbr for well over a year so I’m happy I finally own a copy! This is another series I have heard nothing but great things about (mainly from watching Sasha @ abookutopia talk very highly of it overtime) This book just sound so cool to me and something i’d really enjoy. Also, another pretty cover!!
Choose: A quick death…Or slow poison…
About to be executed for murder, Yelena is offered an extraordinary reprieve. She’ll eat the best meals, have rooms in the palace—and risk assassination by anyone trying to kill the Commander of Ixia.
And so Yelena chooses to become a food taster. But the chief of security, leaving nothing to chance, deliberately feeds her Butterfly’s Dust—and only by appearing for her daily antidote will she delay an agonizing death from the poison.
As Yelena tries to escape her new dilemma, disasters keep mounting. Rebels plot to seize Ixia and Yelena develops magical powers she can’t control. Her life is threatened again and choices must be made. But this time the outcomes aren’t so clear…
From my parents:
Jane Eyre by Charlotte Brontë
My quest to read more classics continued! I really love these hardback editions I saw in Waterstones, they are simply stunning.
Goodreads Synopsis: Orphaned into the household of her Aunt Reed at Gateshead and subject to the cruel regime at Lowood charity school, Jane Eyre nonetheless emerges unbroken in spirit and integrity. She takes up the post of governess at Thornfield, falls in love with Mr. Rochester, and discovers the impediment to their lawful marriage in a story that transcends melodrama to portray a woman’s passionate search for a wider and richer life than Victorian society traditionally allowed.
With a heroine full of yearning, the dangerous secrets she encounters, and the choices she finally makes, Charlotte Bronte’s innovative and enduring romantic novel continues to engage and provoke readers.
Inside the Magic: The Making of Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them by Ian Nathan
This looks so pretty sat on my shelf right now. After seeing Fantastic Beasts last month and absolutely loved it (no surprise there) my FB collection is growing and i’m completely okay with that, this book has the most beautiful pictures and i’m happy its in my collection!
As this is probably the last post I will write before new years, I hope you all have a fantastic 2017 & New Years celebrations!