As of right now I have read 19 book this year which translates to 3 books I’m allowed to buy, so if we ignore the audible subscription I am on top of things. Yay! My new years resolution lasted a month. and here are the books that I bought in February:
King’s Cage (Red Queen #3) by Victoria Aveyard [Released February 9th 2017]
This is one of my most anticipated books this year so I pre-ordered this a long time again and now that time has finally come. King’s Cage is going to be dealing with the aftermath of that shocking thing that happened at the end of Glass Sword. I don’t know about anybody else but the person who Mare is going to be spending a lot of time with is one of my favourites and I’m super glad that we’re going to be seeing more of that person. I’m being so careful about spoilers here, because of the huge plot twist that happened back in book one, but I hope you can see just how excited I am to finally be reading the conclusion to this amazing trilogy.
A Gathering of Light (A Darker Shade of Magic #3) by V.E Schwab [Released February 21st 2017]
I’m actually going to have to be even more cryptic with this one because I honestly have no idea what could be going down in this book. I haven’t read the second one yet, hence my obliviousness in regards to this plot. But, the series as a whole is YA fantasy, dealing with four parallel Londons, each one possessing a different level of magic. Kell, our protagonist, is an Antarii, meaning that he had the ability to travel between these Londons and just so happens to have a little (illegal) side business that gets him into a whole lot of trouble. Then you have a brilliant side character in Miss Lila Bard, a regular old human girl who’s just looking for an adventure, and definitely finds one in Kell.
Tatiana and Alexander (The Bronze Horseman #2) by Paullina Simons
After reading the first book last month, I saw this on sale and decided that I absolutely had to have it. Without spoiling anything from the first book, you can probably see form the title that this is a continuation of Tatiana and Alexander’s relationship from the first book. The Bronze Horseman trilogy is a YA historical novel series, though maybe more toward the older YA reader due to some of the content, that takes place during World War II, from the POV’s of two young, romantically involved Russians. These books give a really interesting perspective on the war, from a side which you don’t often hear about and I’m really looking forward to finding out how things pan out for my babies.
Ulysses by James Joyce, narrated by Jim Norton, with Marcella Riordan
Often said to be one of the hardest books, and I can definitely back that up as I’m maybe a third of the way through at the moment. Not by choice. I’ve already got a paperback version but I thought I’d grab the audiobook to to help me read this for one of my university modules. Heavily influenced by the Odyssey, Ulysses, takes place over the course of one day, 16th of June 1904, and charts the activities of Mr Bloom, and Stephen deadfalls as they find themselves exiled form their homes. It’s also narrated by an Irish guy, so there’s that accent to make everything just a little but better.
Illuminae by Amie Kaufman and Jay Kristoff, narrated by By
I’ve heard so many good things about this YA sci-fi, mixed-media style book, and also the audiobook, so when I saw it on sale I realised that the time has come. Though I’m pretty behind on by audiobooks, so I probably won’t get to it for a while. This takes place in the future, when, just as Katy is about to break up with Ezra, her planet is invaded. Hmmm, I guess that could work to her advantage. As you can see it has multiple narrators which is usually a good thing, and bodes well. I’ve seen the this book as some really cool bits and pieces like redacted documents, so I might get the paperback too, so I can read along, but we’ll see how things pan out
Well there you go, all the books that I bought in February. I’m still sticking to my New Years resolution, though I can’t help the books that I pre-ordered last year or my audible subscription.
What did you buy in February? What have you pre-ordered this year?
Thanks for reading!