I have been so good with buying books this month that I’ve even surprised myself!
A Gentleman’s Guide to Vice and Virtue (Guide #1) by Mackenzi Lee
This book came out in 2017, and despite it’s intriguing premise, I never found the opportunity to pick it up. However, I woke up one morning and decided I wanted to read this book. I was lucky enough to have a chapter sampler from an old FairyLoot, but those 50 pages were not enough and I had to have the whole thing immediately. This YA historical fiction follows Monty, eldest son of an Earl, as he embarks on his grand tour, accompanied, by his best friend Percy, who is is hopelessly in love with, and sister Felicity. Spoiler alert- I loved it, and you can find out more in my wrap-up!
The Mime Order (The Bone Season #2) by Samantha Shannon
First things first, do I already have a copy of this book? Of course! But I do have a pretty decent excuse for getting another one. For the last year I have been an interns for the organisation YA Shot, and the annual festival took place this month, where, you’ve guessed it, Samantha Shannon was appearing on a panel. Now, me having to read books the second they’re released did not have a hard copy of any of her books, except for On The Merits, which I forgot because I am an idiot. Obviously I had to run from the panel to Waterstones, to grab a copy of one of her books (I did consider buying the three that are out) so she could sign something for me. I regret nothing.
Ace of Shades (The Shadow Game #1) by Amanda Foody
There is a long story that comes along with acquiring this book, but I’m not going to bore you with the details. This is the newest YA fantasy from Amaya Foody, the author who previously brought us Daughter of the Burning City, and I can exclusively reveal to you now, that I loved it. We follow two POVs, the first, Enne a young dancer travelling to the City of Sin or the first time in search her missing mother, and Levi, one of the gang lords, who’s in a spot of bother when a con goes wrong. It’s fun, it’s fast paced and I will have a review out pretty-ish soon!
And that is it. Seriously. That’s all I bought. Are you proud of me? Honestly so long as I’m reading more than I’m buying I don’t usually feel too guilty about it, but this is unprecedented. I may even ave to treat myself next month…
What book did you get this month? Have you read either of these, and if so what did you think?
Thanks for reading!