Haul: August 2018

I seem to have stopped buying on my kindle (yay!) however I just couldn’t help picking up these physical copies…


Meddling Kids by Edgar Cantero

38099846If, like me, you recognise what the title is referencing, then you’ll want to pick this book up immediately, just like I did. In 1977 the Andy, Peter, Nate, Keri, and Sean the dog, solved their last case as the Blyton Summer Detective Club, where a man in a mask was haunting Deboën Isle. Case close. Or is it? After Peter dies, the rest of the club, including Tim, Sean’s great grand-dog, reunite to solve the case for once and for all, and return to. I knew that I had to read this ASAP so you can see  my full thoughts in my wrap-up, but it was one hell of a ride!


The Immortalists by Chloe Benjamin

35663816Since I couldn’t just buy the one book from Waterstones I picked this one up, which has been on my TBR since the very beginning of the year. The Immortalists follows a group of four sibling, the Gold siblings, who, as children, sneak out to visit a psychic who claims to be able to predict death days. We then get to see how these predictions shape the lives of these children as they grow up, and move on with their lives, and, I assume, whether these predictions are in any way accurate. It sounds like a super touching read, and maybe, if it’s done properly, might make it to one of my favourites. There’s just something about the concept that really appeals to me.


When the Curtain Falls by Carrie Hope Fletcher

36443013My friend and I booked tickets to go and see Heathers the Musical later this month, so, when we saw that Carrie was going a sining in our home city we decided to go. When the Curtain Falls is her newest release, is set in a theatre, and is described as “Phantom of the Opera meets Moulin Rouge”. Does that not sound amazing? I’m a huge musical theatre fan so I was instantly sold.Taking place both in the 1950s and modern day it follows two sets of lovers, and all the magic of the theatre. Although I wasn’t a big fan of the last book I read by her, I’m hoping that her storytelling will have improved.


Catwoman; Soulstealer (DC Icons #3) by Sarah J. Maas

38470247In August I received my very first Illumicrate and while I have an unboxing coming soon, I can tell you now that I loved it. The book of the month (as I predicted) was the newest in the DC Icons series, by everyone’s favourite (or at least my favourite) SJM. Though these books do stand alone I did read Bardugo’s Wonder Woman last month, which was just okay, I do prefer Selina Kyle to Diana generally, so might enjoy this more. In terms of plot I have no idea what to expect, but I’m hoping maybe a heist, or at least some fun thieving scenes. I’ve also started watching Gotham again so I am very ready for this book.


And that’s the extent of my buying this month. My most anticipated, other than Meddling Kids which I’ve already finished, is a toss up between SJM and The Immortalists… I just can’t pick one!

What about you; Have you read any of these and did you like them? What did you buy this month? Do you tend to buy physical copies or ebooks?

Thanks for reading!


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