My haul this month, is mostly made up of preorders and audible credits, so it’s a little larger than I was hoping….
The Wicked King (Folk of the Air #2) by Holly Black
This is the long-awaited sequel to one of my favourite books from last year, The Cruel Prince, and I’m sure I’m not the only one who was so incredibly pumped for it. TCP is a YA fantasy, that follows Jude, a mortal girl who was raised in the cut-throat world of Faerie, as she tries to find a place for herself. If you think this sounds like fun, then don’t forget you can read my SPOILER FREE review for TCP, and since I’ve already read this, I can say with certainty that it did not disappoint. The way things are going I’m going to need a hardback copy, to match the first book, so you may see this one pop up in a haul again.
Kingdom of the Blazing Phoenix (Forest of a Thousand Lanterns #2) by Julie C. Dao, read by Kim May Guest
The sequel to Forest of a Thousand Lanterns, FairyLoot’s October book from a while ago, this first book was an asian inspired fantasy retelling of Snow White’s stepmother. I hope you got all that! If you enjoy villain backstories then you’d probably enjoy it, as I did. I believe the sequel is follows Snow White, though I’m not completely sure about that. What I do know it that, I’m willing to take the chance regardless, because the first book was lovely and magical, and dark. However, I imagine I will need to reread FOAT because it had been a hot minute.
I Am Heathcliff: Stories inspired by Wuthering Heights, ed. Kate Moss, read by Dami Olukoya, Lucy Brownhill, Lara Sawalha, Freddie Gaminara, Karen Cogan
What can I say? I like Wuthering Heights. This looked good. I had an audible credit to spend. Commissioned fro Emily Brontë’s bicentenary this is a collection of short stories by various contemporary authors, such as Juno Dawson and Sophie Hannah, among others, all inspired by Wuthering Heights. Sixteen to be specific. That’s right, I did say sixteen. I guess the more there are, the more likely I am to enjoy some of them, since I don’t have the best track record with short story collections.
Heiress Without a Cause by Sara Ramsey
I have a weakness, and that weakness is historical romances. I don’t know what it is about them, but sometimes I just get in the mood, and this one was free, so that definitely helped. If you have recommendations for this genre, then please let me know, because I’m always looking for more to read. It follows Lady Madeline, who moonlights as an actress, and a young member of the gentry recently returned to London. Honestly I am regretting this a little bit, because I started reading it, and it just doesn’t have that spark for me. Either I’ll finish it and review it, or it might mysteriously disappear, never to be heard of on this blog again.
All The Wandering Light (Even the Darkest Stars #2) by Heather Fawcett
I don’t understand why no one is reading this series. I just can’t understand why everyone is sleeping on such a great YA fantasy. We follow Kamizin, daughter of her villages Elder, who finds herself involved in a race to the top of an unclimbable mountain, in an effort to save her village, and the Empire. Oh, and there’s a cute sassy explorer boy involved. What more do you want? I have this on preorder for the longest time, so it’s a relief to finally have it here in the flesh, though I will have to go back to the first book, given that 2017 was a long time ago.
King of Scars by Leigh Bardugo
This was the other big release of the month, that I’m sure you were eyeing up too, because who doesn’t love Leigh Bardugo! Now, I’m going to be completely honest and admit that the Shadow and Bone trilogy is not my favourite. However Six of Crows is, so this book will definitely make or break the author for me, though I do hope it’s going to make her. King of Scars follows, the Too Clever Fox himself, Nikolai, from the Grisha trilogy, after the events of that series’ dn those that were hinted at in the duopoly. So, yes, you probably need to be all caught up before you read.
Hopefully, in the future you will be seeing smaller hauls, as per my new years resolutions, and I am pretty stocked up on new reads for the time being.
What did you buy this month? Have you read any of these, and what did you think? Which one appeals the most to you, and why?
Thanks for reading,