I normally have pretty small book hauls… but this one’s pretty big, mainly thanks to the Bath Kids Lit Fest, which meant I was scouring Bath bookshops and swapping with Lucy; and the Waterstones Piccadilly event I went to on Wednesday, where the lovely Debbie swapped some books with me!
Bath weekend book haul:
Blood Red, Snow White by Marcus Sedgwick: I absolutely love all of the Sedgwick books that I’ve read so far: And this has been the top of my to-hunt-down-list for his titles I haven’t yet got. I’m so glad I found this, in a lovely, huge, Oxfam bookstore in Bath! I’m also really hoping to go to an event with Marcus at the end of October. Fingers crossed! (:
The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern: This looks like a really magical read! I loved the pretty cover, and I’ve seen it on a lot of blogs and I’ve also seen a lot of great reviews of this in various places. Though really I mainly bought it because of that mysterious blurb and gorgeous cover. (ALSO, MORGENSTERN IS A SURNAME IN THE MORTAL INSTRUMENTS. This bears no relation to that. But that’s such an awesome surname).
Shipwrecked by Siobhan Curham: I’ve loved Siobhan Curham’s previous two books so much, and the only times I’ve ever seen this in bookshops is when I’ve had no money! Thankfully I spotted this in Waterstones in Bath as Lucy pointed it out to me. Hooray!
Swapped with Lucy:
Across The Universe by Beth Revis: The majority of reviews I’ve seen for this have been raving about its amazingness. I’ve had my eye on it for a while, and also the cover is so stunning! The very awesome Lucy bookswapped this with me. So thank you, Lucy!
Die For Me by Amy Plum: Another gorgeous looking book! I hadn’t heard of this previously, but I swapped with Lucy for this, too, as I went and read the synopsis on Goodreads and it doesn’t sound like anything I’ve read before. Thanks again, Lucy! 😀
Swapped with Debbie:
Siege by Sarah Mussi: I met Sarah at a Hot Key event for her book, Angel Dust. I only recently discovered what else she’d written under different publishers: And I’ve been wanting to find a copy of this for ages! It seems like my kind of twisted book, and I’m really excited to start this. Thank you, Debbie!
The Future Of Us by Jay Asher and Carolyn Mackler: I really loved Thirteen Reasons Why, when I read it last year. This seems like a very different concept to that: but a very interesting one, too! Imagine going online in the 90’s to find your Facebook profile in the future… oh, that would be awesome. I’m very interested to read this! Thank you again, Debbie! 😀
ZOM-B: BABY by Darren Shan: Oh, how I adore this series! Gory and terrifying and twisted and… oh, I could rant on about these forever. I’m so glad my dad went out and bought the newest one for me! (Thank you dad :D) I was really intrigued as to how the killer babies that haunted B’s past dreams would play a new role in this. I only got this a couple of days ago, but as it’s quite short and I really couldn’t wait any longer, I devoured it today and loved it. Review soon!
Have you read any of the books above? What books did you buy or receive this week? Leave a comment! 🙂