book haul

Book Haul #14

I may be in a reading slump but that doesn’t stop me buying books.

 

Throne of Glass

by Sarah J. Maas

Young Adult Fantasy Romance

★★★★★

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On the Book Depository I noticed that Throne of Glass was available in the original hardcover and I really wanted it and knew it was rare.  Unfortunately it was not the original cover.  Not sure if I’ll be keeping it since I’m not a big fan of the series and already own the paperbacks.

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After serving out a year of hard labor in the salt mines of Endovier for her crimes, 18-year-old assassin Celaena Sardothien is dragged before the Crown Prince. Prince Dorian offers her her freedom on one condition: she must act as his champion in a competition to find a new royal assassin.

Her opponents are men-thieves and assassins and warriors from across the empire, each sponsored by a member of the king’s council. If she beats her opponents in a series of eliminations, she’ll serve the kingdom for four years and then be granted her freedom. Celaena finds her training sessions with the captain of the guard, Westfall, challenging and exhilarating. But she’s bored stiff by court life. Things get a little more interesting when the prince starts to show interest in her … but it’s the gruff Captain Westfall who seems to understand her best.

Then one of the other contestants turns up dead … quickly followed by another. Can Celaena figure out who the killer is before she becomes a victim? As the young assassin investigates, her search leads her to discover a greater destiny than she could possibly have imagined.

Book Depository: Hardcover

 

Hunted

by Meagan Spooner

Young Adult Fantasy Romance Retelling

★★★

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I have the paperback but I love the cover so much I want it in hardcover.

Beauty knows the Beast’s forest in her bones—and in her blood. Though she grew up with the city’s highest aristocrats, far from her father’s old lodge, she knows that the forest holds secrets and that her father is the only hunter who’s ever come close to discovering them.

So when her father loses his fortune and moves Yeva and her sisters back to the outskirts of town, Yeva is secretly relieved. Out in the wilderness, there’s no pressure to make idle chatter with vapid baronessas…or to submit to marrying a wealthy gentleman. But Yeva’s father’s misfortune may have cost him his mind, and when he goes missing in the woods, Yeva sets her sights on one prey: the creature he’d been obsessively tracking just before his disappearance.

Deaf to her sisters’ protests, Yeva hunts this strange Beast back into his own territory—a cursed valley, a ruined castle, and a world of creatures that Yeva’s only heard about in fairy tales. A world that can bring her ruin or salvation. Who will survive: the Beauty, or the Beast?

Book Depository: Hardcover

 

Daughter of the Pirate King

by Tricia Levenseller

Young Adult Pirate Fantasy Romance

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From the moment I heard about this book I wanted it.  I LOVE pirates and I feel they don’t get enough attention in YA fiction.  I still haven’t picked it up but I can’t wait to read it!

There will be plenty of time for me to beat him soundly once I’ve gotten what I came for.

Sent on a mission to retrieve an ancient hidden map—the key to a legendary treasure trove—seventeen-year-old pirate captain Alosa deliberately allows herself to be captured by her enemies, giving her the perfect opportunity to search their ship.

More than a match for the ruthless pirate crew, Alosa has only one thing standing between her and the map: her captor, the unexpectedly clever and unfairly attractive first mate, Riden. But not to worry, for Alosa has a few tricks up her sleeve, and no lone pirate can stop the Daughter of the Pirate King.

Book Depository: Hardcover

 

The Trials of Apollo: The Hidden Oracle

by Rick Riordan

Young Adult Mythology Adventure

★★★★★

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Fun fact; I own this in hardcover already but i’s he UK hardcover and it doesn’t match the rest of my Riordan collection AND it doesn’t fit in my Riordan shelf because it’s too tall.  So in honour of the sequels release I finally bought the edition I wanted.

How do you punish an immortal?

By making him human.

After angering his father Zeus, the god Apollo is cast down from Olympus. Weak and disorientated, he lands in New York City as a regular teenage boy. Now, without his godly powers, the four-thousand-year-old deity must learn to survive in the modern world until he can somehow find a way to regain Zeus’s favour.

But Apollo has many enemies—gods, monsters and mortals who would love to see the former Olympian permanently destroyed. Apollo needs help, and he can think of only one place to go… an enclave of modern demigods known as Camp Half-Blood.

Book Depository: Hardcover

 

The Trials of Apollo: The Dark Prophecy

by Rick Riordan

Young Adult Mythology Adventure

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Okay story time; when I ordered this I didn’t notice that it was signed.  It wasn’t until my pre-order shipping notice was sent that I realised and I legitimately screamed.  It is so hard to get signed copies of Rick’s books and the fact that I accidentally ordered one?  I’m one happy bookworm!

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And since it hadn’t arrived by the release day and I really wanted to start reading (not that I ended up doing that because reading slump but whatever) I bought it from Kmart in paperback.

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So that happened.

Book Depository: Hardcover (NOT SIGNED)

 

A Court of Wings and Ruin

by Sarah J. Maas

Book Three in the A Court of Thorns and Roses series.

New Adult Fantasy Romance

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I was so excited about this book, but I’m just over halfway through and it’s been a bit of a disappointment.

(THIS BLURB IS FROM A COURT OF THORNS AND ROSES SO THERE WON’T BE ANY SPOILERS)

Feyre’s survival rests upon her ability to hunt and kill – the forest where she lives is a cold, bleak place in the long winter months. So when she spots a deer in the forest being pursued by a wolf, she cannot resist fighting it for the flesh. But to do so, she must kill the predator and killing something so precious comes at a price …

Dragged to a magical kingdom for the murder of a faerie, Feyre discovers that her captor, his face obscured by a jewelled mask, is hiding far more than his piercing green eyes would suggest. Feyre’s presence at the court is closely guarded, and as she begins to learn why, her feelings for him turn from hostility to passion and the faerie lands become an even more dangerous place. Feyre must fight to break an ancient curse, or she will lose him forever.

Book Depository: Hardcover

Vengeance Road

by Erin Bowman

Young Adult Historical Western

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I’ve never read a western novel let alone a western YA so way back when this was released I was interested.  The beautiful cover didn’t hurt, but back then I wasn’t as interested in historical YA’s.  I kept it in the back of my mind as a book I’d like to get but never did, since the sequel released recently I decided it was time to get it.  It’s so beautiful!

Revenge is worth its weight in gold.

When her father is murdered for a journal revealing the location of a hidden gold mine, eighteen-year-old Kate Thompson disguises herself as a boy and takes to the gritty plains looking for answers—and justice. What she finds are untrustworthy strangers, endless dust and heat, and a surprising band of allies, among them a young Apache girl and a pair of stubborn brothers who refuse to quit riding in her shadow. But as Kate gets closer to the secrets about her family, a startling truth becomes clear: some men will stop at nothing to get their hands on gold, and Kate’s quest for revenge may prove fatal.

Book Depository: Hardcover

Now for my Op-Shop finds:

 

What books have you bought lately?

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