So yesterday me and my nan (Ikr, how cool is that…) went shopping, as I had a bunch of birthday money burning a hole in my pocket. And me being me, couldn’t possibly put it in my bank account to save up, oh no I had to go on a shopping spree (which to be honest I only ever do once or twice a year at most).
The first place I had to go was to Waterstones, as we don’t have one in our little town. I had a list of books that I wanted to get, but there were two they didn’t have, so I went and brought three extra to replace them 🙂 Except for one, none of them are actually new/ published this year (actually two, but one of them was published first in America), but I hope you enjoy reading this none the less.
One of us is lying – Karen McManus
Pay close attention and you might solve this.
On Monday afternoon, five students at Bayview High walk into detention.
Bronwyn, the brain, is Yale-bound and never breaks a rule.
Addy, the beauty, is the picture-perfect homecoming princess.
Nate, the criminal, is already on probation for dealing.
Cooper, the athlete, is the all-star baseball pitcher.
And Simon, the outcast, is the creator of Bayview High’s notorious gossip app.
Only, Simon never makes it out of that classroom. Before the end of detention Simon’s dead. And according to investigators, his death wasn’t an accident. On Monday, he died. But on Tuesday, he’d planned to post juicy reveals about all four of his high-profile classmates, which makes all four of them suspects in his murder. Or are they the perfect patsies for a killer who’s still on the loose?
Everyone has secrets, right? What really matters is how far you would go to protect them.
I’ve heard loads of rave about this new release, and I knew I just had to read it. To be honest, I don’t tend to read many books like this (I just stick to romances), but I’m trying to broaden my reading material, and this really appealed to me.
Will Grayson, Will Grayson – John Green & David Levithan
Will Grayson meets Will Grayson. One cold night, in a most unlikely corner of Chicago, two strangers are about to cross paths. From that moment on, their world will collide and lives intertwine.
I’ve wanted to read this for soo long now. I meant it’s John Green, what more is there to love. The story really drew me in, I thought it was so original (it probally wasn’t, but again, broadening horizons). Can’t wait to read this.
The start of me and you – Emery Lord
It’s been a year since it happened—when Paige Hancock’s first boyfriend died in an accident. After shutting out the world for two years, Paige is finally ready for a second chance at high school . . . and she has a plan. First: Get her old crush, Ryan Chase, to date her—the perfect way to convince everyone she’s back to normal. Next: Join a club—simple, it’s high school after all. But when Ryan’s sweet, nerdy cousin, Max, moves to town and recruits Paige for the Quiz Bowl team (of all things!) her perfect plan is thrown for a serious loop. Will Paige be able to face her fears and finally open herself up to the life she was meant to live?
I’m going to be frank here, the only reason that I initially looked at this was because there was a ‘buy one get one 1/2 price’ offer on. I wasn’t on my list. After I read the blurb, I loved it. It’s just what I love, romance. I know I said I was going to broaden my material… but it just called out to me “Emillia, pick me up, you need me”. So I did. I love Emery Lord, so I hope I’ll enjoy this.
Crown of midnight – Sarah J. Maas
From the throne of glass rules a king with a fist of iron and a soul as black as pitch. Assassin Celaena Sardothien won a brutal contest to become his Champion. Yet Celaena is far from loyal to the crown. She hides her secret vigilantly; she knows that the man she serves is bent on evil.
Keeping up the deadly charade becomes increasingly difficult when Celaena realizes she is not the only one seeking justice. As she tries to untangle the mysteries buried deep within the glass castle, her closest relationships suffer. It seems no one is above questioning her allegiances—not the Crown Prince Dorian; not Chaol, the Captain of the Guard; not even her best friend, Nehemia, a foreign princess with a rebel heart.
Then one terrible night, the secrets they have all been keeping lead to an unspeakable tragedy. As Celaena’s world shatters, she will be forced to give up the very thing most precious to her and decide once and for all where her true loyalties lie… and whom she is ultimately willing to fight for.
I wasn’t expecting to buy this one either, I was looking for another fantasy book (which they didn’t have), and when I couldn’t find that, found this. I’d heard about this series, and it sounds quite good.
Funny story: I brought this book and the 3rd in the series (thinking it was the 1st and 2nd), and when I realized, I went back into the shop to find that they didn’t have the 1st 😦 . That means that I need to buy it online (which is a lot cheaper actually) so I wont be able to read them for a while, as I spent all of my money 😦 I’d better turn to the bank of mum……
Heir of fire – Sarah J. Maas
Celaena has survived deadly contests and shattering heartbreak―but at an unspeakable cost. Now, she must travel to a new land to confront her darkest truth . . . a truth about her heritage that could change her life―and her future―forever. Meanwhile, brutal and monstrous forces are gathering on the horizon, intent on enslaving her world. Will Celaena find the strength to not only fight her inner demons, but to take on the evil that is about to be unleashed?
The bestselling series that has captured readers all over the world reaches new heights in this sequel to the New York Timesbest-selling Crown of Midnight. Packed with heart-pounding action, fierce new characters, and swoon-worthy romance, this third book will enthrall readers from start to finish.
I hope you enjoyed this post. I can’t wait to read these books, and I’ll (hopefully) write reviews for all of them.
Have you read any of these books?? If so, what did you think?