I’ve been buying books, again. I had actually finished every book that I owned, which is rare occasion in itself, so I decided it was time for some new books! If you know me personally then you will know that I absolutely love book shops! My friends usually have to drag me out of Waterstones. Anyway I had a browse then ordered some books. Most of these books are by new authors so I’m really excited to discover some new favourites.
Prince of Fools – Mark Lawrence:
When I came across this book in the book shop, the cover or the title didn’t grab my attention, but there was a hand written small review below it’ which made me pick it up. This book follows the story of Prince Jalan who is irrelevant thanks to being ninth in the line for the throne. However Jalan possesses the sight to see the silent sister who is ‘unseen by most and unspoken of by all’.
A Discovery of Witches -Deborah Harkness:I was immediately interested when I discovered that the book (or some of it) was set in the Oxford Bodleian library (which I visited recently and found it to be beautiful). Its fantasy and romance and I just could not resist.
Daughter of Smoke and Bone- Laini Taylor:
A YA novel about a young girl living two lives. I have seen so many posts Instagram on this book, which inevitably lead me to buy it!
The Savage Song – V.E Schwab:
This book was everywhere, I came across it several times on social media and I was really intrigued by it. It features Royals, monsters and war – what better combination. Also how appealing is the title.
Three Sisters, Three Queens – Philippa Gregory:
I borrowed this book from a friend at work. I have only read one other book by the author but I thought it was brilliant. I really enjoy history being taught and told in fiction. The story follows the lives of three queens; Katherine of Aragon (Henry VIII’s first wife), Margaret and Mary (Henry’s sisters). I am really excited to read this because Gregory did not disappoint with The ‘Taming of the Queen’.
The Cosy Teashop in the Castle – Caroline Robert: I find a books like these as a welcome release from my YA/Fantasy obsession. There is nothing better than curling up with a book about real life characters, that is easy to read and thoroughly enjoyable.
That is all for today, let me know whats on you ‘to be read’ list?