Book Haul

Hi guys, I hope you are all well. Today I’ve got a book haul to share with you all. I’ve been lucky enough to receive a couple of books from publishers and I’ve also picked up a few books myself, so it seemed like a good idea to post a book haul. Let’s get started.


ARCs sent to me:
The Winter of the Witch / book 3 of the Winternight trilogy / Katherine Arden 
From Ebury Publishing – I’ve loved the first two books in this trilogy so I am very excited to read this final sequel. If you haven’t checked out these books yet I highly recommend you do – each book has been so good and I have high hopes for this book too.


The Priory of the Orange Tree / Samantha Shannon / Bloomsbury Publishing
From Bloomsbury Publishing –  this is an epic fantasy book, and you guys know I love fantasy. I love the Bone Season series by the same author so I have high hopes for this book.



Books I picked up myself:
Hokusai: A Life in Drawing by Henri-Alexis Baatsch
For anyone curious, Hokusai is one of my all time favourite artists, so I’m always interested in books about him. This is a fantastic book. It showcases his work really well and I’ve loved flipping through it recently.


Bloody Rose / book 2 of the Band series / Nicholas Eames
I really enjoyed King of the Wyld by Nicholas Eames so I’m looking forward to reading more from him. I’ve heard great things about this sequel, which makes me even more excited to read it.


White Chrysanthemum / Mary Lynn Bracht
I picked this one up on a bit of a whim, because the synopsis sounds really good. I think it’s going to be quite a hard read due to the time period, but I think it’s also going to be interesting.


I am also about to start a distance learning course on the anatomy and physiology of dogs and cats, so I have a couple of books related to the course. First is Animal Biology and Care by Sue Dallas and Emily Jewell, and the second is Essentials of Veterinary Anatomy and Physiology by Victoria Aspinall.


Those are all the books I’ve picked up recently. I am so excited to get to The Winter of the Witch and The Priory of the Orange Tree. Thank you so much to the publishers for sending them my way. Of course, I will let you know my thoughts on each of these books once I’ve read them. Have you read any of these books? I’d love to know what you thought. I hope you are all having a wonderful day and I will see you next time.






Book Haul

Hi guys, I hope you are all well. Today I thought I’d share some new books, because I have no self restraint when it comes to getting more books :). These are books I’ve picked up over the last couple of months. I’ve split it into two sections: books from Netgalley and books I’ve bought. I’m excited about all of these books so let’s get started.





Books I’ve Bought:
  • Queen of Sorrow / book 3 of the Queens of Renthia trilogy / Sarah Beth Durst
  • Malice / book 1 of the Fallen series / John Gywnne


That’s all I have for today. I’m excited to get to all of these books, although the size of Vanity Fair is a little intimidating. Have you read any of these books? I’d love to know what you thought. I hope you are all having a wonderful day and I will see you next time.






Book Haul

Hi guys, I hope you are all well. Over the last couple of months I’ve gotten quite a few new books, mainly because it was my birthday in April and obviously I got some books :). I had been trying to focus on reading books that have been on my shelves for a while but I can see myself getting distracted by new books. Anyway I’m going to show you the books now.



 There you have it. All of the books I’ve picked up over the last couple of months, mostly in April though. Have you guys read any of these? Be sure to stay tuned for new reviews. I hope you are all having a wonderful day and I will see you next time.






Book Haul

Hi guys, I hope you are all well. Today I thought I would share some books that I’ve got over the last few months. I’m trying to read the books I already own before buying more books, but I couldn’t resist getting a few new books. I have very little self control when it comes to books :). Let’s get started.



River of Stars / Guy Gavriel Kay
In his critically acclaimed novel ‘Under Heaven’, Guy Gavriel Kay told a vivid and powerful story inspired by China’s Tang dynasty. Now, the international bestselling and multiple award-winning author revisits that invented setting four centuries later – a world inspired this time by the glittering, decadent Song dynasty.



An Echo of Things to Come / James Islington
In the wake of a devastating attack, an amnesty has been declared for all Augurs-finally allowing them to emerge from hiding and openly oppose the dark forces massing against the land of Andarra. As the Augur Davian and his new allies hurry north toward the ever-weakening Boundary, however, fresh horrors along their path suggest that their reprieve may have come far too late. His ally in the Capital, the new Northwarden, contends with assassins and politicians, and uncovers a dangerous political secret. Meanwhile, their compatriot Asha begins a secret investigation into the disappearance of the Shadows. And Caeden races against time to fulfill his treacherous bargain with the Lyth, but as more and more of his memories return, he begins to realise that the two sides in this ancient war may not be as clear-cut as they first seemed…



Moonstone / Wilkie Collins
Widely regarded as the precursor of the modern mystery and suspense novels, The Moonstone tells of the events surrounding the disappearance of a mysterious (and cursed) yellow diamond. T. S. Eliot called it ‘the first, the longest, and the best of modern English detective novels’. It contains a number of ideas which became common tropes of the genre, including a crime being investigated by talented amateurs who happen to be present when it is committed, and two police officers who exemplify respectively the ‘Scotland Yard bungler’ and the skilled, professional detective.


The Dragon Queen / William Andrews / Netgalley
From the bestselling author of Daughters of the Dragon comes the story of one of the most extraordinary queens in history. As tensions rise on the Korean peninsula, US diplomat Nate Simon is sent to Seoul to gauge the political situation and advise the president. He also needs to find out why someone sent the president an ancient, intricately carved comb with an ivory inlay of a two-headed dragon. Though familiar with Korea’s language and culture, Nate knows little of its troubled history. Beautiful and mysterious embassy aide Anna Carlson believes it’s time he learns, starting with the extraordinary story of Korea’s last queen. Seoul, 1866. The beautiful orphan Ja-young is chosen to be the child bride of Gojong, Korea’s boy king. Highly intelligent but shy, Ja-young faces a choice: she can be a stone queen—silent and submissive—or she can be a dragon queen and oppose enemies and empires that try to rule Korea during the age of imperialism. Her choice leads her to forge a legend that will endure far beyond her lifetime. The more Nate discovers, the more he comes to realize that Queen Min’s story is still relevant today. Now the choice is up to him: be submissive and accepting…or change the world.


Soul of the World / David Mealing / Netgalley
It is a time of revolution. in the cities, food shortages stir citizens to riots against the crown. In the wilds, new magic threatens the dominance of the tribes. and on the battlefields, even the most brilliant commanders struggle in the shadow of total war. Three lines of magic must be mastered in order to usher in a new age, and three heroes must emerge. Each must learn the secrets of their power in time to guide their people through ruin. But a greater evil may be trying to stop them


That’s all I have for you guys for today. Hopefully I can resist getting any more books for some time, so I can concentrate on the books I own. Have you guys got any new books recently? I hope you are all having a wonderful day and I will see you next time.





Book Haul

Hi guys, I hope you are all well. To be entirely honest with you guys I had no idea what to post today, so I decided to share some of the books I’ve got recently. Let me know if you like book hauls and I can do more in the future. These are books that I’ve accumulated over the last few months. Let’s get started.


Servant of the Empire / Raymond E. Feist and Janny Wurts / Book 2 in the Empire trilogy
Goodreads synopsis: Set in the mysterious world of the Kelewan, Mara of Acoma, is forced to protect her honour and her people in the ruthless Game of the Council. No one can play it better than Mara but to survive she really has to be the best.


Empress of Bright Moon / Weina Dai Randal / Book 2 in the Empress of Bright Moon duology
Goodreads synopsis (while trying to avoid too many spoilers) : The second book in this stunning duology, The Empress of Bright Moon follows Mei as she struggles for power within the Emperor’s palace, risking her life to dethrone the murderous Empress and establish herself as the new female ruler of China.


City of Dragons / Robin Hobb / Book 3 in the Rain Wild Chronicles
Goodreads synopsis (no spoiler part): Return to the world of the Liveships Traders and journey along the Rain Wild River in the third instalment of high adventure from the author of the internationally acclaimed Farseer trilogy.


The Queen of Blood / Sarah Beth Durst / Book 1 in the Queens of Renthia trilogy
Goodreads synopsis: An idealistic young student and a banished warrior become allies in a battle to save their realm in this first book of a mesmerizing epic fantasy series, filled with political intrigue, violent magic, malevolent spirits, and thrilling adventure. Everything has a spirit: the willow tree with leaves that kiss the pond, the stream that feeds the river, the wind that exhales fresh snow . . .
But the spirits that reside within this land want to rid it of all humans. One woman stands between these malevolent spirits and the end of humankind: the queen. She alone has the magical power to prevent the spirits from destroying every man, woman, and child. But queens are still just human, and no matter how strong or good, the threat of danger always looms. With the position so precarious, young women are chosen to train as heirs. Daleina, a seemingly quiet academy student, is under no illusions as to her claim to the throne, but simply wants to right the wrongs that have befallen the land. Ven, a disgraced champion, has spent his exile secretly fighting against the growing number of spirit attacks. Joining forces, these daring partners embark on a treacherous quest to find the source of the spirits’ restlessness—a journey that will test their courage and trust, and force them to stand against both enemies and friends to save their land . . . before it’s bathed in blood.


The Power / Naomi Alderman

Goodreads synopsis: What if the power to hurt were in women’s hands? Suddenly – tomorrow or the day after – teenage girls find that with a flick of their fingers, they can inflict agonizing pain and even death. With this single twist, the four lives at the heart of Naomi Alderman’s extraordinary, visceral novel are utterly transformed


Gather the Daughters / Jennie Melamed / from bookbrigdr
Goodreads synopsis: This book tells the story of an end-of-the-world cult founded years ago when ten men colonised an island. It’s a society in which men reign supreme, breeding is controlled, and knowledge of the outside world is kept to a minimum. Girls are wives-in-training: at the first sign of puberty, they must marry and have children. But until that point, every summer, island tradition dictates that the children live wildly: running free, making camps, sleeping on the beach. And it is at the end of one such summer that one of the youngest girls sees something so horrifying that life on the island can never be the same again.


I did also get two new e-books on my kindle – Child of the Prophecy by Juliet Marillier (book 3 of the Sevenwaters series) and Stranger of Tempest by Tom Lloyd (book 1 of the Gods Fragments series). I am sure it comes to no surprise that they are both fantasy books :).


So those are all of the books that I picked up over the last few months. I am very excited to read them all but I think I am going to try to read some books that have been on my shelves for a while before reading these new books. We’ll see if that actually happens though. What have you guys picked up recently? Have you read any of these books? I hope you are all having a wonderful day and I will see you next time.