Welcome guys, It’s my February Book Haul or more like Oh, no I once again spend too much money!
To be fair, I’ve got to show some really amazing books today 🙂 So I guess it was worth it!
If you are asking yourself what is Dorian doing there then I will tell you… He is there because I love him!
Like you might also notice this month I was trying to be a ‘good girl’ and stop myself. So actually I bought only 3 out of 7 books!
I am not counting the one that was in Fairyloot subscription box (click if you want to see my unboxing post)
Caraval by Stephanie Garber
On my pictures, you can see how the UK hardcover looks like. I’ve got the hat and a clock. There is also a version with a dress, circus tent and a rose. The Hat is Tesco exclusive version which I get as a late Valentine’s present! From what I know thanks to twitter, there is also limited edition with the gold pages. Looks stunning!
I did also attend the book signing of Caraval that I did post about.
The left bottom picture is USA hardcover version and on the bottom right the one that you can buy in Poland. (which is the worst one in my opinion. Also, they added to title ‘Caraval Boy that tasted like midnight’ I do not like that! Caraval is so much more than a romance story! What’s wrong Poland? What did you do? Shame on you!
Caraval is a performance that takes place only once a year and lasts for a week, where the audience participates in the show.
‘Caraval is Magic. Mystery. Adventure.’
It is also a story with the perfect amount of romance in it! More important in here is a sister love.
You must remember that no matter what it is just a game…or is it? Find out on your own if you still didn’t reach for this book.
I rated Caraval 5 out of 5 stars on Goodreads!
Murderous Leeds by John J. Eddleston
Of course, it isn’t YA book but I didn’t buy it! It was a gift from my boyfriend’s mum… Is she trying to tell me something since I’m studying in this city?
It will not be a surprise when I will tell you guys that this book is about true stories of nearly every reported murder that took place in the Leeds area during the twentieth century. Every chapter is a different story.
Empress of A Thousand Skies by Rhoda Belleza
It is the book from Fairyloot subscription box. I really like the cover. If you would look closely you can notice the face of a girl on the planet.
I rated this book 3 out of 5 stars on Goodreads.
Princess Rhiannon is the last one living person from her dynasty. She was waiting till she will reach the age of 16 to become an empress and finally get her revenge.
In the story, we also follow Alyosha. He is a refugee but he is trying as hard as he can to be the perfect citizen and a soldier. Despite his hard work and popularity, Aly struggle with people that are anty-Wraetan.
When there was a plan to assassinate Rhee on her way to coronation she bearly survive. But people are sure that she died. She is in hiding (or is she?) planning how to take back her throne.
Everything is Illuminated by Jonathan Safran Foer
Once again this is not YA, but this book was my boyfriend’s gift. (But he will never read this so… here I am)
And I wish I could say something more about it but I know only the fact that this book takes place in Ukraine and it’s historical fiction.
This Savage Song by Victoria Schwab
UK version on the left and USA on the right. (USA won this time!) Still, I am glad to finally have this book in my possession.
This is the first book in a duology called Monsters of Verity. I wanted this book so bad after everyone was commenting about how great V. E. Schwab is.
This Savage Song is YA urban fantasy book where in the city violence has begun to breed actual monsters! (How cool that sounds?)
The story follows Kate Harker and August Flynn, both of them needs to decide whatever to be good or bad.
Wintersong by S. Jae-Jones
The cover is so gorgeous! You can’t convince me it’s otherwise. Look at it.
When I first heard about this book I was intrigued because It’s some kind of retelling of the movie Labyrinth with David Bowie in it.
Beware the goblin men and the wares they sell.
Our protagonist is Liesl. She’s 19 and from as long as she remembers she heard about the Goblin King. There was a time that she believed in him but at her age, she should leave the fantasy world, yet a part of her still can’t let go.
Liesl is an older sister, really caring one. She loves her brother and sister, but she loves music as well. Liesl was so focused on her brother and his music that did not notice that her sister is not happy with her life. One day Goblin King is kidnapping Liesl’s sister and to save her our protagonist needs to visit Underground and find her sister before it will be too late. The problem is that Goblin King can play with people’s minds and control the time.
I myself reading this book felt with S. Jae-Jones’s writing style. It is dark and beautiful. If you would like Wintersong I guess you would like The Darkest Part of the Forest by Holly Black as well.
That’s all in this book haul 🙂 Did you buy something interesting this month?