what’s the buzz: weekly round-up and book haul
If I’m being totally honest, it was too hot to do much of anything this week. A heatwave hit the UK (hard!) and it has been sweltering for most of the week. It’s back to rain today but it is still almost overbearingly hot. 🥵
So, I’m sitting here (still in my pj’s!) trying to stay cool with two fans going and plenty of cold drinks. It’s a hard life, but someone’s gotta do it… 😉
on the blog:
weekly bookish purchases
I love Carry On so much I just had to buy the newly released paperback featuring the gorgeous artwork by Kevin Wada (even though I already own the US edition with the artwork – though it has a slightly different presentation…so it’s totally different!) I’m also really happy to add Sanctuary to my shelves.
Ship of Magic by Robin Hobb | Ship of Destiny by Robin Hobb | The Mad Ship by Robin Hobb | The Kidnapping of Christina Lattimore by Joan Lowery Nixon
I managed to track down a (secondhand) set of the Liveship Traders trilogy by Robin Hobb featuring the original U.K. artwork – I’m super-happy with them! I also got this Freeway edition of The Kidnapping of Christine Lattimore by Joan Lowery Nixon – I don’t know whether the cover repulses me or not… 😉
More Than Anything by Natasha Anders | Wakenhyrst by Michelle Paver | A Place Called Winter by Patrick Gale
A couple of very different genres on offer here! I’m really intrigued by Wakenhyrst and A Place Called Winter sounds really amazing. I read More Than Anything a couple of days ago and enjoyed it.
Silver by Cheree Alsop | Painting in the Rain by Dev Bentham | Conquests: Hearts Rule Kingdoms by Emily Murdoch
I think I went a bit mad with freebie this week… I meant to try and not get quite so many (because it takes an age to do these posts if I do!) but I never listen to myself (or anyone else really…) 😉
Gone… But Not Missed by A.R. Kennedy | Gathering Water by Regan Claire | More Than Friends by Aria Grace
I was really chuffed to get Gathering Water! It was on my wish list on Amazon anyway so when I saw it was up for free today I hit 1-click-buy so fast my head spun haha!
How gorgeous is the cover for Fawn?! 😍😍 I am in love – it is just so pretty!! I’m really looking forward to reading it…
Bound by Kirsten Weiss | Dark & Deadly Things by Kelly Martin | Save the Date by Annabeth Albert & Wendy Qualls
The cover for Dark & Deadly Things is pretty awesomely spooky! I am very intrigued… I’m also looking forward to reading Bound and Save the Date.
A Demon and his Witch by Eve Langlais | Eye of the Beholder by Nana Malone | Make Me Stay by Amarie Avant
So many freebies… but hey, I’ve got plenty of reading material to keep me entertained for the next wee while…
Rewind was another book in my wish list that was free today! Halle-freakin-lujah! Talk about a bargain!
Storm Season by Elle Keaton | Before She’s Gone by Cole Baxter | Best Friends & Other Liars by Heather Balog
Storm Season sounds pretty darn intriguing so I can’t wait to dive into this one. The cover’s pretty sweet too.
Beauty and the Professor by Skye Warren | Taken by Love by Melissa Foster | Men of Steel Anthology by M.J. Fields
These books look like they’ll scratch my romance itch (eww – that sounds wrong!) I’m particularly looking forward to Beauty and the Professor…
received for review
The Shamer’s Daughter by Lene Kaaberbøl | The Shamer’s Signet by Lene Kaaberbøl | The Serpent Gift by Lene Kaaberbøl
How amazing are these covers!? I am in awe at how stunning they are – I love this kind of art style and I am super-excited to read these!
The Shamer’s War by Lene Kaaberbøl | The Stone Rainbow by Liane Shaw | Sweet Valley High by Katy Rex
The Stone Rainbow looks so good and how could I pass up a Sweet valley High graphic novel? 😀
What Kind of Girl by Alyssa Sheinmel | Hood Academy by Shelley Wilson | Seneca Lake by Emily Heebner
I’m really looking forward to starting What Kind of Girl – it sounds like a really powerful read (shades of Courtney Summers which is not a bad thing at all).