Monday, June 23, 2014

Brithday Book Purchases

So I turned 30 last week. Yay! I am embracing the dirty thirties and refuse to act older at the same time!

Because it is not "right" for 30 year olds to read and love YA outside of Harry Potter. Whatever. I wave my YA banner high and with pride!

I spoiled myself a lot this week, but also got some nice book vouchers from my wonderful friends. This is what I bought:

Prodigy and Champion - Marie Lu

Woohoo, I have the complete set! I loved Legend and and super excited to wrap this trilogy up!

City of Heavenly Fire - Cassandra Clare

I has it! The final book in The Mortal Instruments! It's super thick and I need to read books 4 and 5 but I will get there! I just had to get it and complete my collection.

Splintered - AG Howard

I am totally judging this one by this gorgeous cover! As it is by a lesser-known publisher, I was not expecting to find it in SA. If you are looking for a copy of this Alice in Wonderland tribute novel, hit up your local Reader's Warehouse. They have it for R79.

The Waking Dark - Robin Wasserman

 I enjoy Robin Wasserman's writing and this was an absolute steal at R59 at Reader's Warehouse! Zombies!

The Bone Season - Samantha Shannon

I have been so, so excited about reading The Bone Season, but patiently waited for it to come out in a smaller format. Granted, it set me back R180 anyway, but totally worth it. And a nod to Bloomsbury for the stunning quality of the binding of this. It's top-notch and feels solid in my greedy little reader paws. I have been popping into bookstores for weeks hoping to find this and now I have it! Mine!

The Fiery Heart - Richelle Mead

I am a die-hard fan of Vampire Academy and Bloodlines. Really, I have no excuse for purchasing this so late. I am actually rereading the previous book in the series to prepare for this! Adrian POV!

City of Dark Magic by Magnus Flyte

This book has been quite hyped by the book community and I love the concept. I put off buying it as it's hefty price tag (R220 for a normal paperback) seemed a little steep. But I had the vouchers and sucked it up and am really looking forward to picking it up. It also strikes me as a great read for a wintery evening.

Fire and Flood - Victoria Scott

Completely spontaneous purchase. I get that it will be similar to The Hunger Games, but I am looking forward to reading it and getting my own opinion. Plus the cover is gorgeous!

I haven't been so excited about a book haul in AGES. I really hope these great titles will get me out of my reading slump.

Any interesting book purchases over your weekends, folks?

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