December Book Haul 2015

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Hello everyone and welcome to this slightly belated book haul. You can find my wrap up for December here, my Advent haul/post here, my Christmas Haul/post here and my Birthday haul/post here. All of the books from the Advent, Christmas and Birthday hauls will be included in this post. Click on the title of a book to take you to the Goodreads page.


 

Icicles Like Kindling, Snow Like Ashes by Sara Raasch

Format: Online, Hardcover

Language: English

Genre: Fantasy

Target Audience: Young Adult

Synopsis (of Snow Like Ashes, the first book in the series):

A heartbroken girl. A fierce warrior. A hero in the making.

Sixteen years ago the Kingdom of Winter was conquered and its citizens enslaved, leaving them without magic or a monarch. Now, the Winterians’ only hope for freedom is the eight survivors who managed to escape, and who have been waiting for the opportunity to steal back Winter’s magic and rebuild the kingdom ever since.

Orphaned as an infant during Winter’s defeat, Meira has lived her whole life as a refugee, raised by the Winterians’ general, Sir. Training to be a warrior—and desperately in love with her best friend, and future king, Mather — she would do anything to help her kingdom rise to power again.

So when scouts discover the location of the ancient locket that can restore Winter’s magic, Meira decides to go after it herself. Finally, she’s scaling towers, fighting enemy soldiers, and serving her kingdom just as she’s always dreamed she would. But the mission doesn’t go as planned, and Meira soon finds herself thrust into a world of evil magic and dangerous politics – and ultimately comes to realize that her destiny is not, never has been, her own.

Comment:

These are Book 1 (Snow Like Ashes) and the prequel novella to the Snow Like Ashes trilogy. The prequel novella is not published and can only be read online here.


 

Stone Cold Touch, Every Last Breath by Jennifer L. Armentrout

Format:  Kindle

Language: English

Genre:  Fantasy

Target Audience: Young Adult

Synopsis (of White Hot Kiss, the first book in the series):

One kiss could be the last.

Seventeen-year-old Layla just wants to be normal. But with a kiss that kills anything with a soul, she’s anything but normal. Half demon, half gargoyle, Layla has abilities no one else possesses.

Raised among the Wardens—a race of gargoyles tasked with hunting demons and keeping humanity safe—Layla tries to fit in, but that means hiding her own dark side from those she loves the most. Especially Zayne, the swoon-worthy, incredibly gorgeous and completely off-limits Warden she’s crushed on since forever.

Then she meets Roth—a tattooed, sinfully hot demon who claims to know all her secrets. Layla knows she should stay away, but she’s not sure she wants to—especially when that whole no-kissing thing isn’t an issue, considering Roth has no soul.

But when Layla discovers she’s the reason for the violent demon uprising, trusting Roth could not only ruin her chances with Zayne… it could brand her a traitor to her family. Worse yet, it could become a one-way ticket to the end of the world.

Comment:

These are books two and three in the Dark Elements Trilogy by Jennifer L. Armentrout. I read the entire trilogy in December.


 

The Darkest Part of the Forest by Holly Black

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Format:  Hardcover

Language: English

Genre:  Fantasy

Target Audience: Young Adult

Synopsis:

Children can have a cruel, absolute sense of justice. Children can kill a monster and feel quite proud of themselves. A girl can look at her brother and believe they’re destined to be a knight and a bard who battle evil. She can believe she’s found the thing she’s been made for.

Hazel lives with her brother, Ben, in the strange town of Fairfold where humans and fae exist side by side. The faeries’ seemingly harmless magic attracts tourists, but Hazel knows how dangerous they can be, and she knows how to stop them. Or she did, once.

At the centre of it all, there is a glass coffin in the woods. It rests right on the ground and in it sleeps a boy with horns on his head and ears as pointed as knives. Hazel and Ben were both in love with him as children. The boy has slept there for generations, never waking.

Until one day, he does…

As the world turns upside down, Hazel tries to remember her years pretending to be a knight. But swept up in new love, shifting loyalties, and the fresh sting of betrayal, will it be enough?

Comment:

I have previously read The Coldest Girl In Coldtown by Holly Black and quite enjoyed and this one looks like it should be even more up my alley, so I’m really excited for it.


 

The Final Empire by Brandon Sanderson

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Format:  Paperback

Language: English

Genre:  Fantasy

Target Audience: Adult

Synopsis (this is the first book in the series):

In a world where ash falls from the sky, and mist dominates the night, an evil cloaks the land and stifles all life. The future of the empire rests on the shoulders of a troublemaker and his young apprentice. Together, can they fill the world with colour once more?

Comment:

This is the first book in the first Mistborn trilogy and I am really excited to read it, as I loved Warbreaker by Brandon Sanderson so much.


 

Shadow and Bone by Leigh Bardugo

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Format:  Paperback

Language: English

Genre:  Fantasy

Target Audience: Young Adult

Synopsis (this is the first book in the series):

Surrounded by enemies, the once-great nation of Ravka has been torn in two by the Shadow Fold, a swath of near impenetrable darkness crawling with monsters who feast on human flesh. Now its fate may rest on the shoulders of one lonely refugee.

Alina Starkov has never been good at anything. But when her regiment is attacked on the Fold and her best friend is brutally injured, Alina reveals a dormant power that saves his life—a power that could be the key to setting her war-ravaged country free. Wrenched from everything she knows, Alina is whisked away to the royal court to be trained as a member of the Grisha, the magical elite led by the mysterious Darkling.

Yet nothing in this lavish world is what it seems. With darkness looming and an entire kingdom depending on her untamed power, Alina will have to confront the secrets of the Grisha . . . and the secrets of her heart.

Comment:

This is the first book in the Grisha trilogy. A lot of people really like this book, so I’m hoping I will too…. it is also much shorter than I expected.


 

The Knife of Never Letting Go by Patrick Ness

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Format:  Paperback

Language: English

Genre:  Science Fiction

Target Audience: Young Adult

Synopsis (this is the first book):

Todd Hewitt is the only boy in a town of men. Ever since the settlers were infected with the Noise germ, Todd can hear everything the men think, and they hear everything he thinks. Todd is just a month away from becoming a man, but in the midst of the cacophony, he knows that the town is hiding something from him — something so awful Todd is forced to flee with only his dog, whose simple, loyal voice he hears too. With hostile men from the town in pursuit, the two stumble upon a strange and eerily silent creature: a girl. Who is she? Why wasn’t she killed by the germ like all the females on New World? Propelled by Todd’s gritty narration, readers are in for a white-knuckle journey in which a boy on the cusp of manhood must unlearn everything he knows in order to figure out who he truly is.

Comment:

This really interests me. I like looking at different types of dynamics between the genders in different periods of time and this looks like a very unique exploration of that as well as an epic (long) science fiction book which I can’t wait to get my hands on. This is the first book in the Chaos Walking trilogy.


 

Die Seiten der Welt von Kai Meyer

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Format:  Hardcover

Language: German

Genre:  Fantasy

Target Audience: Young Adult

Synopsis (this is the first book):

Furia Salamandra Faerfax lebt in einer Welt der Bücher. Der Landsitz ihrer Familie birgt eine unendliche Bibliothek. In ihren Tiefen ist Furia auf der Suche nach einem ganz besonderen Buch: ihrem Seelenbuch. Mit ihm will sie die Magie und die Macht der Worte entfesseln. noch weiß sie nicht, in welch tödlicher Gefahr sie schwebt. Denn Furias Familie wird von mächtigen Feinden bedroht – und die trachten auch ihr nach dem Leben. Der Kampf gegen die Herrscher der Bibliomantik und die Entschreibung aller Bücher beginnt.

Comment:

Dieses Buch hat irgendwas mit Buche und ein Bibliothek zu tun und deswegen bin ich sehr stolz auf es. Es ist ziemlich groß aber ich hoffe dass ich dieses Buch in die kommenden Monaten lesen kann. Es ist die erste Buch in der “Die Seiten der Welt” trilogie.


 The Sky is Everywhere by Jandy Nelson

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Format:  Paperback

Language: English

Genre:  Contemporary

Target Audience: Young Adult

Synopsis:

Seventeen-year-old Lennie Walker spends her time tucked safely and happily in the shadow of her fiery older sister, Bailey. But when Bailey dies abruptly, Lennie is catapulted to centre stage of her own life – and suddenly finds herself struggling to balance two boys. One boy takes Lennie out of her sorrow; the other comforts her in it. But the two can’t collide without Lennie’s world exploding…

Comment:

I read I’ll Give You the Sun by Jandy Nelson earlier this year and absolutely loved it, so I can’t wait to get my hands on this one.


 

Cupcakes, Trinkets and Other Deadly Magic by Meghan Ciana Doidge

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Format:  Kindle

Language: English

Genre:  Fantasy

Target Audience: ? (let me know if you’ve already read this book)

Synopsis (this is the first book):

If you’d asked me a week ago, I would have told you that the best cupcakes were dark chocolate with chocolate cream cheese icing, that dancing in a crowd of magic wielders — the Adept — was better than sex, and that my life was peaceful and uneventful. Just the way I liked it.

That’s what twenty-three years in the magical backwater of Vancouver will get you — a completely skewed sense of reality. Because when the dead werewolves started showing up, it all unraveled … except for the cupcake part. That’s a universal truth.

Comment:

I saw this book in one of Regan’s videos (PeruseProject) over on Booktube and it was free, so I decided to pick it up. This is the first book in the Dowser series.


 

A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Hamlet, Much Ado About Nothing, As You Like It, Macbeth by William Shakespeare

Format:  Paperback

Language: English, Verse

Genre:  Classic

Target Audience: Adult

Comment:

These are all my mothers books which she gave to me, apart from A Midsummer Night’s Dream which my aunt bought me. I am going to be studying Much Ado About Nothing in English this year.


 

Night Owls by Jenn Bennett

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Format:  Paperback

Language: English

Genre:  Contemporary

Target Audience: Young Adult

Synopsis:

Feeling alive is always worth the risk.

Meeting Jack on the Owl—San Francisco’s night bus—turns Beatrix’s world upside down. Jack is charming, wildly attractive…and possibly one of San Francisco’s most notorious graffiti artists.

But Jack is hiding a piece of himself. On midnight rides and city rooftops, Beatrix begins to see who this enigmatic boy really is.

Comment:

This is a really short, romance heavy (I think) and unique book, which I hope to fly through.


 

The Once and Future King by T. H. White

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Format:  Paperback

Language: English

Genre:  Fantasy

Target Audience: Adult

Synopsis:

T. H. White’s masterful retelling of the Arthurian legend is an abiding classic…

This is the tale of King Arthur and his shining Camelot; or Merlyn and Owl and Guinevere; of beasts who talk and men who fly; of knights, wizardry and war.

It is the book of all things lost and wonderful and sad; the masterpiece of fantasy by which all others are judged.

Comment:

This is books 1-5 in the quintet bound up together (the way you buy them normally for this book, apparently). I am really excited to read this gigantic book.


 

The Girl of Fire and Thorns by Rae Carson

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Format:  Hardcover

Language: English

Genre:  Fantasy

Target Audience: Young Adult

Synopsis (this is the first book):

Once a century, one person is chosen for greatness.
Elisa is the chosen one.

But she is also the younger of two princesses, the one who has never done anything remarkable. She can’t see how she ever will.

Now, on her sixteenth birthday, she has become the secret wife of a handsome and worldly king—a king whose country is in turmoil. A king who needs the chosen one, not a failure of a princess.

And he’s not the only one who seeks her. Savage enemies seething with dark magic are hunting her. A daring, determined revolutionary thinks she could be his people’s savior. And he looks at her in a way that no man has ever looked at her before. Soon it is not just her life, but her very heart that is at stake.

Elisa could be everything to those who need her most. If the prophecy is fulfilled. If she finds the power deep within herself. If she doesn’t die young.

Most of the chosen do.

Comment:

For some reason, the cover of this book bothers me, but I really, really want to read it- the premise is so interesting.



The Mermaid’s Sister
by Carrie Anne Noble

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Format:  Paperback

Language: English

Genre:  Fantasy

Target Audience: Young Adult

Synopsis:

There is no cure for being who you truly are…

In a cottage high atop Llanfair Mountain, sixteen-year-old Clara lives with her sister, Maren, and guardian, Auntie. By day, they gather herbs for Auntie’s healing potions; by night, Auntie spins tales of faraway lands and wicked fairies. Clara’s favorite story tells of three orphan infants—Clara, who was brought to Auntie by a stork; Maren, who arrived in a seashell; and their best friend, O’Neill, who was found beneath an apple tree.

One day, Clara discovers shimmering scales just beneath her sister’s skin: Maren is becoming a mermaid and must be taken to the sea or she will die. So Clara, O’Neill, and the mermaid-girl set out for the shore. But the trio encounters trouble around every bend. Ensnared by an evil troupe of traveling performers, Clara and O’Neill must find a way to save themselves and the ever-weakening Maren.

And always in the back of her mind, Clara wonders, if my sister is a mermaid, then what am I?

Comment:

The blurb of this sounds really, really interesting and I can’t wait to read it. It is also set in Wales and there aren’t many books set in Wales, which is cool. And I absolutely adore this cover as well as the feel of it- it is one of those soft, smooth ones.


 

A School for Unusual Girls by Kathleen Baldwin

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Format:  Hardcover

Language: English

Genre:  Historical Fiction

Target Audience: Young Adult

Synopsis (this is the first book in the series):

It’s 1814. Napoleon is exiled on Elba. Europe is in shambles. Britain is at war on four fronts. And Stranje House, a School for Unusual Girls, has become one of Regency England’s dark little secrets. The daughters of the beau monde who don’t fit high society’s constrictive mold are banished to Stranje House to be reformed into marriageable young ladies. Or so their parents think. In truth, Headmistress Emma Stranje, the original unusual girl, has plans for the young ladies—plans that entangle the girls in the dangerous world of spies, diplomacy, and war.

After accidentally setting her father’s stables on fire while performing a scientific experiment, Miss Georgiana Fitzwilliam is sent to Stranje House. But Georgie has no intention of being turned into a simpering, pudding-headed, marriageable miss. She plans to escape as soon as possible—until she meets Lord Sebastian Wyatt. Thrust together in a desperate mission to invent a new invisible ink for the English war effort, Georgie and Sebastian must find a way to work together without losing their heads—or their hearts…

Comment:

This seems really, really interesting and seems like it could be quite creepy as well. I cannot wait to read it!!! Although Georgiana Fitzwilliam is a bit of a presumptuous name. This is the first book in the Stranje House series and is the only one currently released.


 

Sorcerer to the Crown by Zen Cho

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Format:  Hardcover

Language: English

Genre:  Fantasy

Target Audience: Adult

Synopsis (this is the first book in my series):

HE FATE OF ENGLISH MAGIC LIES IN THEIR HANDS…

In Regency London, Zacharias Wythe is England’s first African Sorcerer Royal. He leads the eminent Royal Society of Unnatural Philosophers, but a malicious faction seeks to remove him by fair means or foul. Meanwhile, the Society is failing its vital duty – to keep stable the levels of magic within His Majesty’s lands. The Fairy Court is blocking its supply, straining England’s dangerously declining magical stores. And now the government is demanding to use this scarce resource in its war with France.

Ambitious orphan Prunella Gentleman is desperate to escape the school where she’s drudged all her life, and a visit by the beleaguered Sorcerer Royal seems the perfect opportunity. For Prunella has just stumbled upon English magic’s greatest discovery in centuries – and she intends to make the most of it.

At his wits’ end, the last thing Zachariah needs is a female magical prodigy! But together, they might just change the nature of sorcery, in Britain and beyond.

Comment:

Another book I’m really excited to read…. that is virtually all I ever say in these comments anymore. This is the first book in the Sorcerer Royal series and is the only one currently released.


 

Legacy of Kings by Eleanor Herman

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Format:  Hardcover

Language: English

Genre:  Fantasy

Target Audience: Young Adult

Synopsis (this is the first book in the series):

Imagine a time when the gods turn a blind eye to the agony of men, when the last of the hellions roam the plains and evil stirs beyond the edges of the map. A time when cities burn, and in their ashes, empires rise.

Alexander, Macedonia’s sixteen-year-old heir, is on the brink of discovering his fated role in conquering the known world but finds himself drawn to a newcomer…

Katerina must navigate the dark secrets of court life while hiding her own mission: kill the Queen. But she doesn’t account for her first love…

Jacob will go to unthinkable lengths to win Katerina, even if it means having to compete for her heart with Hephaestion, a murderer sheltered by the prince.

And far across the sea, Zofia, a Persian princess and Alexander’s unmet betrothed, wants to alter her destiny by seeking the famed and deadly Spirit Eaters.

Comment:

I feel like I say I’m excited for a book way too much…. oh well. This is the first book in the Blood of Gods and Royals series.


 

Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone: Illustrated Edition by J.K. Rowling and Jim Kay

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Format:  Hardcover, Illustrated Edition

Language: English

Genre:  Fantasy

Target Audience: Middle Grade

Comment:

This is gorgeous. Enough said.


 

Everything Leads to You by Nina LaCour

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Format:  Hardcover

Language: English

Genre:  Contemporary

Target Audience: Young Adult

Synopsis:

A wunderkind young set designer, Emi has already started to find her way in the competitive Hollywood film world.

Emi is a film buff and a true romantic, but her real-life relationships are a mess. She has desperately gone back to the same girl too many times to mention. But then a mysterious letter from a silver screen legend leads Emi to Ava. Ava is unlike anyone Emi has ever met. She has a tumultuous, not-so-glamorous past, and lives an unconventional life. She’s enigmatic…. She’s beautiful. And she is about to expand Emi’s understanding of family, acceptance, and true romance.

Comment:

This has piqued my interest because it has a lesbian main character, which not enough YA books do (or indeed any books).


 

Rubinrot von Kerstin Gier

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Format:  Paperback

Language: German

Genre:  Fantasy

Target Audience: Young Adult

Synopsis:

Manchmal ist es ein echtes Kreuz, in einer Familie zu leben, die jede Menge Geheimnisse hat. Der Überzeugung ist zumindest die 16-jährige Gwendolyn.

Bis sie sich eines Tages aus heiterem Himmel im London um die letzte Jahrhundertwende wiederfindet. Und ihr klar wird, dass ausgerechnet sie das allergrößte Geheimnis ihrer Familie ist. Was ihr dagegen nicht klar ist: Dass man sich zwischen den Zeiten möglichst nicht verlieben sollte. Denn das macht die Sache erst recht kompliziert!

Comment:

Ich wollte das für ein ganz langer Zeit schon lesen. Ich wollte auch die Film sehen (es ist auch original auf Deutsch).


 

Persuasion by Jane Austen

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Format:  Paperback

Language: English

Genre:  Classic

Target Audience: Adult

Synopsis:

Eight years ago Anne Elliot bowed to pressure from her family and made the decision not to marry the man she loved, Captain Wentworth. Now circumstances have conspired to bring him back into her social circle and Anne finds her old feelings for him reignited. However, when they meet again Wentworth behaves as if they are strangers and seems more interested in her friend Louisa. In her final novel, Jane Austen tells the story of a love that endures the tests of time and society with humor, insight, and tenderness.

Comment:

I picked up this book because it seemed the most accessible of Jane Austen’s novels.


 

Die dunkle Prophezeiung des Pan von Sandra Regnier

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Format:  Paperback

Language: German

Genre:  Fantasy

Target Audience: Young Adult

Synopsis (of the first book in the series):

Felicity Morgan ist nicht gerade das, was sich die Elfenwelt unter ihrer prophezeiten Retterin vorgestellt hat. Sie ist achtzehn, trägt immer noch eine Zahnspange, hat keinen Sinn für schicke Klamotten und scheint niemals genügend Schlaf zu bekommen. Leander FitzMor hingegen, der Neue an Felicitys Schule, ist der wohl mit Abstand bestaussehendste Typ Londons. Um keinen coolen Spruch verlegen und zu allem Überfluss auch noch intelligent – denkt Felicity, die Gott sei Dank nicht auf arrogante Frauenschwärme steht. Auch wenn diesen Leander immer jener seltsam anziehende Duft nach Heu und Moos umgibt und er sie manchmal anschaut, als könne er ihre Gedanken lesen. Aber das Schlimmste an dem Ganzen ist, dass er einfach nicht mehr von ihrer Seite weichen will …

Comment:

Ich habe schon die erste Buch in diese Trilogie gelesen und hat es super toll gefunden und ich muss mit dieser zweiter Buch weiterlesen so schnell wie möglich!!!


 

A Knight of the Seven Kingdoms by George R. R. Martin

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Format:  Hardcover

Language: English

Genre:  Fantasy

Target Audience: Adult

Synopsis:

Taking place nearly a century before the events of A Game of Thrones, A Knight of the Seven Kingdoms compiles the first three official prequel novellas to George R. R. Martin’s ongoing masterwork, A Song of Ice and Fire. These never-before-collected adventures recount an age when the Targaryen line still holds the Iron Throne, and the memory of the last dragon has not yet passed from living consciousness.

Comment:

I feel like I’m supposed to finish the published ASOIAF books before I read this one… Does anyone know?


 

Stormdancer by Jay Kristoff

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Format:  Kindle

Language: English

Genre:  Fantasy

Target Audience: Young Adult

Synopsis (this is the first book in the series):

Arashitoras are supposed to be extinct. So when Yukiko and her warrior father Masaru are sent to capture one for the Shõgun, they fear that their lives are over – everyone knows what happens to those who fail the Lord of the Shima Isles. But the mission proves less impossible and more deadly than anyone expects. Soon Yukiko finds herself stranded: a young woman alone in her country’s last wilderness, with only a furious, crippled arashitora for company. Although she can hear his thoughts, and saved his life, all she knows for certain is he’d rather see her dead than help her. Yet trapped together in the forest, Yukiko and the beast soon discover a bond that neither of them expected.

Meanwhile, the country around them verges on collapse. A toxic fuel is choking the land, the machine-powered Lotus Guild is publicly burning those they deem Impure, and the Shõgun cares for nothing but his own dominion. Authority has always made Yukiko, but her world changes when she meets Kin, a young man with secrets, and the rebel Kagé cabal. She learns the horrifying extent of the Shõgun’s crimes, both against her country and her family.

Returning to the city, Yukiko is determined to make the Shõgun pay – but what can one girl and a flightless arashitora do against the might of an empire?

Comment:

This has some mixed reviews but seems really interesting, so I hope I enjoy it.


 

Wolf by Wolf by Ryan Graudin

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Format:  Paperback

Language: English

Genre:  Historical Fiction

Target Audience: Young Adult

Synopsis:

Once upon a different time, there was a girl who lived in a kingdom of death. Wolves howled up her arm. A whole pack of them-made of tattoo ink and pain, memory and loss. It was the only thing about her that ever stayed the same.Her story begins on a train.

Germania, 1956. Over ten years since the Nazis won the war. 18-year-old Yael is part of the resistance, and she has just one mission: to kill Hitler.

But first she’s got to get close enough to him to do it.

Experimented on during her time at Auschwitz, Yael has the unique ability to change her appearance at will. The only part of her which always remains are the five tattooed wolves on her arm; one for each of the people she’s lost. Using her abilities, she must transform into Adele Wolfe, Germany’s most famous female rider and winner of the legendary Axis Tour; an epic long distance motorcycle race from Berlin to Tokyo, where only the strongest (and wiliest) riders survive. If she can win this, she will be able to get close enough to kill the Fuhrer and change history forever.

But with other riders sabotaging her chances at every turn, Yael’s mission won’t be easy. . .

Comment:

I’ve been hearing nothing but positive things about this one, so I can’t wait to read it.


 

A Thousand Nights by E. K. Johnston

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Format:  Hardcover

Language: English

Genre:  Fantasy

Target Audience: Young Adult

Synopsis:

Lo-Melkhiin killed three hundred girls before he came to her village, looking for a wife. When she sees the dust cloud on the horizon, she knows he has arrived. She knows he will want the loveliest girl: her sister. She vows she will not let her be next.

And so she is taken in her sister’s place, and she believes death will soon follow. Lo-Melkhiin’s court is a dangerous palace filled with pretty things: intricate statues with wretched eyes, exquisite threads to weave the most beautiful garments. She sees everything as if for the last time. But the first sun rises and sets, and she is not dead. Night after night, Lo-Melkhiin comes to her and listens to the stories she tells, and day after day she is awoken by the sunrise. Exploring the palace, she begins to unlock years of fear that have tormented and silenced a kingdom. Lo-Melkhiin was not always a cruel ruler. Something went wrong.

Far away, in their village, her sister is mourning. Through her pain, she calls upon the desert winds, conjuring a subtle unseen magic, and something besides death stirs the air.

Back at the palace, the words she speaks to Lo-Melkhiin every night are given a strange life of their own. Little things, at first: a dress from home, a vision of her sister. With each tale she spins, her power grows. Soon she dreams of bigger, more terrible magic: power enough to save a king, if she can put an end to the rule of a monster.

Comment:

This is another retelling of 1000 Nights or Arabian Nights.


 

Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children: The Graphic Novel by Ransom Riggs and Cassandra Jean

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Format:  Graphic Novel, Hardcover

Genre:  Fantasy

Target Audience: Young Adult

Synopsis:

As our story opens, a horrific family tragedy sets sixteen-year-old Jacob journeying to a remote island off the coast of Wales, where he discovers the crumbling ruins of Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children. As Jacob explores its abandoned bedrooms and hallways, it becomes clear that the children were more than just peculiar. They may have been dangerous. They may have been quarantined on a deserted island for good reason. And somehow-impossible though it seems-they may still be alive.

Comment:

I read this book awhile ago but have forgotten large parts of the plot for both this book and the second, so I want to reread them as graphic novels before I read the third one.


 

Holy gosh! This post is 4,822 words. As of when I said 4,822, that is. Now it is more than that. Props to you if you made it to the end- comment ‘made it 4800+’ if you are reading this now. Or don’t.

Happy reading,

Keira x.

 

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7 Comments Add yours

  1. Oh thank GOODNESS I was thinking of doing a 2015 but I feared it’d be late, however now I have my excuse that you did so too 😀 yay
    Also, great job on the post. It must have taken ages to write!!

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    1. Keira says:

      Thank you! It did!!! Glad I gave you an excuse xD

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  2. Oh, and made it 4800+ 😀

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    1. Keira says:

      Congrats!!

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  3. Awesome book haul! Persuasion is amazing and I have that Holly Black book too! Been meaning to read it for ages

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    1. Keira says:

      thank you!

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