2019 has come around really fast, and it now means that I get to read books everyday for another year, and another year after that! For the last couple of days, I have been looking on my local libraries catalogue books that I have seen around and really wanted to read! I literally have no space on my bookshelves for anymore books, so it makes more sense for me to borrow books from the library. In that way I can read them and then give them back, knowing that I have read and enjoyed the books, which other people could enjoy after me!
I have taken out 8 books, and they are the following;
To Kill A Kingdom by Alexandra Christo
I have a heart for every year I’ve been alive.
There are seventeen hidden in the sand of my bedroom. Every so often, I claw through the shingle just to check they’re still there. Buried deep and bloody.
I have seen this book floating around on Instagram, but it’s only until I went to my local library and looked online, that reading the blurb for the book that it really caught my eye! It is a remake and retelling of the Little Mermaid, and I find that really interesting. The Little Mermaid is one of my favourite stories and one of my favourite Disney movies, so it captivated me straightaway and I cannot wait to read it!
The Cruel Prince by Holly Black
I can see why humans succumb to the beautiful nightmare of the Court, why they willingly drown in it…
I have seen this book around Instagram and it has always interested me, but once I read the blurb, I just knew that I would highly enjoy this book and I needed it straightaway! So I was thrilled to find that it was in my local library, that I literally grabbed it and held it as tight as I could!
Heartless by Marissa Meyer
Before she was the Queen of Hearts, she was just a girl who wanted to fall in love.
Heartless by Marissa Meyer is also another book that I have seen floating around on the Bookstagram scene, and once I found out that it is based on the Red Queen from Alice in Wonderland, I really wanted to read it! I do like retells of story that we have heard before, and I think that this book is the perfect one!
Three Dark Crowns and One Dark Throne by Kendra Blake
In every generation on the Island of Fennbirn, a set of triplets are born: Three Queens, All equal heirs to the crown, All possessed on a coveted magic.
I first discovered Three Dark Crowns and One Dark Throne whilst looking through the library catalogue and I have to say that the front covers of these two books in the series really caught my eye. I was intrigued to read about what the books were going to be about, and after reading the blurb, I knew that I had to read these books!
The Wicked Deep by Shea Ernshaw
Two centuries ago, in a small, isolated Sparrow, three sisters were sentenced to death for witchery and drowned in the waters surrounding the town…
At first, when I spotted this book, for some reason I wasn’t too sure whether or not I should get the book, but after reading the blurb and it mentioning about witches and how the girls died, which sounds like history to me, I thought that I should try this book and see what it’s like! It sounds like a good book to read from the blurb, so I’m going to put it to the test!
The Smoke Thieves by Sally Green
In Brigant, Princess Catherine prepares to marry a man she’s never met, while her true love, Ambrose, faces the executioner’s block.
This book I yet again, was humming and haaring about whether or not, I should take this book out, but just mentioning the word ‘Princess’ and it being a fantasy book, I gave in and took the book out. I am sure that there will be a lot of drama involved, and I cannot wait to get around to this book, to find out what it is all about.
Everless by Sara Holland
Blood is Money.
Time is Power.
Desire is Treachery.
Welcome to Everless.
Like most of these books that are in my TBR pile for January, I have seen most of them on Instagram in the book community and they have intrigued me, and Everless is no different. Just the front cover alone is striking and it drew my eye straightaway. For me, the blurb gave me a feeling of Game of Thrones mixed in with Hunger Games (I am not saying that they are linked or related), so I am excited to find out what this book is about and if I liked it once I read it!
I am excited to read these books and explore new adventures and worlds with them, as I have seen a lot of hype surrounding most of these books, so I cannot wait to join on the hype!