September 2014 Book Haul

I have a book buying problem. Thanks Booktube.

No, but really, I’ve heard a lot of great things about all the books I bought and can’t wait to read them all. I have seven books in this haul, so it’s not a huge haul, but it’s still something!

Here are the books I got:

  • Sabriel and Lirael by Garth Nix. These two books are companion novels in the Abhorsen series and do not have to be read in the order in which they were published, but Sabriel does make an appearance in Lirael, so maybe you should read them in order… Anyway, Sarbriel is about a girl with magical powers who can use bells as her weapons. Each bell holds its own power, including bringing others back from the dead. Sounds interesting, right? And Lirael is about a girl who has to become a guardian in the magical library, but this is a very dangerous task and only the most skilled people can work there due to the dangers that lurk behind the shelves.
  • Shadow and Bone by Leigh Bardugo. This is the first book in the Grisha trilogy and it’s about a girl named Alina who was orphaned at a young age and then taken to the royal courts to become part of the Grisha – the magical elite. There is action, romance, and mystery within this book, and I am very intrigued by it.
  • Not a Drop to Drink by Mindy McGinnis. This is a story about survival in a world where the water has been tainted and only very few sources are left clean. A girl named Lynn lives next to one of these sources and guards it against any who might come looking to steal some to drink. Sounds like a realistic type of dystopian that could happen in the future, so I’m curious to see what happens in it.
  • The Burning Sky by Sherry Thomas. One, the cover is gorgeous. Two, this book is about a girl named Ioanthe who has some of the greatest magic in the world (or so she’s told) and she is sent on a quest to defeat the Bane, and to go with her is Prince Titus, who does end up falling for the girl. It’s a fantasy novel mixed with romance, so what’s not to love?
  • A Dance with Dragons by George R. R. Martin. This is the fifth book in the Song of Ice and Fire┬áseries, and I got it to complete my collection of the series thus far. I have only read part of book one, and haven’t seen the show yet, but I do plan on either marathoning it or taking my time through it because these books are massive, but really well written. No, I don’t know what the fifth book is entirely about, so please don’t tell me!
  • Outlander by Diana Gabaldon. This book has been on the high side of the praise line lately and has since been turned into a TV series on Starz. It’s about a woman named Claire who is a former combat nurse in World War II, and during her second honeymoon with her husband she is somehow transported back in time to Scotland during another war in 1743. She has to learn the culture and save her own skin, all the while having her heart torn between her love for her husband and the Scots warrior whom steals her heart. It sounds very intriguing and beautiful, and I can’t wait to read it and watch the show (eventually).

That’s all I have for my book haul, but all of these books sound fantastic. I have a good feeling about all of these books and can’t wait to dive in. In the meantime, I’m going to be finishing what’s out in the Throne of Glass series by Sarah J Maas before starting a new one. If you have any suggestions as to what I should read next, let me know! But I might start one of my “scarier” books for the month of October.

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