Welcome to my very first Summer Book Haul post!
To some creatures, summer can be really cruel. Yes, I’m one of those creatures. That’s why I’m taking this chance to stock up on books because I figured, what better way to beat the heat than to keep my self cool in the comforts of my room while reading a book, right?
And so, I did a little shopping (online, of course) as I’m easing my way back into reading after a loooooong hiatus—because life can really get in the way sometimes. And these are the ones I got:
Enchantée by Gita Trelease
Review here. It’s set in 18th century France before the revolution. In this alternate world created by Gita Trelease, some people can do magic. However, doing so has its own weights. Depending on the magic, it can require sorrow and sometimes, even blood. Our heroine here, Camille, is doing magic—turning scraps into coins—in order to save her and her sister from the harsh consequences of poverty.
Six of Crows & Crooked Kingdom by Leigh Bardugo
It’s no surprise that Six of Crows is coming to Netflix *very* soon. Almost everyone in the book community is raving about this duology. I’ve heard nothing but praises and love and so I just had to get them! Plus, the gorgeous cover of the collector’s edition is TDF.
The Girl in Red by Christina Henry
I just love it when authors use fairytale references and make it ‘a little bit’ darker. Looking at her other works, it’s obvious that THAT is Christina Henry’s forte. I’m really looking forward to reading this book. Who knows, I might end up picking up the rest of her fairytale-inspired books as well.
The Cold is in Her Bones by Peternelle Van Arsdale
Review here. When I read that this book is Inspired by the myth of Medusa, I knew I had to get it. The synopsis gave me the impression that something haunted is waiting for me between the pages of this book.
The Book Thief by Markus Zusak
Last but definitely not the least on this list, The Book Thief. I feel like I’m the only person—who’s into history—that hasn’t read this book yet. One thing that really stands out to me is that Death narrates this story. It’s really intriguing. I can’t help but wonder what kind of voice Death will have here. There must be a really good reason why this book is considered a modern classic (and I’m about to find out).
That’s a wrap! Not a lot but enough to keep me occupied for the rest of the summer. I’ll try to review some of the books mentioned and let you guys know what I think about them.
How are you beating the heat this summer?