At the end of another month means one thing… IT’S GETTING CLOSER TO CHRISTMAS! No… I mean as much as I am excited for Christmas, the end of the month means I get to show you guys all of the books that I’ve hauled over the past month.
It’s definitely not as many as last month (which was 25!) August consisted of me gong crazy with my book buying and then trying to live off the little money I had left.
Even though it’s the end of September and I have got my student loan off my university, I’m going to be trying to keep the book hauling down to a minimum so that I can keep saving my money (it might not work because I love books too much but oh well… At least I’m trying…)
Here we go then… The books that I bought in September.
A child is kidnapped with consequences that extend across worlds… A writer reaches into the past to discover the truth about a possible murder… Far away a young woman prepares for her mysterious future…
In a future scarred by fracking and ecological collapse, Jenna Hoolman’s world is dominated by smart dog racing: greyhounds genetically modified with human DNA. When her young niece goes missing that world implodes… Christy’s life is dominated by fear of her brother, a man she knows capable of monstrous acts and suspects of hiding even darker ones. Desperate to learn the truth she contacts Alex, who has his own demons to fight… And Maree, a young woman undertaking a journey that will change her world forever.
Mike Wood is a teenager with more brawn than brains. But one day he finds The Calendar od Sleights, a mysterious old book of unknown authorship – and discovers that he is, in fact, possessed of certain magical powers.
Suddenly, his world becomes very weird.
For there is a war being waged deep beneath New York City.
A war between rivalling factions of magicians.
A war that has spanned the ages.
A clandestine war against the establishment.
A war against The Assholes.
Along with his new comrades, Mike might just be the one to end the conflict once and for all.
One prescription isn’t enough for two. A child soldier comes home. And Mary faces her last request. What if hid was happening here? And what if these people were white?
Earthsea Quartet #1
The island of Gont is a land famous for wizards. Of these, some say the greatest – and surely the greatest voyager – is the man called Sparrowhawk.
As a reckless, awkward boy, he discovered the great power that was in him – with terrifying consequences. Tempted by pride to try spells beyond his means, Sparrowhawk lets loose an evil shadow-beast in his land. Only he can destroy it, and the quest leads him to the farthest corner of Earthsea.
Some houses are more than just haunted… they’re hungry. Dash, Dylan, Poppy, Marcus and Azumi don’t know this at first. They each think they’ve been summoned to Shadow House for innocent reasons.
But there’s nothing innocent about Shadow House.
Something within its walls is wickedly wrong. Nothing – and nobody – can be trusted.
Hallways move. Doors vanish. Ghosts appear. Children disappear.
And the way out? That’s disappeared too…
The Lunar Chronicles #2
Scarlett Benoit’s grandmother is missing. The police have closed her case. The only person Scarlet can turn to is Wolf, a street fighter she does not trust, but they are drawn to each other.
Meanwhile, in New Beijing, Cinder will become the Commonwealth’s most wanted fugitive – when she breaks out of prison to stay one step ahead of vicious Queen Levana.
As Scarlett and Wolf expose one mystery, they encounter Cinder and a new one unravels. Together they must challenge the evil queen, who will stop at nothing to make Prince Kai her husband, her king, her prisoner…
This is the story of Winter, an Earth-like planet with two major differences: conditions are semi-arctic even at the warmest time of the year, and the inhabitants are all of the same sex. Tucked away in a remote corner of the universe, they have no knowledge of space travel or of life beyond their own world. And when a strange envoy from space brings news of a vast coalition of planets which they are invited to join, he is met with fear, mistrust and disbelief…
Imagine the world at stake.
An epic struggle between good and evil.
The greatest quest in history.
The fate of humanity resting in your hands.
Are you ready?
A Court of Thorns and Roses series #1
Feyre is a huntress.
She thinks nothing of slaughtering a wolf to capture its prey. But, like all mortals, she fears what lingers mercilessly beyond the forest. And will she learn that taking the life of a magical creature comes at a high price…
Imprisoned in an enchanted court in her enemy’s kingdom, Feyre is free to roam but forbidden to escape. Her captor’s body bears the scars of fighting, and his face is always masked – bit his piercing stare draws her ever closer. As Feyre’s feelings for Tamlin begin to burn through every warning she’s been told about his kind, an ancient, wicked shadow grows.
Feyre must find a way to break a spell, or lose her heart forever.
Throne of Glass series #2
Celaena Sardothien, royal assassin, is the King of Adarlan’s deadliest weapon. She must win her freedom through his enemies’ blood – but she cannot bear to kill for the crown. And every death Celaena fakes, every lie she tells, puts those she loves at risk.
Torn between her two protectors – a captain and a prince – and battling a dark force greater than the king, Celaena must decide what she will fight for; her liberty, her heart or the fate of the kingdom…
The moon wants to kill you.
She has a thousand ways to do it. The bitter cold of vacuum. The lethal sleet of radiation. Choking dust as old as the earth. Your weakening bones.
Or you could run out of money for water. Or air. Or simply run foul of one of the Five Dragons, the corporations that rule the Moon and control its vast resources.
But you stay, because the moon can make you richer than you can imagine.
Until a war breaks out…
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Mare Barrow’s blood is red, the colour of common folk, but her Silver ability – the power to control lightening – has turned her into a weapon that the Silver court will do anything to destroy.
With no one left to trust, Mare sets out to find and recruit other Red-and-Silver fighters to join the uprising. But Mare is treading a deadly path. Will she shatter under the weight of rebellion? Or have treachery and betrayal hardened her forever?
Who will inherit this new Earth?
The last remnants of the human race left a dying Earth, desperate to find a new home. Following their ancestors’ star maps, they discovered the greatest treasure of a past ages – a world terraformed and prepared for human life.
But all is not right in this new Eden. The planet is not waiting for them, pristine and unoccupied. New monsters have turned it from a refuge into mankind’s worst nightmare. Now two civilisations are on a collision course and must fight to survive. As the fate of humanity hangs in the balance, who are the true heirs of this new Earth?
Throne of Glass series #3
Consumed by guilt and rage, Celaena can’t bring herself to spill blood for the King of Adarlan. She must fight back…
The Immortal Queen will help her destroy the king – for a price. But as Celaena battles with her darkest memories and her heart breaks for a love that could never last, can she fulfil the bargain and head the almighty court of Terrasen? And who will stand with her?
The Shadow Fold, a swathe of impenetrable darkness, is slowly destroying the once-great nations of Ravka.
Alina, a pale, lonely orphan, discovers unique power that thrusts her into the world of the Kingdom’s magical elite – the Grisha. Could she be the key to setting Ravka free?
The Darkling, a man of seductive charm and terrifying power. If Alina is to fulfil her destiny, she must unlock her gift and face up to het dangerous attraction to him.
But what of Mal, Alina’s childhood best friend? As Alina contemplates her dazzling new future, why can’t she ever quite forget him?
Jane Hughes has a loving partner, a job in an animal sanctuary and a tiny cottage in rural Wales. She’s happen than she’s ever been but her life is a lie. Jane Hughes does not really exist.
Five years earlier Jane and her then best friends went on holiday but what should have been the trip of a lifetime rapidly descended into a nightmare that claimed the lives of two of the women.
Jane has tried to put the past behind her but someone knows the truth about what happened. Someone who won’t stop until they’ve destroyed Jane and everything she loves…
The slamming of the front door at the end of A Doll’s House shatters the romantic masquerade of the Helmers’ marriage. In their stultifying and infantilised relationship, Nora and Torvald have deceived themselves and each other both consciously and subconsciously, until Nora acknowledges the need for individual freedom.
Throne of Glass series #5
The assassin-queen has sworn not to turn her back on her kingdom again. Especially when she might be the only one who can raise an army to keep the Dark King from unleashing his beasts upon them all. But Erawan will wield Aelin’s past, her allies, and her enemies against her.
With a powerful court trusting Aelin to lead them, her heart devoted to the warrior-prince at her side, what – or who – is she willing to sacrifice to spare her world from being torn apart?