What did I get for my birthday?
So I thought today I would do a quick post showing you all what I was lucky enough to receive for my birthday last month (yes this post is a bit late lol)
Sunday the 19th of April was my birthday, of which I hit 24 (lord)! My birthday this year was obviously quite a bit different as it was spent during lockdown but I was still treated to a lot of lovely new books from family and friends:
The Lies of Locke Lamora (Gentleman Bastard #1) by Scott Lynch
They say that the Thorn of Camorr can beat anyone in a fight. They say he steals from the rich and gives to the poor. They say he’s part man, part myth, and mostly street-corner rumor. And they are wrong on every count. Only averagely tall, slender, and god-awful with a sword, Locke Lamora is the fabled Thorn, and the greatest weapons at his disposal are his wit and cunning. He steals from the rich – they’re the only ones worth stealing from – but the poor can go steal for themselves.
I’ve been seeing this book for so many years as a recommendation for fantasy lovers – and recently I’ve really been wanting to delve into adult fantasy so I’m really looking forward to getting to this one!
Wilder Girls by Rory Power
Everyone loses something to the Tox; Hetty lost her eye, Reese’s hand has changed, and Byatt just disappeared completely. It’s been eighteen months since the Raxter School for Girls was put in quarantine. The Tox turned the students strange and savage, the teachers died off one by one. Cut off from the mainland, the girls don’t dare wander past the school’s fence where the Tox has made the woods wild and dangerous. They wait for the cure as the Tox takes; their bodies becoming sick and foreign, things bursting out of them, bits missing.
Honestly what a stunning cover – this sounds so gruesome and has been described as a feminist retelling of the Lord of the Flies; so sign me up!
The Darkest Star (Origin #1) by Jennifer L. Armentrout
Seventeen-year-old Evie Dasher is an average person with an average life, that is until her friend Heidi convinces her to go to a club. A rare club where humans and luxen can mingle freely. There she meets Luc and her life starts to become anything but average. However, the closer Evie gets to the truth the less she begins to want it…
I’ve been a massive fan of J.L.A for years and pretty much buy anything she writes. The Lux series was one of my all time favourite series and I’m dying to see what happens in this spin-off.
Sea Witch (Sea Witch #1) by Sarah Henning
Everyone knows what happens in the end. A mermaid, a prince, a true love’s kiss. But before that young siren’s tale, there were three friends. One feared, one royal, and one already dead.
My favourite Disney princess film is the Little Mermaid and I love reading any retelling of this nature – so I’m super excited for this!
Rebel (Legend #4) by Marie Lu
Respect the Legend. Idolize the Prodigy. Celebrate the Champion. But never underestimate the Rebel. Eden Wing has been living in his brother’s shadow for years. Even though he’s a top student at his academy in Ross City, Antarctica, and a brilliant inventor, most people know him only as Daniel Wing’s little brother. A decade ago, Daniel was known as Day, the boy from the streets who led a revolution that saved the Republic of America. But Day is no longer the same young man who was once a national hero. These days he’d rather hide out from the world and leave his past behind. All that matters to him now is keeping Eden safe―even if that also means giving up June, the great love of Daniel’s life.
I was a massive fan of the original Legend and I am dying to see my favourite characters again, and see more of the Legend world.
Book Love by Debbie Tung
Bookworms rejoice! These charming comics capture exactly what it feels like to be head-over-heels for hardcovers. And paperbacks! And ebooks! And bookstores! And libraries! Book Love is a gift book of comics tailor-made for tea-sipping, spine-sniffing, book-hoarding bibliophiles. Debbie Tung’s comics are humorous and instantly recognizable—making readers laugh while precisely conveying the thoughts and habits of book nerds.
And finally a cute little book that I absolutely adore because it’s just so relatable. I’ve loved Debbie’s work for a while over on instagram and decided to ask for a copy of this to always have to hand for my birthday.
I hope you enjoyed my very belated book birthday haul! Have you read any of these? Or are planning on? Also have you picked up any books recently?