Six for Sunday: New Year New Books

The final #sixforsunday for 2019 could just as easily be the first of 2020! Whilst considering the prompt of “New Year, New Books” I realised that this wasn’t as straightforward as I thought, you see I am resolving to not buy more books in the new year. I have done pretty well since I imposed this on myself in the middle of December and since then have only bought one 99p kindle book. Other than existing pre-orders I won’t be buying any more book for the immediate future or until I have made a significant dent in my current tbr. I will still be accepting Arcs for review though so please reach out if you want to.  My list this week therefore comprises of books that I either got for my birthday this month, for Christmas or pre-orders which are out in January!

Illuminae by Amie Kaufman and Jay Kristoff

This is in fact for the whole trilogy! When Jay Kristoff was in the UK promoting Darkdawn earlier this year I spotted on his IG Stories that he was signing books at Forbidden Planet and these books were on his trolley to sign! I have wanted them for an age and really would have loved to have them in Hardback but a signed paperback is amazing! I have kept them squirelled away in the attic because I didn’t know how I was going to justify bringing 3 new books into the house, so they stayed there for Mr Paperbacks to gift me for Christmas! I can’t wait to start 🙂

A Sleuth and a Charlatan by Clare Sager

Yup, this is the 99p ebook that broke my self imposed ban! I adored book 1 and I couldn’t pass up book 2 at this price! I loved this historical fantasy feel to this series and honestly I can’t wait to read more about Quin and how the world of Arinapole changes after the closing stages of book 1!

This Vicious Cure by Emily Suvada

A pre-order for January and this is the final book in this trilogy. I had been waiting patiently for Watersones to announce their special edition DNA edge and I grabbed it straight away when I saw it. This is a great YA trilogy with a strong STEM element and a thriller edge, I can’t wait to see how it ends. The Author is also doing a great pre-order campaign on her website where you can get signed bookplates and bookmarks for each book in the trilogy!

I Am C-3PO by Anthony Daniels

This was a birthday gift from my brother and honestly I’m not usually a fan of non fiction or indeed biographies, however, I am a huge fan of Star Wars. It’s not a huge book and there are plenty of great “back in the day” photo sections so I’m willing to put my usual tastes to the side and try and broaden my reading horizons a little!

A Throne of Swans by Katherine and Elizabeth Corr

Firstly, just look at that cover, I could not pass up the opportunity to be considered to review this title and I was so excited that I got selected! Although I have struggled with retellings lately this one is based on Swan Lake which is a amazing and story I know very little about so I’m hoping that this will feel like a story all of it’s own.

Victory Day by Rachel Churcher

Another Arc that I was kindly gifted and it’s the final instalment of the Battle Ground series. This has been an amazing, rapid release series of books with a post brexit dystopian vibe which feels more real than ever now…. I loved the set up between the protagonist and antagonist and how things may not all be as they seem, I can’t wait for the finale!


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