June 2018 Book Haul

This month I have acquired 5 new books!  This is quite a small number for me though, with the size of my ever-growing TBR pile, that might be a good thing! Most of these are older releases that I have had my eye on, and after a trip to Forbidden Planet in London where I found them signed, I couldn’t resist.

Spinning Silver by Naomi Novik


I was extremely lucky to get my hands on an arc of this and I was not disappointed! Noviks Uprooted is one of my all time favourite fairy tale retelling’s and so I was so happy when I received this in the post.


Miryem is the daughter and granddaughter of moneylenders… but her father isn’t a very good one. Free to lend and reluctant to collect, he has loaned out most of his wife’s dowry and left the family on the edge of poverty–until Miryem steps in. Hardening her heart against her fellow villagers’ pleas, she sets out to collect what is owed–and finds herself more than up to the task. When her grandfather loans her a pouch of silver pennies, she brings it back full of gold.

But having the reputation of being able to change silver to gold can be more trouble than it’s worth–especially when her fate becomes tangled with the cold creatures that haunt the wood, and whose king has learned of her reputation and wants to exploit it for reasons Miryem cannot understand.

I have already read this and you can find my review for it here.


Batman: Nightwalker by Marie Lu


The only book by Marie Lu I have read so far is Wildcard, her young elites series is on my wishlist, but after reading Leigh Bardugo’s Wonder Woman and falling in love with the characters this was an easy pick up for me. I’m seriously looking forward to reading this and its getting moved closer and closer to the top of my TBR!


The Nightwalkers are terrorizing Gotham City, and Bruce Wayne is next on their list.

One by one, the city’s elites are being executed as their mansions’ security systems turn against them, trapping them like prey. Meanwhile, Bruce is turning eighteen and about to inherit his family’s fortune, not to mention the keys to Wayne Enterprises and all the tech gadgetry his heart could ever desire. But after a run-in with the police, he’s forced to do community service at Arkham Asylum, the infamous prison that holds the city’s most brutal criminals.

Madeleine Wallace is a brilliant killer . . . and Bruce’s only hope.

In Arkham, Bruce meets Madeleine, a brilliant girl with ties to the Nightwalkers. What is she hiding? And why will she speak only to Bruce? Madeleine is the mystery Bruce must unravel. But is he getting her to divulge her secrets, or is he feeding her the information she needs to bring Gotham City to its knees? Bruce will walk the dark line between trust and betrayal as the Nightwalkers circle closer.


Runemarks series by Joanne Harris


I’ve heard rave reviews about this series and im a sucker for folklore. Thor and Loki, what more could a girl need. Add to the fact that they were both on offer and signed! who could resist.


Seven o’clock on a Monday morning, five hundred years after the end of the world, and goblins had been at the cellar again. . . . Not that anyone would admit it was goblins. In Maddy Smith’s world, order rules. Chaos, old gods, fairies, goblins, magic, glamours – all of these were supposedly vanquished centuries ago. But Maddy knows that a small bit of magic has survived. The “ruinmark” she was born with on her palm proves it – and makes the other villagers fearful that she is a witch (though helpful in dealing with the goblins-in-the-cellar problem). But the mysterious traveler One-Eye sees Maddy’s mark not as a defect, but as a destiny. And Maddy will need every scrap of forbidden magic One-Eye can teach her if she is to survive that destiny. 


Vicious by V E Schwab


I adore Schwab’s Darker shades of Magic series and  have heard rave reviews about this book but never got round to buying it. After seeing it signed though I couldn’t resist and im eagerly awaiting reading it!


Victor and Eli started out as college roommates—brilliant, arrogant, lonely boys who recognized the same sharpness and ambition in each other. In their senior year, a shared research interest in adrenaline, near-death experiences, and seemingly supernatural events reveals an intriguing possibility: that under the right conditions, someone could develop extraordinary abilities. But when their thesis moves from the academic to the experimental, things go horribly wrong. 

Ten years later, Victor breaks out of prison, determined to catch up to his old friend (now foe), aided by a young girl whose reserved nature obscures a stunning ability. Meanwhile, Eli is on a mission to eradicate every other super-powered person that he can find—aside from his sidekick, an enigmatic woman with an unbreakable will. Armed with terrible power on both sides, driven by the memory of betrayal and loss, the archnemeses have set a course for revenge—but who will be left alive at the end?


That’s it for June, a smaller stash than usual, but I cant wait to dig into each and every one! What books did you get in June and which are you most looking forward to reading?

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