Is one book haul every seven or so months my new standard? Seems like it.
But let’s not focus on such little details.
Here, look! Pretty books!
The Hero of Ages by Brandon Sanderson
My collection is complete at last! I now have all three books in the Mistborn trilogy in my possession.
It’s been quite a few years since I read this series now, and I’m definitely itching for a reread, but it might take a while before that actually happens. In the meantime, you can read it yourself, you lucky duck! Seriously, if you like fantasy and haven’t picked these up yet, you really should.
Mirage by Somaiya Daud
I got this one from Owlcrate (like most of the books in this haul), and while I didn’t enjoy it as much as I would have liked, it was a pretty decent book. I liked the Moroccan influences, but I’m not sure I was a huge fan of the mix between fantasy and sci-fi, and in the end it just wasn’t a very memorable read for me.
Pride by Ibi Zoboi
Another Owlcrate book, this time a Pride & Prejudice retelling. As a retelling, I’d say it’s pretty well done. It made changes where it was needed to make it more up-to-date and modern, while still staying true to the original. Unfortunately, since it’s kind of a deal breaker for me, I just wish the relationships between the characters had been more fleshed out. I didn’t really feel the Bennet family love I like so much from the original.
The physical book is gorgeous, though!
My Plain Jane by Cynthia Hand, Jodi Meadows, and Brodi Ashton
For reasons, I actually got two copies of this book (Owlcrate and Litjoy), but ended up giving one to a friend. This is the one I kept, and I’m in love with the illustrations.
I’ve been anticipating this book ever since I read and loved My Lady Jane, and while it didn’t quite live up to my (extremely) high expectations, I still really liked it. Jane Eyre is definitely on the list of my favourite classics, and it was a lot of fun to see what Hand, Meadows, and Ashton would do to it.
In Other Lands by Sarah Rees Brennan
This is a coming-of-age fantasy novel that made it to my top 10 last year. It’s kind of silly and the plot might be a bit difficult to…er, find, but you’ll fall in love with the characters (and occasionally want to slap them, but lovingly!). I had a lot of fun reading this book, and I’m so angry the audiobook isn’t available in Sweden because I really want to listen to it.
Spinning Silver by Naomi Novik
Another one of my ever so pretty favourites from 2018. If you’re a fan of Uprooted or fabulous fairytale-esque fantasy books in general, you need to read this. It has badass ladies and fire demons in it.
The Wicked King by Holly Black
One of my most anticipated releases of 2019, hands down. As you can see, I managed to snag the Owlcrate edition, for which I’m very grateful. Now, if I don’t get a matching one for Queen of Nothing, I will be extremely sad. This is not good for my nerves.
As expected, I had a lot of fun reading this one, and you can definitely count on me picking up the third and final book in the trilogy the very second it comes out.
Crown of Feathers by Nicki Pau Preto
The Owlcrate pick for February, which I finished just a few days ago.
This book might not be perfect, and there are some things I would have done differently, but I still really enjoyed it, which was a pleasant surprise since I’ve been pretty underwhelmed by a lot of Owlcrate’s choices lately. I loved the phoenixes, as well as the fact that it featured some of my favourite tropes, like girl disguised as boy for example. I’m definitely looking forward to the sequel.
Six of Crows by Leigh Bardugo
Do I already own a copy of Six of Crows? Yes. Did I need this anyway? Definitely.
Hey, okay, look, I really wasn’t going to get this book….and then I did anyway. It’s just so pretty! And Six of Crows is so good!
Shadow of the Fox by Julie Kagawa
Last, but not least, another underwhelming, but not necessarily bad book from Owlcrate. I feel like this story had potential, but I realised somewhere in the middle that I just didn’t care that much about the characters, and after that my interest dwindled pretty quickly.
Sad, but true.
And there you have it! All the books I’ve accumulated since my last book haul. A lot of pretty, signed, paper babies, some that I love, and some that I expected more from, but that’s life I guess.
Oh, and one last thing before you go! I’ve put up two more shelves in my apartment and I love them so much! They might not the best choice if you’re in need of storage space, but it’s a really pretty way to display your favourite covers in my opinion. :)