I have ten shiny new books to show you, so let’s get to it.
I’ve mentioned this a couple of times already, but I’ve been anticipating Call Down the Hawk by Maggie Stiefvater for what feels like my entire existence, and I can’t believe it was finally released into the world in 2019. As per usual, I ordered my copy from Fountain Bookstore, which means it’s signed and doodled in my Maggie (my collection grows, mohaha). I can’t recommend this (as well as everything Maggie has ever written) enough, so you should just get it.
Another long awaited book I got last year is The Queen of Nothing by Holly Black, the conclusion to The Folk of the Air trilogy. It was my least favourite of the series, unfortunately, but I still enjoyed myself immensly. I managed to get my hands on the Owlcrate edition, and though I think there are prettier versions out there, I’m still very pleased to have a matching set.
Last year, I also acquired my first non-Mistborn books by Brandon Sanderson: Skyward and Starsight. I’m so in love with this edition of the series, and the insides are just as good.
The Toll by Neal Shusterman, the final book in the Arc of a Scythe series. Gorgeous cover, gorgeous story. Read it.
I read Murder on the Orient Express by Agatha Christie for the first time back in 2015 and really liked it, so when I stumbled upon this pretty edition in Shanghai last summer, I had to add it to my collection. If you’re interested in trying out Agatha Christie, I highly recommend this one.
Another year, another Rick Riordan book. As per usual, I enjoyed The Tyrant’s Tomb and look forward to the final book in the series.
Spin the Dawn by Elizabeth Lim arrived in an Owlcrate box, and unfortunately I ended up having quite mixed feelings about it, but the cover is pretty at least. Give me more illustrated covers or give me death!
Another book I got from Owlcrate is Scavenge the Stars by Tara Sim. I haven’t read this one yet and actually don’t know much about it, but I’m hoping it’ll be good.
Last, but not least, I got Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire, illustrated by the fabulous Jim Kay. The illustrations were fantastic (as expected), and I’m looking forward to the next one.