Holiday Book Haul 2019

I had this plan that as soon as I finished university I would jump straight back into my usual posting schedule, however, this wasn’t the case. Instead I’ve been super busy with life as I moved back in with my parents, went to Rome for a week (trip review coming soon) and then jumped on another plane to Paxos, Greece where I spent a week catching up on reading and all my NetGalley requests. I’ve now returned to reality and have the wondrous quest of searching for a job! Anyway, I thought I’d share with you the books I ended up reading whilst I was away and do keep an eye out for their full reviews soon!

The Cruel Price by Holly Black – My sister gave me this book for Christmas last year and I was a little hesitant to read it due to all the hype it was receiving. But all that hype is well deserved as I fell utterly in love with these characters and the magical world that surrounds them. I don’t want to give too much away but if you haven’t started this series then you are seriously missing out!

The Wicked King by Holly Black – Usually I take 6/7 physical books away with me but this year I only took two with a couple more on my kindle and by day two I had download more. I wasn’t planning on falling absolutely in love with series but I didn’t and I couldn’t wait till I got home to read the next one! All I can say is that I need the next book in the series ASAP!

Torch Against the Night by Sabaa Tahir – I read the first book in this series last year and fell absolutely in love with its storyline, characters and setting and I certainly wasn’t disappointed by the sequel. This book is also the reason I have trust issues and why I spent the rest of my holiday reading doubting every characters motive!

Five Feet Apart by Rachel Lippincott – I was naive to think that I wouldn’t cry at this book, in fact I was a blubbering mess who tried to hide her tears underneath her sunglasses. I requested this book from Net Galley when they announced they were adapting it into a film and from what I’ve see from the trailer I’m pretty confident that its true and honest adaptation.

If You Could Go Anywhere by Paige Toon – By the second day of my holiday I had run out of books and had to rain my mothers collection and I’m so glad I did as I stumbled upon this gem of a read. Paige Toon knows how to write a heartwarming and cuddly romance but what I loved the most was that it was set in Rome, through Angie’s explorations I was able to relive my trip there a couple of weeks prior. This was the first book I’ve read by Toon and I’m sure that it certainly won’t be the last.

Shadow of the Fox by Julie Kagawa – When I read the synopsis for this I was getting serious ‘Ember in the Ashes’ vibes so I requested it of Net Galley yet I’m still a little unsure on whether or not I like it. I really enjoyed the whole idea behind the storyline but sometimes I felt that it was a little too predictable and cliche, nevertheless it was a quick and fun read that kept me entertained on the long journey home!

3 thoughts on “Holiday Book Haul 2019

  1. I also received a copy of 5 Feet Apart from NetGalley. It was so moving! I finally watched the movie and I can honestly say it was a very good adaptation. My only beef with it is that they changed the ending…I don’t want to get spoilery, so that’s all I’ll say!

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