Birthday Book Haul

‘I don’t know about you, but I’m feeling 22.’

Last weekend, I turned 22 and to celebrate my family and I went up to an escape room in Birmingham which was certainly a new and enjoyable experience. Having never been to one I didn’t know what to expect, but nevertheless I felt a great amount of pressure to escape in under an hour. The room was WW2 themed and we had to solve different clues in order to determine our location and escape route. I’m pleased to say that we escaped in under an hour however I will admit that we did with only 26 seconds to spare! 

A couple of weeks ago I was on a serious reading roll, as soon as I’d finish a book I would automatically pick up another one. In this routine I was reading almost two books a week, which for me and my hectic schedule is a lot. But now I’m suffering from a major reading slump and have been reading Muse of Nightmares for a while now. So I thought the cure would be to order some new books and get myself back into the excited mentally of discovering a new favourite series/read. At this moment in time I’ve really been loving all things fantasy and if you know of any good series then please let me know! Anyway, here are the books I hope will finally relive me from this reading slump.

Grave Mercy by Robin Lafevers – French assassins who serve the god of death, yes please! I love the concept of this series and I’m way too excited to dive into this world.

The Well of Ascension by Brandon Sanderson – I’m embarrassed to admit that its taken me this long to finally order the rest of this series as I’m always going on about the first book which was nothing short of incredible. I think what’s stopped me was the fact that I love the first book so much and I’m hesitant in that the rest of the series won’t meet my very high expectations. Nevertheless I’m ready to dive straight back into this world and the adventure these characters share.

The Assassins Apprentice by Robin Hobb – Every time I searched for ‘best fantasy series to read’ this came up and that fact that its highly praised by George R.R Martin then I’m sold.

The Last Wish by Andrzej Sapkowski – After seeing the teaser trailer for the adaptation starring Henry Cavil as the lead protagonist, I’m eager to jump into this series and read the books before its release.

Uprooted by Naomi Novik – I’ve seen a lot of mixed reviews around this book and I think its time that I make my own decision.

The Poppy War by R.F. Kuang – This has been floating around the book blogging community for a while now and its only right that I join the hype train and finally read it. It’s fair to say that again I’ve got high expectations but from reading the synopsis I know this is going to be a favourite.

5 thoughts on “Birthday Book Haul

  1. Happy birthday!! The Witcher series is so good! Have you played any of the games?

    For fantasy books/series, might I also recommend:
    Sabriel by Garth Nix
    The Way of Kings by Brandon Sanderson
    Kings of the Wyld by Nicholas Eames
    The Boneless Mercies by April Genevieve Tucholke?

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