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This week, I have added a total of 8 books to my shelf. Two I have found in our local Bookshop, two were prizes in a Giveaway, one I was approved for through NetGalley and the other three I have purchased online.
I was really excited this week because I have finally completed my ‘History of Middle Earth‘ Series when I found a matching copy of ‘The War of the Ring‘. Another addition to my Tolkien collection is an older edition of ‘The Fellowship of the Ring‘ which I found in our local Bookshop.
Another book I have found in our local Bookshop this week is this…
‘Vicious’ by V.E. Schwab
Blurb: 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?
On NetGalley I have been approved for this book, which first caught my eye because of the beautiful cover…
‘Gilded Cage’ by Vic James
starred review – Publishers Weekly “Brisk plotting, sympathetic characters, and plenty of intrigue will keep readers on the edges of their seats, eager for the next book in a very promising series.”
For readers of Victoria Aveyard and George RR Martin comes a darkly fantastical debut set in a modern England where magically gifted aristocrats rule and commoners are doomed to serve.
NOT ALL ARE FREE.
NOT ALL ARE EQUAL.
NOT ALL WILL BE SAVED.
Our world belongs to the Equals—aristocrats with magical gifts—and all commoners must serve them for ten years. But behind the gates of England’s grandest estate lies a power that could break the world.
A girl thirsts for love and knowledge.
Abi is a servant to England’s most powerful family, but her spirit is free. So when she falls for one of the noble-born sons, Abi faces a terrible choice. Uncovering the family’s secrets might win her liberty, but will her heart pay the price?
A boy dreams of revolution.
Abi’s brother, Luke, is enslaved in a brutal factory town. Far from his family and cruelly oppressed, he makes friends whose ideals could cost him everything. Now Luke has discovered there may be a power even greater than magic: revolution.
And an aristocrat will remake the world with his dark gifts.
He is a shadow in the glittering world of the Equals, with mysterious powers no one else understands. But will he liberate—or destroy?
Expected publication: January 26th 2017 by Pan Macmillan
And of course I received my copies of the Throne of Glass Colouring Book and ‘Empire of Storms‘! I can’t wait to start colouring and also diving into the book once I caught up with the rest of the series!
Lastly, I was lucky to win a giveaway on Twitter and received my prize this week. Signed editions of ‘Rebel of the Sands’ and ‘The Bone Season’.