Last week i did some shopping 😮 and i got NEW BOOKS!
Here is my first haul of April.
I purchased three books from Big W (and some lollies from coles 😉). I’ve listed the RRP (which was written on the back of the book). Big W is fantastic for low prices on books and i paid a lot less then the RRP however i can’t remember the exact price paid.
First book i grabbed was:
Walk the Edge by Katie McGarry
$19.99 AUD (I have a feeling this one was around $14-$16)
This is the 2nd book in the Thunder Road series. It follows Razor, one of the secondary characters from the 1st book in the series. I read Nowhere But Here in January this year and loved it. It told the story of Emily and Oz. Emily spends a summer vacation with a family she doesnt know and discovers secrets she never knew existed. It has a very Son’s Of Anarchy vibe to it. Razor was one of the characters who intrigued you but you didn’t get to see much of him or learn much about his backstory. I can’t wait to learn out more about him and his life in the motorcycle club in Walk The Edge.
One moment of recklessness will change their worlds.
Smart. Responsible. That’s seventeen-year-old Breanna’s role in her large family, and heaven forbid she put a toe out of line. Until one night of shockingly un-Breanna-like behavior puts her into a vicious cyber-bully’s line of fire—and brings fellow senior Thomas “Razor” Turner into her life.
Razor lives for the Reign of Terror motorcycle club, and good girls like Breanna just don’t belong. But when he learns she’s being blackmailed over a compromising picture of the two of them—a picture that turns one unexpected and beautiful moment into ugliness—he knows it’s time to step outside the rules.
And so they make a pact: he’ll help her track down her blackmailer, and in return she’ll help him seek answers to the mystery that’s haunted him—one that not even his club brothers have been willing to discuss. But the more time they spend together, the more their feelings grow. And suddenly they’re both walking the edge of discovering who they really are, what they want, and where they’re going from here.
The second book i bought was:
The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern
$14.95 AUD (this comes up on the Big W website as only $12.96, which is what i paid)
I recently read an article that claimed it was “THE book to read for Harry Potter fans”. So being a MASSIVE Harry Potter fan this jumped straight on my to-buy list.
The circus arrives without warning. No announcements precede it, no paper notices plastered on lampposts and billboards. It is simply there, when yesterday it was not.
Within these nocturnal black-and-white striped tents awaits an utterly unique, a feast for the senses, where one can get lost in a maze of clouds, meander through a lush garden made of ice, stare in wonderment as the tattooed contortionist folds herself into a small glass box, and become deliciously tipsy from the scents of caramel and cinnamon that waft through the air.
Welcome to Le Cirque des Rêves.
Beyond the smoke and mirrors, however, a fierce competition is under way–a contest between two young illusionists, Celia and Marco, who have been trained since childhood to compete in a “game” to which they have been irrevocably bound by their mercurial masters. Unbeknownst to the players, this is a game in which only one can be left standing, and the circus is but the stage for a remarkable battle of imagination and will.
As the circus travels around the world, the feats of magic gain fantastical new heights with every stop. The game is well under way and the lvies of all those involved–the eccentric circus owner, the elusive contortionist, the mystical fortune-teller, and a pair of red-headed twins born backstage among them–are swept up in a wake of spells and charms.
But when Celia discovers that Marco is her adversary, they begin to think of the game not as a competition but as a wonderful collaboration. With no knowledge of how the game must end, they innocently tumble headfirst into love. A deep, passionate, and magical love that makes the lights flicker and the room grow warm whenever they so much as brush hands.
Their masters still pull the strings, however, and this unforeseen occurrence forces them to intervene with dangerous consequences, leaving the lives of everyone from the performers to the patrons hanging in the balance.
Last book i bought was:
Maresi by Maria Turtschaninoff
$20.54 (I have a feeling this one was around $16-$18)
This book was originally published in Sweden in 2013 and has recently been translated to english by Annie Prime. Its been receiving rave reviews and has been described as a ‘Finnish feminist fantasy’.
Maresi came to the Red Abbey when she was thirteen, in the Hunger Winter. Before then, she had only heard rumours of its existence in secret folk tales. In a world where girls aren’t allowed to learn or do as they please, an island inhabited solely by women sounded like a fantasy. But now Maresi is here, and she knows it is real. She is safe. Then one day Jai tangled fair hair, clothes stiff with dirt, scars on her back arrives on a ship. She has fled to the island to escape terrible danger and unimaginable cruelty. And the men who hurt her will stop at nothing to find her. Now the women and girls of the Red Abbey must use all their powers and ancient knowledge to combat the forces that wish to destroy them. And Maresi, haunted by her own nightmares, must confront her very deepest, darkest fears.
That’s all of the books i bought. I’d love to hear your thoughts on them! Have you recently purchased or read any of these? Comment below and let me know! 😆