Sunday, 14 April 2013

Book Stack

So I've begun hoarding books for winter. Normally I wouldn't buy so many because the library is fine, but I hit the motherlode at Whitcoulls a couple of weeks ago (2 books for $2.00 each and one for $5.00) and I'd already ordered one off Fishpond and one off Trade Me. Most of these are for series I'm slowly collecting because it's rare that I'll actually buy a book that I'm not sure I'll enjoy - that's what the library is for. So, from the top we have:

Clockwork Angel by Cassandra Clare - the first in the Mortal Instruments series. I haven't actually read this book or any in the series, but it was cheap on the sale table and I know it's quite popular, so I'll give it a go.

The Demon's Covenant by Sarah Rees Brennan - second in the Demon's Lexicon trilogy. I enjoyed the first in this series with its mix of magic and supernatural elements and plenty of wisecracks reminiscent of a Buffy episode. Bonus points because the main characters (two brothers who fight demons) remind me of another of my favourite shows, Supernatural.

Lies by Michael Grant - third in the Gone series. I got totally hooked on this series about a small town in California where one day, everyone over the age of 15 suddenly vanishes. Those left behind have to somehow survive without their parents, and to top it all off some kids start developing freaky powers. These books are somewhat on the horror side but very compelling - think Stephen King.

Monsters of Men by Patrick Ness - book 3 in the brilliant Chaos Walking trilogy. I managed to read this series in order from the library, a rare thing, but I knew I had to own it! I already have book 2 but the first book hasn't popped up anywhere cheaply enough yet.

Silvermay by James Moloney - first in a trilogy. Fantasy/magic/adventure/romance. This book seems kind of hard to come by, perhaps because the author is Australian it hasn't been released widely in the northern hemsiphere. I snapped it up off Trade Me.

Well that's me set for the next week or two, after that I'll be off to the library. What are you reading right now?


  1. Ruth, I was a little concerned to read this post after your last book post had me buying 4 new books!!. I'm happy to report not this time - I don't enjoy this genre!. phew!. I do enjoy seeing what other people have on their book pile or shelf.



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