Welcome to my book haul for the month of April 2018. I do my hauling on the last day of the previous month. So, as I write this, I am still in the high of book-buying excitement. Thank God for parents who supply me with books.
By the way, I have been hauling my books from Thriftbooks.c0m, which has used books at awesome prices that are more affordable.
So, I finally dared to get the first two books of the Mara Dyer trilogy: The Unbecoming of Mara Dyer and The Retribution of Mara Dyer by Michelle Hodkin. I am hoping that the stories are more paranormal and less “horror.” This is mostly because I do not handle scary things too well. Chiara did comfort me by talking about the books. Plus, Noah Shaw needs to be in my life.
My fingers are crossed big time for this series. I just hope we get along together and it serves as a good experience.
Joining the Coolest Kids in Town
The Dresden Files have been on my radar for a while now. I have just been seeing it favorited by really cool people online. Naturally, when I saw the books on the Thrift Books at an affordable price, I decided to give the first two books a try. Storm Front and Fool Moon should give me a feel for what the stories of Harry Dresden feel like. I did hear that there is a bit of Urban Fantasy and Steampunk involved with the stories, which are things I enjoy.
Ely, my Love
I was looking through some of Michael Grant’s work, and I found my friend Ely’s comments on his Front Lines book. It is a historical fiction, world war 2 (I think?). Ely is a World War II buff, so seeing her liking this series made it even more intriguing.
Also, I know Michael Grant has had some backlash from book community members. But, I gathered up the courage to start repurchasing his Gone series. I like his writing a lot, and I think I want to balance being aware of his problematic responses to criticism without being ashamed of liking his work.
With that said, I did purchase the first two books from the Soldier Girl trilogy (series?) and Gone series too.
Chiara, my Love:
My friend Chiara posts pictures of really pretty books. I like her attitude towards series that are often shunned by the “cool” kids. One of them is Wicked Lovely by Melissa Marr. This series features fairies, and it is one of the original gangsters when it comes to dealing with these creatures. I am excited!
I am trying to read a self-care book once in a while (okay, more frequent than that. So, if you have any favorites, please share them with me). Radical Beauty by Kimberly Snyder and Deepak Chopra is the one I am hoping to get to this month.