Book Haul | January 2019

This month was a good month. Maybe not the best reading month, but a good book-buying month for sure. I spent a lot of money but I also got a lot of books on Netgalley.

Physical Copies

The Cruel Prince (The Folk of the Air #1) by Holly Black: I caved, guys. This book is so hyped up and with the sequel coming out, I couldn’t escape it. I already read it but I haven’t written a review yet because I’m a lazy piece of shit.

Die schönsten russischen Märchen (engl. The Most Beautiful Russian Fairytales) by Alexander N. Afanasjew: My parents are from Russia but they never read any Russian fairytales to me. I grew up with the Brothers Grimm and while I really love German fairytales, I also wanted to get to know Russian ones. My grandma used to tell my cousin a fairytale and we found it in here so that’s cool.

Mortal Engines (Mortal Engines Quartet #1) by Philip Reeve: With the movie out, this book appeared more and more on my Instagram feed and I got intrigued. I got a signed copy on Forbidden Planet.

Shades of Magic #3: The Steel Prince by V.E. Schwab: These covers keep getting more and more beautiful.

Shades of Magic #4: The Steel Prince by V.E. Schwab: Even more beautiful. You can find my review for issues #1 to #4 here.

Saga, Vol. 2 – 9 by Brian K. Vaughan, Fiona Staples: Yes, I read the first issue of Saga and then bought all the other issues. And yes, I have issues.

Digital Copies


The Daughters of Salem by Thomas Gilbert: Review here.

Brotherhood of Shades by Dawn Finch: From the chaos of Dissolution rises a secret order, a Brotherhood formed to protect the world of the living from the world of the dead.
Adam, a teenage boy living on the streets of London, knows nothing of the fantastic and precarious world that exists just beyond his reality – until he dies, cold and alone, aged 14. After years of rejection, Adam discovers he is important, and the Brotherhood needs him. His recruitment to their Order will take him on an adventure that spans the worlds of both the living and the dead, as he and a living girl (14-year-old Edie Freedom) battle to solve a prophetic riddle and save the world.

The Path Keeper by N.J. Simmonds: What if all our lives were mapped out before birth? Does anyone have the power to change their destiny?
Ella hates London. She misses her old life in Spain and is struggling to get over her past—until she meets Zac. He’s always loved her but isn’t meant to be part of her story. Not this time. Not ever. Little does she know that his secret is the one thing that will tear them apart and force her to live in a world that no longer makes sense. A world full of danger, lies and magic.

Sparrow Squadron: A Novel of World War II by Darius Jung: Russia, 1941. The day the Germans invade, 16-year-old flying prodigy Aelya Makarova is giving flight lessons and thinking about summer vacation. Within weeks, her hometown is destroyed. When the Soviet Air Force starts recruiting women, Aelya knows how she can fight back: at the controls of a fighter plane. 
But the Nazis aren’t the only foes she needs to face. Her female squadron is split by petty rivalries, male pilots treat them like a joke, and the perfect motherland she thought she was fighting for doesn’t exist. 
Put to the ultimate test in the deadly skies over Stalingrad, Aelya must decide how much she is willing to sacrifice. Because risking her life is only the beginning. What her country needs isn’t a hero. It’s a killer. 

Once Upon a River by Diane Setterfield: I’m currently reading this one and I love it, but it’s taking me so long. I think it’s because I’m reading it on my phone. I’m not the biggest fan of reading digitally.

Review Requests


Fireside Chat with a Grammar Nazi Serial Killer by Ryan Suvaal: This was my first review request. I completely lost my shit when I got the mail. And the book was good too! Read my review here.

How many book did you buy this month? Have you read any of these books I listed here? Let me know down below in the comments!

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