In My Basket: January 2016

All That Glows by Ryan Graudin

Emrys - a fiery, red-headed Fae - always embraced her lie in the Highlands, far from the city's draining technology, until she's sent to London to rejoin the Faery Guard. But this isn't any normal assignment - she's sent to guard Prince Richard: Britain's notorious, partying bad boy and soon-to-be King. The prince's careless ways and royal blood make him irresistible for the dark spirits that feed on mortals. Sweet, disheveled, and alive with adventure - Richard is one charge who will put Emry's magic, and heart, to the test.

There's just something that appeals to me about this book. Perhaps because the name Emrys suggests it could maybe ease the longing in my heart that was left behind from the end of Merlin. I also really love the font, I think it's gorgeous. 

Illuminae (The Illuminae Files #1) by Jay Kristoff and Amie Kaufman

The year is 2575, and two rival megacorporation are at war over a planet that's little more than an ice-covered speck at the edge of the universe. Too bad nobody thought to warn the people living on it. With enemy fire raining down on them, Kady and Ezra - who are barely even talking to each other - are forced to fight their way onto an evacuating fleet, with an enemy warship in hot pursuit. 

But their problems are just getting started. A deadly plague has broken out and is mutating, with terrifying results; the fleet's AI, which should be protecting them, may actually be their enemy; and nobody in charge will say what's really going on. As Kady hacks into a tangled web of data to find the truth; it's clear only one person can help her bring it all to light: the ex-boyfriend she swore she'd never speak to again (from Goodreads). 

All the book vloggers I follow have been raving about this book, and I must say it does sound interesting. It's recently been released and it's told through letters, and classified files and schematics. Where Rainbows End is the only book I've read with that concept before, and I'm really quite interested to see if a sci-fi book can convey a story the same way. 

Six of Crows (Six of Crows #1) by Leigh Bardugo

Ketterdam: a bustling hub of internation trade where anything can be had for the right price - and no one knows that better than criminal prodigy Kaz Brekker. Kaz is offered a chance at a deadly heist that could make him rich beyond his wildest dreams. But he can't pull it off alone...

A convict with a thirst for revenge. A sharpshooter who can't walk away from a wager. A runaway with a privileged past. A spy known as the Wraith. A Heartrender using her magic to survive the slums. A thief with a gift for unlikely escapes. 

Six dangerous outcasts. One impossible heist. Kaz's crew is the only thing that might stand between the world and destruction - if they don't kill each other first (from Goodreads).

Again, all the vloggers I follow have been talking about this. At first, though the cover caught my eye, I wasn't actually planning to read. But doing some research on it, and actually knowing the plot, made me reconsider. It sounds a little like Inception, but perhaps might have an ending I appreciate a little bit more. I always enjoy a good heist movie, so why not try a heist book?

Shatter Me by Tehereh Mafi

No one knows why Juliette's touch is fatal, but the Reestablishment has plans for her. Plans to use her as a weapon. But Juliette has plans of her own. After a lifetime without freedom, she's finally discovering a strength to fight back for the very first time - and to find a future with the one boy she thought she'd lost forever. Juliette has to make a choice:be a weapon. Or become a warrior (from Amazon).

This book came out all the way back in 2012, and I remembering thinking I should read it. Then I never did, and completely forgot about it. When I passed this the other day in a bookshop, this cover caught my eye and I just couldn't resist. It sounds engaging, so I'm going to test the waters with it. Who knows: might buy the rest of the series, and they're apparently wonderful reading.

Share on Google Plus

About Rachel Kelly

This is a short description in the author block about the author. You edit it by entering text in the "Biographical Info" field in the user admin panel.
    Blogger Comment


Post a Comment