So if you remember that I was going to be good and not buy books for the rest of the year? Well…that fell out of the window when you see a library book sale where if you fill a bag up, it’s five dollars for all the books. I simply couldn’t turn that down. My husband and I, along with a friend, went to a library near us for the book sale and I found more books than I thought. So here’s everything I got from the book sale and a bonus book that finally came 🙂 *P.S. Sorry if the picture is kinda blurry. I don’t have a camera so I used my phone to take the pictures. There will also be vague if no description about the book. If you’re interested, there’s much better info for the book on Goodreads*
- Signal to the Noise by Silvia Moreno-Garcia: This book is about teens who find a mixed tape and the magic deals with music. I heard about this book and author from Marines from mynameismarines on Booktube.
- Far From You by Tess Sharpe: This was a book I was hoping to find at the book sale. I read this back in September and really enjoyed it; it’s a raw, honest and surprising debut novel. If you’re curious about this book, go check out my double review that features this book 🙂
- Julia Vanishes #1 by Catherine Egan: I saw this only twice on Booktube when it came out; this is a book hardly anyone talks about. I saw it at the book sale, read the synopsis again and decided to grab it.
- The Shards of Heaven #1 by Michael Livingston: I saw this at Barnes & Noble forever ago and also saw it at the book sale. It’s set in Ancient Rome and also has magic in it. I figured it would be a good addition to my adult fantasy TBR.
- Into the Dim #1 by Janet B. Taylor: This is the first book in at least a duology that was a random grab at the book sale. It’s pitched as Outlander for teens and while I won’t watch or read that series, I figured it would be one to try. I’ve heard mixed reviews about this series, so we’ll see.
- The Scorpion Rules #1 by Erin Bow: This first book in a dystopian series is set in a world where a child is taken hostage so that you rule properly. I know she has some royal position and the world is supposed to be dark and intense. This was another random grab so we’ll see if I like it.
- Ship Breaker by Paolo Bacigalupi: This award winning dystopian novel caught me attention on Booktube a while ago and I’ve always been interested in it. So when I saw it at the sale, I just grabbed it. It’s set in a world where a boy is part of a crew scrounging for copper and trying to survive. I know there’s two more books following this but I don’t know if they’re sequels or companion novels. But I’ve heard amazing things 🙂
- Unhooked by Lisa Maxwell: This debut novel is a very dark retelling of “Peter Pan” and I am always willing to read retellings based on stories that aren’t done to death. Her newest book The Last Magician has gained a lot of talk since it came out. I do hope I love her books.
- The Vanishing Season by Jodi Lynn Anderson: This author wrote the very beloved Tiger Lily that’s another “Peter Pan” retelling. I tried her newest book on audio a few months ago and couldn’t get into it, so I hope this book will be a better experience.
- The Glass Arrow by Kristen Simmons: This dystopian novel is set in a world similar to “The Handmaid’s Tale” where women breed until they’re used up and the population strictly controls them. The main character Aya finds out that there’s a better life out in the wilderness and you can figure out where it goes from there. While it does sound predictable, I do tend to like books better when I don’t hear many reviews about them so we shall see.
- Hold Me Closer, Necromancer #1 by Lish McBride: I saw this book forever ago on a Goodreads recommendations list and I saw it on the sale and remembered that I was interested in it. It’s about a guy who finds about he’s a necromancer after meeting a guy, also a necromancer with a violent streak. This was an award finalist for the William C. Morris debut award and I’ve been enjoying some nominees of that award. Plus necromancers are cool!
- Born of Deception (Born of Illusion #2) by Teri Brown: This sequel to Born of Illusion was one I just wanted to grab since I would own the whole series. It’s set in the 1920’s, which is an amazing setting for books, about a girl whose supposedly the illegitimate daughter of Harry Houdini. I still have to read the first book but I really hope it’s a series I enjoy.
- The Conspiracy of Us #1 by Maggie Hall: This first book in a trilogy is about a girl who finds her family is linked to a secret society. Trina from Between Chapters on YouTube has done a full series review on this and I was interested. It sounds like a popcorn book that could be fun 🙂
- Strange the Dreamer #1 by Laini Taylor: AT LAST! I have the UK edition that’s the most beautiful book ever 🙂 I LOVED this book so much and I still think about it sometimes. If you love this book, just get the UK cover; I genuinely feel like it captures the beauty and mystery of the story on the cover.
That’s all the book I got! It was crazy finding 13 books at that book sale; now I seriously need to not buy anymore books. (Hopefully I can hold myself to that) I hope I do enjoy the books I did get, but you never know. Which of these have you read? What did you think of them? Which ones should be higher on my TBR list? What books did you get recently? 🙂