Without further ado, let's get on with part one of my crazy book haul.
The first three books I bought from Thrift Books because I like getting cheaper books!
I bought Poison Study by Marie V. Snyder. This book has been recommended to me and most people have really enjoyed it. I have so many books on my TBR shelf so this might take a while to get to.
Choose: A quick death…Or slow poison...
About to be executed for murder, Yelena is offered an extraordinary reprieve. She'll eat the best meals, have rooms in the palace—and risk assassination by anyone trying to kill the Commander of Ixia.
And so Yelena chooses to become a food taster. But the chief of security, leaving nothing to chance, deliberately feeds her Butterfly's Dust—and only by appearing for her daily antidote will she delay an agonizing death from the poison.
As Yelena tries to escape her new dilemma, disasters keep mounting. Rebels plot to seize Ixia and Yelena develops magical powers she can't control. Her life is threatened again and choices must be made. But this time the outcomes aren't so clear...
I also bought Winterspell by Claire Legrand. This is a Nutcracker retelling which sounds so good.
The clock chimes midnight, a curse breaks, and a girl meets a prince…but what follows is not all sweetness and sugarplums.
New York City, 1899. Clara Stole, the mayor’s ever-proper daughter, leads a double life. Since her mother’s murder, she has secretly trained in self-defense with the mysterious Drosselmeyer.
Then, on Christmas Eve, disaster strikes.
Her home is destroyed, her father abducted—by beings distinctly not human. To find him, Clara journeys to the war-ravaged land of Cane. Her only companion is the dethroned prince Nicholas, bound by a wicked curse. If they’re to survive, Clara has no choice but to trust him, but his haunted eyes burn with secrets—and a need she can’t define. With the dangerous, seductive faery queen Anise hunting them, Clara soon realizes she won’t leave Cane unscathed—if she leaves at all.
The last book I bought from Thrift Books was The Elfstones of Shannara by Terry Brooks. This was a book I have only wanted to buy for a couple months. Ever since the TV show; The Shannara Chronicles came on, I've wanted to watch it but I usually read the book before I watch the movie so I am going to be doing that next month!