So I went to Waterstones today and I bought 4 books, then when I got home another one had arrived in the post! I was a very happy bunny.
Working from the bottom up…
Wuthering Heights by Emily Bronte
I’ve been meaning to read this book for years and never gotten around to it. I’ve also been wanting to collect these beautiful Penguin hardcovers for months, and I wanted to get either Jane Eyre or The Strange Case of Jekyll and Hyde, but I decided to go for one I haven’t read so that it didn’t just feel like I was throwing money at the staff…
Percy Jackson and the Lightning Thief (graphic novel version) by Rick Riordan
I’m a big fan of the Percy Jackson series. I went to the cinema while I was at uni planning on a seeing some horror film, but it was full so we went to see Percy Jackson instead. I was dubious but enjoyed it more than I had any film for a long time! Once I got around to reading the books, I devoured them all.
If you don’t know, Percy discovers he’s the son of Poseidon, the Ancient Greek god of the sea. He goes to Camp Half-Blood and meets other demigods then must go on a quest to recover Zeus’ stolen lightning bolt.
The Ballroom by Anna Hope
This was a very spontaneous buy – I was on my way to the till with the other three books in hand when I noticed this. I only picked it up based on a soft-looking cover (I like to feel books, OK?!) and assumed it was a sappy period romance. However, when I read the description it turns out it is a romance, but it is set in an asylum, and tells of the love between two patients. It looks like a very interesting read.
The Dark Days Club by Alison Goodman
I recently read a sample of this on my Kindle and enjoyed what I read. Then I found it was part of a ‘buy one get one half price’ deal in Waterstones so I decided to take it, along with Faceless, which I’ll talk about in a minute. The Dark Days Club is, from what I understand, Buffy the Vampire Slayer set in the Regency period in England and very much my cup of tea.
Faceless by Alyssa Sheinmel
This is a book I’ve been dying to read. It tells of a teenage girl who suffers second-degree burns in a tragic accident, and of her life after she’s had a face transplant. I don’t know anything else about the plot but have a feeling this book is going to be amazing.