Hey Guys! I thought, since January is finally over, I would give you a look at what books I accumulated over the month. So, without further ado, here are the books I bought in January!
Giant Days, Vol. 2 by John Allison, Lisa Treiman, Max Sarin and Whitney Cogar
This comic series is moving far faster than I can keep up with, but I’m totally okay with that! The more the merrier, especially when it comes to this fantastic series. Here is a little snippet from Vol. 1 to give you an idea of what this comic series is about!
“Susan, Esther, and Daisy started at university three weeks ago and became fast friends. Now, away from home for the first time, all three want to reinvent themselves. But in the face of handwringing boys, “personal experimentation,” influenza, mystery-mold, nu-chauvinism, and the willful, unwanted intrusion of “academia,” they may be lucky just to make it to spring alive. Going off to university is always a time of change and growth, but for Esther, Susan, and Daisy, things are about to get a little weird.”
The Black Prism by Brent Weeks
I have been trying to read more adult fantasy (If you have any recs please let me know!) and this book seemed like a good place to start. I decided that I would give this series a go because the lovely Peruseproject highly recommends it and she has yet to let me down when it comes to fantasy! Here is a taste…
“Gavin Guile is the Prism, the most powerful man in the world. He is high priest and emperor, a man whose power, wit, and charm are all that preserves a tenuous peace. But Prisms never last, and Guile knows exactly how long he has left to live: Five years to achieve five impossible goals.
But when Guile discovers he has a son, born in a far kingdom after the war that put him in power, he must decide how much he’s willing to pay to protect a secret that could tear his world apart.”
Compass South by Hope Larson and Rebecca Mock
It’s another graphic novel, I know, but this one I truly couldn’t resist. I mean look at that art, it’s stunning! Also, how could this description not get you hooked?
“It’s 1860 in New York City. When 12-year-old twins Alexander and Cleopatra’s father disappears, they join the Black Hook Gang and are caught by the police pulling off a heist. They agree to reveal the identity of the gang in exchange for tickets to New Orleans. But once there, Alex is shanghaied to work on a ship that is heading for San Francisco via Cape Horn. Cleo stows away on a steamer to New Granada where she hopes to catch a train to San Francisco to find her brother. Neither Alexander nor Cleo realizes the real danger they are in — they are being followed by pirates who think they hold the key to treasure. How they outwit the pirates and find each other makes for a fast-paced, breathtaking adventure.”
Swear on This Life by Renee Carlino
I’ve been intrigued by this book for what feels like forever (I saw an arc copy at my previous internship, and have been thinking about it ever since!), but I have just never got around to buying it. Until now, that is! Check it out…
“When a bestselling debut novel from mysterious author J.Colby becomes the literary event of the year, Emiline reads it reluctantly.
Yet from the very first page, Emiline is entranced by the story of Emerson and Jackson, two childhood best friends who fall in love and dream of a better life beyond the long dirt road that winds through their impoverished town in rural Ohio.
That’s because the novel is patterned on Emiline’s own dark and desperate childhood, which means that “J. Colby” must be Jase: the best friend and first love she hasn’t seen in over a decade.”
The Bronze Horseman by Paullina Simons
And finally, I got The Bronze Horseman. This is another book that I have known about for a while, but have yet to get my hands on. It is often recommended on BookTube and with Valentine’s day coming up, I will certainly be looking for a more romantic read!
“During the summer of 1941 the Metanov family are living a hard life in Leningrad. As the German armies advance their future looks bleak. For Tatiana, love arrives in the guise of Alexander, who harbours a deadly and extraordinary secret.”