Meg’s January Book Haul

Hey guys! It’s been a while since I have done a haul on here of my books! I know, I know, January has come and gone (3 weeks ago to be exact) but I am finally here to tell you guys about the books that I bought in January! It’s not many, but I have been, as many the book blogger says, trying to cut back on my book buying. And let me tell you, that has not been working in the slightest when it comes to what I have bought so far this month…but I digress. So, lets jump right into the rest of the haul!

1. Wayfarer by Alexandra Bracken

20983366I am always looking for my next favorite fantasy series, and time travel—what the Passenger series is centered around—is one of my favorite tropes so, when Passenger came out last year, I just had to pick it up and give this series ago. Not to mention, when Passenger came out I had just watched the first season of Oultander, so, naturally, I was in the mood for some sort of time traveling fantasy. Now this series is one of my favorites, so I of course bought Wayfarer the first chance I got. Here is a little bit about Wayfarer… 

**WARNING: SPOILERS AHEAD. DO NOT READ SYNOPSIS IF PLANNING ON READING PASSENGER**

“All Etta Spencer wanted was to make her violin debut when she was thrust into a treacherous world where the struggle for power could alter history. After losing the one thing that would have allowed her to protect the Timeline, and the one person worth fighting for, Etta awakens alone in an unknown place and time, exposed to the threat of the two groups who would rather see her dead than succeed. When help arrives, it comes from the last person Etta ever expected—Julian Ironwood, the Grand Master’s heir who has long been presumed dead, and whose dangerous alliance with a man from Etta’s past could put them both at risk.

Meanwhile, Nicholas and Sophia are racing through time in order to locate Etta and the missing astrolabe with Ironwood travelers hot on their trail. They cross paths with a mercenary-for-hire, a cheeky girl named Li Min who quickly develops a flirtation with Sophia. But as the three of them attempt to evade their pursuers, Nicholas soon realizes that one of his companions may have ulterior motives.

As Etta and Nicholas fight to make their way back to one another, from Imperial Russia to the Vatican catacombs, time is rapidly shifting and changing into something unrecognizable… and might just run out on both of them.”

2. Carve the Mark by Veronica Roth

30117284I am a huge fan of Veronica Roth, so of course, I buy anything that has her name on it. Carve the Mark was no exception. I am excited to see her try her hand at a new futuristic world. Maybe I will love it as much as Divergent, but that’s a tall order to say the least. Here is a little glimpse into what it’s about…

“In a galaxy powered by the current, everyone has a gift.

Cyra is the sister of the brutal tyrant who rules the Shotet people. Cyra’s currentgift gives her pain and power — something her brother exploits, using her to torture his enemies. But Cyra is much more than just a blade in her brother’s hand: she is resilient, quick on her feet, and smarter than he knows.

Akos is the son of a farmer and an oracle from the frozen nation-planet of Thuvhe. Protected by his unusual currentgift, Akos is generous in spirit, and his loyalty to his family is limitless. Once Akos and his brother are captured by enemy Shotet soldiers, Akos is desperate to get this brother out alive — no matter what the cost.
Then Akos is thrust into Cyra’s world, and the enmity between their countries and families seems insurmountable. Will they help each other to survive, or will they destroy one another?”

3. A Study in Charlotte by Brittany Cavallaro

23272028When I saw this book in the store I just had to buy it. I have always loved a good mystery, especially with a kick butt, female sleuth (who doesn’t love a character like Nancy Drew?), but I have never read a Sherlock Holmes novel and no, I have not watched the television series (I know, its a tragedy, but its on my list). This modern Sherlock remix just sounded too awesome so I had to give it a chance. Here’s a little bit about it…

“The last thing Jamie Watson wants is a rugby scholarship to Sherringford, a Connecticut prep school just an hour away from his estranged father. But that’s not the only complication: Sherringford is also home to Charlotte Holmes, the famous detective’s great-great-great-granddaughter, who has inherited not only Sherlock’s genius but also his volatile temperament. From everything Jamie has heard about Charlotte, it seems safer to admire her from afar.

From the moment they meet, there’s a tense energy between them, and they seem more destined to be rivals than anything else. But when a Sherringford student dies under suspicious circumstances, ripped straight from the most terrifying of the Sherlock Holmes stories, Jamie can no longer afford to keep his distance. Jamie and Charlotte are being framed for murder, and only Charlotte can clear their names. But danger is mounting and nowhere is safe—and the only people they can trust are each other.”

So, what books have you guys gotten recently? Any of them the same as mine? Have you guys been eagerly awaiting to buy these books too? Let me know in the comments!

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