April Book Haul

April Book Haul

Oops, I did it again! Another book haul, only a small one mind. I went on Amazon looking for a mothers day gift for my mum. It popped up with an offer 2 paperback books for £7 and I had no self control! I saw two books that I had been wanting to read so I got them while the offer was there. What did I get? Lets have a look:

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A Curse So Dark and Lonely By Brigid Kemmerer

I admit this is a book that social media had allured me too having seen it everywhere and heard so many good reviews on it. I have never read a retelling before so it intrigued me in that sense too. A Curse So Dark and Lonely is a modern Beauty and the Beast retelling. The blurb:

Prince Rhen, the heir to Emberfall, is cursed. Forced to repeat the autumn of his eighteenth year over and over, he can only be freed by love. But at the end of each autumn he is transformed into a beast hell-bent on destruction, and after so many failed attempts, his kingdom and its people are barely holding on.

Harper’s life has never been easy, but she’s learned to be tough enough to survive. She won’t let anything hold her back, not her cerebral palsy or her mother’s deteriorating health. But when she is sucked into Rhen’s world, nothing is as it seems. Powerful forces are standing against Emberfalll … and it will take more than a broken curse to save it from utter ruin.

I am super excited to see how this story plays out!

A Curse So Dark and Lonely

Children of Blood and Bone by Tomi Adeyemi

The second book in this haul is Children of Blood and Bone by Tomi Adeyemi. I saw Books with Chloe reading this in one of her reading vlogs and the cover really grabbed my attention. I added it to my huge list of books I want to read and this was the perfect chance to get it! The blurb:

Zélie remembers when the soil of Orïsha hummed with magic. When different clans ruled – Burners igniting flames, Tiders beckoning waves, and Zélie’s Reaper mother summoning forth souls.

But everything changed the night magic disappeared. Under the orders of a ruthless king, anyone with powers was targeted and killed, leaving Zélie without a mother and her people without hope. Only a few people remain with the power to use magic, and they must remain hidden.

Zélie is one such person. Now she has a chance to bring back magic to her people and strike against the monarchy. With the help of a rogue princess, Zélie must learn to harness her powers and outrun the crown prince, who is hell-bent on eradicating magic for good.

Danger lurks in Orïsha, where strange creatures prowl, and vengeful spirits wait in the waters. Yet the greatest danger may be Zélie herself as she struggles to come to terms with the strength of her magic – and her growing feelings for an enemy.

This book is also in production for a movie! I really think I will enjoy this, really excited to read it this month!

children of blood and bone

King of Scars by Leigh Bardugo

A very kind lady on Twitter hosting a giveaway for any 2019 book release responded to my entry for King of Scars. She had a spare copy and offered to send me it! The kindness within the book community continues to astound me and I am so so so thankful for this SIGNED copy!! You can check out her blog HERE. I can’t wait to get stuck into the Grisha Trilogy! The blurb:

Face your demons . . . or feed them.

Nikolai Lantsov has always had a gift for the impossible. No one knows what he endured in his country’s bloody civil war – and he intends to keep it that way. Now, as enemies gather at his weakened borders, the young king must find a way to refill Ravka’s coffers, forge new alliances, and stop a rising threat to the once-great Grisha Army.

Yet with every day a dark magic within him grows stronger, threatening to destroy all he has built. With the help of a young monk and a legendary Grisha Squaller, Nikolai will journey to the places in Ravka where the deepest magic survives to vanquish the terrible legacy inside him. He will risk everything to save his country and himself. But some secrets aren’t meant to stay buried–and some wounds aren’t meant to heal.

I have heard great things about this series, I hope it lives up to the hype.

king of scars book photograph

That’s all for today’s mini book haul. Have you read either of these books before? Let me know your thoughts in the comments below!

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  1. 1st April 2019 / 3:46 PM

    Small yet heavy book haul! I absolutely loved King of Scars and really looking forward to reading the other two!!

    Happy reading!

  2. 1st April 2019 / 5:55 PM

    Cute book haul!
    I haven’t read these but I want to!

    • Dominique
      1st April 2019 / 6:29 PM

      Thank you! I look forward to reading them all!

  3. 1st April 2019 / 9:29 PM

    Good choices! Is it bad that I have all of these and haven’t read any?

    • Dominique
      1st April 2019 / 8:31 PM

      No I have so many books on my shelf I haven’t started and yet I cant help buying more books all the time!!

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