Hello there fellow bookworms, and page turners. This is going to be a series of blog posts, illustrating what books I have on my various shelves, and flat surfaces, not to mention cases and storage boxes throughout my humble abode. Unfortunately I don’t have a book case as grand as the shutter-stock image you see above.. but one day, one day I am sure I will.
As there are far too many to go through all at once, for this first instalment, I have opted for 5, however this number may increase as I plan to use the blurbs listed on Goodreads. If any of you wish to request a particular review on any of the books seen here in these posts, please leave a comment below, and I will get on it as soon as I am able.
Right, lets get cracking shall we!..
#1 A Madness of Angels – Kate Griffin
Number of Pages : 458
Published: April 6th 2009 by Orbit
Two years after his untimely death, Matthew Swift finds himself breathing once again, lying in bed in his London home.
Except that it’s no longer his bed, or his home. And the last time this sorcerer was seen alive, an unknown assailant had gouged a hole so deep in his chest that his death was irrefutable…despite his body never being found.
He doesn’t have long to mull over his resurrection though, or the changes that have been wrought upon him. His only concern now is vengeance. Vengeance upon his monstrous killer and vengeance upon the one who brought him back. (Blurb : Goodreads)
#2 The Night Circus – Erin Morgenstern
Number of Pages: 387 pages
Published: September 13th 2011 by Doubleday
The circus arrives without warning. No announcements precede it. It is simply there, when yesterday it was not. Within the black-and-white striped canvas tents is an utterly unique experience full of breathtaking amazements. It is called “Le Cirque des Reves,” and it is only open at night.
But behind the scenes, a fierce competition is underway—a duel between two young magicians, Celia and Marco, who have been trained since childhood expressly for this purpose by their mercurial instructors. Unbeknownst to them, this is a game in which only one can be left standing, and the circus is but the stage for a remarkable battle of imagination and will. Despite themselves, however, Celia and Marco tumble headfirst into love—a deep, magical love that makes the lights flicker and the room grow warm whenever they so much as brush hands.
True love or not, the game must play out, and the fates of everyone involved, from the cast of extraordinary circus performers to the patrons, hang in the balance, suspended as precariously as the daring acrobats overhead
(Blurb : Goodreads)
#3 Hounded – Kevin Hearne
Number of Pages: 292
Published: May 3rd 2011 by Del Rey
Atticus O’Sullivan, last of the Druids, lives peacefully in Arizona, running an occult bookshop and shape-shifting in his spare time to hunt with his Irish wolfhound. His neighbors and customers think that this handsome, tattooed Irish dude is about twenty-one years old—when in actuality, he’s twenty-one centuries old. Not to mention: He draws his power from the earth, possesses a sharp wit, and wields an even sharper magical sword known as Fragarach, the Answerer.
Unfortunately, a very angry Celtic god wants that sword, and he’s hounded Atticus for centuries. Now the determined deity has tracked him down, and Atticus will need all his power—plus the help of a seductive goddess of death, his vampire and werewolf team of attorneys, a bartender possessed by a Hindu witch, and some good old-fashioned luck of the Irish—to kick some Celtic arse and deliver himself from evil. (Blurb : Goodreads)
#4 The Rithmatist – Brandon Sanderson
Number of Pages: 353
Published: May 1st 2014 by Tor UK
More than anything, Joel wants to be a Rithmatist. Rithmatists have the power to infuse life into two-dimensional figures known as Chalklings. Rithmatists are humanity’s only defense against the Wild Chalklings. Having nearly overrun the territory of Nebrask, the Wild Chalklings now threaten all of the American Isles.
As the son of a lowly chalkmaker at Armedius Academy, Joel can only watch as Rithmatist students learn the magical art that he would do anything to practice. Then students start disappearing—kidnapped from their rooms at night, leaving trails of blood. Assigned to help the professor who is investigating the crimes, Joel and his friend Melody find themselves on the trail of an unexpected discovery—one that will change Rithmatics—and their world—forever. (Blurb: Goodreads)
#5 Storm Thief – Chris Wooding
Number of Pages: 320
Published: September 1st 2006 by Orchard Books
Orokos is a city of chaos, lashed by probability storms that re-order the world wherever they strike. It covers every inch of the rocky island that it dominates. It has stood for so long that history has forgotten it, and its citizens no longer question what exists beyond its walls. Then three of its denizens discover a map that holds the key to the secret at the heart of Orokos. But there are others, such as the Chief of the Protectorate Secret Police who would do anything to get their hands on that power…anything at all…(Blurb: Goodreads)
Have you read any of these? What did you think? … I think they looks pretty spiffing on my shutterstock bookcase, what about you?..
Until next time, read more books!…