Fantasy Book Overload! | Book Haul

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Whilst I may have taken a break from blogging and reading (kind of... ok not really reading) to focus on exams, that in no way what so ever stopped me from buying books. There were just too many good books to buy! With it also being my birthday at the beginning of the month, that obviously meant that I had to treat myself to just a few more.  

I am planning to do reviews for most of them as I read them, and already have a post up for one, so make sure to keep checking back to hear more details on what I think of each book.

Circe by Madeline Miller

First things first, can we just appreciate how beautiful this book it for a minute? And second of all, does anyone know how you are meant to pronounce the title? Because I cannot figure it out. It is times like this that I am grateful I am a blogger and not a youtuber as you would have had to watch multiple failing attempts of me trying to say Circe, before finally settling on a mumbled sound that could possibly be right but most likely incredibly wrong.  

Whilst I was drawn to this like a moth when I spotting the cover in Foyles, the synopsis of this sounds amazing and somthing I would love to read about. I have always liked learning about Greek and Roman myths and gods but haven't really read much about them. I have heard so many good things about it from everyone who's read it so I am very excited to pick it up and get drawn into this mythological world. 

The Queens of Innis Lear by Tessa Gratton 

So this was another one I was drawn to by the cover. Shameful I know but how could I not be? But whilst I may eye up many books because of their gold foiling, I will only buy it if I actually think I will like it, and this book sounds so good! From what I can gather it is a continuation of Shakespeare's King Lear focusing on his three daughters. I haven't read King Lear or seen an adaptation so I think I'll probably need to do that before I get onto this one!

This will be my first adult fantasy book which is exciting but also a bit daunting as it is also huge! If I ever get burgled, this will be the book I reach for. 

War Storm by Victoria Aveyard

This was most likely one of the most exciting books I have ever bought as I did not get it in bookshop or online, but when I went to see Victoria Aveyard on her UK book tour! I was so excited when I got the ticket and whilst it turned into a very late night, I managed to meet her and get my book signed so it was completely worth it! I fangirled a lot, managing to not say anything interesting, and probably not even coherent. 

The red queen series was one of the first fantasy books I read and is really what started my love for that genre and its complete opposite to real life. However sitting there listening to them discuss the books did make me realise that I really need to re-read the series before I get into War Storm as I had not a clue which characters were which or what happened at the end of the last book. I have read Red Queen and Glass Sword so only Kings Cage to go before I can get stuck into this finale! 

Legendary by Stephane Garber

Whilst this had been on my radar to buy for a while, it was a bit of an impulse buy greatly aided by my mother telling me why not (and I didn't need much convincing...) I read Caraval when it came out last year and it was a book everyone raved about. Whilst I did really enjoy it, I felt like I wasn't loving it as much as everyone else was. 

I do want to carry on reading as I remember the ending intriguing me and I think this is from Scarlet's sister's point of view which should make for an interesting read. 

Children of Blood and Bone by Tomi Adeyemi

I was very much looking forward to this book and one I made time for amongst revision, which I am very glad I did! I have already written a post with a spoiler-free review which discusses more of what I thought which you can read here. I gave it 4 stars so clearly I liked it a lot. There were only a few things I thought were missing but I think they will most likely be resolved in the next book. 

It was a fast-paced fantasy filled with action, friendship, family and magic and one I would definitely recommend! 

To Kill a Kingdom by Alexandra Christo 

I am saving this one for my holiday as it'll be nice and light in my suitcase as it's a paperback and very short... I didn't think it would be this small and I have heard a few people say they wanted more from the story but I am still really looking forward to reading this. 

I have read any fantasy that focuses on sea creatures and sirens, never mind siren royalty, so I am interested to read this different kind of story.

And there we have all the Fantasy books I have managed to accumulate over the past few months! I talking about them has made me what to pick every single one up and I have no idea which one to go for first!

If you had to pick one, which would you go for? And what are some recent fantasy books you picked up?

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