Saturday, March 9, 2013

MBiC (11): More classics book haul~


MBiC is a fortnightly (*ahem*) post book haul feature inspired by Kristi (The Story Siren) and Alea (Pop Culture Junkie). I love looking at book covers, and especially their colours, and that is where the idea to feature my new arrivals by their spines in accordance to their shade comes from.

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9th of March 2013 ~ Notes

I think I overdid it with the book buying. I'm not buying any books this month, I think. But I got so many great books, I'm not sure if any of you will be as excited as I am because there's not much YA coming to my doorstep these days. (I'm waiting for a preorder, one YA title that I'm EXTREMELY excited for!) This haul is mostly red spines (*hint hint*).


Note: All release dates are in the format (dd/mm/yyyy); click on images to zoom in; all book links go to Goodreads.

* = Up for swap

For Review

Thanks to...
Bloomsbury!


I was also sent In Darkness by Nick Lake, which I STILL have not read. Though I really want to, eventually. This one sounds pretty interesting--and hello? Pirates! I also like the cover of this one, though I think it could have done without the girl.

Bought

So shiny... I actually colour-organised this time!




It's partly Booktopia's fault that I bought so many books in February. Too many good deals plus the free shipping. I owe my acquisiton of Yates' novel to Lesley (WordsOfAReader ~ one of my favourite booktubers!). I want to read that one the most, but coming at a close second is Anna Karenina. Also, Chris Isherwood is classic GBLT and I like his writing style--from what I read in the online previews.


The Pickwick Papers (Penguin English Library) & Possession (Vintage 21) have this nice velvet-y feel to the covers. (And yes, I have rubbed my face on both. *sigh*)

I finally have a copy of The Pursuit of Love & Love in a Cold Climate - can you believe I first ordered it in October last year? I already know I'm going to love Nancy Mitford's style.  I can't wait to eventually familiarise myself with the lives of the famed Mitfords. Also, Possession is one of those books about books; it sounds sort of The Book Thief-ish or Dash & Lily's Book of Dares-ish. And Life of Pi and The Handmaid's Tale - yay!



    Task:
     Have a look at the Goodreads page for every single one of these books
    and let me know if there are any new ones that caught your attention.



    Happy reading! Comment below.
    Share with me your own book hauls! :)

    Monday, March 4, 2013

    [Review] The FitzOsbornes in Exile by Michelle Cooper

    (#2, The Montmaray Journals)
    A Brief History of Montmaray The FitzOsbornes in Exile | The FitzOsbornes at War


    Author:
    Michelle Cooper
    Publication (dd/mm/yyyy): 02/08/2012
    Publisher: Random House
    Pages: 450
    Source: For review (thanks Michelle!)


    Violence Sexual ContentProfanity

    My Rating: 
    My thoughts

    Note: This is the second book in the trilogy. I would definitely recommend you read the first book before you read this review.


    The FitzOsbornes in Exile is an inspired follow-up to A Brief History of Montmaray. The FitzOsbornes now have to deal with court life in England--especially the girls, Sophie and Veronica, as they make their debut into Society--all the while planning to take back their home and establish their nation in their royal status. Cooper's characters develop realistically and with great charm, in all their quirks. The plot thickens in all its historically detailed glory, paving the way for an intense and dramatic conclusion to the trilogy.

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