Hey guys! Today I am bringing you my September book haul! I acquired a lot of books this month but I only bought two of them and was sent the others! They are all screaming Halloween at me and now I’m really excited for October! Here’s what books I got this month:
Strange Ink by Gary Kemble: This is definitely the most intriguing book I’ve gotten this month. Just looking at the cover gives me chills! It’s about a journalist who wakes up one morning and has a strange symbol tattooed on his neck and soon more appear that are accompanied by horrific nightmares. As he digs deeper he gets caught in a web of corruption and violence tangled with his own past. One way or another, he has to right the wrongs. Big thanks to Titan Books for sending me a finished copy!
In Her Bones by Kate Moretti: This definitely sounds interesting and I love the angle the author has taken, I thought it was quite refreshing. The story follows the daughter of Lilith Wade, a serial killer who was arrested for murdering six women. After a death row conviction and media frenzy, her daughter Edie is just trying to survive out of the spotlight but she has an obsession with the families of Lilith’s victims. Then one man is found murdered and she becomes the prime suspect. Edie remembers nothing of the night of the murder, and must get to the truth before the police-or the real killer-find her. I’ve read plenty of stories about serial killers but none from the actual daughter or son of the killer, so I thought this sounded really interesting! Thanks Titan Books for sending me a finished copy!
Half Moon Bay by Alice LaPlante: I’ve actually already finished this in preparation for the blog tour next month so my full thoughts will be there! There seems to be some amazing crime thrillers coming out lately, authors are totally smashing it! This one follows Jane O’Malley. She loses everything when her teenage daughter is killed in a senseless accident and in a bid to start a new life, she moves from San Francisco to the tiny seaside town of Half Moon Bay. But when children begin to disappear, fingers of suspicion begin to point at her. Thanks Titan Books for sending me a finished copy!
Hallowdene by George Mann: This is the second book in a series and it follows the same characters. The first book was Wychwood and it was pretty good, I enjoyed it! I’m looking forward to this one as it looks like it’ll be quite dark and disturbing. Thanks Titan Books for sending me a finished copy!
How I Lost You by Jenny Blackhurst: I’ve been wanting to read this ever since it came out (2015!) but it was so damn expensive for the paperback. Everywhere I looked it was £8.99 which I think is a ridiculous amount to pay for a book. I saw someone selling it on Facebook and with postage is cost me £4.45 so I was very happy. As you can tell from the cover, it’s about a woman who has been told she murdered her twelve-week-old son but she has no memory of it. I have no idea why this book has stuck with me but I owe it a chance to read it after three years of it being in my head!
An Unwanted Guest by Shari Lapena: I was going to hold off on buying this but then I walked in Waterstones, saw a signed copy and that was that. I am now the proud owner of a signed copy of An Unwanted Guest. But I do really love Shari Lapena’s writing, I just get completely sucked into the story. I usually read her books in one sitting, they are that addictive. It’s so easy to lose yourself in the story and just turn page after page without even realising it.
Lastly, this is totally not a book but I just wanted to share with you this beautiful print of Kell and Lila from A Darker Shade of Magic! I am completely in love with this portrait and I can’t wait to frame it!
So that’s my book haul done! I’m ashamed at how many books I’ve acquired this month after posting about my 98 unread books! You all know now that it’s topped that and is sitting uncomfortably in 100 now, oops! What books did you guys receive/buy this month? Feel free to leave a comment below! I hope you enjoyed this post and thank you so much for reading!