The books I would like to read… But haven’t bought yet
Living in South Africa has many advantages, not least our beautiful countryside, beaches and wildlife… but the one disadvantage is that we are one of the last countries to see the latest books and movies. Although technology is rapidly closing this gap, it’s usually at an expense – the exchange rate is not in our favour!
I have a long list of books I would like to read, but haven’t bought yet… These are the ones I am looking forward to the most.
Cruel Beauty by Rosamund Hodge
Based on the classic fairy tale Beauty and the Beast, Cruel Beauty is a dazzling love story about our deepest desires and their power to change our destiny. – extract from Goodreads.com
I love fairy tale retellings and this has such a beautiful cover!
Faking Normal by Courtney C. Stevens
Alexi Littrell hasn’t told anyone what happened to her over the summer. Ashamed and embarrassed, she hides in her closet and compulsively scratches the back of her neck, trying to make the outside hurt more than the inside does. – extract from Goodreads.com
Edgy and realistic with great reviews… need I say more!
Alienated by Melissa Landers
Handpicked to host the first-ever L’eihr exchange student, Cara thinks her future is set. Not only does she get a free ride to her dream college, she’ll have inside information about the mysterious L’eihrs that every journalist would kill for. – extract from Goodreads.com
Good reviews and a stunning cover!
Illusions of Fate by Kiersten White
Jessamin has been an outcast since she moved from her island home of Melei to the dreary country of Albion. Everything changes when she meets Finn, a gorgeous, enigmatic young lord who introduces her to the secret world of Albion’s nobility, a world that has everything Jessamin doesn’t—power, money, status…and magic. – extract from Goodreads.com
Historical fiction meets fantasy with excellent reviews. I can’t miss this one!
Stitching Snow by R.C. Lewis
Princess Snow is missing.
Her home planet is filled with violence and corruption at the hands of King Matthias and his wife as they attempt to punish her captors. The king will stop at nothing to get his beloved daughter back—but that’s assuming she wants to return at all. – extract from Goodreads.com
Sci-Fi fairytale retelling? If it’s as good as Cinder by Marissa Meyer I’m going to love it.
The Trouble with Faking by Rachel Morgan
After a stupid miscommunication, everyone in Andi’s new res thinks she’s secretly dating Damien, boyfriend of resident queen bee Charlotte. – extract from Goodreads.com
This book is the exception in that it’s the only book not yet published, but Rachel Morgan is one of my favorite authors and I can’t wait for her next book in the ‘Trouble With’ series.
Dorothy Must Die by Danielle Paige
I didn’t ask for any of this. I didn’t ask to be some kind of hero. But when your whole life gets swept up by a tornado—taking you with it—you have no choice but to go along, you know? – extract from Goodreads.com
A dark retelling of an old favourite…. Can’t wait to get my hands on this!
Rose Under Fire by Elizabeth Wein
While flying an Allied fighter plane from Paris to England, American ATA pilot and amateur poet, Rose Justice, is captured by the Nazis and sent to Ravensbrück, the notorious women’s concentration camp. – extract from Goodreads.com
I love books about the Second World War and Elizabeth Wein’s book Code Name Verity is still my favourite read this year.
Isla and the Happily Ever After by Stephanie Perkins
From the glittering streets of Manhattan to the moonlit rooftops of Paris, falling in love is easy for hopeless dreamer Isla and introspective artist Josh. – extract from Goodreads.com
Another contemporary love story from Stephanie Perkins – I wouldn’t miss this for anything!
These Broken Stars by Amie Kaufman
It’s a night like any other on board the Icarus. Then, catastrophe strikes: the massive luxury spaceliner is yanked out of hyperspace and plummets into the nearest planet. Lilac LaRoux and Tarver Merendsen survive. And they seem to be alone.
Oh this cover… Even without all the rave reviews this would be on my list!
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