What's On My Book Shelf?

Updated: Jan 2, 2021

I've been working on this post for quite some time. Maybe that's because it's my very first blog post- Can you believe that?- Or, it's because I have bought so many books this year (Yes, I know it's only January). Either way, I have found it difficult to pick and choose the books I want to feature on my very first blog post! And yes, You'd be glad to know that I have used up all of my 'first blog post' tokens.

The first three books are within the Broken Trilogy by L.A. Weatherly. You may have already heard of this amazing author from their bestselling Angel trilogy. All three books in the Broken Trilogy are set in a distorted echo of America during the 1940s.

Broken Sky is book one, Darkness Follows is book two, and Black Moon is book three. These books follow a girl named Amity. In book one, she lives in a 'Perfect' world. A world where War is illegal and harmony rules. Sounds good, right? Well, not quite. Your date of birth marks your destiny. I can only imagine the trials, tribulations and challenges Amity will face. If a place seems perfect, it usually isn't, and this world is anything but perfect.

Amity is in a broken world; Who can she trust?

Book two was set (again, in a distorted and broken echo of 1940s America) in a society called Harmony Five. This is a place where the rebellious and disobedient will be broken. All they have to do is follow the simple rules: Obedience or death. Now, I know what you're all thinking; bit much, right? This follows an interesting story of revenge, survival and love.

In a world this dark and corrupt, what has Amity got to lose?

Book three is set in New Manhattan. It is the home of Dictator, Kay Pierce, and her enemies in the resistance. Amity is leading them and working undercover for them is the man who betrayed her. This book will be full of romance, corruption and a lot of deceit.

"Even though her world is broken, Amity will risk everything to fix it."

I am very excited to read this trilogy!

The second books I have featured in my What's On My Book Shelf? series, are Rachel Vincent's The Stars Never Rise and The Flame Never Dies. Now, I cannot express how excited I am to read these two books. I bought these at a charity shop and boy, was I glad I found them. The front covers drew me to them and I know there will be a lot of bookworms who know what I'm talking about. That pull was too strong, and I came home two books richer.

The first book, The Stars Never Rise, is set in New Temperance. Nina and her sister, Mellie, live in a place where souls are in short supply and where sins are prosecuted as crimes by the church. Let me clear something up. This church is not the church to sing hymns or praise Jesus...No, this is a brutal and unforgiving church. Nina finds out that her sister is hiding a dangerous secret that threatens their existence and, I'm betting money that this secret is worthy of punishment by the church...Nina, Understandably, is on a race against time to save her sister; she will do anything to protect her. That means, to keep them both alive, Nina needs to trust Finn and his rogue friends. Finn is a mysterious fugitive who has already saved her life once before. Wanted by the church and hunted by evil forces, she knows she needs his help.

But what do they need from her in return?

This book screams antsy romance, betrayal and loyalty, making it my most anticipated read at the moment.

The second book, The Flame Never Dies, is the witty and 'Eerily beautiful'-Rachel Caine- sequel.

The war against the demons are far from over. Since Nina was told something horrifying, Nina and her sister, Mellie, have been on the run, incinerating the demon horde as they go. Mellie, Nina, Finn and the fugitives find allies in a group of freedom fighters. Amongst all of this drama, they encounter a new and even more deadly threat: Pandemonia, a city full of demons. On top of this, Nina needs to find a solution to Mellies recent problem and if they don't, Mellie and someone else could be in danger. Nina will do anything to save her sister, even if that means she will have to make the ultimate sacrifice.

Yes, I know! Sounds crazy and I cannot wait to sink my teeth in this intricate, page turning book.

The next book I have chosen is something a little different... Well, a lot different.

Crazy In Love At The Lonely Hearts Bookshop by Annie Darling is a romance.

It is about another Nina (Fate or Coincidence?) who is addicted to bad boys- Aren't we all?- Nina believes her One True Love is someone who will give her wild passion, full of heated arguments. But, years full of losers and flings, Nina is no closer to finding 'The One.' However, when a blast from the past shows up at her shop, she knows she has nothing to fear. The man was a geek at school and he has turned into a boring suit with no chance of swooning Nina.

This shows how little Nina knows about herself and her heart...

I think this book will be filled with lighthearted comedy, jaw dropping twists and romance. It is a very fitting book as Valentine's day is drawing close. You can snuggle up to this at night, with a cup of hot chocolate and a warm blanket with the fire going. It looks like a well deserved light-hearted and easy-to-read book.

The fourth book is The Binding by Bridget Collins.

This book is being raved about a lot at the moment! And I will not lie, I love seeing what all the hype is about. This book is very anticipated by a lot of book bloggers and book worms and I knew I just had to buy it!

This book is about a binder's apprentice, Emmett Farmer. His job is to hand-craft books. However, he is not your normal binder as within each book he binds; he captures something extraordinary: a memory. If you want to forget something, or hide a secret, Emmett will bind it. This means the book will contain your memories, taking away the horrible pain it once caused.

However, all books need a plot twist, or otherwise, what's the point? Within the vault under his mentor's workshop, rows and rows of books (with memories and secrets) are stored.

One day, Emmett comes across a book with his name on it...

I know, right? This book sounds original from any other book I have ever read. The idea is so intricate and beautiful and unique; I wish I came up with it! This book is stunning and perfect for a cosy weekend read.

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