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This Week’s New Books #4

I almost managed not to buy any books this week! That doesn’t mean I don’t have plenty of new ones to show you, though…

ARCs and review copies

Switch-A-Picture: Day and Night by Harriet Evans and Lirios Bou; I Can Learn: Dinosaurs by Lauren Crisp and Thomas Elliott; and Who Said Cheep? by Yi-Hsuan Wu 

These three board books from Little Tiger all have different kinds of interactive flaps and sliders. These kinds of playful books are getting a lot of love at the moment in this house, so I’m hoping that these will also be a hit – so far Day and Night has been the favourite, with its sliding images! Dinosaurs is a bit advanced for my little one, with a lot of words on each page and quite delicate flaps, but is so lovely and I’m looking forward to sharing it with him once he’s a little older.

A Little Bit Worried by Ciara Gavin and Tim Warnes; I’m Sorry by Barry Timms and Sean Julian; and Along Came A Fox by Georgiana Deutsch and Cally Johnson-Isaacs

Little Tiger also sent me these three gorgeous picture books to review, and they make a surprisingly co-ordinated set with their night settings and orange forest animals! It’s always nice to find stories that tackle the topics of emotions, so I’m looking forward to seeing how the first two handle anxiety and apologies.

Dragon Tamer by Ophelia Silk

I really enjoyed DN Bryn’s Our Bloody Pearl, which was a wonderfully cute story that made my top books of 2020 list – my review of that is here! So when they offered me a chance to review their newest work (as part of writing team Ophelia Silk), I couldn’t resist – this fantasy romance looks like it’s going to be just as much fun. I love the description ‘idiot of idiots’ for the heroine in the blurb!

Journey Beyond the Burrow by Rina Heisel

I grew up on the Redwall books and I’m still a sucker for a mouse on an adventure, so I couldn’t resist requesting this on NetGalley – it looks so lovely! This should be a nice read to have on hand for when I need a bit of a palate cleanser between adult fantasies.

Purchased by me

A Sea of Pearls and Leaves

I was doing so well with not buying any books this week! But then I saw this gorgeous cover pop up in my BookBub recommendations, and when I clicked on it, the blurb sold me – a bi princess with a sorceress girlfriend and seven princely suitors competing for her hand! Plus, it has fantastic reviews, so it sort of accidentally fell onto my Kindle.

Have you read any of these? Or are you tempted by any of them? I’d love to know your thoughts!

(running 2021 total: 36 books in, 23 read. TBR at 517)

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This Week’s New Books #3

Saturdays are coming around fast! I have a few new books to show you this week, so let’s get into it!

ARCs and review copies

How to be Brave by Daisy May Johnson

I’m about halfway through this NetGalley read at the moment and it’s weird, but fun. I requested it because the author is a big fan of classic girls’ school stories (one of my favourite genres) and this is about a girls’ boarding school, but it’s not exactly what I was expecting. I like it though!

The Stolen Kingdom by Jillian Boehme

This was a NetGalley book that I don’t even remember requesting – it must have sat for a long time before being approved! It looks like a fun YA fantasy romance with court intrigue, so definitely my kind of thing.

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This Week’s New Books #2

It’s time for my second weekly haul already, and I’ve been fairly restrained this week! Just (ha!) seven books for your perusal today…

ARCs and Review Copies

All books in this category were provided free of charge by authors or publishers.

Relics, Wrecks and Ruins edited by Aiki Flinthart

I saw a tweet asking for reviews of this SFF anthology, put together as a last hurrah by editor Aiki Flinthart, and I couldn’t resist that line up of amazing authors. I’m looking forward to dipping into this one story at a time.

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This Week’s New Books!

I’ve been thinking about how better to keep a track of books coming in as well as books I’m reading, and since I often have more than 50 in a month, an end-of-month haul is going to be way too much effort for everyone involved! So I thought I might try a weekly haul instead and see how that goes – I’ll list things as they arrive, rather than as I buy them, which is how I log them on my TBR. Let me know what you think!

ARCs and review copies

All books in this category were provided free of charge by authors or publishers.

The Gentle Art of Fortune Hunting by KJ Charles

I adore KJ Charles’s smart, dark, and queer historical romance, and I’m excited for this standalone! She says it’s fairly fluffy for her, which is exactly what I’m in the mood for, so I think I’ll get to this soon.

The Duke’s Runaway Bride by Jenni Fletcher

You know by now I’ll read anything Jenni writes, and I can’t wait to dip into book three of her Regency Belles of Bath series – books one and two were in my top reads of 2020!

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