So a week today it's my birthday, and while generally speaking hate my birthday, I'm really looking forward to it this year. For one simple reason: I get to buy books. My birthday pressie from my parents is some money for a book shopping spree, which I've known for a couple months, so I've really restricted my book buying habits for a while, and I can't wait to splurge again. I keep looking through my wish list on amazon thinking 'that's a must have, so is that, should that be one too? Hmm...' and so on. So ahead of time (cause when I get them, I'm sure to lose myself in them all for about a week) I thought I'd share some of what I'm planning on getting, so the reviews you can expect to come. If anyone has any comments on any of this list, I'd be more than happy to hear them :)
A couple must haves for me, having read Perfect Chemistry last week, are Simone Elkeles' Rules of Attraction and Leaving Paradise. Both contemporary young adult fiction. Likewise, having really enjoyed Evermore by Alyson Noel, I'm intending to get books 2 and 3 of the Immortals series, Bluemoon and Shadowland. On recommendation from Jess at A Great Read I'm getting Soulless by Gail Carriger, a 19th century set story with vampires and werewolves (I think? lol). And having seen a contest for this (and the second in the series) on Karen Mahoney's (who's debut YA book will be out next year and I'm really looking forward to) blog, I'm getting Incarceron by Catherine Fisher. I thought they sounded interesting, so I'm giving it a try!
Also planning on getting Evernight by Claudia Grey (YA UF), Mark of the Demon by Diana Rowland, the first in the Black Dagger Brotherhood by J.R. Ward 'Dark Lover', Valiant by Holly Black (YA UF) and Darkfever by Karen Marie Moning.
Then there are the others I'd like to get, if I get given enough money (or simply decide to not save at all this month): Magic To The Bone by Devon Monk, Eyes Like Stars by Lisa Mantchev, Firespell by Chloe Niell, The Better Part of Darkness by Kelly Gay, Inside Out by Maria V. Snyder...my list goes on, and on, and on, and on...
Right now, I'm also currently reading two books, Shiver by Maggie Stiefvater, which I'm almost halfway through and can't decide if I'm liking it or not, and Kelley Armstrong's Tales of the Otherworld. Hoping to finish both by Friday, so expect reviews for them soon!