Okay. So I may have gotten a couple more books this month…
It’s not my fault! I didn’t even buy half of them! – Ok I bought more than half, but still.
This month was mine and my boyfriends 1 year anniversary, and he got me the things I most wished for. Books.
I received two of those, and then I had to buy a couple more when I noticed the sales that Chapters was having… when I was picking up a book that I ordered…
Okay, so I have no self control. Don’t judge me.
Let’s just start.
Milk and Honey by Rupi Kaur
Goodreads Rating: 4.29/5
Pages: 204 pages
Publication Date: November 4th, 2014
Genre: Non-fiction, Poetry, Adult
PURCHASE HERE (on sale for $10! – 07/25/17)
milk and honey is a collection of poetry and prose about survival. It is about the experience of violence, abuse, love, loss, and femininity. It is split into four chapters, and each chapter serves a different purpose, deals with a different pain, heals a different heartache. milk and honey takes readers through a journey of the most bitter moments in life and finds sweetness in them because there is sweetness everywhere if you are just willing to look.
Nemesis by Anna Banks
Goodreads Rating: 3.87/5
Pages: 359 pages
Publication Date: October 4th, 2016
Publisher: Feiwel & Friends
Genre: Fantasy, Young Adult
Princess Sepora of Serubel is the last Forger in all the five kingdoms. The spectorium she creates provides energy for all, but now her father has found a way to weaponize it, and his intentions to incite war force her to flee his grasp. She escapes across enemy lines into the kingdom of Theoria, but her plans to hide are thwarted when she is captured and placed in the young king’s servitude.
Tarik has just taken over rulership of Theoria, and must now face a new plague sweeping through his kingdom and killing his citizens. The last thing he needs is a troublesome servant vying for his attention. But Mistress Sepora will not be ignored. When the two finally meet face-to-face, they form an unlikely bond that complicates life in ways neither of them could have imagined.
Sepora’s gift may be able to save Tarik’s kingdom. But should she risk exposing herself and her growing feelings for her nemesis?
Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them: The Original Screenplay by J.K. Rowling
Goodreads Rating: 4.41/5
Pages: 293 pages
Publication Date: November 18th, 2016
Publisher: Arthur A. Levine Books
Genre: Fantasy, Fiction, Young Adult
When Magizoologist Newt Scamander arrives in New York, he intends his stay to be just a brief stopover. However, when his magical case is misplaced and some of Newt’s fantastic beasts escape, it spells trouble for everyone…
The Rise and Fall of D.O.D.O by Neal Stephenson and Nicole Galland
Goodreads Rating: 4.06/5
Pages: 768 pages
Publication Date: June 13th, 2017
Publisher: William Morrow & Company
Genre: Science Fiction, Fantasy, Fiction
When Melisande Stokes, an expert in linguistics and languages, accidently meets military intelligence operator Tristan Lyons in a hallway at Harvard University, it is the beginning of a chain of events that will alter their lives and human history itself. The young man from a shadowy government entity approaches Mel, a low-level faculty member, with an incredible offer. The only condition: she must sign a nondisclosure agreement in return for the rather large sum of money.
Tristan needs Mel to translate some very old documents, which, if authentic, are earth-shattering. They prove that magic actually existed and was practiced for centuries. But the arrival of the scientific revolution and the Age of Enlightenment weakened its power and endangered its practitioners. Magic stopped working altogether in 1851, at the time of the Great Exhibition at London’s Crystal Palace—the world’s fair celebrating the rise of industrial technology and commerce. Something about the modern world “jams” the “frequencies” used by magic, and it’s up to Tristan to find out why.
And so the Department of Diachronic Operations—D.O.D.O. —gets cracking on its real mission: to develop a device that can bring magic back, and send Diachronic Operatives back in time to keep it alive . . . and meddle with a little history at the same time. But while Tristan and his expanding operation master the science and build the technology, they overlook the mercurial—and treacherous—nature of the human heart.
The Last Days of Magic by Mark Thompkins
Goodreads Rating: 3.22/5
Pages: 400 pages
Publication Date: March 1st, 2016
Genre: Fantasy, Historical, Fiction
Aisling, a goddess in human form, was born to rule both domains and—with her twin, Anya—unite the Celts with the powerful faeries of the Middle Kingdom. But within medieval Ireland interests are divided, and far from its shores greater forces are mustering. Both England and Rome have a stake in driving magic from the Emerald Isle. Jordan, the Vatican commander tasked with vanquishing the remnants of otherworldly creatures from a disenchanted Europe, has built a career on such plots. But increasingly he finds himself torn between duty and his desire to understand the magic that has been forbidden.
As kings prepare, exorcists gather, and divisions widen between the warring clans of Ireland, Aisling and Jordan must come to terms with powers given and withheld, while a world that can still foster magic hangs in the balance. Loyalties are tested, betrayals sown, and the coming war will have repercussions that ripple centuries later, in today’s world—and in particular for a young graduate student named Sara Hill.
That concludes my small little haul for you guys! I have ordered a couple more books from Book Outlet (because I have no shame) – but that will arrive in August, so look for that haul!
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