This month I was able to pick up some popular (mainly fantasy) books that coincidentally are all quite red! It has been a while since I have stepped into a bookstore and this month, I went in not one but two bookshops! #heaven
Here are the books I picked up this month:
Scythe by Neal Shusterman
I have heard quite a bit about this book. It follows a world where everything has been cured and the only way that people can be killed is by the hand of a scythe. Scythes are members of society that are chosen to have this duty. They are told to 'glean' humans according to the statistics of how people died and the demographics of people that died before death was stopped. Everyone fears the scythes but they leave them to 'glean' as it is deemed necessary to maintain the size of the population. In this book we follow two characters who are chosen to potentially be scythes.
I have already started reading this book and I am really enjoying it so far. It is quite unique from what I have read in the past and I'm finding the writing style fast-paced which is perfect for me.
Illuminae by Amie Kauffman and Jay Kristoff
I finally found this book in a bookshop! It is a lot smaller than I thought it would be! This book follows people in space through the use of different formats, such as letters and reports. That is all I know about this book and as a Doctor Who fan I am so excited to read this.
Three Dark Crowns by Kendare Blake
I have been wanting to read this one for a while. It follows a world where the Queen gives birth to triplets and when the daughters come to an age they have to compete for the throne, resulting in two of them being killed. From what I know, each princess grows up on a different island with the use of different 'powers'. I have a feeling this world may be changed by this story!
Six of Crows by Leigh Bardugo
I have read Shadow and Bone by Leigh Bardugo, the first book in the Grisha trilogy. It was an interesting fantasy with Russian references. I had meant to pick up the rest of the books in the series but I have yet to do so. I did really enjoy the first book though. I have heard that Six of Crows is even better. It follows a group of people that go on a heist. That is all I know and I am here for it.
What books did you pick up this month?