I was placing an order on Amazon the other night and after a solid hour of wishful thinking book stalking, I was led to a kindle unlimited ad. I’ve avoided kindle unlimited so far because I didn’t think it would be worth the cost, but it was a two month free trial. How could I actually pass that by… It would be crazy of me not to use this opportunity to see what it has to offer.
Apparently my ever growing piles of books and backlog of NetGalley arcs weren’t enough to make me pause, I dove in with a level of excitement I usually reserve for cake and cats.
Here’s what I picked up –
The City of Brass by S.A. Chakraborty – I noticed this when it first came out but at the time, I was very much over the formulaic ya books that were being churned out at a ridiculous pace, they seemed to bring nothing new to table. So this got swept away in that current. I have recently noticed the third book popping up in peoples blogs and realised that its not targeted at a ya audience, so maybe it is different to the books I was sick of. I figure it’s time to try it out for myself.
Smoke and Stone by Michael R Fletcher – This will be my first ever book by Fletcher. I’ve been wanting to dip my toe into his works for ages but I get distracted by all the bright and shiny books. I didn’t even look at what this one was about, but figured I would give it whirl due to all the love it gets from some of my favourite authors.
River of Thieves by Clayton Snyder – I love a good heist story and I have seen some great reviews for this one. It should be a good read. I’m wanting to get a couple of self-published books read so that I can get reviews organised for Self-Published Fantasy Month. I know its a couple of months away, but if I don’t start working on content now it will never happen. For more info on self-published fantasy month check out Jason’s intro POST.
Ms. Marvel vol. 1: No Normal by G. Willow Wilson – Every time I walk into a book store I look longingly at the comic section and hardly ever actually get anything. I’m stoked I found this and can finally cross it off my list. (I read it straight away. The characters are kickass.)
Challenge Accepted by Celeste Barber – This is one of those books that I wouldn’t have bought but wanted to try. I know the author is funny on social media, but that doesn’t mean they can write a funny book. I’m sceptical.
The Power of Hades by Eliza Raine – I’m 100% down for a Hades and Persephone story. I have a soft spot for Hades and I haven’t read anything with a half naked man on the cover for a while.
With My Own Eyes: A Sundered Veil Short Story by Quenby Olson – I enjoyed
The Half Killed, Dorothea is a fascinating character and I was interested to get more of her back story.
The Family Blood: A Sundered Veil short story by Quenby Olson – I’ve already read this one and it was a killer short story. It was brutal and showcased what a unique human Dorothea is.
The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo by Taylor Jenkins Reid – This is one of those books that was all over Twitter and it seemed like everyone had read it but me. I wasn’t 100% sold on whether it would be my type of book, so this gives me the perfect opportunity to give it a whirl.
The Book Club by Alan Baxter – I’m on a Alan Baxter binge at the moment and this is one of the few I don’t own, so I couldn’t pass it by.
I probably shouldn’t have picked up so many straight away, but restraining myself when it comes to books isn’t my strong suit and I need to take advantage of the 2 months free. Wish me luck.