Book Outlet has struck again! This month I ordered a nice book haul from my favorite bargain online store. These are all books I have had my eye on for a while, mainly in the form of my wish list of books in my Book Outlet profile. After I finished reading A Darker Shade of Magic, I pulled the trigger on a batch of books so I could have the next in the Darker Magic trilogy, A Gathering of Magic. There is no point in buying books from this site unless you hit the $35 minimum threshold for free shipping, and $35 gets you pretty far here. Here is a look at the 6 books I picked up for $35.
A Gathering of Shadows by V.E. Schwab: (4.33 Goodreads) As mentioned, this is the second book in the Darker Magic trilogy. The first was a breath of fresh air in fantasy series and I am excited to see that continue in the this follow-up book. This story picks up four months after the last one left off and involves something called the Element Games, an international competition of magic.
Falling Kingdoms by Morgan Rhodes: (3.83 Goodreads) This is a YA fantasy series that takes place in the three kingdoms of Mytica, where magic has been forgotten and peace has been found. It looks like peaceful times may be behind them as this story follows 4 characters, royals and rebels, as everything comes to a head.
Whisper to Me by Nate Lane: (3.87 Goodreads) A YA contemporary that tackles mental health, follows Cassie as she tries to seek forgiveness by sharing the story of how she fell apart one summer and is working to find her way back again. From what I have read about this book, it’s a heavy one, so I will have to find the right moment to read this one.
The Sounds of Glass by Karen White: (3.98 Goodreads) I have been wanting to read more Karen White ever since I read her book, Falling Home. This is an adult contemporary about a recent widower, Merritt, who inherits her late husband’s ancestral home in South Carolina.
Walk on Earth a Stranger by Rae Carson: (3.93 Goodreads) I am a little skeptical of this book, but my interest has been piqued by its strong reviews. This YA Fantasy novel is the start to a series that follows a girl who journeys west to California to seek refuge after something terrible happens to her family. This journey and her life is made a little more tricky as she has a special power that allows her to sense gold….and this book is set during the gold rush. I’m not sure I am excited about this book, but I am definitely curious to see how it all plays out.
The Royal We by Heather Cocks and Jessica Morgan: (3.80 Goodreads) This is a book I have already read and loved (linked to my review above). I read this contemporary novel a while ago and wanted to re-read it. It is a very fictionalized story of how characters like Prince William and Kate Middleton met. It is cotton-candy goodness and sure to make your day better.