The 2015 Birthday Bookhaul

I mentioned that the fourteenth was my birthday (still feeling 22!) The festivities consisted of a trip to the bookstore, and that’s all I need to celebrate!

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Winterspell is the first one I’ve started reading! I’m actually slowing the process so it won’t end too quickly, because it’s bewitching. And that cover is gorgeous. But this time it’s not the only reason I bought it! Here’s what it’s about:

The clock chimes midnight, a curse breaks, and a girl meets a prince…but what follows is not all sweetness and sugarplums.

New York City, 1899. Clara Stole, the mayor’s ever-proper daughter, leads a double life. Since her mother’s murder, she has secretly trained in self-defense with the mysterious Drosselmeyer.

Then, on Christmas Eve, disaster strikes.

Her home is destroyed, her father abducted—by beings distinctly not human. To find him, Clara journeys to the war-ravaged land of Cane. Her only companion is the dethroned prince Nicholas, bound by a wicked curse. If they’re to survive, Clara has no choice but to trust him, but his haunted eyes burn with secrets—and a need she can’t define. With the dangerous, seductive faery queen Anise hunting them, Clara soon realizes she won’t leave Cane unscathed—if she leaves at all.

Inspired by The Nutcracker, Winterspell is a dark, timeless fairy tale about love and war, longing and loneliness, and a girl who must learn to live without fear.

I would elaborate, but I’m too caught up reading to write a long blog post! ;)

Here are all eight books I got! I’m optimistic for all of them!

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Have you read any of them? Tell me what you think!

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5 Comments

  1. ” Winterspell” sounds like a good read,especially since it is an adaptation of “The Nutcracker”. Thanks for sharing the haul. Happy Belated Birthday. Wishing you and yours a Happy,Healthy 2016 full of blessings.
    Marilyn

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