Tuesday, 28 October 2014

New books in October

I'd like to show you the 5 new ebooks I purchased this month :) 5 is a lot to me!! :D I am happy!

The Paper Magician by Charlie N. Holmberg
Ceony Twill arrives at the cottage of Magician Emery Thane with a broken heart. Having graduated at the top of her class from the Tagis Praff School for the Magically Inclined, Ceony is assigned an apprenticeship in paper magic despite her dreams of bespelling metal. And once she’s bonded to paper, that will be her only magic…forever.

Yet the spells Ceony learns under the strange yet kind Thane turn out to be more marvelous than she could have ever imagined—animating paper creatures, bringing stories to life via ghostly images, even reading fortunes. But as she discovers these wonders, Ceony also learns of the extraordinary dangers of forbidden magic.

An Excisioner—a practitioner of dark, flesh magic—invades the cottage and rips Thane’s heart from his chest. To save her teacher’s life, Ceony must face the evil magician and embark on an unbelievable adventure that will take her into the chambers of Thane’s still-beating heart—and reveal the very soul of the man.
--> Already finished this one. I wanted something short, magical and easy to read with a bit of romance. And the book was exactly what I expected it to be - will definitely also read the second part.

The Queen of the Tearling by Erika Johansen

Her throne awaits . . . if she can live long enough to take it.
It was on her nineteenth birthday that the soldiers came for Kelsea Glynn. They’d come to escort her back to the place of her birth – and to ensure she survives long enough to be able to take possession of what is rightfully hers.
But like many nineteen-year-olds, Kelsea is unruly, has high principles and believes she knows better than her elders. Unlike many nineteen-year-olds, she is about to inherit a kingdom that is on its knees – corrupt, debauched and dangerous.
Kelsea will either become the most fearsome ruler the kingdom has ever known . . . or be dead within the week.

--> found it while browsing and the description made me curious. Also lots of people seem to like it. I started it and so far I love it!

Kushiel's Chosen by Jacqueline Carey

The land of Terre d'Ange is a place of unsurpassed beauty and grace. Phèdre no Delaunay is a young woman who was born with a scarlet mote in her left eye and sold into indentured servitude as a child. Her bond was purchased by Anafiel Delaunay, a nobleman with a very special mission - and the first to recognise her for who and what she is: one pricked by Kushiel's Dart, chosen to forever experience pain and pleasure as one. Phèdre has trained in the courtly arts and the talents of the bedchamber, but, above all, the ability to observe, remember, and analyse. Having stumbled upon a plot that threatened her homeland, she gave up almost everything she held dear to save it. Phèdre will meet old friends and new enemies…and discover a plot so dreadful as to make the earth tremble, masterminded by the one person she cannot turn away from.
--> I read the first part some years ago and liked it a lot. I thought about the book lately while I was looking for romantic Fantasy and felt like continuing. Looking forward to the beautiful language already! 

Bound. Bound Trilogy 1 by Kate Sparkes

Welcome to Darmid, where magic is a sin, fairy tales are contraband, and the people live in fear of the Sorcerers on the other side of the mountains. Rowan Greenwood has everything she's supposed to want from life—a good family, a bright future, and a proposal from a handsome and wealthy magic hunter. She knows she should be content with what she has. If only she could banish the idea that there's more to life than marriage and children, or let go of the fascination with magic she's been forced to suppress since childhood. When Rowan unknowingly saves the life of one of her people’s most feared enemies, that simple act of compassion rips her from her sheltered life and throws her into a world of magic that’s more beautiful, more seductive, and more dangerous than she ever could have imagined. Rowan might get everything she ever dreamed of—that is, if the one thing she's always wanted doesn't kill her first.
--> Never heard of it before but it was cheap :D And sounds like everything I was looking for. Magic - check. Female protagonist - check. Romantic - probably, check. Cover horrible, but I have it as an ebook anyways and don't have to look at it :D 

The Slow Regard of Silent Things by Patrick Rothfuss

The University, a renowned bastion of knowledge, attracts the brightest minds to unravel the mysteries of enlightened sciences like artificing and alchemy. Yet deep below its bustling halls lies a complex and cavernous maze of abandoned rooms and ancient passageways - and in the heart of it all lives Auri.

Formerly a student at the University, now Auri spends her days tending the world around her. She has learned that some mysteries are best left settled and safe. No longer fooled by the sharp rationality so treasured by the University, Auri sees beyond the surface of things, into subtle dangers and hidden names.
---> preordered it and got it today. Yay yay yay, Auri! Rothfuss!! Can't wait for it! Maybe I will read it immediately - will decide after work later :D

1 comment:

  1. Ach ja Kushiel. Den ersten Teil mochte ich ja wirklich sehr gern, aber der zweite gefiel mir nicht mehr so gut. Kann mich leider auch nicht mehr so besonders gut erinnern. Der dritte Teil subbt noch und ich kann mich nur schwer aufraffen ^^