The last thing I need in my life right now is 12 new shiny books on my shelf tempting me to read them while I'm trying to plow my way through A Dance with Dragons (I'm on page 221 of 959...I need more hours in the day!). In my defense, I ordered 10 of these from BookOutlet on Black Friday and they just came today. But it's still killing me having so many books that need to wait to be read. Not to mention Christmas is in 3 days and 80% of my wishlist was books....
Anyway, here's half of my haul!
The Winner's Curse by Marie Rutkoski: Historical fantasy YA, I think. I don't know much about this one, but I've heard good things! Bonus: The hardcover has tattered, uneven pages like an old book and it's awesome.
Monstrous Beauty by Elizabeth Fama: Mermaids, curses, ghosts. Sounds good to me! Funny that I have two mermaid books in this haul...I don't think I've read a mermaid book since I was a kid.
Every Day by David Levithan: This will be my first David Levithan book, and people rave about him so I'm interested to see how I like this. The premise is definitely intriguing...waking up as a new person every single day.
The Storied Life of A.J. Fickry by Gabrielle Zevin: I've heard really, really good things about this one. Plus, I tend to love books about bookstores!
Pretty Little Secrets by Sara Shepard: Book 4.5 in the Pretty Little Liars series. Hunger for Knowledge here on BL and I are having what we have dubbed the Liarthon in 2015, finishing up this massive series over the course of 2015. I usually skip companion novels in series, but I want all the liars I can get! Bonus: The naked hardcover says "It's so much more fun to be naughty." in silver script. I may toss the dust jacket because I love the kitsch.
Deep Betrayal by Anne Greenwood Brown: Book two in the Lies Beneath trilogy. Haven't read the first one, but once I pick up the third one I plan to marathon these. Murderous mermaids? Yes please!