Library Haul #1

I was recently at my local library, I'd booked a computer that wouldn't be ready for another 15 minutes, so I decided to ha...


I was recently at my local library, I'd booked a computer that wouldn't be ready for another 15 minutes, so I decided to have a quick peruse through the books to see if there was anything I wanted to have a gander at. I only had my handbag with me, and not a tote, so I had limited space for multiple books. I picked out 3 - maybe it was a good thing that was all I had with me, otherwise I would have brought home a butt ton more books that I don't have time to read with all the other unread books in my TBR on my kindle. 

The Good, The Bad and The Smug - Tom Holt
Mordak isn't bad, as far as goblin kings go, but when someone, or something, starts pumping gold into the human kingdoms, it puts his rule into serious jeopardy. Suddenly he's locked in an arms race with a species whose arms he once considered merely part of a calorie-controlled diet. Helped by an elf with a background in journalism and a master's degree in being really pleased with herself, Mordak sets out to discover what on earth (if, indeed, that's where he is) is going on. He knows that the truth is out there. If only he could remember where he put it.

I absolutely love Tom Holt and his sarcastic, witty, satirical work. All of the books that I've read of his are so tongue in cheek it's unreal and I adore them. I'm so excited to read this book as it sounds like just my cup of tea, and I love anything that mixes fantasy with the real life.

Fangirl - Rainbow Rowell
Cath and Wren are identical twins and until recently they did absolutely everything together. Now they're off to university and Wren's decided she doesn't want to be one half of a pair any more - she wants to dance, meet boys, go to parties and let loose. It's not easy for Cath. She would rather bury herself in fanfiction she writes where there's romance far more intense than anything she's experienced in real life. Now Cath has to decide whether she's ready to open her heart to new people and new experiences, and she's realising that there's more to learn about love than she ever thought possible.

I've refused to buy any Rainbow Rowell books because of the ridiculous amount of hype that surrounds them all. Usually with massively hyped books, I get my hopes up and they turn out to be a major disappointment. I managed to get a free copy of Attachments on Netgalley, which I did actually really enjoy, but it still didn't make me want to rush out and buy another of her books. Don't ask, I'm a weird sceptical. So anyways, I saw this book in my local library and thought what better way to try another of her books than to get it (again) for free. I am pretty pumped to see if it's worth the hype, but I still have my reservations and haven't set my hopes too high.

Dorothy Must Die - Danielle Paige
I didn't ask for any of this. I didn't ask to be some kind of hero. But when your whole life gets swept up by a tornado - taking you with it - you have no choice but to go along, you know? Sure, I've read the books. I've seen the movies. But I never expected Oz to look like this. A place where Good Witches can't be trusted and Wicked Witches may just be the good guys. A place where even the yellow brick road is crumbling. What happened? Dorothy. My name is Amy Gumm - and I'm the other girl from Kansas. I've been recruited by the Revolutionary Order of the Wicked, and I've been given a mission. Remove the tin woodman's heart. Steal the scarecrow's brain. Take the lion's courage. And then - Dorothy must die.

I love love love fairytale retellings (did I say I LOVED them?!), can you count the Wizard of Oz as a fairytale? Well, in any case I love retellings of different stories to say the least. I especially love them when they come from a completely different angle, like that of the bad guy or somebody that wasn't in the story, etc. This book just sounds so amazing and I really can't remember what reviews I saw for this when it originally came out, so I don't know whether people liked it or not which is a complete plus for me because it means I get to start on a blank slate. Did I say I loved retellings?

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