I am OBSESSED with Hamilton, have been for months. If I had an endless supply of cash then I would buy tickets and fly to New York to watch it. But I don't, so I can't. But it was finally officially announced that Hamilton is coming to London in October 2017! And I am freaking the fuck out!!! I will be getting tickets, no matter how much they cost and I will be seeing it. Probably multiple times if I can! Tickets go on sale November this year and I am already signed up for priority booking. I'm gonna be in the room where it happens!
I have also been invited to a proof party with Chapter 5 books, which Jennifer L. Armentrout will be coming to as well. So that is going to be awesome and is in a few weeks! I also have my tickets bought for YALC/Comic Con and can't wait - Maggie Stiefvater and V.E. Schwab are going this year and I am super excited. And I am even more excited for this... Sarah J Maas is coming back to London!!! I have my tickets booked for her event in London and I can't wait. I'm taking the fiance with me and she will sign two books per person, so I can get my hardback and paperback of Empire of Storms signed AND the same for ACOMAF as the fiance will take two for me. It's looking like a year filled with awesome book events and I can't wait!
So my haul this month doesn't just include books, it also includes some pretty cool bookish items. I got the Rvaenclaw pillow, mug and the Marauder's mug from the Harry Potter London Studio Tour and I LOVE THEM! They are all so pretty. I already have the Gryffindor pillow but wanted my own house pillow too. Now actually want to get Slytherin and Hufflepuff, just so I can have a whole set to decorate my sofa. Then I got some amazing bookmarks from Happy Hello Art: the Hermione, Ron and Harry set, the Celaena set with all 6 cover Celaena's so far and then the Chaol, Rowan and Dorian ones. I LOVE THEM!
Gemina by Jay Kristoff & Meagan Spooner: I feel so lucky to have an early copy of this book, thank you so much to Rock the Boat for sending it to me. It is probably my most anticipated release this Winter, other than Empire of Storms. I'm reading it now and loving it. Didn't realise before I started that it followed new characters but I am really enjoying that. I know the end will just leave me desperate for more, which will be a very long wait. Also, it took me this long to realise Gemina is an anagram of enigma!
This Savage Song by V. E. Schwab: I forgot this and left it out the picture! Ooops. I bought this even though I already own five of the authors book and haven't read one! I plan to though. Now just got to decide what to start with.... Vicious? A Darker Shade of Magic? This Savage Song? The Archived? DECISIONS!
A Court of Mist and Fury by Sarah J. Maas: This is now my fourth copy of this book. I won a signed copy from Maximum Pop books! So now I own three paperbacks and the hardback, which is just a little embarrassing. I read this ages ago and absolutely loved it, such an amazing sequel.
Girl in Pieces by Kathleen Glasgow: I was sent this by Rock the Boat as well and it sounds like it could be a really emotional read.
The Second Love of My Life by Victoria Walters: This was an unsolicited review copy and I really don't know very much about it.
A Measure of Love by Sophie Jackson: This is another unsolicited review copy.
Nina Is Not Okay by Shappi Kharsandi: I won this via Goodreads and am excited to read it.
Night Wanderers by C.J. Flood: Another book I won through Maximum Pop books, which also came with a necklace.
The Bird and the Sword by Amy Harmon: I bought this one a while ago and just need to get to it. This is Amy Harmon's first fantasy novel and I am really intrigued to see how she does with the genre.
The House of Secrets by Brad Meltzer: I was sent this for review by an American publisher and I am intrigued as it is a thriller, and I do love a good thriller.
The Wicked + The Divine Volume 2: I am so excited to continue this graphic novel series!
The Wicked + The Divine Volume 3: I am almost certain I will love Vol 2, so had to get 3 in preparation for that.
East of West Volume 5: I am so annoyed, as I ordered this along with Volumes 3 & 4 and those still haven't arrived. But this one is useless to me at this point as I can't read it until I have read those. That's very frustrating haha.
With Malice by Eileen Cook: This was a psychological thriller and was really enjoyable, but I felt a little let down by the ending ★★★
Wicked Heart by Leisa Rayven: This is the third book in her Starcrossed series and follows new characters. This one was okay but was a little too predictable, which got annoying whilst reading ★★★
Inked Armor by Helena Hunting: I really enjoyed book one but this one couldn't keep me interested. DNF
Stealing Snow by Danielle Paige: I just really couldn't get into this one, but do plan to try again at another time. DNF
The Raven Boys by Maggie Stiefvater: I finally did it, I read a Maggie Stiefvater book and I really enjoyed it. This book was really fucking weird, but really good. ★★★★
We Were Lars by E. Lockhart: I felt it was time to reread this and I loved it just as much the second time. It made me tear up a lot on the reread, as I already knew the end and so certain things characters did just made me want to burst into tears. Way more emotional to read the second time around. ★★★★★
The Dream Thieves by Maggie Stiefvater: I wish I could say I loved this, but I really didn't. Sorry! It was just really boring and lacked a plot. It was a bunch of pointless street racing, some confusing dream thieving and not a lot else. I really hope the next book is better. ★★
So how has your week been? Did you get any awesome books? Have you got any bookish events coming up?