January’s Book Haul: Kill The Father, A Quiet Kind of Thunder, and more


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Guess who received fourteen books in the month of January and didn’t spend a penny on them? Me. That’s who. I was fortunate enough to be granted all of the following books on a read-to-review basis meaning I have stuck to my self-imposed book-buying ban for a total of 31 days (go me!).

Out of the fourteen, six were physical and each beautiful in their own way (although not as beautiful as my dog, obvs!).

Kill the Father by Sandrone Dazieri

Available in the UK and the US

Read my full review here

This is a psychological crime thriller with a difference and I tore through it in two sittings. The premise was intriguing and the dual past and present narratives made this compelling reading!


A Quiet Kind of Thunder by Sara Barnard

Available in the UK and the US

After reading and loving Barnard debut novel, ‘Beautiful Broken Things’ (read my full, spoiler-free review here), I was ecstatic to get my hands on her 2017 contemporary, young adult release.


Wayfarer by Alexandra Bracken

Available in the UK and the US

Possibly the 2017 release I was most excited about! This is the sequel to 2016’s bestseller, Passenger, and I am eager to continue this time-travel adventure story!


The Pearl Thief by Elizabeth Wein

Available in the UK and (In another edition) the US

This is the prequel to bestseller, and everyone’s childhood favourite, Code Name Verity. This historical coming-of-age story promises thrills, chills and kills!


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The Memory Book by Lara Avery

Available in the UK and the US

Cover love! This contemporary 2017 release features a marginalised protagonist with a life-threatening genetic disorder and is sure to make for emotional reading.


The Bombs that Brought Us Together by Brian Conaghan

Available in the UK and the US

Finally, a dystopian YA that doesn’t feature a factioned community where one misfit attempts to overthrow the patriarchal government. I’m down for that!


And courtesy of NetGalley, I received these digital arcs (advanced reader copies):


All Our Wrongs Today by Elan Mastai

Available in the UK and (in another edition) the US

Want to know how much I knew about this book before requesting it, other than it had a beautiful cover? Nothing. What I now know, however, is that this is a techno-utopian time-travel sci-fi. Sold. Sold. Sold.





One of Us is Lying by Karen M. McManus 

Available in the UK and the US

This is another cover click! The synopsis sounds just as intriguing as the cover looks. This is the story of what happens when five strangers walk into detention and only four walk out alive.






Quest of the Kings by Robert Evert

Available in the UK and the US

A high fantasy adventure centring around a bloody tournament where the individuals compete for riches and notoriety. Measuring under 200 pages, this is one of the shortest fantasies I have read so I’m intrigued to see how it will fare against my usual fat, fantasy tomes.





See You in the Cosmos by Jack Cheng 

Available in the UK and the US

The synopsis began ‘A space-obsessed boy and his dog…’ and that is all I needed to know!






The Outs by E.S. Wesley

Available in the UK and the US

Another b-e-a-utiful cover design and another thrilling dystopian adventure. Memory-stealing blackouts, an abduction and a brain-damaged teen all combine in this high-action story with a mysterious synopsis.






Homegoing by Yaa Gyasi 

Available in the UK and (in another edition) the US

One of my 2017 reading resolutions was to read more diversely to broaden my knowledge and improve my awareness. This story, focusing on slavery from the salves perspectives, promises to do just that. This sounds like an emotional but an important read.





Skullsworn by Brian Staveley

Available in the UK and the US

What do the God of Death, a priestess assassin and blood sacrifices have in common? They all feature in this book.






The End of the World Running Club by Adrian J Walker 

Available in the UK and the US

If you ever feel stupid, just remember that I originally thought this was a fitness book. In actuality, this is post-apocalyptic story of what happens when Earth is devastated by an asteroid.





Some intriguing titles and some interesting synopsis. Which book do you think I should start with? Let me know in the comment section, down below.

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