A Little Bit of Book Post | Books

February 08, 2018

So for Christmas, my lovely school Secret Santa got me a £10 voucher for Waterstones.

If you know me you'd probably have guessed that I was pretty excited by this gift. I love books, but I haven't treated myself to a novel or fiction book in ages, because;
a) My bookshelves are absolutely full of books.
b) I have a lot of books which I haven't read
and c) I am really busy and don't have much time.

However, during the Holidays, I went online to Waterstones and picked up two books from their website. I did click and collect and they were ready to pick up within two days, so here they are in all of their glory!




So the two books that I picked up were A Skinful of Shadows by Frances Hardinge and Salt to the Sea by Ruta Sepetys. I altogether spent £10.78 on the two books and I received free click and collect with the order, which was awesome. 
So Frances Hardinge's "A Skinful of Shadows" is a historical fiction/fantasy novel about a girl with a spirit inside her. 
If I am honest, I picked this book up because of this ABSOLUTELY GORGEOUS cover. It is really pretty and I don't think I even read the premise before adding it to my basket (whoops).
I have another book by Frances on my shelves, "The Lie Tree", which I heard is really good. I don't know when I will read that, or when I will read this for that matter, but I am very excited to do so. 


I have already read a book by Ruta Sepety's and I absolutely loved it, so I am very excited to read her newest novel, which is Carnegie Medal winning (as you can see from the sticker in the corner). This book is also set during the war, only it is told from 4 different perspectives. I am very, very excited to read this!


You can pick up both books on the Waterstones website.



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16 comments

  1. Loving the covers of these!

    Abby x

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  2. Ahh I must check these out x

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    1. I would to say, "yeah totally!" but I haven't read them yet, haha!

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  3. Oh the covers of these are beautiful! I'm looking forward to hearing what you think about them!
    Hels xx
    www.thehelsproject.com

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  4. They say don’t judge a book by its cover, but these both have such beautiful covers that I think you should.. 😍 Salt to the Sea sounds really good as well!

    Andi | www.andthenzen.co.uk ✨

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    1. Honestly...
      Yes, I have really high hopes for Salt to the Sea, the author's other novel, Between Shades of Gray is absolutely amazing.

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  5. I can totally relate about having way too many books but not being able to read them. The cover of A Skinful of Shadows is so gorgeous!! I haven't read a lot of historical fiction/fantasy books, but of the ones I've read, I've loved them. I definitely have to read more so I'll have to check these out. Great post!

    Megan xx insidemegansmind.com

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    1. Thank you! Yes, I know many people with the same issue. Too many books, too little time :(

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  6. The covers on both these books are so pretty! I have too many books to get through first before I'm allowing myself to buy anymore 😂

    astrobeks.wordpress.com

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    1. Thank you!
      I am the same. But I don't stop buying lol

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  7. That first cake has such a beautiful cover! I love going into book shops and perusing the shelves! Although this year, I’m trying to read more of the books I already have before buying anymore!

    Ellyn x | Life Of A Beauty Nerd

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    1. Thank you, I totally agree, I love shopping for books in the bookstores.

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  8. Yay another female black book Blogger! The cover for A Skinful of Souls is gorgeous. And I’ve heard of Ruta Sepetys but I haven’t read her books.

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    1. You totally should read some Ruta Sepetys! And totally big up Black Female Bloggers :D

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