Book Haul: May 2020

With physical locations of libraries still closed around me, I’m finding myself buying more and more new releases. The end of April and the beginning of May were no exception. There were four releases, one at the end of April, two at the beginning of May, and one in the middle of May, that I couldn’t help but buy for my Kindle. Here’s what I bought:

  • Time of Our Lives by Emily Wibberley and Austin Siegemund-Broka
Time of Our Lives

I read the first two books by this author duo earlier this year and really enjoyed them. I’m hoping that this pair will be come auto-buy authors for me in the contemporary genre. As a result, I ordered Time of Our Lives for my Kindle. I’m crossing my fingers that third time’s the charm!

Time of Our Lives follows Fitz and Juniper, who are both going on college tours. While Fitz dreads college because his mother has Alzheimer’s, Juniper can’t wait to get some space from her large family. When their paths cross, their decisions have the potential to change their lives forever.

  • The Betrothed by Kiera Cass
The Betrothed (The Betrothed, #1)

For me, The Selection was a fun and easy to read series, although not exactly dystopian as the synopsis promised. Likewise, I expect The Betrothed to be a fun read with slightly historical elements. With The Bachelorette gone for this May, I had to find a replacement for my favorite show. The Betrothed came at the perfect time for me, so it is no surprise that I pre-ordered it.

The Betrothed follows Hollis, who always dreamed to marry the prince of her kingdom… until it happens. Now, Hollis finds herself attracted to a commoner. Will Hollis stay with the future that she always wanted or the future that she never thought possible?

  • Aurora Burning by Amie Kaufman and Jay Kristoff
Aurora Burning (The Aurora Cycle #2)

I read Aurora Rising earlier this year and I was surprised by how much I loved it. Needless to say, I am excited for the next book in this series (especially after that ending!) to see where the story goes so I had to pre-order it. Like with Aurora Rising, I don’t know much about what is going to happen in this book, all I know is that I am excited to read one of my favorite tropes: a ragtag group of heroes.

Aurora Burning is the second book in the Aurora Cycle series. In this book, the GIA agents are still trying to capture Aurora. Also, from the description, it seems like we’re going to learn more about Kal’s family and the Syldrathi army.

  • A Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes by Suzanne Collins
The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes (The Hunger Games, #0)

I actually pre-ordered the physical copy of this book awhile ago when I ordered my Lara Jean and Peter Funko Pop’s from Barnes and Noble. I needed another item to get free shipping and I remembered that the newest book in one of my favorite series was releasing this year. This book has already generated some controversy, so I’m excited to see what angle Suzanne Collins takes in this book.

A Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes follows Coriolanus Snow, the future leader of the Capitol, as he becomes a mentor in The Hunger Games.

What were your recent book purchases?

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