You might remember from my previous newbie post that my March book haul got a little bit out of hand, so I’m relieved that April didn’t continue my downfall but left me with a still reasonable number of new books – nine new books & eBooks isn’t that much, right? 😉 And two of them didn’t even go on my TBR pile since I’ve already read them and only wanted to get a physical copy for my shelves, so I’ve got everything under control… 😀
I already read an eARC of Sylvain Neuvel’s „Sleeping Giants“ in February and even though I didn’t love it as much as I had expected (see full review) and usually wouldn’t have gotten a physical copy for just a 3-star book I just couldn’t resist buying this one because it’s almost ridiculously pretty, especially beneath the dust jacket. And I definitely plan on re-reading this book when the next part of the „Themis Files“ series comes out, so it totally made sense to get a finished copy 😛
„Bluescreen“, the first book in Dan Wells‘ new „Mirador“ series, was already published in February but as usual I apparently made the wrong decision about where to pre-order so that I didn’t get my copy before the beginning of April… Of course I still haven’t read it but it’s always fun to complain about late pre-orders, isn’t it? 😛
„Der Anruf“ („All the Old Knives“) by Olen Steinhauer is a spy thriller which I received as a review copy and which I’m very curious about due to the unusual narration, because as far as I understood the blurb the whole novel consists only of a conversation between two CIA agents who discover a shocking treason while discussing an old mission that ended in a catastrophe a few years ago.
I’ve been wanting to read Christina Henry’s „Alice“ from the first time I laid my eyes on the cover and read the blurb. I’ve always liked the world Lewis Carroll created in his famous children’s story and what other people like Tim Burton made of it, so I just couldn’t resist this dark and bloody horror retelling of Carroll’s classic.
Buying „Alice“ made me also want to read the original once again to better compare these two stories and see how much of Carroll’s work is still left in Henry’s version – so I just had to get this tiny pretty Puffin Chalk edition of „Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland“ 😀
I still haven’t read „The Ask and the Answer“ but plan to finish Patrick Ness‘ Chaos Walking series in May, so I thought it would be wise to already have „Monsters of Men“ at hand in case book 2 ends with an evil cliffhanger – which I expect it to do…^^
Alexander Hartung’s German thriller „Bis alle Schuld beglichen“ („Until the debt is paid“) has been on my wishlist for ages, so when Amazon gave the eBook away for free for their 5th Kindle anniversary I just couldn’t say no. I’m really curious if the story can live up to all the positive reviews.
„A Head Full of Ghosts“ by Paul Tremblay is a thriller that mixes drama, psychological suspense and horror and deals with mental illness which I always find very interesting and I’m already excited for the buddy-read with Maraia, Crini and Sana this month!
I would be lying if I said that I’m a huge Shakespeare fan but I do love audio dramas a lot, especially those who are for adults, so when I saw that Audible would turn „Macbeth“ into an 8-hour-long radio play I just had to download it. Also „Macbeth“ is one of the few books I was forced to read in school that I didn’t find completely boring, so I’m really looking forward to listening to it!
„Der Anruf“ sounds like it could be really good!
Do you actually think we’re going to get to „A Head Full of Ghosts“ this month? 😛 We definitely need to read the rest of Chaos Walking before I leave, though. I don’t think we’re going to have time for „Bluescreen,“ so I’m hoping no one else wants it and I can just keep renewing it all summer. xD
I really love the cover for „Macbeth.“ 🙂
Haha, looks like we’re going to fail already with our „A Head Full of Ghosts“ plan for May and we definitely need to hurry up if we still want to finish Chaos Walking before you leave XD
Yay for finishing Chaos Walking this month! I keep hearing about this sleeping giants book from you guys – I don’t know anything about it. going to check out your review now 🙂