There’s something electrifying about seeing the mail lady struggling with three cardboard packages in one hand and the electronic signature-taker (what is that thing called?) in the other. I wanted to just grab the packages and run because I knew exactly which three books they were going to be. Three beautiful books, two with gorgeous art by Jim Di Bartolo. It’s hard to know which one I was most excited for.
Secret: Anyone paying attention will know I’ve already finished two of these books. It took me a while to remember to post the haul. Shh…
Fangirl by Rainbow Rowell – I knew I had to read this book as soon as possible. As a self-proclaimed fangirl myself, I knew this book would be (should be) relatable like no other.
In The Shadows by Kiersten White (text story) and Jim Di Bartolo (art story) – This is a beautiful hardback, with glossy white pages (watch out for the killer papercuts). It has two parallel stories – one in the text and one in the art. In the end you realise the connection between the two stories and I promise it will blow your mind. I did not, and (could not possibly) see it coming.
Lips Touch Three Times by Laini Taylor (story) and Jim Di Bartolo (art) – Laini Taylor (author of The Smoke and Bone Trilogy) is my favourite author. She writes in a slow, poetic style that captivates me. As soon as I saw her blog about this book, with her beautiful prose and her husband’s stunning art I knew I had to get a copy. The art style is quite different to In The Shadows – more fairytale and magical. Can’t wait to start reading this one!
I’ve got a couple of others, but I’ve been getting lazy with the photography. I’ll space out the posts, though. I find large book haul posts can be overwhelming.
What books have you bought recently? Got any recommendations?