It’s my favourite time of the year, no not Christmas, but the annual Lifeline Bookfest! If you don’t know what the Bookfest is then I’ll give you a quick rundown. It’s an event that takes place throughout Queensland Australia during the year. At the event, they sell thousands of second hand books and all of the money goes to the Lifeline charity. While all these books are really cheap, I still got a lot more than usual. Part of me says I got too many, but I also don’t really care. However, because I did get so many, I’ll just be listing the title and description, but I’m super excited to read all of these!
1. The Cruel Prince by Holly Black (book 1 in The Folk of the Air series)
Jude was seven when her parents were murdered and she and her two sisters were stolen away to live in the treacherous High Court of Faerie. Ten years later, Jude wants nothing more than to belong there, despite her mortality. But many of the fey despise humans. Especially Prince Cardan, the youngest and wickedest son of the High King.
2. Born at Midnight by C.C. Hunter (book 1 in the Shadow Falls series)
One night Kylie Galen finds herself at the wrong party, with the wrong people, and it changes her life forever. Her mother ships her off to Shadow Falls—a camp for troubled teens, and within hours of arriving, it becomes painfully clear that her fellow campers aren’t just “troubled.” Here at Shadow Falls, vampires, werewolves, shapeshifters, witches and fairies train side by side—learning to harness their powers, control their magic and live in the normal world.
3. Legend by Marie Lu (book 1 in the Legend trilogy)
What was once the western United States is now home to the Republic, a nation perpetually at war with its neighbors. Born into an elite family in one of the Republic’s wealthiest districts, fifteen-year-old June is a prodigy being groomed for success in the Republic’s highest military circles. Born into the slums, fifteen-year-old Day is the country’s most wanted criminal. But his motives may not be as malicious as they seem.
4. Shadow and Bone by Leigh Bardugo (book 1 in the Grisha trilogy)
Surrounded by enemies, the once-great nation of Ravka has been torn in two by the Shadow Fold, a swath of near impenetrable darkness crawling with monsters who feast on human flesh. Now its fate may rest on the shoulders of one lonely refugee
5. Between by Jessica Warman
Elizabeth Valchar-pretty, popular, and perfect-wakes up the morning after her eighteenth birthday party on her family’s yacht, where she’d been celebrating with her six closest friends. A persistent thumping noise has roused her. When she goes to investigate, what she finds will change everything she thought she knew about her life, her friends, and everything in between
6. Pretty Girls by J.C. Burke
Paige Miss Popular was on Paige’s jersey. She and Tallulah have been best friends forever. And thanks to Tallulah, they’re the only freshmen to have been invited to the hottest party on campus. So why is Paige now a patient in a psychiatric ward? What happened to Paige between then and now that she’s pretending she can’t remember?
7. A Kiss in Time by Alex Flinn
I was looking for a little adventure the day I ditched my tour group. But finding a comatose town, with a hot-looking chick asleep in it, was so not what I had in mind. I couldn’t help kissing her. Sometimes you just have to kiss someone. I didn’t know this would happen. Now I’m stuck with a bratty princess and a trunk full of her jewels…The good news: My parents will freak!
8. The Dead Girls of Hysteria Hall by Katie Alender
Delia’s new house isn’t just a house. Long ago, it was the Piven Institute for the Care and Correction of Troubled Females—an insane asylum nicknamed “Hysteria Hall.” However, many of the inmates were not insane, just defiant and strong willed. Kind of like Delia herself. But the house still wants to keep “troubled” girls locked away. So, in the most horrifying way, Delia gets trapped.
9. Panic by Lauren Oliver
Heather never thought she would compete in Panic, a legendary game played by graduating seniors, where the stakes are high and the payoff is even higher. She’d never thought of herself as fearless, the kind of person who would fight to stand out. But when she finds something, and someone, to fight for, she will discover that she is braver than she ever thought.
10. The Winners Crime by Marie Rutkoski (book 2 in the Winners trilogy)
As a general’s daughter in a vast empire that revels in war and enslaves those it conquers, seventeen-year-old Kestrel has two choices: she can join the military or get married. But Kestrel has other intentions. One day, she is startled to find a kindred spirit in a young slave up for auction. Arin’s eyes seem to defy everything and everyone. Following her instinct, Kestrel buys him—with unexpected consequences. It’s not long before she has to hide her growing love for Arin. But he, too, has a secret, and Kestrel quickly learns that the price she paid for a fellow human is much higher than she ever could have imagined.
11. Falling Kingdoms by Morgan Rhodes (book 1 in the Falling Kingdoms series)
In the three kingdoms of Mytica, magic has long been forgotten. And while hard-won peace has reigned for centuries, deadly unrest now simmers below the surface.
12. The Wrath and The Dawn by Renee Ahdieh (book 1 in The Wrath and The Dawn duology)
In a land ruled by a murderous boy-king, each dawn brings heartache to a new family. Khalid, the eighteen-year-old Caliph of Khorasan, is a monster. Each night he takes a new bride only to have a silk cord wrapped around her throat come morning. When sixteen-year-old Shahrzad’s dearest friend falls victim to Khalid, Shahrzad vows vengeance and volunteers to be his next bride. Shahrzad is determined not only to stay alive but to end the caliph’s reign of terror once and for all.
13. Poison Study by Maria V. Snyder (book 1 in the Poison Study series)
About to be executed for murder, Yelena is offered an extraordinary reprieve. She’ll eat the best meals, have rooms in the palace—and risk assassination by anyone trying to kill the Commander of Ixia.
14. The Name of the Wind by Patrick Rothfuss (book 1 in The Kingkiller series)
Told in Kvothe’s own voice, this is the tale of the magically gifted young man who grows to be the most notorious wizard his world has ever seen.