This was supposed to be uploaded two weeks ago, but I hadn’t scheduled the post and then my internet connection thwarted my plans. But, anyways, here it is now.
Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children by Ransom Riggs
The Dream Thieves by Maggie Stiefvater
Silber – Das zweite Buch der Träume by Kerstin Gier
I bought Miss Peregrine’s mainly because of the 10% BookTubeAThon discount. I wasn’t sure whether I’d be interested in the story, but I’m sure about one thing: The get-up of this book is stunning! Fancy endpapers, vintage photographs, coloured pages for each chapter beginning, small ornaments at the bottom of each page, and, on top of that, the book looks even better when stripped off its dust-jacket.
I didn’t go to one of Kerstin Gier’s signings, instead I got a signed sticker + authograph that she offered to send to her readers on Facebook a couple of weeks ago. Yey!
If you’re curious: This is the second book in her new young adult trilogy revolving around dreams. According to Goodreads, the translated version is due to be published by Henry Holt & Co. under the name of “Dream a Little Dream” in January. I didn’t enjoy the first book as much as her Ruby Red trilogy, but it’s still an entertaining story.
The Unwritten Vol. 3: Dead Man’s Knock by Mike Carey, Peter Gross and Ryan Kelly
Y: The Last Man Vol. 2: Cycles by Brian K. Vaughan, Pia Guerra and José Marzán, Jr.
The one thing I really dislike about comics is that it takes me forever to finish a series. Either because they are ongoing to all eternity (I commend the satisfaction of finishing a standalone book ...) or because I simply cannot afford to buy every single volume at a blow. The latter applies to these two comics, for I wholeheartedly enjoy reading them.
Concealed behind this beautiful wrapping is Holly Black and Cassandra Clare’s new novel, Magisterium: The Iron Trial! I was sent this by the lovely people at Random House Children’s Publishers UK. As you’ll know if you’re seen my August TBR, I intend to reviewing this sometime over the next few weeks – hopefully very soon, as I’m excited to see how I’ll like it!
Are there any books you recently acquired? Any thoughts on the books and comics I bought? And what do you think about Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children: A captivating story or lovely pictures, but nothing behind it?