All the bookmail!

This week has definitely been a good week for bookmail! An amazing illumicrate (click on the link to see my full post about that!) and three more books. 

(picture taken by Louise I)

First up! I received an ARC of Gemina! This is the second book in The Illuminae Files series from Amie Kaufman and Jay Kristoff. I have been desperate to get my hands on this since I finished Illuminae. If you haven't read Illuminae you're missing out on a massively unique book in YA. I love anything to do with space and zombie like outbreaks, so this book was perfect for me. All the twists and turns were soo well done and I'm sure that Gemina is going to be just as good, if not better!

For those of you that haven't read Illuminae, I'll pop the synopsis for the first in the series below to save you from spoilers!

Goodreads synopsis: 

This morning, Kady thought breaking up with Ezra was the hardest thing she’d have to do.

This afternoon, her planet was invaded.

The year is 2575, and two rival megacorporations are at war over a planet that’s little more than an ice-covered speck at the edge of the universe. Too bad nobody thought to warn the people living on it. With enemy fire raining down on them, Kady and Ezra—who are barely even talking to each other—are forced to fight their way onto an evacuating fleet, with an enemy warship in hot pursuit.

But their problems are just getting started. A deadly plague has broken out and is mutating, with terrifying results; the fleet's AI, which should be protecting them, may actually be their enemy; and nobody in charge will say what’s really going on. As Kady hacks into a tangled web of data to find the truth, it's clear only one person can help her bring it all to light: the ex-boyfriend she swore she'd never speak to again.

Told through a fascinating dossier of hacked documents—including emails, schematics, military files, IMs, medical reports, interviews, and more—Illuminae is the first book in a heart-stopping, high-octane trilogy about lives interrupted, the price of truth, and the courage of everyday heroes.

(picture take by Louise I)

Second, I had to pick up The Kiss of Deception by Mary E. Pearson as I've heard so many good things about it, and people are really sad about the series finishing. I'm a sucker for hardbacks too so because these covers are so pretty I'm making it my mission to get the entire series in hardback. I'm really looking forward to getting into this! 

Goodreads synopsis: 

A princess must find her place in a reborn world.

She flees on her wedding day.

She steals ancient documents from the Chancellor's secret collection.

She is pursued by bounty hunters sent by her own father.

She is Princess Lia, seventeen, First Daughter of the House of Morrighan.

The Kingdom of Morrighan is steeped in tradition and the stories of a bygone world, but some traditions Lia can't abide. Like having to marry someone she's never met to secure a political alliance.

Fed up and ready for a new life, Lia flees to a distant village on the morning of her wedding. She settles in among the common folk, intrigued when two mysterious and handsome strangers arrive—and unaware that one is the jilted prince and the other an assassin sent to kill her. Deceptions swirl and Lia finds herself on the brink of unlocking perilous secrets—secrets that may unravel her world—even as she feels herself falling in love.

(picture taken by Louise I)

Aannndd last but not least, I finally received my limited edition, red stained, signed and numbered first edition of Nevernight by Jay Kristoff! I'm the proud owner of #70! I now have three copies of this book as well hahahaha. I've been taking my time reading this book, mostly because I've been working a lot recently and I'm knackered, but I want to savour this. You can tell that so much work has been put into every word, and I want to appreciate and understand that. 

Goodreads synopsis: 

In a land where three suns almost never set, a fledgling killer joins a school of assassins, seeking vengeance against the powers who destroyed her family.

Daughter of an executed traitor, Mia Corvere is barely able to escape her father’s failed rebellion with her life. Alone and friendless, she hides in a city built from the bones of a dead god, hunted by the Senate and her father’s former comrades. But her gift for speaking with the shadows leads her to the door of a retired killer, and a future she never imagined.

Now, Mia is apprenticed to the deadliest flock of assassins in the entire Republic—the Red Church. If she bests her fellow students in contests of steel, poison and the subtle arts, she’ll be inducted among the Blades of the Lady of Blessed Murder, and one step closer to the vengeance she desires. But a killer is loose within the Church’s halls, the bloody secrets of Mia’s past return to haunt her, and a plot to bring down the entire congregation is unfolding in the shadows she so loves.

Will she even survive to initiation, let alone have her revenge?

I don't expect to be getting anymore bookmail this month but my willpower concerning books is weak. 

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