Can you believe we’ve already reached the final Six for Sunday of 2019?! Thank you so much to Steph for coming up with 52 wonderful prompts! I’ve not completed all of them this year but I think I managed about 40 of them!
Six for Sunday is a weekly meme hosted by the lovely Steph at ALITTLEBUTALOT. You can find a list of prompts from July to December 2019 here
New Year, New Books!
I could have shared some of the books I’m looking forward to in 2020, that probably what Steph was expecting from this post, but I already have 3 posts planned for next week sharing some of the Middle Grade, Young Adult and Adult books I’m looking forward to in 2020! So instead I’m sharing the six books I bought yesterday which will see me into the next decade!
Pages & Co. – Tilly and the Lost Fairy Tales by Anna James
A magical adventure to delight the imagination. The curl-up-on-the-sofa snuggle of a series from a uniquely talented author.
Tilly Pages is a bookwanderer; she can travel inside books, and even talk to the characters she meets there. But Tilly’s powers are put to the test when fairytales start leaking book magic and causing havoc . . .
On a wintery visit to Paris, Tilly and her best friend Oskar bravely bookwander into the land of fairytales to find that characters are getting lost, stories are all mixed-up, and mysterious plot holes are opening without warning. Can Tilly work out who, or what, is behind the chaos so everyone gets their happily-ever-after?
The second enthralling tale in the bestselling PAGES CO series.
I’ll start off with a confession, I’ve not actually read the first Pages & Co yet but I own it, and the books are so pretty so I’ve bought it!
The Polar Bear Explorers’ Club by Alex Bell
It sounded like a respectable and worthy enough death for an explorer – tumbling from an ice bridge to be impaled upon a mammoth tusk – but Stella really, really didn’t want that to happen, just the same.
Join Stella Starflake Pearl and her three fellow explorers as they trek across the snowy Icelands and come face-to-face with frost fairies, snow queens, outlaw hideouts, unicorns, pygmy dinosaurs and carnivorous cabbages . . .
When Stella and three other junior explorers get separated from their expedition can they cross the frozen wilderness and live to tell the tale?
I’ve heard so many wonderful things about this series it’s about I got stuck in!
10 Blind Dates by Ashley Elston
Sophie wants one thing for Christmas— a little freedom from her overprotective parents. So when they decide to spend the holidays in South Louisiana with her very pregnant older sister, Sophie is looking forward to some much-needed private (read: make-out) time with her long-term boyfriend, Griffin. Except it turns out that Griffin wants a little freedom from their relationship.
Heartbroken, Sophie flees to her grandparents’ house, where the rest of her boisterous extended family is gathered for the holiday. That’s when her nonna devises a (not so) brilliant plan: Over the next ten days, Sophie will be set up on ten different blind dates by different family members. Like her sweet cousin Sara, who sets her up with a hot guy at an exclusive underground party. Or her crazy aunt Patrice, who signs Sophie up for a lead role in a living nativity. With a boy who barely reaches her shoulder. And a screaming baby.
When Griffin turns up unexpectedly and begs for a second chance, Sophie feels more confused than ever. Because maybe, just maybe, she’s started to have feelings for someone else . . . Someone who is definitely not available.
This is going to be the worst Christmas break ever . . . Or is it?
It’s possibly a month to late for me to have picked this one up given it’s Christmas theme but after reading Theatrical I’m in the mood for another good YA contemporary so I’m hoping this fits the bill
These Witches Don’t Burn by Isabel Sterling
Hannah’s a witch, but not the kind you’re thinking of. She’s the real deal, an Elemental with the power to control fire, earth, water, and air. But even though she lives in Salem, Massachusetts, her magic is a secret she has to keep to herself. If she’s ever caught using it in front of a Reg (read: non-witch), she could lose it. For good. So, Hannah spends most of her time avoiding her ex-girlfriend (and fellow Elemental Witch) Veronica, hanging out with her best friend, and working at the Fly By Night Cauldron selling candles and crystals to tourists, goths, and local Wiccans.
But dealing with her ex is the least of Hannah’s concerns when a terrifying blood ritual interrupts the end-of-school-year bonfire. Evidence of dark magic begins to appear all over Salem, and Hannah’s sure it’s the work of a deadly Blood Witch. The issue is, her coven is less than convinced, forcing Hannah to team up with the last person she wants to see: Veronica.
While the pair attempt to smoke out the Blood Witch at a house party, Hannah meets Morgan, a cute new ballerina in town. But trying to date amid a supernatural crisis is easier said than done, and Hannah will have to test the limits of her power if she’s going to save her coven and get the girl, especially when the attacks on Salem’s witches become deadlier by the day.
Isabel Sterling’s delightful, suspenseful debut is equal parts sweet romance and thrilling mystery. With everything she loves on the line, Hannah must confront this murderous villain before her coven–and any chance she has with the new girl–is destroyed.
I’m sure this caught my eye earlier in the year but Amazon included it in my things you might be interested in list so I’ve gone with it. It sounds intriguing, and there’s a sequel coming out in 2020 so I’m looking forward to finding out if I enjoy it!
Amelia Fang and the Memory Thief by Laura Ellen Anderson
Meet Amelia Fang! Everyone’s favourite little vampire.
Amelia and her friends are taking part in a competition to visit Pumpkin Paradise Park – the most bloodcurdling brilliant theme park ever! All they have to do is sell as many cookies as possible.
But the creatures of Nocturnia have begun to act very strangely . . . No one can seem to remember anything – including their own names or even Amelia’s big birthnight party!
Where have everyone’s memories gone? And how can Amelia save them when they have all forgotten who she is?
As I’ve said before this series is one of my goddaughter’s favourites. I’ve read the first two books so now I’m ready to get onto the third!
The Flatshare by Beth O’Leary
Tiffy and Leon share a flat
Tiffy and Leon share a bed
Tiffy and Leon have never met…
Tiffy Moore needs a cheap flat, and fast. Leon Twomey works nights and needs cash. Their friends think they’re crazy, but it’s the perfect solution: Leon occupies the one-bed flat while Tiffy’s at work in the day, and she has the run of the place the rest of the time.
But with obsessive ex-boyfriends, demanding clients at work, wrongly imprisoned brothers and, of course, the fact that they still haven’t met yet, they’re about to discover that if you want the perfect home you need to throw the rulebook out the window…
I’ve been meaning to buy this for months! So I’ve finally bought it, not that that means I’ll get to it any quicker but maybe I will!
They were my #SixforSunday! If you’ve taken part leave a link to your post below and I’ll be sure to check it out!
3 thoughts on “Six For Sunday – It’s The Most Wonderful Time Of The Year: New Year, New Books”
I’m reading Pages and Co 2 at the moment and I love it.
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I still have to read the first one, oops….
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