Belated Birthday Book Haul

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Today some more books I got or bought myself for my birthday. It was already two weeks ago, but it doesn’t stop here, because Pieters mother got me a booktoken to buy even more books with!

HEX by Thomas Olde Heuvelt

Whoever is born here, is doomed to stay ’til death. Whoever settles, never leaves.

Welcome to Black Spring, the seemingly picturesque Hudson Valley town haunted by the Black Rock Witch, a 17th century woman whose eyes and mouth are sewn shut. Muzzled, she walks the streets and enters your homes at will. She stands next to your bed for nights on end. Everybody knows that her eyes may never be opened.

The elders of Black Spring have virtually quarantined the town by using high-tech surveillance to prevent their curse from spreading. Frustrated with being kept in lockdown, the town’s teenagers decide to break their strict regulations and go viral with the haunting, but in so doing send the town spiraling into the dark, medieval practices of the past.
(source: Goodreads)

I kind of impulsively bought this book when I was at the train station, with some of the birthdaymoney I got from my grandma. It was the first time I saw it and it definitely was love at first sight; horror, medieval practices, a witch, body mutilations and a Dutch author! Okay, I absolutely love gore and horror. That is, when I read about it. In real life I’d prefer to stay away from it as far away as possible (as any sane person would I guess). I already started reading HEX and besides a kind of messy start, it’s so good!! Can’t wait to dive right back into it!

Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them by J.K. Rowling

When Magizoologist Newt Scamander arrives in New York, he intends his stay to be just a brief stopover. However, when his magical case is misplaced and some of Newt’s fantastic beasts escape, it spells trouble for everyone…
(source: Goodreads)

You can find my review on this book right over here!

Waiting for Wednesday by Nicci French

Psychotherapist Frieda Klein finds she has an unusually personal connection with DCI Karlsson’s latest case. She is no longer working with him in an official capacity, but when her niece befriends Ruth Lennox’s son, Ted, she finds herself in the awkward position of confidante to both Karlsson and Ted.
When it emerges that Ruth was leading a secret life, her family closes ranks and Karlsson finds he needs Frieda’s help more than ever before.
But Frieda is distracted. Having survived an attack on her life, she is struggling to stay in control and when a patient’s chance remark rings an alarm bell, she finds herself chasing down a path that seems to lead to a serial killer who has long escaped detection. Or is it merely a symptom of her own increasingly fragile mind?
Because, as Frieda knows, every step closer to a killer is one more step into a darkness from which there may be no return . . .
(source: Goodreads)

The day after I finished the second book in the Frieda Klein series, I immediately bought the third book. It’s just that I really like Nicci French’s writing style and they definitely know how to put a plot twist into a story and how to keep my attention! You can find my review on Tuesday’s Gone over here!

Great Expectations by Charles Dickens

Great Expectations, Dickens’ funny, frightening and tender portrayal of the orphan Pip’s journey of self-discovery, is one of his best-loved works. Showing how a young man’s life is transformed by a mysterious series of events – an encounter with an escaped prisoner; a visit to a black-hearted old woman and a beautiful girl; a fortune from a secret donor – Dickens’ late novel is a masterpiece of psychological and moral truth, and Pip among his greatest creations.
(source: Goodreads)

In the next trimester I’m going to follow a course called “Human Rights and Bildung”. I heard that last year they had to read Dickens’s Great Expetations and that it had about 500-600 pages. So, I thought it’d be smart to already buy it so I can make a headstart any time soon!

Since I still have the booktoken left and I’m going to celebrate my birthday one last time coming Sunday, you can expect another bookhaul anytime soon!

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