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Today’s Topic is: Books I Hope Santa Brings (or the Christkind in my case ;P ) I’m pretty sure it will have to make an effort because some of them are quite hard to get! XD
P.S: In Austria the Christkind is bringing Christmas presents at the night of December 24th. And it’s basically baby Jesus who is an angel and delivers presents. Don’t ask me why our children believe into a little baby angel that delivers presents. *lol* And before you even think about how unrealistic that is, hold that thought and think about who Santa actually is. I suppose the idea of a bearded man who delivers presents by jumping on a slay that is pulled by reindeers is at least as unrealistic as our Christkind delivering them with magic. *lol* So I guess we’re even in the imagination department. ;-P Anywayyyy …. let’s do this! Kids are so adorable! ❤
1.) „The Silvered Serpents“ by Roshani Chokshi
I’ve been dying to read this book ever since I finished „The Gilded Wolves“ and even went as far as to get an account on NetGalley just to request an ARC. Which I obviously didn’t get or I wouldn’t hope the Christkind will bring this for Christmas! *lol* It’s about time I hold this book in my hands so please, Christkind! Could you finally get me a copy? Please?! *makes huge puppy eyes*
2.) „Cemetery Boys“ by Aiden Thomas
I’ve only heard good things about this book but I didn’t manage to buy it yet so I really hope I’ll find it under my Christmas tree! XD The story of „Cemetery Boys“ just sounds too intriguing. An LGBTQ+ rep and a ghost story including a romance?! I love such things! *lol* So yep, I definitely want this for Christmas! 😉
3.) „The Invisible Life of Addie LaRue“ by V.E. Schwab
This book has been all over my feed ever since the first ARCs went out to the blogging community and tell you what? I still have it on my feed! The hype didn’t die down yet and I just can’t wait to read this! Like seriously!!! V.E. Schwab is a queen and a story about a Faustian bargain is exactly the kind of tale I didn’t even know I craved for! ❤
4.) „Felix Ever After“ by Kacen Callender
And here we go with another book that seemingly everyone except of me has read: „Felix Ever After“! 😉 I really want to read this: BADLY, I may add! But of course my library doesn’t have it and if I’d buy every book I want to read my flat would overflow. *LOL* (Not to mention all the money it would cost. XD) So I rarely buy books and if the Christkind brings me this one I’ll be forever grateful! ❤
5.) „A Scarcity of Condors“ by Suanne Laqueur
I love Suanne and her books so much and I needed this like yesterday! 😉 Also it’s the last book in her Venery series and I just want this in my life! Suanne’s books always give me all the feels and I love them so damn much, I can’t even! XD So yep, if the Christkind brings me „A Scarcity of Condors“ it would be really appreciated!!!
6.) „Any Way the Wind Blows“ by Rainbow Rowell
Okay, technically this comes out on July 6th 2021. *lol* So I suppose the Christkind would have to get pretty creative in order to get a copy for me! But I mean, it’s the Christkind after all and if it doesn’t manage to get a copy for me, well, then no one will. XD Maybe an ARC copy? It’s Simon and Baz!!! Baz and Simon! AHHHHH!!! Christkind you can do that, right? ;-P
7.) „Cold Iron Heart“ by Melissa Marr
Irial is one of the best characters ever and I was so glad to find out that this book is about him! ❤ So I definitely want to get this as a physical copy. I just love my cruel faerie king and I’ll always want more of him! Also this is a prequel to the „Wicked Lovely“ series and I might finally find out about how Irial was before he met all the others! I’m curious, guys!!!!
8.) „The Extraordinaries“ by T.J. Klune
This book has a lot of things I love! For instance superheroes, fanfiction and two best friends! „The Extraordinaries“ sounds really great and since I already put it on „My Book List 2021“ I really hope that I’ll get it for Christmas! I’d love to spend my holidays with this gem of a book and considering all the high ratings it got, I’m sure that I’ll love it! 😀
9.) „Sticks & Stones“ by Abigail Roux
Now that is a really special wish and I’d love it if the Christkind would be able to give me this book. It’s not available at the moment, I can’t buy it anywhere and my library doesn’t have it as well. T_T I think the last time I checked you could buy an old copy of it on Amazon for about EUR 92,00 which is way TOO expensive. I mean it’s a soft cover copy, I could buy about 9 other books instead of that one copy. *lol* I’m just laughing because otherwise I’d be crying. T_T I really loved the first book of the series but as it seems I’ll never be able to continue with it… well at least not unless a
Christmas miracle happens. >_<
10.) „The Core“ by Peter V. Brett
And here is my last book and another one I still didn’t manage to get into my greedy hands. I borrowed all four former books from my library but they still didn’t get „The Core“. I’ve been waiting for years for them to finally get this last book of the series but no such luck. Apparently no one gave it to them or they just didn’t bother to buy the last book. >_< (WHY, library?! Why?) My library moves in mysterious ways… so yes, I’d really appreciate it if the Christkind would place this under my Christmas tree. *lol*
What about you? Which kind of books do you hope Santa will bring to you? Do we have some in common? Do your kids believe in Santa, the Christkind, Befana or something else? How do you feel about book series you can’t finish because your library didn’t get them? Do you also have troubles to get your fingers on sequels that aren’t produced anymore? Or is it just me?!
Talk to me and let me know!
And as always try to stay healthy and safe!