This is the total of books that I received in the mail on my ‘Banner Book Day’.
If you are wondering what my Banner Book Day was, click on the link and it will tell you.
I am registered for an email newsletter which, when you check the ads, makes it quite easy to sign up to receive ARCs.
You don’t always get what you sign up for; sometimes the publisher runs out of copies, and sometimes the ad is simply for a giveaway. Occasional the copies are only for librarians, not bloggers.
But that Wednesday, Banner Book Day, I received not one, but two packages!
I opened the HarperCollins package, first. Because while I knew what was in the other package, I couldn’t recall what I had signed up to receive from HarperCollins.
This is the book that I had signed up for:
Twins Carys and Andreus were never destined to rule Eden. With their older brother next in line to inherit the throne, the future of the kingdom was secure.
But appearances—and rivals—can be deceiving. When Eden’s king and crown prince are killed by assassins, Eden desperately needs a monarch, but the line of succession is no longer clear. With a ruling council scheming to gain power, Carys and Andreus are faced with only one option—to take part in a Trial of Succession that will determine which one of them is worthy of ruling the kingdom.
As sister and brother, Carys and Andreus have always kept each other safe—from their secrets, from the court, and from the monsters lurking in the mountains beyond the kingdom’s wall. But the Trial of Succession will test the bonds of trust and family.
With their country and their hearts divided, Carys and Andreus will discover exactly what each will do to win the crown. How long before suspicion takes hold and the thirst for power leads to the ultimate betrayal?
The other package contained five comics that I had signed up for from BlueJuice.
I don’t read comics.
I don’t dislike comics, I just never had opportunity to read them.
And while I don’t expect to continue reading comics after I finish these five, I wanted to broaden my reading horizons and read them for the experience.
Here is the interior of the Anne Bonnie comic, which, thus far, is the only one that I have read:
Do you prefer novels or comics?