I don’t know if you know, but Dollar Tree has come a long frikkin’ way. I could go through the book section at mine for forever. These are high quality, awesome, hard-cover books FOR A DOLLAR. A dollar. In the words of every basic bitch: I. Just. Can’t.
So here are the books I got on this Dollar Tree run, and a short description of each in case you want to run and see what your local store has in store for you!
Hexed by Michelle Krys:
If high school is all about social status, Indigo Blackwood has it made. Sure, her quirky mom owns an occult shop, and a nerd just won’t stop trying to be her friend, but Indie is a popular cheerleader with a football-star boyfriend and a social circle powerful enough to ruin everyone at school. Who wouldn’t want to be her?
Then a guy dies right before her eyes. And the dusty old family Bible her mom is freakishly possessive of is stolen. But it’s when a frustratingly sexy stranger named Bishop enters Indie’s world that she learns her destiny involves a lot more than pom-poms and parties. If she doesn’t get the Bible back, every witch on the planet will die. And that’s seriously bad news for Indie, because according to Bishop, she’s a witch too.
Suddenly forced into a centuries-old war between witches and sorcerers, Indie’s about to uncover the many dark truths about her life—and a future unlike any she ever imagined on top of the cheer pyramid.
A beautiful cover! I mean! And the actual book underneath the paper cover is gorgeous. Yes, the cover-less book got its own photo shoot; it’s that pretty. I have started this book, I’m about 100 pages in and I’m diggin’ it! The writing is cute and quirky, as well as easy, so it’s a quick, simple read thus far. I’ll give a thorough review when I’m done!
Strange Sweet Song by Adi Rule:
Outside Dunhammond Conservatory, there lies a dark forest. And in the forest, they say, lives a great beast called the Felix. But Sing da Navelli never put much faith in the rumors and myths surrounding the school; music flows in her blood, and she is there to sing for real. This prestigious academy will finally give her the chance to prove her worth—not as the daughter of world-renowned musicians—but as an artist and leading lady in her own right.
Yet despite her best efforts, there seems to be something missing from her voice. Her doubts about her own talent are underscored by the fact that she is cast as the understudy in the school’s production of her favorite opera, Angelique. Angelique was written at Dunhammond, and the legend says that the composer was inspired by forest surrounding the school, a place steeped in history, magic, and danger. But was it all a figment of his imagination, or are the fantastic figures in the opera more than imaginary?
Sing must work with the mysterious Apprentice Nathan Daysmoor as her vocal coach, who is both her harshest critic and staunchest advocate. But Nathan has secrets of his own, secrets that are entwined with the myths and legends surrounding Dunhammond, and the great creature they say lives there.
Y’all. The cover of this book, though! Maybe I gravitate toward books with pretty covers. Shame on me. So! I’ve only read about twenty pages to get a feel, and so far, it seems okay. The writing is beautiful, while feeling a little stilted? My problem may be that it is third person present tense, and to be honest, that makes me a little uncomfortable. It is probably a personal issue. I will definitely have to see how I feel as I get further into it.
Archetype by M.D. Waters:
In a future where women are a rare commodity, Emma fights for freedom but is held captive by the love of two men—one her husband, the other her worst enemy. If only she could remember which is which . . .
In the stunning first volume of a two-book series, Emma wakes with her memory wiped clean. Her husband, Declan—a powerful and seductive man—narrates the story of her past, but Emma’s dreams contradict him. They show her war, a camp where girls are trained to be wives, and love for another man. Something inside warns her not to speak of these things, but the line between her dreams and reality is about to shatter forever.
You won’t believe this, but this cover is GORGEOUS. It will look beautiful on my bookshelf. I’ve only just read the first chapter to get a feel, and so far, it’s interesting! I’m excited to continue reading.
That’s it for this trip! I hope you all are inspired to head out to your local Dollar Tree and grab a book or five!