May Book Haul

Coldbrook by Tim Lebbon

The facility lay deep in Appalachian Mountains, a secret laboratory called Coldbrook. Its scientists had achieved the impossible: a gateway to a new world. Theirs was to be the greatest discovery in the history of mankind, but they had no idea what they were unleashing. With their breakthrough comes disease. Billions are dead yet still walking. The only hope is a cure, and the only cure is genetic immunity. In the chaos of destruction there is one person that can save the human race. But will they find her in time?


I love zombie novels and I’m always looking to expand. Coldbrook was something that I accidentally found on Amazon and I’m excited to read it.

The Boy on the Bridge by M.R. Carey

One exceptional boy journeys into the ashes of society to find the cure for a devastating plague in this riveting post-apocalyptic standalone set in the same world as the USA Today-bestselling The Girl With All the Gifts.


Once upon a time, in a land blighted by terror, there was a very clever boy. 

The people thought the boy could save them, so they opened their gates and sent him out into the world. 

To where the monsters lived. 


After reading The Girl With All The Gifts, I had to get the prequel. This book sounds so interesting and I’m excited to enter that universe one more time.

Inspection by Josh Malerman

J is a student at a school deep in a forest far away from the rest of the world. 

J is one of only twenty-six students, all of whom think of the school’s enigmatic founder as their father. J’s peers are the only family he has ever had. The students are being trained to be prodigies of art, science, and athletics, and their life at the school is all they know—and all they are allowed to know. 

But J suspects that there is something out there, beyond the pines, that the founder does not want him to see, and he’s beginning to ask questions. What is the real purpose of this place? Why can the students never leave? And what secrets is their father hiding from them? 

Meanwhile, on the other side of the forest, in a school very much like J’s, a girl named K is asking the same questions. J has never seen a girl, and K has never seen a boy. As K and J work to investigate the secrets of their two strange schools, they come to discover something even more mysterious: each other. 


This book has been on my book wishlist on Amazon for a long time now. I actually got this book for free thanks to a credit on Amazon, because I choose no-rush shipping all the time 😅 But it sounds kind of like Maze Runner to me and I thought it might be a good read.

Seventh Sun by Lani Forbes

Thrust into leadership upon the death of his emperor father, young Prince Ahkin feels completely unready for his new position. Though his royal blood controls the power of the sun, he’s now responsible for the lives of all the Chicome people. And despite all Ahkin’s efforts, the sun is fading — and the end of the world may be at hand.

For Mayana, the only daughter of the Chicome family whose blood controls the power of water, the old emperor’s death may mean that she is next. Prince Ahkin must be married before he can ascend the throne, and Mayana is one of six noble daughters presented to him as a possible wife. Those who are not chosen will be sacrificed to the gods.

Only one girl can become Ahkin’s bride. Mayana and Ahkin feel an immediate connection, but the gods themselves may be against them. Both recognize that the ancient rites of blood that keep the gods appeased may be harming the Chicome more than they help. As a bloodred comet and the fading sun bring a growing sense of dread, only two young people may hope to change their world.

Rich in imagination and romance, and based on the legends and history of the Aztec and Maya people, The Seventh Sun brings to vivid life a world on the edge of apocalyptic disaster.


I actually picked this up because Lani Forbes was offering it for a dollar yesterday, she posted on Twitter and I thought, why not? So hopefully it’s as good as it sounds.

Wranglestone by Darren Charlton

Winter was the only season every Lake-Lander feared…

In a post-apocalyptic America, a community survives in a national park, surrounded by water that keeps the Dead at bay. But when winter comes, there’s nothing to stop them from crossing the ice.

Then homebody Peter puts the camp in danger by naively allowing a stranger to come ashore and he’s forced to leave the community of Wranglestone. Now he must help rancher Cooper, the boy he’s always watched from afar, herd the Dead from their shores before the lake freezes over.

But as love blossoms, a dark discovery reveals the sanctuary’s secret past. One that forces the pair to question everything they’ve ever known.

An action-packed and thought-provoking debut, for fans of Patrick Ness, Marcus Sedgwick, DREAD NATION and The Walking Dead.


A long time ago I saw Wranglestone recommended somewhere and I’ve been watching it ever since. This was actually my first Book Depository purchase, so we will see how it goes.


All of these book descriptions are from Amazon, except Wranglestone which is from Goodreads.

Do any of these sound interesting to you? Have you read any? Let me know in the comments.

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Savannah Worman

My name is Savannah, you can call me Sav. I am a recent Oregon State graduate, Siletz tribal member, and aspiring book critic. Join me on this exploration of the literary world around us. You’re sure to find something you like. If you have any questions, concerns, or comments feel free to hit me up on the contact page! I live in the Pacific Northwest with my boyfriend, my Havanese/Aussie Shepard Stark, my Jack Russell/Shih Tzu Daenerys, and my son Finn.

6 thoughts on “May Book Haul”

  1. I read Wranglestone (loved it) and the Boy on the Bridge (it was OK). Definitely interested in Inspection and Coldbrook, not sure if I will read Coldbrook now given the time, but as soon as Corona is over I may get to it. Nice haul!

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  2. I’ve never read any of these books before but someone recommended The Boy on the Bridge to me before. I might actually need to read it at some point haha ♡ Great haul!

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  3. Great post well written haul of great book ideea to read. Since I have never heard of half these books before or have read them thanks for the recommendation of these books.

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