Book Haul #4

Monday, 17 February 2014

Hello everyone. Book hauls are one of my favourite posts to write but I haven't really been buying that many books lately. I got a lot of books for Christmas so I'd been focusing on reading them and not on buying new books. I'm always trying to make the most of my school's library because I'll be finishing high school in April and I'll really miss the library. But then over the past few days I've gone a bit mental and bought ALL THE BOOKS. Ok. So maybe not all the books. But a lot of books. And I won an ebook copy of 3 novellas from Hot Key Books on a Twitter giveaway. Woohoo!

Cress by Marissa Meyer -  AHHHHH. I am so, so excited to read this. Cress is the 3rd book in the Lunar Chronicles, a series I started reading in 2013. The first two books, Cinder and Scarlett, really drew me in and I can't wait to see what happens next in this book. It was released on the 6th of February and I had it preordered and everything. The series combines an interesting futuristic world with aspects of old fairytales. This one is based on Rapunzel and it's the largest book in the series to date. I can't wait to get my nose stuck into this.

Anna and the French Kiss by Stephanie Perkins - I thought I'd give myself a little Valentine's day read and picked up Anna and the French Kiss. It's about an American girl who moves into a boarding school in Paris. It sounds horribly cringey and therefore exactly what I look for in a romance novel. This is actually the first book in a trilogy so if I like it I might buy the sequel and then the last book which is due to come out later this year.

Unwholly by Neal Shusterman - Another book series that I started reading in 2013 that I'm trying to finish off. The first book in the series, Unwind, was absolutely amazing. In this world people who are considered trouble makers are 'unwound' which basically means all of their organs are taken out and transplanted into other people. It really felt me thinking about things and I had a few questions that I'm hoping will get answered in this book which follows 3 teenagers who are on the run so they don't get unwound. The characters are really great, so easy to like but so different. They all have their own unique stories and it's really interesting.

City Of Glass by Cassandra Clare - I'm pretty sure that we've all heard about The Mortal Instruements series which starts with City Of Bones. I've read the first two out the library but I really like the series so I'm going to buy the rest of the books. I've heard a few people say that this is their favourite book in the whole series so I'm really excited to get stuck in. I feel like I'm not giving great descriptions here but a lot of these books are in the middle of a series and I don't want to spoil anything by accident!

Escape From Camp 14 by Blaine Harden - If you've been reading this blog for a while then you'll know that I find North Korea absolutely fascinating. Terrifying but fascinating. I've slowly been making my way through all the books I can find about North Korea and this is the last one. I first heard about this in a vlogbrothers video a while ago and have wanted to read it since then. It's the story of the only man who has ever escaped from North Korea's camp for political prisoners. I'm expecting this to be brutal, but an eye opener. I can't wait to read it.

The Evolution of Mara Dyer by Michelle Hodkin You may have seen me mention The Unbecoming Of Mara Dyer in my January Reading Wrap Up and I've came back with the second book. I wasn't keen on the ending of the first book so it will be interesting to see if I like this any better. I've also heard it's really creepy so maybe I'll be reading it with the lights on. I can't help but feel I should be leaving it for Halloween!

The Art Of Fielding by Chad Harbach - I'm not actually too sure what this is about but I think it's an American style coming of age novel. It got recommended to me once when I was buying another book and I added it to my wishlist that I'm slowly making my way though. I think it seems like one of those novels that you should go into not knowing too much about it. I'm quite excited for this one.

The Eyre Affair by Jasper Fforde - I read another Jasper Fforde novel, Shades Of Grey back in the summer. It was amazing. I really like Jasper Fforde's witty writing style and unique characters. In The Eyre Affair the world is full of literary characters and it follows the story of Thursday Next. Thursday is a detective who's on the hunt for Jane Eyre who has been kidnapped. I've not actually read Jane Eyre(I don't like classics) but I'm hoping that this book will still make sense. It sounds awesome. 

Girl Of Nightmare by Kendare Blake - This is the sequel to Anna Dressed In Blood which I read last month. I've already read this and to be honest I wasn't very keen on it. Half of it is set in Scotland and there were a lot of things that bugged me about this because I thought she'd gotten some stuff wrong. It bugged me. Also it got a bit weird, very weird. I think I would have preferred if it was just the one book. I don't want to say too much though as I'll be reviewing it in my February Reading Wrap Up!

What was the last book you bought? Have you read any of these?

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