book haul

Book Haul #1

So even though I just spent $88 on Book Depository I decided to go and buy some more books!  Isn’t there a saying that goes ‘Have money, will buy books’? If not that should be a thing.  So here goes, I’ll include a Goodreads link for each of these and do a little commentary.  You ready?  Great let’s begin!


Throne Of Glass by Sarah J. Maas

I have actually read this book before, and I know it isn’t a new release but I own Heir of Fire (#3) and Queen of Shadows (#4) has recently been released but I didn’t own Throne of Glass (or Crown of Midnight #2) even though I rated it 5 stars on Goodreads. I’m going to buy Crown of Midnight and Queen of Shadows soon and then I’ll marathon them all. Which I’m sure my mum will hate.

After serving out a year of hard labor in the salt mines of Endovier for her crimes, 18-year-old assassin Celaena Sardothien is dragged before the Crown Prince. Prince Dorian offers her her freedom on one condition: she must act as his champion in a competition to find a new royal assassin.

Her opponents are men-thieves and assassins and warriors from across the empire, each sponsored by a member of the king’s council. If she beats her opponents in a series of eliminations, she’ll serve the kingdom for three years and then be granted her freedom. Celaena finds her training sessions with the captain of the guard, Westfall, challenging and exhilarating. But she’s bored stiff by court life. Things get a little more interesting when the prince starts to show interest in her… but it’s the gruff Captain Westfall who seems to understand her best.

Then one of the other contestants turns up dead… quickly followed by another. Can Celaena figure out who the killer is before she becomes a victim? As the young assassin investigates, her search leads her to discover a greater destiny than she could possibly have imagined.


Everything, Everything by Nicola Yoon

I heard about this book recently and immediately added it to my TBR list.  I WAS going to order it online but it just so happened that my bookstore actually had it, so I decided to pick it up.  It looks like a really cute read and I think I’ll start reading it later tonight.  I really love the cover of this book, I feel like each word and the graphics surrounding them represent the characters.  Maddy, who can’t go outside so Olly brings it in (there’s a little paper airplane in the first Everything) and Olly who represents life outside (with the flowers and illustrations in the second Everything). Does that make sense? Possibly not.

My disease is as rare as it is famous. Basically, I’m allergic to the world. I don’t leave my house, have not left my house in seventeen years. The only people I ever see are my mom and my nurse, Carla.

But then one day, a moving truck arrives next door. I look out my window, and I see him. He’s tall, lean and wearing all black—black T-shirt, black jeans, black sneakers, and a black knit cap that covers his hair completely. He catches me looking and stares at me. I stare right back. His name is Olly.

Maybe we can’t predict the future, but we can predict some things. For example, I am certainly going to fall in love with Olly. It’s almost certainly going to be a disaster.


The Rest Of Us Just Live Here by Patrick Ness

Okay, so I haven’t read any the Chaos Walking series by Ness yet, and to be honest I’m not sure if I ever will, but when I heard about this book I just knew I had to get it.  Basically the main character isn’t the main character.  Make sense?  On the back it says ‘Not everyone HAS to be the chosen one.’ I just think this is such a great idea, telling the story in someone else’s point of view as opposed to the special characters.  But guys, that isn’t even the best part! When you take off the dust jacket (because I went all out and bought the hardcover) it is just GORGEOUS! I love it so much!

“Not everyone HAS to be the chosen one.”

How beautiful is that colour?! And I adore how the indented writing on the cover isn’t actually the book title, it’s just really cool! I’m excited to read this and I’ll probably start once I’ve finished Everything, Everything.

What if you aren’t the Chosen One?

The one who’s supposed to fight the zombies, or the soul-eating ghosts, or whatever the heck this new thing is, with the blue lights and the death?

What if you’re like Mikey? Who just wants to graduate and go to prom and maybe finally work up the courage to ask Henna out before someone goes and blows up the high school. Again.

Because sometimes there are problems bigger than this week’s end of the world, and sometimes you just have to find the extraordinary in your ordinary life.

Even if your best friend is worshipped by mountain lions.

Award-winning writer Patrick Ness’s bold and irreverent novel powerfully reminds us that there are many different types of remarkable.

What books have you bought recently?

Price Total: $53.95

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