book haul

Book Haul #12

Okay so I haven’t done a haul in a long time; I kind of hate writing them lately which sucks because they’re my favorite posts to read and videos to watch.  I just get so exhausted editing the pictures and doing the links so that’s unfortunate.  BUT I really want to have on record what books I’ve bought so I’m persevering with this collective haul.  I wish I had video editing skills so I could just film this kind of thing but oh well.

Infinity

by Jus Accardo

Young Adult Science Fiction Romance

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I saw this in my local bookstore and decided to pick it up. I’ve never seen or heard of it before but I thought I might give it a go.

Nobody said being the daughter of an army general was easy. But when her dad sends a teenage subordinate to babysit her while he’s away… That’s taking it a step too far.

Cade, as beautiful as he is deadly, watches Kori with more than just interest. He looks at her like he knows her very soul. And when he saves her from a seemingly random attack, well, that’s when things get weird.

Turns out, Kori’s dad isn’t just an army general—he’s the head of a secret government project that has invented a way to travel between parallel dimensions. Dimensions where there are infinite Koris, infinite Cades…and apparently, on every other Earth, they’re madly in love.

Falling for a soldier is the last thing on Kori’s mind. Especially when she finds herself in a deadly crossfire, and someone from another Earth is hell-bent on revenge…

The Book Depository: Paperback

Poison Study

by Maria V. Snyder

Young Adult Paranormal Fantasy Romance

★★★★

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I think I had actually skim read this once before, but back in December I had to wait around for HOURS in town for a now very unreliable friend to show up.  I had no plans on buying any books, I was just in the bookstore to stay out of the rain and wait for my friend and his partner (who ended up being 2.5 hours late after already putting the time back a bit) but I got bored of browsing (it’s a small bookshop) picked a book and started reading.  By the time I decided to head to the restaurant we had planned on meeting at I had already read 150 pages of this 300 or so page book.  So odviously I bought it.  By the time they arrived I had read a furthur 25 pages. I finished this book and skim read the rest of the series because I’m impatient and wanted to know how it ended.

Choose: A quick death…Or slow poison…

About to be executed for murder, Yelena is offered an extraordinary reprieve. She’ll eat the best meals, have rooms in the palace—and risk assassination by anyone trying to kill the Commander of Ixia.

And so Yelena chooses to become a food taster. But the chief of security, leaving nothing to chance, deliberately feeds her Butterfly’s Dust—and only by appearing for her daily antidote will she delay an agonizing death from the poison.

As Yelena tries to escape her new dilemma, disasters keep mounting. Rebels plot to seize Ixia and Yelena develops magical powers she can’t control. Her life is threatened again and choices must be made. But this time the outcomes aren’t so clear…

The Book Depository: Paperback

Altered

by Jennifer Rush

YA Science Fiction Mystery Adventure Romance

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I actually already own this book but it was so cheap and in excellent condition I thought why not?

When you can’t trust yourself, who can you believe?

Everything about Anna’s life is a secret. Her father works for the Branch at the helm of its latest project: monitoring and administering treatments to the four genetically altered boys in the lab below their farmhouse. There’s Nick, Cas, Trev . . . and Sam, who has stolen Anna’s heart. When the Branch decides it’s time to take the boys, Sam stages an escape, killing the agents sent to retrieve them.

Anna is torn between following Sam or staying behind in the safety of her everyday life. But her father pushes her to flee, making Sam promise to keep her away from the Branch, at all costs. There’s just one problem. Sam and the boys don’t remember anything before living in the lab—not even their true identities.

Now on the run, Anna soon discovers that she and Sam are connected in more ways than either of them expected. And if they’re both going to survive, they must piece together the clues of their past before the Branch catches up to them and steals it all away.

The Book Depository: Paperback

Erased (Altered #2)

by Jennifer Rush

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While I already owned Altered I didn’t own the sequel, Erased, so there is was super cheap and in top notch condition with its partner I obviously had to get them both.

The Book Depository: Paperback

Frostblood

by Elly Blake

Young Adult Fantasy Romance

★★★★

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I had seen a little about this before picking it up, but it was at my bookstore and I’m in the biggest reading funk and it caught my interest so I bought it hoping it would crush that pesky slump.  It’s one of those books that’s in two parts, I had no problem getting into Part One, but the second Part Two began I just couldn’t do it.  It lost my interest.  I’m hoping to finish this by the end of the month though! Because I really was enjoying it and I’m supremelly pissy that it lost my interest because of this slump.

UPDATE: I completed it on the 8th of February.

Seventeen-year-old Ruby is a fireblood who must hide her powers of heat and flame from the cruel frostblood ruling class that wants to destroy all that are left of her kind. So when her mother is killed for protecting her and rebel frostbloods demand her help to kill their rampaging king, she agrees. But Ruby’s powers are unpredictable, and she’s not sure she’s willing to let the rebels and an infuriating (yet irresistible) young man called Arcus use her as their weapon.

All she wants is revenge, but before they can take action, Ruby is captured and forced to take part in the king’s tournaments that pit fireblood prisoners against frostblood champions. Now she has only one chance to destroy the maniacal ruler who has taken everything from her and from the icy young man she has come to love.

Fast-paced and compelling, Frostblood is the first in a page-turning new young adult three-book series about a world where flame and ice are mortal enemies—but together create a power that could change everything.

The Book Depository: Paperback

The Blood of Olympus

by Rick Riordan

Book Five in the Heroes of Olympus series

Middle Grade/Young Adult Mythology Adventure Romance

★★★★★

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I know I just got this book in my previous haul… BUT Barnes and Noble have an exclusive edition that comes with a poster panorama!  So…. I may have bought it…

(THIS BLURB IS FROM THE LOST HERO SO THERE WON’T BE ANY SPOILERS)

Jason has a problem.
He doesn’t remember anything before waking up in a bus full of kids on a field trip. Apparently he has a girlfriend named Piper, and a best friend named Leo. They’re all students at a boarding school for “bad kids.” What did Jason do to end up here? And where is here, exactly?

Piper has a secret.
Her father has been missing for three days, ever since she had that terrifying nightmare about his being in trouble. Piper doesn’t understand her dream, or why her boyfriend suddenly doesn’t recognize her. When a freak storm hits during the school trip, unleashing strange creatures and whisking her, Jason, and Leo away to someplace called Camp Half-Blood, she has a feeling she’s going to find out.

Leo has a way with tools.
When he sees his cabin at Camp Half-Blood, filled with power tools and machine parts, he feels right at home. But there’s weird stuff, too—like the curse everyone keeps talking about, and some camper who;s gone missing. Weirdest of all, his bunkmates insist that each of them—including Leo—is related to a god. Does this have anything to do with Jason’s amnesia, or the fact that Leo keeps seeing ghosts?

City of Bones

by Cassandra Clare

Young Adult Paranormal Urban Fantasy Romance

★★★

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So while I was on Barnes and Noble I noticed this bad boy.  An exclusive collector’s edition of City of Bones, hardcover, with the new cover!  I had to get it.  It has so much exclusive bonus content inside and I’ve been meaning to start collecting these books now that there are covers I really adore out!

When fifteen-year-old Clary Fray heads out to the Pandemonium Club in New York City, she hardly expects to witness a murder― much less a murder committed by three teenagers covered with strange tattoos and brandishing bizarre weapons. Then the body disappears into thin air. It’s hard to call the police when the murderers are invisible to everyone else and when there is nothing―not even a smear of blood―to show that a boy has died. Or was he a boy?

This is Clary’s first meeting with the Shadowhunters, warriors dedicated to ridding the earth of demons. It’s also her first encounter with Jace, a Shadowhunter who looks a little like an angel and acts a lot like a jerk. Within twenty-four hours Clary is pulled into Jace’s world with a vengeance, when her mother disappears and Clary herself is attacked by a demon. But why would demons be interested in ordinary mundanes like Clary and her mother? And how did Clary suddenly get the Sight? The Shadowhunters would like to know…

Exotic and gritty, exhilarating and utterly gripping, Cassandra Clare’s ferociously entertaining fantasy takes readers on a wild ride that they will never want to end.

Barnes and Noble: Hardcover

Serpent’s Shadow

by Rick Riordan

Book Three in the Kane Chronicles Trilogy

Middle Grade/Young Adult Mythology Adventure Romance

★★★

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Short story time: I ordered the Barnes and Noble Exclusive edition of this book and instead I just got the normal edition.. So that was a waste of a significant amount of money.

(THIS BLURB IS FROM THE RED PYRAMID SO THERE WON’T BE ANY SPOILERS)

Since their mother’s death, Carter and Sadie have become near strangers. While Sadie has lived with her grandparents in London, her brother has traveled the world with their father, the brilliant Egyptologist, Dr. Julius Kane.

One night, Dr. Kane brings the siblings together for a “research experiment” at the British Museum, where he hopes to set things right for his family. Instead, he unleashes the Egyptian god Set, who banishes him to oblivion and forces the children to flee for their lives.

Soon, Sadie and Carter discover that the gods of Egypt are waking, and the worst of them —Set— has his sights on the Kanes. To stop him, the siblings embark on a dangerous journey across the globe – a quest that brings them ever closer to the truth about their family and their links to a secret order that has existed since the time of the pharaohs.

Barnes and Noble: Hardcover

Dawn Study

by Maria V. Snyder

Book Five in the Chronicles of Ixia/Study Series

New Adult Fantasy Adventure Romance

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This is the Fan Study Special Hardback Edition of Dawn Study, I think this is the final book in the series.  I couldn’t say no to a special edition cover could I?

(THIS BLURB IS FROM POISON STUDY SO THERE WON’T BE ANY SPOILERS)

Choose: A quick death…Or slow poison…

About to be executed for murder, Yelena is offered an extraordinary reprieve. She’ll eat the best meals, have rooms in the palace—and risk assassination by anyone trying to kill the Commander of Ixia.

And so Yelena chooses to become a food taster. But the chief of security, leaving nothing to chance, deliberately feeds her Butterfly’s Dust—and only by appearing for her daily antidote will she delay an agonizing death from the poison.

As Yelena tries to escape her new dilemma, disasters keep mounting. Rebels plot to seize Ixia and Yelena develops magical powers she can’t control. Her life is threatened again and choices must be made. But this time the outcomes aren’t so clear…

The Book Depository: Paperback  

Freeks

By Amanda Hocking

YA Paranormal Fantasy Romance

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In a world of magical visions and pyrokinesis, Mara just wants to have a normal life. But is that possible?

Mara has become used to the extraordinary. Roaming from place to place with Gideon Davorin’s Traveling Carnival, she longs for an ordinary life where no one has the ability to levitate or predict the future.

She gets her chance when the struggling sideshow sets up camp in the small town of Caudry and she meets a gorgeous local guy named Gabe. But before long, Mara realizes there’s a dark presence lurking in the town that’s threatening the lives of her friends. She has seven days to take control of a power she didn’t know she had in order to save everyone she cares about—and change the future forever.

The Book Depository: Paperback 

Ruins

by Dan Wells

Book Three in the Partials Sequence

YA Sci-Fi Dystopian Adventure Romance

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I haven’t read the first book in this series, I don’t own the first book in this series.  I found the hardcover in an op shop for like four dollars soo…. I got it.

(THIS BLURB IS FROM PARTIALS SO THERE WON’T BE ANY SPOILERS)

Humanity is all but extinguished after a war with Partials—engineered organic beings identical to humans—has decimated the population. Reduced to only tens of thousands by a weaponized virus to which only a fraction of humanity is immune, the survivors in North America have huddled together on Long Island. But sixteen-year-old Kira is determined to find a solution. As she tries desperately to save what is left of her race, she discovers that that the survival of both humans and Partials rests in her attempts to answer questions about the war’s origin that she never knew to ask.

Playing on our curiosity of and fascination with the complete collapse of civilization, Partials is, at its heart, a story of survival, one that explores the individual narratives and complex relationships of those left behind, both humans and Partials alike—and of the way in which the concept of what is right and wrong in this world is greatly dependent on one’s own point of view.

Supports the Common Core State Standards.

Rusty Nailed

by Alice Clayton

Book Two in the Cocktail series.

Adult Contemporary Humour Chick Lit Romance

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(THIS BLURB IS FROM WALLBANGER SO THERE WON’T BE ANY SPOILERS)

The first night after Caroline moves into her fantastic new San Francisco apartment, she realizes she’s gaining an intimate knowledge of her new neighbor’s nocturnal adventures. Thanks to paper-thin walls and the guy’s athletic prowess, she can hear not just his bed banging against the wall but the ecstatic response of what seems (as loud night after loud night goes by) like an endless parade of women. And since Caroline is currently on a self-imposed dating hiatus, and her neighbor is clearly lethally attractive to women, she finds her fantasies keep her awake even longer than the noise. So when the wallbanging threatens to literally bounce her out of bed, Caroline, clad in sexual frustration and a pink baby-doll nightie, confronts Simon Parker, her heard-but-never-seen neighbor. The tension between them is as thick as the walls are thin, and the results just as mixed. Suddenly, Caroline is finding she may have discovered a whole new definition of neighborly…

In a delicious mix of silly and steamy, Alice Clayton dishes out a hot and hilarious tale of exasperation at first sight…

The Book Depository: Paperback

The Unbecoming of Mara Dyer

by Michelle Hodkin

YA Paranormal Romance

★★★★

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Mara Dyer believes life can’t get any stranger than waking up in a hospital with no memory of how she got there.

It can.

She believes there must be more to the accident she can’t remember that killed her friends and left her strangely unharmed.

There is.

She doesn’t believe that after everything she’s been through, she can fall in love.

She’s wrong.

The Book Depository: Paperback

A Series of Unfortunate Events: The Bad Beginning

by Lemony Snicket

Middle Grade Fantasy

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I haven’t read this series, I want to have read this series, I bought the first book.

Dear Reader,

I’m sorry to say that the book you are holding in your hands is extremely unpleasant. It tells an unhappy tale about three very unlucky children. Even though they are charming and clever, the Baudelaire siblings lead lives filled with misery and woe. From the very first page of this book when the children are at the beach and receive terrible news, continuing on through the entire story, disaster lurks at their heels. One might say they are magnets for misfortune.

In this short book alone, the three youngsters encounter a greedy and repulsive villain, itchy clothing, a disastrous fire, a plot to steal their fortune, and cold porridge for breakfast.

It is my sad duty to write down these unpleasant tales, but there is nothing stopping you from putting this book down at once and reading something happy, if you prefer that sort of thing.

With all due respect,
Lemony Snicket

The Book Depository: Hardcover

A Monster Calls

by Patrick Ness

Young Adult Fantasy Horror

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Okay, so I was kind of interested in picking this one up but I kept putting it off because I don’t like horror and everyone says this books is heart wrenching HOWEVER when I saw an ARC of it at a second hand shop I had to grab it.  Had to.

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The monster showed up after midnight. As they do.

But it isn’t the monster Conor’s been expecting. He’s been expecting the one from his nightmare, the one he’s had nearly every night since his mother started her treatments, the one with the darkness and the wind and the screaming…

This monster is something different, though. Something ancient, something wild. And it wants the most dangerous thing of all from Conor.

It wants the truth.

The Book Depository: Paperback

 

I can’t be bothered to do these as actual posts.  I also bought these books from second hand stores.

 

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