BOOK HAUL | AUGUST/SEPTEMBER

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This is my first ever book haul post! Personally, I love book hauls. I love seeing the sorts of books people have bought – maybe there are books I haven’t heard of before. New books or old books, I love hauls. Anyway, I haven’t been very active lately because at the start of August I went to Europe to travel, and only just got back. Over the course of these two months, I have collected many books (fourteen, so not that many) that I wish to share. Five of these books are second hand, that I got from Chapters in Dublin. I have absolutely nothing against second hand books, I don’t understand why more people don’t buy them! There’s nothing wrong with them, and they’re cheaper. Yes, new books are “more beautiful”, but older/used books look more loved.

Anyway, here’s what I bought:

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BOOK REVIEW | RED QUEEN

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Title: Red Queen

Author: Victoria Aveyard

Series Number: 1

Publication Date: February 10, 2015

Genres: Young Adult, Fantasy, Dystopia

Where I received the book: I was given this book from Teo.

Star rating: ★★★★★

A summary:

This is a world divided by blood – red or silver.

The Reds are commoners, ruled by a Silver elite in possession of god-like superpowers. And to Mare Barrow, a seventeen-year-old Red girl from the poverty-stricken Stilts, it seems like nothing will ever change.

That is, until she finds herself working in the Silver Palace. Here, surrounded by the people she hates the most, Mare discovers that, despite her red blood, she possesses a deadly power of her own. One that threatens to destroy the balance of power.17878931

Fearful of Mare’s potential, the Silvers hide her in plain view, declaring her a long-lost Silver princess, now engaged to a Silver prince. Despite knowing that one misstep would mean her death, Mare works silently to help the Red Guard, a militant resistance group, and bring down the Silver regime.

But this is a world of betrayal and lies, and Mare has entered a dangerous dance – Reds against Silvers, prince against prince, and Mare against her own heart…

AMAZON | BOOK DEPOSITORY

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TV REVIEW | SLEEPY HOLLOW SEASON 1&2

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Title: Sleepy Hollow.

Creators: Phillip Iscove, Alex Kurtzman, Roberto Orci, Len Wiseman.

Series Number: 1 & 2.

Release Date: 2013 –

Genres: Adventure, Drama, Fantasy.

Where I received the show: I watched this through Netflix.

Star rating: ★★★★★

A summary: Ichabod Crane is resurrected and pulled two and a half centuries through time to unravel a mystery that dates all the way back to the founding fathers.

IMDB | AMAZON

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DISCUSSION | THRONE OF GLASS SERIES BY SARAH J. MAAS

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Warning: This post contains spoilers from the Throne Of Glass series by Sarah J. Maas.

So, I’ve been doing a lot of posts to do with the Throne of Glass series. My only reason? It’s the last series I’ve read, and I can’t read another book because I’m too emotionally dead from it. I love these books so much. I don’t do book fandoms that much. I tend to avoid them for all the drama that comes with – ship wars, fan casting, etc. But I couldn’t stay away from this one.

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BOOK REVIEW | HEIR OF FIRE, SARAH J. MAAS

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Title: Heir Of Fire

Author: Sarah J. Maas

Series Number: 3

Publication Date: September 2, 2014.

Genres: Young Adult, High Fantasy

Where I received the book: I bought this book from the Book Depository.

Star rating: ★★★★★

A summary:

She was the heir of ash and fire, and she would bow to no one.

Celaena Sardothien has survived deadly contests and shattering heartbreak—but at an unspeakable cost. Now she must travel to a new land to confront her darkest truth…a truth about her heritage that could change her life—and her future—forever.

Meanwhile, brutal and monstrous forces are gathering on the horizon, intent on enslaving her world. To defeat them, Celaena must find the strength to not only fight her inner demons but to battle the evil that is about to be unleashed.

Amazon | Book Depository

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FICTITIOUS FRIDAY (3) | JULY 17, 2015

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In case you didn’t know, it’s Camp Nanowrimo this month. I would’ve done this on Friday, but I’ve been so busy writing that I forgot to update my blog! (And my co-worker is really sick so I had to cover his shifts for him)

This book meme is hosted by mortalmoments

 

Favourite Fictional Consecutive Series Covers | Friday, July 17, 2015

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BOOK REVIEW | CROWN OF MIDNIGHT, SARAH J. MAAS

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Title: Crown Of Midnight

Author: Sarah J. Maas

Series Number: 2

Publication Date: August 15, 2013.

Genres: Young Adult, High Fantasy

Where I received the book: I bought this book from the Book Depository.

Star rating: ★★★★☆

A summary:

91cvPamvpeLFrom the throne of glass rules a king with a fist of iron and a soul as black as pitch. Assassin Celaena Sardothien won a brutal contest to become his Champion. Yet Celaena is far from loyal to the crown. She hides her secret vigilantly; she knows that the man she serves is bent on evil.

Keeping up the deadly charade becomes increasingly difficult when Celaena realizes she is not the only one seeking justice. As she tries to untangle the mysteries buried deep within the glass castle, her closest relationships suffer. It seems no one is above questioning her allegiances—not the Crown Prince Dorian; not Chaol, the Captain of the Guard; not even her best friend, Nehemia, a foreign princess with a rebel heart.

Then one terrible night, the secrets they have all been keeping lead to an unspeakable tragedy. As Celaena’s world shatters, she will be forced to give up the very thing most precious to her and decide once and for all where her true loyalties lie… and whom she is ultimately willing to fight for.

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BOOK REVIEW | CARLY BY D.M. WOLFENDEN

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Author: D.M. Wolfenden

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Publication Date: July 11, 2015

Genres: Horror

Where I received the book: I received this book as an ARC from DM Wolfenden.

Star rating: ★★★★☆

A summary:

Carly has been through a horrendous ordeal; her cousin has disappeared, and her family were murdered in front of her by a crazy neighbour.
She tells the police that James Andres had been stalking her, then he killed her family and kidnapped her and that she has killed him. However, she refuses to reveal where the body is.
Once in custody, Carly agrees to a meeting with a female reporter, Vanessa St John. Carly insists she tells the whole story in her words. She talks about the dog and the box, but where are the dog and box now?
Vanessa St John appears to have her own agenda as the tension builds in both of the women seated opposite each other.

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