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Book Haul

Hey everyone! I hope you all are doing awesome this Thursday evening. Today I decided to get out of the house with Killian and go buy some books. We started our adventure today at a little store in my town called The Book Rack. I like this store a lot and they usually have what I am looking for. Just like today, I was looking for a copy of Misery by Stephen King. I knew that she would have it and she did. I paid $3.00 for it and I also bought Leviathan by Scott Westerfeld for $4.00. Not to shabby.

Misery Leviathan (Leviathan, #1)

Misery

Leviathan

Then we went to the local libraries and picked up an additional 8 books. I love shopping at the library. For one, you never know what you will find. Two, they have awesome prices on books, usually under $2.oo a piece. I was able to get all 8 books for $5.oo, how awesome is that!!!

Hostage Three

Hostage Three – Nick Lake

In Darkness

In Darkness – Nick Lake

The Bully Book

The Bully Book – Eric Kahn Gale

Notes from Ghost Town

notes from ghost town – Kate Ellison

Nine Open Arms

Nine Open Arms – Benny Lindelauf

Interred with Their Bones (Kate Stanley, #1)

Interred with Their Bones – Jennifer Lee Carrell

The Movement of Stars

The Movement of Stars – Amy Brill

Career of Evil (Cormoran Strike, #3)

Career of Evil – Robert Galbraith

Well everyone I hope you enjoyed this book haul. Let me know if you have read any of these or want to!

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November TBR

Hey guys I am back with my November TBR. I am only going to put 4 books on this list because my little man is due any day. I didn’t want to go crazy with the stack. So I decided to go with a theme that I know I will enjoy reading…ready…

 

 

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I love a good fairy tale retelling especially if it is one of my favorite stories. So I went down to my local library and picked up 3 books by the same author because I knew that’s what she writes. Also Bekah Awesomebooknut on Youtube suggested these books in several of her videos especially the first book. If you haven’t seen her videos where have you been. She is one of my favorite booktubers to watch and I believe I have seen every one of them. Bekah is also very sweet and is an awesome mom so I can relate better with her than some of the others. Ok enough fangirling….on to the books.

 

RoseBlood

I received a digital copy of this book through Netgalley and I have already started it. It is a retelling of The Phantom of the Opera. This book does not come out until Jan 10, 2017.

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Cruel Beauty (Cruel Beauty Universe, #1)

Graceling meets Beauty and the Beast in this sweeping fantasy about one girl’s journey to fulfill her destiny and the monster who gets in her way-by stealing her heart.

I loved Graceling and Beauty and the Beast is my all time favorite fairy tale. I started reading this book as soon as I got back in my car from the library. This is the first book in the Cruel Beauty Universe.

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Crimson Bound

Inspired by the classic fairy tale Little Red Riding Hood, Crimson Bound is an exhilarating tale of darkness, love, and redemption.

 I am absolutely in love with this cover!!

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Bright Smoke, Cold Fire (Untitled, #1)

This is the one that captured my eye at the library. Omgosh these covers!!! I didn’t want to read the synopsis of this one but on the back all I saw was the name Juliet and I had to get it because it is a retelling of Romeo and Juliet!!!!

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I hope you enjoyed my little TBR pile for the month. I know when the baby gets here I am not going to want to do anything but snuggle him.

Don’t forget to check out Bekah’s YouTube page and also her blog. Links down below!!!

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Bekah The Awesome Book Nut

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Birthday Bookhaul!!

Hey everyone! I am sorry I haven’t been posting as much as I should. Lots of stuff going on over here. I wanted to share my early birthday bookhaul. I bought all of these for myself and I am super excited. Let me know if you’ve read these and your thoughts.

 

 

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I am so happy to finally have these books in my hands. I can not wait to finally dig in and emerse myself into these amazing worlds.

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P.S. I am now 22 weeks pregnant and he is measuring out perfect!

Happy June & Bookmail

I know that its not June 1st but better late than never. I just wanted to update you beautiful people out there. So far this month I have been feeling a lot better. I mean to the point that I believe my reading bug is slowly emerging from its hiding place.

Speaking of feeling better I am almost at my 17th week mark in this pregnancy! I can’t believe how fast it is passing us by. We will be having our anatomy ultrasound on the 23rd and I am so excited to see how much he has grown. As far as names, I am torn between Milo and Henry. I think that I am leaning more towards Milo though. All the other names I come up with my hubby hates, like Killian. I love that name!!!

 

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The Deadbringer (The Ellderet Series, #1)

The Deadbringer (The Ellderet Series, #1)

I finally received my copy of this awesome book from E.M. Markoff. Not only is she a member of our bookclub on Instagram, Novels at Night, but she is a great friend of mine. So we decided to go with her book this month because she just had it printed. AHH!! I am so excited to start reading it, not only because it is a fantasy book but the main protagonist is a teenage boy!! I am over the troupe of the one girl that has to save the world by herself. Congrats Eileen and I can not wait to dive in.

Synopsis

In the aftermath of the Purging, the Deadbringers are no more. The Ascendancy has positioned itself as the land’s dominant power by exploiting the people’s fear of the Deadbringers’ innate abilities to summon souls and reanimate the dead. Yet its hold is not complete, for in the North the Bastion stands in the way of the Ascendancy and its iron-willed elite soldiers, the Sanctifiers.

But, somehow, a single Deadbringer has managed to survive. Kira Vidal, a boy of fifteen, has remained hidden, living peacefully with his uncle in the northern city of Opulancae under the Bastion’s protection. But it seems their luck is at an end when rumors begin to spread, and a strange man shows up at their door, seeking the forbidden services of a Deadbringer.

Aware of the dangers should word of his nature reach the Ascendancy, Kira makes a promise to himself to protect his beloved uncle at all costs, even if it means pursuing the limits of his powers … and learning painful truths. (GR)

 

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Huge Bookhaul Today!

That’s right today I am happy to share with you guys the books that I bought today from my job. I have 17 books to show you. It was definitely a YA book day!! So let me know if you have read any of these and what you thought about them.

(All pictures and synopsis are from Goodreads.com)

The Eleventh Plague

In an America devastated by war and plague, the only way to survive is to keep moving.

In the aftermath of a war, America’s landscape has been ravaged and two-thirds of the population left dead from a vicious strain of influenza. Fifteen-year-old Stephen Quinn and his family were among the few that survived and became salvagers, roaming the country in search of material to trade. But when Stephen’s grandfather dies and his father falls into a coma after an accident, Stephen finds his way to Settler’s Landing, a community that seems too good to be true. Then Stephen meets strong, defiant, mischievous Jenny, who refuses to accept things as they are. And when they play a prank that goes horribly wrong, chaos erupts, and they find themselves in the midst of a battle that will change Settler’s Landing–and their lives–forever.

The 5th Wave (The 5th Wave, #1)

After the 1st wave, only darkness remains. After the 2nd, only the lucky escape. And after the 3rd, only the unlucky survive. After the 4th wave, only one rule applies: trust no one.

Now, it’s the dawn of the 5th wave, and on a lonely stretch of highway, Cassie runs from Them. The beings who only look human, who roam the countryside killing anyone they see. Who have scattered Earth’s last survivors. To stay alone is to stay alive, Cassie believes, until she meets Evan Walker. Beguiling and mysterious, Evan Walker may be Cassie’s only hope for rescuing her brother-or even saving herself. But Cassie must choose: between trust and despair, between defiance and surrender, between life and death. To give up or to get up.

The Maze Runner (Maze Runner, #1)

If you ain’t scared, you ain’t human.

When Thomas wakes up in the lift, the only thing he can remember is his name. He’s surrounded by strangers—boys whose memories are also gone.
Nice to meet ya, shank. Welcome to the Glade.
Outside the towering stone walls that surround the Glade is a limitless, ever-changing maze. It’s the only way out—and no one’s ever made it through alive.
Everything is going to change.
Then a girl arrives. The first girl ever. And the message she delivers is terrifying.
Remember. Survive. Run.

The Kill Order (Maze Runner, #0.5)

The prequel to the New York Times bestselling Maze Runner series.

Before WICKED was formed, before the Glade was built, before Thomas entered the Maze, sun flares hit the earth and mankind fell to disease.

Mark and Trina were there when it happened, and they survived. But surviving the sun flares was easy compared to what came next. Now a disease of rage and lunacy races across the eastern United States, and there’s something suspicious about its origin. Worse yet, it’s mutating, and all evidence suggests that it will bring humanity to its knees.

Mark and Trina are convinced there’s a way to save those left living from descending into madness. And they’re determined to find it—if they can stay alive. Because in this new, devastated world, every life has a price. And to some, you’re worth more dead than alive.

The Sea of Tranquility

Former piano prodigy Nastya Kashnikov wants two things: to get through high school without anyone learning about her past and to make the boy who took everything from her—her identity, her spirit, her will to live—pay.

Josh Bennett’s story is no secret: every person he loves has been taken from his life until, at seventeen years old, there is no one left. Now all he wants is be left alone and people allow it because when your name is synonymous with death, everyone tends to give you your space.

Everyone except Nastya, the mysterious new girl at school who starts showing up and won’t go away until she’s insinuated herself into every aspect of his life. But the more he gets to know her, the more of an enigma she becomes. As their relationship intensifies and the unanswered questions begin to pile up, he starts to wonder if he will ever learn the secrets she’s been hiding—or if he even wants to.

Ashfall (Ashfall, #1)

Under the bubbling hot springs and geysers of Yellowstone National Park is a supervolcano. Most people don’t know it’s there. The caldera is so large that it can only be seen from a plane or satellite. It just could be overdue for an eruption, which would change the landscape and climate of our planet.

For Alex, being left alone for the weekend means having the freedom to play computer games and hang out with his friends without hassle from his mother. Then the Yellowstone supervolcano erupts, plunging his hometown into a nightmare of darkness, ash, and violence. Alex begins a harrowing trek to seach for his family and finds help in Darla, a travel partner he meets along the way. Together they must find the strength and skills to survive and outlast an epic disaster.

The Brilliant Light of Amber Sunrise

A poignant and unexpectedly funny novel about Francis – one of the best and bravest teenage boy narrators since Adrian Mole. This is an emotionally honest story about wanting the very best from life, even when life shows you how very bad things can be.

Francis Wootton’s first memory is of Kurt Cobain’s death, and there have been other hardships closer to home since then. At fifteen years old he already knows all about loss and rejection – and to top it all off he has a permanently broke big brother, a grandma with selective memory (and very selective social graces) and a mum who’s at best an acquired taste. Would-be poet, possible intellectual and definitely wasted in Tyne and Wear, Francis has grown used to figuring life out on his own.Lower Fifth is supposed to be his time, the start of an endless horizon towards whatever-comes-next. But when he is diagnosed with leukaemia that wide-open future suddenly narrows, and a whole new world of worry presents itself.There’s the horror of being held back a year at school, the threat of imminent baldness, having to locate his best shirt in case a visiting princess or pop-star fancies him for a photo-op . . . But he hadn’t reckoned on meeting Amber – fierce, tough, one-of-a-kind Amber – and finding a reason to tackle it all – the good, the bad and everything in between – head on.In Bloom is a bright, funny, painful and refreshing novel about wanting the very best from life, even when life shows you how very bad it can be. It is a novel about how to live.

Mothership (Ever-Expanding Universe, #1)

Elvie Nara was doing just fine in the year 2074. She had a great best friend, a dad she adored, and bright future working on the Ares Project on Mars. But then she had to get involved with sweet, gorgeous, dumb-as-a-brick Cole–and now she’s pregnant.

Getting shipped off to the Hanover School for Expecting Teen Mothers was not how Elvie imagined spending her junior year, but she can go with the flow. That is, until a team of hot commandos hijacks the ship–and one of them turns out to be Cole. She hasn’t seen him since she told him she’s pregnant, and now he’s bursting into her new home to tell her that her teachers are aliens and want to use her unborn baby to repopulate their species? Nice try, buddy. You could have just called.

So fine, finding a way off this ship is priority number one, but first Elvie has to figure out how Cole ended up as a commando, work together with her arch-nemesis, and figure out if she even wants to be a mother–assuming they get back to Earth in one piece.

Big Little Lies

Big Little Lies follows three women, each at a crossroads:

Madeline is a force to be reckoned with. She’s funny and biting, passionate, she remembers everything and forgives no one. Her ex-husband and his yogi new wife have moved into her beloved beachside community, and their daughter is in the same kindergarten class as Madeline’s youngest (how is this possible?). And to top it all off, Madeline’s teenage daughter seems to be choosing Madeline’s ex-husband over her. (How. Is. This. Possible?).

Celeste is the kind of beautiful woman who makes the world stop and stare. While she may seem a bit flustered at times, who wouldn’t be, with those rambunctious twin boys? Now that the boys are starting school, Celeste and her husband look set to become the king and queen of the school parent body. But royalty often comes at a price, and Celeste is grappling with how much more she is willing to pay.

New to town, single mom Jane is so young that another mother mistakes her for the nanny. Jane is sad beyond her years and harbors secret doubts about her son. But why? While Madeline and Celeste soon take Jane under their wing, none of them realizes how the arrival of Jane and her inscrutable little boy will affect them all.

Big Little Lies is a brilliant take on ex-husbands and second wives, mothers and daughters, schoolyard scandal, and the dangerous little lies we tell ourselves just to survive.

Charm & Strange

When you’ve been kept caged in the dark, it’s impossible to see the forest for the trees. It’s impossible to see anything, really. Not without bars . . .
Andrew Winston Winters is at war with himself.
He’s part Win, the lonely teenager exiled to a remote Vermont boarding school in the wake of a family tragedy. The guy who shuts all his classmates out, no matter the cost.
He’s part Drew, the angry young boy with violent impulses that control him. The boy who spent a fateful, long-ago summer with his brother and teenage cousins, only to endure a secret so monstrous it led three children to do the unthinkable.
Over the course of one night, while stuck at a party deep in the New England woods, Andrew battles both the pain of his past and the isolation of his present.
Before the sun rises, he’ll either surrender his sanity to the wild darkness inside his mind or make peace with the most elemental of truths—that choosing to live can mean so much more than not dying.

Auracle

16 year old Anna Rogan has a secret she’s only shared with her best friend, Rei; she can astrally project out of her body, allowing her spirit to explore the world and the far reaches of the universe.

When there’s a fatal accident and her classmate Taylor takes over Anna’s body, what was an exhilarating distraction from her repressive home life threatens to become a permanent state. Faced with a future trapped in another dimension, Anna turns to Rei for help. Now the two of them must find a way to get Anna back into her body and stop Taylor from accusing an innocent friend of murder. Together Anna and Rei form a plan but it doesn’t take into account the deeper feelings that are beginning to grow between them.

Sorrow's Knot

In the world of Sorrow’s Knot, the dead do not rest easy. Every patch of shadow might be home to something hungry and nearly invisible, something deadly. The dead can only be repelled or destroyed with magically knotted cords and yarns. The women who tie these knots are called binders.

Otter is the daughter of Willow, a binder of great power. She’s a proud and privileged girl who takes it for granted that she will be a binder some day herself. But when Willow’s power begins to turn inward and tear her apart, Otter finds herself trapped with a responsibility she’s not ready for, and a power she no longer wants.

A Lion Among Men (The Wicked Years, #3)

In this much-anticipated third volume of the Wicked Years, we return to Oz, seen now through the eyes of the Cowardly Lion – the once tiny cub defended by Elphaba in Wicked. While civil war looms, a tetchy oracle named Yackle prepares for death. Before her final hour, an enigmatic figure known as Brrr – the Cowardly Lion – arrives searching for information about Elphaba Thropp, the Wicked Witch of the West. As payment, Yackle demands some answers of her own. Brrr surrenders his story: abandoned as a cub, his earliest memories are gluey hazes, and his life’s path is no Yellow Brick Road. A Lion Among Men chronicles a battle of wits hastened by the Emerald City’s approaching armies. At once a portrait of a would-be survivor and a panoramic glimpse of a world gone shrill with war fever, Gregory Maguire’s new novel is written with the sympathy and power that have made his books contemporary classics.

Out of Oz (The Wicked Years, #4)

Oz is knotted with social unrest: The Emerald City is mounting an invasion of Munchkinland, Glinda is under house arrest, the Cowardly Lion is on the run from the law, and Dorothy is back. Amid chaos and war, Elphaba’s green granddaughter born at the end of “Son of a Witch”, comes of age. Rain will take up her broom, and bring the series to a close.

City of Ashes (The Mortal Instruments, #2)

Clary Fray just wishes that her life would go back to normal. But what’s normal when you’re a demon-slaying Shadowhunter, your mother is in a magically induced coma, and you can suddenly see Downworlders like werewolves, vampires, and faeries? If Clary left the world of the Shadowhunters behind, it would mean more time with her best friend, Simon, who’s becoming more than a friend. But the Shadowhunting world isn’t ready to let her go — especially her handsome, infuriating, newfound brother, Jace. And Clary’s only chance to help her mother is to track down rogue Shadowhunter Valentine, who is probably insane, certainly evil — and also her father.

To complicate matters, someone in New York City is murdering Downworlder children. Is Valentine behind the killings — and if he is, what is he trying to do? When the second of the Mortal Instruments, the Soul-Sword, is stolen, the terrifying Inquisitor arrives to investigate and zooms right in on Jace. How can Clary stop Valentine if Jace is willing to betray everything he believes in to help their father?

In this breathtaking sequel to City of Bones, Cassandra Clare lures her readers back into the dark grip of New York City’s Downworld, where love is never safe and power becomes the deadliest temptation.

Unraveling (Unraveling, #1)

Sixteen-year-old Janelle Tenner is used to having a lot of responsibility. She balances working as a lifeguard in San Diego with an intense academic schedule. Janelle’s mother is bipolar, and her dad is a workaholic FBI agent, which means Janelle also has to look out for her younger brother, Jared.

And that was before she died… and is brought back to life by Ben Michaels, a mysterious, alluring loner from her high school. When she discovers a strange clock that seems to be counting down to the earth’s destruction, Janelle learns she has twenty-four days to figure out how to stop the clock and save the planet.

Thats All Folks!!!

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Library Book Haul!

Today I visited one of my local libraries. This one is located in Daytona Beach right next to the Jackie Robinson Stadium. I had some fees that I had to pay because I forgot to turn in a dvd and two mangas.

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I hate being late with my library books. 

 

After I turned in my media, I went in search of new worlds to dive into. I always do this even though I have around 500 at home but cant help it. I managed to find one book that I borrowed….

Illuminae (The Illuminae Files, #1)

Illuminae by Amie Kaufman and Jay Kristoff

I have heard that this book was pretty good. Have you read it? Let me know what you thought of it.

Now for the books that I bought. I will post the links with the cover so you can go to Goodreads to see what they are about.

Luckiest Girl Alive

Luckiest Girl Alive by Jessica Knoll

Alive

Alive by Scott Sigler

I was excited to get this copy bc it is the ARC!! 

 

The Casual Vacancy

The Casual Vacancy by J.K. Rowling

Ilse Witch (Voyage of the Jerle Shannara, #1)

Ilse Witch (Voyage of the Jerle Shannara #1)

This is probably one of the most beautiful books I now own.

 

Thats all of the books I bought and borrowed today!!

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You’ve Got Mail!!

I am so excited to share these books with you. I have been very blessed to have great friends and authors that send me their work. Ok I have received these books for review and over the past 3 weeks.

Water's Wrath (Air Awakens, #4)

This is the 4th book in the Air Awakens Series. I haven’t read the third book yet but the author sent me this gorgeous book. I am not going to give you guys a synopsis because I do not want to spoil myself

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Break Free the Night

It’s been two years since an epidemic ravaged the earth, leaving hordes of infected that still roamed the streets with an insatiable hunger for anything fresh and moving. Kaylee and what’s left of her friends and family fight for survival in the crumbling remains of their city. Hundreds of infected beat at their doors and walls, including Kaylee’s mother, who now haunts them with her presence on their old street. But when the group plans an escape north to an area free of the infected, the consequences of their devastating escape from the city will leave Kaylee forever changed. (GR)

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Asa, a gypsy girl who loves to speak with her mother and avoid going to parties with her sisters, Finds out that her life isn’t all that simple. Finding out your alien, well that tops the charts of being crazy. But to find out that your royalty and having people out to kill you, Well that is just the sprinkles to the cake. Asa must make it to Spokane alive, with the help of her protectors. However, everyone she trusts seems to be Untrustworthy. Who is the person to trust? Who is the person to kill? Is anyone who they say they are? .

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So those are the books I have received so far these past few weeks for review. I hope I didn’t forget any. Hope you all have a great day!!

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p.s. i will be sharing a secret with you all very soon. So stay tuned!!!!

You’ve Got Mail!

That’s right I was blessed to receive two books in the mail today for review.

The first one came from a website, Bloggingforbooks.com . They allow reviewers to register and pick the book that they want to read. They actually send you the physical book. That made me so happy. So out of like 5 books or so I picked:

I heard that this book was very good and I can’t believe that I own it now. I love the cover and I’m hoping to get to it this month. Here is the synopsis:

STEP INTO THE FOLD.
IT’S PERFECTLY SAFE.

The folks in Mike Erikson’s small New England town would say he’s just your average, everyday guy. And that’s exactly how Mike likes it. Sure, the life he’s chosen isn’t much of a challenge to someone with his unique gifts, but he’s content with his quiet and peaceful existence.  

That is, until an old friend presents him with an irresistible mystery, one that Mike is uniquely qualified to solve: far out in the California desert, a team of DARPA scientists has invented a device they affectionately call the Albuquerque Door. Using a cryptic computer equation and magnetic fields to “fold” dimensions, it shrinks distances so that a traveler can travel hundreds of feet with a single step.

The invention promises to make mankind’s dreams of teleportation a reality. And, the scientists insist, traveling through the Door is completely safe.

Yet evidence is mounting that this miraculous machine isn’t quite what it seems—and that its creators are harboring a dangerous secret.  

As his investigations draw him deeper into the puzzle, Mike begins to fear there’s only one answer that makes sense. And if he’s right, it may only be a matter of time before the project destroys…everything.(Amazon)

Sounds good doesn’t it?

Ok so on to the next book. I remember asking for this one for review but it was awhile ago. So it was a very welcomed surprise that I received it.

The Automation: Vol. 1 of the Circo del Herrero Series (Volume 1)

Synopsis

The capital-A Automatons of Greco-Roman myth aren’t clockwork. Their design is much more divine. They’re more intricate than robots or androids or anything else mortal humans could invent. Their windup keys are their human Masters. They aren’t mindless; they have infinite storage space. And, because they have more than one form, they’re more versatile and portable than, say, your cell phone—and much more useful too. The only thing these god-forged beings share in common with those lowercase-A automatons is their pre-programmed existence. They have a function—a function Hephaestus put into place—a function that was questionable from the start…

 

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I am so thankful to the authors and publishers that have sent me these books!!

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B&N Bookhaul

I haven’t been to Barnes and Noble for quite sometime but yesterday I went out to lunch with my best friend Tricia. We went to Cheddars and I had the Monte Cristo sandwich and mashed potatoes!

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It was so yummy.

After lunch she took me to Barnes and Noble, she knows just what I like and need. After perusing the isles for what seemed forever I had to ask a worker where I can find Morning Star by Pierce Brown. I was looking for the big paperback to finish off my trilogy. All they had was the hardcover.

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Thanks Captain Jack because that is exactly what I did. How many of you hate to not have the same size book to complete a series? I couldn’t buy it and it made me very sad. So we continued our search, going up and down the aisles. I knew that my bestie was getting irritated (shes not a reader) so I settled on these two gorgeous books.

This cover is just amazing and its 945 of action and adventure. It was on sale for $7.98 so I couldn’t pass it up. 

 

It was a toss up between this cover and the one with just Will on the cover. Decisions….Decisions. I went with this edition because its a smaller paperback and it will match the size of the other 9 that I have.

* I just realized that this is the second book in the series. They don’t have a cover for the first one that matches the show yet….ugh!!!!*

 

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Workhaul~Bookhaul

Hey guys it has been awhile since I put up one of these. I have a lot of books to show you! I bought all of these at my job today and only paid $5 ( I get a discount but most of the books at the stores are either $1-$2!!!) So let me know if you have read any of these or not!!!

 

These first two books are awesome!! They are filled with notes, envelopes, and even hidden pictures!!

 The Cottington Archive reluctantly announces that more information about the infamous Lady Cottington has surfaced: a scrapbook compiled by the fairy smasher herself of her correspondence with luminaries such as Queen Victoria, Annie Oakley, Igor Stravinsky, Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, Andrew Lang, P.T. Barnum, and more. All about fairies, these hilarious letters contain everything from wisdom to suggestions to chastisement. Lady Cottington has made notes in the margins not to mention smashed fairies throughout (will she EVER STOP this nasty habit?!). And the fairies…ah the fairies…they too have done their part, sprinkling magic and mayhem throughout.

Now you, dear reader, hold in your hands the never-before-seen archives of the secret Ghost Society. This incredibly useful guide is your key to making contact with the beyond. So read on . . . but only if you’re ready to find our what lurks on the other side.
The Devil in the White City: Murder, Magic, and Madness at the Fair that Changed America
Author Erik Larson imbues the incredible events surrounding the 1893 Chicago World’s Fair with such drama that readers may find themselves checking the book’s categorization to be sure that ‘The Devil in the White City’ is not, in fact, a highly imaginative novel. Larson tells the stories of two men: Daniel H. Burnham, the architect responsible for the fair’s construction, and H.H. Holmes, a serial killer masquerading as a charming doctor.

Burnham’s challenge was immense. In a short period of time, he was forced to overcome the death of his partner and numerous other obstacles to construct the famous “White City” around which the fair was built. His efforts to complete the project, and the fair’s incredible success, are skillfully related along with entertaining appearances by such notables as Buffalo Bill Cody, Susan B. Anthony, Nikola Tesla and Thomas Edison.

The activities of the sinister Dr. Holmes, who is believed to be responsible for scores of murders around the time of the fair, are equally remarkable. He devised and erected the World’s Fair Hotel, complete with crematorium and gas chamber, near the fairgrounds and used the event as well as his own charismatic personality to lure victims.

Dragons of a Fallen Sun (Dragonlance: The War of Souls, #1)
Forty years after the destructive Chaos War, dragons have divided the continent among them, but a magical storm will begin to shake up the existing order.
The Outlander
In 1903 a mysterious young woman flees alone across the west, one heart-pounding step ahead of the law. At 19, she has just become a widow–and her husband’s murderer. As bloodhounds track Mary Boulton through the mountains, she is tormented by mad visions and by the knowledge that her two cold-blooded brothers-in-law are hot on her trail, determined to hunt her down in revenge for their brother’s death. Responding to little more than the primitive fight for life, she flees further and further into the wilderness, and into the wilds of her own mind, encountering an unforgettable cast of eccentrics along the way.
Touched By Venom  (Dragon Temple Saga, #1)
The first in an exciting new series, “Touched by Venom” is a powerful debut novel by an author destined to rank among the fantasy genre’s best.
The Mountain's Call (White Magic, #1)
Book 1 in the White Magic Trilogy
Tales are told of the mysterious, powerful Mountain where the gods — powerful beings in the form of white horses — live. But Valeria knows no woman has ever been called to the Mountain. Until she feels a strange pull and answers the call — as a boy…

When her secret is discovered Valeria loses all that she’s won. Her anger and frustration with the Empire might be enough to give the barbarians a way into the Mountain. And so the Empire now depends on the will, the strength and the loyalty of one Rider. A Rider who has been rejected by all but the gods…

Shattered Dance (White Magic, #3)
Book 3 In the White Magic Trilogy

Once again the Aurelian Empire is in danger, and once again Valeria must risk more than her life to save it. With threats from without, including sorcerous attacks against the soon-to-be empress, and pressures from within — the need to continue the dynasty and Kerrec, the father of Valeria’s child, the first choice to do so — Valeria must overcome plots and perils as she struggles to find a place in this world she’s helped to heal.

But her greatest foes have not been vanquished. And they won’t be forgotten or ignored. Nor will the restless roil of magic within Valeria herself. Soon the threat of Unmaking, a danger to all the empire, begins to arise in Valeria’s soul once more. It is subtle, it is powerful, and this time it might win out!

I know what you are thinking where is book 2? Well….the lady that donated them I guess had some kind of rodent issue. So I would of bought it anyways but there were sentences at the bottom of the first couple pages that were eaten….ugh!!

Dragon Champion (Age of Fire #1)


Knight’s fantasy debut concerns a rare, scaleless gray dragon named Auron. Born high in a mountain cave, he witnesses the slaughter of his parents at the hands of a band of dwarves and eventually matures into the last hope for the survival of his kind. Once above ground, Auron learns quickly just how dangerous it is to be a dragon. With dwarves, elves, and humans relentlessly hunting him, Auron finds friendship in the most unlikely of places — but the young dragon’s quest to find others of his kind may not lead him to the answers he hopes to find.

The good news is that Knight has penned a highly entertaining novel with profoundly moving themes that should appeal to fantasy fans of all ages, especially those with a penchant for dragon-powered story lines a la Anne McCaffrey’s Pern and Mercedes Lackey’s Dragon Jousters trilogy (Joust, Alta, and Sanctuary). The bad news is that those who have already read Knight’s brilliantly dark and addictive Vampire Earth novels and are expecting something similar will be sorely disappointed.

Last but not lease the One Rose Trilogy!

The Compass Rose (One Rose Trilogy, #1)

The legends of the Godstruck were just that — legends. Until, in an attempt to defend her people, Captain Kallista Varyl called on the One for aid and was granted abilities such as no one had seen in centuries. Now Kallista has been charged with a new destiny as one of the most powerful women in the land — but her power is useless if it cannot be controlled. Mastering her “Godstruck” abilities is the first step. The next, learning that she cannot unlock the secrets of the Compass Rose and defeat her nation’s enemy alone. And finally she must stop a demon-possessed king . . .

I don’t want to spoil myself so I am going to leave the Goodreads links for the synopsis of these two books underneath them!!

The Barbed Rose (One Rose Trilogy, #2)

https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/1272288.The_Barbed_Rose

The Eternal Rose (One Rose Trilogy, #3)

https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/1375792.The_Eternal_Rose

 

Thank you for checking out these books with me! I can’t wait to get my new shelves!!!!

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