Saturday, September 6, 2014

Small Book Haul

I recently had to order some things online, so I decided to add a few books to my order because I am addicted, and there is really no other good reason haha. I like ordering hard cover books online since they are usually cheaper and I can never wait to buy them once they come out in paper back...so really there isn't anything else to say, just that I probably need to have a separate savings account dedicated to feeding my book addiction. But hey, kids, reading is good for you.





My family used to have all of the Harry Potter books and my brother and I would trade off reading them, but some of them got lost throughout the years, and/or eaten by our animals. I kid you not, he had a hamster that would chew through books like nobody's business - and he seemed to have an appetite especially for Harry Potter. So, I decided to start ordering the books that are missing from my collection which gives me an excuse to re-read the whole series...



I read the Starcrossed series by Josephine Angelini, and I really loved it so I decided to give her new book a try. It's about a girl who has some serious health and allergy issues, attempting to get through high school and win over her long time crush (cliche right?). But one day, she is transported to old-world Salem where she is basically the baddest witch around.
I've only read the first couple of pages from the book, and so far I've really liked it. The main character is really likeable, and it is really easy to sympathize with her as she struggles to get through high school. I haven't gotten to the whole transported-to-Salem-I'm-the-wicked-witch part yet, so we'll see how it goes!



I have been wanting to read this book for a while now so I finally decided to order it! It seems to be well-received from people and so far I've really liked it. I've read the first couple of chapters and have definitely been engrossed in it!
This book follows the main character, Alexa, as she tries to conceal being a girl in the Prince's guard. Her twin brother, Marcel, and Alexa herself were taken a couple of years ago, as well as the other orphans from her town, to be either soldiers or, in the girls' cases, "breeders", by the king's men. Marcel wanted to protect his sister so he cut off her hair and she has been posing as a boy ever since.


Okay, and I just wanted to take a picture of the inside cover - how pretty is it?!




This is the last book in the Mortal Instruments series, and I have been dying to read it! The release date was in May, but it was super expensive in stores so I wanted to order it online instead. I have really loved this series, so it's sad to see it come to an end, but this book is around 700 pages so I still have a little while until it's really over :)

Well that's it for my little haul! I'll probably do some reviews on some of these once I finish them, so keep a look out for that! 

Have you been looking forward to any books lately?

As always, thank you so much for reading and have a wonderful day! :)

16 comments:

  1. i need to read the Mortal Instruments

    http://georgianicolaou.co.uk

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    1. Yeah it's a really good series, I really recommend it!

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  2. Ahhh seeing a HP book after so long makes me happy! :)

    Ayesha xxx

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    1. Haha I know right! Re-reading Harry Potter will never get old!

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    1. Yeah it really is! I love re-reading the series!

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  4. Re-reading Harry Potter gives me such happy feelings and memories! Those books will never get old for me! Great haul!
    xo, Teryn
    The Rucksack Diaries (http://www.diariesofarucksack.com/)

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    1. I agree! Haha I think I could just recite the books and movies for the most part.
      Thank you! :)

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  5. I love this post so much. I like reading so I am always pleased to find some posts about books. I too got The city of heavenly fire. Havne't read it yet but I will soon. Great post and keep up the good work.

    LEJA

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    1. Thank you! :) Yeah I really can't wait to start it!!

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  6. I always wanted to start reading the Harry Potter books, but actually never got to do it.. x

    http://cestmelisa.blogspot.com/

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    1. You should definitely give the series a try! :)

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  7. City of Heavenly Fire is amazing!!! :D Cassandra Clare is my favorite!!

    Christina
    http://kissesandflowers.blogspot.com/

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    1. I'm glad to hear it's good! :) Yes she is such a good author!!

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