Saturday, October 31, 2015

October Book Haul!

Hello my lovely bookish friends! This month I came into possession of quite a few books and that obviously makes me very happy. I didn't actually buy all the books I obtained- some were gifted- but I love having them all on my shelf just doing their thing and making my shelves look a little more beautiful.  Let's stop the babbling and hop right into the haul!

A Frozen Heart by Elizabeth Rudnick- Wal-Mart- $12.98
Read Like A Writer by Francine Prose- Amazon- $3.99
One by Sarah Crossan- Amazon- $0.01
Miki Falls: Spring by Mark Crilley (Miki Falls #1)- Half Price Books- $4.99
Anya's Ghost by Vera Brosgal- Half Price Books- $7.99
Sanctum by Madeleine Roux (Asylum #2)- Half Price Books- $7.99
Stolen by Lucy Christopher- Half Price Books- $3.99
The Heartbreakers by Ali Novak- Target- $7.99
Edgar Allen Poe's Complete Tales & Poems by Edgar Allen Poe- Half Price Books- $5.99

Nancy Drew #2, #15, #27, #33, #45 by Carolyn Keene
Slaves In The Family by Edward Ball
The Hobbit by J.R.R Tolkien 

So since I also bought some CD's this month, I thought I would throw those in too! I actually love music just as much as I love books and coffee (which is a scary amount) and I own over 60 albums and the number just keeps growing! And YES, I LISTEN TO ALL OF THEM. 

PTX Volume 1 by Pentatonix- Wal-Mart- $5.99
Thriller by Michael Jackson- Wal-Mart- $7.99
Unbreakable Smile by Tori Kelly- Wal-Mart- $7.99

So that's it for today's haul! I won't be posting my wrap-up for this month just because it's so small but if you want to see what I read this month, just check out the reviews from October or check out my profile on Goodreads! Read on bookworms! See you in the next chapter!

Friday, October 23, 2015

Review: Sanctum by Madeleine Roux (Asylum #2)

Sanctum by Madeleine Roux (Asylum #2)
Rating: PG-13
Genre: Horror, Paranormal. Fantasy
Score: ❤❤❤❤
Page Count: 343
Book #2 in the Asylum series
Publisher: HarperCollins
Published: August 26, 2015

In this haunting, fast-paced sequel to the New York Times bestselling photo-illustrated novel Asylum, three teens must unlock some long-buried secrets from the past before the past comes back to get them first. Featuring found photographs, many from real vintage carnivals, Sanctum is a mind-bending reading experience that blurs the lines between past and present, genius and insanity, perfect for fans of the smash hit Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children.

Dan, Abby, and Jordan remain traumatized by the summer they shared in the Brookline asylum. Much as they'd love to move on, someone is determined to keep the terror alive, sending the teens photos of an old-timey carnival, with no note and no name. Forsaking their plan never to go back, the teens return to New Hampshire College under the guise of a weekend for prospective students, and there they realize that the carnival from the photos is not only real, it's here on campus, apparently for the first time in many years.

Sneaking away from sample classes and college parties, Dan and his friends lead a tour of their own—one through the abandoned houses and hidden places of the surrounding town. Camford is hiding a terrible past, and the influence of the asylum runs deeper than Dan ever imagined.

1. Before we get started and to avoid spoilers, this book is the sequel to the first book in this series, Asylum, which was an awesome read for me personally so I suggest you give it a go. Anyway, I was beyond excited to read this one once I FINALLY got myself a copy after holding off for so long and I seriously need to get my hands on the third book which came out back in September. So many books!! Anyway, here's the review:

2. First off, I want to say that I fell in love with the characters all over again. I love that I got to see a little more character development this time around as the three friends, Dan, Jordan, and Abby have to solve yet more mysteries in order to get to the bottom of what went down in the first book. Dan is a very clever character who seems to be targeted by whatever or whoever seems to be trying to communicate with him about the asylum and just what happened there and why he's the one that they blame. Abby is also a smart character and I like how she's a bit more daring when it comes to taking risks in order to find another clue. Jordan is my favorite. Just thought I'd put that out there. I love Jordan because even though he's a loyal friend, he'll probably have to think for a moment when it comes to either hightailing out of some creepy old house or saving you. He made me laugh with his sarcastic comments that didn't really help anyone out in the situation. 

3. I love all things horror so I was very intrigued by all the creepy pictures. I like that some of them were sad or mysterious while others were a bit creepier or just flat-out terrifying. There were pictures of apparitions, abnormal beings and even a few pictures of creepy old houses and hallways. I think I actually might like the pictures more in this book than in the first but don't quote me on that!

4. I really loved where the story line headed and how everything wrapped up in this book. At first, it felt like there was so much going on and so many unanswered questions that I got a little lost and had a little bit of a hard time keeping up with things but once you get in the groove, it's pretty much non-stop twists and turns. This book had so many weird things that happened to the characters, secrets, shocking revelations and even things I never saw coming that by the end of the book, I was still reeling. This book was such an exciting and creepy read that the cliffhanger ending left me wanting more. Give me the third book NOW! 

5. Overall, I would love to see these books become movies. At least the first one for sure. If you're a fan of mysterious photos, on-the-edge-of-your-seat storylines, eerie locations or stories of unexplained events, check this series out ASAP. I really enjoyed this book and I'm so excited to see what the next book holds!

I didn't give this book a five-star rating because it was a little slower than the first book and it did take about a hundred or so pages for me to become enthralled in the story. Other than that, I give this one a thumbs up.

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Wednesday, October 14, 2015

Review: Through The Woods by Emily Carroll (GN)

Through The Woods by Emily Carroll
Rating: PG-13
Genre: Graphic Novel, Horror, Fantasy
Score: ❤❤❤❤❤
Page Count: 208
Stand Alone
Publisher: Margaret K. McElderry Books
Published: July 15, 2014

'It came from the woods. Most strange things do.'

Five mysterious, spine-tingling stories follow journeys into (and out of?) the eerie abyss.
These chilling tales spring from the macabre imagination of acclaimed and award-winning comic creator Emily Carroll.
Come take a walk in the woods and see what awaits you there...

1. I've been seeing this graphic novel around for the past few months and I have no idea why I waited so long to read it. Now that the Halloween spirit is starting to seep into the fall season itself, I've been craving something scary in book form. I've seen plenty of horror movies to last me a few lifetimes so I wanted to find more creepy reads instead to satisfy my craving for the scare factor. And I'm so happy that I finally did so with this book! Here's the review:

2.   Usually I save the art talk for last but this time around. I just need to focus on it first for a second. Going into this book, I honestly thought it was going to be more of 'structured' style of illustrations like most graphic novels are with certain layouts and blocked in text. I was so intrigued by the art I was seeing, however, when I first opened it up and began reading. It actually caught me a little by surprise. I loved how loose and free the illustrations felt and how creepy they were because of just that alone. Add in the cool color pallet that really used bold reds and blues to make certain things pop and you have a book that's just entertaining to stare at. The text was also free flowing and looked almost handwritten onto the pictures in a scratchy font that made things a little creepier. 

3. This book has five different short stories, six if you count the very last four or five pages that was counted more as an epilogue, and I loved every single one of them! One thing I really loved was how original each tale was. Some of the short stories were more paranormal whereas some dealt with actual beasts lurking in the shadows of the woods just waiting to strike. The woods were definitely a big part of every story which was nice because it tied all the stories together in a way. All the stories were surprising in their not-so-concluded endings and I loved that. In all the stories, I couldn't believe how they ended and it just left me wanting to know what happened next even though that story was over. I would love to see all of the short stories somehow become their own graphic novel. They were very dark, sinister at times and even a little freaky. 

4. This graphic novel is very imaginative and a PERFECT read for October or if you're just looking for something creepy to read at night. This book actually had me a little creeped out and that's coming from a girl who loves scary movies and yet never gets scared in any of them. I think this book has a little something for everybody. Whether you like ghost stories, urban legends or Boogeyman-esque tales, I think you'll love this one for sure!

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Monday, October 12, 2015

The Fall Time Cozy Tag!

So fall has officially arrived and I'm so happy to be seeing the leaves starting to turn and the weather starting to cool down. I live in Texas so it's been quite a while since I've been able to bust out my favorite pair of combat boots. Anyway, I was tagged by Soudha from Of Stacks and Cups to do the wonderful Fall Time Cozy Tag created by Sam from Novels and Nonsense! Thanks again for the tag girl!! Let's get started:

1. Crunching Leaves: The world is full of color. Choose a book that has reds, oranges or yellows on the cover.

Look at all those pretty colors! Anyway, I really love how awesome the colors are for Allegiant because it really does remind me of fall time. With all the reds and yellows and oranges and even just a touch of my favorite color blue, it makes me so happy.

2. Cozy Sweater: It's finally cold enough to don warm, cozy clothing. What book gives you the warm fuzzies?

Pretty much any book by my favorite author of all time Sarah Dessen just warms me right up whenever I need a pick-me-up read. I just love how realistic her characters are and how sweet the romance is in all her books. Talk about warm fuzzies all around!

3. Fall Storm: The wind is howling and the rain is pounding. Choose your favorite book or genre that you like to read on a stormy day.

Rain in the fall is guaranteed in the forecasts in Texas so this season is usually my favorite for reading because I get to bust out all my favorite mysteries and darker stories. Whether it's A Series Of Unfortunate Events for the umpteenth time or Alice In Wonderland and Theodore Boone, I just love to read more melancholy stories if you will to just relax a little with.

4. Cool Crisp Air: What's the coolest character you'd want to trade places with?

So if you've been reading my blog for a while, it should come as no surprise whom I would choose to trade places with. I would so love to trade places with Violet Baudelaire because she's such a smart and clever character and she can invent really cool contraptions! Like so awesome!
I would also really love to trade places with Cinder because of many reasons. She's smart, determined, fearless and she's a cyborg. And you know, Prince Kai. Enough said.
And lastly, Tris Prior is just freaking kick-butt! She's strong, independent, and doesn't back down from anything. And once again, Four.

5. Hot Apple Cider: What under-hyped book do you want to see become the next biggest, hottest thing?

As if I couldn't hype this book more than I already do. I just freaking loved this book by Katie M. Stout and I seriously think it doesn't get as much love as it deserves. I mean, the word is in the title after all! 

6. Coat, Scarves, Mittens: The weather has turned cold and it's time to cover up. What's the most embarrassing book cover you own that you like to keep hidden?

Now even though I usually don't pick up books with horrible covers, I've given in a few times because I just really wanted to check out the book and give it a shot. That book would be Vampire Academy by Rachelle Mead. I don't let ANYONE see those covers!! Not only are they horrible but they look really sappy which everyone who knows me knows I hate sappy movies, books etc. Needless to say, they will tease me to no end if they see those covers. Lol!

7. Pumpkin Spice: What's your favorite fall time comfort food or drink?

I'm not much of a tea drinker and I drink coffee everyday so I love being able to brew myself a nice hot cup of hot chocolate! Especially with a pinch of cinnamon, whip cream, marshmallows and a scoop of ice cream (yes, ice cream). Yum, yum, yum! That's the ONLY way I'll take my hot chocolate. 

8. Warm, Cozy Bonfire: Spread the cozy warmth! Who do you tag?

I tag these lovely bloggers down below! If you want to do this tag, go ahead and say I tagged YOU! Have a nice fall everybody!
 I tag:
Olivia from Olivia's Catastrophe
Camille from Girls Meets Books
Christylle from Alluring Tales

Read on bookworms! See you in the next chapter!

Sunday, October 11, 2015

Review: Of Metal and Wishes by Sarah Fine (Of Metal and Wishes #1)

Of Metal and Wishes by Sarah Fine (Of Metal and Wishes #1)
Rating: PG-13
Genre: Retelling, Steampunk, Romance, Horror
Score: ❤❤❤
Page Count: 317
Book #1 of the Of Metal and Wishes series
Publisher: Margaret K. McElderry Books
Published: August 5, 2014

 There are whispers of a ghost in the slaughterhouse where sixteen-year-old Wen assists her father in his medical clinic—a ghost who grants wishes to those who need them most. When one of the Noor, men hired as cheap factory labor, humiliates Wen, she makes an impulsive wish of her own, and the Ghost grants it. Brutally.
Guilt-ridden, Wen befriends the Noor, including their outspoken leader, a young man named Melik. At the same time, she is lured by the mystery of the Ghost and learns he has been watching her... for a very long time.
As deadly accidents fuel tensions within the factory, Wen must confront her growing feelings for Melik, who is enraged at the sadistic factory bosses and the prejudice faced by his people at the hand of Wen’s, and her need to appease the Ghost, who is determined to protect her against any threat—real or imagined. She must decide whom she can trust, because as her heart is torn, the factory is exploding around her... and she might go down with it.

1. When I first saw this book, I was immediately drawn to its cover. I thought it looked very mysterious and if you know anything about me, I love a good mystery! Once I heard, however, that it was in fact a retelling of The Phantom Of The Opera I pretty much went straight to Amazon and ordered a copy as fast as my little fingers could fill out the info. I haven't read the classic but I have a friend (follow on her Instagram) who loves anything and everything Phantom related so she might have rubbed off a little Phantom love on me. I enjoyed this book enough to satisfy me so here's my review: 

2. Characters: I thought the characters in this book were interesting enough to get me invested in the story. I didn't like the fact that I didn't get really any background on them since they don't talk about themselves AT ALL but I did like what I got. Wen is a very smart girl living in a not-so-safe environment after her mother passes away and she and her father are forced to live in the slaughterhouse they work in.  She's very skilled at what she does which is helping her father treat patients who get injured in the factory. She is a bit naive though which got a little annoying but at the same time, I wanted to know what happened to Wen as the story continues. The mysterious 'Ghost' is yet another interesting one to follow. I'm not going to tell you who or what the 'Ghost' is but I will tell you that the story of this mysterious being is a bit of a sad, lonely one which peeked my interest a little more.  The other characters such as Melik, Jima, Sinan and Wen's father as well as other side characters were all fun to follow, though again, there was little background to any of them.

3. World: Going into this book, I didn't actually know that it was going to have a bit of a steampunk feel to it which I loved. Obviously because it's steampunk, it had clockwork, cool inventions and the story plays out in a factory. I thought it gave the book a bit more of a 'gothic' feel to it which I would say makes for a great Halloween read or just something to pick up on a rainy day. The descriptions of things were great and you could really visualize what things looked like such as the factory itself, the town Wen visits and even the injuries which plague some of the patients which can get really grotesque so if you have a weak stomach, watch out. The writing wasn't anything to write home about BUT it was still a beautifully told story and was what I was in the mood for. 

4. Storyline: The story plays out beautifully and at first, I wasn't sure how it was going to go. I only know the basics of the original Phantom Of The Opera story based off the Broadway production I watched a few months ago so I didn't exactly know how this retelling was going to unfold but I was delightfully satisfied in the end. It was a bit predictable and some revelations I wasn't surprised by since I suspected it pretty early on but it was still fun to read. I like that even though this retelling sticks pretty close to the original story, the author put her own little twist to it which made it a bit more modern in a sense and a little more interesting to those who might not the story by Andrew Lloyd Webber. Overall, I liked this one.

1. Wen: Even though I liked this book, I did have some problems I personally had with it. I didn't like that Wen was described as being a smart and pretty girl and yet being portrayed as more of a 'victim' to the men who work in the factory. Almost every single guy she made contact with either wanted to touch her in some way or victimize her which honestly got a little annoying and gross. I didn't like that that aspect was used to make the reader sympathize with Wen and even with the workers. Just no.

2. Romance: I usually don't have that big of a problem when it comes to romance in a book but this time however, I just didn't really like it in the end. The romance was slow-burning and sweet which I liked at first but then turned more desperate if you will. I get that this book has a love triangle the involves another character loving Wen from afar but I didn't like how this character turned from admirer to all-out obsessed with her. Stalker! It just made me a little uncomfortable and a little weirded out. Is weirded even a word? Anyway, the romance was just a little too sappy for my taste.

Overall, I enjoyed this book enough to want to continue on with its sequel which was released back in August. I'm excited to see where the story goes though it might be a little while before I decide to continue with the story. Would I recommend this book? I would say to honestly read it for yourself. This is definitely a book that really depends on the reader.

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Sunday, October 4, 2015

Review: 172 Hours On The Moon by Johan Harstad

172 Hours On The Moon by Johan Harstad
Rating: PG-13
Genre: Science Fiction, Horror
Score: 3.5 Stars
Page Count: 350
Stand Alone
Publisher: Little, Brown Book for Young Readers
Published: April 17, 2012

It's been decades since anyone set foot on the moon. Now three ordinary teenagers, the winners of NASA's unprecedented, worldwide lottery, are about to become the first young people in space--and change their lives forever. Mia, from Norway, hopes this will be her punk band's ticket to fame and fortune. Midori believes it's her way out of her restrained life in Japan. Antoine, from France, just wants to get as far away from his ex-girlfriend as possible.
It's the opportunity of a lifetime, but little do the teenagers know that something sinister is waiting for them on the desolate surface of the moon. And in the black vacuum of space... no one is coming to save them.
In this chilling adventure set in the most brutal landscape known to man, highly acclaimed Norwegian novelist Johan Harstad creates a vivid and frightening world of possibilities we can only hope never come true.

1. I've been seeing this book float around for quite a while so I was bound to pick it up sooner or later. Not only does the cover look super cool and the title sound ominous, it has a pretty cool synopsis that I thought sounded creepy to the point where I just couldn't pass it up. I've been gravitating towards creepier books in the past couple of weeks, which isn't surprising since Halloween is just around the corner, so I thought it would be the perfect time to finally pick this book up and see what everyone was talking about. Here's my review:

2. The first thing I want to talk about is the characters. Mia, Midori and Antoine as well as the astronauts sent up to the moon were all interesting characters. I liked that they all came from different parts of the world as well as different walks of life. Mia was in a band, Antoine was still trying to get over his girlfriend and Midori was a young teenage girl who just liked shopping because she could. I liked getting a little bit of background to all the characters and connecting with them little by little. There isn't much back story to any of the characters but what I did get satisfied me enough to want to continue on with their journey.

3. It was an obvious fact going into the book that the scientific facts strewn throughout were very well researched. The author put in a lot of dedication to the researching of space, NASA, astronaut training and the conditions of the moon that really made the book even more interesting to read. I really loved feeling like what I was reading were actually events and facts of a subject I don't know a ton about: The moon, its surface, NASA's previous space missions, the Wow! signal which I knew only a little bit about. It made the book more entertaining to read. If you love a book about anything having to do with space, I would recommend this one.

4. I really loved that this book also had pictures that were made specifically for the story and also had actual pictures of earth from space and of the moon and its surface. It was really cool seeing the details of the moon base as well its layout through the pictures. If you loved Miss Peregrine's Home For Peculiar Children or Asylum, you'll probably enjoy this one as well.

5. Lastly, I would dub this book a great read for the Halloween season. Many people told me how creepy this book was and how they still had nightmares about it even though they read it months before. The last 150 pages of this book were absolutely brilliant in my eyes. It gets creepy right off the bat once the characters land on the moon and things start getting weirder as their time on the moon increases. They see things, hear things, experience things that are unexplainable and keep you guessing as well as on the edge of your seat. The book keeps you asking what's going on and what exactly is on the moon other than the characters. It even had a couple of scenes that seemed straight out of a horror movie so if you don't like creepy or gory, might want to skip this one.

The reason I didn't give this book a five-star rating was because of these reasons:

1. It took a little while for this book to pick up the pace. I was about halfway through the book and the characters still weren't on the moon. I get that the characters and everything had to be introduced and set before the story could continue but I would've liked to have seen it go a little faster in the beginning. I would suggest reading at least the first 100 pages or so, after that it gets interesting.

2. Some of the things that the three teens experience before going to the moon didn't tie in well with the rest of the story, even towards the end of the book when those things are explained. What I mean by that is this: Before heading to the moon, each teen sees something that can't be explained by them or the people around them, each a seemingly eerie warning that they shouldn't go to the moon. It seemed awkward and still like loose ends. I didn't get why those experiences happened the way they did or even happened at all. I guess it did make things a little more eerie to say the least.

3. Some of the POV's in this book didn't add anything to the story for me. They felt like random chapters that could've been left out and wouldn't have changed the story or how it played out. Mr. Himmelfarb added a little more of a creep factor and so did the scientists but I personally didn't think it was absolutely needed to have their say.

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I hope you guys enjoyed this book review! If you have any other book requests you would like me to review, just leave a comment or send me an email. Read on bookworms! See you in the next chapter!

Saturday, October 3, 2015

Most Anticipated October YA Releases!

So this month I have some titles that I have to say I'm unbelievably excited for! I thought September was an awesome month for new books but October is just amazing in my eyes! Too bad most of them come out on the same day . . . Anyway, these are the books that I'm personally most excited for so here are my picks:

Allegiant Collector's EditionTitle: Allegiant Collector's Edition (Divergent #3)
Author: Veronica Roth
Release Date: October 6, 2015
Genre: Dystopian
Publisher: HarperCollins
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Details: The stunning conclusion to the #1 New York Times bestselling Divergent series is now available in a beautifully designed collector's edition. This gorgeous package features 48 pages of bonus content, including:
  • Excerpts from Natalie Prior's journal
  • Two deleted scenes with commentary from Veronica Roth
  • Favorite quotes from Allegiant, illustrated by fellow Initiates
  • Allegiant discussion questions

22010129Title: We'll Never Be Apart
Author: Emiko Jean
Release Date: October 6, 2015
Genre: Mystery, Thriller
Publisher: HMH Books for Young Readers

Synopsis: Murder. 



That’s all seventeen-year-old Alice Monroe thinks about. Committed to a mental ward at Savage Isle, Alice is haunted by memories of the fire that killed her boyfriend, Jason. A blaze her twin sister Cellie set. But when Chase, a mysterious, charismatic patient, agrees to help her seek vengeance, Alice begins to rethink everything. Writing out the story of her troubled past in a journal, she must confront hidden truths.

Is the one person she trusts only telling her half the story? Nothing is as it seems in this edge-of-your-seat psychological thriller from the debut author Emiko Jean.

24605853Title: A Step Towards Falling
Author: Cammie McGovern
Release Date: October 6, 2015
Genre: Contemporary
Publisher: HarperTeen

Synopsis: Emily has always been the kind of girl who tries to do the right thing—until one night when she does the worst thing possible. She sees Belinda, a classmate with developmental disabilities, being attacked. Inexplicably, she does nothing at all.

Belinda, however, manages to save herself. When their high school finds out what happened, Emily and Lucas, a football player who was also there that night, are required to perform community service at a center for disabled people. Soon, Lucas and Emily begin to feel like maybe they're starting to make a real difference. Like they would be able to do the right thing if they could do that night all over again. But can they do anything that will actually help the one person they hurt the most?

23846013Title: The Rose Society (The Young Elites #2)
Author: Marie Lu
Release Date: October 13, 2015
Genre: Fantasy
Publisher: G.P Putnam's Sons Books for Young Readers

Synopsis: Once upon a time, a girl had a father, a prince, a society of friends. Then they betrayed her, and she destroyed them all.

Adelina Amouteru’s heart has suffered at the hands of both family and friends, turning her down the bitter path of revenge. Now known and feared as the White Wolf, she and her sister flee Kenettra to find other Young Elites in the hopes of building her own army of allies. Her goal: to strike down the Inquisition Axis, the white-cloaked soldiers that murdered her love, the Crown Prince Enzo Valenciano.

But Adelina is no heroine. Her powers, fed only by fear and hate, have started to grow beyond her control. She does not trust her newfound Elite friends. Teren Santoro, leader of the Inquisition, wants her dead. And her former friends, Raffaele and the Dagger Society, want to stop her thirst for vengeance. Adelina struggles to cling to the good within her. But how can someone be good, when her very existence depends on darkness?

Title: Happily Ever After (The Selection #0.4, #0.5, #2.5, #2.6)
Author: Kierra Cass
Release Date: October 13, 2015
Genre: Dystopian, Romance
Publisher: HarperTeen

Synopsis: The contents of Happily Ever After are as follows:
-The Prince (with the two bonus chapters), Maxon’s novella
-The Guard, Aspen’s novella
-The Queen, Amberly’s novella
-The Favorite, Marlee’s novella
-Three scenes from Celeste’s POV
-Lucy’s scene (bonus scene from The One)
-The bonus epilogue
-Where are they now?
-A map
-Various illustrations

Friday, October 2, 2015

September Book Haul!

So this month I'm actually really really proud of myself for only buying books that I've really been wanting for a while as well as picking up some books that wholeheartedly interested me. Usually I buy whatever books catch my eye and seem most intriguing but this time around, I wouldn't give up any of these books for anything! I'm happy to have these new books on my shelf for me to stare at and even though they just add onto my forever long TBR, they're just to beautiful! Alright, here are the books:

Insurgent Collector's Edition by Veronica Roth (Divergent #2) (SIGNED!!)- B&N- $3.99
The Hardy Boys #3, #7, & #9 by Franklin W. Dixon (1929, 1930, 1962 editions)- Library- $3
Art Journal - Amazon- $8.99
The Brokenhearted by Amelia Kahaney (The Brokenhearted #1)- Amazon- $1
Of Metal and Wishes by Sara Fine (Of Metal and Wishes #1)- Amazon- $2
The Hobbit by J.R.R Tolkien- Library- $0.50
Fellowship Of The Ring by J.R.R Tolkien (Lord Of The Rings #1)- Library- $0.50
172 Hours On The Moon by Johan Harstad- Library- $1
Unremembered by Jessica Brody (Unremembered #1)- Library- $0.50
Everything, Everything by Nicola Yoon- Wal-Mart- $13.99

Hope you all enjoyed seeing my book haul for this month!! Read on bookworms! See you in the next chapter!


Thursday, October 1, 2015

September Wrap-Up and TBR!

Hey there! Today I have my very small yet satisfying wrap-up for the month of September as well my TBR for this beautiful month of October! I'm so excited for fall and I can't wait to tackle more books! Let's get started!

The Scorch Trials by James Dashner (TMR #2) (reread)

Not Shown In Picture:
Heroes Are Extinct by Ryoji Hido #2, #3

Since I didn't read all the books on my TBR for last month I decided to just roll the remaining titles over to this month. I don't want to commit to too many books because reading slumps:

An Abundance Of Katherines by John Green
Anna And The French Kiss by Stephanie Perkins (reread) (AATFK #1)
A Court Of Thorns and Roses by Sarah J. Maas (ACOTAR #1)

Come back tomorrow for my September Book Haul! Read on bookworms! See you in the next chapter!