Birthday Book Haul!
My birthday was on October 16th and I did get quite a lot of books without meaning to. I know this post is really late, but I did one of these last year I think and it got quite a lot of views and some of you did like it, so I thought I'd do it again this year. I did write this post back in October, but I just forgot to post it, so that's why it's being posted now.
I just want to say I'm not trying to brag and I am really grateful for all of the things I received. I'm basically going to try and keep this post short when I can, but I will still include each books' synopsis, so you can have a look at them if you want to.
Anyway, let's get into my 'Birthday Book Haul'!
I went birthday shopping with my mum and before we went home, I wanted to have a look at the big Asda near where we were, so we did. A lot of you might know from my previous book hauls, but whenever I go there, I can guarantee I'll walk out with at least two books. They have so many YA books there for a supermarket and they always have offers on the majority of them like 2 for £7 etc, so it's pretty hard not to get a couple of books. Anyway, all but one of the books below are from there and so I'll start with the one book that I didn't get at Asda.
The one book I didn't get from Asda was Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets: Illustrated Edition by J.K. Rowling and Illustrated by Jim Kay.
I had talked nonestop about this book for weeks before my birthday and turns out my mum had ordered it for me. I am so happy to have this as I do also have the illustrated version of the first book as well and they are both so gorgeous and look so good together. I can't wait for the future ones!
The Dursleys were so mean and hideous that summer that all Harry Potter wanted was to get back to the Hogwarts School for Witchcraft and Wizardry. But just as he's packing his bags, Harry receives a warning from a strange, impish creature named Dobby who says that if Harry Potter returns to Hogwarts, disaster will strike.
And strike it does. For in Harry's second year at Hogwarts, fresh torments and horrors arise, including an outrageously stuck-up new professor, Gilderoy Lockhart, a spirit named Moaning Myrtle who haunts the girls' bathroom, and the unwanted attentions of Ron Weasley's younger sister, Ginny. But each of these seem minor annoyances when the real trouble begins, and someone, or something, starts turning Hogwarts students to stone. Could it be Draco Malfoy, a more poisonous rival than ever? Could it possibly be Hagrid, whose mysterious past is finally told? Or could it be the one everyone at Hogwarts most suspects: Harry Potter himself?
BD - http://www.bookdepository.com/Harry-Potter-and-the-Chamber-of-Secrets/9781408845653
The rest of the books are from Asda:
Super Awkward by Beth Garrod
I have already read this and may have a review for it coming soon!
I, Bella Fisher, am absolutely WINNING at FAILING at life.
1. I once got my tongue stuck to a box of Calippos in a supermarket.
2. I accidentally called my geography teacher Mum. Twice. He wasn't impressed.
3. I'm a geek. And not in a geek-chic kind of way, but in a secretly-caring-about-failing-maths-and-science way.
4. I always fail maths and science.
So it figures that when I meet the FITTEST BOY IN THE WORLD, Zac, I'm doing solo star jumps. While dressed as a cereal box.
(NOTE TO SELF, fancy dress = HE-WILL-NEVER-EVER-FANCY-ME dress.)
Now I've got to somehow persuade Zac to come to prom with me while avoiding my evil ex and dealing with a secret so mega-awks I want to Ctrl-Z my brain... What could go wrong?
Oh yeah, that's right. Absolutely everything.
GR - https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/29554546-super-awkward?ac=1&from_search=true
BD - http://www.bookdepository.com/Super-Awkward/9781407166407
Our Chemical Hearts by Krystal Sutherland
John Green meets Rainbow Rowell in this irresistible story of first love, broken hearts, and the golden seams that put them back together again.
Henry Page has never been in love. He fancies himself a hopeless romantic, but the slo-mo, heart palpitating, can't-eat-can't-sleep kind of love that he's been hoping for just hasn't been in the cards for him—at least not yet. Instead, he's been happy to focus on his grades, on getting into a semi-decent college and finally becoming editor of his school newspaper. Then Grace Town walks into his first period class on the third Tuesday of senior year and he knows everything's about to change.
Grace isn't who Henry pictured as his dream girl—she walks with a cane, wears oversized boys' clothes, and rarely seems to shower. But when Grace and Henry are both chosen to edit the school paper, he quickly finds himself falling for her. It's obvious there's something broken about Grace, but it seems to make her even more beautiful to Henry, and he wants nothing more than to help her put the pieces back together again. And yet, this isn't your average story of boy meets girl. Krystal Sutherland's brilliant debut is equal parts wit and heartbreak, a potent reminder of the bittersweet bliss that is first love.
The Potion Diaries: The Royal Tour (Potion #2) by Amy Alward
I have also read this one and am thinking of including it in a mini-reviews post or if not it'll be in my November wrap-up.
Since winning the Hunt and saving her new BFF, Princess Evelyn, Sam Kemi has been royally busy.. What with TV interviews, working in her family’s potion store and preparing to join Evelyn on her world tour, Sam STILL hasn’t had time for a real date with Zain, her new-boyfriend-slash-former-rival.
And that’s not happening anytime soon. Someone has tampered with Sam’s grandad’s mind and she is the only one who can unlock his memories. Memories that contain the key to the most powerful potion in the world and one which people would kill for . . .
So Sam must swap dresses, princes and palaces for dragons, centaurs and caves in her quest to save her grandad (and everyone else).
Just your standard episode in the life of a potion-making teenager, then.
GR - https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/30973551-the-potion-diaries?ac=1&from_search=true
BD - http://www.bookdepository.com/The-Potion-Diaries--Royal-Tour/9781471143588
Children of Eden by Joey Graceffa
Rowan is a Second Child in a world where population control measures make her an outlaw, marked for death. She can never go to school, make friends, or get the eye implants that will mark her as a true member of Eden. Her kaleidoscope eyes will give her away to the ruthless Center government.
Outside of Eden, Earth is poisoned and dead. All animals and most plants have been destroyed by a man-made catastrophe. Long ago, the brilliant scientist Aaron al Baz saved a pocket of civilization by designing the EcoPanopticon, a massive computer program that hijacked all global technology and put it to use preserving the last vestiges of mankind. Humans will wait for thousands of years in Eden until the EcoPan heals the world.
As an illegal Second Child, Rowan has been hidden away in her family's compound for sixteen years. Now, restless and desperate to see the world, she recklessly escapes for what she swears will be only one night of adventure. Though she finds an exotic world, and even a friend, the night leads to tragedy. Soon Rowan becomes a renegade on the run – unleashing a chain of events that could change the world of Eden forever.
GR - https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/29430620-children-of-eden?ac=1&from_search=true
BD - http://www.bookdepository.com/Children-of-Eden/9781471160509
Shadow House: The Gathering by Dan Poblocki
Some houses are more than just haunted... they're hungry.
Dash, Dylan, Poppy, Marcus, and Azumi don't know this at first. They each think they've been summoned to Shadow House for innocent reasons. But there's nothing innocent about Shadow House.
Something within its walls is wickedly wrong. Nothing -- and nobody -- can be trusted. Hallways move. Doors vanish. Ghosts appear. Children disappear.
And the way out?
That's disappeared, too...
Enter Shadow House... if you dare.
GR - https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/28691933-the-gathering?ac=1&from_search=true
BD - http://www.bookdepository.com/The-Gathering--Shadow-House--Book-1-/9781338091274
Nerve by Jeanne Ryan
A high-stakes online game of dares turns deadly.
When Vee is picked to be a player in NERVE, an anonymous game of dares broadcast live online, she discovers that the game knows her. They tempt her with prizes taken from her ThisIsMe page and team her up with the perfect boy, sizzling-hot Ian. At first it's exhilarating--Vee and Ian's fans cheer them on to riskier dares with higher stakes. But the game takes a twisted turn when they're directed to a secret location with five other players for the Grand Prize round. Suddenly they're playing all or nothing, with their lives on the line. Just how far will Vee go before she loses NERVE?
GR - https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/31201539-nerve
BD - http://www.bookdepository.com/Nerve/9781471146169
Anyway, that was my birthday book haul! Thanks for reading and if you've read any of the books above let me know which ones and what you thought of them.
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