Collective Book Haul! (December - April)
It's been quite a long time since I've done a book haul. I'd like to say that's because I just haven't been buying books, but I'd be lieing! I have been buying books, but nowhere near as many as I had previously and I quite pleased with this. However, this book haul is quite big as it's just been building and building up over the months and I've finally decided that it's time to get it over and done with. I'm going to keep this as brief as I can, so I'm just going to list the books with synopsis' and links etc and that's about it. I'm going to sort them into categories as best as I can, so there is still a little bit more than just a list, but I don't want this post to get too long!
Without further ado, here's my rather large book haul!
Books I Got For Christmas
Fantastic Beasts and Where To Find Them: Original Screenplay by J.K. Rowling
Synopsis: J.K. Rowling's screenwriting debut is captured in this exciting hardcover edition of the Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them screenplay.
When Magizoologist Newt Scamander arrives in New York, he intends his stay to be just a brief stopover. However, when his magical case is misplaced and some of Newt's fantastic beasts escape, it spells trouble for everyone…
Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them marks the screenwriting debut of J.K. Rowling, author of the beloved and internationally bestselling Harry Potter books. Featuring a cast of remarkable characters, this is epic, adventure-packed storytelling at its very best.
Whether an existing fan or new to the wizarding world, this is a perfect addition to any reader's bookshelf.
GR - https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/29363501-fantastic-beasts-and-where-to-find-them?ac=1&from_search=true
BD - https://www.bookdepository.com/Fantastic-Beasts-and-Where-to-Find-Them/9781408708989
American Monsters (Demon Road #3) by Derek Landy
Synopsis: Bigger, meaner, stronger.
Amber closes in on her murderous parents as they make one last desperate play for power. Her own last hopes of salvation, however, rest beyond vengeance, beyond the abominable killers - living and dead - that she and Milo will have to face.
For Amber's future lies in her family's past, in the brother and sister she never knew, and the horrors beyond imagining that befell them.
GR - https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/29564630-american-monsters?from_search=true
BD - https://www.bookdepository.com/American-Monsters/9780008157104
Caspar Lee by Caspar Lee and Emily Riordan Lee
Synopsis: This is a book about me.
Unfortunately, I didn't write it - my mum did. WTF!
Let me tell you now that 98% of it is total lies. Actually, I'm pretty sure this book is illegal. So if you've bought it, you've basically supported a criminal. How does that feel?
I think she's getting me back for my first day in this world when I mayyy have tried to kill her. She won't not be able to mention that . . . You might also find out about my first day at school, why my head is so massive, how I've always been a hit with the ladies and other things like that.
You know, important stuff.
Anyway, I found the book at the printer and you'll see I've corrected some of her most outrageous lies.
So, you know, enjoy. Just remember only the bits that make me look good are true . . .
GR - https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/29450745-caspar-lee?ac=1&from_search=true
BD - https://www.bookdepository.com/Caspar-Lee/9780718184094
The it Girl: Team Awkward (#2) by Katy Birchall
Synopsis: The brilliant sequel to The It Girl. Hilariously funny and deliciously romantic - perfect for fans of Geek Girl and Louise Rennison. If everything Anna does is going to be seen by more than 10 million people, then she's determined to find something that she's really good at. Everyone else seems to have a 'thing' - especially the new girl at school, who's been distracting Connor with their shared love of art. Luckily the school sports day is looming, and Anna is limbering up! What could go wrong?
BD - https://www.bookdepository.com/The-It-Girl--Team-Awkward/9781405278263
Holding Up The Universe by Jennifer Niven
Synopsis: Everyone thinks they know Libby Strout, the girl once dubbed “America’s Fattest Teen.” But no one’s taken the time to look past her weight to get to know who she really is. Following her mom’s death, she’s been picking up the pieces in the privacy of her home, dealing with her heartbroken father and her own grief. Now, Libby’s ready: for high school, for new friends, for love, and for every possibility life has to offer. In that moment, I know the part I want to play here at MVB High. I want to be the girl who can do anything.
Everyone thinks they know Jack Masselin, too. Yes, he’s got swagger, but he’s also mastered the impossible art of giving people what they want, of fitting in. What no one knows is that Jack has a newly acquired secret: he can’t recognize faces. Even his own brothers are strangers to him. He’s the guy who can re-engineer and rebuild anything, but he can’t understand what’s going on with the inner workings of his brain. So he tells himself to play it cool: Be charming. Be hilarious. Don’t get too close to anyone.
Until he meets Libby. When the two get tangled up in a cruel high school game—which lands them in group counseling and community service—Libby and Jack are both pissed, and then surprised. Because the more time they spend together, the less alone they feel. Because sometimes when you meet someone, it changes the world, theirs and yours.
GR - https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/28686840-holding-up-the-universe?ac=1&from_search=true
BD - https://www.bookdepository.com/Holding-Up-the-Universe/9780141357058
Forever Geek (Geek Girl #6) by Holly Smale
Synopsis: My name is Harriet Manners and I’ll be a geek forever…
Harriet Manners knows almost every fact there is.
Modelling isn’t a sure-fire route to popularity. Neither is making endless lists. The people you love don’t expect you to transform into someone else. Statistically, you are more likely to not meet your Australian ex-boyfriend in Australia than bump into him there.
So on the trip of a lifetime Down Under Harriet’s to-do lists are gone and it’s Nat’s time to shine! Yet with nearly-not-quite-boyfriend Jasper back home, Harriet’s completely unprepared to see supermodel ex Nick. Is the fashion world about to turn ugly for GEEK GIRL?
It’s time for Harriet to face the future. Time to work out where her heart lies. To learn how to let go…
GR - https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/32288152-forever-geek?ac=1&from_search=true
BD - https://www.bookdepository.com/Forever-Geek/9780007574698
All About Mia by Lisa Williamson
Synopsis: One family, three sisters.
GRACE, the oldest: straight-A student.
AUDREY, the youngest: future Olympic swimming champion.
And MIA, the mess in the middle.
Mia is wild and daring, great with hair and selfies, and the undisputed leader of her friends – not attributes appreciated by her parents or teachers.
When Grace makes a shock announcement, Mia hopes that her now-not-so-perfect sister will get into the trouble she deserves.
But instead, it is Mia whose life spirals out of control – boozing, boys and bad behaviour – and she starts to realise that her attempts to make it All About Mia might put at risk the very things she loves the most.
GR - https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/32615725-all-about-mia?ac=1&from_search=true
BD - https://www.bookdepository.com/All-About-Mia/9781910989104
Unconventional by Maggie Harcourt
Synopsis: Lexi Angelo has grown up helping her dad with his events business. She likes to stay behind the scenes, planning and organizing...until author Aidan Green - messy haired and annoyingly arrogant - arrives unannounced at the first event of the year. Then Lexi's life is thrown into disarray.
In a flurry of late-night conversations, mixed messages and butterflies, Lexi discovers that some things can't be planned. Things like falling in love...
BD - https://www.bookdepository.com/Unconventional/9781409590156
Caraval by Stephanie Garber
Synopsis: Remember, it’s only a game…
Scarlett Dragna has never left the tiny island where she and her sister, Tella, live with their powerful, and cruel, father. Now Scarlett’s father has arranged a marriage for her, and Scarlett thinks her dreams of seeing Caraval—the faraway, once-a-year performance where the audience participates in the show—are over.
But this year, Scarlett’s long-dreamt-of invitation finally arrives. With the help of a mysterious sailor, Tella whisks Scarlett away to the show. Only, as soon as they arrive, Tella is kidnapped by Caraval’s mastermind organizer, Legend. It turns out that this season’s Caraval revolves around Tella, and whoever finds her first is the winner.
Scarlett has been told that everything that happens during Caraval is only an elaborate performance. Nevertheless she becomes enmeshed in a game of love, heartbreak, and magic. And whether Caraval is real or not, Scarlett must find Tella before the five nights of the game are over or a dangerous domino effect of consequences will be set off, and her beloved sister will disappear forever.
Welcome, welcome to Caraval…beware of getting swept too far away.
GR - https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/27883214-caraval?ac=1&from_search=true
BD - https://www.bookdepository.com/Caraval/9781473629141
J.K. Rowling's Wizarding World: Movie Magic Volume 1: Extraordinary People and Fascinating Places
Synopsis: Featuring all eight Harry Potter movies and the upcoming movie Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, this magical book is the ultimate insider’s guide to the films from J.K. Rowling’s Wizarding World for young fans.
From the gilded halls of Gringotts and Hogwarts to the New York City of Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, each page of this book delivers a fun, interactive experience for young readers as they discover how the extraordinary places and fascinating characters of the wizarding world took shape onscreen. Filled with lift-the-flaps, stickers, and other engaging inserts, this engrossing book overflows with captivating facts about the movie magic used to create a world fit for witches and wizards. Including insights from the actors who played Harry Potter, Professor Dumbledore, Newt Scamander, and many more, this book is a must-have for young fans of the Wizarding World.
GR - https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/31019838-j-k-rowling-s-wizarding-world?ac=1&from_search=true
BD - https://www.bookdepository.com/JK-Rowlings-Wizarding-World-Movie-Magic-Extraordinary-People-and-Fascinating-Places-Volume-1-Jody-Revenson/9781406376098?ref=grid-view&qid=1492357748313&sr=1-1
The Maddie Diaries by Maddie Ziegler
Synopsis: THE NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER
Teen dance prodigy, breakout Dance Moms star, and judge on So You Think You Can Dance: The Next Generation presents her uplifting coming-of-age memoir about following her dreams and working hard to achieve success in both the dance world and in life.
Maddie Ziegler had hoped to become a star—she just didn’t know how soon that day would come. At just eight years old, she was cast on Lifetime’s hit reality show Dance Moms and quickly won the hearts of fans everywhere with her natural talent and determination. Soon, she was catching eyes all over—including those of pop superstar Sia, who handpicked her to star in the incredibly popular music video “Chandelier.” The rest, as they say, was history.
In this inspirational memoir, Maddie explains the hard work she put into her rise to stardom and how she keeps her balance along the way—starring in music videos, going on tour, and becoming an actress in The Book of Henry with Naomi Watts and Jacob Tremblay. She also answers her fans’ burning questions with wise advice she’s learned on her journey. With honesty, charm, and humor, Maddie offers her unique perspective on making her way in the world as a young teenager, reflecting on the lessons she’s learned—and preparing for the exciting road ahead.
GR - https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/31572170-the-maddie-diaries?ac=1&from_search=true
BD - https://www.bookdepository.com/The-Maddie-Diaries/9781471164965
Anyway, those were all the books I've collected since December. If you've read any of them let me know which ones and what you thought of them below.
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