Friday, 10 October 2014

Fickle Friday Post

Okay so this Friday's post is making up for lost time with all the book hauls I missed...there are a lot of books! My book buying has built up since the last one in June so I thought to do an extra long one and put it in this Friday's post to make up for lost time. So be warned because its a biggie.

Book Haul #4

If I Stay and Where She Went by Gayle Forman

I'm pretty sure a lot of people have heard of these books because If I Stay has had a lot of hype lately due to it being made into a film. I have read and reviewed If I Stay and loved it and I am very much looking forward to Where She Went to find out what happens to these beautiful characters, what went wrong and all that jazz.

Heroes of Olympus series by Rick Riordan

Well I have talked about these a lot lately, done a long review of the first four books and then completed the series with a review of the fifth and final book yesterday. I love this series and while I'm a little sad it's over it really ended fantastically. I couldn't of asked for any more and it's literally made me so excited for his new Magnus Chase series to see how the Asgard gods get brought in. So excited!

When I heard about this book I just had to get it. I mean it's Percy narrating the well known stories and myths of the Greek Gods, how could that get any better. I've read this and loved this. It was just simply brilliant, just like his other books. He just can't write a bad story. I love all of them. 

Never Fade by Alexandra Bracken

I read The Darkest Minds earlier in the year and I have been waiting for this one to be released in paperback so it could match my collection. So when it was released I brought it straight away with no hesitation because this series is epically fantastic. A really good dystopian series, which is good because I am not a massive fan of dystopian reads but these novels gave me renewed hope because I could not put them down for the life of me.

The Mortal Instruments series by Cassandra Clare

Now I did already own these but there were on my kindle but because I loved the series so much I just had to get them in physical copies so I could present them on my shelves and just look at them. So I did and I don't regret it one bit.

Scarlet by Marissa Meyer

I brought this book simply because I had the first book in The Lunar Chronicles series so thought I would get the second one to build my collection. I do plan of getting the rest of the books in the series because I love books that revolve around fairy-tales and fairy tale retellings so I'm sure that I will enjoy these. 

Breathe by Sarah Crossman

Not going to lie when I say that I mainly brought this book because of the cover. It is simply gorgeous and it immediately caught my eye so I just had to get it, and when I read the blurb I got even more interested so I thought why not? 

These three were added to my book buying marathon because I had a mission to buy every john green book there was. I don't have them all, I think I still need Let it Snow, but I am so excited to get stuck into these because well they are John Green books so you know they should be fantastic.

The String Diaries by Stephen Lloyd Jones, I Can't Begin to Tell You by Elizabeth Buchan, The Giver by Lois Lowry, How to Knock a Bravebird From Her Perch by D. Bryant Simmons, Elemental Reality by Cesya MaRae Cuono and Itch Rocks by Simon Mayo

All these books I won through Giveaways on Goodreads. I have read and reviewed three of them (The Giver, Elemental Reality and Itch Rocks) and I am currently reading The String Diaries which is quite creepy and a little confusing at times but a full review should be coming soon. All books caught my attention through ratings on Goodreads but mainly through their covers, they all have cute/interesting covers. 

The Scorch Trials by James Dashner

This book I brought because I had read and liked the first book in the series, The Maze Runner, so I thought I would give the rest of the series a go. Hence why when I saw this book for £3.00 I was like yep, buying. 

Hexed by Michelle Krys

Okay so I brought Hexed because I was in the mood to try a witches book and I had heard a lot of things about this book. Plus it was at a bargain price so I thought it was worth it.

Anna and the French Kiss series by Stephanie Perkins

These books I brought because I had been meaning to read this series for a long time so when Isla and the Happily Ever After was released I thought it gave me a proper excuse to get my hands on the whole I did, read the reviews here, and I loved every single one of them. I think my favourite has to be either Anna or Isla because I loved the characters a little bit more than the ones in Lola. Although I gotta say Cricket was just so cute and the shining factor, I think in Lola. 

The Rosie Project by Graeme Simsion

The Rosie Project I brought because someone recommended it to me thinking that I would like it and after I had read the blurb I wholeheartedly agreed with them. It definiately sounds like my type of book. Plus it is more of an adult book which I have been reading more and more lately so I thought I would give it a go.

The Silver Lining Playbook by Matthew Quick

This one I brought because I have this rule that I cannot watch a film, if it is based on a book, before I read the book and I have dying to watch this film for a long time so I thought it would be a good time to actually buy the book. That way I can finally get round to watching the film. Plus it sounds weird but I love the film tie in cover so when I saw it in the shop I thought it was fate and brought it. I do not regret anything.

Prodigy and Champion by Marie Lu

After reading Legend I could not wait to finish the rest of the series so I immediately brought the next two books in the series and got straight to reading them. I loved this series (read the reviews here). It was so adrenaline rushed and action packed to the brim but the there was also this sweet and powerful romance that I just couldn't get enough of. 

So there you have it. All of the physical copies of books that I brought since June. Well I'm pretty sure that that is all of them. I did buy kindle books as well but if I added them in the post would go on for days and days so I think I'm just going to leave it at the physical books. 
Hope you enjoyed this week's Fickle Friday Post and I will be here next week for another.
Until next time, have fun reading!