Friday, 29 November 2013

My Weekly Book Haul: 28/11/2013

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Friday Finds is something that was started over on ShouldBeReading and Stacking the Shelves over at TyngaReviews, I am in love with all of these as I love finding other blogs to follow and books to read through these! So check them all out and see what you find, Stacking the Shelves has a lot of participants as well which is great. This is basically a way for me to show what books I have received, borrowed or bought each week.
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Physical Haul
Borrowed too many!
I know that Imagine Dragons isn't book related, but I'm counting it! Plus how amazing is that Katniss shirt?!?
This Week I Borrowed:
The Lightning Thief (Percy Jackson and the Olympians, #1)The Sea of Monsters (Percy Jackson and the Olympians, #2)The Titan's Curse (Percy Jackson and the Olympians, #3)
The Battle of the Labyrinth (Percy Jackson and the Olympians, #4)The Last Olympian (Percy Jackson and the Olympians, #5)
Percy Jackson & The Olympians 1, 2, 3, 4 & 5 by Rick Riordan

Percy Jackson is about to be kicked out of boarding school... again. And that's the least of his troubles. Lately, mythological monsters and the gods of Mount Olympus seem to be walking straight out of the pages of Percy's Greek mythology textbook and into his life. And worse, he's angered a few of them. Zeus' master lightning bolt has been stolen, and Percy is the prime suspect.

Now Percy and his friends have just ten days to find and return Zeus' stolen property and bring peace to a warring Mount Olympus. But to succeed on his quest, Percy will have to do more than catch the true thief: he must come to terms with the father who abandoned him; solve the riddle of the Oracle, which warns him of betrayal by a friend; and unravel a treachery more powerful than the gods themselves.


The Lost Hero (Heroes of Olympus, #1)The Son of Neptune (Heroes of Olympus, #2)The Mark of Athena (Heroes of Olympus, #3)The House of Hades (Heroes of Olympus, #4)
The Heroes of Olympus 1, 2, 3 & 4 by Rick Riordan

Jason has a problem. 
He doesn't remember anything before waking up on a school bus holding hands with a girl. Apparently he has a girlfriend named Piper. His best friend is a kid named Leo, and they're all students in the Wilderness School, a boarding school for "bad kids", as Leo puts it. What he did to end up here, Jason has no idea—except that everything seems very wrong.
Piper has a secret. 
Her father, a famous actor, has been missing for three days, and her vivid nightmares reveal that he's in terrible danger. Now her boyfriend doesn't recognize her, and when a freak storm and strange creatures attack during a school field trip, she, Jason, and Leo are whisked away to someplace called Camp Half-Blood. What is going on? 
Leo has a way with tools. 
His new cabin at Camp Half-Blood is filled with them. Seriously, the place beats Wilderness School hands down, with its weapons training, monsters, and fine-looking girls. What's troubling is the curse everyone keeps talking about, and that a camper's gone missing. Weirdest of all, his bunkmates insist they are all—including Leo—related to a god.

The Princess Bride
The Princess Bride by William Goldman

As Florin and Guilder teeter on the verge of war, the reluctant Princess Buttercup is devastated by the loss of her true love, kidnapped by a mercenary and his henchmen, rescued by a pirate, forced to marry Prince Humperdinck, and rescued once again by the very crew who absconded with her in the first place. In the course of this dazzling adventure, she’ll meet Vizzini — the criminal philosopher who’ll do anything for a bag of gold; Fezzik — the gentle giant; Inigo — the Spaniard whose steel thirsts for revenge; and Count Rugen — the evil mastermind behind it all. Foiling all their plans and jumping into their stories is Westley, Princess Buttercup’s one true love and a very good friend of a very dangerous pirate.

Bunheads
Bunheads by Sophie Flack

As a dancer with the Manhattan Ballet Company, nineteen-year-old Hannah Ward is living her childhood dream. She gets to be up on stage in front of adoring crowds every night. And while she might not be a prima ballerina yet, she's moving up the ranks and surely if she works hard enough she can make it happen.
But devoting her whole life to ballet leaves very little time for anything else: friends, family, school have all fallen by the wayside. Hannah doesn't mind, until a chance encounter in a restaurant brings Jacob into her life. He's cute, he plays guitar and he's offering a whole future that Hannah never considered. And now she must choose between her lifelong dream or what could be the love of her life...

Twinmaker (Twinmaker, #1)
Twinmaker by Sean Williams

You can be Improved....
In a near-future world in which technology can transport you anywhere instantly, can a coded note enable you to change your body—to become taller, stronger, more beautiful? Clair is pretty sure the offer is too good to be true. But her best friend, Libby, is determined to give it a try, longing for a new, improved version of herself.
What starts as Libby’s dream turns into Clair’s nightmare when Libby falls foul of a deadly trap. With the help of Jesse, the school freak, and a mysterious—but powerful—stranger called Q, Clair’s attempt to protect Libby leads her to an unimagined world of conspiracies and cover-ups. Soon her own life is at risk, and Clair is chased across the world in a desperate race against time.

Midnight City (Conquered Earth, #1)
Midnight City by J. Barton Mitchell

Earth has been conquered by an alien race known as the Assembly. The human adult population is gone, having succumbed to the Tone---a powerful, telepathic super-signal broadcast across the planet that reduces them to a state of complete subservience. But the Tone has one critical flaw. It only affects the population once they reach their early twenties, which means that there is one group left to resist: Children.
Holt Hawkins is a bounty hunter, and his current target is Mira Toombs, an infamous treasure seeker with a price on her head. It’s not long before Holt bags his prey, but their instant connection isn’t something he bargained for. Neither is the Assembly ship that crash-lands near them shortly after. Venturing inside, Holt finds a young girl who remembers nothing except her name: Zoey.
As the three make their way to the cavernous metropolis of Midnight City, they encounter young freedom fighters, mutants, otherworldly artifacts, pirates, feuding alien armies, and the amazing powers that Zoey is beginning to exhibit. Powers that suggest she, as impossible as it seems, may just be the key to stopping the Assembly once and for all.

Allies and Assassins
Allies and Assassins by Justin Somper

They killed his brother. Now they're coming for him. . .
As the second prince of Archenfield, Jared never expected to rule. But behind the walls of the castle is a dark and dangerous court where murder and intrigue are never far below the surface. 
Now his older brother is dead. The kingdom is his. And the target is on his back. Can he find the assassin before the assassin finds him?

Noble Conflict
Noble Conflict by Malorie Blackman

Years after a violent war destroyed much of the world, Kaspar has grown up in a society based on peace and harmony. But beyond the city walls, a vicious band of rebels are plotting to tear this peace apart. It is up to the Guardians - an elite peacekeeping force - to protect the city, without ever resorting to the brutal methods of their enemy.
When Kaspar joins the Guardians, he has a chance encounter with a rebel - a beautiful girl named Rhea. Haunted from that moment on by strange visions and memories - memories that could only belong to Rhea - he realises he hasn't been told the truth about what the rebels really want, and what he's really fighting for.

Steelheart (Reckoners, #1)
Steelheart by Brandon Sanderson

Ten years ago, Calamity came. It was a burst in the sky that gave ordinary men and women extraordinary powers. The awed public started calling them Epics.
But Epics are no friend of man. With incredible gifts came the desire to rule. And to rule man you must crush his wills. 
Nobody fights the Epics... nobody but the Reckoners. A shadowy group of ordinary humans, they spend their lives studying Epics, finding their weaknesses, and then assassinating them.
And David wants in. He wants Steelheart—the Epic who is said to be invincible. The Epic who killed David's father. For years, like the Reckoners, David's been studying, and planning—and he has something they need. Not an object, but an experience. 
He's seen Steelheart bleed. And he wants revenge.


This Week I Received For Review:

Enders (Starters, #2)
Enders (Starters #2) by Lissa Price

With the Prime Destinations body bank destroyed, Callie no longer has to rent herself out to creepy Enders. But Enders can still get inside her mind and make her do things she doesn't want to do. Like hurt someone she loves. Having the chip removed could save Callie's life - but it could also silence the voice in her head that might belong to her father. Callie has flashes of her ex-renter Helena's memories, too ...and the Old Man is back, filling her with fear. Who is real and who is masquerading in a teen body? This is the thrilling sequel to "Starters"
Released: 7th January 2014



I borrow way too many books, that much is clear. But I work at a library so it's way too easy to just take them home everyday and then they just pile up! At least I controlled myself as far as requesting books went.


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58 comments:

  1. Wow! What a haul! Haven't read any of these but hope you enjoy them all!

    My STS will be up this Sunday, stop by if you can!

    Have a GREAT day!

    Old Follower :)

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    1. Thanks! I'm excited to get to them, if I can ever find the time for them all =D

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  2. Your haul is amazing. These look fantastic. Hope you enjoy your new books. My haul will be up on Saturday.

    Grace
    Books of Love

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    1. Thanks so much! I hope I find the time to get to them all.

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  3. I love The Princess Bride. I think I may even like the book better than the movie. BTW, great haul!

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    1. Thank you. I haven't read or watched The Princess Bride, thought it was time to finally get to it.

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  4. STEELHEART is sitting in my TBR pile right now! I get to read it as soon as I finished CURTSIES & CONSPIRACIES. Also, I'm assuming that those are the UK covers for PERCY JACKSON & THE OLYMPIANS? I actually really like those! I think I'm going to just start buying all of my books from the UK, because you guys seem to always have the awesomest cover art. ;)

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    1. I am excited to get to it, the guy who recommended it has really great taste in books!

      Yes the Percy Jackson covers are the UK ones. At times I really do think we have some really beautiful cover art but then you always find ones where the US cover is ten times better than a UK one. I often wonder how one that has a beautiful cover in one country then ends up getting a really ugly one somewhere else.

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  5. Amazing haul :-) I hope you enjoy getting stuck into these books.

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    1. Thanks, me too! I hope I have time to read them all.

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  6. Oh my goodness! That's a lot of books! I actually own all the Percy Jackson books, but I haven't had the time to read them yet :( And I think that Allies and Assasins look really interesting. I want to know why his brother was killed, and why 'they' are after him now.

    Happy reading! I hope you'll enjoy all of these.

    Lexxie @ (un)Conventional Bookviews

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    1. I really need to get to the PJ books, I hear really great things. That was exactly why I picked A&A up, sound so intriguing. Thanks for checking out my post.

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  7. So many books! Twinmaker and Midnight City sound so good. I remember loving The Princess Bride movie, but I never read the book. Have fun reading! ~Pam

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    1. I hear great things about The Princess Bride, movie and book, so thought it was about time I finally got around to that one! Thanks =D

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  8. Big haul, but just means you have more choices. :)
    I love the PJ and HoO series. My suggestion is getting to those sooner rather than later. They are so easy to fly through.

    My SS will be up tomorrow. Hope you can stop by.

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    1. I will try to get to those soon, have heard great things! =D

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  9. So many books! I'm jealous! :D

    ~Stephanie @ Bookfever

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    1. Thanks! Lets hope I can actually read them all.

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  10. I love that Katniss shirt! I love Princess Bride - it’s a classic. I just got Steelheart and I’m excited to read it! Enjoy all those books :)

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    1. Thank you. I love the shirt! Steelheart is one I am really excited for to, the guy who recommended it has really great taste when it comes to books.

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  11. What a haul, I love the Percy Jackson series. One of my favorites.

    Thanks for stopping by.

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    1. I'm hoping to get to the PJ books soon, they seem like great quick reads and I have heard so many wonderful things!

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  12. I'm absolutely in love with that Katniss shirt! So. freaking. awesome. Lucky you!! And an awesome haul this week. You've got a lot of reading ahead of you. ;)
    My StS!

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    1. I know, I saw it on a US website and just had to order it. I totally fangirled when it arrived. I know, I really hope I can get through at least half of these... by some time in the future somewhere... lol =D

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  13. IMAGINE DRAGONSSSSS!!!!!! <3 They should be featured EVERYWHERE. No worries :) Heh. I love how you borrowed so many books from the library. If mine had that much awesomeness to borrow, I'd not buy so many books *__* My habit of purchasing everything is getting really out of control. I hope you enjoy all your pretties! :)

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    1. They were AMAZING live. I work at the library so it makes it a lot easier to make sure we have all the awesome books that I want to read =P I have so many sitting at home waiting to be read though!

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  14. Who that's a ton! So many good ones though! Happy Reading. :)

    Heres mine

    Kirsty @ StudioReads

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  15. You got some cool books this week! Bunheads is on my TBR list, sounds great!

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  16. You have Enders, I'm so jealous. Have a great time reading all of these books.

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  17. WOW, so many books! I love the Percy Jackson series. Still have to read most of the Heroes of Olympus series though D:

    Thanks for visiting my blog!

    Alyssa @ The Eater of Books!

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    1. You're welcome. I am very excited to read PJ as I hear so many great things =D

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  18. Woooo Riordan! :) I only started reading him recently but am already a fan 2 books in :)
    I hope you love these. Great haul!
    Happy reading!

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    1. I am hoping to get to them soon, have heard so many wonderful things!

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  19. Great assortment of books. I enjoyed both Twinmaker and Steelheart and hope you do too. Thanks for visiting my blog. Happy reading!

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    1. Thanks, I have heard great things and hope to get to both soon.

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  20. You borrowed some great books! Enjoy Percy Jackson and Midnight City. You have a few others there I want to read, like Steelheart and The Princess Bride

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    1. Thanks so much, I'm excited to get to them all - if and when I get the time! =D

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  21. Omg you must read Steelheart *moves it to the top of the pile* :D

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    1. Heehee thanks, will definitely get to it soon - have heard such wonderful things.

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  22. OMG! You got lots of books and so many Percy Jackson and you also got Enders!!! :D Great books <3

    Happy Reading!! :)

    Thank you for visiting my blog <a href="http://homeofabooklover.blogspot.com/2013/11/stacking-shelves-24.html> Home of a Book Lover </a>

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    1. I'm excited for Enders, I have heard such great things about that series. Thanks for stopping by mine as well =D

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  23. I see someone went crazy at the library ;D Bunheads and Twinmaker are both in my TBR list. And oh, Midnight City! I hope you'll like it enough to check out the sequel, too (I actually have giveaways for that here). Enjoy your books!

    Thanks for dropping by my StS! :D

    - Kazhy @ My Library in the Making

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    1. Ultra-crazy. I work there so it's way too easy to bring books home every day! Even worse when we get a delivery of new books.

      Thanks, I have entered Giveaway - I have heard great things about Midnight City and am quite confident I will love it!

      Thanks so much for coming and checking mine out too =D

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  24. Rick Riordan is one of my favorite authors! I hope you enjoy both the Percy Jackson & The Heroes of Olympus series! Great haul overall though! My STS

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    1. Me too, have heard really wonderful things about them! =D

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  25. Wow that's a lot of books! Percy Jackson is awesome and so is Heroes of Olympus. Though I still have to read House of Hades. I'm looking forward to Twinmaker and Enders as well :)
    Thanks for stopping by xx

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  26. Wow! Great stuff for you. I hope you enjoy them all. Thanks for visiting Annette's Book Spot!

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  27. Thanks for stopping by my STS. :) I'm really looking forward to reading Twinmaker and Enders! I love that Katniss shirt. I hope you enjoy all of your books and happy reading! :)

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    1. Thank you, me too! The shirt is amazing, I was so glad I found it!

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  28. That is definitely ALOT of books! My home library is sad compared to yours lol Hope you enjoy them all! Have a great day! :)

    Check out my STS!

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    1. I work there so I am make sure our young adult section is packed full of great books, great perk of the job!

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