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My Weekly Book Haul: 28/06/2014


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. All book covers and their summary come from back of book or Goodreads.

Warning: I'll be absent from the blog from Monday-Thursday because I am in Dublin! (Without internet *cries*). I'll have posts scheduled but will take me a while to respond to comments.

This week has been a bit of a blur. I am leaving at 3am on Monday to catch a flight to Dublin, Ireland for one of the boyfriend's brother's wedding. I have mainly been in a panic all week about not forgetting anything and making sure I pack everything. I hate travelling because I am a complete worrier and it doesn't go well. 

I went to see The Lion King show in London yesterday and LOVED it! This is my second time seeing it, as my dad took me for my 13th birthday, a whole 10 years ago now. It's such an amazing show, Lion King was always my favourite Disney film as a kid and the stage show is just immense! If you ever visit London then I recommend going to see it. 

WonderWonder by R. J. Palacio

You can't blend in when you were born to stand out.
My Name is August.
I won't describe what i look like. Whatever you're thinking, it's probably worse.

Have heard amazing things about this book. After seeing so many other bloggers recommend it, I've decided to give it a go.

The Raven Boys (Raven Cycle, #1)The Raven Boys by Maggie Stiefvater

Blue has spent the majority of her sixteen years being told that if she kisses her true love, he will die. When Blue meets Gansey’s spirit on the corpse road she knows there is only one reason why – either he is her true love or she has killed him.
Determined to find out the truth, Blue becomes involved with the Raven Boys, four boys from the local private school (lead by Gansey) who are on a quest to discover Glendower – a lost ancient Welsh King who is buried somewhere along the Virginia ley line. Whoever finds him will be granted a supernatural favour.
Never before has Blue felt such magic around her. But is Gansey her true love? She can’t imagine a time she would feel like that, and she is adamant not to be the reason for his death. Where will fate lead them?

Cait at Notebook Sisters did a whole post about how much she loves this author. So the book in The Works for £2 and decided to finally try her books. 

Of Poseidon (The Syrena Legacy, #1)Of Poseidon by Anna Banks

Galen is the prince of the Syrena, sent to land to find a girl he's heard can communicate with fish. Emma is on vacation at the beach. When she runs into Galen—literally, ouch!—both teens sense a connection. But it will take several encounters, including a deadly one with a shark, for Galen to be convinced of Emma's gifts. Now, if he can only convince Emma that she holds the key to his kingdom...
Told from both Emma and Galen's points of view, here is a fish-out-of-water story that sparkles with intrigue, humor, and waves of romance.

Need to see what all the fuss is about, so I have added yet another first book in a series to my endless TBR pile. 

The Selection (The Selection, #1) The Elite (The Selection, #2) The One (The Selection, #3)

In a world of glittering gowns and priceless jewels the Selection is the chance of a lifetime: to compete for gorgeous Prince Maxon's ear. But for America Singer it means turning her back on her secret love, and leaving home for a prize she doesn't want.
Then America meets Maxon and all her plans start to crumble. Can he life she's always dreamed of compare to a future she never imagined?

Finally got my hands on The One. I have read the first two and they are total guilty pleasures. I enjoy them and yet hate every character, makes no sense. We all know America will wind up with boring, sappy Prince Maxon but I'm going to read it anyway.

Let's Get LostLet's Get Lost by Adi Alsaid

Five strangers. Countless adventures.One epic way to get lost. 
Four teens across the country have only one thing in common: a girl named LEILA. She crashes into their lives in her absurdly red car at the moment they need someone the most. 
There's HUDSON, a small-town mechanic who is willing to throw away his dreams for true love. And BREE, a runaway who seizes every Tuesday—and a few stolen goods along the way. ELLIOT believes in happy endings…until his own life goes off-script. And SONIA worries that when she lost her boyfriend, she also lost the ability to love. 
Hudson, Bree, Elliot and Sonia find a friend in Leila. And when Leila leaves them, their lives are forever changed. But it is during Leila's own 4,268-mile journey that she discovers the most important truth— sometimes, what you need most is right where you started. And maybe the only way to find what you're looking for is to get lost along the way.

Love the look of this one, very excited to get to it!

One, Two, ThreeOne Two Three by Elodie Nowodazkij

When seventeen-year-old Natalya’s dreams of being a ballerina are killed in a car accident along with her father, she must choose: shut down—like her mother—or open up to love. 
Last year,seventeen-year-old Natalya Pushkaya was attending the School of Performing Arts in New York City. Last year, she was well on her way to becoming a professional ballerina. Last year, her father was still alive.
But a car crash changed all that—and Natalya can’t stop blaming herself. Now, she goes to a regular high school in New Jersey; lives with her onetime prima ballerina, now alcoholic mother; and has no hope of a dance career.
At her new school, however, sexy soccer player Antonio sees a brighter future for Natalya, or at least a more pleasant present. Keeping him an arabesque away proves to be a challenge for Natalya and his patient charms eventually draw her out of her shell. 
When upsetting secrets come to light and Tonio’s own problems draw her in, Natalya shuts down again, this time turning to alcohol herself.
Can Natalya learn to trust Antonio before she loses him—and destroys herself?

One chance to win a Kindle Fire HDX, to enter go here.

You can also enter my June giveaway, where 3 winners have the chance to win any 2 of the books I have reviewed in 2014 so far. For full details go here.

Kindle Fire HDX June Giveaway
#scandal by Sarah Ockler: 2/5 Review
Discussion: 30 Books That Have Affected Me The Most
Top Ten Tuesday: Cover Trends I Like and Dislike
The Fault in Our Stars by John Green: 4/5 Review
Films for Thoughts on Thursday: The Fault In Our Stars 6/10 Movie Review
Five Friday Favourites: Favourite Covers (Colour Edition)


  1. I really want to read the Kiera Cass series. It looks really interesting. I also have been dying to read Let's Get Lost so I'm glad to hear it doesn't disappoint.

  2. I think all of our TBR piles are endless. I always say I'm not going to get books, then I get more...Great selection.

    Books of Love

  3. Congrats on all the books but most importantly, have a wonderful time in Dublin at the wedding!!

  4. I just got The Raven Boys as well and am starting it this week! I'm excited to read your thoughts on it!

  5. Dublin! Nice! I want to travel more. I've been wanting to read Poseidon and The Raven Boys for a long time. I read The Selection series and it was okay. Didn't wow me but I know a lot of people loved it. Kind of a fluffy love triangle read. Enjoy!

    My Stack

  6. Lovely haul this week! I can't wait to read Let's Get Lost and One Two Three. I hope you enjoy your books and have a lovely time in Dublin!

  7. I hope you have a fantastic time in Dublin! As or your book haul, yes, yes, YES to EVERYTHING except for One Two Three as this is my first time hearing of it, and I'm not too sure if this is for me. I still need to read Wonder, and I really hope you enjoy it. I liked The Raven Boys, but I LOVE The Dream Thieves. I can't wait for Blue Lily, Lily Blue. My excitement is over the roof! I really want to read Of Poseidon, because it sounds like a good mermaid read, and I don't think I've read a mermaid book before. I read The Selection earlier this month and thought it was a light, fun read. I'm interested in seeing where the story goes in The Elite. Let's Get Lost sounds so good! I hope you enjoy it. :)

  8. DUBLIN???!! *stews in quiet jealousy* I would love to go to Europe, period, but Dublin. That's just cool. Okay, okay! I'm finished fangirling over a place I've never seen. SO. Mime is reading Of Poseidon right now and she's cracking up over ever page. lol I'm so proud. I LOVE that book! I know it's not a favourite for a lot of people....buuuut, I thought it was funny. Can never spell it right though, darn it.

    And Wonder! Wonder is amazing. And I'm permanently swooning over all things Raven Boys. Dream Thieves is brilliant. Oh be still my fangirling heart. I LOVE THEM ALL.

  9. I have read a bit of The Raven Boys :D is good XD

    Maura @

  10. I'm sort of curious about The Raven Boys, but it really sticks in my craw that Stiefvater took a national hero from a colonised country and exported him. And spelt his name the English way, if that blurb is right. (A friend of mine did a big rant on it, actually, with some of my help for research: here, if you're interested.) I just, gah, gah.

    Otherwise, looks like a fun haul! I hope you enjoy them all, and Dublin!

  11. WONDER! Enjoy it and weep my friend, it's emosh reading! Need your thoughts on The Selection series, I'm tempted on the first, but not too sure about it yet. I started Stiefvator work because of Cait too, she's a tease that girl! THRONE OF GLASS TOMORROW, YAY! :D

  12. Let's Get Lost looks really good, I can't wait to read it. And I enjoyed The One…so entertaining. Have fun in Dublin! I'm actually going to London on Thursday, my first trip…yay! ~Pam

  13. Nice haul and I love the gifs!

    My few additions ;)

  14. I'm really excited for Let's Get Lost! I hope you enjoy it! Great haul! :)

  15. Every single book from your haul is on my wishlist :). Have fun with them :)

  16. Wonder is one of the books I've been meaning to read. Enjoy!

  17. Oooh enjoy your time in Dublin! I have tickets to go and see Lion King later in the year and I can't wait! I have heard great things about the Raven Boys and Wonder, haven't had the chance to read them though. I love the covers to the selection series!

    Here's my STS.

  18. Have fun in Dublin! And great book haul this week. I haven't read any of them yt, but they look good.

    Dreams @ Once Upon A Dream Books

  19. I really liked The raven boys. There is such an interesting cast and also important: good secondary characters. Happy reading :D


  20. I really enjoyed One Two Three, I hope you do too :) I haven't read The Raven Boys yet but I can't wait to get to it! I love The Works, it always has some amazing books really cheap! Great books, enjoy!


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