Mini Book Haul – Book Bonanza

Dear Readers,

Over the past few weeks I have picked a few books(only a few…I know, I am trying to restrict myself)…so I thought why not share what I bought?

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Cinder by Marissa Meyer

Plot  Cinder, a gifted mechanic, is a cyborg. She’s a second-class citizen with a mysterious past, reviled by her stepmother and blamed for her stepsister’s illness. But when her life becomes intertwined with the handsome Prince Kai’s, she suddenly finds herself at the center of an intergalactic struggle, and a forbidden attraction. Caught between duty and freedom, loyalty and betrayal, she must uncover secrets about her past in order to protect her world’s future.

Genre – Sci-fi

Pages – 387

I thought I would buy this after it being hyped up by so many bloggers and youtubers! I am very excited to read it 🙂

All the Bright Places by Jennifer Niven

Plot – When Finch and Violet meet on the ledge of the bell tower at school, it’s unclear who saves whom. And when they pair up on a project to discover the “natural wonders” of their state, both Finch and Violet make more important discoveries: It’s only with Violet that Finch can be himself—a weird, funny, live-out-loud guy who’s not such a freak after all. And it’s only with Finch that Violet can forget to count away the days and start living them. But as Violet’s world grows, Finch’s begins to shrink.
Genre – Romance

Pages – 384

Again, another hyped up on the internet! Excited to read this 🙂

Eleanor and Park by Rainbow Rowell

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Plot –                                                                          Two misfits.
One extraordinary love.

Eleanor… Red hair, wrong clothes. Standing behind him until he turns his head. Lying beside him until he wakes up. Making everyone else seem drabber and flatter and never good enough…Eleanor.
Park… He knows she’ll love a song before he plays it for her. He laughs at her jokes before she ever gets to the punch line. There’s a place on his chest, just below his throat, that makes her want to keep promises…Park.
Set over the course of one school year, this is the story of two star-crossed sixteen-year-olds—smart enough to know that first love almost never lasts, but brave and desperate enough to try.

Genre – Romance

Pages – 336

After hating Fangirl (Im sorry, yes i know!) I was not planning on reading anything else by Rainbow Rowell, but after my friends nagging at me to read it, I bought it. I am a bit nervous and excited to read this, and will tell you all my thoughts as soon as I have read it 🙂


 

Clockwork Angel by Cassandra Clare

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Plot – The year is 1878. Tessa Gray descends into London’s dark supernatural underworld in search of her missing brother. She soon discovers that her only allies are the demon-slaying Shadowhunters—including Will and Jem, the mysterious boys she is attracted to. Soon they find themselves up against the Pandemonium Club, a secret organization of vampires, demons, warlocks, and humans. Equipped with a magical army of unstoppable clockwork creatures, the Club is out to rule the British Empire, and only Tessa and her allies can stop them…

Genre – Adventure/Fantasy

Pages – 479

Excited to read the prequel to the Mortal Instrument Series!!

So thats it, I told you it was mini! Hope you enjoyed it and have a nice week!!  🙂

Love,

 

 

The Hobbit by J.R.R Tolkien – Book Bonanza

Dear Readers,

I finally finished reading The Hobbit just in time for the final film of the trilogy to come out (The Battle of Five Armies). I thoroughly enjoyed, in fact it fitted into place of my Top five Books of 2014 list which you can see here!


Title: The Hobbit

Author: J.R.R Tolkien

Publisher: George Allen & Unwin (UK)

Genre: Adventure

Pages: 368

Plot

Bilbo, a Hobbit (who don’t have adventures), is visited by the wizard Gandalf and thirteen dwarves who seek a fourteenth member (to avoid the unlucky number) for their journey to steal the treasure from the dragon Smaug. Though reluctant at first, Bilbo is convinced in part by the trickery of Gandalf to join the unexpected party. He is taken, literally from his comfort zone, off to discover things he knew of only from old tales. Bilbo’s adventure takes him face to face with trolls, goblins, a riddling creature named Gollum, elves and of course the dragon. He learns the value of adventuring and of course returns home the greater for having gone of this journey, bringing back with him, not only treasure but a magic ring of invisibility. Yes, the ring which will become the focal point of The Lord of The Rings.

Characters

The main character in this novel is Bilbo Baggins, who joins a group of dwarves. Amongst the dwarves is Bombur, who has to be my favourite character! He adds humour to a ‘serious’ adventure. I also, of course, love Gandalf. I never know where he pops up from when they are travelling, but always seems to create some magic to help them on their way!

Writing

I would say this was quite a tough read. It took me roughly about 2 months to read, but I was reading other books at the same time. I kind of read some, and left it for about week, but eventually finished it.

Overall

Overall, this was a fantastic book. The writing was exquisite, and Tolkien could find description for every nook and cranny! I would recommend to tweens, teens and adults. To be honest, you could even read it to younger audiences at bedtime, because its just a great adventure story! I am giving it 4 and a half stars…

Thank you for reading, and I hope you enjoyed it!

Love,

What did you think of the Hobbit?

Love, Stargirl by Jerry Spinelli – Book Bonanza

Dear Readers,

I popped into the library the other day, and was surprised to see the sequel to Stargirl (which was in My Top 5 Best Books of 2014 post). I was a bit overexcited when I saw it, loving the first book so much, so here is my review on Love, Stargirl…


Title: Love, Stargirl

Author: Jerry Spinelli

Publisher: Knopf Books

Genre: Romance

Pages: 274

Plot

Love, Stargirl picks up a year after Stargirl ends and reveals the new life of the beloved character who moved away so suddenly at the end of Stargirl. The novel takes the form of “the world’s longest letter,” in diary form, going from date to date through a little more than a year’s time. In her writing, Stargirl mixes memories of her bitter-sweet time in Mica, Arizona, with involvements with new people in her life.

Characters

In this books, it is written from the point of view of Stargirl, instead of Leo, like the first book. I must add, I very much preferred Stargirl to Leo. Although she is only 16, she is quite old-fashioned in the way she does certain things. Dootsie, who was defiantly my favourite character, is Stargirl’s 6 year old friend. She is very chatty and confidence, and although the complete opposite of myself, I really enjoyed her character!!

Writing

It is kind of in the middle to be honest, not to easy, but not to challenging.

The cover

I don’t usually mention the cover, but I just love the simplicity of it! Its bright, its bold and really stands out on your bookshelf!

Overall I very much enjoyed this book. I think it was a much better read than the first book (Stargirl). I would recommend this for everyone, children, young adults and adults. It is a great duo which will suit everyone. So, I am giving it….

Thank you for reading!

What are your thoughts on Love, Stargirl?